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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...
01 Dec 2016
The first acts to be signed for Shrewsbury Folk Festival have been revealed as tickets go on sale for the 2017 event.  Loudon Wainwright III, Eric Bibb, former Bellowhead frontman Jon Boden, The Unthanks, Oysterband, The Young'uns, Le Vent Du Nord and Seth Lakeman are among the headliners due to top the bill during the festival next August.  Other acts signed up so far include Andy Fairweather...
18 Nov 2016
The first-ever Shrewsbury Festival of Literature kicks off next week and organisers are urging people to get their tickets in advance. A huge variety of author talks and workshops are taking place across Shrewsbury over three days between November 25 and 27. It all starts with a launch reception at Prestfelde School’s Blackburn Theatre at 6pm on Friday November 25, followed by Jonathan Coe in...
06 Jul 2016
The final tickets have gone on sale for this year’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival as organisers prepare to celebrate 20 years of hosting the event in the county. The four-day festival of music and dance takes place at the West Mid Showground from August 26 to 29 and is expected to attract around 7,000 people. Around 700 people went to the first festival in Bridgnorth in 1997. It moved to Shrewsbury in...
18 Mar 2016
Organisers of a popular Shrewsbury writing competition are over the moon about sponsorship from a town business. Specialist pen shop Write Here, in Shrewsbury High Street, has agreed to provide prizes for the 2016 Belle Vue Arts Festival writing competition, which this year takes the theme of  ‘Space’. John Hall, owner of the shop, said that he was always looking for ways to encourage people to...
Bookfest Chair, Sophie Peach, Flora Blackman, Bella Christopher with Danielle Goffe -Wood of Galliers
02 Mar 2016
Galliers Homes, one of the best-known names in the Shropshire house building sector, has stepped forward to take the position of Headline Sponsor of Shrewsbury Bookfest’s annual children’s literary festival.  Danielle Goffe-Wood, Marketing Manager at Galliers Homes, which is based in Shrewsbury and has several housing developments around the county, says, “As a company Galliers is very proud of...
Bookfest Chair, Sophie Peach, Flora Blackman, Bella Christopher with Danielle Goffe -Wood of Galliers
01 Mar 2016
Galliers Homes, one of the best-known names in the Shropshire house building sector, has stepped forward to take the position of Headline Sponsor of Shrewsbury Bookfest’s annual children’s literary festival.  Danielle Goffe-Wood, Marketing Manager at Galliers Homes, which is based in Shrewsbury and has several housing developments around the county, says, “As a company Galliers is very proud of...
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