What’s on in May and June across Staffordshire and Shropshire

Get the diary out and book in some of these fantastic events in Staffordshire and Shropshire this May and June!

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Totally Tina comes to Staffordshire this season. Photo taken by Alex Williams Photography

If you are in need of something fun and exciting to do this spring we’ve got you covered! Here are all the latest events in Staffordshire. From shows on stage, to top events in food and drink, family fun and arts and culture. And a round up of the best events in Shropshire this season too! 

Get your diary out and start enjoying these amazing events in Staffordshire and Shropshire this summer. 

On the stage

Oliver!

a: Buxton Opera House, Water St, Buxton SK17 6XN
d: May 24-26
p: £19 -£23
i: Contact the Box Office on 01298 72190 or visit: www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

The streets of Victorian England come to life as hit musical Oliver! comes to the Buxton Opera House. Talented young local performers will be taking to the stage to star in one of the most popular British musicals of all time. Also running from June 5-9.

The Picture Of Dorian Gray

a: Crewe Lyceum Theatre, Heath St, Crewe CW1 2DA
d: May 14-18
p: From £10.50
i: Book tickets and find out more at: crewelyceum.co.uk

Emmerdale’s Jonathan Wrather stars in this production of Oscar Wilde’s classic novel. “What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his soul?” In a society obsessed with youth and beauty, Dorian Gray is given the chance to keep his looks forever. But at what cost? Info: 

Motown the Musical

a: Regent Theatre, Piccadilly, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 1AP
d: May 21 – June 1
p: From £13
i: Contact the Box Office on 0844 871 7649 or visit: www.atgtickets.com/stoke

Motown founder Berry Gordy goes from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul, discovering and launching the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and many more.

Read more: The 2019 festival guide for Staffordshire and Shropshire

Food & drink

Father’s Day Sunday Lunch

a: No. 26, Aston Marina, Lichfield Road, Stone, ST15 8QU
d: June 16
p: From £13
i: Pre-booking essential to avoid disappointment. Call 01785 819 702 or visit: www.astonmarina.co.uk.

Show your dad just how much he means to you by treating him to a delicious three-course meal. No 26. at Aston Marina has a special Sunday Lunch or Dinner menu on offer just for Father’s Day. 

Staffordshire County Show

a: Staffordshire County Showground, Weston Road, Stafford, ST18 0BD
d: May 29-30
p: £4-£37
i: Info and tickets: www.staffscountyshowground.co.uk

The Demonstration Kitchen at the popular show will be organised in association with the team behind The Stone Food & Drink Festival for the first time. Expect cookery theatre every hour from 11am to 3pm, giveaways and talks and tastings.

Great British Food Festival

a: Chillington Hall, Port Lane, Brewood, Wolverhampton WV8 1RE
d: May 11-12
p: £5-£8
i: Info and tickets: greatbritishfoodfestival.com

The Great British Food Festival combines the nation’s love of great food and drink with some of the country’s most treasured locations. Chillington Hall will feature local and regional artisan producers, hot food, real ale and wine bars, craft and gin stalls. Plus, children’s entertainment and live music.

For the family

The Baby Show

a: NEC, North Ave, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1NT
d: May 17-19
p: £14.70
i: Info and tickets: www.thebabyshow.co.uk

The UK’s largest event for parents-to-be, new parents, grandparents and babies. The Baby Show is a unique family-friendly shopping and advice experience where you’ll find everything for pregnancy, bump, baby and of course you. 

Giant Miniature Weekend

a: Statfold Barn Railway, Ashby Road, Tamworth, B79 0BU
d: May 11-12
p: Free
i: www.statfoldbarnrailway.co.uk

Voted No.1 attraction for Tamworth on Trip Advisor, the Statfold Barn Railway is holding its Giant Miniature Weekend in May with around 110 miniature traction engines in steam on display, as well as a host of other attractions. 

Discovery Day @ Birmingham Rep

a: The Rep, Broad St, Birmingham B1 2EP
d: June 22
p: Free
i: www.birmingham-rep.co.uk

Free activities, workshops, tours and exclusive competitions at Birmingham Rep’s 2019 Discovery Day. Go behind the scenes on a backstage tour and have fun digging into the theatre’s dressing up box. Arts and crafts also on offer.

