An exhibition of individual and collaborative work by artists Andrew Howe (Shrewsbury) and Kim V. Goldsmith (New South Wales, Australia) from their Mosses and Marshes project comprising videos, sound, prints and paintings using natural materials
This exhibition is the culmination of three years’ work in the wetlands and the communities of the Fenn’s, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses on the England/Wales border and the Macquarie Marshes of north-west New South Wales. Both wetlands are listed under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.
The project was funded by Arts Council England and supported by the Marches Mosses BogLIFE project.
From the 15th October until the 31st October join us for some Halloween fun that won’t terrify the little ones!
There’s lots in store this half term!
There will be a FREE pumpkin for every paying child to choose and take home.
For members there is a small charge for the pumpkin
Grown ups can help scoop out the pumpkin then can carve your very own design.
We will have a giant scarecrow trail in the woods , the Little Scary House will be open for braver visitors and Pumpkin Alley will have a few new surprises!
The Singing Pumpkins are always laugh- a definite favourite!
We will be holding a Halloween fancy dress competition every single day of Pumpkinfest, so don your spookiest outfits for the trip!
In this workshop you will learn about how to develop a design or image into a piece of Batik.
Batik is both an art and a craft, a wonderfully creative medium which is very popular and well known in the West. The art of decorating cloth in this way, using wax and dye, has been practised for centuries. In Java, Indonesia, batik is part of an ancient tradition, and some of the finest batik cloth in the world is still made there.
To make a batik on this one day workshop, you will draw out a design of your choice onto plain fabric, and then block out areas of this by applying hot wax using a tjanting tool or brush. Then you will paint colours into the design using brightly coloured batik inks. Once completed you will then iron out the wax to complete the work.
The workshop will be led by experienced ArtShack textile artists Audrey Whyle and Maggie Allmark.
Cost £65 to include all materials and refreshments.
To book this event
Book online via https://www.myartshack.co.uk/specialist-workshops/
Phone 07871 804208
Or see our website for more events https://www.myartshack.co.uk
Tanat valley light railway is hosting a ww2 homefront event on Saturday the 23rd and Sunday the 24th of October 2021. why not join us on the Saturday, Sunday or even both! we have reenactments, fabulous live music from the era, various military vehicles and memorabilia on display lots of food and refreshments available and even a on site hair salon to give you a classic vintage style! There will also be a Sunday service from Eric umpleby ( army padre and local preacher). All this and more and of course not forgetting tanat valley railway and monorail itself!
Saturday 23rd October & Sunday 24th October 10AM -6PM
£5 adult, £2 child (over 5), £12 family (2 adults 2 children)
Nant Mawr Visitor Centre, Nantmawr Bank, Nantmawr, Oswestry SY10 9HW
Pop along to our pop-up charity flash sale and you will be able to buy tons of bargains by the kilo.
Don’t miss out on rails and rails of women’s, children’s and men’s clothing plus shoes, bags, scarves and jewellery…
And all to support thousands of families every year living with incurable illnesses.
Tanat valley light railway is hosting a WW2 weekend Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th October 2021. why not join us on the Saturday, Sunday or even both! we have reenactments, fabulous live music from the era, various military vehicles and memorabilia on display lots of food and refreshments available and a Sunday service from Eric umpleby ( army padre and local preacher). all this and more and of course not forgetting tanat valley railway and monorail itself!
Tanat valley light railway
Saturday 23rd October & Sunday 24th October 10AM -6PM
£5 adult, £2 child, £12 family (2 adults 2 children)
Four-hour Real Ale and Wine Trip with a Grazing Platter to share
A leisurely four-hour cruise that starts and ends in Llangollen We will meander along the Llangollen Canal taking in all the beautiful scenery that the Dee Valley and its River has to offer. We will then pas thrpugh Trevor Basin which leads us on to the magnificent Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. We will cross this, not once, but twice.
The view is breath taking.
Your food will be at your table when you board the boat ready for you to eat at your leisure and once we have set off your drinks will be brought to your table.
Grazing Platter for two.
You will get a generous cheese board and a meat board accompanied by breads, crackers, pickles and chutneys plenty to nibble on your cruise.
A bottle of Real Ale or a large glass of Wine
All this for the amazing price of £29.95 per person
We have a fully stocked bar on board the boat and we also hot and cold drinks.
Cash only on the boat.
Delighted to welcome back to Hermon the ever popular Rick Wilson.
Come try your hand at percussion, literally.
Born and educated in London, Rick started messing around with drums in his mid-teens whilst recovering from the fall-out of inadequate secondary music teaching. Listening to a wide selection of musics developed a can-do attitude that grew quickly after meeting other like-minded souls. He embarked on a performing career with rock bands including The Work before diversifying his skills and experience with musicians from other traditions, and increasingly linking music with story and other art forms.
