Local arts

Midwinter magic

Midwinter magic

Shakespeare’s far-reaching tale of how emotions can tear through age, country and class is being broadcast from the renowned reconstruction of his very own Globe…
Continue reading »

Stressing the issue

Stressing the issue

A play that’s visiting Shrewsbury in February explores an unseen and often unrecognised possible consequence of war. ‘A Brave Face’ is appearing at Shrewsbury’s Theatre…
Continue reading »

A dog’s life

A dog’s life

Supported by Arts Alive, poet Matt Harvey returns to the county to embellish artist Claudia Schmid’s collection of funny, mad, sad, strange canine drawings with…
Continue reading »

Playing politics?

Playing politics?

Despite being one of the most popular politicians of recent times and a best-selling author thanks to his memoirs, former Labour party stalwart Alan Johnson…
Continue reading »

Garden arty

Garden arty

The Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre in Craven Arms is hosting an exhibition from two artists until the end of January. Entry is free. Using a…
Continue reading »

Scout prepared for Rep

Scout prepared for Rep

A critically-acclaimed adaptation of Harper Lee’s masterpiece, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ returns to the stage following a sell-out run at Regent’s Park with a visit…
Continue reading »

Fame – at last!

Fame – at last!

For readers of a certain age, the name ‘Fame’ conjures up images of a classic 1980s TV show featuring beautiful young people toiling away at…
Continue reading »

Giant steps

Giant steps

How was the Wrekin actually formed? Academics at University Centre Shrewsbury have their own ideas, but Mythstories’ resident storyteller Dez Quarréll knows that two giants…
Continue reading »

Grin and bear it

Grin and bear it

Shrewsbury’s Museum and Art Galley is playing host to some furry friends this coming spring. ‘Bears’, which runs from Sunday 16 Feb until Sunday 28…
Continue reading »

Commanding your attention

Commanding your attention

Amazon Prime’s Commander of Magic is an international magician who combines great knowledge with showmanship and skill. Following on from his successful first chapter, ‘Mysteries…
Continue reading »

A spirited musical

A spirited musical

Based on the phenomenal Oscar-winning movie that captured the hearts and imaginations of a generation back in the 1990s, ‘Ghost the Musical’ is a timeless…
Continue reading »

Four play

Four play

The game will once again be afoot at Theatre Shrewsbury in January when master detective Sherlock Holmes appears in Conan Doyle’s second story, ‘The Sign…
Continue reading »

Sing up!

Sing up!

Having celebrated their 50th birthday last year, Much Wenlock Male Voice Choir (MWMVC) are well on their way to achieving their target of recruiting enough…
Continue reading »

Noisy neighbours

Noisy neighbours

Eight-time sell-out veterans of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and one of the country’s most sought-after comedy club headliners, The Noise Next Door leave audiences everywhere…
Continue reading »

Quest continues

Quest continues

In January, Quilters’ Quest celebrate one year of classes moving from their legendary shop in Bridgnorth to Morville Village Hall by starting a new block-a-month…
Continue reading »

Words from the Laureates

Words from the Laureates

A new book from Walker Books celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Children’s Laureate. Flights of Fancy: Stories, Pictures and Inspiration from Ten Children’s Laureates…
Continue reading »

Thinking allowed

Thinking allowed

This February, those who enjoy the cut and thrust of informed debate and the challenge of independent, innovative thinking will be in their element as…
Continue reading »

Severn sleuths

Severn sleuths

Two classics of literature come together in a play appearing at Severn Valley Country Park’s Visitor Centre this winter. ‘Sherlock Holmes and the Curious Case…
Continue reading »

Stepping out

Stepping out

A troupe visiting Theatre Severn this winter aim to challenge preconceived ideas about dance and movement. Candoco are a contemporary dance company of disabled and…
Continue reading »

Examining the truth

Examining the truth

An exhibition at Jackfield Tile Museum challenges some of the propaganda around how WW1 was and still is represented in the media. Part of Shropshire’s…
Continue reading »

Purple change

Purple change

New Purple Celebration, the band formally known as Purple Rain: A Celebration of Prince, are back with a new name but the same funky musical…
Continue reading »

Millican can

Millican can

Sarah Millican is not a control freak, she’s a control enthusiast. Do you arrange the nights out? Are you in charge of passports on holiday?…
Continue reading »

Digance diversion

Digance diversion

He enjoyed himself so much last time he visited, he asked to come back! Television personality and comic Richard Digance returns to the Birchmeadow Centre…
Continue reading »

Light fantastic

Light fantastic

On Sunday 11 November, Jaivant Patel Dance and Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) present a beautiful evening of South Asian dance in celebration of Deepavali, more…
Continue reading »

Over the rainbow

Over the rainbow

When farm girl Dorothy runs away with her faithful dog Toto, she finds herself lost in a strange and wonderful new world. There, she meets…
Continue reading »

Bang gang

Bang gang

Through stories, songs and a crazy cabaret, Sarajevo Big Bang follows a cast of characters on a surprising journey through power struggles and secret machinations.…
Continue reading »

Stoking the legend

Stoking the legend

Dracula is a monumental, genre-defining classic of gothic fiction and remains the father of all vampire tales, known the world over. This winter, an all-new…
Continue reading »

Folk fest breaks record

Folk fest breaks record

Visitors to this year’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival have helped to raise a record amount for its long-term charity partner. Hope House, which supports children with…
Continue reading »

Top