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Craft Month kicks off at UCA Farnham

Craft Month has once again returned to the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) in Farnham, with talks, exhibitions and events open to the public throughout October.

Celebrating the town’s rich heritage, October Craft Month takes place across the town each year and offers members of the public the chance to interact with the town’s unique art and craft culture, see makers in action, and get involved with designing and making.

Rebecca Skeels, Postgraduate Course Leader for the School of Crafts and Design at UCA, said: “It’s fantastic to once again be part of Farnham’s annual crafts celebrations and to share an exciting and varied programme of activities with the community.

“UCA has a long history of nurturing artists and designers and prides itself on offering traditional craft subjects alongside new creative disciplines. We are looking forward to welcoming visitors to campus for specialist exhibitions and lectures.”

Activities taking place at UCA this month include a number of exhibitions at the Crafts Study Centre – a specialist museum and research centre based at UCA and home to internationally renowned collections of modern Birtish craft – in addition to talks on the history of contemporary textile art; interior architecture and design; and insights into the circular economy by UCA’s Centre for Sustainable Design.

Alongside UCA, supporters and contributors to Farnham Craft Month include: Farnham Maltings; The Farnham Pottery; New Ashgate Gallery; Surrey Cultural Services; Farnham Town Council; Creative Response; Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden; Skeels; Waverley Borough Council; Surrey Hills Arts; Praktis; and Watts Gallery Artists Village.

For the complete guide to October Craft Month, click here.