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
HEADLINER: Tony Wright
Tony is a Manchester based comedian who performed his first stand up set at aged 15 in his home county of Kent and since then, he has made a huge impression around the country.
One of the most promising emerging talents on the circuit, with writing ability that is often compared to Jimmy Carr and with a natural persona on stage, Tony has a a huge future ahead of him.
As seen on “Whats Up TV” – Sky 1 (2018)
“One day I will be paying money to watch him in an Arena” – Justin Lee Collins
“A star of the future” – North West End
“Great gags” – Chortle
•Beat the Frog World Series Finalist 2016
•Chortle Student Comedy Awards Finalist 2017
1) Sarah Louise Keegan
Having only been on the circuit for a few years, Sarah is now a headliner in her own right thanks to her nifty accordion skills and hilarious YouTube videos.
Catch her before she becomes famous!
2) Ted Hanky
I can’t even put into words what this thing is.
I’m not even sure if he’s a comedian.
He definitely falls under the “alternative” bracket though and will have you crying with laughter, even if he doesn’t mean to.
Think Reeves & Mortimer but slightly odder.
3) The Punguin
Do you like one liners?
Do you like people that think they’re penguins?
No, us neither – but we’ve booked him now and he’s promised not to make a mess.
Deliciously wicked, this is an act to behold.
4) James Heath
This chap is tearing the North West circuit up with his brand of intelligent, dour comedy.
Narrowly missing out on last year’s Beat The Frog World Series title, James is quickly becoming a popular comedian and we’re excited to have him on board.
MC – Howard Anstock
Howard was the 2017 Cheshire Cat new comedian of the Year and has not only carved out a decent comedy career but has become a sought after MC.
Don’t be fooled by his suave looks – Howard is a product of the mean streets and bosses nights with ease.
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
What better way to spend Bank Holiday Monday than with a day at the races, as the North Shropshire Point-to-Point takes place at Eyton-on-Severn.
Now in its 96th year, this popular race meeting is a wonderful day out for the whole family! In addition to the thrill of the races and betting with Bookmakers, there will be children’s entertainment, a hound parade, a great selection of food from local suppliers, including Fordhall Farm hog roast, ice cream and crepes; a licensed bar, and stalls selling country clothing and equine accessories.
The Point-to-Point at Eyton is an amateur form of steeple chasing, set in beautiful rural Shropshire. Racegoers enjoy panoramic views, including Wenlock Edge, the Wrekin and the Long Mynd. A popular venue for local jockeys and trainers, this year sees the return of many experienced point-to-point riders as well as a host of new, young jockeys, hoping for wins for the first time at Eyton.
James Tanner, Joint Chairman of the Point-to-Point Committee commented, “We are delighted to be celebrating our 96th year of Eyton Races – it truly is a wonderful event in the racing calendar.
“Why not enjoy a fantastic family day out in the glorious Shropshire countryside on Bank Holiday Monday? It’s a fun filled day for everyone. We would like to thank our sponsors, organisers and helpers for their continued support, and we hope that, whatever the weather, people will come to Eyton Races and enjoy a great day out.”
Admission is £15 on the gate but for the first time ever tickets can now be prebooked online: www.eyton-races.com/buy-tickets , under 16’s go free. Dogs on a lead are most welcome and car parking is free.
The Cavalier Centre, home of Perry RDA, is now open and we welcome you to join us for tea and cake at our open afternoon. Come and see the facilities, meet the staff and horses and find out about what we can offer. Please contact us to book your place on a guided tour. 01952 980421 / email@example.com / or drop us a message on here.
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.
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 May – please come and see us any time!!
Come and chat to our friendly club members and see for yourself why South Staffs Sailing Club was a 2019 finalist, and previous winner of the RYA Club of the Year award.
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)
Shrewsbury Town in the Community have teamed up with local businesses; Dyke Yaxley, Salop Leisure and Trek Bikes Shrewsbury to create the STITC Shropshire 3 Peaks Challenge.
The STITC Shropshire Three Peaks event will be great for both beginners and experienced athletes looking for a new challenge in the Shropshire countryside on 19th May combining cycling and walking in one event.
Starting at The Montgomery Waters Meadow stadium the course will cover a 45 mile cycling route, plus the hike up the 3 peaks of Pontesford Hill, The Lawley & The Wrekin before finishing with dinner and drinks at Salop Leisure’s exclusive ‘Love2Stay’ venue. For those wishing to just complete the walk up the peaks limited transport will be provided to take you to the base of each peak. For cyclists we will have marshals safeguarding your bikes as you climb each summit.
Entry fee £25 per person & a minimum fundraising target of £30 per person, with the event taking place for teams of between 3-6 people (for safety reasons).
