10th Annual Party in the Park
Saturday 20th July
Bishops Castle, Shropshire SY9 5DD
Gates Open 12 noon
Music starts 12.30 – 10.30
Come and celebrate the 10th year of ‘Party in the Park’ on 20th July 2019.
Organised by AMP (about music project) which aims to give opportunities to young musicians in Bishops Castle and the surrounding areas.
Party in the Park is AMP’s big annual summer showcase with many local bands performing along-side invited artists from further afield.
There will be continuous music from some very talented bands and musicians varying both in age and experience, but all with a link to the AMP ethos.
This year’s line-up includes: –
Local favourites: Fight the Bear, BC All Skas, Nuclear Weasels, Without Warning and Adrenaline Rush.
From Mid Wales: Smoke Like a Fish.
Shrewsbury: The Beth Prior Collective
West Midlands: Cantaloop
Oxford/London: The People Versus (previously known as Five Fathoms Deep)
Church Stretton/Bridgnorth: Bohmen
You can follow AMP on the links below and keep an eye out for some surprise guests!!
Party In the Park: https://www.facebook.com/events/281266679489982/
This is a truly fun day out with plenty for all the family including food stalls, Vintage tea tent, children’s activity workshops and so much more.
Bring a rug, a picnic, your dog and enjoy life the ‘Bishops Castle Way’
£8 Tickets – in advance from ticketsource.co.uk/about-music-project
£10 Tickets – on the day at the gate
(under 11’s go free)
If you love street food accompanied by a gin or a cocktail or two…..this festival is the one for you!
This year’s line up is looking epic with some of the best street food in town serving up flavours from around the world to tempt foodies. Plus, four huge marquees packed full of local food and drink for you to sample and buy!
Held at the RAF Museum Cosford against a backdrop of aircraft and handily next to Cosford train station with trains running from Shrewsbury, Wolverhampton and Birmingham….allowing you to make the most of the day.
We’re also bringing you some of the regions top chefs to cook a range of dishes live on the demo stage. Plus, festival goers can sit back and enjoy bands playing throughout the day on the music stage.
If you have little ones, bring them with you….there will be plenty of entertainment including kids cookery classes, circus skills, face painting and a tent packed full of activities.
Child (5-15 years) £2.00
Family (2 adults, up to 4 children) £14.00
Children under 5 – FREE
Make sure you come hungry!
Tickets on sale now!
A festival in a day! Celebrate Folklore, stories & music at the wonderful Acton Scott Historic Farm (Famed Victorian Farm BBC TV) nestled within the Shropshire hills landscape. Tranquillity, farm animals, storytelling, folklore, folk music, folk art exhibition, stalls, food, bar, family activity paddock, pop up entertainment spots, Chill & get in touch with nature area. This is a low impact, mostly acoustic, traditional festival celebrating Shropshire and its neighbouring borders.
Advance Adult £15
Advance Under 16 £5
Advance OAP £9
Advance Family Admission (2 adults & up to 3 children) £30
Ticket online booking: tickettailor.com
Come and help us celebrate our 10th Party In the Park.
AMP’s major fund-raiser Party in the park is set in the community park, in the heart of Bishop’s Castle, Party In The Park is a relaxed music festival, running from 12 noon until 10.30pm, Music starts at 12.30 pm with everyone dancing or sitting on the grass (some bring their deckchairs and picnics!) listening to a selection of established and local bands.
It has become an established event in the local calendar. Last year we saw more than 1500 people through the gates, coming from a 50-60 mile radius – from Newtown, Welshpool, Shrewsbury, Hereford, Bishops Castle, Craven Arms, Ludlow, Clun and beyond. Bands from these areas also bring their fans for support. It is not your ‘traditional’ festival crowd, more a community family event for people of all ages.
