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Shrewsbury Food Festival: create a textured tile good enough to eat!

Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery

Event / Workshop, club or activity
Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England
23 June 2018 10:00 - 12:00
Image of event Shrewsbury Food Festival:  create a textured tile good enough to eat!

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery are offering exciting opportunities to plant, grow, make and eat as part of the Shrewsbury Food Festival in June. The Museum & Art Gallery have invited Lovelyland (a local social enterprise who inform, educate and inspire community groups and schools about where food comes from) to work with the local community to install an edible community garden at the museum. The garden be open from Saturday 23rd June. It will tell fascinating stories about the plants and draw inspiration from the nationally significant Caughley blue and white ceramic collection at the museum. Members of the public are invited to drop into the courtyard for a seed planting and potting up session with Lovelyland on Saturday 16th and Saturday 23rd - Sunday 24th June, 11am–2pm. The sessions are free, appropriate for all ages and all materials will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring their own small ceramic container (for example a tea cup or tea pot) to plant and takeaway or, if they wish, add to the edible garden. If you can’t make a session the museum are appealing for donations of blue and white china to be included in the edible garden. These may be planted up or incorporated into a new piece made by local mosaic artist Lindsey Kennedy. Items can be dropped off at the museum until Monday 11th June and will not be returned. During the festival weekend the museum are hosting workshops with ceramicist and teacher Stephanie Kelly: • On Saturday 23rd June, 10am-12pm, create a textured tile good enough to eat! Inspired by the edible garden and the museum’s exciting ceramic collection. The workshop is £9 per participant and appropriate for all ages. Under 7s must be accompanied by an adult. For both ceramic workshops booking is essential; please call 01743 258881 / 258888 or email All materials will be provided and your tile or bowl will be fired and made available to collect from the museum at a later date.

Suitable for
7-10, 14-15, 18+, 16-17, 11-13
£9 per person