Taurus Crafts What's On Guide October / November 2014

LIVE PERFORMANCES: Theatre at Taurus Crafts
We are exploring a collaboration with the local theatre company Go2 theatre to bring affordable and accessible theatre performances to Lydney. They bring their talent, a stage and lighting rig. We provide the marquee, the seating and refreshments. You bring your interest and a wrap to keep you comfortable.

The next Go2 theatre performance here at Taurus Crafts is on Wednesday 22nd October 'Shakespeare’s Will,' (adapted by local writer, John Deeth).

The performances begins at 7pm. Doors open at 6pm

Tickets are available from the Taurus Crafts Gift shop and on the door priced at £8.

Go2 Theatre are one of the companies selected by the Royal Shakespeare Company to be part of their Open Stages scheme. Creative director John Deeth had the opportunity to train with the RSC in Stratford, and members of Go2 Theatre have also had the thrilling experience of training with RSC coaches at the Sherman Theatre Cardiff.

Read more about the event here.


KEITH ROWLANDS: From Valley to Shore

High Ground hidden pool

18th October until 23rd November 2014 Taurus Crafts Cafe

This solo exhibition at Taurus crafts of some twenty original and signed oil paintings, all professionally framed, represents most of his work over the past two years, the scenes “From Valley to Shore” showcase his affinity with the natural landscape and with water.

Read more about the exhibition and the artist Keith Rowlands OBE.



'CAN DO' Market: October 25th 2014.

Come and check out goods from the Camphill Village Trust workshops from the Grange and Oaklands

The market will feature Organic Bio-dynamic meat (certified to the highest standard GB-ORG-06) from Oaklands park;

certified seasonal organic veg, fruit and salad from the camphill market gardens;

Weaving, much of which is from locally sheared and spun wool, from the Lower George and Oaklands Park weavery;

An extensive range of hand crafted basketry which is both beautiful and functional, from workers at The Grange;

Woodwork toys and housewares by workers at Oaklands Park. Once again the wood is locally sourced from Oaklands Park, and is milled, dried and machined on site;

Bakery: The Grange Bakery team will be bringing bread to sample and buy from their ‘all organic’ range (demeter organic certified). The range includes white bloomers, sunflower, malthouse, farmhouse and four seasons loafs. The 'Four Seasons' is the best seller, its a sour dough bread nutritious loaf, with a lot of seeds in the mixture. The dough is a nurtured dark rye culture know as a ‘mother culture’ and is 2 years old now. It is the key ingredient to giving the bread an individual character.

The 'CAN DO' market is a showcase for Gloucestershire's Camphill Village Trust workshops that provide meaningful work for people with learning disabilities.
The market regularly features crafts, art and high standard certification organic produce from Camphill Village Trusts.

Read more about 'CAN DO' markets and the Camphill Village Trust here.


Holiday Activites for Halloween half term holiday: 25th October until 2nd November 2014

JEWELLERY MAKING - Design and make beautiful beaded jewellery with Balm Jewellery
£3.50 11.00 -1.00 and 2.00 - 4.00, 25th, 27th Oct and 1st Nov

PAINT YOUR OWN POT from a wide selection
from £6.00 11.00-1.00, 25th, 26th Oct and 1st, 2nd Nov 11.00-1.00 and 2.00 - 4.00, 27th, 30th, 31st Oct

THROW YOUR OWN POT with Taurus potter
£5.00 2.00-4.00, 25th, 26th Oct and 1st, 2nd Nov

WOVEN OJOS - Weave a Native American wall hanging to ward off evil spirits using yarns. FREE ACTIVITY with Mad Dog Designs 11.00-4.00, 26th, 29th Oct and 2nd Nov

PUMPKIN CARVING - All you need to design and carve your own Halloween Pumpkin, from £3.00
11.00-1.00 and 2.00-4.00, 27th, 28th, 30th Oct

MONSTER CUSHIONS - Design a scary monster and transform it into a cool cushion, £6.00
11.00 - 1.00 and 2.00-4.00, 27th Oct

MAKE A CHOCOLATE - Make your own delicious chocolate with the Chocolatiers in The Chocolate Bar £TBC
11.00-1.00 and 2.00-4.00, 27th, 29th, 30th, 31st Oct

WICKEDY WIGS - Using a range of terribly tangled or tragically torn textiles, make a wicked wig to wear, £4.00
11.00 -1.00 and 2.00 - 4.00, 28th Oct

STONE CARVING - Have-a-go taster session with Cats Eye Carving, from £5.00.
10.30 - 4.30, 28th, 29th, 31st Oct

