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



Saturday 24th March 2018


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 25th March 2018


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.

Make a weekend of it and get stuck in! I will be running an introduction to printmaking workshop on the Saturday, you can book both workshops at a reduced price of £130.

Beginners painting

Rose believes there is a painter in all of us and a ruddy good one too. By the end of this class you will have learnt about paints and colours, types of brushes and techniques and created a whole oil painting of your own. Rose encourages you to bring along your own subject matter and ideas about style.

Rose is a professional painter. She studied at the Royal Drawing School and Edinburgh College of Art and has had several solo shows. She loves introducing beginners to painting as it is so exciting to help people do something for the first time. Her drawing classes make a wonderful gift for a friend or loved one or even an artistic activity for a hen party!

Cost: £55 for a 4 - 5 hour class

Location: The Owl Barn Studios, The Tallet, Calmsden, Gloucestershire GL7 5ET

To book please email

"Rose took me to a remote Scottish cottage for a week in October and gave me drawing and painting lessons…it was wonderful, very inspiring and liberating. It has re-ignited a passion for observational drawing. Also, I painted in oils for the first time and I am hooked….Rose is a very gentle and inspiring teacher"

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.

Still Life with Pomegrante - 30 Still Lives by Rose Arbuthnott

To be exhibited in Vanessa Arbuthnotts' shop and showroom - Opens Friday 15th December 2017 at 6.00pm and runs until March 2018. All welcome!

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'Under the Bonnet' exhibition 

Feminine hat designs created by Heather Ogilvie and inspired by classic motors.

Saturday 17th February 2018 9am - 5.30pm

Sunday 18th February 2018 10am - 4pm

Emerging Futures 

Recovery Support Group

Every 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 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month

7pm - 9pm

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

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:

Flower Arranging

Wednesday 7th March 10am - 1pm

The Repair Cafe

Runs the last Saturday of every month

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!