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History Day at the Dana Prison - Looking Back in Time

On Monday 29th August (bank holiday) the Dana Gaol will be taking a trip back in time.

Characters from years gone past will be walking the prison from the Georgian Era of 1793, when the prison was first built through to its closure in March 2013.

Free science fun at Shrewsbury Shopping summer kids’ club

There’ll be lab coats and laughter aplenty when the popular Snapper Jaxx Kids’ Club returns to Shrewsbury Shopping’s Pride Hill Centre this week, for a free day of science-themed fun.

Nunkie Theatre Company presents The Time Machine: An Invention

Meet the first Time Lord, as Nunkie Theatre Company revive their critically acclaimed one-man show based on H G Wells’s classic science-fiction novella The Time Machine at Theatre Severn, in celebration of the author’s 150th birthday.

Shrewsbury Fields Forever Cancelled

It is with regret that Shrewsbury Town Council has had to take the decision not to proceed with finalising the booking for the Shrewsbury Fields Forever Festival, scheduled to take place in the Quarry next month.

This is following the previous deferment of the event on the request of the festival organiser.

Free University Centre Shrewsbury event to explore Shropshire’s military heritage

Shropshire’s unique military heritage will be in the spotlight when a range of historians and archaeologists join forces for a free event at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS).

People are invited to the Fortress Salopia Symposium at Guildhall, UCS’s learning and research base, on Saturday 15th October, 2016.

University Centre Shrewsbury scoops top Flower Show award

University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) has won the top accolade for its garden at this year’s prestigious town Flower Show.

Work to commence on upgrading Shrewsbury CCTV cameras thanks to PCC funding

Work to replace the majority of CCTV cameras across Shrewsbury will commence next week.

The upgrade follows a review of CCTV in Shrewsbury by Shropshire Council, where it was agreed to both upgrade most of the CCTV cameras and refurbish the CCTV Monitoring Centre.

All or Nothing comes to Theatre Severn

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 Marriott’, Tim Edwards as ‘Young Steve’, Joshua