What’s On in Staffordshire and Shropshire | January 2022

Hello and Happy New Year from everyone at Freedom Fostering! We hope you’ve had a wonderful Christmas and wish you all the best for the new year. As we’re now in 2022, we’ve compiled some activities and events around Staffordshire and Shropshire for you and your family to check out throughout January. If you do go on any of these activities, please let us know as we’d love to hear what you’ve been up to.

What’s on at the theatre

If you missed a pantomime performance over Christmas, New Vic Theatre is still showing Beauty and the beast until the end of the month. Expect enchanting storytelling, music, humour and plenty of magical moments as they bring this well-known tale to life in their spectacular trademark style. Prices: £19-28.50. Address: New Vic Theatre, Etrurla Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 0JG. Purchase tickets here: https://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?agency=NEWVIC&organ_val=22004&event_val=VQJD&schedule=list

Come and join The Eccleshall Community Amateur Dramatics with their performance of The Wizard of Oz. Their pantomime is fun for all the family with performances on till the 16th of January 2022.
Price: £0-8. Address: Eccleshall Community Centre, 1938 Shaw’s Lane, Eccleshall, ST21 6AU. Select a date here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-wizard-of-oz-tickets-165238369411?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

The Mitchell Arts Centre is now showing many popular family movies as part of their Sunday Family Film Club. Films include: E.T., The Railway Children, Mrs Doubtfire, Jurassic Park, Hook, Dora and the Lost City, and much more!
Tickets are £3.50 per child and adults go free. No trailers or adverts will be shown. Address: Broad Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 4HG. Take a look at the films on offer here: https://mitchellartscentre.co.uk/arts-whats-on/whats-on-at-the-mac

What’s on at Cineworld

Spider-Man No Way Home: “For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighbourhood hero is unmasked and no longer able to separate his normal life from the high-stakes of being a Super Hero. When he asks for help from Doctor Strange the stakes become even more dangerous, forcing him to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.”

Clifford the Big Red Dog: “When middle-schooler Emily Elizabeth (Darby Camp) meets a magical animal rescuer (John Cleese) who gifts her a little, red puppy, she never anticipated waking up to find a giant ten-foot hound in her small New York City apartment.”

West Side Story: “West Side Story tells the classic tale of fierce rivalries and young love in 1957 New York City. An adaptation of the 1957 musical, West Side Story explores forbidden love and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds.

Explore the film options here: https://www.cineworld.co.uk/#/buy-tickets-by-cinema?in-cinema=025&at=2022-01-07&view-mode=list

What’s on in Shropshire

Lastly, Ironbridge Gorge Museum is holding some sensory play sessions for babies who are not yet walking. There are lots of resources designed to encourage all your baby’s senses whilst you play together! The sessions are held at the Enginuity Bright Sparks room.
Price: £3 per baby. Address: Coach Road, Coalbrookedale, Telford, Shropshire, TF8 7DQ. Buy tickets here: https://www.ironbridge.org.uk/events/family-events/sensory-play-session-at-bright-sparks/

Thank you for reading this month’s flyer. Which of these events will you be scheduling in your diary?

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