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 2023 events are now open for bookings.
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“We would like to wish all our visitors and talented makers a very Merry Christmas and we look forward to seeing you all in 2023.”

2023 dates & venues…

‘Simply events’ are now looking to 2023 and can’t wait to get started on a fresh year of events.  We have three new venues for 2023, the first venue is the ‘Village Hall’ in Coggeshall, the venue has two good sized halls along with a well equipped kitchen and cafe area. The second new venue is the ‘Community Centre’ in Langham near Colchester, this is a fantastic spacious venue with a main hall and kitchen.  Our third new venue is the ‘Village Hall’ in Ardleigh near Colchester, this venue is situated in the popular village of Ardleigh and boasts a spacious hall and kitchen. Along with the three new venues we will also be back at Horringer (near Bury St Edmunds), Lawford (near Manningtree), Wickham Bishops, Clare and Lavenham in Suffolk.

2023 dates & venues…

Saturday 29th April 2023 at the Village Hall, Lavenham, Suffolk                                                                                              Saturday 20th May 2023 at the Village Hall, Coggeshall, Essex

Saturday 9th September 2023 at the Village Hall, Wickham Bishops, Essex 
Saturday 23rd September 2023 at the Community Centre, Langham, Nr Colchester, Essex 

Saturday 7th October 2023  at the Venture Centre, Lawford, Essex
Saturday 21st October 2023 at the Village Hall, Ardleigh, Nr Colchester, Essex

Saturday 4th November 2023 at the Village Hall, Coggeshall, Essex
Saturday 11th November 2023 at the Village Hall, Lavenham, Suffolk
Sunday 26th November 2023 at the Community Centre, Horringer, Suffolk 

Saturday 9th December 2023 at the Old School Community Centre, Clare, Suffolk

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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. 

Makers at Clare this Saturday…

We have a lovely line up of makers at the Old School Community Centre this Saturday, 3rd December… Crafts by Design, The Sue Smith, Her, me & Molly makes three, The Airy Gemini, Art JMT, Little Jo Art, Derek Smith Sculptures, Kay Shorter, Ambient Crafts, Victoria Brock books and gifts, Granny Knits & Sews, MJB Images, Nikki’s Folly Jewellery, Bumble & Me, Sandstorm Glass, April Blossom Studios, Stitches by Stacey, Nells Studios, Baarmy Crafts, Rural Images Photography, The Home Fragrance, Keepsakes & Portraits, No Planet B Candles, Marmic Manor Crafts.

Nells Studios…

“Hi, I’m Amy, I am 21, and I own and run Nells Studio! I create, promote, and design everything myself- from my pieces to my website and business cards. I have always loved making and wearing jewellery, and am passionate about thrifting and using old to make new. So, to make all my jewellery, I use vintage and second hand beads- and pearls! I specialise in creating one of a kind pieces with freshwater pearls, pieces that last and are u inquest to you. I also take commissions to create bespoke pieces, and can work with you to turn your old your jewellery into brand new pieces that you’ll love!
The name comes from my childhood nickname- Nellie, like the elephant. I was less than graceful as a little girl, so it just stuck! “
Socials: @nellsstudio
Etsy: @nellsstuddiogb
Contact: (or on any of my socials!)


Her, Me & Molly Makes Three…

Hand made crocheted scarves

Hand made Jewellery earrings [ necklaces and bracelets]  Made from T/shirt yarn, Resin key rings/ Resin reindeers

Soup bowl cosy [recycled material], Tissue holders, Book marks, Sardine lavender fish.[recycled materials], Baskets [recycled material]
Reusable  bags  [large,  medium and small ]



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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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