Initially self-taught on kit, he later studied Chenda temple drumming with Shankaran Marar and V.D.Nair in Kerala, south India; Berber rhythms in the Atlas mountains of Morocco and Brazilian carnival music with Sheda Baba in London.
As accompanist for education and performance dance projects, he has worked with Shobana Jeyasingh, T. Oonikrishnan and P.Jayachandran.He has also been a tutor for WOMAD and Glyndebourne and spent many years working throughout the UK with Common Lore Storytellers and Musicians, as both performer and teacher.
In 1999 Rick completed a degree (2:1) in Music Studies at SOAS in London. With regular collaborator Helen East, he has visited schools at all levels, teachers’ centres, theatres, conferences and festivals in the UK and worked in Australia, India, Indonesia, Mexico, South America, Singapore and Portugal, often under the aegis of the British Council.
Tickets £8.50 on the door or in advance
An evening with a renown Ancient Tree Expert and Ecologist at the Barnes Theatre, Shrewsbury School –
Ted’s career in trees for over 50 years has included forestry, conservation and a huge input in attempting to save this country’s ancient trees. He has been a consultant in arboriculture for the Crown Estate at Windsor and 1993, founded the Ancient Tree Forum. He was awarded the MBE for this and his conservation work and is now recognised as the country’s foremost authority on ancient trees. In his talk he will be challenging the headlong push for planting trees in plantations and suggesting that creating oak wood pastures would be far more beneficial to the environment.
Ted is a popular speaker, not afraid to raise contentious issues and always posing interesting questions related to trees. This talk will not be lacking in these.
In this relaxed and friendly class, you will learn to make a stunning Autumn wreath with mixed foliage and dried elements on a mossed wire frame. Can be hung inside or out and dries beautifully.
Wreaths make beautiful additions to your home. They make unique gifts and a dried wreath can be used for a season or all year round!
This class is a perfect way to learn a new skill or just to enjoy trying something new and crating something beautiful! There will be given plenty of guidance along the way. All the materials are provided for you to learn in a social and creative environment.
Amy Smith achieved a 1st class honours in a degree in Jewellery and Silversmithing at The Jewellery School in Birmingham in 2007, and went on to sell and exhibit a unique silver jewellery range at various prestigious shows and galleries in the UK, Germany and USA. She worked as a self employed jeweller for a number of years before going travelling and then returning to Shrewsbury and welcoming her daughter into the world. Since then Amy has combined making more wearable and accessible pieces of silver jewellery with teaching workshops in both jewellery and other crafts.
How to Book
Ever wanted to know how a distillery works? Then book yourself on a Henstone Distillery tour and find out!
Come and meet Hilda our impressive 1000 litre Pot/Column hybrid still and learn how we produce our spirits. The tours are limited to ten attendees and tickets cost £20.00 per person in advance and must be ordered online via our webshop.
The tour includes:
A Henstone G&T on arrival
An introduction to distilling and how we produce our spirits
A tour of the distillery and our warehouses (where our whisky is stored)
A tasting of all our available products
10% off any Henstone products purchased on the day
Shrewsbury Cathedral’s Recital series continues with Jon Barton, Director of Music for the Diocese of Shrewsbury, playing the Cathedral organ in a 45-minute recital. Part of the Cathedral’s Autumn.Winter recital series.
Sunday lunch is available prior to the event in the Orchard café, adjacent to the Cathedral on Town Walls.
Enjoy a spooky walk around our indoor arena.
Fancy Dress encouraged but not compulsory. Best Fancy Dress wins a £20 Black Hawk Voucher.
Find all of the skeletons to receive a free TREAT.
Burgers, hotdogs, Hot Chocolate, Cold Drinks, Slushies, Popcorn and sweet treats will be available to purchase in the café area.
Recommended for age 4 – 12 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Book your free place online then arrive any time between 5pm and 8pm.
Bonfire night is back!
Bonfire night is back this year at the BCG!
The night is getting closer and its time to let you know about what we’ve got planned for the night.
As well as the bonfire (which is starting to take shape nicely) our amazing club sponsors Battlefield 1403 will be providing us with delicious food including Sausages and soup to keep you warm.
Need something to entertain the children?
How about a mini funfair with mini waltzer, mini chairs, and toy set rides!!!
If thats not enough you can test out your skills on tin can alley, or go for a jump on the bungee trampolines!
But of course, it wouldn’t be bonfire night without a few sparks and bangs…children’s sparkler area and of course FIREWORKS!!!
Gates open at 5pm….
