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What's On This Weekend? 25-27 March
23 Mar 2022

Artwork from author Stephen Palmer: British author of sci-fi, steampunk and fantasy novels who will be talking at 'Write Here, Write Now' at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery on Friday, March 25 

Write Here, Write Now

Friday, March 25

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, 7-9pm

'Write Here, Write Now' is a chance to meet local authors, to ask questions about working methods, creative inspiration, and much more - a chance to meet professional authors in a historic setting. Panel includes Lisa Blower, Jamie Russell, Katy Rink, Amy Beashel, Steve Palmer and Maggie Love. 

£10 per ticket (includes a glass of wine)

Tickets HERE

 Harriet at Henry Tudor House

Harriet – The Piano Sessions

Friday,  March 25

Henry Tudor House

On stage at 8pm.

Harriet returns to HTH to perform intimate versions of her favourite original songs and some specially selected covers. Harriet has recently completed a series of sell-out headline UK tours, as well as opening for Michael Bolton on his recent Arena Tour, finishing up at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Tickets £20 HERE 

Limehouse Lizzie at Theatre Severn

Limehouse Lizzy

Friday, March 25

Walker Theatre, Theatre Severn, 8pm

Limehouse Lizzy have just completed their 26th year with their most explosive show and critically-acclaimed line-up yet – continuing to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy alive!

Tickets £22 HERE

Lunchtime Concert at St Chad’s

Friday, March 25

Students from Chetham’s School of Music

St Chad’s Church, 12.30pm

 Blair Dunlop

Blair Dunlop

Friday, March 25, 7.30pm

The Hive, 5 Belmont, Shrewsbury

One man and one guitar! Intimate selected venues have been chosen to allow the simplicity and sincerity of Blair’s songs and spellbinding live performances connect with his audience. Tickets £15 

events.hiveonline.org.uk

 Matt Chorley

Matt Chorley

Saturday, March 16, 7.30pm

Matt Chorley has spent the past 15 years in Westminster seeing up close how politics works, or doesn’t... After the sell-out success of his first tour This Is Not Normal, the award-winning Times columnist and Times Radio presenter is back with an hilarious new show.

Tickets £24 www.theatresevern.co.uk

Run 4 Ukraine (2.5K or 5k)

Saturday, March 26

The Quarry, Shrewsbury - 12pm

Organised by Run UKAC (Peter Metcalfe) 

Peter says: “We are asking as many people as possible to Run /walk 2.5k or 5k. Tickets are £10 with all profits going to the DEC Ukraine Appeal (every £ raised will be matched by the Government).”

Tickets from www.UKACgroup.com 

Art Exhibition at Bear Steps

Jon Young - Exhibition 

Bear Steps Gallery, St Alkmunds Place

Until March 26

Jon is drawn to people and places - the magical coasts of mid and North Wales, and west coast of Scotland with its sublime colours. He enjoys creating a sense of place and image with simple brush strokes. 

Jonyoungart.co.uk  @jonYoungArt

Bec Smewing - Exhibition 

Bear Steps Gallery, St Alkmunds Place

March 27 – April 9, Open daily. 

Bec graduated from North Wales School of Art, with a BA Honours in Fine Art, but had a 15-year break from making artwork before starting to paint again.

The work in the exhibition is a collection of watercolour paintings which express her emotions and in influenced by her love of nature. 

Paintings and prints for sale.

www.artbybec.co.uk   @art_by_bec_smewing

Dancing Together Apart at The Hive

Dancing Together Apart

Until March 30

The Hive, 5 Belmont

A photographic exhibition of portraits by Ming De Nasty - a recipient of the 2021 Portrait of Britain Award. The photographer engaged with dancers with disabilities in their homes during lockdown and captures them dancing during online dance classes with their dance company Shropshire Inclusive Dance.

The Duke at OMH

The Duke

March 23 - April 20

The Old Market Hall, The Square

Multiple showings

In 1961, 60-year-old taxi driver Kempton Bunton steals Goya's portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. Kempton tries to ransom the painting, offering to return it if the government invests more in care for the elderly. What happened next became the stuff of legend and only 50 years later did the full story emerge.

Book tickets HERE

Coming Soon…

Tiny Leaves by Peter Lowbridge

Piano Day 

St Alkmund's Church, Shrewsbury

Tuesday, March 29

7pm- 9.30pm. 

With bar and food by Glouglou and Shropshire Salumi

Featuring James C. Taylor, Tiny Leaves (feat. Andy Lowe) Alex Kozobolis and Frances Shelley. Tickets £5 or £10 (pay what you can) Info at pianoday.org – a not for profit event, all ticket monies contribute to cover concert costs. 

Piano Day aims to create a platform for piano-related projects to promote the development of musical dimensions and to continue sharing the centuries-old joy of playing the piano.

Picture credit: Peter Lowbridge 

Find tickets HERE 

Martin Cook 

Tuesday, March 29

Piano concert at St Alkmund’s Church, 1pm

Following his popular piano duet concert last year, Martin is back with a solo concert – free entry with donations in aid of the Ukraine Emergency Appeal.

Bumper Blyton

Bumper Blyton

Sunday, March 27

Walker Theatre, Theatre Severn, 7.30pm

A riotous improvised parody chock full of innuendo and lashings of puns, in the style of the nation's favourite author, Enid Blyton...

Come and delight in lashings of ginger beer, grab a cheeky tongue sandwich or wrap your lips round a nice spotted dick! Cast yourself back to your childhood in a show that’s utterly unique and spontaneous with a satirical take on childhood favourite books like The Famous Five and Mallory Towers.

Tickets £16.50  HERE