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Celebrate Easter at The Base's Festival of Arts & Crafts

Come and celebrate all things arts and crafts with us at our inaugural Festival of Arts & Crafts from Saturday 9 to Monday 18 April featuring vibrant craft fairs, creative taster workshops and a stunning exhibition of local peoples’ art work.

Head to The Base this Easter for a celebration of arts, crafts, live music and artisan food and drink from local makers and creators. The ten-day extravaganza centres around two weekends of craft fairs which will surround our building on Saturday 9 – Sunday 10 and Saturday 16 – Monday 18 April and free to enter and browse. There will be a fantastic range of stalls to browse each day from 10am to 4pm, with a huge variety of crafts, including jewellery, candles, leatherwork, ceramics and much more - there is something for everyone!

As well as food and drink provided by our popular onsite café run by Honesty, there will be artisan BBQ food from The Gentleman Smoker (Sat 9 & Sun 10), homemade pies from Ethel’s Pies (Sat 16 – Mon 18 Apr) and sweet treats from Crazyzdays Doughnuts (Sat 9, Sun 10 & Sat 16 Apr).

Across the 10-day Festival, visitors will have the opportunity to participate in taster sessions from our vibrant programme of workshops and courses, including printing for adults and children, beginners crotchet, pottery throwing and more. Visitors to the Festival on Sunday 10 and Saturday 16 April, will have the chance to meet Hampshire based artist Harriet Riddell, from In Stitch You. Harriet will be bringing her wagon to West Berkshire and giving visitors the chance to join free-motion embroidery workshops on one of her many sewing machines!

Local artists will also be celebrated as they display their work in our Gallery throughout the Festival (Sat 9 – Mon 18 Apr), offering visitors the chance to purchase a piece of original art. The Base’s Runway Gallery which will become a huge chalkboard doodle wall on which visitors will have the opportunity to make their own mark and see it evolve throughout the Festival.

Entry to the Festival of Arts and Craft is free, as well as free parking on Greenham Business Park. To pre-book taster workshops, or for more information please visit www.thebasegreenham.co.uk or call 0845 5218 218 (calls cost 2p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge).

"This festival is a chance to celebrate everything that The Base stands for – community, creativity and connecting. We’ve all reconnected with how important arts and crafts are over the last two years, and our free festival will allow as many people as possible to enjoy arts and crafts and discover amazing artists on their own doorstep. It really is the perfect way to celebrate Spring with the whole family this Easter!"

Stephanie Johnson from The Base

A selection of artists exhibiting in our Gallery...