Autumn weekly classes – last few places left!

Just a few places still available on our Autumn 2013 term weekly classes – take a look at the programme and book your place while you can!

Lady Bay Arts Festival 18th and 19th May 2013

We’ll be opening as part of this great event – come along and enjoy a wonderful weekend of arts exhibits and activities!  Visit the website to find out more and to view the map of exhibiting venues.
The event is open from 12 noon – 6pm on 18th and 19th May – come early so you can get to see all 56 artists at 21 venues.

Spring/Summer programme of One-day Weekend classes now ready!

We are pleased to say that our one-day weekend class programme for Spring and Summer 2013 is now ready so don’t hesitate to book your place now.  A place on one of our one-day classes could be that perfect present you were looking for for some-one special – let us know if you would like to give a voucher and we will make you a personalised gift card.

Enrolling now for Spring/Summer 2013

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.

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.