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Shrewsbury Ark reaches out

Following on from its success as a drop-in centre for those in need, Shrewsbury Ark has been given a grant from Shropshire Council to go out into the community and locate and offer support to rough sleepers, with the aim to deliver on the concept of “no second night out in the cold”.

‘Acoustic Adele’ comes to Shrewsbury

The sound of Adele comes to Shrewsbury this month – in the form of a tribute night staged by a rising local talent.

Libby Gliksman will be performing songs by one of the UK’s biggest stars at a special evening on 30th July.

Blooming great designs become a reality

The Mayor of Shrewsbury visited pupils at the Priory School yesterday to mark their blooming great efforts in designing two floral features within the town.

Shrewsbury’s bid for blooming excellence

Shrewsbury Town Council will once again be leading the town’s Heart of England in Bloom bid this summer after a brief break from the competition.

Local boy Paul Hendy gets ‘The Last Laugh’

Eric Morecambe once wrote ‘Life’s not Hollywood, it’s Cricklewood’ but perhaps in this case that should read ‘Hollinswood’ as Telford born writer and director Paul Hendy has just scooped a prestigious award at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival. 

Inspector Banks author to visit Shrewsbury

Renowned author Peter Robsinson, creator of the Inspector Banks crime series that inspired the popular TV drama DCI Banks, will be visiting Shrewsbury on Friday 22nd July to sign copies of his latest book.

Mr Robinson will be at Pengwern Books, in Fish Street, as part of an official UK-wide tour to accompany the publication of his 23rd Inspector Banks novel ‘When the Music’s Over’.

The Churches Conservation Trust launches National Church Tourism week in Shrewsbury

Church Tourism week, a nationwide celebration of England’s historic churches will take place between, 22nd - 31st July 2016.

Launched by The Churches Conservation Trust, the week-long programme of special events will celebrate the vibrancy of England’s ancient churches and invite the public to explore the fascinating buildings in new ways.   

International partnerships grow with visit by Georgia university leader

University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) is forging international partnerships as higher education leaders from across the globe are shown what the institution has to offer.