New Orleans. Voodoo, Jazz, Mardi Gras, Easter, and of course, Halloween. The French Quarter is known for its parades and the Bourbon Street.
Dr Louise Fenton will explore Halloween in the Crescent City and consider the historical context that evolved into the celebrations seen today. It is often said that Halloween is now too commercialised or too ‘Americanised’, however, this talk will address this and question the origins of Halloween in the US. The culture and society of New Orleans is an eclectic mix of people and beliefs and on the streets of the French Quarter, Halloween blends cultural traditions to the sound of Jazz.
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!
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