Saturday 25th

SIGN WRITING DEMONSTRATION
at The Weighbridge Museum
Time – 10am – 4pm
details to follow
Admission Free, Donations very welcome

ARTISAN MARKET
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

CASTLE ARTISTS SPRING EXHIBITION 
Friday 24th, Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th February 2023
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 most of each day
See http://www.castleartists.co.uk/
Free parking, Disabled Access
Admission Free – Donations to Festival Funds invited

ARTISTS’ OPEN STUDIO – 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.
Geraldine Burkill, Painter – 2 Kerry 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

Singing Workshop with Rapsquillion
at The Methodist Hall
10.30am – 12.30pm
details to follow
Admission Free – Donations to Festival Funds invited

Experimental Small Scale Printing with Katy Alston
at The Poetry Pharmacy, 36 High Street.
Time – 10am – 1pm
Experiment with a range of deceptively simple printing techniques!
Have fun making mini stamps using a variety of materials including foam, rubber, cardboard and layer them to create printed images to use as illustrations, letterheads, avatars or to embellish stationery. No press necessary! Don’t worry if drawing isn’t your thing! Bring your ideas, sense of humour and any materials and images you’d like to reference.
All materials provided.
Admission – £25 including tea, coffee & cake! Tickets from http://www.poetrypharmacy.co.uk

Watercolour Painting workshop
with Sue Percy
at The Town Hall
Time 2pm
details to follow
Admission – £TBC

Storytelling
with Amy Douglas
at The Poetry Pharmacy
Time 2pm
details to follow
Admission Donations to Festival Funds invited

4004 BC and All That: A brief history of Geology-and-Genesis
a talk by Martin Rudwick
at The Church Barn
Time  2pm
The famous spoof history 1066 And All That reduced the history of England to a jokey story of Good Things and Bad Things (and Kings). The assertion by modern creationists that the world is only a few thousand years old is a similar parody of a far more interesting reality. The scientific view that the Earth and its life have had an immensely lengthy history was pieced together over several centuries, dissolving assumptions that were based far more on commonsense than any supposed religious prejudice. This talk will sketch briefly how scholarly research that in the 17th century calculated dates such as 4004 BC for Creation itself was gradually expanded, on the basis of ever more convincing scientific evidence, into a reliable reconstruction of an unexpectedly long and complex history of the Earth and its life.
Admission – £3

Africa to The Americas- Drumming Workshop
with Peta Piper, Sticky Wicket & Peter Welch
at SpArC Theatre
Time – TBC
Come and play exciting rhythms on authentic drums in this highly unusual one-off workshop! Guaranteed to be fun, loud, creative and hands on! Be led through an African rhythm a Brazilian rhythm and a Hip Hop groove by experienced music leaders. Culminating in a collaborative piece of music from 3 nations!
For: Adults. Min age 8
Duration: 2 hours
Admission – £TBC

Concert
with Sticky Wicket
at SpArC Theatre
Time TBC
details to follow
Admission – £TBC

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