One main stage
BBQ & Hand Made wood fire Pizza, Vegetarian stands and vendors
Fully Licensed Bar
Vintage Tea and Cake stand
Children’s activity workshops
Face Painting and Caricaturist
A day of Country Music at the historic Workhouse, set in beautiful Mid-Wales countryside. 12 noon – 10 p.m. Featuring some top performers including The Most Ugly Child, Hannah Johnson and the Broken Hearts, Little Folk, Cinder Hill, Blue Genes, Lars Pluto and the Reavers, Tom Wright, Megan Lee, Josh Beddis… Food and drink, free parking, gardens to relax in, Workhouse History Centre to visit. Access from the A490, half a mile east of Llanfyllin. Event in aid of the Llanfyllin Dolydd Building Preservation Trust.
Join us at our Multi Period Living History Weekend. Travel through time from Anglo-Saxon Mercians to World War 2. Discover how people lived, what they ate and how they fought. Each encampment will have demonstrations throughout both days and their will be an Arena Programme of activities throughout both days.
Exciting day out in beautiful South Shropshire. Livestock, horses, trade stands, shopping, craft demonstrations, conservation, village green and entertainment for all ages including Atkinson Action Horses, Ye Olde Redtail Falconry, Aldabra Giant Tortoises.
8.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m. Advance tickets £15.00, Juniors (12-16 years) £5.00. Children 11 years and under enter FREE.
Tickets on-line at www.burwartonshow.co.uk
Organisers of the Oswestry & District Agricultural Show are looking forward to another great day on Saturday 3rd August, when people from far and wide will gather at the Park Hall Showground to celebrate this prestigious event that dates back to 1862. Not only does the Show endorse the best of British agriculture it promotes local businesses and activities, countryside pursuits and provides a varied programme of entertainment for visitors throughout the day.
Today’s Flower Show features, T.V. personalities, celebrity Chefs, singers and spectacular arena acts entertain the crowds for 12 hours on each day of the show, ending with a magnificent firework display.
The show is one of the country’s Premier Flower Show events, attracting top exhibitors from all over the country. It has a small permanent staff and over 100 volunteers who manage and organise the whole event, from traffic flow, marquee and services contracts, publicity and marketing, public safety, catering , entertainment, engaging specialist judges for hundreds of competitive classes etc. and ensuring that our visitors have an extraordinary experience with value for money.
The 2019 Shrewsbury Folk Festival takes place from 23-28 August 2019 and will provide four days packed with fantastic music, dance, and entertainment all on a centrally located site in the heart of Shrewsbury.
There’s four music stages, a dance marquee with acclaimed ceilidh bands, dozens of workshops, a craft fair, well stocked real ale & cocktail bars, Pandemonium! – our children’s festival -and Refolkus for 12 to 25-year-olds – with on-site camping for weekend ticket holders.
See latest information at www.shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk
FCD Events in association with MGM’s Stargate Command & Legion M are back and this time we are celebrating 25 years of Stargate!
After our hugely successful first “Cal Mah” event we have moved to a new venue in Telford and this time it is a hotel which is The Telford Centre Hotel (formally The Park Inn) that has a brilliant reputation boasting first class event facilities!
FCD Events are once again extremely proud to be partners with Stargate Command as we aim to bring you a brilliant cross section of guests from across the gate network!!
We have ticket options to suit all budgets as well as an instalment plan to help you buy those special VIP passes.
For more information, please see the Facebook Event Page here…
Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/fcdevents
or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/fcdevent/
for up-to-date information on the special guests as they are announced.
All FCD Events are family-friendly and welcoming. If you love Stargate or even sci-fi in general (fans from all over the sci-fi fandom will be descending on the place), this event is not to be missed.
The UK’s first-ever food festival celebrates its Silver Jubilee. To mark this momentous milestone, Ludlow Food Festival is hosting a spectacular line up of demonstrations, talks, workshops and tastings – as well as showcasing 180 top-quality local food and drink producers from across the Marches.
Held in the stunning historic surroundings of the town’s medieval Castle, the Festival features 4 live cooking demonstration stages. Attracting some of the most eminent names on the food scene – from Michelin starred chefs to respected food writers.
