Shropshire Mind was established 42 years ago and provides a diverse range of quality services, across the County for the one in four people and their families acknowledged to be affected by mental or emotional distress.We help to bridge the gap between illness and full independence for service users. Some people need support in many areas of their lives, others in just a few, some for long periods of time, others for only a short while.
So come and join us Monday 25th March at 7:00pm. Admission includes a light supper of sandwiches and chips
Our next Telford Repair Cafe is at Forge at The Wakes on Saturday the 30 March. 10-2pm
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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.
A popular Food, Drink, Craft, and Plant Market organised by Wem Combine Harvesters. More than 60 stalls in the Town Hall (SY4 5ER), Baptist Church (SY4 5DG) and Senior Club (SY4 5DG) with a wide range of high quality, locally-produced goods (within an approximately 30-mile range of Wem) including apple juice, baked goods, beer, cheeses, chocolates, cider, gin, honey, meat, flowers, pot plants, preserves, vegetables, wine plus textile and wood crafts, homeware, jewellery, painting and photography.
Raffle on the day of the market.
Attempt the Wem Trail Quiz.
Come and meet Wem’s Dragon and Owain Glyndŵr
Free admission to the market.
Wem Combine Harvesters is an umbrella group made up of Incredible Edible in Wem, Wem Civic Society, and Wem & District Garden Club. All profits from organising the markets go to running activities and projects in Wem.
After a year off, free music festival The Big Busk is returning to the streets of Shrewsbury to celebrate what would have been the 50th birthday of the man in whose memory the event is held.
The Big Busk will take place in and around Shrewsbury Town Centre on Saturday 6 April 2019, the day talented musician and poet Ben Bebbington would have turned 50.
The Busk was first held in 2013 in memory of Ben, who died after an unprovoked attack by two men in September 2012. The event raises money for, and awareness of, Shrewsbury Ark, a centre for vulnerable and homeless people in Shrewsbury which meant a lot to Ben.
In 2017 the Busk raised more than £8,500, but organisers took a break this year to manage some of the challenges which arise from the Big Busk getting bigger each year. The small core organising team also had many personal milestones, including a wedding, new babies, house moves and new jobs!
Planning is now underway for the 2019 event.
Karen Higgins, Ben’s sister and one of the founders of The Big Busk, said: “We said when we announced in 2017 that we were taking a break that it would only be for one year and we are very excited to be bringing The Big Busk back to Shrewsbury in 2019.
“It is especially poignant that the event should fall on the very day that Ben would have turned 50 and we will making sure that there is a real party atmosphere that Ben would have been very proud of.
“We are in the very early stages of planning, but our basic philosophy will remain the same – you will be able to experience many styles of music all day on 6 April and everything will be free – we only ask that people donate whatever they can afford to support the fantastic work that Shrewsbury Ark does for some of the most vulnerable people in our society.
“Everybody who makes this wonderful day possible – from the musicians to the volunteers in the lead up and on the day – gifts their time and talent to ensure all proceeds go to the Ark and I can’t thank them enough.”
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
Ramble, amble or scramble around the beautiful Shropshire Hills and help us beat blood cancer
Round and About Walks offer adventurous types the chance to ramble, amble or scramble through the Shropshire countryside. Participants can choose from three distinct routes and distances, catering for a wide range of abilities and experience.
Ramble – 23 miles
This beautiful circular walk rambles over the rolling Shropshire hills from and back to Bishops Castle, via Offa’s Dyke, the Shropshire Way, the Walcot Estate and Bury Ditches, with a welcome hot vegetarian lunch provided at Clun.
Scramble – 13 miles
This hill walk leaves Bishops Castle, to climb up to Offa’s Dyke from Mainstone, and enjoys views along the Cefns before dropping down to Clun, past its castle, for lunch and transport back to Bishops Castle.
Amble – 10 miles
Transport is provided to Clun for lunch, before an undulating stroll to Bury Ditches, then through the normally private Walcot Estate, and Oakley Mynd, to Bishops Castle.
