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Gary Delaney: Gangster’s Paradise, 5th July Mock The Week regular Gary’s shows are renowned for a near unrivalled volume of high-class gags. Please note, Coolio will not be appearing. 8pm. Tickets £18.50.

Take a tasty trek around the Marches Ludlow Magnalonga is an eight- to 10-mile ramble and a feast on 11th August. The trekwith-a-difference combines a walk through unspoilt countryside with some of the best food and drink from Ludlow and across the Welsh Marches. This year, the walk starts and finishes at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre just outside Ludlow. During the journey, will walkers make several stops for refreshments. At each, you’ll partake of a course of a meal based on

Photography goes wild A new free exhibition featuring the winners and commended entries to the 2018 British Wildlife Photography Awards is currently on at the Footprint Gallery, adjacent Jackfield Tile Museum in Ironbridge, and runs until 10th September. The inspirational images are a celebration of British wildlife in all its beauty and diversity. The Footprint Gallery is open daily from 10am to 4pm.

local produce, washed down with local real ale or local perry or cider, or other drink with a local connection. You’ll also be given local bottled water. The Ludlow Magnalonga, now in its 16th year, is based on a similar event in Ludlow’s twin town of San Pietro in Cariano, near Verona in Italy - the home of Valpolicella, and is organised by the Ludlow Marches Food & Drink Festival Team. Walks start at 10-minute intervals between 10am and 11.50am.

Down the pub with poetry

The flamboyant, political and riotously funny poet Luke Wright brings his Down The Pub tour to Clungunford Parish Hall near Craven Arms on 12th July. Part Essex wide boy, part dandy fop, Luke writes from the sidelines about smalltown tragedies and national farce. Alongside his own shows, Luke is John Cooper-Clark’s regular support act, performing at venues such as The London Palladium and The Palace Theatre in Manchester. The performance starts at 7.30pm; call 01588 660152 for tickets.

Experience history with English Heritage Myths & Legends, Stokesay Castle, 20th July – 1st September England’s past is bursting

with tales of brave heroes, formidable foes and weird and wonderful happenings. Head to Stokesay Castle in Craven Arms to uncover the myths and legends, and take part in Hero Sword School, junior jousting and more.

Romans, Wroxeter Roman City, 20th July – 1st September Get hands-on with the Romans for

Simon Weston: My Life, My Story, in My Words, 7th July Words alone seem so inadequate when referring to Simon Weston, who suffered burns to 46% of his body during the Falklands War yet says he was lucky because he lost many of his comrades that day. 5pm. Tickets £21.50.

a taste of what life was like in Shropshire nearly 2,000 years ago. With battle drills, sword skills and object handling, there’s plenty of fun to keep the kids entertained, all set within the impressive remains of the Roman city.

Susie Dent: The Secret Lives Of Words, 10th July A journey into the curious, unexpected, and downright surreal origins of the words we use every day. 8pm. Tickets £24. Mr Stink, 29th-31st July A brilliant version of David Walliams’ tale, packed with original musical numbers. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry… but you might want to hold your nose! 2.30pm & 7pm. Tickets £22/£20. Spencer James, 3rd August The Searchers retired in March 2019 but their lead singer since 1986 is carrying on their legacy with a solo show. 7.30pm. Tickets £17.50.

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Shire Magazine July-August 2019  

North Wales, Mid Wales, Shropshire, Cheshire, Wirral, Whats on, magazine, days out, events, restaurants, reviews, homes, gardens, arts, craf...

Shire Magazine July-August 2019  

North Wales, Mid Wales, Shropshire, Cheshire, Wirral, Whats on, magazine, days out, events, restaurants, reviews, homes, gardens, arts, craf...