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16 Nov 2017
A date has been set for the return of a classical music festival in Shropshire with organisers forced to release tickets early due to popular demand. Proms and Prosecco in the Park will be held on September 8, at Chetwynd Deer Park in Newport, to coincide with the Last Night of the Proms. It follows the success of this summer’s inaugural event which attracted 1,600 prom-goers from Shropshire,...
23 Jun 2017
Music Technology students at Shrewsbury College were rewarded for their efforts at their annual awards ceremony this week - with one scooping the main accolade named after former Charlatans’ drummer, Jon Brookes. The Jon Brookes Award for Endeavour was established after Mr Brookes, former drummer with world-renowned British Indie band The Charlatans, became affiliated with the College when he...
Lifestyle Festival
10 May 2017
Shrewsbury Market Hall is hosting a Lifestyle Festival on Saturday May 20 to showcase its array of arts, crafts, food and drink and boutique businesses. The festival is taking place as part of the venue’s participation in the national Love Your Local Market campaign, being held from May 17 to 31, to celebrate British markets. The Lifestyle Festival will include meet the artist events, craft...
07 Apr 2017
A Shropshire brewery has joined forces with Shrewsbury Folk Festival to give young musicians the opportunity to showcase their talents. Wood’s Brewery, which is based near Craven Arms, will sponsor a pop-up venue called The Launchpad at this year’s event at the West Mid Showground over August Bank Holiday. They are appealing for solo performers and groups aged 16 to 26 who live in Shropshire, Mid...
Jeremy Lund, director of music at Prestfelde School
04 Apr 2017
Music should not be a luxury at school but an important part of a child’s education, especially at a young age - that’s the view of a senior teacher at one of Shropshire’s leading independent schools. Jeremy Lund, director of music at Prestfelde School, says music can help develop a range of vital skills which transfer to other subjects and the wider world. He said: “Music can sometimes be...
07 Feb 2017
A former Shrewsbury Sixth Form College (SSFC) student has been offered a place working with one of the biggest names in music and film in LA. Stuart Bramwell, 18, from Shrewsbury, has been given the opportunity of a lifetime working for the renowned LA composer and music producer, Mark Portmann, as his Assistant. Mark Portmann’s music has been heard all over the world – working with artists such...
The Chicago Swing Katz - Vintage Jazz music
13 Jan 2017
For many people now in their retired years the music that still plays in their memories is 'Trad Jazz'. During the 1950's and 1960's Jazz found a new popularity in the dance halls and theatres around the UK. Based on tunes written and played in 1920's New Orleans, USA, the music was energetic, bluesy, exciting and became  hugely popular. Jazz musicians playing this music became household names...
01 Dec 2016
The first acts to be signed for Shrewsbury Folk Festival have been revealed as tickets go on sale for the 2017 event.  Loudon Wainwright III, Eric Bibb, former Bellowhead frontman Jon Boden, The Unthanks, Oysterband, The Young'uns, Le Vent Du Nord and Seth Lakeman are among the headliners due to top the bill during the festival next August.  Other acts signed up so far include Andy Fairweather...
05 Oct 2016
The Hive, a registered charity and a town centre arts & creative venue are organising a very special charity fundraising event at Shrewsbury Prison on Saturday 15th October 2016 at 7pm. The event, called ‘Jailhouse Rock’ will include an Elvis tribute act, two local bands, a special silent disco, mugshot corner, DJ and special animated light projection by Andy McKeown. The event will raise...
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....
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