Visit to Shrewsbury: Calligraphy and Stained Glass Exhibitions

Date(s) - 14th Aug 2024



Day trip to Shrewsbury for Calligraphy and Stained Glass Exhibitions: Wednesday 14th August

11:00 arrive Shrewsbury : Tea or coffee with fresh baked scone, clotted cream & jam is booked at the River View café near St Mary’s Church, and included.
The day is then free for you to explore Shrewsbury. Our recommendations are these exhibitions at the Church of St Mary the Virgin and the Art Gallery, all with free entry.

Church of St Mary the Virgin: St Mary’s Street, Shrewsbury SY1 1DX.

Letters Hand Made (Living Letters VII) and Stained Glass exhibition

During the Stained Glass Festival 2024 one of the featured exhibitions will be run by the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society (CLAS). To celebrate CLAS’s 30th anniversary, a travelling exhibition of new work by national and international lettering artists from among the CLAS membership will visit four venues this year, one being Shrewsbury in August. The exhibition will showcase the amazing talents which exist within CLAS’ membership and is being held at St Mary the Virgin.
It coincides with a stained glass exhibition being held in the church.


Friends may also like to visit:
Shrewsbury Art Gallery & Museum : The Square, Shrewsbury SY1 1LH
Corbet Bed, on loan from the V&A (image courtesy of V&A)
From the Gallery website:
Reflecting an aspect of industry in the county and the skills of local people, our Ceramics Collection has developed into one of national importance.
The collection consists of around 3,500 pieces of pottery and porcelain, mainly from the eighteenth and nineteenth century. It includes examples of famous tea sets and tiles made by local companies such as Caughley, Coalport, and Maw’s & Co., who sold their ware around the world.
Our Social History Collections reflect the daily and working life of Shropshire’s inhabitants. They include important collections of agricultural vehicles and machinery, coins and medals (numismatics), arms and armour and costume.
Our Costume Collection contains approximately 5000 items dating from 1700 to 1980. Womenswear contains over 100 complete dresses including a Mantua (1710) and the Hazledine Wedding Dress (1758). Menswear includes important items such as Clive of India’s Mayoral Robe (1760) and a Postman’s Coat of 1860. Our notable Kay Kohler Collection includes a range of costume, needlework and textiles from many parts of the World.

Leaders: Sue Hodgkinson and Sue Reeves

Cost per person : £44, (includes tea or coffee with fresh baked scone, clotted cream & jam)

Pick-up points: 08:00 Charlton Kings/Sixways (outside Co-op) | 08:15 Evesham Road/Pump Room bus stop (Southbound towards town centre) | 08:25 Royal Well | 08:50 Gloucester/Westgate Car Park

Return: We will leave from the official coach parking space in Shoplatch opposite the Market Hall and Clock Tower – near Shrewsbury Art Gallery & Museum – at 3:30 pm, arriving Cheltenham about 6:30 pm.
A map of Shrewsbury can be downloaded here.

Terms and conditions for our trips and talks can be found here.

If you have any questions about the event or booking please phone Sue Reeves on 01242 675497 or email

Please book using one of the following options:

  • On-line bookings with a debit or credit card can be made using the form below.
  • Bank transfer – please email to let us know you have sent your transfer so that we can send you a booking confirmation. Bank transfers should be made to Friends of The Wilson Sort Code 30-91-87 Account 00005816. The reference must include your surname plus as much of the event title as will fit, for example SMITH Shrewsbury.
  • Cheque – please complete a booking form (download here ) and post it with your cheque. Please make cheques payable to Friends of The Wilson and send with a SAE or clearly written email address to Sue Reeves, The Walled Garden, 29 Britannia Way, Woodmancote, Cheltenham GL52 9QW.

Places are not confirmed until payment is received.



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