Special fund-raising event for the Willoughbridge Garden Charitable Trust who maintain these beautiful gardens and the garden offers a great special event price on these days only of just £4.00 for garden and plant fair entry (normally, standard garden entry is £8.50).
Now’s the time to make the most of the late summer sun and get out and enjoy your garden, and Plant Hunters’ Fairs are a great place to pick up some late colour or even to get ahead for spring with bulbs and plants to get planted now for an early show. This brilliant event attracts a fabulous line-up of nurseries. There’s sure to be something to set your summer garden ablaze with colour and add a sparkle to a shady spot, plus lots of expert knowledge on hand to help you choose the best plants for your garden.
The 12-acre Dorothy Clive Garden features a superb woodland garden, alpine scree, a damp garden, and stunning and colourful late summer flower borders. Explore the gardens, sit and relax in the many seating areas, and enjoy the tearoom’s home-baking on the terrace lawn, whilst enjoying the lovely views of the surrounding countryside.
The Dorothy Clive Garden is on the A51, 4 miles south of Bridgemere. The plant fair runs from 10am-5pm both days. For full details of nurseries attending please see www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk
Join us for an evening of percussion with Tom Hall. Tom is currently principal percussionist for England’s number one brass band, Brighouse and Rastrick, and is enjoying studying at the Royal Northern College of Music under Director Simone Rebello. Tom was a finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year Percussion Final 2018 and placing second in the International Young Percussionist Competition 2018. He made his BBC Proms Debut in 2018 and has played with the BBC Concert Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall.
The award-winning Ginger and Spice Festival is making a welcome return this September for a 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 local culinary heritage with links to the ancient spice routes and what is thought to be the oldest gingerbread in the country! On Saturday 26th September 2020, enjoy a spicy street market including a food theatre with top chefs, spice trail, children’s food classes, gingerbread baking contest and much more! The Spice Exchange Street Market is free to all! www.gingerandspicefest.co.uk
Isata Kanneh-Mason’s debut album, Romance, drew popular and critical acclaim, entering the UK classical charts at number one when it was released in July 2019 and leading Gramophone magazine to extol the recording as ‘one of the most charming and engaging debuts’ and Classic FM to praise Isata as a ‘player of considerable talent’. Whilst continuing her postgraduate studies with Carole Presland as a Gwendoline Reiche scholar at London’s Royal Academy of Music, Isata has embarked on a successful and increasingly busy concert career as a solo artist throughout the UK and abroad.
Join us for a concert with Morriston Orpheus Choir. Formed in 1935, the Morriston Orpheus Choir enjoys an enviable reputation as a leading exponent of male choral singing. The choir has undertaken performances on television, at local and national events, whilst also being an internationally renowned Welsh male voice choir. The choir’s vast repertoire includes gospel music, West end favourites, operatic pieces, religious material and of course the Welsh classics.
Wrekin College is delighted to have secured the rights for this iconic musical from the pen of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Featuring classic songs such as Do-Re-Mi, Edelweiss, Sixteen going on Seventeen, My Favourite Things, The Sound of Music and of course the epic Climb Every Mountain, please join us for what will be a delightful evening of wonderful music, set in a story that takes place during the looming threat of the Nazi takeover of Austria, but one in which love, courage and freedom prevail.
A masterpiece of the romantic era that showed Verdi as a true compositional craftsman, the requiem was not written with Verdi’s dying breaths but 27 years before he died. Originally planned to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Rossini’s birth in 1869 the Requiem finally took to the stage in Milan in 1874.
Our soloists for the concert are Ellie Parsons (soprano), Ruth Theobald (mezzo soprano), Robert Tilson (tenor), Themba Mvula (bass) together with the combined choruses of the Wrekin College Chapel Choir and Wrekin College Community Choir