What’s On

2017 – Headline Acts Were

John Torode, celebrity chef at the 2017 Shrewsbury Flower Show
Joe Swift and Penny Meadmore, celebrity gardeners at the 2017 Shrewsbury Flower Show
The Overtones in walking pose
Gospel Choir Singing

At The Show

ARENA

 

FRIDAY & SATURDAY

White Helmet Motorcyclist jumping motorbike through fire

FRIDAY 

 
10.00am The ‘Shrewsbury Challenge’ Stakes Showjumping
   
11.40am Meirion Owen & The Quack Pack
   
12.10pm Chris Neal Falconry Display
   
12.40pm The Royal Signals Motorcyle Display Team – The White Helmets
   
1.40pm The ‘Veolia’ Area Trial Showjumping (To include 20mins for course building/inspection)
   
3.30pm Meirion Owen & The Quack Pack
   
4.00pm Chris Neal Falconry Display
   
4.30pm The ‘Frank Tanner Memorial Cup’ Showjumping
   
6.00pm The Royal Signals Motorcyle Display Team – The White Helmets
   
7.00pm London Community Gospel Choir
   
9.00pm Massed Bands Finale Display
   
9.45pm Fireworks Display

SATURDAY

 

09.30am Pony Club Inter-Branch Showjumping
   
12.00pm The ‘Shrewsbury Flower Show’ Championship Showjumping
   
1.30pm  Chris Neal Falconry Display
   
2.00pm The Royal Signals Motorcyle Display Team – The White Helmets
   
3.00pm United Pack Pony Club Musical Ride 
   
3.20pm Meirion Owen & The Quack Pack
   
3.45pm The ‘Lanyon Bowdler’ Grand Prix Showjumping
   
5.15pm Chris Neal Falconry Display
   
5.35pm Meirion Owen & The Quack Pack
   
6.00pm The Royal Signals Motorcyle Display Team – The White Helmets
   
7.00pm The Overtones
   
9.00pm  Massed Bands Finale Display
   
9.45pm  Fireworks Display

FIREWORKS

Fireworks start around 9.45pm and finish at 10pm

FRIDAY & SATURDAY

For nearly 30 years, the Shrewsbury Flower Show has said goodnight to thousands of visitors following a spectacular firework display.  Designed by Kimbolton who produced the Pyrotechnic and Firework Displays (Ceremonies) at the London 2012 Olympic Games, the stunning display marries traditional and innovative methods, synchronised to music to produce an ever more exciting and unique fireworks finale.

The fireworks take place on both nights of the show, starting around 9.45pm and finishing at 10pm.

BANDSTAND

FRIDAY

11.00am – 12.30pm  Band :  The Band Of The Yorkshire Volunteers    

 

12.45pm – 1.30pm   Choir:   Shrewsbury Male Voice Choir    

 

1.45pm – 3.15pm     Band:     The Reserve Band Of The Mercian Regiment  (with assistance from the Band of the Lancashire Artillery ) 

 

3.30pm – 4.15pm     Choir:    Shrewsbury Male Voice Choir    

 

4.30pm – 6.00pm     Band:     The Band Of The Royal Corps Of Signals (with assistance from of the Lancashire Artillery Band)

             

SATURDAY

11.00am – 12.30pm   Band:   The Band Of The Royal Corps Of Signals (with assistance from of the Lancashire Artillery Band) 

 

12.45pm – 1.30pm    Choir:   Of One Accord    

 

1.45pm – 3.15pm      Band:    The Band Of The Yorkshire Volunteers     

 

3.30pm – 4.15pm      Choir:    Of One Accord    

 

4.30pm – 6.00pm      Band:    The Reserve Band Of The Mercian Regiment  (with assistance from the Band of the Lancashire Artillery )

LECTURE MARQUEE

Which is situated on the Dingle side of the Quarry Marquee.

