Handmade Oxford – The International Contemporary Arts Festival

Handmade in Britain is delighted to be returning to the stunning grounds of Waterperry Gardens, well known for having hosted Art in Action for 40 years (1977 – 2016), for Handmade Oxford – The International Contemporary Arts Festival.

Taking place across four days from Thursday 25 – Sunday 28 June 2020, Handmade Oxford continues to celebrate exceptional craftsmanship from over 250 international and UK-based makers in a unique setting, complemented by an exciting festival programme of talks, workshops and maker demonstrations.

Set to be the highlight of the summer for art collectors and craft-enthusiasts alike, the Festival welcomes established and sought-after exhibitors showcasing their latest collections, alongside innovative new makers and a handpicked selection of artisan food producers. In addition to meeting the makers, visitors will be invited to take part in packed a programme of workshops, watch maker demonstrations, hear The Arts Society’s talks programme and explore the beautiful ornamental gardens at Waterperry.

Book early bird tickets now through our online ticketing system.

We are currently accepting applications from designers interested in taking part in the fair. Please CLICK HERE to apply online. Due to the volume of applications please note we are unable to accept applications via post, telephone, or email.

Date & Location

25 - 28 June 2020

Thursday - Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: 10am - 5pm

Waterperry Gardens,  Oxford OX33 1LA

 

WHAT PREVIOUS VISITORS ARE SAYING…  

“Contemporary setting and a great quality of exhibitors and art” Oliver, Handmade Oxford 2019 visitor

“Great variety of disciplines and demonstrations. Would love a bigger event next year” Anna, Handmade Oxford 2019 visitor

“Well organised event, great atmosphere and quality throughout the show” Helen, Handmade Oxford 2019 visitor

OPENING HOURS AND DATES

Thursday 25 June – Saturday 27 June 2020, 10am – 6pm
Sunday 28 June 2020, 10 am – 5pm

TICKETS

To book your tickets please use our online booking system via See Tickets.

VENUE 

Waterperry Gardens, Waterperry, Oxford OX33 1LA

HOW TO FIND US 

Waterperry Gardens is located 7.5 miles from Oxford city centre; 50 miles from London and 62 miles from Birmingham. From the east, take  M40 junction 8 and from the north, junction 8a. The venue is 2.5 miles from the A40: turn off at Wheatley and follow brown signposts with the Tourist Board ‘rose’ symbol. If using Satnav we recommend entering postcode OX33 1LA which will bring you to Waterperry. Follow the signs to Handmade Oxford.

From Oxford: Follow directions for A40 East – London. On the A40 take the third exit, 2 miles after passing the Thornhill Park and Ride, signposted for Wheatley and Waterperry Gardens follow the brown signs.

From Birmingham – M40 South – Follow the M40 Brown Signs, exit Junction 8a for Oxford Services follow directions towards the services then at the second roundabout take the exit signposted Oxford A40, after 0.5 miles turn right again towards Wheatley and Waterperry, follow the brown signs. Do not join A40.

From London – M40 North – Follow the M40 Brown Signs, exit Junction 8 for A40 Oxford then take first exit approx 1/2 mile Wheatley and Waterperry, turn immediately left on leaving A40 , follow the brown signs to Waterperry.

 

BY TRAIN

The nearest station is Haddenham & Thame Parkway Station.
National Rail Enquiries + (0) 8457 48 49 50 www.nationalrail.co.uk

We advise pre-booking a taxi to take you from Haddenham & Thame Parkway Station to Waterperry Gardens.

From Central London: 
Marylebone Station to Haddenham & Thame Parkway Station. Trains run about every 30 minutes.

From Birmingham

Birmingham New Street Station to Banbury, then change onto Chiltern Railways to travel to Haddenham & Thame Parkway

FROM OXFORD STATION TO HANDMADE OXFORD

From Oxford City Centre take the Arriva Bus 280 to Church Road, Wheatley. From Church Road Wheatley you will need to prebook a taxi.


FAQS

Accessibility
Handmade Oxford strives to be all inclusive and open to everyone. The event, including the marquees, is accessible to visitors in wheelchairs and with other disabilities.

Animals / Pets
Well-behaved dogs are allowed on a short lead within Handmade Oxford, but will not be permitted within the marquees these are carpeted with many exhibits.
Dogs are not to be left in cars. Please avoid areas where there are crowds. Please remove any dog litter.

