www.flaxmill-maltings.co.uk                          richard@flaxmill-maltings.co.uk


Issue: 19                                                                                January 2015

Progress at the Flaxmill Maltings

Work on the demolition of the South silo is progressing well, and will be finished by the end of January. Work will then begin immediately on the renovation and restoration of the Office and Stables, which will form a visitor centre for the Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings. This will include interpretation of the site and it's uses, a meeting/learning space, research areas for the use of volunteers and the Friends' office. We expect this to be ready for use by late autumn of 2015.

University Links

Staff and students at University Centre Shrewsbury will be embracing opportunities to work with the Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings, as part of its links with community and heritage groups across Shropshire.
The University Centre team is looking at how the institution can create the most benefits possible for the county, including developing projects and research that contributes to the preservation and restoration of the historic environment.
Courses include a BA History and MSc History of Science, and potentially MScs in Museums Practice and Sustainable Heritage Practice.
For more information go to www.ucshrewsbury.ac.uk



Friends' Videos 


Oral histories Slideshow:

Excerpts from interviews with ex-employees of the Maltings, and soldiers barracked on the site during WW2, accompanied by archive pictures.

If you have any similar pictures or historical documents relating to the Flaxmill Maltings please let us know - we'd love copies!

To watch click here


Flaxmill Maltings Timeline: 
The history of the buildings in relation to local, national and international events.
To watch click here

Table top sale
at Flaxivity

The Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings and Martin Wilson School will be holding a table top sale at Flaxivity, in front of the Mill, on Sunday the 18th of January.
The sale will be between midday and 2pm, with setting up from 11am. The cost is £5 per pitch, with proceeds shared between the Friends and school. 
Please bring your own table, though we do have a few available. Let us know if you'd like to reserve one.

For more information please contact Richard

Flaxmill Maltings Perspectives

A collection of photographic interpretations
The Friends' book of images of the site is now available to buy from the shop at the Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery in the Square.  The high quality hardback the book costs £20.

It is also available for collection from our Flaxivity office or by mail order, with an extra charge of £2:50 to cover postage and packing.

For more information please contact
Arts Group Animation Workshop

Early in December the Flaxmill Maltings Community Arts Group attended an animation workshop delivered by MediaActive .
They made a series of short films, an example of which can be seen by clicking here. 

If you are interested in the work of the Community Arts Group, or getting involved in the arts at the Flaxmill Maltings please email Richard.
There is also a Facebook group for the Arts at the Mill  here.


Monday Drum Workshops at Flaxivity

with Olugbala Kokumo!

Every Monday, 7 to 9pm

For more information contact:
Olugbala Kokumo
Author, Composer & Facilitator

The Friends are supported by:
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Email: richard@flaxmill-maltings.co.uk
Website: www.flaxmill-maltings.co.uk

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