With the weather seemingly set fair for the whole weekend, some 35 members and friends boarded the Longmynd coach for our Annual Gallery Weekend, to be based this year in the very comfortable and centrally situated Mercure Holland House Hotel in Bristol.

Much of Friday was spent in Gloucester, exploring the restored area around The National Waterways Museum and the impressive cathedral with its stunning stained glass, traditional and more contemporary.

Postcard 1 from our Bristol and surrounds weekend

Bristol’s galleries, the city centre and the exciting waterfront, with its many attractions, fully occupied us on Saturday. Then on Sunday we travelled by coach to the medieval city of Wells. A road diversion took us by chance through some of the hidden gems of Somerset’s rural landscape. The Bishops Palace was waiting to welcome us in Wells with its splendid gardens and the opportunity to enjoy a guided tour of the Palace itself. For a good number of the group this visit concluded with Choral Evensong in the Cathedral.

Postcard 2 from our Bristol and surrounds weekend

On Monday, with perfect weather, starting out on our journey home, we spent the whole day in Bath, enjoying its museums and galleries and a rich variety of other attractions, before arriving back in Shrewsbury as darkness fell.

Thanks to Longmynd Travel for yet again handling our travel arrangements, with a special thank you to Richard, our driver, for his efficient, courteous and always helpful service. Thanks to Anne Linton and Jennifer Wallace for providing a splendid photographic record of this very enjoyable weekend. Especially though, we want to thank Alan Townsend, our wonderful trip organiser… Alan, please can we do it all again soon?!

Birmingham in January, a success!

February 19, 2019

On Saturday 19th January around 35 of us visited Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and The Barber Institute of Fine Arts to view temporary exhibitions which had been well reviewed as well as the permanent collections. ‘Women Power Protest’ marked 100 years since the first women were given the vote in this country, showing a […]

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It’s official! The search is over! (and other AGM news)

November 16, 2018

Congratulations to Barry Lowe, our new Chair, who was unanimously elected on Thursday evening at the 2018 Annual General Meeting of the Society. Barry is looking forward to help steer the Society to a bright future whilst acknowledging the very large boots he has to fill in succeeding Wilf Langford. (This is a slight exaggeration […]

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Our radio stars! Wilf and Alan talk SAS on BBC Radio Shropshire

November 6, 2018

We were delighted to be invited by BBC Radio Shropshire to join the Seven O’Clock Show on Friday 2nd November 2018 to talk about the Shropshire Art Society! The programme (that focuses on arts and culture) found our website and wanted to know more. Wilf (our President) and Alan (our organiser of classes, workshops and […]

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Our Inspirational Gallery Day Trip to Manchester, 2018

October 23, 2018

Our latest Gallery Day Trip by coach was to Manchester on Saturday 20th October. Thank you to Jennifer and Jillian Wallace for their hard work in organising the trip for us. Here’s a short report from them, and some pictures, to give you a flavour of the day, thanks to Jennifer, Anne Linton, Michael White […]

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Autumn Exhibition 2018 – and our winner is…

October 8, 2018

Over 90 framed works by Shropshire Art Society members are still on show at our Autumn Exhibition in the Bear Steps Gallery until 2.30pm on Saturday 13th October. The Exhibition Social was held on Saturday 6th October and a good many members and guests were there to see our President, Wilf Langford announce the winner […]

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Summer Social 2018, a great success! Thank you Ben Osborne.

September 3, 2018

Nearly 70 members and friends enjoyed an excellent Summer Social at the Trinity Centre in Meole Brace on the evening of the 31st August 2018. We were delighted to have as our speaker for the evening, the distinguished locally based wildlife photographer, Ben Osborne. He gave a fascinating account of how his career had developed […]

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Aberystwyth Gallery Trip – great art and gorgeous sunshine!

July 16, 2018

42 of us went to Aberystwyth on 14th July, stopping on our journey across Wales in Newtown, to see the Oriel Davies Open 2018 exhibition – and for refreshments. This was a first visit for many people to a small but prize-winning gallery, showing us a real mixture of contemporary art. The National Library of […]

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2018 Summer Exhibition opens at St. Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury

June 26, 2018

UPDATE!!! Post has been updated to include the winner of The People’s Prize, see below! Our Summer Exhibition was opened at St. Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury on Saturday 23rd June by Dr Tim Jenkins, Culture & Heritage Services Manager – Shropshire; he was introduced by the Society’s President Wilfred Langford, and gave a splendid speech to […]

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Beautiful Beaumaris Paintaway in perfect weather!

May 30, 2018

Our annual early summer Paintaway to Beaumaris in Anglesey, from 21st to 25th May, was blessed with almost perfect weather. This enabled us to explore far and wide across the island and on to the immediate mainland, returning to favourite spots or seeking out new sketching locations. These included formerly bustling harbours such as Amlwch, […]

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