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Have a laugh in Shrewsbury


DID YOU KNOW? There are 28 shows across the fours days of the festival

Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival guarantees chuckles and guffaws aplenty from 18th to 21st July in venues across the town. Whether they’re Edinburghbound or preparing for national tours, all the performers at SIC Festival are at the top of their craft. In the space of a couple

Rocks of ages at Dudmaston Hall As part of GeoFest 2019, a Rock & Fossil Challenge takes place in Dudmaston Hall’s Comer Woods on 1st and 22nd August. Become a geologist for the afternoon and take a closer look at ancient rocks and fossils to discover what stories they tell, with help from the team from Abberley and Malvern Hills Geo Park in the wood’s Heath Barn. Make sure you dress for the weather and wear comfortable footwear. The event runs from 11am to 3pm and normal National Trust admission applies.

World-class brass in Ludlow The Cory Band return to St Laurence’s Church, Ludlow, on 24th August. The first brass band to be quadruple champions – simultaneously holding the UK National, British Open, European and Brass in Concert titles in 2016 – they have maintained their status as the number-one brass band in the world for the past 12 years. They do this by stepping out of the traditional brass band genre to deliver a tantalising mixture of both blockbusting and beautiful music that amazes and captivates its audiences. Tickets are £16.

of hours you could see one of the circuit’s bestknown acts moulding their material and comedy’s next big thing. Sunday’s gala show promises the strongest line-up of comedians ever assembled in Shrewsbury, with some of the country’s biggest names. Performers over the weekend include Dan Nightingale, David O’Doherty, Angelos Epithemiou, Danny McLoughlin and Barbara Nice.

Golden classics at the Steps Sounds Of The Fortunes will bring classic music from the 1960s and 1970s to Bridgnorth’s Theatre On The Steps on 6th July. Michael Smitham and Eddie Mooney bring with them lots of hits and plenty of stories and anecdotes about their many years in the music business. From 8pm. Tickets cost from £14.

Dead impressive artwork on display in Shrewsbury Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery’s latest exhibition focuses on the work of British comic book artist Charlie Adlard from 1st June. Drawn Of The Dead features a selection of Charlie’s original works from The Walking Dead comic book series displayed alongside set piece installations created by sculptor Andrew Bryden. Images from cult French comic Vampire State Building are also on display, plus Charlie’s life drawings and original books, Code Flesh and White Death. The exhibition runs until 3rd November. Gallery admission costs £4.50 for adults and £2 for children. www.shrewsbury

24th July, Teddy Bears’ Picnic, Apley Farm Shop, nr Bridgnorth Come down to the woods with your favourite teddy bear, listen to Michael Rosen’s We’re Going On A Bear Hunt and enjoy a delicious Apley picnic lunch. There will be lots of activities and games, followed by an hour’s play in Pigg’s Playbarn. Tickets are £7.50 each including lunch. Adults’ non-food tickets costs £1.

3rd August, The Makers’ Market, High Street, Whitchurch Showcasing beautiful items and tasty food from the local area. Meet all the unique creatives, creators, makers, designers, producers, bakers, musicians and artists, and drink, taste, shop, socialise, relax, watch, listen, enjoy and discover, while bringing the local community together. 10am-4pm.

3rd August, Oswestry Show, Oswestry Showground, Park Hall Don’t miss the one-day agricultural show that endorses the best of British agriculture promoting local businesses and activities, countryside pursuits and providing a varied programme of entertainment for visitors throughout the day.

3rd August, Ibiza Garden Party, The Wynnstay Hotel, Oswestry Balearic beats, chilled grooves, funk, soul and reggae. 3pm-8pm. £5.

11th August, Cardington Garden Trail, Cardington A series of beautiful gardens in and around the prettiest village in Shropshire nestling in the south Shropshire hills, open in aid of the Shropshire Historic Churches Trust and St James’ Cardington. Noon6pm. Adults £5, children free.

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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...