Market Hall hosts Lifestyle Festival

Market Hall hosts Lifestyle Festival

Shrewsbury Market Hall is staging a celebration of food, music, art and Crossman ship in a Lifestyle Festival on May 20 and 21st.

Attractions will include food and craft demonstrations, workshops, tastings, live music, film and an opportunity to meet some of the towns celebrated artists.

On Saturday, May 21 the indoor market will stay open late for an evening of food, fun and music. It’s licensed cafes and restaurants will serve up a special festival menu and live bands and DJ Buzzword Will perform until 10:30pm.

Many of the markets artists and craftspeople will hold demonstrations and workshops during the festival, ranging from painting to felting techniques and wool crafts.  Fans and quires will perform throughout the event which is being held as part of the national Love Your Local Market campaign.

Meet the artist events include the nationally successful artist Linda Edwards at Thoughts boutique, from noon to 2 PM, on both days of the festival; well known ripped collage artist Meg Hawkins Illustrations from noon to 2 PM on the Saturday. The Shropshire Visual Art Network Gallery will be staging demonstrations by various artists.

Artisan chocolatier Julia Wenlock, of Toots Sweets, Will be running children’s lollipop and sweet making workshops on Saturday, May 21 from noon to 2 PM and a chocolate dessert and cocktail bar in the style of a Mad Hatters Tea Party during the Saturday evening.

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Also on Saturday, May 21 Urban Bikes will hold a special screening of the cult classic cycling documentary film ‘A Sunday in Hell’, which tells the gripping tale of the legendary 1976 Paris-Roubaix Bicycle Race. The free screening will be held from 5 PM to 7 PM, in The Market Buffet. To book a place email urbanbikesuk&gmail.com

Moli Tea House Will hold classes on how to make authentic Chinese dumplings from 10 to 11:30 AM on both days of the festival (£15 per person), and will be giving a Chinese tea lovers the chance to try new season green tea is from the misty mountains of Sichuan in a tea tasting at 4:30 PM on Saturday, May 21 (5 pounds per person). These can be booked by emailing moliteahouse@gmail.com.

Craft demonstrations will include felting techniques at Studio Yi, needle felted sculpture at Vellus Artisan and wool crafts at Ewe and Ply. Ewe and Ply Will also be demonstrating spinning wheels, including a Mediaeval walking wheel, and running ‘Holey Damation’ workshops at 3 PM on both days, showing people how to restore and revive that old clothes. It will hold a knitted Sock Club Special on Friday, May 20 at 3:30 to 5 PM.

Other attractions will include a special afternoon tea at The Market Buffet cafe on Saturday, May 21, 2 PM to 4 PM.

“The Lifestyle Festival will be a fantastic celebration of the creative talent of our market. We hope as many people as possible will join us.” said facilities manager Kate Gittins.

For further details on workshops visit www.markethallshrewsbury.co.uk or www.facebook.com/markethallshewsbury/