The Great British Bead Show 2017

Thursday 4th - Sunday 7th May 2017 

The Bead Bazaar is on Sunday 7th May 2017 only  

Help us to ‘bring beadworkers together’ and join us at this, the largest beadwork event in the UK. 

The long weekend is packed with great beading to do and see with classes/workshops, displays, AGM and lots of beady shopping. 

Click here for information on how to book, and the booking process. 

Click here for the workshop booking form

Click here to see the Class Schedule

Click here to see a list of traders attending the Bead Bazaar (free entry to members, £5 non members, free children entry)


Many wonderful classes for both the experienced & the novice beadworker. 


Judges at work on the Challenge

Watch this space for details of the Challenge 

Annual General Meeting of The Beadworkers Guild 

This is our opportunity to report back to the membership and explain our progress. It is more fun than you might expect!

The Hotel

The Staverton Park Hotel and Golf Club, has light and spacious class/workshop rooms. It has a swimming pool, mini gym and offers beauty treatments. Dinner, Bed & Breakfast rate for participants: £105.00 per person per night or £90.00 per person per night if sharing. 

The Beadworkers Guild will be handling the bookings for accommodation on behalf of the hotel, so please indicate on the booking form the accommodation you will require. Full payment for hotel accommodation should be made directly to the hotel at the end of your stay. 


How to get there

By Car 

From Northampton and M1 (Junction 16), follow the A45 to Daventry. Follow signs for the A425 towards Leamington Spa and Staverton. Staverton Park is located on the right-hand side, about half a mile from the outskirts of Daventry. 

From the North and M1 (Junction 18), follow the A361 to Daventry. Follow signs for A425 towards Leamington Spa and Staverton. Staverton Park is located on the right-hand side, about half a mile from the outskirts of Daventry.

From M40 and Banbury (Junction 11), follow the A361 to Daventry. After approximately 16 miles and after Banbury village, turn left at signpost for Staverton. Continue until small roundabout, at which turn right and Staverton Park is located half a mile on the left.

By Train

Long Buckby is the nearest station, at 6.5 miles from the venue, Northampton and Rugby main line stations are both approximately 12 miles away. 

We have obtained quotes from GB (Great British) Taxis: 01327 703 706

Rates are applicable Mon to Fri 7am – 11pm, for up to four people; more people will incur additional costs: from Long Buckby to Staverton Park, approx 7 miles, cost £14, from Rugby to Staverton Park, cost £27, from Northampton, cost £30. Travel on Sunday is plus 50% of above prices. Prices correct at time of print.

Trains from London Euston take approximately 1 hour; from Gatwick direct to Rugby is approximately 2hrs.

By Air

Birmingham International Airport is 30 miles away, and the M1 provides a direct route to London’s three main airports (Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted) via the M25, M4/M23 and M11 respectively. 


The Grand Bazaar

The Great British Bead Bazaar 

Invited traders with everything a beader needs, from glass beads, crystals and semi precious gems to books, tools and ‘must have’ storage. There will be lots of new products to look at, too. You will be spoilt for choice!


And Finally..........

We have tried hard to ensure that the information we have provided is accurate, but occasional errors may occur. We reserve the right to make changes as required, and can only apologise if items are amended without notice.

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