Diary of Events / Activities / Shows 2021

When fairs are running "normally" you can also find details of the current list in the latest copy of the Journal.  Please note that opening times are sometimes changed by organisers, so check their website if you plan to visit early or late in the day.

 Indicates the event is organised by the Beadworkers Guild

Indicates the event is attended by a Beadworkers Guild Representative

It is not clear how the Covid-19 situation will progress.  Fairs will be listed when dates are published but may again be subject to cancellation.  Please note that where organisers have gone online with their event, these are usually still priced and you will have to buy tickets beforehand.  Please check the event official website for further details.

All Guild events will be listed here and we will keep other  information as up-to-date as we can.


January 2021



                                                                     

                                                                  February 2021 


   


March 2021

 

April 2021

 

May 2021

May 6th - 8th The Great British Bead Show 

As we are no longer able to host GBBS at Daventry this year, workshops will be delivered via Zoom.

To attend you will need to have access to a computer or tablet with audio and camera connections. (for example: iPad, Windows tablet, smart phone, laptop, desktop pc / apple.) 

Classes will be held via the Zoom app which is free to download from the internet, Google ‘Zoom app’ and select the app relevant for the device you are going to use. You don't need an account to attend.

Timing of workshops still to be determined.

A Zoom link will be sent to participants the day prior to the workshops, you simply click on the link and follow the instructions.


  May 6th - 8th Great British Bead Show Daventry

 Some workshop dates have been changed to make the most of the opportunities offered by the new   arrangements so please check the GBBS page for availability.  

 May 9th - Bead Bazaar  Staverton Park, Daventry - cancelled


 *    May 15th Big Bead Show - No further information, presumed CANCELLED

10.00am – 5.00pm

Sandown Park, Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9AJ

Website:  www.thebigbeadshow.co.uk

Contact:  0800 435 553


*  May 20th - 23rd  The Creative Craft Show, Glasgow  POSTPONED to 14-17th Oct 2021

10.00am – 4.30pm, (4.00pm Sun)

SEC, Exhibition Way, Glasgow, G3 8YW

Website:  www.ichfevents.co.uk

Contact:  01425 272 711


May 29th    BWG Monthly Drop-in - chat, bead and share   

10.00am- 12.00noon

5.00pm  - 7.00pm

Individual sessions via Zoom, book through the online Shop

 If you're working through the Stitch Workbooks, join in here and a separate "room" will be set aside so you can chat and share with others.


June 2021

   Jun 2nd   Beginners Beading Course Wk 5 - Brick stitch   via Zoom

 19.00-21.00 (GMT), 14.00-16.00 (EST)

Suitable for complete beginners or those needing a reminder of the stitch.

Free but book your place through the Guild Shop 


June 4-5th The Creative Craft Show  (London)  POATPONED TO APRIL 2022

ExCel London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria, London, E16 1DR

Website:  www.ichfevents.co.uk

Contact:  01425 272 711


  June 6th Cheshire Bead Fair    Cancelled - centre being used for vaccinations

10.00am – 3.00pm

Nantwich Civic Hall, Market Street, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 5DG

Website: beadyfairs.co.uk

Contact:  01782 903532


   Jun 16th  Beginners Beading Course Wk 6 - Herringbone stitch   via Zoom

 19.00-21.00 (GMT), 14.00-16.00 (EST)

Suitable for complete beginners or those needing a reminder of the stitch.

Free but book your place through the Guild Shop


 June 24th - 27th  The Creative Craft Show   (Birmingham)  CANCELLED

9.30am – 5.00pm (Thurs – Sat), 10.00am – 4.00pm (Sun)

NEC Birmingham, West Midlands, B40 1NT

Website:  www.ichfevents.co.uk

Contact:  01425 272 711


 Jun 26th    BWG Monthly Drop-in - chat, bead and share   

10.00am- 12.00noon

5.00pm  - 7.00pm

Individual sessions via Zoom, book through the online Shop.

 If you're working through the Stitch Workbooks, join in here and a separate "room" will be set aside so you can chat and share with others.


   Jun 30th  Beginners Beading Course Wk 7 - Netting   via Zoom

 19.00-21.00 (GMT), 14.00-16.00 (EST)

Suitable for complete beginners or those needing a reminder of the stitch.

Free but book your place through the Guild Shop


July  2021

     Jul 7th  Beginners Beading Course Wk 8 - Bezelling   via Zoom

 19.00-21.00 (GMT), 14.00-16.00 (EST)

Suitable for complete beginners or those needing a reminder of the stitch.

Free but book your place through the Guild Shop


  July 11th 2021  Summer Bead & Craft Fair  NEW FAIR  Timed admission only/pre-purchased tickets

  10.00am – 3.00pm

  Lechlade Memorial HallOak Street, Lechlade on Thames, GL7 3AY

  Website:  www.lechladecraftbarn.com
  Contact:  01367 253586
  Free Parking


   July 14-16th  Crafts4Crafters

 9.30am – 5.30pm

The Westpoint Centre, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, EX1 1DJ

Website: www.craft4crafters.co.uk/Westpoint/

Contact:  


Jul 31st   BWG Monthly Drop-in - chat, bead and share  

10.00am- 12.00noon

5.00pm  - 7.00pm

Individual sessions via Zoom, book through the online Shop.

