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University Centre Shrewsbury to welcome broadcaster and heritage expert Loyd Grossman

Broadcaster and heritage campaigner Loyd Grossman CBE will be welcomed to University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) this month as part of a new series of free lectures.

Dr Grossman will launch the Rowley’s Heritage Lectures with a discussion on ‘A New Future for Heritage’ on Wednesday 20th April, 2016. The lecture will run from 7pm to 8.30pm at Rowley’s House in Barker Street, Shrewsbury.

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Bard tries out special pen for size

‘The Bard’ himself popped into a Shropshire shop this week to try out a £2,000 pen created especially for him.

William Shakespeare, aka thespian Bill Hurst, called into Write Here in Shrewsbury’s High Street to view the special writing instrument as part of this month’s commemorations to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

The intricately-decorated pen, engraved with a range of...

Shrewsbury in the frame for events fun

A film promoting Shrewsbury’s popular and original festivals and events which raise the town’s profile and attract thousands of people makes its debut today, April 4th.

Shrewsbury BID commissioned Shropshire based SMN Film to make the 60 second video montage to give a flavour of what’s in store, making it ‘a summer like no other’. The release celebrates the start of the events calendar with The Big Busk...

International Harpist’s personal Journey arrives at Theatre Severn

International Harpist, Claire Jones brings the story and music of her very personal Journey to Theatre Severn , Shrewsbury on May 6th at 7.30pm

Claire Jones returns to the concert platform in 2016, with a tour promoting her new album, ‘Journey’. She’ll arrive at the Theatre Severn on the 6th of May for an evening of stirring music drawn from the world of classical music, film score favourites and well-...

Shrewsbury Goldwing Light Parade in aid of Shropshire Autism Hub

On Saturday 9th April 2016 up to 60 Honda Goldwing motorcycles will be parading around Shrewsbury to raise money for the Shropshire Autism Hub.

The bikes will hold a static display in The Quarry from 12 midday until 4pm. Then at 8pm they will parade around Shrewsbury, returning to The Quarry for a static light show.

The event is being organised by Shropshire & Telford Asperger Carers Support (...

Louise Gameson will star in the 2016 UK tour of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap at Theatre Severn

The record-breaking 60th anniversary tour continues and will be at Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn from Monday 9th to Saturday 14th May.

Louise Jameson (Doctor Who, EastEnders, Doc Martin) will star as Mrs Boyle in the record-breaking 60th anniversary tour of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap from January 2016. The beloved murder mystery will begin the 2016 leg of its tour at Nottingham Theatre Royal on 19th...

The March for Lord Hill’s statue

Shoppers and visitors to Shrewsbury are in for a rare treat during the morning of Saturday 9th April when around 100 members of the armed forces will march through the town in full uniform to welcome Rev’d Richard Hayes and Nigel Hill to Shrewsbury, after they complete a 75 mile sponsored walk from Lord Uxbridge’s column in Anglesey to Lord Hill’s column in Shrewsbury. They are undertaking this five-day marathon...

Barb’s hoping for triathlon triumph again

Legal assistant Barb Somers, who was one of the hundreds of keen runners who took to the streets of Shrewsbury recently for the town’s first 10k race, is now aiming for European qualification as an amateur athlete.

Barb, who is a top national triathlete in her age group, finished the winding course around the town in her target time and was sponsored by her employers Wace Morgan Solicitors for £100, which...

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