Local arts

Get Swervy!

Get Swervy!

The deep vales of the Long Mynd are set to come alive to some wobbly sounds this May. The incomparable Swervy World will be dropping…
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Art at Attingham

Art at Attingham

Attingham Park was bequeathed to the National Trust (NT) in 1947 by the Berwick family as a gift for ‘public benefit’. This year, the team…
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Go for the craic!

Go for the craic!

Bringing to life the music of Ireland’s favourite sons, a talented cast of musicians and singers are visiting Shrewsbury to tell the story of the…
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Dance for all

Dance for all

Shropshire Inclusive Dance (SiD) has announced a new venture which aims to bring dance to all young people in Shropshire. Two workshops, called ‘All In’,…
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On ‘guard’

On ‘guard’

Producers Michael Harrison and David Ian are delighted to announce a return visit to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre for the international smash hit production of the…
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Wolf in Wolves

Wolf in Wolves

Classical ballet, spoken word and eye-catching physical theatre combine in a reimagining of Sergei Prokofiev’s classic ‘Peter and the Wolf’, taking place as part of…
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Men at work

Men at work

The country’s leading all-male company are visiting the National Trust’s Dudmaston Estate in Quatt in June. The Lord Chamberlain’s Men perform Shakespeare’s most popular comedy,…
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LAR project underway

LAR project underway

Work is underway at Ludlow Assembly Rooms (LAR) which will result in the venue having new seating, air conditioning, increased accessibility and much more. The…
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Richie pickings

Richie pickings

Tickets are selling briskly ahead of a tantalising double bill for Theatre Severn: a national treasure is appearing in one of the country’s best-loved plays.…
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Life in monochrome

Life in monochrome

If you’ve visited the Bridgnorth Art Trail of locomotives, you may have noticed engine number three, which was created by black and white photographic documentary…
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Reg registers

Reg registers

Celebrating his 20th anniversary as a comedian living and performing in the UK, Reginald D Hunter sets out on a 40- date tour of the…
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Splendid sequel

Splendid sequel

Adapted from the novel by Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns is the spiritual sequel to The Kite Runner. In 1992 in an Afghanistan ravaged…
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‘Sons’ shines

‘Sons’ shines

Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers and Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star…
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Train of thought

Train of thought

Rachel Watson longs for a different life. Her only escape is the perfect couple she watches through the train window every day, happy and in…
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Haydn celebration

Haydn celebration 

Bridgnorth will again come alive to the lilting symphonies of German composer Jospeh Haydn this June. International soloists are set to appear at the English…
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Art at Attingham

Art at Attingham

Attingham Park was bequeathed to the National Trust (NT) in 1947 by the Berwick family as a gift for ‘public benefit’. This year, the team…
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Bookfest returns

Bookfest returns

One of Britain’s most successful children’s authors Jacqueline Wilson will be in Shrewsbury on Saturday 4 May for Shrewsbury Bookfest’s annual children’s literature festival. The…
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Open to arts

Open to arts

Over 30 Bridgnorth residents and businesses will be opening their doors with more than 40 artists in residence for this year’s Bridgnorth Open House Arts…
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Musical generations

Musical generations

A fundraising concert on Saturday 18 May for Breast Cancer Now by Concordia ladies’ choir and Bewdley Concert Band will now be joined by students…
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Big Busk returns

Big Busk returns

The Big Busk’s night time programme will have a new feel for 2019 as the festival takes over the Frankwell area of Shrewsbury. The popular…
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Rotterdam, or anywhere

Rotterdam, or anywhere

Following three critically acclaimed runs in London and a highly successful transfer to New York, Donnacadh O’Briain’s Olivier award-winning production of ‘Rotterdam’ will play at…
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Folk pair’s town date

Folk pair’s town date

At 2016’s FolkEast Festival, Peter Knight, legendary violinist and ex-member of Steeleye Span, was paired with leading melodeon player and ex-Bellowhead member, John Spiers, for…
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Winning snap for Frank

Winning snap for Frank

Bridgnorth and District Camera Club recently ran a photographic competition for members entitled Taken in Shropshire. Members submitted images were taken in the county between…
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Arts trail set to grow

Arts trail set to grow

Organisers of the Bridgnorth Open House Arts Trail say this year’s event is on course to surpass last year. Committee member Jack Miller explains, “We’ve…
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Cook’s tour

Cook’s tour

Mixing classic country music with cutting modern satire, Canadian Ryan Cook has forged a sound that lies somewhere between contemporary folk and dyed-in-the wool north…
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New acts for Festival

New acts for Festival

Shrewsbury Folk Festival has added a host of new acts as organisers reveal ticket sales are already surpassing 2018 levels. Renowned singer/songwriter Andy Fairweather Low…
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Hyde and seek

Hyde and seek

A chilling retelling of the classic tale of Jekyll and Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson combines old-fashioned thrills with a steampunk sensibility and a time-fluid…
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Fortunes at Steps

Fortunes at Steps

The Fortunes were formed in Rugby in Warwickshire in 1963 and still perform to appreciative audiences all around the world. The band scored hits with…
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Devilish tales

Devilish tales

The story of Faust, who trades his soul with the devil for youth and power, has taken on many forms over the years, but Gounod’s…
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Bassist in Broseley

Bassist in Broseley

NOTE: the date in our March/April issue is incorrect – Miranda is visiting Broseley in March, not April. Miranda Sykes, the acclaimed singer and double…
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Sunset in Oakengates

Sunset in Oakengates

Telford and District Light Operatic Players (Tadlop) prepare to bring the golden age of Hollywood to Oakengates Theatre at the end of March. The Shropshire…
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Madeley spring concert

Madeley spring concert

Telford Orchestra, a community orchestra made up of players from across Shropshire, is returning to St Michael’s Church in Madeley to perform a Spring Concert…
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Time of your life…

Time of your life…

A classic coming-of-age story visits the Grand in Wolverhampton this April. Dirty Dancing tells the story of ‘Baby’ Houseman as she explores a new world…
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