We've got lots of wonderful events coming up that we're very excited about, but we know it can be a little overwhelming to see lots of posters and different event pages on Facebook, so we've decided to put them all into an events programme for you.

Autumn and Winter are the two best seasons to spend your time visiting bookshops, as the weather takes a turn for the worse, so here's a list of things you can do at Bookbarn in the upcoming months.

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Adult Sugar Craft Workshop - Cupcake techniques - 17th October

The next session of our Sugar Craft courses will teach seasonal and floral cupcake decorating techniques. All materials provided, although you may like to bring an apron - just in case it gets messy! You will each take home four lovely decorated homemade cupcakes plus the Full Stop Café will be providing a tasty drink and cake at break time. £25 per person. Limited spaces available, don't forget to book! 7pm to 9pm. Event details here.

Kids Sugar Craft Workshop - Halloween cupcakes - 29th October

The first of our half term activities - a kids cupcake decorating session! Each child will take home 4 x Halloween themed cupcakes that they have decorated. All children must be accompanied by an adult. All materials provided although you may like to bring an apron/ messy clothes. £5.50 per child, spaces limited so don’t forget to book. 9.30am to 10.30am. Event details here.

Adult Book-folding Workshop - 27th October 

The intermediate class is ideal if you've had a go at book folding before, either on your own or at one of our beginners classes. The session will cover the more complex cut and fold technique - ending up with your very own folded book! Plus a complimentary tea/coffee from the Full Stop Cafe. 10am to 12pm. Event details here.

Kids Book-folding Workshop - 30th October 

Another half term activity not to be missed! You may have seen our lovely in-store products by Orinoko. Earrings, folded books, flowers - lots of beautiful origami pieces. The creator of those lovely items is running a Children's book-folding workshop for us, and we're very excited. It'll be taking place on Tuesday the 30th of October, 10am-11.30am, and it will be just £15 per child. Everyone who takes part will also receive a complimentary juice drink and a snack from the café.

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Wonderful Winter Fayre -  22nd November

Our winter fayre is our favourite event of the year - it's so much fun getting all of the local craftspeople and artists under our roof and checking out what they've spent their year working on! The Full Stop Café will be serving takeaway festive treats and drinks, and the shop will be open for late night browsing. Don't miss it! 4pm-9pm. More event details here.

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Creative Writing Group

Every Tuesday from 11am - 12.30pm. A chance to learn some writing techniques and share your writing with a qualified teacher and published author, or just simply some time to spend on your work in a focused and supportive environment. Free event!

Knitting Group

Every Wednesday morning from 10am. If you love knitting and love a good natter, our Wednesday knitting group is the place for you. Get cosy and crafty on the café sofas by the fire and enjoy a nice cuppa. Free event!

Barn Poets

Third Tuesday of the Month. Next up: 16th of October. Come along and read your work to a group of poetry lovers, or simply just come along to listen to some fun and emotive poetry. Entrance by donation (suggested: £2).

Sunday Social with Gwyn

Sporadic Sundays (keep an eye on social media!). Next up: this Sunday, the 7th of October. Live DJ in the café throughout the day, playing relaxing and enjoyable chill out music. Perfect for a Sunday coffee and reading session. Free event!

We'll keep this post up to date with new events as we announce them, so don't forget to bookmark it/save the link.


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