Haydn Festival – 8-10th June 2018

Haydn Festival – 8-10th June 2018

Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, the English Haydn Festival seeks to display Joseph Haydn’s innovative compositional skills which places him in the illustrious company of the great artists, scientists and explorers.

Meet the Royals – Easter Activities

Meet the Royals – Easter Activities

Bridgnorth Town Carnival – Application forms now available!

Bridgnorth Town Carnival – Application forms now available!

Booking forms are now available for trading at Bridgnorth Town Carnival on Saturday 23rd June from 12 noon to 10pm on Severn Park!

Please click on the individual links below, which include fees and further information.

Booking Form – Bars

Booking Form – Food/Hot Drinks Outlets

Booking Form – Stalls

Booking Form – Attractions – This includes face painting, glitter tattoos, festival glitter, balloon art, rides, inflatables and similar attractions.

Please note, stalls will be limited and traders must stay at the event until at least 6pm.

For entry into our fantastic procession, please complete the Procession Entry Form

We are also looking for singers, bands, dancers and performers to join us together with unique acts/activities to take place in the arena for spectators to get involved with. In previous years, this has included a welly wanging contest, tug of war competitions, dog display teams and Zumba.

To apply, please complete the Performers Application Form

We could not continue to put on these events without the continued support of local residents, businesses and organisations, for which we are so grateful.

If you would like to sponsor this year’s Carnival or volunteer to help out on the day, even for an hour, please get in touch on events@bridgnorthtowncouncil.gov.uk

 

 

Easter Bunny Hunt – Easter Sunday 1st April 2018

Easter Bunny Hunt – Easter Sunday 1st April 2018

Solve the clues and find the bunnies around Castle Grounds, for your chance to win a handmade Easter egg from Eudon George Chocolates!
There will also be face painting, children’s rides, bouncy castle, refreshments, and courtesy of The Fence Company, children will be invited to paint a van for a small donation to charity!
Look out for the Easter Bunny who will be making an appearance, courtesy of Oscar Pet Food
£1 entry with prizes for all courtesy of The Falcon Hotel

 

Carnival Royalty – Applications Now Open!

Carnival Royalty – Applications Now Open!

The search to find our special guests to this year’s Carnival begins! In addition to riding pride of place in the procession thanks to TG Builders Merchants, our winners will receive some fantastic prizes courtesy of Wow Hair and Beauty BridgnorthSalon BlueMy little Wedding ShopBull and Co Barbershop and Inspired by chelsea!

To download an application form, please click here

The closing date for applications is 18th May and the Crowning Ceremony will be held in the Town Hall on Friday 8th June.

Good Luck!

Shazia Mirza at Theatre on the Steps – 3rd March

Shazia Mirza at Theatre on the Steps – 3rd March

Following her critically acclaimed 2016, 103 date sell-out international run of The Kardashians Made Me Do It and fresh from being ravaged by hunger and sand-flies on Channel 4’s Celebrity Island, Shazia Mirza returns to the road with her brand new show, With Love From St Tropez.

A show about lies and truth (or is that the same thing?), nudity and the periodic table, these things hold the key to the future. How much do you wear? What do you look like, and will they let you in? Oh, and don’t you dare wear more than dental floss on a French beach.

The Kardashians Made Me Do It explored politically correct liberalism, the intrusion of ISIS into young British lives and Jihadi brides and enjoyed four sell-out runs in London as well as the US, Sweden and Paris.  This brand new show is about lies, lies and more lies. The truth is so 1980’s.

Shazia was recently seen back to absolute basics in Channel 4’s Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls, and earlier this year she took a speedy turn (2.07 seconds to be exact) in BBC2’s Top Gear’sA Star in a Reasonably Priced Car ‘ segment. She recently guested on ITV’s Jonathan Ross and Loose Women and she is a regular panellist on Channel 5’s The Wright Stuff. Other TV credits include Have I Got News For You (BBC), F*** Off, I’m a Hairy Woman (BBC), NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Beautiful People (BBC2), The World Stands Up (Paramount Comedy) and The Late Late Show (RTE). She has also appeared on BBC Radio 2’s Graham Norton show, Radio 4’s The Now Show , and her Pause For Thoughts can often been heard on Radio 2’s Vanessa Feltz Show.

