Blackberry Fair 2016

Blackberry Fair 2016 – where music and mayhem bring the streets of Whitchurch alive as the town ‘Dares to be Different’!!

Saturday 1st October 10.00am-6.oopm… and beyond.

2016 sees Blackberry Fair extended – the fun begins early. On Thursday the Community Orchard in Queensway host an outdoor screening of James and the Giant Peach – a quirky animated adaptation or Roald Dahl’s classic children’s story and Friday the Talbot Theatre presents Sing Street (Cert 21A). 1980’s Dublin through the eyes of 14 year old Conor, whose fractious home life forces him to search for a glimmer of hope, found in the mysterious uber-cool Raphina. Sing Street shows us a world where music has the power to turn the turmoil of life into something far greater. With Irish stew and a live performance by Jigsmith included in the price – see below for more details.

For info please contact Steve mobile: 07773 047744 or email: or Zoe: 01948 665761 or email:


Thursday 29th September

James & Giant Peach picJames and the Giant Peach
7pm · Queensway Park Community Orchard, Whitchurch

Admission: £2.50 adults, £3.50 children, £10 for a family of 4. Tickets available from Talbot Theatre 01948 660660, by calling 07506 724572, from Bookshrop in Green End or on the door.

Under the stars, so dress for the weather! Bring a seat and a torch and enjoy the adventure.

Friday 30th September

Sing Street
7pm · Talbot Theatre, WhitchurchSing Street pic

The Craic kicks off at 7pm in Johnie’s Bar in the Talbot Theatre.

Admission: £8 adults, £7.50 concessions, £4 kids and £20 for a family of 4 – Irish stew included. Tickets available from Talbot Theatre 01948 660660, by calling 07506 724572, from Bookshrop in Green End or on the door.

Jigsmith logoIncluding live music from Whitchurch’s own Jigsmith, you can be guaranteed of a great night.

Saturday 1st October

Blackberry Fair!
Saturday 10:00am · Whitchurch, Shropshire

Creative Writing workshop at LibraryThings to look out for:

  • 14:00 Strictly Come Dancing with Pritchards Dance Academy in Civic Centre
  • 11:30 Brass instruments workshop at the Civic Centre Foyer
  • 14:00-16:30 Ted’s Blackberry and Apple Pie Poetry at Percy’s (Bullring)
  • 11:00-12:00 Poetry workshop at the Library with Bethany Rivers. PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Tickets from Whitchurch Library, £3.

7pm Electric Circus play outside the Civic Centre and the evening is illuminated by a spectacular light show.

Various times throughout the day:

  • Shadow Puppetry, Bredwood Arcade

All Day:

  • The Wandering Tree – storytelling and activities, Wild Zone (Bredwood Arcade/Plum Tree area)
  • Willow Wand making in the Meadow and Moss Craft Village
  • Twiddlemuffs and sewing at the Knitting and Sewing Boutique, Bredwood Arcade
  • Tile Painting at Big Reds House, High Street/St Mary’s Street
  • Spin-Splat-O-Matic art meets science, Blackberry Jam area behind Civic Centre
  • Sticky Exhibits games and golf with a green twist

Blackberry Jam area behind Civic Centre, with RAMPED mobile skate park

  • Pop up Cinema at The Photography Shop, Green End
  • Catchlight Pictures photography exhibition in the Civic Centre
  • The Quiet Zone – a refuge from the High Street hubbub at St Alkmund’s Church
  • Children’s poetry activities at Bookshrop, Green End

Blackberry Jam – Sitting in its new home at the back of the Civic Centre with Gorgeous George at the helm, RAMPED Skate Boarding Rock’n’Rolling with some inspiring art activities underline this dedicated young peoples area as a vital part of the Blackberry Fair scene.

There is something for everyone at Blackberry Fair 2016 for more information visit the Facebook page ‘Blackberry Fair‘ – Like the page and get involved. The team are still looking for volunteers to help, so get in touch if you’d like to be part of this wild and wacky event.

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