Events

Events

Haydock Park

28/04/2019

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

This is the first festival of two, during 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 Great British Bead Show

12/05/2019

The Great British Bead Show 2019

Organised by the Beadworkers Guild, this is the 'finale' of three days of beading, with workshops, galore.

Visit the Guild's web-site, at www.beadworkersguild.org.uk/the-great-british-bead-show.php for more information.







May Charisma Open House

18/05/2019

Shop Open Saturday 18th May 2019 10am - 4pm

Please feel free bring your current bead or needlework project and join our 'Saturday Beaders'  for coffee and a chat while you bead and/or stitch even if you don't wish to take part in the workshop!  Vivien's pattern collection is always available for inspiration and there are sometimes free patterns available. Drinks and biscuits are provided as well as access to all our beads!

This event will be held in the craft room at 58, Burford Way, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 2XE. Burford Way is the northernmost road of the Westmill Estate. If you are driving and coming from Hitchin, we are the last turning on the left off Bedford Road, just past the Priory School. If you are coming in the other way, down the A600, we are the first turning on the right after the mini roundabout at Ickleford (don't be misled by the road on your right at that roundabout being called Westmill Lane). Number 58 is on the right just past a bus stop, which is also on the right. We have 3 parking places in front of the house and there is plenty of on-street parking as well.

If you are coming by bus from the town centre you can either get the number 71 and get off at the Bedford Road, Burford Way stop which is then a short walk to the house or the 80/81 and get off at the Burford Way, Milestone Road stop, this stop is almost outside the house but the bus does go all round the estate first. There are other buses that go up Bedford Road and further details can be found at http://www.intalink.org.uk/ <cid:[email protected]>

If you have any problems please phone us as we may be able to arrange lift-sharing for you.

Festiwool Watford 2019

25/05/2019

Festiwool Watford

A brand new wool fair, held at The Lanchaster Community Free School, Hempstead Rd, Watford, WD17 3HD. from the Festiwool team.

All the big wool traders - and us - will be exhibiting.

So, for a great day out, pop over to www.festiwool.com/watford for more details.








Surrey Bead Fair

02/06/2019

Surrey Bead Fair, Merstham, RH1 3ED

Once again, the East Surrey Bead Fair is being held at the Village Hall, Station Road North, Merstham RH1 3ED.

With a wide range of traders, coming from all over England, there will be something for everyone.

It will be open between 10:00am and 3:00pm, with refreshments available.

More details when available.

Cheshire Bead Fair

09/06/2019

Cheshire Bead Fair, Nantwich

Nantwich Bead Fair, Cheshire, 9th June 2019. 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

June Charisma Open Day

29/06/2019

Shop open Saturday 29th June 10am - 4pm

Please feel free bring your current bead or needlework project and join our 'Saturday Beaders'  for coffee and a chat while you bead and/or stitch even if you don't wish to take part in the workshop!  Vivien's pattern collection is always available for inspiration and there are sometimes free patterns available. Drinks and biscuits are provided as well as access to all our beads!

This event will be held in the craft room at 58, Burford Way, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 2XE. Burford Way is the northernmost road of the Westmill Estate. If you are driving and coming from Hitchin, we are the last turning on the left off Bedford Road, just past the Priory School. If you are coming in the other way, down the A600, we are the first turning on the right after the mini roundabout at Ickleford (don't be misled by the road on your right at that roundabout being called Westmill Lane). Number 58 is on the right just past a bus stop, which is also on the right. We have 3 parking places in front of the house and there is plenty of on-street parking as well.

If you are coming by bus from the town centre you can either get the number 71 and get off at the Bedford Road, Burford Way stop which is then a short walk to the house or the 80/81 and get off at the Burford Way, Milestone Road stop, this stop is almost outside the house but the bus does go all round the estate first. There are other buses that go up Bedford Road and further details can be found at http://www.intalink.org.uk/ <cid:[email protected]>
If you have any problems please phone us as we may be able to arrange lift-sharing for you.


