Diary of Events / Shows

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.

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

Many events are cancelled or postponed due to concerns about the spread of the Corona Virus, and others are in a changed format and not what you might be expecting.  We will try to keep this list up-to-date for all events.  Fairs remain listed until we are informed of definite cancellation.

Tickets may not be available at the door so please check the show website before making a special trip.

Although some small fairs may be running, they are only allowed 30 visitors at a time at present.


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July  2020




   August 2020

International Beading Week  25th July - 2nd August 2020

www.internationalbeadingweek.co.uk Worldwide

FOR PHOTOS, WINNERS  AND INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED DURING IBW 2020, PLEASE GO TO  https://www.facebook.com/groups/internationalbeadingweek 

The Guild is hosting a series of virtual events during IBW using Zoom. These are free to attend and will be an opportunity to bead in company using the patterns on the IBW site.   They are open to all beaders, anywhere, so feel free to bring a friend along. 

Although these are informal drop-in sessions, you will need to book in advance so we can send you the log-in details which are different for each session. 

To book your place email events@beadworkersguild.org.uk saying which session(s) you want to attend. Please note that these times are British Summer Time.   

Sat 25th July                       am  10.00 - 12.00                                pm  19.00 - 21.00         

Sun 26th July                      am  10.00-12.00                                 pm 19.00 – 21.00                              Tues 28th July                    am  10.00-12.00                                 pm 19.00 – 21.00         

Thurs 30th July                  am  10.00-12.00                                 pm 19.00 – 21.00

Sat 1st Aug                         am  10.00-12.00                                 pm 19.00 – 21.00                              Sun 2nd Aug                      am  10.00-12.00                                 pm 19.00 – 21.00

Additional BWG hosted events Wed July 29th   

Free workshop with Cath Thomas   13.30 - 16.30 (BST)                                                                          Booking essential, go to       www.events@beadworkersguild.org.uk  FULLY BOOKED

Competition to Design a beaded key fob - enter as often as you like.                                         Closing date: Saturday 25th July 2020

Prize Draw for all new members joining during IBW

Free pattern with all purchases from the Guild's online shop during IBW.

For further information on these and other IBW events visit the website    https://www.internationalbeadingweek.co.uk/


*Aug 22nd  Meet & Mingle (South)  via Zoom  Deferred to Oct 24th

Theme: The Versatility of Beaded  Beads

10.00am-1.00pm AND 2.00pm - 5.00 pm  Attend either or both sessions as you wish

Book via the website shop


September 2020


* Sept 19th  Meet & Mingle (North)  via Zoom

Theme: The Versatility of Beaded  Beads

10.00am-1.00pm AND 2.00pm - 5.00 pm  Attend either or both sessions as you wish

Book via the website shop


Sept 20th  Leeds Bead Fair   CANCELLED

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   CANCELLED

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)  MOVED TO OCT 22ND-25TH

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 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


 Sept 27th Norwich Bead Day  CANCELLED

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   CANCELLED

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   CANCELLED

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 10th   ‘Christmas Spirals’ an online (Zoom) workshop with Helen McIntyre

10.00am to 4.00pm (with lunch from 12.30 to 1.30).

The workshop costs £45 and is suitable for intermediate to advanced beaders.

There are limited spaces, so book via the Guild shop at: www.beadworkersguild.org.uk/shop.php



Oct 11th Midlands Bead Fair   CANCELLED

10.00am – 3.30pm

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

Website: www.SilvarOak.co.uk

Contact: 07474 727 916


Oct 15th – 17th Craft4Crafters    Postponed to 2021

10.00am – 5.00pm

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

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

Contact:  0345 30 40 222

 

Oct 17th Big Bead Show   CANCELLED

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   CANCELLED

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  Meet & Mingle (South)  via Zoom  Deferred from August 22nd

Theme: The Versatility of Beaded  Beads

10.00am-1.00pm AND 2.00pm - 4.30 pm 

Attend either or both sessions as you wish.  Book via the website shop



* Oct 24th – 25th The Big Textile Show  Postponed to 2021

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 22ND - 25th The Creative Craft Show (Exeter)  

MOVED from Sept 24th - 27th  Tickets MUST be bought in advance and will not be available at the door.

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


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   POSTPONED TO 2021

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


*  Oct 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

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) 

Tickets MUST be bought in advance and will not be available at the door.

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 6th  The Guild will be hosting an online colour inspired workshop/talk with Chloe Menage

from 7.00pm till 9.00pm via Zoom

£20 per person bookable via the Guild shop


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

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  CANCELLED, the organiser is seeking another venue

10.00am – 4.00pm

Location:  TBA

Website:  www.beadwork.net

Contact:  01737 841 080

 

Nov 22nd BeadsUpNorth Fair  POSTPONED TO 2021

10.00am – 4.00pm

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

Website: www.beadsupnorth.co.uk 

Contact:  01254 236 049


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

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 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


Nov 29th Norwich Creative Market

Opening times: TBA

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

Website: www.handmadeandcreativemarket.co.uk

Contact:  via website

 


December 2020  

We are not aware of any shows during December.  Details for 2021 will be posted as they become available.

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