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What's on this weekend? April 30 - May 1
26 Apr 2022

Pictured: Find beautiful Shropshire and Shrewsbury landscape paintings by Keith Jepson at Bear Steps Art Gallery, from May 1-14

WILKO JOHNSON & special guest JOHN OTWAY

Fri, April 29

Theatre Severn 7.30pm

Following a remarkable recovery from a diagnosis of terminal cancer, WILKO JOHNSON the original Dr Feelgood guitarist, actor (Game of Thrones character Ser ilyn Payne) and all round national treasure has enjoyed a rousing return to the live arena, including a No. 1 album, Going Back Home with Roger Daltrey, a sold out show at The Royal Albert Hall to mark his 70th birthday. He recently released Blow Your Mind, his first album of new material in decades.

Tickets £34.50 HERE

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Matt Forde

Fri, April 29

Theatre Severn 8pm

There are wallies everywhere and half of them are running the country. The other half are trying to. Matt Forde (Spitting Image, Have I Got News For You, The Last Leg, The Royal Variety Performance) lashes out right, left and centre. And chucks in some funny voices.
Tickets £16.50 HERE

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Shrewsbury & District DTC - Dog Agility Shows!

Fri, April 29 – Sun, May 1

Two days of dog agility at Oswestry Showground. 

More info HERE

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Shrewsbury Prison Ghost hunt 

Fri, April 29

Shrewsbury Prison, 9.30pm – 3.30am

Shrewsbury Prison is one of the oldest prisons in the UK, with a macabre and sinister history. It's a Victorian prison built upon the foundations of a Georgian prison, with an unwelcome history of executions, death and sometimes barbaric treatment. This abandoned prison is vast with so many haunted areas to investigate - yours for the whole night, during these ghost hunts. Sleepover optional! 

Tickets HERE

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Fundraising Concert for Ukraine

Shrewsbury Market Hall

Saturday, April 30, 3.15pm

Join singer Libby Gliksman in the Market Hall (on the balcony) for a fundraising charity concert. Money raised will go to the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal run by the Disasters Emergency Committee. 

Libby Gliksman

Saturday at Noon - Tony Pinel

Shrewsbury Abbey, 12pm-1pm

Part of the free Saturday at Noon concert series. Enjoy an organ concert on the spectacular William Hill organ, with organist Tony Pinel (Director of Music, St Chad's, Shrewsbury). 

Alfie Moore

Sat, April 30

Theatre Severn 8pm

Join BBC Radio 4’s cop-turned-comedian Alfie Moore for his latest stand-up tour show. Fair Cop Unleashed is based on a dramatic real-life incident from Alfie's police casebook. Relive with him the thrilling ups and downs of the night a mysterious clown came to town and more than one life ended up in the balance. It was no laughing matter – but this show certainly is!

Enjoy Alfie’s unique brand of humour hilariously woven together with his personal insights into his life on the front-line of the police force.

Tickets £16.50 HERE

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Barry Steele – The Roy Orbison Story

Sat, April 30

Theatre Severn 7.30pm

Direct from his West End debut at The Adelphi Theatre, Barry Steele returns to celebrate The Big O's incredible back catalogue, adding a contemporary twist, and culminating in a stunning homage to the original super group, The Traveling Wilburys

Tickets £26 HERE

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Melomaniacs at The Fox Inn

Sat, April 30

The Fox Inn, Little Ryton 8.00pm -11.00pm

Live at The Fox Inn, Tim & Rich as the Melomanics performing their usual eclectic mix of music for your entertainment. Admission free. 

Info HERE

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Urban Juke Box

Sat, April 30

Bar OIL

One band that never fails to disappoint and get the place bouncing. A combination of covers, original material and improvisation.

Tickets HERE

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Big Parish Party

Saturday, April 20

Shrewsbury Abbey, 7pm-10pm

Join in the Abbey's Big Parish party - a leaving 'do' for vicar Tom in the Abbey Church. Refreshments and live music from local musicians.

Free admission with retiring collection to support Abbey funds and local charities.

Shrewsbury Point 2 Point 10K (PB race)

Sun, May 1st

Upton Magna Village Hall 10am-12.00

Smash your personal best in what is going to be one of the fastest paced courses in the UK. Starting up in the village of Upton Magna the race will begin with a long stretch of down hill before joining the flat canal and riverside paths to the Quarry Park in Shrewsbury Town Centre. 

This unique course will not only be fast but will also take in some beautiful scenery along the way.

Info HERE

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The Farewell Tour Animals and Friends 

(with the original band member John Steel)

Sun, May 1st

Theatre Severn, 7.30pm

The Animals were one of the most iconic groups in the Sixties. Bring pop and rhythm and blues together. They were well known for their gritty, bluesy sound balanced with a rock-edged pop...With hits such as: Don’t Let Me Down, We Gotta Get Out Of This Place, It’s My Life, Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood and of course, their number 1 worldwide hit House Of The Rising Sun, the group today still has original founding member John Steel.

Tickets £29 HERE

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The Shee

Sun, May 1st

Theatre Severn, 8.00pm

Cross-Border folk multi-instrumentalists and festival favourites, The Shee are an exceptional all-female band boasting powerful and emotional vocal performances and instrumental prowess.

Tickets £18.50 HERE – Friends 10% off

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Ongoing...

Guided walks of Shrewsbury

Fri Apr, 1 – Fri Sept, 30

Shrewsbury Mueseum and Art Gallery

Mon-Sat - Tour starts at 2.00pm

Sun – tour starts at 11.30am

Go and join one of the daily guided walks throughout the summer. Led by a team of knowledgeable guides, explore the history and buildings of Shrewsbury during a 90 minute walk around this historic town.

Tickets, Adults £9, Children (5-17) £3.50 HERE

Wild Nocturnes: Lore, land & other worlds

May 1st – April, 28

The Hive

Joseph Coyle presents stories from Shropshire and British folklore featuring work in a variety of media including painting, illustration, poetry, hand-crafted dolls and artefacts. Coyle uses stories of ancient giants, eerie faeries. cunning folk, forgotten gods and nature spirits to express his experiences with Autism and mental illness. 

Info HERE

Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival

Exhibitions at Bear Steps Art Gallery

Contemporary Caricature, and the Cartoons of Noel Ford. 

Until April 29th, open daily 10am until 4pm. 

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.

Keith Jepson Art Exhibition

Bear Steps Art Gallery, Saint Alkmonds Place

Sunday, May 1st until Saturday, May 14th

Find beautiful landscape paintings of Shrewsbury and Shropshire.

Keith Jepson paints contemporary landscapes inspired by Shropshire and the places he visits (often by bike!) for a number of years. He trained in Fine Art, History of Art and Philosophy at the University of Reading and is influenced by Anselm Kiefer, J M W Turner and Len Tabner.

Created using acrylics, water colour, collage and mixed media his paintings have an atmospheric and textural quality.

Keith Jepson painting