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The Beautiful Stitch: Textile Treasures of the Embroiderers' Guild (EG National Event):
01-Jul-2017 to 28-Oct-2017

About the Event: The Embroiderers' Guild, now settled into its new home at Bucks County Museum, owns a nationally important collection of costume and textiles from around the world.

Highlights from this unique and inspiring collection will form the basis of a major exhibition at t he County Museum in Aylesbury during the summer of 2017.

Opening on 1st July to 28 October the exhibition will focus on the diverse and ever-changing nature of embroidery across time and place, and will include some of the finest pieces fromt he Guild's stunning collections of historical and contemporary embroidery: from Chinese shoes to American Indian gloves, from 18th century whitework to 21st century artwork and from miniature stitches to the world's longest embroidery!
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
Free entry to exhibition. Open Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Address:
Bucks County Museum
Church Street
Aylesbury
Bucks
HP20 2QP
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Waisted Efforts - an exhibition at Chertsey Museum (UK Exhibition):
17-Sep-2016 to 02-Sep-2017

About the Event: A visual feast, this brand new exhibition will chart the changing styles of the waistline in fashion from the 1750s to the 1950s. Cultural, social, and aesthetic attitudes towards waistlines will be explored through men’s and women’s clothing, both outerwear and underwear. Beautiful examples of fashionable garments which both freed and constricted the waist will be on show, as well as pieces of original foundation-wear essential for achieving the correct silhouette.

Highlights include a stunning ‘sack-back’ gown from the 1770s, a man’s suit from the 1780s, examples of women’s high-waisted Regency clothing, an exquisite girl’s dress from 1850, an 1880s day gown, a flapper dress from the 1920s and lovely examples of 1950s ‘New Look’ styles. The foundation wear includes corsets from a variety of eras, an Edwardian man’s corset, a 1920s bust bodice (designed to flatten the chest) and a ‘Waspie’ corset from the 1950s.

The majority of the pieces are selected from the Olive Matthews Collection.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
Tuesday - Friday 12.30 - 4.30pm, Saturday 11am - 4pm. Closed Sundays and Mondays
Address:
The Cedars
33 Windsor Street
Chertsey
Surrey
KT16 8AT
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Lace in Fashion Exhibition at the Fashion Museum Bath (UK Exhibition):
04-Feb-2017 to 01-Jan-2018

About the Event: Lace in Fashion is the culmination of a two year project to catalogue the Museum's extensive archives of lace dating from the 1500s to the present day, supported by Arts Council England. Assisted by expert volunteers from the Lace Guild, the Museum has been able to revaluate how lace is used in the Fashion Museum Collection and uncover its journey from craft to catwalk.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
Jan & Feb 1030 - 1600, Mar - Oct 1030 - 1700, Nov & Dec 1030 - 1600. Exit 1 hour after these times. See website for entry prices
Address:
Fashion Museum Bath
Assembly Rooms
Bennett Street
Bath

BA1 2QH
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Portfolios (Workshops & Courses):
25-Feb-2017 to 25-Feb-2107

About the Event: Portfolios from E G Head Office
Birds and Beasts
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
10.30 to 4.30

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Gardens and Landscapes of Tatton (EG Branch Event):
25-Mar-2017 to 30-Jul-2017

About the Event: Exhibition of work by members of the Altrincham, Chelford, Warrington and Manchester branches of the Embroiderers' Guild inspired by the gardens and landscapes of Tatton Park, part of the Capability Brown Festival. Details of workshops on the Tatton Park website.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
Mansion open Tuesday to Sunday
Address:
Tatton Park Mansion
Steward's Room
Knutsford
Cheshire

WA16 6QN
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With the Compliments of Capt. John Harle and The Material Girls (EG Member Organised Event):
29-Mar-2017 to 08-Jul-2017

About the Event: A visiting exhibition from National Trust Rainham Hall will be held at Havering Museum. The exhibition relates to Captain John Harle, the enterprising merchant and ship's captain who built Rainham Hall.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
01708 447784
Address:
Havering Museum
19-21 High Street
Romford
Essex
RM1 1JU
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Once-A-Month Stitching in the Gallery (EG Branch Event):
12-Apr-2017 to 14-Mar-2018

About the Event: On the 2nd Wednesday of each month (except August),
Edinburgh Embroiderers Guild will be
working on pieces inspired by works of art
in the Scottish collection. You can watch
them, ask questions or bring along your own
pieces and enjoy stitching with like-minded
people. Focusing on technique. Or why
not add a few stitches to the communal
piece devised especially by the Guild in
celebration of the reopening of the Scottish
collection at the Scottish National Gallery in 2019.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
2nd Wednesday of each month - except August
10.30am - 3.30pm in the main gallery

Actual dates listed in the National Galleries Scotland education brochure - this is available on the 'what's on ' page of our website
Address:
Scottish National Gallery
The Mound
Edinburgh
EH2 2EL
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Calm During the Storm - an exhibition of Embroiderers' Guild items from WW1, WW2 (UK Exhibition):
18-Apr-2017 to 30-Jun-2017

About the Event: A poignant and timely exhibition as we mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War I that portrays the role of needlework, especially embroidery, as a calming influence in troubled times and links it to personal experience. The exhibition covers both world wars with small embroideries such as postcards, a tea cosy, handkerchiefs and artefacts such as pincushions produced by disabled servicemen.

