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Our story so far...

In 2017 we celebrated a remarkable 35 year anniversary.  5 years later in 2022 we celebrated our 40th anniversary and that's quite an achievement!  We were so excited for this celebratory year because it was an opportunity to look back at our rich history as well as introduce you to some exciting new makers and shows throughout the year.  We hope you enjoy ed taking some trips down memory lane with us.  You'll see all of the things we got up to to celebrate this remarkable milestone.

As we embarked on this big adventure we asked you to share your stories from your experiences here over the past 40 years because we wanted you to be a part of our story.  You reminisced over some of the shows from our vast archive, shared your well-loved pieces that brighten your days and told us about your mindful moments you enjoyed in the gallery.  We shared your stories below and via social media when we received them; we hope you enjoy reading them.

We also invited you to take part in an array of exciting promotions and giveaways and added more inspiring workshops to our workshop programme for you to enjoy.  If you want to revisit some of our archived workshops just click
here.

We invited some of the makers from our In the Spotlight and The Jewellery Show (2 of 5 finale shows which closed our anniversary year) to make a special exclusive piece celebrating our 40th anniversary.  Four makers took part and we asked you to vote for your favourite piece.  We announced the winner in December, and the winner was Adele Taylor!  You can find out more about Adele's exclusive piece and the other 3 jewellers who took part here.

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Watch videos and read inspiring personal stories from current and past members of the gallery team, visitors, customers and some of our amazing makers below...

We looked back at our old photo albums and reminisced... 

We gave you Promotions & Giveaways galore!

Check out the photos from our big 40th anniversary opening on 8th October...

Check out our anniversary year celebrations recap of 2022 below...

What we got up to 5 years ago...

To mark our 35th anniversary we  reminisced about our remarkable exhibitions and showcases by taking a trip down memory lane through our archives.  Browse through the albums below to see what we uncovered for our campaigns Throwback Thursday, Flashback Friday and Where Are They Now?  

Throwback Thursday

Our archive of exhibitions and showcases highlights the vision of our Director Hayley Walker (who had been here for 27 years at the time) and inspiring contributions from every member of the Craft Centre team past and present.  Browse through the album to see just a small selection of the exhibitions we've had here over the years and be amazed at the talent we've had the pleasure of working with.  We're looking forward to seeing where the next 35 years will take the gallery.