Local arts

Zoo’s company

Zoo’s company

Take a journey out of the zoo and onto the stage as the zany characters from the blockbuster DreamWorks film Madagascar appear in Shrewsbury in…
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We can hear music

We can hear music

The Place will definitely be alive with ‘The Sound of Music’ from Wednesday 23 until Saturday 26 October when, 60 years on from first hitting…
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Thieves needed!

Thieves needed!

Following their successful production of Little Red Riding Hood in February, the Buildwas Players are gearing up for their next panto, Ali Baba and the…
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Big names from the world of classical music and musical theatre have been unveiled as headline acts at this year’s Proms and Prosecco in the…
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Swan song

Swan song

The compelling and tragic romance in which a princess, Odette, is turned into a swan by an evil curse is bringing its magic to the…
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Bold as brass

Bold as brass

The residents of Paris were bowled over by the Wellington Brass Band when they performed in the city recently. A huge audience gathered to hear…
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Age UK to benefit

Age UK to benefit

The Carmichael School of Dance and Theatre Arts in Telford recently held their biannual dance show and raised an amazing £900 to support older people…
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Rocky experience

Rocky experience

Get ready for a pelvic thrust as Richard O’Brien’s legendary rock ‘n’ roll musical visits the region. Starring Strictly Come Dancing professional champion Joanne Clifton…
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Sticking power

Sticking power

Celebrating 10 stick-tacular years, a touching, funny and original adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s book Stick Man returns to the county in September.…
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Brothers Beyond

Brothers Beyond

Dress to impress in your finest technicolor robes and prepare for an amazing night on Friday 6 September at Theatre Severn, led by former stars…
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Life is a cabaret

Life is a cabaret

Put your top hat on and get ready for a production of Kander and Ebb’s landmark musical, Cabaret. Directed by National Theatre Artistic Director Rufus…
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Place of origin

Place of origin

We often remember places that were special to us as children; a favourite holiday location, a beach, a campsite, a hill, a lake… As we…
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Boycie returns

Boycie returns

Come and enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation’s great comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1’s Only Fools and…
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Comedy and curry

Comedy and curry

Prepare to laugh the night away at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum’s Comedy and Curry Night in the Engine Shop at Enginuity on Friday 6 September.…
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Film Fest returns

Film Fest returns

Returning to screens this autumn, the Telford Film Festival will run for six weeks from Friday 6 September, with screenings and special events in venues…
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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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A long tribute

A long tribute

At 21 metres in length, the donation wall at the Severn Valley Railway is a spectacular recognition of thousands of contributions made to the SVR’s…
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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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