Taurus Crafts What's On Guide: April 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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This Sunday is the return of our Easter antiques and vintage fair. It starts at 10am and is on all day until 5pm. Alongside the fair will be our regulars tempting you with street food and local beer and cider. Also ales by Bespoke and Stroud Breweries.

Easter weekend and throughout the holidays there is a choice of creative activities for children, to stretch their creative muscles, and two exhibitions to stretch the creative imagination of everyone. We are pleased to be hosting sculpture from ‘Arts in the Marches’ throughout our gardens until the end of June and a new exhibition of paintings by Tony Hopkins has just been hung in the café.

If you would like to make something creative yourself, book by April 4th for a beading workshop on April 11th with Sally Boehme - details below.

Silk Road has moved into larger premises in the courtyard and is offering a 15% discount on jewelry and wool creations - so go look. And JillyJoo has arrived in the concession space in the Gift Shop with their bespoke shabby chic furniture and accessories and handmade children’s cloths - so go find.

All times, dates and directions are on our website, updates and additions are regularly posted on our twitter and facebook profiles, and if you want to find out first why not sign up for our enewsletter.

all day antiques at taurus crafts lydney

Antiques and Vintage Fair 10 - 5pm Free Entry 5th April 2015

Taurus Crafts welcome back the Spring Antiques and Vintage fair in conjunction with the little bazaar. With stalls of collectables, vintage, antiques and memorabilia.

all day antiques at taurus crafts lydney

This is a great day out for avid collectors, casual browsers, and families looking for an alternative Easter outing. With pottery activities for Children, 15 crafts and artisan businesses, art and sculpture exhibition, delicious food on site from our cafe and Native Breeds hot street food, local beers, Fabrice’s fabulous breads, pastries and French crepes. So come early to find the hidden treasures on display and come away with a hidden treasure or bargain buy from the Antiques Fair.


Free entry and huge free carpark.

Watch this space or twitter and facebook for updates and additions.


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Arts in the Marches: Sculpture 28th March - 28th June.

An exciting new sculpture exhibition at Taurus Crafts. Curated by Arts in the Marches this show features the sculptures of nine artists based in the English Welsh borderlands.

Arts in the Marches is a free entry and open daily.

Read more about the exhibition and exhibitors.

Easter Holiday Activities 28th March - 12th April 2015

Choose from a fabulous variety of activities including paint your own pot, stone carving, make an Easter chick or bunny Pom Pom pet, paint your Easter chocolate with coloured chocolate, jewellery making, have fun making your very own frozen plaque, Hammer a ring withith Balm Jewellery and FREE EASTER TRAIL Find the clues, guess the answers and win a mini treat.

Come and have fun making your very own ‘Frozen’ plaque for your bedroom door.

Cost is £7.50 and workshops are from 11.30 - 12.30 and 2.00 - 3.00 on 31st March and 1st April and from 3.00 - 4.00 on 5th and 6th April.

holiday activities at taurus crafts lydney Find the clues, guess the answers and win a mini treat.

Free entry, 10am-5pm, 28th March until 12th April.

Paint your own pottery
Paint your own designs on a range of pottery items and have them glazed and fired.

Choose from a wide selection of pottery items large range of items, prices from £6. 11.00 - 1.00 and 2.00 - 4.00 28th March until 12th April

Contact us to book your place. 01594 844841

JEWELLERY MAKING With Balm Jewellery

ring making

Design and make beautiful beaded jewellery: £3.50 per person, workshops take place at 11.00-4.00 on 31st March and 7th April

Hammer a ring with Balm Jewellery: Using a ready made sterling silver ring create a hammered finish. Limited places, bookings being taken now, if possible please provide ring size when booking. The workshops take place between 12 - 4pm, costs £15 pp.

Call 07918 676539 or book at Balm Jewellery Facebook to avoid disappointment as there are limited places available.(takes approx 1hr, suitable for age 10 and up with adult supervision)

'Have a go' at stone carving

Have a go' at stone carving

Taster sessions 30th March to 9th April Stone Carving and stonemasonary workshops with Cats Eye Carving.

£5.00 to have a go £15.00 to carve a design on a 4” square piece of stone to take home (takes 30-40mins) Age 5+

10.30 - 4.30 30th March, 2nd, 7th, 8th, 9th April

Contact Cats Eye Carving for details or to make a booking.



Paint your Easter chocolate with coloured chocolate, add your inclusions and be amazed by the result.

£5 per go! Workshops run at 11.00 - 1.00 and 2.00 - 4.00 on 30th March and 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 9th, 10th April Contact details: The Chocolate Bar



maddog design

Mad Dog Designs activities and workshops: 30th March - 10th April
POM POM PETS Make an Easter Chick or Bunny Pom Pom Pet. FREE ACTIVITY 11.00 - 1.00 and 2.00 - 4.00 on 30th March and 3rd, 6th, 10th April Regular knitting and crocheting activities and workshops for children and adults.

Contact details and more information about Mad Dog Designs workshops and knitting supplies.

Beading Workshop – Sally Boehme Saturday 11th April 10am - 4pm (incl 1hr lunch)

beading workshops at taurus crafts lydney

Sally has been beading for 25 years and teaching adults at residential colleges and other venues nationally for 6 years. She also sells her pieces and works to commission. Places are limited. Booking deadline is Sat 4 April. Please contact Sally direct to book your place or if you have any questions.

£25.00 per person (plus materials) Come along for a day of beading fun and learn how to make a beautiful sparkly bracelet using only needle and thread. Suitable for complete beginners and improvers. Cost: £25 per person plus materials (approx. cost of materials £7).


01989 770598 info@sallyboehme.co.uk www.sallyboehme.co.uk Next courses - 20th June and 24th November 2015 Tickets available Now - 01989 770598


Tony Hopkins Fragments and Chance



Tony Hopkins Fragments and Chance

Taurus Crafts Café, 3rd April until 10th May 2015

New paintings inspired by movement along the Severn and through the Forest.


More about the exhibition



Exciting times ahead for Silk Road Bazaar: 15% discount between 3th April - 6th April silk road

On the 16th of March Silk Road Bazaar moved into larger premises in the courtyard at Taurus Crafts. Jenny and Maria send their thanks to all their customers for supporting their business into expansion. They will be offering more of the same beautiful handicrafts and are really pleased to announce that they will now also be able to offer craft supplies, classes and workshops.

If you would be interested in knowing more about their workshops please pop by their lovely new shop in the courtyard, check out their facebook page or send an email and you will be added to their mailing list for information about workshops.

"We are so excited about this new opportunity and we hope to be able to show you all our new space so we are offering a 10% discount between the 3rd April to 6th April and we hope that you will be able to pop by the shop over the Easter weekend. Thank you all for helping us to do what we love! Best wishes, Jenny and Maria"

Silk Road Bazaar Facebook page

Silk Road Bazaar Etsy Shop online

Silk Road Bazaar email: jenny@craftshk.com





JillyJoo have arrived at taurus crafts with their own blend of bespoke shabby chic and up cycled furniture and individual pieces of glassware.

They also stock children's clothes and a selection of exquisite gifts for every occasion.

See more about JillyJoo.


slimming world at taurus crafts lydney

Slimming World


Sessions thoughout the day and evening

At Taurus Crafts: 9.30am, 3.30pm, 5.30pm and 7.30pm

Call Debbie for full details 07724 081630


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