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Well known Shrewsbury based artist signs up for Ellesmere College National Art Exhibition and Sale of Works
24 May 2018
Artists of international acclaim have signed up to be part of an annual art festival in north Shropshire. The seventh National Art Exhibition and Sale of Works at Ellesmere College will feature work by the UK Comics Laureate, Charlie Adlard, of Shrewsbury, who will be showing previously unseen artwork, life drawing sketches and original pieces from published works. More than 80 professional...
Napoleon Bonaparte
03 May 2018
Art and history enthusiasts are invited to University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) to find out how “all is not as it appears” in France’s past when it is portrayed through images. Professor Claire Griffiths will present a free talk at Guildhall, UCS’s learning and research base, from 1pm on Wednesday May 16, exploring ‘Revolutions in Art: Reality and Subterfuge in Painting French History’. Claire is...
Stefan Laird, carpentry workshop supervisor for The Furniture Scheme, puts up a new sign for the bigger and better bookshop
16 Feb 2018
A well known book shop in Ludlow has moved into bigger and better premises. The book shop, which used to be housed in a room at the back of Renaissance in Tower Street, is popular for classic books and, at times, extremely rare books too. It has moved across the walkway at the back of the store into the former flea market shop opposite. James Cooper, operations manager for The Furniture Scheme...
14 Nov 2017
Shrewsbury Colleges Group has welcomed one of its most well-known past student to its alumni, a music star who lives and studied in the town in the 1980s and wrote her biggest hit which topped the charts for 5 weeks 30 years ago this month! Carol Decker, lead singer with the band T’Pau, studied the Foundation Art Course at the Wakeman School of Art in 1979, just before the course and facilities...
Lifestyle Festival
10 May 2017
Shrewsbury Market Hall is hosting a Lifestyle Festival on Saturday May 20 to showcase its array of arts, crafts, food and drink and boutique businesses. The festival is taking place as part of the venue’s participation in the national Love Your Local Market campaign, being held from May 17 to 31, to celebrate British markets. The Lifestyle Festival will include meet the artist events, craft...
Shrewsbury Open Studios. June 2017  3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th
06 May 2017
Welcome to Shrewsbury Open Studios. An informal organisation of professional artists, designers and makers. Enjoy seeing original works of art? Curious about how and where artists and makers work, the materials they use, and how they get their ideas? Shrewsbury is full of creative people, and the Open Studios events give you the chance to meet some of them, and see their work close-up. Opening...
26 Jan 2017
The winners of an art competition based on the theme of winter and created from materials found in everyday recycling streams such as cardboard, plastic, metal and paper, now have their pieces on display in a local gallery. Instigated by Shropshire recycling and resale organisation Reviive, Art From Waste can be found at the Participate Contemporary Artspace (PCA) in the Riverside Shopping Centre...
08 Dec 2016
Artists, community and voluntary art organisations and anyone interested in the arts, are invited to attend an Arts Network Event on Wednesday 14th December at the Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, Shrewsbury from 6.00pm. The event will feature an artist talk; tour of ‘Heavenly Lights’ an exhibition exploring stained glass and the untold story of glass artist Margaret Agens Rope; and an...
16 Nov 2016
In a first for the business, Shrewsbury based Drapers Hall will hold an art and painting workshop at the end of this month. The day-long event on Monday 28 November will be hosted by local artist Rob Leckey. Rob, who holds years of experience as a workshop provider, is an associate member of The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists and has been exhibited at the RBSA in Birmingham.  Featured in The...
Shrewsbury Market Hall traders launch Big Market Art-Off competition
19 Oct 2016
Shrewsbury Market Hall traders have launched a prize art competition to create a festive backdrop in the lead up to Christmas. Stallholders have thrown down the gauntlet to artists of all ages to produce giant pictures on fabric along the theme of ‘Narnia’ to accompany a special Narnia themed attraction in the lead up to Christmas. The Big Market Art-Off Christmas Competition will be judged...
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