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July 2014

Brian and Gill Tandy Exhibition

July 2 - 30

In July we will welcome Brian and Gill Tandy for a selling exhibition of their recent works in the Granary Art Gallery. Currently living in the side of Brown Clee Hill, in south Shropshire, Gill Tandy takes her inspiration from the geological structures of the surroundings.  Her work has always engaged with movement, the contours and change in the landscape. Her latest work contains both figurative and abstract elements, allowing the work to rise at will, free from prescribed categories.…

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Discovery Workshops

July 21 - August 12

This year’s theme is Nature & Wildlife offering plenty of opportunities for children to go outdoors, get hands-on and learn more about the creatures that inhabit the park. Workshops start at 11am with places for 25 children on a first come, first served basis. Wildlife Week:  Monday 21st – Friday 25th July The PIA Wildlife Wall, bug weaving fridge magnets, pond dipping and clay modelling Butterfly Week:  Monday 28th July – Friday 1st August Explore the butterfly life cycle, make…

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August 2014

Whittingham Riddell Fine Art Open Competition

August 6 - 27

Our National Fine Art Open competition, proudly sponsored by Whittingham Riddell, is now in its 4th year and we have shortlisted works entered and they will be on display in the Granary Art Gallery throughout August. Prizes: Main Prize: £2,000 – generously supported by Shrewsbury based chartered accountants Whittingham Riddell  Shropshire \ Staffordshire Regional Prize: £500 – generously supported by Halls  People’s Prize: £500 – generously supported by Muller and voted for by visitors to the gallery This fabulous exhibition…

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Upstairs, Downstairs: Behind the Scenes

August 10

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at a stately home?  All will be revealed as one of our knowledgeable guides gives you a glimpse of the working life of the 17th century stately home in the 21st century. The tour will take visitors through hidden corridors and up staircases not usually seen by the public and into fascinating and busy parts of the House.  Areas include the Victorian Orangery, Servants Hall, Stewards Room, Middle Drawing Room, Boudoir, Family…

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Guy Day’s Hints & Tips – Picnics

August 12 - 13

Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th August  Say goodbye to soggy sandwiches, bright orange scotch eggs and boring sausage rolls as Guy gives you ideas to perk up your picnic. Starting at 11am with coffee, Hints and Tips costs £20 per person and includes the demonstration, recipe packs, tastings and a two-course lunch in the Granary Grill. Pre-booking is required by calling 01952 852100 or e-mail: jade@weston-park.com   

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V Festival

August 16 - 17

The nationally acclaimed rock and pop festival runs over two days with over 100 live acts due to appear. Campers will be arriving on Friday and departing on Monday. For further information on who will be performing at this year’s festival and to buy tickets please visit www.vfestival.com Download the Line Up Here

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Upstairs, Downstairs: Behind the Scenes

August 24

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at a stately home?  All will be revealed as one of our knowledgeable guides gives you a glimpse of the working life of the 17th century stately home in the 21st century. The tour will take visitors through hidden corridors and up staircases not usually seen by the public and into fascinating and busy parts of the House.  Areas include the Victorian Orangery, Servants Hall, Stewards Room, Middle Drawing Room, Boudoir, Family…

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Afternoon Tea

August 26 - 28

This year we are celebrating 50 years since opening to the public and have a special treat in store.  Head Chef Guy Day has created a mouth-watering afternoon tea which will be served in the newly restored Victorian Orangery on Tuesday 26th, Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th August. The Orangery is not normally accessible to visitors, as it is used for private events, so this is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a traditional afternoon tea in a beautiful setting. Afternoon…

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Linda Stanyer Exhibition

August 30 - September 28

In September we welcome Shrewsbury based artist Linda Stanyer for a selling exhibition of her recent works.  Her compositions themselves are not to be viewed as literal but more as feelings expressed using different mediums, from thick oils to watercolours.  Her work is bold, abstract and holds a certain texture that brings it to life.  Linda utilises colour and shape along with this aspect to create a connection for you to feel.  Linda is a self-taught artist whose inspiration includes…

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Temple of Diana Tours

August 31 - September 2

Sunday 31st August, Monday 1st September and Tuesday 2nd September  The Temple of Diana was built in the 1770′s by the famous architect James Paine for Sir Henry and Lady Bridgeman as a place to entertain guests and take afternoon tea with the lady of the House. The Temple has a circular tea room adorned with beautiful paintings depicting the life of Diana, the Goddess of Hunting, a music room and a glazed Orangery with a ceiling by Robert Adam…

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