Effervescent the Shrewsbury based trio consist of guitar, piano and vocals writing and playing their own original music. The band’s debut single ‘My Mind And I’ received airplay on BBC Radio
Shropshire’s BBC Introducing show and was made Song Of The Month. Their second single ‘Bound To Be’ also received airplay and was made Record Of The Week. Their 5 track debut EP was released on December 14th. (Support act still to be announced)
Fri 29th Mar 2019 (7.30pm – 11:00pm) tickets £5.00 (tickets go sale 22nd Feb)
Tickets can be purchased in advance from the following outlets or on the night subject to availability:
Forge at The Wakes, Theatre Square, Oakengates, Telford
Left for Dead Records, Wyle Cop Shrewsbury
Smash Room Studios, Ketley Business Park, Telford
Boomshanka Records, Wellington Market Annex, Telford
Live music at The Wakes promoted and managed by Pale Fire Music, Forge Urban Revival and Left for Dead Records
With Brexit very much in the news our Great British History Weekend aims to celebrate British History. Take a lesson in our Victorian School Room , have a go at traditional weaving and learn about the lives of British soldiers in the trenches of World War One and as an added bonus children six and over can have a go at driving our replica off road Landrovers for free. All our usual fun activities will be running too!
Telford orchestra is a community orchestra made up of players from across Shropshire. We are pleased to be returning to St Michael’s Church Madeley to perform our Spring concert on 30 March. In this concert we will be playing a delightful selection of classical music to welcome in the Spring.
The programme will be:
Mozart: Magic Flute Overture
Mozart: Rondo Alla Turca
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major (soloist Laura Brownsell)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4
The concert will take place on Saturday 30 March 2019 at 7.30pm at St Michael’s Church Madeley, TF7 5BN
Tickets are £10 on the door and students are free.
For more information about the orchestra, please see our website: telfordorchestra.uk.net. Alternatively, get in touch by email:
Raw powerful cinematic electronica with punk attitude. Stunning lead hurdy-gurdy with effect pedals, fierce yet tender vocals, personal political lyrics, floaty flutes, massive drone bass and DIY samples seamlessly combine with industrial-rave beats in an utterly captivating show.
The nomadic duo tAngerinecAt was formed in 2008 in Ukraine as a collaboration between Ukrainian Eugene Purpurovsky and English Paul Chilton. Inspired by their studies, travels and music experiences in remote parts of the Carpathian Mountains, their music has also absorbed different forms of Ukrainian and Soviet counterculture; the classical music skills, composition, poetry, acting, directing and stage experience of Eugene since 1990 as well as influences from EDM, drone, blues, metal, prog-rock and more.
They have four independently released, successfully selling albums that have had airplay on BBC 2, BBC 3 and BBC 6. The band has toured internationally in Ukraine, UK and Russia from 2010 and since relocating to UK in 2016 have quickly gained momentum, intensively touring with headline shows all over UK.
Based on personal experience, themes of resistance are repeated throughout their new album Many Kettles, and also in the form of images and symbols that help you to survive.
☕“tAngerinecAt brought not just synth to the table, but a whole range of physical, classical instruments into the mix – most noticeably their use of the hurdy-gurdy, to make their music the deep notes of severe doom and dread that gave it the feeling of a rave in a mausoleum…”- Ben Knight, LEFTLION
☕”Watch out for: tAngerinecAt… this is some of the most powerful music I have heard in a long time…” – LOUDER THAN WAR
☕”I’ve never seen someone play a hurdy-gurdy so punk…”
– DEVIL’S DYKE NETWORK
☕”Tangerinecat exploded into my world and I’m a happier man for it! Awesome energy and multidisciplinary. Myself and the team at New Art Exchange really appreciated your work.”
