Sunday 25th

at The Public Hall
Time – 10am to 5pm
23rd, 24th and 25th February
Around 20 local artists will exhibit in the spacious Public Hall, Station Street, Bishops Castle SY9 5AQ
They will show “Affordable Art”, which can include paintings, linocuts, watercolours, textiles,ceramics and cards. At times Mainstone WI will run a Creative Cafe supplying refreshments and homemade cakes and savouries.
Free entry and parking.  Full disabled access.
Admission Free – Donations to Festival Funds invited.

at Made …..  1 The Cobbles, Lower Market Square
Time – 10.30am  & 3.30pm
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.  Maximum of 3 people per session.  to book your place phone 01588 638196
Two basic workshops are being held on Thursday 22nd February
Admission £15

at The Town Hall – both floors
Time – 11am – 4pm
Local artists and crafts people selling their wares, from furniture to jewellery & ceramics to silk.  Also upstairs John Challis (Boycie of ‘Only Fools and Horses’) will have a stall with his publishing company Wigmore Books.
Admission Free – Donations to Festival Funds invited.

OPEN STUDIOS –  more details under  ‘THROUGHOUT’
Drusilla Cole
3 Bull Street, Bishops Castle, SY9 5DB
Time – 10 am – 5pm each day  Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th
Jane Allard
Time – 10 am – 4pm each day  Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th
Kerry Rise, Kerry Green, Bishop’s Castle, SY9 5AR
Jock Wright
Time – 11 am – 4pm each day  Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th February
Yarborough House, Market Square, Bishop’s Castle, SY9 5BN
The Old Vicarage, Church Lane, Bishops Castle SY9 5AF
Time 10am – 5pm  Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th February
Geraldine Burkill
Time – 10 am – 3pm   Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th February
2 Kerry Lane, Bishop’s Castle
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.

Shropshire Hills Art Week (SHAW) 2018 Selection Box
Time – 10 am – 5 pm each day  Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th February
We are sorry to announce that the Shropshire Hill Art Week will not be happening this year so this event has been cancelled   BUT …  it is being replaced by …..  Bishop’s Castle Open Studios

Time – 10 am – 5 pm each day  Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th February
This exhibition looks forward to the Bishop’s Castle Open Studios Event which will run from 8th to 10th June in Bishop’s Castle.
Each of the artists taking part in the Open Studios has been invited to bring one work to Bank House to provide a taste of the June show.
And for Bishop’s Castle Arts Festival Bank House will feature the art of Lin Brown

at B. C. St. John’s Parish Church
Time – 11am
Special service celebrating the Arts.

at The Three Tuns Inn
Time – 12 noon – 2pm
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.

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

at the Public Hall
Time –  2pm – 5pm
Sat 24th and Sun 25th February
It’s hoped that people will paint tiles to go on the walls of the new changing rooms at the SpArC swimming pool, so main theme will be water/leisure/swimming
Places are limited so please book early – min age 10 years.    Contact Kate Evans, 01588 638762
£12 per day/person, includes up to 6 tiles plus all materials, firing and tuition.

at The Three Tuns
Time – 4pm – 6pm
Bishop’s Castle Orchestra would like to welcome you to, what has become, our regular Arts Festival Concert.
This year we are giving a special performance of our version of Mozart’s famous Toy Symphony in which all youngsters (and others) will be offered the opportunity to perform with our prestigious orchestra- an event not to be missed and- in the words of the song- will be performed ‘My Way’ (or, rather, Our Way!)
This will be a free performance with any voluntary donations being given to the Arts’ Festival.

at The Three Tuns
Time – Doors Open 7.00pm for 7.30pm start
14 local blokes who are known as “The Fairly Close Harmony Singers” Their repertoire is based on Shropshire songs, both traditional & contemporary, plus other songs which have a relevance to the Men From Off.
All monies to Save SpArC & Arts Festival Festival
Admission £10 – Tickets available from the Town Hall and