Sunday, 30 March 2014

Willow Gallery April Events

Message from Tereska at the Willow Gallery.

What’s On at The Willow This April

Please scroll down for our new program of events, workshops, courses and exhibitions this April at the Willow Gallery. 

Email Contents:
Spring Craft Fair
Live Music Events
Workshops and Courses
Current Exhibitions  
Feature Walls to Rent                                                
Call for Entries – Spring Open Exhibition
Willow Eatery Events


Spring Craft Fair - Saturday 19th April - 10am to 5pm

A celebration of local creativity with around 20 stalls in the main gallery and dunbabin room this is a craft fair not to be missed.  Crafters, artists, designers and makers will be showcasing a wide range of handcrafted, locally made products including ironwork, jewellery, textiles, furniture, wood turning, silk, glass work, ceramics and much more.

Special Craft Fair Event - 3D Weaving with Rikka Katajamaki
Saturday 19th April 10am to 1pm

Fun 3-Dimensional weaving workshop for children and adults. Learn to weave and experiment with different materials with expert guidance from professional weaver Rikka Katajamaki. Create your own piece of orginal woven artwork.

The Willow Gallery Craft Shop is now brimming with its new Spring Collection of hand crafted items, ideal for gifts or a special treat..

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Upcoming Workshops and Courses


Please book in advance for all workshops and courses due to limited places.
                                                    
Dry Point Printmaking Workshop with Amy Sterly   
Saturday 5th& Sunday 6th April 10am to 4pm  
Rare opportunity to explore this exciting printmaking technique. During this two day drypoint etching workshop you will learn the basics of drypoint printing- similar to etching but without the acids and use Amy’s mobile printing press to make greetings cards, fabric designs, collage, a fine art print for your wall or anything else that takes your imagination!  Use expressive line techniques and without solutions or acids, just card & ink, you will be surprised at the effects you can create! 

£80 for two days, including all materials.   
                                                                                          
Enamelling Workshop with Pat Thatcher  
Saturday 12th of April. 10am to 4pm
Create your own unique piece of jewellery or enamel art with expert guidance and tuition from professional enameller Pat Thatcher. Learn how to clean and prepare the metal, sift and wet lay enamel and make your own unique piece of jewellery using enamel, scriaffitto, millifiori beads, stencil or stamping.
This workshop is suitable for complete beginners with no previous artistic experience and those wishing to develop their skills or learn new techniques. 

£45 including all materials.
 
Max Baccanello Oil Portrait Painting Course 
Saturday 26th April & Sunday 27th April.  10am to 4pm
Max Studied fine art in Florence, Italy, and has recently had work shortlisted for the Royal Society of Portrait painters exhibition in London. Throughout the course he will be teaching and demonstrating a variety of portrait drawing and painting techniques and participants will have the opportunity to create their own oil portrait painting on canvas. Further techniques including glazing and detail will be covered for students who have previously attended one of Max’s courses.
A selection of materials will be provided however if possible please bring: Oil Paints : White, ivory black, orche, ultramarine blue, raw umber, vermilion red. Canvas approx 40 cm x 30cm. Paint brushes, paint palette, easel.

£120 for two days.
 
Art History Course with visiting Guest Speakers       
Starting Thursday 6th March 6pm to 7.30pm                                             

Sessions: 6th March, 13 March, 20th March, 27th March, 3rd April and 10th April
Professional guest speakers will give an insight into a wide range of art historical subjects, the artists’ inspiration, techniques, influence and historical context. Subjects include Dadaism, Irish Art, The History of Portraiture, Kitchener Poster, Natural History Illustration.

£9 a session
 
Flower Painting with Tereska Shepherd
Starting Tuesday 11th of March.  10am to 4pm.                                                  
8 Sessions: 11th March, 25th March, 8th April, 13 May, 20th May, 10thJune, 24th June, 8th July.
This inspiring, practical painting course is ideal for those wishing to capture the wonderful colours and forms of flowers in a variety of styles and media, whilst further developing their observational and painting skills.
Throughout the course colour mixing, mark making and compositional skills will be developed through exploration a variety of techniques and study of historical and contemporary artists. Demonstrations, group discussions and individual advice and assistance will be given.

£140 (£120 Concessions)

Tereska has recently had work accepted for the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London. This exhibition features work inspired by gardens and gardening and she will be teaching a Painting Gardens Course at The Loft in Welshpool. This course will conclude with an exhibition of students work in The Dunbabin Room at the Willow Gallery.

