It all started in 1995 with a fundraising event in the Isle of Wight and since then the church in East Cowes has held an event every year with increasing success.

The first Brighouse Charity Jigsaw Festival was held in 2012. Since then some 3,700 people have visited the Festivals and purchased over 3,500 jigsaws, some making round trips of over 150 miles. The Festival is a topic of conversation around the town for weeks afterwards and is now an established annual event in the local calendar with 2018 bringing the seventh annual Festival.


A Jigsaw Puzzle Festival !

The whole body of St. Martin’s Church is designated to displaying made-up jigsaws of many makes, shapes and sizes. 1,000 jigsaws have been assembled throughout the year by many willing people from the local community. It has to be seen to be believed!


Approximately 200 made-up and upto 200 boxed jigsaw puzzles will be displayed at any one time and as soon as a made-up puzzle is sold another will replace it. This is one good reason why you may wish to make several visits during the Festival.

There will be puzzles for everyone - children's puzzles, traditional scenes, double-sided, mystery, crossword, impossipuzzles, mirror image, animal shapes, wasgij, large format, multiples, 3D and jigsaws in original wrapping. It has to be seen to be believed!
Click the  Festival Catalogue for an example of the selection.

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