Our current exhibition features incredible Reduction Lino Prints by Artist Eric Gaskell (BA Hons, SGFA, ARBSA)as well as fascinating Porcelain with Collagraph Prints by Theresa Barlow.
Throughout our beautiful Gallery we also have a range of Artwork on display from our core Artists including Incredible Lino and Intaglio Etchings by Jenny Gunning, Pencil on Paper Drawings by world-renowned Artist Dave Gunning, Etched Sterling Silver Jewelry by Jo – Mollart Highfield, Beautiful Earthenware Pottery by Liz Gunning, Limited edition Prints by Sarah Morris, Incredible display of pottery by Paul Gooderham of Gailery Pottery, beautiful Watercolours by Rod Willis. Also on display are works by Gillian Stoakes, Rob Pountney, Liz Simmons, Bridget Irving, Greg Anston Race and Janet Jordan.
Insight into Eric Gaskel and his Artwork currently on display.. “Drawing is the key element in my work and has been since art college. It is a diary, an academic exercise and a way to work through ideas. My work is colourful and structured that moves from tightly figurative to the symbolic/iconographic work linked to my genealogical research. I prefer linocut, its strong, flat colour and its mark-making suit my working methods. I like how its graphic appearance seems immediate but can actually take many days of work to produce.
Although I continue to paint over the last few years printmaking has come to the fore. I prefer the linocut its strong, flat colour and its mark-making suit my working methods. I like how its graphic appearance seems immediate but can actually take many days of work to produce.
Like most people I do have influences and if I had to make a short list they would be; Edgar Degas and Egon Schiele for their draftsmanship, Georges Braque, Keith Vaughan and Eric Ravilious for their very different painting methods and Bawden for his printmaking.”
Insight into Theresa Barlow and her Artwork currently on display….. Originally from the Midlands I now live and work in the South Hams in Devon. My work includes printmaking and ceramics, often combining the two together. I like to create figures that are having fun in different locations. I especially like fairground and circus images as they are vibrant and full of interesting detail. Being close to the sea in my new home I am increasingly drawn to ideas of people in the sea and on the beach. My art work aims to capture some of the energy and movement involved when people are at play. I have exhibited work in local galleries over the last few years and am excited to now show my work in such a great location. I am a member of the South Hams Arts Forum and take part in the Arts Trail each year when my studio is open to visitors.
We are open to the general public
Tuesday to Friday 10am-5pm
Please contact us on 01952434033 to arrange a private appointment
Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) starred Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.
On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out?
Into the Shadows recreate the unique sound of The Shadows.
Among their hits were Wonderful Land, Guitar Tango, Frightened City, Dance On, FBI, Atlantis and Man of Mystery, with their first number one hit ‘Apache’ still recognised as being one of the most iconic instrumental records of all time.
Included in the show, are many of the early Cliff and The Shadows vocal numbers.
In this year’s show, there are many new numbers, including Cavatina, Don’t Cry For Me Argentina and well known Cliff number’s, written and produced by The Shadows.
Come along and relive and enjoy those wonderful memories, from the magical 60’s!!
Plant Hunters Fair comes to Battlefield 1403 on Saturday the 21st April! A huge variety of plants with expert advice and knowledge throughout the day.
If you are searching for inspiration for your garden, this is the fair for you!
See the website for full details 🌺
To celebrate National Tea Day we are holding a whole weekend of celebration of tea – two days enjoying the range and flexibility of tea. Including a large range to buy and try, tastings and chances to just meet and chat about the UK’s most popular drink.
To celebrate National Tea Day we will be having a full weekend of Tea Total activities on both Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd April at The Wakes. Free entry come on your own or a treat out with friends or family.
Saturday will include cream teas to purchase, + free tea tasting and time to simply chat about the ranges of tea.
Sunday will include local tea company Morgans Brew talking along with free tastings on a range of tea; chance to chill and read the Sunday papers (provided). Afternoon tea available to book. Morgans will provide a talk and tasting at 11am and again at 1pm on Sunday.
9th Annual Wem Spring Market (aka St George’s Market)
A popular Food, Drink, Craft, and Plant Market organised by Wem Combine Harvesters. Nearly 60 stalls in the Town Hall (SY4 5ER), Baptist Church (SY4 5DG) and Senior Club (SY4 5DG) with a wide range of high quality, locally-produced goods (within an approximately 30-mile range of Wem) including apple juice, baked goods, beer, cheeses, chocolates, cider, honey, meat, flowers, pot plants, preserves, vegetables, wine plus textile and wood crafts, homeware, jewellery, painting and photography.
