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The Early History of the Other Shrewsbury

A talk by a respected historian at Rowley’s House on Wednesday 8th February will explore the way in which English royalty sought to consolidate military defence in New England, with a focus on the American namesake of Shropshire’s county town.

Local sponsors encourage ‘independent thinking’ through Darwin inspired photography exhibition

Work by internationally renowned photographers will be unveiled in Shrewsbury next week for a much-anticipated free street exhibition to celebrate its famous son, Charles Darwin.

Exciting new exhibition for young children to open at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery is to be the first venue in England to host ‘Rhyme Around the World’, as the exciting exhibition aimed at pre-school children kicks off its national tour in Shropshire next month.

Running from Saturday 18 February until Sunday 7 May 2017, Rhyme Around the World is an exhibition from Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Book in Newcastle.

The Hive in Shrewsbury to collaborate with the New Vic Theatre

The Hive, a registered charity and a Shrewsbury town centre arts & creative venue, is collaborating with the renowned New Vic Theatre this half-term.

‘Senior Social Change Brokers’ sought for new UCS initiative

An event taking place at University Centre Shrewsbury on Wednesday 8th February is aiming to harness the skills and experience of older people in order to effect social change in local communities. The workshop, which runs from 9am until 2pm, is for those aged 50 and over who are able to invest time in an unpaid but rewarding challenge.

Shropshire’s library services continue ‘book of the month’ partnership with BBC Radio Shropshire

Shropshire Council’s libraries service is to continue working with BBC Radio Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin Council’s libraries service in 2017 on the BBC Radio Shropshire Book of the Month.