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Hencote Estate winemaker Gavin Patterson
12 Nov 2019
A Shropshire vineyard is to launch its first estate red wine just over a year since the winery opened to the public. Hencote Estate in Shrewsbury has achieved success with their Evolution Sparkling and Lifestyle wines as well as their Estate Solaris and Rose and are now set to add a home-grown red wine to the range. The estate will release the aptly named Mark I on November 29 at a special launch...
Shrewsbury Festival of Literature
30 Oct 2019
From a cricket legend to celebrated fiction writers and poets, the Shrewsbury Festival of Literature is back from November 22 to 24. Cricket correspondent, broadcaster and former England star Vic Marks, travel writer and broadcaster Mike Parker, novelist Alix Nathan and author Catrina Davies, with her memoir of life in a Cornish shed, are among the writers lined-up for the three-day festival. ...
29 Oct 2019
The countdown is on for the Shrewsbury Bonfire and Fireworks Spectacular - which is now just days away. Two fireworks displays form the centrepiece of an exciting evening’s entertainment at the Greenhous West Mid Showground on Saturday, November 2, and visitors have the choice of attending one or both displays for the same price. There will also be a range of funfair rides, live music, plenty of...
21 Oct 2019
Shrewsbury based singer songwriter Vin Whyte will release his sixth solo album, but the debut under the moniker of First Mate, on 22 November.    Recorded, mixed and produced by Whyte over four days in a disused office unit, the collection of eight songs present a variety of stories about murderers on the run in North Wales, austerity, memory loss, career choices, the notion of land ownership, a...
21 Oct 2019
There’s a ghostly feel to Shrewsbury with Halloween just around the corner and there are no shortages of gruesome tales associated with the town - so for anyone venturing out into the depths of darkness this month, beware!  A guide detailing Halloween happenings, spooky stories and a map of ghostly locations around the town has been produced to help people make the most of Shrewsbury’s night-time...
20 Oct 2019
The Old Post Office in Milk Street sees it's monthly comedy Club return this week. The comedy club took a break over the summer whilst most comedians headed up to Edinburgh for the world famous Edinburgh Comedy festival. On Sunday 27th October at 8pm, it will restart withe the incredible Thomas Green headlining, with Phil Walker and compere Danny McLoughlin. Thomas Green is an engaging story-...
20 Oct 2019
Media release 18 October 2019   Canadian roots duo The Small Glories to play Shrewsbury Canadian roots powerhouse duo The Small Glories will bring their musical tour-de-force partnership to Shrewsbury, when they play The Hive on Saturday 30, November. Veteran singer-songwriters Cara Luft and JD Edwards will play tracks from their new critically acclaimed album ‘Assiniboine & The Red’ (****...
19 Oct 2019
Are you interested in or working in the area of children's literacy and reading for pleasure?  Do you want to share ideas on how to help children develop a life-long love of books? Do you want to hear from nationally renowned educators and specialists in children's books, literacy and education? Then come to this conference, right in the heart of Shropshire, to share strategies to empower, unlock...
Children with their pumpkins
18 Oct 2019
Park Hall Farm in Oswestry is busy getting ready to hold ‘Pumpkinfest.’ The event will run from the 19th to the 31st October to ensure Shropshire’s families are catered for over half term and Halloween. There will be lots of fun activities laid on for all the family, in addition to their usual plethora of indoor and outdoor activities, adorable animals and exhibitions. There will be an indoor...
Glasses of celebratory bubbly
14 Oct 2019
It is ten weeks until Christmas, and Hawkstone Park Hotel has got your social calendar wrapped up with a range of events that will ensure the festive season is filled with merriment, great food and exquisite entertainment. Lauren Cartledge, Commercial Director at the hotel said, “We get great feedback from our events at Hawkstone Park, so we wanted to hold events through December to keep the...
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