Shawbury Village Players present Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves by Adrian Barradell at Shawbury Village Hall.
Thursday 2nd -Saturday 4th January 2010 curtain up 7.30pm and matinee Saturday 4th January 2010 curtain up 2.30pm.
All the fun of traditional pantomime is bought together as this year we perform the pantomime Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, an adaptation of one of the tales from the 18th century, One Thousand and One Nights cycle, set in old Bagdad. The tale is presented by Scheherazade, the story teller, and comes complete with thieves, caves, oil jars and the pantomime happy ending.
Tickets on Sale now : Adults £10.00 Children £5.00
Available from Craft Nutter Supplies and Village Post Office, Shawbury or telephone Jo Humphreys on 01939 250070 or on line www.shawburyvillageplayers.co.uk
National champions will do battle here in Shrewsbury to win the cyclo cross Trophy.
World junior champion from Leeds Tom Pidcock is just one of the 750+ riders doing battle in the mud to win.
Local club Mid Shropshire Wheelers will be hosting the event and encourage you to come and watch. There will be the u12 riders hosting a roller race indoors if you fancy a spin yourselves… are you the new world champion? Come and try it out.
The racing is from 9-4pm Saturday 10-3pm Sunday.
Rollers will be on Saturday afternoon.
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The Shrewsbury Town FC Antiques & Collectors Fair
New Meadow Stadium, Oteley Road SY2 6ST
Shepherd & Williams are very proud to present The Shrewsbury Town FC Antiques & Collectors Fair. Set inside the contemporary stadium, this is a fantastic day out and the ideal opportunity for you to find something perfect to complement your home, collection or wardrobe!
Up to 70 tables – ample free parking – food and drink available!
Previous S&W fairs have exhibited: Ceramics – Vintage Clothing – Football & Music Memorabilia – Furniture – Paintings – Vintage Fishing Tackle – Clocks – Militaria – Jewellery – Glass – Collectable Toys – and more…
Open 9.00am – 15.30pm (trade early), Entry £2.00, Concessions £1.50 (Under 16s Free).
Shepherd & Williams
0781 622 0136 / 0774 897 2938
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Are you looking to develop your skills with machine embroidery or wanting to learn how to use unusual or different techniques? In this workshop you will play with experimental and unusual surfaces that can revolutionise your creative stitched artworks such as dissolvable fabric, tyvek, photo transfer paper and lutradur.
We will teach you how to draw with your sewing machine and explore all of the basic techniques of Freehand Machine Embroidery. You will have the opportunity to will play with mark making and infilling using different stitch types and you will learn what can be achieved with the four creative fabrics.
Once you feel ready, we will help you to develop an image of your choice and create a small machine embroidered piece of artwork that incorporates some of the experiment fabrics. This workshop is suitable for complete beginners or anyone wanting to develop their practice. We usually require you to bring your own sewing machine with the ability to drop the feed dog. However, if you really want to have a go before committing to buying a sewing machine, please get in touch as we can often let you use one of our own. It is also helpful if you can bring some ideas or images that you would like to work with and develop (but not essential, as we have lots of visual stimuli)
Cost £60 to include tea/coffee and free parking, please contact us to book
To book this event
Phone 07751 362171
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In this workshop you will be learning how to make your own unique silver ring. You will be introduced to the tools and equipment used to create a silver band and then create your own design with Amy’s help. To make the ring you will use beginners silversmithing techniques such as saw piercing, soldering, adding texture and finishing. Groups are very small allowing for lots of help on an individual basis.
Amy Smith achieved a 1st class honours in a degree in Jewellery and Silversmithing at The Jewellery School in Birmingham in 2007, and went on to sell and exhibit a unique silver jewellery range at various prestigious shows and galleries in the UK, Germany and USA. She worked as a self employed jeweller for a number of years before going travelling and then returning to Shrewsbury and welcoming her daughter into the world. Since then Amy has combined making more wearable and accessible pieces of silver jewellery with teaching workshops in both jewellery and other crafts.
Refreshments will be provided throughout the workshop, but please bring your own lunch.
Please contact us to book.
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Discover Shrewsbury’s newest wedding venue and meet 50+ of the most unique and luxury exhibitors. Exclusively Shropshire’s largest and most popular Wedding Show.
The Great Barn is a brand new weddings & events venue in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Located near Manor Farm, a working beef farm in Baschurch, the owners recently converted their huge on site industrial style barn to host events of all sizes.
Full address: The Great Barn, Walford Heath, Shrewsbury, SY4 2HT. Enter ‘The Great Barn’ into your Sat Nav!
