Thousands flock to Bovey Tracey Craft Festival

Over 200 of the UK’s most exciting designers and makers attended the Bovey Tracey Craft Festival, with the 16th festival taking place last weekend at Mill Marsh Park in the town.

Thousands of people attended to see some of the most beautifully made jewellery, ceramics, textiles and sometimes just the very unusual.
The festival is the largest craft festival in the South West of England.

Visitors also had the choice of over 40 workshops, including paper flower making, spoon carving, copper jewellery making, stone carving and plaited flower garlands with Buabua James from the Gilbert Islands in the South Pacific. The Craft
Cinema showed a list of lively craft and design short films shown in the 1967 bus which was originally commissioned by Tony Benn, then Minister of Technology.

The cinema travelled the country showing films to factory workers about new advances in technology.

Stuart Clarke

Author: Stuart Clarke

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