Mary is known for her landscape oil paintings and has recently been recording derelict farm houses and old buildings in her nearby North Powys. “Homesteads where families lived for generations but which were left behind. The roof falls in and wildlife takes shelter, so nature reclaims places which people have abandoned. The glory of historic landscape lives on in oil paintings.”
Maggie says “I love the world around me – things natural, shapes and lines, and impressive artistic architecture. There’s no hidden message in my art, which simply seeks to show what’s lovely about our surroundings.” Recent work ranges from almost-abstract landscapes of Wales & Shropshire to mischievous angels (inspired by the tympanums of French Romanesque churches), and wintery, atmospheric Prague.
Mary & Maggie are taking turns at working (painting) at the gallery during the exhibition. Come and look, and chat – and buy if you’d like.
We would like to introduce you to Inspector Drake – let’s just say that he is a cross between Inspector Clouseau and Captain Blackadder, with a twist of Baldrick and Monty Python thrown in for good measure! He is the invention of a local writer called David Tristram who has written a suite of plays involving Inspector Drake, all of which are absolutely hilarious!
The legendary Inspector Drake is back to face his greatest ever challenge, as he attempts to unravel a plot with more twists than a, well, really twisty thing. Who is the mysterious doctor Short and has he murdered his fourth wife……or did she murder him first? Where is Frank the taxi driver and what was the Pope doing in the woods? These and other pointless questions will only get answers by coming along to the show….!
Beautifully peaceful, with creative sustenance for the spirit.
With a gently mindful practice of gratitude, we can effortlessly transform the
‘humdrum’ moments of life into deep contentment and always stay connected to
silver linings in difficult times.
A great preparation for winter quiet – let the inner light shine!
* No previous meditation or artistic experience is needed on any of the retreats
* Unlimited art materials are included in the fee, a huge range is offered over the course of the year.
* Handouts, refreshments included, free parking.
* Small groups, booking essential, with early booking definitely recommended.
ALL INFO & EASY ONLINE BOOKING – https://www.wayofcreativity.org
Oswestry Antique and Collector Fair is situated in the heart of Shropshire at Oswestry Showground which is a 36 acres site with THREE LARGE exhibition halls in a prime position on the A495. You can except to find an array of outdoor and indoor stalls selling an eclectic mix of antiques, vintage, collectables, architectural salvage, mid-century or simply that decorative items. Simply tens of thousands of items you can’t buy on the high street.
Oswestry Antique & Collectors Fair regularly see’s 200 stalls of experienced dealers from all over the country and has been a regular on BBC’s bargain hunt in the past.
The fair is affordable, dog friendly with free parking and free entry for children. This is a great day out for all the family to be enjoyed whatever the weather! New Bar & Bistro on site at affordable prices.
18th & 19th April 2020
20th & 21st June 2020
5th & 6th September 2020
14th & 15th November 2020
Admission: £3.50 per person
£2.50 over 60’s.
Under 16’s FREE (must be accompanied by an adult)
TRADE ONLY : Sat Only – 7:30-8:30
PUBLIC: Sat-8:30-4:00, Sun – 9:00 – 3:00
All trade information can be found at www.josevents.co.uk
16th – 17th November 2019, St Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury Town Centre
Join us for our 6th Festival in the wonderful St Mary’s Church. We will be joined by a wonderful array of award winning chocolate makers, bean to bar producers, and chocolatiers .
Our demo stage will have a range of talks, tastings and demos and our children’s lolly pop workshop will be running over the 2 days.
Leominster Choral Society invite you to an evening with Haydn and Mozart Including Haydn’s St Nicholas Mass and Te Deum and Mozart’s Missa Brevis in D Major and other pieces.
We will be conducted by James Atherton and accompanied by The Corelli Ensemble and Hilary Norris on Chamber Organ
We are also excited to be joined by four very talented soloists Soprano: Elizabeth Adams Alto: Olivia Gomez Tenor: Ashley Turnell Bass: Jonathan Brown
Tickets in advance £12 are available from:
Fletchers Newsagents, Broad Street , Leominster. Leominster Tourist Information Centre, Corn Square, Leominster. On line via www.ticketsource.co.uk/leominster-choral-society
or from Choir Members
Tickets in advance £12, Tickets on the door £15, accompanied under 16s free.
