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AFONWEN CRAFTS Discover who will be visiting Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre in Flintshire over the coming months 4th & 5th July, Eco Silver Jewellery with Sandra Roberts Sandra creates beautiful jewellery using recycled silver, bending, twisting, cutting and hammering it create individual bespoke pieces. Watch her work, and see her design pieces as well as the finished articles. 7th July, Colourful Self New to Afonwen, Hannah creates unique hand-painted wearable art. Her bright and colourful designs are ideal on leather and canvas, and she’ll decorate shoes, clothing and textile bags you bring to her.

Be inspired by your surroundings Shire is teaming up with the Campaign To Protect Rural England to call on Shropshire’s aspiring photographers to take part in a competition offering some top cash prizes

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he Shropshire branch of the Campaign To Protect Rural England (CPRE) is launching a photo competition to mark the organisation’s 70th birthday. Entitled ‘My Shropshire’, the contest encourages budding photographers to capture the county’s beautiful and diverse landscape and demonstrate why they love Shropshire. CPRE Shropshire wants to see the best snaps from across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, from wide panoramic views and winding country roads to historic remains. The competition is free to enter and you can submit photos in any of three categories: Shropshire Countryside (your favourite view), Shropshire Heritage and Shropshire’s Towns & Villages. ‘CPRE Shropshire has been campaigning to protect the beauty, tranquillity and diversity of our Shropshire countryside for 70 years,’ says Sarah Bury, chair of CPRE Shropshire. ‘This

competition marks this important milestone by celebrating and documenting the beauty of our county. The contest is open to aspiring photographers and complete novices alike. Prizes include £150 cash for the overall winner, £50 for two runners-up, plus a Tour & Tasting experience at Kerry Vale Vineyard for the most highly commended photo. ‘We’re really looking forward to receiving some incredible photos that showcase Shropshire’s many varied and stunning landscapes,’ says Sarah. ‘So remember to keep your camera or smartphone handy when you’re out and about – you never know, you may just capture that winning photo!’ The closing date for entries is 6th September and the competition will be judged by CPRE Shropshire’s board, plus leading Shropshire landscape photographers John Hayward and Tina Corfield. The best entries will be displayed in around Shropshire in the autumn, and some will be printed in future issues of Shire too. ‘Remember to keep your camera or smartphone handy when you’re out and about in Shropshire!’

For full terms and conditions and to download an entry form, visit www. cpreshropshire.org.uk/ photo-competition

9th & 10th July, Femme Fatale Bags by Liz Glamorous bags and accessories ideal for the races, weddings and christenings. Liz is happy to make to order and blend or match your outfits. 11th & 12th July, Jewel Crafts by Jackie Whether you like your beaded jewellery long and chunky or short and delicate, Jackie has a design and colour for you. Jackie is also happy to repair items for you. 8th August, Crafty Sisters Linda and Sue bring their wonderful collection of braided and fused glass jewellery, handmade cards and stitchwork to Afonwen. The ladies have lots of fun while working and are happy to make personalised pieces. 10th & 11th August, local artist Gill Benjamin Gill will be working at Afonwen and always proves popular with visitors. 13th & 14th August, silk painting with Mair Morgan Mair creates beautiful bright and colourful scarves, cushions, cards and wall art with her silk art. It’s always a delight to watch her working. 15th & 16th August, pen and ink art with Huw Vaughan Jones Huw draws from local landscapes and scenery – his work is very striking and bold and depicts the sites beautifully 17th & 18th August, Earthdeva Marie, the artist behind Earthdeva, creates artworks, jewellery and decorative pieces often with a mystical and mythical theme. She creates every piece by hand, and paints them to finish. For more on upcoming events at Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre visit www.afonwen.co.uk

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Shire Magazine July-August 2019  

North Wales, Mid Wales, Shropshire, Cheshire, Wirral, Whats on, magazine, days out, events, restaurants, reviews, homes, gardens, arts, craf...

Shire Magazine July-August 2019  

North Wales, Mid Wales, Shropshire, Cheshire, Wirral, Whats on, magazine, days out, events, restaurants, reviews, homes, gardens, arts, craf...

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