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Spectacular Show of Talent: BVAF Local Artists Exhibition
07 Jun 2023

James Warman visited the Belle Vue Arts Festival Local Artists Exhibition Private View and brought back some lovely images of this community show of talent at Barnabas Church Centre (open June 7 - 10, 10am to 4pm daily)

The Barnabas Centre in Coleham played host to the private viewing of Belle Vue Arts Festival’s annual exhibition tonight. 

Open to all, this exhibition has always drawn some of the most talented artists locally and this year is no exception. From glassware, photography, ceramics to sketches and paintings there is something for everyone in this eclectic array of art.

Belle Vue Arts Festival private view 2023

And as always, pupils of Coleham School rose to the occasion by providing their own art display. This year it was in the form of decorated shields representing their 'heroes' (which, incidentally, is the theme for this year’s festival).

Belle Vue Arts Festival was the brainchild of arts teacher and former Shrewsbury Mayoress Judy Townsend back in 2003. Twenty years on and whilst Judy is sadly no longer with us her legacy most definitely is as the festival is established as a permanent fixture on the towns vibrant calendar of events.

Show of pottery at the BVAF exhibition

The private viewing was officially opened by Shrewsbury’s current Mayor Becky Wall after a few words from the Festivals Chair Corinne Brown.

  • The Belle Vue Arts Festival 2023 Local Artists Exhibition is at the Barnabas Centre in Coleham and runs from Wednesday 7th to Saturday, June 10th from 10am to 4pm each with free entry.