Local arts

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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Bridgnorth to open up

Bridgnorth to open up

This summer, art fans can wander the streets of Bridgnorth, looking into homes and shops and discovering fascinating exhibitions of art, sculpture, glass, textiles and…
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Riverside tale

Riverside tale

Some much-loved characters will be appearing at Alveley Village Hall on Friday 9 February. Box Tale Soup’s presentation of ‘The Wind in the Willows’ by…
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Dolly good!

Dolly good!

Bridgnorth Musical Theatre Company is in rehearsal for their main production for this year, ‘9 to 5’, which takes place from Wednesday 21 February to…
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Sinfonia on tour

Sinfonia on tour

Conducted by Dr James Ross, Bridgnorth Sinfonia will be on a mini-tour over the weekend of Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 February. The Saturday event…
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Farewell to Jan

Farewell to Jan

Broseley Camera Club announced at its November meeting that it would be starting an annual memorial competition to commemorate its former member Jan Lancaster. Jan,…
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Gothic rock

Gothic rock

Rock fans and those who thrive on the darker side of life will relish a show that’s visiting Theatre Severn early this year. On Friday…
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Topping tiles

Topping tiles

The tube-lining technique of decorating tiles produces impressive results, yet is surprisingly simple to master. Between 17 and 24 February (excluding Sunday 18) tile workshops…
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Darwin’s first calling

Darwin’s first calling

The Darwin Memorial Lecture 2018, presented in association with Friends of Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery and University Centre Shrewsbury, will explore the first career…
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Meet the Players

Meet the Players

If you’d like more drama in your life, local amateur drama group Bridgnorth Players invite you to come along to their annual Open Meeting on…
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Fizzog magic

Fizzog magic

There’s a Black Country twist to a new combination of two of the world’s best-loved musicals. Midlands comic writer Lizzie Cotterill has put pen to…
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County icons

County icons

A selection of distinctive buildings from Shropshire towns, such as Bridgnorth, Broseley, Much Wenlock and Highley, is featured on a new gift range. Linda Edwards…
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Pip’s Blue success

Pip’s Blue success

Local artist Pip Jones has triumphed in a well-established art competition. The Shropshire Open Art Competition has run for 30 years, and 2017’s top prize…
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The best medicine?

The best medicine?

Chelmarsh Parish Hall is set to welcome a new kind of treatment for the winter blues, styled after old-fashioned medicine shows that rolled into town…
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Hedda at the Grand

Hedda at the Grand

The National Theatre’s production of ‘Hedda Gabler’ will be appearing at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Tuesday 23 to Saturday 27 January. The lead role…
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West End sings

West End sings

On Sunday 19 November a touch of stardust will fall on Bridgnorth as professional West End stars join with a choir of 200 local singers…
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Keeping crafts alive

Keeping crafts alive

A recent report by the Heritage Crafts Association has identified a number of crafts which are in danger of extinction, and the Ironbridge Gorge Museum…
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Comedy at the edge

Comedy at the edge

Join stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus for tales, laughs and diversions at The Edge, Much Wenlock on Saturday 18 November. Watch…
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Norse code

Norse code

When James’s best friend was diagnosed with terminal cancer, his last wish was to have a full Viking burial. ‘Team Viking’ is the hilarious, heart-warming…
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Twenty Twenty is 20

Twenty Twenty is 20

Twenty Twenty has been in Much Wenlock for 20 years and to mark this anniversary, current owners Mary and Hugh Elliott have invited original owners…
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Guitar workshops

Guitar workshops

Play the guitar and fancy taking it further? A local group is hosting one of their popular workshops on Sunday 26 November at Wenlock Pottery.…
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Christmas? Bah humbug!

Christmas? Bah humbug!

Bridgnorth Players will present a new production of Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ to audiences in Bridgnorth, Chelmarsh, Much Wenlock and Worfield. It is the first…
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Tom’s opportunity

Tom’s opportunity

Tom Barras, a 16-year-old musician from Bridgnorth, has been selected to showcase his talent at Arena Birmingham on the Firestone Stage in November. Tom, who…
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Taste of Louisiana

Taste of Louisiana

The Cajun Roosters will bring the music of Louisiana to Shropshire in November. With original arrangements and self-penned songs, accordions, fiddle, guitar and vocals, they’ve…
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Bags that save lives

Bags that save lives

Shropshire based charity FCRS, which supports a school for refugees in Guinea’s capital, have launched a range of bags known as Simbaya. Named after the…
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Strictly Bridgnorth!

Strictly Bridgnorth!

Wolverhampton-based Zig Zag Dance Factory of TV’s Baby Ballroom opened their doors in Bridgnorth in the autumn with two of the show’s stars, Thor Jonsson…
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Stick or twist

Stick or twist

Kerry Godliman is one of the UK’s most talented comedians and she is bringing her show ‘Stick Or Twist’ to The Edge Arts Centre in…
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NT Live: Follies

NT Live: Follies

Stephen Sondheim’s musical ‘Follies’, staged for the first time at the National Theatre, will be broadcast live at Bridgnorth’s Majestic Cinema on Thursday 16 November…
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Full Marx for comedy

Full Marx for comedy

Rory Kinnear (Skyfall, Black Mirror) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Silent Witness) is Engels in ‘Young Marx’, a new comedy directed by Nicholas Hytner. Broadcast…
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A German love affair

A German love affair

Conducted by Thomas Payne, Shrewsbury Cantata Choir will perform three pieces of music by German composers including the well-known Brahms’ German Requiem. The music is…
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The Prodigy live

The Prodigy live

For nearly 30 years, the Prodigy have been pioneers of electronic music. They’ve created six era-defining studio albums and delivered unforgettable live performances that have…
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Globetrotting artist

Globetrotting artist

Bridgnorth-based painter Vicki Norman has enjoyed another year of travels with her paint box. So far, her adventures have led her to Florida, California, Provence,…
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