Diary

Welcome to the diary page where you can find up-to-date information on bead shows and online events.

All bead shows marked with the Guild logo indicate that the Guild will be in attendance, so please come along and say hello.

If you are organising a show or know of one that isn't listed below, please contact events@beadworkersguild.com

February 2024

 

FUCHSIA & LIME DISPLAY AT TENNANTS

The Guild are back up north again and wowing visitors once more with a display of member's Fuchsia & Lime beadwork on the Upper Gallery at The Garden Rooms at Tennants, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, UK.

This amazing collection of beadwork is on show until Sunday 3rd March 2024, and visitors are invited to join our BWG volunteers for a free beadwork demonstration between 10.00am - 4.00pm,  Sunday 25th February & Saturday 2nd March.

The Garden Rooms at Tennants is nestled within the beautiful North Yorkshire dales. Entry to the displays and parking is free and you are well served for refreshments as they have a café and a brasserie.

Visit:  The Garden Rooms at Tennants, Leyburn, DL8 5SG, which is open from Monday to Saturday 8.30am – 5.00pm & Sunday 9.00am – 4.00pm.  Tel:  01969 621 146

For further information regarding this event, please contact Karen Gibson-Brown at:  newslettereditor@beadworkersguild.com or call:  07864 867 728.

 

March 2024

 

 

London Rock, Gem 'n' Bead Show

Saturday 2nd March to Sunday 3rd March

Time:   10.00 am - 5.00 pm (4.00pm on Sunday)

Address: Kempton Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury on Thames, Middlesex, TW16 5AQ

Telephone: 07712 276041

Website: rockngem.co.uk

 

Creative Craft Show (Glasgow)

Thursday 7th March to Saturday 9th March

Time:   10.00 am - 4.30 pm

Address: SEC, Exhibition Way, Glasgow.G3 8YW

Telephone: 01425 272 711

Website: creativecraftshow.co.uk/glasgow-march-2024

 

 

 

Brockenhurst Rock, Gem 'n' Bead Show

Saturday 9th March to Sunday 10th March

Time:   10.00 am - 5.00 pm (4.00pm on Sunday)

Address: Brockenhurst Village Hall, Highwood Rd, Brockenhurst, SO42 7RY

Telephone: 07712 276041

Website: rockngem.co.uk

 

Creative Craft Show (Birmingham)

Thursday 14th March to Sunday 17th March

Time:   9.30 am - 5.00 pm (4.30 on Sunday)

Address: NEC Birmingham, West Midlands, B40 1NT

Telephone: 01425 272 711

Website: creativecraftshow.co.uk/birmingham-creative-craft-show-march-2024

 

 

 

Newton Abbot Rock, Gem 'n' Bead Show

Saturday 16th March to Sunday 17th March

Time:   10.00 am - 4.30 pm (4.00pm on Sunday)

Address: Newton Abbot Racecourse, Newton Abbot, TQ12 3AF

Telephone: 07712 276041

Website: rockngem.co.uk

 

 

Norwich Bead Fair

Sunday 17th March

Time:   11.00 am - 4.00 pm

Address: The George Best Western Hotel, Arlington Lane, Newmarket Road, Norwich, NR2 2DA

Website: mrbeadshop.com/pages/norwich-bead-fair

 

Saturday 23rd March

10.00am - 12.00 noon & 5.00 - 7.00pm (UK time).

Our free to attend, online monthly Drop-in's offers beaders from all around the globe, the opportunity to bead, chat and share their beading knowledge in good company.

To be sure of a place, please make your booking before 12.00 noon on the Thursday prior to the event by clicking here.

You don't need to be a member of the Guild to enjoy this event, so why not invite a friend to join you.

N.B.  Due to the Easter break, this event has been brought forward a week!

