Bridgnorth Vintage Machinery Club’s 22nd Annual Vintage Tractor Road Run,
Tractors will leave Apley Farm Shop at 10am and arrive at the lunchtime stop about 12pm
All monies raised goes to Midlands Air Ambulance .
This years lunch stop is going to be at Halfpenny Green Vineyard where there are a range of food and shopping options.
Floodstock 2020 – Saturday 11th April
Free live music and more throughout Shrewsbury. Raising funds to support people and businesses affected by the floods.
VENUES CONFIRMED SO FAR:
Town Centre Stage
The Bulls Head
Bull Inn Butcher Row
The Crown, Coleham
The Hole in the Wall
Tap and Can
Albert’s Pour House
More to be confirmed very soon!!!
We’ll be running a raffle, and are now looking for donations. Likewise, we are in the process of setting up a donations site where people will be encouraged throughout the day to give towards the cause.
How will we manage donations and how will we distribute them?
We’re still looking into this and have a few leads to non-profit organisations who will make sure the funds are distributed fairly. Transparency and fairness is our top of our priority.
This isn’t just a local event. It’s something that we’re doing across Shropshire too, having FLOODSTOCK 2020 running throughout the affected areas will really get the fundraising drive onto a national stage.
So also talking with people in Ironbridge and Bridgnorth to run similar events. Albert’s Shed Southwater will be hosting a seperate event on Sunday 12th April 2020 so that we can channel people into the most affected areas that the floods have hit.
***Two Day egg-stravaganza***
Taking place on Easter Sunday 12th and Bank Holiday Monday 13th April, join us for the only place to be over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend and enjoy:
🔸600+ vintage, classic and modern vehicles on display per day
🔸Special ‘Classic Commercial’ vehicle theme
🔸Large number of trade, autojumble & retail stands
🔸 Modern car dealerships including the latest display models
🔸 Full vehicle concours 🏆 overseen by a leading commentator
🔸 Quality food, drink, ice cream and responsible bar 🍦
🔸 Children’s entertainment and children’s adventure playground
🔸 Access to the grounds & gardens of this stunning country home venue
🔸 Plus exciting new content
Sunday: 10am – 4pm
Monday: 10am – 4pm
HOW TO EXHIBIT:
🔸 100 FREE exhibitor tickets are available for the Monday show only 🔸
🚗 Exhibit your classic car (aged 2005 or pre-2005) for just £4.50 when you book online before 5pm on Friday 3 April 2020. Advance tickets allow entry for up to two adults and two children (7-14) travelling in the exhibiting vehicle.
After this date, exhibitors can still arrive on the day of the event and exhibit their vehicle. However, under these circumstances exhibitors will need to pay the full admission price and this is also subject to availability. Discounted exhibitor tickets are not available either after the 3 April or on the day of the event.
**Update for 2020** Starting in 2020, any exhibitors who wish to book via the phone or a booking form will be charged £5.00. The 50p increase is purely an admin fee due to increasing costs of processing the bookings in this way.
🏍️ Exhibit your classic motorcycle for just £3.50 when you present a FREE Motorcycle Season Pass upon arrival at the event. To obtain a pass, call the office now on 01484 667776.
Admission Cost (per day):
Adult – £10.00
Child (4 – 16) – £5.00
Under 4’s – Free
Family (2 adults & 2 children) – £25
Book tickets 🎟️ online at: http://www.classicshows.org/event/easter-motor-show-sunday-12-april-2020/
Pitch cost (per day):
Premium Trade – The best located stand space at the event. £Call for details.
Trade – £40 (advance booking) £45 (on the day)
Autojumble – £30 (advance booking) £35 (on the day)
To book a trade / autojumble pitch call the office on 01484 667776.
Parking is free! 🚙
Dogs are welcome on leads 🐕
For more information, visit: http://www.classicshows.org/easter-motor-show-sun-12-mon-13-april-2020/
Please bear in mind that on event weekends we are very busy and although we will endeavour to do so, we may not be able to respond to your query before the event starts. The best way to contact us is by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive an automated email which provides you with the event hotline so you can either wait for a response or give us a call.
