Local arts

Local monopoly

Local monopoly

A famous board game has finally come to Shropshire with the first edition of Shrewsbury Monolpoly being launched before Christmas. It’s the first time a…
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Tenth annual panto

Tenth annual panto

This February, the Buildwas Players perform their 10th anniversary panto – and this time they’re heading to Old Baghdad! Meet Ali Baba and the 40…
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Crazy Cat Lady

Crazy Cat Lady

Shropshire author Kevin Horak has released his fifth book, Mildred The Crazy Cat Lady, which follows the reclusive and unremarkable Mildred who lives in Shrewsbury…
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The swinging 40s

The swinging 40s

The Glenn Miller Orchestra will be swinging you back in time playing the legendary singers own arrangements at Theatre Severn this January. There will be…
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Boys will be boys

Boys will be boys

The new production of Alan Bennett’s classroom comedy, ‘The History Boys’ is coming to Wolverhampton. The classic play of staffroom rivalry, adolescence and the persistent…
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Danger zone

Danger zone

Best known as the creator of Trigger Happy TV, Dom Joly will be talking about his exploits as a serial globe-trotter and seeker of dangerous…
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Orbison tribute

Orbison tribute

‘The Roy Orbison Story’ will be coming to the Grand in Wolverhampton this January to commemorate a musical legend. Barry Steele, who plays Roy, will…
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I am no bird

I am no bird

Based on the classic novel by Charlotte Bronte, a fresh adaptation of Jane Eyre will be coming to Theatre Severn in February. This gothic masterpiece…
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Pride of place

Pride of place

An artist from Wellington beat off international competition to win a commission for a local Shopping Centre. Jacob Chandler created a 3m tall bronze statue…
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Folk fundraiser

Folk fundraiser

Visitors to last year’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival helped raise more than £7,800 for Hope House Children’s Hospices, bringing the total up to £70,791 since the…
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Freudian tip

Freudian tip

An exhibition screened at Shrewsbury’s Old Market Hall will focus on one of the most celebrated painters of our time – Lucian Freud. For the…
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Jazz infusion

Jazz infusion

Join Clare Teal and her trio in a brand-new show for an evening of inspired music. Radio 2 presenter and award-winning jazz vocalist Clare’s new…
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The art of satire

The art of satire

An Ironbridge art exhibition will showcase a mix of satirical prints along with other objects dating from the mid-18th century onwards. The Changing Times Exhibition:…
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Transatlantic sessions

Transatlantic sessions

The 17th edition of the genre-defying Transatlantic Sessions will be returning to the Symphony Hall in Birmingham. A fresh cross-generational array of Scottish, Irish and…
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The shellfish gene?

The shellfish gene?

Packed full of terrible puns, big ideas and original songs, an international hit show telling the remarkable story of how Charles Darwin discovered the secrets…
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A Parisian affair

A Parisian affair

Ellen Kent’s production of Puccini’s opera is coming to the Grand, Wolverhampton. ‘La Boheme’ is set in 19th century Paris and tells a tragic tale…
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Space travels

Space travels

Based on the famous story by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, a new performance of ‘The Little Prince’ brings together an award-winning mix of dance, humour and…
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An original voice

An original voice

Martyn Joseph is a singer songwriter with a career spanning 30 years, building up a reputation as a live performer with reviews such ‘One of…
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Finals for art club

Finals for art club

Bridgnorth and District Arts Society reached the finals of a national art competition with works from the group being exhibited in Nottinghamshire. The Art Club…
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A musical imagination

A musical imagination

‘Climb that Tree’ is songwriter David Gibb’s musical journey through his imagination, a place where wolves are roaming the corridors at school, bears live in…
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Magical land of Oz

Magical land of Oz

Bridgnorth residents will have the chance to go over the rainbow this February when Bridgnorth Musical Theatre Company present family favourite ‘The Wizard of Oz’.…
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A real boy?

A real boy?