 

 

Brighton Rock, Gem 'n' Bead Show

Saturday 23rd March to Sunday 24th March

Time:   10.00 am - 5.00 pm (4.00pm on Sunday)

Address: Brighton Racecourse, Freshfield Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 9XZ

Telephone: 07712 276041

Website: rockngem.co.uk

 

 

East Sussex Bead Fair

Sunday 24th March

Time:   11.00 am - 4.00 pm

Address: Alfriston Village Hall, The Tye, Alfriston, Polegate, BN26 5TL

Website: mrbeadshop.com/pages/east-sussex-bead-fair

April 2024

 

 

Crafts4Crafters

Thursday 4th April to Saturday 6th April

Time:   10.00 am - 5.00 pm

Address: The Westpoint Centre, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, EX5 1DJ

Telephone: 0117 370 3342

Website: craft4crafters.co.uk/devon-craft-show

 

 

 

Cambridge Bead Fair

Sunday 7th April

Time:   11.00 am - 4.00 pm

Address: Harston Village Hall, 20 High Street, Harston, CB22 7PX

Website: mrbeadshop.com/pages/cambridge-bead-fair

 

 

Warwickshire Rock, Gem 'n' Bead Show

Saturday 13th April to Sunday 14th April

Time:   10.00 am - 5.00 pm (4.00pm on Sunday)

Address: National Agriculture Centre, Stoneligh, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV9 2RG

Telephone: 07712 276041

Website: rockngem.co.uk

 

 

Oxfordshire Bead Fair

Sunday 14th April

Time:   11.00 am - 4.00 pm

Address: The Hornton Pavilion, Harts View, Hornton, Banbury, OX15 6DB

Website: mrbeadshop.com/pages/oxfordshire-bead-fair

 

 

Newark Rock, Gem 'n' Bead Show

Saturday 20th April to Sunday 21st April

Time:   10.00 am - 5.00 pm (4.00pm on Sunday)

Address: Newark Showground, Winthorpe Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 2NY

Telephone: 07712 276041

Website: rockngem.co.uk

 

 

BeadsUpNorth Bead Fair

Sunday 21st April

Time:   11.00 am - 4.00 pm

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

Telephone: 01254 236 049

Website: beadsupnorth.co.uk

 

Saturday 27th April

10.00am - 12.00 noon & 5.00 - 7.00pm (UK time).

Our free to attend, online monthly Drop-in's offers beaders from all around the globe, the opportunity to bead, chat and share their beading knowledge in good company.

To be sure of a place, please make your booking before 12.00 noon on the Thursday prior to the event by clicking here.

You don't need to be a member of the Guild to enjoy this event, so why not invite a friend to join you.

May 2024

2024 Beading Festival - Celebrating Klimt

Friday 10th to Sunday 12th May 2024 

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

Join us for our three-day Beading Festival this May - a chance to catch up with beading friends and beading buddies you haven’t had the chance to meet yet!

This event is open to all, if you're not a member of the Guild, please do join in the fun.  New faces are always welcome at any of our events, and whether you are attending for one day, two or three, if you’ve never been to one of our themed events before, or you are travelling alone, we look after you from the moment you arrive - we can even buddy you up with somebody else who is on their own but has previously attended our events. We are all very friendly and take newcomers under our wing, so before you know it you will have a host of new beady friends.

Friday 10th - the fun starts with two workshops to get your creative ideas flowing, with projects created specifically for this event, by our highly skilled and talented designers:

Workshop 1 – ‘I did it my way’ – designing from a Klimt source with Helen McIntyre.

Using Gustav Klimt’s ‘Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer 1’, as source material, Helen will take you through her design thoughts and processes, focussing on two specific projects designed for this event; a simple flat bracelet exploring choice of stitch, colour, and development of a well-balanced design, plus a small three-dimensional octahedron bauble enhanced with raised Peyote, focusing on scale and structural integrity. Students will have the opportunity to make modifications to these designs and ‘Do it their way’ if they wish.

 Workshop 2 - Sublime Geometry - Klimt themed workshop with Heather Kingsley-Heath.

Explore the use of pattern, their origins, and colours in Gustav Klimt’s paintings. Learn how to make that path from inspiration to finished beadwork. Provide simple beaded shapes as the basis to explore colour and pattern. Guiding students with a collection of shapes and techniques and the ways in which to play with them to create original beadwork.

