We don’t break records – we beat cancer!
This is thousands of people uniting with one purpose. To come together. To raise money. To beat cancer.
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is a series of events raising money for research into all 200 types of cancer.
People of all ages, abilities and backgrounds take part in the Race for Life, join us in Telford on Sunday 2 June and take part in the 5K or 10K Race for Life.
Join the #RaceforLife today!
Cost to enter:
Young Adult: £14.99
Under 6 entry (Girls and boys): free and no registration needed
To book your space click here https://raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org/
Shropshire Pub in the Park is to be held on the 7th & 8th June at Telford’s QEII Arena
Shropshire Festivals are taking all the best bits about going to the pub – a fantastic range of drinks, awesome people to socialise with, great food and fun games – and taking it outside to the sunshine and magnifying the experience to festival sized!
This brand-new festival for the county promises to give you that summertime feeling and plenty of merriment.
There will be around 150 drinks to choose from, with real ales served up by local brewers, an extensive gin den, wine bar, pimms tent, cocktails, fizz, and delicious street food featuring every kind of cuisine.
The comedy line-up has now been announced and includes Vince Atta and his multi-track looper creating on-the-spot hip hop/reggae/techno comic pieces, and Stephen Carlin who has earned critical acclaim with his insightful style.
The music line-up has also just been revealed. Friday’s acts include Lost the Plot with their energetic covers and bizarre audience participation antics. Friday’s headline act are the Dirty Rockin’ Scoundrels, performing the best rock ‘n’ roll music from the 50s and 60s.
Saturday’s music line-up includes the soulful sound of Emma Linley with her bluesy, raw vocal tones, Custard Connection changing up the pace with dance floor filling classics, and The Paprika Blues Band with a combination of lively original music and covers. Headlining the Saturday show are four-piece funk, pop and blues cover band Bouncing Betty, with a varied setlist and infectious sounds promising to keep you singing and dancing all night long!
The event will be held at Southwater’s QEII Arena in Telford Town Park on the 7th and 8th June. It is expected that there will be a big demand for tickets to the best party of the summer. Purchase yours now from www.shropshirepubinthepark.co.uk
Friday 7th June 5pm – 10pm
£5 in advance or £7 on the gate
Saturday 8th June 11am – 10pm
£8 in advance or £10 on the gate
2 day ticket
£12 in advance or £15 on the gate
This popular workshop is back –
Beginners Crochet course
Learn to crochet and create squares that can be sewn together to make a blanket or pot holder.
Take part in a fun and creative workshop and come away with basic knowledge to enable you to create crocheted squares you can sew together to make a blanket
get step by step instruction
learn basic crochet stitches and techniques
pattern and stitch guide
the satisfaction of developing your crocheting skills
You can book on our morning or afternoon session
The session is charged at £12 plus £3.50 for a kit ( wool and hook) or people to bring their own – a ball of double knitting wool and a size 4 crochet hook. The session will run from 9.30am until 11.30am
To book your place or to purchase a gift voucher email email@example.com
(Please note that if bookings are below 5 per session we reserve the right to move the workshop to another date or time – and offer you a chance to move or have payment returned)
the morning session is posted as a separate event
Intermediate Crochet course ( some experience needed)
The workshop is just £12 per person
Learn to crochet a flower to make a brooch or as a decorative attachment to anything you wish –
a ball of double knitting wool( preferably a pale colour) and a size 4mm crochet hook required or purchase a kit for £3.50
Take part in a fun and creative workshop and come away with skills and knowledge you can build on to create your own flowers for brooches.
We will look at how to crochet at least two different types of flower and attach findings to turn them into a brooch.
get step by step instruction
learn different crochet stitches and techniques
get a pattern and stitch guide
pins to turn them into brooches
advice on where to find other patterns
To book email firstname.lastname@example.org
This is an afternoon event but check events for the same workshop being run in the morning as well
This will be Pale Fire’s first gig in a year where they will be playing new material. The band’s songs have been heavily influenced by the society we now live in focusing on difficult relationships, political charlatans and the underbelly of modern life.
Ray, Jon, Rob, and Mike who have previously played in Blue Angel, The Hormones, No Excuse, Descending Escalators, Helter Skelter and Trouble will be joined by friends for the Forge Urban Revival benefit gig to raise funds for the purchase of music equipment for the Forge Urban Revival live music programme at The Wakes.
Join us for a free family fun day at Meeting Point House supporting the Mayors Community weekend. Activities will include face painting, magician, balloon modelling, craft activities, live music and giant games on the lawn, candyfloss, tombola, hook a duck with more activities to be confirmed nearer the time!
If you love street food accompanied by a gin or a cocktail or two…..this festival is the one for you!
This year’s line up is looking epic with some of the best street food in town serving up flavours from around the world to tempt foodies. Plus, four huge marquees packed full of local food and drink for you to sample and buy!