There are also Penelope needlwork kits produced for the sole use of servicemen during World War II and other examples of work made during wartime. One contemporary piece, Comment on the Afghan War, is by Cobie Erskine with two further contemporary pieces, SOS by Fiona Rainford and A Life Worth Living by Lisa Earley.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
Open: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10am - 12.30pm, 1pm - 4pm, Thursday – Closed, Saturday:10am - 1pm, Closed Sunday and Monday
Address:
Central Art Gallery
Old Street
Ashton-under-Lyne

OL6 7SG
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Stitchin' the Mill - Kalamkari@Verdant Works (UK Exhibition):
29-Apr-2017 to 23-Jul-2017

About the Event: Well-established textile collective Kalamkari are holding their first site-specific exhibition "Stitchin' the Mill" at Verdant Works.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
Mon - Sat 10am - 6pm, Sun 11am - 6pm. Admission free to exhibition
Address:
Verdant Works
West Hendersons Drive
Dundee
DD1 5BT
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Ten Plus @ Salford (UK Exhibition):
29-Apr-2017 to 05-Sep-2017

About the Event: Ten Plus Textiles present an exhibition of contemporary art textiles.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
Tue - Fri 10am - 4.45pm, Sat & Sun 12noon - 4pm. Admission Free, Disabled access
Address:
Salford Museum & Art Gallery
Peel Park
Salford
M5 4WU
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Fields, Fabric and French Knots: Celebrating East Anglia in Stitch Fields (EG Regional Event):
01-May-2017 to 29-Oct-2017

About the Event: Fields, Fabric and French Knots: Celebrating East Anglia in Stitch Fields is an exhibition of new work by members of local Embroiderers' Guild groups in Suffolk and Essex. It will run at the Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket from 1st May - 29th October 2017. The exhibition is free with admission to the site. Dogs allowed on a lead.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
Summer opening 25 Mar - 29 Oct Tues - Sat 1000 - 16.30, Sun 1100 - 1630. Open bank holiday Mondays. Mondays in school hols 1000 - 1630. Tel: 01449 612229 for disabled access info
Address:
Museum of East Anglian Life
Ilife Way (opp. Asda)
Stowmarket
Suffolk
IP14 1DE
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Broadway Museum & Gallery Exhibition: Embroidered Bodies - a Textile Exhibition (UK Exhibition):
05-May-2017 to 10-Sep-2017

About the Event: Clothing tells a multitude of human stories, with each embroidered stitch contributing to the tale. This exhibition introduces the Ashmolean’s diverse textile collections through a selection of exquisite, crafted garments, expressing themes of personal identity, local tradition, and international trade.

The exhibition will include a selection of garments drawn from the Eastern and Western textile collections of the Ashmolean Museum. Works will include a diverse range of garments from hats to shoes, stomachers to collars, dating from as far back as the 1400’s right up to the 20th century.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
Tue - Sun 10am - 5pm. Adults £5, Children 5-16 £2, Children under 5 free. Family ticket £10 (2 adults, 2 children)
Address:
Tudor House
65 High Street
Broadway
Worcs
WR12 7DP
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Equation - Faig Ahmed at the Textile Museum of Sweden (International Exhibition):
06-May-2017 to 24-Sep-2017

About the Event: Equation is this summer's solo exhibition at the Textile Museum of Sweden and has been created by the Azerbaijani artist and sculptor Faif Ahmen. This exhibition is his first in the Nordic countries and shows new, piece-specific works and unique methods. Ahmed is considered to be one of the ten most interesting textile artists of the moment and has received a great deal of international attention in recent years.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
see Museum website
Address:
Textilmuseet, Borås
Skaraborgsvägen 3A
50630 Borås
Sweden
50630
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Totally Textile (UK Exhibition):
09-Jun-2017 to 29-Jun-2017

About the Event: A vibrant exhibition of textile art and textiles by members of CADArts (Christchurch & District Arts)
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
10 am - 4pm daily admission free 01202 428004
Address:
The Hayloft Gallery
14 Wick Lane
Christchurch
Dorset
BH23 1HX
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The Wonder Quilt of Wrexham (UK Exhibition):
15-Jun-2017 to 25-Nov-2017

About the Event: The Wrexham Tailor’s Quilt is one of the iconic artefacts of St Fagans: National Museum of History. Last displayed in Wrexham at the arts and crafts exhibition during the 1933 National Eisteddfod, the quilt is returning to its home town for a special display in Gallery 1 at Wrexham County Borough Museum & Archives.
The quilt is actually a single-layer patchwork coverlet made from 4,525 pieces of coloured woollen cloth. The design includes scenes from the Bible, landmarks of 19th century Wales and motifs symbolizing the four nations of the United Kingdom and world cultures. It is one of the few surviving examples of the fashion among highly skilled tailors during the mid-19th century for producing massive yet detailed patchwork hangings and bedcovers.

The quilt which took master tailor, James Williams, ten years is thought to have made it first public appearance at the Art Treasures and Industrial Exhibition of North Wales and Border Counties in 1876. It was also displayed at the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley in 1925. The National Museum of Wales purchased the quilt from James Williams grandson, Richard Williams, in 1935 following a letter from a local solicitor who had highlighted its cultural importance to Wales as an example of folk art.

