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.

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 

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
Sunday 20th November 2022 at the Community Centre, Horringer
Saturday 3rd December 2022 at the Old School Community Centre, Clare (Jewellery allocation FULL)

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

Spring craft market at Thurston on the 14th May 2022

This is a new venue for us and we are very excited to be hosting our Spring craft market here, we have a lovely range of Spring crafts on display including Crafts by Design, Barbara’s Crafts, Gillygiles Felts, M S Glass, Marmic Manor Crafts, Gemmeus, Little Jo Art, Kay Shorter, The Soap Den, Susie G Art, Glen Wade, Bee Kay Handcrafted Cards, Nikki’s Folly Jewellery, Earth Scent, Sandford Nash, Mervyn Linford, Potion and Pearl Crafts, Stitches by Stacey, Pauline Greengrass, Julie Mortimer and Jo Jo Aromas.

The Soap Den…

The soaps are priced at £5.50 per bar and contain all pure, natural ingredients.  They are scented by essential oils and coloured by natural clays and powders.
I am a small soap maker (The Soap Den), who uses only natural ingredients.  All my soaps have been passed by a chemist and I carry the correct paperwork for them, so I am legally allowed to sell to the public.

Julie Mortimer Images of Nature…

I am a self-taught wildlife & landscape artist – living in Suffolk. All my work is inspired by the beauty of our natural environment. My products are my own wildlife watercolours painted on wood, canvas & paper, which are printed onto various materials & gift products from framed prints to coasters & cushions. My prices range from £5 to £100 :something for all budgets & occasions.

Idea Art…
“I paint and draw mainly landscapes in acrylic and watercolour, as well as portraits in pencil and classic vehicle illustrations in gouache. My paintings have sold in Spain, Portugal, America, Finland and France as well as the UK. Born in Dagenham in 1948, I has had a varied career as an illustrator, art director and graphic designer working for leading London advertising and design consultancies during the 70s and 80s. I then established a design consultancy in Dedham with my wife Sandy. We have now returned to Suffolk after 14 years living in the south west of France running art and other creative courses.”
Framed watercolours priced at £65.00
Larger acrylic paintings priced at £15.00

I accepts painting, illustration, photography and design commissions.


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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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