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.
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 email@example.com
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
Stokes Bay - Solent Beaders will be at the "Meet my Club" area of the Driftwood Festival on 29th July between 10:00 and 16:00. Visitors to our stall can try making earrings and necklaces to take away with them on the day. Tuition is free but there is a small charge to cover material costs. We will also have examples of different techniques available for viewing and details of our upcoming meeting dates to the end of December 2017. Contact: Admin@kristiegems.com
Stapleford - The Beane Beading Group is holding a free open house, drop-in meeting on Saturday 29th July for National Beading Week. The meeting runs from 10am to 4pm in Stapleford Village Hall, Hertfordshire SG14 on the A119 by the bus stop. Contact Jane Saunders firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
Spilsby - Beading Lincs is pleased to support National Beading Week with the following Activities: Monday 31 July 2017 - Drop In to Spilsby Library (in Co-op Store) and bead a bookmark (£1 for materials) 10am - 12 noon OR Book a place on Tuesday 1, Wednesday 2, or Thursday 3 August 2017 to ‘Come and Bead’ at 9 Halton Road Spilsby PE23 5JZ Bring your beading, especially your UFOs, or make a Celebration Stretch Magic Bracelet (£2 for materials). 10am - 3pm Refreshments provided. Contact Fran Rose - firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01790 752702 for more information or to book a place.
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 email@example.com – 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
Kentish Town - Jean Power is hosting a beading day combining her Secret Beadalong with the first day of National Beading Week. This fun day will be the ideal opportunity to meet beading friends and beadalong with them. Bring along any beadwork you want to do (no instructions etc are included so you can choose what you wish to to) and join in the fun! There will be give-aways and prizes as well and plenty of opportunities to show off your beautiful beadwork and shop. Click on the link below to book your place (50% discount for Guild Members). Taking place from 10am-4pm (but you can come & go at any time), venue: Kentish Town Congregational Church, Kelly Street, Kentish Town, London, NW1 8PH.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org - see poster here
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com