Handmade Chelsea – The Contemporary Craft and Design Fair

In light of the Government’s recent announcement regarding events and conferences not allowed to open for another 6 months, it is with a heavy heart we announce that HANDMADE CHELSEA will not take place this year as an in-person event at Chelsea Old Town Hall. 

We know this is very disappointing news that comes at a hard time, particularly for the independent designer-makers we work with, however we are pleased to be able to provide continual support through our very first interactive virtual fair. 

Taking place from 10 – 15 November 2020, Handmade Chelsea Online – The Interactive Virtual Craft Fair will be an opportunity for designer-makers to socially interact with their customers, which is the key value of craft fairs. 

To register to attend / Apply to exhibit, simply follow the link here.

Ticket-holders and Exhibitors for this year’s Chelsea fair will be entitled to full refunds. 

We will be in touch with you soon.

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Date & Location

12 - 15 November 2020

Thursday: Opening times TBC
Friday/Saturday: 11am - 6pm
Sunday: 11am - 5pm

Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW3 5EE, UK

  • We appreciate that with regular news stories and updates about COVID-19 coronavirus there are questions that our visitors, exhibitors and partners may have around our event. We would like to reassure you that Handmade Chelsea – The Contemporary Craft and Design Fair will be going ahead as planned and there are currently no plans to postpone or cancel the show
  • Advice from the government and the UK chief medical officials indicates that Handmade Chelsea, taking place from Thursday 12 – Sunday 15 November, will pose a minimal risk to exhibitors and visitors. We will continue to monitor the situation very closely as the safety and health of all show attendees is our number one priority
  • We are looking forward to welcoming you to Handmade Chelsea. To keep our visitors, exhibitors and staff safe, we are working with Chelsea Old Town Hall to make some changes. To get the most out of your visit, please check our website for the latest information and what to expect. Opening dates and times could change at the last minute
  • Tickets will be sent as e-tickets. Please download your ticket onto a mobile device, or if this is not possible then print them out. Please show at the entrance – there is no need to visit the ticket desk
  • We have introduced timed morning and afternoon tickets to help manage numbers in line with UK Government guidelines. If you arrive outside of your booked time-slot, your ticket will remain valid assuming there is capacity inside the event, although we may need to ask you to be patient
  • Please travel light as there will be no cloakroom available and large luggage may not be permitted inside the event
  • If you are unable to travel or experiencing Covid-19 symptoms, please follow the latest UK Government guidelines
  • To reflect our commitment to the craft and design community, we are currently waiving the £20 exhibitor application fee for Handmade Chelsea 2020. Please click here to apply online.

Information Coming Soon

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As your business adapts to a rapidly changing landscape, expanding your online creative business alongside in-person events is vital for your continuity and growth; and this is why the team here at Handmade in Britain are excited to launch our New Online Interactive Virtual Craft Fair in conjunction with the return of our in-person event Handmade Chelsea this coming November.

Working with us by taking part in our events, whether from online in your studio or in-person at the show or both couldn’t be easier.

Handmade in Britain’s New Online Interactive Virtual Craft Fair (Online)    10-15 November 2020

Handmade Chelsea (In-person)                                                                        12-15 November 2020

 

WHY EXHIBIT:

• Renowned contemporary craft and design fair in the heart of London
• Reach an informed and affluent audience in London and surrounding areas
• Carefully-curated event with quality exhibitors, sharing the same ethos and providing a coherent brand environment
• Marketing and PR campaign targeting an extensive audience
• Be supported by Handmade in Britain, an organisation with 14 years experience of organising events
• Gain fantastic exposure and meet new buyers, press and industry contacts
• Be part of a very high-quality and visually-pleasing event

 

INCLUDED AS PART OF EVERY EXHIBITOR PACKAGE:

Handmade Chelsea will be targeted to reach a highly-affluent audience in London and surrounding areas through our collaborative press and marketing campaign and promotion through our partners and supporters.

