Art & Crafts Events

The Chilterns has a vibrant arts and crafts scene, with a year round programme of exhibitions, Open Studios events, Art and Craft fairs and rural craft Festivals. There are opportunities to visit art and craft studios, see the Makers at work, and learn some of these skills for yourself. See below for ideas and inspiration...

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Hambleden Artisan Market

The food and crafts are from local producers and are of a very high standard. There is also a cafe selling home-produced dishes, incredible locally-roasted Columbian coffee and cakes and biscuits and something called an ABC which features Machin’s bacon. There are usually around 15 stalls and, although there are a handful of regulars, there is a changeable variety keeping the whole thing fresh. (Image: Alistair Phillips wood crafts)

Hambleden Village Hall
second Saturday of the month (not January or September)
10:00 - 3:30.

Creative courses in arts, crafts and textiles

at Missenden School of Creative Arts

Weekend and Summer School courses in art, craft, textiles and general interest, held at Missenden Abbey, Buckinghamshire - residential or non-residential options are available, all in a beautiful setting with a creative atmosphere to inspire you. 


Taster sessions and day courses in weaving and fibrecraft with Freya Jones

Freya Jones runs a number of taster sessions and full day courses covering different subjects including spinning, weaving, wet felting and fabric dyeing from her shop in Stoke Mandeville.

On the first Saturday of each month she also hosts 'Knit & Natter', 'Sit & Spin' and 'Weave & Whinge' sessions from either 10:00 - 1:00 or 1:00 - 4:00. Bring your choice of knitting, crocheting, spinning or weaving equipment and enjoy the company of other people interested in your craft. Freya will be on hand to help and answer technical queries if you need it!

Unit 1 Layby Farm ,Old Risborough Road, Stoke Mandeville, HP22 5XJ
See website for details
See website for details

Creative Encaustic Wax Taster Sessions with Phil Madley

Phil is a qualified art teacher and has taught encaustic wax at schools and colleges in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. His courses are designed to unleash your creativity in this exciting and unconventional medium. After learning the basic techniques from Phil, you will be encouraged to develop your own style in a fun and supportive environment. Phil offers tuition for individuals and groups of up to 3 people during weekdays from his studio in Wilstone, Hertfordshire.

50 Tring Road, Wilstone, Herts, HP23 4PD
Monday - Friday
10:00 – 18:00
£35 - £100

Turville Studio

open viewings

The Studios will be open for viewing on the first Sunday of every month. Each artist endeavours to be there on 1st Sundays but if making a special trip it is wise to check with them first. 

In the event of bad weather please check with one of the artists to check they are able to open.


Turville, Nr Henley-on-Thames. Oxon. RG9 6QL
from January 2020

Interactive Map of the Chilterns

Interactive map featuring a host of things to do and places to visit