Local arts

Best in show…

Best in show…

Best in show! Combining all the razzmatazz of a summer festival with the rustic charm of a traditional agricultural show, the Burwarton Show, this year…
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Book review

Book review

The Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective By Susannah Stapleton (Pan Macmillan, £20 in hardback)   In my 30 years of bookselling I’ve had two…
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Seat for Joe!

Seat for Joe!

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre has honoured pop star and musical theatre favourite Joe McElderry with his own seat in its historic auditorium. Joe has returned to…
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Hive of activity

Hive of activity

Shrewsbury’s Hive is once again hosting workshops for creative types of all ages this summer. On Thursday 25 July, young potters are invited to make…
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Exhibition returns

Exhibition returns

The Bridgnorth and District Arts Society’s annual exhibition themed ‘Art Among the Pews’ opens at St Leonard’s Church this summer. An extensive range of art…
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Cathedral composition

Cathedral composition

A former Abraham Darby pupil and Shropshire Music Service musician has gained national recognition for a choral composition she has created. Karen Kirkland, devised the…
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Exclusive performances

Exclusive performances

‘Heartbeat of Home’ from the producers of ‘Riverdance’ is billed as a spine-tingling, tantalizing, high octane, sexy, dance and music extravaganza embraces flavours and cultures…
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Success in Cornwall

Success in Cornwall

Much Wenlock Male Voice Choir rounded off their 50th anniversary celebrations with a tour of Cornwall, taking part in the Cornwall International Male Choirs Festival.…
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West side Wigle

West side Wigle

Musical theatre company Get Your Wigle On return with the multi award-winning musical West Side Story from Wednesday 10 to Saturday 13 July. The world’s…
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Inn crowd

Inn crowd

‘Down the Pub’ with Luke Wright has been described as flamboyant, political and riotously funny. Part Essex wide boy, part dandy fop, Luke writes from…
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Find your way…

Find your way…

Join Ordnance Survey enthusiast Helen Wood for a humorous exploration of the much-loved, fold-out, paper map. This Edinburgh Fringe sell-out show takes a fascinating, laughter-filled,…
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Local artists

Local artists

An exhibition of local artists will run from Tuesday 6 August until Saturday 17 August as part of the annual Church Stretton Arts Festival. Sue…
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Angel takes Pride

Angel takes Pride

Shropshire’s Knife Angel has once again attracted crowds – this time at Birmingham’s Pride parade, which took place over the May Bank Holiday. The sculpture,…
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Replica is a marvel

Replica is a marvel

Gerry West had been creating military scale models for years before he decided to take on his first building project, depicting what Bridgnorth Castle may…
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Oddsocks at Oakengates

Oddsocks at Oakengates

Join Oddsocks Productions on Wednesday 17 July as they return to celebrate their 30th anniversary year with yet another high-energy, feel-good, family theatre show. This…
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Choir triumph

Choir triumph

Singing to a full house and supported by the Bewdley Concert Band, the recent Concordia Ladies Choir concert raised an amazing £840 for Breast Cancer…
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Inspired perfomers

Inspired perfomers

Youth members of Brierley Hill Musical Theatre Company are ready to rock after meeting the cast of Rock of Ages at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, ahead…
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Musical Hair

Musical Hair

Grammy award winning musical ‘Hair’ visits The Grand Theatre this July and stars Dancing on Ice’s 2018 champion Jake Quickenden as Berger, Hollyoaks’ Daisy Wood-Davis…
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Lend an ear…

Lend an ear…

No-one has been saying ‘shhhh!’ to a group of Shropshire artists bringing live music and poetry to libraries across Shropshire. Bridgnorth-based acoustic trio Whalebone and…
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Tiger for tea

Tiger for tea

Direct from the West End, the Olivier Award nominated smash hit show, ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ returns on tour to Oakengates Theatre, celebrating…
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Musical Mr Stink

Musical Mr Stink

David Walliams has teamed up with Sam Bradshaw Productions and Chickenshed to present a musical adaption of his bestselling book Mr Stink. This brilliantly staged…
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Educating Rita

Educating Rita

One of our best loved actors Stephen Tomkinson will be starring in Willy Russell’s ‘Educating Rita’ at Wolverhampton’s Grand Theatre. This hilarious and heart-warming comedy…
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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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