More recently it has been the star attraction in textile exhibitions at leading museums in London, Berlin and Vienna. The quilt was the centre piece of the 2014 British Folk Art exhibition at Tate Britain.

The quilt will be on show at Wrexham Museum from 12th May until 25th November 2017. Alongside the quilt will be a series of small wall quilts, inspired by James Williams masterpiece and produced by the members of the Quilters’ Guild (Region 13 – North Wales and North-West England).

The display has been curated in partnership with the textile conservators and curators of St Fagans: National Museum of History.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
Monday - Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm Last admission: 30 minutes before closing. Closed Bank Holidays and Sundays. 01978 297460
Address:
Wrexham County Borough Museum
County Buildings
Regent Street
Wrexham

LL11 1RB
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20 and Counting an exhibition by Isleworth & District (EG Branch Event):
17-Jun-2017 to 28-Aug-2017

About the Event: To mark their 20th Anniversary, the Isleworth & District Branch of the Embroiderers' Guild will be holding their 8th exhibition entitled "20 and Counting" from Saturday 17th June to Monday 28th August 2017. The exhibition will showcase a wide variety of embroidery techniques worked by their members over the past 20 years. Although not primarily a selling exhibition it is expected that some exhibits will be for sale. There will also be a selection of small items such as cards and inspiration packs available for visitors on the day. Ground floor, exhibition area, cafe and toilet facilities are all wheelchair accessible.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
Admission free to house and exhibition. Open 1200 - 5pm Saturday and Sunday plus August bank holiday Monday.
Address:
Boston Manor House
Boston Manor Road
Brentford
Middx
TW8 9JX
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Silk: From Spitalfields to Sudbury (UK Exhibition):
17-Jun-2017 to 08-Oct-2017

About the Event: The exhibition Silk: From Spitalfields to Sudbury will explore the local and national history of silk in England from the eighteenth century to the present day, focussing on the diaspora of silk manufacture from Spitalfields in London to Sudbury in Suffolk and include objects such as silk pattern books, historic costume and contemporary couture fabrics made by Sudbury's three active silk mills. Exhibition entrance included in general admission.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
10am - 5pm Monday to Saturday and 11am - 5pm on Sunday. Adults £7, Family £16. Children aged up to 5 free. Children and Students £2. 01787 372958
Address:
Gainsborough's House
46 Gainsborough Street
Sudbury
Suffolk
CO10 2BU
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Inspired by India - a textile exhibition by Nikki Parmenter
17-Jun-2017 to 08-Sep-2017

About the Event: Celebrating UK/India year of culture, artist Nikki Parmenter has worked with local community groups and schools to illustrate the colour and imagery of the countries’ creative relationship.

The exhibition also explores the work of Macclesfield’s Thomas Wardle who helped teach artist William Morris about natural dyes – both men’s work being ‘inspired by India’. Nikki’s centrepiece is the ‘Silk Peacock’, the national bird of India, which incorporates Indian symbolism, Wardle’s designs and Morris’ patterns. We invite you to join us and design your own peacock feather to add to the artwork.

Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
10am - 4pm Mon - Sat. Bank Holidays 12 - 4pm
Address:
The Silk Museum
Park Lane
Macclesfield
SK11 6TJ
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Capability and Creativity - an exhibition of Embroiderers' Guild members' work for the Capability Brown Festival of 2016 (EG Regional Event):
17-Jun-2017 to 30-Jul-2017

About the Event: The North West, North East and Yorkshire & Humber Regions of the Embroiderers' Guild are holding a joint exhibition of their members' work at Farfield Mill, Sedbergh, Cumbria. The work was created for the Capability Brown Festival held in 2016 marking the 300th Anniversary of Capability Brown, where events and exhibitions were held all over the UK to celebrate the remarkable landscape gardener. Many members of the Embroiderers' Guild participated and produced wonderful work, some of which will be on show at this exhibition.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
10.30 - 5pm daily. Adults £4.50, Students £3.50, Children Free.
Address:
Farfield Mill
Garsdale Road
Sedbergh
Cumbria
LA10 5LW
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Hidden in the Lining - Krishna in the Garden of Assam, the tales of two textiles (UK Exhibition):
19-Jun-2017 to 03-Sep-2017

About the Event: A partnership exhibition created with the British Museum explores the origins, stories and meanings of woven silk temple textiles from 17th century NE India. A stunning example is from Monmouthshire Museums' own collections - an elebant 18th century gentleman's dressing gown, its magnificent lining made from this rare group of Assamese textiles - only about 20 examples survive today.