• Promotional campaign which will include direct marketing, digital marketing and PR
• Media partnerships and advertising campaigns with specialist publications, local and national press
• Stand-alone event page on handmadeinbritain.co.uk featuring individual exhibitor listings complete with an image
• Flyer distribution in all major London venues, galleries, libraries, museums, cafes, restaurants and universities
• Door-to-door flyers targeted to key affluent residential areas in London
• Inclusion in high-quality show catalogue available to visitors during the show
• Event listed on arts, events, regional and lifestyle websites
• Digital cross-promotion with event partners

 

WHAT OUR EXHIBITORS SAY ABOUT US 

“I made some nice sales during the show and have had some lovely follow up which often happens with jewellery. As usual it was very well organised and a great supportive atmosphere.” – Susi Hines, Handmade Chelsea exhibitor

“This is always a great show to be a part of. The organising team are wonderful and it’s great fun chatting to the other exhibitors.” – Vicki Atkinson, Handmade Chelsea exhibitor

For the opportunity to exhibit your work at Handmade Chelsea 2020 & Handmade Chelsea Online Interactive Virtual Craft Fair this November, APPLY NOW.

As your business adapts to a rapidly changing landscape, expanding your online creative business alongside in-person events is vital for your continuity and growth; and this is why the team here at Handmade in Britain are excited to launch our New Online Interactive Virtual Craft Fair in conjunction with the return of our in-person event Handmade Chelsea this coming November.

Working with us by taking part in our events, whether from online in your studio or in-person at the show or both couldn’t be easier.

Handmade in Britain’s New Online Interactive Virtual Craft Fair (Online)    10-15 November 2020

Handmade Chelsea (In-person)                                                                        12-15 November 2020

 

WHY EXHIBIT:

• Renowned contemporary craft and design fair in the heart of London
• Reach an informed and affluent audience in London and surrounding areas
• Carefully-curated event with quality exhibitors, sharing the same ethos and providing a coherent brand environment
• Marketing and PR campaign targeting an extensive audience
• Be supported by Handmade in Britain, an organisation with 14 years experience of organising events
• Gain fantastic exposure and meet new buyers, press and industry contacts
• Be part of a very high-quality and visually-pleasing event

 

INCLUDED AS PART OF EVERY EXHIBITOR PACKAGE:

Handmade Chelsea will be targeted to reach a highly-affluent audience in London and surrounding areas through our collaborative press and marketing campaign and promotion through our partners and supporters.

• Promotional campaign which will include direct marketing, digital marketing and PR
• Media partnerships and advertising campaigns with specialist publications, local and national press
• Stand-alone event page on handmadeinbritain.co.uk featuring individual exhibitor listings complete with an image
• Flyer distribution in all major London venues, galleries, libraries, museums, cafes, restaurants and universities
• Door-to-door flyers targeted to key affluent residential areas in London
• Inclusion in high-quality show catalogue available to visitors during the show
• Event listed on arts, events, regional and lifestyle websites
• Digital cross-promotion with event partners

 

WHAT OUR EXHIBITORS SAY ABOUT US 

“I made some nice sales during the show and have had some lovely follow up which often happens with jewellery. As usual it was very well organised and a great supportive atmosphere.” – Susi Hines, Handmade Chelsea exhibitor

“This is always a great show to be a part of. The organising team are wonderful and it’s great fun chatting to the other exhibitors.” – Vicki Atkinson, Handmade Chelsea exhibitor

For the opportunity to exhibit your work at Handmade Chelsea 2020 & Handmade Chelsea Online Interactive Virtual Craft Fair this November, APPLY NOW.

HANDMADE CHELSEA FAIR EXHIBITOR PACKAGE

Venue

Chelsea Old Town Hall, SW3 5EE

Private view

Thursday 12 November 2020   6 pm – 9 pm

Show open hours

Friday       13 November 2020   11 am – 6 pm
Saturday  14 November 2020   11 am – 6 pm
Sunday     15 November 2020   11 am – 5 pm

What’s Included

  • 3 day consumer-led fair
  • A ready built stand with white wooden shell scheme, fascia and nameboard
  • 2 x spotlights*
  • Complimentary shared storage
  • Entry in show catalogue and on our website
  • Complimentary tickets for your buyers
  • Promotional material to distribute through your network
  • Additional lighting and electrical packages are available to hire
  • 24-hour security at the event

*Additional lighting and electrics will be available to hire.

