Back for a 7th year with over 200 amazing food, drink and artisan craft stalls, 2 live music stages, cookery demo’s, hands on cookery clases, kids cookery, TONS for the kids to enjoy, animals, masterclasses and LOTS more!
We had the best year in 2018! We had more demo stages, more music, more kids activities and LOADS more food & drink than ever before!
We had 200 Food, drink and craft exhibitors as well as cookery demonstrations, a chef school, a free kids entertainment, a HUGE screen for the World Cup, a BBQ stage and tons more!
We turn the clocks back to the 1940s with this light-hearted journey back to wartime Britain – don’t forget to dress up!
With a fantastic selection of daytime attractions up and down the line, get dressed up and join in with the celebrations with costumed re-enactors on our stations and in our trains helping to tell the wartime story! The return of the Battle, Big Band Show and a whole host of other much-loved attractions will keep you entertained.
Your tickets permit ‘Freedom of the Line’ travel, so you can visit each station and their attractions and gain entry to The Engine House Visitor Centre on the day of your choice.
More information available soon.
Following the outstanding success of 2018….the 2019 Oswestry Colour Run is back!
Sunday 30th June 2019
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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.
Every summer since 1947 Llangollen has staged one of the world’s most inspirational cultural festivals. Each year around 4,000 performers and as many as 50,000 visitors converge on this beautiful small Welsh town and its International Pavilion; to sing and dance in a unique combination of competition, performance, and international peace and friendship.
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/
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/
See displays of vintage vehicles of every kind including cars, motor bikes, tractors, military vehicles, steam engines, stationary engines, Land Rovers, Commercials and many interesting static exhibits.
Come along to the Greenhous West Mid Showground on 6th and 7th July for this family vintage vehicle day out.
Each year features a special tractor and in 2019 it will be the ‘International’. There is something of interest for all the family including craft and trade stalls, autojumble, fairground rides, go karts, face painting, juggling, shire horses and the well frequented beer tent and refreshment stands.
The Auction sale of vintage items will take place on the Saturday at 10.30am. The event supports charities each year and in 2019 it will be supporting the R.A.B.I and Severn Hospice.
There’s also the fantastic spectator sport Tractor Pulling, a magician, music from the Wirrall Pipe Band and Plantonic All Stars Steel Band.
Tickets are £8 in advance, £10 on the gate and under 16s go FREE!
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.
The one day of the year our wildlife rescue centre opens its doors to the public, come along and see all the birds and animals in our care. There is a fun dog show with lots of classes to enter, BBQ, craft and charity stalls, fire engine, bouncy castle, activities and more! £2 per person, under 16s enter for free. Always a popular event!
LET’S ROCK SHREWSBURY, THE UK’S BIGGEST AND FAVOURITE RETRO FESTIVAL
Let’s Rock Shrewsbury was added to the widely successful and incredibly popular series of retro festivals in 2017 and the second year did not disappoint, celebrating all things pop and 80s. What a day it was with a sell-out crowd! An Amazing day was had by all and we cannot wait to be back for 2019.
Let’s Rock Shrewsbury returns on Saturday 13th July 2019.
With a fabulous line-up of artists bringing you the very best of the 80’s and an action-packed day of retro madness, there is plenty to do for everyone at this family friendly festival.
VIP was a complete sell out in 2018 after we launched our upgraded CLUB TROPICANA and TIKI enclosure, which went down a treat. Tickets include fast track entry, luxury loos, meal and welcome drink, PLUS exclusive celebrity DJ sets. Sit back and relax in this exclusive area with comfy seating and chairs and a full bar serving quality brands and 80’s cocktails. Table service is also available if required and we would strongly advise booking in advance if there are more than four of you.
Let’s Rock Shrewsbury is aimed at the whole family, with entertainment for everyone. Children can enjoy complimentary activities within the Kids’ Kingdom area with an interactive circus, face painting, inflatables and more. Children aged 12 and under also have FREE ENTRY. There will also be multiple bars, plus of course the all-important posh luxury loos, essential at any festival!
