Friday 22nd

Details of actual events will appear as they are booked.

at The Public Hall, Station Street, Bishop’s Castle, SY9 5AQ
Time – 10am to 5pm
Around 20 local artists will exhibit in the spacious Public Hall.  They will show “Affordable Art”, which can include paintings, linocuts, watercolours, textiles, ceramics and cards. At times the Mainstone WI will run a Creative Café supplying refreshments and homemade cakes and savouries. Free parking. Full disabled access
Admission Free – Donations to Festival Funds invited

GREAT B.C. BAKE OFF Registration
at Bank House B&B
from 10 am until 5 pm
Let’s get Bishop’s Castle baking with our own Bake Off challenge – Choice of three categories – signature bake, technical challenge or show stopper – plus an additional class for younger bakers. Open to bakers of all ages/ genders. Registration – you will be given the theme/recipe when you register.  Submit your bakes on Sunday by 12 noon and come back at 3 pm for results and The Tea Party
Admission – £1 per entry for each category/ free for younger bakers (under 16s) Proceeds to local charity

at The Town Hall
Time – 11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm
In Sue’s watercolour workshop this year we will look at Landscapes with trees; to include distance, middle-distance and close to.
All welcome.   Materials supplied.
Admission Free – Donations to Festival Funds invited.

JUNIOR DANCE with Rosa James
at The Methodist Hall
Time – 2.30pm to 4pm
Age 8 – 13
Dance workshop for youngsters aged 8-13ish. Learn some fun dances from across the world with simple steps and beautiful music. Led by Rosa James.
Parents/guardians welcome to  attend.
Admission Free – Donations to Festival Funds invited

IRIS MURDOCH (1919-99) and BARBARA PYM (1913-80)
a Talk by Paul Binding

at The Church Barn
Time – 2.00pm
Iris Murdoch was one of the leading novelists of her generation, almost from the start with her first novel, Under the Net (1954).
Barbara Pym was a successful writer in the 1950s  Then in 1977 there was a rediscovery and she was published again to great acclaim.
Paul was close friends with both ladies and his talk will therefore be personal but will also contain his reflections on their novels.
Admission Free – Donations to Festival Funds invited.

DRUMMING WORKSHOP with Sticky Wicket
at The Three Tuns Inn
Time – 2.00pm & 4pm
More details to follow
Admission Free – Donations to Festival Funds invited.

at The Three Tuns Inn
Time – 7.30pm for an 8pm start
Almost inevitably, Peter Donegan has been performing since the age of five, given that the ‘Godfather of British Rock n Roll’, ‘King Of Skiffle’, the late Lonnie Donegan, is his father.  Primarily a singer/songwriter and piano player, Peter picked up the acoustic guitar after his Dad passed away in 2002 and taught himself to play the mandolin, harmonica, banjo and ukulele.
Admission – £10.00    Tickets will be available from the Town Hall and online in the new year and also from the Three Tuns Inn in February.