Course Venues: Courses

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We specialise in running small personalised courses, with low numbers of delegates, to help you get the most out of your day and our venues reflect this. 

We use a variety of different venues across the country and we're always happy to consider new areas. This page shows some of the venues we use the most. If you would like a different venue to be considered please let me know. 

A lot of our courses run in Nottingham as this is where we live. It is also easy for many people to get to Nottingham because of its position in the Midlands and the good rail and other transport links. Courses running in Nottingham can usually run with very small numbers of delegates as our costs are reduced because we live there.  

Note: This information is provided for guidance only. Delegates must not make any assumptions about what venue will be used in each city. Delegates will be informed of the venue at least 2 weeks before the course date and details will be sent on how to get there. Delegates are advise not to book travel or accommodation until these details are received. The course organisers take no responsibility for expenses related to any course.  


Jury’s Inn, Nottingham

The Jury’s Inn hotel is just outside the railway station in the centre of Nottingham so its location is ideal if you are travelling by train. If you are coming by car the venue is on one of the main roads into Nottingham so it is easy to find. There is also easy car parking near the venue. 

Visit the venue’s website 

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Download instructions on how to get to Jury’s Inn

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Coles Sewing Centre, Nottingham

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This venue is mostly used for the textiles courses that are run, including The Textiles Teacher Roadshow. It is just a few minutes walk from the centre of town and on the edge of the famous Lace Market area of town. Downstairs there is a fabulous large sewing shop and upstairs there’s a hidden gem with 3 large teaching spaces all fully equipped with sewing machines and other textiles equipment. Some whole D&T courses are also run here because the venue has a great dedicated ICT suite fully equipped with lots of computers as well as space for hardware and other resources. The venue is about 15 minutes walk from the train station or a short hop on the tram which you catch from the station. There is also well priced parking opposite the venue. 

Take a look at Coles Sewing Centre: click here to watch a short video.

Download instructions on how to get to Coles Sewing Centre

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The Wellspring Church Centre, Watford

This is an unusual venue with a great conference centre that is light and airy along with access to a coffee shop on site. This venue is less than an hour away from central London by car and 40 minutes train journey from London Euston. It is within walking distance of both Watford High Street station (literally just round the corner), and Watford Junction London Overground station, with good access by road, including parking nearby. 

Visit the venue’s website 

Download the instructions on how to get to The Wellspring Church Centre

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The Sewing Rooms, Putney

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Based in the heart of the vibrant Putney shops this venue is South London is small but perfect for many of the textiles courses we run. It has a fabulous shop as well as a small classroom equipped with sewing machines. It is close to Putney railway station and tube stations as well as being a 20 minute taxi ride from Waterloo station. There is parking close by at the Exchange Shopping Centre car park (please check prices before travelling).

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Lady Margaret School, Parsons Green, London, SW6 4UN

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Lady Margaret School is 3 minutes walk from Parsons Green tube station (District line) and 25 minutes walk from Putney railway station (7 minutes by taxi). It is also a 20 - 30 minutes taxi ride from most of the major London train stations.

Visit the venue’s website at www.ladymargaret.lbhf.sch.uk 

Download the instructions on how to get to Lady Margaret School


The Quaker Meeting House, Liverpool

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This is an unusual venue with a great range of meeting rooms and access to a light airy coffee shop on site. It is also very centrally placed for the train station, with good access by road, and parking nearby. 

Visit the venue’s website 

Download the instructions on how to get to The Quaker Meeting House


University of East London, Stratford Campus

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UEL's historic Stratford campus is located one of the best-connected areas of London: close to Stratford’s thriving town centre, the 2012 Olympic Park, and just 15 minutes from London’s West End.

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Download the instructions on how to get to UEL Stratford campus


Thorp Academy, Main Road, Ryton, NE40 3AH

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Gillingham School, Hardings Lane, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 4QP

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If you would like a different venue to be considered for a course please let us know. 

We can also deliver courses in your school.


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