Let’s Rock has been leading the way for quality, action packed, family – friendly 80s music festivals since 2009. For further details and to book tickets, visit www.letsrockshrewsbury.com
The annual Ludlow Green Festival, the biggest event of its type in the region is taking place on Sunday July 14th. This year’s theme ‘21 Years and counting’, inspired by the 21 years that Ludlow 21,the organising body has been in operation. The Green Festival has invited schools and youth groups to get involved with their idea of what the world will look like in 21 years from now. Other activities on the day include a mega swap of clothes and toys, craft activities, cookery demos and ‘bee bomb’ making workshops and an environmentally-conscious market, along with hot food, live music and local beer. Plus also don’t forget the highly inspiring Wrigley Field Allotments being open to members of the public from 11 until 4pm, just a short walk away.
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/
OSWESTRY’S CLASSIC AND VINTAGE TRANSPORT RALLY IS BACK!
With last year’s transport rally being a roaring success, we are excited to host the event again for 2019.
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 organising lots of exciting things, including live music, the famous midday cavalcade, and exciting activities for the children!
Exhibitors to arrive between 7:30am and 9:00am
Open to the public from 10:00am
BOOK YOUR PLACE VIA OUR WEBSITE HERE: https://www.britishironworkcentre.co.uk/show-areas/whats-on/the-transport-rally
10th Annual Party in the Park
Saturday 20th July
Bishops Castle, Shropshire SY9 5DD
Gates Open 12 noon
Music starts 12.30 – 10.30
Come and celebrate the 10th year of ‘Party in the Park’ on 20th July 2019.
Organised by AMP (about music project) which aims to give opportunities to young musicians in Bishops Castle and the surrounding areas.
Party in the Park is AMP’s big annual summer showcase with many local bands performing along-side invited artists from further afield.
There will be continuous music from some very talented bands and musicians varying both in age and experience, but all with a link to the AMP ethos.
This year’s line-up includes: –
Local favourites: Fight the Bear, BC All Skas, Nuclear Weasels, Without Warning and Adrenaline Rush.
From Mid Wales: Smoke Like a Fish.
Shrewsbury: The Beth Prior Collective
West Midlands: Cantaloop
Oxford/London: The People Versus (previously known as Five Fathoms Deep)
Church Stretton/Bridgnorth: Bohmen
You can follow AMP on the links below and keep an eye out for some surprise guests!!
Party In the Park: https://www.facebook.com/events/281266679489982/
This is a truly fun day out with plenty for all the family including food stalls, Vintage tea tent, children’s activity workshops and so much more.
Bring a rug, a picnic, your dog and enjoy life the ‘Bishops Castle Way’
£8 Tickets – in advance from ticketsource.co.uk/about-music-project
£10 Tickets – on the day at the gate
(under 11’s go free)
If you love street food accompanied by a gin or a cocktail or two…..this festival is the one for you!
This year’s line up is looking epic with some of the best street food in town serving up flavours from around the world to tempt foodies. Plus, four huge marquees packed full of local food and drink for you to sample and buy!
Held at the RAF Museum Cosford against a backdrop of aircraft and handily next to Cosford train station with trains running from Shrewsbury, Wolverhampton and Birmingham….allowing you to make the most of the day.
We’re also bringing you some of the regions top chefs to cook a range of dishes live on the demo stage. Plus, festival goers can sit back and enjoy bands playing throughout the day on the music stage.
If you have little ones, bring them with you….there will be plenty of entertainment including kids cookery classes, circus skills, face painting and a tent packed full of activities.
Child (5-15 years) £2.00
Family (2 adults, up to 4 children) £14.00
Children under 5 – FREE
Make sure you come hungry!
Tickets on sale now!
A festival in a day! Celebrate Folklore, stories & music at the wonderful Acton Scott Historic Farm (Famed Victorian Farm BBC TV) nestled within the Shropshire hills landscape. Tranquillity, farm animals, storytelling, folklore, folk music, folk art exhibition, stalls, food, bar, family activity paddock, pop up entertainment spots, Chill & get in touch with nature area. This is a low impact, mostly acoustic, traditional festival celebrating Shropshire and its neighbouring borders.
Advance Adult £15
Advance Under 16 £5
Advance OAP £9
Advance Family Admission (2 adults & up to 3 children) £30
Ticket online booking: tickettailor.com
Come and help us celebrate our 10th Party In the Park.
AMP’s major fund-raiser Party in the park is set in the community park, in the heart of Bishop’s Castle, Party In The Park is a relaxed music festival, running from 12 noon until 10.30pm, Music starts at 12.30 pm with everyone dancing or sitting on the grass (some bring their deckchairs and picnics!) listening to a selection of established and local bands.
