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The Magical World of Masks and Puppets comes to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

An exhibition from a nationally-important collection of puppets and masks is opening at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery's special exhibitions gallery on Monday 26th October 2015. The Magical World of Masks and Puppets is a touring exhibition from the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre, which will appeal to people of all ages.

The centrepiece of the exhibition is "Behind the Mask", which offers a sample of...

Quarry play area consultation - have your say

Shrewsbury residents are invited to have their say over the future of the play area within the town's Quarry Park. Shrewsbury Town Council wishes to refurbish the site and has approved a £375,000 cash injection to bring it in line with other play parks, such as Telford.

The new facility will also incorporate the existing paddling pool, which will be transformed into a splash park.

The paddling...

Shrewsbury BID is recruiting

Shrewsbury BID is looking for a Business and Operations Manager to join the team. To find out more about the role, view the job description or contact Kirsten Henly by email to kirsten (at) shrewsburybid.co.uk.

Shrewsbury BID backs rally for swimming pool

Campaigners who want Shrewsbury's swimming pool to remain in the town have organised a public rally on Saturday 17th October to mobilise and show support for the town centre facility. Quarry Swimming and Fitness Forum are calling on townspeople and supporters to get behind the action which will leave from the top of Pride Hill at 11am to make its way to the rally site inside the Quarry Park by St Chads for 11....

Town Council staff nominated for bravery award

Shrewsbury Town Council workers who saved a baby girl from drowning when her pram was blown into the fast-flowing waters of the River Severn have been nominated for a Pride of Shropshire award. James Williams and Andy Hill leapt into the freezing water in February when the six-month old girl's pram was blown away from her grandmother and into the ice-cold water. Colleague Mickey Bramall then threw in a life buoy...

Town traders urged to 'wear it pink'

A Shrewsbury fund raising group is hoping to 'paint the town pink' next month as part of a national campaign. The Shrewsbury Breast Cancer Now group is urging as many people as possible to wear pink clothes on 23rd October.

Tina Boyle, a member of the fund-raising group, said that the day would be an opportunity for the town to have a little fun.

"We would love all Shrewsbury's retailers to join...

First undergraduates share their enthusiasm

University Centre Shrewsbury's first undergraduates have spoken of their excitement to be part of the institution and town as they embark on courses. The students arrived on Sunday 27th September and enjoyed a week of activities to welcome them to Shrewsbury.

Welcome Week included a Civic Reception to introduce them to community representatives and vice versa, a Sports and Societies Fair and academic...

Get to the University Centre Shrewsbury information points

Anyone who would like to find out more about University Centre Shrewsbury can now choose from two town centre information points. People can drop in to Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday, or visit Rowley's House, Barker Street, between 11am and 2pm, Monday to Thursday.

Paul Kirkbright, University Centre Shrewsbury Deputy Provost, said: "Anyone who would like to know more about...

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