In 2008 she was listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy, won ‘Columnist of the Year’ at the prestigious PPA Awards for her fortnightly column in The New Statesman and won The GG2 Young Achiever of the Year Award. She has performed internationally all over the world and is a regular contributor to The Financial Times and writes her weekly column ‘Dairy of a Disappointing Daughter’ for The Guardian.

http://www.shazia-mirza.com/ / TWITTER: @shaziamirza1

PRESS ON SHAZIA

★★★★ “The bravest thing you’ll see on a comedy stage this year “SUNDAY TIMES

★★★★“Shazia Mirza is provoking laughter and large intakes of breath once again … brave and urgent” THE TELEGRAPH

★★★★“One of the bravest and funniest comedians in the world” METRO

★★★★ “As brave a piece of comedy as you’ll see” MAIL ON SUNDAY

★★★★“Properly funny, chilling and superb” THE SKINNY

★★★★ “Delightfully written…an accomplished hour” ONE4REVIEW

★★★★ “Shazia Mirza is dry as they come, sharp socio-political sass” FRINGE BISCUIT

 

TOUR DATES

FEBRUARY                  VENUE                                                                                     BOX OFFICE

Fri 2nd                            BIRMINGHAM, Old Rep                                                      0121 3599444

Sat 3rd                           LEAMINGTON SPA, Royal Spa Centre                               01926 887 726

Fri 23rd                          TUNBRIDGE WELLS, Trinity Theatre                                  01892 678 678

Sun 25th                         NEWCASTLE, The Stand                                                    0191 300 9700

MARCH

Thurs 1st                       COLCHESTER, Arts Centre                                                  01206 500900

Fri 2nd                            WORCESTER, Huntingdon Hall                                           01905 611 427

Sat 3rd                           BRIDGNORTH, Theatre on the Steps                                   01746 764949

Fri 9th                            LEICESTER, The Y                                                                0116 2557066

Sat 10th                         MILTON KEYNES, Stables                                                     01908 280800

Sat 24th                         BANBURY, Mill Arts Centre                                                    01295 279002

Tues 27th                       BRIGHTON, Komedia                                                            01273 647100

Thurs 29th                      NORTH FINCHLEY, Arts Depot                                            020 8369 5454

APRIL

Fri 6th                            OXFORD, Old Fire Station                                                     01865 263980

Sat 7th                           LEEDS, Carriageworks Theatre                                             0113 3760318

Thurs 12th                      SOUTHAMPTON, Hanger Farm Arts Centre                       023 8066 7274

Fri 13th                          WIRKSWORTH, Town Hall                                                    01629 823408

Sun 15th                         EDINBURGH, Monkey Barrel                                               0845 5001056

Mon 23rd-Fri 27th           LONDON, Soho Theatre                                                       0207 4780100

Sat 28th                         SALFORD, The Lowry                                                           0843 208 6003

MAY

Fri 4th                            HARPENDEN, Pubic Halls                                                     01582 767525

Sat 5th                           CAMBRIDGE, The Junction                                                   01223 511 511

Sun 6th                         GLASGOW, The Stand                                                         0141 212 3389

Tues 8th                         EPSOM, Playhouse                                                               01372 742555

Thurs 10th                      SHEFFIELD, Memorial Hall                                                   0114 2789789

Fri 11th                          COVENTRY, Warwick Arts Centre                                         024 7652 4524

Sat 12th                         HIGH WYCOMBE, Old Town Hall                                          01494 512000

Sun 13th                         BRISTOL, Colston Hall                                                         0844 887 1500

Thurs 17th                      HUDDERSFIELD, Lawrence Batley Theatre                         01484 430528

Fri 18th                          DERBY, Assembly Rooms                                                      01332 255443

Sat 19th May                  HEBDEN BRIDGE, Little Theatre                                          01422 843945

Thurs 24th                      ABERYSTWYTH, Arts Centre                                               01970 623232

Sat 26th                         BROMSGROVE, Artrix – studio                                             01527 577330

 JUNE

Fri 8th                            NORWICH, The Gargage                                                      01603 283382

 

For more information on Shazia Mirza, please contact…

Bex Colwell:  07747 055227 / bexcolwell@yahoo.com

Upcoming Events 2018

Upcoming Events 2018

9 to 5: The Musical – 20th – 24th February 2018

9 to 5: The Musical – 20th – 24th February 2018

Continental Market & Vintage Tractor Rally – 18th March 2018

Continental Market & Vintage Tractor Rally – 18th March 2018

Sunday Handmade Market – Dates for 2018!

Sunday Handmade Market – Dates for 2018!

The ever popular Bridgnorth Sunday Handmade Market has now released its dates for 2018!

Find them under the Town Hall on the following dates to see a selection of local Artists, Crafters and Makers, Artisan Produce and Vintage Goods. As you can see, some of the markets coincide with other events taking place in the town to provide a fantastic atmosphere.

18th March – Continental Market & Annual Vintage Tractor Rally
1st April – Easter Sunday
15th April
29th April
6th May – Bank Holiday Weekend
27th May – Beer Festival
10th June
24th June
8th July
22nd July – Street Fest
5th August
26th August – Music & Arts Festival
2nd September – Continental Market & Italian Auto Moto Festival
16th September
30th September
14th October
28th October – Bridgnorth 10K Run
4th November
18th November
9th December

If you would like to join the market, please contact www.facebook.com/pg/BridgnorthSundayHandmadeMarket