Raffle on the day of the market.
Come and meet the Dragon, St. George and the Mediæval Lady.
Free admission to the market.
There will be a guided Wem Walk by local historian, Tom Edwards, at 2.30pm.
Wem Combine Harvesters is an umbrella group made up of Incredible Edible in Wem, Wem Civic Society, and Wem & District Garden Club. All profits from organising the markets go to running activities and projects in Wem.
FREE ENTRY to this great plant fair. It’s a great time to get out in the garden and get planning and planting for the year ahead and where better to get inspiration than at a Plant Hunters Fair. The plants are lovingly grown by small specialist nurseries and these enthusiastic plants people are on hand to give honest, straightforward advice on choosing and growing the right plants for your garden. The plant fair offers the opportunity to pop along and visit many specialist nurseries at no charge to get the gardening season off to a great start. At the same time visit Battlefields 1403 excellent farm shop, deli and Sparrow’s Café. Which is a celebration of low food miles, only buying British and that means no lemons or grapes in sight, fresh seasonal products with full traceability. The cafe cooks up a storm daily using local produce sourced from the estate and local producers. The fair runs from 9.30am – 4pm. For details see www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk
Learn the wrapping and stitching technique to make lovely fabric vessels. Please bring along a selection of fabrics cut into 1″ strips to this fun day for individuals or groups of friends or colleagues. Suitable for all ages, no previous experience necessary. £45 per person per course. Includes all other materials, tea and coffee plus lunch in the Orangery Restaurant. To book please call 016941 661234 ext 202 or email: email@example.com
We’ve fired up the bat signal calling all caped crusaders, wonder women, supermen and Super Teds to join us for KAPOW! Shropshire’s only large-scale inflatable obstacle course in 2018.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it is to run, climb or crawl your way through not one but TEN giant inflatable obstacles over a 5km course at the West Mid Showground in Shrewsbury.
We are encouraging people to don their best superhero outfit for the day but if you’d rather you can always keep your costume on under your normal clothes.
You don’t actually need to have super powers to take part, we just ask that you are over the age of eight and are at least 1.2 metres tall.
Tickets cost just £20, we also ask superheroes to raise a minimum of £30.
You can take part in a group or take the challenge on solo, it’s up to you but the main aim is raise vital funds for Severn Hospice whilst having a fun day out!
Have a look in our video gallery to get a taste of what to expect on the day.
Do you want to know more about Oswestry? Hear about our history as you wander around the town with one of our local guides, listen to myths and legends as you stroll through the parks and alleyways of our border market town – then come on a guided tour.
We have regular tours of Oswestry Town every Saturday at 11am from Easter to the end of September. These start from the Visitor & Exhibition Centre and last for about 1 hour. They are suitable for all. There is no need to book, just turn up at the Centre. The cost of the tour is £2 for adults and 50p for children.
Oswestry Borderland Tourism also offer tours for groups. These tours are on offer to any group who wish to pre-book a tour. We can even customise a tour for your interests. The cost of these tours is £3 per person.
Pop up to our Baby & Children’s Market and have Fun Family Day Out!
Where: Radbrook Community Centre, Shrewsbury
When: Saturday, April 21st, 11:00-13:00
The place where “Smart Parents” shop!
Buy & sell babies’ & children’s toys, clothes & equipment.
We also guarantee a lot of entertainment for all the little ones! 🙂
Admission: Adults £1 / Kids FREE
You are interested in selling yourself?
Stall booking available now at www.cheekimonkeys.co.uk 🙂
Options available for:
– pre-loved stalls (ran by parents/families)
– craft stalls
– business stalls
You keep 100% of sales profit!
Join our event and a fanpage (https://www.facebook.com/CheekiMonkeysShrewsbury/) to stay updated and learn about new events too! 🙂
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Although no previous experience in drumming is necessary, those with some will certainly find interesting challenges awaiting them: part rhythms, body rhythms, group rhythms, all sorts of rhythms.
Rick has studied drumming in India and also brings a sensibility of styles
from Africa and South America, complemented by his own original interpretation of all things rhythmic.
Expect a joyful noise – no better way to spend a Saturday lunchtime!
Bring a drum if you have one but, if not, instruments will be at hand.
All adults and children welcome. Book your place to avoid disappointment!