Sadly the 2020 cartoon festival has been postponed until later in the year due to the Coronavirus outbreak . Please see www.shrewsburycartoonfestival.com
Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival 2020
This year’s theme is ‘Vision’.
15th – 26th April – Cartoon Exhibition on the theme of Vision and Noel Ford retrospective exhibition. Cartoons for sale. Venue – Bear Steps Gallery. Open daily 10am to 4pm. Admission free.
24th April: Ralph Steadman Night. Live link up and conversation with Ralph Steadman followed by film ‘For No Good Reason’ (15) in which Ralph discusses his career with Johnny Depp, featuring interviews with Terry Gilliam and Richard E. Grant plus archive interviews with Hunter S. Thompson. Hosted by the film’s director and producer Charlie and Lucy Paul. 7.30pm. Tickets £12.
25th April: Cartooning Live! Meet cartoonists and caricaturists at the Darwin Shopping Centre in Pride Hill. Open 10am to 4pm. Admission free. Watch cartooning on the big boards. Books for sale.
25th April: Cartoon Workshops at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery at 10.30am, 12.00 noon and 1.30pm.
Full details and tickets:
Shrewsbury – “GET THIS PARTY STARTED”… your 5th Fake Fest is ready to rock your world, with a line-up of Fake Bands guaranteed to have your hands in the air – singing yer socks off – right till the end! The only place to be in Shropshire on 25 Apr, so round up your friends and join us inside our famous giant marquee. Let’s rock this!
Whitchurch Walkers in Shropshire will be holding their annual walking festival again , from Friday 8th of May to Sunday 10th , this year will be our 8th . Once again we offer a full range of walks over the weekend varying in distance from local history walks of 1 – 2 miles to our Whitchurch Wheel walk of 15 miles . So named after the towns long association with cheese making. Evenings aren’t left out either , on Friday night we have a film called A Woman at War which tells the story of one woman’s battle against a large Aluminium company in Iceland . There is also a folk session in a local pub , which people can join in with or just listen . Saturday night is our Ceilidh ( or barn dance ) night when we once again have local band Jigsmith to play for us . Sunday is finished off with a get together with free refreshments at our base for the weekend The Archiebald Worthington club . All in all it promises to another great weekend , keep an eye open for full details on our website www.whitchurchwalkers.co.uk & our Facebook page too whitchurch walkers .
Sadly this event has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak
Join our Walking Festival for a great choice of walks ranging from leisurely strolls to challenging hikes, all in small groups with experienced leaders amid fabulous unspoiled countryside. Meet new people, enjoy evening events and savour the unique Bishop’s Castle experience.
2020 DATES AND OPENING TIMES:
Friday 15th May: 5pm-9pm (only Festival Pub is open)
Saturday 16th May: 10am to 9pm
Sunday 17th May: 10am – 5pm
A FULL WEEKEND OF ECLECTIC MUSIC
Starting on Friday 15th May 5pm – 9pm, then all weekend! See you there!
We have over 60 of the finest food and drink exhibitors to tempt your taste buds! Be prepared to stock up on your favourites and discover new ones too…
SIBA & CRAFT BEER
Brewers from some of the biggest names in the region, including Hobsons, Corvedale, Brecon Brewery, Wye Valley, Ludlow Brewery and more will share the secrets behind your favourite tipple. Not only will you be able to sample the huge selection of beers – you’ll also have the opportunity to find out when they were brewed, what ingredients went into them and why they developed their characteristic flavours. It’s worth noting at this point that when it’s gone, it’s gone!
MARCHES TRANSPORT FESTIVAL
Sat 11th & Sun 12th May 2019
Alongside the 12th Ludlow Spring Festival – both events being held in the beautiful surrounds of Ludlow Castle.
After the huge success of the first event we are coming back in 2020 for even more fun and games.
This event is what it says it is – we have wacky soap boxes with wacky teams racing down a hill to see who is the fastest!
Fun for all the family so just come along and watch these crazy karts whizz past you!
A return to the rich tradition of circus with an immersive urban twist. Ironbridge, Cirque Bijou is in town!
Who is this Circus we speak of?
