You may have already started to hear about the www.shropshirevirtualshow.com on 22nd August – it is raising money for The Cavalier Centre, The Movement Centre, The League of Friends to RJAH, Dog A.I.D. and Shropshire RCC.
In the main arena there is a great variety of performance throughout the day – from cooking with Marcus Bean, celebrity chef, and Saliha Mahmood Ahmed who won masterchef in 2017, to Theatrick Horse Productions, an equestrian arts company; from Upper Cut Fight Company a film fight stunt company to Paul “silky” White the comedian; from a virtual choir to a circus and many more yet to confirm. This moves on into the evening music entertainment with demos in cocktail making from Ludlow gin and a presentation from Tanners wines to help you enjoy!!
The competition entries are live on the website:
There is a horse arena – with lots of competitions for all abilities and demos from a Four star eventer, a blacksmith and a paralympian gold medalist among others.
There is a dog show – photo and video entries to cater for all tastes – everyone has a dog that could enter one of the categories, and again demos in between with useful hints and tips like “how to stop your dog jumping up” There will be commentated highlights.
There is an arts and crafts tent – with winning entries going to the Weston Park Gallery of Discovery Exhibition in the Granary funded by Arts Council England in September and lots for summer holiday kids to enjoy, enter and win. Demos from some of the counties premier artists and craftsmen
Shropshire’s got talent speaks for itself – whether you were born with a talent, spent years developing one or learnt to play Bobby Shaftoe on the comb through your nostrils during lockdown!!
The final competition is the Open Gardens – so many people have beautiful gardens that they have not been able to share this summer – just take an iphone for a walk around your garden, fill in the anonymised form and share what you have created. Chelsea gold winning Caspar Gabb is one of the judges in the competition and will also take you on a tour of his fantastic garden.
There are also 200 business stands in the virtual shopping village. Which you can view here https://shropshirevirtual.expofp.com/