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Book launch set to reveal the history and literature of Victorian emigration

A University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) lecturer has published the first ever book-length study of its kind on emigration and literature.

Dr Jude Piesse will be launching the book British Settler Emigration in Print, 1832-1877 at a free event at Rowley’s House in Shrewsbury on 2nd April.

Alongside Dr Simon Grennan, the ‘Leaving Britain: Emigration and Literature in the Age of Empire’ book launch will...

New lease of life for historic Traitor’s Gate in Shrewsbury

Hidden by ivy and off the beaten track, the last remaining defended gateway in Shrewsbury’s town walls has now been revealed and repaired thanks to funding from Historic England and architectural and archaeological advice from Shropshire Council.

The Town Walls circuit has been on the Heritage at Risk Register since 1998. A co-ordinated effort by Shropshire Council and Historic England produced a...

Get ready to be swept away on a magic carpet of clowning creativity

An acclaimed company, Shifting Sands Theatre is re-telling the Arabian Nights tales with a comic twist at Theatre Severn on Thursday 5th May at 8pm.

Gerry Flanagan, the Artistic Director of Shifting Sands Theatre, is one of England’s most sought after Clown practitioners. He’s promising to excite and enthrall audiences with this latest production Arabian Nights...and Days!

The company has...

Leading musicians to play at Shrewsbury Mayor’s concerts

Two special concerts featuring leading musicians from throughout Europe are being planned in Shropshire next month.

The events will be held in Shrewsbury Abbey on Saturday 23rd April and Sunday 24th and are the highlights of the Mayor of Shrewsbury’s charity concert weekend which aims to raise money for three local good causes.

Mayor Miles Kenny said that the concerts would feature some popular...

New sponsors for popular writing competition

Organisers of a popular Shrewsbury writing competition are over the moon about sponsorship from a town business.

Specialist pen shop Write Here , in Shrewsbury High Street, has agreed to provide prizes for the 2016 Belle Vue Arts Festival writing competition, which this year takes the theme of ‘Space’.

John Hall, owner of the shop, said that he was always looking for ways to encourage people to...

Shrewsbury BID to launch new waste and recycling scheme

Shrewsbury BID is launching a cost effective and environmentally friendly waste and recycling scheme to help businesses in the town save money and receive better service.

It has chosen Veolia as its preferred supplier and used its collective buying power to negotiate an exclusive tariff for Shrewsbury BID members. The scheme launches in April and indications from early adopters of the scheme show that...

Author John Connolly comes to Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Library recently won a competition run in conjunction with The Reading Agency who work with libraries, publishers, and other partners. The library’s display, to showcase the Charlie Parker series of books written by John Connolly, was judged a winner.

The prize was an event with John, who is an internationally-acclaimed author. Please come along to meet John and hear about his latest Charlie...

Top comedian comes to town

One of the ‘finest female comedians at work’ arrives in Shrewsbury at the end of the month for an exclusive performance at Henry Tudor House .

Jo Caulfield, who is well known for her numerous TV appearances, is the star of the venue’s comedy club evening on 30th March.

Graham Jenkins, owner of Henry Tudor House, which is situated just off Wyle Cop, said that it was expected to be a great evening...

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