Loading Events

« All Events

Cancelled: Arts Alive Winter Festival: LIVE: Music, Theatre & Story Telling

January 22 @ 19:30pm - January 23 @ 22:00pm



This event has been cancelled due to Lockdown restrictions.

We hope to reschedule in the Spring

Friday 22 January – Sparc Theatre Bishops Castle

Winter Festival – Friday evening  7.30pm – 9.30 pm, All tickets £12

Oli Wilson-Dickson – fiddle / voice

Dylan Fowler – guitar / voice

Welsh musicians don’t come more sensitive, accomplished and exploratory than this crew” fROOTS

Dylan and Oli are two leading musicians who bring a wealth of experience to a shared passion – the traditional music of Wales. Whether unearthing rare gems or reimagining a well loved song, they treat their music with a deftness and sensitivity that is thoroughly absorbing. From stirring songs to driving jigs – they communicate their music with relaxed humour and a genuine affection that is truly infectious.


Saturday 23 January

Winter Festival Saturday Lunchtime

Lunchtime stories – £12 per person to include light lunch

1.00 – 2.30 Join local storytellers as they tell tales over lunch.

Sal Tonge-Sal Tonge is a storyteller and musician who lives in Stiperstones. She celebrates the music of language and loves to run and daydream round the Devil’s Chair. Sal will tell a tale for winter; a shadowy tale for the dying of the year, sprinkled with the starlight of hope for what could be just around the corner.

Amy Douglas Award-winning author and storyteller, Amy Douglas tells traditional tales from Shropshire and Scotland. Fire and frost, fear and friendship, the stories we gather to tell in the dark of the year

Helen East and Rick Wilson

“Helen East and Rick Wilson have been ever-present throughout the renaissance of storytelling in England for the past 40 years. They tell traditional stories drawn from first hand experience of places  they have worked in and visited worldwide. They believe these stories to be as relevant as they have ever been, if not more so.

Helen and Rick have developed a very personal and informal style that transports the listener from the everyday world to those of the unseen and the impossible, drawing in comment and reaction throughout the journey. Together, they effect a subtle interplay of words, rhythm, movement and music. Drums pace the narrative, melody instruments deepen the atmosphere and song winds in and out of both”

Winter Festival – Saturday Afternoon 4pm –

Pedlars Tales – The Fetch Theatre

£12 and £6 concessions. Family ticket £30.

Click Here for Tickets and info


Winter Festival- Saturday evening

‘ An evening of eloquent eccentricity ‘  Tickets £12.     7.30pm

Wendy Weatherby and Sandy Breichin

Wendy Weatherby (Vocals, Cello ) and Sandy Brechin ( Accordion ) are two of Scotland’s most versatile and popular musicians, playing a mixture of traditional and original material.

Michelle Burke and James Ross

Join internationally acclaimed artists singer-songwriter Michelle from rural East Cork, Ireland and pianist and composer James, for a smattering of Parlour songs, new songs, tunes and shenanigans.


Please read our Covid 19 Audience Procedure info HERE


January 22 @ 19:30pm
January 23 @ 22:00pm
Event Categories:


Sparc Theatre
Bishop's Castle, United Kingdom


Liz Still