Friday 21st

CASTLE ARTISTS EXHIBITION
at The Public Hall, Station Street, Bishop’s Castle, SY9 5AQ
Time  10am to 5pm
Around 15 local artists will exhibit in the spacious Public Hall.  They will show “Affordable Art”, which can include paintings, linocuts, watercolours, textiles, ceramics, photography and cards.
Free parking.    Full disabled access.    http://www.castleartists.co.uk
Admission FREE – Donations to Festival Funds invited

ARTISTS’ OPEN STUDIOS
Jock Wright, Abstract Art – Yarborough House, Market Sq.  Time 11am – 4pm
Ellie Tarratt, Pretender to the Throne, Historically inspired ceramics – Opposite the Town Hall.  Time – 10am – 5pm
Jenny Jones, Painter – The Porch House, High Street, SY9 5BE  Time 10am – 4pm
Julia Bath, Mixed Media –  The Old Bakery,  Church Street.  Time 10 am – 4pm
Victoria Heath, Painter – 18 Market Square. Time 10am – 4pm
Helen Robinson, Stained Glass Studio – The Old Vicarage, Church Lane. 10am – 5pm
Geraldine Burkill, Painter – 2 Kerry Lane. Time 10am – 5pm

Jane Allard, Weaving  – Kerry Rise, Kerry Green,  SY9 5AR.  Time 10 am – 4pm
Marian Watson – Handmade silver & gold jewellery, and Paintings – Chapel View, Station Street, SY9 5AQ.  Time 10am – 5pm
Admission FREE – Donations to Festival Funds invited

POP-UP GALLERY
At Bernard’s home – 2 Church St – The blue one!
Time  11am to 4pm
An exhibition by local photographers including those entered into the Arts Festival’s Photographic Competition.  You are invited to vote for your favourite photo.
Admission FREE – Donations to Festival Funds invited.

OPEN GARDEN
The Old Vicarage, behind St John’s Church
Open from 11am – 4pm
Garden open for snowdrops in aid of the National Garden Scheme
Refreshments available in the Old Vicarage on Sunday
www.ngs.org.uk
Entrance £3.50 (free to under 16s) in aid of nursing & caring charities.

POETRY ON PRESCRIPTION
with Deborah Alma
at The Poetry Pharmacy, opposite the Town Hall
Time  10am – 4pm
A mix of the serious, the therapeutic and the theatrical, the Emergency Poet offers consultations and prescribes poems as cures. Take part in a free private poetic health consultation with the Emergency Poet, and within 10 minutes you will be prescribed an appropriate poem, verse or lyric.
 “This was such a wonderful experience…very uplifting. Lovely to have poems handpicked by someone to meet one’s inspiration, requirements, personal needs etc. and I love both the prescription poem and the poetry pill.”
Admission FREE – Donations to Festival Funds invited.

WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP
with Sue Percy
at The Town Hall
Time  11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm
In Sue’s watercolour workshop this year we will look ‘Painting Without Brushes’.
All welcome.   Materials supplied.
Admission FREE – Donations to Festival Funds invited.

FUN SCIENCE WORKSHOPS
at The Three Tuns
Time   1pm – 2pm (Key Stage 2) & 3pm-4pm (Key Stage 1)
The workshops will consist of hands on chemical reactions, colour changing, explosions and sparks!
Admission FREE – Donations to Festival Funds invited.  

GAMES CAFE
at The Methodist Hall
Time   1pm – 4pm
Pop in for tea/coffee & homemade cake and spend time playing a board or card game.  Or help with a jigsaw.  Games for all ages will be supplied.   Refreshments for sale.
Admission FREE – Donations to Festival Funds invited.    

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH, 250 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH
a talk by Paul Binding
at the Church Barn
We are very sorry but we have had to CANCEL this talk

THE ‘3 AGES OF DRUMMING’ EXPERIENCE 
hosted by Sticky Wicket
at SpArC Theatre
Time 2pm- 3.30pm
A presentation from Sticky Wicket, Dunk Burns, & Miles – 3 Drummers, 3 Ages, 3 Perspectives – Music with a full band and 3 drum kits plus chances to participate. A unique opportunity to join the fun and enter their world.
Admission – FREE, donations to festival funds invited.
http://www.sparctheatre.co.uk/event/live-the-3-ages-of-drumming-experience-hosted-by-sticky-wicket/

BLUES & ROOTS CONCERT
Mississippi, Memphis, Nashville & Chicago 
hosted by Sticky Wicket
at SpArC Theatre
Time   7.30pm
LIVE MUSIC: Blues and Roots with Beki Brindle, Geoff Grimes, Sticky Wicket & Friends.
With a back catalogue of collaborations to make your mouth, eyes and ears water, Come and enjoy their stories. With music from Mississippi, Memphis, Nashville  Chicago, and beyond.
Admission – Adults £12, Under 18’s £1  via SpArC Theatre – http://www.sparctheatre.co.uk/event/live-music-blues-and-roots-w-becki-brindle-geoff-grimes-sticky-wicket-friends/