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Shakespeare's link to Shrewsbury and Shropshire

Shakespeare in Shrewsbury

Not many people know that Shakespeare's Henry IV bloody climax is set at the Battle of Shrewsbury. But what other links does the Bard have to Shrewsbury and Shropshire?

First sponsor steps up to support Shrewsbury’s The Big Arts Show

Organisers have secured Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors as the first sponsor to support this year’s The Big Arts Show in Shrewsbury.

Free lecture asks ‘Whose Museums, Whose Heritage, Who Pays?’

A leader of national museums and heritage organisations will present a free lecture at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) this month on the future of Britain’s museums and heritage.

On Wednesday 27th April, Sir Neil Cossons OBE will ask ‘Whose Museums, Whose Heritage, Who Pays?’

Tickets selling well for Mayor's charity concerts

Tickets are selling well for two special concerts featuring leading musicians from throughout Europe which are being staged in Shropshire this 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.

Vinyl revival being felt in town

With vinyl record sales on the rise, two independent Shropshire stores are preparing to celebrate an international music event.

Acoustic Boutique of The Square in Shrewsbury and Left for Dead of the town’s Wyle Cop are joining forces to mark Record Store Day on 16th April.

Darwin event described as an inspiration

“Inspirational”, “thought-provoking” and “a wonderful highlight” are just some of the words used to describe a study day on Charles Darwin’s childhood garden organised by University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) and Shropshire Wildlife Trust.

Free lecture at University Centre Shrewsbury on the development of the adolescent brain

University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) is hosting a free lecture on the changes that take place in the adolescent brain and the importance of this period in people’s lives.

Events industry takes centre stage at free workshop

The continued growth of the successful Shropshire and UK events industry will be in the spotlight at a free workshop at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS).

People are invited to come along to the Events and Festivals Partnership Event at Guildhall in Shrewsbury on Thursday 21st April.

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