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About the Contemporary Textiles Fair

The Contemporary Textiles Fair

The Contemporary Textiles Fair, held every year, usually in March, is an established must-visit event in the textile lovers’ calendar. The fair is unique in its focus on textile artists and designer makers, unencumbered by suppliers, DIY kits, and other craft disciplines. It is this clear focus, together with the unique setting and returning visitors that make this event both enjoyable and successful, year after year.

The Contemporary Textiles Fair is somewhere textile enthusiasts, collectors, and art lovers can come to find artworks with texture, wearable masterpieces, handmade homeware, and unique curiosities. This isn’t granny’s knitted teacosy territory, this is contemporary quality! From stitched wall-hangings with conceptual significance, to carefully designed and hand-crafted objects, this fair does not discriminate – the art/craft barrier fades away to reveal exceptional talent in textiles. Video highlights

A catalogue is now produced for each fair.

Next fair

Contemporary Textiles Fair 2022

Friday 18 – Sunday 20 March 2022
Private view:
Public view:
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
see fair details in Events section

No physical Contemporary Textiles Fair was possible this year, 2021.

Note for visitors

full details of the fair will be in the Events section when the Spring season events are listed (end of November, usually).

Note for exhibitors

interested in exhibiting? See the Exhibitor? part of this page.

Textiles Fair Photo Gallery

Video Highlights, Contemp. Textiles Fair 2017

Video by, and courtesy of, Timothy Stone.


Why exhibit with us

What makes this fair different, who comes, from where… Why exhibit with us explained

CTF 2022 – exhibitor stand plan and prices

Stand Plan and Prices – CTF 2022

CTF 2022 – how to apply

Application forms and more details (from Wed. 22 Dec.): online at


  • You may need to register with CuratorSpace before continuing on to fill in the application form as directed. They will not bombard you with emails.
  • If you have problems with the mechanics of the form/website please contact CuratorSpace directly ( – they are very helpful – otherwise contact our curator Abigail Thomas.


Please send your question(s) to Abigail Thomas, the LAC Visual Arts Curator.

Register your interest in exhibiting

Sign up to the CTF exhibitors mailing list.


The Contemporary Textiles Fair on Social Media

Contact Us…

Opening Hours

Wheelchair Users

  • Accessible events & classes: marked with the wheelchair symbol.
  • For advice on parking: please telephone LAC Office in advance

Hearing Assistance

  • Main hall: an induction loop is installed.

Food and Drink

  • Café / bar: open for most events; check event listing. For our fairs caterer Enjoy! operates the café, serving tasty home-made food as Enjoy!@The Landmark. What's available at the bar / café.
  • Pre-show supper: available for events marked supper. See event listing for menu and booking deadline. Catering by Enjoy!.

Our Address

Landmark Arts Centre Ferry Road Teddington TW11 9NN United Kingdom

(in South West London, between Twickenham, Richmond, and Kingston-upon-Thames).

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What the building looks like

Travel Options

  • Train: Waterloo to Teddington (approx. 35 minutes), then just over 10 minutes' signposted walk
  • Bus: R68, 281, 285 all stop outside the Centre (‘Teddington Lock’): Stop M across the road, Stop U on the same side, or Stop Y nearby on Kingston Road. Also, 33 via Waldegrave Road, Stop A or Stop B opposite (both ‘Teddington Library’). Bus spider maps.
  • Tube: District line to Richmond and then bus R68 (above)
  • Cycle: on-site parking for up to 12 bicycles
  • Car: no parking on site but free parking in surrounding streets.

TfL's Journey Planner

How to Book…

  • Online: where indicated.
  • By phone: Box Office open… Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5pm …and from 1pm on the day of weekend performances. Telephone bookings (card only): 020 8977 7558.
  • By post: state the event and number of tickets required and enclose an SAE and cheque payable to ‘Landmark Arts Centre’ to our address.

Please note…

  • Booking fees: if you wish to have your tickets posted and haven’t supplied an SAE, a 50p postage fee applies.
  • Refund & Exchange Policy: no refund of tickets or class bookings will be made unless the event or class is full and we are able to re-sell your ticket/class place, in which case an admin fee of £1 will be deducted from the amount refunded.

Concessions, Offers…

  • Concessions: available to LAC Members and others as noted for the event, workshop or class.
  • Gift vouchers Looking for a gift? Why not buy them Landmark Gift Vouchers! £5, £10 and £20 vouchers are available and can be used for concert tickets, workshops and courses.

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