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Saturday late nights, Shrewsbury Market Hall, food and drink
27 Jul 2021
Saturday Late Night events are returning to Shrewsbury Market Hall after a break of more than 18 months. Dates have been set for August 7, September 18, October 30 and December 4 following the lifting of coronavirus restrictions. A selection of cafes and bars will open up until 10pm and a range of retail stalls will also open late. “These are family-friendly evenings when the market takes on a...
22 Jul 2021
The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Hospital in Gobowen is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a family fun day. On Saturday, August 7 they are hosting ‘Festival on the Field.’ The event will feature live music, food, drink and craft stalls, and a kids' zone with lots of fun activities. The event also marks 60 years of The League of Friends. Organisers are encouraging locals to join them in...
Poet Luke Wright
09 Jul 2021
Arts Alive have secured renowned poet Luke Wright to perform his brand-new show at Dodington Lodge in Whitchurch on July 15. His show, The Ballad Seller, will feature re-written Georgian street ballads for the modern era. The Inn Crowd commissioned the show, who Arts Alive have a thriving relationship with. The Inn Crowd work with some of the UK’s top spoken word and live literature performers to...
Preparations for Insect Safari
15 Jun 2021
Arts Alive, Shropshire and Herefordshire’s rural touring scheme, are celebrating a flourishing relationship with The Fetch Theatre Company having commissioned a raft of outdoor performances for 2021. The West Midlands theatre group have a passion for puppetry and whilst live performances have been unable to go ahead during lockdown, their Artistic Director, Andrew Purvin, devised a new puppet...
The tower in the gardens at Oteley
07 Jun 2021
The Oteley Estate in Ellesmere is opening their historic gardens to the public again on June 12. The estate’s owners will be transforming their original stable yard into a market for local producers and exhibitors, with tea, coffee and cakes available as well. They are looking for businesses that are interested in promoting themselves or selling their goods to take up stands at the market....
Improv group 'Box of Frogs'
19 May 2021
Arts Alive are delivering a night of laughter to South Shropshire on June 25. The rural touring scheme, which facilities cultural events across Shropshire and Herefordshire, has booked Birmingham’s premier improv group – Box of Frogs – to deliver their high-octane improvised comedy at Clungunford Parish Hall. The Frogs will be coming out of lockdown hibernation for the performance. This will be...
Shropshire Tasty Trail is in May 2021
22 Apr 2021
Shropshire Festivals have released tickets for an event that mixes locally produced food and drink with an 8-mile walk near Shrewsbury on May 23, 2021. The Shropshire Tasty Trail aims to leave muddy footprints not carbon footprints with organisers sourcing food and drink locally to keep food miles to a minimum. The 8-mile walk will include three stop-offs, where walkers will enjoy a different...
Georgia enjoying the 90’s Revival livestreams at home
07 Jan 2021
DJ duo, the 90’s Revival, will be bringing back their weekly lockdown live sets to raise money for charity. The 90’s livestreams will be free to watch, and supporters will be able to make a donation to a different charity each week. The first livestream on January 16 will be dedicated to their number one fan, Georgia, and will be raising money for the Down’s Syndrome Association. Georgia, 16, has...
Dylan Fowler, Nia Lynn and Oli Wilson-Dickson from ALAW
22 Dec 2020
Oli Wilson-Dickson, Dylan Fowler and Nia Lynn make up the band ALAW - who were described as a “Welsh supergroup” by Songlines magazine. Arts Alive have booked the trio in for four shows across Shropshire and Herefordshire in January and February. ALAW have a shared passion for the traditional music of Wales and in 2019 they won a Wales Folk Award after be nominated in 3 categories. Their...
Wendy Weatherby
30 Nov 2020
Arts Alive are bringing together a host of talented performers for a Winter Festival of Stories and Songs on January 22 and 23 2021 at SpArC in Bishops Castle. The event will feature artists from across the UK and Ireland in a Covid safe format, so that audiences across the region can finally enjoy a live performance again. Cerin Mills, Live Events Programmer at Arts Alive, said, “Throughout 2020...
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