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Ceramic Earrings/Pendant Workshops 

& TAROT READING + 17 ARTISAN STALLS 8-9 JUNE 10-4 PM (FREE ENTRY) Old School Room, Church Street, Haworth, BD22 8DR “Excited to announce new diverse arts & crafts workshop series coming to Haworth this June” after launching the successful macrame & fused glass workshops, we are proud to introduce ceramic earrings/pendant classes on Saturday 8th June.”  Organiser says. ARTLAIGA CERAMIC EARRINGS/PENDANT WORKSHOP & STALL (SATURDAY 8th ONLY) Make one pair of earrings or one pendant. All tools, clay and glaze included. The clay works will then be fired and attached with earring/pendant posts/hooks/loops. The finished product will be delivered within 2 weeks after the date. Class size 1-4 / Fee £25 / Duration 30 mins More info about artLaiga via linktree: https://linktr.ee/artlaiga To pre-book email artlaiga@gmail.com or drop in on the day.  TAROT READING BY TRUTH B TOLD TAROT   *Pre-book or walk-in Tarot readings all weekend*  https://www.truthbtoldtarot.com/book-online TRUTH BE TOLD alongside tarot reading, the shop side will be selling unique gift items, alt style wax melts, handmade/drawn greetings cards, artwork & resin jewellery plus tarot cards & books. https://www.facebook.com/truthtoldtarot  AMICA TERRAE eco warriors and friends of the earth aim is to educate, reduce, reuse & recycle – this shop specialises in selling plastic free gifts, offering a wide range of homewares/toiletries, featuring some of their best sellers including soap on a rope, diffusers, vegan friendly fairy dust powder in kilner jar with wooden scoops, no artificial dyes to add that extra fizz to your ultimate bath spa experience. https://www.amicaterrae.co.uk/ BLOSSOMDALE STUDIO specialise in macrame home décor and extravagant artisan wedding backdrops, stunning hanging decorations, colourful plant holders, keychains, wall hangings, candle holders, half mandalas, toy storage and so much more....
HAWORTH & YORKSHIRE CREATIVES 

HAWORTH & YORKSHIRE CREATIVES 

MAKERS MARKETS  INTRODUCE TAROT READING FOR STEAMPUNK WEEKEND IN MAY +  ARTS & CRAFTS JEWELLERY WORK SHOP IN JUNE  Old School Room, Church Street, Haworth, BD22 8DR “Excited to announce new diverse arts & crafts workshop series coming to Haworth this June” says organiser, after launching the April macrame & fused glass workshops sessions, we are now proud to announce forthcoming ceramic earring classes on Saturday 8th June.”  Please follow Haworth & Yorkshire Creatives for more information & announcements  https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100089261948225 MAY BANK HOLIDAY MAKERS MARKET INTRODUCE TAROT READING BY TRUTH B TOLD TAROT   *Pre-book or walk-in Tarot readings all weekend*  https://www.truthbtoldtarot.com/book-online TRUTH BE TOLD alongside tarot reading, the shop side will be selling unique gift items, alt style wax melts, handmade/drawn greetings cards, artwork & resin jewellery.https://www.facebook.com/truthtoldtarot  https://www.instagram.com/truth_b_told_tarot AMICA TERRAE eco warriors and friends of the earth aim is to educate, reduce, reuse & recycle – this shop specialises in selling plastic free gifts, offering a wide range of homewares/toiletries, featuring some of their best sellers: vegan friendly fairy dust powder with no artificial dyes to add that extra fizz to your ultimate bath spa experience, presented in kilner jars with cute wooden scoops. https://www.amicaterrae.co.uk/ BEARS BIJOU offer varied selection of seasonal unique novelty gifts, hand made goods made with love and care featuring best sellers; scented candles, ‘I can’t wait to meet you’ baby gift sets plus ‘a little bit of me time’ gift sets, as well as popular wax melts and reed diffuser www.bearsbijou.co.uk BLACK LASS CREATIVE CRAFTS the name is a nod to Afircan-Carribean/Yorkshire background. Makers of tote bags, wallets, purses, cardholders in colourful African prints, and they also create floral digital artworks available on gift tags,...

