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ARTS & CRAFTS A R T I N YO U R A R E A Until 21st July, Futbolka, Ty Pawb, Wrexham Celebrating Wrexham’s significant footballing heritage using historical artefacts and contemporary artworks, Futbolka aims to provoke responses to topics relating to access, equality and inclusion. The exhibition features football shirts, scarves and other items taken from Wrexham Museum’s archives and private collections, which are displayed alongside paintings, clothing, films and other artworks. Until 1st September, Comics: Explore & Create Comic Art, Coalbrookdale Gallery, Telford This new free exhibition showcases an eclectic mix of original, iconic comic art alongside work by current children’s comic creators. Originated by Seven Stories, the National Centre For Children’s Books, the exhibition immerses comic book fans of all ages in the stimulating and imaginative world of children’s comics, surrounded by interactive activities, playful props and original material. Until 10th September, British Wildlife Photography Awards, Jackfield Tile Museum This stunning new free exhibition in Telford features the winners and commended entries from the 2018 British Wildlife Photography Awards on display in the museum’s Footprint Gallery. The inspirational images are a celebration of British wildlife in all its beauty and diversity from a range of hugely talented amateur and professional photographers practising across the UK. They highlight the great wealth and diversity of Britain’s natural history, providing a showcase for the very best nature photography with evocative and powerful imagery encouraging enjoyment of our natural heritage. Until Sept, Andrew Logan Museum Of Sculpture, Berriew, nr Welshpool Europe’s only museum dedicated to a living artist has opened its doors for its 28th season. ALMoS is a fantastical jewelled treasure trove housing Andrew’s sculptures and jewellery, portraiture, photos and costumes. The riverside museum houses costumes and memorabilia from Andrew’s Alternative Miss World contests, a shrine to the late Divine – one of many works inspired by Andrew’s friends and muses – and other dazzling treasures, including the four-metre tall Cosmic Egg, back from loan to the National Trust.

PHOTO competition FAMILY

by Marilea Schofield

by Leila Hodgson

by Roger Fox

by Tracey Williams

by Marilea Schofield

by Michelle Boden

Thank you as always for all the brilliant entries to Shire’s photo competition. Plenty of you had lots of pictures to share on the subject of family and we’ve enjoyed looking through them – here are just some of our favourites! Don’t worry if your entry hasn’t made it into print, because you’ve got another chance in the next edition. The subject for the September/October issue is The Sky’s The Limit – and we’re looking for fantastic images of sunsets, sunrises, rainbows, cloud formations… whatever you spot when you look up! Email them with your details to Happy snapping!

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create exclusive designs to suit your interior décor. Charlotte from Country Commissions (pictured left) can also provide a colour consultancy in your home to discuss the colours and decorative techniques that best suits your furniture and décor. Once you’ve chosen a colour scheme or theme, she can transform your furniture in your own home or at her studio in Flintshire. For more information, call 07803 313278, email or

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