– Jason Pollitt, NEW ART EXCHANGE
☕”Album is immense. Exceptional…”
– John Hywel Morris, PRS for Music Senior Membership Development Manager, Wales
☕“…the most important piece of art you need to navigate these times…” – David Eggleston (Mirrorkill)
Awesome Zombie Ants:
Details to follow…
Hermon Chapel Arts Centre, Oswestry on Saturday 30 March 2019
Doors Open at 8:00PM
From 8:30PM to 11:00PM
Ticket Price: £5.00 – £10.00*
*booking fee applies
Box Office: 01691662196
We are happy to announce that here at the Centre on Mothering Sunday we have Elizabeth Edward Photography Ltd joining us with a pop-up photography studio, to capture those special Mother’s Day memories with pictures printed for you to take home! The photo sessions will be based within the artisan workshops between 10-4pm on Sunday 31st March Elizabeth Edward will be discounting pictures whilst here, take home a printed and mounted 6X8 photo for £5 or 3 pictures for £10. Availability is limited, booking is not required. Each session is limited to groups of no more than 4. If you would like further information, contact Elizabeth Edwards Photography direct on their Facebook page.
Be our guest this Mother’s Day! We are inviting mums to enjoy a day out on Mothering Sunday when accompanied by another full-paying visitor. This free entry offer includes Blists Hill Victorian Town, Coalport China Museum, Jackfield Tile Museum, Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron, Museum of The Gorge and Enginuity.
At Blists Hill, where life over 100 years ago is recreated by costumed characters, you can treat mum to a delicious Victorian High Tea in the Club Room. Tuck into assorted finger sandwiches and enjoy a selection of delicious cakes, including lemon drizzle, fruit loaf and ginger parkin, along with your choice from the selection of Twining’s teas or Fairtrade coffee. Pre-booking is essential at 01952 435948 and an additional charge applies.
For the record – a new and exciting meet-up
An informal social evening for people to share their love of music
Hosted by Forge@the Wakes, Oakengates
Come along in March for:
15 mins of fame – if you want bring along some favourite vinyls, cds and play them to others (optional)
Music questions on table and so much more.
Café & Bar open
Drop in between 6.00-9.00pm (free event)
This event will be on the first Thursday of every month
Simply like the event to be kept up to-date on this meet-up
Includes a sandwich supper
HE WRITES THE SONGS – THE ULTIMATE SONGBOOK
Prepare yourselves for hit after hit in this blockbuster show. In a concert style show, worldwide performer Vancouver born Bryant Olender leads a stellar cast and first class band taking you on a musical journey through the life of this megastar. This outstanding vocalist genuinely loves Barry’s music and has, by his own admission, been a fan for many years. Bryant hit the big time by working as MD and accompanist for the legend, Michael Bublé .He regularly performs in Vancouver and has performed and composed music for various artists and television.
Full of hits like Mandy, Could It Me Magic, Even Now, Copacabana, I Can’t Smile Without You, Weekend in New England, Bermuda Triangle, New York City Rhythm and many more.
This amazing feel good show is a must for any Fanilow or live music fan.
Alzheimer’s Research UK Shropshire presents a concert of light classical music performed by Shrewsbury Light Orchestra at Wrekin College Chapel with conductor Peter Road-Night and guest vocalist Dale Kynaston. Tickets include light refreshments. Tickets £8.50/double tickets £16/student in full time education £5. All proceeds to Alzheimer’s Research UK Shropshire Fundraising Group.
Os Rocks is a mixed voice choir from Oswestry, who sing predominantly rock and pop from the 50s right through to present day.
The choir was founded in March 2017 by Jan Ellis – originally from Huddersfield – who wanted to form a choir that was different from the norm. Jan is the pianist for Os Rocks and she is ably assisted by Nikki Hughes who conducts the choir
Os Rocks have gone from strength to strength and in a short time have had several concerts and fund-raising events. We support a different local charity every year and this year’s is ‘Friends of Parkies’, a small local charity offering support to sufferers of Parkinson’s Disease and their families.
Kizz and El
A new talent on the scene.18 yrs old and from Oswestry. She sings a wide range of acoustic covers from all different era’s.
Tanya Rose and the Thorns
Tanya Rose And The Thorns are a Shropshire based acoustic trio who have spent the last 2 years making a name for themselves entertaining people all across Shropshire, playing a variety of covers spanning the last 60 years.
We will be introducing some original material during our performances this year and will still be available for private hire for functions and events
Tickets £8 early bird and £10 on the door with proceeds to Friends of Parkies, a local organisation supporting the families of those living with Parkinson’s Disease.
