Supporting the Arts
The Ironworks Receive Cultural Recognition from Ellesmere College

Earlier this week we were paid a visit by the External Relations Officer, Olivia Beckett, at Ellesmere College who presented us with a very special award. To our great surprise and enjoyment, the college presented us with a certificate to honour and recognise our continued cultural support for their school. Through this, we are honoured to announce that we are now an official Cultural Education Partner for Ellesmere College.

Ellesmere College is one of the finest colleges in the county who hold a prestigious Artsmark Platinum Award from Arts Council England in recognition of their important arts and culture educational programmes. The college run multiple events throughout the year but one of their most anticipated is their annual Ellesmere Art Exhibition. Featuring over 80 artists from across the UK exhibiting over 300 pieces of artwork, this event is the perfect place for anyone with a love or passion for art. Every year, the exhibition features a range of landscapes, portraits, abstract art and sculpture work, and we are very excited to announce that our recently completed Darwin sculpture, among other sculptural exhibits, will be on display at the event.

Clive Knowles, Chairman of the British Ironwork Centre & Olivia Beckett, Ellesmere College

The Ellesmere Art Exhibition will be hosted in the Big School Hall at Ellesmere College from Thursday the 30th of May to Sunday the 2nd of June. The event was headed by a number of distinguished visitors in 2018, such as the Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire who opened the event, with plans for other notable patrons to attend this year too.

With art, particularly sculpture work, forming a huge part of what we do here at the Ironworks, we are passionate about helping to make a significant difference to any school’s arts and culture events. We also run an Artist Support Programme whereby we aim to support as many artists as we can, from all walks of life and through all mediums, by giving them a platform to showcase their work. Supporting Ellesmere College with their endeavours is so exciting for us and we really look forward to seeing their event flourish!

To find out more about the Ellesmere Art Exhibition, or to get involved, please get in contact with Olivia Beckett at

Read more about our artist support programme here: