The sixth annual Whitchurch Food and Drink Festival will be celebrating all things great about food and drink available in the North Shropshire area.
The event will be running on:-
Saturday 18th May 2019 from 10am – 5pm
Sunday 19th May from 10am – 4pm
The indoor festival is totally free with lots of activities to entertain the children.
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/
Spend the day with friends visiting 9 pubs dotted around the Shropshire countryside, without worrying who’s driving! Hop on and off buses that arrive every 30-45 minutes at each pub between 11am and 10pm. Start and finish at any pub on route. Sample locally brewed ales, tasty food and soak up the atmosphere.
Whitchurch Blackberry Fair celebrates 12 years of Positive Energy this Autumn. “Let’s All Love Green” – Calling all Vintage ,Homespun, Thrifty, Steampunk, Fairtrade sellers, Upcyclers Recyclers, Unicyclists, Artists and Folk who simply love the Planet. Stick on yer’ Festival hats and mosey over to the Quirkiest Free Autumn Street Fair North Shropshire has to offer this October. Jive to Wonderbrass and The SwanVestaSocialClub, pedal power a stage, save carbon with ‘Flamin simple’, make magic in the Fae Market and Dance the day out at the all ‘New Pookas Polka’ Night Party starring Light Artist Andy Mckeown and Manchester’s greatest Ska export ‘Baked A La Ska’. It’s mad,fab,funky family fun that “Dares to be Different”
A madcap night of magical jollity as Whitchurch’s Blackberry Fair Fae Market casts her Festival spell to spin up a treat. Don your wings and colourful coats for a party like no other. Live acts, Dancing , Street Food, Rustic Ales and all in the presence of Mr Light Artist himself Andy Mckeown Headlined by Manchesters very own 11 piece Ska Outfit “Baked A La Ska” – ‘ Utterly Bonkers but Irresistible’ Manchester Evening News. Limited Tickets £10.00 with Concessions £6.00 A great family Night Out!
Whitchurch Walkers in Shropshire will be holding their annual walking festival again , from Friday 8th of May to Sunday 10th , this year will be our 8th . Once again we offer a full range of walks over the weekend varying in distance from local history walks of 1 – 2 miles to our Whitchurch Wheel walk of 15 miles . So named after the towns long association with cheese making. Evenings aren’t left out either , on Friday night we have a film called A Woman at War which tells the story of one woman’s battle against a large Aluminium company in Iceland . There is also a folk session in a local pub , which people can join in with or just listen . Saturday night is our Ceilidh ( or barn dance ) night when we once again have local band Jigsmith to play for us . Sunday is finished off with a get together with free refreshments at our base for the weekend The Archiebald Worthington club . All in all it promises to another great weekend , keep an eye open for full details on our website www.whitchurchwalkers.co.uk & our Facebook page too whitchurch walkers .