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01 Dec 2018
Tickets have gone on sale for the 2019 Shrewsbury Folk Festival as organisers have shared the first names to be added to the bill.  Weekend tickets to the four-day event, that will take place at the West Mid Showground from August 23 to 26, are expected to be in high demand. Last year the first tier of tickets were snapped up in less than 30 minutes and weekend tickets sold out a month before the...
28 Nov 2018
This FREE one-day festival will be a great day out for the entire family, from more than 70 food, drink and crafty stalls to live music, loads of kids entertainment, sports, hands-on experiences, displays, animals and much more. Everything to entertain and educate your youngsters with tractor rides, farm visits, hands-on activities, pond dipping and taking part in the field to fork journey,...
30 Aug 2018
  This year's Shrewsbury Folk Festival opened in stormy style, with high winds and torrential rain. But a bit of weather doesn’t put off diehard folk fans. We all donned capes and cagoules and followed the music.   As ever, we didn’t manage to see all the acts we hoped to see; there is always a range of fabulous music happening across the three main stages and scattered across the various smaller...
06 Aug 2018
Shropshire’s biggest beer festival is on course for a record-breaking year – with ticket sales set to top the 10,000 mark. Organisers Shropshire Festivals say the three-day event – based around Shrewsbury’s Quarry Park and in the town itself – has already sparked an unprecedented demand for tickets. Last year’s inaugural event saw more than 10,000 enjoy the combination of beer festival, live...
18 Mar 2018
Get Hooked on Books! The overriding theme of this year’s May Children's Literature Festival is about inspiring young minds to be creative, to challenge them with exciting new activities and masterclasses and, most of all, to enjoy words by celebrating them in both the written and spoken format. By focusing on our ethos of inspiring children to develop a life-long love of reading, we have prepared...
08 Feb 2018
Friday 29th June -  The ultimate Michael Jackson tribute show Relive the Magic of Michael Jackson  James Baker Productions invites you to witness history once again with this electrifying production as we celebrate over 30 years of the King of Pop’s music. With an incredible live band, stunning costumes, iconic dance show and the World’s Number 1 Michael Jackson soundalike, this show promises to...
31 Jan 2018
Folk legend Richard Thompson is set to make an electrifying return to this year’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival after organisers announced a rare appearance by the musician with his Electric Trio. The former Fairport Convention musician, named by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the top 100 guitarists of all time, will headline the festival’s Bellstone stage on Saturday August 25.   More than half of...
26 Oct 2017
Visitors to a Shropshire music festival have helped to raise more than £6,400 for music therapy sessions for children with life limiting illnesses.  This year’s fundraising at Shrewsbury Folk Festival takes the overall amount pledged to Hope House since the festival began in its partnership with the charity in 2008 to more than £56,000.  The money is raised through collections during the event at...
Historian and TV presenter Alex Langlands will be appearing at the Shrewsbury Festival of Literature
24 Oct 2017
International authors, poets, storytellers and historians will descend on Shrewsbury from November 24 to 26 for the town’s second annual Festival of Literature. Among the headline names taking part are the artist and poet Frieda Hughes, archaeologist and TV presenter Alex Langlands and author and screenwriter Stef Penney. Fifteen events – ranging from author talks, readings and story-telling to...
22 Mar 2017
Shrewsbury Bookfest is proud to present its ‘May Festival’ programme for 2017. This event,  described as ‘a beacon of excellence amongst literary festivals’ by their patron, author Michael Morpurgo, is their annual children’s literary extravaganza, with authors, illustrators and artists coming to this beautiful town to share their creative secrets, showcase their work and meet their fans. Since...
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