Shropshire Pub at the Park is to be held on the 7th & 8th June at Telford’s QEII Arena
Shropshire Festivals are taking all the best bits about going to the pub – a fantastic range of drinks, awesome people to socialise with, great food and fun games – and taking it outside to the sunshine and magnifying the experience to festival sized!
This brand-new festival for the county promises to give you that summertime feeling and plenty of merriment.
There will be around 150 drinks to choose from, with real ales served up by local brewers, an extensive gin den, wine bar, pimms tent, cocktails, fizz, and delicious street food featuring every kind of cuisine.
The comedy line-up has now been announced and includes Vince Atta and his multi-track looper creating on-the-spot hip hop/reggae/techno comic pieces, and Stephen Carlin who has earned critical acclaim with his insightful style.
The music line-up has also just been revealed. Friday’s acts include Lost the Plot with their energetic covers and bizarre audience participation antics. Friday’s headline act are the Dirty Rockin’ Scoundrels, performing the best rock ‘n’ roll music from the 50s and 60s.
Saturday’s music line-up includes the soulful sound of Emma Linley with her bluesy, raw vocal tones, Custard Connection changing up the pace with dance floor filling classics, and The Paprika Blues Band with a combination of lively original music and covers. Headlining the Saturday show are four-piece funk, pop and blues cover band Bouncing Betty, with a varied setlist and infectious sounds promising to keep you singing and dancing all night long!
The event will be held at Southwater’s QEII Arena in Telford Town Park on the 7th and 8th June. It is expected that there will be a big demand for tickets to the best party of the summer. Purchase yours now from http://www.shropshirepubatthepark.co.uk/
Friday 7th June 5pm – 10pm
£5 in advance or £7 on the gate
Saturday 8th June 11am – 10pm
£8 in advance or £10 on the gate
2 day ticket
£12 in advance or £15 on the gate
Back this summer for its eighth edition, Ludlow Fringe Festival has announced its colourful programme for 2019. Bursting with some of the liveliest, most entertaining performances from local, national and international acts, there’s something special to appeal to culture vultures of all ages.
With more than 100 events, across 40 venues, over 16 days – you’re guaranteed to find an event that will blow your mind.
Highlights include Shakespeare in Ludlow Castle production of Henry V and our Comedy nights at Ludlow Brewery with great stand up comics including Mark Thomas, Nick Helm, Lou Sanders and Stephen Carlin.
Shrewsbury Golf Day – Sponsored by Nick Jones Wealth Planning
Date: 21st June
Time: 9am start
Location: Shrewsbury Golf Club, SY5 7BL
Cost: £50 per player, £200 per team of 4, £100 to sponsor a hole
Includes 18 holes of Texas Scramble Style golf, tea, coffee and bacon rolls on arrival and a two course meal at the end of the day + raffle and auction.
Cabaret Of Chaos!
A brand new show hosted by professional thespian, RANDOLPH TEMPEST and featuring the wonderful accompanying sounds of CAFE LOLA!
Back at The Hermon by popular demand, comedian Peter Slater ( Ideal , Steven Seagal’s Black Puddings and Where Are the Joneses?) slips once again into the shoes of his character Randolph Tempest presenting an evening of comedy and music alongside special guest Rod Shepherd – Slacktivist + more!
Prepare yourself for a jam packed evening of music! Comedy! Magic! Strange dancing! Poetry!
Prizes! Surprises! And …a raffle!
Please note that there will be an ‘Early Bird’ ticket offer for the first thirty tickets!
How to pay:
👉2. Ticket link 👉 https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/652812
👉3. 01691 662 196
👉4.Visit us on Chapel street SY11 1LF
Some of the UK’s top cyclo-cross riders will ride modern bikes through Blists Hill Victorian Town as part of a challenging cycling event. The exciting Queen Victoria Cyclo-Cross will attract in excess of 300 of the UK’s top riders.
The Museum has once again teamed up with the organisers of Newport’s famous Nocturne cycle race and will host this unique urban cyclo-cross event on the evening of Saturday 29 June.
Visitors to the event will be able to see some of the best cyclists from around the country taking part in some unusual and formidable challenges across the recreated Victorian town. In between races you’ll be able to wander around the Town and explore the industrial monuments and landmarks of the 52-acre site.
Previous editions have been very successful, and the event was described in Cycling Weekly magazine as “Britain’s Craziest Bike Race”! This year the unique course has been improved whilst retaining the fearsome Hay Inclined Plane.
The gates open at 5.15pm and the first race will start at 6pm; spectators are welcome for a small charge, payable at the gate; children under 16 will be free of charge and must be accompanied by an adult.
