What's on this weekend? April 22-24
19 Apr 2022

Lunch time Concert, St Chad's

Friday, April 22

St Chad's Church, Town Walls, 12.30pm

Chu-Yu Yang (violin) and Eric McElroy (piano) play a concert in the round in this iconic church. Light lunch after the concert in the hall for all concert-goers. Limited parking available from noon to 2pm. Free admission (retiring collection).

The Perfect Candidate

Friday, April 22

The Hive 8pm

From the director of Wadjda comes another tremendous drama from Saudi Arabia, this time telling the forceful tale of a local doctor running for office in the local city elections.

Tickets £6 HERE


Simon Brodkin

Friday, April 22

Theatre Severn, Walker Theatre, 8pm

World-famous prankster and creator of the hugely popular Lee Nelson, is back on stage with TROUBLEMAKER, his new stand-up show.

After showering Sepp Blatter with banknotes and handing Theresa May her P45, the critically acclaimed comedian explores what it’s like to be chased by Donald Trump’s bodyguards and what to do when you’re outed as a Jew by the Ku Klux Klan.

NB only a few seats remaining so book fast! 

Tickets £22 HERE


Seven Drunken Nights

Friday, April 22

Theatre Severn Auditorium, 7.30pm

Direct from the West End, Seven Drunken Nights - The Story of the Dubliners - returns in 2022 with a brand new production for its 5th Anniversary tour.

In association with legendary Irish pub O'Donoghue's, the place where it all started for The Dubliners back in 1962, Seven Drunken Nights tells the story of a career spanning 50 years and invokes the spirit of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, John Sheahan, Ciaran Bourke and Jim McCann.

Very few seats remaining (in the stalls), so book fast! 

Tickets £26 CONC £1.50 off HERE

Severn Druken Nights

Shrewsbury Fake Festival

Saturday, April 23

The Quarry park, Shrewsbury, 11.45am to 11pm

After a few years off, the Fake Fest returns to Shrewsbury with a line-up including Oasis (ish!), the Red Hot Chili Peppers (ish), Kasabian (ish), Jamiroquai (ish), Depeche Mode (ish) and Duran Duran (ish). 

Tickets £30-£37.50 or £115 per family HERE

Shrewsbury Fake Festival

Shrewsbury Preloved Vintage Kilo Sale

Saturday, April 23

St Mary's Church, Dogpole, Shrewsbury, 10am to 5pm 

Vintage & retro sale, £20 per kilo. Entry £1.50, or green entry £2 (to include a 50p donation to Play It Green to help offset your carbon footprint!)

Preloved Sale St Mary's Shrewsbury

Haydn's Creation - Shrewsbury Choral Society

Saturday, April 23

Shrewsbury Abbey, 7.30pm. 

With soprano Janet Fischer, Tenor Will Smith, Bass William Kayle and Organist David Houlder, conducted by musical director Martin Cook. 

Tickets £15 (16s free) HERE

Shrewsbury Choral Society

The Chicago Blues Brothers: A Night at the Movies

Saturday, April 23

Theatre Severn Auditorium, 7.30pm-10pm

Direct from London's west end, join the Chicago Blues Brothers and their 11 piece band, for a brand new two hour all singing, all dancing hit parade bringing you the greatest movies of all time. Featuring songs from Footloose, A Star is Born, Dirty Dancing, The Greatest Showman, the Full Monty and many more, not forgetting all the much loved Blues Brothers classics, with a ton of surprises and lots of lunacy.

Still some seats remaining, but not very many!

Tickets £23-25.50 HERE

blues brothers

Lizzie Ball & Miloš Milivojević

Saturday, April 23

Prestfelde Theatre, Prestfelde School 7.30pm

This fabulous duo will now present a programme which takes listeners round the world on a whistle-stop tour, exploring the musical flavours of Argentinian Tango, Romanian Folksong, blue grass toe-tapping tunes, Parisian Impressionism and more. There will be wonderful pieces by Piazolla, Ravel, De Falla and many others for violin, accordion and voice. It promises to be an equally exciting evening from two of Europe’s top musicians, with much variety to appeal to  a wide range of musical tastes and ages.

Tickets £8-£16

lizzie ball

Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Rides


Theatre Severn, Walker Theatre, 7.30pm

The former frontman of 60s group Amen Corner, who has worked with the likes of Hendrix, Dylan and Clapton, playing songs from throughout his career. If you just remember Andy's early work and major solo hits such as Wide Eyed And Legless, you're in for a treat.

Tickets £22.50 HERE

Andy Fairweather

Shropshire Real Ale Trail

Saturday, April 23

Pick up the bus from The Abbey Pub, or Salopian Bar Shrewsbury any time between 11am-11pm.