MAGIC SHOWS, with ‘Arnie Kazam the wizard man’, £1.50
12.00-12.40 and 2.00-2.40, 29th Oct

SKELETON PUPPETS, create a spooky marionette puppet using recycled materials, £6.00
11.00-1.00 and 2.00-4.00, 30th Oct

DRAMA WORKSHOP - Delve into the world of Norse Mythology, dwarves, smiths and magic swords, £5
11.00-12.30, 30th Oct

MARVELLOUS SCARY MIRRORS - Adorn your revolting reflection with beads, tiles, sticks and stones, £6.00
11.00-1.00 and 2.00 - 4.00, 31st Oct

SPOOKY GIGGLE TRAIL - Free Activity, 25th Oct - 2nd Nov

Taurus Crafts, Lydney, Forest of Dean. Gloucestershire. GL15 6BU - 01594 844841
www.tauruscrafts.co.uk enquire@tauruscrafts.co.uk
Activities may be subject to change. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Return of The Puppet Folk Tuesday Art Clubs.

We Love Art: Creative art course for the young designer!
Design and make a variety of 3D crafts, including monster cushions, felt key-rings, bedroom door signs and recycled sculpture!

£30 for 6 weeks 3:45 pm -5:15 pm. Suitable for 7-12 yrs

Little Tigers: Get creative with your little one!
Share time together making a variety crafts , including bedroom bunting, beautiful mobiles, little boats, hobby horse and more!
£30 for 6 weeks. 11am -12:30pm. Suitable for 2-6 yrs

And if you think its a good idea how about something for the adults. Come join us for relaxing afternoons creating a variety of easy to make recycled crafts: To include decoupage mirrors, recycled scarfs, vintage headbands, mini kitchen blackboard and more! £40 for 6 weeks. 1 pm -3 pm

To book a session or course contact Jenny at puppetfolk@aol.com or call 07763 631958 to book your place!

yoga in lydney


Evening Yoga classes

Tuesdays and Wednesdays 7pm – 8.30pm

To book your place and call Carolyn on 07793 503046




slimming world at taurus crafts lydney

Slimming World

4 Sessions thoughout the day and evening

Thursday at Taurus Crafts, 9.30am, 3.30pm, 5.30pm and 7.30pm

Call Debbie for full details 07724 081630


Balm Jewellery 11 Year Anniversary

The 11 year anniversary of Balm jewellery "It has been quite a journey for me! From hobby to a shop to selling through the internet. When I opened Balm at Taurus Crafts 11 years ago, I hoped to support myself by doing something I loved. 11 years on I have supported myself and my son but I did not expect to be selling as far afield as the USA and Russia!

By listening to the customers, I have been able to expand my range to include gold, antique, vintage and costume jewellery and other accessories and gifts. Local trade remains very important to me and it is my hope to continue to provide something ‘different’ and ‘unique’ to keep tempting you back.

I would like to thank all of our customers and followers, friends and colleagues for their support and encouragement. I hope to be in business for many years to come."

Sarah Coles

Balm Jewellery contact info.


'Lot of local' Food Market and Crafts on Commission @ Taurus Crafts.
11am - 4pm Saturday 11th November 8th 2014

Free entry and free parking with 10 local producers. The November food market will be joined by stall holders who offer bespoke items to give you time to decide and them time to make to give something very special at Christmas.

‘Whats cooking...

BBQ special with rolls and accompaniments. Watch this space for updates and additions or to download a poster.

‘A lot of local’ Food Market regularly features
Native Breeds charcuterie
McCrindles cider and perry
VQ wine locally made delicious country wine
Parsnipship vegetarian and vegan cuisine
Cowshill rare breeds, fresh, local, beef and pork
Organo Gold Coffee
visit the Cowshill Farm Shop at la bodega
Aux Bonnes Choses French patisserie and specialty bread
Kaths Kitchen Home baked favorites
Pips Meringues
The Grange Organic vegetables and salad

For more info about food at Taurus Crafts visit our food page

Write to us visit us at: Taurus Crafts, The Old Park, Lydney,
Gloucestershire. GL15 6BU
Telephone: 01594 844 841 Fax: 01594 845 636 Email: enquire@tauruscrafts.co.uk

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Telephone: 01594 844 841 Fax: 01594 845 636. Email: enquire@tauruscrafts.co.uk

Live Performance of Shakespeares will by Go2 theatre 22nd Oct. £8 entry, free parking at Taurus Crafts, The Old Park, Lydney, forest of dean, gloucestershire.

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