Events

Events

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Beads Up North Bead Festival

29/04/2018

This is the first of two festivals, of the year. 29th April, 10.00am - 4.00pm

Beads Up North bring you a Bead Festival with many retailers, workshops and 'Av a Go' tables. Held at Haydock Race Course, Newton-le-Willows, WA12 0HQ the event runs twice a year and we attend both events! This fun bead festival is a must for all Beadwork enthusiasts and suppliers.

Usual request - please tell us what beads you are hoping to buy ahead of time so we can make sure they get in the van.






Beadworker's Guild Bead Bazaar 2018

13/05/2018

Beadworker's Guild Beading Festival 2018


Held at The Staverton Park Hotel, Staverton, Daventry, NN11 6JT and organized as part of  The Beadworker's Guild’s 2018 Beading Festival the Bead Bazaar is one of the best bead fairs in the country. It is free for all members and a great opportunity to see all the latest products on the market.

As usual we will be there with our unparalleled range of Miyuki beads. Please feel free to send us your 'wish list' of beads you wish to look at ahead of time and we'll make sure they're ready for you on the day.

May Charisma Beadshow

26/05/2018

Shop open Saturday May 26th 10am - 4pm

Booking for the workshop with Melanie De Miguel Workshop is now open. Click to book

Our May Beadshow is on Saturday 14th April from 10am to 4pm. Please feel free bring your current bead project and join us for coffee and a chat while you bead even if you don't wish to take part in the workshop! There are often free patterns available as well as all our wonderful beads to browse.

The event is held at the Westmill Community Cente, John Barker Place, Hitchin, SG5 2PG. John Barker Place is off Westmill Road then look for the Westmill Community Centre sign, drive down beside it and you will find us. There are also regular buses along Westmill Road and further details can be found at https://www.intalink.org.uk/


Nantwich Bead Fair

10/06/2018

Nantwich Bead Fair 10th June, 10.00am - 4.00pm

The first of two in Nantwich, Cheshire.

Held at the Nantwich Civic Hall, where there is lots of parking, this is an opportunity to see beads 'in the flesh', so to speak.

With over twenty traders, there will be something for everyone.

For more information visit www.beadyfairs.co.uk





East Surrey Bead Fair

17/06/2018

East Surrey Bead Fair. 17 June, 10.00am - 3.30pm

This is a new fair, never been done before.

Held in the Village Hall at Merstham, Surrey, RH1 3ED, it is close to the railway (on the London to Brighton Line) and the 405 London bus route (and thus within the Oyster card Freedom pass area)

It's also close to the M25 & M23, if you are coming by car, especially as there is plenty of nearby parking.

Basic beading workshops will also be held, so if you are interested in taking up beading, or are an experienced beader, there should be something for you!

June Charisma Beadshow

23/06/2018

Saturday 23rd June 10am - 4pm

Our June  Beadshow is on Saturday 23rd June from 10am to 4pm. Please feel free bring your current bead project and join us for coffee and a chat while you bead! There are often free patterns available as well as all our wonderful beads to browse.

The event is held at the Westmill Community Cente, John Barker Place, Hitchin, SG5 2PG. John Barker Place is off Westmill Road then look for the Westmill Community Centre sign, drive down beside it and you will find us. There are also regular buses along Westmill Road and further details can be found at https://www.intalink.org.uk/

July Charisma Beadshow

21/07/2018

Shop Open Saturday 21st July 10am - 4pm

Our July  Beadshow is on Saturday 21st July from 10am to 4pm. Please feel free bring your current bead project and join us for coffee and a chat while you bead even if you don't wish to take part in the workshop! There are often free patterns available as well as all our wonderful beads to browse.

The event is held at the Westmill Community Cente, John Barker Place, Hitchin, SG5 2PG. John Barker Place is off Westmill Road then look for the Westmill Community Centre sign, drive down beside it and you will find us. There are also regular buses along Westmill Road and further details can be found at https://www.intalink.org.uk/


International Beading Week

01/08/2018

Fran Griffiths: Phoenix Necklace

To celebrate International Beading Week Charisma welcomes Fran Griffiths from Frangipani Beads, another international tutor resident in the UK,  to our teaching programme. For her first workshop with us, she will be teaching her amazing Phoenix necklace. Click to book.

The cost includes your lunch! This time our Charity lunch is to raise funds for The Bead Society of Great Britain, so £5 from the fee will be donated to The Society. Our usual menu, including my signature soup and pate, will be offered but special diets can be catered for.  (Our charity lunch in aid of the Guild will be on Friday 17th August as part of Liz Thornton's 2-day workshop. Click for details.)




August Charisma Beadshow

18/08/2018

Shop Open Saturday 18th August 10am - 4pm

Our August  Beadshow is on Saturday 18th August from 10am to 4pm. Please feel free bring your current bead project and join us for coffee and a chat while you bead even if you don't wish to take part in the workshop! There are often free patterns available as well as all our wonderful beads to browse.