Spend a day with friends rediscovering the charm of quintessential English pubs and unique real ales, without having to worry about who’s driving! The Shropshire bus-based real ale trail takes you off the beaten track to some of the best pubs, found in the villages and towns dotted around Shropshire County

Book tickets HERE

Shropshire Real Ale Trail Route Map

The Big 90's and 00's R&B Festival

Saturday, April 23

The Buttermarket 6pm-11pm

Throw back to the very best of the 90’s & 00’s as the international touring festival smash hit arrives in the U.K for the very first time for the biggest night of your life! An incredible night of world class DJ’s, entertainers, dancers, live singers, musicians. legendary hosts and MC’s, confetti showers and much much more! Surprise guest to be announced.

Book tickets HERE

Buttermarket 90s RNB Revival

Charm of Finches

Sunday, April 24

The Hive 7.45pm

Charm of Finches from Melbourne, Australia, make intricate, dreamy indie folk with many stringed things, traversing melancholy and wonder in equal measure. The sister duo, Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes, grew up busking old time tunes and singing on festival stages around Australia.

Tickets £14 HERE

Charm of Finches at The Hive

Fundraiser for the Ukraine

Sunday, April 24

Methodist Church Hall Belle Vue, Shrewsbury 2pm-4pm

Buy a bake, book or toy plus kids clothes, and plants. All proceeds will go to Ukraine Frontline Services to help fund the procurement and transportation of urgent medical supplies to Ukraine hospitals and the frontline. There will also be refreshments available and a raffle.

Joe Bloom (piano recital)

Shrewsbury Cathedral Recital Series

Sunday, April 24, 2pm to 2.45pm.

Admission FREE

The Amazing Bubble Man

Sunday, April 24

Theatre Severn 11.30am and 2pm

Square bubbles, giant bubbles, bubble volcanoes, bubbles inside bubbles, people inside bubbles… the ‘Amazing Bubble Man’ Louis Pearl conjures shrieks of laughter and gasps of amazement from all ages. Go along and explore the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles!

Book tickets

£11-£13  HERE

bubble man

G4 Live

Sunday, April 24

Theatre Severn 7.30pm

Having exploded into the industry and the public's hearts back in 2004 on the first series of the X Factor, G4 continue to blow people away, year after year, with their unique style and impactful harmonic vocals, which are incomparable to any other. They have to be heard live to truly appreciate the power and passion of their voices!

Book tickets £30 HERE



Sunday, April 24

Theatre Severn 7.30pm

BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners, Irish/Manx/Scottish quintet Ímar are amongst Glasgow’s hottest folk property.

Adam Brown (bodhrán), Adam Rhodes (bouzouki), Mohsen Amini (concertina), Ryan Murphy (uilleann pipes) and Tomás Callister (fiddle) share a strong background in Irish music; a grounding that underpins many of Ímar’s distinctive qualities in both instrumentation and material.

Book Tickets £16.50 HERE


Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival poster

The Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival

  • Pulling Faces, The Art of Contemporary Caricature

Until April 30th

In the Entrance Gallery to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

A showcase of contemporary caricaturists from the UK, including contributors to well-known publications. Fifteen modern masters interpret the icons of our age. The exhibition includes artists from; The Week (Howard McWilliam), Sydney Morning Herald, Punch (David Hensley), Spitting Image, QI (Adrian Teal), The Sun (Steve Bright), Radio Times (Jonathan Cusick), and more.

  • Exhibition: The Cartoons of Noel Ford - 1942-2019

Bear Steps Art Gallery, St Alkmund's Square, Shrewsbury

Until April 29th (10am to 4pm daily - FREE)

An exhibition of work by one of the original directors and organisers of the Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival.

The Wonderful World of the Ladybird Book Artists

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, until June 5

Curated by Shropshire-born Helen Day (pictured here), this colourful and nostalgic exhibition pays homage to the group of talented artists who drew the hugely popular Ladybird books in the mid-20th century. Read our interview with Helen and an overview of this exhibition HERE


Walking Tours of Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, until September 30 -  Mon-Sat 2pm-3.30pm

Join the daily guided walks throughout the summer. Led by our team of knowledgeable guides, explore the history and buildings of Shrewsbury during a 90-minute walk around this historic town. Tours take place everyday from 1st April to 30th September 2022.  Meet under the Old Market Hall.

Adults £9 / Child (5-17yrs) £3.50

Tickets HERE

walking tours

Joseph Scrobb: Wild Nocturnes

Exhibition at The Hive, 5 Belmont, Shrewsbury

Until April 28 

An exhibition of artwork based around Joe's personal interpretations of stories from British and Shropshire folklore, featuring work in a variety of media, including painting, illustration, poetry, hand crafted dolls and artefacts. 

Joseph Scrobb illustration