Hermon Chapel Arts Centre, Oswestry on Friday 5 April 2019
Doors Open at 7:00PM
From 7:30PM to 11:00PM
Ticket Price: £5.00 – £10.00*
*booking fee applies
Box Office: 01691662196
A vocal and instrumental approach to jazz improvisation over the blues. No in depth knowledge of music theory is needed as the ‘ear’ and ‘feel’ will be your main guide to playing and soloing over the blues in a jazz style. The course will include a book to reference what has been covered on the day as well as further study and further listening. Please note this course is designed for ALL instruments and voices and of all abilities and experience.
Barry-Bazmatron Edwards Bmus(hons) Jazz
Has studied at the Birmingham Conservatoire between 2002-2006 under the guidance of well established educators and performers in their own right. Hans Koller, Dave Cliff, Phil Robson, Gene Calderazzo, Mike Williams to name a few. Also recorded various albums with prominent improvisers on the U.K scene such as Mark Sanders, Paul Dunamall, Philip Gibbs.
This month Hermon Folk presents with The Often Herd one of Newcastle Upon Tyne’s most exciting new cross-over bands who released their self-titled debut album in spring 2018 and promptly won 1st Prize in the La Roche Bluegrass Festival’s European Band Contest! Flock to the herd – you won’t be disappointed!
‘There’s plenty here for both lovers of traditional bluegrass and those with slightly more eclectic tastes. This accomplished collection showcases the growing maturity and versatility of an excellent British band which can range with ease across the boundaries of bluegrass, folk and acoustic roots.’
– British Bluegrass News
‘It’s fabulous, really exciting to listen to. Tight, virtuosic and the kind of thing you just know would be even better live!’ – Sam Sweeney of Bellowhead/Leveret
‘Traditional, inventive, tight and sharp; for those who think they don’t like bluegrass this could be the point they change their minds.’ – FolkWords
The Often Herd certainly reaches well beyond what is expected of a bluegrass band, marrying the wistful sunshine harmonies of Southern California with the striking industrial allure of their home in the North East of England. An engaging and dynamic live act, the band’s intricately arranged material seamlessly blends with moments of exciting and spontaneous improvisation, always keeping the audience on the edge of their seats. Guitarist Rupert Hughes and Evan Davies, the band’s mandolin player, are jointly responsible for penning the band’s vibrant and catchy original music. American fiddler Niles Krieger and jazz bassist Sam Quintana contribute deft and dynamic instrumental skills that lift the songs to breath-taking heights.
’’We don’t try to write bluegrass songs’’, states Hughes bluntly. ’’We just write what comes naturally to us and arrange it using the textures we have at our disposal. Our influences stretch far and wide and that really shows when we convert non-bluegrass audiences to our music. The EP was recorded live in the studio and really represents the sound we crafted together on the road.’’
The Often Herd, a band that invites many influences from folk/bluegrass/roots to jazz and pop to shape their music – join us for this uplifting evening full of liveliness!
The first 30 ADV-tickets are on offer at the Early Bird price of £10 – you better be quick!!
Rupert Hughes – guitar/vocals
Evan Davies – mandolin/vocals
Niles Krieger – fiddle/vocals
Sam Quintana – double bass
More about The Often Herd:
And some more music:
Ludlow Castle is holding an extra special event during the Easter break. A pesky dragon has visited the castle and laid some eggs in all sorts of nooks and crannies. The castle needs some talented egg hunters to follow the trail and find all the eggs, which have ended up in some novel and interesting places. The dragon egg hunt will be a fun way to explore the medieval ruins and stunning grounds, keeping youngsters enthralled and engaged. Budding egg hunters will be supplied with a trail map and pencil to keep track of their findings, and there will be small prizes up for grabs.
The trail will cost £1.50 in addition to the cost of admission to the castle.
Springing into song with luscious harmonies; singing in the season and taking our music into the gardens to join in with the birdsong. And raise the rafters in the little church for good measure!
Sue Harris is a Natural Voice practitioner, so no need to read music or have any musical experience, as she will teach everything by ear.