Assistance Animals
We welcome assistance dogs, however please let us know in advance if you wish to bring a guide dog with you so we can make sure your animal is catered for.

Banking Facilities
There are no banking facilities in Waterperry Gardens, however you will be able to pay by credit or debit card either with individual exhibitors, caterers or through the organisers card machine.

Cafe & Refreshments
Handmade Oxford is well catered for, with Waterperry Tea Shop, a barbecue courtesy of Waterperry Farm Shop, Artisan Drinks bar, crepes, pastries and coffee and more. Complimentary drinking water is available at the event.

Parking
All car parking is FREE at Handmade Oxford

 

To book your tickets please use our online booking system via See Tickets.

Early bird ticket prices (available online until 31 March): 

Single day entry tickets
£15     Adult Combined Ticket (Gardens & Festival)
£10     Adult Festival Ticket (Festival only)
£14     Concessions Combined Ticket (Gardens & Festival)
£8       Concessions Festival Ticket (Festival only)

Two-day entry tickets
£23     Adult Combined Ticket (Gardens & Festival)
£15     Adult Festival Ticket (Festival only)
£22     Concessions Combined Ticket (Gardens & Festival)
£12     Concessions Festival Ticket (Festival only)

Four-day entry tickets
£32     Adult Combined Ticket (Gardens & Festival)
£22     Adult Festival Ticket (Festival only)
£30     Concessions Combined Ticket (Gardens & Festival)
£18     Concessions Festival Ticket (Festival only)

Please note:
– Combined Tickets include access to the gardens
– Festival Tickets are valid for Handmade Oxford only
– Entry is free for children (under 16), when accompanied by a paying adult
– Concession tickets are available to Senior Citizens (60 and over), Students, Ages 17 –18, Registered Unemployed, and disabled people (with free entry for one carer). Please ensure that the person the ticket/s is intended for meets the correct criteria and brings proof of eligibility on the day(s) of attendance
– Reduced cost entry is available for Waterperry Season Ticket holders. Season ticket and ID must be presented along with ticket on entrance to Festival. Any family or friends accompanying must purchase a full priced ticket
– Group booking discounts are available
– An online booking fee applies to all advance tickets
– Advance tickets will be available online from 1 April until the event begins
– On the door tickets will be available to purchase upon entry to Handmade Oxford (cash and card accepted)

 

WHAT PREVIOUS VISITORS ARE SAYING…  

“Contemporary setting and a great quality of exhibitors and art” Oliver, Handmade Oxford 2019 visitor

“Great variety of disciplines and demonstrations. Would love a bigger event next year” Anna, Handmade Oxford 2019 visitor

“Well organised event, great atmosphere and quality throughout the show” Helen, Handmade Oxford 2019 visitor

OPENING HOURS AND DATES

Thursday 25 June – Saturday 27 June 2020, 10am – 6pm
Sunday 28 June 2020, 10 am – 5pm

TICKETS

To book your tickets please use our online booking system via See Tickets.

VENUE 

Waterperry Gardens, Waterperry, Oxford OX33 1LA

HOW TO FIND US 

Waterperry Gardens is located 7.5 miles from Oxford city centre; 50 miles from London and 62 miles from Birmingham. From the east, take  M40 junction 8 and from the north, junction 8a. The venue is 2.5 miles from the A40: turn off at Wheatley and follow brown signposts with the Tourist Board ‘rose’ symbol. If using Satnav we recommend entering postcode OX33 1LA which will bring you to Waterperry. Follow the signs to Handmade Oxford.

From Oxford: Follow directions for A40 East – London. On the A40 take the third exit, 2 miles after passing the Thornhill Park and Ride, signposted for Wheatley and Waterperry Gardens follow the brown signs.

From Birmingham – M40 South – Follow the M40 Brown Signs, exit Junction 8a for Oxford Services follow directions towards the services then at the second roundabout take the exit signposted Oxford A40, after 0.5 miles turn right again towards Wheatley and Waterperry, follow the brown signs. Do not join A40.

From London – M40 North – Follow the M40 Brown Signs, exit Junction 8 for A40 Oxford then take first exit approx 1/2 mile Wheatley and Waterperry, turn immediately left on leaving A40 , follow the brown signs to Waterperry.

