Things to do and events in Shropshire

Family fun

Image caption Jungle Book comes to Wem Town Hall in November

Christmas lights are being switched on across Shropshire, including the Ironbridge Gorge lights on 19 November, Much Wenlock lights on 25 November, and Market Drayton lights on 26 November.

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  • A theatre adaptation of Jungle Book by playwright Neil Duffield comes to Wem Town Hall on 16 November.
  • Create your own Christmas cards at an illustration workshop at the Qube in Oswestry on Saturday, 3 December.
  • Make a Christmas wreath or holly garland at a festive workshop at Shropshire Wildlife Trust's visitor centre in Shrewsbury on Saturday, 3 December.

Exhibitions and arts

Ludlow Assembly Rooms hosts an exhibition dedicated to the Titanic until 1 December. Items include artefacts from the ship as well as props from the James Cameron film of the same name.

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  • Much Wenlock's Twenty Twenty gallery presents work by Shropshire-based colourist Sue Campion RBA 5-26 November.
  • Art made using traditional Japanese woodblocks is on show at the Granary Art Gallery at Weston Park during November. Jo McChesney studied in Japan and creates atmospheric images of woodland.


Guided ghost walks are being led through the streets of Shrewsbury until 24 November.

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  • Get close to the deer at Attingham Park over the winter, as wardens feed the animals at 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays until March 2012.
  • Families can follow a new Sustainability Trail at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre in Craven Arms. The trail takes visitors through the centre and the Onny Meadows highlighting sustainable features.


Folk musicians Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman perform at the Hive in Shrewsbury on Sunday, 27 November.

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  • The legendary pianist John Lill performs works by Beethoven and Brahms at St Chad's Church in Shrewsbury on 10 February as part of Shropshire Music Trust's season of concerts.
  • Paul Carrack of Ace, Squeeze and Mike & The Mechanics fame performs at Theatre Severn on Monday, 6 February.

Something a bit different

DJ five of your favourite vinyl records on Wednesday nights at The Ironworks in Oswestry for the People's Vinyl Collective. Alternatively the monthly RPM nights at Shrewsbury Coffee House invites people to share three of their favourite tunes on vinyl, up to a maximum of 15 minutes.

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  • John Challis who played Boycie in Only Fools and Horses will be signing copies of his autobiography at Burway Books in Church Stretton from 4-6pm on 24 November.

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