Old Salopian Events

Please find below details of forthcoming events that are either specifically for (or involving) Old Salopians, or which may be of particular interest to them. 

Other school events of more general interest to Old Salopians will be found on the main Calendar page of the School's website, as well as on the Forthcoming Events pages of particular sections: Arts Events, Sports Fixtures; Academic Lectures & Events etc.

Friday 28 April 2017

  • 19:30
    A Piano Recital given by Galin Ganchev (Alington Hall)

    We are thrilled to welcome back the extremely talented pianist and Old Salopian Galin Ganchev to Shrewsbury School.  Raised in a musical family in Bulgaria, Galin has played piano since the age of six.  He received an invitation to study the piano with the internationally acclaimed Anglo-Italian pianist Peter Bradley-Fulgoni at the Music Department at Shrewsbury School, and in February 2010 travelled to the United Kingdom and auditioned successfully for a music scholarship at the School, which he took up in September 2010.

    "When I sit at the piano I immediately feel at one with it, and such a feeling of ‘unity’ with the instrument cannot be explained by anything other than the language of music itself.”

    Galin has appeared in competitions including Llangollen and Trefeglwys, in which he won the first prize twice; Gregynog and BBC Shropshire, in which he gained the ‘'Young musician of the year’' title in 2012. He has taken part in more than 70 concerts in the United Kingdom, Bulgaria and Italy,  playing in renowned venues such as Wigmore Hall, the Holywell Room, the Tabernacle in Machynlleth, Varna State Opera House, Varna Festival and Congress Centre and others. During his time in Shrewsbury, Galin had five full-length piano recitals in the United Kingdom, six in Bulgaria and one in Italy. He has also collaborated with the Vidin Philharmonic, Shrewsbury School, Shropshire Philharmoic and Varna Philharmonic orchestras, and his repertoire includes more than 100 pieces of music – most of which are solo piano and chamber works.

    Galin is currently a scholarship student in the Royal Academy of Music, where he studies piano with Ian Fountain and piano accompaniment with Michael Dussek. He has taken part in masterclasses with internationally renowned musicians such as Michael Roll, Yevgeny Sudbin, Tatiana Sarkissova, Michael Foyle and others.

    His programme will include pieces by Scarlatti (selection of sonatas), Shostakovich (selection of preludes and fugues), Chopin (selection of mazurkas) and Prokofiev (6th Piano Sonata)

    Please join us as we celebrate a truly outstanding young musician.

    Tickets £15.00, with a retiring collection towards Galin’s continuing studies at the Royal Academy of Music.

    Tickets available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/shrewsburyschool or 01743 280812.


Saturday 13 May 2017

  • 19:30
    Sifaka (Maidment Auditorium)

    "Pretty jazzy, pretty funky, pretty different, pretty cool - it's going to be new and different - SIFAKA EP release is our Gig of the Week." - BBC Introducing

    We are looking forward to welcoming back Old Salopian Sam Wilson and his band, Sifaka, a 7-piece band from Leeds who are setting stages alight with their fusion of Soul, Rock and African Blues. 

    Following a string of UK Festivals (Live at Leeds, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Bath International Music Festival, HowTheLightGetsIn) Sifaka's EP Launch was covered in the New York Times and named BBC Introducing's 'Gig of the Week'.

    Growing up on the music of Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, they now believe the spirit and sound of the Blues is to be found in the continent it first came from - Africa.  Sifaka have developed their own unique sound, taking them to the frontier of the Blues!

    Tickets £6.00 available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/shrewsburyschool or 01743 280812


Wednesday 24 May 2017

  • 18:30
    Private Viewing of the Canaletto Exhibition at the Queen's Gallery SOLD OUT

    Unfortunately this event is fully booked. If you would like to be added to our waiting list please contact the office.

    Private evening viewing of the Canaletto Exhibition at the Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace.

    on Wednesday 24th May 2017

    with a talk by Desmond Shawe Taylor (I 68-73), Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures.

