Shrewsbury Beatles Weekend

This year, Shrewsbury will be celebrating all things Fab Four with the Shrewsbury Beatles Weekend. On September 20th, 21st and 22nd there will be a whole range of events in the town including live music, tours, special guest speakers and Beatles film screenings – once again proving that All You Need Is Love. On the 19th our preview event is a 2-hour boat cruise with live Beatles music by Tony Stanton.

The weekend will finish with a concert at Theatre Severn featuring – from Liverpool – the top Beatles tribute band, The Mersey Beatles.

Rob Luft Quintet

ROB LUFT                 

Rob Luft (guitar) Joe Wright (tenor sax) Joe Webb (Hammond organ) Tom McRedie (bass) Corrie Dick (drums)

Swap TVs and Tablets for Tree Views and Den Building this Half Term

Children (and adults!) are invited to enjoy the great outdoors this May Half Term at Hawkstone Park Follies. The Follies, just north of Shrewsbury is a Grade I, 100 acre historical landscape that captures the imagination of both young and old. Full of stunning views, monuments, towers, bridges, gullies and clifftops, this magical hidden gem also includes an interactive Enchanted Trail, illustrated by local artist Emma Lawrence. Children completing the trail get a certificate at the end of their journey – if they have successfully crept past the dragon and avoided the trolls on route!

Look Out There's Seven Drunken Nights This Week!

Seven Drunken Nights

Theatre Severn

Tuesday May 14th 2019

There is just so much to this show incredibly enjoyable and in some places exhilarating. One believes the people of Shrewsbury suspected it might be a good one as the theatre was packed. They were right.

Owen Lewis Owen Lewis

Owen Lewis was born fifty something years ago in the land of the black puddings. For the geographically challenged that is in Lancashire. Moving to Shropshire From 1970 Owen was brought up in Church Stretton. His first real job was in radio. After starting on BBC Radio Shropshire he became known on Marcher Sound, broadcasting throughout the North West for several years. After a university degree course in Theatre, Owen became an actor and went on to play "Pirate Bill" in The Alton Towers Hotel. He also made several television appearances. Returning to university he took his PGCE enabling him to teach. That saw him on the Essex coast as a drama teacher and latterly as a Creative Educational Liaison Officer making films and creating new teaching methods to employ on children in need of more help in their fundamental learning skills. Published playwright Owen ultimately wants a house boat in Amsterdam to focus on his work as Playwright and Poet. Follow hos blogspot at https://owenscribblerlewis.blogspot.com

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Salop Leisure win charity football tournament at Shrewsbury Town's Montgomery Waters Meadow

Salop Leisure’s football team were delighted to be crowned winners of a charity five-a-side tournament played at Shrewsbury Town’s Montgomery Waters Meadow.

The seven-man squad representing the Shrewsbury-based caravan, motorhome and campervan dealership emerged victorious in a tournament for local businesses staged by Shrewsbury Town in the Community.

Salop Leisure, one of 18 teams to take part, held their nerve to beat ABP on penalties in the final following a goalless draw.

Shrewsbury's first zero-waste store will offer tips at free-from Festival

Dedicated environmentalist Sam Winterflood will be talking to families about how to minimise plastic in their lives at Shrewsbury’s first  ‘free-from’ festival.

The 27-year-old recently opened the Green Options Zero-Waste store in Shrewsbury’s Darwin Centre with his business partner Lillie Lockwood.

And Sam will be at Frestival in Shrewsbury on Saturday (May 18) to talk about the single-use plastic free movement nationally and how this offers choice and variety to the customer without the food additives normally found in packaged goods.

Carl Donnelly Headlines the Old Post Office Comedy Club

Top Comedian Carl Donnelly is to headline the Old Post Office Comedy Club on Sunday 26th May.

Carl started performing stand-up in 2005 and quickly established himself as one of the UK’s most exciting young comedians. His conversational, silly sense of humour has seen him win a host of awards (Chortle Best Club Comedian 2017; Chortle Best Newcomer 2007; Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2007; among others) and become a regular at all of the finest comedy clubs in the UK and Ireland.

Shropshire County Show visitors to be transported to world of children's TV and books

Visitors to this year’s Shropshire County Show will be wowed by a special Shropshire Young Farmers’ 75th anniversary float parade and marquee celebrating the much-cherished world of children’s TV and books.

The theme for this year’s Shropshire Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (SFYFC) float parade and marquee is nostalgia, as it marks 75 years since its foundation.

Visitors to the show on Saturday 25 May can enjoy the spectacle of 12 floats in the main arena, each based on a children’s TV programme, from Pingu to the Thunderbirds.

Students ready to smash the Snowden challenge

The Outdoor Activity students from Shrewsbury Colleges Group are tackling the triple challenge for their fundraising activity this year.

Each year, students studying the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Outdoor Activities put take on a challenge to raise money for a charity of their choosing. Last year they tackled the Yorkshire three peaks and May 14-16 they are heading to Wales for the Snowden triple challenge.

Shrewsbury Morris Marath-own for Malawi

On Saturday 8th June Shrewsbury Morris are dancing on the Lower Ground Floor of the Darwin Shopping Centre, Shrewsbury. They will be dancing forty two dances for their very own Marath-own to raise money for the Friends of Sick Children in Malawi. 

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