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Shrewsbury Depressed Cake Shop success as money raised for mental health

Shrewsbury’s Depressed Cake Shop proved to be a huge success as local cafes and bakers rose to the challenge and created delicious grey cakes to raise awareness of mental health and funds for Shropshire Mind (Reg. Charity No. 1003117).

The Depressed Cake Shop raised over £250 for local mental health charity, Shropshire Mind.

Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, in partnership with Shropshire Mind, hosted the Depressed Cake Shop on Tuesday 10 October 2017 to coincide with World Mental Health Day.

Stop. Coffee Shop, Ginger & Co, O’Joy , CSons, Café on the Cop, Toot Sweets, Lemon Box Bakery via The Old Market Hall, The Gallery Tearooms, Ana Ribeiro and local food blogger Kath at The Ordinary Cook all made special bakes for the event – with a twist. All of the goodies on sale had an element of grey to signify the grey cloud that can descend over someone who is struggling with mental health issues.

The event was also supported by local eateries Plantkind and The Good Life.

Fay Bailey of Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery said:

“Shrewsbury has a wealth of baking talent and we were blown away by the ingenuity bakers demonstrated making ‘depressed’ yet delicious grey cakes. They showed great generosity in helping us to raise over £250 for Shropshire Mind and to get people talking about mental health.”

Heather Ireland, Manager at Shropshire Mind said:

“Approximately one in four people in the UK experience a mental health problem each year. That is why we wanted to use World Mental Health Day to raise awareness of these issues here on our doorstep in Shropshire.”

The Depressed Cake Shop movement was started in London in 2013 as a unique way to raise awareness of mental health issues as well as raise money for mental health charities.

It has become an international phenomenon, with Depressed Cake Shops popping up across the world in the UK, USA, Malaysia, Australia, India – and now Shrewsbury.

The movement has raised more than £78,000 for mental health charities around the world.

The pop-up is part of a series of events aimed at welcoming new visitors to Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery.

For further information please contact [email protected]

Depressed Cake Shop Pops Up in Shrewsbury

Local cafes and bakers have been challenged to create delicious grey cakes for an upcoming event, a Depressed Cake Shop, aiming to get people talking about mental health.

Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, in partnership with Shropshire Mind, will be hosting a Depressed Cake Shop on Tuesday 10 October from 11am-2pm at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, The Square, Shrewsbury, SY1 1LH.An image of a grey cake with a multi-coloured inside with a banner at the top advertising the depress cake shop at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery on Tuesday 10 October from 11am until 2pm.

The pop-up will take place on World Mental Health Day and will be raising funds for Shropshire Mind (Reg. Charity No. 1003117)

Many of Shrewsbury’s cafes and bakeries have volunteered to bake for the event – with one proviso – all of the baked goods on sale will have an element of grey to signify the grey cloud that can descend over someone who is struggling with mental health issues.

Stop. Coffee Shop, Ginger & Co and O’Joy are among the many bakers whose delicious and poignant treats will be on sale.

Everyone is welcome at the event.

Fay Bailey of Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, said:

“Shrewsbury has a wealth of baking talent and we are very excited to see how that creativity will be put to use to make ‘depressed’ yet delicious grey cakes, while at the same time raising funds for Shropshire Mind and raising awareness of an increasingly important issue.”

Lezley Picton, Shropshire Council Cabinet member for Culture and Leisure, said:

“Museums are diverse places so it’s great that Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery are working with local charities such as Shropshire Mind and local businesses to become even more inclusive to all, while at the same time raising awareness of an important and relevant subject through the Depressed Cake Shop.”

Heather Ireland, Manager at Shropshire Mind said:

“Approximately one in four people in the UK experience a mental health problem each year.

That is why we want to use World Mental Health Day to raise awareness of these issues here on our doorstep in Shropshire.”

The Depressed Cake Shop movement was started in London in 2013 as a unique way to raise awareness of mental health issues as well as raise money for mental health charities.

It has become an international phenomenon, with Depressed Cake Shops popping up across the world in the UK, USA, Malaysia, Australia, India – and now Shrewsbury.

The movement has raised more than £78,000 for mental health charities around the world.

The pop-up is part of a series of events aimed at welcoming new visitors to Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery.

Mini Mammoths Parent and Baby/Toddler Group

Mini Mammoths has been running at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery since September 19th 2014, and is extremely popular. We are looking forward to a busy 2019 !

Created for PRE-SCHOOL children (1-5), Mini Mammoths is on from 10.00am – 11.30am every Friday during term time.

Mini Mammoths, grows little minds and stimulate senses at our museum based parent and baby group. Enjoy a weekly themed session in the museum followed by free play and a mini informtion session for parents/carers in the museum education room. Session includes snacks for little ones and tea/coffee and biscuits for parents/carers.