Makers Markets

Haworth and Yorkshire Creatives Makers Markets Introduce Arts & Crafts Workshops Old School Room, Church Street, Haworth, BD22 8DR “Very excited to announce new diverse arts & crafts workshop programs coming to Haworth this April, May & June” says organiser. Haworth & Yorkshire Creatives, Makers’ Market launch a brand new creative platform for local talent; artists, designers, makers, crafters – a perfect opportunity for stall holders to host their expert led arts & craft sessions – at the pop up workshops expect an interactive experience in a creative atmosphere surrounded by like-minded individuals suitable for all levels. Looking to handcraft a memorable gift in Haworth? Interested in learning new skills and having a bit of fun along the way? Then these mini educational courses are for you – all welcome. CHERRY TREE GLASS STUDIO will be selling her hand-crafted items, and offering 30 minute workshops to the public who are keen to learn how to make their own hot air balloons, which you will be able to decorate yourself using a variety of glass items. All equipment will be provided and the piece will be taken away, fused & posted directly after one week. To book on Hot Air Balloon Fused Glass 30 minutes workshop – contact ctglassstudio@gmail.com and/or drop in on the day to book in person.  The cost is £25 per person and the workshop is for over 18s only. BLOSSOMDALE STUDIO will be selling her macrame items, and offering 60 mins workshops to the public who are keen to learn how to make their own macrame products from keychains, wall-hangings to candle holders and half mandala – all equipment is provided and a goody bag with a printed manual...

Haworth & Yorkshire Creatives

MAKERS MARKETS Old School Room, Church Street, Haworth, BD22 8DR We are delighted to be hosting our first Makers’ Markets of 2024 at Haworth’s Old School Room (situated between The Bronte Parsonage & St Michael & All Angels Church) at the top of Main Street on 2-3 March.  The free entry event spotlights up to 17 artisans curated by Bronte Bitch and championed by Haworth & Yorkshire Creatives in Haworth. Artists, Designers, Makers and Crafters are selected from Haworth and across Yorkshire to showcase their handmade products that are perfect, quirky and unusual offerings (not found on the high street) - your support and purchases will enable local talent and small independents to thrive. Welcoming new stalls to us this March; Wild Rose Garden, Handcrafted in Coppull and Arnold Designs… They will appear alongside some of our regulars: Stitch In Time by Karen, The Rusted Kingdom, Withens Art by Pippa Marshall, HD Abstract Art, Divine Vibrations, EcoBeez, Chisel Monkey, Blossomdale Studio hosted by Bronte Bitch. Haworth & Yorkshire Creatives info: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100089261948225 H&YC March 2-3 facebook event https://fb.me/e/74hVdTK08 WHAT:      Haworth & Yorkshire Creatives - Weekend Makers Market WHEN:     Sat 2 & Sun 3 March // 10 – 4 pm // Free entry. WHERE:   Old School Room, Church St, Haworth BD22 8DR (Between the Bronte Parsonage Museum & St Michael & All Angels Church) at the top of Main Street. Haworth & Yorkshire Creatives future dates:  13-14 April, 4-5 May, 8-9 June, 12-13 October, 9-10 November...
Weekend Xmas Makers’ Market

Weekend Xmas Makers’ Market

Local independents, small businesses and start-ups from Haworth and Yorkshire unite to support each other and showcase their unique and diverse handcrafted products at the final makers’ market of 2023 on 11-12 November. The free entry event spotlights 17 artisan makers curated by Bronte Bitch and championed by Haworth & Yorkshire Creatives monthly events at Haworth’s Old School Room on Church Street from 10 am until 4 pm over the weekend. We are thrilled to be introducingnew stalls; Black Craft by CK and Wooly Bird Creations plus the return of our regulars and other creatives that have appeared;  Brontë Wildlings, Churchill-Chintz, Divine Vibrations, Eco Beez, Haus of Dachshund Art, HD Abstract Art, Made for You,  Olivia B Illustrations, Pigg & Bell, Pippa Marshall Art, The Rusted Kingdom, Smiling Dandelion, Stitch In Time, Tracey Havil Ceramics joined by host & resident Brontë Bitch. More info about the stalls as follows: BLACK CRAFT BY CK is an independentmaker of plant terrariums. These are individually designed using nature’s gift in the way of houseplants which are planted in different types of glass products such as vases, jars, and drinking glasses showcasing the beauty of plants in art form unique gifts for all www.blackcraftbyck.co.uk BRONTE BITCH the local merchandise range inspired by The Bronte family launches a brand new stylish heavyweight cross-over hoody in two colours with the branded logo. Alongside bag for life totes, bright t-shirts, monochrome tea-towels, greeting cards featuring the iconic quotes plus a small selection of jewellery will be on offer https://linktr.ee/rosaliaferrara BRONTE WILDLINGSthe authentic range of cute clothing and accessories for babies & children available in gorgeous sheepskin lined booties, bobble...
Haworth & Yorkshire Creatives Makers Market

