Tag Archives: creativity

Come to the Craft Market

This Saturday (September 18th) we are holding the third of our monthly craft markets at St Mark’s, Alma Lane, Hale, GU9 0LT, from 10am.

We will be busier than ever this month, with stalls ranging from crochet to dried flowers, jewellery to upcycled garden items, pottery to glass, Brazilian sweets to preserves, ceramics to cards, floral designs to silks, and plenty more besides.

Come and browse, come and support local creatives, come and enjoy tasty rolls and cakes, come and listen to live music, come and see the Kitty Milroy murals! It opens at 10am and runs until 2pm. Everyone is welcome.

Artz @ St Mark’s – This Weekend!

There will be a celebration of art, craft, music and dance this weekend when the first Artz @ St Mark’s takes place from Friday, July 30 to Sunday, August 1 at St Mark’s Church, Hale.

Cllr Alan Earwaker, Mayor of Farnham, will open Artz @ St Mark’s at 6pm on Friday, July 30 and over the course of the weekend there will be an exhibition of painting, quilting, needlework, knitting, even a prom dress, along with music and dancing which includes the band Cajun Boogaloo, Northumbrian pipes, saxophone, the organ and Appalachian dancing. 

Refreshments will be served and there will be the opportunity to see the newly restored Kitty Milroy murals.  The opening times will be Friday 6-8pm, Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 2-4pm.

Rev’d Lesley Crawley, Rector of the Parish of Badshot Lea and Hale, of which St Mark’s is a part, said: “I am awed by the creativity of the people around us here in Farnham and grateful to them for sharing their work and talent with us. We saw a lot of it during lockdown when we held our online Lockdown Art Club and we are so looking forward to being able to show the work in person now. 

“We hope lots of people will come to see the work on display and enjoy the music and dance, and also take the opportunity to see the beautiful murals painted by Kitty Milroy 100 years ago and now restored. Please do come and join us over the weekend.” 

St Mark’s is on Alma Lane, Hale, Farnham, GU9 0LT. There is a small amount of parking at the church. 

New Art and Craft Fair for Farnham

Calling all crafters, artists and other creatives!

There is a new monthly market starting at St Mark’s Church, Alma Lane, Upper Hale, on the third Saturday of each month, starting July 17. 10am-2pm.

We are inviting all sorts of creative people to come and share and sell their work – jewellers, painters, wood carvers, milliners, knitters, artisan food producers, potters, glassmakers, textile artists….

It’s just £10 for a table, so book now as we will have limited space because of the need for social distancing.

If you would like to take part, please get in touch with admin@badshotleaandhale.org or call 07842761919.

Picture by Soraya Irving on Unsplash

SHop Now at our Art and craft Fair

Welcome to our online art and craft fair, displaying the talent of individuals and small businesses. There’s a huge range here, from illustrations to felt booties, cards to crochet, jewellery, candles, t-shirts, knitting, cushions, bunting, jam, decorations, flowers, ceramics, mosaics, frames, gin…

It’s an ideal way to do your Christmas shopping and support small businesses. Just browse through the pages here – click on the links to take you to the ones you want – and contact the maker direct. There are contact details on every page.

Thank you to everyone who is taking part here. Happy shopping!

All Sorts

Gorgeous knitwear for children


Anna Londei

All that sparkles is Anna Londei with customised clothing


Ash Brockwell

Multimedia Art from transmasculine artivist Ash Brockwell


Aspen Crafts

Cards, coasters, bags, prints and more with an animal theme


Badshot Lea and Hale

The parish’s own stall with Christmas craft and tasty treats


Cartref Crafts

All things fabric from bags to bunting


Chris and Co

Mugs, coasters and greeting cards, all made locally


Crafty Marvel Boutique

Upcycled bowling balls, mosaics and ceramics, sold for charity


Csilla Bedy

Crochet creations and essential oils for happiness and wellbeing


Dannie’s Christmas Crafts

Handmade Christmas cards and decorations plus personalised gifts


Finn and Fern

Nordic boho-style macrame home decor and jewellery


Gifts with Bethany

Creativity and colour from a young Textiles graduate


Gloímoí Skin Care

A solution to dry skin with these soft, soothing creams


HD Watercolour

Pet portraits, family keepsakes, lovely watercolours and acrylics.


Honey Badger Prints

Custom clothing for you and your little ones


Joyful Makes

Handmade craft from recycled material. All for charity.


Kat Giannini

Animal art and pet commissions, cards and bio-friendly wrapping paper.


Kittoo Crafts

Beautiful handmade craft from Kitty.


Mews Gin

Local gin distiller Mews Gin has a range of exciting new gins including London Dry, Rhubarb and Honeyberry Gin. 



Felts and soaps and stunning creativity


Mind Your Bonce

Hats, made in Farnham but worn around the world


Nibbs Gin

Small batch artisan gin from the Surrey/Sussex borders


Popolo Ceramico

Personalised ceramic gifts and keepsakes


Pretty Practical

Personalised gifts and practical items


Pure Glass

Handmade glass and sterling silver jewellery made in Farnham.


QF Designs

Handmade jewellery made with love, fire and a lot of hammering.


Rene’s Blankets

Not just blankets but bags, decorations and gifts, crocheted and knitted for charity


Resin Expectations

Using the versatile material resin to decorate boxes, clocks, keyrings, and jewellery


Sarah Metcalfe

A Minecraft duvet set to thrill any young fan


Sherlock & Sons

Artisan gins from a quintessentially English distillery


Shirley Watson Design

Individual pieces from a local lino printmaker


The Squirrel Collective

With colourful gloves and letters from Father Christmas, Christmas is covered.


St Clare’s at the Cathedral

Beautiful gifts and cards, innovative worship resources and church supplies.


Steph Lovell Flowers

Contemporary floral designs from a young florist


Susie Lidstone

Local scenes and floral art from one of Farnham’s most popular artists



Vegan, cruelty-free make-up and skin care products which support education across the globe.


Usborne Books

Plenty to keep the children occupied with a huge selection of books for youngsters.


Prayer Stations

Prayer stations are prayer activities which are often set up in churches, but can be set up anywhere, including homes. The idea is to engage people in some form of prayer activity – reading, writing, listening, drawing, touching, reflecting and then responding to God’s voice.

Could you set up one at home, or in the garden, and video or photograph it and send it to us to go up online? Send it to Alan and we can put it up on the website and social media.

It can be something as simple as a candle and music – as in the video below – or a wonderful artistic creation, or something in between.

If you like to sit before God with music playing, try our reflection here. The music reflects a number of moods – quiet contemplation, excitement, passion, joy, peace – rather like prayer really!