Read more: What’s happening at the Stafford Shakespeare Festival 2019

Arts & culture

Made in Staffordshire – Exhibition of Contemporary Art

a: Guildhall Gallery, 45 Mill St, Stafford ST16 2AJ
d: May 3 – August 31
p: Free
i: www.guildhallgallery.uk

Enjoy a visit to the Guildhall Gallery for an exhibition of contemporary art and crafts, created by independent Staffordshire artists and makers. Take part in an artist led creative workshop and relax in our gallery coffee shop with a cup of locally roasted coffee and a slice of delicious cake

Classic Car Weekend

a: Churnet Valley Railway, Kingsley & Froghall Station Froghall, Stoke-on-Trent ST10 2HA
d: June 8-9
p: £10.80-£46.80
i: www.churnetvalleyrailway.co.uk. Call 01538 750755 if you want to bring a classic car. 

Extended to cover an entire weekend for 2019. Enjoy iconic vehicles covering a range of eras. And travel between display sites on a steam locomotive. Refreshments available from Signal Tearooms at Froghall Station.

Newcastle Jazz and Blues Festival

a: The Shed Café Bar, The Rigger, Revolution and more
d: May 25-28
p: NA
i: Info and tickets: www.newcastlejazzandblues.co.uk

Enjoy loads of live bands over the spring bank holiday in Newcastle-under-Lyme for the 13th annual Jazz and Blues Festival. Acts include Matrix Club Matrix, Nigel Clark, Roy Forbes, Mike Giliker and many more. 

Don’t miss!

Last Night of the Proms

a: Mitton Manor, Mitton, Near Penkridge, Staffordshire ST19 5QW 
d: June 29
p: £20-£35
i: Info and tickets: www.mittonmanor.co.uk

The Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra will perform at Mitton Manor Gardens from 6pm – 10.30pm. This is a picnic style concert. Individual ticket holders should bring their own chairs. Tables and candelabras welcome. 

Totally Tina

a: Crewe Lyceum Theatre, Heath St, Crewe CW1 2DA
d: May 28
p: £24.50
i: Info and tickets: crewelyceum.co.uk

Voted the UK’s number 1 Tina Turner tribute act. This year’s production is a heady mix of nostalgia and surprise with all the favourite Tina Turner hits. Expect to hear classics such as Jumping Jack Flash, Honky Tonky Woman, Get Back, Simply The Best, Proud Mary and Private Dancer

Acoustic Festival of Britain

a: Uttoxeter Racecourse, Wood Ln, Uttoxeter ST14 8BD
d: May 31 – June 2
p: From £30
i: Info and tickets: www.acousticfestival.co.uk

The Acoustic festival highlights the best in both rising and well-established folk, rock, reggae, blues and country acts. Headlining are Whitesnake axe man and songwriter Bernie Marsden, and RnB chart topper Eagle Eye Cherry plays a rare UK festival date. Also featuring Scottish foot stomping anthemic rockers Big Country. 

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And in Shropshire…

Shropshire Festivals

a: Various venues
d: May 11-12
p: Various
i: Info and tickets: https://www.shropshirefestivals.co.uk

There will be lots of festival fun in Shropshire during May and June, including Shropshire Kids Fest on the May 11 and 12, Pub in the Park on June 7 and 8 and Shrewsbury Food Festival on June 29 & 30. 

Proms and Prosecco

a: Weston Park, Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire, TF11 8LE
d: May 26-27
p: From £26
i: Info and tickets: www.fizzfestivals.com

Enjoy a two-day music festival at Weston Park over the May bank holiday. Popular opera duet Belle Voci – finalists in 2018 popular TV show The Voice – will headline on Sunday and the Fireflies Festival will headline on Monday. They will be joined by String Infusion and more international and local artists. 

Newport Show

a: Chetwynd Deer Park. Newport Shropshire TF10 8EU
d: July 13
p: Price: £5-£35
i: Info and tickets: www.newportshow.co.uk

This year will be the 110th Newport Show. The event at Chetwynd Deer Park will feature new activities and exhibitors as well as the usual family favourites. There will be Bolddog Lings motocross display team, celebratory chefs doing cookery demos, trade stands, agricultural classes and festival style live music. 

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