CHELSEA FAIR EXHIBITOR PACKAGE

We offer a range of stand sizes to suit your needs

1.5m x 1m…………………………………   £685 + VAT (individual stand only)
1.5m x 1.5m………………………………   £880 + VAT
2m x 1m……………………………………  £880 + VAT
2.5m x 1m ………………………………… £1015 + VAT
2m x 1.5m…………………………………  £1170 + VAT
3m x 1m……………………………………. £1170 + VAT
2.5m x 1.5m………………………………. £1380 + VAT
2m x 2m…………………………………… £1380 + VAT

Traditional shell scheme stand. Please allow for the thickness of the wall panels in the size requested (approximately 5.5cm each)

SHARED STANDS 

For shared stands, there is an obligatory £100 + VAT administration fee per exhibitor. This covers
administration costs, individual catalogue entry and nameboard. Shared stands availability is limited.

WORKING WITH THE VENUE

The venue has put in a significant amount of work to ensure high levels of hygiene and safety at its events so you can be confident they you will be participating in a safe and controlled environment.

CONTRACT

If you wish to be considered, it is essential that you complete and return the contract otherwise your application will be deemed incomplete and we will be unable to proceed further.

Please return relevant contract in pdf by email to alis.clement@handmadeinbritain.co.uk

APPLY ONLINE

All applications should be made through our website. We do advise applying early online here

INFORMATION PACK

OTHER PACKAGES AVAILABLE 

Online Fair Exhibitor Package

Chelsea Fair and Online Exhibitor Package

Chelsea Fair Artisan Food Package

 

 

CONTACT

For further information please contact:

Alis Clement
Events Manager
alis.clement@handmadeinbritain.co.uk

Lucky Perrera
Administrator
lucky@handmadeinbritain.co.uk

HANDMADE CHELSEA ONLINE INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL CRAFT FAIR EXHIBITOR PACKAGE 

Handmade in Britain’s New Chelsea Online Interactive Virtual Craft Fair will be more than just daily livestreams. Taking place on a customised, easy to use platform customers will be able to learn, share, interact with exhibitors, shop, watch live demonstrations and attend talks programmes.from anywhere in the world in real time.        All this can be done using mobile phones, computers or tablets.

Here, you can interact live with customers and through our custom site use your profile to showcase  your collection more fully through short videos and more. It’s all happening between 10-15 November and will run alongside our in-person event Handmade Chelsea taking place later in the week from 12-15 November at Chelsea Old Town Hall, SW3 5EE.

Be in two places at once – online and in-person. As both events are taking place over the same dates we are also offering all selected Handmade Chelsea exhibitors the chance to combine their stand package with a reduced participation fee to Handmade in Britain’s New Interactive Online Fair.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

ZOOM: Thursday 15 October 2020

Free Workshop and Training Session
How to display your products, photography and marketing tips, for an online fair using our platform and make the most of it.

Show Dates

10-15 November 2020

Handmade Chelsea Online Interactive Virtual Craft Fair will be accessible from our own platform interact.handmadeinbritain.co.uk and our selling platform will be open 24hr, from 11am Tuesday 10 November – 11pm Sunday 15 November

What’s Included

  • 6 day participation, online fair opens 24 hours
  • 10 minute individual live Meet the maker session featured on all our social media channels
  • A dedicated video page where you can upload pre-recorded videos of your work
  • Your very own shop page where you can publish your logos, photos, videos, artist statement/story and products for sale.
  • Searchable platform – be found by name, product, material and more
  • Mentoring session “How to Make the Most of Selling Online” (Zoom)
  • Training on product submission on the platform
  • All marketing and promotion
  • Unlimited product submission* (subject to approval)

INTERACTIVE ONLINE FAIR EXHIBITOR PACKAGE

Online Participation Fee         £199.00 + VAT
Commission on sales              20% commission + VAT

CONTRACT

If you wish to be considered, it is essential that you complete and return the contract otherwise your application will be deemed incomplete and we will be unable to proceed further.

