Diary of Events / Shows

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.

If you would you like to see an event near you listed on these pages please contact us.

 Indicates the event is organised by the Beadworkers Guild

Indicates the event is attended by a Beadworkers Guild Representative

Some events are being cancelled or postponed due to concerns about the spread of the Corona Virus, we will try to keep this list up-to-date for all events.


January 2020



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March 2020


Mar 19th – 22nd The Creative Craft Show, Birmingham  POSTPONED TO JUNE 25/28TH 2020

PURCHASED TICKETS CAN BE TRANSFERRED TO THE JUNE EVENT OR EMAIL THE TICKET OFFICE (on info@ichf.co.uk)  QUOTING YOUR ORDER NUMBER TO OBTAIN A REFUND. 

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

NEC Birmingham, West Midlands, B40 1NT

Website:  www.ichfevents.co.uk

Contact:  01425 272 711

 

 Mar 22nd  Beadwork Fair   CANCELLED

10.00am – 4.00pm

Pavilions of Harrogate, Great Yorkshire Show Grounds, Harrogate, N. Yorkshire, HG2 8NZ

Website:  www.beadwork.net

Contact:  01737 841 080

 

 Mar 28th  The Big Bead Show   CANCELLED

ADVANCE TICKETS WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO THE SHOW ON OCTOBER 17TH.  IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO DO THIS, EMAIL ELIZABETH@ASHDOWN.CO.UK FOR A REFUND (PLEASE BE PATIENT.)

10.00am – 5.00pm

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

Website:  www.thebigbeadshow.co.uk

Contact:  0800 435 553



April 2020

April 2nd – 4th  Craft4Crafters   POSTPONED TO 15/17TH OCTOBER 2020

ADVANCE TICKETS ALREADY PURCHASED CAN BE TRANSFERRED TO THE OCTOBER SHOW OR TO EXETER 18/20TH 2021 OR EMAIL TO REQUEST A REFUND.

10.00am – 5.00pm

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

Website:  www.craft4crafters.co.uk/Bath2/

Contact:  0345 30 40 222

 

Apr 4th – 5th Rock, Gem &  Bead Show (Chelmsford)   CANCELLED

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

Chelmsford City Race Course, Braintree Rd, Chelmsford, CM3 1QP

Website:  www.rockngem.co.uk

Contact:  07712 276 041

 

Apr 24th – 25th The Creative Craft Show (London)    CANCELLED

TICKETS ALREADY PURCHASED CAN BE TRANSFERRED TO AN ALTERNATIVE SHOW or to obtain a refund email the ticket office on info@ichf.co.uk quoting your order number within 30 days.

10.00am – 5.00pm

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

Website:  www.ichfevents.co.uk

Contact:  01425 272 711

 

Apr 26th   BeadsUpNorth Bead Fair    CANCELLED

PAYMENTS WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO 13TH SEPT FAIR or REFUND FROM nigel@mrbead.com

10.00am – 4.00pm

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

Website: www.beadsupnorth.co.uk 

Contact:  01254 236 049



May 2020

1st - 2nd Bead Festival - CANCELLED 

3rd  Bead Bazaar - CANCELLED 

May 1st – 3rd Country Crafts Show   MOVED TO 25/27TH JULY 2020

TICKETS ALREADY PURCHASED CAN BE TRANSFERRED TO AN ALTERNATIVE SHOW or to obtain a refund email the ticket office on info@ichf.co.uk quoting your order number within 30 days.

