Arts Council England funds Creative Arts Programme in Shropshire Libraries

Shropshire Libraries, working with Ignition CIC and Scrappies, has successfully bid to the Arts Council England to run a summer Creative Arts programme for 11-14 year olds. The programme called “Picture This” is offering a fabulous opportunity for young people to take part in 2 day workshops in the larger libraries throughout Shropshire during the summer break.library

Annabel Gittins, Library Commissioning Manager said, “We are delighted to be able to offer these workshops to young people in our libraries. Our successful bid to the Arts Council England shows how much we can achieve when we work with partners.”

The libraries will be used as creative spaces to enable young people to take part in a high quality, unique artistic experience. Participants will be able to take part in a wide range of creative activities such as set building, visual arts and drama working with professional artists. The work will be shared at the end of the workshop and will also form part of an exhibition in Oswestry Library in September 2016. The exhibition will then tour other libraries during the Autumn.

Stuart West, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for leisure and culture, commented, “Giving teenagers the opportunity to explore their creativity in these high quality workshops demonstrates the commitment of libraries in reaching out to the whole community.”

The libraries and dates of the workshop are listed below. You can book a place on these workshops online by visiting or by calling the library.
Contact details and more information is available at

Ludlow – 25th and 26th July
Whitchurch – 29th and 30th July
Market Drayton – 2nd and 3rd August
Bridgnorth – 8th and 9th August
Oswestry – 10th and 11th August
Harlescott (Shrewsbury) – 17th and 18th August

Posted by marchesadmin on 12th July 2016, under Uncategorized

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