Please return relevant contract in pdf by email to alis.clement@handmadeinbritain.co.uk

APPLY ONLINE

All applications should be made through our website. We do advise applying early online here

INFORMATION PACK 

OTHER PACKAGES AVAILABLE 

Chelsea Fair Exhibitor Package

Chelsea Fair and Online Fair Exhibitor Package

Chelsea Fair Artisan Food Package

 

CONTACT

For further information please contact:

Alis Clement
Events Manager
alis.clement@handmadeinbritain.co.uk

Lucky Perrera
Administrator
lucky@handmadeinbritain.co.uk

HANDMADE CHELSEA FAIR (in-person) & HANDMADE CHELSEA ONLINE INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL CRAFT FAIR EXHIBITOR PACKAGE (online)

Join the launch of our Handmade Chelsea Online Interactive Virtual Craft Fair in conjunction with meeting our audience face to face our at Handmade Chelsea, Chelsea Old Town Hall this November.

Be in two places at once – online and in-person. As both events are taking place over the same dates we are also offering all selected Handmade Chelsea exhibitors the chance to combine their stand package with a reduced participation fee to Handmade in Britain’s New Online Interactive Virtual Craft Fair.

Handmade in Britain’s New Chelsea Online Interactive Virtual Craft Fair will be more than just daily livestreams. Taking place on a customised, easy to use platform customers will be able to learn, share, interact with exhibitors, shop, watch live demonstrations and attend talks programmes. All this can be done using mobile phones, computers or tablets.

Here, you can interact live with customers and through our custom site use your profile to showcase your collection more fully through short videos and more.It’s all happening between 10-15 November and will run alongside our in-person event Handmade Chelsea taking place later in the week from 12-15 November at Chelsea Old Town Hall, SW3 5EE.

 

IMPORTANT DATES 

ZOOM: Thursday 15 October 2020

Free Workshop and Training Session
How to display your products, photography and marketing tips, for an online fair using our platform and make the most of it

 

HANDMADE CHELSEA FAIR & ONLINE INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL CRAFT FAIR EXHIBITOR PACKAGE

Handmade Chelsea Fair Stand Cost

&

Online Participation Fee    £149.00 + vat (Reduced from £199.00 + VAT)
Commission on sales          20% commission + VAT

 

HANDMADE CHELSEA FAIR EXHIBITOR

Show Dates

13-15 November 2020, Chelsea Old Town Hall

What’s Included

  • 3 day consumer-led fair
  • A ready built stand with white wooden shell scheme, fascia and nameboard
  • 2 x spotlights
  • Complimentary shared storage
  • Entry in show catalogue and on our website
  • Complimentary tickets for your buyers
  • Promotional material to distribute through your network
  • Additional lighting and electrical packages are available to hire
  • 24-hour security at the event

Please click here to find a package that will suit your needs

WORKING WITH THE VENUE

The venue has put in a significant amount of work to ensure high levels of hygiene and safety at its events so you can be confident they you will be participating in a safe and controlled environment.

 

HANDMADE CHELSEA ONLINE INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL CRAFT FAIR EXHIBITOR PACKAGE 

Show Dates

10-15 November 2020

Handmade Chelsea Online Fair will be accessible from our own platform interact.handmadeinbritain.co.uk and our selling platform will be open 24hr, from 11am Tuesday 10 November – 11pm Sunday 15 November

What’s Included

  • 6 day participation, online fair opens 24 hours
  • 10 minute individual live Meet the maker session featured on all our social media channels
  • A dedicated video page where you can upload pre-recorded videos of your work
  • Your very own shop page where you can publish your logos, photos, videos, artist statement/story and products for sale.
  • Searchable platform – be found by name, product, material and more
  • Mentoring session “How to Make the Most of Selling Online” (Zoom)
  • Training on product submission on the platform
  • All marketing and promotion
  • Unlimited product submission* (subject to approval)

 

CONTRACTS

If you wish to be considered, it is essential that you complete and return the contracts otherwise your application will be deemed incomplete and we will be unable to proceed further.