Booking for Liz Thornton's workshop is now open. Click to book.

The event is held at the Westmill Community Cente, John Barker Place, Hitchin, SG5 2PG. John Barker Place is off Westmill Road then look for the Westmill Community Centre sign, drive down beside it and you will find us. There are also regular buses along Westmill Road and further details can be found at https://www.intalink.org.uk/


September Charisma Beadshow

08/09/2018

Shop open Saturday 8th September 10am - 4pm

Booking for the workshop with Shona Bevan is now open. Click to book

Our April Beadshow is on Saturday 8th September from 10am to 4pm. Please feel free bring your current bead project and join us for coffee and a chat while you bead even if you don't wish to take part in the workshop! There are often free patterns available as well as all our wonderful beads to browse.

The event is held at the Westmill Community Cente, John Barker Place, Hitchin, SG5 2PG. John Barker Place is off Westmill Road then look for the Westmill Community Centre sign, drive down beside it and you will find us. There are also regular buses along Westmill Road and further details can be found at https://www.intalink.org.uk/


Haydock Park

30/09/2018

Haydock Park Racecourse, Autumn Bead Fair, 10.00am - 4.00pm

This is the second festival of the year.

Beads Up North bring you a Bead Festival with many retailers, workshops and 'Av a Go' tables. Held at Haydock Race Course, Newton-le-Willows, WA12 0HQ the event runs twice a year and we attend both events! This fun bead festival is a must for all Beadwork enthusiasts and suppliers.

Usual request - please tell us what beads you are hoping to buy ahead of time so we can make sure they get in the van.




The Big Bead Show

20/10/2018

The Big Bead Show

The Big Bead Show Saturday 20th October, 2018 10am - 5pm. (The second of the two shows.)

Held at Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9AJ and organised by Ashdown Publishing The Big Bead Show runs twice a year. This is the biggest UK all Bead Show with a combination of retailers and artists to enjoy as well as workshops and demonstrations going on all day.

As always we will take as many beads as we can but please feel free to email us before the day with any specific beads you would like us to include in the display.


October Charisma Beadshow

27/10/2018

Shop Open Saturday 27th October 10am - 4pm

Booking for the workshop with Jean Power is now open. Click to book

Our October Beadshow is on Saturday 27th October from 10am to 4pm. Please feel free bring your current bead project and join us for coffee and a chat while you bead even if you don't wish to take part in the workshop! There are often free patterns available as well as all our wonderful beads to browse.

The event is held at the Westmill Community Cente, John Barker Place, Hitchin, SG5 2PG. John Barker Place is off Westmill Road then look for the Westmill Community Centre sign, drive down beside it and you will find us. There are also regular buses along Westmill Road and further details can be found at https://www.intalink.org.uk/

Cheshire Bead Fair

04/11/2018

Nantwich Bead Fair, Cheshire, 4 November. 10.00am - 4.00pm

The second of two in Nantwich, Cheshire.

Held at the Nantwich Civic Hall, where there is lots of parking, this is an opportunity to see beads 'in the flesh', so to speak.

With over twenty traders, there will be something for everyone.


For more information visit www.beadyfairs.co.uk





Festiwool 2018

10/11/2018

Festiwool 2018

Festiwool 2018 :- to be held at Hitchin's Priory School, Bedford Road, Hitchin, SG5 2UR.

Lots of things for Knitters - wool, accessories, etc. and we are taking our beads-for-knitters along!



For more information visit www.festiwool.com

November Charisma Beadshow

17/11/2018

Shop Open Saturday 17th November 10am - 4pm

Our November  Beadshow is on Saturday 17th November from 10am to 4pm. Please feel free bring your current bead project and join us for coffee and a chat while you bead even if you don't wish to take part in the workshop! There are often free patterns available as well as all our wonderful beads to browse.

The event is held at the Westmill Community Cente, John Barker Place, Hitchin, SG5 2PG. John Barker Place is off Westmill Road then look for the Westmill Community Centre sign, drive down beside it and you will find us. There are also regular buses along Westmill Road and further details can be found at https://www.intalink.org.uk/

December Charisma Beadshow

08/12/2018

Shops open Saturday 14th April 10am - 4pm

Our December Beadshow is on Saturday 8th December from 10am to 4pm. Please feel free bring your current bead project and join us for coffee and a chat while you bead even if you don't wish to take part in the workshop! There are often free patterns available as well as all our wonderful beads to browse.

For this one-off Christmas event we welcome 'Spangles' to exhibit alongside Charisma. We will be in the main hall  of the Westmill Community Cente, John Barker Place, Hitchin, SG5 2PG. John Barker Place is off Westmill Road then look for the Westmill Community Centre sign, drive down beside it and you will find us. There are also regular buses along Westmill Road and further details can be found at https://www.intalink.org.uk/

Booking for the workshop with Carole Morris is now open and I will be supporting her with demonstrations throughout the day of my 'Odd-count Peyote Made Easy' technique.