What's On This Weekend? 17 - 19 September
13 Sep 2021
by Cathy Block

Late Night at the Market Hall

In The Night Garden... Live
Friday, September 17 - Saturday, September 18
Theatre Severn
Book tickets here 

Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy, Makka Pakka and friends are coming to Shrewsbury in their brand new live show Igglepiggle’s Busy Day! You’ll see all your favourite characters beautifully brought to life with full-size costumes, magical puppets, and enchanting music.

Now in its 11th year, In the Night Garden Live is one of the UK’s favourite family events. Over 1.2 million people have seen it so far and it gets 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 13,610 parents' reviews. There are other shows for young children, but as The Independent wrote, "there’s nothing quite like In the Night Garden Live."

In the Night Garden Live poster

Queen Night Live Tribute
Friday, September 17, 7 pm
The Buttermarket
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Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?.. This one’s for real Shrewsbury!

Queen Night with a Live Tribute Queen II. You are welcomed to join them for the ultimate Queen Night where ‘we will rock’ you with their greatest hits!

Performing Queen’s Greatest Hits like Bohemian Rhapsody, Another One Bites The Dust, Don’t Stop Me Now, I Want To Break Free, We Will Rock You and many more!

Queen Tribute Band

The Last Bus (PG)
Friday, September 17 - Thursday, September 23
Old Market Hall
Book tickets here

In this heart-warming story, an elderly man, Tom, travels from Scotland using only local buses to carry his wife’s ashes across the UK to Land’s End, where they originally met. Unbeknownst to Tom, his journey begins to capture the imagination of the local people and ultimately becomes a nationwide story.

The Last Bus poster

Brick By Brick - International Lego® Brick Art
Saturday, September 18 - Saturday, November 13
Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery
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The Brick by Brick exhibition gathers the work of 18 artists, designers and photographers from around the world who use LEGO® bricks as their medium or inspiration. Using this simple plastic construction block as their starting point, they have created stunning, thought-provoking and often humorous artworks which will appeal to art enthusiasts and LEGO® fans alike.

Late Night At The Market Hall
Saturday, September 18, 5 pm - 10 pm
Shrewsbury Market Hall

Enjoy flavours from around the world at the Market Hall’s popular late-night opening including Thai, Indian, Chinese dumplings, handmade pizza and much more.

A range of bars will be selling cocktails, wines, craft beers and ciders including the market’s own gin parlour Gindifferent. Tom’s Table will be conjuring up cocktails, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. And there will be an eclectic range of unique retail stalls to browse, from original art and handcrafts to home interiors, books and vintage finds.

Late nights at Shrewsbury Market Hall

The Serial Killer Next Door with Emma Kenny
Saturday, September 18, 7:30 pm
Shrewsbury Town Football Club - Montgomery Waters Meadow
Book tickets here | 16+

Psychological therapist and crime commentator, Emma Kenny, will take us on a journey looking at what ingredients of possibility lead to body counts by killers like Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and John Paul Knowles. What creates a serial killer, and could anything have prevented their potential from being activated, or were they simply born to kill?

The Serial Killer Next Door

Ultra White Collar Boxing
Saturday, September 18, 4 pm
The Buttermarket
Book tickets here

Ultra White Collar Boxing holds amazing, glamorous black-tie events in over 100 cities across the UK. Enjoy an evening of fantastic boxing bouts and support the boxers who have trained hard for eight weeks to step in the ring and raise money for charity. Ultra Events have now raised over £16 Million for Cancer Research UK!

The Country Houses of Shropshire 
Saturday, September 18, 6.30pm
Prestfelde School 

An introduction to Gareth Williams' new book - a gazetteer of the many fine Shropshire country houses, which covers the architecture, the owners' family history, and the social and economic circumstances that affected them.

Tickets £5 from Pengwern Books or email

Professor Michelle Brown - 'Words to be Seen, Images to be Read'
Saturday, September 18, 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Shrewsbury Abbey
Tickets: £10,

Former curator of illuminated manuscripts at The British Library Michelle Brown gives a talk on medieval Shropshire scribes. 

Orderic The Scribe

Self-Help Africa 12-mile walk
Sunday 19 September, 9 am meet
Frankwell Carpark
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Fancy a walk this weekend?

Self Help Africa is hosting a 12-mile walking challenge along Stage 15 of The Shropshire Way this coming Sunday (19th) as part of The Shropshire Way Festival

The walk will meet in Frankwell car park at 9 am, you'll get a coach to Nesscliffe where you will walk 12 miles along gorgeous river meadows back into Shrewsbury town centre. Booking in advance is essential! Your ticket includes the transport to Nesscliffe, light refreshments and a certificate.

All proceeds will go to Self Help Africa to help smallholder farmers across sub-Saharan Africa to escape poverty

It's the perfect chance to get out in the autumnal weather and chat to like-minded people!

A Bit Further Afield...

Oswestry Town Food & Drink Festival 

Sat 18 & Sun 19 Sept

A host of fabulous food & drink exhibitors will be showcasing their wares in the town centre throughout the weekend. Oswestry will a buzzing and it's a chance to sample new things and buy wonderful local produce you can't get elsewhere. Watch the video promo to see what's on offer only just up the road!