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Wed, 5 August 2020
Artists, community and voluntary art organisations and anyone interested in the arts are invited to attend an Arts Network event on Tuesday 15 September 2020 online via Zoom from 5pm to 7pm, hosted by the Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings. Andy McKeown, local light and sound artist, animator and...
Mon, 27 July 2020
PLEASE NOTE, final opening this year Saturday 26 September 2020 We are happy to announce the re-opening of the Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings Visitor Centre on Saturdays from 1 August. Through careful planning we have been able to receive the Visit England "We're Good to Go" industry mark and our...
Mon, 27 April 2020
The Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings are working with local artist Andy McKeown to launch a new Flaxmill Voices project. We need you to lend your voices to the original flax mill workers who worked in the mill between 1797 and 1886. Through years of research in the Shropshire Archives and online,...
Wed, 22 April 2020
We had planned to host an artist day on the third Saturday of the month to invite artists of all ages and skill levels to engage with the site in a medium of their choosing. Unfortunately, we can't open the site at the moment, but we have plenty of photographs to share that could serve as...
Tue, 7 April 2020
On Friday the 3rd of April the Flaxmill Maltings appeared on BBCs Bargain Hunt.     Each episode features a section on a site of local interest and this episode, which was filmed in Shropshire, came to Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings. In the programme presenter Christina Trevanion interviews Nick...
Fri, 28 February 2020
In honour of World Book Day, the Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings invite families to join them on Saturday 7 March at the Visitor Centre, for fairy tale story telling with Lovely Land and a live flax spinning demonstration. Clare from Lovely Land said “It is such a pleasure to be back at the...
Fri, 10 January 2020
The Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings are in the process of putting a bid in to the Arts Council of up to £15,000. We would like to call on a lead artist, who has experience of producing high quality art with community groups in funded schemes, to help shape the artistic content and delivery...
Thu, 19 December 2019
Local people are being encouraged to make the most of the opportunity to get up close to the highest point of Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings – the cast iron coronet, before it is put back in its rightful place at the top of the building. The coronet was added in 1897 to celebrate Queen Victoria’s...
Fri, 13 December 2019
As part of the Darwin Festival 2020, the Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings invite you to: KISSING LINEN BEAKS, a textile workshop inspired by Charles Darwin’s research on Birds Produce your own linen Valentine postcard for your loved one under the guidance of experienced tutor Wendy Riddick Date:...
Tue, 19 November 2019
A one off film night, specifically for young adults, will be held in Shrewsbury’s Flaxmill Maltings. Thanks to a partnership between the British Film Institute (BFI) and rural cinema scheme Flicks in the Sticks, a special film screening of cult classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory will...

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