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University Centre Shrewsbury students tour UK-leading financial institution

University Centre Shrewsbury Banking and Finance students went behind the scenes at one of the largest credit card providers in the UK to find out more about the running of a successful financial institution.

Drapers Hall to celebrate 400 years since the bard’s passing with Shakespeare Banquet

To commemorate 400 years since the passing of arguably the greatest play wright of all time, a Shrewsbury restaurant is hosting an evening of special food, drink and entertainment in honour of William Shakespeare.

Power of short poems to be explored at free University Centre Shrewsbury lecture

The intensity and power of a selection of memorable short poems will be explored at a free lecture at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) this month.

With a dozen examples, Bill Hughes will reflect on ‘Brief Delights: the Art and Craft of the Miniature Poem’ on Wednesday 23rd March at Guildhall, UCS’s learning and research base, from 7pm to 8.30pm.

Draw inspiration from Darwin’s childhood garden

A rare opportunity to discover and draw inspiration from Charles Darwin’s childhood garden is being offered by University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) and Shropshire Wildlife Trust.

Fun for your little Vikings at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery this Easter

Children visiting the ‘Valhalla – Life and Death in Viking Britain’ exhibition at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery this Easter can get involved with a series of ‘hands on’ exhibits and activities exploring the gods, myths and sagas that make this such a colourful period of history.

Magic and mayhem as Sooty and Friends are off to see the Wizard the Oz at Theatre Severn

This Easter, click your heels, clap your hands and enjoy an eggciting journey Over the Rainbow as we’re off to see…The Wizard of Oz at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury with Sooty and friends!

Shone Productions Ltd presents its eggstra special Easter pantomime, The Wizard of Oz, at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury on Thursday 7th April.

Commonwealth Day 2016

The Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Miles Kenny, will be raising the Commonwealth Flag at the Guildhall at on Monday 14th March in celebration of Commonwealth Day 2016.

Members of the public are welcome to attend and are asked to gather at the flagpole to the front of the building where the flag will be raised at 8am.

Still time to make your nominations for Mayors Awards

There’s still a few weeks remaining to get your nominations in for the annual Mayor’s Awards.

Nominations are being sought to celebrate those unsung heroes who have made an outstanding contribution to the town of Shrewsbury.

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