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Shrewsbury never sleeps. Discover the latest goings-on, stories and must-read news to come out of the original one-off.

Shrewsbury Goldwing Light Parade in aid of Shropshire Autism Hub

On Saturday 9th April 2016 up to 60 Honda Goldwing motorcycles will be parading around Shrewsbury to raise money for the Shropshire Autism Hub.

The bikes will hold a static display in The Quarry from 12 midday until 4pm. Then at 8pm they will parade around Shrewsbury, returning to The Quarry for a static light show.

Louise Gameson will star in the 2016 UK tour of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap at Theatre Severn

The record-breaking 60th anniversary tour continues and will be at Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn from Monday 9th to Saturday 14th May.

The March for Lord Hill’s statue

Shoppers and visitors to Shrewsbury are in for a rare treat during the morning of Saturday 9th April when around 100 members of the armed forces will march through the town in full uniform to welcome Rev’d Richard Hayes and Nigel Hill to Shrewsbury, after they complete a 75 mile sponsored walk from Lord Uxbridge’s column in Anglesey to Lord Hill’s column in Shrewsbury.

Barb’s hoping for triathlon triumph again

Legal assistant Barb Somers, who was one of the hundreds of keen runners who took to the streets of Shrewsbury recently for the town’s first 10k race, is now aiming for European qualification as an amateur athlete.

Book launch set to reveal the history and literature of Victorian emigration

A University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) lecturer has published the first ever book-length study of its kind on emigration and literature.

Dr Jude Piesse will be launching the book British Settler Emigration in Print, 1832-1877 at a free event at Rowley’s House in Shrewsbury on 2nd April.

New lease of life for historic Traitor’s Gate in Shrewsbury

Hidden by ivy and off the beaten track, the last remaining defended gateway in Shrewsbury’s town walls has now been revealed and repaired thanks to funding from Historic England and architectural and archaeological advice from Shropshire Council.

Get ready to be swept away on a magic carpet of clowning creativity

An acclaimed company, Shifting Sands Theatre is re-telling the Arabian Nights tales with a comic twist at Theatre Severn on Thursday 5th May at 8pm.

Leading musicians to play at Shrewsbury Mayor’s concerts

Two special concerts featuring leading musicians from throughout Europe are being planned in Shropshire next month.

The events will be held in Shrewsbury Abbey on Saturday 23rd April and Sunday 24th and are the highlights of the Mayor of Shrewsbury’s charity concert weekend which aims to raise money for three local good causes.

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