FRIDAY

10.00am – “Flower Arranging Purely for Pleasure”  – NAFAS Demonstrator , Anita Wright

 

11.00am –  “Art of Exhibiting” – Nigel Bishop, RHS Judge

 

12.00am – “The Why, the when and the where of tree care in the garden” – Matthew Finney, Arbortech

 

1.00pm –  “Unusual Edibles” Chris Smith, Pennard Plants

 

2.00pm – Question Time – Panel members Joe Swift, Penny Meadmore, Margaret Thrower and Matthew Finney 

 

3.00pm – Celebrity Gardener’s Lecture  – “Designing a Chelsea gold medal garden” – Joe Swift

 

4.00pm – “Flower Arranging Purely for Pleasure” – NAFAS Demonstrator, Anita Wright  

SATURDAY

10.00am – “Flower Arranging Purely for Pleasure”  – NAFAS Demonstrator , Jane Pugh

 

11.00am –  “Art of Exhibiting” – Nigel Bishop, RHS Judge

 

12.00am – “The Why, the when and the where of tree care in the garden” – Matthew Finney, Arbortech

 

1.00pm –  “Unusual Edibles” Chris Smith, Pennard Plants

 

2.00pm – Question Time – Panel members Penny Meadmore, Margaret Thrower,  Matthew Finney & Nigel Bishop

 

3.00pm – Celebrity Gardener’s Lecture  “The Fruity Garden  –  growing vines for wines and summer soft fruit for jams and juices” -Penny Meadmore

 

4.00pm – “Flower Arranging Purely for Pleasure” – NAFAS Demonstrator, Jane Pugh

FOODHALL

FRIDAY

10.30am    John Torode

12.00pm    Paul Crowe

1.00pm      James Sherwin

2.00pm      John Torode

3.30pm      Tim Roberts

4.30pm      John Torode

SATURDAY

10.30am     John Torode

12.00pm     Chris Burt

1.00pm       James Sherwin

2.00pm       John Torode

3.30pm       Tim Roberts

4.30pm       John Torode

CHILDREN’S AREA

The Children’s Area this year is going to be packed full of fun, exciting and free activities for people of all ages!

We have our favourite musical genius – Mr. Boom, joining us all the way from the Moon, will be bringing his unique and wonderful style of musical entertainment – will you be part of his band?  Malcolm Malan will be amazing everyone with his magic show, and watch out for the Monster Gardening Show with Jack the Jester and friends.

For budding gardeners, decorate your own plant pot, and have some expert advice from David Hatfield when you plant your very own plants ready to take home.

Scaley, slimy, slithery, spikey, furry, feathery and fancy animals are all to be found in the Children’s Area – courtesy of Walford College and Chucks n Ducks. Come and say hello to them, and learn all about these fascinating creatures.

Feeling bouncy? Why not have a go in the Little Rascals Disco Dome, or scale the climbing wall from Wenlock Edge Activity Centre. Shrewsbury Town Football Club will have their giant inflatable penalty shoot-out, and will be running a football skills activity area.

Fancy learning a different skill? Why not have a go at some circus skills, or soap carving with the Shropshire Woodcarvers.

Get a free balloon from our balloon modeller, or get your face painted for free.

After all the excitement, why not have a quiet moment at the Bookfest stand. Bookfest will be running their popular book exchange – why not bring a book to swap and discover a whole new world of adventure?!

Remember, apart from the climbing wall, everything is completely free of charge for all.

 

Children’s Area Timetable

MORNING

Morning Timetable (Friday and Saturday)

10.45-11.30am        Malcolm Malan with magic

11.30-12.15pm        Jack the Jester with the Monster Gardening Show

12.15-1.00pm          Mr Boom with songs and games

1.00-1.30pm            David Hatfield with children’s planting

1.30-2.00pm            Shropshire Woodcarvers with soap carving

         

 

 

AFTERNOON

Afternoon Timetable (Friday and Saturday)

2.00-2.45pm           Malcolm Malan with Magic

2.45-3.30pm           Jack the Jester with the Monster Gardening Show

3.30-4.15pm           Mr Boom with songs and games

4.15-4.45pm           David Hatfield with children’s planting

4.45-5.15 pm          Shropshire Woodcarvers with soap carving