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Local podcast The Shrewsbury Biscuit gets excited for the DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival

As the whole town gets ready for this year's DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival, popular local podcast The Shrewsbury Biscuit meets with local individuals involved in the festival to discuss the goings-on.

The first release on the build-up to DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival sees local podcast The Shrewsbury Biscuit speak with Paul Kirkbright, Deputy Provost of the University Centre Shrewsbury, about the DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival and what it means for the town.

Episode two sees The Shrewsbury Podcast meet with Marianne from Shrewsbury's Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings, the precursor to the modern-day skyscraper. The upcoming DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival will celebrate not just Darwin but his town too, Marianne explains how the Flaxmill will be used to educate and inspire for many years to come.

Episode three sees Alex and DeeDee sit and chat with Bibbs from Shrewsbury's Civic Society and Bear Steps Art Gallery and Medieval Hall about the important work that the Civic Society does for Shrewsbury, and the fantastic events that Bear Steps will be holding throughout the DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival.

In episode four Alex meets Richard Cheal, the man bringing Café Scientifique to Shrewsbury. Café Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a pint, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology in an informal discussion and Q&A, led by scientists.

In episode five the Shrewsbury Biscuit team meets David Waterhouse, Chairman of the Friends of Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery. They discuss the upcoming sellout Darwin memorial lecture, Social Darwin: Hope, Fear and Modernityas well as the importance of discovering your local museums.

Shrewsbury Biscuit's final preview episode meets Jamila Walker, a Shrewsbury based visual artist. Jamila will be running a drop-in art workshop, Patterns in Nature: Visual art workshop, on February 15th as part of the DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival 2020. The team discovers what inspires and motivates Jamila in her work, and how she started her career.