    "Canaletto & the Art of Venice presents a spectacular selection of 18th-century Venetian art, with Canaletto's greatest works shown alongside paintings and works on paper by Sebastiano and Marco Ricci, Francesco Zuccarelli, Rosalba Carriera, Pietro Longhi and Giovanni Battista Piazzetta. The exhibition explores the many delights of 18th-century Venice, from the splendours of the Grand Canal and St Mark's Square to its festivals, theatre and masked carnival, bringing the irresistible allure of the most beautiful city in the world to The Queen's Gallery."

    6.30 pm for the talk and viewing in the Gallery, followed by a drink at 8.00 p.m.

    The price £30 per head and tickets are available via this link. Alternatively you can send a cheque, payable to the Salopian Club, to us here at The Schools, Shrewsbury SY3 7BA, but please get in touch to check availability before booking by post.

    Numbers are strictly limited and tickets are available on a first come first served basis.

    If you have any questions please contact Janet Scholes on 01743 280892 or jscholes@shrewsbury.org.uk

    Whilst we are delighted that many of our events reach capacity, we are aware that some of you will be disappointed not to get tickets. Do let us know if you would like to be on our Arts and Activities email contact list, so that you will be notified of forthcoming Arts events.


Saturday 3 June 2017

  • 11:15
    Old Salopian Lodge visit to the Schools
    11:15 - Old Salopian Masons - meeting at the Schools
    Saturday 3 June 2017 - Old Salopian Masons meeting and lunch at the Schools, in the Club Room of the School Boathouse. 
    Lodge meeting commences at 11.15am, followed by family buffet lunch, open to all including children, commencing with drinks at 12.30pm. 
    Lunch £25 for adults, £15 for the under 18s, under 10s free. 
    For further details please contact the Lodge Secretary - Chris Williams (R 78-83) on 07956 964937 or chrisjhwilliams@yahoo.co.uk - http://www.ugle.org.uk/ or click on this link for information and a booking form.

Saturday 1 July 2017

  • 12:00
    Henley Royal Regatta

    One of the highlights of the Salopian Club summer social calendar is the lunchtime gathering at Henley Royal Regatta, hosted by the Sabrina Club. This year the event will fall on Saturday 1st July and will start at 12.00 noon at the Henley Cricket Club Ground off Remenham Lane. Just look for the marquee with the Maltese Cross flying over it, and hopefully not for the marquee actually flying away, as almost happened last year.

    The event is open to all OS, spouses and partners and is a lovely relaxed gathering. You don't need to have tickets to the regatta itself, the cricket fields are open to the public and the event is free, so do come along and join us for a glass of fizz and a bite to eat.


Saturday 30 September 2017

    OS Day 2017 SAVE THE DATE

    One of the highlights of the OS Calendar, OS Day 2017 will take place on Saturday 30th September.

    As usual there will be activities throughout the day, which are open to all Old Salopians, as well as their spouses and partners. The timetable is likely to be:

    12.30pm - Reception, drinks and light buffet in Quod.

    1.45 - Opening of the refurbished Moser Library.

    2.15 - OS football and netball vs The School.

    2.15 - Displays in various locations.

    4.00 - Refreshments

    4.30 - 5.30 - House open for visits.

    6.30 - Pre-dinner drinks for invited anniversary year groups

    7.30 - Anniversary black tie dinner for invited groups.

    The anniversary black tie dinner in the evening will be open to Old Salopians who left the School in 1957, 1967, 1977, 1987 and 1997, as well as anyone who left prior to 1957. Spouses and partners are also welcome.

    Last year we welcomed a number of people back to the School for the first time since they had left, as well as a number of familiar faces, and the feedback was very positive, so please do consider coming along and bringing your contemporaries with you.

    Full details and booking forms will be going out with the summer edition of the Salopian Magazine, but please email oldsalopian@shresbury.org.uk if you have any questions in the meantime.