The Great British Bead Show

Come join the Party! The Beadworkers Guild welcome you to the largest beading event in the UK, we will once again be hosting the show in Daventry, Northamptonshire.

The Great British Bead Show is where we meet and catch up with friends from around the globe. If you are new to the event you will be welcomed by all and you will soon make lots of new beady friends.

This fun filled four-day residential (optional) event, is packed with an exclusive programme of workshops, offering an exclusive range of projects, with designs that have been created specifically for launch at this show, by our highly skilled and talented designers.

The show culminates with a beautiful display of members’ work, an inspiring exhibition of Annual Challenge themed competition entries and an opportunity for both members and the public to enjoy some retail therapy at our Sunday Bead Bazaar.

Thursday - the show begins with a stunning Masterclass for those who like a challenge, alongside which, there is a fabulous selection of additional workshops.

Whilst the workshops are in progress the members’ Annual Challenge competition is judged.

Socialising starts with pre dinner drinks where you can meet and mingle with friends new and old, then enjoy more of the same after dinner.

Friday - the excitement builds with more people arriving to enjoy our amazing workshops!

Catch up with friends, then after dinner enjoy an evening of entertainment with our invited guest speaker, followed by a drink or two at the bar.


Saturday - the party continues!

More fantastic workshops and socialising, leading up to the Guilds’ AGM… which is more entertaining than you might think!

The evening continues with presentations to the winners of our Annual Challenge competition, followed by a nightcap or bed if we’ve worn you out.

Sunday – Shopping at the Bead Bazaar

Start the day by feasting your eyes on our amazing display of members’ work and be inspired by the exhibition of our Challenge competition entries, before purchasing your raffle tickets for a chance to win some fabulous beady prizes.

The Bead Bazaar is open to the public, with free entry for BWG members (by showing your current membership card).  This is your opportunity to shop until you drop with traders from the UK and Europe, to stock up on beads, crystals, kits and other must have essentials!