Andrew Bellis - bowmaker and violin repairer

Andrew Bellis is Dorset's longest established violin repairer and bow maker. Andrew is based on the border between Bournemouth and Poole. He is also a well known local viola player.


Halsway Manor, Somerset, are planning a bow making week for 2019. They take the bookings, so please contact them.

After teaching bow making and rehairing courses at (variously) Oxford, Morden, West Dean and Halsway Manor since 1991, I have now found it impossible to find a suitable venue that I can book at a reasonable price for a week.  'Health & Safety' has a lot to answer for; suitable venues have to be answerable to our increasingly litigious society.

If anyone knows of a suitable workshop/room/school/village hall that would suffice then please let me know! It needs to be in a central/accessible location in the UK, warm, and near all levels of overnight stay and food - from camping to hotel.