Your guide to all events in Shrewsbury this November 10th – 12th including Remembrance Sunday, plus the usual mix of great exhibitions, theatre, gigs and more! Oh and comedy and a couple of muddy races...
On All Weekend
The Old Oak is showing at Old Market Hall
Old Market Hall’s weekend billing is The Old Oak (15). Ken Loach and screenwriter Paul Laverty join forces again for this film where an unlikely friendship is formed between a struggling pub landlord and a Syrian refugee.
Friday, November 10th
There’s a free lunchtime recital at Shrewsbury Abbey from Shrewsbury College’s A Level Students starting at 1pm. Go along to give your support.
The Hive has a special concert in aid of UNICEF's Ukraine Fund and in memory of Denis Hall - The Sound of Shrewsbury the Fourth (Be Upon Us). Tickets are £18 from The Hive.
At the Walker Theatre, leading West End performers will be providing the sounds of the 50s and 60s with Rave On. There are just a few tickets left here.
Over in the main auditorium at Theatre Severn, you can catch Reginald D. Hunter with his show - The Man Who Could See Through Sh*T – exploring the challenge of seeking out the truth in these supercharged socio-political times. As seen on Live at the Apollo and 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. Tickets from Theatre Severn.
The Buttermarket has a few remaining tickets for Bongo’s Bingo!
And there's a fantastic concert at Shrewsbury URC with Onyx Brass, the UK's leading brass quintet at 7.30pm - organised by The Shropshire Music Trust and dedicated to the memory of its late Chairman David Waterhouse. Tickets £18/£9 HERE Read our blog about the concert HERE
- D Dope at Oil, 7pm
- Karl Phillips & the Rejects at Albert’s Shed, 8pm
- Open Mic Night at Albert & Co Frankville, 9pm
Saturday, November 11th
The Made In Shropshire Artisan Fair returns to the Square from 9am – 5pm. It’s the perfect place to pick up quality and unique treats whilst supporting local independents.
There’s still time to sign up for the Mad Jack’s 5 mile race at Attingham Park, hosted by Shrewsbury Athletic Club. The multi-terrain course takes on woods, pasture land past cattle, sheep and deer, and ends with a wade through a pond!
As part of the Abbey’s Saturdays at Noon series, they are welcoming Roger Judd of St Laurence’s, Ludlow, who will give a recital on the restored 1911 William Hill organ.
At In Good Hands Music Café there’s a Young Persons Showcase from 1pm. It will feature sets from young artists aged from 10-25, plus an open mic for those who just want to turn up and give it a go. From 1pm - 6pm.
Shrewsbury Library is running a Lego club from 1:30pm – 3pm – children of all ages are welcome!
Shrewsbury Town FC are hosting a Remembrance Match Day with a 3pm kick off. The event is organised by Shrewsbury Town, The Royal British Legion and Shropshire Council’s Armed Forces Covenant team.
The Buttermarket is bringing back Europe’s number 1 Meat Loaf tribute by popular demand – Maet Live will perform all the greatest hits, including ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ and ‘I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)’. Tickets from The Buttermarket.
T.Rextasy comes to Theatre Severn. They are the world's only official live tribute band dedicated to Marc Bolan & T.Rex. Tickets from Theatre Severn.
The Jam’d are playing at the Walker Theatre. They are the UK’s best known tribute to The Jam and have been featured on BBC Radio 4. There are just a few tickets left here.
The Martin Speake Quartet comes to The Hive
Alto saxophonist and composer Martin Speake returns to the Shrewsbury Jazz Network at the Hive with his quartet: Mike Outram (Guitar), Calum Gourlay (Bass) and Tristan Mailliot (Drums). Tickets are £23 from The Hive.
There’s a Concert by Candlelight at St Mary’s from Meole Brace Chamber Orchestra at 7:30pm. More info here.
- Watermelon Chronicles at Albert’s Shed, 9pm
- Miya The Sun at Oil, 9:30pm
Sunday, November 12th
There is a Remembrance Parade this Sunday. The Mayor of Shrewsbury will lead a civic procession with units of HM Forces and Service organisations from Shrewsbury Castle, leaving at approximately 10:20am, with music from Shrewsbury Brass Band. The route will continue to Castle Gates, Castle Street, Pride Hill, Mardol Head and St John's Hill, and end at The Quarry.
A Memorial Service will take place at the War Memorial in the Quarry at 10:45am, with Buglers sounding the Last Post, followed by two minutes of silence and Reveille, after which wreaths will be laid.
There’s a charity recital from musicians of Shrewsbury School at Shrewsbury Abbey in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. The choral evensong is at 3pm, tea and cake will be served at 4pm, and the recital begins at 5pm. It’s free to attend but there is a retiring collection for Macmillan.
Grab one of the few remaining tickets to the popular Severn Jesters Comedy Club at the Walker Theatre. It’s THE place to catch the rising comic stars from the fringe. This one features MC Phil Chapman, Rachel Creeger, Dominic Hatton-Woods, and Freddy Quinne. Tickets from Theatre Severn.
Christina Alden & Alex Patterson are playing their contemporary folk music at The Hive at 7:45pm. Tickets are £14 from The Hive.
- Guttersnipe at Albion Vaults, 5pm
- Joel Gardner at In Good Hands Music Café, 7:30pm
- Masquerade presents John Kelly & guests in the Cellars Club at the Buttermarket for a night of house music, 8pm – midnight.
The Bear Steps Art Gallery will have ‘Picturesque’ a JS Photography Exhibition from November 12th – 25th. This photography exhibition includes photographs taken through the summer/early Autumn ranging from breath-taking landscapes to everyday street photography and stunning wildlife photography.
You can still catch…
- The Autumn Exhibition at Bear Steps Art Gallery until November 11th
- Wonderful Wales, an exhibition of photography by Sam Davis at Bear Steps Art Gallery until November 11th
- Shrewsbury Drapers Company’s Textile Exhibition at Shrewsbury Library until November 25th
- Up the Garden Path, an exhibition of local printmakers at Mrs Jones Art Shop & Gallery until November 25th
- Lines of Thought, Luke Crump’s brilliant first solo exhibition is at The Hive on Belmont until December 5th
- Ashes Under Uricon - a balcony exhibition at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery exploring works inspired by the Romany City at Wroxeter until December 17th
The Autumn Exhibition at Bear Steps Art Gallery
On Tuesday, November 14th, Kyle Hutchings will be on piano for the free lunchtime concert at St Alkmund’s Church at 1pm. Kyle is making his name in the piano world as a refreshing new voice. Donations welcome.
On Thursday, November 16th you can find out more about Raven Studios at their new base - the English Bridge Workshop. 5.30pm to 7pm in Abbey Foregate (SY2 6AD).
Shrewsbury Musical Theatre Company are performing ‘School of Rock’ at Theatre Severn from November 16th – 18th. Tickets at Theatre Severn.
Save the date for the Christmas Lights Switch On – Wednesday, November 22nd!
On Saturday there’s a Table Top Sale at Nesscliffe Village Hall from 10am to 4pm in aid of Hope House. Plus tea, coffee, cakes and a raffle.
The Shropshire Mud Run is taking place on Saturday at Eaton Mascott Hall, dubbed the ‘ultimate mud run and obstacle challenge’ by organisers. It’s back and muddier than ever!