Taurus Crafts what's on guide: November/ December 2014
All the coming events for this month. Follow this link to read our most recent enewsletter, for upcoming events for next month and beyond visit read the coming soon listing. Keep up with all the Christmas dates and events by visiting our Christmas diary page.

On the 29th November we have the Camphill Village Trust 'CAN DO' market and following that the Taurus Crafts Christmas Markets take place on 6th and 7th, 13th and 14th December. The Christmas shop is selling decorations, cards, wrapping, stylish fairtrade and festive gifts, tableware, lights, lanterns and candles, even a Ginger Bread House! The Reeks Stained Glass pop up shop is open and in full swing. Our resident artisan makers and sellers crafts units are open to browse for gifts, essentials and if you're quick, christmas commissions.


'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.

KEITH ROWLANDS: From Valley to Shore

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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.


Art Bridge ‘Traces’ Touring Exhibition
Tuesday 11th November until 24th of November
Art Bridge is a 24 month art development programme that aims to help anyone facing barriers in art education, to receive creative development and an understanding of artist’s networks on and offline. Art Bridge, a tailored, supported, professional, high-level programme of artistic and professional training and mentoring,delivered over 2 years to 10 talented and emerging artists facing disabling barriers.

The Art Bridge: Traces exhibition tour begins at Taurus Crafts, The Old Park, Lydney, Forest of Dean.

The exhibition is open every day from 11th until 24th of November, read more about the exhibition here.

Meet and greet Wednesday 19th November with guest speaker Paul Mckee 10am - 4pm visit www.gallerymckee.com for info

The Traces exhibition will hold a meet and greet on the 12th and the 19th of November between 10am-4pm. Members of the public are encouraged to come along for the chance to interact with the artists and discuss their experiences.

Christmas At Taurus Crafts

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.

Parliament Visit

Taurus Crafts was very pleased to be invited by Baroness Royall and Mark Harper MP to join Versarien, Tudor Farmhouse, the Chocolate Strawberry, Two Rivers Housing Association and others to showcase the breadth of the entrepreneurialism in the Forest of Dean. A long but good day.

Picture: Elizabeth Ball with Baroness Thornton


Christmas at Taurus Crafts

We have a fabulous assortment of activities, markets, the christmas shop, Choral singing, theatre performance, the christmas concert, christmas trees all happening here over Christmas See the Christmas guide and Christmas diary for details, dates, times, previews, etc.

Christmas Market dates are:
Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th December 2014
Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th December 2014

The markets will be open to the public from 10.00am until 5.30pm. Follow this link for more information about the christmas markets and suppliers.


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Taurus Crafts what's on Guide: Can Do Market 29th November. Christmas Markets on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th December at Taurus Crafts Christmas ideas Christmas trees, gifts, food, toys and crafts. Free entry and free parking. The Old Park, Lydney. Forest of Dean, Chepstow. Gloucestershire

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