Please return relevant contract in pdf by email to alis.clement@handmadeinbritain.co.uk

APPLY ONLINE

All applications should be made through our website. We do advise applying early online here

INFORMATION PACK 

OTHER PACKAGES AVAILABLE 

Chelsea Fair Exhibitor Package

Online Fair Exhibitor Package

Chelsea Fair Artisan Food Package

 

CONTACT

For further information please contact:

Alis Clement
Events Manager
alis.clement@handmadeinbritain.co.uk

Lucky Perrera
Administrator
lucky@handmadeinbritain.co.uk

HANDMADE CHELSEA ARTISAN FOOD EXHIBITOR PACKAGE

Venue

Chelsea Old Town Hall, SW3 5EE

Private view

Thursday 12 November 2020   6 pm – 9 pm

Show open hours

Friday       13 November 2020   11 am – 6 pm
Saturday  14 November 2020   11 am – 6 pm
Sunday     15 November 2020   11 am – 5 pm

What’s Included

  • 3 day consumer-led fair
  • Trestle table and covering*
  • Nameboard
  • Entry in show catalogue and on our website
  • Complimentary tickets for your buyers
  • Promotional material to distribute through your network
  • 24-hour security at the event

*Electrical Sockets will be available to hire

CHELSEA ARTISAN FOOD EXHIBITOR PACKAGE

6ft x 2.5ft table – £300 + VAT

KEY INFORMATION

  • Food Sampling is allowed
  • We have the premises licence. In order to comply with statutory and local government requirements,you will NOT need a Temporary Event Notice specifying the sale of alcohol off the premises as we have one in place already
  • Where possible please use eco-friendly packaging and disposables
  • Exhibitors are required to send in a Risk Assessment Form: All exhibitors must be conversant with and comply with the Food Safety(General Food Hygiene) Regulations 1995, the Food Safety (Temperature Control) Regulations 1995

CONTRACT

If you wish to be considered, it is essential that you complete and return the contract otherwise your application will be deemed incomplete and we will be unable to proceed further.

Please return relevant contract in pdf by email to alis.clement@handmadeinbritain.co.uk

APPLY ONLINE

All applications should be made through our website. We do advise applying early online here

INFORMATION PACK

OTHER PACKAGES AVAILABLE 

Chelsea Fair Exhibitor Package

Online Fair Exhibitor Package

Chelsea Fair and Online Exhibitor Package

 

CONTACT

For further information please contact:

Alis Clement
Events Manager
alis.clement@handmadeinbritain.co.uk

Lucky Perrera
Administrator
lucky@handmadeinbritain.co.uk

APPLY

EXHIBITING WITH US

Applying to exhibit takes a maximum 20 minutes and all you will need is:

  • Contact information
  • Some information on your company
  • A 50 word bio about yourself and your practice
  • Photos of your work

We recommend using Google Chrome or Firefox to complete the application form, rather than Internet Explorer or Safari. If you are experiencing any issues submitting your form, please check you have uploaded all of your images at the required size and completed all compulsory fields.

 

We are currently accepting applications for both HANDMADE CHELSEA – THE CONTEMPORARY CRAFT AND DESIGN FAIR & HANDMADE CHELSEA ONLINE INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL CRAFT FAIR

Handmade Chelsea – The Contemporary Craft and Design Fair

  • Chelsea Old Town Hall
  • Private View Evening Thursday 12 November 2020
  • Friday 13 – Sunday 15 November 2020

Handmade Chelsea Online Fair

  • Handmade in Britain’s New Chelsea Online Interactive Virtual Craft Fair will be more than just daily livestreams. Here, you can interact live with customers and through our custom site use your profile to showcase your collection more fully through short videos and more.
  • A customised, easy to use platform where customers will be able to interact with exhibitors, shop, watch live demonstrations, attend talks programmes, from anywhere in the world in real time
  • Tuesday 10 – Sunday 15 November 2020

INFORMATION PACK

APPLICATION FEE

In the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak, and to reflect our commitment to the craft and design community, we are currently waiving the exhibitor application fee for Handmade Chelsea 2020.

As curated events we utilise a selection process for each show. Handmade in Britain usually charges an application fee of £20, to cover the administration costs associated with reviewing the many applications we receive for each event.

FLEXIBLE PAYMENTS

For those selected for the shows, we have added something extra – an option to pay by monthly instalments.

CONTRACT

If you wish to be considered, it is essential that you complete and return the contract otherwise your application will be deemed incomplete and we will be unable to proceed further.

Please return relevant contract in pdf by email to alis.clement@handmadeinbritain.co.uk


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