(Wem Town Hall, Dec 8)

Rural touring organisation Arts Alive loves to celebrate Christmas with a bang, and this year is no different.

Shropshire audiences are in for a real treat as four venues are set to enjoy a big dose of festive cheer in the form of alternative folk group The Churchfitters Christmas Cracker!

The Churchfitters is a folk group like no other. A double bass made out of scrap metal. Heart-wrenching vocals accompanied by a musical saw.

Foot-stomping fast fiddle mixed with infectious funk-rock rhythms.

A mouth-watering selection of favourites from their regular repertoire interlaced with traditional and original festive songs and Christmas carols, this cracker of a show will see Christmas in with a bang and a paper hat-full of surprises, novelties - and some obligatory terrible festive jokes as well!

Intrigued? An evening out with The Churchfitters is the perfect way to start the winter season and get into the Christmas spirit.

Tickets cost £12 and £5 for youngsters – for more, 01939 232299 or