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Extra day of retail therapy for market shoppers

There’s now less than a week to go until Shrewsbury Market Hall open its doors for an extra day of shopping and feasting.

The award-winning market will be holding a rare Sunday opening on 16th October for shoppers to get a head start on their Christmas shopping.

The Sunday Shopping Showcase will see a host of cosmopolitan cafes, artisan producers and traditional stalls open from 10am until 2.30pm...

SDC to stage Arthur Miller’s post WW2 classic All My Sons at Theatre Severn

Rehearsals have started and tickets are now on sale for Shropshire Drama Company’s (SDC) forthcoming production of Arthur Miller’s post WW2 classic All My Sons at Theatre Severn, which takes place from 9th to 12th November.

All My Sons is set in the immediate post WW2 period and all the action takes place in the back yard of Joe and Kate Keller’s home in small town America. After the tumultuous events of...

Bookfest Remembers the First World War

In partnership with the Imperial War Museum and the Shropshire First World War Community Consortium Shrewsbury Bookfest is presenting a series of events each November from 2014 to 2018.

These events will be especially for children, young people and families to commemorate and remember all those who fought in the First World War. In keeping with Bookfest’s ethos of enthusing children and young people with...

House of Fraser to introduce exciting new brands to Shrewsbury as part of a major refurbishment

As part of a major refurbishment, House of Fraser the much-loved department store in Shrewsbury is undergoing a full interior refit which will see the introduction of new premium brands across beauty, womenswear, menswear and fashion accessories and the opening of a new café.

The significant investment will see House of Fraser Shrewsbury increase the size of its womenswear, menswear and beauty floors,...

Homeless Outreach Street Triage (HOST)

There are a large number of Rough Sleepers in Shrewsbury at the moment. This is unacceptable on two levels; no one should be homeless in Shrewsbury in 2016 - especially with winter fast approaching, and that a small number of Rough sleepers are persistently committing antisocial behaviour in Shrewsbury.

According to the latest figures, collected in the autumn of 2015 and published in February 2016, 3,569...

Shrewsbury charity launches friendly cinema season

Charity organisation and venue, the Hive in Shrewsbury is launching its friendly and relaxed cinema season suitable for people with dementia and others on Wednesday 12th October with the classic musical, Singin in the rain.

Unlike traditional cinema screenings, these will have soft lighting and lower volume to bring comfort to those with dementia and other illnesses. Tickets for these screenings cost £6...

Shropshire photographer’s fundraising shot pays off

A Shropshire businessman has raised more than £800 for charity by holding a unique photography marathon.

Paul Wilkinson, who owns Twig’s Branch Photography, completed a 12-hour, non-stop boudoir photography shoot, involving 12 different women, on Saturday.

The event has so far raised £850 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Each of the 12 women involved made a donation to the PinupforMac12...

Evolution Explored

The work of internationally renowned photographers will reach new audiences on the streets of Shrewsbury in a special exhibition inspired by ‘Evolution’ and the town’s links to Charles Darwin.

Acclaimed photography agency Magnum Photos has curated an exhibition of stunning photographs made internationally renowned by the world’s leading photographers. ‘Evolution Explored, A...