There are several events taking place in association with the exhibition, including talks about textile conservation, Assamese textiles and workshops for families

Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
Mon - Sat (inc Bank Holiday) 11 - 6pm, Sun 2-5pm, After June 19 Mon - Sun 11 - 4. 01291 625981
Address:
Chepstow Museum
Gwy House
Bridge Street
Chepstow
NP16 5EZ
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Cannock Chase in Stitch - an exhibition by Jo Hill (UK Exhibition):
24-Jun-2017 to 13-Aug-2017

About the Event: The popular destination of Cannock Chase is home to a huge variety of wildlife and textile artists Jo Hill has been commissioned to create a brand new range of work to celebrate this. The artwork will be on display at the Museum of Cannock Chase and visitors will be able to view the exhibition this summer. The exhibition, entitled "Cannock Chase in Stitch" features a range of contemporary interior textile designs inspired by the wildlife found on the Chase. Visitors will be able to view and buy a specially selected range of Jo's work that includes stitched depictions of birds, deer and the landscape of Cannock Chase amongst many other new designs.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
Open daily 11am - 5pm. Free admission
Address:
Valley Rd
Hednesford
Cannock
WS12 1TD
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Omega Stitch School - Exhibition of City & Guilds 2 Embroidery work (UK Exhibition):
27-Jun-2017 to 02-Jul-2017

About the Event: The students of the Omega Stitch School are having an exhibition of their City & Guilds level 2 embroidery work - a culmination of 2 years of study. The students' work has been inspired by local history, culture and nature.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
Free entry. Tue - Sat 10am - 4pm. Sunday 10am - 2pm
Address:
The Gallery
Lansdown
Stroud
Gloucestershire
GL5 1BB
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"Stitches in Time" Exhibition (UK Exhibition):
30-Jun-2017 to 03-Jul-2017

About the Event: An exhibition of embroidery and textiles by the members of Phoenix Stitchers.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
10am - 4.30pm, admission free. Contact Maxine Wickes 01730 893961
Address:
The Physic Garden
High Street
Petersfield
Hampshire
GU32 3JJ
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Small Bags Workshop (Workshops & Courses):
01-Jul-2017 to 01-Jul-2017

About the Event: Spend a day stitching small bags with Jennifer Hughes. For enquiries or to book a place please e-mail the Branch.

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Sew Crafty Festival (Craft Fair):
01-Jul-2017 to 01-Jul-2017

About the Event: If you stitch, knit, quilt, embroider or paint on silk, this is a day for you! Stalls, talks and workshops. There is also the Stitched Postcard Exhibition in The Space by The Chase gallery "Cannock Chase in Stitch" by Jo Hill in the Temporary Exhibition Gallery.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
General admission to the museum is free, open every day 11am - 5pm. 01543 877666
Address:
Museum of Cannock Chase
Valley Road
Hednesford
Staffs
WS12 1TD
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Margaret Talbot Talk (EG Branch Event):
06-Jul-2017 to 06-Jul-2017

About the Event: Talented textile artist Margaret Talbot will be giving a talk about her most recent work at our July meeting. Visitors most welcome. £5
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
7.30pm
Address:
Fornham All Saints Community Hall
Bury Road
Fornham All Saints
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
Ip28 6JZ
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SECRETS - Textile Art Group Suffolk (UK Exhibition):
07-Jul-2017 to 19-Jul-2017

About the Event: The Textile Art Group Suffolk are holding their exhibition "Secrets" at the Pond Gallery, Snape Maltings, Suffolk. There is a meet the artists event on Sunday 9th July from 2pm - 4pm.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
10 am - 5pm daily Free Admission
Address:
The Pond Gallery
Snape Maltings
Suffolk
IP17 1SR
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Game of Thrones Hardhome Whitewalker Embroidery at Guildford Castle (UK Exhibition):
07-Jul-2017 to 08-Aug-2017

About the Event: Come to Guildford Castle and see the magnificent embroidered image of the White Walker and then head to the top of the Great Tower for a 360 degree panoramic view of Guildford and the beautiful surrounding countryside. Please note that Guildford Castle is open on Sunday 6th August 11 - 4pm for the centrepiece to our Inspired by Alice Family Fun Day - come along but please expect it to be busy.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
10am - 5pm daily (last admission 4.30pm). Usual castle charges apply, Adults £3.20, £3.60 children/concessions 01483 444751
Address:
Guildford Castle
Castle Street
Guildford
Surrey
GU1 3SX
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Ten Plus @ Didsbury (UK Exhibition):
08-Jul-2017 to 30-Jul-2017

About the Event: A new exhibition of contemporary textile art by Ten Plus Textiles.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
Admission free, disabled access. Open daily 9.30am - 5.30pm
Address:
Didsbury Parsonage
The Old Parsonage
Stenner Lane
Didsbury
M20 2RQ
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The Continuous Thread (UK Exhibition):
08-Jul-2017 to 30-Jul-2017

About the Event: Since graduating a BA in Constructed Textiles in 1979, Jacy Wall has concentrated on woven tapestry making and now that work is the subject of The Continuous Thread, a new exhibition opening at The Slade Centre in Gillingham in July in which she'll show new work alongside pieces made over the last 20 years. Her woven work is largely in natural materials such as wool, cotton, linen and silk. She dyes her own yarn, finding a variety of tones within any one colour.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
10am - 5pm Thursday - Sunday until 30 July 2017
Address:
The Slade Centre
The Square
Gillingham
Dorset
SP8 4AY
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History through the eye of a needle - an exhibition of Art Embroidery by MEG at Sarum (UK Exhibition):
11-Jul-2017 to 08-Oct-2017

About the Event: An exhibition of Art Embroidery by MEG at Sarum
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
Mon - Sat 10.00 - 17.00, Sun 12.00 - 17.00 01722 332151
Address:
Salisbury Mueum
The Kings House
65 The Close
Salisbury
SP1 2EN
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'Knotty Sheep' - Caroline Lindsey (Workshops & Courses):
12-Jul-2017 to 12-Jul-2017

