Local arts

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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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?…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.…
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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…
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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…
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Putting the boot in!

Putting the boot in!

‘Kinky Boots’, the winner of every major Best Musical award, is bringing the footwear-forward story of an unexpected business partnership to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from…
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Making a splash

Making a splash

The Ocean Film Festival World Tour is back for 2018, bringing an evening of inspirational ocean-themed films to the county in September. The brand-new selection…
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Not Beeton by snow!

Not Beeton by snow!

Chelmarsh Parish Hall booked Alison Neil to perform her acclaimed piece ‘Mrs Beeton, My Sister’ in December 2017, but it had to be cancelled due…
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Back in Black

Back in Black

‘A Black Country Night Out’ is one of the longest-running shows in the Midlands. It has played to packed houses over the years and has featured…
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Lear here

Lear here

King Lear will be broadcast live at The Edge Arts Centre in Much Wenlock on Thursday 27 September as part of National Theatre Live –…
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Lens on the landscape

Lens on the landscape

A new photography competition, Green of the Gorge, is being launched by the organisers of the International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) in partnership…
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Enjoy a refreshing Milkshake!

Enjoy a refreshing Milkshake!

Little theatre-goers will love an all-singing, all-dancing show that’s appearing at Theatre Severn this July. ‘Milkshake! Live’, starring Bob the Builder, the Little Princess, Noddy,…
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Sculptural surgery

Sculptural surgery

Nurses from Shropshire’s two main hospitals gained new skills at a local attraction recently. The clinicians welded items of obsolete equipment onto a sculpture being…
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