Crafts Alive at Rodmarton Manor

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About The Event

This five day festival of crafts by members of the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen will take place within the historic Arts & Crafts Manor House and gardens at Rodmarton, near Tetbury, Gloucestershire. The theme of the Festival is ‘The Lie of the Land’.

Crafts Alive will celebrate our deep-rooted connection with the countryside and heritage craft with a selling exhibition displayed throughout the house and garden. Daily Craft Demonstrations, Taster Craft Skills Workshops for adults and children, Talks Programme, Physical Theatre & Puppet Performances, “Village Produce Show” with drop in vegetable making, a local Artisan Café, Gourmet Street Food & more will all be on offer within the grounds of Rodmarton Manor.

There will be a rare opportunity to visit the attic bedrooms and two of the open-air bedrooms.

Entry tickets to Crafts Alive can be purchased in advance with timed admission slots to the house & exhibition

Purchase your day tickets below


A major selling exhibition of contemporary craft featuring 50 respected makers from the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen within Rodmarton Manor and the gardens. It will also include work by internationally acclaimed guest exhibitors.


The talks program will engage with heritage and endangered crafts. Booking is essential.


5 professional craftsmen and women will be demonstrating each day, promoting an understanding and appreciation of traditional and contemporary skills and craftsmanship

Village Produce Show

Leading into Crafts Alive at Rodmarton Manor, the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen has developed the unique ‘Village Produce Show’ as a major educational project.

Taster Workshops

Hands on workshops run by experianced craftspeople.

Physical Theatre

Song, poetry and puppetry inspired by the ‘Lie of the Land’.


Plants and planting demonstrations with Julie Dolphin from Miserden Nursery.

Food and Drink

Including local Artisan Cafe and Gourmet Street Food

For Children

Keep your children entertained with bread making, puppet shows and more.


Rodmarton Manor
Oathill Lane

Dates & Times

Date: 8 - 12 September 2021
Time: 10am - 5pm daily