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 27th January 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)



Saturday 16th December 2017

1.30pm - 4.30pm

Run by Ollie's Studio, this beginners calligraphy course covers everything you need to get started on your calligraphy journey. The class will cover how to use a dip pen, mark making, letter forms and simple flourishing. All calligraphy materials (your to keep!) and light refreshments will be provided. Just bring your lovely selves!

Click here to book 16th December




"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"

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

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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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 - Ronan's Trust provides 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 address below:

Natural dyeing With Flora Arbuthnot  -  Friday 24th November 2017 10.30am - 12.30pm

Learn how to create beautiful patterns and prints on fabric using flowers, leaves, roots, and barks through a simple steaming process. An overview of what natural dye plants you can grow in your garden or find in the hedgerow. Explore different mordants and modifiers you can make and use for a variety of effects

Flower Arranging  -  Wednesday 6th December 2017 10.00am - 12.00pm

This is an opportunity to join our flower arranging group with Beth Baker from Gather Me Flowers. e are continuing our Flower arranging workshops and have a regular group meeting every couple of months, do come and join us. You can bring along flowers or greenery that hold special memories to include in the arrangements.

Willow for Christmas  -   Saturday 9th December 2017 10.00am - 12.00pm

Join us to make Willow Christmas Decorations with Norah Kennedy in this is a two hour workshop for all the family.

If you have experienced a close bereavement and would like to come and feel nurtured whilst creating something beautiful from nature for Christmas then please get in touch.