Haworth & Yorkshire Creatives Makers Market

Hosted at the Old Schoolroom Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 October  Local independents, small businesses and start-ups from Haworth and Yorkshire come together to showcase their unique offerings at the much-loved, historical venue, Haworth Old School Room Church Street on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th October 2023 from 10 am - 4 pm, it’s FREE ENTRY – family and pet-friendly – all welcome. The free entry event spotlights artisan makers curated by Bronte Bitch and championed by Haworth & Yorkshire Creatives events.  All stalls are diverse and sell handmade items across jewellery, crafts, metal, glass, crystals, wood, kid’s clothing and accessories, and an array of artworks all creatives are open to private commissions.  Haworth & Yorkshire Creatives showcases the best local talent from Haworth and across Yorkshire including Hebden Bridge, Bradford, Leeds, Huddersfield and beyond. Were are excited to be introducing new stalls: Chiara Jewellery, Churchill Chintz, Cukoo, Diane McQueen, Pippa Marshall Art plus regulars that have appeared previously at the events Brontë Wildlings, Cherry Tree Glass Studio, Divine Vibrations, Eco Beez, Haus of Dachshund Art, HD Abstract Art, Smiling Dandelion, The Rusted Kingdom, Stitch In Time, joined by host & resident Brontë Bitch. CHIARA JEWELLERY is a unique handcrafted collection of one-of-a-kind pieces all made in a little workshop near Hebden Bridge.  Inspired by nature and the organic elements in her surroundings. Chiara’s uses recycled sterling silver to create a range of stunning signature earrings, bangles, pendants, & rings – Chaira Jewellery is also currently open to private commissions and individual ideas. https://www.instagram.com/chiara_jewellery/ https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ChiaraJewelleryShop CHURCHILL-CHINTZ is an arts and crafts outlet offering handcrafted candles, wooden plaques, small stuffed animals, vintage jelly moulds, cake tins, woollen wreaths, hand-painted Christmas cards, wooden toadstools and bunting, snowmen...

Roof repairs are complete

Work has finished on our major project to finally finish the restoration and repair of the roof on the main section of the hall. The renovation of the roof took three months to complete and was funded by a £130,000 grant from Keighley Towns Fund, with additional funding from the Bernard Sunley Foundation and Pilgrim Trust. The original 1832 roof, has now been sensitively restored and properly insulated and can now be used again by many community groups to host local events. Averil Kenyon, Chair of The Bronte Spirit charity said: “The stone slates had been worn and damaged over the years and the roof sometimes leaked. Work to insulate it will not only improve the warmth of the building but also its sustainability. “The building is Grade Two listed so it was important that all the work kept the integrity of the building while ensuring it’s in the best condition to continue as a thriving village hall at the heart of the community.” Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw, Bradford Council’s Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, Planning and Transport, said: “The Old School Room is a very important building not just for Haworth but also for the nation. It’s a crucial part of the district’s literary heritage, as well as a community hub and I am delighted that money from the Keighley Towns Fund has been able to secure and protect the fabric of the building well into the future.” Chair of Keighley Towns Fund Ian Hayfield said: “We are pleased to have been able to support the restoration of this historic building, which is still very well-used and well-loved to this...
Roof project success for historic building

Roof project success for historic building

One of Haworth’s best known historic buildings, Patrick Brontë’s Old School Room in Church Street, is now within sight of completing its long-awaited roof restoration. The Old School Room was established by Brontë, father of the famous literary family, as a National School in 1832 and a small charity, The Brontë Spirit, has spent the last twelve years attempting to locate sufficient funding to make the building waterproof once again. In 2016 they succeeded in having the building’s two extensions re-roofed but finding the money to restore the original 1832 section’s roof has taken much longer. Finally, work to restore the work the roof was started on March 13th thanks to grants received from the Government’s Keighley Town Fund Community Grant Scheme, the Bernard Sunley Foundation and The Pilgrim Trust. It is anticipated that the restoration work being undertaken by York-based Pinnacle Conservation Ltd., will be completed during June and will have cost £150,000. To that amount should be added the £101,000 spent on restoring the 1851 and 1871 extensions takes the total cost of restoring the building’s roofs to £251,000. Averil Kenyon, Chairman of The Brontë Spirit, said: “We are really grateful to the sponsors for enabling us to undertake this major project as well as our architect, Stephen Dixon of Calls Architecture who has been so patient and supportive down the years. “We hope that Patrick Brontë would be pleased that we have succeeded in re-roofing his National School building, a far-sighted project he undertook to educate the village’s children. “The roof restoration will ensure that this historic building will still be available to the people of...

Special Conditions of Hire during COVID-19

We are very pleased that we can once again open the Old School Room for functions. Please note that we have had to introduce some additional conditions of hire during this period. A copy of these conditions can be found on the booking page of this...