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Taurus is a social enterprise and also a training and trading centre for the Camphill Village Trust.
Taurus Crafts, based on a thriving art and craft visitor centre at Lydney, Gloucestershire, creates new and exciting opportunities for people with learning and physical disabilities and mental health problems through work, work experience and vocational training, including gaining recognised qualifications. It develops individuals’ confidence and promotes greater self-reliance and integration into the wider community.
The Taurus Crafts Centre is firmly established as a valued part of the local community and is the cultural focus for those who run it, the employed staff, trainees, customers and friends.
Numerous events throughout the year are aimed at involving the local community and visitors in a wide range of activities, from a Christmas tree decorating competition for schools to cookery and food demonstrations, story telling, readings and musical events. Taurus plays an important role each year in the Forest of Dean Open Studios’ programme, as a starting point for visits to local art and craft workshops and hosting the closing event, usually accompanied by a dramatic fire sculpture.