Sunday 20th February, 10.30am - 3.30pm

Following the huge success of Portsmouth Guildhall’s ‘Sampled’ Open Day last summer, we are delighted to announce a ‘Sampled’ Craft Market that will be FREE to attend on Sunday 20th February, from 10.30am – 3.30pm.

Set across three floors of the Guildhall, people are invited to support local small businesses and see a ‘sample’ of some of the city’s most talented artists, makers and creators with up to 40 stalls offering a range of crafts and gifts including jewellery, clothing, homeware, ceramics, art, stationary, pens, books and more.

Home to the Makers Guild and a range of creative businesses who took up the offer of affordable short term lets in lockdown through the venue’s Headstart Creatives scheme, Portsmouth Guildhall is a hive of artistic and inventive talent with the ‘Sampled’ Craft Market offering a platform for them and creators from across the city and region to showcase their work.

Event Organiser, Nick Coles said “The idea behind our ‘Sampled’ events is to throw open the doors of the Guildhall and welcome people in to come and see what we do. We had a mini pop-up market as part of our Open Day event last summer which was really popular so we wanted to expand on just that element and offer local creatives a platform to sell and have their work seen”.

Creative traders will need to be quick to secure a stall at the ‘Sampled’ Craft Market event with tables available for just £15. For more information or an application form please contact

It is FREE to attend the ‘Sampled’ Craft Market – no need to book just turn up on the day! The event will comply with any Covid restrictions that are in place at the time of the event – people are advised to check ahead for these on the website.

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