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2017

Shrewsbury never sleeps. Discover the latest goings-on, stories and must-read news to come out of the original one-off.

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 6th October. 

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.

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.

Building firm hoping for third time lucky at coracle challenge

Staff from a Shropshire building company are aiming to make it third time lucky and be crowned world champions at this year’s coracle championship.

The team of four from Galliers Homes have entered the event on September 15 organised by Macmillan Cancer Research.

Samurai: Warriors of Japan coming to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Spectacular touring exhibition, Samurai: Warriors of Japan, is to open at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery on Monday 16 October, 2017.

This exciting exhibition brings graphically to life the story of the Samurai and their fall from power as Japan opened up to the West.

Open event at revamped business

An open event is to be held at a Shrewsbury business which has just completed a £50,000 refurbishment.

Write Here, in the town’s High Street, has been transformed into one of the best independent pen shops in the country and will host the event on September 15 from 2pm until 7.30pm.

University Centre Shrewsbury Reading Group to discuss ‘Bob Dylan - Nobel Prize Winner’

A reading group at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) will consider the importance of singer-songwriter Bob Dylan’s work in the light of his recent Nobel Prize for Literature award.

Dr Giulia Miller will host the free event at Guildhall, UCS’s teaching and research base, on Saturday September 9, 2017, from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

Market Hall gears up for second monthly Saturday late night opening on September 2.

Shrewsbury Market Hall is gearing up for its second monthly Saturday late night opening on September 2.

Bars, cafes, restaurants and a selection of retail stalls will be open up until 10pm.

Market facilities manager Kate Gittins hailed the first regular late night, held on August 5, a “resounding success”.

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