Josh is a rising star in the comedy world and has not only written for some of your favourite TV shows but also appeared on BBC3.
His solo shows “A Boy Named Pugh” and “The Changingman” have garnered rave reviews and it’s an honour to have him grace our stage.
•English Comedian of the Year 2016
•Hot Water Comedian of the Year 2016
•Birmingham Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2015
•Nottingham Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2015
•Midlands Comedy Awards new comedian of the Year 2014 & 2015
“offbeat ideas, strong imagery and dry observational asides, he finds laughs in unusual places. A promising voice” – Chortle
“A keen comic mind” – London Evening Standard
1) Harvey Hawkins
Critically acclaimed, award winning Harvey has performed alongside such comedy legends as Gary Delaney, Tom Stade and Joe Lycett to name but a few – and more importantly he’s a top guy too.
••Birmingham Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2016
2) Adam Beardsmore
Adam has performed at the BBC New Comedy 2016 awards and was nominated for the Birmingham Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2018 but narrowly lost out to the multiple award winning comedian Laura Monmoth.
Currently gigging alongside TV stars, it’s only a matter of time before he makes it big.
3) Danny Clives
This abstract genius has supported people such as James Acaster and Joe Lycett with his awkward, surreal comedy stylings.
He truly is the comedian’s comedian of the moment.
4) Douglas Carter
Doug has done it all. He’s created multiple viral videos, won several comedy awards despite only starting in 2017 and has even upset Jeremy Kyle by exposing his cruel tactics on his hit Facebook page, Random Wafflebollox.
•Midlands Comedy Awards new comedian of the Year 2018
All this will be loosely held together by the bizarre Donald Mackerel, Shropshire native, Cheshire Cat Comedian of the Year 2018 and Midlands Comedy Awards New Comedian of the Year 2018 runner up.
The annual races are held on an exceptionally beautiful course at Bitterley close to Ludlow and Clee Hill. (signposted off A49)
In addition to some of the finest quality point-to-point racing in the country, there are numerous trade stands, a licensed bar, food stalls, and children’s amusements.
A fantastic day for all your family!
This years races will be held on Saturday 13th April 2019. Standard admission price £10 per person, under 16s free. Ample car parking available.
Gates open 11:00am.
First race 1:30pm
In addition we are holding another After Party from 6PM to Midnight the beer tent with top local band Head Honcho playing with DJ Toolie supporting, Limited no of advance tickets £8 per head or £10 per ticket on the day and week leading up to P2P see our Eventbrite page – Ludlow P2P After Party 2019
Why not try a new sport in 2019.
Try sailing ⛵️ for free at an award winning sailing club!!
Dinghy sailing is the perfect sport for mental and physical health, and is a great way to meet new people or spend time with the family! It doesn’t matter if you are an absolute beginner or have years of experience, we will have something for you.
We have courses available, catering for all levels so you don’t wait until April – please come and see us any time!!
Come and chat to our friendly club members and see for yourself why South Staffs Sailing Club has been nominated for the RYA Club of the Year award.
9.30am – 4pm Do you want to become more confident with your chainsaw at home but don’t require a qualification? Covering maintenance of your chainsaw (including sharpening), operator safety, safety clothing and risk assessment, find out how to start and operate your saw safely and learn cross cutting techniques for pre-cut timber. For just £75 for the whole day, this course promises to send you home with confidence to use your chainsaw safely. You will need your own chainsaw and chainsaw safety clothing; helmet, gloves, trousers and chainsaw footwear – ALL ESSENTIAL
Multi-award-winning Jess Robinson is back with a brand new show! More spot-on celebrity impressions, musical comedy and stunning vocal gymnastics. Join Jess as she takes you on another dizzying journey through hilarious improvised musical impressions, serving up a feast of styles and genres from classical to rock to hip hop showcasing the voices of all your favourite celebs. “A feel good, celebratory show”, Observer
As seen on The Imitation Game (ITV), Murder in Successville (BBC3), Dead Ringers (BBC2), The Week That Wasn’t (Sky1), The Now Show (BBC R4) and The Last Leg (C4).
“Naturally funny. Pitch perfect” Telegraph
‘It’s like a mega-concert with all your favourite stars’ ITV
‘Her talent and showmanship is stunning’ Chortle
This year, for the first time, Cancer Research UK is inviting everyone in the area – women, men and children – to join the Race for Life.
The Pretty Muddy Weston Park route is a circular route around its beautiful grounds making it the perfect setting for an event like this. The course is a mixture of path, tracks and grass, it is mostly flat but there are some hills offering some scenic views over Shropshire and Staffordshire.
