BBC OpenMicUK Winner Heidi Browne pays surprise visit to Belle Vue Arts' Music Showcase

Last night, just under 100 people attended the Music Showcase at Shrewsbury 6th Form College put on by Belle Vue Arts Festival.  The event was a great success highlighting a diverse range of local musical talent.

"We were honoured and surprised to have Heidi Browne drop in on us," said Fiona McLoughlin, committee member, "she is a credit to the county, and complimented our showcase of local talent beautifully."

Performing at the Musical Showcase were acts such as the Patchwork Choir - a young people's choir from the United Reform Church, Bradbury Jam - a mature group of musicians playing blues and folk, Stephanie Orton a flautist who played a wonderful Debussy piece and Anthony Mosley performing a comic monologue.  All in all there were over 35 performers on the night.

The Belle Vue Arts Festival continues over the weekend - with loads of fantastic events for all the family.  The FREE scarecrow trail around Belle Vue will see over 35 scarecrows and sculptures on show and is up over the entire weekend.  Also, starting on Saturday and continuing until next Saturday is the Art & Photography Exhibition at the English Bridge Workshop in Coleham Head.  Where art from local artists nestles alongside contributions from local community groups such as the Brownies and Coleham School.

On Sunday, the Arts&Music Garden Trail takes place (10.30-4pm) - with 12 exceptional gardens in the Belle Vue area opening their gates to the public.  There'll be entertainment and refreshments throughout.  Not to be missed, and only £4 per adult - £1 of which goes towards the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal to commemorate the start of WW1.

The festival continues until Sunday June 22nd - for more information and full events listings please visitwww.bellevueartsfestival.co.uk

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