It has become an established event in the local calendar. Last year we saw more than 1500 people through the gates, coming from a 50-60 mile radius – from Newtown, Welshpool, Shrewsbury, Hereford, Bishops Castle, Craven Arms, Ludlow, Clun and beyond. Bands from these areas also bring their fans for support. It is not your ‘traditional’ festival crowd, more a community family event for people of all ages.
One main stage
BBQ & Hand Made wood fire Pizza, Vegetarian stands and vendors
Fully Licensed Bar
Vintage Tea and Cake stand
Children’s activity workshops
Face Painting and Caricaturist
Join us at our Multi Period Living History Weekend. Travel through time from Anglo-Saxon Mercians to World War 2. Discover how people lived, what they ate and how they fought. Each encampment will have demonstrations throughout both days and their will be an Arena Programme of activities throughout both days.
Exciting day out in beautiful South Shropshire. Livestock, horses, trade stands, shopping, craft demonstrations, conservation, village green and entertainment for all ages including Atkinson Action Horses, Ye Olde Redtail Falconry, Aldabra Giant Tortoises.
8.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m. Advance tickets £15.00, Juniors (12-16 years) £5.00. Children 11 years and under enter FREE.
Tickets on-line at www.burwartonshow.co.uk
Organisers of the Oswestry & District Agricultural Show are looking forward to another great day on Saturday 3rd August, when people from far and wide will gather at the Park Hall Showground to celebrate this prestigious event that dates back to 1862. Not only does the Show endorse the best of British agriculture it promotes local businesses and activities, countryside pursuits and provides a varied programme of entertainment for visitors throughout the day.
Today’s Flower Show features, T.V. personalities, celebrity Chefs, singers and spectacular arena acts entertain the crowds for 12 hours on each day of the show, ending with a magnificent firework display.
The show is one of the country’s Premier Flower Show events, attracting top exhibitors from all over the country. It has a small permanent staff and over 100 volunteers who manage and organise the whole event, from traffic flow, marquee and services contracts, publicity and marketing, public safety, catering , entertainment, engaging specialist judges for hundreds of competitive classes etc. and ensuring that our visitors have an extraordinary experience with value for money.
The 2019 Shrewsbury Folk Festival takes place from 23-28 August 2019 and will provide four days packed with fantastic music, dance, and entertainment all on a centrally located site in the heart of Shrewsbury.
There’s four music stages, a dance marquee with acclaimed ceilidh bands, dozens of workshops, a craft fair, well stocked real ale & cocktail bars, Pandemonium! – our children’s festival -and Refolkus for 12 to 25-year-olds – with on-site camping for weekend ticket holders.
See latest information at www.shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk
FCD Events in association with MGM’s Stargate Command & Legion M are back and this time we are celebrating 25 years of Stargate!
After our hugely successful first “Cal Mah” event we have moved to a new venue in Telford and this time it is a hotel which is The Telford Centre Hotel (formally The Park Inn) that has a brilliant reputation boasting first class event facilities!
FCD Events are once again extremely proud to be partners with Stargate Command as we aim to bring you a brilliant cross section of guests from across the gate network!!
We have ticket options to suit all budgets as well as an instalment plan to help you buy those special VIP passes.
For more information, please see the Facebook Event Page here…
Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/fcdevents
or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/fcdevent/
for up-to-date information on the special guests as they are announced.
All FCD Events are family-friendly and welcoming. If you love Stargate or even sci-fi in general (fans from all over the sci-fi fandom will be descending on the place), this event is not to be missed.
National initiative to open as many historical places as possible to the public for free. Oswestry has a wide number of interesting activities including archaeological digs, St Oswald’s tower, market activities, the Town Museum and the Park Hall trenches etc. Go to www.oswestrytownmusuem.co.uk for further details.
Join us at this stunning outdoor setting, amongst the serene lake and ancient trees of Chetwynd Deer Park, for great music, delicious food and of course fizz! Bring the children, parents, grandparents, picnic hampers and candelabras for a relaxed afternoon and evening filled with beautiful music.
Featuring six hours of live music from some of the best talent across the country supported by local performers. Get ready to wave your union flags and sing along with a fabulous Last Night of the Proms style finale. The event is suitable for all ages and under 10s go free, with free children’s activities available!
Bring your own food and drink, including alcohol, or sample something delicious from one of our bars or street food stalls!
