What's On in Shrewsbury this Weekend? June 24-26, 2022
22 Jun 2022

We’re in the height of festival season now - with Comics Salopia taking over the town this weekend (June 25 & 26) and The Quarry full of delicious food and drink for the Shrewsbury Food Festival - there’s lots to get your teeth into!

On All Weekend

The Food Festival team with Jean Christophe Novelli in 2021

The Shrewsbury Food Festival will take over The Quarry for the weekend (June 25 & 26), with an awesome showcase of local food & drink (no mainstream alcohol brands allowed!), and great entertainment with cook-alongs, demonstrations, a live music stage and children’s activities. 

The fab team from Shropshire Festivals who put these amazing events on are pictured here, alongside celebrity chef Jean Christophe Novelli at the 2021 festival - he's due to be at the festival again this year. 

Read all about The Shrewsbury Food Festival HERE  Or visit the event website to book tickets HERE

Mike Perkins artwork for Comics Salopia 22

Comics Salopia - Shrewsbury's very own comic books festival - has a huge offering across town on both days this weekend (June 25 & 26), with an indy comics fair, panel events and signings at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, workshops and events at Shrewsbury Library and ‘Comics at the Castle’. 

Find out more HERE  Or visit the event website HERE

Top Gun: Maverick (12A) is on at The Old Market Hall all weekend (multiple showtimes) with very limited tickets for Saturday and Sunday performances and sold out on Friday, June 24. Finishes Thursday, June 30. 

Saturday, June 25th

Late Night at Shrewsbury Market Hall - 5pm to 10pm. Continue the festival vibe and join the buzz of the market’s popular late nights, with street food, cocktails, eating & drinking, little indie shops (up to 7pm), twilight shopping, live jazz and more. Cafes serve from 5pm to 9pm, last orders generally around 8pm - most welcome walk-ins, whilst Tutto Bene and Moreish take advanced bookings. Cocktail and wine bars will be open until 10pm. 

Shrewsbury Open Studios
Open Studios - Linda Edwards, Lindsey Kennedy and Nathalie Liege will be opening their studios for the day in Shrewsbury with work to browse and buy. Venues are 5 Quarry Place (Linda), Studio 38C Wyle Cop (Lindsey) and Studio 4, English Bridge Workshop (Nathalie) all open from 10am to 6pm. No booking required - free entry! 

George Michael: Freedom Uncut - on screen at The Walker Theatre, Theatre Severn, 7pm. The documentary is narrated by the singer, who was heavily involved in the making of this film, before his untimely death. Tickets £15 HERE

Belle Vue’s Got Talent - The Red Barn Pub, SY3 7HS, 7pm to 11pm. It’s the festival’s final event - an open mic night showcasing an array of talented singers, musicians and stand-up comics. 

Richard Royle Art Exhibtion in the upstairs galleries at Bear Steps Art Gallery (finishes today) 10am to 4pm - free entry . Also visit Mike Southern’s ‘Retro & Recent’ photography exhibition in the main hall. 

Saturday at Noon - The Darach Ensemble - Shrewsbury Abbey, 12pm. A reed trio (free entry). 

Oliver Bliss painting

Artist Oliver Bliss, The Hive - visit the exhibition ‘#SoftLads’ and join a free creative writing workshop at 10am with Holly Winter Hughes, Director of The Word Association to explore why we promote ourselves on social media and its impact. All levels welcome - Vook HERE

Sunday, June 26th

Milkshake Live - Main Auditorium, Theatre Severn at 12pm and again at 3.30pm. A family show with Milkshake Monkey and friends, full of colour, laughter and audience interaction. Tickets £18/£16.50 HERE

G2K Cinderella - Walker Theatre, Theatre Severn, 5pm and again at 7.30pm. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella brought to you by Get Your Wigle On and perfect for young audiences. Tickets £16/£13.50 HERE

Shrewsbury Cathedral Recital Series - Soprano Lucy Farrimond, 2pm (free entry). Lucy made her BBC Proms solo debut aged 21 in Haydn’s The Creation at The Royal Albert Hall, with the BBC Philharmonic. 

Firebird (15) at the Old Market Hall cinema in The Square, 7pm - based on a true story set during the Cold War about a young soldier and a forbidden love triangle. Tickets HERE

Coming Up…

At Theatre Severn this week is Matilda The Musical (June 27-30) from Curtain Call and Thank Abba for the Music, a theatre spectacular capturing the greatest hits (June 30). Rhod Gilbert is now sold out (June 27). 

St Alkmund’s lunchtime recital - with Alex Postlethwaite (violin) and Jane Park (viola), 1pm. Free entry. 

NB ‘Fat Friends The Musical’ was originally due to have been showing this week, but the tour had to be cancelled due to ‘ongoing Covid-19 related incidents’.

Pictured below: 'All Day Long the Sun is Warm', by Linda Edwards who will be opening her studio to the public this weekend along with two fellow Shrewsbury artists Lindsey Kennedy and Nathalie Liege. 

Linda Edwards artwork