July Charisma Open House

20/07/2019

Shop open Saturday 20th July 10am - 4pm

Please feel free bring your current bead or needlework project and join our 'Saturday Beaders'  for coffee and a chat while you bead and/or stitch even if you don't wish to take part in the workshop!  Vivien's pattern collection is always available for inspiration and there are sometimes free patterns available. Drinks and biscuits are provided as well as access to all our beads!

This event will be held in the craft room at 58, Burford Way, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 2XE. Burford Way is the northernmost road of the Westmill Estate. If you are driving and coming from Hitchin, we are the last turning on the left off Bedford Road, just past the Priory School. If you are coming in the other way, down the A600, we are the first turning on the right after the mini roundabout at Ickleford (don't be misled by the road on your right at that roundabout being called Westmill Lane). Number 58 is on the right just past a bus stop, which is also on the right. We have 3 parking places in front of the house and there is plenty of on-street parking as well.


If you are coming by bus from the town centre you can either get the number 71 and get off at the Bedford Road, Burford Way stop which is then a short walk to the house or the 80/81 and get off at the Burford Way, Milestone Road stop, this stop is almost outside the house but the bus does go all round the estate first. There are other buses that go up Bedford Road and further details can be found at http://www.intalink.org.uk/ <cid:[email protected]>

If you have any problems please phone us as we may be able to arrange lift-sharing for you.

Fibre East Fair

27/07/2019

Fibre East British Natural Fibre & Craft Fair

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July 2019, is the Fibre East British Natural Fibre & Craft Fair, held at Redborne School and Community College, Amptill, MK45 2NU.

Whether you are looking to discover a brand new craft and you are starting from scratch or perfecting a skill that you have been honing for a number of years Fibre-East have the perfect toolbox of experts and equipment to assist you. Ever wondered how many spinners it takes to ‘feed’ a weaver?

Well come and find out! Two Guilds have joined forces for the weekend and you are welcome to sit and card fleece to assist, or even spin for a while.

Our visitors have one thing in common: passion. We love to welcome novices who have just begun to take an interest in craft and wish to learn more. We also welcome those who have long mastered their craft but want to share their expertise or stock up on beautiful supplies from our rich assortment of artisan producers.

No crafter is too young or too old, too experienced or too new to craft. We are a welcoming and friendly show where help and advice is in abundance.  We aim to enable the continuation of the crafts of hand spinning, knitting, dyeing, weaving, felting and crochet to name but a few.

For more details visit www.fibre-east.co.uk/ where you will be able to see much more information.

August Charisma Open House

24/08/2019

Shop Open Saturday 24th August 10am - 4pm

Please feel free bring your current bead or needlework project and join our 'Saturday Beaders'  for coffee and a chat while you bead and/or stitch even if you don't wish to take part in the workshop!  Vivien's pattern collection is always available for inspiration and there are sometimes free patterns available. Drinks and biscuits are provided as well as access to all our beads!

This event will be held in the craft room at 58, Burford Way, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 2XE. Burford Way is the northernmost road of the Westmill Estate. If you are driving and coming from Hitchin, we are the last turning on the left off Bedford Road, just past the Priory School. If you are coming in the other way, down the A600, we are the first turning on the right after the mini roundabout at Ickleford (don't be misled by the road on your right at that roundabout being called Westmill Lane). Number 58 is on the right just past a bus stop, which is also on the right. We have 3 parking places in front of the house and there is plenty of on-street parking as well.

If you are coming by bus from the town centre you can either get the number 71 and get off at the Bedford Road, Burford Way stop which is then a short walk to the house or the 80/81 and get off at the Burford Way, Milestone Road stop, this stop is almost outside the house but the bus does go all round the estate first. There are other buses that go up Bedford Road and further details can be found at http://www.intalink.org.uk/ <cid:[email protected]>
If you have any problems please phone us as we may be able to arrange lift-sharing for you.



Leeds Bead Fair

22/09/2019

Leeds Bead Fair

Forget the housework and come join us for a great day out on 22nd September 2019 for this year's Bead Fair!

The event, now in it's seventh year is always a great place for creative beaders.