Tickets on sale Saturday 19 January 2019
Tier 1 – £21 or £20 for groups of 6+ until sold out
Tier 2 – £26 or £25 for groups of 6+ from end of Tier 1 sales until sold out
Tier 3 – £30 or £29 for groups of 6+ from end of Tier 2 sales until midnight 13 September
VIP – £35 includes VIP parking and posh loos!
Children – £5 aged 10-18.
Under 10’s go free!
On the gate – £38
This year, Shrewsbury will be celebrating all things Fab Four with the Shrewsbury Beatles Weekend. On September 20th, 21st and 22nd there will be a whole range of events in the town including live music, tours, special guest speakers and Beatles film screenings – once again proving that All You Need Is Love. On the 19th our preview event is a 2-hour boat cruise with live Beatles music by Tony Stanton.
The weekend will finish with a concert at Theatre Severn featuring – from Liverpool – the top Beatles tribute band, The Mersey Beatles.
The entire weekend is in aid of the Mayor of Shrewsbury’s charity 2019-20, the Samaritans of Shrewsbury.
There will be additional events across Shrewsbury including musicians presenting live renditions of Beatles songs in the cellars of The Buttermarket, a venue reminiscent of the legendary Cavern Club in Liverpool where the Fab Four first attracted attention.
Five great Beatles films will be screened at The Walker Theatre on Friday and Saturday – ‘Backbeat’, ‘Looking For Lennon’, ‘Good Ol’ Freda’, ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ and ‘The Beatles: Eight Days a Week’.
The Beatles played in Shrewsbury three times – once at The Granada, twice at The Music Hall – and they even wrote one of their biggest hits, ‘From Me to You’, while travelling from York to their next gig in Shrewsbury in February 1963.
In addition, it’s the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ classic album, Abbey Road, this September and The Mersey Beatles will be performing the album in its entirety as part of their act.
See the Beatles Weekend events and book tickets at www.facebook.com/shrewsburybeatles/events
The award winning Ginger and Spice Festival is making a welcome return this September 2019 for a four day celebration of all things spicy during British Food Fortnight. Set in and around the centre of the medieval Shropshire town, Market Drayton, the festival celebrates the town’s culinary heritage, links to the ancient spice routes and what is thought to be the oldest gingerbread in the country!
The fun packed festival includes many inspiring festival fringe events plus an abundance of speciality food and drink with plenty of produce featuring a ginger twist! Saturday 28th September only features the Spice Exchange Street Market where visitors can journey into an exotic and fascinating world of spice, secret recipes, ancient gingerbread guilds and delicious hot & spicy street food .
The Spice Exchange Street Market will include everything from ginger teas, spicy pies, enrobed chocolate gingers, spice-infused jams, aromatic gin, local real ale, cured gourmet meats as well as a host of ginger-themed delicacies! Visitors can also watch live cookery master classes from top, regional and local chefs all at the back of the Clive and Coffyne Pub. Plus there will be educational cookery and food related activities for the little ones with Fordhall Organic Farm, The Original Biscuit Bakers and Savuer Spices! Also join in our annual gingerbread baking contest as well as our best-read head competition!
Over two days there will be a heritage spice trail and competition dedicated to exploring the town’s culinary history, including tastings in shops, cafes, the brewery, Church, Museum, Festival Drayton, Covered market and more. This is free and there will be prizes for lucky winners!
Visitors can also enjoy many festival fringe events such as live music, comedy, pop-up restaurants; foraging walks, ginger inspired competitions, talks and more.
Whilst the Spice Exchange Street Market on Saturday 28th September 2019 is free, visitors should expect to pay for some events taking place in the evening and at private venues in the town. Booking ahead for these private events is essential.
For all festival fringe events, please visit the What’s On section of the website: www.gingerandspicefest.co.uk
A light hearted look at life in a small rural town in the 1940s. As you walk around the town, you will be captivated by Re-Enactors and Entertainers in period costume, vintage vehicle displays, trade stands, music and dancing; all with a 1940’s theme. There will also be special activities for children.
The 2019 Wenlock Olympian Society’s ‘Race on the Edge’ will take place on Sunday 29th September. It will be run over the same exciting yet challenging 9-mile course as the 2018 event – along trails and paths of the famous Wenlock Edge. This year a short distance Fun Run will also take place – for families and young people. Both events will start and finish at Edge Adventures – on the outskirts of Much Wenlock.