What's On This Weekend? July 22nd - 24th, 2022
20 Jul 2022

Your Guide to Events in Shrewsbury This Weekend 

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On All Weekend: 

Battle of Shrewsbury Medieval Weekend

Battlefield 1403, 10am to 5pm both days

FREE entry

This fabulous show of medieval craftsmanship and battle skills descends on Shrewsbury again, with a mega medieval village and more traditional costumes than you can shake a mace at. It’s spectacular. Don’t miss it. 

Each day finishes with a reenactment of the famous 1403 battle between King Henry IV and Sir Henry Percy (Harry Hotspur). 

Ian Pearsall Exhibition at The Soden Collection

Ian Pearsall ‘Journey’ Exhibition, The Soden Collection

The Wyle Cop contemporary gallery will present a selection of recent works by artist Ian Pearsall from July 23 to August 13.

Read our blog about the exhibition HERE

Each week of the ‘Journey’ exhibition will highlight subjects reflecting different periods of Ian’s life:  ‘Africa’, ‘Birth of Industry’ and the ‘Countryside’. The exhibition will also contain music and sculpture which has inspired Pearsall’s work.

If you are interested in attending the preview this Friday, July 22 at 6pm click HERE

Shrewsbury Arts Trail & Sculpture Trail

Follow this wonderful trail to various locations around the town, including exhibitions at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, Theatre Severn, The Parade and a big Andrew Logan sculpture trail (you can’t miss it!). 

Additional exhibitions are: Lovelyland in the window at Raven Studios, Paul Janczykowski at Bear Steps, Jill Impey at The Hive, Shropshire Art Society at St Mary’s Church and in the Orchard Cafe at Shrewsbury Cathedral, an an exhibition of work by VAN members and local schoolchildren at the Visual Art Network Gallery in the Darwin Shopping Centre. 

For all details plus a map of the trail visit HERE

Shrewsbury Castle Excavation

Shrewsbury Castle Excavations - July 22 - 27

Shrewsbury Castle Dig is open to visitors this week, with a chance to see a third excavation in action on top of the motte (pictured above is the second excavation below the site of an old Victorian greenhouse). The castle is free to enter. You’ll have a chance to meet local archaeologists, volunteers, staff and students from UCS and the University of Chester. 

Read our blog about the excavations HERE 

Dragon Boat Festival - July 23 & 24

The big race is back for 2022! Watch the crews in fancy dress, competing to the beat of the drum in 40ft long Dragon Boats along the River Severn by the Shrewsbury School and Pengwern Boat Clubs from 10am to 3pm each day. All in aid of Severn Hospice

Cinema at OMH

Good Luck to You Leo Grande (15) - at The Old Market Hall from July 22 - 28 - a retired schoolteacher seeks to spice up her life!

Various showtimes - Tickets from £8 HERE

Beat the Street in Shrewsbury

Beat the Street

Join in with this fun, free, interactive game that has taken Shrewsbury by storm! 

Find out how to create your own team and start gathering points through healthy exercise as you journey across town. You can pick up a pack and get started from Shrewsbury Library, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery and The Quarry Swimming and Fitness Centre. 

Beat the Street finishes in Shrewsbury on August 10. 

Friday, July 22nd

Stone Jets - Albert’s Shed, 9pm - Manfred Klose on guitars, Eduan Joubert on drums and Given Nkanyane on vocals and bass create toe-tapping music, wrapped in soul and traditional elements.


Masquerade, from Footlights Dance School at Theatre Severn, various showtimes. Tickets £16.50/£14.50 HERE

Saturday, July 23rd

Late Nights at Shrewsbury Market Hall

Late Night at Shrewsbury Market Hall

We all love the late openings at our brilliant market hall, with its funky vibe, thanks to the street food vendors, cool bars, great selection of retail stalls to browse and buy and more. Open until 10pm (some stalls close at 7pm)

Noxwode Baroque: Lies and Morals 

An evening of 17th Century Chamber Music in the beautiful surroundings of St Chad’s Church. 

Tickets £15 on the door in cash or online HERE

Darwin's Childhood Garden

Guided Tour of Darwin’s Childhood Garden

At The Mount House - tours at 11am (AVAILABLE as of 20/7) and 2pm (SOLD OUT). See the only remaining fragment of the Darwin’s family garden, including the old ice house and the famous ‘Thinking Path’. Tickets £7.50 from Shropshire Wildlife Trust HERE

9to5 The Musical - Theatre Severn - multiple showtimes. Curtain Call bring Dolly Parton’s smash hit musical to the stage. Tickets £19.50 HERE

Ego Friendly - Albert’s Shed, Barker Street, 9pm - Shropshire-based Indie Rock/Pop covers band presents a popular set including songs by The Killers, Stereophonics, Jam, U2 & Kings Of Leon.

Sunday, July 24th

Pop-Up Market - in the Courtyard at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, 11am to 4pm. 

Meet the makers and discover small independent traders at this artisanal showcase in collaboration with Stop. Cafe. Book your free ticket HERE

The Gunpowder Plot


The Gunpowder Plot - The Three Inch Fools bring outdoor theatre to Shrewsbury Castle on July 26 at, 7pm. Tickets £19/£11 from

NTLive: Prima Facie (15) Encore on screen at the Walker Theatre, Theatre Severn on July 28, 7pm. Tickets £16.