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Market Hall hosts Lifestyle Festival May 20th and 21st

Shrewsbury’s award-winning Market Hall is staging a celebration of food, music, art and craftsmanship in a Lifestyle Festival on May 20th and 21st. 

From Weatherfield to Edelweiss! Theatre Severn announces Star Casting for hit musical

Later this month Theatre Severn will be staging the wonderfully lavish classic musical ‘The Sound of Music’ and it has just been revealed that the show will star some very special names.  

First in stately homes lecture series explores history of Weston Park

The history and highlights of Weston Park, from medieval times to the V-Festival, will be the subject of the first in a new series of free lectures hosted by University Centre Shrewsbury.

New Mayor of Shrewsbury Takes Office

Shrewsbury has elected its new Mayor for the coming year, Councillor Ioan Jones.

Councillor Jones officially took office at the annual meeting of Shrewsbury Town Council last night.

The mayor-making ceremony, which was held at Theatre Severn, saw Councillor Jones take over the role as civic leader from outgoing Mayor, Councillor Miles Kenny.

Greenhouse open evening

Shrewsbury’s green-fingered residents are invited to attend a behind the scenes tour of the Town Council’s greenhouse.

The site, at Weeping Cross, is where more than 300,000 blooms are cultivated each year for the town’s award-winning floral displays.

Ride Along Scheme launched in Shrewsbury

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to ride in a marked police car and go out on patrol with an officer in Shrewsbury? Are you concerned about anti-social behaviour and crime and would like to see personally how Police deal with such issues? If so, and you are over 16, then you should consider the Ride Along Scheme.

Cancer. A funny old business?

Comedian, actor and writer Alistair Barrie is one of the most sought after performers on the international comedy circuit. He has worked throughout the UK and Ireland, as well as the USA, Australia, Abu Dhabi, and Indonesia.  He’s even performed on top of a mountain in France!

Roman Road in Shrewsbury – temporary change of traffic management for Bike4Life even

The Bike4Life event is due to take place in Shrewsbury this coming Sunday 8th May 2016 and will attract an estimated 3,000-4,000 motorcyclists from all directions into Shrewsbury.