Yarningham Ko-fi Page

We’ve set up a Ko-fi donation page to help raise £200 towards a bigger marquee at Yarningham. 

Marquee pitched in the grounds of Uffculme Centre.

Our venue, Uffculme Centre, has beautiful grounds where for the weekend of Yarningham we pitch a marquee.  The marquee is home to demonstrations from the local WSD Guild, workshops, a winding station & most importantly our delicious cake stand.

Needle Felting Workshop led by Denise Liebermann housed in the marquee

The marquee also houses the social area, a place with tables and seating for meeting friends, planning shopping & eating cake.

Social area seating and our cake stand in the background.

Our current marquee measures 9 x 9m and costs £700 to hire. The next biggest marquee is 9 x 12m and costs £900 to hire. We would love to increase the size of the marquee to allow for more space for everything. However our budget doesn’t allow for this extra cost.  

A simple way to cover this extra cost would be to increase the price of our marketplace tickets.  Marketplace tickets have remained the same since the start of the festival in 2016.  We have already had to increase marketplace tickets by £1 for the next festival to help cover other rising costs.

So we are asking you, our audience to buy us a Ko-fi (that is to make a small donation that roughly equals the price of a coffee) and help raise the extra £200 needed for a bigger marquee.

You can make your donation on our Ko-fi page here

Plan your visit to Yarningham


By road

Uffculme Centre is located on Queensbridge Road, directly off A435.  

There is free parking available on site.  There is also on street parking in the surrounding area.  Please be considerate when parking. 

By train

The nearest stations to Uffculme Centre are Birmingham New Street (BHM) and Birmingham Moor Street (BMO).

Uffculme Centre is approx. 3 miles from Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Moor Street.  

By bus

National Express West Midlands services 50, 35, 11, 76 and 27 all stop within a few minutes walk of Uffculme Centre.

To plan your journey via bus please visit National Express West Midlands website

Workshops announced


We are very pleased to announce the workshop programme for Yarningham 2018.

This year our workshop programme is bigger than ever.  Our wonderful new venue Uffculme Centre has given us the scope to programme even more stitch based workshops.

You can find the full programme on our website here.  All workshops are £40 (+ booking fee) and include entrance into the marketplace on the day of your workshop.

Yarningham 2018


We are very pleased to announce the third edition of our fibre festival Yarningham.

Yarningham 2018 will take place on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July 2018.  It will feature an expanded marketplace, extended workshop programme and lots more that we can’t tell you about just yet.

What we can tell you is that we have a new venue.  Yarningham 2018 will be held at Uffculme Centre, Birmingham. It was built in 1891 for Richard Cadbury and his family. Gifted to the city in 1916, it has now been converted into a training and conference centre.

Applications for marketplace exhibitors will open on Monday 18 September. Application forms will be available to download from our website from midday.

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