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Pilot Research Project Launched to Benefit Shrewsbury

An extensive research project, embarked upon by the Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID), has been launched to help direct business and community-led projects to improve the town and enhance the tourist offer. Developed by the BID, Shrewsbury Sixth Form College, Seal Communications, and with help of Shrewsbury Town Council and Shropshire Council, the six month pilot research programme offers valuable work experience and plays a role in extending student knowledge in readiness for A-Level Business Studies assessments.

Students will...

BID music star Gareth Rhys Jones releases 'This is your Christmas'

Talented local musician Gareth Rhys Jones, the man behind the music for the 'Christmas in Shrewsbury' video, will be releasing the full version of 'This is your Christmas' on Monday 1st December. Available on iTunes, Amazon and other online retailers, the release coincides with the launch of the Shrewsbury Business Improvement District's (BID) latest video 'Christmas in Shrewsbury'.

The BID discovered Gareth's winning talent through its music competition earlier this year which aimed to uncover local bands and artists...

Future of Dana Prison to be discussed at meeting

Shrewsbury residents are invited to attend a public meeting about the future of the Dana Prison site. Trevor Osborne, chairman of the Trevor Osborne Property Group, will be attending an open session following Shrewsbury Town Council's Full Council meeting on Monday 19th January.

The new owner of the Dana will outline possible plans for the site and take questions from residents, from 7pm in the Council Chamber at the Guildhall. The meeting will provide an opportunity for members of...

12 days and 12 Original Shrewsbury gifts for Christmas

Black Friday and Manic Monday have been and gone and Christmas is fast approaching. If you're still wondering what to buy for friends and family this festive season then fear not, there's still time and this handy one-off '12 Days of Christmas Gift Guide' is here to help you on your merry way.

12 Drummers Drumming - Pick up the beat, smash the symbols and slap the bass this Christmas with the help of Music Bros on Roushill....

Digital artist appeals for public help to light up Market Hall

An international projection artist is inviting members of the public to be part of a spectacular nightly light show that will transform the exterior of Shrewsbury Market Hall into a flurrying snowstorm in the run up to Christmas.

Andy McKeown, whose work has appeared all over the world, is to project the constantly changing storm onto the front of the building in Mardol Head.

He is appealing for as many people as possible to create their own snowflake...

Shoppers invited to support 'Small Business Saturday'

Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID) is supporting the national campaign 'Small Business Saturday' to encourage shoppers to support local business in the community.

Saturday 6th December will be an opportunity to explore the town's eclectic mix of independent businesses, quirky and original shops, cafés and bars during one of the busiest trading periods of the year.

Shrewsbury BID is encouraging shoppers to discover some of Shrewsbury's diverse range of small businesses by creating a letter trail around town...

Local Music star Gareth Rhys Jones releases 'This is your Christmas'

Talented local musician Gareth Rhys Jones, the man behind the music for the 'Christmas in Shrewsbury' video, will be releasing the full version of 'This is your Christmas' on Monday 1st December.

Available on iTunes, Amazon and other online retailers, the release coincides with the launch of the Shrewsbury Business Improvement District's (BID) latest video 'Christmas in Shrewsbury'.

The BID discovered Gareth's winning talent through its music competition earlier this year which aimed to uncover local bands and...

Shrewsbury's Square set to shine again

A unique lighting show which launched earlier this month on the wall of Shrewsbury's Museum and Art Gallery will return on Wednesday 17th December in time for the annual Carols in the Square event. Projection light artist Andy McKeown will air Shrewsbury BID's popular Christmas film as part of the Christmas themed lighting show, which starts at approximately 4.30pm.

McKeown was commissioned by Shrewsbury BID to create one-off lighting shows to be projected in the town centre on Wednesday...

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