Sunday 26th

 

CASTLE ARTISTS SPRING EXHIBITION
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 at times each day
See http://www.castleartists.co.uk/
Free entry and parking, Disabled Access
Admission Free – Donations to Festival Funds invited


ARTISTS’ OPEN STUDIOS 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.
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

NEEDLE FELTING WORKSHOP
with Clare Linford
at the Town Hall
Time 10am – 12 noon & 2pm – 4pm
Clare will help you make an elephant. All materials are supplied.
Admission – £7
Limited to 10 people.
Book your place at the Town Hall or online at http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/BCTH

MODERN CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP
with Alice Savery
at the Methodist Hall
Time 10.30am – 12.30pm
Are you interested in learning how to use a brush to create lovely hand lettering? This is a beginner’s workshop covering an introduction to brush lettering, using a paintbrush and ink, where you learn the basic techniques and have fun experimenting with your new skill. All kit is included, and yours to keep.
email: suewillmer@mac.com  to book your place.
Cost – £35 Limited to 10 people

POETRY WORKSHOP WITH PAT EDWARDS
at The Poetry Pharmacy
Time 1pm to 3pm
Touch Paper is a relaxed two-hour workshop run by experienced poet and workshop leader, Welshpool Poetry Festival director, Pat Edwards. Come along to write, reflect and chat.
No booking necessary
Admission – £10 to include refreshments

MORRIS DANCING WORKSHOP
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.

COBBLE CHALKING
next to the Town Hall
Time  2pm – 4pm
Come and help Sue Percy create a rainbow we can walk on. We are colouring the cobbles at the side of the Town Hall using chalks. Stripes, spots, creatures – anything goes! Be as creative as you can be. Chalks and wet wipes provided. (An old cushion to kneel on might be useful).
Admission Free – Donations to Festival Funds invited.

THE STONY RIDGE FLIGHTS
Talk by Ric Morris
at The Church Barn
Time  2pm
Join Ric for a feast of local photography of the Stiperstones and Bishop’s Castle
The show features a set of rarely seen aerial images captured from hot air balloon flights during the early 2000s. We fly south along the Stiperstones ridge from Plox Green to Bishops Castle on an evening in late summer 2001. The second part of the show will revisit similar landscape from Linley Hill to just outside Pontesford, on a northerly flight in the crisp early morning light of spring 2004. Our gorgeous Shropshire countryside and villages change subtly from season to season and from year to year, and as these are all photographs from around 20 years ago, why not spend an afternoon enjoying the landscape of our recent past from a whole new perspective?
Admission – £3 Book your place at the Town Hall or online at http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/BCTH

B.C. ORCHESTRA 
in the Top Room of The Three Tuns Inn 
Time 4pm – 6pm 
Our own Bishop’s Castle Orchestra are pleased to invite you to our traditional festival concert. This will feature some old favourites as well as new pieces.
WARNING: children will be allowed to be seen and heard.
Admission FREE – Donations to Festival Funds invited

“POO-POO McGUIRE”
a play by Robert Fowke
in the Top Room of The Three Tuns Inn 
Time 7:00pm.
Why does Me-Squeak have to sneak through the barbed-wire border post at Colebatch in order to win the love of Dib-Dab – or is it Jessica?
Why does Poo-Poo, Bishop’s Castle’s Mayor, want to nuke Clun then marry a woman who could be his mother? Are we witnessing an emergency meeting of Bishop’s Castle Council or are we in the presence of God? – or is this something more complicated and less comprehensible, something darker perhaps, some incestuous family reunion? Meeting, reunion or religious ceremony, our councillors must search for a solution to their problems in this new ‘radio’ play by Bob Fowke
Admission Free – Donations to Festival Funds invited
To reserve a set and secure a place please book through http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/BCTH

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