 

BY TRAIN

The nearest station is Haddenham & Thame Parkway Station.
National Rail Enquiries + (0) 8457 48 49 50 www.nationalrail.co.uk

We advise pre-booking a taxi to take you from Haddenham & Thame Parkway Station to Waterperry Gardens.

From Central London: 
Marylebone Station to Haddenham & Thame Parkway Station. Trains run about every 30 minutes.

From Birmingham

Birmingham New Street Station to Banbury, then change onto Chiltern Railways to travel to Haddenham & Thame Parkway

FROM OXFORD STATION TO HANDMADE OXFORD

From Oxford City Centre take the Arriva Bus 280 to Church Road, Wheatley. From Church Road Wheatley you will need to prebook a taxi.


FAQS

Accessibility
Handmade Oxford strives to be all inclusive and open to everyone. The event, including the marquees, is accessible to visitors in wheelchairs and with other disabilities.

Animals / Pets
Well-behaved dogs are allowed on a short lead within Handmade Oxford, but will not be permitted within the marquees these are carpeted with many exhibits.
Dogs are not to be left in cars. Please avoid areas where there are crowds. Please remove any dog litter.

Assistance Animals
We welcome assistance dogs, however please let us know in advance if you wish to bring a guide dog with you so we can make sure your animal is catered for.

Banking Facilities
There are no banking facilities in Waterperry Gardens, however you will be able to pay by credit or debit card either with individual exhibitors, caterers or through the organisers card machine.

Cafe & Refreshments
Handmade Oxford is well catered for, with Waterperry Tea Shop, a barbecue courtesy of Waterperry Farm Shop, Artisan Drinks bar, crepes, pastries and coffee and more. Complimentary drinking water is available at the event.

Parking
All car parking is FREE at Handmade Oxford

 

WHY EXHIBIT:

• Major international contemporary arts festival, built on the 40 year legacy of Art in Action
• Reach an informed and affluent audience in Oxfordshire and surrounding counties
• Carefully-curated event with quality exhibitors, sharing same ethos and providing a coherent brand environment
• Extensive marketing campaign targeting a combined audience of over 250,000
• Organised by Handmade in Britain, an organisation with 13 years experience organising similar 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 A PART OF EVERY EXHIBITOR PACKAGE:

• 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 Oxfordshire venues, galleries, libraries, museums, cafes, restaurants and universities
• Door-to-door flyers targeted to key affluent residential areas in Oxfordshire
• Inclusion in high-quality show magazine available to visitors during the festival
• Event listed on arts, events, regional and lifestyle websites
• Digital cross-promotion with media partners and supporters, specialist groups and organisations totalling over one million

WHAT OUR EXHIBITORS SAY ABOUT US 

“Handmade Britain is a lovely event, well organised, with a wide range of arts/crafts disciplines represented. The public was knowledgeable and interested and many of them were willing to commission and buy things which are unique, be it as presents for others, themselves or to add to their particular collection.” – Wytske Lazenby, Handmade Oxford 2019 exhibitor

“Lovely setting, great variety of artists and craftspeople, high quality of work and appreciative customers. Would love to be a visitor, worth the day out.“
– Ulli Kaiser, Handmade Oxford 2019 exhibitor

“It was a great show set in a beautiful location, and I am looking forward to exhibiting again next summer” – Alexandra Aurum, Handmade Oxford 2019 exhibitor

For the opportunity to exhibit your work at Handmade Oxford APPLY NOW

WHY EXHIBIT:

• Major international contemporary arts festival, built on the 40 year legacy of Art in Action
• Reach an informed and affluent audience in Oxfordshire and surrounding counties
• Carefully-curated event with quality exhibitors, sharing same ethos and providing a coherent brand environment
• Extensive marketing campaign targeting a combined audience of over 250,000
• Organised by Handmade in Britain, an organisation with 13 years experience organising similar 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 A PART OF EVERY EXHIBITOR PACKAGE:

• 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 Oxfordshire venues, galleries, libraries, museums, cafes, restaurants and universities
• Door-to-door flyers targeted to key affluent residential areas in Oxfordshire
• Inclusion in high-quality show magazine available to visitors during the festival
• Event listed on arts, events, regional and lifestyle websites
• Digital cross-promotion with media partners and supporters, specialist groups and organisations totalling over one million