Pretty Muddy Kids starts at 9:45am, Pretty Muddy 5K starts at 10:30am and Pretty Muddy 10K starts later at 10:45am!
All of our Pretty Muddy Kids events are approximately 5km. At the majority of venues, there will be a shortcut available at approximately 2km or 3km, which will lead back to the finish line. This will signposted on the day. If the shortcut is taken, it may mean missing out some of the obstacles, but we will make sure all children get to take part in the muddy slide at the end. Adults accompanying children will run alongside the course but will not be allowed to take part on the obstacles.
Registration is £19.99 per adult and £10.00 per child!
Please note, all children taking part must be at least 1.2m tall on day of event.
All money raised will go into Cancer Research UK’s crucial work.
To sign up please visit https://raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org/
We also need volunteers to help make the day a success. Anyone can volunteer, and can register to do so at https://raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org/about-our-events/volunteer
The 2019 Shrewsbury Regatta will take place on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May 2018.
The Regatta is one of the oldest events in the rowing calendar, having first been held in 1871. Races will take place on the River Severn in Shrewsbury between English Bridge and the boathouses opposite the Quarry. The organisers expect around 1500 competitors to take part from rowing clubs all over the country. Races will take place roughly every three minutes throughout the day on both the Saturday and the Sunday and with supporters from the competing clubs cheering the crews on the atmosphere should be full of excitement.
There will be races for 8’s, 4’s and pairs as well as quad, double and single sculling boats. Competitors will include men, women, juniors and veterans.
Entry to the regatta for spectators will be free of charge and the public will be able to watch the racing from the river banks on both sides of the river. There will be a bar and barbecue as well as other refreshments for all the family.
The STANTON STILE HOP will build on its first year success and this year we will host a 2km off road fun run for children up to 9 years old, The original 5km multi terrain ‘Stanton Stile Hop’ and in addition for this year we are pleased to announce a 10km multi terrain race.
The 2 km fun run will take part on a flat field and will be a 2000mtr out and back course. Keeping in with the ‘Stile Hop’ theme, there will also be a number of low height stile type obstacles on the course for the little entrants to jump and climb over. There will be no entry fee for the 2km run, instead we would kindly ask for donations to be placed in one of the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity buckets.
The 5km ‘The Stanton Stile Hop’ is the race that started it all off in 2018. This stunning course will take runners on a 5km loop from the centre of Stanton village on a mixture of terrain including quiet lanes, lovely woodland and across fields. As the event name implies, there are number of stiles on the course which all runners will need to climb over as part of the event. There is also the risk of some puddles and or lying water in places but this will be dependent on the amount of rain during the lead up to the event. The course itself has a steady rise to the half way point with the exception of the wooded climb, the course then starts to make its way back down towards the finish line in Stanton.
The 10km multi terrain race is a beautiful extension of the 5km route. At the half way point of the 5km route, you will be diverted off on to an additional 5km section where you will re-join the original 5km route for the final section back into the finish in Stanton. Again, the route is mostly on a mixture of field, woodland and farm track with a little bit of quiet country lane.
Both the 5km and 10km race will be started in the same location at the same time.
Runners of all abilities are very welcome. The 5km has an age restriction of 9 years and older and we ask that all children under 12 years old are within arm’s reach of an accompanying adult throughout the race. The 10km race has an age restriction of 16 years and older (where the child is 16 by or on 18th May, 2019)
Following the outstanding success of 2018….the 2019 Oswestry Colour Run is back!
Sunday 30th June 2019
– Follow us on TWITTER @OsColourRun for the latest updates!!
– Like the British Ironwork Centre Facebook page too!
Get ready for the happiest 3K you’ll ever walk, dance or run. Can you help us make this years event even more of a success. Last year we raised over £14,500 to support Macmillan’s work in Shropshire.
The colour run is designed to be a happy, enjoyable day for all ages. It celebrates healthiness, happiness, individuality, and giving back to the community while experiencing the uniqueness of the British Ironwork Centre. The Colour Run is a three-kilometre, un-timed race in which participants are doused from head to toe in different colours from various paint stations around the course.
A great opportunity to visit the British Ironwork Centre with all the family with refreshments available on the day.
We are very proud to bring this race to its 29th edition which makes it one of the longest running races in the country. The event has always been one for all abilities: first-timers up to very experienced athletes alike. The swim leg takes place in William Brookes School swimming pool while the bike and run legs are on the roads and lanes around Much Wenlock
Parenthood is a crafty beast. The second you master something it changes the game so you’re rubbish at it again.
