What's On This Weekend?
02 Sep 2021
by Cathy Block

Shrewsbury Food Festival

Shrewsbury Farmers Market
Friday, September 3, 9 am - 3:30 pm
Shrewsbury Town Square

The Shrewsbury Farmers Market brings the fields of Shropshire to Shrewsbury Square on the first Friday of every month. There is a plethora of delicious food and drink to tempt people to try some of the best locally produced food.

Shrewsbury Farmers Market

Shropshire Scribes - Hands Across The Centuries And The Natural World
Friday, September 3 - Sunday, September 19
Shrewsbury Abbey

This exhibition of calligraphy will be the culmination of the Shropshire Scribes exhibition season during 2021. Work from Hands across the Centuries, an exhibition held earlier in the year in Hereford Cathedral Chained Library, compares present-day calligraphy with images of medieval manuscripts which inspired it.


The Last Letter From Your Lover (12a)
Friday, September 3 - Thursday, September 9
Old Market Hall
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An ambitious journalist discovers a trove of secret love letters from 1965 and becomes determined to solve the mystery of the forbidden affair at their centre. As she uncovers the story, a love story of her own begins to unfold with the assistance of an endearing archivist who helps her track down more letters. Based on the novel by JoJo Moyes.

Masquerade - Exquisite House Ft. Allister Whitehead
Saturday, September 4, 9 pm - 3 am
The Buttermarket
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Join them on Saturday 4th September for another night of exquisite House music featuring one of the UK’s most prolific House DJs – Allister Whitehead! The night also features Cliffy, Nimrod “Houseproud” Randall, K.A.Smallz, The Junkshop DJ, DJ D-Dope and Dru Lewis.

Prison Break 
Saturday, September 4, 11 am and 2:30 pm
Shrewsbury Prison
Book Here: | Ages 12+

Are you up for the challenge? You’ve seen the films, you’ve seen the TV series, now it’s time to put yourself to the test and see if you have what it takes to break out of a real prison in the World’s largest escape game. It’s an opportunity to test your wits and skills

Prison Break, the event, takes place in the expansive four-acre grounds of Shrewsbury Prison. It is packed full of challenges, puzzles, hidden clues, helpful prisoners and hindering officers. How will you overcome these challenges to achieve freedom?

Shrewsbury Prison

Shrewsbury Food Festival
Saturday, September 4 - Sunday, September 5
The Quarry Park
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As the Shrewsbury Food Festival launches into a new decade, they will be bringing you a world of tantalising food and drink, all perfectly wrapped up in a festival that includes the best chefs and culinary delights!

Shrewsbury Food Festival is a brilliant day out in the town that will not only fill your stomach with tasty treats but will also fill you with pride to be supporting so many fantastic local food and drink producers.

They have exhibitors as well as cookery demonstrations, chef school, a free from area, BBQ stage, kids entertainment, live music and much more!

Free Workshops
Sunday, September 5
Hive Shrewsbury
Book your FREE workshop ticket please visit: or call The Hive on 01743 234 970

Take advantage of the FREE workshops at Hive Shrewsbury. This brilliant local arts charity is offering a day of songwriting sessions, environmental arts & crafts, poetry and visual arts to Jembe drumming workshops for children and young people.

WORKSHOPS - Sunday 5th Sept include:
10.30am – Jembe Drumming workshop. Ages 10 +
10.30am – 12pm & 1pm – 2.30pm – Songwriting workshop. Ages 13 +
10.30am – 12pm & 1pm – 2.30pm – Poetry and Visual Arts. Ages 16 +
10.30am – 11.30am, 1pm – 2pm & 3pm – 4pm – Environmental Arts family workshops. Ages 5 +

Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival
Sunday, September 5 - Saturday, September 18, 10 am - 4 pm
Bear Steps Art Gallery
Free Entry |

The Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival exhibition will be going ahead this September in Shrewsbury's Bear Steps Gallery.

cartoon mouse with big glasses

Shrewsbury Triathlon/Quadrathlon
Sunday, September 5
West Mid Showground

Shrewsbury hosts The 2020 ‘JT Hughes Group‘ Shrewsbury Sprint Triathlon & Quadrathlon.

Now in its 10th year, it has adapted to your needs and will be hoping to include family events as well. SYTri (Shrewsbury Triathlon Club) stage the event which provides a unique 500M (downstream-wetsuit required) river swim, followed by a fast 23K undulating bike course on country roads. Finishing with a 5K flat & fast traffic-free run inside the showground (your supporters are never far away) on mixed surface paths. Excellent race for both beginners and experienced athletes looking for a PB

The Quadrathlon includes a total of 4.5km downstream and back paddle, following the swim and before the cycle leg.

SYTri Swimmer

The Little Mermaid Jr
Sunday, September 5, 7:30 pm
Theatre Severn
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The Curtain Call Juniors are back! Journey "under the sea" with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney's The Little Mermaid JR.

Adapted from Disney's Broadway production and the motion picture, Disney's The Little Mermaid JR. is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance.

In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home and her fins behind and live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she's the girl whose enchanting voice he's been seeking.