Taurus Crafts What's On Guide: August and September 2015
All the coming events for this month. We have a dedicated listings page for all childrens activities, workshops, classes and courses here. For upcoming events for next month and beyond visit read the coming soon listing.

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2015 Big Woody Triathlon

This year the Triathalon takes place on August 29th 2015 and is organised by Wild Boar Events.

The race HQ is based at Taurus Crafts, there are free camping, showers and changing for the athletes and their supporters. The swim takes place at the National Diving and Activity Centre near to Chepstow. The Bike course is best described as undulating to hilly but its not extreme. Taking in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley this bike route is both scenic and testing. The bike route finishes at Taurus the athletes complete the Triathalon with a 6 lap woodland route. All finishers receive a medal and the honour of completing one of the toughest middle distance events in the UK.

Follow this link to enter Big Woody triathalon 2015. www.wildboarevents.co.uk/bigwoody.html

The Big woody triathalon Taurus Crafts , the old Park, Lydney, Near Chepstow, Forest of Dean. Gloucestershire

Lydney Young Promoters group present: Bands on the Beach at Taurus Crafts. Monday 31st August.

3 hours of live acoustic music, hand picked by the promoters. Come and relax on the beach, unwind to the soothing folk sound of Sue Skinner or throw your hands in the air to the popular covers by Tin Full of People!

If you fancy a face paint to really get in the spirit - we have that too! face painting stand available 12-3 for £1.50 a paint!!

Lydney Young Promoters are a small group of enthusiastic and committed young programmers. This is their first event and they have taken on all aspects of it, from the initial planning to mucking in on the day. The group would appreciate all the support they can get on the day and are proud to be presenting what they consider to be a top quality line up of local talented musicians.

See you on the beach!

Read more about the bands.

Lydney Young Promoters group present: Bands on the Beach at Taurus Crafts. Monday 31st August. the old Park, Lydney, Near Chepstow, Forest of Dean. Gloucestershire

Summer Activities and Workshops at Taurus Crafts: For dates and times check the holiday workshops listings.

Free Sea Monster Trail: Open until September. Find all the monster shapes and pictures and enter the prize draw. Find the trail sheets in the Gift Shop.

Sea Monster Mosaic Mirrors: Make your own mirror inspired by weird and wonderful sea monsters with Claire Robinson. Saturday 29th August

Paint your own Pot: Paint your own designs on a range of pottery items and have them glazed and fired. Everyday except Thursdays

This summer holidays you can design and make beautiful beaded jewellery with Balm Jewellery Friday 28th, Saturday 29th, Sunday 30th and Monday 31st August. There is still time for jewellery making before school starts, available most days call Sarah on 07918676539 to enquire.Balm Jewellery is also offering free gift wrapping on all purchases.

Have a go at Knitting: Knitting taster sessions and workshops with Mad Dog Designs.

Face Painting: 12 - 3pm Bank Holiday Monday 31st August at The Beach!

All the listings for workshops at Taurus Crafts throughout the summer follow our workshops, classes and courses listings page.

have a go stone carving at Taurus Crafts

have a go stone carving at Taurus Crafts

Free Sea Monster Trail:

#Seamonster competition @TaurusCrafts Look out for the #seamonsters and take part in our free #seamonster trail, enter the seamonster raffle on our twitter or facebook accounts. You can share your pictures of yourselves with the monsters on twitter with the hashtag #seamonsters or on the Taurus Crafts facebook account

Vote for your favorite scary #seamonster mural, entry forms are in the gift shop and help your local school win a prize.

See the #seamonster murals here.

seamonsters competition at  the old Park, Lydney, Near Chepstow, Forest of Dean. Gloucestershire


Taurus Crafts Cafe

25th July until 31st August 2015

An Exhibition of Original Serigraphs created by the artists of the Artizan Editions Workshop.

Fine art screenprinters, Artizan Editions, established in 1994 in Brighton have recently moved to new premises in rural Gloucestershire. The studio continues to focus on original printmaking in its collaboration with a wide diversity of artists, including Bridget Riley, Brian Rice, Graham Dean, Martyn Brewster, Stella Maris and Henrik Simonsen.

Continuing to promote the ethos of the Arts and Crafts Movement, owner Sally Gimson believes in the importance of creative manual work and art as a way of life.

Read more about the artists and the Artizan Editions Workshop

exhibition at taurus crafts lydney

exhibition at taurus crafts lydney

The Beach Open Daily!

With a 140 square metres of sandy area we have made our own beach for the summer. Complimented by giant seascape murals, the beach will provide fun filled opportunity to get the seaside feel. You can eat ice creams, make sandcastles, play beach games, chill out in deckchairs and see the Punch and Judy show. On monday 31st we have Bands on the beach.

See our holiday activities page for dates and times for all the beach related activities.

Taurus Crafts beach, the old Park, Lydney, Near Chepstow, Forest of Dean . Gloucestershire
Arts in the Marches: Summer sculpture Show. On display 11th July until 27th September. A diverse range of outdoor sculpture for sale throughout Taurus Crafts grounds and gardens.

Curated by Arts in the Marches this show features the sculptures of artists based in the English Welsh borderlands.

Arts in the Marches is a free entry and open daily in the gardens at Taurus Crafts with over 60 artworks on display by local artists for sale.

Read more about the exhibition and exhibitors.

exhibition at taurus crafts lydney

Saturday 5th September: Dean Food Hub Event

Come and meet the inspirational folk behind Cowshill Farm Shop, a traditional holding, rearing rare breed livestock here in the Forest.

Loads of samples to taste. There will be chocolate demonstrations on all day from the makers of fine, sustainable chocolates at The Chocolate Bar.

Learn more about innovative charcuterie by Native Breeds who make traditional preserved meats like chorizo and salami. Find out how these delicacies are made and why these skills are so important. Enjoy an ice-cream by the play beach. Locally made ice-cream in exciting flavours.

Read more about the Dean Forest food hub

chocolate maling workshops lydney, forest of dean
Slimming World

4 Sessions thought the day and evening every Thursday at Taurus Crafts.
9.30am, 3.30pm, 5.30pm and 7.30pm

Call Debbie for full details 07724 081630

slimming world at taurus crafts lydney
Yoga: Day sessions

Contact: Ali Rose

phone:07883 678629 email:simplyalirose@yahoo.co.uk

Evening Yoga classes
To book your place and call Carolyn on 07793 503046

yoga in lydney
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