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April

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Free entry for mini Vikings!

Young warriors are invited to raid ‘Valhalla – Life and Death in Viking Britain’ this May Bank Holiday weekend (Saturday 30th April – Monday 2nd May), with free entry for all children dressed as Vikings.

International Harpist, Claire Jones brings the story and music of her very personal Journey to Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Claire Jones returns to the concert platform in 2016, with a tour promoting her album, ‘Journey’. She’ll arrive at Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury on May 6th for an evening of stirring music drawn from the world of classical music, film score favourites and well-loved national airs and folk melodies from across the British Isles.

History of Shelton Hospital to be told in new exhibition at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

The history of Shelton Hospital on the outskirts of Shrewsbury is to be told in a new exhibition at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery.

‘The Big House – the history of Shelton Hospital’ opens on 29th April and runs until 24th July.

See Shakespeare, slides and circus tents in Shrewsbury

Stuck for things to do this weekend? Panic over, Shrewsbury is packed with everything from drama and dance, giant slides and storytelling this weekend (23rd and 24th April) as the town celebrates Shrewsbury Shakespeare Day and the arrival of the first Shropshire Kid’s Festival

Students and staff get sporty for charity

Students and staff at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) dusted off their egg-and-spoon-race skills for an Old School Sports Day which has raised more than £200 for Sport Relief.

Shrewsbury Sports Village was the venue for the sporting showdown between a team of staff and a team of students on Wednesday 16th March.

Report published into Shrewsbury swimming pool consultation

A report which analyses Shropshire Council’s recent consultation into future swimming provision in Shrewsbury has been published today on the council website. Read the report here.

Artists’ workshop to be held in town

An artists’ workshop, led by a specialist in fine art products, is to be held in Shropshire this spring.

Write Here, a pen and artists’ material shop in Shrewsbury’s High Street, is organising the event on 30th April when participants will be encouraged to explore the maximum use of colour.

Beacon will mark Queen’s 90th birthday

Shrewsbury will light a beacon in the town’s Square in celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday next week.

Members of the public are invited to gather in front of the Old Market Hall on Thursday 21st April, from 7.30pm, where the beacon will be lit as part of a national trail of more than 1,000 flames nationwide.

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