Shropshire Council

Arts Council England funds Creative Arts Programme in Shropshire Libraries

23 June 2016 Last updated at 02:07

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.

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.

The libraries and dates of the workshop are listed below.  You can book a place on these workshops online by visiting or call in to the library.


25 and 26 July


29 and 30 July

Market Drayton

2 and 3 August


8 and 9 August


10 and 11 August

Harlescott (Shrewsbury)

17 and 18 August