events, activities and workshops at Taurus Crafts, Near Aylburton, Lydney, Soudley, Blakeney, Coleford, Cinderford, Chepstow

Taurus Crafts What's On Guide: August/ September 2016

All the coming events for this month. We have a dedicated listings page for all exhibitions, childrens activities, workshops, classes and courses here. For upcoming events next month and beyond visit read the coming soon listing page.

Join our mailing list to find out first. Get regular updates on our facebook and twitter social media sites. Taurus Crafts is located 5 minutes from Lydney, between Coleford, Chepstow and Cinderford in the Forest of Dean.

Taurus Crafts Summer Holiday Activities
23rd July - 31st August 2016

A fab variety of creative activities are taking place at Taurus Crafts throughout the summer. Choose from jewellery making, pottery painting, stone carving, Teddy Bear making, finger knitting and lots more...

Paint your own pottery will be running throughout the school summer holiday Wednesday through to Monday each week. Closed on Tuesdays.


Opening hours for the paint your own pot activity are 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm. Prices from £6.00. Workshop approx. 20 mins, Prices from £6. Suitable for all ages.


For times and dates of all the activities click here

This weeks holiday activities day-by-day choose a date.

For complete holiday activity listings please click here.
Sally Boheme: Beaded Crochet Jewellery Making Workshop

10:00am to 16:00pm Saturday 3rd September 2016
Places are limited. The booking deadline is Tuesday 30th August

There will be two different projects using simple crochet chain stitch where you will be able to create necklaces, earrings or bracelets. We will use lots of beads, wire and yarns. If you have any bead jewellery at home that you wish to repurpose, bring it along and give it a new lease of life. This workshop is suitable for complete beginners and improvers (over-18s only). Cost: £25 per person plus materials (approx. cost of materials £8). Sally has been beading for 25 years and teaches adults at residential colleges and other venues nationally. She also sells her pieces and works to commission.

10am - 4pm (incl. 1 hour for lunch) £25.00 per person (plus materials) This workshop is suitable for complete beginners and improvers (over-18s only)

Please contact Sally direct to book your place or if you have any questions. 01989 770598

More information at

Date of Next Workshop: 11th February 2017: Bead Loom Jewellery places available now, to book call 01989 770598

Sally Boheme: Beaded Crochet Jewellery Making Workshop 10:00am to 16:00pm Saturday 3rd September 2016
Places are limited. The booking deadline is Tuesday 30th August


Taurus Crafts Function Room 19th August to 4th September 2016

Bid for artworks by writing your chosen bid on the slip of paper provided along with your contact details. At the end of the auction, the highest listed bidder for each poece wins the artwork.


Winning bidders with be announced on 6th September


Please note the silent auction is open daily except 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th August and 1st September



Ukulele Day Sunday 14th August 2016 at Taurus Crafts, Lydney from 12 to 5.30 free entry

Amanda Hamilton: Art from the Heart

23rd July to the 10th October 2016

Taurus Crafts Café 10am - 5.30pm Open daily free entry

The ‘Art from the Heart’ exhibition will feature nearly 20 works by Amanda, including favourites such as her Paris and Cornwall Series paintings, as well as prints of some of her earlier work including Royal Ross on Wye and Room with a View. In addition, the exhibition will be supported by a variety of works from Herefordshire, Monmouthshire and Gloucestershire.

Read more about the exhibition and the artist here.

life as we see it 2016 exhibition

Balm Jewellery Anniversary Party 10th September 2016

🎈🎉PARTY!!!!🎉🎈 🎈To CELEBRATE 13 YEARS of trading we are having a PARTY on Saturday 10th September 11 - 4pm at the shop at Taurus Crafts all welcome - food, drink and musical performances lined up 🍾🎼😀🎪🎂🎈


For info. and updates click here

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Arts In The Marches

Diverse sculpture exhibition on display and for sale in the grounds of Taurus Crafts from 28th May to 2nd October 2016

Read more about the exhibition here.

Free entry, open daily 10am - 5pm

life as we see it 2016 exhibition
Summer Beach NOW OPEN!!!


Enjoy the simple beach pleasures of building sand castles and playing games, relax in deck chairs with drinks and ice creams on our super huge fun beach play area.

taurus crafts beach play ares

Free Bike Part Trail: 27th August until 11th September

The young at heart can explore the centres Bike P:ART Trail. Colourful bike parts are displayed around the Taurus Crafts site, the aim is to find them all and match the colours.


The trail is free to take part in and all entries will be included in a prize draw.

taurus crafts find a bin competition

‘FIND-A-BIN’ TRAIL: 23rd July to 31st August


Find the ten painted rubbish bins on display around Taurus Crafts. See if you can match which bin is painted by which school.


Find the trail sheets in the Gift Shop. Hand in your completed trail sheet to enter the prize draw.

taurus crafts find a bin competition

The Garden Retreat Health, Beauty and Wellbeing Centre

The Garden Retreat Health and Beauty is located at Taurus Crafts, Lydney. We offer a wide range of holistic and beauty therapies by dedicated therapists.

We are now offering pregnancy massage. We are happy to recommend specific treatments and offer advice when needed. We are open Monday to Saturday with a late night on Thursdays until 8pm. Please contact us for more information 01594 841156 or email or visit the garden retreat webpage for more info.

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Slimming World

Four sessions throughout the morning, afternoon and evening every Thursday at Taurus Crafts. 9.30am, 3.30pm, 5.30pm and 7.30pm

Your Consultant's name is Debra Telephone 07724 081630

Taurus Crafts, The Meeting Room,Lydney Park Estate, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 6BU

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Yoga sessions Hatha YOGA Mixed ability Classes with a British Wheel of Yoga and REPs registered teacher.Taurus Crafts, Lydney - Tuesday and Wednesday evenings 7pmContact: To book your place and call Carolyn on 07793 503046
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CAN DO Creative

The CAN DO Creative shop is now open in the main courtyard, between the gift shop and The Little Bazaar. It retails the work of talented individuals working in workshops supported by the Camphill Village Trust.

You can browse and buy at your leisure, your purchase helps people with learning disabilities to live and work independently.


Read more about Can Do Creative.

CAN DO Creative shop at Taurus Crafts.
The Ceramics Gallery

The Ceramics gallery is open daily and features work by nationally acclaimed artists including Mary Rose; Avril Farley; Val Tomlins; Dinah Delchambre; Tracy Baker; Derek A. Lamb; Tara Davidson.


Read more about the ceramic artists and their work.

Pottery and ceramics at Taurus Crafts

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