Encourage Festival Programme

Main Stage

1.40 Shrewsbury Youth Gospel Choir - A mix of gospel-inspired songs from a range of genres: combining traditional and modern gospel, some pop hits and African spirituals
2.00 Festival Opening - Opening from Neil Baldwin and a short welcome from the Festival team!

Wildfire Folk - Think raucous bass riffs against a lively tune on flutes and fiddles, grounded by funky percussion rhythms 


Anam Caras - A musical folk style trio who write and play all their own material


Sally Phillips - ‘What is Sally called to? - Family Business’

5.00 Rue Royale - A unique brand of indie folk incorporating influences such as Radiohead, Fleetwood Mac, Bob Dylan, creating a contrasting array of threads
6.00Goat Roper Rodeo Band - An upright bass, two old guitars and a bucketful of aching harmony all come together for their own form of ‘Country Blues’
6.40Sally Phillips - ‘What is Sally called to? - Funny Business’
7.30Goat Roper Rodeo Band - Another chance to listen to the Band
8.00Festival Closes


2.15Poetry by Cathy Mark
2.35 Junk Orchestra - A super sonic recycled collection of objects, rescued & re-invented for the whole family to make great music!

‘Above my Head’ Puppet Company - Musical puppet performance for all ages


Storytelling with Rich Clarkson

4.00 Music by Macy Bate

Music by Andy Lowe

5.00 ‘Above my Head’ Puppet Company - Another chance to see their show
5.25 Eco Panel - Panel Discussion on food and food waste
6.00 Music by Ellen Butter
6.25 Talk from Anna Pitt - Zero Waste Week - Talk on reducing our use of plastic

Kitchen Demo's / Workshops

2.15 Cookery Demonstration
3.00 Encourage Cookery Challenge!
4.00 Bongo Workshop (Main House)
4.45 Waste Note - cookery demonstration
5.30 Kids Cook
6.00Bongo Workshop (Main House)
6.15 Cookery Demonstration

A full copy of the festival programme is available to download here.