10.00am – 5.00pm

Weald of Kent Craft & Design, Penshurst Place, Tonbridge, TN11 8DG

Website:  www.ichfevents.co.uk

Contact:  01425 272 711

 

May 1st – 2nd BWG Bead Festival   CANCELLED

REFUNDS WILL BE SENT AUTOMATICALLY

9.30am - late

Staverton Park Hotel, Staverton, Daventry, Northants, NN11 6JT

Website:  www.beadworkersguild.org.uk

Contact:  07837 649 712

 

May 3rd BWG Bead Bazaar   CANCELLED

10.00am – 3.00pm

Staverton Park Hotel, Staverton, Daventry, Northants, NN11 6JT

Website:  www.beadworkersguild.org.uk

Contact:  07837 649 712

 

May 3rd Makit LQ&N Fair

10.00am – 4.00pm

The Bushfield Leisure Centre, Peterborough PE2 5RQ

Website: www.makitfairs.com

Contact:  01354 650 500


May 24th – 25th Devon Bead Fair   CANCELLED

10.00am – 4.00pm

Location:  TBA

Website:  www.montysbeads.com

Contact:  01392 413 811


May 31st  Norwich Bead Day

10.00am to 3.00pm

Hethersett Village Hall, Back Lane, Hethersett, Norwich, Norfolk, NR9 3JJ

Website:  www.oaktreecrafts.co.uk

Contact:   07474 727916

June 2020

June 7th Cheshire Bead Fair   CANCELLED

10.00am – 3.00pm

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

Website: www.beadyfairs.co.uk

Contact: 01782 850 108

 

June 25th – 28th  The Creative Craft Show (Birmingham)  EXTENDED

10.00am – 5.00pm (Fri/Sat), 10.00am – 4.30pm (Sun)

NEC Birmingham, West Midlands, B40 1NT

Website:  www.ichfevents.co.uk

Contact:  01425 272 711



July  2020

July 5th  Bristol Bead Fair

10.00am – 3.30pm

Aztec Hotel & Spa, Aztec West, Almondsbury, Bristol, BS32 4TS

Website:  www.SilvarOak.co.uk

Contact:  07474 727 916

 

July 5th - Cornish Probus Bead Fair

10.30am – 4.00pm

Probus Village Hall, Barn Court, Probus TR2 4JU

Website: www.mrbead.co.uk/probuscornishbeadfair.html

Contact: not given


July 25th – Aug 2nd International Beading Week

Nationwide

Website:  www.internationalbeadingweek.co.uk



August 2020

International Beading Week 

25th July - 2nd August 2020

www.internationalbeadingweek.co.uk

Aug 15th – 16th Rock, Gem & Bead Show, Harrogate

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

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

Website:  www.rockngem.co.uk

Contact:  07712 276 041

 

*Aug 20th – 22nd West Country Quilt & Textile Show

10.00am - 4.30pm

University of West of England (UWE) Exhibition Centre, Filton Rd, Bristol, BS16 1ZG

Website:  http://westcountryquiltshow.co.uk/contact/

Contact:  07806 709 853


Aug 22nd -23rd Norwich Creative Market

Opening times: TBA

The Halls, St Andrew's Plain, Norwich, NR3 1AU

Website: www.handmadeandcreativemarket.co.uk

Contact: not yet available

September 2020

Sept 3rd – 5th The Creative Craft Show (Manchester)

10.00am  – 4.30pm (Thurs-Fri),  10.00am – 5.00pm (SAT)

Event City, Pheonix way, Trafford City, Manchester, M41 7TB (SatNav M17 8AS)

Website:  www.ichfevents.co.uk

Contact:  01425 272 711

 

Sept 5th East Surrey Bead Fair

10.00am – 3.30pm

East Surrey Show, Merstham Village Hall, Station Road North, Merstham, Surrey, RH1 3ED

Website: www.oldbicycleshop.co.uk

Contact: 07931 345 085

 

Sept 6th   Cornish Bead Fair

11.00am – 4.00pm

The John Betjeman Centre, Southern Way, Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7BX

Website:  www.mrbead.co.uk/cornishbeadfair.htm

Contact: not given


Sept 13th BeadsUpNorth Fair

10.00am – 4.00pm

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

Website: www.beadsupnorth.co.uk 

Contact:  01254 236 049

 

Sept 19th  Leeds Meet & Mingle

Times TBA

Holiday Inn, Garforth, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS25 1LH

Contact: 07837 649 712

 

Sept 20th  Leeds Bead Fair

10.00am – 4.00pm

Holiday Inn, Garforth, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS25 1LH

