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 Coggeshall craft market. 

This years event dates & venues.

Our 2023 events are now open for bookings.
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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 (LIMITED AVAILABILITY)

Saturday 4th November 2023 at the Village Hall, Coggeshall, Essex (LIMITED AVAILABILITY)
Saturday 11th November 2023 at the Village Hall, Lavenham, Suffolk (EVENT FULLY BOOKED)
Sunday 26th November 2023 at the Community Centre, Horringer, Suffolk 

Saturday 9th December 2023 at the Old School Community Centre, Clare, Suffolk (LIMITED AVAILABILITY)

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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. 

We are looking forward to our next event at Lawford, this Saturday 7th October

We have a lovely line-up of exhibitors attending this weekends event at Lawford, amongst our makers are Canal Art & Photography, Enid’s Jewel Box, Pincushions & Pansies, Denny Steiner, Cara Tomi Print Textiles, Capricorn Crafts, Ready Steady Melt, Nikki’s Folly Jewellery, Rebecca Sheil Photography, Susie G Art, Barbara’s Crafts, Rosemary Clifford, Tied Fates, Bow & Oak, All you need is yarn & Ann Dean.

All you need is yarn…

“I am a girl constantly on the go as by trade I am cabin crew for a VIP charter airline. Some items were crafted in my home and some at 36000ft in the air! I have first learnt about crochet from my grandma at a very young age, however I have only picked it up properly in the beginning of 2023 as a hobby – from there it grew into a passion. I am hoping to learn more and create fun, colourful seasonal home decor along the way.  I will be bringing boxes of fun pumpkins in 4 different sizes, wall decorations, hats and headbands. I am aiming to grow into a well established sole trader and do markets once a month.

Pumpkin prices will depend on the size of the item, ranging from £3 to £25 (that is for a really large one I have only a single piece of), wall decor £15 to £20, headbands for £3-£4, hats for £6, all handmade by myself.”


Cara Tomi Print Textiles…

“Hello, I am Cara Tomi, owner of Cara Tomi Print Textiles, an emerging contemporary designer-maker who sees my designs through from the concept to the final textile production. I have a huge passion for pattern and colour. I love to work with lines and shapes that come together to structure the design or patterns on the surface of textiles, either as large repeats or singular elements. Everything on my stand is hand designed, drawn, crafted and brought to life by myself! All products are all individually dyed and printed by hand, therefore the print may not be perfectly in form and no two products will be exactly the same, making them totally unique and bespoke items!”

I hope you love my crafts just as much as me!

Online shop here:

Find out more about me here:

Ann Dean…

“Hello I am Ann Dean, I have crafted for a long time many years ago I was a Ceramic Artist and I sold my Items all over at craft fairs, my main outlet was the craft market at Covent Garden at the weekends. I then moved abroad for years, but have now returned to the UK and have Started to do Diamond Art, and I love it, I have retired so needed something to keep me occupied and it sure does that, I do put a lot of hours in. Not really looking to make this a business just selling to recover some of the cost of my materials.”


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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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