Get the flags out as the Shrewsbury 10K takes over the town this Sunday (March 12th) - it's a fun one to watch as it goes right through the centre. Here's our full guide to events this weekend.
On All Weekend
You’d best be quick to catch The Rocky Horror Show at Theatre Severn whilst it’s in town (March 8 - 11) - this legendary rock ‘n’ roll musical never loses its charm - after 50 years of non-stop partying. Read our review HERE Tickets from £30.50 HERE
The Moon Exhibition is at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery until April 16th, with a chance to explore human fascination with our celestial neighbour. Free entry. NB the Moon Late event which was due to take place on Thursday this week has been rescheduled with a new date TBC soon.
There’s a solo exhibition of the work of artist Endre Röder at The Soden Collection on Wyle Cop. Now in his mid 80s, he is still producing works of sheer delight, in shimmering colours with strongly defined lines, often depicting strong women.
Visit the new exhibition at Mrs Jones' Art Shop in Coleham, from 92-year-old landscape artist Betsy Smith, joint with Stephen Page's bold smooth sculptures (read our blog HERE). Or drop into GlouGlou wine bar on Castle Gates to see an exhibition of lovely linocut animal and bird prints from Karen Sillar, and whilst you're there, nip across the road to catch a joint exhibition 'A Meeting Place' from Shrewsbury photographer James Warman and artist Jane Beelsey in Shrewsbury Coffeehouse (until May 7). Nature Connections is still on at The Hive, on Belmont - a showcase of artworks produced during the 2022 Lovelyland support programme (until March 21) and also visit Ebb & Flow, a collection of eclectic abstract art from artists Emma Sherry and Susie Davies at The Gateway, Chester Street (until March 24).
Friday, March 10th
Catch a free lunchtime concert at St Chad's Church from organist Anthony Pinel at 12.30pm. We're lucky enough to have one of the biggest lunchtime concert series in the country at St Chad's and it comes with the benefit of a free lunch in the church hall after the concert!
There’s another first class Shropshire Music Trust concert at St Alkmund’s Church with the Carducci String Quartet, in ‘Connections 3’ interspersing music by Shostakovitch with selected readings setting these compositions in context read by writer, composer and broadcaster Stephen Johnson. It was developed by the quartet for performances at the Barbican in London and received wide critical acclaim. To book Shostakovich: Life, Letters and Friendship, visit HERE
Fans of UB40's greatest hits will enjoy Johnny 2 Bad - the UK's Premier Live 8-piece UB40 tribute band at The Buttermarket, from 8pm.
Saturday, March 11th
It’s the Made in Shropshire Artisan Fair in The Square from 9am to 4pm this Saturday - a great chance to browse some one-off gifts and treats from local makers.
Shropshire Charity Concerts Choir presents Haydn's Creation at St Chad's Church from 7.30pm (tickets £15 from ticketsource.co.uk or £17 on the door), or hop aboard The Sabrina boat for a ‘Mamma Mia’ themed cruise from 7pm to 10.30pm.
Or enjoy Saturdays at Noon at Shrewsbury Cathedral with Nottingham city organist John Keys.
Sunday, March 12th
Put on your running shoes for the Shrewsbury 10K (and Shrewsability Run) - from The Quarry, 9am. It’s the ultimate town race through the centre of Shrewsbury so you’re guaranteed lots of support! Road closures will be in place from 8am to 12.30pm.
Squidge The Film comes to Theatre Severn’s Walker Theatre with two showings at 1.30pm and 3.30pm - an interactive dance film with music and digital projection, which takes a light-hearted look at our sense of touch and how it influences our everyday lives. This is recommended as a shared experience for children aged 5-9 with their grown-ups! Presented in partnership with Arts Alive. Tickets £10 for a family (up to five).
The evening with astronaut Tim Peake at Theatre Severn on Sunday has now SOLD OUT.
Enjoy BBC Folk Awards nominee Dan Walsh and Rachel Baiman at The Hive, 7.45pm. Tickets from £15 for an evening of British, Irish and American folk music delivered with a healthy dose of funky grooves.
Too Much World at Once is a new play by Billie Collins presented by award-winning Manchester theatre company Box of Tricks (Walker Theatre, March 13-15). The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel comes to the main auditorium at Theatre Severn this week (March 14-18) - a stage show based on Deborah Moggach’s best-selling novel and hit film.
Plus we’ve another Farmer’s Market to look forward to in The Square on Saturday (March 18), tribute bands at The Buttermarket, themed cruises on Sabrina Boat and much more!
Plus it’s the new John Weaver Festival of Dance at Shrewsbury School’s Barnes Theatre (March 17 - 19) - pictured here.