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New programme of One-day Weekend classes now ready!

You will be pleased to see that our new programme of one-day classes for the Autumn term is now ready and this term we have added some Sunday classes as well as Saturdays.

A voucher for one of our courses makes a great gift – do contact us if you would like to find out more about giving a Seymour Road Studios gift voucher.

I hope you like our new programme for the festive season – we are already taking bookings so don’t hesitate to contact us to secure your place.

Enrolling now for Autumn 2012

Goodness, next term’s classes are being snapped up fast – get in touch soon if you’d like to join us!
You’ll find all the info you need on our Regular Weekly Classes page and then get in touch via our contact form to book or if you have any questions.

Summer Special Classes – enrolling now!

Treat yourself this Summer to time to explore our special themed extended workshop days in the unique setting of our garden studios.

This Summer we are offering two 3 day blocks of Summer Special classes in  pottery and in painting and drawing and two single days for print-making.

Please see our Summer Specials page for more detailed information including dates and prices.

Lady Bay Arts Festival 19th & 20th May

The great Lady Bay Arts Festival returns to our delightful neighbourhood once again!
Dates: 19th and 20th May, 12 noon – 6pm each day
Entry price £1.50 – freen entry for under 18s and over 60s!

The team have excelled themselves in putting together 18 venues and approaching 50 exhibitors.

Here at Seymour Road Studios we will be showing:

Exhibition and meet the artist - wonderful glass work by Anna French of Fizgig glass and of Craft in the City
Exhibition - selected work by some of our painting, drawing and print-making students
Demo and chat - pottery students will be working in the workshop and will be ready to chat to you about some of the techniques they have learned
Drop in taster workshop - I will be running a drop-in have-a-go simple print-making workshop for anyone who fancies it!
STOP PRESS - on Saturday DON’T MISS the Amazing Live HUMAN JUKEBOX created by Rod in collaboration with Poppy Folk Club specially for this event!  You will be amazed and delighted by this wonderful creation with musical input provided through the Poppy Folk Club throughout Saturday
(NB….  so far this is a Saturday only event, but if possible we are hoping to have it active in one form or another on Sunday too … any musicians, buskers, singers who would like to donate an hour or two of time on Sunday, please get in touch to learn more and discuss possibilities).
Look out for the Poppy Folk Club‘s special 1st birthday activities on Sunday 20th at the Poppy and Pint.

Warning!  Parking may be difficult so if you at all possible please try to come on foot, bike or bus (all very easy for locals) to save the parking for those who need it most.  If you need to bring a car, please park with the utmost consideration for residents.  Thank you.


Poppy Folk Club dates for your diary

The next meeting of The Poppy Folk Club will  be our Extra Concert with THE YOUNG’UNS on Friday 20th January at 8pm
We have been given the chance to put on an extra concert in January, and are very excited to have The Young’Uns all the way from Teesside with support from local duo The Boot Hill Toe Tappers.
Tickets £7.50. Contact Phil & Julie 0115 9812861 or email
More details on the website

The next guest night at the club will be a extra bonus night on Friday January 20th where we’ll be treated to The Young’Uns

And don’t miss “A Folk Cracker for Christmas” at the Poppy on Friday 9th December at 7.30 – all proceeds to Rainbows children’s hospice.  Tickets are £10 from Bill Tel: 01509 813566, Email:

Don’t miss our Festive Print days: 26 Nov & 3 Dec

A great opportunity to make unique prints for giving:

26th November, Reduction Linocut for cards and gift tags
3rd December, Simple Linocut for cards, gift boxes and tags.

Craft in the City @ Waterstones

Affordable high quality crafted gifts just perfect for Christmas.
Find out more:


Sign up now for our Summer Specials in August

We have decided to offer some Summer sessions again this year so here’s a chance for some Summer creativity for you in our unique studios here in Lady Bay:

DRAWING & PAINTING~ Big, Bold and Botanical!
POTTERY: Themes and Variations
Click the link to learn more

DATES: Monday 8th, Tuesday 9th, Wednesday 10th August:
TIMES: 10am – 4pm

PRICE: Book individual days for £50 per day
Block booking discount – book all three days for £135

Poppy Folk Club in Lady Bay – next concert date

Poppy Folk Club: next club night: Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer - Sunday 17th July 7:30pm

After the fantastic opening night sell-out success of Cupola the Poppy Folk Club have decided that we can’t wait until October for our next guest/concert night, and luckily we have been able to book the fantastic Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer for our meeting on Sunday 17th July.

Trentside Artists – Open House weekend


25th – 26th June
opening times: 10am-5pm

Where? Two venues:
12 Ella Rd, West Bridgford, NG2 5GW  and
60 Crosby Rd, West Bridgford, NG2 5GH
for more information CONTACT Ruth:  07854 585596  or  Robert: 0115 9747743

Affordable art from local contemporary artists priced from only £10

Paintings, sculpture, photography, mosaics and more to view in the relaxed atmosphere of our homes just 5 minutes walk from West Bridgford’s main shopping streets.
Artworks delivered free to local purchasers.