A new adaptation of ‘The Adventures of Pinocchio’, presented by Oddsocks, will be coming to Telford this February. The little marionette must earn the right…
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Great heights

Great heights

A collection of short films from the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival will be coming to Theatre Severn in February. The Bannff Mountain Film…
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Winning storm

Winning storm

The winners of a Shropshire photo competition were unveiled at a special exhibition at National Trust’s Attingham Park. The countryside competition was launched by Campaign…
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Ballet trio

Ballet trio

Tchaikovsky’s romantic ballet ‘Swan Lake’ will be brought to life by the Russian State Ballet along with ‘Coppélia’ and ‘Sleeping Beauty’ over the course of…
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Stamp collecting

Stamp collecting

It’s 2017 and the average graduate debt has hit £50,000. Kylie Minogue is making a comeback and Will Jackson has accidentally stolen 300 second class…
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Good old Mr Toad

Good old Mr Toad

Rain or Shine Theatre company’s production of ‘The Wind in The Willows’ is coming to Theatre on the Steps in Bridgnorth. This is a comic…
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Lenny on tour

Lenny on tour

Join one of Britain’s best-known comedians, Sir Lenny Henry at Wolverhampton’s Grand theatre on Wednesday 27 November, as he embarks on a brand-new UK tour…
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Licence to thrill

Licence to thrill

Nobody does it better than the world’s most famous secret agent. Live at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham, you can experience the thrills, kills and…
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The voice

The voice

Alyona’s Voice is a modern woman’s fiction about textile restorer Claudia Hamilton’s fractious relationship with her manipulative, narcissistic mother, Elsa. Elsa is ferociously ambitious and…
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Dear Santa

Dear Santa

Coming to Theatre Severn from Friday 13 to Tuesday 24 December, from the author of the well-loved children’s book Dear Zoo, Rod Campbell’s ‘Dear Santa’…
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Soprano soloist

Soprano soloist

Shrewsbury Choral Society are performing ‘Requiem for Humanity’ by Helen Ostafew on Saturday November 16 at Shrewsbury Abbey at 7.30pm. After graduating in classical singing…
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Dance of the Phoenix

Dance of the Phoenix

Phoenix Dance Theatre are presenting their culturally distinctive 21st century reworking of the iconic ballet, ‘The Rite of Spring’ and ‘Left Unseen’ at the Midlands…
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Round the garden

Round the garden

The Shropshire Drama Company’s forthcoming production of Alan Ayckbourn’s comedy ‘Round and Round the Garden’ will be performed at Theatre Severn, from Wednesday 6 to…
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Divided by love

Divided by love

Winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award, Private Peaceful relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young WW1 soldier awaiting the…
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Mrs Peachum’s Guide

Mrs Peachum’s Guide

Mid Wales Opera will present ‘Mrs Peachum’s Guide to Love and Marriage’ at SpArc Theatre Bishops Castle on Saturday 23 November at 7.30pm. MWO’s Small…
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Best bespoke glass

Best bespoke glass

A Shropshire artist is celebrating after reaching the regional finals of the Rural Business Awards. Jill Bagnall, who owns Fusing Ideas Glass based at Worthen…
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Quartet celebrates

Quartet celebrates

The Wihan Quartet will be celebrating their 35th year with a concert at The Lion Hotel Shrewsbury on Friday 15 November at 7.30pm. Described by…
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A narrative song

A narrative song

Originally from New York, Richard Shindell is a writer whose songs paint pictures, tell stories and evoke entire worlds along the way. Join him as…
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Rock for heroes

Rock for heroes

Following on from their hugely successful first year of touring the live music experience, ‘Rock for Heroes’, this show delivers the perfect combination of your…
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Hormonal housewives

Hormonal housewives

Join Suzanne Shaw from Dancing on Ice and Emmerdale and the other ‘Hormonal Housewives’ while they blast their witty way through a catalogue of women’s…
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