National initiative to open as many historical places as possible to the public for free. Oswestry has a wide number of interesting activities including archaeological digs, St Oswald’s tower, market activities, the Town Museum and the Park Hall trenches etc. Go to www.oswestrytownmusuem.co.uk for further details.
Join us at this stunning outdoor setting, amongst the serene lake and ancient trees of Chetwynd Deer Park, for great music, delicious food and of course fizz! Bring the children, parents, grandparents, picnic hampers and candelabras for a relaxed afternoon and evening filled with beautiful music.
Featuring six hours of live music from some of the best talent across the country supported by local performers. Get ready to wave your union flags and sing along with a fabulous Last Night of the Proms style finale. The event is suitable for all ages and under 10s go free, with free children’s activities available!
Bring your own food and drink, including alcohol, or sample something delicious from one of our bars or street food stalls!
Tickets on sale Saturday 19 January 2019
Tier 1 – £21 or £20 for groups of 6+ until sold out
Tier 2 – £26 or £25 for groups of 6+ from end of Tier 1 sales until sold out
Tier 3 – £30 or £29 for groups of 6+ from end of Tier 2 sales until midnight 13 September
VIP – £35 includes VIP parking and posh loos!
Children – £5 aged 10-18.
Under 10’s go free!
On the gate – £38
This year, Shrewsbury will be celebrating all things Fab Four with the Shrewsbury Beatles Weekend. On September 20th, 21st and 22nd there will be a whole range of events in the town including live music, tours, special guest speakers and Beatles film screenings – once again proving that All You Need Is Love. On the 19th our preview event is a 2-hour boat cruise with live Beatles music by Tony Stanton.
The weekend will finish with a concert at Theatre Severn featuring – from Liverpool – the top Beatles tribute band, The Mersey Beatles.
The entire weekend is in aid of the Mayor of Shrewsbury’s charity 2019-20, the Samaritans of Shrewsbury.
There will be additional events across Shrewsbury including musicians presenting live renditions of Beatles songs in the cellars of The Buttermarket, a venue reminiscent of the legendary Cavern Club in Liverpool where the Fab Four first attracted attention.
Five great Beatles films will be screened at The Walker Theatre on Friday and Saturday – ‘Backbeat’, ‘Looking For Lennon’, ‘Good Ol’ Freda’, ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ and ‘The Beatles: Eight Days a Week’.
The Beatles played in Shrewsbury three times – once at The Granada, twice at The Music Hall – and they even wrote one of their biggest hits, ‘From Me to You’, while travelling from York to their next gig in Shrewsbury in February 1963.
In addition, it’s the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ classic album, Abbey Road, this September and The Mersey Beatles will be performing the album in its entirety as part of their act.
See the Beatles Weekend events and book tickets at www.facebook.com/shrewsburybeatles/events
The award winning Ginger and Spice Festival is making a welcome return this September 2019 for a four day celebration of all things spicy during British Food Fortnight. Set in and around the centre of the medieval Shropshire town, Market Drayton, the festival celebrates the town’s culinary heritage, links to the ancient spice routes and what is thought to be the oldest gingerbread in the country!
The fun packed festival includes many inspiring festival fringe events plus an abundance of speciality food and drink with plenty of produce featuring a ginger twist! Saturday 28th September only features the Spice Exchange Street Market where visitors can journey into an exotic and fascinating world of spice, secret recipes, ancient gingerbread guilds and delicious hot & spicy street food .
The Spice Exchange Street Market will include everything from ginger teas, spicy pies, enrobed chocolate gingers, spice-infused jams, aromatic gin, local real ale, cured gourmet meats as well as a host of ginger-themed delicacies! Visitors can also watch live cookery master classes from top, regional and local chefs all at the back of the Clive and Coffyne Pub. Plus there will be educational cookery and food related activities for the little ones with Fordhall Organic Farm, The Original Biscuit Bakers and Savuer Spices! Also join in our annual gingerbread baking contest as well as our best-read head competition!
Over two days there will be a heritage spice trail and competition dedicated to exploring the town’s culinary history, including tastings in shops, cafes, the brewery, Church, Museum, Festival Drayton, Covered market and more. This is free and there will be prizes for lucky winners!
