Bridgnorth Arts Society Exhibition is back for 2018

Bridgnorth Arts Society Exhibition is back for 2018

Arts Society looks to build on annual exhibition success

The Bridgnorth & District Arts Society (BDAS) has announced details of this year’s art exhibition, which begins in August in the Shropshire market town.

A range of artistic works in all mediums and styles will be on display from Friday 17 August through to Sunday 2 September 2018 at St Leonard’s Church, St Leonard’s Close, just off the High Street in Bridgnorth. Entry to the exhibition is free of charge and there will be selected works available for purchase.

Bridgnorth and District Arts Society Exhibition at St Leonard’s Church


Mike Draper, exhibition coordinator for BDAS, said: “Our annual exhibition is now in its 33rd year and continues to go from strength to strength. The 2017 event was extremely successful in terms of visitor numbers and art sales and we’re confident that we will see a similar outcome this year.

“The exhibition is our society’s ‘shop window’ to the people of Bridgnorth and the surrounding area. As well as giving our members the chance to showcase their artistic talents, visitors will also have the opportunity to purchase some wonderful original works at prices to suit all pockets. We look forward to welcoming local people and visitors to Bridgnorth to our exhibition.”

Established in 1985, the BDAS is open to artists of all abilities and styles, from beginners and keen amateurs through to professionals. As well has holding weekly painting sessions and monthly art demonstrations, the society regularly organises workshops with some of the region’s leading artists and visits to art galleries and exhibitions.

Mike Draper added: “We welcome new members and anyone interested in joining the BDAS can find out more about us and how to join at the exhibition or by checking out our Facebook page BridgnorthArtsSociety.”

High Street Stage 2017

On Sunday August 27th Bridgnorth Festival High Street stage is bringing you an eclectic mix of awesome musicians from Rap to Rockabilly, quirky to country…these bands are stars of the future so don’t miss this opportunity to see them up close & personal…..oh and did we mention it’s all FREE!

12:00 – 18:00 High Street Stage

12:00 – Drought on Mars
13:00 – Two Blank Pages
14:00 – The City Hippies
15:00 – Jack In A Box
16:00 – Harry & The Howlers
17:00 – The Regulars

EDG Rock Stage 2017

Just looking over this year’s line up for the EDG rock day and wondered what has happened to previous band’s that have appeared. Hostile headlined in 2013 and have recently supported Megadeath in front of a sell out crowd in Russia. Butterfly Stone appeared in 2014 and then returned to headline in 2015. They have recorded soundtracks for two animated full length movies and soundtrack for top selling computer game dirt track called “who is leading who”. Appearing at last year’s Epic event we had Stone Broken, who were Planet Rocks new band of the year runner up. In the past 12 months they have appeared at Download and were voted in the top ten band’s of the year on Planet rock, btw it was won by Iron Maiden. Recently they appeared at the Rambling Man festival on the main stage which was later headlined by ZZ Top.

So what about this year’s band’s? Headlining we have Mason Hill all the way from Glasgow. They are another band appearing at Planet Rock events. Our special guests are the Soap Girls, who made an impromptu appearance on the Bridgnorth High street last year, and went down a storm. We have local Telford favourites Guns for Girls, Sister Shotgun who are doing great on the local circuit. We also have Valous with the awesome vocals of Mat Shutt. From Coventry “The Ellipsis” and opening the show Ghosts of Social Networks.

We are very proud of the great band’s who have appeared at the EDG and this year’s no different. If you like rock please come and enjoy the event starting around 1pm. It’s free entry, there is food, a licenced bar and kids entertainment. It’s weather protected as we use the Rugby clubs giant marquee. See you all soon!

Our Sponsors for 2017

A massive thank you to all of our sponsors for 2017, our FREE festival couldn’t happen without the support of these local businesses. Please visit the web pages below and next time you’re passing pay them a visit to show your support.

New for 2017 we have five partners Marstons, The Friars, The George, Bridgnorth Kitchens and The Wrekin Housing Trust

Marstons –

The George –

The Friars –

Bridgnorth Kitchens and Bathrooms –

The Wrekin Housing Trust  –

Budgen Motors –

Six Ashes –

Stanton Ralph –

Basa Villa –

Bamboo –

Tanners –

FREE Outdoor Cinema on December 19th beneath the Town Hall

FREE Outdoor Cinema on December 19th beneath the Town Hall

We’re back with more free outdoor film screenings on Monday December 19th from 6:30pm.

6:30pm The Grinch

8:30pm Gremlins

Raffle, drinks and mince pies

Outdoor Cinema December 19th 2016


Many thanks to our fantastic sponsors, we couldn’t put on our free events without them!

Reel Cinemas Majestic Cinema
The Friars
Addheat Midlands
Alley Katz Toy Shop
Bridgnorth Print
Tiger 6 Developments
Mike and Sarah’s Butchers
Bridgnorth Town Council


Raffle Prizes:
Mike and Sara’s — £25 voucher to spend the shop
Saros — £15 off any meal, Sun to Thursday (minimum spend £30)
Tiger 6 — Half case of wine (6 x bottles)
Alley Katz — a sack of various toys for all ages
Majestic (Reel Cinema) — Free cinema tickets