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Art Gallery

There are some wonderful exhibitions and events in 2024 and we have started to list these below.  We hope you get to go along to some of these but please check dates, times and entrance fees with the event website or organisers before travelling to ensure there have been no changes or cancellations.

Have fun!

More events will be added to this page throughout the year.

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Events running from 2023 into 2024

Exhibition already started - Victoria & Albert Museum

Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2RL

Due to demand this exhibition has been extended but is sold out, please check website to see if any further tickets are being released.                  
 

Exhibition already started - Victoria and Albert
Museum

Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2RL

Please see V&A website for opening time.

Exhibition already started - Fashion & Textile Museum
 

83 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3XF. 
Please see Fashion & Textile Museum website for opening times.

Gabrielle Chanel.
Fashion Manifesto

The first UK exhibition dedicated to the work of French couturière, Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel.

DIVA

 

DIVA celebrates the power and creativity of iconic performers, exploring and redefining the role of 'diva' and how this has been subertverted or embraced over time across opera, stage, popular music and film.

The Fabric of Democracy: Propaganda Textiles from the French Revolution

This exhibition explores printed propaganda textiles over more than two centuries, from the French Revolution to Brexit.

Closes Sunday
10 March 2024

For more information about this event visit their website:

www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/gabrielle-chanel-fashion-manifesto

Closes Sunday
7 April 2024

 

For more information about this event visit their website: www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/diva
 

Closes Sunday
3 March 2024

 

For more information about this event visit their website:

twww.fashiontextilemuseum.org/exhibitions/the-fabric-of-democracy

January 2024

Starts Thursday
25 January 2024
10am to 4pm

South of England Showground, Selsfield Road, Ardingly, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 6TL.

Ardingly Quilt Show

 

Show featuring a display of quilts from well known quilt and textile artists along with competition quilts.  Also a variety of traders selling patchwork and quilting supplies.

Closes Saturday
27 January 2024

 

For more information, visit the organiser's website: 

www.grosvenorshows.co.uk/ardingly-quilt-show

Detail - Seeing Red - 'Twists & Turns',

Starts Friday
23 February 2024

 

Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square,
Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7QR

Unravel - a festival of yarn

 

Discover hand-dyed yarns, local and UK traders as well as recognisable brands in a curated marketplace.  Demonstrations, expert-led talks, drop-in activities and bookable workshops.  Knitting, crochet and felt-making.

Closes - Sunday
25 February 2024

 

For more information, visit the website:
unravel… a festival of yarn | Farnham Maltings

 

February 2024

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March 2024

Starts Friday
1 March 2024

 

Ramster Hall, Chiddingfold,
Surrey, GU8 4SN

Starts Thursday
14 March 2024


 

NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT.

Please see the ICHF website for opening times.

Starts Thursday
21 March 2024

Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London, N1 0QH.  Please see The Stitch Festival website for opening times.

Opens Friday
22 March 2024 -
Fashion & Textile Museum

83 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3XF. Please see Fashion & Textile Museum website for opening times.

Saturday, 23 March 2024 - 10am - 4pm
East Horsley Village Hall

East Horsley Village Hall, Kingston Avenue, East Horsley, Surrey, KT24 6QT.

Ramster Embroidery and Textile Art Exhibition 2024
 

A display of the finest textile art by leading artists from across the country.  Over 250 items will be on display and members of our group, including Anne, Jane, Janine and Kathryn will be submitting work.

The Creative Crafts Show/
Sewing for Pleasure/ Fashion and Embroidery Spring 2024 Shows

Entry to The Creative Crafts Show gives free entry to the Sewing for Pleasure and Fashion and Embroidery Shows.

The Stitch Festival
 

An event to celebrate the best in contemporary dressmaking, sewing and stitch.  This show will have  displays from leading designers and catwalk shows, demos and workshops.  Plus a chance to shop for craft and textile supplies.

The Biba Story, 1964-1975

 

Exploring how fashion phenomenon Biba blossomed to become the world's first lifestyle label.

South East England World Textile Day 2024
 

Textiles, clothing and artefacts from artisan makers across the globe. Exhibition and sale of fair trade textiles plus a talk at 11am by John Gillow on The Textiles of Pakistan.  Entry to the exhibition and sale is free, a fee is applicable for the talk.

Closes - Sunday
17 March 2024

 

For more information, visit the website:
www.ramsterevents.com

Closes - Sunday
17 March 2024


 

Closes - Sunday
24 March 2024

This event is organised by Immediate Live and please visit their website for more details:
www.thestitchfestival.co.uk

Closes Sunday 
8 September 2024

 

For more information about this event visit their website:

www.fashiontextilemuseum.org/exhibitions/the-biba-story-1964-1975

One day only!

 

For more information about this event and other events around the country, visit their website:
www.world.textile.day.co.uk

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April 2024

Thursday
11 April 2024
2pm to 4.30pm

Reigate Library, Bancroft House, Bancroft Road, Reigate, Surrey,
RH2 7RP.

Sunday
14 April 2024
10am to 1pm

Henfield Village Hall, Coopers Way, Henfield, BN5 9EQ.  (There is a large car park opposite the hall).

Craft Afternoon

 

A drop-in workshop for children of school age (must be accompanied by an adult) run by East Surrey Textile Group.  Come along and design and stitch your own bookmark, notebook cover or brooch.

The Spring Textile Stash Sale
 

A stash sale is where people book a table from which to sell items from their stash of fabric, haberdashery, yarn, books, threads etc.

One afternoon only!

 

Free event but donations welcomed.

 

Three hours only!

