Feeling festive? Then join in with the Frankwell Advent Windows!
This excellent event, organised by Tim Vasby-Burnie, vicar of St George’s Church in Frankwell will have 24 local businesses unveil an advent window at their premises, inspired by a Christmas Carol.
Bank Holiday Rocks in Funky Frankwell!
For once, the weather gods smiled as we stumbled, damp & bedraggled into the late summer Bank Holiday weekend. It was as some underpaid sub-editor once wrote “…A Scorcher”..
We try to cover most of the events in and around Frankwell and this time we selected two absolutely storming local showcases. First up, at the Wheatsheaf, we attended an absolutely rocktastic line up featuring Shrewsbury band The Ronaldos and a brilliant set by Two Faced Tom & the General Lee …. The Ronaldos are the best good time band I’ve seen in years, they swing like gibbons and rock like Gibraltar.. If you haven’t seen them do yourself a favour and do it while you can. Two Faced Tom & the General Lee are the real deal too, rockabilly rebels with a penchant for the Everly Brothers and Buddy Holly.
On the Monday, we went to Foodmandu an event at the Buck’s Head that added three bands to an authentic Himalayan BBQ – a perfect end to a perfect Bank Holiday. The Food was superb and we were particularly impressed by the sleazy R&B cooked up by Frankwell residents CRUMP. Students of the Chicago school of dirty blues, these guys rocked tirelessly proving that Funk is for life, not just the weekend!
If you’re promoting an event around Frankwell, let us know, we’d love to cover it!
We really love the Pour House, beautifully designed (their “Frankwell” mural features on all of our PR) and lovely staff so it was with some trepidation that we heard that owner Paul Davies was bowing out. The good news is though that the new owners, Albert’s Shed are keeping the style and culture intact. In fact the main change is in the name – Albert’s Pour House is here!
Funky Frankwell is alive!!
This site has been built with the support of businesses in Frankwell who have felt that the district had been overlooked in the flood of promotional materials about central Shrewsbury. In fact Frankwell is far more interesting than the town centre! For a start, we are entirely independent – that means no Starbucks, no McDonalds, no Domino’s. We have our own coffee shops, superb cocktail bars, funky cafes, cracking creative businesses and three of the best restaurants in Shrewsbury!