About the Event: The workshop this evening will be led by Caroline Lindsey.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
19.30-21.30
Members £3
Visitors £5
Address:
Thirlmere Way Day Centre
Merrivale Road
Stafford
ST17 9EJ
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Celebrating British craftsmanship with London's oldest embroidery atelier - Hand & Lock
12-Jul-2017 to 13-Jul-2017

About the Event: This July, British embroidery house, Hand & Lock will be hosting a conference and exhibition dedicated to the subject of embroidery. An eclectic lineup of expert speakers will offer fascinating insight about the long history of embellishment in culture, fashion and society. Finally, leading trend predictor Geraldine Wharry will reveal the key embroidery trends we can expect to see emerge in the future.
The conference will also include an exclusive exhibition which features unique Hand & Lock archival pieces curated in association with the London College of Fashion. This exhibition is also a rare chance to see a special collection of one-of-a-kind embroidered handbags made in association with top international design houses. Hand & Lock partnered with designers including Vivienne Westwood, Patrick Cox, Lulu Guinness as well as brands such as Aspinal of London, Asprey, House of Holland and Agnes B to create 13 bags that reflect the long heritage of Hand & Lock as well as the design ethos of each respective brand. The bags will be auctioned by Sotheby's later in the year to raise funds for QEST and the H&L Prize for Embroidery; two British charities supporting emerging designers and craftspeople.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
Exhibition £5, Conference (13th July) £85
Address:
The Bishopsgate Institute
230 Bishopsgate
London
EC2M 4QH
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Yorkshire and Humber Region Residential Summer School (EG Regional Event):
14-Jul-2017 to 16-Jul-2017

About the Event: The Yorkshire and Humber Region of the Embroiderers' Guild will be holding their Residential Summer School at Bishop Burton College. The tutors will be Owen Davies (Elizabethan Borage), Annette Emms (Embellished Books), Tracy Franklin (Contemporary Crewel Work) and Corinne Young (Millinery Flowers). All are welcome and prices include ensuite accommodation, all meals and tuition. Booking opens 1st March 2017. For further details please contact Pauline Heywood. Registration commences 2pm Friday 14th July and the course ends 3pm Sunday 16th July 2017.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
EG Members £250, non-members £285.
Address:
Bishop Burton College
York Road
Bishop Burton
Beverley
East Yorkshire
HU17 8QG
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All Saints Emberton 2nd Summer Exhibition (UK Exhibition):
14-Jul-2017 to 18-Jul-2017

About the Event: The 2nd Summer Exhibition of artwork and craft pieces by local artists and enthusiasts will take place at All Saints Church Emberton, Buckinghamshire to raise funds to develop All Saints as a community resource. There is a Champagne preview on 14th July from 7pm (tickets £10 include champagne, canapes and a catalogue) plus an auction of donated works in aid of All Saints. Plus further opening times on 15th, 16th (church bbq and free sunday fun activities for families) 17th and 18th July. free demonstrations and creative workshops @ £5 each or 5 sessions for £20. Refreshments
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
Contact Caroline Ellis for information on preview 01234 712073. Admission for exhibition £2 accompanied children under 12 free.
Address:
All Saints Church
West Lane
Emberton
nr Olney
MK46 5DA
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Embroiderers' Guild Eastern Region Regional Day "Design to Stitch" (EG Regional Event):
15-Jul-2017 to 15-Jul-2017

About the Event: The Eastern Region of the Embroiderers' Guild is holding its Regional Day on 15th July and the theme is "Design to Stitch". The speakers will be Jane McKeating, Head of Design at Manchester College of Art and member of the 62 Group, "Who Needs Words" and Sian Martin, Director of Distant Stitch and member of the 62 Group, "Are you a Sat Nav or Road Atlas Designer?". The day is open to all EG members and members of the public. Tickets available in advance from The Old Art Room, Market Place, Swaffham or via regionaldaytickets@gmail.com.

Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
9.30am - 4pm, £17 for full lecture programme (in advance only) £5 for Exhibition and Traders' Hall only (in advance or pay on the door)
Address:
Convent of the Sacred Heart School
17 Mangate Street
Swaffham
Norfolk
PE37 7QW
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Exhibition Sewing Day (EG Branch Event):
20-Jul-2017 to 20-Jul-2017

About the Event: Exhibition Sewing Day
Come along and support us as we make things for the sales table for the Exhibition on November 3rd and 4th

Tea and coffee supplied all day!
Don't forget your packed lunch though!
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
10.00 a.m. till 3.00 p.m.
Address:
Rhuddlan Community Centre
Parliament Street
Rhuddlan
LL18 5AW
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Overground, Underground (EG Member Organised Event):
25-Jul-2017 to 13-Aug-2017

About the Event: Textile Exhibition by Diversity Creative Stitchers
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
Tel. 01253 730787 Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 4pm (closed Mondays)
Address:
Lytham Heritage Centre
2 Henry Street
Lytham St Annes
Lancs
FY8 5ES
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Rusted, Weathered and Worn (UK Exhibition):
28-Jul-2017 to 10-Aug-2017