£7 ADV/£8 OTD
On Saturday 21st April, the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre’s first film showing will be COCO (PG) where aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.
Tickets cost £5 per adult, £3 per child and £15 per family (2 adults, 3 children). The film will start at 5.30pm and special refreshments will be available from 4.30pm including hot dogs and chips, popcorn and ice creams as well as a licensed bar. There will also be COCO crafts available.
For advance tickets, contact the Centre on 01588 676060 or pop in to see a member of the front desk team.
Folk with a splash of blues, singing out for the underdog, beautiful songs, beautifully sung and a weird humour all of their own.
That is husband and wife duo Kip Winter and Dave Wilson. Fresh from supporting Fairport Convention on their Winter tour where they had rave reviews, the duo will be bringing their superbly crafted musicianship and heartfelt songs to “The Birch”.Their last visit was a couple of years ago and we are lucky to be able to have them back again, with songs from their latest album. So if you like Folk and Blues and missed them last time they visited don’t miss this them this time!
Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival is one of the biggest biker events in the country, attracting over 12,000 bikers. Starting from Meole Brace in Shrewsbury, the Ride Out takes you on a 23 mile route to RAF Cosford, home to the Bike4Life Festival. Booking details coming soon…
RE-SCHEDULED FROM 15 APRIL!
Come and celebrate the Spring Season at Fordhall Organic Farm! Come and visit the lambs, enjoy the falconry display and perhaps entry your own favour legged friend into the Fordhall Dog Show! Meet exotic animals and enjoy a tractor and trailer ride, take in the scenery and enjoy a fun day at the farm!
£2.50 Entry, Under 3’s free!
Proceeds from this event go to Fordhall’s Education Programme.
The fun filled family FREE event known as Spring into the Park returns for 2018 to celebrate Telford’s 50th Birthday!
This year it has a new name and we will be celebrating St George’s Day weekend.
Enjoy nostalgic moments as well as engaging in some futuristic fun.
There will be activities from the past, the now and the future including:
• Appearances Mike the Knight & Evie
• Baby big top – story telling, crafts and a flea circus
• Food stalls
• Face Painting & Glitter Tattoos
• Beer tent & Prosecco and Primm’s Bar
• Walk About St George & the Dragon
• Chinese School Dancing,
• Morris dancing
• Tribal Belly Dancers
• Chinese Arts and Culture and Tai Chi
• Land Train
• Vintage fair game activities
• Have a go archery from the Telford Archers
• Den building from Arthog
• Shropshire Wildlife
• NCT baby and toddler changing and play area
• Bee Keeping
• Sport Climbing Wall
• Street Kings
• Bike Hub – cycle trails and hire, adapted bikes
• Ski slope
• Bouncy castle Village
• A Circus baby big top with workshops, stilt walkers & jugglers
• Go carts
• Dog Show – Paws in the Park by Ironbridge Rotary Club
• Nottingham Knights – Jousting The Golden Spur Tournament.
• Camel racing
• STEM Bus from RAF Cosford – learning zone
• Veolia – recycling and waste in the future
• VR racing car
• Robot arena
• Racing cars – Scalextric
• Wolverhampton Uni and F3 car
Activities are on all day so just come and join in the fun.
*Some activities are chargeable.
Picnics welcome 🙂
Stokesay Court is a magnificent Grade II* late-Victorian mansion imposingly set within extensive landscaped grounds, with far ranging views towards Ludlow. Still a lived-in, private home, Stokesay is open exclusively for pre-booked guided house tours on selected dates or by appointment (for groups) to view the magnificent architecture, intricate crafted detailing and behind-the-scenes insight to the filming of ‘Atonement’. Additional displays tell the story of Stokesay’s role as a WW1 Hospital. Pre-booked tickets include guided house tour, tea with home baked cakes and gardens. Visitors are welcome to explore the grounds following the tour. We regret that tours are not suitable for young children. Special Offer: 2for1 offer at English Heritage’s Stokesay Castle for anyone booking a tour at Stokesay Court.
Join us for an evening in the company of seven times World champion and Superbike racing legend, Carl Fogarty MBE, as he talks ‘in conversation’ about his racing career, bikes and his new book The World According to Foggy.