£3.50 per child.

Contact [email protected] for further information and booking details or call 01743 258881 / 258888

An image of a toddler enjoying being creative with paint with the help of an adult during Mini Mammoths at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery

Toddler getting creative during Mini Mammoths

Grow little minds and develop creativity at our museum themed baby & toddler sessions.

Booking essential

A lovely comment form one of our happy parents:

‘I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know how much Harvey and I enjoy Mini Mammoths.  We have only moved to Shrewsbury in the last 6 months and, because Harvey struggles with big, loud playgroups, we have found it difficult at times to get out.  Mini Mammoths is wonderful, I am amazed that Harvey even participates in the craft activities now!  Harvey also loves to visit the museum during pre-school holidays, and I am sure this is because of how welcome he has been made to feel at mini mammoths. Thank you all for your hard work, the group is a highlight of our week’

An image of a toddler pointing at butterflies in the galleries at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery

Curious toddler in the Shropshire Gallery

An image of two toddlers in front on a painting at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery with cardboard binoculars

Children having fun in Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery

Adult Education

Discover more about local or family history, explore fascinating museum objects and use our buildings and collections to inspire creative activities in our Adult Education programme.

To Book or request further information on courses at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, Shropshire Archives and Ludlow Museum Resource Centre contact: [email protected] 01743 258881/258884 or ask at the front desk at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, The Square, Shrewsbury SY1 1LH 

Download the What’s on at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery guide Autumn/Winter 2018/2019 here:

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2019 Autumn and Spring Art Course

with Angela Gladwell M.A. (Royal College of Art)

at Ludlow Museum Resource Centre

The idea for this course is to make a portrait. However, it may not necessarily be a conventional one.    We will look at the features of human faces by drawing from observation, but we will also look at the faces of animals, birds, the eye-spots of butterflies and moths (using specimens from the Ludlow Museum collection) and we will refer to the work of artists like Frieda Kahlo, Arcimboldo, the great Elizabethan black portraits, the caricatures of Hogarth, the bird men of Max Ernst, and some of the great portrait photographers.

As usual the first term will be for research through drawing and painting in preparation for the second term which will be to produce a finished portrait. Here I want to emphasise that this final piece can be anything from a conventional depiction of someone to an unconventional and inventive painting depicting any sort of character not forgetting any visual components that will serve to add to the type of person or creature that is being shown. It could be worked out as a photomontage, is it half human and half something else; is there a place for ornamental clothing, background landscape, the disguises and masks of the Venetian Carnival?

This course will suit all abilities in that as well as tuition in basic drawing and painting, we will talk about materials, and composition.

Where: Ludlow Museum Resource Centre, 7/9 Parkway SY8 2PG

Spring Term– Every Monday from 7th January 2019 for 9 weeks

Time:  10am-12.30pm or 1.30-4pm

Cost:    £100 per term ( includes tea/coffee)

To book: contact Suzanne 01743 258881 or email [email protected]

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NEW FOR JANUARY 2019

Blues workshop with Tim Daley

 

The Blues Guitar Workshop will take place at the  Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery  starting at 2p.m. for one hour every Saturday from 5th January to the 9th February ( 6 sessions – 5 students per group)  You will then have a choice to continue your development as a blues player after half term with an extended course.

The workshops are designed for adults at intermediate level and will look at a variety of aspects of blues playing from the early pioneers such as BB King, Freddie King etc… to players like Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton through to Texas Blues players such as Stevie Ray Vaughan and up to more modern players such as John Mayer.

The course will incorporate relevant theory so that you take away a real understanding of how the blues works and how you can use your knowledge in a variety of musical situations. Relevant tablature and theory will be provided as well as online support between lessons.

Your tutor will be Tim Daley who is a highly experienced player and fully qualified teacher. He has been playing for over 30 years and works as a guitar teacher full-time in a number of different settings as well as being endorsed by Music Bros Shrewsbury.

You will need an electric guitar and small practice amp (though this can be provided if necessary)

The cost of the course is £15 per session. Payment can be made in two deposits of £45 each: one at the start and one 3 sessions in to help spread cost. We can also refund occasional missed sessions if you are unable to attend on a particular date.

If you would like to book please contact Tim at the email address below. Furthermore, if you have any queries regarding the course do not hesitate to contact him.

[email protected]

www.timdaleyguitar.co.uk

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Greek Tragedy with Martin Thorpe

At Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides were regarded by the Greeks as their three greatest writers of tragedy. In this course we will read and discuss examples of their plays, starting with Aeschylus ‘ Prometheus Bound. 

Reading aloud will give us a route into the world of their author but will depend on our all using the same translation, so please make certain that you have a copy of Greek Tragedies 1 (3rd edition, edited by David Greene and Richmond Lattimore, published by University of Chicago Press).

