On Saturday 7th August we are hosting a fantastically fun 60’s themed ‘Festival on the Field’ to mark 100 years of our much-loved hospital, The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic, and 60 years of The League of Friends.
Join us as we celebrate these significant milestones and honor the work of our incredible frontline NHS staff.
The daytime will host a family-friendly community event involving live music, craft stalls, food and drink and children’s entertainment. The evening will see a swinging sixties themed disco for adults to enjoy.
An event to celebrate restoration of the Master’s House at Llanfyllin’s historic Workhouse, set in tranquil countryside on the road to Lake Vyrnwy. Building open from 10.00. Launch of a new book on Llanfyllin’s Masters and Matrons; opening ceremony at 11.30; harp and accordion music; displays; art and craft exhibition and demonstrations; open studios; print making; talk on ‘Punishments in the Workhouse; lunches.
Common Threads is a community of practice; a group of designer-makers creating a range of textiles who met whilst studying Contemporary Constructed Textiles at Bradford School of Art in 2015. During the part-time course, Margot Bromley specialised in machine knitting, whilst Lin Carter, Fiona Catanach, Sue Christian and Nicola Rudd specialised in weaving, but like most textile enthusiasts they are not limited to just one craft.
As the course came to an end, they realised that they did not want to lose the collaborative nature of their learning and set up the group with the aim of meeting up two or three times a year to share ideas and challenge their creative practice. Although individual members of the group produce work in their own style, favouring particular yarns, techniques or finished products, each year they aim to use a ‘common thread’ in a project. It may be a set of pieces each favouring the same yarn or colour palette, or it could be a collection based on a share theme and common starting point.
Although they have kept in touch regularly online the pandemic has temporarily put a stop to their meeting up in person. This exhibition is an reflection of where their practice has taken each of them individually during their time apart.
Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm.
Little Red sets off through the forest to visit Grandma but the journey won’t be easy, not with all these distractions! The three pigs are building their new homes, Goldilocks is having problems with some bears and to top it all off, the Big Bad Wolf is out on the hunt for his dinner! Can Little Red help her friends and still outsmart the hungry Wolf? Filled with live music, puppetry and audience interaction, this wonderful family musical has something for everyone! Bring along your picnics, blankets, folding chairs and friends and family!
£15 adult, £12 child, £48 (2 adults, 2 children).
No tickets needed for under 2’s
Shows go on whatever the weather, come prepared!
Tickets are non refundable, unless cancelled due to government restrictions
Prospero conjures a storm and torments the survivors of a shipwreck, including his treacherous brother, Antonio. Meanwhile, Prospero’s slave, Caliban, plots to rid himself of his master but is thwarted by Prospero’s spirit-servant Ariel. Ferdinand then falls in love with Prospero’s daughter Miranda. Will Prospero grant Ariel her freedom and be restored to his dukedom? Will Ferdinand and Miranda’s love overcome all? Folksy’s wonderful production is filled with live music, colourful characters, enchantment and a little touch of magic. Bring along your picnics, blankets and folding chairs.
£15 adult, £12 child, £48 family (2 adults, 2 children).
No tickets needed for under 2’s
Shows go on whatever the weather, so come prepared!
Tickets are non-refundable unless cancelled due to government restrictions
One of the country’s leading folk festivals – the most fun you can have during August Bank Holiday weekend!
The 2021 Shrewsbury Folk Festival takes place from August 27 to 30. Four days packed with fantastic music and much more on a riverside site in the heart of Shrewsbury.
See latest information at www.shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk
The Harrington Household is a small Re-enacting group portraying life in the 15th century during the War of the Roses.
Encampment with Archery displays, living history, tourney, child drilling.
Fun for all the family.
Come and the se The Harrington Household’s archers and men at arms as they portray a 15th century retune fighting for King Richard 3rd. There will weapons talks displays and fun for all. Live history not just learn History.
Cost is £3 per Adult and all children free entrance.
Valley Burner brings together an active community of MTB riders taking part in sporting events for reasons ranging from fitness, competition, charity, health, fun or to simply finish. The participants vary from nervous first timers of all ages through to competitive MTB riders.
Valley Burner aims to provide market leading and innovative event experiences for the whole family. Working closely with our range of expert partners our aim is to provide friendly, professional and considered event experiences for every one of our participants, from when they first enquire about the ride, until the moment they cross the finish line.
Valley Burner will be taking place in the stunning Tanat Valley in Shropshire. The track is set in stunning scenery with amazing views. Riders will experience a little bit of everything from fast technical single track through to a small quarry section and great switch back climbs. The challenge will be to complete as many laps as you can in 2hrs. The event arena is just 7 miles from Oswestry, 30 miles from Shrewsbury and 43 miles from Chester.The Event is on Private land in Pen y Bont (7 miles from Oswestry) under no circumstances will you be able to ride the route at any other time. All details of the address will be sent to riders in the lead up to the event. Good signage will be visible on the event day.
After a year in hibernation the Shrewsbury Food Festival returns to Shrewsbury’s Quarry Park! On September 4 and 5, 2021, over 200 food, drink and craft exhibitors will come together in the 29 acres of parkland for a food extravaganza. There will be live chef demonstrations, a live music stage, hundreds of stalls showcasing independent businesses and a huge range of children activities to keep the whole family entertained. You will be spoilt for choice with all the best in mouth-watering food and thirst-quenching drinks. Our region’s best food producers, chefs, artisans and food businesses will all be there to tantalise your taste buds, along with talent from further afield who will wow you. This is a brilliant day out for food lovers, families and fun seekers! Come and join us in Shrewsbury on September 4 and 5!
From intimate weddings to lavish celebrations, enjoy the wedding of your dreams at The Wynnstay Hotel & Spa. We have several romantic suites and now introducing our new outside area for 2021.
Joining us will be a selection of our recommended wedding suppliers to help with that extra bit of inspiration.
STRICT COVID 19 GUIDELINES in place!
Oswestry Antique and Collector Fair is situated in the heart of Shropshire at Oswestry Showground which is a 36 acres site with THREE LARGE exhibition halls in a prime position on the A495. You can except to find an array of outdoor and indoor stalls selling an eclectic mix of antiques, vintage, collectables, architectural salvage, mid-century or simply that decorative items.
Oswestry Antique & Collectors Fair regularly see’s 200 stalls of experienced dealers from all over the country and has been a regular on BBC’s Bargain Hunt.
The fair is affordable, dog friendly with free parking and free entry for children. This is a great day out for all the family to be enjoyed whatever the weather! .
Admission: £3.50 per person
Under 16’s FREE (must be accompanied by an adult)
PUBLIC: Sat-8:30-3:30, Sun – 9:00 – 3:00
Oswestry Antique and Collector Fair is situated in the heart of Shropshire at Oswestry Showground which is a 36 acres site with THREE LARGE exhibition halls in a prime position on the A495. You can except to find an array of outdoor and indoor stalls selling an eclectic mix of antiques, vintage, collectables, architectural salvage, midcentury or simply that decorative item.
The fair is affordable, dog friendly with free parking and free entry for children. This is a great day out for all the family to be enjoyed whatever the weather! Refreshments available.