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13 Jun 2018
In an attempt to see Shropshire in the Guinness Book of Records in a fun, active and inclusive way, Revel-in-Dance is getting Shrewsbury in a flap! The aim is to break the current Guinness World Record for the largest number of people to dance the Charleston at one time. The current record is 975 people and is held by ‘Swing Patrol’ in London; so with this hefty figure to beat Revel in Dance...
21 May 2018
Shropshire teachers are being invited to take part in a free workshop aimed at encouraging a new generation of children to learn traditional English dance. The day-long session at Trinity Primary School in Ford on June 15 will give primary teachers an insight into how to combine folk dance with contemporary hip hop and how it can be incorporated in the timetable for lessons in dance, fitness or...
18 Apr 2018
The man behind one of radio’s most played songs will be making his debut performance at Shrewsbury Folk Festival this year. Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, who had Top 20 hits with Judy Teen, Mr Soft, Mr Raffles, Here Comes The Sun and their number one Make Me Smile (Come Up & See Me), will be one of the headliners on the first night of the festival on Friday August 24. Festival organisers...
08 Jan 2018
Hundreds of schoolchildren across Shropshire are set to learn new music and dance skills in an education project being delivered by one of the country’s leading folk festivals. Professional dancers will deliver workshops at four Shropshire schools – Chirbury Primary School, Gobowen Primary and St George’s Junior and Radbrook Primary in Shrewsbury – from January to March, as part of Shrewsbury...
29 Oct 2016
Pinocchio Jasmin Vardimon Theatre Severn Saturday 29th October 2016   Jasmin Vardimon , already known for her ground-breaking styles in dance  and theatricality, has given a very special touch to this very old Italian cautionary tale,  Pinocchio. Where ballet meets physicality, where dance entwines with narrative and where everything behind the proscenium arch is stripped bare so the very...
20 Oct 2016
Balletboyz have just embarked on the second leg of their tour of Life., a visually stunning show that takes a powerful look at life and death, choreographed by Pontus Lidberg and Javier de Frutos. We talked to BalletBoyz artistic directors Michael Nunn and William Trevitt  about the show and their boundary breaking all male dance company. Can you tell us a bit about Life. and how the idea for the...
Shrewsbury College student, Lydia Evans, selected to dance in David Williams' Gangster Granny at Theatre Severn
13 Oct 2016
  Now there’s work experience and there’s work experience… and Shrewsbury College Performing Arts student, Lydia Evans, has probably landed the type of opportunity many teenagers would dream of. David Walliams’ Gangster Granny comes to Theatre Severn this week and when a phone call came to Shrewsbury College for a top quality dancer to play a twelve year old girl, 17 year old Lydia was selected...
27 Sep 2016
More than 800 Shropshire schoolchildren learnt new music and dance skills from around the world as part of a Shrewsbury Folk Festival project, it has been revealed. Helping Hands, Dancing Feet was a flagship education programme run by organisers of the popular four-day festival as part of a wider project called All Together Now that aimed to bring different folk traditions to a new audience....
06 Jul 2016
The final tickets have gone on sale for this year’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival as organisers prepare to celebrate 20 years of hosting the event in the county. The four-day festival of music and dance takes place at the West Mid Showground from August 26 to 29 and is expected to attract around 7,000 people. Around 700 people went to the first festival in Bridgnorth in 1997. It moved to Shrewsbury in...
10 Mar 2016
Pupils at two Shropshire schools are set to take part in a project to learn traditional folk arts with a modern twist, thanks to Shrewsbury Folk Festival.  Children from Trinity Primary School in Ford and Worthen Primary School will take part in a two week-long programme to learn new skills that will be performed at this year’s festival.  Artists from the award winning Demon Barbers and the ...
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