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 18th August

10am - 1pm

The workshop will focus on developing skills and applying techniques allowing you to grow in confidence and start to develop your own style.The workshop will start with a colour mixing demonstration allowing you to become familiar with the paint and different effects that can be created. Then you'll learn how simple brush strokes can be used to create leaves, flowers and stems and how these can be ranged to create florals

*You will be given a complete set of materials which you can take away after class, including guide sheets, paper, brushes and a set of watercolours.

* We'll start with colour theory, colour mixing and exercises to practice making simple shapes and brush strokes.

* You'll then work on a final piece, sketching and painting from life, with plenty of hands on guidance and encouragement from the tutor. By the end of the workshop you'll be well on your way to developing your own unique watercolour style.




Saturday 15th September

10am - 1pm

Join us for a morning of Paper Cutting fun!

In this session you will design and make a paper cut piece that you can take home and hang on your wall, or give to a friend as a present.

There will be several designs to choose from along with materials provided on the day.

All equipment and materials will be provided.



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 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:

No events scheduled - please check back soon!

The Repair Cafe

Runs the last Saturday of every month - next session 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!