Whittington Festival May 2021 Programme
Thursday 20th May 7pm
Music exploring the theme of transformation
Debussy Syrinx for solo flute
Jeremy Sams Printemps et Hiver for alto flute, piccolo and cello (World Premiere)
Fauré Elegy for cello and piano in c min Op. 24
Fauré Piano Quartet in c minor Op. 15
Popper Requiem Op. 66 for three cellos and piano
Fauré Sicilienne Op. 78 arr. for flute, strings and piano
Friday 21st May 7pm
Schubert Die Forelle for voice and cello
Eller 3 short pieces arr. A. Kaljuste
Dance in G minor
Dance in G major for solo violin and strings
Schubert Trout Quintet
Saturday 22nd May 2:30pm
Baroque/Baroque-dance inspired; 300th Anniversary of the Brandenburg concertos
This concert is supported with a bequest from the late Mr John Dangerfield
Bach Double Violin Concerto
Warlock Capriol Suite
Britten Simple Symphony
Bach Brandenburg Concerto 4
HENRY V – TICKETS HAVE NOW ARRIVED.
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Sunday 13 June 2021 at 7pm
Tickets pre-booked Adults £14 & concessions £12
On night Adults £16 & concessions £14
Open Air Performance in the Castle grounds.
Grounds open for picnics before performance. Refreshments available on site.
Bring your own chairs etc. Come along and enjoy a summer evening of live theatre for all the family in a stunning location!
For its 35th Year of touring, Festival Players International brings you Shakespeare’s most popular History Play, HENRY V.
After a rebellious and spirited youthhood , carousing in the taverns of London, Prince Hal takes on the responsibility of Kingship and leads his troops, of low and high station, across the Channel to do battle with the French at Agincourt. Follow the charismatic King Henry the Fifth in this stirring tale of leadership, bravery, humour, and love; two hours of exhilarating entertainment for a Summer’s evening.
On Sunday 11th July, the top winning German Wirehaired Pointers will be attending the British Ironwork Centre to compete in their breed only open show for the title of Best in Show.
This Kennel Club licensed event will be the first time, the dogs and their owners, have come together since the pandemic in 2020 and will be the first dog show ever held at the Centre.
Judge Mr Tom Mather, Crufts Chairman, will be judging each of the dogs based on their closeness to the breed standard, a list of requirements written for each breed based on appearance, movement, and temperament.
Sue Rees Evans from British Dragonfly Society is running 2 dragonfly identification workshops aimed at beginners. Participants will learn to identify a range of species throughout both sessions. Classroom inputs during the morning will focus on identification of damselflies (session one) and dragonflies (session two). Following a brief lunch the afternoons will be spent outside around the centre ponds and the River Onny putting our new identification skills to the test. Participants are welcome to attend both days as a series though attendance on just 1 day is also possible. £10 per session. Booking essential, please call 01588 676 060 to book.
Join us for a fun filled family day to celebrate wildflower meadows and their wealth of wildlife. With guided meadow walks, family activities, talks and demonstration, a bio blitz, arts ‘n crafts tent, information stands and a music stage as well as a barbecue and bar, this is the perfect Summer day out for all the family!
In advance : £4.00 adults; £2.00 Children; £10.00 family. Tickets will be available from our front desk from 1st June.
On the day: £5.00 adults; £3.00 children; £13.00 family. Under 5s go FREE!
Sue Rees Evans from British Dragonfly Society is running 2 dragonfly identification workshops aimed at beginners. Participants will learn to identify a range of species throughout both sessions. Classroom inputs during the morning will focus on identification of damselflies (session one – 21st July) and dragonflies (session two – 4th August). Following a brief lunch the afternoons will be spent outside around the centre ponds and the River Onny putting our new identification skills to the test. Participants are welcome to attend both days as a series though attendance on just 1 day is also possible. £10 per session. Booking essential, please call 01588 676060.
Little Red sets off through the forest to visit Grandma but the journey won’t be easy, not with all these distractions! The three pigs are building their new homes, Goldilocks is having problems with some bears and to top it all off, the Big Bad Wolf is out on the hunt for his dinner! Can Little Red help her friends and still outsmart the hungry Wolf? Filled with live music, puppetry and audience interaction, this wonderful family musical has something for everyone! Bring along your picnics, blankets, folding chairs and friends and family!
£15 adult, £12 child, £48 (2 adults, 2 children).
No tickets needed for under 2’s
Shows go on whatever the weather, come prepared!
Tickets are non refundable, unless cancelled due to government restrictions
Prospero conjures a storm and torments the survivors of a shipwreck, including his treacherous brother, Antonio. Meanwhile, Prospero’s slave, Caliban, plots to rid himself of his master but is thwarted by Prospero’s spirit-servant Ariel. Ferdinand then falls in love with Prospero’s daughter Miranda. Will Prospero grant Ariel her freedom and be restored to his dukedom? Will Ferdinand and Miranda’s love overcome all? Folksy’s wonderful production is filled with live music, colourful characters, enchantment and a little touch of magic. Bring along your picnics, blankets and folding chairs.
£15 adult, £12 child, £48 family (2 adults, 2 children).
No tickets needed for under 2’s
Shows go on whatever the weather, so come prepared!
Tickets are non-refundable unless cancelled due to government restrictions
One of the country’s leading folk festivals – the most fun you can have during August Bank Holiday weekend!
The 2021 Shrewsbury Folk Festival takes place from August 27 to 30. Four days packed with fantastic music and much more on a riverside site in the heart of Shrewsbury.
See latest information at www.shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk