About Us

Hopeful & Glorious create great quality showing and selling events for artists, makers and designers from across the North.

Based in Lancashire, Hopeful & Glorious love to work with talented makers, interesting venues and great organisations to produce colourful events to exhibit and sell art. Our fairs and markets provide opportunities for visitors to meet the makers, hear about the techniques and inspirations and see a brilliant range of art, craft and design with artists specially selected for each event. We take no commission on sales so visitors know that their purchases directly benefit the makers.

We are always happy to hear from artists so if that’s you, then please send us an email or apply online using the event application forms. If you are interested in visiting our events we are regular tweeters @hopefulglorious or you can sign up for our free e-newsletter which comes out quarterly.

Discover and delight at the range and quality of art, craft and design celebrating the skill, talent and unshakeable quirky charm of artists across the region. There’s plenty to see, buy and enjoy!

Meet the Team


Heather is the brains of the outfit, having worked in arts and events in the Lancashire area for 20 years. Heather likes to get hands-on with making and doing, with stitch and collage being favourite techniques.


Gordon is the whizz kid of the pair. His speccy glasses and pale demeanour indicators of a lifetime tinkering with computers. Gordon is largely impractical but knows how to make pixels dance.