Painting Gardens Course with Tereska Shepherd
Starting Wednesday 2nd April
The Loft, Coed-y-Dinas, Welshpool, SY21 8RP
10am to 3pm
2/04/14, 16/04/14, 14/05/14; 21/05/14, 11/06/14; 18/06/14, 9/07/14, 17/07/14
This 8 session course will involve painting visits to some of the most beautiful and interesting gardens  in the area including Powis Castle, The Dingle and local allotments. Whilst back in the studio we will experiment with a wide range of watercolour and mixed media techniques for depicting colour, texture and form. Artist’s gardens will be studied and their ideas of composition and form will be brought into our own garden paintings. Demonstrations, discussions, practical projects and individual advice and assistance will be given throughout each session.

 Code : CF202
 Fee £140 (£120 Gostyngol / Concession)
 Please contact Aberystwyth Lifelong Learning for further details and bookings:
01970 621580 / learning@aber.ac.uk


Exploring the Language of Drawing – Life Drawing with Darren Fraser
Starting Tuesday 29th April. 6.30pm to 8.30pm
4 Sessions: 29th April, 6th May, 13th May, 20th May
4 Sessions: 3rd June, 10th June, 17th June, 24th June
Throughout the course the human form will be explored through the exciting language of drawing. This guided course will give you the confidence and skills to develop your abilities to the next level. Professional artist Darren Fraser brings his enthusiasm and skills to this course where a variety of approaches and techniques will be developed including working from a life model. This taught course is open to all levels.

£40 for 4 sessions. Please bring your preferred drawing materials. You may also wish to bring your own easel although a selection of desk top easels will be available.

Moving Meditation with Classical Music – Tai Chi with Alan Jeffries
Starting Sunday 9th March. 10.30 to 12pm.
6 Sessions: 9th March, 16th March, 23rd March, 30th March, 6th April, 13th April  

Cultivate Strength & Flexibility in Body & Mind. Improve co-ordination, posture, balance awareness and focus. Qi Gong and Tai Chen Movement. During these relaxing Sunday sessions we will cover: The Eight Pieces of Silk, Sixteen Step Dynamic, Qi Gong by Grandmaster Shen, Five Element Qi Gong, 6 Healing Sounds, The Tai Hui, Chen soft circle work and silk reeling.                                                                                                                           
Alan Jefferies is a registered instructor with the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain. (www.whitecranetaichi.co.uk)                                                          
Suitable for beginners or the more advanced student.
£60 for 6 sessions.
Spaces still available for drop in sessions.

Tai Chi  – with Alan Jeffries.  Starting Sunday 11th May.
10.30am to 12pm
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(6 Sessions 11/5/14, 18/5/14, 25/5/14, 31/6/14, 8/6/14, 15/6/14)

After School Art Workshops
Tuesday's from 4 to 5.30pm (6 to 13years)
Have fun experimenting with a variety of artistic techniques including weaving, ceramic painting, felt making, printmaking, fabric painting, mosaic and much more! With expert tuition from visiting professional artists.

£6 per session or £30 for 5 sessions. Including all materials

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Live Music Events
Please book in advance.

May Weekend Ceilidh with The Devil’s  Chair Ceilidh Band
Saturday 3rd of May
  8pm  £8
This lively group of experienced musicians & singers blend their own styles into a toe tapping and memorable selection   of tunes. Professional guidance for dancers. Featuring Andy Jones (fiddle), Andrew Norman (concertina/vocals), John Evans (guitar/vocals) and Hilary Evans (bodhran/caller.)  
Dunbabin Room with Outdoor Seating - Bring your own ceilidh picnic and drinks.

Ceilidh Dancing Workshop   
Saturday 3rd of May - 6pm - 7.30pm
£2 adults/50p children
Live music from the Devil’s Chair Ceilidh Band and tuition from professional caller Hilary Evans.

Chris Quinn – Saturday 10th May – 8pm   £10

Chris Quinn is becoming known across the UK and Europe as an exceptional acoustic musician, songwriter and performer. He’s recently taken in shows at some of the world’s most famous venues, from BB Kings Blues Club in New York, to London’s Royal Albert Hall and from Cambridge folk festival to touring with the opening act for The Jools Holland Orchestra.  Heavily influenced by British folk and roots music his songs have been critically acclaimed in the music press. Chris’ shows cover a wide range of contemporary acoustic music alongside his own songs, from beautiful interpretations of British folk songs to inventive flat picked tunes and from mean finger style delta blues to instrumental solo guitar pieces.


