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Arts and crafts in Shropshire

Shropshire (including Telford and Wrekin)It has a population of around 472,000 and covers approximately 348,000 hectares. Here is a list of nearby or neighbouring counties: Cheshire, Herefordshire, Powys, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Wrexham.

County flag of ShropshireShropshire borders Wales and a large part of the southern area of the county is covered by the Shropshire Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The county town is Shrewsbury, an historic market town which has nine bridges due to being mostly surrounded by the River Severn. It has many Tudor buildings and is home to the Shrewsbury Flower Show, one of the countries most important horticultural events. A recent addition to the town centre is an abstract sculpture called Quantum Leap, which was unveiled to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth in 1809 of Charles Darwin. Performing arts venues in Shropshire include The Festival Drayton Centre, Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury and the Ludlow Assembly Rooms, which has also hosted arts and crafts exhibitions and workshops.

Attingham Park is an 18th-century Regency mansion, set in a large estate which includes attractions such as a deer park, woodlands and walled garden. The house is noted for its picture gallery and grand staircase, which were designed by the architect John Nash. Sunnycroft, a late 19th century Victorian villa, was designed to imitate on a smaller scale the upper classes large country houses and estates. It was one of thousands of such properties built for the increasingly affluent middle class and is among the few to retain the original interior decor and furnishings and surrounding grounds. Weston Park is a 17th century country house in Weston-under-Lizard, which has finely decorated and furnished interiors and an extensive collection of paintings. There is an art gallery that exhibits a changing programme of works by emerging and established artists and a wide range of events are hosted at the house. The extensive parkland within which the house is set were designed during the 18th century by landscape architect Capability Brown and the grounds have served as a venue for a variety of events, including country fairs and the V Festival, a popular music festival. Other attractions in Shropshire include Stokesay Castle in Ludlow, the Ironbridge Open Air Museum of Steel Sculpture, Blists Hill Victorian Town, Stiperstones Nature Reserve and Carding Mill Valley.

Fiona s Fairy Doors

Fiona s Fairy Doors

Market Drayton, Shropshire

Handmade from new and pre-loved planed or rough-sawn wood, my Fairy, Christmas Elf, Christening, ...

Meandering Wood

Meandering Wood

Oswestry, Shropshire

Hand crafted work. My passion is to use the natural flow and colour of the grain to create ...

Hold Your Horse

Hold Your Horse

Bridgnorth, Shropshire

My name is Dawn Farrington and Iíve lived in Bridgnorth for over 30 years, having moved ...

Lioncub Creations

Lioncub Creations

Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Run from my garden workshop in rural Shropshire, Lioncub Creations offers home decor ...

Shell number 5

Shell number 5

Moreton Newport, Shropshire

Creating unique gifts from various material and applying a personal touch is how I would ...

Gerty and Flo Designs

Gerty and Flo Designs

Higher Heath, Shropshire

Hand painted and decoupaged terracotta pots. Using papers, fabrics and various paints ...

Chantilly Grey

Chantilly Grey

Shrewsbury, Shropshire

We are event organisers who are passionate about promoting fabulous products and services. ...

Just for You

Just for You

Newport, Shropshire

I primarily work with fused glass but I am also a silk artist. Where possible I combine ...

Debby Marsh

Debby Marsh

Ludlow, Shropshire

Living and working in rural Herefordshire strongly influences my practice. I love the ...

Meandering Wood at Mayfield Lavender

Meandering Wood at Mayfield Lavender

Oswestry, Shropshire

We are demonstrating some green woodworking and exhibiting / selling our pieces at the ...

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Market Drayton, Shropshire

Happy New Year - I hope youve had wonderful Festive and New Year celebrations so, tell ...

Have I Been Away that Long

Have I Been Away that Long

Market Drayton, Shropshire

Good morrow! I cant believe that I havent been on here in - goodness knows how long...! ...

New deisgns all the time

New deisgns all the time

Market Drayton, Shropshire

Ive been so busy making doors and attending events that I didnt realise I hadnt been ...

Dont give up

Dont give up

Market Drayton, Shropshire

Well, thats two days of the Bank Holiday gone... Ive been to 2 totally different craft ...

Doors for sale

Doors for sale

Market Drayton, Shropshire

Ive just spent a couple of hours looking at potential craft fairs and artisan markets ...

Its been a while

Its been a while

Market Drayton, Shropshire

What a fun few weeks Ive had, taking my doors to different events near and far! I do ...

Lets Get Crafting

Lets Get Crafting

Market Drayton, Shropshire

Well, I thought it was about time I told you a bit about whats happening here in Fionas ...


Tom Lovatt Williams

(Born 1897 in Ellesmere in Shropshire), Painting, Poetry

Tom Lovatt-Williams was an English poet and writer whose topics were nature and the railways. He wrote a novel The Gentle Years which was read by Richard Harris on the BBCs Book at Bedtime.