Local arts

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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Going Dutch

Going Dutch

Arriving at Henry Tudor House on Sunday 17 September is Fridolijn (pronounced ‘Freedo-line’). The Dutch performer’s recorded music blurs the boundaries between cinematic folk, jazz,…
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Ellie at the Edge

Ellie at the Edge

On Thursday 12 October, Ellie Taylor brings her charismatic, fast-paced stand-up to The Edge in Much Wenlock. Following a sell-out Edinburgh Festival season and 2016…
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Eastender to Addams

Eastender to Addams

Eastenders’ Ronnie Mitchell, aka Samantha Womack, joins Les Dennis and Carrie Hope Fletcher as Morticia, Fester and Wednesday Addams in the UK premiere of ‘The…
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Trust secures funding

Trust secures funding

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust has been selected as an Arts Council England (ACE) National Portfolio Organisation, meaning it will continue to receive financial support…
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Folk at the Hive

Folk at the Hive

This autumn, Shrewsbury’s Hive is delivering another season of the very finest folk with its Uptown Folk series, including a visit from acclaimed husband and…
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Choir mania!

Choir mania!

On 30 September at 7.30pm, some of the best-loved singers in the Bridgnorth area will be joining forces in Bridgnorth Choir Mania. Bridgnorth’s Community Pop…
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Local artist workshops

Local artist workshops

Two artists from the area have a busy autumn lined up. Bridgnorth-based Vicki Norman is running a two-day course painting the beautiful surroundings of Westhope…
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Pop goes the choir

Pop goes the choir

Bridgnorth Community Pop Choir is celebrating its third anniversary this September and would like to invite more people to join in the fun. Since launching…
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Stars are Broseley-bound

Stars are Broseley-bound

Broseley’s Birchmeadow is welcoming back three very different acts this autumn, with Wild Willy Barrett’s French Connection appearing first on Saturday 23 September. The last…
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Who dun what?

Who dun what?

Jim’s wife, a patient on a dementia ward, has died from what appears to be natural causes – but Jim’s a retired police detective and…
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7’s award heaven

7’s award heaven

7 Academy of Performing Arts staff and students have been celebrating excellent results in their most recent examinations with the United Teachers of Dance. After…
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Smiley icon

Smiley icon

Broadcast live from London’s Royal Festival Hall comes an unmissable evening for any fan of John le Carré’s work. In this celebration, the author discusses…
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Wet and wild

Wet and wild

The Ocean Film Festival World Tour is returning to Theatre Severn on Wednesday 20 September, delivering an evening of inspirational and jaw-dropping ocean films. The…
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Prints, pronto

Prints, pronto

Artists Sue Brown will be leading a workshop entitled Quick Collagraph at Much Wenlock’s Priory Hall on Saturday 30 September, in conjunction with the town’s…
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New twist on Shakespeare

New twist on Shakespeare

Shakespeare as you’ve never seen it before comes to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre in July as groundbreaking new touring productions of ‘Romeo and Juliet’, with music…
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Piping hot stuff!

Piping hot stuff!

The most famous bagpipe band on the planet, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, will be bringing their unique brand of ‘bagrock’ to the Newport Show…
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Shropshire’s secrets

Shropshire’s secrets

Bridgnorth author John Shipley’s latest book, The A-Z Of Curious Shropshire, is scheduled for publication in July. This is John’s eleventh book and follows on…
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Angels in America

Angels in America

The National Theatre Live programme will present a two-part drama ‘Angels in America’ which will be screened at The Edge, Much Wenlock. The play takes…
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