An exhibition for LGBT History Month 2019. Exploring the life and work of author, artist and photographer Samuel Butler.
Butler is most known for his satirical novels ‘Erewhon’ (published anonymously in 1872) and ‘The Way of All Flesh’ (published posthumously in 1903), a semi-autobiographical novel which attacks Victorian family values.
Butler had strong connections to Shrewsbury; his grandfather (also Samuel) was headteacher at the Shrewsbury School, he himself was a pupil, he owned a prominent mansion house in the town (Whitehall in Cherry Orchard) and named four streets in the area, including Alfred Street after his clerk Alfred Cathie.
Samuel Butler’s father Thomas was a noted local botanist and donated over 220 plant specimens to the museum. Samuel Butler also had a long correspondence with naturalist, geologist and biologist Charles Darwin, who was born and grew up in Shrewsbury.
Members of the local LGBT community and Museum volunteers have been working together to plan, research, interpret and design the exhibition.
It will include items on loan from St Johns College Cambridge and items from SM&AG and Shropshire Archives. These include photographs of people and places around Shrewsbury taken by Samuel Butler.
The exhibition has been part funded by the West Midlands Museums Development Trust Small Grants Programme.
An exhibition in association with The Friends of the Scott Polar Research Institute featuring recent paintings of Greenland by Andrew Lansley prior to his trip to Antarctica as Artist in Residence 2019 for The Friends of the SPRI. Plus, work by previous Artists in Residence, Nicholas Jones and Shelly Perkins.
Also exhibiting gallery artists: Mike McGowan ceramic sculptures, Ruth Brownlee paintings and Sarah Jenkins ceramics, all of whom are fascinated by weather, erosion and the natural world.
Bryony Buckle is astoundingly average. Her days are filled with mind numbing office work, thinking about lunch and lusting after Orson Bloom from IT. But following a dose of hormone therapy gone wrong and a well-timed bolt of lightning, Bryony gains superhero abilities and a brand-new persona: Vulvarine, saviour of womankind. Where is all the tampon tax going? Who is The Mansplainer, and what is his evil plan? Grab your tights, your spanx and your most supportive sports bra. It’s hero time.
★★★★★ “Fat Rascal Theatre are very quickly establishing themselves as a
champion of British Comedy Musicals” DIVA Magazine
This first Tablet Academy Annual Convention brings together like-minded individuals from the fields of Education and Technology to participate in joint hands-on workshops and networking activities.
£100 (+VAT) per person to attend.
Maximum of 2 people per organisation.
Opportunity to claim a free device worth £400*.
Suitable for school leaders, IT leads and classroom teachers (KS2 – KS5).
The convention has been designed to be a little different to your standard conference and exhibition so prepare to be guided, alongside your colleagues, through a series of short, 30 minute activities delivered by industry and Tablet Academy experts nestled amongst the historical Royal Air Force Museum exhibits.
Don’t worry, plenty of time has also been allocated to allow delegates to explore and network, including during afternoon tea and following the summary presentation.
Simply put, Frank will redefine how you see comedy.
After successfully touring his solo show “Shoes” around various comedy festivals (including a wondrous, 4 star performance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival), he has decided to come to Oswestry… because he’s a maverick like that.
Shoes featured stories about dating and relationships, told via the medium of shoes.
As Frank says himself, “It’s better than it sounds.”
No shoes will be harmed during his performance, although we take no responsibility for sides getting split.
•”A tiny work of comic genius” – The Scotsman
•”The audience watched him indulge in an intimate relationship with a vase of flowers… ☆☆☆☆” – Broadway Baby
•”Frank will make you laugh or feel like the world is missing something tremendously funny that only he can show you” – Welsh Unsigned Stand Up Awards
•”Stupidly funny” – Chortle.co.uk
•Chortle Student Comedy Award 2017 finalist
•Nominated Magners New Act of the Year 2015
•Welsh Unsigned Stand Up Awards finalist 2014 & 2015
What have Russell Howard, Miranda Hart and Tim Minchin got in common?
They have all had 1 star reviews.
Nigel holds a yearly show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival called “The Worst Show on the Fringe” – a compilation show for acts who have received such reviews – usually due to drunken audiences, technical failures, miserable reviewers… or because they were rubbish.
•”Wonderful ☆☆☆☆” – The Scotsman.
•”Painfully Funny ☆☆☆☆” – TheWeeReview.com
•UK Pun Championships finalist 2016
•Appeared on BBC’s Charlie Brooker’s Election Wipe
There’s no real way to describe Paul.
He loves drinking milk.
He’s a new comedian who is already barging his way onto quality line-ups (such as this one).
He really loves drinking milk.
His choice in knitwear is fabulous.
Knitwear and milk do NOT mix.
•”Absolutely brilliant” – Rhyl Comedy Club
•Cheshire Cat Comedy new comedian of the year 2018 runner up
He’s been performing on the comedy circuit for over 9 years and has developed a following for his uber-alternative, prop-based pun-lunacy.
Cringy levels of sheer genius at 100 MPH with more home made props than you’ve ever seen before.
Expect corny jokes, don’t expect observational humour.
If you don’t “get” Roger Swift, then you don’t “get” comedy.
•”A couple of people were laughing that hard, I worried for their health. He’s a demented genius” – Notts Comedy Review
•”He is a cross between Tim Vine, Timmy Mallet and Charlie Chuck… People try to work out if he’s play-acting or going through some kind of trauma. The jury is out so you decide” – Chortle.co.uk
•One of Dave’s Top jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe 2016
•UK Pun Championship finalist 2016 & 2017
•Midlands Comedy Awards ‘Best Alternative’ winner
•Midlands Comedy Awards ‘Outstanding Contribution’ winner
Thursday March 7th
Hermon Chapel Arts Centre
Wedding Open Day at Goldstone Hall Hotel open to all future Brides, Grooms and their family and friends. The event is free of charge to attend and includes the opportunity to browse around the award winning hotel and garden including the Marquee, Oak Pavilion, 12 bedrooms and walled garden.
The special occasion’s team, who head up the wedding and events at the hotel, will be there to show guests around and to ask any questions they may have. All those who attend will receive a complimentary glass of fizz plus canapés designed by Head Chef, Liam Philbin.
Those interested are asked to reserve an appointment by calling 01630 661 202 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Two locations linked by two unusual beasts depicted by Church Stretton artist Diana Nuttall. Painted mainly in acrylics,her bold and colourful style will make you smile or laugh. Affordable prices!
There will also be cards, prints,coasters, placemats and a few cushions of other artwork by Diana. NB Exhibition open Fri, Sat, Sun & Mondays in April
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
Meet cartoonists from around the world as they work on big boards drawing cartoons on the theme of animals. Exhibitions, talks and workshops at various venues. Visit the website for more details:- www.shrewsburycartoonfestival.com
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+.