Saturday 23rd

Details of events will appear as they are booked.

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 EXHIBITION
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 http://www.castleartists.co.uk
Admission Free – Donations to Festival Funds invited

CARTOON DRAWING
A Family Workshop with Malcolm Whittall

at The Three Tuns Inn
Time – 10.00am to 11.00pm
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.

SINGING WORKSHOP with RAPSQUILLION
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.

‘THE KING OF SILURIA,
OR HOW SHROPSHIRE CAME TO BE KNOW TO GEOLOGISTS EVERYWHERE’

a talk by Professor Martin Rudwick ScD FBA
at The Church Barn
Time – 2pm
In the early 19th century, geologists realised that the Earth is almost inconceivably ancient, and its fossil animals and plants extremely strange.  The London geologist Roderick Murchison did extensive fieldwork in the Marches, named the earliest fossils ‘Silurian’ after the ancient British tribe the Silure, and published his research so effectively that he was called the ‘King of Siluria’.   For modern geologists the ‘Silurian’ is still a significant period in the Earth’s deep history, and names such as Ludlow and Wenlock are familiar far beyond Britain.
Admission Free – Donations to Festival Funds invited

WIND HARP WORKSHOP with Bamber Hawes and Helen Clare
at The Methodist Hall
Time –  2.00pm to 4.00pm
Wind Harps are also known as Aeolian Harps.
Come and make a windharp – a string instrument that plays itself as the wind blows.  You’ll fashion them from every day materials to Bamber’s design, and Helen will be on hand to discuss some of the science behind it.  Then find your perfect windy spot and let it play.
Admission Free – Donations to Festival Funds invited.

BALKAN CEILIDH 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, and live music from Bellamonda. No partners needed.  To book your place phone Sue on 01588 630200
Admission – £6 / £4.50 Conc

THE COMEDY CLUB 
at The Underground at The Public Hall, Station Street.
Time – 7.30 for 8pm start
More details to follow
Admission – £10