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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...

Theatre Severn goes through the rabbit hole

2015 sees the anniversary of a very special little girl. She's one hundred and fifty years old but hasn't aged a day. Who is she? Alice Liddell, but she is better known to most of us as 'Alice in Wonderland'. Hundreds of events are happening around the country to celebrate Alice's birthday including a staging of 'Crocodiles & Cream' (the life story of Lewis Caroll) at Theatre Severn this June.

First published in 1865 Alice in Wonderland has found...

£1 Sunday car parking starts in Shrewsbury this weekend

The new flat rate of £1 for Sunday parking in Shrewsbury town centre's public and private car parks starts this weekend (7th June) with high hopes it will boost visitor numbers and the local economy. Shrewsbury BID believes the simpler, cheaper tariff will prove a winner and encourage more people to come to town. It also coincides with the start of the summer season when Shrewsbury's diverse shopping, leisure and hospitality businesses prepare to welcome an influx of tourists and...

Shrewsbury market trader raises funds for Nepal

A trader at Shrewsbury Market Hall is raising funds for victims of the Nepal quakes by holding workshops in the art of felt-making. Teresa Tant, who runs Colour4Felts in the Market Hall , is offering mini felt ball sessions for members of the public in exchange for donations to her appeal. She is raising funds for her felt suppliers and producers, including Felt Ball Rugs Nepal, with whom she works directly to stock her business.

Fundraising felting sessions are...