Admission tickets are £4 per spectator. Museum Passports are not valid for this evening and dogs are allowed, but only on a lead.
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.
Headliner: Steve “Big Bear” Dodd
This self-deprecating, undeniably intelligent, cuddly, beautiful, highly sexual, self-promo writing beast has been performing for over 8 years now and is hot off his Nexus Festival headline closing spot.
If you love one liners and the temperament of Jack Dee, you’ll love the Big Bear and the complete lack of enthusiasm he’ll bring to the room.
Bring a stapler as sides will be split.
Winner – Gregsons New Act 2018
Quarters – Amused Moose New Act 2018
Quarters – Leicester Square New Act 2018
“The audience loved Gemma. She is funny, relatable and engaging. She was far and away the deserved winner of the Gregsons New Act of the Year Competition…” – Gregsons Comedy Club
At only 22 years old, Ellie is already addressing relatable issues to all ages. She approaches topics with a smile on her face, cutting through even the darkest of subjects. Her highly relatable song, ‘Family Dinner’ is a classic earworm.
“She has a really energetic and likeable stage presence which charms the crowd” – The Stand
One third of the amazing three-time BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winning band The Young’uns and multiple award winning comedian, David is undoubtably one of the hottest new talents in the country.
I’m amazed we’ve managed to book him to be honest so catch him while you can.
Bath Comedy Festival New Comedian Of The Year 2019
Nottingham Comedy Festival New Comedian Of The Year 2018
And introducing… Lovell Smith
Lovell is a brand new but highly recommended comedian who is already breaking on to pro line-ups.
Let’s give him some love and maybe one day, you can tell your friends that you saw him in a converted chapel on the edge of the Shropshire boundaries.
Hawkstone Park is bringing back Follies Festival, for a wonderful weekend of family entertainment on Friday 5th, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July 2019.Set against the breath-taking woodland landscape of caves, crags and cliffs, the stage will be set for comedy and music.
Friday will host a night of comedy, with Birmingham-based compere, James Cook as MC for the night. James joins the festivities after recent tour dates with Gary Delaney (Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo) and Paul Sinha (The Chase). Hawkstone are thrilled to have Mitch Benn headlining the line-up. He is one of the most sought-after acts on the comedy circuit, and widely acknowledged as one of the best writer/performers of comic songs in the country. Mitch is a regular writer and performer on The Now Show for BBC Radio 4, and It’s Been a Bad Week for BBC Radio 2. He also has the successful Radio 4 show Mitch Benn’s Crimes Against Music and presents The Mitch Benn Music Show on BBC Radio 7. As well as regularly appearing on television shows, including BBC1’s The One Show. Eddy Brimson completes the line-up. He has featured in several TV and radio shows, along with penning seven books. He has taken to the stage internationally from Norway to China, and was one of the first ever comics to perform in Myanmar. He is a regular at the Edinburgh Festival and is one of the most in demand acts on the UK comedy circuit. Prepare to laugh the night away!
The Saturday show is a must for lovers of musicals, with three acts all boasting west end credentials, sure to transport you to the heart of theatre land. ‘A Night at the Musicals’ features four of the West End’s leading vocalists, recreating the magic of all your favourite musicals. They will be performing songs from Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, and many more. ‘The Spinettes’ are a trio of starlets set to bring some vintage glamour to the occasion. They will be sprinkling some retro sparkle on the event with their toe-tapping talent. ‘The West End Jerseys’ will be bringing the sounds of the 50’s and 60’s to life. Slick routines, tight harmonies and the unmistakable falsetto sound of Frankie Valli will fill the Follies, with all members of the group bringing their West End talent to the fore.
Sunday will a special day of family fun at the follies with standard admission prices applying. Tickets for the Friday and Saturday evening shows can be purchased from http://www.hawkstoneparkfollies.co.uk/tickets/
Hawkstone Park is bringing back Follies Fest, for a wonderful weekend of family entertainment on Friday 5th, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July 2019.
Set against the breath-taking woodland landscape of caves, crags and cliffs, the stage will be set for comedy and music.
Friday will host a night of comedy, with Birmingham-based compere, James Cook as MC for the night. James joins the festivities after recent tour dates with Gary Delaney (Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo) and Paul Sinha (The Chase).
Hawkstone are thrilled to have Mitch Benn headlining the line-up. He is one of the most sought-after acts on the comedy circuit, and widely acknowledged as one of the best writer/performers of comic songs in the country. Mitch is a regular writer and performer on The Now Show for BBC Radio 4, and It’s Been a Bad Week for BBC Radio 2. He also has the successful Radio 4 show Mitch Benn’s Crimes Against Music and presents The Mitch Benn Music Show on BBC Radio 7. As well as regularly appearing on television shows, including BBC1’s The One Show.