The workshop will take place in Hall Barn initially and then Sue is planning for everyone to take our songs into the gardens and in the church, letting them resound all around…..filling the air with joyful music!
SPECIAL OFFER: Purchase all five sessions (March to July) and save £5!
The Hermon welcomes back Kate Allan who offers an informal approach to singing in the comforting setting of the chapel space with its amazing acoustics. Come and join us for a joyful gathering of vocal fun and experimentation every second Saturday of the month from March to July!
‘Enjoy the freedom and satisfaction of creating music in the moment beyond ideas of right and wrongdoing. No experience needed. Everybody is musical and there are no wrong notes in music.’ – Kate Allan
Kate is a freelance singer songwriter who works in Arts and Health and established Wild Singing, a weekly, leaderless singing group that meets in wild places in and around Oswestry to share songs and stories.
Just bring your voice and an open mind – the rest will take care of itself!
PLEASE NOTE: Prior booking helps us with the planning, so please register and purchase tickets for this series of events as early as you can! Many thanks.
GIFT VOUCHERS: Gift vouchers are available only for the Five Session Ticket, not for individual sessions. Vouchers can only be purchased over the phone on 01691 662196 and can be picked up in person at the venue. For delivery by mail, postage & packaging costs of £1 apply.
All Spring/Summer 2019 Dates:
Saturday, 9th March 2019
Saturday, 13th April 2019
Saturday, 11th May 2019
Saturday, 8th June 2019
Saturday, 13th July 2019
A welcome return for this amazing duo!
The only outfit in the UK to have picked up National Awards in both blues and country music categories. The duo, Rob and Sarah Skinner, both multi-instrumentalists originating from South East England, now residing in Ontario Canada; play a mix of folk, rock, country, bluegrass and blues. Sarahs soprano saxaphone playing is sublime. If you missed them last time make sure you see them this time.
Tickets £10 in advance from
Chantilly Grey will be hosting three Model Railway Shows this year.
Our first show in October last year was very eagerly anticipated by local enthusiasts and those who were new to the hobby, wanting to pop along and hopefully catch the model railway bug! It was very much a family orientated show with lots of families attending.
It was a busy, and very enjoyable day for all who came, and we very much hope to repeat the experience for returning and new visitors.
Admissions will be £5 for adults, £2 for children and under 5’s free! We will be offering guests the chance to win tickets leading up to the events, so please check our Facebook Page for details. Early bird tickets are also available via Eventbrite.
We have secured a variety of layouts in various gauges and we have been overwhelmed with enquires from Exhibitors who want to take part!
Complimenting the layouts, we have a number of excellent traders offering a wide choice of stock.
There will also be on refreshments available and a great selection of breakfast and lunchtime faire.
It will be a fabulous day out for all, a number of activities will be available for the young model train fans to entertain and our show guide programme will full of interesting articles and will make for a great read following the event.
Guests will also get chance to enter our prize raffle and take part in voting for the ‘best in show’ layout.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to bellydance but didn’t know where to start? Or maybe you are already dancing but would like to revisit the basic moves to improve your technique?
Fun and friendly way to learn to shimmy, camel and do snake arms amongst many other moves, whilst learning a choreographed dance or two! With JWAAD instructor Sue Lloyd.
£10 including free parking and refreshments!
Small groups, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Contact 07751 362171 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Become a Romano-Britain living in the vicinity of the fourth largest city. Make a groma and see if you can set out a straight Roman road. Try a snack and try eating it lying on a ‘couch’. Plan a banquet and do your maths homework with roman numeral on a tablet. Test your knowledge of what foods were introduced here by the Romans. See if you are worthy of being a citizen – can you properly fold a toga?
Monday 15th – Friday 19th and Monday 22nd – Friday 26th 1pm-2.30pm
£4 per accompanied 4-11 year old, booking advised.
Who’s ready to experience the glorious magic of Easter, with a visit to the Easter Bunny!
Walk through the enchanted wood, hunting for golden eggs to exchange for chocolatey treats in the Easter bunnies burrow. Not only that, but the Easter bunny will have a special golden ticket for you to claim a fabulous stack of Easter pancakes to enjoy in the Café.
£6.50 per child.
