Taurus Crafts What's On Guide: May 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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Party in the Garden: Sunday 24th May, 10am - 4pm FREE ENTRY

Relax in the garden, listen to live music and enjoy delicious local food, drink, arts and crafts. We are planning a great family event with live music starting at 10.45am.

The bill features: The Peeky Blinders, Ellen Coombe, Tom Browning and Christina and there are these fun family creative activities too.

Hammer a Ring with Balm Jewellery £15, 11am - 4pm
Jewellery Making with Balm Jewellery £3.50, 11am - 4pm
Clay ‘Handshakes’ - make a memento for our display - FREE ACTIVITY
Sheep Puppets with Jenny of Puppetfolk £6, 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm
Chocolate Making in The Chocolate Bar £5, 11.30-1 and 2-4
Pom Pom Making with Mad Dog Designs FREE ACTIVITY 11am - 4pm

If the weather is rainy we have plenty of shelter to keep you dry.

The running times and more info. about the performers and event are available one the Party in the Garden event page.

ellen coombe

tom browing

Robotic Lawnmower demonstration at Taurus Crafts

Sunday 31st of May 11AM - 5PM

An opportunity to see the latest in robotic lawnmower technology from Stihl / Viking and Husqvarna, who are the world leaders in garden machinery.

We will be taking bookings on the day for site surveys.

Rain or shine the robot mowers will be cutting the grass at Taurus Crafts.

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www.mincost.co.uk Mincost Ltd, 15a High Street, Lydney. GL15 5DP

ellen coombe

Robotic Lawnmower demonstration at Taurus Crafts
May Half Term Holiday Activities: 23rd May until 31st May 2015

Come and express your creative side at Taurus Crafts throughout the Half term holidays at Taurus Crafts. Choose from a range of fun activities including jewellery making, both beading and silver ring hammering; chocolate making and painting; We have pottery painting activities, choose from a huge variety of designs; Weave a yarn flower to take home or add to our display; Two separate puppet making workshops, choose to make a hobby horse or a sheep or why not make both!

All the times, dates and, where applicable, entry fees can be seen on our workshops and activities pages.

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'Stop and take a moment to really look'

Exhibition by artist Lisa Miles

16th May - 21 June 2015

Taurus Crafts proudly presents an exhibtion of Lisa Miles oil paintings.

Lisa recently moved here and we were lucky enough to have her visit us, as a local destination. The description of her work informs us of how she sees the world and entices us in, to take a look.

Lisa explains, "A dear friend once said to me." “Every now and again, just stop and take a moment to really look.”

"Over the years I have remembered and followed this piece of advice and now I do it automatically. Not just when I want to paint, but in everyday life. When you really look, there is so much more to see. Just by taking that moment to stop, you can really see what’s all around you. The Poppies ‘waving’ to us as we drive past, the trees ‘wrapping’ us up in a comforting blanket, or a quick 'reassuring glimpse’ across the Severn. Our journey through everyday life takes us past things, which should always be admired and never taken for granted."

These works have been inspired by her journey through the Forest, through the seasons, and through her day.

Read more about the exhibition

Poppies Racing with the Cars

Puppet making with Jenny from Puppetfolk

Put a little light in the darkest places:

Puppet making with Jenny from Puppetfolk
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 in the gardens at Taurus Crafts with over 60 artworks on display by local artists for sale.

Read more about the exhibition and exhibitors.

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Beading Workshop - Bezelled Cabochons and Buttons with Sally Boehme Saturday 20th June 10am - 4pm (incl 1hr lunch)

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. Please contact Sally direct to book your place or if you have any questions. Booking deadline is Saturday 13th June 2015.. 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. Suitable for complete beginners and improvers.

01989 770598 info@sallyboehme.co.uk www.sallyboehme.co.uk Courses also available later in the year - 20th June and 24th November 2015 Tickets available Now - 01989 770598

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Tapped and Cured events

Hot Dogs and Fizz Night! Advance Tickets available

PLEASE NOTE: BOOKINGS must be received by 26th May: Contact Kathryn in the Taurus Office on enquire@tauruscrafts.co.uk or Tel: 01594 844 841

Friday June 5th 5.30 - 9.00pm

Since Bubbledogs in Mayfair developed it's swanky Hot Dog and Champagne Bar in 2012 the UK went hot dog crazy two years ago, Native Breeds, as a well as supplying Bubbledogs, have been leading the way in supplying posh dogs across the UK. So, with James McCrindle picking up just about every award in 2014 for his Loiterpin Methode Champenoise Perry, we are having our very own local hot dog and fizz celebration. A platter of Native Breed’s dogs, all the sides and a glass of Loiterpin fizz £10.00 per person. Paid for per serving thereafter.

Good food and drink, sourced and made locally and served by the producers themselves. Held in the Taurus garden marquee so that you will be dry if it rains and if the sun shines we have the garden to mingle in. Whatever the weather does there will be a roaring brazier keeping the food hot, plenty of it! and a host of beverages for all tastes to wash it down. We do lots of extras, vegetarians are well catered for, so too ceoliacs and children.

Read more about the Tapped and Cured events and future dates for your diary.



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

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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

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