Heritage Lottery Fund #ThanksToYou at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

The Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings and Historic England would like to invite you to an exclusive event. 

As part of the Heritage Lottery Fund's campaign to thank National Lottery players for making wonderful projects across the country possible, we will be offering an exclusive behind the scenes preview of world renowned light artist Andy McKeown’s installation, ‘As Shadows Return’. This will be taking place in the Main Mill.

This is an exclusive opportunity for 36 National Lottery Ticket holders to preview the installation before its official launch later in December. It is also an opportunity to see the progress being made to the restoration of the world’s first cast-iron framed building.

The event will comprise a talk on the restoration works, a tour to the top floor of the Main Mill and a chance to meet the artist and hear about 'As Shadows Return'. Visitors will also have an opportunnity to look around the Visitor Centre. Tea and coffee will be available. 

Please note that this is a building site and as such visitors need to wear sensible footwear and warm clothing. You will be required to wear hard hats, which will be supplied. 

The preview will take place on Friday the 7th of December between 5pm and 7pm. 

To secure your place for this event book a free ticket here on Eventbrite. Tickets will be available to book from 9am on Monday the 19th of November. 

Please note: All of the tickets for this event have now been taken. If you'd like to be added to a waiting list for returns please email us on [email protected].

It is essential that you bring this and a used National Lottery ticket or scratch card per person when you come for the preview. (Digital Eventbrite and Lottery tickets will also be accepted). 



National Lottery #ThanksToYou Event at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings – Terms and Conditions

  1. One National Lottery ticket provides free entry to one person. The event is limited to the first 36 people who book a space.

  2. Pre-book a place for the exclusive preview of ‘As Shadows Return’ via Eventbrite and bring your Eventbrite ticket and a National Lottery ticket to the event as proof of purchase.

  3. All National Lottery games qualify for the event (including both National Lottery draw-based games and National Lottery Scratchcards). Proof of purchase of a National Lottery games can be either a hard copy ticket or a digital ticket.

  4. The opportunity to reserve a place will be available from 0900 on Monday 19th November to Thursday 6th December. The event is happening between 1700 and 1900 on Friday 7th December at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings, Marshall’s Court, Shrewsbury, SY1 2SZ

  5. Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings has the right to refuse entry in the unlikely occurrence of the event reaching capacity, as well as other circumstances outside of its control.

  6. The promoter is Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings – a project to restore the world’s first cast iron framed building. The event is held by the Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings and Historic England, with special thanks to Andy McKeown.

  7. In the event of queries on the day, the promoter’s decision is final.