With their unique musical style and irrepressible sense of fun, changing gear with almost every number, it is easy to see how audiences are captivated by this very talented trio
A master of live entertainment, multi-instrumentalist Wild Willy Barrett’s dry and very off-the-wall humour has audiences laughing out loud between numbers. Well known for his partnership with John Otway, Willy has had a long and varied career. He has toured with artists as diverse as Madness and Steeleye Span, and his wonderful acoustic guitar playing is featured on ‘The Contemporary Folk Guitar’ album alongside Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Gordon Giltrap & Ralph McTell. Willy is joined by cellist Mary Holland, and singer Ejay Williams, who has not long finished recording with Van Morrison for his latest album.
The wonderful Blists Hill Morris Gang will be entertaining the crowds with traditional dances in the lower part of the Town at 11.15am, 2pm & 3pm.
Performances will likely take place near to the Ironworks and, when the sun is shining, they’ll be roaming the Town. Check with costumed staff on the day for details.
You can watch, and even join-in, some traditional Morris dances and other activities and around lunch time the musicians may be found performing in the New Inn Public House.
The Hermon welcomes two of the UK’s finest instrumentalists in their respective musical genres as they take you on a fascinating journey through the musical landscape of Spain. In this inspired collaboration, classical guitarist Michael Christian Durrant and flamenco guitarist Samuel Moore explore the intriguing connections and subtle differences that both connect and set apart the world of classical and flamenco guitar. This concert forms part of the 2019 UK launch tour for the duo’s new studio album ‘Guitarra, el Corazon de España’ (Guitar, the Heart of Spain) and includes a pre-concert talk plus Q&A with both musicians!
Praised on BBC Radio 3 as ‘fantastic flamenco guitarist’, Samuel Moore has certainly found his perfect match in Michael Christian Durrant who – lauded by the same radio station as ‘forerunner in the new generation of classical guitarists’ – continues to establish himself as one of England’s finest and most creative young musicians. Both instrumentalists are well-respected for their exceptional playing abilities and likewise for their engaging way of imparting musical knowledge as a matter of genuine interest in their subject and the audience.
In this unique concert experience of inspired solo and duo performances, audiences can hear a vivid selection of music by Spanish composers such as Joaquín Rodrigo, Issac Albéniz and Manuel de Falla performed alongside music from the flamenco tradition, including palos such as Sevillana, Zorongo and Malagueña. The informal pre-concert talk with live demonstrations by the artists offers a wonderful opportunity to gain an understanding of classical and flamenco guitar traditions, learn about their commonalities as well as differences and enjoy the chance to address these two thoroughly approachable experts in their field with all questions that spring to mind!
Pre-concert Talk & Q&A:
doors/bar 4.30pm for a 5pm start; ends 5.45pm
doors/bar 6pm for a 6.30pm start; ends 9pm
There is a limited amount of EARLY BIRD TICKETS @ £13 available!
“Whereas many solo performers are no less and no more than fine musicians, Michael’s introductions and commentaries on works in his programme bring with them an extra level of engagement with his audience. They sat there spellbound as this young musician played and were left panting for more.”
– Professor Roger Richardson/Winchester Cathedral Concert Review
“Masterful … The results are truly special.’
– Jazz Guitarist Kenny Burrell (about Samuel Moore)
More about Guitar, The Heart Of Spain Project:
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Have you ever wanted to be able to send out stylish hand-printed Christmas cards?
On this day long workshop you will work with Artist Sam Johnson Squire to learn how to create a Christmas themed design and develop it into a lino cut for cards and gift tags. After cutting the design you will be making a number of prints on cards using a printing press, (other techniques will also be shown so you can continue to make more prints at home).