Eddy Brimson completes the line-up. He has featured in several TV and radio shows, along with penning seven books. He has taken to the stage internationally from Norway to China, and was one of the first ever comics to perform in Myanmar. He is a regular at the Edinburgh Festival and is one of the most in demand acts on the UK comedy circuit. Prepare to laugh the night away!
The Saturday show is a must for lovers of musicals, with three acts all boasting west end credentials, sure to transport you to the heart of theatre land.
‘A Night at the Musicals’ features four of the West End’s leading vocalists, recreating the magic of all your favourite musicals. They will be performing songs from Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, and many more.
‘The Spinettes’ are a trio of starlets set to bring some vintage glamour to the occasion. They will be sprinkling some retro sparkle on the event with their toe-tapping talent.
‘The West End Jerseys’ will be bringing the sounds of the 50’s and 60’s to life. Slick routines, tight harmonies and the unmistakable falsetto sound of Frankie Valli will fill the Follies, with all members of the group bringing their West End talent to the fore.
Sunday will a special day of family fun at the follies with standard admission prices applying.
Tickets for the Friday and Saturday evening shows can be purchased at http://www.hawkstoneparkfollies.co.uk/tickets/
Register now for our Dragon Boat Festival 2019 – get your place secured and your dates in the diary ready for an event that promises to be the best yet!
Racing will take place between 10am and 3pm on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July on the River Severn by the Shrewsbury School and Pengwern Boat Clubs.
Each year we have a wide variety of teams taking part from work colleagues to family members, we’ve even had the odd hen do! Everyone is welcome to join us, we just ask that each team has a minimum of 11 people and no more than 20, which includes three reserves.
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
Join in our Pedal for Parkinson’s event in Shropshire in July 2019 and help keep the wheels turning for Parkinson’s research and support.
Starting in Shrewsbury, all 3 routes (33, 59 and 100 miles) travel through Shropshire into Wales and back with the 100 mile route including a lunch stop on the shores of Lake Vyrnwy.
A host of games, sports, competitions and challenges for everyone throughout the afternoon, together with craft and community stalls, demonstrations, entertainment and refreshments. Something for all the family, including a Bungee Run challenge;15’ Mega Slide; Telford Birthday Babes award; display of classic motorcycles; tug of war competition; kid’s bicycle time trials; village scavenger hunt; amateur radio demonstration; summer raffle; local lamb and vegetarian barbecue; teas, cakes and a bar at the award-winning Huntsman Inn.
Ludlow will be closing its roads on Saturday 13th July to make way for the third annual Ludlow 10 event. The 10K course takes runners through quaint, medieval streets and past some of Ludlow’s finest landmarks for this special race that closes down the roads in the market town to create a unique experience for the area.
The event is being organised by BeEndurance, who are the team behind the Storm the Castle duathlon, which takes place around Ludlow Castle in the Spring.
Matt Green, who is one of the event organisers, comments on the Ludlow 10 event, “This race has a really unique feel. It starts at 7:15pm which means it is nice and cool for the runners, but it also means runners and spectators can keep the party atmosphere going with celebrations in to the evening, so everyone can come together for a great night out.
“We wanted to create a running experience with a difference, and by closing the roads to unite the town everyone can support the runners and take a moment to appreciate what a beautiful part of the world Ludlow is in.
“The event is in its third year now, and we have been thrilled with the support we have received from runners and sponsors. There are still spaces available, so we urge everyone to visit our website to book yourself a place!”
Estate Agent Samuel Wood will be sponsoring the ‘Fastest Local Athlete Award’ and accountants Thorne Widgery will be honouring the ‘Most Improved and Utterly Inspiring Athlete,’ with Breccon Carreg sponsoring the overall event. There will be medals and post-race massages for all runners at the finish line.
The race starts at the Castle Square in Ludlow and spectators are encouraged to come and cheer on the runners.
Visit ludlow10.com for more information.
A full day’s schedule of track and field events for boys and girls, men and women from under-11 to senior. The track events take place on William Brookes School’s tartan track. Wenlock Olympian Society gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded in all events.
For full details of the 2019 Wenlock Olympian Games see http://www.wenlock-olympian-society.org.uk/
The route of the race is along the undulating picturesque countryside surrounding Much Wenlock, and mainly through the old Wenlock Borough. The finish is adjacent to the William Penny Brookes School at the memorial oak tree planted in 1890 by Baron Coubertin to commemorate his visit. Every runner who completes the race will receive a unique Wenlock Olympian Road Race participation medal. Gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded to winners in their respective age and gender category.
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