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Festival Events

One Wild Weekend

How To Get Involved

29 May - 27 June

Let’s Celebrate Art Trail (FREE)

We will be exhibiting outside artwork by children, along with local artists and national artist Matt Sewell

Venue: Coleham and River Area

Date: Saturday 29 May - Sunday 27 June 

Fee: FREE

29

May

Local Music (FREE)

FREE music spot with local musicians

Listen as you pass by, or grab a coffee

at STOP Coffee

Shrewsbury Urban Sketchers will also be there from 10.30 - 12.00

Venue: Green by Greyfriars Bridge

Date: Saturday 29 May

Fee: FREE

Time: 10.30 - 15.00

No Need To Book

03-04

July

Art & Photography Exhibition

Come and see the Shropshire Photographic Society photography exhibition, plus the Brownie Stick People creations.  There will also be books for sale, coffee and cakes, and a chance (on Sunday only) to explore the Forest school area (FREE)

The Windfall Project will also be selling their excellent jams and chutneys and the giant hedgehog will be on display promoting our local efforts for a hedgehog highway!

Venue: The Hermitage Centre, Methodist Church Hall

Date: Saturday 03 - Sunday 04 July

Time: 10.00 - 16.00 on Saturday and 12.00 - 16.00 on Sunday

03 - 04

July

Art & Scarecrow Trail (FREE)

View the fabulous creations of the local community.  Winners and commendation prizes to be awarded.  Please keep an eye on the website for updates

Time: from 10.00 on both days

29 May - 31 July

Belle Vue Tree Trail

(FREE to download)

Hidden in plain sight, we have some amazing trees in our area.  CLICK HERE to download a map and details of the tree trail

Poets Run Wild

15

July

An informal evening with local poets and songwriters, plus refreshments.  Booking essential

Venue: Barnabas Centre

Date: Thursday 15 July

Fee: Donations welcomed

Time: 19.30 - 21.45

Refreshments available

04 July

Open Gardens (£3)

Our most popular event, with a chance to see some amazing Belle Vue gardens.  Expect a lovely community feel, along with artwork, music and refreshments

 

Plant sales by Lunts Pharmacy and Oak Street. Please see our Garden Trail Map for details

Time: 10.30 - 16.00

Scarecrow and Garden Trail maps available in advance from mid-June at the following locations 

  • Stop.Coffee

  • House Coffee Co

  • Coleham Sandwich Bar & Deli

 

Please pay with coins/notes (thanks)

29 May - 31 July

Rea Brook Trails (FREE to download)

Rea Brook Activities (FREE)

Click HERE to download a map and details of the trail

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What's happening this year
Download the leaflet HERE

Festival Events

One Wild Weekend

How To Get Involved

29 May - 27 June

Let’s Celebrate Art Trail (FREE)

We will be exhibiting outside artwork by children, along with local artists and national artist Matt Sewell

Venue: Coleham and River Area

Date: Saturday 29 May - Sunday 27 June 

Fee: FREE

29

May

Local Music (FREE)

FREE music spot with local musicians

Listen as you pass by, or grab a coffee

at STOP Coffee

Shrewsbury Urban Sketchers will also be there from 10.30 - 12.00

Venue: Green by Greyfriars Bridge

Date: Saturday 29 May

Fee: FREE

Time: 10.30 - 15.00

No Need To Book

03-04

July

Art & Photography Exhibition

Come and see the Shropshire Photographic Society photography exhibition, plus the Brownie Stick People creations.  There will also be books for sale, coffee and cakes, and a chance (on Sunday only) to explore the Forest school area (FREE)

The Windfall Project will also be selling their excellent jams and chutneys and the giant hedgehog will be on display promoting our local efforts for a hedgehog highway!

Venue: The Hermitage Centre, Methodist Church Hall

Date: Saturday 03 - Sunday 04 July

Time: 10.00 - 16.00 on Saturday and 12.00 - 16.00 on Sunday

03 - 04

July

Art & Scarecrow Trail (FREE)

View the fabulous creations of the local community.  Winners and commendation prizes to be awarded.  Please keep an eye on the website for updates

Time: from 10.00 on both days

29 May - 31 July

Belle Vue Tree Trail

(FREE to download)

Hidden in plain sight, we have some amazing trees in our area.

CLICK HERE to download a trail map

CLICK HERE to see full details of the tree trail

04 July

Open Gardens (£3)

Our most popular event, with a chance to see some amazing Belle Vue gardens.  Expect a lovely community feel, along with artwork, music and refreshments

 

Plant sales by Lunts Pharmacy and Oak Street. Please see our Garden Trail Map for details

Time: 10.30 - 16.00

Scarecrow and Garden Trail maps available in advance from mid-June at the following locations 

  • Stop.Coffee

  • House Coffee Co

  • Coleham Sandwich Bar & Deli

 

Please pay with coins/notes (thanks)

29 May - 31 July

Rea Brook Trails (FREE to download)

Rea Brook Activities (FREE)

Click HERE to download a map and details of the trail

26

June

Barnabas Community Projects FREE Open Day

A great opportunity to see the home of the Shrewsbury Food Bank and to see the new facilities.  Booking is essential, timed tickets with 30 minute slots, maximum 6 persons/slot are now available.  Please CLICK HERE TO BOOK

 

Venue: Barnabas Centre

Date: Saturday 26 June

Fee: Donations welcomed

Time: 10.00 - 16.00

Refreshments available

ENTER YOUR GARDEN OR MAKE SOME ART

Get involved in our fabulous Open Gardens event.  Contact Chrissy Bridge:

chrissy_bridge@hotmail.co.uk

Call Chrissy on: 07813 155081

to register your garden by 05 JUNE

For the Art and Scarecrow Trail, contact Graham David:

gdavid549@btinternet.com

Call Graham on: 07712 405032

to register your entry by 12 JUNE

All entries welcome, using the Festival theme WILD for inspiration

ENTER A COMPETITION

Stimulate your creativity.  Alongside the prestigious competition for the best and most imaginative art of scarecrow for our trail, why not enter our festival digital Instagram competition.  This year in conjunction with Rea Wonders - Friends of Rea Brook Valley LNR.  Open to all ages, with a chance to have your photo in a Rea Brook calendar! You can find out more about this group by CLICKING HERE

VOLUNTEER

We always need volunteers to help at our events.  CLICK HERE to find out more

Poets Run Wild

15

July

An informal evening with local poets and songwriters, plus refreshments.  Booking essential, please CLICK HERE to book your tickets

Venue: Barnabas Centre

Date: Thursday 15 July

Fee: Donations welcomed, with a minimum suggested donation of £3/person

Time: 19.30 - 21.45

Refreshments available

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