View stunning floral displays showcasing the latest trends and themes, enjoy on-going live music & entertainment and discover everything you need for your wedding day.
The Wedding Garden: Discover your wedding transport, meet a selection of fantastic exhibitors and enjoy servings from street food and drink vendors.
Luxury Tents: Wonder through the stunning tents and begin planning your rustic themed wedding.
The Barn: Enjoy live music performances and stunning catwalk shows throughout the day and meet amazing exhibitors. Leave feeling confident you have every last detail covered.
Receive an exclusive goody bag on entry filled with the latest special offers and discounts, as well as a copy of the latest Bridal Mag! Arrive early to claim yours.
Bring your entire bridal party and make a day of it!
Most exhibitors have exciting offers and discounts exclusively to Brides that attend the Fayre.
Wheelchair friendly. Children and pooches welcome. Food and drink available to purchase throughout the day.
Singing workshop led by Jamie Dawes-Hughes from the Natural Voice Network, in collaboration with Roxane, a harmony junky! Jamie is an avid singer, arranger and choir leader based in North Wales. Jamie firmly believes that singing should be good fun, and that it should be for everyone, and not just the privileged few. He can’t wait to come to Shrewsbury in January to share some of his favourite LGBT+ anthems and get everyone singing! Even if you’ve never sung before, come along and sing loudly and proudly. All are very welcome.
Jamie lives with his husband Seiriol in the seaside town of Caernarfon. He runs Gwaenysgor Community Choir and The Greenhouse Singers, as well as day workshops across the country. He’s also acted as one of the guest leaders as part of Harmony Live, a mass community singing event that has run in London, Brighton and Bristol. He sings with the Spooky Men’s Chorale, and their offshoot A Fistful of Spookies, as well as the mixed voice choir Côr Dre.
Star of Live at the Apollo (BBC2) Impractical Jokers (BBC3) Russell Howards Good News (BBC3) Stand up Central (Comedy Central) and as seen on The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC) and Channel 4s 5o Funniest.
On the radio, Paul has recently co-hosted the Rock and Roll football on Absolute Radio and the Warm up on TalkSport as well as guesting on Rob Becketts show on Absolute and performing Stand up on Russell Kanes Whistlestop Tour on Radio 2. Paul is also the co-host of Radio Xs The Britpopcast, a brand new podcast all about 90s music with George Lewis.
Paul has recently appeared on major UK tours with two of Britains foremost stand ups, Sean Lock and Kevin Bridges playing to more than half a million people in Arenas and theatres to great critical acclaim. He has also been the support act for Michael Mcintyre, John Bishop and Lee Mack. 2019 saw McCaffrey take to the road for his first solo headline tour I thought Id have grown out of this by now, playing to packed houses across the UK. In Spring 2020, hell be hitting the road again in his own right this time, with hilarious new show LEMON.
An award-winning comedian (Latitude New Act of the Year, London Paper/Soho Theatre London Comic Competition), One of the most in demand headliners at all the major UK comedy clubs. He has performed Seven critically-acclaimed Edinburgh shows, as well as performing comedy at major music festivals such as Reading, Leeds, V Festival, Bestival and Latitude.
Doors open at 7.45pm Tickets can be bought directly from the OPO or from the ticket line below.
The musical sensation that’s been rocking the nation for over 18 years.
Starring Steve Steinman and an incredible cast of singers, dancers and musicians, this show will have you rocking in the aisles.
A tongue-in-cheek and laugh out loud storyline combined with an incredible stage set, lighting and sound, and a show like no other.
Featuring over 30 of the greatest classic rock anthems of all time, including Queen, AC/DC, Bonnie Tyler, Meat Loaf, Bon Jovi, Journey, Guns N’ Roses and many more.
“They should prescribe this show on the NHS – it really makes you feel so good, you forget about your aches and pains” (Bournemouth Echo)
Martyn Joseph is a completely unique and mind blowing artist. Take everything you think you know about singer songwriters….and rip it up. For one man and a guitar he creates a performance with a huge far-reaching sound that is energetic, compelling and passionate. Be it to two hundred people or twenty thousand, he blows the crowd away night after night.
April 2019 saw him win a “Wales Folk Award” for “Here Come The Young”, the title track of his most recent album, of which Uncut magazine said “He’s never sounded more potent than he does here”
In 2018 he was honoured with a ”Spirit of Folk” Award by Folk Alliance International in Kansas USA and he also received Fatea magazine’s “Lifetime Achievement Award” here in the UK.
He is gifted with the rare ability to speak to the soul with his expressive and poignant lyrics and has a career spanning 30 years, 32 albums, over a half a million record sales and thousands of live performances.
