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What's On in Shrewsbury - July 1st - 3rd 2022
29 Jun 2022

Your guide to What's On this Weekend in Shrewsbury - July 1st - 3rd - including Shrewsbury Farmers' Market and the launch of Shrewsbury Arts Trail & the Andrew Logan sculpture trail (pictured, David Hockney by Andrew Logan) plus open gardens in Kingsland and lots more...

FRIDAY, July 1st

1 - August 31 - The Shrewsbury Arts Trail - various locations around the town, including exhibitions at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, Theatre Severn, The Parade and a big Andrew Logan sculpture trail (you can’t miss it!). Read all about it HERE

1 - 7 - Jurassic World: Dominion, The Old Market Hall, various showtimes. The epic conclusion to the Jurassic era! Tickets from £7 HERE 

Shrewsbury Farmers' Market

1 - Shrewsbury Farmers’ Market - The Town Square, from 9am to 3.30pm (pictured above). A wonderful array of delicious, locally produced foods for you to sample and buy. Take lots of bags! 

1 & 2 - HEAL Festival at West Mid Showground, from 12pm. Live bands on the main stage, dance tents, yoga & wellbeing zone, fun fair, street food traders and more. Tickets £27 HERE 

1 & 3 - Cronkhill Open Day, from 11am - visit this fascinating Italianate National Trust property near Atcham, open on selected days only. Tickets £5/£2.50 (non members). 

SATURDAY, July 2nd

2 - Vlad & Notes From Underground - Modernist Jazz stimulated by European and Russian traditions, Vlad Miller and his quartet will be street side, at Bar Oil, Castle Street, from 4pm (pictured below). 

Vlad Miller at Bar Oil in Shrewsbury

2 - Creative Writing Workshop for Children (aged 10-18) - ‘Actions Speak Louder than Words’, with local author Kate Innes - Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, 2pm to 4pm. Cost £15, book HERE

2 - Threads and Photos at Shropshire Archives - Learn how to embellish copies of the archives’ photograph collection. All materials will be provided - you just need to be able to sew a running stitch. Cost £10, 2pm to 4pm. Book tickets HERE 

Beats and Bells event

2 - Beat and Bells in The Square, Shrewsbury Morris Dancers (pictured above) - 10am to 4pm - There will be continuous entertainment throughout the day, with a host of performances from Shrewsbury Morris, to include the stick clashing Shrewsbury Bull and Pump Morris Men, the colourful dresses of The Shrewsbury Lasses and the intricate footwork of The Shrewsbury Cloggers. Septimus the Giant Shrewsbury Cobbler will be in attendance along with special guests Clerical Error from North Wales and Identity School of Dance, plus Thingumajig Theatre, from West Yorkshire.

2 - Students of ROAM Dance School in Mix Tape - a dance spectacular at Theatre Severn, 7.30pm. Tickets £15.50/£12.50. 

SUNDAY, July 3rd

3 - Open garden at 2 School Cottages, Hook-a-Gate SY5 8BQ, 12pm-4.30pm. Admission £5 - ngs.org.uk

3 - Make My Weekends Wild! The Cut Visitor Centre, Shrewsbury (Abbey Foregate), 11am to 4pm. Join young nature enthusiasts for a practical conservation day at Darwin’s Childhood Garden. Run by Shropshire Wildlife Trust, it’s a great opportunity to build CV points (for ages 14-30). Book HERE

Kingsland Garden Trail

3 - The Kingsland Garden Trail, Kennedy Road, Shrewsbury from 2-5pm, in support of The Shropshire Historic Churches Trust. A chance to see some of the town’s fine Victorian villas close up and admire the beautiful gardens. Pick up a ticket and map on Kennedy Road No 28 or No 14 (£5 cash). 

3 - The Swimmer (18), The Old Market Hall, 7pm. Erez, a rising star in the Israeli swimming scene, arrives at a training camp held in a boarding school, where the winner of the competition gets a ticket to the Olympics. There he meets the beautiful and talented Nevo, who awakens subconscious desires in him. Book tickets HERE

3 - Shrewsbury Live - featuring Monster Trucks and motorcycle stunts, West Mid Showground, from 9am. Tickets from £5 for a child over 5, or £12.50 adults online HERE

COMING UP...

Elvis (12A) will be on at The Old Market Hall from Friday, July 8 to Thursday, July 21 - it's an epic, big-screen spectacle directed by Baz Luhrmann. You'd best be quick if you fancy booking tickets HERE

The Little Mermaid is on at Theatre Severn from Thursday, July 7 to Saturday, July 9 - brought to us by Get Your Wigle On's adult musical theatre company. Book HERE

And there's an Outdoor Cinema Shrewsbury Film Festival, Shrewsbury College, London Road from July 5-7 - showing Bohemian Rhapsody, Harry Potter, Mamma Mia!, The Lion King and Pretty Woman. Various showtimes, visit cinemaoutdoor.co.uk

Queen's Baton Relay Map

Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay is coming to Shrewsbury!

To mark the occasion, there's a FREE celebration in The Quarry on Monday, July 18 from 4pm-9pm.

Shropshire Festivals is working with Shropshire Council and partners to organise a free, family festival in Shrewsbury’s Quarry Park to welcome The Baton as it passes through the town on Monday 18th July. The event will run from 4pm until 9pm, perfect for fun after school and work. 

The Quarry will be filled with chefs, musicians, and entertainers, plus arts organisations, schools and local community groups from across the county, to provide performances, live music, hands-on taster sessions, and demonstrations for people of all ages to enjoy, for an event we will never forget!