Martin Thorpe read Classics at Cambridge. He has been an active member of the Joint Association of Classical Teachers, serving as Chairman and President. He has been a tutor for the OU and for a number of adult courses locally.

Venue: Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, The Square,  SY1 1LH.

Dates: Tuesdays- 8th January to 5th March 2019 (no class on 12th February 2019)

Time: 2pm-3.30pm

Price: £70 per person

To book a place: [email protected] or call

01743 258881

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Intermediate Latin with Margaret Thorpe

at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

This class is not suitable for beginners, but for those who already have a good understanding of Latin inflections and grammar. We shall be using the Cambridge Latin Course, working through Book 4. This is a reading course based on the archaeology and literature of the Roman world, so that in addition to the language there is also an opportunity for the group to discuss Roman social and political life.

Tuesdays  8th Jan- 19th March 2019 11.30am-1pm (no class on 12th Feb)

Tutor: Margaret Thorpe

Cost: £80 per person

Venue: Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, The Square SY1 1LH

To book: call 01743 258881 or email [email protected]

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Latin Graffiti with Margaret Thorpe

Thursday 7th February 2019

We shall be looking at inscriptions found in Shropshire, in the rest of Roman Britain and elsewhere in the Roman world.

This illustrated presentation will form the basis of an exploration of military and civilian life in the Roman empire. No knowledge of Latin is required!

Place: Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery

Time: Thursday 7th February 2019 10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

Cost: £16 per person  (to include tea/coffee)

Tutor: Margaret Thorpe read Classics at Cambridge, specialising in Ancient History. She has a particular interest in Latin inscriptions and the part they play in telling us about the lives of ordinary Romans.

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Greek Tragedy with Martin Thorpe

at Shropshire Museums Collections Centre in Ludlow.

Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides were regarded by the Greeks as their three greatest writers of tragedy. In this course we will read and discuss examples of their plays, starting with Aeschylus ‘ Prometheus Bound.

 Reading aloud will give us a route into the world of their author but will depend on our all using the same translation, so please make certain that you have a copy of Greek Tragedies 1 (3rd edition, edited by David Greene and Richmond Lattimore, published by University of Chicago Press).

Martin Thorpe read Classics at Cambridge. He has been an active member of the Joint Association of Classical Teachers, serving as Chairman and President. He has been a tutor for the OU and for a number of adult courses locally.

Venue: Shropshire Museums Collection Centre, Ludlow, 7/9 Parkway SY8 21PG

Dates: Thursdays February 28th, March 14th & 28th 2019

Time: 10am-1pm

Price: £52 per person

To book a place: [email protected] or call 01743 258881

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We also run a learning and education programme for schools and families.

Mini Mammoths at the Museum

 

Mini Mammoths at the Museum is for  PRE-SCHOOL children (age 1-5),  10.00am – 11.30am every Friday during term time – Grow little minds and stimulate senses at our museum based parent and baby group. Enjoy a weekly themed session in the museum followed by free play and a mini informtion session for parents/carers in the museum education room.  Session includes snacks for little ones and tea/coffee  for parents/carers.

£3.50 per child.

Contact [email protected] for further information and booking details. 01743 258881 / 258888

Food & Drink at stop. cafe

stop. cafe bar is one of the top cafe’s in Shrewsbury. Whether you’re having a catch-up with friends, taking a break from shopping or touring our galleries you will find that stop. cafe bar offers the perfect setting for a restful break in the heart of Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery.

An image of stop. cafe in the heart of Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery. The cafe is very busy with a mix of young and old in what is a perfect cafe setting.

stop. cafe bar in the heart of Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

stop. cafe bar offers a full savoury menu seven days a week alongside indulgent homemade cakes, great coffee and hot drinks and a range of local ales, wine and cider. You can choose from a host of delicious dishes, many using local produce and ingredients.

Try our Maynards Farm bacon sandwich, scrambled eggs or croissants in the morning. For lunch, there is always homemade soup, deli sandwiches and wraps – featuring Moydens Farm cheeses – Coopers Gourmet sausage rolls, or for something more spicy a bowl of homemade vegan daal. It’s always worth checking out our daily specials as well!

If you are planning to bring the children, stop. is particularly family friendly, with level access and plenty of room for pushchairs. Alongside the kids menu, we have baby changing facilities, lots of high chairs and toys and books to keep the children entertained.

The cafe bar, which also includes a large courtyard area for al fresco dining, is also available for private hire in the evenings. We have both alcohol and live music licenses and are able to offer party style catering to suit any occasion. For more information, email [email protected].

Check out what stop.cafe bar has to offer by watching this video!

If you’ve just popped in for a drink or a bite to eat, why not take a look around the Museum’s Roman Gallery, home to an array of interesting and significant objects… and it’s FREE to enter!

 

 

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