 If you're working through the Stitch Workbooks, join in here and a separate "room" will be set aside so you can chat and share with others.


   August 2021

  Aug 28th    BWG Monthly Drop-in - chat, bead and share

10.00am- 12.00noon

5.00pm  - 7.00pm

Individual sessions via Zoom, book through the online Shop


September 2021

 Sept 23rd – 26th The Creative Craft Show (Exeter)  Proposed date

9.30am – 4.30pm (Th/Fri/Sat), 9.30am – 4.00pm (Sun)

Westpoint Centre, Devon Showground, Exeter, EX5 1DJ 

Website:  www.ichfevents.co.uk

Contact:  01425 272 711


Sept 25th    BWG Monthly Drop-in - chat, bead and share

10.00am- 12.00noon

5.00pm  - 7.00pm

Individual sessions via Zoom, book through the online Shop.

 If you're working through the Stitch Workbooks, join in here and a separate "room" will be set aside so you can chat and share with others.


October 2021

  Oct 3rd  BeadsUpNorth Bead Fair

10.00 am - 4.00 pm

Haydock Race Course, Newton-le-Willows, St. Helens, Merseyside. WA12 0HQ

Contact:  01254 236 049

Website:  www.beadsupnorth.co.uk


Oct 7th – 10th Knitting & Stitching Show 

9.30am – 6.00pm (Thurs – Sat), 9.30am – 5.00pm (Sun)

Alexandra Palace Way, Wood Green, London, N22 7AY

Website: www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com

Contact: 020 7688 6830


*   Oct 14th - 17th The Creative Craft Show (Glasgow)   

10.00am – 4.30pm, (4.00pm Sun)

SEC, Exhibition Way, Glasgow, G3 8YW

Website:  www.ichfevents.co.uk

Contact:  01425 272 71


  *Oct 16th  Big Bead Show

10.00am - 5.00pm

Sandown Park, Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey. KT10 9AJ

Website:  www.thebigbeadshow.co.uk

Contact:  0800 435553


  * Oct 24th - 25th  Beadwork Fair

10.00am - 4.30pm

Pavilions of Harrogate, Great Yorkshire Show Grounds, North Yorkshire  HG2 8NZ

Website:   www.beadwork.net

Contact:   01737 841 080 

Oct 30th  BWG Monthly Drop-in - chat, bead and share

10.00am- 12.00noon

5.00pm  - 7.00pm

Individual sessions via Zoom, book through the online Shop.

 If you're working through the Stitch Workbooks, join in here and a separate "room" will be set aside so you can chat and share with others.


* Oct 30th - 31st The Big Textile Show  

10.00am – 5pm (Sat), 10.00am – 4.00pm (Sun)

Leicester Racecourse, The Kube, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 4AL

Website: https://thebigtextileshow.co.uk

Contact: 07885 473 057

November 2021

 

  Nov 4th - 7th  The Creative Craft Show   (Birmingham)    Proposed date

9.30am – 5.00pm (Thurs – Sat), 10.00am – 4.00pm (Sun)

NEC Birmingham, West Midlands, B40 1NT

Website:  www.ichfevents.co.uk

Contact:  01425 272 711


Nov 7th Cheshire Autumn  Bead Fair

10.00am – 3.00pm

Nantwich Civic Hall, Market Street, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 5DG

Website: beadyfairs.co.uk

Contact: 01782 903532  

Nov 25th - 27th  Craft4Crafters    

10.00am – 5.00pm

Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 6QN

Website:  www.craft4crafters.co.uk/Bath

Contact:  0345 30 40 222


Nov 27th   BWG Monthly Drop-in - chat, bead and share

10.00am- 12.00noon

5.00pm  - 7.00pm

Individual sessions via Zoom, book through the online Shop.

 If you're working through the Stitch Workbooks, join in here and a separate "room" will be set aside so you can chat and share with others.

December 2021  

 Dec 18th    BWG Monthly Drop-in - chat, bead and share   

10.00am- 12.00noon

5.00pm  - 7.00pm

Individual sessions via Zoom, book through the online Shop.

 If you're working through the Stitch Workbooks, join in here and a separate "room" will be set aside so you can chat and share with others.

Mar 3rd - 6th 2022   Creative Craft Show - Glasgow SEC

Mar 20th  2022  Beadwork Fair, Harrogate

Apr 7th - 9th   Craft4Crafters, Bath & West

May 6th - 7th  BWG Bead Festival

May 8th   BWG Bead Bazaar

Oct 23rd 2022  Beadwork Fair, Harrogate



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