Acoustic Blues Guitar Workshop with Chris – Sat 10th May – 5pm to 6.30pm. £10

Acoustic Sessions – 1st Saturday of the month, 3.30 – 5.30pm.
All acoustic musicians welcome for an informal gathering to share ideas, perform and jam.
Free event, no need to book.

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Current Exhibitions

Painting with Words
Saturday 8th March to Saturday 19th April

A special exhibition running in connection with the Oswestry Lit Fest, a celebration of the written, spoken and sung word. This open exhibition will celebrate the influence and inspiration of literature and language on the visual arts. Artists have explored this interesting and inspiring topic in a broad range of styles, materials and interpretations.
 
Featuring ‘Grimm (a quartet of perspectives)’ the work of contemporary enameller Maggie Furmanek, inspirational jeweller/metal worker Sara Piper Heap, and evocative mixed media artist Judith Harrison, exploring The Grimm Fairy Tales.

April Feature Wall Artists:

Penny Price, Anthony Butterflield, Lyn Evans, Susan Mulcock, Jake Stephenson, Amy Sterley, Emma Walton, Alison Holt, Allanah Piesse, Judith Harrison.
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Willow Gallery Feature Wall Rental 2014
To compliment out main exhibitions the gallery has a number of prominent walls available to rent on a 4 week basis. All artists are requested to send a sample portfolio of their work for consideration before acceptance.

Main Feature Wall – 400cm (w) x 210cm (h) – 4 week Period - Price: £40
Cafe Feature Wall – 300cm (w) x 230cm (h)  - 4 week Period- Price  £35
Rear Entrance Wall – 380cm (w) x 230cm (h) – 4 week Period – Price £25
A number of smaller spaces are available for between £10 and £15 a month for small or individual pieces.
Please contact the gallery for date availability along with a sample portfolio.
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Call for Entries for the Spring Open Exhibition
Exhibition Title: Spring Open 2014
Dates: Tuesday 22nd April 2014 – Saturday 24th May 2014   5 Weeks
Summary
: An Open Exhibition to all Themes & Subjects.
 
Media: Open to all media: Paintings, sculpture, original prints, textiles, drawing, ceramics, photography, glass and metal work.
Installations considered, please contact the gallery.

Description: This exhibition will run for 5 weeks. Artists can submit single piece or a series of work, submission fees are according to the space used rather than number of works submitted.
The gallery will be responsible for hanging all artwork.
 
Exhibition Timetable:
Entry Form + Entry Fee + Signed Exhibitors Agreement, Hand in Deadline:
Monday 14th April 2014


Artwork Delivery: Saturday 19th April 2014 between 3 and 6pm.
(Alternative earlier delivery can be arranged by prior agreement)
Exhibition Dates: 22nd April 2014 – 24th May 2014   5 Weeks
Collection of all unsold artwork: Monday 26th May 2014

Submission Types and Prices:
Type 1: Maximum total width of all works (inc. frames) ≤100cm - £12
Type 2: Maximum total width of all works (inc. frames) ≤200cm - £24
Type 3: Maximum total width of all works (inc. frames) ≤300cm - £36
Type 4:  Maximum total width of all works (inc. frames)≤400cm - £48
Type 5: Plinth for sculpture, ceramics and 3D work – 20x30cm - £12

Please contact the gallery for an application pack
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Willow Eatery Events
Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea at Willow Eatery is the most perfect way to spend a relaxing and indulgent afternoon, with the added benefit of being situated within an art gallery should you chose to browse the latest artwork on display, or visit the gift shop for some unique, local crafts.
As the name suggests, these are only available in the afternoon, however one weeks’ notice must be given for afternoon tea. 

The total price for 2 to share a delightful afternoon tea is £22.50, with any additional persons thereafter at £10.00 per head.
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Fundraising
Congratulations to our wonderful fit athletes who last Sunday completed their first half marathon in aid of Parkinson’s Disease Research. Now it’s up to us to support and sponsor them. If you have already donated, thank you very much, you are ahead of the game. We have until next Monday to raise as much money as possible. If you would like to support this cause, please donate to Coco Vidal at The Willow Gallery.
With huge appreciated
Peter Vidal
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The Willow Gallery is a community interest, not-for-profit gallery; therefore your support is much appreciated.

