Sunday 24th

 

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

ARTISTS’ OPEN STUDIOS
Ellie Tarratt, Pretender to the Throne, Historically inspired ceramics – Opposite the Town Hall.  Time – 10am – 5pm
Jane Allard, Weaving  – Kerry Rise, Kerry Green,  SY9 5AR.  Time – 10 am – 4pm
Julia Bath, Mixed Media –  The Old Bakery,  Church Street.  Time – 10 am – 4pm
Helen Robinson, Oriel Glass Studio – The Old Vicarage, Church Lane. Time 10am – 5pm
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

INTERMEDIATE JEWELLERY MAKING WORKSHOP with Val Padbury
at Made ….. 9 Market Square
Time – 11.00 am
By the end of the session you will have made a ‘floating’ necklace and learn how to crimp, along with making 2 pairs of earrings for you to take with you.  (must have made basic jewellery in the past or completed the basic course)
Maximum of 3 people per session. To book a place phone 01588 638196
Admission £15

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.

THREE TUNS BREWERY TOURS with Head Brewer Steve Willmer
at Three Tuns Brewery
Time – 11am & 2pm
A chance to have a tour of the oldest licensed brewery in the country and sample some of their award winning beers. Numbers are limited so phone Sue on 01588 630200 to book your place on one of the tours.
Admission Free – Donations to Festival Funds invited

ARTS FESTIVAL SERVICE
at B. C. St. John’s Parish Church
Time – 11am
Special service celebrating the Arts, with a display of hand-made Quilts

MORRIS DANCING WORKSHOP
at The Three Tuns Inn
Time – 12noon – 2pm (new time)
Exciting, Vigorous, Dynamic, & Exhausting simply to watch, Martha Rhoden’s Tuppenny Dish & Shropshire Bedlams bring energy, skill and a wonderful sense of life enhancing pleasure to the Welsh Border tradition of Morris Dancing. The workshop will introduce participants to the exhilarating delights of maintaining this unique custom.
Admission Free – Donations to Festival Funds invited

STORYTELLING with Amy Douglas
at Bank House B&B
Time – 2.00pm
BLAST! Off – Folktales for the festival – Family stories with storyteller and award-winning author, Amy Douglas.  Journey into the endless forest, meet talking animals, solve riddles and defeat the lurking dangers, armed with nothing but sharp wits, kindness and the promise of cake at the end.
Admission Free – Donations to Festival Funds invited

GREAT B.C. BAKE OFF Judging and Tea Party
at Bank House B&B
Time – Entries to be submitted between 12 noon and 1 pm. Results: from 3 pm – then let’s all eat cake.
Judges: Nicky Simpson and Gerry Barwell.
Admission – 50p per entry for each category/free for younger bakers (under 16s) Donations for Tea Party with proceeds to Save the SpArC campaign

NOT YOUR AVERAGE COUNTRY GENTLEMAN, ROBERT CLIVE IN SHROPSHIRE
at The Church Barn
Time – 2pm
Robert Clive is perhaps Shropshire’s most famous son after Darwin. He was clever, suicidally brave, absurdly rich and suffered from bouts of depression. Bob Fowke pieces together the story of his long and colourful association with our county and examines the importance of ‘county’ or ‘country’ in eighteenth-century life.
Admission Free Donations to Festival Funds invited

B. C. ORCHESTRA
at The Three Tuns
Time – 4pm – 6pm
Ho Ho me hearties and a bottle of ginger beer! The Bishop’s Castle Orchestra, with a little help from our friends, Eastern Mystique, will offer you a feast of buccaneering derring-do! The performance may be suitable for children of a bloodthirsty disposition and, if coming with pictures of pirates or wearing something piratical, suitable gifts of chocolate may be distributed……. even parents and stuffed parrots may participate. Cutlasses must be given up at the door, however.
And there’s more! We will be presenting a selection of music from America to lift the spirits prior to Brexit/non-Brexit/ hard Brexit/ soft Brexit. As usual the performance will be free of charge and you may leave a donation for the Festival as you endeavour to make your exit/escape from the clutches of Captain Angela, her unspeakable crew and our musicians.

BORDER MORRIS GALA NIGHT
at The Three Tuns Inn
Time – 7.30pm for an 8pm start
Shropshire Bedlams and Martha Rhoden’s Tuppenny Dish are Bishops Castle’s very own Border Morris dancers. Renowned  for their innovative, high-energy dancing, both groups also have amongst their membership a number of high quality musicians – instrumentalists and singers.  In a first for the two groups they have, with friends, put together a gala concert for the final night of Bishop’s Castle Arts Festival.
This is a one-off, never to be repeated event – don’t miss it!”
Admission – £7.50    Tickets areavailable online here – https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/605754
and also from the Three Tuns Inn in February.