Held at the RAF Museum Cosford against a backdrop of aircraft and handily next to Cosford train station with trains running from Shrewsbury, Wolverhampton and Birmingham….allowing you to make the most of the day.
We’re also bringing you some of the regions top chefs to cook a range of dishes live on the demo stage. Plus, festival goers can sit back and enjoy bands playing throughout the day on the music stage.
If you have little ones, bring them with you….there will be plenty of entertainment including kids cookery classes, circus skills, face painting and a tent packed full of activities.
Child (5-15 years) £2.00
Family (2 adults, up to 4 children) £14.00
Children under 5 – FREE
Make sure you come hungry!
Tickets on sale now!
FCD Events in association with MGM’s Stargate Command & Legion M are back and this time we are celebrating 25 years of Stargate!
After our hugely successful first “Cal Mah” event we have moved to a new venue in Telford and this time it is a hotel which is The Telford Centre Hotel (formally The Park Inn) that has a brilliant reputation boasting first class event facilities!
FCD Events are once again extremely proud to be partners with Stargate Command as we aim to bring you a brilliant cross section of guests from across the gate network!!
We have ticket options to suit all budgets as well as an instalment plan to help you buy those special VIP passes.
For more information, please see the Facebook Event Page here…
Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/fcdevents
or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/fcdevent/
for up-to-date information on the special guests as they are announced.
All FCD Events are family-friendly and welcoming. If you love Stargate or even sci-fi in general (fans from all over the sci-fi fandom will be descending on the place), this event is not to be missed.
Join us at this stunning outdoor setting, amongst the serene lake and ancient trees of Chetwynd Deer Park, for great music, delicious food and of course fizz! Bring the children, parents, grandparents, picnic hampers and candelabras for a relaxed afternoon and evening filled with beautiful music.
Featuring six hours of live music from some of the best talent across the country supported by local performers. Get ready to wave your union flags and sing along with a fabulous Last Night of the Proms style finale. The event is suitable for all ages and under 10s go free, with free children’s activities available!
Bring your own food and drink, including alcohol, or sample something delicious from one of our bars or street food stalls!
Tickets on sale Saturday 19 January 2019
Tier 1 – £21 or £20 for groups of 6+ until sold out
Tier 2 – £26 or £25 for groups of 6+ from end of Tier 1 sales until sold out
Tier 3 – £30 or £29 for groups of 6+ from end of Tier 2 sales until midnight 13 September
VIP – £35 includes VIP parking and posh loos!
Children – £5 aged 10-18.
Under 10’s go free!
On the gate – £38
In association with Forge and Jazz West Midlands we are thrilled to announce that Orjan Hulten in playing at Forge at The Wakes
Ticket price will include a supper (price to be announced soon)
An extraordinary band with the ability to combine various of musical styles in a concept of modern jazz. In his compositions Örjan Hultén moves effortlessly across boundaries and musical genres. Here and there Middle eastern and Balkan traits can be heard while one can distinguish traces from Wayne Shorter or Joni Mitchell in other parts. Örjan Hultén’s Orion is featuring four of Sweden’s top musicians, each of them a well-known and celebrated musicians/bandleader in his own right.
Tickets are 15.00 per person includes ticket and jazz supper. Supper will be a single course and will include a choice from 3 dishes all freshly cooked on the evening – examples NOT-SO-CAJUN SHRIMP (Pasta and Shrimp in a Cajun cream sauce): JAMBALAYA (Chicken and Smoked Sausage in savoury rice)
NEW ENGLAND CORN CHOWDER; (Creamy sweetcorn broth with crusty bread).
Licensed bar open on the evening serving in addition sweet desserts, a wonderful range of gins, specialist coffees (inc. Espresso Martinis and Irish Coffees) along with a Jazz House cocktail.
This wonderful contemporary jazz evening is bought to you through a joint partnership of Forge Urban Revival and the West Midland Jazz Network
We are pleased to announce that the 6th running of the Apley Estate multi-terrain event presented by Wrekin Road Runners will be on the 29th September 2019.
We will again be raising funds for Stockton Church and St. Milburga Church in Beckbury.
Due to the nature of the location and accessibility the distances may vary slightly from 5k, 10k and 21k; we will adjust the course chip timing to ensure it reflects the distances and provides you with accurate pacing splits.
Add the date to your diary and don’t forget to like our facebook page to keep you up to date with news and information about the race.
Minimum age on race day:
21k- 17 yo
10k – 17 yo
5k – 12yo
There is plenty of car parking available but please take care and have consideration for the land owner as well as other drivers.
Please note all parts of the Apley Estate are strictly private at all times other than for these races.
21k – 10:30
10k – 10:40
5k – 10:50
Course details: Route maps to follow
The 5k loop – 1 lap
The 10k loop – 1 lap
The 21k loop – 2 laps (consists of the 10k loop followed by a 11k loop)
We advise the use of trail shoes for all distances and feel these are more appropriate than spikes.