Village Green 2019

The countdown is on… 3 days to go!

We are so thrilled to be part of Village Green festival this year; it’s such an exciting and diverse event right in the heart of our lovely little town. The support the Village Green festival gets every year is so amazing and shows the best of our Southend community spirit!
Every year the festival gets better and better so we are looking forward to seeing what’s in store on Saturday!

Our amazing team have been super busy at the studio this week; prepping headbands, making decorations, and organising a whole host of sparkly items for our ‘Festival Heads’ making marquee! 

We can’t wait too see lots of you there, ready to make your own free festival head dress to wear at Village Green. Will you go for a natural foliage and raffia crown, a boho chic band or a glam feather headdress?! We have lots of different styles to choose from so each head dress can be unique!

Head dress made

Why not complete your festival look by having your hair professionally plaited by the brilliant Jude Raphael. Think fishtail, French, dutch, reverse plaits – you name it, she can plait it! 

Hair plaited

Just a small selection of the pretty things available!

When your Festival Heads look is complete, you can head over to our photobooth where pro photographer, Simon Fowler, will take your photo in front of our festival backdrop. All photos will be uploaded to our Facebook page (@create98leigh) next week for you to find your snap. If you can’t wait that long, feel free to take a selfie –  if you upload to socials and tag us, you’ll be put in a prize draw to win a Create98 £45 voucher! 

Photo taken
Competition entered

Once you’ve explored all the corners of our huge tent, there are so many other brilliantly creative things to go and see and do! Check out the latest Trawler mag or VG website for all the info.

One way you could make your festival head dress!

Our Making Marquee will be open from 11am until 5pm (of course, we can’t miss Fun Loving Criminals and Busted!)
We’ll be located on the Cricket Pitch, right next to the bar – so grab yourself a G&T and come and get your festival craft on! 

What People Say…

“Lovely place with friendly staff. I was amazed at how good my painting turned out!”

Bex Harper -

“Great idea. Wonderful workshops to do something different . Already booked up six workshops for next three months.😀”

Alison Pollard -

“Thoroughly enjoyed the 'Celebrating Chelsea' flower school special today, helping to create the floral installation outside the shop, together with other designs internally. Christine and her team were relaxed and helpful as were the other participants. Will be returning regularly to experience other creative courses. Thank you Create 98.”

Patsy Wiggins -

“Wanted to thank you, your team and Mark for an absolutely brilliant afternoon/evening. Everything was perfect, from the life drawing lesson to the fabulous vegan supper, eaten off of a stunningly beautifully decorated table. A lovely time had by all.”

Karen Baker - Private Party Host

“Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the flower morning on Saturday. Thank you. You have created an amazing space for a real mix of activities.”

Zena Coleman -

“I just love everything about the place! From the friendliness that immediately puts you at ease, the excellent equipment/tools for the course, the generosity of the host when prosecco is included! I really enjoy anytime I spend there.”


“Great teacher! Thank you so much! Looking forward to seeing you again xxx”

AC Millbank -

“My son is loving the A to Z classes. As a parent it is wo derful seeing his new creations after each session. A fantastic opportunity for budding artists”

Kate Williams -

“Great idea. Wonderful workshops to do something different . Already booked up six workshops for next three months.?”

Alison Pollard - Workshop participant

“EVERYTHING is spot on. This is the most fantastic place and I cannot wait to book in for more events. You really have nailed it with the content, the staff, the venue, the refreshments. Thankyou!”

Maddie - Benfleet
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