Cirque Bijou pushes the boundaries of contemporary circus, street theatre and spectacle, seeking out the new, unexpected and extraordinary to create unforgettable and exquisitely-crafted shows for any stage or space.
What are they bringing to Blists Hill Victorian Town?
Now, this is the exciting part. Using their expert production knowledge, creative artistry and specialist team they will be working together to create a perfectly bespoke, new and fresh show that will make its debut in our very own ‘Victorian Town’.
Unseen by audience’s eyes, follow their rehearsal journey here online and let your senses be the first to be awakened by the slickest of styling, spot-on theming and a measure of offbeat quirky humour.
COME TO THE CIRCUS!
Shall we discuss times?
Matinee performance at 2pm – ticket holders are encouraged to visit Blists Hill Victorian town from 10am. This is included within your ticket price. You won’t want to miss out on the street entertainers and circus performers that are there to surprise and delight you as you enjoy the sights and sounds of the victorian town. All of the Town’s exhibits and catering outlets are open until 4pm.
Evening performance at 8pm – ticket holders are encouraged to visit Blists Hill Victorian town from 6pm. This is included within your ticket price. You won’t want to miss out on the street entertainers and circus performers that are there to surprise and delight you as you enjoy the sights and sounds of the victorian town. Exhibits and catering outlets are open until 9pm.
Please note the performances last approximately 30 minutes and will include loud music, noise and some pyrotechnics.
The performance viewing area is standing only with an allocated viewing area for wheelchairs.
How much will it cost?
Tickets for the daytime performance are £23 (Entry into Blists Hill Victorian Town from 10am included) – Adult (17+), £13 – Child (3-16) and £60 – Family (2+2). Please make sure you are on site no later than 1.30pm.
Tickets for the evening performance are £13 (Entry into Blists Hill Victorian Town from 6pm included) – Adult (17+), £10 – Child (3-16) and £40 – Family (2+2). Please make sure you are on site no later than 5.30pm.
Sadly this event has been POSTPONED due to the Coronavirus outbreak
This year, we are raising the bar in festival entertainment with an entirely new and updated programme of events.
Everyone is invited to bring along friends and family to celebrate with us as Much Wenlock plays host to Oddsocks’ wacky 21st Century Shakespeare adventures, Soul’d Out Motown Party Band, the stunning voices of Much Wenlock Male Voice Choir, stars from the West End, ‘Glory Days’ a Little Mix tribute act, and so much more!
No matter what the weather, the show will go on as the entire festival will take place under an enormous marquee and every event will be accompanied by a café bar serving a delicious array of hot & cold drinks and snacks.
The aircraft on display are the undoubted stars of the show, but there’s a lot more to the RAF Cosford Air Show than that! Whether you’re looking to inspire and entertain the whole family or you’re an avid aviation enthusiast, you’ve got a non-stop day of excitement ahead of you.
With a six-hour flying display, a unique static exhibition, hangars full of interactive exhibitions and much more, there is something for all the family to enjoy!
Broseley Festival CIC are pleased to announce Broseley Festival 2020 will be returning on Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st June 2020.
New location announced: Broseley Fair Field
Broseley Festival is a two day music festival held in the historic town of Broseley Shropshire each year and is run by Broseley Festival CIC – a group of fourteen volunteers who all dedicate and volunteer their own time throughout the year to fundraise to ensure this brilliant festival goes ahead. Broseley Festival is held in June and is now proving to be one of the most popular two day music events in Shropshire attracting thousands of visitors to our town each year. The festival has some of the best international bands and tributes from all over the UK perform each year as well as amazing local performers taking to the stage to show off their talents. In addition to this the Broseley Festival offers it’s visitors the chance to try a range of international inspired street food and delicious drinks from one of the many stalls and bars that attend the weekend or why not grab a gift from one of the exciting craft and market stalls. You may also wish to take time to look around our beautiful historic town and it’s surrounding areas including the world famous Ironbridge Gorge world heritage site just a 2 minute drive away. These are just a few reasons why Broseley Festival is now one of Shropshire’s most popular music events!
