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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.

Telford European Christmas Market

Telford European Christmas Market

Southwater Christmas Market, Telford Town Centre, Telford, Shropshire

Thursday, 29 November 2018 (7 day event)

Telford European Christmas Market

Telford European Christmas Market

Southwater Christmas Market, Telford Town Centre, Telford, Shropshire

Thursday, 13 December 2018 (7 day event)

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, Tooth Fairy, Welcome Baby, Hobbit and ...

Little Black Frog

Little Black Frog

Telford, Shropshire

Hand painted or printed designs on various papers and fabrics (some of which are then made up into cushion covers) . Hand-drawn Celtic/medieval ...

Ercall Crafts

Ercall Crafts

Market Drayton, Shropshire

Ercall Crafts produce handmade cushions which feature photographs taken and edited by myself . I use a variety of different cotton types ...

The Alpaca Farm

The Alpaca Farm

Cherrington, Shropshire

We are passionate about our alpacas and simply love to show what can be achieved with their luxurious fibre. In some cases (depending on ...

Catulloart

Catulloart

Telford, Shropshire

Paintings done by myself in oil on canvas ready to hang on wall, all original paintings various sizes to choose from.

simply different

simply different

Shrewsbury, Shropshire

I am a small designer that works from the comfort of my country Shropshire home around my three young children. After what started out ...

Krafts With Kitty

Krafts With Kitty

Shifnal, Shropshire

Krafts With Kitty is a small, UK-based company which aims to bring together children aged 4-12 years, teenagers and adults alike and the ...

HoldYourHorse and PrimeElements

HoldYourHorse and PrimeElements

Bridgnorth, Shropshire

My name is Dawn Farrington and Iíve lived in Bridgnorth for over 30 years, having moved from Shirley when I came here to teach. For as ...

Flames

Flames

Telford, Shropshire

I make eco soy wax candles in antique fine bone china tea cups. Cups can be refilled if desired after use or washed out and used for their ...

Lavender by Lorriane

Lavender by Lorriane

Telford, Shropshire

Lavender By Lorriane brings her love of unique and quality flowers together with a penchant for detail to all her designs. She incorporates ...

Khandala Soap and Skincare

Khandala Soap and Skincare

Shrewsbury, Shropshire

There is nothing quite like homemade soap...and I am passionate about it. I make a wide range of natural soaps using the traditional cold ...

NattyNewt

NattyNewt

Telford, Shropshire

A hobby that has a become an obsession!!!! I create cards for any occasion and particularly enjoy using stamps, parchment and embossing ...

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Market Drayton, Shropshire

Happy New Year - I hope youve had wonderful Festive and New Year celebrations so, tell me - have you made any New Years resolutions? Im ...

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...! Im not going to fib - after all, fairies cant ...

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 on here for a while! Too long, in fact! Anyway, Ive ...

Love Alpaca Love British

Love Alpaca Love British

Cherrington, Shropshire

Provinance is important to us and we seriously want to try and support local British industry as much as we can. We own a small herd of ...

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 fairs this weekend already, and met some great ...

Doors for sale

Doors for sale

Market Drayton, Shropshire

Ive just spent a couple of hours looking at potential craft fairs and artisan markets to take my doors to. You know, its not easy trying ...

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 so wish I could reture early adn do this full-time: ...

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 Fairy Door workshop: this is my first blog, so ...


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.