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26 Oct 2018
My subject is War and the Pity of War - Wilfred Owen On Sunday 4 November, one hundred years to the day that Wilfred Owen was killed, Shrewsbury Bookfest in collaboration with St. Chad's Music Festival will present a very special concert at Theatre Severn in celebration of the life and work of Wilfred Owen. In the first half of the concert the Bookfest Remembers Choir, made up of schools and...
19 Oct 2018
Shrewsbury Bookfest invite families and children aged 6+ to Button & Bear Bookshop, 28 Castle Street, Shrewsbury. SY1 2BQ to join author Hilary Robinson as she introduces her new book ‘Peace Lily’ which tells the story of Lily, a young girl who becomes a nurse and follows her childhood friends Ben and Ray to the battlefields of France. ‘Peace Lily’ is beautifully illustrated and with a...
18 Oct 2018
People are being reminded to book their tickets in advance for one of Shropshire’s biggest fireworks displays, as only limited places will be available on the day. The annual charity fireworks and bonfire spectacular is due to take place on November 3 at the Greenhous West Mid Showground in Shrewsbury, and organisers are expecting a big turn-out. There will be two fireworks displays - one...
15 Oct 2018
The forthcoming production of William Shakespeare’s Henry V by Shropshire Drama Company (SDC) will mark two milestones in the organisation’s history. It will not only be 20 years since SDC first performed the play at Much Wenlock Festival, but also 60 years since Shropshire County Drama Group (SCDG); which was the original name before changing to SDC in 2005; was established in 1958 by the then...
12 Oct 2018
Shrewsbury Half Marathon returns on Sunday 6th October 2019 with a new autumn date and plenty to look forward to after the success of the 2018 event. The race will welcome an increased capacity for 2019 and feature two new race distances – a Family 1.1 Mile for families and young runners, plus a Cumulative Half Marathon where participants run 12 miles in their own time and complete the final 1.1...
National Festival of Running, 21st-23rd June 2019, Weston Park
12 Oct 2018
The National Festival of Running is a three-day event taking place at Weston Park in Shropshire on Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June 2019, and the organisers are promising “a weekend away with your running family and friends like no other”. The National Festival of Running will feature four UKA-approved races, classes, live music, running stories, meet ups, camping, a shopping...
11 Oct 2018
“It’s always great to witness the buzz that choreographers get from working with Candoco” «««« Guardian This Autumn, Candoco Dance Company bring their acclaimed double bill, Yasmeen Godder’s Face In paired with Hetain Patel’s Let’s Talk About This, to Shrewsbury for a one-off date following well received performances at Sadler’s Wells earlier this year.   Yasmeen Godder, the recipient of the...
10 Oct 2018
Hawkstone Trails and Terrible Tales is the perfect October Half Term event for the entire family.  Enjoy the stunning Autumnal landscape whilst following the Halloween Trail to find our hidden storytellers throughout the Follies. Follow the trail and meet the characters along your journey. Once you reach the end enjoy a story in the caves with our professional storyteller who will make your...
09 Oct 2018
One of the UK’s finest Acoustic Americana, Bluegrass & Country bands are heading to The Hive in Shrewsbury on Saturday 17th November! Jaywalkers have been delighting audiences for over 10 years; taking their exciting, inventive and virtuosic brand of Americana up, down and around the UK and Europe. These three outstanding musicians have developed a tight bond, demonstrated through their well-...
Tree and gardens expert Tony Russell to give talk in Shrewsbury on November 13th 2018
02 Oct 2018
Celebrated tree and gardens expert, author and broadcaster Tony Russell is heading to Shrewsbury on Tuesday November 13 to give a talk on ‘gardening with trees in the 21st century’. Mr Russell, the former Head Forester at the famous Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire, will be the guest speaker of the Severn Tree Trust which has organised the event.  The talk will take place at 7.30pm in the...
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