The Willow Gallery, 56 Willow Street, Oswestry, SY11 1AE.
Tel: 01691 657575.
Email:willowgalleryoswestry@gmail.com
Web:willowartgallery.co.uk
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Can you help?

Hi Yoland,

I wondered if you would know who I have to contact to rent Penton's Hall for a child's birthday party?

Many thanks and regards

Graham

I don`t know Graham but hope someone will let me know - I would like to put the contact on the Business Directory.

Yoland
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Local History talk

Message from Alan Smith, Ruyton XI Towns Local History Society.

Ruyton XI Local History Society

IRONBRIDGE GORGE HERITAGE
A talk by Shane Kelleher, Archaelology & Monuments Officer
Wednesday 9th April 7.30pm  in the Victoria Rooms, Ruyton

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Friday, 28 March 2014

Heritage Ambassadors opportunity at Whittington Castle

Message from Sue Ellis, Whittington Castle.

This would be an interesting opportunity for anyone who is retired and interested in Local History.

Whittington Castle is hosting a season launch and local knowledge evening on Thursday 10th April at 7.30pm until 9ish.  Tourism members may wish to come along.
 
Details of the evening are
 
 Season Launch for Whittington Castle on Thursday 10th April from 7.30pm until 9ish for volunteers plus other tourism people. 
 
  Format of evening still to be confirmed but will include presentations from
 
Whittington Music Festival
Whittington open Church
Llanymynech Limeworks etc
Park Hall
British Ironworks
 
Keeping very local for first session and will widen for those interested in becoming local ambassadors with further training sessions later. 
 

You are invited to a special event which will take place on Thursday 10th April at 7.30pm. This event will launch the 2014 Season at the Castle.  Attendees will get the chance to have a sneak preview and details of events and fund raising ideas for the forthcoming year as well as a chance to sign up for Guide training sessions.

 Sue Ellis will also launch the local Heritage Ambassadors programme for all those volunteers who would like to undertake some training to become local Ambassadors.  During the last few months Sue together with 9 other attraction providers from Shropshire & beyond have become Heritage Ambassadors for this area.  The idea is for the programme to generate more visits and spending by enabling staff and volunteers to engage, enthuse and excite their visitors to explore more of the area’s heritage and culture. This first session will be a general introduction with those interested signing up for smaller groups training sessions as well as one to one training.


Contact Sue Ellis

Castle Manager
Whittington Castle
Castle Street
Whittington
Shropshire
SY11 4DF
 
Telephone 01691 662500         info@WhittingtonCastle.co.uk  
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Thursday, 27 March 2014

Derwen COLLEGE Garden Centre

Message from Allison Heward, Derwen College.

Roger and I have been to the Derwen College Garden Centre today where the whole place is in the middle of frantic activity to get ready for the grand re-launch on Saturday 5th April.

We even found a floribunda rose called Golden Wedding - must find a good spot for that!

There is a very good selection of roses, herbs, alpines and much much more, although some of the old stock is waiting for a bit of care and attention and label checking.

Do please go along to the Derwen College Enterprise for plants, presents, tools, books,  etc etc etc and refreshments in Tiffin, Betty`s or the Orangery and don`t forget to visit the craft shop and farm shop.
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DERWEN COLLEGE GARDEN CENTRE

Sky may be grey overhead but the gardens are awash with colour at Derwen College. What’s more, Derwen’s remodelled Garden Centre will be fully operational and officially open to the public from Saturday 5 April.

 

As well as an extensive range of seasonal plants and planted up

baskets there are:

We have:

 

Fothergill & Johnson’s seeds

Yeoman & Joseph Bentley stainless steel tools – including a range of children’s tools

Briers’ gloves

Wellies & Crocs

Hozelock hosepipes & accessories

Wild bird feeders & food

Shearer candles, diffusers & gift range

Gisela Graham quality giftware: country, quirky, classic, sweet retro & nostalgic

And much, much more

 

  

 

 

Allison Heward

Student Support & Liaison Officer

Derwen College, Oswestry, SY11 3JA

Telephone: 01691 661234

         
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Corbet School Dance Show

Message from Julia Kear, Corbet School.

