Craft Central Winter Market at The Forge– call for makers!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 14:01
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Craft Central Winter Market at The Forge– call for makers!


16 - 18 November 2018

During mid-November we are having our second seasonal Winter Market at The Forge. We had over 800 visitors last winter and we hope to build on this. We’re looking for craftspeople from across our Network and beyond to come and take part in this festive selling event. The Winter Market will take place from Friday 16 November to Sunday 18 November and will be a great way to kick off your Christmas selling season. Applications are now open!



The Forge, West Ferry Road, is a Grade II listed-building set within a largely residential area on the Isle of Dogs in East London. 

Winter Market Opening hours:

Friday 16th November 5pm - 8pm (Set up 9.30-5pm)

Saturday 17th November 11-6pm

Sunday 18th November 11-5pm


We will be offering exhibition spaces on the ground floor in the exhibition gallery, available studios, and the workbenches which line the edges of the open plan area of The Forge. We will be able to supply most display furniture for exhibitors meaning set-up easy and hassle-free. 



We are keeping the price as affordable as possible for our members: £96 (inc VAT).

None member's rates is £120 (inc VAT)




We will be running paid for workshops throughout the event. We want a range for children and adults. All revenue goes to the facilitator. If you have a workshop proposal please email

Good to know:

The Forge is based close to the river and within easy access of Greenwich, Canary Wharf and Surrey Quays. It is a five-minute-walk from Mudchute station on the DLR and is also outside the congestion zone. We have 10 parking spaces for the building and on surrounding roads parking is free from 5.30pm and weekends. All of this will make set-up and pack down easier for you and will allow visitors to drive stress free to the show.


Craft Central will be promoting the Winter Market through our database (29,000+), social media (37,000+) and through the media. We will invite some of our exhibiting Network members to have their work on our creative and social media campaigns to promote the event. These images could be used for flyers, posters, print advertising, social media advertising, alongside press coverage for the event. If you don't supply good images we won't be able to include you in any of the visual campaigns, please ensure that you do.

We need:

  • Good, clear product shots on neutral backgrounds and with full caption information and prices
  • High-res / print ready: 300dpi Jpeg
  • Images to be included in your application, extra images can be sent via dropbox, wetransfer and email

How to apply:

Applying for the Winter Market is free. Please click the below button to be directed to our online application form. Contact details given will be used for the show guide so please ensure information is correct. 

Application Deadline:

Deadline to complete application is now midnight Sunday 9th September


Click here to apply for Craft Central Winter Market at The Forge