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Fun for your little Vikings at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery this Easter

Children visiting the ‘Valhalla – Life and Death in Viking Britain’ exhibition at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery this Easter can get involved with a series of ‘hands on’ exhibits and activities exploring the gods, myths and sagas that make this such a colourful period of history.

Magic and mayhem as Sooty and Friends are off to see the Wizard the Oz at Theatre Severn

This Easter, click your heels, clap your hands and enjoy an eggciting journey Over the Rainbow as we’re off to see…The Wizard of Oz at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury with Sooty and friends!

Shone Productions Ltd presents its eggstra special Easter pantomime, The Wizard of Oz, at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury on Thursday 7th April.

Commonwealth Day 2016

The Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Miles Kenny, will be raising the Commonwealth Flag at the Guildhall at on Monday 14th March in celebration of Commonwealth Day 2016.

Members of the public are welcome to attend and are asked to gather at the flagpole to the front of the building where the flag will be raised at 8am.

Still time to make your nominations for Mayors Awards

There’s still a few weeks remaining to get your nominations in for the annual Mayor’s Awards.

Nominations are being sought to celebrate those unsung heroes who have made an outstanding contribution to the town of Shrewsbury.

University leaders to present lectures in honour of pioneer

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) will present the first in a series of free lectures at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) taking place to honour a Shropshire pioneer.

Raising of the Commonwealth Flag planned on Shirehall on 14th March

On Monday 14th March 2016 at 10am the Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire, Colonel Edmund Thewles, and the chief executive of Shropshire Council, Clive Wright, will raise the Commonwealth Flag during a ceremony at Shirehall in Shrewsbury. Members of the public are welcome to observe the raising of the Commonwealth Flag.

Exhibition of stained glass by Margaret Agnes Rope comes to Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery this autumn

A major new exhibition telling the untold story of one of the great female artists of the early twentieth century comes to Shrewsbury this autumn.

Children celebrate success of Connect-Create music project at special event

The final performance of the Connect-Create music project took place at Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn on Tuesday 1st March 2016, featuring many performances by the children involved in the project, including original songs composed by the children, covers of chart songs and more.