 

 

 

Julia Kear

Assistant Business Manager

The Corbet School

Baschurch

Shrewsbury

Shropshire

SY4 2AX

 

Direct Line: 01939 262005

Tel: 01939 260296

Email: kear.j@corbet.shropshire.sch.uk
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Whittington Castle season launch

Message from Sue Ellis, Whittington Castle.

This would be an interesting opportunity for anyone who is retired and interested in Local History.

Whittington Castle is hosting a season launch and local knowledge evening on Thursday 10th April at 7.30pm until 9ish.  Tourism members may wish to come along.
 
Details of the evening are
 
 Season Launch for Whittington Castle on Thursday 10th April from 7.30pm until 9ish for volunteers plus other tourism people. 
 
  Format of evening still to be confirmed but will include presentations from
 
Whittington Music Festival
Whittington open Church
Llanymynech Limeworks etc
Park Hall
British Ironworks
 
Keeping very local for first session and will widen for those interested in becoming local ambassadors with further training sessions later. 
 

You are invited to a special event which will take place on Thursday 10th April at 7.30pm. This event will launch the 2014 Season at the Castle.  Attendees will get the chance to have a sneak preview and details of events and fund raising ideas for the forthcoming year as well as a chance to sign up for Guide training sessions.

 Sue Ellis will also launch the local Heritage Ambassadors programme for all those volunteers who would like to undertake some training to become local Ambassadors.  During the last few months Sue together with 9 other attraction providers from Shropshire & beyond have become Heritage Ambassadors for this area.  The idea is for the programme to generate more visits and spending by enabling staff and volunteers to engage, enthuse and excite their visitors to explore more of the area’s heritage and culture. This first session will be a general introduction with those interested signing up for smaller groups training sessions as well as one to one training.

Take care
 
Sue Ellis
Castle Manager
Whittington Castle
Castle Street
Whittington
Shropshire
SY11 4DF
 
Telephone 01691 662500
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Vote for Trader of the year at Shrewsbury Market

Message from Suzi Wilkinson, Shrewsbury Market PR.

 

CAST YOUR VOTE TO CROWN MARKET TRADER OF THE YEAR

 

 

Shoppers at Shrewsbury Market Hall are being asked to cast their vote to crown the first ever Market Trader of the Year.

 

People visiting the indoor market between April 1 and 30 can nominate their favourite trader to win a Mayor of Shrewsbury Award.

 

The trader with the most votes will be presented with a trophy at the Mayor’s Awards ceremony on May 7.

 

Nomination forms will be available in the market and completed forms should be deposited in the post boxes provided.

 

Duplicate entries will not be counted.

 

The inaugural Market Trader of the Year award is one of two new categories being introduced this year by Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Jon Tandy.

 

Nominations are also being sought for the Courtesy Award in association with the National Campaign for Courtesy which encourages good manners in the business world.

Members of the public can nominate a person or organisation they feel deserves recognition of their courtesy.

The two new awards are in addition to the existing six categories which include; the Built Heritage Award; Business Award; Community Award; Environmental Award; Youth Award and Tourism Award.

 

The Mayor will also present a number of special commendation awards to people he has met throughout the Mayoral year who have made a significant contribution to the town.

 

Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Jon Tandy, said: “I have met so many wonderful people during my term of office as Mayor and these awards are an opportunity to give something back to all of the town’s unsung heroes.

 

“I have been so impressed with Shrewsbury Market Hall lately; the place has a real buzz to it and is bucking the national retail trend. Traders deserve recognition for what they do so we have introduced the new category to reflect this. The second new addition is the Courtesy Award which will be given in association with National Campaign for Courtesy – as the campaign states; courtesy costs nothing, but is incredibly potent.”

 

Full details and voting forms for all categories are available to download from www.shrewsburytowncouncil.gov.uk with the exception of Market Trader of the Year which needs to be completed and submitted on site at the Market Hall.

 

All other completed nominations should be returned to the Mayor’s Secretary at carol.pullen-stc@shropshire.gov.uk or via post to: Shrewsbury Town Council, Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury, SY3 8HR.


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Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Cabaret Evening at The Corbet School

Messagesent from Nigel Leadbeater.

10th Annual
CABARET EVENING with HOT SUPPER
Friday 28th - Saturday 29th March
At The Corbet School, Baschurch
in aid of All Saints Church

Tickets £16 - phone 01939 290 777 or 01939 270 618

Doors open 7pm - hot supper served first - Bar

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Love to dance??