Visit our website for further details: www.broseleyfestival.co.uk
You can also follow us on other social media:
Instagram – www.instagram.com/jade.broseleyfestival
Twitter – www.twitter.com/Broseleyfest
With last year’s transport rally being a roaring success, we are excited to host the event again for 2020. We had over 500 vehicles in attendance last year, and a huge crowd of enthralled spectators, all of whom made it a fantastic day..
So this year, we are putting the pedal to the metal, and are busy organizing lots of exciting things, including live music, the famous midday cavalcade, and exciting activities for the children!
The battle of Shrewsbury weekend
Over the anniversary week of the Battle of Shrewsbury, we travel back to medieval Shropshire to see the sights and sounds of every life leading upto the battle.
During this great family day out you will get to see knights in armour and archers preparing for battle, living history including traditional crafts and cookery. With many activities to try your hand at throughout the day and many skills that can be used today.
There will be a historical market area selling all manners of wares, plus local crafts, organisations and much more.
Each day will end with the Battle of Shrewsbury where you can choose sides of the rebel army or the king himself.
To register your interest as a reenactor, living history or trader please email email@example.com
The Shropshire Virtual County Show is an exciting online event celebrating the best of the county and raising money for 5 great local charities.
It will take place between 10am and 9pm, on Saturday 22nd August 2020, bringing together much-loved elements of a live event – entertainment, competitions, activities and shopping – for people to enjoy at home and in their gardens.
Access will be via a page within our website where the show ground will be mapped out.
We are working on a series of smaller events that can take place on a dispersed model around the town, hopefully at our usual time in mid-September.
We are also thinking about other events that can happen between now and the 2021 Spring Event that government restrictions allowing
can keep the essence of the Food Festival going into next year.
Please see website for latest information. http://www.ludlowfoodfestival.co.uk/
The 4th annual Ginger and Spice Festival is to be held as an online/ virtual event for 2020. The festival will take place, as usual, from Wednesday 23rd to Sunday 27th September 2020 during British Food Fortnight and will include a range of innovative and exciting online experiences to explore and enjoy.
The festival continues in its aims of celebrating the culinary heritage of the town of Market Drayton and exploring historical and heritage links associated with the town. Also the festival will be showcasing local businesses, food, drink, chefs, cooks and other partner organisations.
Festival goers can enjoy an online Food Theatre, a Spice Market Place, Virtual Trail Contest, live Cookery Workshops via zoom, A Bengali Supper Club, Best Ginger Cat and Dog Contest, Best Gingerbread House Contest as well as opportunities for supporting local producers and donating to the local Market Drayton Foodbank.
The online programme of events is now live and can be found on the What’s On page via the website www.gingerandspicefest.co.uk.
It is recommended that those interested sign up to the festival e-bulletin service to be kept up to date on the events, via visiting the festival website and completing the online sign up form.
For any businesses or organisation whom would like to partner or get involved this year, they can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival exhibition WILL go ahead this year at the Bearsteps Gallery from 18th to 30th October.
Each year the Festival adopts a theme for cartoonists to interpret. Naturally the theme for 2020 is ‘vision’. The gallery will display over 70 cartoons from 43 of the UK’s professional cartoonists. In addition, we have pulled together a supplementary exhibition titled ‘No-one saw it coming’ this is a further 56 cartoons depicting experiences of lockdown.
The result of the two exhibitions is a plethora of original cartoons showing different styles and humour gathered together in one place for your delight and amusement. All are for sale as originals or prints.
Started in 2004 by Shropshire based cartoonist Roger Penwill, the event is now a Shropshire treasure attracting locals plus visitors, artists and collectors of cartoons from further afield.
We would like to have brought more of the Festival to the town but circumstances just won’t allow. We hope that all will enjoy what has been possible either in person (social distancing rules apply) at the gallery or via our YouTube link via our website.
Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival has support from Shropshire Council as well as private sponsors. Amongst the supporters seeing the vision this year is Vision Express.
More information about the Festival exhibition and future events at www.shrewsburycartoonfestival.com
Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre has been delighting visitors for more than 20 years – and 2020 will be no exception.