The first date released is Wednesday 17th April. Once this date is booked up then the next date will become available for booking, and so on.
Wednesday 17th: 10am – 2pm
Thursday 18th: 10am – 2pm
Friday 19th: 10am – 2pm
Wednesday 24th: 10am – 2pm
Thursday 25th: 10am – 2pm
Friday 26th: 10am – 2pm
Book tickets here: https://www.britishironworkcentre.co.uk/easter-bunny-grotto-17th-april
(The first date available to book is Wednesday 17th April, once this is full, the next date will become available for booking)
Meet us in the meadow in Comer Woods for our egg hunts supported by Cadbury over the Easter weekend. Follow the trail around the woodland and solve the clues to claim your Cadbury chocolate treat.
Car parking is free for National Trust members, just scan your membership card in the machine to receive your free ticket. Parking charges are £3 all day or £1.50 for 90 minutes. Each hunt map costs £2.50. For more information https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dudmaston/whats-on
Spend Good Friday with the team at the Discovery Centre trying your hand at fun, seasonal crafts; from 3-D eggs to sheep with fluffy paint, yellow fork painted chicks to paper rabbits disappearing down their hole, and various flowers galore as we enjoy the Spring. Just £4 per child aged 3 and above.
Timberwulf are a melodic grunge/ Rock band from the UK. Deriving their sound from influences such as Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, The Manic Street Preachers, Green Day, Audio Slave and G’N’R. Blending varied tempos with dissonant harmonies, boasting heavily distorted guitar and angst filled lyrics, thunderous drums and a heavy bass groove, producing a raucous sound that is best experienced at high volume!
Carl Wynn – Lead Vocals & Acoustic Guitar.
Paul Goodwin – Lead, Rhythm, Acoustic, & Synth Guitars.
Bob Lloyd – Drums & Backing Vocals
Ian Foster – Bass & Backing Vocals
Egg hunts are supported by Cadbury over the Easter weekend. Follow the trail around the woodland and solve the clues to claim your Cadbury chocolate treat. Dogs on leads are welcome. Booking not required.
On Good Friday and Saturday Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts will take place in Comer Woods. On Sunday and Monday, the same trail will be run from our main visitor site at Dudmaston Hall. Our visitor reception and facilities at Dudmaston Hall will be closed on Good Friday and Saturday.
The Easter Bunny will be visiting the railway on the 20th to 22nd April. Watch for Easter eggs along the line and check them off the list. All travelling children receive a handsome chocolate egg on arrival at Llanfair Caereinion.
Our yellow timetable operates during this event.
Normal fares apply for this event.
Built in 1728 Burford House and its beauiful gardens have been open to the public since 1958. At one point in the garden is the spot where the three counties of Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Shropshire meet. The countryside around theses three counties is both beautiful and rich in wild edible plants and fungi. On the outskirts of Tenbury Wells, it is within easy reach of Ludlow, Leominster, Bromyard, Kidderminster, Hereford, Worcester, Bridgnorth and Shrewbury.
We will meet outside the cafe at Burford House. The course starts there with a short introduction on what to look for and a brief of the general countryside codes, where they relate to foragers. Tea or coffee is available from the cafe.
Then we’ll set off on a roughly 2.5 hour walk around the grounds of Burford House park and along the River Teme, teaching you how to identify the different Spring shoots, plants, flowers and hopefully mushrooms that we find.
There will be a break along the way for some homemade refreshments such as our lovely hogweed and wild garlic soup.
After the walk we will end the day with a tasty wild food lunch based on what we have found. This will include some treats made from our recent finds, a wild salad that we will pick on the day and possibly even some wild garlic pesto.
After the course we will email you a list of everything we talk about on the day; to help you remember what you have learnt.
There are limited spaces available so please book your tickets online.
Egg hunts are supported by Cadbury over the Easter weekend. Follow the trail around the orchard courtyards and solve the clues to claim your Cadbury chocolate treat. Dogs on leads are welcome. Booking not required.
Please note that on Good Friday and Saturday Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts will take place in Comer Woods and our visitor reception, shop and tea-room at Dudmaston Hall will be closed. On Sunday and Monday, the same trail will be run from our main visitor site at Dudmaston Hall.