Wednesday 19th

Events are being added as soon as they are confirmed

WHACK IT SMACK IT – family workshop
at The Three Tuns Inn
Times to be confirmed ( 2 workshops)
‘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

with Sophie Francis
at The Methodist Hall, Station Street.
Time – 10am – 12noon (Dragonflies)
& 1pm – 3pm (Flowers)
There is a choice of two different projects to make.
These workshops are suitable for beginners or those with some experience.
email to book your place.
Admission – £8 – numbers limited to 8 adults per session

with Jane Allard
at The Town Hall
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.
email to book your place.
Admission – FREE, donations to festival funds invited.

an illustrated talk with Jim Gaffney
at The Town Hall
Time – 5pm
Making beautiful hand made textiles is extremely labour intensive, so do we take them for granted? And how long can these traditions continue? What are the prospects for the makers, and the traditional way of life represented by such wonderful textiles?  We’ll look at the past and possible future solutions in this thought provoking talk illustrated with some of our very best textiles from around the world.
Admission – FREE, donations to festival funds invited.

with the Bishop’s Castle Film Society
at The Three Tuns Inn
Time – 8pm
Padre Padrone is about the mental poverty that arises from a paucity of language, and the relationship it has to physical poverty.  Music, from traditional folk songs to Mozart and Strauss, provides oxygen in Ledda’s airless young life.  But words emancipate him.
Admission – £5