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World BBQ competition ace and market butcher team up to serve championship burgers

A world barbecue competition ace is teaming up with his butcher to serve up the championship-winning burgers they have been winning competitions with for the last three years.

Joe Allwood, of Shropshire’s first barbecue competition team Smokin Salop, and William Dodd, of WD Butchers, will be serving the burgers as part of Shrewsbury Market Hall’s late night on Saturday September 30.

For the past...

Exhibition at RAF Cosford Museum opens in October

The Hive, Shrewsbury, are busy planning an exhibition at RAF Cosford Museum on Sunday 29 October, 1-3pm, Hangar 1. The project ‘Scars of the Unfought Battle’ made possible by National Lottery players, has seen groups of young people explore military aviation crashes across Shropshire, and make short films of their findings.

Using a book ‘Pancakes and Prangs’ by local enthusiast and author, Thomas Thorne,...

Sound and vision event to be hosted in town

A Shropshire retailer is hosting a special ‘sound and vision’ evening on September 28.

Acoustic Boutique, one of Shrewsbury’s largest independent shops, has arranged the event from 6pm until 8pm at its High Street store.

The managing director of premium German television company Loewe will be amongst the guests, as well as a representative of leading brand Bose.

Roger Boyle, a director of...

Autumnal ‘Wild’ films at The Hive

A ‘Wild’ Autumnal film season is starting at The Hive on Sunday 1 October with a screening of ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ at 4pm. The Hive is a super friendly venue in Shrewsbury Town Centre, perfect for either a first cinema experience, or a relaxed cinema visit for one and all.

Programming Manager, Emma Croall, said of the new season ‘we hope that the public, whatever their age, will find something to...

‘Acoustic Adele’ comes to Shrewsbury

The sound of Adele comes to Shrewsbury this week – in the form of a charity night staged by a rising local talent.

Libby Gliksman will be performing songs by one of the UK’s biggest stars at a show on Sunday, September 24.

The event at the Wightman Theatre in The Square will also feature powerful ballads by other songwriters and all proceeds from tickets will go to the Breast Cancer Now charity...

Uptown Folk Season Resumes At The Hive

Following on from the success of the previous Uptown Folk season, The Hive, a registered charity and a Shrewsbury town centre arts & creative venue, is launching their new season by welcoming Megson to Shrewsbury on Friday 6 th October.

Four times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards, Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly...

Free event to explore ‘Tolkien and the Idea of Home’

As the 80th birthday of JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit is celebrated, people are being invited to University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) to explore why the idea of home was so important to the much-loved author.

The Hobbit , first published on September 21, 1937, is subtitled There and Back Again . Among other things, it prompts the reader to think about the nature of home and the homely, a theme which Tolkien...

Students get help with trimming costs

Shropshire students are being given a helping hand to trim costs by a county business.

Hairdressing salon Toni & Guy is introducing ‘VAT-free’ days for anyone with a student card.

“We are going to pay the VAT for students on Mondays to Thursdays so that effectively our prices will be reduced by 20% to them,” explained Gavin Pulham, who owns the business, based in Castle Street, Shrewsbury....