WHAT OUR EXHIBITORS SAY ABOUT US 

“Handmade Britain is a lovely event, well organised, with a wide range of arts/crafts disciplines represented. The public was knowledgeable and interested and many of them were willing to commission and buy things which are unique, be it as presents for others, themselves or to add to their particular collection.” – Wytske Lazenby, Handmade Oxford 2019 exhibitor

“Lovely setting, great variety of artists and craftspeople, high quality of work and appreciative customers. Would love to be a visitor, worth the day out.“
– Ulli Kaiser, Handmade Oxford 2019 exhibitor

“It was a great show set in a beautiful location, and I am looking forward to exhibiting again next summer” – Alexandra Aurum, Handmade Oxford 2019 exhibitor

For the opportunity to exhibit your work at Handmade Oxford APPLY NOW

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

We are currently accepting applications for Handmade Oxford 2020.

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.

Please CLICK HERE to download the detailed application pack before completing your online application form and contract.

EXHIBITOR PACKAGE

Up to 4 sq. mtrs – £330 + VAT / sq. mtr

4.5 sq. mtrs and above – £310 + VAT / Sq. mtr

Minimum stand size can be requested as 2 x 1 mtrs ( 2 mtrs wide x 1 mtr deep)

Exhibitor Package & Demonstrators Package – after minimum sentence
For shared stands, there is an obligatory £100 + VAT administration fee per exhibitor. This covers administration costs, individual catalogue entry and name board.

Please allow the thickness of the wall panels in the size requested (approx. 5.5cm each side)

DEMONSTRATING EXHIBITOR PACKAGE

This will be a highly curated area for makers to demonstrate their techniques daily alongside selling their work – limited spaces

Up to 4 sq. mtrs – £250 + VAT / sq. mtr

4.5 sq. mtrs and above – £225 + VAT / Sq. mtr

Minimum stand size can be requested as 2 x 1 mtrs ( 2 mtrs wide x 1 mtr deep)

Please allow the thickness of the wall panels in the size requested (approx. 5.5cm each side)

ARTISAN FOOD EXHIBITOR PACKAGE

6 ft x 2.5ft Table – £300 + VAT


SUSTAINABLE LIVING AND WELLBEING

Special package prices

1.5×1 m2 – £550 + VAT

2×1 m2 – £650 + VAT

3×1 m2 – £850 + VAT


APPLICATION FEE

Please note that there is an application fee of £20. We have many applicants for each show and this is necessary in order to assess everyone fairly. Once you submit the online application form, you will be automatically diverted to Stripe in order to transfer the application fee.

CONTRACTS

Exhibitors Contract Oxford 2020

Demonstrating Exhibitor Contract 2020

Artisan food Exhibitor Contract 2020

Please print, complete and fill the relevant contract and send us either by email to alis.clement@handmadeinbritain.co.uk or post at our address – Handmade in Britain, Studio 10, Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane, London SE1 7LG.

Application Form

Applying for Handmade Oxford, June 2020

Publicity & Promotion*

Describe your work in 25-30 words (in third person). This information will be used for publicity and promotion if your application is successful.

Image Details

Your Images (1MB MAX for each image or your form will NOT be sent) - Please submit four professional images of your recent work/products and include the relevant details for each. Please also upload one image as an example of a previous stand display.

Images should be saved as JPEG files and should have the suffix .jpg
Each image should be labelled with your name and a number from 1 to 4 that should correspond with your image details on the online application form.
For example: jbloggs1.jpg.

We are currently finalising our partners and supporters for Handmade Oxford 2020.

If you are interested in becoming a media or event partner please contact:

Nicola Jell – Marketing & Communications Manager
 nicola@handmadeinbritain.co.uk

 +44 (0) 20 3490 6556

 

        Our partners and supporters for  2019 

 

Handmade Oxford media enquiries:
Click here to download the Handmade Oxford press release. For further press information, images and interviews please contact Nicola Jell: nicola@handmadeinbritain.co.uk / 020 3490 6556

We are currently finalising our partners and supporters for Handmade Oxford 2020.

If you are interested in becoming a media or event partner please contact:

Nicola Jell – Marketing & Communications Manager
 nicola@handmadeinbritain.co.uk

 +44 (0) 20 3490 6556

 

        Our partners and supporters for  2019 

 

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