Shrewsbury’s Mayor Cllr Phil Gillam with Salop Leisure’s chairman Tony Bywater and marketing manager Ed Glover

Fancy hearing some of The Beatles’ music played live again? Well, Shrewsbury’s mayor, Councillor Phil Gillam, has organised a charity Beatles weekend for the end of September.

Cllr Gillam has chosen Shrewsbury Samaritans as the mayor’s charity during his term of office and, rather than organise a traditional mayor’s ball as a fundraiser, he decided to indulge his passion for the Fab Four by holding the Shrewsbury Beatles weekend from 20 to 22 September.

Salop Leisure has agreed to support the mayor by being main sponsor. Beatles tribute bands will provide live music and there’s also a series of films being shown, at The Walker Theatre at Theatre Severn over the weekend.
Tickets for some of the events can be purchased online at