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Girl power show arrives in Shrewsbury

A show featuring songs by some of the greatest UK female performers is coming to Shrewsbury.

Mari Wilson, who had a string of hit singles in the 1980s, is bringing her ‘Ready Steady Girls’ tour to Henry Tudor House in Wyle Cop on 13th March.

The gig will showcase the music of iconic performers such as Dusty Springfield, Cilla Black and Petula Clark as is part of an extensive UK tour which will be...

Sun rises on new interactive dance performance

This march the experiential dance company will be saying 'goodbye' to winter and 'hello' to the sunshine as they visit Shrewsbury's Theatre Severn.

The innovative dance group's new show 'Bridging the Void' pays tribute to the sunrise, and they want Shropshire audiences to get involved.

The London based dance companies new piece is very much about audience interaction, it is a standing event, which...

International experts on mental health to launch book in Shrewsbury

Academics from across Australia, Wales and England will join with University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) tutors to launch their new book which provides an introduction to mental health at each stage of life.

The publishing of Mental Health Across the Lifespan will be celebrated at a free event on Tuesday 8th March, held in partnership with Routledge Publishers at UCS's learning and research base.

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An introduction to humanism

Humanists believe one can lead a good life and be a good person without religion.

The British Humanist Association, with the "happy humanist" logo, is the national charity working on behalf of non-religious people who seek to live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity. Dr Simon Nightingale will be giving a public talk - "An Introduction to Humanism" on Thursday 17 th March at 7.30 pm at...

Love is in the air in Shrewsbury

As Valentine's Day approaches there is no better place to be in love than Shrewsbury. It's packed with secluded shuts and passages, romantic riverside and park walks and places to fall in love with.

Here's a short list of inspiring and romantic places to visit in February.

The Quarry and Dingle

The 29-acre parkland is packed with petals and perfect for riverside walks and places to cosy...

Scale model of Darwin’s HMS Beagle goes on display at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery

Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery is celebrating Charles Darwin's birthday with a new exhibit kindly donated by local model maker, Ron Batson.

Ron visited the Museum just after it moved to the Music Hall and offered to build a 1:64 scale model impression of HMS Beagle for the new Darwin display. The original Beagle was built in 1820 at Woolwich Dockyard in London.

In 1831 Charles Darwin left...

Green award for eco-friendly salon

A Shrewsbury business which is bidding to be most eco-friendly hair salon in the region has recently been presented with an award.

Toni & Guy in Castle Street has just received a silver standard certificate in the Green Achiever scheme as a result of its first audit.

The initiative offers environmental accreditation to UK businesses looking to boost their green credentials and reduce their...

Shrewsbury town centre improvement plans to go on display

Plans to boost Shrewsbury town centre by reducing traffic and making it easier for drivers and pedestrians to get into and around the town go on display this Friday 12th February 2016.

The plans are part of the Shrewsbury integrated transport package (SITP) which aims to stop drivers using the town centre as a through route, and to make better use of the town's outer and inner ring roads instead.

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