Local arts

Cowardly company?

Cowardly company? 

A Bridgnorth amateur theatre company will present one of Noel Coward’s popular plays at local venues in May. Bridgnorth Players will perform the comedy ‘Nude…
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Rattle farewell

Rattle farewell

Possibly the most famous conductor of our time, Sir Simon Rattle performs his final concert this June – and the historic event is being live-streamed…
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Players raise funds

Players raise funds

The Buildwas Players’ pantomime ‘Peter Pan’, performed in February, raised £1,000 towards the renovation of Holy Trinity Church in Buildwas. As the cycle starts again…
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Offside rule

Offside rule

Wednesday 27 June sees a journey through the decades to tell the story of four women in different eras who live, breathe and play football. ‘Offside’…
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Lipstick live

Lipstick live

Tickets are selling fast for a music extravaganza coming to Telford on Thursday 28 June. Fresh from its West End debut at Leicester Square, ‘Lipstick…
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Young dancers

Young dancers

English Youth Ballet is bringing a glitzy take on a classic tale to Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn in June, with some of the performers having been…
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Heights at Blists Hill

Heights at Blists Hill

A riveting open-air performance with music and fast character changes will captivate audiences when Hotbuckle Productions return to Blists Hill Victorian Town on Friday 1…
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Dancers dazzle

Dancers dazzle

BalletBoyz was co-founded in 2000 by ex-Royal Ballet dancers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt and the company has been performing around the world for the…
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Priory gig

Priory gig

A popular local band is performing a show at Much Wenlock Priory on Friday 18 May. ‘Putting It on at the Priory’ will feature “a…
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Get hooked on books!

Get hooked on books!

The theme of this year’s May Shrewsbury Book Festival is inspiring young minds to be creative, to challenge them with exciting new activities and masterclasses…
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Bodyguard returns

Bodyguard returns

The international smash hit production of the award-winning musical ‘The Bodyguard’ will return to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Monday 25 June until Friday 6 July…
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Broseley rocks

Broseley rocks

This year’s Broseley Festival brings the usual mix of live music, delicious food and drink, and plenty of retail therapy opportunities to the town at…
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Celebrating poetry

Celebrating poetry

The team behind Wenlock Poetry Festival have announced that a special event is to take place on Sunday 6 May. The celebratory get-together and performance…
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Candlelight tunes

Candlelight tunes

Ex Cathedra are set to illuminate the county town with a performance this June. The group will perform ‘Summer Music by Candlelight’ on behalf of…
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Alice at the Follies

Alice at the Follies

Outdoor production specialist Chapterhouse Theatre Company plies its trade at some of the country’s most beautiful heritage settings, and this summer it’s bringing a new…
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Tadlop’s timely show

Tadlop’s timely show

Tadlop (Telford and District Light Operatic Players) are putting on a musical that couldn’t be more topical. ‘Made in Dagenham’ celebrates the women of the…
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Friends in high places

Friends in high places

When people think of Queen Victoria’s closest companion, they might think of her beloved husband Prince Albert, or perhaps her later confidante John Brown. But…
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Sketchy artists

Sketchy artists

Ever wanted to go sketching outdoors but don’t know where to start? A new workshop by a Bridgnorth artist could be just what you need.…
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Birchmeadow Beer

Birchmeadow Beer

When a musician’s CV drops names like Mike Oldfield, the Rolling Stones and Steve Harley, you know you’re dealing with a man at the top…
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Take this!

Take this!

A musical all about the joys and woes of following a boy band is coming to Woverhampton’s Grand Theatre next year. ‘The Band’ opened at…
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Bach for Easter

Bach for Easter

Shrewsbury Cantata Choir will be marking one of the most important dates in the Christian calendar by performing the ‘lost’ St Mark Passion by JS…
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Quick on the draw

Quick on the draw

Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival returns to the town on Saturday 21 April, with professional and amateur artists creating drawings and presenting workshops around the theme…
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An odd couple?

An odd couple?

Findlay Napier and Rebecca Loebe are a singer/songwriting duo who met in an unconventional way – far from being old school friends or former band-mates,…
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Telford in pictures

Telford in pictures

To celebrate Telford’s 50th anniversary, the Council is inviting anyone interested in Telford 50 to capture the best of the borough and take part in…
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Snaps for Jan

Snaps for Jan

Broseley’s Camera Club held its inaugural competition to honour former member Jan Lancaster. The them for the memorial contest was ‘columns’, and the winner was…
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Twilight quintets

Twilight quintets

Shropshire Music Trust’s 2018 season of music will open the New Year with an early evening concert at 6pm on Sunday 14 January. Innovation Ensemble…
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