The Bothy

A space in Cirencester for community, arts, and events. 

‘The Bothy’ is a creative, flexible event space use in a variety of inspiring ways.  Neighbours, charities, community groups and artists are all welcome to use the bright and spacious room for such things as classes, talks, meetings, workshops, drop-in sessions and small scale events and exhibitions.


workshops & events

introduction to printmaking skills on fabric


Saturday 29th September

Saturday 27th October

10.00am - 4pm

Learning and exploring a range of simple printing techniques. The morning will be spent learning about lino and potato printing. In the afternoon we will do screen printing on fabric (with paper stencils). We will explore methods of doing multiple colour-ways and creating repeat patterns. You will come away with your own hand-printed fabric to make a cushion. Our fabric printing classes are in a friendly environment, and will leave you with the expertise you need to get going.

To book or buy a gift voucher for this workshop click here.

Please note that this workshop is held at The Tallet, Calmsden, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 5ET (10 mins from The Bothy)

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Sunday 30th September

Sunday 28th October

10am - 4pm

This is for those who have come to a Simple Printmaking workshop and seek to develop your printmaking skills further.

Covering potato printing, lino printing and screen printing (with paper stencils). Develop your skills and explore the possibilities of repeat patterns and multiple colour-ways to create more ambitious textile designs. It's up to you whether you would like to play with all three techniques throughout the day, or focus on a more ambitious project using one technique. You can screen print all day long! You will come away with your own hand-printed fabric to make a cushion.

other events:

We have a busy schedule of charities and community groups using The Bothy on a weekly basis including Signpost, The Independence Trust, and Ronan's Trust . If you would like to get involved with any of these groups or use The Bothy for your own charity or group please contact us at and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Emerging Futures:

Recovery Support Group

Every Wednesday 1.30 - 3.30pm and Thursday 11.15am - 1.15pm

A friendly and relaxed group for people affected by alcohol or drug use or any other addictive behavior. Meet other people going through similar situations, offer and receive support and look at solutions within the community.

Ring Emma to find out more information: 07510 995979

Positive Clarity - for sufferers of anxiety and stress:

Support Group

Every  4th Wednesday of the month

7pm - 8.30pm

Providing a safe and supportive space in which people can be their selves and share their experiences. Dulcie and Lisa will encourage and support you by providing you with some simple tools to manage your state and give you a sense of being able to cope with life.

Ring Dulcie on 07964290933 or email for more information

The Listening Heart - Grief & Loss Support Group:

Every 2nd Wednesday of the month

7pm - 8.30pm

Open to adults who have suffered a loss of any kind, from the death of a loved one to a divorce. A safe and confidential place for you to receive support and guidance. 

Ring Dulcie on 07964290933 or email for more information

Ronan's Trust - providing nurture and support to those who have suffered a close family bereavement:

If you would like to take part in any of these groups please get in touch with Ronan's Trust via the email:

No events scheduled - please check back soon!

The Repair Cafe:

Runs the last Saturday of every month - from 22nd September 2018

10.30am - 1pm

Bring along your stalled tech, your chilled toasters, your vacant button holes and we will do our very best to fix them or at least share your loss!