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

 

 
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Introduction to natural dyeing - Day workshop

From £95

15th June, 6th July, 18th October, 1st November

10am - 4pm. At the Tallet Studios, Calmsden, Cirencester, GL7 5ET

Exploring natural dyeing techniques to create a variety of colours and effects on silk and wool. Create a variety of colour samples and some fabric to use in a textile project such as a scarf or cushion.

This is an introduction to processes through which you can achieve colours from plants that grow all around us.

 
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Making and exploring plants based inks for paper- Day Workshop

From £65

Sunday 7th July

10:30am - 3:30pm. At the Tallet Studios, Calmsden, Cirencester, GL7 5ET

Introduction to botanical ink making for painting and drawing on paper

Identifying and harvesting wild and cultivated plants that can be use used to make inks and paints. We will process these plants in to inks and dyes for paper

 

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 info@vanessaarbuthnott.co.uk 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 Mike for more information: 07502436064

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.

http://www.positiveclarity.co.uk/

Ring Dulcie on 07964290933 or email info@positiveclarity.co.uk 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 info@listeningheart.co.uk 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: ronanstrust.org@gmail.com

No events scheduled - please check back soon!

The Repair Cafe:

Runs on the fourth Saturday of every month

10am - 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!

Learn to Upholster:

Join Claire, our expert upholsterer from Stargazey Workshops, for this fun course suitable for all abilities. You will be guided through the whole upholstery process from start to finish and have a beautiful piece of furniture to show for it at the end!

Just bring along your own stool or chair and fabric, all other materials can be provided by Claire at a small cost (unless you already have/would like to purchase your own)

We are currently booked up but are running a waiting list. Please contact Claire on claireanello@uwclub.net for more information on upcoming workshops.