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University leaders to present lectures in honour of pioneer

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) will present the first in a series of free lectures at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) taking place to honour a Shropshire pioneer.

Professor Mike Thomas will discuss ‘The Role of the University in Both Higher Education and the Community’ on Wednesday 16th March, as part of the Baxter Lecture Series.

The series is dedicated to...

Raising of the Commonwealth Flag planned on Shirehall on 14th March

On Monday 14th March 2016 at 10am the Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire, Colonel Edmund Thewles, and the chief executive of Shropshire Council, Clive Wright, will raise the Commonwealth Flag during a ceremony at Shirehall in Shrewsbury. Members of the public are welcome to observe the raising of the Commonwealth Flag.

More than 850 Commonwealth Flags will be raised in locations throughout the United...

Exhibition of stained glass by Margaret Agnes Rope comes to Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery this autumn

A major new exhibition telling the untold story of one of the great female artists of the early twentieth century comes to Shrewsbury this autumn.

Margaret Agnes Rope, born in 1882, produced stained-glass that can be found in churches and cathedrals on three continents, and which is now also collected by American museums – but she is now largely forgotten here in the UK, and even in her home town of...

Children celebrate success of Connect-Create music project at special event

The final performance of the Connect-Create music project took place at Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn on Tuesday 1st March 2016, featuring many performances by the children involved in the project, including original songs composed by the children, covers of chart songs and more.

The event was attended by a number of local and regional dignitaries, including the Mayor of Shrewsbury, Lord Lieutenant Sir...

Try something new at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery this spring and summer

If you want to learn a new skill, brush up on your history or create something beautiful, look no further than the new range of adult courses, talks and workshops available at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery .

Art tutor Angela Gladwell is inviting budding artists to join her Oil Painting for Beginners class from 15th April. This five-week course will guide students through the basic techniques of oil...

Sabrina boat undergoes mayor renovation

One of Shropshire’s best-loved tourist attractions has undergone a major refurbishment and has turned to local specialists and contractors to carry out the work.

The Sabrina boat runs trips along the River Severn from the Welsh bridge and is back afloat this week following major renovation work, including the installation of new windows by local company Heritage Glass Group of Monkmoor, Shrewsbury....

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s Classic musical “Tell me on a Sunday” at Theatre Severn

Jamie Wilson and Gavin Kalin Productions are delighted to present the Watermill Theatre production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s classic musical Tell me on a Sunday starring Jodie Prenger, at Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th May.

Tell me on a Sunday charts the romantic misadventures of a young English girl in New York in the heady days of the 1980’s. Brimming with...

The Big Arts Show secures Stefan Knapp artworks to exhibit at its Shropshire event

To commemorate twenty years since his passing Cathy Knapp, director of Mid Wales Arts and widow of renowned enamelist and 1960s pop artist Stefan Knapp has agreed to lend a selection of his colourful painted enamels for an exhibition at this year’s The Big Arts Show , in Shrewsbury.

The Big Arts Show was established 2014 and this year it will once again take place at the Greenhous West Mid Showground,...

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