I love Ludlow in September. We have had the marvellous Food Festival. The weather came good and there were plenty of people, eats and entertainment in town. Thankfully, Ludlow is not a one-horse town, there’s plenty to keep us amused, such as:
ANTIQUE & COLLECTORS FAIR
This is a regular market held every 1st 3 week (what?, yeah me neither) according to the Ludlow events site. I suspect it’s monthly every third week, is that any clearer? There you have it, an antique and flea market held in the Ludlow Castle Square from 9 am – 4 pm on Sunday, 18 September.
ON YOUR BIKE
It’s the third year for a fun family event the Ludlow Cycling Festival. I love seeing classic bikes and ladies and gentlemen kitted out in the full regalia. It’s all for a good cause too -money raised goes to Macmilllan Cancer Support. It’s happening on September 18 – all ages and abilities are catered to with quiet bike lane rides for people like me – the terrified.
Why not take a course at this unique craft college in Shropshire? I have been enjoying my upholstery course at Westhope, which is set in gorgeous grounds. There is a variety of courses on offer. Here’s a small sample:
- Portraiture weekend
- Creative paper cutting
- Watercolours made easy
- Christmas willow wreaths
- Make a glass bowl
- Forged silver jewellery
Lunch is part of the course fee and had communally with all the other course attendees.
SEW PLEASED TO FINALLY MAKE SOMETHING
Lucy and I have been taking a wonderful sewing course at Marie’s Dressmaking for over 18 months now. We bring our sewing machines, ambitious ideas and fabric. Our instructor, Karen, who also runs a curtain making business called Neat Pleats is knowledgeable and extremely patient and makes sure we scale our ambition to match our aptitude, keeps us task – that means more stitching and less bitching. Marie’s Coffee Loft on site means our fabulous group is fuelled by coffee and cake, yup, sewing is a real pleasure. Evening classes are now available.