Farrah the Giant Fox is visiting Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings - Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

Farrah the Giant Fox is visiting Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

Date: Sat 20 Jul 2024
12.45pm - 5.00pm

Farrah the Fox and Sabrina

Last summer, more than 60,000 people came together to join Historic England at Hi! Street Fest, a series of community-led street parties and carnivals celebrating England’s high streets.

At the centre of the celebrations was a large-scale puppet, a curious fox named Farrah, who travelled the country on her scooter to find out what makes local places so special.

As part of the Flaxmill Creates Festival on Saturday 20 July, Farrah will be parading in front of the Flaxmill Maltings to be greeted by Sabrina, a larger-than life puppet representing the spirit of the River Severn. Come along and give her a wave! She will go on four walkabouts on Saturday 20 July at the following times: 12.45pm, 2.45pm, 3.45pm and 4.45pm. Those without tickets to the Festival can see Farrah on the former-canal towpath to the east of the Flaxmill Maltings, by the A5191.

As a part of the Flaxmill Creates Festival, EEA in partnership with Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings will also be hosting a series of free workshops in Shrewsbury town centre on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 July.

On Friday 19 July workshops will be held at The Hive between 2.30pm and 3.45pm or between 3.45pm and 5pm. Free, pre-booking required.

Or come along to the pop-up event in the Quarry (by the Hercules statue, on Saturday 20 July between 9.30am and 12pm.)

Farrah the Fox was created in partnership by Historic England and Emergency Exit Arts.

A photo of a large fox and a large female puppet
Gloucester Cathedral © Historic England Archive
A photo of a giant fox in front of a building.
Hi! Street Fest, Stalybridge © Historic England Archive

A photo of a large female puppet
Gloucester Cathedral Quarter High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) HSSW29. High Street Festival parade in partnership with Emergency Exit Arts, Arts Council England and the National Heritage Lottery Fund as part of Historic England’s Heritage Action Zones’ cultural programme, Hi! Street Fest. Giant puppet Farrah the Fox parades the streets with Sabrina, a puppet representing the Spirit of the River Severn. “© Historic England Archive

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