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What's happening this year?
Download the leaflet HERE

LET'S CELEBRATE (FREE)
Saturday 11 June
Greyfriars Bridge, Coleham
11:00 - 15:00

A laid-back family event, with live music and free drop-in art activities.  Expect themed information stalls and art activities, plus a toy model railway, Lego and paper planes.  Look out for The Ramblers, Shropshire Wildlife Trust, Shrewsbury Urban Sketchers, Shrewsbury Railway Heritage Trust, and the Shrewsbury Cycle Hub, who will be promoting all things bike related!

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CLICK HERE for loads of interesting information

GENTLE YOGA WITH JENNA BLAIR (free) 
Thursday 16 June and Thursday 23 June
143A Belle Vue Road, SY3 7NE

14:00 - 14:45 on both days 

Roll out your mat and explore the magical journey of yoga. Age 16+

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Booking essential HERE 16 June

Booking essential HERE 23 June

POETS ON THE TRAIL (£5, or £12 per family of 4)
Thursday 16 June
Barnabas Church Centre, SY3 7DN
19:30 - 21 :45 

An informal evening with local poets and musicians, plus refreshments

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Booking essential HERE

CLICK HERE to see information about the event

LOCAL ARTISTS EXHIBITION (FREE)
Thursday 16/Friday 17/Saturday 18 June
Barnabas Church Centre, SY3 7DN
10:00 - 12:00 Thursday/13:00 - 17:00 Friday/10:00 16:00 Saturday

Discover works of art created by talented local artists.  If you are interested in exhibiting, we welcome entries from ALL age groups, and ALL artists based in Shropshire

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CLICK HERE for information about the event and to find out how to exhibit 

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PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION (FREE)
Saturday 18/Sunday 19 June
The Hermitage Centre, SY3 7NL
10:00 - 16:00 Saturday/12:00 - 16:00 Sunday 

View the Shropshire Photographic Society exhibition, and artwork from our very own Belle Vue Brownies and the talented children of Coleham Primary School.  There will be coffee, cakes, books, and delicious jam and chutney by The Windfall Project for sale. Plus, a chance on Sunday to explore the Forest School Area

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CLICK HERE to see information about the venue

ART & SCARECROW TRAIL (FREE)
Saturday 18/Sunday 19 June
Belle Vue and Coleham
From 10:00 on both days 

View the fabulous creations of the local community. Trail maps available in advance from Stop Coffee, House Coffee Co, and Coleham Sandwich Bar

GET INVOLVED

Get creative by making a scarecrow or sculpture on this year's theme of JOURNEYS. CLICK HERE to see the fabulous creations from 2021.  To register your entry (please indicate if it's a junior entry), contact Graham by 31st May: gdavid549@btinternet.com 

OPEN GARDENS (£3 per adult)
Sunday 19 June
Belle Vue & Coleham
10:00 - 16:00 

Our most popular event, which opens private Belle Vue gardens to the public. Expect a lovely community feel, along with artwork, music, and refreshments.  FREE Rickshaw Rides with your Open Garden Tickets.  Music and refreshments will be available at some of the gardens as well as at the Hermitage Centre.  Trail maps available in advance from Stop Coffee, House Coffee Co, and Coleham Sandwich Bar.  You can also purchase your map from some of the gardens on the day.  Your map is your ticket!

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GET INVOLVED

Open up your garden and be included in the trail. To register your garden, contact Chrissy by 10th May: chrissy_bridge@hotmail.co.uk 

DRUMMING WORKSHOP (£3)
Tuesday 21 June
English Bridge Workshop, SY2 6AD
19:00 - 20:30

Learn to play lively energetic rhythms on an African djembe drum. Age 9+. No skill required!

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Booking essential HERE

PUB WALK (£3)
Tuesday 21 June
Belle Vue & Coleham
19:00

Meet outside the Seven Stars pub. Join us on a walk and talk around the local pubs, providing an alternative view of local history

*IMPORTANT: the midway point of this walk is the Belle Vue Tavern, which ONLY accepts cash payments. So please make sure to bring your money with you!

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Booking essential HERE

HOW TO TAKE BETTER PICTURES (£5)
Wednesday 22 June
Meet at Frankwell car park (by bridge)
19:00 - 20:30 

Join us for a fun and informative photography walking workshop around Shrewsbury, learning simple techniques to take better pictures. Any type of camera welcome, including digital, film, or camera-phones!

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Booking essential HERE

CLICK HERE for more information and what you will learn

PUB QUIZ (£2 per team of 5)
Thursday 23 June
The Crown, SY3 7DX
19:30

Challenge your neighbours in our annual local pub quiz. All proceeds go to Village Water

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Booking essential HERE

BRING & SHARE BUFFET (FREE)
Friday 24 June
The Hermitage Centre, SY3 7NL
18:00 

Bring along one of your favourite dishes, dine with your neighbours and find out about the journeys that brought them to Belle Vue at this friendly social gathering

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Booking essential HERE

CLICK HERE to find out more information

BELLE VUE'S GOT TALENT (FREE)
Saturday 25 June
The Red Barn Pub, SY3 7HS
19:00 - 23:00

Join us at the festival's final event, an open mic night showcasing an array of talented acts, including aspiring singers, musicians and stand-up comics.

We would like to give all aspiring singers, musicians and stand-up comics an opportunity to showcase their talent. Who knows who might be in the audience! 


A full PA System with microphones, an instrument amplifier and a Yamaha electronic keyboard will be available for you to perform a 15-minute set to an appreciative audience and give the Festival a rousing final event.

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GET INVOLVED
We'd love to showcase your talents! Perform a 15 minute set to an appreciative audience and make this a rousing final event! Advance sign-up essential. To book your slot, contact Graham by 20th June: gdavid549@btinternet.com

SPECIAL EVENT
Saturday 18 June
By Greyfriars Bridge & Memorial (obelisk)
10:00 - 15:00

We're joining up for this fun family day! A FREE "Pedal in the Park" cycle event organised by Cycling4AllShropshire.  also listen to Jazz, soul and funk vinyl music

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CLICK HERE for more information