Entry is £5 for Adults & £2.50 for children 5-16yrs
It’s nearly here … 5th November and Fireworks at the Sweeney 💥. We’ve had some incredible displays here at the Hall, at our Ginfests and last year at our first Guy Fawkes night and this November 5th promises to be just as stunning and magical💥
We’ve even got group bookings in our fabulous pods – what could be better than watching quite literally under the stars or on our beautiful heated decking 💥
Please pre-purchase ALL tickets – ticket on sale, available through the hotel on 01691 652450
Both Leanne and Eleanor currently play in the all female IBMA Nominated Bluegrass band ‘Midnight Skyracer’ – The band released their first album ‘Fire’ in 2018 and were signed to Island / Universal Records in 2020 where they released their second album ‘Shadows On The Moon’
Leanne Thorose is a Vocalist and Multi Instrumentalist based in London, England. She plays the Mandolin, Fiddle
& Guitar specialising in Bluegrass and Country music. Leanne has been a touring musician for over 10 years and has made appearances in a number of different bands and theatre projects including the critically acclaimed Irish Dance show ‘Essence of Ireland’ as their lead Fiddle player where she completed tours around the UK with shows in Qatar and Johannesburg, South Africa.
Join us on Saturday 6th November 2021 at St Marys Church, right in the centre of the Shrewsbury.
The event is open from 10am until 4pm and entrance is free!
As always, lots of fabulous traders will be bringing an outstanding variety of products to delight you!
A great opportunity to make a start on festive shopping and buy something extra special for friends, family and maybe a little treat for yourself!
I have been hosting this event for many years now, and it is such a fabulous venue, and a great place to meet up with friends, have a browse, enjoy the amazingly beautiful surroundings, buy some fantastic products and support our amazing local traders.
Lets make this Christmas the best yet! I think we all deserve it, especially after all we have experienced over the past 18 months.
This promises to be a stimulating and moving concert with well-known choral gems such as Parry’s memorial piece My Soul There is a Country, composed during World War 1 and culminating in the same composer’s vibrant setting of John Milton, Blest Pair of Sirens. In between are Finzi’s exuberant My Spirit Sang All Day and Mozart’s perennially popular Ave Verum. Tickets are just £12 (Including refreshments) and available from Rowanthorn in Old Chapel Court.
Shrewsbury Cantata Choir are thrilled to present, after 18 months of waiting, the concert that would have been performed in the first week of Lockdown 2019.
With full orchestral support and professional soloists, come and enjoy the wonderful setting of the circular St Chad’s church by the Quarry in wonderful Shrewsbury.
Join us for an evening in the company of highly acclaimed author Sarah Moss as she talks about her new novel, The Fell, an incredibly tense and darkly funny novel set during the November lockdown.
Tickets: £7 without book (Admits One, ticket redeemable against a signed copy of The Fell) or £15 with book (Admits One, includes a signed copy of The Fell). Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online (with booking fee).
Join us for an evening in the company of Kate Humble – farmer, best-selling author, activist, entrepreneur and one of the UK’s best-known and loved TV presenters, as she talks about her latest book A Year of Living Simply.
Kate Humble will talk ‘in conversation’ about her book, life on the farm and her TV career. This will be followed by an audience Q&A.
Tickets: Tickets: £12 (Admits One, includes a signed copy of A Year of Living Simply) or £20 (Admits Two, includes one signed copy of A Year of Living Simply).
STRICT COVID 19 GUIDELINES in place!
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.
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.
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! .
Admission: £3.50 per person
Under 16’s FREE (must be accompanied by an adult)
PUBLIC: Sat-8:30-3:30, Sun – 9:00 – 3:00
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, midcentury or simply that decorative item.
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! Refreshments available.
Work with Richard Edwards and learn how to paint a loose watercolour in three stages.
In the morning you will be painting harbour boats. In the afternoon you will be painting the English Bridge in Shrewsbury.
Throughout the day Richard will cover a range of watercolour techniques and detail on how to design and execute a painting using all the tricks of the trade.
Where possible please bring your own watercolours, sketch pad and your own favourite brushes. A large mop or flat, medium mop, small rigger and needle point brush would be ideal. ArtShack also has a wide selection of brushes available if you do not have your own.
Suitable for complete beginners as well as more experienced artists. Please bring lunch!
Born in Bearwood Smethwick, West Midlands, Richard went to Bournville college of Art and later did his degree in Sheffield. He worked in local government and more recently freelanced for Arty Party in Telford and Shrewsbury supporting sessions for learning disabled adults. He returned to painting in a more dedicated fashion a couple of years ago, just before the pandemic and stumbled on the medium of watercolour almost by accident, when he bought some by mistake!