When beading is done for the day, join us for pre-dinner drinks, then after dinner, relax and enjoy an evening of meeting beading friends new and old.

 

Saturday 11th - BWG Bead-in: Celebrating Klimt

Our Bead-In this year takes its inspiration from the artist Gustav Klimt (if  you are a Guild member, see page 13 of your October Journal for more details).

It’s a very sociable day, beading together in one large room, surrounded by a wealth of inspirational themed materials to tease your little grey cells into action.

You can choose to design and create your own beaded works of art, but if you prefer to work from a pattern, we have that covered, with a booklet of designs to choose from and basic stitch instructions to help guide you. We also have a help desk for anyone who may be new to beading and may need a little guidance.

Sunday 12th - The show culminates with our beautiful display of members’ ‘Silver with a hint of black’, contributions and an inspiring exhibition of Annual Challenge themed competition entries - an opportunity for both members and the public to enjoy your wonderful work.  Plus, the Guild Bead Bazaar will be open offering everything you need for an enjoyable day of retail therapy. Best of all, entry is free to all Guild members and Beading Festival attendees.

So, have you booked your place yet? If not, what are you waiting for?  Click here to download a copy of The Beading Festival booking form.  If you have any queries about the event or concerns regarding attendance, please contact sylviafairhurst@beadworkersguild.com who will be happy to help you.

 

 

Saturday 25th May

10.00am - 12.00 noon & 5.00 - 7.00pm (UK time).

Our free to attend, online monthly Drop-in's offers beaders from all around the globe, the opportunity to bead, chat and share their beading knowledge in good company.

To be sure of a place, please make your booking before 12.00 noon on the Thursday prior to the event by clicking here.

You don't need to be a member of the Guild to enjoy this event, so why not invite a friend to join you.

June 2024

 

Saturday 29th June

10.00am - 12.00 noon & 5.00 - 7.00pm (UK time).

Our free to attend, online monthly Drop-in's offers beaders from all around the globe, the opportunity to bead, chat and share their beading knowledge in good company.

To be sure of a place, please make your booking before 12.00 noon on the Thursday prior to the event by clicking here.

You don't need to be a member of the Guild to enjoy this event, so why not invite a friend to join you.

July 2024

August 2024

 

Saturday 31st August

10.00am - 12.00 noon & 5.00 - 7.00pm (UK time).

Our free to attend, online monthly Drop-in's offers beaders from all around the globe, the opportunity to bead, chat and share their beading knowledge in good company.

To be sure of a place, please make your booking before 12.00 noon on the Thursday prior to the event by clicking here.

You don't need to be a member of the Guild to enjoy this event, so why not invite a friend to join you.

September 2024

 

Saturday 28th September

10.00am - 12.00 noon & 5.00 - 7.00pm (UK time).

Our free to attend, online monthly Drop-in's offers beaders from all around the globe, the opportunity to bead, chat and share their beading knowledge in good company.

To be sure of a place, please make your booking before 12.00 noon on the Thursday prior to the event by clicking here.

You don't need to be a member of the Guild to enjoy this event, so why not invite a friend to join you.

 

Saturday 26th October

10.00am - 12.00 noon & 5.00 - 7.00pm (UK time).

Our free to attend, online monthly Drop-in's offers beaders from all around the globe, the opportunity to bead, chat and share their beading knowledge in good company.

To be sure of a place, please make your booking before 12.00 noon on the Thursday prior to the event by clicking here.

You don't need to be a member of the Guild to enjoy this event, so why not invite a friend to join you.

October 2024

 

Saturday 30th November

10.00am - 12.00 noon & 5.00 - 7.00pm (UK time).

Our free to attend, online monthly Drop-in's offers beaders from all around the globe, the opportunity to bead, chat and share their beading knowledge in good company.

To be sure of a place, please make your booking before 12.00 noon on the Thursday prior to the event by clicking here.

You don't need to be a member of the Guild to enjoy this event, so why not invite a friend to join you.

November 2024

December 2024

January 2025

February 2025