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Museum and charity ensure warm welcome for visitors with hearing loss

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery and local charity, Signal, are celebrating the UK’s Deaf Awareness Week in May to ensure a warm welcome for visitors with hearing loss.

The Hive’s got half term opportunities galore for young people

Aged between 8 – 25 and looking for fresh activities to enjoy over the May Half Term?  Then look no further than The Hive.  With 2 great offers this Whit Week Holiday, there’s something for everyone.

STOP THE CLOCK for Shrewsbury Museum at Night

On Wednesday 17 May 2017, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery will come to life for Museum’s at Night.

The museum will open its doors between 4pm and 9pm for an exciting, programme of art, live music and family friendly events.

CATS at Theatre Severn, June 7th - 10th

Shrewsbury gets ready as the purr-fect award winning musical CATS gets set to hit Theatre Severn stage next month.

Following runs in the West End and Broadway, a major UK tour, a live film recording and multiple cast recordings Get Your Wigle On’s adult musical theatre group are delighted to be able to bring this magical musical to the stage.

Market Hall to host Lifestyle Festival, May 20th

Shrewsbury Market Hall is hosting a Lifestyle Festival on Saturday May 20 to showcase its array of arts, crafts, food and drink and boutique businesses.

The festival is taking place as part of the venue’s participation in the national Love Your Local Market campaign, being held from May 17 to 31, to celebrate British markets.

Laura Sandys says we need to make conservation a national issue

Civic Voice Vice-President to call on communities to join Civic Voice's Big Conservation Conversation

Laura Sandys, Vice-President of Civic Voice has today called on communities and civic societies across England to get involved in national issues ahead of a speech to Civic Voice member, the Highgate Society on Wednesday 10th May.

University Centre Shrewsbury talk takes timely look at French politics

In the light of the recent victory for Emmanuel Macron in the race for the French presidency, a talk at 1pm on Wednesday May 17 will explore key political debates that have put France in the global spotlight.

Large increase in number of people visiting Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury last year

There was a 9% increase in the number of people attending shows at Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017, latest figures show.

This follows a previous increase of 10% in 2014/15 and 6% in 2015/16.

In total, 185,264 people visited the theatre in the year 2016/17, with 60,019 (32%) of those visiting from outside Shropshire.