february, 2021

12feb(feb 12)1:00 am19apr(apr 19)1:00 amCrafty Craft 2021


Event Details

CRAFTY CRAFT IS BACK! Albeit not as we know it…

We have made the difficult decision to cancel Crafty Craft for the second consecutive year. With the current national restrictions in place, it will not be viable for participants from mixed households to get together to build their rafts ahead of the annual event – a process that teams would usually start several months before the May race date.

With this in mind, we have decided instead to go digital with the event for 2021.  

This will be a first in Crafty Craft’s 47-year history, as families, friends, local residents, and BID members are invited to make mini rafts at home to float in the bath, paddling pool or the washing up bowl!  

The theme of this year’s Crafty Craft is ‘NHS Heroes and is a tribute to NHS staff who have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic. The digital event will support the West Berkshire Community Hospital charity to align with this year’s themeand participants are encouraged to give what they can to support the cause by donating via the hospital’s website: berkshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/our-charity/make-a-donation/. 

In line with current restrictions, participants should build crafts with household members only and the race element of the event is being removed to support the stay-at-home message from the Government

So, we are inviting YOU, our fellow Crafty Craft enthusiasts, to take part in this year’s digital Crafty Craft!

Crafts of all shapes and sizes will be considered for the competition, and we encourage you to think sustainably while creating their inventions by making the best use of recyclables. 

The provisional deadline for entries is Monday 19th April 2021with the winners due to be announced on Crafty Craft’s usual Early May Bank Holiday, which this year falls on Monday 3rd May.  

To enter, please submit photo or video footage of your home-made crafts to us via email on info@newburybid.com, and please share your images on social media and tag us @VisitNewbury , using the #VisitNewbury.

Good luck!




February 12 (Friday) 1:00 am - April 19 (Monday) 1:00 am


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