For the last 21 years this hugely popular annual event has transformed the stunning setting of Ludlow Castle into an immersive medieval spectacle, catering for all ages with a full programme packed with entertainment and more than 100 stalls selling seasonal wares, food and drink, crafts, historical goods and more.
In a departure from their usual commitment to keeping things Medieval, all you need this year is an internet connection! This year the event will go virtual, with a series of Fayre favourites being shown on the website along with ticketed interactive workshops which will have limited places – so don’t miss out!
As an established family favourite, rated in the top 5 on the TripAdvisor “things to do in Ludlow” list, we hope all those who flock to join us each November will view the digital show for 2020 and get behind an appeal to donate to help the independent business-backed show to go on in years to come.
Due to the global pandemic the 22nd year of the Fayre will be bringing its medieval magic and audience favourites online for you to enjoy from wherever you are in the country. So, mull yourself something delicious, snuggle up on your sofa and get involved!
On Saturday 28th November you’ll find performances from all your Fayre favourites, with theatre, music, jesters and storytelling, alongside bite-sized historical highlights, activities, behind the scenes tours, demonstrations and more.
From Saturday 28th until Christmas Day, in our curated online marketplace you’ll find our exhibitors selling the perfect Christmas gifts and unique treats. And don’t miss out on our ‘meet the maker’ interviews across the weekend as we find out our wonderful exhibitors’ festive favourites, behind the scenes tips and tricks and hear the stories of what they create.
Head over to our social media channels on Saturday 28th for competitions, interactive moments and Fayre favourite the Tournament of Knights, who will be fighting LIVE. Vote throughout the day to see who comes out victorious, and don’t forget to tune in on 29th November as we reveal our competition winners with prizes ranging from free family tickets to the Castle to a specially created chain-mail mini bear from Chain Reaction.
On Sunday 29th November get creative and make your own Christmas with a range of ticketed interactive workshops and activities, from hot cocktail masterclasses to make your own Christmas wreaths. Make sure to book in advance so you don’t miss out!
Head to www.ludlowmedievalchristmas.co.uk to find out more, to donate to support the Fayre and to sign up for the paid, limited space workshops.
All the rest of the Medieval magic of the Fayre is being bought to you online free of charge; donate any amount you can to help support Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre bringing the Fayre to life online this year, and to support this small family business to be able to continue to bring the Fayre to audiences for years to come.
All donations go directly to supporting the Fayre and everyone who donates will be entered into a competition to win a beautiful, personalised family history parchment from Hall of Names.
A SOCIALLY-DISTANCED “POP-UP” PANTOMIME ADVENTURE PURRRFECT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
Panto is coming to Alderford…Oh, yes it is!
Following the success of this summer’s sell out production of The Wind in the Willows, Immersion Theatre are thrilled to be returning this Christmas with Alderford’s biggest, most spectacular and fun-filled festive treat: Dick Whittington!
Packed with hilarious routines, heaps of socially distanced audience interaction, and a host of chart-topping hits, this high energy, exciting story about a young man seeking his fame and fortune among the bright lights of the big city promises to be the purrrr-fect Christmas experience!
So, what are you waiting for? Wrap up warm, grab a hot chocolate or mulled wine, enjoy a mince pie, and sit beneath the stars under the shelter of a gorgeous marquee as you enjoy Alderford’s first ever pop up panto in the most idyllic of settings.
Dick Whittington runs from Dec. 12 – Dec 23, 2020 at Alderford Lake. Tickets can be booked by visiting www.alderford.com/panto
Socially distanced for your safety and enjoyment.
Following the cancellation of Shropshire Kids Festival Telford 2020, we are back at the Telford International Centre in February 2021.
What could be better than 3 HUGE halls of the Telford International centre filled with HUGE inflatables, nerf shootouts, Huge foam party, roller disco, tons of hands on arts and crafts, have a go music areas, toddler zones, messy play, sports zones, wipeouts and SO MUCH MORE….. oh and did we mention its included in the entry price of adult is £15, child is £15 early offer but on the door is £17.50, toddler is £8 and a family ticket is £35 early offer but £40 on the day.
We will be opening the gates at 9AM for VIP (booked online) visitors so BOOK EARLY as these spaces are limited!