Archive for February, 2012
Ellesmere Shropshire SY12 0AL. Thursday 1st March 8pm at the Town Hall. £2 on the door, Shropshire Wildlife Trust.
For a glimpse of the limekilns where we had our sketching day watch episode 7 of Heritage Heroes. There is also a section on the workhouse at Llanfyllin.
Well worth having a look at this exciting exhibition, open Monday-Friday 9.30-4.30 in the main campus of Glyndwr University. (Go in through the main entrance and the gallery is up the stairs on the first floor above reception.
With all the good weather this week, now’s the time to get out and about! Lots of great drawing and painting opportunities in the hills around the Ceiriog Valley. Not up to a mountain climb? Try this walk around Chirk Castle and the Shropshire Union Canal.
Originally posted on Walks from The Hand:
Out in the most glorious weather today – bright, sunny and positively hot, the day feeling more like May than February. As the weather was so fine, we were spoiled for choice when it came to chosing where to go for a walk. Finally decided on a circular route from the Chirk Castle gates, through the castle grounds, along the lanes towards the Chirk-Llangollen stretch of the Shropshire Union Canal, and then down the canal towpath back towards Chirk.
We’ve done this walk before. It’s a lovely circuit – you’re in sight of the castle all through the first half of the walk, and then down along the quiet of the canal for the second half. There are no strenuous hills, no rocky escarpments, no wide stretches of moorland – just rolling farmland, empty country lanes and long, straight canal banks: you’d hardly believe this was Wales! But the little corner between the Ceirog and Dee valleys is fairly gentle countryside. Once you get up above Glyn Ceiriog, the hills between there and Chirk is pretty gentle, open and extremely pleasant to walk.
Not only a dab hand with the mackerel pate and the garlic mushrooms, Dot knows what looks good too!
Thank you Dot!!
Went to the Marches Independent Photography exhibition last night at The Edge Arts Centre in Much Wenlock with Geoff Armitage (MIP, Inside Out) and Jane Birdsell (MIP, BVA). It’s a bit of a trek for those of us around Oswestry, but if you can make the journey, the exhibition is well worth the effort. It’s an open exhibition for MIP members, with each member entering their own selection of their work. The result is a really diverse show, with an impressive range of styles and subject matter. All the MIP members are technically very proficient, which makes their choice of subject and point of view all the more interesting. The open format of the exhibition is real showcase for the group.
If you’re looking for a photography group that’s more than just a ‘camera club’, check out the MIP website. And if you’re heading Much Wenlock way, check out the exhibition at The Edge. The Arts Centre gallery is open Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm, on Farley Road, Much Wenlock.
If you missed this exhibition this could be the next best thing.
How galleries have replaced churches……..methinks!
Don’t forget, there’s sketching at Radio Cafe in Oswestry this coming Saturday between 6 and 9pm. Bring your art stuff (and a funny hat if you can stand the embarassment) – the cafe’s just at the top of Bailey Street, by the market. There’s tapas, cocktails, wine, beer, teas and coffee on sale. Great atmosphere and a great way to spend a dull winter weekend evening.