Simply events

Welcome, Simply events has been organising handmade craft events since 2012. Every stall holders products are checked to ensure quality and that they have been hand made. We pride ourselves in only exhibiting the best crafters to ensure that our visitors get the best craft market experience possible.

Kylie on BBC Essex

Listen to Kylie playing ‘Trading Places’ on BBC Essex with Ben Fryer to promote the Wickham Bishops craft market. 

This years event dates & venues.

Our 2022 events are now open for bookings.
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2022 dates & venues…

‘Simply events’ are now looking to 2022 and can’t wait to get started on a fresh year of events.  Unfortunately, due to the regeneration project St Peters in Sudbury, it’s out of action for at least 2022, this has been a major issue for us as we love hosting our events in this venue and I’m afraid Sudbury doesn’t have another venue that could replace St Peters in the meantime, we do however have two new and exciting venues for 2022.  The first venue is ‘Clare Old School Community Centre’ with plenty of charm and character, the venue has two good sized halls along with a well equipped kitchen and cafe area, the venue is situated just behind the church in Clare and is only a few steps from the centre of the town. The second new venue is ‘New Green Community Centre’ in Thurston near Bury St Edmunds, this is a fantastic spacious venue with a main hall and connecting meeting room.  The venue has it’s own very popular cafe on site and is located in an extremely built up area, only a few miles from Bury St Edmunds, we are really looking forward to giving this venue a try!!  Along with the two new venues we will also be back at Horringer (near Bury St Edmunds), Lawford (near Manningtree), Wickham Bishops and Lavenham.

Sunday 20th March 2022 at the Community Centre, Horringer (EVENT FULLY BOOKED)
Saturday 14th May 2022 at the New Green Community Centre, Thurston

Saturday 16th April 2022 at the Village Hall, Lavenham (EVENT FULLY BOOKED)

Saturday 11th June 2022 at the Village Hall, Wickham Bishops  
Saturday 23rd July 2022 at the Community Centre, Horringer (EVENT FULLY BOOKED)

Saturday 10th September 2022 at the Venture Centre, Lawford 
Saturday 8th October 2022 at the New Green Community Centre, Thurston 

Saturday 12th November 2022 at the Village Hall, Lavenham (EVENT FULLY BOOKED)
Sunday 20th November 2022 at the Community Centre, Horringer
Saturday 3rd December 2022 at the Old School Community Centre, Clare (EVENT FULLY BOOKED)

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Find out where we will be holding our next handmade craft market by viewing the next event page.


Take the weight off your feet during your visit and enjoy some real home-made sweet and savoury offerings. 

Autumn craft market at Thurston on the 8th October 2022

Amongst our makers at the Autumn craft market at Thurston are…Sense Collective, Buzzy Bee Wax Melts, Giraffe Cheesecake Crochet, Caroline Blake Jewellery, M. S. Glass, Bev’s Pantry, J Welton Illustration, Kay Shorter, Pink Lotus Jewellery, Wendy Hamilton, Barbara Nunn-Clarke, Nikki’s Folly Jewellery, Dragonfly Crafts, Nadine’s Cakes and Celebrations, The Tiny Soap Lab, Mervyn Linford Author, Sandford Nash, Nadine Clare, April Blossom Studios, Handmade by Houchin, Ambient Crafts, Rushmere Glass Studio, The Home Fragrance and Marmic Manor Crafts.

Buzzy Bee Wax Melts…

“Buzzybeewaxmelts was formed during lockdown like a ot of new crafters. I do this for the enjoyment and the amazing fragrances I can bring to my home and yours. We make soy wax melts in all shapes and sizes, giving you the option of a pic n mix for variety or a snap bar in your favourite fragrance. We’ve also made the new Scented sizzlers which have been a big hit. Our prices are really kind on your purse too. 💛
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Pink Lotus Jewellery…
“Hi, I’m Emily! I founded Pink Lotus Jewellery in early 2020 and have been running it ever since alongside my job and becoming a new mum!  I live in Thurston and love how the community spirit of our village has grown over time, especially with so many fayres and events now!
I always struggled with anxiety and stress throughout my life and at 2019 it hit a peak, it was then I discovered the amazing healing qualities of natural crystal and gemstones. I bought my first ever gemstone bracelet (Amethyst) for my anxiety and I never took it off, I felt truly lost without it! It undoubtedly made me feel calmer and the knot of anxiety it my stomach felt much looser.  Being a creative at heart, I felt I wanted to create these stunning bracelets and pieces of jewellery myself, so I could share their magic with friends and family.
This was how it started! I now have an Etsy shop with over 100 unique, handmade pieces of jewellery, as well as an active Facebook and Instagram group with lots of wonderful supporters!  This is my first craft fayre and it is something I’ve wanted to participate in for a while! I hope you’ll come and say hello and see if a piece of crystal jewellery chooses you!”
Handmade by Houchin…
“Handmade By Houchin is a small family run business, launched in 2021, with a passion for providing a variety of luxury products which elevate the scent in any room. All of our products are 100% handmade, by us, in the UK using the highest quality ingredients including sustainable, vegan friendly and biodegradable Ecosoya wax.
Our products are long lasting, provide a clean burn and offer pleasant aroma’s to suit everyone. The current range has a variety of scents in one, two or three wick candles, tealights, wax melts, room diffuser’s and refills plus hanging scents. And our prices start at £1.25 for two tealights to £20.00 for a three wick candle or 100ml Reed diffuser so there really is something for everyone.”


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Thanks for a fab event Saturday in Hadleigh – hope to be at another one of your events soon. keep us posted for the October hadleigh one too please. thank you kindly x

Joan - Madbird Design


Thanks for a fab event Saturday in Hadleigh – hope to be at another one of your events soon. keep us posted for the October hadleigh one too please. thank you kindly x

Marion - Beech Tree Jewellery and Gifts


I really enjoyed today at Hadleigh and I have got home and my online shop at etsy, has had loads of views plus sold a few more pieces to people who were there today.  So Cogs and Gems would like to thank you and can’t wait for your future event dates, thank you again.

Debbie - Cogs and Gems


I wanted to say how much I enjoyed doing the Lavenham craft fair.  I have to admit at first I was concerned that there might not be as much footfall upstairs, but it was virtually busy all day, plus I had an excellent spot in the centre of the room, so thank you!

Lin - Lin Holding

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