Carl Fogarty is the most successful World Superbike racer of all time in terms of the number of championships and number of race wins. Retired from racing since 2000, Foggy is renowned for his gutsy, aggressive style and a fierce determination to win which netted him 59 victories and four World Superbike Championships (1994, 1995, 1998 and 1999). His new book The World According to Foggy is published to coincide with the thirtieth anniversary of the Superbike World Championship. Not just King of the Superbikes, Carl also won the fourteenth series of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! in 2014 and was crowned ‘King of the Jungle’
Foggy’s scintillating new book takes his fans into the memory banks of this most charismatic and straight-talking of sporting icons, transporting them into the weird and wonderful world of this endearingly quirky hero of the track. The World According to Foggy contains plenty of adrenaline-fuelled bikes and electrifying bike racing and thrills and spills galore, but it also reveals the man behind the helmet, his passions and frustrations, what makes him still leap out of bed in the morning and seize the day – ultimately, what makes this great man tick and explains his enduring popularity.
We are delighted to be hosting this event with a true bike racing great. Don’t miss this chance to meet the man himself!
Tickets: £20 (Includes a signed copy of The World According to Foggy). Tickets available from the bookshop, or purchase online (with booking fee).
Join much loved radio presenter Simon Mayo as he talks about his debut historical novel, Mad Blood Stirring – an astonishing fictional account of an explosive piece of neglected history.
The Anglo-American conflict of 1812 is one of history’s forgotten episodes, but as well as The White House being torched by British troops, many Americans were taken prisoner and shipped back to Britain, where they were incarcerated within the iconically grim granite walls of Dartmoor Prison.
1815: The war is over but for the inmates at Dartmoor Prison, peace – like home – is still a long way away.
On the eve of the year 1815, the American sailors of the Eagle finally arrive at Dartmoor prison; bedraggled, exhausted but burning with hope. They’ve only had one thing to sustain them – a snatched whisper overheard along the way. The war is over. Joe Hill thought he’d left the war outside these walls but it’s quickly clear that there’s a different type of fight to be had within. The seven prison blocks surrounding him have been segregated; six white and one black. As his voice rings out across the courtyard, announcing the peace, the redcoat guards bristle and the inmates stir. The powder keg was already fixed to blow and Joe has just lit the fuse. Elizabeth Shortland, wife of the Governor looks down at the swirling crowd from the window of her own personal prison. The peace means the end is near, that she needn’t be here for ever. But suddenly, she cannot bear the thought of leaving.
Inspired by a true story, Mad Blood Stirring tells of a few frantic months in the suffocating atmosphere of a prison awaiting liberation. It is a story of hope and freedom, of loss and suffering. It is a story about how sometimes, in our darkest hour, it can be the most unlikely of things that see us through.
We’re delighted to be hosting this lunchtime event with Simon – don’t miss this chance to meet him and hear about the inspiration for his novel.
Tickets: £15 (With book – includes a signed copy of Mad Blood Stirring) or £10 (Without book – £5 redeemable against a signed copy of Mad Blood Stirring). Tickets available from the bookshop, or purchase online (with booking fee)
Hi there, we ladies at Halfway House Ladies Choir are having a special social open evening on Tuesday 24th April at Wattlesborough Community Centre which is where we meet every week to sing….and have fun too! 😊
We would like to invite you to come along, meet us all and join in. Why not bring a friend too? The more the merrier!
During the first half of the evening, we’ll spend some informal time meeting and getting to know each other whilst being able to enjoy some delicious home made goodies and refreshments. Later, we’ll be singing songs from some of our favourite musicals along with our signature tune, The Rose….not too much cake for us then!
We’ll also have a display with photos looking back at our choir over the years. Maybe you can spot someone you know!
We’ll start at 7.30pm so we’ll see you there!
If you have any questions or want further details or directions, please get in touch!
🎶 Keep singing! 🎶
Thursday 26th April 10am-2pm
Join Milly Rees in this Superfood masterclass, centring on creating healthy and delicious dishes, super salads and feel-good baking using ancient grains, energy packed seeds and fabulous berries. Explore and discover how to tackle newly available and sometimes unfamiliar ingredients to kick start an exciting new way of eating. Bake with spelt, make puddings with chia seed, bliss out with blueberries and learn how to add warmth with ginger and turmeric. This workshop will show you how to use these exciting ingredients to make delicious and nutritious dishes to eat in or take away.
£35 per person, booking essential.
A ten week creative writing course to fire you up and get those ideas down on paper. No experience necessary. Lots of fun, lots of tools, and lots of inspiration! £135 Led by author & poet, Bethany Rivers, who has taught creative writing for over eleven years. Contact Bethany Rivers to reserve your spot, whilst spaces are available.
