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Childhood and Youth Professional Studies drop-in event

An event is being held for professionals working with children, young people and families who are looking for a part-time study opportunity to support them in their role. The University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) Childhood and Youth Professional Studies drop-in session is taking place on Monday June 29, 2015.

People are invited to come along to the Theatre Severn , Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury, any time between 4.30pm and 6pm, to meet with programme leader Vicki Silver, and find out more...

First World War colouring competition winner announced

The winner of Shrewsbury Town Council's First World War colouring competition has been announced. The Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Miles Kenny, selected a poster designed by 11-year-old Emily Johnson Tozer, from Greenfields Primary School, as the winning entry.

The poster will now be displayed in the Dingle gardens as part of a commemorative display.

Primary school children in Shrewsbury were invited to observe the second year marking the centenary of the First World War by designing a poster...

Guided walk at battlefield heritage site

Members of the public are invited to put their best foot forward and take part in a guided walk at Battlefield Heritage site. The walk, organised by Shrewsbury Town Council's Countryside Unit, is being held on July 18 from 10.30am and will focus on the battle of 1403.

The group will be led by local expert Dorothy Nicolle and the walk will include a visit to Battlefield Church.

Cost is £2.50 for adults and £1.50 for under 16s....

Sunday shoppers urged to visit Shrewsbury while university accommodation work is carried out

Shoplatch in Shrewsbury will be closed on Sunday 5 July and Sunday 12 July 2015 while essential drainage and gas works is carried out at Mardol House. Mardol House is providing student accommodation for University Centre Shrewsbury from September 2015.

Shrewsbury town centre will be 'open for business' on both days - and people are being urged to take advantage of the new Sunday parking offer that means they can 'pay £1 and park all day' in the town's...

Charity 'Shrowsbury' v 'Shroosbury' debate

The long-running question of how to pronounce the name of Shropshire's county town will be the focus of a charity debate hosted by University Centre Shrewsbury. Historians will be stepping forward to share the arguments for each side, at the event on Thursday 2 July 2015, in aid of Shrewsbury Ark, a drop-in centre helping homeless and vulnerable people.

BBC Radio Shropshire presenter Jim Hawkins will be overseeing the debate and music will be provided by Paul and Nikki...

Shrewsbury venues report increased attendances

Annual attendance at Shrewsbury's Theatre Severn has increased by more than 10%, the venue has confirmed. Ticket sales for year ending 31 March 2015 totalled 159,936, an increase of more than 15,000 on the previous 12 months.

Audiences from Shropshire and beyond visited the riverside theatre to attend hit productions such as The Mousetrap, The Kite Runner, Jeeves & Wooster, a first visit by Birmingham Royal Ballet, and a host of sellout performances by popular acts such as Dawn...

Town centre will be cacophony of colour

Shrewsbury will soon be awash with colour as the Town Council's summer planting scheme gets firmly underway. The mammoth task to bring a cacophony of colour to the town centre began last week and will see more than 300,000 home-grown blooms planted out in various locations.

More than 30,000 plants alone are earmarked for Shrewsbury's 365-days-a-year show garden in the Dingle , with the rest reserved for Shrewsbury's many hanging baskets, tubs and planters.

All of the blooms...

Patron Andrew Logan puts out call for volunteers to model his jewellery at the Big Art Show

The Big Art Show, an annual Shropshire based event successfully launched in 2014, is looking for volunteers to help model jewellery made by patron and renowned artist Andrew Logan. Held at the Greenhous West Mid Showground in Shrewsbury over the first weekend in July (3rd, 4th and 5th) The Big Art Show aims to provide a showcase for a wide diversity of artists using a range of formats and presentation through paint, sculpture, jewellery, glass, ceramics, furniture design, photography and...