NBW Events listed by county

This list will be added to as and when we are told of events so please check regularly for events in your area. If you are planning an event please complete this online form and we will list your event on this page for free.

And don't forget to look at the traders page to see all the activities, special offers and events they are organising for National Beading Week.

DORSET

Christchurch - Priory Beaders will be attending Mudeford Arts Festival again this year to celebrate NBW and to spread the beading bug - 22nd & 23rd July 2017 11am - 5pm. We will be exhibiting our group work and providing 'have a go' sessions. If you are in the area do come and say hi, the festival is free and there are some wonderful exhibits and entertainment. Visit the website (www.mudefordartsfestival.net) for further info or email janemarie.griffin@yahoo.co.uk

ESSEX

Theydon Bois, Epping - To celebrate National Beading Week, West Essex Beaders are having a beading party on 30th July from 10am  till 4pm, at Theydon Bois, Essex. Come along and join in Jean Power's Secret Beadalong with others. For more information contact Barbara at Westessexbeaders@gmail.com

LANCASHIRE

Clayton-le-Moors - A Beading Experience @ The Beading Room, Clayton-le-Moors will be held on Saturday 5th August from 10.30am to 4.00pm. There is no charge, and refreshments will be available. Bring your beading or just come and have a chat. For more information, or to tell us you are coming, contact Kathryn Halfpenney on 01254 236049 or email kathryn@halfpenney.co.uk.

LONDON

Central London - What – FREE Drop in Beadalong event: Who – everyone welcome - open to experienced beaders and complete beginners – bring along your own work in progress for some beady fun and company, or try your hand at one of the projects I will have available: When – Monday 31 July, drop in open from 10.30am to 8.30pm FREE to attend, but please get in touch first, so I can send you directions, and ensure there will be space for everyone! Contact: http://www.pennyakester.co.uk/national-beading-week.html or www.pennyakester.co.uk or penny@pennyakester.co.uk –  For special offers and news, find me on; Twitter – www.twitter.com/#!/pitstopxjewel  or Facebook - www.facebook.com/Penny-Akester-Jewellery-111150428910455 or Pinterest – www.pinterest.com/pitstopx or Instagram - www.instagram.com/pennyakester 


SURREY

Betchworth - Betchworth Beaders invites you to a Bead In with traders, displays, a raffle, refreshments and a chance to bead together at Betchworth War Memorial Village Hall, Betchworth, Surrey RH3 7DF on Saturday 5th August from 10am to 3.30pm . Entry £1. All funds raised will support Sight for Surrey, a local charity which supports those who are sight impaired or hard of hearing. For more information contact Ruth Vickery vickery.ruth@gmail.com

SUSSEX

Littlehampton - On Saturday 29th July,Bead Magicians are holding an open day for all at the home of our member Pam Elliott, hosted by Pam and her sister Carol. There will be tea, coffee and cake, plus a raffle. Plenty of room to sit and chat and bead. This will run from 10am to 4pm at 8 Townsend Crescent, Littlehampton, BN17 6DH. For further information please contact Margaret Haigh Tel No: 01903 770584 Email: margaret.haigh2@btinternet.com


NORTHERN IRELAND

Co Antrim - Saturday 5th August at Cultra (Lagan Room) from 10am until 4pm. The NI Beaders' Guild are planning a fun day with joint projects - a bunch of daffs and a long beaded rope, a quiz, a shared lunch and an opportunities to get photos in the museum for the extreme beading competition (extreme beading is like extreme ironing - getting photos of you beading in the strangest places possible, sharing the pics on facebook and the one with the most likes wins. Everybody is welcome. Contact Donna Course: donnacourse@live.co.uk

SCOTLAND

Banffshire and Moray - Banffshire Beaders will be holding an open day on 20 July to celebrate National Beading Week. Simple projects will be available to try, and there will be a display of members work. Entrance free and refreshments available. We will be at Arradoul SWI Hall, on the A98 by Buckie from 1.30 to 4.30pm. For more information contact  Janet Winterbourne janet.firebird@btinternet.com

Glasgow - The Nan McKay Beadworkers will be at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow G3 8AG on Monday 31st July from 11a.m. to 3p.m. There will be demonstrations, tasters, and a display of members work. You will be made more than welcome if you wish to drop in for a chat, bring your work to show us or share beading ideas. We can be found in the centre hall. Need to know more? Contact Maureen Russell on maureenanndesigns@yahoo.co.uk

Glasgow - The Nan McKay Beadworkers will be at the Mitchell Library, Glasgow G3 7DN on Tuesday 1st August from 11a.m. to 3p.m. There will be demonstrations, tasters, and a display of members work. You will be made more than welcome if you wish to drop in for a chat, bring your work to show us or share beading ideas. We will be in the Foyer. Contact information as above

Glasgow - The Nan McKay Beadworkers will be at the Marks and Spencers, The Fort, Glasgow G3 7DN on Wednesday 2nd August from 5p.m. This will be an informal drop in where you will be made more than welcome to drop in for a chat, bring your work and share beading ideas. We will be in the café. Contact Maureen as above

Glasgow - The Nan McKay Beadworkers will be at the Mitchell Library, Glasgow G3 7DN on Thursday 3rd August from 11a.m. to 3p.m. There will be demonstrations, tasters, and a display of members work. You will be made more than welcome if you wish to drop in for a chat, bring your work to show us or share beading ideas. We will be in the Fairfield Room. Contact info as above

Glasgow - The Nan McKay Beadworkers will be back at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow G3 8AG, on Friday 4th August 11 a.m. - 3p.m. This will be an informal drop in where you will be made more than welcome; please come along to pep us up at the end of a very busy week, just to chat or bring your work and share beading ideas. Contact Maureen as above

AROUND THE WORLD

Holland- Like last year and the year before, we are happy to celebrate the (Inter)National Beading Week 2017, here in The Hague, Holland, from July 30 - August 9 in our Local Bead Store, where, for the third time, we will participate in Jean Power's secret bead-along. For more information contact: Corriejanne Timmers at corriejanne@ziggo.nl