Compared to Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews, he has created his own style and reputation as a mesmerizing live performer and stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives.
A unique talent driven by passion, social awareness and love for his trade, he’s a jaw dropping guitar player who has developed a unique percussive style, teamed up with a powerful show stopping voice, and has been called “The Welsh Springsteen”
Concerned with making music that is relevant and vital to his audience, he engages with challenging narratives tackling the complexity of the human condition, underpinned with a promise of hope. In his own words “Really what I do is to try and write songs that might step up and make some sense of a moment in time. A good song makes you feel like you’re not alone in the world.”
He is hailed as a raconteur weaving tales on topical concerns, as well as stories on the fragility of love, with a magical ability to reach out to his listeners through his passion and humour. Stunning reviews single him out as an unmissable solo performer whose music stays with you long after the show has ended.
Shop through 6 tonnes of Preloved, Vintage & Retro clothing and pay by weight – all at just £15 per kilo! Find everything from true vintage dresses from the 60’s onwards, retro blouse & shirts, flannel, leather, denim and jeans, branded sportswear, shoes, bags, accessories & tonnes, tonnes more!
Our stock is entirely handpicked and individually graded by our team, meaning you’ll find incredible quality, one of a kind pieces at bargain prices. Last year we saved over 200 tonnes of clothing from landfill and we work tirelessly to ensure our waste is kept to a minimum.
We provide fitting rooms & mirrors so you can get stuck in trying everything on, plus you can check the weight as you shop with scales dotted around the venue – meaning no costly surprises! Plus we bring 3 tonnes extra to fill up with throughout the day, so no matter what time you arrive, you’re guaranteed to find rails & rails full of fabulous finds!
A completely unique shopping experience like no other. Happy rummaging!
Portraiture can be a difficult subject matter to draw accurately and successfully. On this introductory workshop to charcoal portraiture, you will learn techniques, methods and process that are critical to achieve life-like portraits. You will learn the Riley method of drawing human faces, how to use measurement to increase accuracy, how tonal values can help in making charcoal portraiture more realistic and how different materials can be used to provide different effect. During the workshop their will be demonstrations as well as the opportunity to practice the techniques yourself.
Materials you will use include compressed charcoal, vine charcoal, charcoal pencil, blenders and putty erasers.
Live demonstrations and tuition will be given throughout by Bakhtiar Umataliev.
Cost £60 including parking and refreshments
Contact us to book https://www.myartshack.co.uk
In 1993 Jonathan Cutbill retired and moved to Shropshire. He had a lifelong affection for the natural world, especially birds and took hundreds of beautiful photographs, a selection of which will be on display as part of 2020 History Month.
Come and enjoy the exhibition opening and the formal launch of LGBT+ History Month 2020, in Shrewsbury.
The exhibition opening will be followd by The Jonathan Cutbill Memorial Lecture – a tribute presentation from Andrew Lumsden Gay Liberation Front (GLF) Activist and co-founder of Gay News and Justin Bengry, a leading cultural historian of sexualities and the queer past focusing on twentieth-century Britain.
Presentation 1 – ABOUT THE EVENT
Jonathan Cutbill’s life, ‘Gays the Word’, an impressive LGBT+ library goes to London
This first of two Memorial Presentations: Andrew Lumsden, a long-term friend (and , Gay Liberation Front activist), Justin Bengry, a leading cultural historian of sexualities and Maria Castrillo, Head of Special Collections at the University of London, which will be housing Jonathan’s library.
Shrewsbury resident, Jonathan Cutbill, who died in 2019 was a co-founder of Gay’s the Word bookshop, London, who created an extensive LGBTQ+ library in his home.
Presentation 2 – ABOUT THE EVENT
Saving ‘Gay’s The Word’
The second Memorial Presentation: Graham McKerrow, activist and journalist who launched ‘Capital Gay’
In April 1984, Customs officers raided Gay’s The Word and the homes of its staff and directors including Jonathan Cutbill’s and seized thousands of books, many by respected authors claiming they were indecent.
They wanted to stop the importation of all LGBT fiction and non-fiction and brought 100 charges of conspiracy to import indecent material; a major Old Bailey trial was set.
Defend Gay’s The Word campaign fought back. In 1986, shortly before the trial was due to start, Customs dropped all the charges and returned all the books. This is the story of a triumph.
Reflecting on prominent issues within the LGBTQ+ community like AIDs, hate crime, the commercialisation of Pride and the difference between rights and liberation. Celebrating the legacy of brave pioneers.
Plus Q & A with Director Ashley Joiner & Producer Christian Gordine
Film documentary celebrating decades of progress in the LGBTQ rights movement, which explores the difference between LGBTQ Rights and Liberation.
