Successful Telford 50 events to return in 2019

Three major events that attracted tens of thousands of people as part of Telford 50 celebrations are set to take place again in the next year.

The successful and free St George’s Day and Balloon Fiesta events, which attracted over 40,000 people this year, will be back in 2019 along with Telford’s Got Talent which attracted dozens of entries.

Spring into St. George’s Day will return to Telford Town Park in April 2019, with lots of fun and exciting activities for everyone to enjoy.

This year’s free event attracted around 10,000 people to celebrate St. George’s Day in style – with knights, jousting, falconry and a dragon with stilt walkers as part of the event, together with other activities celebrating Telford’s past, present and future.

Telford’s skies will be filled once again with hot air balloons for the spectacular Balloon Fiesta on 11 and 12 May 2019, offering free family fun and entertainment.

The event attracted around 30,000 people this year and will be one of the major free events in the fabulous Town Park, with a host of hot air balloons floating over the borough, opportunities to take to the sky in hot air balloon rides, the breath-taking ‘nightglow’ of balloons and much more.

In 2019 the Council will continue to celebrate the broad range of talent across the borough, by supporting ‘Telford’s Got Talent’ third competition.

Earlier in the year, this event brought older and younger generations together in a fantastic show, with singers, dancers and magician acts among top performances battling to be in the live final.

Next year, residents will again have the chance to see the best of Telford’s talent in what promises to be another sold out show at Oakengates Theatre @ The Place.

Council Leader, Shaun Davies, said: “These are fabulous events that helped showcase some of the best that this borough has to offer as part of Telford’s 50th anniversary.

“Following their success and the great feedback that we’ve had from the public I am now committing to these events again next year.

“As such, we will host Telford’s Got Talent, Spring into St George’s Day and Telford Balloon Fiesta will be back again in 2019 to help bring even people together, attract more visitors to Telford and to continue the feel-good factor in the borough that our Telford 50 programme has created.

“We hope that many more people will get involved again and many more people will come to see what the borough has to offer.”

“This year’s events were made possible by our staff, volunteers and partners and will be again.

“We are also keen to attract business sponsors for the main free events.”

Shropshire Live
Shropshire Live has been providing Shropshire with independent news and entertainment since 2009. Send us your news to interact@shropshirelive.com or call 01743 818 095. For advertising information call Fiona on 01743 816 817.

Featured Articles

Easter Featured Article

Out and About in Shropshire Easter 2019

It is busy time across Shropshire this Easter with plenty of events and activities across the county. Take a look at some of the events near you.

Make Mum’s Day with a little helping hand from Shrewsbury Shopping

This Mother’s Day, Shrewsbury Shopping are showing their appreciation for Shropshire Mums, with lots of free fun and a little free gift in the approach to Mother’s Day.
- Advertisement -

Pedestrians seriously injured in Gobowen collision

A man and a woman have been airlifted to hospital after being seriously injured following a collision involving a van in Gobowen this morning.

Man dies following collision involving car and lorry on A5 near Oswestry

A man has died after his car collided with a lorry on the A5 near Oswestry in the early hours of this morning.
Firefighters use an aerial ladder to deal with the chimney fire in Bridgnorth. Photo: SFRS_Bridgnorth

Firefighters tackle chimney fire at Bridgnorth pub

Firefighters were called to a chimney fire at The Kings Head in Bridgnorth yesterday evening.
Josh Andrady

Shropshire school pupil bats his way to tour of India

A Shropshire pupil is continuing to bowl over cricketing experts with his talents - as he was selected to tour India as part of an academy programme.

Match Report: Shrewsbury Town 2 – 1 Wycombe Wanderers

Shrewsbury Town seal three points in dramatic fashion as they leave it late to ease the pressure on Sam Ricketts.

Match Preview: Shrewsbury Town V Wycombe Wanderers

Shrewsbury Town will be aiming to avoid a third straight defeat when they face out of sorts Wycombe Wanderers.
- Advertisement -
Teresa Boughey, CEO and founder of Jungle HR and Jungle Diversity with the book

Shropshire businesswoman features in book on female role models

A Shropshire woman has been featured in a book which captures the stories of inspirational women in business, who are all role models.
Neil Lorimer, head of the firm’s personal injury team and one of the country’s leading legal experts in brain injuries

Brain injury networking forum coming to Shrewsbury

Shropshire law firm, Lanyon Bowdler, is hosting a brain injury networking forum in Shrewsbury next month.
Ralph Savage

Growth Hub Guru Ralph offers business health check

Small businesses across Telford and Wrekin are being given the chance to get a vital health check from a Growth Hub Guru.
Mark Allsop, Managing Director of Yarrington and Andrew Cross, Chairman of Shropshire Horticultural Society

New app launched for Shrewsbury Flower Show

A new app is to make it easier for visitors to plan and enjoy their day at this year's Shrewsbury Flower Show.
Maggie Kennerley, a Transformation Midwife from Shropshire, who is taking part in the Velo Birmingham & Midlands to raise money for Cure Leukaemia

Baschurch Rollers cycling for Cure Leukaemia at Velo

A health professional from Shropshire will be marking International Nurses Day by cycling 100 miles for Cure Leukaemia.
Art Historian, Sarah Gathercole, Qube Arts Officer, Charlotte Jackson, Volunteer, Jan Hedger and Qube Arts Development Officer, Vanessa Baldry

Volunteer’s exhibition honours Oswestry’s Homefront Heroines

A multimedia exhibition celebrating the role of local women during the First World War opens on March 14 at Qube Gallery in Oswestry.
- Advertisement -
Shropshire County Show 2019 Rev

Shropshire County Show set for a spectacular year

The Shropshire County Show is back for 2019 and this year is set to be bigger and better than ever before.
Easter Featured Article

Out and About in Shropshire Easter 2019

It is busy time across Shropshire this Easter with plenty of events and activities across the county. Take a look at some of the events near you.
The Big Busk’s popular, free “try-it-out” music room will be run by Music Heroes

Be a music hero at The Big Busk

The Big Busk’s popular, free “try-it-out” music room will be back when Shrewsbury’s street music festival returns on 6 April.

Special Easter events at Shrewsbury’s award-winning Market Hall

Events at Shrewsbury’s award-winning Market Hall kick off on Saturday, April 6 when its doors open for the first of its 2019 line-up of popular late night events.
Whitchurch Food and Drink Festival takes place in April

Festival team to help boost Whitchurch Food and Drink event

Shropshire Festivals is to play a major role in this year’s Whitchurch Food and Drink Festival, organisers have revealed.
The Shrewsbury Cup is made from foamed polypropylene and used over and over again before being recycled

Shrewsbury gets a coffee buzz from a deposit-return cup scheme

Shrewsbury will be one of the first places in the UK to have a town-wide, deposit-return scheme for reusable takeaway cups to help cut waste and promote sustainability.

Featured Articles

- Advertisment -

Weather

Shropshire
scattered clouds
15.9 ° C
18.9 °
13.3 °
67 %
2.6kmh
40 %
Wed
14 °
Thu
15 °
Fri
13 °
Sat
10 °
Sun
11 °
- Advertisment -
- Advertisment -

Latest Articles

- Advertisment -