Learn how to create beautiful oversized paper flowers at a fun and relaxed workshop. You will be able to take your creations home along with reusable templates. Materials and refreshments included. Limited space available so booking essential. Other dates are available, contact me to discuss hen nights and birthday parties!
A monthly session of performance poetry from all styles from slam to jam in three parts. Come and perform your wordz in the amazing setting of the Hermon Chapel Arts Centre. The LAST Thursday of every month, free event and open to all!
Doors 7.30 for an 8pm start
Licenced bar, parking, amazing vibes!
Our night with WHAM includes entertainment plus a three course dinner for only £34.95 per person.
We have a special accommodation rate for anyone attending the event which is £79.00 Bed & Breakfast based on two people sharing.
If you would like to book please call our events planner Hannah on 01948 841769 or alternatively email email@example.com
The April edition of the Hermon Jazz series features music performed by the beautifully haunting Talinka Quartet!
‘Sometimes, it’s like listening to a pared-down balkanised version of Garbarek and the Hilliard Ensemble working through some early Piazzola. The provocative, disturbing turns on some solos are artfully balanced by the overall sense of lush restraint. It’s creative without trying too hard, and impressive throughout is the colour and control in evidence in Tali Atzmon’s voice, which bestows an emotional timbre to the band’s offering that is full of tenderness, of warmth touched with sadness.’ Sarah Chaplin – London Jazz News
Talinka is the ambitious project of Israeli-born, London-based vocalist, songwriter, actress and freelance photographer/filmmaker Tali Atzmon. She leads an eclectic collective of multi-talented musicians who, with a baroque musician in their midst, convincingly transcend the boundaries of individual styles and genres thereby creating a space where folk, early music, jazz, tango and improvisation meet to great effect. Expect original compositions with Cohen-esque undertones alongside unusual interpretations of American songbook material, arranged by internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Gilad Atzmon.
Don’t miss this exceptional blend of music and your opportunity to meet the musicians for a chat at The Hermon Bar! Please note that there will be an ‘Early Bird’ ticket offer for the first thirty tickets!
A WORKSHOP ‘Finding Your Own Voice’ for SINGERS will be held by the Talinka Quartet on Saturday, 28th April. For more details please visit our What’s On section!
Tali Atzmon – vocals
Jenny Bliss – viola de gamba, violin, flute, vocals
Gilad Atzmon – bass clarinet, accordion and soprano sax
Yaron Stavi – double bass
Music Samples & Info:
Hermon Chapel Arts Centre, Oswestry on Friday 27 April 2018
Doors Open at 8:00PM
Starts at 8:30PM
Ticket Price: £5.00 – £10.00*
Join us at Battlefield 1403 and take a step back in time. Witness a full medieval encampment with knights, archers and civilians, living as they would in the Year 1403. Set the scene for the Battle of Shrewsbury which took place on this very site, have a go at shooting a long bow, speak to the people and see how they lived. A great day out for children and adults alike!
The Sing Gregorian Chant workshop is a chance to experience Gregorian chant in a friendly context. All are welcome; women and men, singers and non-singers. Beginners are encouraged to join, together with experienced singers. Our work will be structured around the traditional Benedictine monastic hour services recited mainly in English, and the day will conclude with an informal performance of a sequence of chant. The aim is to be an entertaining, friendly, informative and enjoyable experience.
Earlybirds £45 (if booked by Easter), £50 thereafter. Lunch included. To book, please contact us on 01547 550377 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or download the booking form here: http://
Led by John Rowlands-Pritchard. About John:
…worked as a professional singer in the cathedral choirs of Ely and of Wells, and as an oratorio soloist; and founded the group Opus Anglicanum, 5 singers and a reader.
…studied mediaeval song with Professor John Stevens and early Gregorian chant with Dr. Mary Berry at Cambridge, illustrating lectures and broadcast talks for both.
…sang as a Cantor with the Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge for recital work and recording in many European cathedrals and abbeys, and in the Vatican.
…has directed Gregorian Chant Days for university music departments, cathedral choirs, music festivals, and adult education colleges.
…has recently worked for Glastonbury Abbey, Worcester Three Choirs Festival, Benslow Music, Sarum College, Two Moors Festival; and with the Benedictine monks of Silverstream Priory, Co.Meath, Ireland.
…and in 2016 was made an honorary Associate of the Royal School of Church Music for work with the chant.