Plenty to crack on with this Easter in Shrewsbury

There’s plenty to crack on with this spring in Shrewsbury

Sing your heart out at Shrewsbury’s The Big Busk this Easter as the town fills with music, dance, art, magic, poetry and an Easter Egg Hunt to win a 10kg chocolate prize. It’s the start of all things spring in Shrewsbury.

On 4th and 5th April, the town will be bursting with music from a wide range of local musical talent, from Shrewsbury singing star Gareth Rhys Jones, guitar genius Beth Prior and many more brilliant acts.  In aid of local charity Shrewsbury Ark, locations include the Darwin and Pride Hill shopping centres, The Library, St Mary’s Church, The Square and more.

On Sunday get involved and join in the ‘Great Shrewsbury Easter Egg Hunt’ at St Chads from 12pm to find the trail of letters, with the winner receiving a chocolate egg weighing 10kg, goodies from Shrewsbury Town Football Club and a family ticket for the Shrewsbury Pantomime at Theatre Severn. Organised by award winning chocolatier, Julia Wenlock of Toot Sweets, there will also be a free workshop for children to decorate an Easter themed chocolate lollypop.

Get creative and colourful with the Compost Kids Easter Art Workshop at St Chads Church running from 2nd to 9th April from 10am until 1pm, where kids can decorate a larger than life egg. How eggciting!

Set sail down the Severn on Shrewsbury’s riverboat Sabrina, it’s a great way to see the spring sights. Get your groove on and make your way to the Sabrina Boat for a three hour cruise featuring all the best Motown Hits from the Sabrina’s very own live DJ throughout the night on 11th April. Dance the night away in the lower deck or sing along on the upper! Fancy dress is a must, and there is even a prize for the best dressed!

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Shaun the Sheep Movie (U) is definitely one not to miss! Showing from 3rd to 11th April, make your way to the Old Market Hall to watch Shaun and the flock heard every one from the big city back to the green grass they call home.

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Shrewsbury’s churches are packed with significant stories and awesome architecture. For a walking tour through history this spring visit three of Shrewsbury’s most important buildings – Shrewsbury Abbey, St. Mary the Virgin and St. Chad’s. The tour takes you from medieval times to the Georgian period to find a Welsh saint, the first House of Commons, a tree of glass and the church where Charles Darwin was baptised.

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