Information for those attending workshops:
Since the closure of our shop, Social Fabric workshops will now take place in the lovely Birdwood House, located on the corner of the market square in Totnes, Devon. We will either use one of the upstairs rooms, or the large cafe space on the ground floor, behind the gallery. I will make sure the room is clearly signed if you are coming for a workshop at Birdwood!
Birdwood House is 10 minutes' walk from Totnes rail station, which is on the main line from London to Penzance. See below for more details.
For half-day workshops we will provide tea, coffee, water and biscuits.
Cancellations and Refunds
We try our very hardest never to cancel a workshop that we have advertised and we rarely do. However occasionally we don't have enough participants to make a class viable and in this case we reserve the right to cancel if necessary.
If we cancel a workshop we will do our utmost to transfer your place to a similar workshop or will refund your fee in full.
If you cancel your place on a workshop you have paid for, please be aware that as Social Fabric is now hiring a space for workshops, all class fees are non-refundable. Make sure you've checked your diary carefully!
We realise that children get sick and parents go into hospital at short notice. But we ask you to understand that refunding last minute cancellations may mean we can't cover the cost of running a workshop.
Parking can seem tricky in Totnes but there are several options. If you are attending a workshop on Monday-Thursday you should find a space in one of the many town centre car parks. Follow the signs to the car parks, most of which are situated behind the market square.
When you cross the market square onto the High Street, Birdwood House is just there on your left - it has a gallery space on the ground floor. Just go in the front door and we will either be upstairs or at the end of the corridor on the ground floor - it will be signposted!
If you come on a Friday or Saturday parking can be difficult because of the Totnes market on these days and the car parks do fill up.
If you can arrive in town by 9am you'll find a space in the car parks and can then have a nice leisurely coffee before coming to your class! Or, if you plan to arrive later, here are some options:
If you arrive from the direction of South Brent, you can park for free on the main road at the edge of Totnes near the council offices at Follaton. It takes approx 10 minutes to walk into town from there and it is a fairly flat walk.
There is a long stay car park down by the river at Steamer Quay. You should allow a good 20 minutes to walk from there up to our shop - it is uphill but you will have the delight of seeing the whole of Totnes High Street on your way!
You can pay to park your car in the station car park all day, though this does fill up. There is also a car park by the leisure centre near the industrial estate at the bottom of town. Allow 15 minutes to walk up from there to Birdwood House.
Train is a good option - we are 10 minutes' walk from Totnes railway station. Come out of the station on the ticket office side and walk up to the main road. Cross the main road and go straight over into Kistor Gardens. You will see a white house on the right and a red brick terrace on your left. Keep walking past the Victorian terrace and then cross straight over the road and head up the narrow path opposite signposted Totnes Castle.
At the top of the path go straight on until you meet the High Street. Turn left and cross over and Birdwood House will be on your right, on the corner of the market square.