What's On in Shrewsbury This Weekend? July 29th - 31st
27 Jul 2022

Our Guide to What's on in Shrewsbury this weekend from July 29th to 31st, 2022 - with exhibitions all over town, live music, and outdoor theatre at Attingham Park. Pictured: Paul Janczykowski - 'View Through the Fence' exhibition is at Bear Steps until August 6, as part of The Shrewsbury Arts Trail.

On All Weekend: 

Ian Pearsall ‘Journey’ Exhibition, The Soden Collection

Ian Pearsall at Soden Collection

The Wyle Cop contemporary gallery will present a selection of recent works by artist Ian Pearsall - until August 13.

Read our blog about the exhibition HERE

Each week of the ‘Journey’ exhibition will highlight subjects reflecting different periods of Ian’s life:  ‘Africa’, ‘Birth of Industry’ and the ‘Countryside’. The exhibition will also contain music and sculpture which has inspired Pearsall’s work.

Shrewsbury Arts Trail & Sculpture Trail

Shrewsbury Arts Trail Logo

Follow this wonderful trail to various locations around the town, with major exhibitions at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, Theatre Severn, The Parade and a big Andrew Logan sculpture trail (you can’t miss it!). 

Exhibitions across town include: Lovelyland in the window at Raven Studios, Paul Janczykowski at Bear Steps, Jill Impey at The Hive, Shropshire Art Society at St Mary’s Church and in the Orchard Cafe at Shrewsbury Cathedral, an an exhibition of work by VAN members and local schoolchildren at the Visual Art Network Gallery in the Darwin Shopping Centre. 

For all details plus a map of the trail visit HERE

Cinema at OMH - The Railway Children Return (PG)

The Railway Children Return poster

This family drama film directed by Morgan Matthews picks up the story of the original 1970s film based on the E.Nesbit novel and takes it in a new direction - with a fresh wave of bombings during WW2 and evacuation to West Riding, Yorkshire for Lily, Pattie and Ted Watts. 

July 29 to August 4 at The Old Market Hall, The Square - multiple showtimes. Book HERE

Beat the Street

Join in with this fun, free, interactive game that has taken Shrewsbury by storm! 

Find out how to create your own team and start gathering points through healthy exercise as you journey across town. You can pick up a pack and get started from Shrewsbury Library, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery and The Quarry Swimming and Fitness Centre. 

Beat the Street finishes on August 10. Find out how to get involved HERE

NTLive: Prima Facie (15) encore

NTLive Prima Facie poster

On Screen at The Walker Theatre, Theatre Severn with various showtimes from July 28 - 30. 

See Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) making her West End debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s award-winning play. The plot follows young barrister Tessa who has worked her way up from working class origins, but whose emotion and experience ultimatley collide with the rules of the game. 


Friday, July 29

Lunchtime Concert at St Chad’s Church - Frederick Lawton, guitar, 12.30pm. Admission free. 

Dog’s Trust Family Session - Shrewsbury Library, from 10.30am. A free family workshop to learn about safe behaviour around dogs. 

Chasing August at Albert’s Shed - you might have seen this West Mids band in The Quarry at recent festivals with their unique take on alternative rock music and catchy choruses. Discover them in the more intimate setting of Albert’s Shed, from 9pm (£5). Book HERE

Bongo’s Bingo & After Party - The Buttermarket, from 5pm (main event 7.30pm) plus a FREE after party through to 4am. 

Book tickets (£13, still available on final release) HERE 

Saturday, July 30

Awful Auntie poster

Masquerade Presents the sunset party featuring John Kelly at The Buttermarket, from 6pm. Over 18s only. Booking £8-£12.50 HERE

David Walliams’ Awful Auntie - Attingham Park - Outdoor Theatre with Heartbreak Productions, 6pm. Tickets £10 - £15 HERE

Sunday, July 31

Frozen Outdoor Terrace Party at The Buttermarket, from 11am to 4pm - fun for all the family, including a meet & greet with Elsa & Anna, sing-a-longs, games & photos too. Tickets £15-£19.50 HERE

The Quiet Hour - at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery - a chance to visit the exhibitions and galleries with fewer visitors around, and audio elements turned off, plus a quiet room made available - from 11am to 12pm.

Coming Soon…

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men will be at Shrewsbury Castle this August 2, with Shakespeare’s As You Like It, followed by The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny at the castle on August 4. And there’s a chance to meet Shrewsbury author Jamie Russell at Shrewsbury Library on August 2 with his lively talk ‘Video Games are Good for You!’. 

Plus there are all kinds of events going on down at The Cut Visitor Centre with Shropshire Wildlife Trust, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. See their events list HERE

And keep an eye on Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery too, which has guided tours and talks throughout the summer, plus workshops and exhibitions.