Saturday 22nd

Events are being added as soon as they are confirmed

A Family Workshop with Malcolm Whittall
at The Three Tuns Inn
Time – 10.00am to 11.00pm & 12noon – 1pm
You don’t need to be an artist to be a cartoonist. Lack of drawing experience might even be an advantage. You can’t go wrong with a cartoon (you can only make it funnier).
Admission Free – Donations to Festival Funds invited.

at The Town Hall – on both floors
Time – 10am – 4pm
Local artists and crafts people selling their wares, from furniture to jewellery & ceramics to silk.
Admission Free – Donations to Festival Funds invited.

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. At times the Mainstone WI will supplying refreshments and homemade cakes and savouries. Free parking. Full disabled access
Admission Free – Donations to Festival Funds invited

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 – Venue TBC. 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 and gold jewellery, and Paintings – Chapel View, Station Street, SY9 5AQ.  Time 10am – 5pm
Admission Free – Donations to Festival Funds invited

DRYPOINT WORKSHOP with Drusilla Cole
in Drusilla’s studio at 3 Bull Street, BC
Time – 10am – 1pm
Using a variety of tools you will learn a quick version of the art of Drypoint engraving
 £25 per person, all materials provided.
Maximum 4 people. Please book a place via


at The Methodist Hall (change of venue from the Tuns)
Time – 10.30am to 12.30pm
Anyone who has ever fancied singing with others is very welcome, regardless of experience. Our aim is to get participants making a lovely sound as quickly as possible. 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

a talk by photographer Andrew Fusek Peters
at the Church Barn
Time – 11am
The wildlife and landscapes of the Shropshire Hills
Admission – FREE, donations to festival funds invited.

a talk by Professor Martin Rudnick
at the Church Barn
Time – 2pm
How pre-historic monsters were first imagined.
Admission – FREE, donations to festival funds invited.

AT SpArC Theatre, Bishops Castle SY9 5AY
Time:  14:00
Join storytelling specialists, Rhubarb Theatre, for a huge spoonful of fun, a mug-full of fantasy and a platter of creativity.  Henry Moon and the Greasy Spoon is perfect for families that enjoy theatrical play, puppetry, mask, dance, song and lots of laughter.
Adult Ticket Price:   £7.50   Child Ticket Price:   £7.50   Family Ticket Price:   £30
Box Office details: 01588 630321/ 638038;

led by Rosa James
at the Three Tuns Inn
Time – 7.30pm
An evening of dances mainly from Eastern Europe with simple steps taught by Rosa James with live music from Bellamonda.  No partners needed.
To book a place email
Admission – £6.00 / £4.50 concessions