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Hornbeam tree removal

The Hornbeam tree in the Quarry Park has had to be removed for safety reasons after it was found to be in serious, and irreversible, decline.

Some of the tree’s branches overhung the new splash park and several branches have recently fallen giving cause for concern.

The Town Council has carried out a programme of works over the last three years to try and save the Champion Tree, which is the...

The hit London musical All or Nothing to play at Theatre Severn

“All or Nothing has enough wit and vim about it to keep a smile on your face even on the Lambretta ride home” - The Times

All or Nothing , the new musical which has been a sell-out sensation in London, will play three performances only in Shrewsbury from Monday 19th to Wednesday 21st September at Theatre Severn . Confirmed casting includes Carol Harrison as ‘Kay Marriott’, Chris Simmons as ‘Steve...

Firsts for University Centre Shrewsbury and Professor of Applied Exercise Science

University Centre Shrewsbury marked another first this week when people were brought together from across the country for an Inaugural Professorial Lecture.

Professor John Buckley presented his inaugural lecture on ‘Sport and Exercise: Perceptions and Realities in Health’ on Wednesday 22nd June.

When an academic is awarded the title of professor, they are offered the opportunity to give an...

Revamped Town of Flowers Competition

Shrewsbury’s green-fingered residents are invited to enter the newly revamped Town of Flowers competition.

This year, the Shrewsbury in Bloom committee is calling on members of the public to nominate entries for the best residential front garden category. Previously entrants had been able to nominate their own garden displays.

The competition is open to residents’ front gardens only and must be...

Join the Mayor for a party in the park

Members of the public are invited to attend a Party in the (Quarry) Park which is being organised by the town’s Mayor.

Councillor Ioan Jones, who took office in May, will be hosting the event on 3rd July between 1-4pm.

There will be no admittance charge but there will be a collection in aid of the Mayor’s Charity Fund which is aiming to raise enough money to purchase a defibrillator for each of...

Patron Andrew Logan puts out call for volunteers to model his jewellery at the Big Arts Show

The Big Arts Show , an annual Shropshire based event successfully launched in 2014, is once again looking for volunteers to help model jewellery made by patron and renowned artist Andrew Logan.

Held at the Greenhous West Mid Showground in Shrewsbury over the first weekend in July, The Big Arts Show aims to provide a showcase for a wide diversity of artists using a range of formats and presentation...

Fake Festivals comes to Shrewsbury for the 10th Anniversary tour

The UK’s only touring tribute festival is coming to Shrewsbury for the first time this summer, and is celebrating its 10th anniversary. All the fun kicks off at the Quarry Park on Saturday, 27th August, with three major tribute acts and five local support bands, who will be turning up the heat this summer.

Shrewsbury Fake Festival is a brand new date on the Fake Festivals tour, and licensees Andrew...

Star casting revealed for Murder mystery

Theatre Severn have announced this week a star line up for their latest large-scale production ‘Rehearsal for Murder’. Appearing at the venue in June the riveting murder mystery promises to keep audiences on the edge of their seats and the cast includes soap stars, sixties icons, and even a star of the Carry On films.

Written by Richard Levinson and William Link (the creators of ‘Murder She Wrote’ and ‘...