Farnham and its villages have developed from their earlier agricultural roots into communities that are thriving, vibrant places to live and visit. Over time, the character of each area has been influenced by human interaction, the changing built environment, cultural aspirations, the impact of geography and patterns of trade.
Farnham has a diverse and exciting cultural heritage and we want to build on this special feature: so much so that we want you to think of Craft and Farnham in the same breath.
The roots of craft run deep in Farnham, and there are a remarkable number of major institutions who dedicate time, resources and creative energies to sustaining craft as one of the great defining features of place here: from the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) to a major museum, exhibition and specialist retail outlets and craft-related businesses. Farnham is home to both world renowned craft artists and to the next generation of emerging makers. Visit www.farnham.gov.uk/discover/crafttown to find out more about Farnham Craft Town.
Read the Farnham Craft Town leaflet here.
Image: Detail of the stone carvings by Aloyosha Moeran and Chris Elsey, one of seven panels and two benches commissioned by Farnham Maltings and Farnham Town Council, with generous support from Pat and Bob Frost and the Farnham Lions to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee.