Wednesday 20th


at Made ….. 9 Market Square
By the end of the session you will have made a ‘stringed’ necklace with a lobster clasp and 2 pairs of earrings for you to take with you. Maximum of 3 people per session. To book a place phone 01588 638196
Admission £15

at Bank House B&B, High Street
Time – 2.00 – 3.30pm
Workshop with Jean Atkin: ‘Woven’ – creative writing inspired by nests.
Book your place (there are only 12) with Gerry at Bank House or by email to Suitable for everyone (12+) whether you’re just curious or write poetry regularly.
Admission – £5 to include Tea/ coffee/ cake and a donation to Arts Festival funds

WILLOW WEAVING WORKSHOP  with Sophie Francis  
at The Methodist Hall
Time – 11am – 1pm
Willow Fat Ball feeders for your garden birds look attractive and are also really useful to encourage small birds to feed in the garden.  This willow weaving project is suitable for beginners or those with some willow experience.  It is a good introduction to basket-making as you practice some of the weaves used in more advanced projects.
Numbers are limited to 8 adults, please book via
Admission £8 (to cover costs)

at (Made’s old shop) No.1 the Cobbles (new venue)
Time – 2pm – 4pm
Jane will help you make a loom from a cardboard box and then weave a cosy Snood to take away with you.  Phone Sue on 01588 630200 to secure your place or turn up at 2pm and hope there are some spaces.
Admission Free – Donations to Festival Funds invited

WHACK IT SMACK IT – family workshop
at The Three Tuns Inn
Time – 2pm to 4pm
‘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

IDA GANDY : THE WAR YEARS by Jane Cursiter  
at The Town Hall
Time – 2.00pm
Author of ‘An Idler on the Shropshire Border’, Ida Gandy was throughout her life an active diarist.  During the period of the Second World War, she was living in Clunbury, and her recently discovered diaries of the time, provide a fascinating insight into not only her life as an individual, but also the part she played within the wider community of South Shropshire, as together they all faced a most uncertain future.
This talk will cover the early years of the war.
Admission Free – Donations to Festival Funds invited

at Bank House B&B, High Street.
Time – 7 for 7.30pm
“Come and take part in Bishop’s Castle Arts Festival 2019 with a special Poetry Open Mic event at lovely Bank House organised by Deborah Alma the Emergency Poet & poet James Sheard.   Sign up for a reading spot by emailing Deb at
Admission Free – Donations to Festival Funds invited

‘ARGERICH’ with the Bishop’s Castle Film Society
at The Three Tuns Inn
Time – 8pm
This is the great pianist Martha Argerich (born in Buenos Aires in 1941) Made up of documentary sequences showing Martha & Stephen Kovacevich in their everyday lives.  With four children by three fathers and phenomenal dedication to her art, Argerich nevertheless emerges as a gentle quiet individualist with great devotion to her cats.
Admission – £5