Friday 24th

CASTLE ARTISTS SPRING EXHIBITION
Time 10.00 – 5.00
at the Public Hall, Station Street, Bishop’s Castle SY9 5AQ. 
Around 15 local artists come together to show ‘Affordable Art’, which can include paintings, linocuts, watercolours, sculpture, photographs, textiles, jewellery, ceramics and cards. 
Refreshments by the Mainstone WI will be available at times each day
See http://www.castleartists.co.uk/
Free entry and parking, Disabled Access
Admission Free – Donations to Festival Funds invited

ARTISTS’ OPEN STUDIOS 10am – 4pm
Sarah Gillard, Painter Yarborough House, High Street.
Jenny Jones, Painter – The Porch House, High Street, SY9 5BE
Julia Bath, Painter –  The Old Bakery,  Church Street. 
Helen Robinson, Stained Glass Studio – The Old Vicarage, Church Lane.
Jill Bagnall, Fused Glass – Opposite Kirsty’s, New Street.
Marian Watson – Handmade silver & gold jewellery, and Paintings – Chapel View, Station Street, SY9 5AQ. 
Di & Andrew Douce, Painters – Old Manse, Station St., SY9 5AQ
Admission Free

Jewellery Workshops with Kathy Taylor of Katie Flutie Jewellery
at The Town Hall
10am – 11.15am – Silver Ring – £12
11.30 – 12.45 – Silver Earrings – £16
1.30pm – 3.30pm – Bead Jewellery – Free to children
STERLING SILVER RING WORKSHOP

Make your own ring using Sterling silver wire.
Having first sized your finger, you will prepare your silver wire for soldering. Once this is done you can shape your ring then choose a texture and finish your ring.
This is suitable for beginners aged over 11 (under 16s must have adult supervision). The cost is £12 per person which includes materials, tuition, use of tools, polishing and return to Bishop’s Castle Town Hall within a week. (Your ring can be posted to you and a charge will be paid direct to the tutor in cash).
Workshop size – 8
Book at Bishop’s Castle Town Hall or online at http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/BCTH
STERLING SILVER EARRINGS WORKSHOP
Make your own dangly earrings for pierced ears using Sterling silver sheet and wire.
Having chosen a design you will prepare and texture your silver, creating a softly domed shape if you wish and piercing holes through which the earwires will go. There will be a choice of earwire designs handmade made by the tutor.
This is suitable for beginners aged over 11 (under 16s must have adult supervision). The cost is £16 per person which includes materials, use of tools, polishing and return to Bishop’s Castle Town Hall within a week. (Your earrings can be posted to you and a charge will be payable to the tutor in cash).
Workshop size – 8
Book at Bishop’s Castle Town Hall or online at http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/BCTH
BEADED EARRINGS WORKSHOP
Make a pair of pretty earrings (for pierced or non-pierced ears) using silver plated wire and a selection of beads, for yourself, or as a gift.
Suitable for children aged over 7 (under16s must have adult supervision ) and adults.
Free of charge to children – donations to the Arts Festival appreciated, £5 for Adults
Drop in!!

Fused Glass Workshops
at Jill Bagnall’s Studio, New Street
Time 10.30am – 1.30pm
Create a free-standing ‘textured’ fused glass artwork:
You choose from a curvy ‘wave’ form or a simple curve (lamp/candle shield) form, finished size approx. 21-23cms wide and 20cms tall. Either will look absolutely fabulous displayed in your home. You will learn the basics of glass fusing, including cutting & handling, while making your glass art.
Your design will be entirely your own, whether you are inspired by colour, pattern, or a favourite theme; course tutor, Jill Bagnall, will advise and guide you through appropriate techniques & materials to get the best interpretation of your ideas.
Everything you need is supplied: All materials, use of equipment, kiln firings & plenty of guidance. After the workshop, your work will be fired twice and will be ready for you to collect, usually within 2 weeks or as advised.
email: suewillmer@mac.com  to book your place.
Cost £65 (special festival price, normally £79) Limited to 8 people

Still Life Workshop with Clae Eastgate
at The Poetry Pharmacy, High Street
Time  10am – 3pm – All day workshop.
Looking at the Everyday… In this workshop we will be drawing and painting from observation and/or towards imagination. In response to the ordinary (and not so ordinary) we will develop broader and deeper ways of looking and seeing.
The workshop will include the fundamentals of drawing (e.g. angles, perspective and tonal work) through fun exercises to a more considered approaches. We will explore colour; how to use it, mix it, develop a personal palette and how to apply, making the marks we desire to express our observations.
Details and bookings through Poetry Pharmacy www.poetrypharmacy.co.uk/the-distillery/
Admission  £65

Great Living Norwegian Novelists – a talk by Paul Binding
at The Church Barn
Time  2pm
These last twenty years Norway has produced a number of the liveliest and most successful literary novelists in the whole world (as well as major crime writers). This talk focuses on those who have embarked on sequences of novels presenting their own – and others’ – progress through life, pre-eminently Karl Ove Knausgaard and also Per Petterson and Lars Saabye Christensen, and will draw on my own many long talks with them over the years.
Book at Bishop’s Castle Town Hall or online at http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/BCTH
Admission – £3

Scraptastic Workshop
at SpArC
Time  2pm – 4pm
Come and get creative – loads of recycled materials to make whatever you can dream up.
ALL Welcome! Under 9’s must be accompanied by a willing helper!
Admission Free – Donations to Festival Funds please

Balkan Ceilidh
led by Rosa James
at the Three Tuns Inn
Time 7.30pm
Balkan Ceilidh with live band Bellamonda. These simple community circle dances,
from ancient and modern traditions, are fun and relaxing.
The dances are taught and you don’t need a partner.
To book a place email: suewillmer@suewillmer
Admission – £7

Jazz Concert
with TBC
Town Hall
Time 7.30 for 8pm
details to follow
Admission – £10

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