Discover Shrewsbury this January

Dig out your favourite fleece and discover everything Shrewsbury has to offer this January. From new hobbies to tantalising alcohol-free cocktails and a New Year's calendar bursting with original events, you can find it all in Shrewsbury.

A shrewsbury original since
800AD

Dig out your favourite fleece and wrap up this autumn because there's loads of stuff Shrewsbury has to offer over the coming months.

Shorter days doesn't mean there's less going on! Explore our award-winning events, endless independents, your favourite big names, tastebud tingling eateries and bars, and over1,000 years of history.

Celebrate Shrewsbury’s most famous son at this year’s DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival. Join us as we celebrate our special links with Charles Darwin with a schedule of both in-person and virtual events, including inspiring tours, brain-teasing lectures, and Darwin's birthday toast. 

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Satisfy your sweet tooth with a tempting treat from one of Shrewsbury's picture-perfect eateries.

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An alcohol-free night out in Shrewsbury doesn't have to signal an evening of soft drinks. Our bars and pubs are at hand to help whether you're taking part in Dry January, Sober October, you're teetotal or just the designated driver.

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It may be raining outside, but that doesn't mean it's time for the fun to stop! There are plenty of indoor activities to keep the whole family entertained, from axe throwing to archery and board games - Shrewsbury has it all!

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The Guardian has been on a car-free break in Shropshire and taken in the delights that the county, and Shrewsbury, have to offer.

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Have you visited Shrewsbury recently? If so, we want to know about your visit!

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Original Events

Warm weather heralds the beginning of Shrewsbury's vibrant calendar of festivals. Experience original events from Shropshire Kids Festival to the World Championship Coracle Race, and not forgetting the historic Shrewsbury Flower Show.

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7th to 13th Feb 2022
Various locations around Shrewsbury
Celebrate Shrewsbury’s most famous son at this year’s DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival. Join us as we celebrate our special links with Charles Darwin with a schedule...
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26th Jan 2022
7:00pm
Theatre Severn
Frankwell Quay
SY3 8FT Shrewsbury
Into the romantic world of an idealistic painter Cavaradossi and his sensuous lover Tosca comes the malevolence of Baron Scarpia, Chief of Police, with fatal...
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