Bookfest Remembers: a week of music and storytelling


Between Thursday 19th November and Sunday 22nd November 2015 Shrewsbury Children’s Bookfest has commissioned a series of events in the town to commemorate and remember all those who fought in the First World War.


Two of these are open to all ages and are particularly suitable for younger, junior school children. 


On Saturday 21st November, the Bookfest Remembers Concert will be the culmination of a huge project which sees pupils from schools across Shropshire come together as one choir to pay tribute with music, poetry and song to all the young men and women who gave their lives in what came to be known as the Great War. Joined by musicians including the Band & Bugles of the Shropshire Army Cadet Force and the Shawbury Military Wives’ Choir, this event promises to be a focal point for families from across the county to commemorate the Centenary of the First World War.  This event will take place at 7.30pm at Shrewsbury School, Alington Hall, Ashton Road, Shrewsbury SY3 7BA.  Tickets: £6/£4.


Award winning, hugely popular children’s author Megan Rix will be in Shrewsbury on Sunday 22nd November. Megan won the Shrewsbury Children’s Bookfest book award in 2014 and she has just published another beautiful story called The Runaways. Megan will be telling the story of Shanti the circus elephant, her calf Tara, and Harvey the collie dog, caught up in the tumult of war.  This event will take place at 2.30pm at Shrewsbury Sixth Form College, English Bridge Campus, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6AA.  Tickets: £6/£4.



Tickets for all events are available: 



BY TELEPHONE               Call The Hive Box Office on 01743 234970

IN PERSON                      The Hive Music & Media Centre, 5 Belmont, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 1TE.  (Cheques are no longer accepted).

BY POST                           c/o Caroline Thewles, 45 Bishop Street, Shrewsbury SY2 5HD.  Tel: 01743 353424

CONCESSIONS               Students under 18



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Laura is a writer, editor and anthropologist, as well as a keen gardener and cook. Besides blogging for Love Shrewsbury she runs an editorial and communications consultancy.

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