7th May, 2021

Putting the Art back into Great Malvern as much-loved market returns this weekend

THERE will be plenty of goods on offer when Malvern’s Spring Arts Market returns tomorrow (Saturday).

The event, from 10am to 5pm in the picturesque grounds of Great Malvern Priory, will see shoppers be able to pick up handmade jewellery, ceramics, felt work, sculptures, photography, paintings, textiles, and fused glass.

The stallholders will include:

  • Jewellers: Sarah Greening, Jacqui Brazier, Duncan Hill, Justine Morris, Ria Poynton, Alison Amos, Sophie Campbell and Richard Evans.
  • Painters: Deb Stanley, Chrissy Hunabun, Kristian Hegenbarth, Araminta Fogden, Anna Cummings and Hannah Lawson.
  • Photographers: Trevor Hunter and Phil Cooling.
  • Ceramics: Jayne Edmunds.
  • Potters: Chris Greening, Rachel Pritchard, Ellie Tarratt and Annette Berg.
  • Fused Glasswork: Elaine Mason and Anne McFadden.
  • Illustrations: Jennifer Chance, Jools Lawley and Richard Jelf.

Others include: Claire Nicklin (lampshades), Hugh Higginson (Slate bird houses), Deborah Allen (feltwork) and Berg and Bloomfield (woodwork).

The market has been organised by Boffy Arts Markets in partnership with Malvern Hills District Council.

Victoria Carman, Visitor Economy Officer at Malvern Hills District Council, said: “We are so pleased to be welcoming the Arts Market to the town once again.

“It is a great opportunity to support local businesses. The Malvern Tourist Information Centre, restaurants and shops have also reopened in Great Malvern with Covid-19 safety measures in place to ensure a safe visit.”

The Spring Arts Market will take place during the Malvern Well Dressing Festival which will run from tomorrow to next Sunday (May 9).

The festival will see up to 49 wells and spouts creatively decorated in the theme of ‘Planets and Stars’.

Visit www.boffyartsandevents.com/events for more information on the Malvern Spring Arts Market and visit www.visitthemalverns.org/welldressing to download a map for the Malvern Well Dressing Festival.

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