With a fantastic selection of quality exhibitors makes this bead fair an inspiration and delight for beaders from far and wide. Creative demonstrations will run throughout the day.

Last year was a real buzz and this year will be too, so put next September in your diary, tell your friends and look forward to another great day!

Located in the easily accessible Holiday Inn, Garforth (usual location), with free parking, close to motorway and very easy to find (LS25 1LH)


Admission will only be £3 again and with a FREE goody bag for the first 200 through the doors it's a real bargain!


For more information visit www.autumnbeads.co.uk/






Midland Bead Fair

13/10/2019

Midland Bead Fair

Oak Tree Crafts in association with our friends at Silvar Design have taken over the running of the Midland Bead Fair from West of England Events.

Through their hard work this has always been a successful fair which will continue at it's current venue in Hampton-in-Arden, near Solihull.

We look forward to welcoming you again and trust that you will have a great time.

For more information pop over to www.oaktreecrafts.com/beadfair/.




The Big Bead Show

19/10/2019

The Big Bead Show

The Big Bead Show Saturday 19th October, 2019 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 Open House

26/10/2019

Shop Open Saturday 26th October 10am - 4pm

Please feel free bring your current bead or needlework project and join our 'Saturday Beaders'  for coffee and a chat while you bead and/or stitch even if you don't wish to take part in the workshop!  Vivien's pattern collection is always available for inspiration and there are sometimes free patterns available. Drinks and biscuits are provided as well as access to all our beads!

This event will be held in the craft room at 58, Burford Way, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 2XE. Burford Way is the northernmost road of the Westmill Estate. If you are driving and coming from Hitchin, we are the last turning on the left off Bedford Road, just past the Priory School. If you are coming in the other way, down the A600, we are the first turning on the right after the mini roundabout at Ickleford (don't be misled by the road on your right at that roundabout being called Westmill Lane). Number 58 is on the right just past a bus stop, which is also on the right. We have 3 parking places in front of the house and there is plenty of on-street parking as well.

If you are coming by bus from the town centre you can either get the number 71 and get off at the Bedford Road, Burford Way stop which is then a short walk to the house or the 80/81 and get off at the Burford Way, Milestone Road stop, this stop is almost outside the house but the bus does go all round the estate first. There are other buses that go up Bedford Road and further details can be found at http://www.intalink.org.uk/ <cid:part1.050[email protected]>
If you have any problems please phone us as we may be able to arrange lift-sharing for you.




Cheshire Bead Fair

03/11/2019

Nantwich Bead Fair, Cheshire, 3rd 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 2019

09/11/2019

Festiwool 2019

Festiwool 2019 :- 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/hitchin








December Charisma Open Day

14/12/2019

Shop Open Saturday 14th December 10am - 4pm

Please feel free bring your current bead or needlework project and join our 'Saturday Beaders'  for coffee and a chat while you bead and/or stitch even if you don't wish to take part in the workshop!  Vivien's pattern collection is always available for inspiration and there are sometimes free patterns available. Drinks and biscuits are provided as well as access to all our beads!

This event will be held in the craft room at 58, Burford Way, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 2XE. Burford Way is the northernmost road of the Westmill Estate. If you are driving and coming from Hitchin, we are the last turning on the left off Bedford Road, just past the Priory School. If you are coming in the other way, down the A600, we are the first turning on the right after the mini roundabout at Ickleford (don't be misled by the road on your right at that roundabout being called Westmill Lane). Number 58 is on the right just past a bus stop, which is also on the right. We have 3 parking places in front of the house and there is plenty of on-street parking as well.

If you are coming by bus from the town centre you can either get the number 71 and get off at the Bedford Road, Burford Way stop which is then a short walk to the house or the 80/81 and get off at the Burford Way, Milestone Road stop, this stop is almost outside the house but the bus does go all round the estate first. There are other buses that go up Bedford Road and further details can be found at http://www.intalink.org.uk/ <cid:[email protected]>
If you have any problems please phone us as we may be able to arrange lift-sharing for you.