Thursday 20th

with Clare Linford
at The Town Hall
Time  10am – 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 4pm
Clare will help you make a lovely Teddy bear.  All materials will be supplied.
Admission FREE – donations to festival funds invited.

with Liz Still 
at The Three Tuns
Time  10am – 12 noon
Come and make something fantastic out of recycled scrap, junk and stuff! Animals, robots, monsters or whatever you dream up. Under 9’s must be accompanied by an adult.
Admission FREE – Donations to Festival Funds invited

            How do haiku look?
            Words and collage together 
            Hook thoughts in paper.
All day workshop with Jacs and Boni
@ The Poetry Pharmacy
Time  10:30 – 12:30 am (lunch break) 1:30 – 3:30pm
A chance to explore the common elements of writing haiku and creating collage, putting images on paper with words and with mixed media.
The workshop will be divided into a morning session with a short introduction to the Japanese influences on the Haiku form, exploring what makes a group of words become a Haiku and reading some published work. Then we will write our own Haiku.
After the lunch break, using materials on hand in the room or images and objects that you bring with you, we will create a flat lay collage related to our Haiku which will then be photographed.
Bring a camera/phone/iPad to record your finished work. (We can email photos to you, if you like or print it on the day.)  Your take home will be as many records of your collage and Haikus as you like.
Admission £55 to include all materials, tea, coffee and Cake!
Contact Debra to book your place – email:

with Mike Plunkett
at St. John’s Parish Church
Time  12.30pm
Admission – FREE, donations to festival funds invited.

WHACK IT SMACK IT – family workshop
at The Three Tuns Inn
Times 1pm-3pm & 4pm-6pm
‘Whack It Smack It’ are regular musicians who make musical instruments from scrap and play them  (buckets, bowls, drainpipes, tin cans and plastic bottles) You name it, we play it!  Our workshops and concerts cover musicianship, recycling, storytelling and multiculturalism.
We like our sessions to be family affairs with young people educating adults.  No prior musical knowledge is required, just a willingness to participate and have fun
Age range – 7 to 107 (and beyond).  All participants under 16 to be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Admission FREE – Donations to Festival Funds invited

An illustrated lecture by David Precious
at the Church Barn
Time 2pm
The term ‘Roman Britain’ embraces four hundred years of our nation’s history. Many of its monuments are still visible – impressive components of our archaeological legacy. The Roman Empire, in imposing its rule, was an important transmitter of its own and other Mediterranean cultures, notably in the Arts. This lecture looks at Rome’s cultural influences in this, the remotest of her provinces.
Admission – FREE, donations to festival funds invited.

at The Methodist Hall
Time  2pm – 4.30pm
B.C.A.S. welcomes visitors to one of their regular meetings.
Do come and see who we are, what we do and have a chat.
Admission – FREE, donations to festival funds invited.

with Sue Percy
at The Methodist Hall
Time  2.30pm – 4pm
A painting workshop for youngsters.  Paint some pebbles to take home and either keep or leave on woodland walks for others to find.  You may have already spotted some on your travels.
Admission – FREE, donations to festival funds invited.

with Jane Pugh
at The Town Hall
Time  5.00pm
To produce the floral design you will need to bring a pair of scissors and some evergreen foliage (Ivy, Tinus, Conifer, Eucalyptus etc)  Jane will provide a black dish, a Wreath Ring, 3 large Green Chrysanthemums, 5 Red Carnations,a stem of Kermit Chrysanthemums, 3 Red Roses, a block of foam, plus coloured wool, beads, buttons and Wreath Wire.
You will leave with an all round arrangement, suitable for a table.  A sample photo is on our Facebook page (Bishop’s Castle Arts Festival)
Admission £15 – to book your place please email

at The Three Tuns Inn
Time  6.15pm – 7.30pm (drop-in)
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

at The Three Tuns Inn
Time  7.30pm for 8pm start
‘Whack It Smack It, the UK’s premier junk music band. Multi-instrumentalists / singer-songwriters with a passion for multicultural art. Our junk instruments are inspired by world music with rhythms based on the global heartbeat. Our Whack It Smack It workshops show children of all ages how to make music using instruments made from discarded items. They will learn a range of beats, chants and tunes in a fun and friendly manner resulting in a concert performance alongside the WISI band. The overriding messages are about Reduce, Repair and Reuse, delivered through a whole load of fun!’
Admission – £9  (Under 16’s FREE) Tickets from the Town Hall and online at
also at The Three Tuns Inn during February

at SpArC Theatre,  SY9 5AY
Time:  7.30pm
Bubbemeises is Yiddish, it translates as a grandmother’s story, a tall story, an old wives’ tale.  Writer and street performer Nick Cassenbaum invites you into the warmth of the Canning Town Schvitz, East London’s last authentic bath house. Amongst the steam and ritual Nick will take you on a journey to find the place he belongs.
Schlaping through summer camps, barber shops and Spurs games. Will he find what he was looking for?
Adult Ticket Price:   £12   Child Ticket Price:   £6
Box Office details: 01588 630321/ 638038;

LIVE : Bubble Schmeisis