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6th-7th July, Annual Shropshire Family Vintage Show, West Midlands Showground, Shrewsbury A colossal display of steam engines, tractors, cars, Land Rovers and military vehicles, horses and lots more. 9am5pm. Adults £8 in advance/£10 on the gate. Under-16s free. Call 01948 840921.

6th-7th July, Dragon Boat Festival Weekend, Shrewsbury Racing take place between 10am and 3pm on the River Severn by the Shrewsbury School and Pengwern Boat Clubs. A wide variety of teams are taking part, from work colleagues to family members.

As live at Shrewsbury’s Old Market Hall ENO: The Mikado, 2nd July Gilbert and Sullivan’s irresistible combination of virtuosic wit, memorable melodies and hilarious antics in this muchloved production from Jonathan Miller. 8pm. Tickets £16. Westlife Live Concert, 6th July The Irish band’s Twenty Tour, broadcast live from Dublin’s Croke Park stadium. 8pm. Tickets £19. Glyndebourne: The Barber Of Seville, 14th July Mischief and mayhem run riot in Rossini’s most popular comedy. Figaro, the renowned Barber of

Seville, has a cunning that knows no bounds. 5.30pm. Tickets £16. NT Live: The Lehman Trilogy, 25th July The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts. Directed by Sam Mendes. 7pm.Tickets £15.50. Glyndebourne: The Magic Flute, 4th August Mozart’s most magical comedy. 5.30pm. Tickets £16. www.old

Magical day at Park Hall Farm

7th July, Wenlock Olympian Triathlon, Much Wenlock The 29th edition of the triathlon that has always been one for all abilities, from first-timers up to experienced athletes. The swim leg takes place in William Brookes School swimming pool, while the bike and run legs are on the roads and lanes around Much Wenlock. 9am-4pm.

Mythical creatures abound at Park Hall Farm near Oswestry from 22nd to 28th July as part of Unicorn Magic. The countryside experience park offers seven magical days of unicorn-themed events. Karina the Keeper of the Unicorns and Floss the Fairy will back to provide an enchanting week for young – and older – princesses and princes who want to meet their very first unicorn. There will also be indoor and outdoor play, animal fun, driving for kids, tractor rides and pig racing. The event is open from 10am to 5pm. Tickets cost £9.50 online or £10.50 on the gate.

•10th July, An Evening With Clare Mackintosh: After the

End, Wynnstay Hotel, Oswestry Bestselling author Clare talks about her new novel After The End, a gripping and propulsive exploration of love, marriage, parenthood, and the road not taken. 7pm. £8, or £13 with signed book. from Booka, Oswestry.

Capernaum, 12th July In a courtroom a young boy named Zain asks to sue his own parents for giving him life. With a recorded Q&A with director Nadine Labaki. 7.30pm. Tickets £8. Pavarotti, 13th July Ron Howard’s documentary celebrating the life of the beloved opera star. DID YOU 7pm. Tickets £10. Andre Rieu: Shall We Dance? 27th-28th July Andre’s 2019 hometown concert from Maastricht. 7pm & 3pm. Tickets £12.

9th July, Fisherman’s Friends, Whitchurch Talbot Theatre Ten fisherman from Cornwall are signed by Universal Records and achieve a top 10 hit with their debut album of sea shanties. 7.30pm. Adults £4.50, children £3.50. Enquiries 01948 660660.

On screen at Kinokulture

KNOW? Luciano Pavarotti was born in 1935 in Modena, Italy

Big names in nature at Oswestry’s new wildlife festival Willow Gallery in Oswestry, in collaboration with Shropshire Wildlife Trust, presents the inaugural Oswestry Nature Festival from 5th July to 24th August. The festival’s programme of inspirational talks on wildlife conservation from renowned nature experts includes Iolo Williams from BBC’s Springwatch, David Attenborough’s top Arctic cameraman Doug Allan, bestselling nature writer Patrick Barkham, bee writers Alison Benjamin and

Penny Metal, naturalist and broadcaster Paul Evans, rock-climbing countryman Jim Perrin and Oswestry’s own raptor expert Keith Offord. A final discussion will be chaired by the Guardian’s environment editor Damian Carrington. Tickets cost £45 for all six evening events; single event tickets cost £8 each.

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