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30 Jul 2020
Visitors to Shropshire’s leading tourist attraction are being asked to turn back the clock for a day of Victorian fun in August. The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust says it wants as many people as possible who attend Blists Hill Victorian Town on August 8 to dress in Victorian-themed costume. The trust – a registered education and heritage conservation charity which cares for 36 listed buildings in...
Little Red Riding Hood photo by Drew Forsyth
20 Jul 2020
The Arts Alive ‘at home’ initiative has delivered theatre, dance and music straight in to our homes since performance spaces closed earlier this year. Their next installment seeks to introduce children to the magic of ballet, with Northern Ballet’s sweet retelling of Little Red Riding Hood. Organisers believe it will provide a cultural afternoon activity for children during the summer holidays....
Cars parked at the first Shropshire Drive-in
06 Jul 2020
The first Shropshire Drive-in event took place at the West Mid Showground on Saturday evening and has been deemed a success by the organisers at Shropshire Festivals. The event was the first live concert drive-in across the Midlands since the Covid-19 outbreak, with an aim to provide a fun yet safe night out. The event was made possible with sponsorship from the local solicitor firm Aaron &...
Florence, by Louise Jordan. Photo credit: Richard Budd Photography
30 Jun 2020
2020 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of the world’s best-known nurse, Florence Nightingale. Songwriter and performer, Louise Jordan, has produced a one-woman show which shines a light on Florence Nightingale’s pioneering work as a statistician and reformer. Arts Alive are sharing a recording of an extract from the show, as part of their ‘at home’ programme of events during lockdown. They...
Sheep at Park Hall Countryside Experience
30 Jun 2020
Following the latest Government announcements, Park Hall Countryside Experience is set to re-open their farm attraction in Oswestry on the 10th July for their annual members, and from the 13th July for all. The countryside experience has been closed since mid March due to Covid-19. Visitor numbers will be limited to ensure social distancing can take place, and tickets will need to be purchased in...
The cast from The Most Spectacular Show
18 Jun 2020
Shropshire Festivals have released more drive-in event dates in the wake of the first show selling out in less than a week. Tickets are now sale for the new dates, with more events in the pipeline. A much-needed night of laughter will be delivered on Friday 10th July with a comedy night. The delightfully saucy Karen Bayley will combine her killer wit and devastating one-liners to MC for the night...
Scottish Ballet performing The Fairy's Kiss
12 Jun 2020
The next instalment of the [email protected] initiative is set to deliver a stunning one-act Sir Kenneth MacMillan ballet, The Fairy’s Kiss, performed by Scottish Ballet. Bethany Kingsley-Garner stars in one of the lead roles of this production and will join viewers for a post show chat after the performance. Arts Alive are continuing to provide cultural experiences to communities in Shropshire and...
Shropshire Drive-in comes to Shrewsbury
10 Jun 2020
A brand new drive-in concert is launching in Shrewsbury next month, following the Government’s latest easing of the lockdown rules. Shropshire Festivals, who are the family-run events company behind the Shrewsbury Food Festival and Shropshire Oktoberfest, have used their time in lockdown to re-think how to provide the county with a memorable night out. A limited number of tickets are now on sale...
Couple watching television
20 May 2020
Arts Alive have curated a programme of online performances for communities in Shropshire and Herefordshire. [email protected] will feature a mixture of pre-recorded shows and live streamed events, most of which are being held exclusively for Arts Alive. The rural touring scheme has had to cancel its normal programme of events, which includes Flicks in the Sticks, due to the Covid-19 pandemic....
Lost Dog performing Juliet and Romeo. Photo Credit: Jane Hobson
13 Mar 2020
With a blend of dance, theatre, and comedy the Lost Dog duet reveals the real story of Romeo and Juliet. This modern-day twist on the Shakespearian classic challenges our cultural obsession with the youth and our inevitable issues with longevity. The show has been touring nationally and internationally since 2018, and now with the support of the Rural Touring Dance Initiative and Arts Alive, it...
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