Common Threads is a community of practice; a group of designer-makers creating a range of textiles who met whilst studying Contemporary Constructed Textiles at Bradford School of Art in 2015. During the part-time course, Margot Bromley specialised in machine knitting, whilst Lin Carter, Fiona Catanach, Sue Christian and Nicola Rudd specialised in weaving, but like most textile enthusiasts they are not limited to just one craft.
As the course came to an end, they realised that they did not want to lose the collaborative nature of their learning and set up the group with the aim of meeting up two or three times a year to share ideas and challenge their creative practice. Although individual members of the group produce work in their own style, favouring particular yarns, techniques or finished products, each year they aim to use a ‘common thread’ in a project. It may be a set of pieces each favouring the same yarn or colour palette, or it could be a collection based on a share theme and common starting point.
Although they have kept in touch regularly online the pandemic has temporarily put a stop to their meeting up in person. This exhibition is an reflection of where their practice has taken each of them individually during their time apart.
Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm.
Join us on a culinary journey as much loved chef and food writer Rick Stein talks about the joys and comforts of his home kitchen, brought together in his new book Rick Stein At Home.
We are thrilled to welcome Rick back to Oswestry for this lunchtime event at the new Holroyd Community Theatre.
Tickets: £10 without book (Admits One, ticket redeemable against a signed copy of Rick Stein At Home) or £26 with book (Admits One, includes a signed copy of Rick Stein At Home). Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online (with booking fee).
Shrewsbury’s very own Oktoberfest, happening on Friday October 1st & Saturday 2nd In Shrewsbury Quarry!
Bringing together over 150 beers, alongside cider and perry areas, a gin den, and of course a BIG live music stage. Paired with delicious producers, street food vendors, and a new for 2021, ‘Celebration Hour’!
We have our first Special Event coming up on the 3rd of October 2021. A Canal cruise with Afternoons Tea and a glass of Prosecco.
It is a four hour cruise starting in Llangollen at 12 noon, the cruise takes you along the Llangollen Canal at a gentle pace giving you chance to unwind and take in the beautiful scenery on offer. As you near the basin at Trevor you will gentle glide onto the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct which has some magnificent views of the Dee Valley and the surrounding area. After turning round you will start your journey back over the Aqueduct to Llangollen. Your Afternoon Tea with be waiting for you at your reserved table and we will serve you your drinks we we set off. There is a bar on board and we also serve teas and coffees and soft drinks. It is Cash only the boat please.
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!
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)
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.
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.
A magical adventure by Land Rover through the illuminated woodland to see Santa in his real hillside Grotto.
Arrive at Hawkstone Park Hotel and check in for your trip. After a warming festive drink you’ll be whisked off in one of our Land Rovers across the Park, under the Wishing Arch and up the steep hill to Santa’s spectacular network of caves.
Wander around the decorated, fairy-lit caverns and tunnels until you finally arrive at your destination – the magical grotto itself! Where every child is greeted by Santa and gets a gift.
Pre-booking is essential and spaces fill up quickly so book yours as soon as you can!