Local arts

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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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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Harry is a hit

Harry is a hit

Bridgnorth boy Harry Lewis has been making waves on stage, playing Tiny Tim in a Wolverhampton Grand staging of ‘A Christmas Carol’. Harry, who is…
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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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