Taurus Crafts is open as usual during A48 Road closure at Alvington.
Travel from Coleford and Gloucester is as normal. A local diversion is in place if travelling from Alvington and Chepstow direction along the A48. Perhaps better to avoid the A48 where possible. What's On Guide October / November 2014.


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

Free entry and free parking with 10 local producers.

The November food market will be joined by crafts stall holders who will be offering inspirational christmas gift ideas. There will be a range of bespoke items to choose from and to discuss with the makers. The 'crafts on commission market' gives you the time to decide and the artisan the time to make, so that the gift you give can be something very special for 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

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, 1st November

PAINT YOUR OWN POT from a wide selection
from £6.00 11.00-1.00, 30th, 31st October, 1st, 2nd November 11.00-1.00 and 2.00 - 4.00,

THROW YOUR OWN POT with Taurus potter
£5.00 2.00-4.00, 1st, 2nd November

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 - 2nd November

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 - 30th October

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 - 29th, 30th, 31st October

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

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

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

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 October

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

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.


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.



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.

'CAN DO' Market: November 29th 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.

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Start of our half term halloween holiday activities. Get creative in the half term holiday - workshops form 25th Oct to 2nd Nov at Taurus crafts The Old Park, Lydney. Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire free parking at Taurus Crafts, The Old Park, Lydney, forest of dean, gloucestershire.

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