This workshop is suitable for complete beginners or the more experienced, and requires a minimum of 6 hours to achieve a good quality design and print. The cost of the workshop includes all tools and materials, tea/coffee and cake plus free parking.
£60.00 per person to include refreshments
Booking essential as we are a small venue
PLEASE CONTACT US FOR DIRECTIONS AND AVAILABILITY!
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone – 07751 362171
see our website https://www.myartshack.co.uk/
Fresh from this year’s Rugby World Cup, Booka Bookshop are thrilled to present an Evening with England coach Eddie Jones!
Brilliant, honest, combative – Eddie Jones is a gigantic yet enigmatic figure in world rugby and a true legend of the game. In My Life and Rugby he tells his story for the first time, including the full inside story of England’s 2019 World Cup campaign.
Meeting every Wednesday (come rain or shine) at 10am Comer Woods car park, we hold a 60-minute dog walk around the woods. You don’t have to bring a dog to join us. Perhaps you enjoy the company of dogs or just fancy the chance to meet some new people – come along, everyone is welcome (including children). Booking not required.
An exciting adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s famous novel brought to you by the LADS, a local drama group with a reputation for high-quality theatre. Stunning costumes, live music and a talented cast will bring Hardy’s tale to life. Adaptation by Matthew White. Directed by Alison Utting (‘Under Milk Wood’, ‘The Accrington Pals’).
The Trials Of Cato, a band that arrived fully formed and functioning from Beirut in the winter of 2016, have since torn a shape very much their own into the canvas of the UK folk scene. Hailed as “one of the real discoveries on the folk circuit in recent times” by BBC Radio 2’s Mark Radcliffe, their live show “invariably stuns audience wherever they play” (FATEA Magazine). Whether plying their trade busking, performing in front of thousands at festivals across Europe, or frequently selling out their own club shows, The Trials of Cato have the wind behind them.
Wildegoose Nursery and Twenty Twenty Gallery are jointly hosting two festive weekends in the beautiful surroundings of the Walled Garden at Millichope.
The Nursery and Tea Room will have a selection of gifts for gardeners and seasonal edibles. Twenty Twenty Gallery will be exhibiting prints, ceramics and gifts.
Come along and find some different Christmas presents from a range of Health, Beauty and Holistic stallholders, as well as perfumes, candles and wax melts, make up , jewelry.
There will also be some mini therapies on offer so take the weight off and try a mini massage, Reiki, Kansa Wand, Access bars or Crystal Therapy or why not try a beautiful Henna Tatto.
FREE entry to event. Tombola. Refreshments will also be available in the cafe.
As part of the Hermon’s Education, Arts & Development Talks (H.E.A.D) The Hermon welcomes back to the stage Emily Chappell: endurance cyclist, author and founder member of the remarkable cycle collective The Adventure Syndicate! Look forward to a captivating combined talk & reading from Emily’s new book on the brink of release, followed by a Q.&A. session and book-signing!
Emily Chappell is an author, adventurer and advocate, known for her long-distance bicycle journeys and the words, with which she shares them. Her first book’What Goes Around’ was described by The Guardian as “a lovely lyric poem to the city” and told the story of her years as a London cycle courier – the hidden corners of the city, the honest agony of cold toes and tired legs, the blissful moments when bike and body and city fall into harmony, and the endless encounters with London’s rich and ever-changing cast of characters.
Her second book ‘Where There’s A Will’, due for release on 7th November 2019, follows Chappell’s journey into the curious world of long-distance self-supported bike races, and gives a unique insight into how it feels to race across a continent: cycling through both sunrise and sunset, sleeping only for snatched minutes in fields and forests, navigating through mountain ranges and along remote unpaved roads, and searching out food along the way. Chappell captures the loneliness and unexpected camaraderie of long-distance racing, and intricately describes the moments of joy, despair, confidence and self-doubt that her mind cycles through as she pushes her body to the limit.
An engaging and humorous speaker, Chappell will tell the improbable story of how she ended up winning the 4,000km Transcontinental Race across Europe, read aloud from’Where There’s A Will’ and answer questions about every aspect of cycling and writing books.