Stand-up comedian, viral blogger and bestselling author Sam Avery (aka the Learner Parent) started his award-winning blog when his twin boys were born. A million nappies, Peppa Pig episodes and a head-full of hair loss later, he shares all the lows, highs and hilarious in-betweens of his experiences of first-time parenthood.
Sam’s honest, messy account of wrestling with sleep deprivation and breast pumps – right through to his botched attempts at discipline and pathetic bids to stifle various toddler tantrums that definitely registered on the Richter scale – will have you testing your pelvic floor with laughter.
‘Quick wit and painfully funny’ METRO
‘A gifted storyteller’ THE LIST
Once again this event is organised by the Bowbrook Archers and will take place on their club field at Withington near Shrewsbury. The round will be Western: 4 dozen @ 60 yds + 4 dozen @ 50 yds for bow styles: compound, recurve freestyle, barebow, longbow, AFB & Traditional. Entry forms are available to download from the Wenlock Olympian Society’s website
Prepare to laugh the night away at our comedy and curry night – this promises to be a hugely popular and entertaining evening with a line-up of hilarious comedians.
Ian Stone is a British stand-up comedian, broadcaster and writer notable for appearing as a guest on shows like Mock the Week and is also a regular guest on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Fighting Talk. He currently presents the weekday breakfast show on London-based digital and AM sports radio station Love Sport Radio.
Kate Lucas is an award-winning musical comedian known for her razor sharp and deliciously dark songs. She combines catchy melodies with original lyrics to showcase her playfully bitter musings on life. Audiences have come to expect what not to say and how not to behave from this gloriously talented young comic.
Jonathan Elston is a fresh, punchy, gag-driven comic who combines sharp joke writing and quirky observations with a youthful likability that charms his audience and endears him to any room.
A cash bar will be available throughout the night serving soft and alcoholic drinks AND curry! For just £8.95 you can treat yourself to a curry, rice and naan (veggie curry available).
Parking is at the Museum of Iron and Enginuity. Doors open at 7pm. Recommended age for this event is 16+.
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.
We are pleased to announce that the 6th running of the Apley Estate multi-terrain event presented by Wrekin Road Runners will be on the 29th September 2019.
We will again be raising funds for Stockton Church and St. Milburga Church in Beckbury.
Due to the nature of the location and accessibility the distances may vary slightly from 5k, 10k and 21k; we will adjust the course chip timing to ensure it reflects the distances and provides you with accurate pacing splits.
Add the date to your diary and don’t forget to like our facebook page to keep you up to date with news and information about the race.
Minimum age on race day:
21k- 17 yo
10k – 17 yo
5k – 12yo
There is plenty of car parking available but please take care and have consideration for the land owner as well as other drivers.
Please note all parts of the Apley Estate are strictly private at all times other than for these races.
21k – 10:30
10k – 10:40
5k – 10:50
Course details: Route maps to follow
The 5k loop – 1 lap
The 10k loop – 1 lap
The 21k loop – 2 laps (consists of the 10k loop followed by a 11k loop)
We advise the use of trail shoes for all distances and feel these are more appropriate than spikes.
Shrewsbury Half Marathon returns on Sunday 6th October 2019 with a new autumn date and plenty to look forward to after the success of the 2018 event. The race will welcome an increased capacity for 2019 and feature two new race distances – a Family 1.1 Mile for families and young runners, plus a Cumulative Half Marathon where participants run 12 miles in their own time and complete the final 1.1 mile on race day. Together, the races open the event up to all ages and abilities and will contribute to a superb atmosphere on the day.
Shrewsbury Half Marathon offers a perfect mix of history and scenery, the 13.1-mile route taking runners through the streets of Shrewsbury city centre before heading out into the beautiful Shropshire countryside. Once again a team of UKRunChat pacers will be helping runners to achieve their targets and there will be first-class entertainment at the race village at Shropshire Country Showground.
Entry to Shrewsbury Half Marathon includes: bespoke medal; technical t-shirt; goody bag; free pre and post-race massage and free race photos worth £19.99. Entry from £26 (affiliated) / £28 (unaffiliated).
The Family 1.1 Mile costs £8 for children aged 11 and above running unaccompanied, and also per adult. Entry costs £5 per child aged 4-10 accompanied by an adult. All finishers of the Family Mile receive a medal. The Cumulative Half Marathon costs £15.