The film asks difficult questions about the corporatisation of Pride, the existence of prejudice within the LGBTQ community and how the future looks 50 years on from the Stonewall Riots.
Following the screening, Ashley, Christian and Andrew Lumsden, a GLF (Gay Liberation Front) veteran campaigner, who is featured in the film will take part in a Q&A.
Celebrating a fantastic 21 years touring in 2019, the UK’s longest running Musical Theatre Concert Tour features past principal performers from Les Miserables and delivers over two hours of the best of Broadway and the West End, ending of course with a stunning finale from Les Mis.
This brand new show will include many of the best numbers that have made BEYOND THE BARRICADE the most popular musical theatre concert in the country. The concert features David Fawcett (Valjean), Andy Reiss (Enjolras & Resident Director for the National Tour of Les Miserables), Katie Leeming (Eponine) and Poppy Tierney (Cosette), together with a live band that capture the feel of the original orchestrations of the chosen musicals.
To this day, every musical note is still played and sung live – very rare indeed. BEYOND THE BARRICADE gives musical theatre songs a bold concert format treatment – but with the conviction and intention to deliver the material as if the audience are watching the original performance.
Celebrate our Shrewsbury’s special links with Charles Darwin during the 2020 DarwIn Shrewsbury Festival, 7th to 16th February.
Events range from guided tours of Darwin’s old haunts to brain-teasing lectures, and inspirational workshops for children.
For more information about the festival visit
A one-day writing workshop for adults with Mike Gayle.
This course will consider how to generate and develop ideas like a professional writer touching on the creation of log lines (your story in a sentence), understanding story structure and avoiding common pitfalls. Suitable for complete beginners and those struggling to start novels or transform their ideas into something they can work with.
Mike Gayle is the author of 15 novels including the Sunday Times Bestselling My Legendary Girlfriend, Mr Commitment and Turning Thirty. Previously a journalist and agony uncle, Mike’s work has appeared in a variety of publications including The Sunday Times, The Guardian and Cosmopolitan. He has also been a judge on a number of literary prizes including the Costa, Betty Trask and WH Smith Awards. His latest novel is Half a World Away.
Booking essential, book early to avoid disappointment. Please bring along your favourite writing implements whether that be a paper and pen or laptop
Complimentary tea and coffee will be available throughout the day. Lunch is not provided, you are welcome to bring a packed lunch to eat in the seminar room or to visit one of the many food establishments in Shrewsbury Town Centre.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to bellydance but didn’t know where to start? Or maybe you are already dancing but would like to revisit the basic moves to improve your technique?
Fun and friendly way to learn to shimmy, camel and do snake arms amongst many other moves, whilst learning a choreographed dance or two! With JWAAD instructor Sue Lloyd.
£10 including free parking and refreshments!
Small groups, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Contact 07751 362171 or firstname.lastname@example.org
“Fantastic Funky Fish”
From Klee to Clay
Artshack Kids! returns this February half term with a “Fantastic Funky Fish” ceramics workshop for children aged 7 – 13 years. Split into two sessions to allow the clay to be fired/dried, the workshops will be run on Tuesday 18th February and Sunday March 1st . There will be a session in the morning 10-12 and the afternoon 1-3 on both days.
Tying in with the National Curriculum, the Tuesday sessions will discuss and look at examples of the huge diversity of different fish, their environments and the evolutionary adaptations fish have developed for survival in their natural habitats.
Inspired by the paintings by Paul Klee, children will design their own imaginary “Fantastic Funky Fish” on paper noting any adaptations it may have (including choice of colours) for the sort of environment it would live in.
After a break with healthy option refreshments, the children will reproduce their designs in clay.
On the second day the “Fantastic Funky Fish” will be ready to paint working from the original designs.
Healthy refreshments are included for the children. All participants will need to be accompanied by an adult for the entirety of each session. Tea, coffee and cake will be available for adults for a voluntary contribution / free of charge.
Cost upfront for both workshops £15
Book online via our website : See our website https://www.myartshack.co.uk/
Award winning Arty Party present a film installation in the main foyer at Theatre Severn from 19th February to 10th April. Entry is free. Discover the illuminated cabinet on a white plinth in the main foyer at Theatre Severn open daily between 10am and 8pm. (Sunday times vary) Arty Party invites you to open the many doors of the cabinet, glimpse extraordinary filmed images and listen to atmospheric sounds. Arty Party’s learning-disabled actors feature in these short films, which are based on stories from ‘Secret Lives’, by bestselling author Jeff Vandermeer.