Space...Belle Vue Arts Festival & SSFC

22 April 2016

We're really pleased to again be supporting Belle Vue Arts Festival by hosting the festival's launch event on Friday 29th April

Shrewsbury’s annual Belle Vue Arts Festival blasts off this month by offering star enthusiasts young and old, a chance to explore the cosmos.

The ‘Space – A beginners guide to the Galaxy’ event takes place on Friday 29 April, from 6.30pm to 8.00pm at Shrewsbury Sixth Form, English Bridge Campus, and is the first of a line-up of events to celebrate this year’s festival theme ‘SPACE’. 

The event will be hosted by Shropshire’s Astronomical Society who will be presenting an awe-inspiring talk about the cosmos, followed by a star gazing session on the college grounds, if weather or low light conditions allow.  Alternatively, the group will host a telescope tutorial. 

Event organiser and member of Belle Vue Arts Festival Committee and Shropshire’s Astronomical Society, Karen Smith said; “Belle Vue Arts Festival’s is back again this summer, with an exciting and fun programme of events to celebrate its thirteenth year. 

“This year’s theme is ‘Space’ and to launch the festival we are hosting ‘A beginners to guide to the galaxy event for local stargazers who will get the opportunity to find out more about our galaxy and hopefully take a peek at the cosmos through the lens of a professional telescope.”

Tickets are available at £3 for adults and is free for children (7+). To book tickets call the festival enquiry line on 07583 045553 between 10am and 8pm or email  
Doors open at 6.30pm and you can buy tickets on the door depending on availability.  Refreshments will also be available. 

Space – A beginners guide to the Galaxy event is the first in a line-up of several community art activities in the run up to the main festival from 4th to 18th June 2016.

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