 

Free entry, 25 stalls, tea, coffee and cake.  For more information, please contact suzannefisher19@btinternet.com

Wednesday
17April 2024

Standen House and Garden, West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 4NE.

 

National Trust property

Material Things XVII
 

Textile artists Wendy Dolan (machine embroidery) and Louise Bell (patchwork and quilting) are exhibiting their work at Standen House, an arts and crafts National Trust property near East Grinstead.

Wendy and Louise will be present on alternate days.

Closes Sunday,
2 June 2024

Entrance free for National Trust members, otherwise entrance fee payable to house and gardens.

Parking and refreshments available.

For more information and opening times, see URL:
Standen House and Garden | Sussex | National Trust

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May 2024

Opens Thursday,
2 May 2024
10am to 4pm

 

St Lawrence Ancient Church, Church Hill, Church Road, Caterham on the Hill, Surrey,
CR3 6SA.

'In Harmony' Exhibition by East Surrey Textile Group
 

An exhibition of our own work on the theme of 'In Harmony'. Afternoon tea availble on Sunday, 5th May.

Closes Monday,
6 May 2024


 

Free entry to exhibition, charge for afternoon tea.

Please see flyer below.

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East Surrey Textile Group -
Harmony Exhibition - 
this is our very own exhibition,
so we are devoting a little extra space to this event!  For pictures of the venue and work please click here

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June 2024

Saturday, 1 June 2024 10am - 5pm - both days
 

Ardingly College, College Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 6SQ.  Good access and parking on site (including disabled parking).

The Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft Show

The exhibition will take place in the Chapel and Old Dining Hall in the Gothic style red brick building.  Exquisite hand made work will be on view and available to purchase plus the chance to speak with the makers.  

The College cafe will serve light lunches and refreshments.

Closes Sunday, 2 June at 5.30pm
 

Tickets cost £3 for adults and give entry to both days, children free.  For more details, please see www.thesussexguild.co.uk or telephone 01273 479565

Saturday, 8 June 2024 10.30am- 3.30pm

Falmer Village Hall, South Street, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9PT.

Creative Machine Embroidery Exhibition

An exciting collection of work by students studying Creative Machine Embroidery with Wendy Dolan (course venue is in Hurstpierpoint).

Refreshments available.

Closes Sunday, 9 June at 3.30pm

For more details of courses, please contact the tutor,  Wendy Dolan on 01273 417178 or email wendy@wendydolan.co.uk

Saturday, 15 June 2024 Children/10am -12 noon
Adults/2pm - 4pm

Reigate Library, Bancroft House, Bancroft Road, Reigate, Surrey,RH2 7RP.

Sewing/Crafting sessions as part of Reigate Summer Festival

Drop-in workshops run by East Surrey Textile Group as part of Reigate Summer Festival.  

10am - 12 noon - a sewing/crafting session for children of school age (accompanied by an adult) making an elephant with a decorated blanket if they are able to stay for the full session, or if time is short, they can make bookmarks or badges/brooches.

2pm - 4pm - a 'taster' activity workshop for adults creating paradise birds using simple applique and embellishment with threads.

One day only

 

Free event but donations welcome.

No need to book, just come along.

Images of paradise birds can be seen behind this section and for images of the elephants, please see those made by our ESYQTG here

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July 2024

Opening 3 July 2024 - opening times to be advised (not daily)

The Hub, Reigate Community Centre, 53 High Street, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 9AE - can be accessed from the High Street by a narrow gateway beside Reigate Methodist Church or via Morrisons/Priory Park.

Colourful Connections Exhibition
 

A colourful exhibition of our own work - more details and opening times to follow.  Please note this exhibition venue is NOT open every day.

Closing date to be advised
 

This exhibition has only just been agreed - more details to follow in June.

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August 2024

Opens Thursday
1 August 2024

NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT.  Please see the Immediate Live website for opening times.

The Festival of Quilts
 

The Festival of Quilts was launched in 2003 in partnership with The Quilters’ Guild. 20 years on and it is now the biggest quilting show in Europe, featuring hundreds of quilts, workshops, talks, one of the world’s largest quilt competitions and a huge range of quilt materials and brands to shop from.

Closes Sunday
4 August 2024

This event is organised by Immediate Live and please visit their website for more information:

www.thefestivalofquilts.co.uk

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October 2024

Opens Thursday 
10 October 2024

Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, Wood Green, London, N22 7AY.  Please see the Immediate Live website for opening times.

 

The Knitting & Stitching
Show

Bringing together hundreds of crafting workshops, demonstrations, interactive features, professionally curated textile art galleries, as well as a large number of the leading specialist craft suppliers.

 

Closes Sunday
13 October 2024

This event is organised by Immediate Live and please see their website for more details:

www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com/london

November 2024

Opens Thursday 
7 November 2024

Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast  Please see the Immediate Live website for opening times.

Opens Thursday 21 November 2024
 

Harrogate Convention Centre, Kings Road, Harrogate, HG1 5LA. More details to follow but in the meantime, please see the Immediate Live website

The Knitting & Stitching Show - Belfast

A show featuring crafting workshops, demonstrations, interactive features, professionally curated textile art galleries, as well as a large number of the leading specialist craft suppliers.

The Knitting & Stitching Show - Harrogate
 

A show featuring crafting workshops, demonstrations, interactive features, professionally curated textile art galleries, as well as a large number of the leading specialist craft suppliers.

Closes Saturday
9 November 2024

This event is organised by Immediate Live and please see their website for more details:

www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com/belfast

Closes Sunday 24 November 2024
 

This event is organised by Immediate Live and please see their website for more details:

/www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com/harrogate

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