New events lined up for Shifnal

Shifnal Town Council and Love Shifnal have announced a partnership with Shropshire Festivals to deliver a series of new events in 2024.

The events will champion local businesses, create community cohesion, and attract visitors from neighbouring areas.

The first event will be Shifnal May Day on May 6th. The free community event in the Square will be a traditional May Day celebration with performances, live music, local organisations, and dancing around the maypole.

There will be a Shifnal History Trail on July 20th where clues and facts will lead you around the town where you will discover local history, which includes the Great Fire of Shifnal in 1591 and one of the biggest bank frauds in Victorian Britain. There will be a trail booklet available to collect on the day, and actors dotted around the town will bring the history to life. After July 20th, the trail can be completed at any time during the summer, without actors in situ.

In September they are planning the Shifnal Ale Trail to encourage people to explore Shifnal’s pubs, bars and hospitality venues.

Sally Themans from Love Shifnal, said, “We’re so pleased to have the expertise of Shropshire Festivals on board to invigorate our 2024 calendar of events in the town. Shifnal has so much to offer with its businesses, community and facilities – we’re here to celebrate that by providing some wonderful new events.”

Beth Heath, Shropshire Festivals’ Director, said, “It’s great to be working with Love Shifnal and Shifnal Town Council to help deliver a diverse range of events for the local area which we hope will bring lots of fun to the town.

“If you’re part of a community or performance group and would like to be part of Shifnal May Day, please get in touch by emailing fun@shropshirefestivals.co.uk.”

CAPTION:  Clare Wells from Shropshire Festivals, Cllr Roger Cox, the mayor of Shifnal, and Sally Themans from Love Shifnal.

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