The Scramble and Amble follow the same route as the Ramble, which crosses quite remote countryside, some of which is not normally open to the public. It is, however, particularly safe in that we provide clear signage, written instructions and helpful marshals.
Written instructions, refreshments, lunch, transport as needed, and a certificate are all provided.
Please note that we are unable to allow dogs on this walk. This is mostly due to the walk being entirely on agricultural land.
Register online or via postal entry. After 1 April, all entry fees rise to £20.
By taking part in this event, you’ll help us fund our ground-breaking research which has made such a difference to blood cancer.
The Isle Estate will be hosting a Country House charity car boot sale in aid of the Cavalier Centre.
Christina Trevainion ,a BBC valuer on Bargain Hunt and Flog It, will be there doing valuations!
50+ stalls, a vintage clothes tent and refreshments.
For more infromation or to book a stall please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin and Paul will be kayaking 34 miles along the River Severn on Saturday 18th May 2019. This is in aid of PSC, Organ Donor Awareness, Donor Families Support Network & memory benches, following Kevins transplant in January this year.
The finish line is The Crown Inn, Coleham. Here we will be hosted a Family Fun Day to raise awareness and funds! Please pop down from 10am to enjoy a day of live entertainment, food, drinks and peruse the stalls.
It is a fabulous riverside venue and it is all set to be a fantastic event!
Our plant fairs at The British Ironwork Centre have raised thousands of pounds for Hope House Children’s Hospices, with the £1.00 entrance fee going to this very deserving cause. Please help us raise more in 2019! There will be a brilliant line-up of top specialist nurseries who will bring a great range of perennials, shrubs, trees, rare species and old heritage varieties. Come for a great day out, find some lovely plants for your garden, get expert advice from the enthusiastic nursery folk.
The British Ironworks Centre not only boasts a working smithy and a showroom featuring the biggest choice of quality British ironware for both indoors and garden use but also the Shropshire Sculpture Park featuring a safari in ironwork that has to be seen to be believed! The venue has lots to see and explore with something for all ages, plus the bonus of a great Plant Hunters’ Fair to enjoy!
Entry to the Plant Fair and all other attractions is £1.00 in aid of Hope House Hospices. Free parking. The plant fair runs from10am-4pm on Saturday 18th May. Refreshments available.
Full details of the nurseries attending at www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk
Join us for our first ever Forget Me Not Walk to remember loved ones lost.
This 5km sponsored walk is a chance for you to raise money for us and to remember those closest to you who are no longer with us.
This poignant walk is fully accessible and family-friendly and all the money you raise means we can provide comforting care and emotional support to families that need our help.
Ticket prices for the event on 19 May, starting at 11am are:
Child (under 15): £5
Family (2 adult & 2 child tickets): £35
Child (under 5): FREE
Take to the skies and make breakthroughs possible! We’ve teamed up with Skydive Tilstock to bring you this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Ever wondered what free falling at 10,000 feet feels like? Well now’s your chance! Tick this off your bucket list and raise vital funds to help Alzheimer’s Research UK make breakthroughs in dementia research. Join us at one of our skydive days running on 8th June and 21st September 2019.
To find out more and for details on how to book your place go to https://www.alzheimersresearchuk.org/support-us/fundraise/skydive/tilstock-skydive-day/
Summer Ball is back for 2019 at our charity headquarters! Three course sit down meal with catering from the fabulous Get Gourmet Catering, wonderful music from live band The Beautiful Ways and John Davies Disco, bar and promise auction, in a beautiful setting near Wenlock Edge in our marquee. Ticket only event, £40 per ticket includes a welcome drink!
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.
The one day of the year our wildlife rescue centre opens its doors to the public, come along and see all the birds and animals in our care. There is a fun dog show with lots of classes to enter, BBQ, craft and charity stalls, fire engine, bouncy castle, activities and more! £2 per person, under 16s enter for free. Always a popular event!
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
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+.