Website:  www.autumnbeads@ymail.com

Contact:  01132 871 531

 

Sept 20th  Canford Needlework Festival

10.00am – 4.00pm

Hamworthy Club, Magna Road, Canford Magna, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 3AP

Website: www.frangipanibeads.co.uk

Contact: 01202 625 775

 

Sept 24th – 27th The Creative Craft Show (Exeter)

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 27th Norwich Bead Day

10.00am to 3.00pm

Hethersett Village Hall, Back Lane, Hethersett, Norwich, Norfolk, NR9 3JJ

Website:  www.oaktreecrafts.co.uk

Contact:  07474 727916

October 2020

 Oct 3rd – 4th Rock, Gem & Bead Show

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

Chelmsford City Race Course, Braintree Rd, Chelmsford, CM3 1QP

Website:  www.rockngem.co.uk

Contact:  07712 276 041

 

Oct 4th Welsh Bead Fair 

10.00am – 4.00pm

The Village Hotel, 29 Pendwyallt Road, Coryton, Cardiff, CF14 7EF

Website: www.SilvarOak.co.uk

Contact: 07474 727 916

 

Oct 8th – 11th 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 11th Midlands Bead Fair 

10.00am – 3.30pm

Fentiman Hall, Hampton-in-Arden, Solihull, B92 0AH

Website: www.SilvarOak.co.uk

Contact: 07474 727 916

 

Oct 17th Big Bead Show

10.00am – 5.00pm

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

Website:  www.thebigbeadshow.co.uk

Contact:  0800 435 553

 

*  Oct 22nd – 25th The Creative Craft Show, Glasgow

10.00am – 4.30pm (Thurs-Sat), 10.00am – 4.00pm (Sun)

SEC, Exhibition Way, Glasgow, G3 8YW

Website:  www.ichfevents.co.uk

Contact:  01425 272 711

 

* Oct 24th – 25th 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

 

Oct 25th Beadwork Fair

10.00am – 4.00pm

Pavilions of Harrogate, Great Yorkshire Show Grounds, Harrogate, N. Yorkshire, HG2 8NZ

Website:  www.beadwork.net

Contact:  01737 841 080


Oct 31st - Nov 1st  Stitch Fest

10.00am - 5.00pm (Sat), 10.00am - 4.30pm (Sun)

Newton Abbott Racecourse, Newton Rd, Newton Abbott, Devon, TQ12 3AF

Website:  www.stitchfest.co.uk

Contact:  -1803 731 077


  

November 2020

Nov 1st  Winter Cheshire Bead Fair

10.00am – 3.00pm

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

Website: beadyfairs.co.uk

Contact: 01782 850 108

 

Nov 5th – 8th Creative Craft Show (Birmingham)

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

NEC Birmingham, West Midlands, B40 1NT

Website:  www.ichfevents.co.uk

Contact:  01425 272 711

 

Nov 12th – 15th Knitting & Stitching Show (Dublin)

10.00am – 5.30pm (Thurs-Sat), 10.00am – 5.00pm (Sun)

Simmonscourt Rd, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Website: www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com

Contact: 020 7688 6830

 

* Nov 15th Newmarket Bead Fair

10.00am – 4.00pm

The Granary Estates, Parsonage Farm Lane, Woodditton, Suffolk, CB8 9RZ

Website:  www.beadwork.net

Contact:  01737 841 080

 

 Nov 26th – 29th Knitting & Stitching Show (Harrogate)

10.00am – 5.30pm (Thurs-Sat), 10.00am – 5.00pm (Sun)

Harrogate Convention Centre, Kings Road, Harrogate, HG1 5LA

Website: www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com

Contact: 020 7688 6830

 


Nov 29th Norwich Creative Market

Opening times: TBA

The Halls, St Andrew's Plain, Norwich, NR3 1AU

Website: www.handmadeandcreativemarket.co.uk

Contact: not yet available

 


December 2020  

We are not aware of any shows during December.

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