Restoration of the last railway building on the site of the old Bishop`s Castle Railway Station. Visitors will be able to view the building, talk to the project team and hear about the progress being made with the restoration of the building and weighbridge pit. The recently acquired 100 year old Banana Van has had a few temporary repairs and is being used as a pop up exhibition and sales area. Lots of very varied second hand railway books, timetables and goods invoices for sale, all at £2 each.
***FREE ENTRY*** start 10.30am
Hour long performance
Understories’ is a brush with the new folklore of Shropshire, featuring award-winning musicians and poet Whalebone and Jean Atkin. Here are urban – and rural – myths, and tales just out of living memory. They are the common uncommon.
Discover Shropshire’s last wolves and cloggers, its haunted roundabouts, pigs, railway lines and oak trees, not to mention the boy who burrowed under a church.
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Ramble, amble or scramble around the beautiful Shropshire Hills and help us beat blood cancer
Round and About Walks offer adventurous types the chance to ramble, amble or scramble through the Shropshire countryside. Participants can choose from three distinct routes and distances, catering for a wide range of abilities and experience.
Ramble – 23 miles
This beautiful circular walk rambles over the rolling Shropshire hills from and back to Bishops Castle, via Offa’s Dyke, the Shropshire Way, the Walcot Estate and Bury Ditches, with a welcome hot vegetarian lunch provided at Clun.
Scramble – 13 miles
This hill walk leaves Bishops Castle, to climb up to Offa’s Dyke from Mainstone, and enjoys views along the Cefns before dropping down to Clun, past its castle, for lunch and transport back to Bishops Castle.
Amble – 10 miles
Transport is provided to Clun for lunch, before an undulating stroll to Bury Ditches, then through the normally private Walcot Estate, and Oakley Mynd, to Bishops Castle.
The Scramble and Amble follow the same route as the Ramble, which crosses quite remote countryside, some of which is not normally open to the public. It is, however, particularly safe in that we provide clear signage, written instructions and helpful marshals.
Written instructions, refreshments, lunch, transport as needed, and a certificate are all provided.
Please note that we are unable to allow dogs on this walk. This is mostly due to the walk being entirely on agricultural land.
Register online or via postal entry. After 1 April, all entry fees rise to £20.
By taking part in this event, you’ll help us fund our ground-breaking research which has made such a difference to blood cancer.
10th Annual Party in the Park
Saturday 20th July
Bishops Castle, Shropshire SY9 5DD
Gates Open 12 noon
Music starts 12.30 – 10.30
Come and celebrate the 10th year of ‘Party in the Park’ on 20th July 2019.
Organised by AMP (about music project) which aims to give opportunities to young musicians in Bishops Castle and the surrounding areas.
Party in the Park is AMP’s big annual summer showcase with many local bands performing along-side invited artists from further afield.
There will be continuous music from some very talented bands and musicians varying both in age and experience, but all with a link to the AMP ethos.
This year’s line-up includes: –
Local favourites: Fight the Bear, BC All Skas, Nuclear Weasels, Without Warning and Adrenaline Rush.
From Mid Wales: Smoke Like a Fish.
Shrewsbury: The Beth Prior Collective
West Midlands: Cantaloop
Oxford/London: The People Versus (previously known as Five Fathoms Deep)
Church Stretton/Bridgnorth: Bohmen
You can follow AMP on the links below and keep an eye out for some surprise guests!!
Party In the Park: https://www.facebook.com/events/281266679489982/
This is a truly fun day out with plenty for all the family including food stalls, Vintage tea tent, children’s activity workshops and so much more.
Bring a rug, a picnic, your dog and enjoy life the ‘Bishops Castle Way’
£8 Tickets – in advance from ticketsource.co.uk/about-music-project
£10 Tickets – on the day at the gate
(under 11’s go free)
Shropshire’s oldest and most prestigeous agricultural show is just on your door step…
The 144th Minsterley Show promises to be another action-packed event with something to suit all the family, young and old (whatever the weather!).
Our Full Timetable of Events will be available shortly.
You can be assured all of your favourite events/experiences will return to the show for another exciting year!
Head over to our website – www.minsterleyshow.org.uk for more information!
Mortimer Forest covers 1000 hectares of diverse mini habitats, with ancient oak, conifer woodland, beech, birch and plenty of bilberries. This wide variety of trees gives us a very diverse selection of tasty edible mushrooms throughout late summer and autumn.
We’ll meet at the Black Pool car park where the course starts with a short introduction on what to look for and a brief of the general countryside codes.
Then we’ll set off on a roughly 2.5 hour walk around the forest, teaching you how to identify the different edible and poisonous plants and mushrooms we find, stoping along the way for some seasonal homemade refreshments such as our lovely wild mushroom soup.
We’ll round the day off with a wild food lunch based on homemade treats and what we have found during the course.
After the course, we will email you a list of everything we talk about on the day to help you to remember what you have learnt.
Adults £50, under 16’s £25, under 12’s free.
Please see our website page for full details of times and further course dates at this venue.
Faustus are known for captivating audiences with their sheer room-shaking power, vocal precision and instrumental mastery. Put simply, this band has complete command on stage and in the studio.
Playing music for our times, Faustus take traditional English music, rip it up, put it together again and move it on. A vigorous rhythmic impetus and rock/prog rock influence propels the sound into the here and now and a range of instruments deployed in unconventional ways gives a unique texture, depth and variety to the band’s sound.
Driving rhythms on bouzouki and guitar are reinforced by the melodeon, fiddle, oboe and cor anglais, creating arrangements that are intriguing and subtle, boisterous or punchy.
Setting the band apart are the distinctive individual voices of Benji Kirkpatrick, Paul Sartin and Saul Rose. Their close harmonies are faultless and well-crafted and all three members trade lead vocals to great effect. Not content to cover the same ground twice, song after song surprises and entertains. Touring with new material from their Cotton Lords EP… Not to be missed! Photo Credit Richard Gearey
Tickets Advance from www.wegottickets.com/event/481552