When you’re smiling . . .

Shropshire Festivals will be holding a free family event in Shrewsbury on Sunday, July 25, 2021 aimed at spreading a little extra happiness through the town.

A Mile of Smiles will see performers and acts  dotted through town. The route starts at the Shrewsbury Castle and stops off at The Parade Shops, St Alkmund’s Church, down the high street, through The Square, and Darwin’s Gate. The mile will finish at Shrewsbury Quarry Park where local acts, theatre groups, and musicians will be performing on a live stage, with street food also on offer.

The aim is to generate fun and entice visitors back into Shrewsbury to support performers who have had a challenging time during the pandemic.

Beth Heath, Director of Fun for Shropshire Festivals, said, “This event is all about celebrating culture and finally being able to bring the fun back! There will be a real mix of performers of all ages along the way, with stilt walkers, acrobatics, dancers, bubble makers, live music, poetry, Morris dancing and musicians.

“We will be raising money for the charity Climbing Out, which helps people rebuild confidence and motivation following a life-changing trauma, injury or illness. We felt this was particularly relevant as we all try to find a new way forward after such a challenging time.

“It will be fantastic to have a live, cultural event in the town, and I’d love to see people of all ages come along to experience the fun!”

The free event has been made possible with funding from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund and support of Shrewsbury BID (Business Improvement District).

CAPTION: The lovely sight of a smile.

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