About the Event: A joint exhibition from West Country Textile artists Liz Hewitt and Deborah Pawle lookking at the effects of time and the elements on the natural and manmade objects within the landscape.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
Wed - Sun 10.30am - 4.30pm. Free admission. Accessible for all.
Address:
Weston Old Town Quarry
South Road
Weston-Super-Mare
Somerset
BS23 2LS
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National Celebration of Stitch Day (EG Branch Event):
05-Aug-2017 to 05-Aug-2017

About the Event: Edinburgh Branch
Celebration of Stitch Day
As the Edinburgh International Festival begins this is a perfect opportunity to meet people from all over the world & share a passion for stitch.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
10.30 am - 3.30pm
Free of Charge

Address:
Scottish National Gallery
The Mound
Edinburgh
EH2 2EL
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Blackmore Vale branch of the Embroiderers' Guild Open Day (EG Branch Event):
05-Aug-2017 to 05-Aug-2017

About the Event: The Blackmore Vale branch of the Embroiderers' Guild are pleased to announce their Open Day on Saturday 5th August. There will be Folios from the Embroiderers' Guild Collection, an exhbition of Members' and Young Embroiderers' work. There will also be demonstrations, techniques to try, a sales table and refreshments.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
Free entry. 10.30 am - 3.30pm. Information on 07963 557978
Address:
Bishops Caundle Village Hall
Bishops Caundle
Sherborne
Dorset
DT9 5NB
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Nidderdale Branch Annual Exhibition (EG Branch Event):
05-Aug-2017 to 05-Aug-2017

Address:
Pateley Bridge Methodist Church
Ripon Road
Pateley Bridge
North Yorkshire
HG3 5NL
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National Day of Stitch (EG Branch Event):
05-Aug-2017 to 05-Aug-2017

About the Event: A day when members hold mini workshops and discussions with the public on all things to do with stitch. The aim is to encourage all, young and old, male and female, to enjoy the pleasures of stitch and the art of textiles.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
10.00 am till 4.00 pm at various venues to be confirmed

1. Bodnant Gardens - Education Room

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Threading Dreams Exhibition (EG Member Organised Event):
14-Aug-2017 to 24-Aug-2017

About the Event: Exhibition of textiles and embroidery from The Sreepur Village, Bangladesh and also from the rural areas. All this beautiful work is created in adverse poverty by amazing women. There will be hand-made cards, silk scarves and other gifts for sale. All proceeds will go to the 600 children and 150 destitute mothers who live at Sreepur plus the Street Children project we run on the railway, the river banks and at Dhaka Airport. Millions of street children live literally on the streets in Bangladesh. Ruby Porter MBE (trustee) will be in attendance each day from 11am - 4pm to talk about her voluntary work in Bangladesh over the last 27 years.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
11am - 4pm
Address:
Liverpool Town Hall
High Street
Liverpool
L2 3SW
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North Wales Exhibition Sewing Day (EG Branch Event):
17-Aug-2017 to 17-Aug-2017

About the Event: Exhibition Sewing Day

Come along and support us as we make things for the sales table for the Exhibition on November 3rd and 4th

Tea and coffee supplied all day!
Don't forget your packed lunch though!
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.
Address:
Parkway Community Centre
Rhos on Sea
LL28 4SD
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Underpinning - an exhibition by Brunel Broderers (UK Exhibition):
05-Sep-2017 to 10-Sep-2017

About the Event: 6 textile artists from Brunel Broderers create new work to discover what Underpinning means to them
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
11am - 5pm Tue - Sat. free admission 07753 378325
Address:
44AD
4 Abbey Street
Bath
BA1 1NN
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Textile Studio Exhibition (EG Member Organised Event):
15-Sep-2017 to 15-Oct-2017

About the Event: An exhibition of new contemporary stitch textiles and mixed media by a group of textile artists based in Kent.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
10am - 4.30pm daily. Admission Free. 01634 714477 (Maureen Lauder)
Address:
The Stables Gallery
Hall Place
Bourne Road
Bexley
Kent
DA5 1PQ
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East Midlands Region Study Day (EG Regional Event):
17-Sep-2017 to 17-Sep-2017

About the Event: East Midlands Region offer a Study Day with a variety of workshops. Choose from Book Art Man Paul Johnson with Secret Gardens in Boxes, Gill Greany showsyou the indian quilting technique of Kantha or Wool Painting with Raya Brown. Refreshments will be available throughout the day but please bring a packed lunch. Car Parking available at the venue. More details can be obtained from the East Midlands Website or from Deborah Philipott on the contact details below
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
9.30am to commence workshops at 10am, finish 3pm. £35 each workshop - wool painting may incur an additional small cost for a glass frame provided by t he tutor. 01455 612261, 07557 023245
Address:
Thringstone Community Centre
The Green
Thringstone nr Coalville
Leicestershire
LE67 8NR
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Members' Day (EG Branch Event):
21-Sep-2017 to 21-Sep-2017

About the Event: Members' Day
Held every 3rd Thursday of the month
Come and join in our informal workshops.
Participate in 'TASTER' session or bring along your own piece to work on
Don't forget your packed lunch
Unlimited tea and coffee for 50p!
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.

Free to members
£3 for guests and visitors
Address:
Parkway Community Centre
Rhos on Sea
LL28 4SD
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Abstracted Land ....' Amanda Hislop (Workshops & Courses):
23-Sep-2017 to 24-Sep-2017

About the Event: 2 day course
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
All 2 day courses commence at 9.45 a.m. and finish at 4.00 p.m.
Please arrive 15 minutes early to set up ready for a prompt start at 9.45 a.m.
Don't forget to bring a packed lunch!
Address:
Ruthin Craft Centre
Ruthin
LL15 1BB
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From Purbeck to Scotland - an exhibition by Kirsten T Webb (UK Exhibition):
24-Sep-2017 to 13-Oct-2017

About the Event: Nature's bounteous treasures are a source of constant inspiration for textile artist Kirsten T Webb and small wonder, for her home county of Dorset is amply blessed with a wealth of natural riches all year round.

Whether as a yardstick by which the glories of other parts of the world are measured, or simply as a delight in and of itself, the Dorset landscape looms large in From Purbeck To Scotland, Kirsten’s new exhibition – her first for three years – at the charming St Andrew’s Church in the grounds of Lulworth Castle.

Kirsten dyes her material and threads with silk paints and is passionate and resourceful in her work – anything is fair game if it serves the picture, from old cheap lace to net produce bags from the supermarket used to add texture, depth and new layers of interest.

The new exhibition features a series of landscapes from a visit to the Flow Country, in the far north of Scotland. Its peatland and wetland were quite unlike anything Danish-born Kirsten had ever encountered.

Other highlights of the exhibition include a group of small box frames with portraits of horses, ponies and cows, some intricately worked samples of work inspired by lichen and several of the Viking designs that link Kirsten’s Norse heritage with her love of nature.

Kirsten also plans to show some examples of the renowned and widely praised ecclesiastical embroidery that first drew her to the craft in the late 1980s.

Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
10.30 - 5pm daily
Address:
St Andrew's Church
East Lulworth
Dorset
BH20 5QQ
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Threading Dreams Exhibition (EG Member Organised Event):
25-Sep-2017 to 01-Oct-2017

About the Event: Exhibition of textiles and embroidery from The Sreepur Village, Bangladesh and also from the rural areas. All this beautiful work is created in adverse poverty by amazing women. There will be hand-made cards, silk scarves and other gifts for sale. All proceeds will go to the 600 children and 150 destitute mothers who live at Sreepur plus the Street Children project we run on the railway, the river banks and at Dhaka Airport. Millions of street children live literally on the streets in Bangladesh. Ruby Porter MBE (trustee) will be in attendance each day from 11am - 4pm to talk about her voluntary work in Bangladesh over the last 27 years.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
11am - 4pm
Address:
Readers Gallery
Calderstones Park
Calderstones Road
Liverpool
L18 3JB
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'Sreepur Village Treading Dreams' Ruby Porter MBE (Lectures/Talks):
25-Sep-2017 to 25-Sep-2017

About the Event: 'Sreepur Village Threading Dreams' Ruby Porter MBE

Monthly Evening Meeting
Held 4th Monday of the month, September to May
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
7.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.

Free to members

£3 to visitors and guests


Address:
Parkway Community Centre
Rhos on Sea
LL28 4SD
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The Historical Development of Chain Stitch Embroidery to Tambour Beading (Lectures/Talks):
30-Sep-2017 to 30-Sep-2017

About the Event: This talk by bead couturiers Lesley Coidan & Diana Vernon explores the luxury fashion technique of tambour beading - an embroidery technique used to embellish and enliven garments . Lesley and Diana together run Couture Beading & Embellishment Company, www.couturebeading.com. They specialise in a variety of couture embellishment techniques, but primarily tambour beading and embroidery for film, theatre and the couture. They each have over 45 years experience of designing, making and teaching, and are the authors of the book ‘The Art of Tambour Beading & Embroidery’ being published by The Guild of Master Craftsman later this year.
In 1770 Charles Germain de Saint Aubin, embroiderer to Louis XV the King of France, wrote about a new technique that used a hook instead of a needle to work embroidery. This technique was tambour. In fact the technique was much older, and is thought to have originated first from China or India. This same technique is still used today, and you will have seen many examples of it in theatre, film and couture work, and especially the Royal Wedding and Court dresses. It is the professional couture method for embroidering with beads and sequins.
This illustrated talk and demonstration will give you an introduction to the techniques of couture tambour embroidery with beads, pearls and sequins, and the historical development of the technique through to its contemporary use today.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
7pm Tickets £4 on the door
Address:
Bucks County Museum
Church Street
Aylesbury
HP20 2QP
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GuildEd Threads - Exhibition (EG Branch Event):
30-Sep-2017 to 14-Oct-2017

About the Event: GildEd Threads
An exhibition of embroidery & textile art
Includes work for sale, ongoing group projects & work by Edinburgh YE
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
10am - 4pm Daily
Entry is free of charge
https://www.edinburghpalette.co.uk/
Address:
Gallery 2
Edinburgh Palette,
151 London Rd, Edinburgh, EH7 6AE

EH7 6AE
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Newbury - 10 Year Stitch (UK Exhibition):
30-Sep-2017 to 08-Oct-2017

About the Event: Newbury - 10 Year Stitch is an exhibition of innovative textiles and mixed media by TextileArt07. Refreshments in aid of the Rosemary Appeal, Cancer Care Centre.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
10am - 4pm daily. Admission free. Information: 07882 600092
Address:
The Gallery
Headley Community Shop
Thornford Road
Headley
Hampshire
RG19 8AG
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Introduction to Tambour Beading and Embroidery - a whole day course (Workshops & Courses):
01-Oct-2017 to 01-Oct-2017

About the Event: This whole day course will give you an introduction to the essentials of the technique of couture tambour beading and embroidery. Enrolment £50 - please telephone 01296 331441 to register. Workshop students do not have to bring anything but there will be a small charge of up to £5 for beads and sequins on the day. The Workshop tutors will lend frames and tambour hooks but students can purchase these if they wish to at the end of the class.

