The intention is that on each Saturday during April through to the end of August we will have a special event happening in our Craft Courtyard.
Being a Craft Courtyard, we will be looking to showcase all sorts of traditional crafts, but in addition we will also be squeezing in some musical interludes etc. & support for local community groups.
So if you are looking for something to do on a Saturday, have a look at the Programme below and then get yourselves over to Old Bolsover Yard, to see the Courtyard in action, visit our Gallery, and our craft workshops, then finish off your visit with a cuppa & piece of cake at the Beehive Cafe, which stands at the entrance to the Yard.
Below is the current listing of the 2019 Programme (as at 6th March 2019)
COURTYARD PROGRAMME 2019
(All events 10am to 3pm unless otherwise stated)
Saturday 6th April – Ready, Steady - GO!!
Come & celebrate the first of our Courtyard Programme events of the year. With our new businesses - Creative Handmade Crafts, The Fabric Den & Cup & Saucer, as well as Ethos Upcycling. Also new businesses in the Gallery - M&E Woodcraft & Scentuals by Charlene
Saturday 20th April – Easter Extravaganza
Something for the whole of the family – Easter egg hunt; Easter refreshments and much much more
Saturday 27th April – Yarn Shop Day
Come on down all you knitters, crocheters & other users of wool. Bring your pins & wool & have a ‘knit & natter’ if you have got time!
Saturday 4th May – May Day Extravaganza
Sorry! – no dancing round the maypole (unless you bring you own!!), but lots of things to see & do
We are hoping to have a 'Makers Market' too
Saturday 11th May – The Wobbly Bodger
Come and see Green Woodworking Demonstrations including spoon making and the polelathe by Gary Joynt of Major Oak Heritage Crafts the home of the 'Wobbly Bodger'!
Chance for you to have a go at polelathing too!! Farmers smocks & straw in the mouth optional!!
Saturday 18th May – Bolsover U3A
The local U3A group will be taking over the Yard, and showcasing their 21 different Groups & what they do & what you can get involved in
Saturday 25th May – Spring Bank Holiday Extravaganza
Although Spring will have already ‘sprung’ come and join in whatever fun & frolics we are up to
Saturday 1st June – Ian’s Birds of Prey
Ian Stacey will make a visit to the Courtyard with his collection of bird’s of prey, and tell us all about the work he does to release injured wild birds back into the countryside
Saturday 15th June – Bolsover Art Group
Oils, pastels, gauche, watercolours, will all be demonstrated by our local painting group. With paintings for sale too, make sure you measure that space on the wall before you come!!
Saturday 22nd June – Bolsover WI
Proving that they are not just about ‘jam & Jerusalem’, our very own WI will take over the Yard and showcase what they are really about!
Saturday 29th June - Bolsover Inner Wheel
Another showcase weekend to find out what Bolsover Inner Wheel is about. And if that is not enough, they are hoping to sell jams, chutneys & cakes!!
They will also be showing the 'baby bundles & 'second hand clothes parcels' that they send to overseas communities.
Saturday 6th July – Teddy Bears Picnic
To celebrate International Teddy Bears Picnic Day (yes! there really is one) on 10th July, if you go down to the Yard today, you’re sure of a big surprise! And don’t forget to bring your favourite teddy with you – and that goes for the adults too!!
Saturday 13th July – SteelPantastic
Come and hear the sound of a steel drum band from U3A Worksop. They have played before in Bolsover, so if you are up to a ‘jig around’ or just want to sit & listen this is for you.
Saturday 20th July – Chesterfield Signing Choir
Now this should be really special – a choir of young people who have hearing difficulties and use ‘sign language’ to sing to us. One not to be missed!
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th July – Bolsover Food & Drink Festival
– 9am to 10pm Saturday & 9am to 8pm Sunday
This annual event is being organised this year by Edge Events in conjunction with Old Bolsover Yard on behalf of the Old Bolsover Town Council. With over 60 food & drink traders, the best in regional live music, childrens entertainment & activities and much much more this definitely is one for the diary.
And we will have an input to the day from Inspirations Theatre Company
Saturday 3rd August – Ian’s Birds of Prey
Ian Stacey will make a return visit to the Courtyard with his collection of bird’s of prey, and tell us all about the work he does to release injured wild birds back into the countryside
Saturday 10th August – Inspirations Theatre Company
A day given over to the local Theatre Company to showcase what they do, and perhaps a chance for you to take part, or even join the Company!
The following date remains unfilled – if you are interested in putting on an event in the Courtyard, please email: email@example.com
Saturday 8th June