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
Join us for an 8 mile sponsored walk along the Welshpool canal for the children and families of Hope House!
The walk is free to enter, open to all and a fabulous day out for the whole family. There is no minimum sponsorship, but we do ask all our wonderful walkers to raise as much as you can to help us continue to be here for the children in our care.
We will start at 10am outside the Hope House shop in Welshpool (at the top end of the Tesco car park) and walk to the halfway point of The Horseshoes Inn at Berriew where you will be able to buy bacon butties to fuel your way back to the finish line and your hard-earned medal. Registration opens at 9.30am.
The incredible Teresa Thomas, one of our Hope House mums, organised our first ever Welshpool Canal Walk in 2016. After she sadly passed away in 2017, we have continued her wonderful legacy by walking in her memory ever since. We invite anyone who is up to the challenge to step out with us in memory of Tease, as she was affectionately known, and walk in her footsteps. You are also very welcome to join us to walk in memory or celebration of your own loved ones or simply for the children of Hope House.
A fun packed day in Lilleshall Village
*Follow our Scarecrow’s through the village and find our hidden squirrels.
*Bring along your scarecrow by 11am ready for judging on the day (for villagers: to add your scarecrow to trail map, entries for judging must be sent by Friday 20th Sep and scarecrow placed on your own land )
* scarecrow fancy dress competition
* Bring your crzay veg for judging
* Food – drinks – cakes
” Stalls & Activities
” Music – karaoke
* Bouncy castle
Judging and prizes announced 3pm
Facebook Lilleshall Scarecrow Festival
Registered charity 1036071
Come and join us for a fun filled evening of wild dancing, good music and great company at the Cavalier Centre for our annual Ceilidh.
A Ceilidh is a traditional dance night where everyone joins in, regardless of age or ability, everyone can take part, young or old, experienced dancers to beginners and even those with two left feet!
You will be under the watchful eye of our well known caller Martin Wood (tallest Town Cryer in the world) who’ll be with you every step of the way – walking you through the moves before each dance and continuing to call out helpful hints throughout the rest of the dances. Our fantastic band are guaranteed to provide a whirling evening of jigs, reels and live entertainment.
This event is a fundraiser for the Cavalier Centre which is home of Perry Riding for the Disabled. The Cavalier Centre provides life changing, inclusive equestrian activities for disabled children and adults.
Don’t miss out! £15 food included. Tickets will be available from Penny Farthing (Much Wenlock), Cavalier Centre and https://www.perryrdafundraising.org/ soon.
The third leg of the cycling event takes us from Shrewsbury to Stratford-upon-Avon (approx. 70 miles). So, I am looking for a team of 40-50 enthusiastic cyclists to join me on this leg. All levels of experience are very welcome. If you would like to be part of this 3rd leg please complete the registration form for entry via www.entouronline.co.uk