You will learn:

• How to correctly mount fabric into an embroidery frame (slate frame) prior to tambouring.
• How to work the tambour stitch using thread, and how to work the stitch in all directions.
• How to prepare beads ready for tambour.
• How to tambour beads and sequins.

Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
Enrolment £50 plus up to £5 for materials - please telephone 01296 331441 to register
Address:
Bucks County Museum
Church Street
Aylesbury
Bucks
HP20 2QP
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North Wales Branch A.G.M. (EG Branch Event):
14-Oct-2017 to 14-Oct-2017

About the Event: North Wales Branch A.G.M.

Guest Speakers - Members of the Merseyside Embroiderers'Guild
Title - Good Practice in Stitch
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
1.30 p.m.
Address:
Methodist Church
Wynn Avenue
Old Colwyn
LL29 7LN
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Rhythms by Stitched Up Textiles (EG Member Organised Event):
17-Oct-2017 to 28-Oct-2017

About the Event: Each member of Stitched Up Textiles has used poetry as inspiration, making an interesting and diverse exhibition of high quality work.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
Free entry Tues - Sat 10am - 4.30pm
Address:
Cranleigh Arts Centre
1 High Street
Cranleigh
Surrey
GU6 8AS
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North Wales Members' Day (EG Branch Event):
19-Oct-2017 to 19-Oct-2017

About the Event: Come and join in our friendly informal workshops.
Participate in a 'taster' session or bring along your own pieces to work on.

Bring a packed lunch.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
Every 3rd Thursday of the month
10.00 a.m. till 3.00 p.m.
Free to Members
Visitors and Guests £3.00
Address:
Parkway Community Centre
Rhos on Sea
LL28 4SD
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Make and Create Hobby Fair (Craft Fair):
22-Oct-2017 to 22-Oct-2017

About the Event: A delight for all knitting, sewing, papercraft and quilting enthusiasts. Demonstrations and talks all day.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
10am - 4pm £3 entry, kids go free. 07891 032142
Address:
Holiday Inn Hotel
137 Kings Road
Brighton
BN1 2JF
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Threading Dreams Exhibition (EG Member Organised Event):
23-Oct-2017 to 28-Oct-2017

About the Event: Exhibition of textiles and embroidery from The Sreepur Village, Bangladesh and also from the rural areas. All this beautiful work is created in adverse poverty by amazing women. There will be hand-made cards, silk scarves and other gifts for sale. All proceeds will go to the 600 children and 150 destitute mothers who live at Sreepur plus the Street Children project we run on the railway, the river banks and at Dhaka Airport. Millions of street children live literally on the streets in Bangladesh. Ruby Porter MBE (trustee) will be in attendance each day from 11am - 4pm to talk about her voluntary work in Bangladesh over the last 27 years.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
11am - 4pm
Address:
St Barnabus Church
Penny Lane
Liverpool
L18 1LZ
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North Wales Branch Show and Tell Evening Meeting (EG Branch Event):
23-Oct-2017 to 23-Oct-2017

About the Event: Show and Tell Evening Meeting

Bring along any piece or work or memorabilia you want to share with other members of the Branch

Enjoy light refreshments

Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
7.30 p.m. onwards
Free to Members
£3 to Guests and visitors
Address:
Parkway Community Centre
Rhos on Sea
LL28 4SD
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Four-Seasons Panel (Workshops & Courses):
28-Oct-2017 to 28-Oct-2017

About the Event: Spend an enjoyable day in a small group workshop working on a panel with a four-seasons theme. For enquiries or to book please contact the Branch

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North Wales Branch Members' day (EG Branch Event):
16-Nov-2017 to 16-Nov-2017

About the Event: Come and join in our friendly informal workshops.
Participate in a 'taster' session or bring along your own pieces to work on.
Unlimited tea and coffee 50p
Bring a packed lunch.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
10.00 a.m. till 3.00 p.m.

Members Free
Guests and Visitors £3.00
Address:
Parkway Community Centre
Rhos on Sea

LL28 4SD
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Lichens and Encrustations - Sandra Kendall (Workshops & Courses):
18-Nov-2017 to 18-Nov-2017

About the Event: Lichens and Encrustations - Sandra Kendall


Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
All day courses : 9.45am to 4.00pm
Please arrive 15 minutes early to set up and start promptly at 9.45am. Bring a packed lunch.
Address:
St David's Church Hall
Penrhyn Bay
LL30 3NT
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Cotton Then and Now - Grace Williamson (Lectures/Talks):
27-Nov-2017 to 27-Nov-2017

About the Event: Evening Meeting

Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
Starts 7.30 p.m.
Free to Members
Visitors and Guests £3.00
Address:
Parkway Community Centre
Rhos on Sea
LL28 4SD
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