Message from Charlotte at Qube.

Love to Dance!
50 years+ and want to dance for fun?

Wednesday 2nd, 9th and 16th April, 11am to midday.


Our fabulous teacher will guide you through some fun and simple steps inspired by
Latin, Bollywood, Brazil, and African Dance!


No previous experience required!

Cost: £3.50 per session. Call us on 01691 656882 for further details.

 


Qube, Oswald Road

Oswestry, SY11 1RB

Tel: 01691 656882

www.qube-oca.org.uk

 


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Oswestry Library April events for children

Message forwarded by Pam Johnson.

April events for Children and young people at Oswesty Library

Lots of fun packed events for children including; baby massage,  Speak Easy  ‘talking tricks’ aimed at increasing confidence in public speaking and our Hap-Bee Eazzter storytime (had to be done!) with bee-related stories and activities

Debbie Marais


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Oswestry Library, April events for adults

Message forwarded by Pam Johnson.

April events for adults at Oswestry Library

 Take a look at the great line up events for adults at Oswestry Library this April. 

 Debbie Marais

Branch Manager


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Family history, start researching

Message forwarded by Pam Johnson.

Subject: Introducing e-magazines at Shropshire Libraries and 'Get started with Ancestry' for family history research- Spring Online Week events

 Your e-library

Come and find out all about the e-resources available through your Shropshire Library Service membership

 

Monday 31 March 10am-12noon and 2-4pm , Friday 4 April 10am-12noon and 2-4pm and Sat 5 April 10am-3pm

Free drop-in sessions  -  Demonstrations include;

New e-magazine service – 25 titles free to download

Online Reference Library – we have added a new newspaper database Press Display and ‘Accesstoresearch’ which gives you access to thousands of free research journal articles

Community Directory

 

And Wed 2 April  10am-12pm  ‘Get started with Ancestry’ for family history research with Oswestry Family & Local History Group  - Free sessions but please book with library staff

 

We look forward to showing you all of these great resources

 

Debbie Marais

Branch Manager

Oswestry Library

Arthur Street

Oswestry

SY11 1RP

01691 677388

Debbie.marais@shropshire.gov.uk

www.shropshire.gov.uk

For events and activities in libraries across Shropshire visit Shropshire Libraries

 

 


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Heritage Crafts at Oswestry Library

Message forwarded by Pam Johnson.

Heritage Crafts event at Oswestry Library Saturday 12 April   10am-1pm Free drop-in fun for all the family with demonstrations on;

Printing

Basket making

Stone carving

Traditional building advice

Lime mortar

Knotwork/ropemaking

Wood carving

Orchards and fruit growing

Bee-keeping

Herbal remedies

Corbet bed project – 16th Century embroidery

 

Come and learn something new at Oswestry Library!

Debbie Marais

Branch Manager

Oswestry Library

Arthur Street

Oswestry

SY11 1RP

01691 677388

Debbie.marais@shropshire.gov.uk

www.shropshire.gov.uk
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Bike hire - Shrewsbury Market

Message from Suzi Wilkinson, Market Hall Promotions

 

WHEELS IN MOTION FOR NEW BIKE HIRE SERVICE AT

SHREWSBURY MARKET HALL

 

 

A Shrewsbury market trader has set the wheels in motion for a new bike hire service which will officially launch next week.

 

Urban Bikes UK, run by Phil Roe, will be offering rental cycles from just £14 per half day hire (up to 3 hours) and £20 for a full day (up to 7 hours).

 

All hires include route maps and wet weather ponchos. Helmets are available to rent at a charge of £1 per person.

 

The Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Jon Tandy, will officially launch the service, which is predominantly aimed at tourists, at the Market Hall next Friday [APRIL 4] at 11am.

 

Urban Bikes UK is also currently working with Shropshire Tourism to develop a cycle tour of Shrewsbury sights, as well as a ‘foodie’ tour to coincide with this year’s Shrewsbury Food Festival.

 

Phil said: “In the two years we have been at the Market Hall we have received enquiries about bike hire, so it seemed obvious that we could offer this service from a central location. We hope to work with local hotels, B&B's and other venues so they can offer this service to their customers.”

For more information, or to book, call 07828 638132, email urbanbikesuk@gmail.com or visit the website at www.urbanbikesuk.co.uk

 

 


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