Local arts

Going Dutch

Going Dutch

Arriving at Henry Tudor House on Sunday 17 September is Fridolijn (pronounced ‘Freedo-line’). The Dutch performer’s recorded music blurs the boundaries between cinematic folk, jazz, electronica, and…
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Ellie at the Edge

Ellie at the Edge

On Thursday 12 October, Ellie Taylor brings her charismatic, fast-paced stand-up to The Edge in Much Wenlock. Following a sell-out Edinburgh Festival season and 2016…
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Eastender to Addams

Eastender to Addams

Eastenders’ Ronnie Mitchell, aka Samantha Womack, joins Les Dennis and Carrie Hope Fletcher as Morticia, Fester and Wednesday Addams in the UK premiere of ‘The…
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Trust secures funding

Trust secures funding

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust has been selected as an Arts Council England (ACE) National Portfolio Organisation, meaning it will continue to receive financial support…
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Folk at the Hive

Folk at the Hive

This autumn, Shrewsbury’s Hive is delivering another season of the very finest folk with its Uptown Folk series, including a visit from acclaimed husband and…
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Choir mania!

Choir mania!

On 30 September at 7.30pm, some of the best-loved singers in the Bridgnorth area will be joining forces in Bridgnorth Choir Mania. Bridgnorth’s Community Pop…
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Local artist workshops

Local artist workshops

Two artists from the area have a busy autumn lined up. Bridgnorth-based Vicki Norman is running a two-day course painting the beautiful surroundings of Westhope…
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Pop goes the choir

Pop goes the choir

Bridgnorth Community Pop Choir is celebrating its third anniversary this September and would like to invite more people to join in the fun. Since launching…
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Stars are Broseley-bound

Stars are Broseley-bound

Broseley’s Birchmeadow is welcoming back three very different acts this autumn, with Wild Willy Barrett’s French Connection appearing first on Saturday 23 September. The last…
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Who dun what?

Who dun what?

Jim’s wife, a patient on a dementia ward, has died from what appears to be natural causes – but Jim’s a retired police detective and…
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7’s award heaven

7’s award heaven

7 Academy of Performing Arts staff and students have been celebrating excellent results in their most recent examinations with the United Teachers of Dance. After…
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Smiley icon

Smiley icon

Broadcast live from London’s Royal Festival Hall comes an unmissable evening for any fan of John le Carré’s work. In this celebration, the author discusses…
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Wet and wild

Wet and wild

The Ocean Film Festival World Tour is returning to Theatre Severn on Wednesday 20 September, delivering an evening of inspirational and jaw-dropping ocean films. The…
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Prints, pronto

Prints, pronto

Artists Sue Brown will be leading a workshop entitled Quick Collagraph at Much Wenlock’s Priory Hall on Saturday 30 September, in conjunction with the town’s…
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New twist on Shakespeare

New twist on Shakespeare

Shakespeare as you’ve never seen it before comes to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre in July as groundbreaking new touring productions of ‘Romeo and Juliet’, with music…
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Piping hot stuff!

Piping hot stuff!

The most famous bagpipe band on the planet, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, will be bringing their unique brand of ‘bagrock’ to the Newport Show…
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Shropshire’s secrets

Shropshire’s secrets

Bridgnorth author John Shipley’s latest book, The A-Z Of Curious Shropshire, is scheduled for publication in July. This is John’s eleventh book and follows on…
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Angels in America

Angels in America

The National Theatre Live programme will present a two-part drama ‘Angels in America’ which will be screened at The Edge, Much Wenlock. The play takes…
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A New Flame

A New Flame

With more than 30 Top 40 singles and several of the best-selling albums of the last four decades to choose from, ‘A New Flame’ brings…
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Bridgnorth Festival

Bridgnorth Festival

The Bridgnorth Music & Arts Festival, which is Shropshire’s largest free festival, looks all set for another bumper year of live performances, communal viewing, artwork,…
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Funny Girl

Funny Girl

Hot on the heels of a record-breaking and critically acclaimed West End run, this ‘utterly irresistible’ new production of ‘Funny Girl’, starring West End leading…
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Broseley Jar Family

Broseley Jar Family

Broseley’s Birchmeadow Centre will welcome back the Jar Family on Saturday 8 July. Described as ‘Dylan meets the Pogues meets Springsteen’, the band’s last visit…
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Church Stretton arts

Church Stretton arts

Three well-known artists will appear as part of the Church Stretton Arts Festival. Paul Hipkiss was recently described as one of the foremost British linocut…
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Shakespeare al fresco

Shakespeare al fresco

Professional theatre company Rain or Shine will be performing Shakespeare’s cross-gartered and hilarious cross-dressing comedy ‘Twelfth Night’ at four open air venues in the WW!…
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Hospice remembers

Hospice remembers

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre will be the venue for a night of theatre to mark Compton Hospice’s 35th anniversary on Saturday 15 July. The show, entitled…
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An epic journey

An epic journey

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometres from home. He survives many challenges and dangers before being adopted…
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Brand of comedy

Brand of comedy

Katy Brand is bringing her hit Edinburgh Festival show ‘I Was a Teenage Christian’ to the Oakengates Theatre, when she will give an honest, fascinating…
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Woolf at the Edge

Woolf at the Edge

This landmark play by Edward Albee was famously bought to the silver screen in 1966, in a version starring Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. The…
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Words take flight

Words take flight

A collaboration between award-winners is taking place at the Severn Valley Country Park in June. Acoustic trio Whalebone and poet and author Kate Innes are…
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Sunny Side showing

Sunny Side showing

An award-winning Shrewsbury artist will be showing her paintings, illustrations and designs at the county town’s annual Open Studios event. Linda Edwards, whose work includes…
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Exploring the Kosmos

Exploring the Kosmos

Described as ‘redefining the relationship between classical and world music,’ Kosmos will be performing at Concord College, Acton Burnell on 27 May, as part of…
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