Thursday 23rd

CUSTOMISE, UPCYCLE, EMBELLISH
Upstairs in the Poetry Pharmacy
Time 10.30 – 12.30
A drop in session to breathe new life into your clothes, or textiles.
Mend a rip or a hole in a creative way, add some fun to something plain or make a textile brooch. Make it unique! We have materials and tools, but feel free to bring your own, plus help from some of Bishop’s Castles most creative folk
Any under 11’s need to be accompanied by a willing helper
Admission £5 Limited to 10 people
Book your place at the Town Hall or online at http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/BCTH

DICKENS & THE PRISON SYSTEM – THEN & NOW
Talk by Andy Stelman
at The Church Barn
Time  10.30am
Andy intends to do three things. First he will spend some time looking at what prisons were like in mid- Victorian England  (apologies to members from other UK countries, but most of the research has been done in England).
Secondly, he will look briefly at some of Dickens’ works to see how closely the novelist follows penal developments in his time, or how far he strays from them.
And lastly, he will offer you a very brief canter through prisons today, asking questions such as; how have they changed; are they any more effective etc.
Admission – £3 Book at the Town Hall or online at http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/BCTH

TRADITIONAL STAINED GLASS PAINTING WORKSHOP
at The Old Vicarage, Church Street, SY9 5AF
Time  11am – 1pm & 3pm – 5pm
Max 10 students per group Age 14+ and adults
On a piece of multicoloured stained glass (13 x 18cms), use kiln fired glass paint to create a panel of your own design. The session will take approximately two hours. The glass will be fired overnight and can be collected any time after that. A simple black frame will be provided for you to hang it in front of a window at home. Please wear old clothes and bring an apron/overall
N.B. The glass paint contains lead. Appropriate Health and Safety advice will be given on the day.
Cost £20
Call Helen to book a place on 01588 638940. Payment by cash on the day please

FUN SCIENCE WORKSHOP
at The Three Tuns – Top Room
Time    1pm – 2pm (Key Stage 2) & 3pm-4pm (Key Stage 1)
The workshops will consist of hands on chemical reactions, colour changing, explosions and sparks!
Admission Free – Donations to Festival Funds invited.

PIANO RECITAL BY MIKE PLUNKETT
at The Methodist Hall
Time  12.30pm
Admission Free – Donations to Festival Funds invited

MAKE YOUR OWN BOOK
Workshop led by Ellie Garraway from the Marches Book Arts Group
at The Poetry Pharmacy, 36 High Street.
Time 2pm – 3.30pm
An invitation to learn more about book arts and to make your own simple but intriguing book, bound without glue or stitching. The versatile ‘reverse piano hinge’ book, also known as a slot strip book, looks more complex than it is and has multiple uses and possibilities.
Suitable for beginners but will also appeal to more advanced makers. Tools and materials provided.
Booking essential through Poetry Pharmacy website – www.poetrypharmacy.co.uk/the-distillery/
Admission – £5 (Over 18s)

BISHOP’S CASTLE ART SOCIETY – OPEN MEETING
at The Methodist Hall
Time  2pm – 4.30pm
B.C.A.S. welcome visitors to one of our regular meeting. Do come and see who we are, what we do and have a chat.
Admission Free

BUTTERFLY MASK WORKSHOP
at the Town Hall
Time 2.30pm – 4.00pm
A Drop-in workshop for children and the young at heart. In conjunction with the Butterfly Arch display, Sue Percy will help you make a butterfly mask. Materials supplied.
Any Under 10’s need to be accompanied by a willing helper
Admission Free – Donations to Festival Funds invited

FUSED GLASS WORKSHOP
at Jill Bagnall’s Studio, New Street
Time 5.30pm – 8.30pm
Create a free-standing ‘textured’ fused glass artwork:
You choose from a curvy ‘wave’ form or a simple curve (lamp/candle shield) form, finished size approx. 21-23cms wide and 20cms tall. Either will look absolutely fabulous displayed in your home. You will learn the basics of glass fusing, including cutting & handling, while making your glass art.
Your design will be entirely your own, whether you are inspired by colour, pattern, or a favourite theme; course tutor, Jill Bagnall, will advise and guide you through appropriate techniques & materials to get the best interpretation of your ideas.
Everything you need is supplied: All materials, use of equipment, kiln firings & plenty of guidance. After the workshop, your work will be fired twice and will be ready for you to collect, usually within 2 weeks or as advised.
email: suewillmer@mac.com  to book your place.
Cost £65 (special festival price, normally £79)

KNITWITS – DROP-IN KNITTING GROUP
at The Six Bells, Church Street
Time  6.15pm – 7.30pm
A local knitting group that meets on an informal basis. All abilities welcome.
Why not drop in for a drink and a knitter-natter.
Admission – Free

ERIC RAVILIOUS: DRAWN TO WAR is a true story and a well-crafted documentary.
at The SpArC Theatre
Time  7.00pm
Eric Ravilious is as compelling and enigmatic as his art, set against the dramatic wartime locations that inspire him, Margy Kinmonth’s film brings to life this brilliant but still grossly undervalued British artist. Caught in the crossfire of war 80 years ago, Ravilious’s legacy largely sank without trace, until now.
Made with the blessing of the Ravilious Estate, this first full-length feature documentary about Ravilious unfolds in his own words, through previously unseen private correspondence and rare archive film.
Shot entirely on location in the UK, Portugal, and Ireland, the film features Ai Weiwei, Alan Bennett, Grayson Perry, Robert Macfarlane with Freddie Fox, Tamsin Greig, and many more.
Admission – £7
& £4.50 Book through SpArC online at http://www.sparctheatre.co.uk

RAPSQUILLION & FRIENDS
at The Town Hall
Time 7.30pm (Doors open at 7pm)
Festival favourites Rapsquillion are veterans of the Marches music scene. Their joyful performances of traditional music, based on well-crafted harmonies, have made them favourites with Festival audiences – their concert will see them on stage with Rowan Bartram.
Admission – Adults £10
Tickets from the Town Hall or online – https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/bcth

LIVE MUSIC AT THE VAULTS – JON STOREY
at the Crown & Anchor Vaults, opposite the Town Hall
Time 9pm
Jon Storey is a rock blues artist, not to be missed.

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