Visitors can also enjoy many festival fringe events such as live music, comedy, pop-up restaurants; foraging walks, ginger inspired competitions, talks and more.
Whilst the Spice Exchange Street Market on Saturday 28th September 2019 is free, visitors should expect to pay for some events taking place in the evening and at private venues in the town. Booking ahead for these private events is essential.
For all festival fringe events, please visit the What’s On section of the website: www.gingerandspicefest.co.uk
A light hearted look at life in a small rural town in the 1940s. As you walk around the town, you will be captivated by Re-Enactors and Entertainers in period costume, vintage vehicle displays, trade stands, music and dancing; all with a 1940’s theme. There will also be special activities for children.
The 2019 Wenlock Olympian Society’s ‘Race on the Edge’ will take place on Sunday 29th September. It will be run over the same exciting yet challenging 9-mile course as the 2018 event – along trails and paths of the famous Wenlock Edge. This year a short distance Fun Run will also take place – for families and young people. Both events will start and finish at Edge Adventures – on the outskirts of Much Wenlock.
Shropshire Oktoberfest is taking place on 4th & 5th October 2019 at the Shrewsbury Quarry Park – Following the success of the past 2 Shropshire Oktoberfest we are back! Over 150 real ales, ciders, bubbles, gin, cocktails, rum and more served alongside amazing live music, street food, farmers market, and comedy club this promises to be another amazing event inside Shrewsbury Quarry Park!
The event runs;
5pm – 10pm Friday 4th October – £6 in advance (£8 on the door)
11am – 10pm Saturday 5th October – £12.50 entry in advance (£15 on the door)
VIP tickets – £30 in advance (Saturday only, £35 on the door)
For tickets and more information check out www.shropshireoktoberfest.co.uk
Whitchurch Blackberry Fair celebrates 12 years of Positive Energy this Autumn. “Let’s All Love Green” – Calling all Vintage ,Homespun, Thrifty, Steampunk, Fairtrade sellers, Upcyclers Recyclers, Unicyclists, Artists and Folk who simply love the Planet. Stick on yer’ Festival hats and mosey over to the Quirkiest Free Autumn Street Fair North Shropshire has to offer this October. Jive to Wonderbrass and The SwanVestaSocialClub, pedal power a stage, save carbon with ‘Flamin simple’, make magic in the Fae Market and Dance the day out at the all ‘New Pookas Polka’ Night Party starring Light Artist Andy Mckeown and Manchester’s greatest Ska export ‘Baked A La Ska’. It’s mad,fab,funky family fun that “Dares to be Different”
A madcap night of magical jollity as Whitchurch’s Blackberry Fair Fae Market casts her Festival spell to spin up a treat. Don your wings and colourful coats for a party like no other. Live acts, Dancing , Street Food, Rustic Ales and all in the presence of Mr Light Artist himself Andy Mckeown Headlined by Manchesters very own 11 piece Ska Outfit “Baked A La Ska” – ‘ Utterly Bonkers but Irresistible’ Manchester Evening News. Limited Tickets £10.00 with Concessions £6.00 A great family Night Out!
16th – 17th November 2019, St Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury Town Centre
Join us for our 6th Festival in the wonderful St Mary’s Church. We will be joined by a wonderful array of award winning chocolate makers, bean to bar producers, and chocolatiers .
Our demo stage will have a range of talks, tastings and demos and our children’s lolly pop workshop will be running over the 2 days.
A Shropshire Christmas fayre not to be missed!
Over 100 eclectic Christmas stalls line the streets and Church Green of the quintessential market town of Much Wenlock in beautiful Shropshire.
Enjoy the Brass Bands, Choirs, Street Theatre & Entertainers, Santa Claus, Donkey Rides, Children’s Entertainment, Carols by Candlelight in The Square and much, much more!
Disabled Parking and Park & Ride facilities are available.
Rich in seasonal atmosphere.
Delightful Christmassy setting with light snow on order!