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University Centre Shrewsbury applicants have been given a taste of studying and living in the town

University Centre Shrewsbury applicants have been given a taste of studying and living in the town. The University Centre 's first Visit Days were held this month, for students who have applied to study an undergraduate course in 2015, as one of their shortlisted choices, or are thinking of applying for an undergraduate programme in 2016.

Each of the Visit Days, on April 1st and April 18th, started at Theatre Severn and included a welcome talk, subject sessions and...

Significant milestone is reached as 100th exhibitor signs up to the Big Art Show

Organisers of The Big Art Show are pleased to announce Oswestry based Kiki Jewellery as the 100th exhibitor to sign up for this year's event. Held at the 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 artists using a diverse range formats and presentation through the use of paint, sculpture, jewellery, glass, ceramics, furniture design, photography and performance art. The event, aimed at...

New Shrewsbury and Ironbridge Gorge, hop on and off, open top sightseeing bus service launched

Shrewsbury based tour operator, Regional Transport are offering a new 'hop on, hop off' open top bus tour to allow visitors to take in the wonderful scenery of Shropshire and some of its famous attractions. The tour lasts approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes and will be running 3 times a day on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays starting from 2nd May. The tour operates from Shrewsbury to Ironbridge via Much Wenlock on the return journey. The midday service...

University Centre Shrewsbury launches postgrad business course that pays for itself

University Centre Shrewsbury is offering a work-based postgraduate course which allows students to earn a salary worth more than the cost of their training, while gaining practical and academic business skills. The Shrewsbury Business Master's follows the success of the Chester Business Master's programme - one of the first business courses of its type in the UK.

During the programme students will complete two 20-week periods of paid placements in some of Shropshire's top companies, accounting for two thirds...

Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery celebrates its first birthday at former Music Hall

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery is celebrating a year since it opened in its new home at the former Music Hall and 13th century Vaughan's Mansion, following a redevelopment of the buildings and installation of the exhibits that took five years and cost £10.7m. And to mark a year since it opened its doors to the public on 1 April 2014, the Museum & Art Gallery is launching a new family ticket which gives entry to two adults and up...

Shrewsbury's healthy high streets hit the headlines and buck the trend for midlands retail areas

As Shrewsbury tops the Royal Society for Public Health's 'Good Living: Healthy High Streets' league table announced today, latest research from Shrewsbury BID reveals that Shrewsbury's mix of heritage, riverside location, shopping and friendliness are also key to its unique appeal. The research, undertaken in association with Shrewsbury Sixth Form College as part of their Business Studies course, reveals that residents and visitors alike believe the town is an original and appealing place to live. Attractions such as The Quarry...

There's plenty to crack on with this spring in Shrewsbury

Sing your heart out at Shrewsbury's The Big Busk this Easter as the town fills with music, dance, art, magic, poetry and an Easter Egg Hunt to win a 10kg chocolate prize. It's the start of all things spring in Shrewsbury.

On 4th and 5th April, the town will be bursting with music from a wide range of local musical talent, from Shrewsbury singing star Gareth Rhys Jones, guitar genius Beth Prior, The Black Rapids and many more brilliant...

New faces at town's market hall

Two new businesses selling a range of artisan beers and homemade cakes have launched at Shrewsbury Market Hall . Beer Me Up Scotty and The Dandelion Clock have joined the vibrant market , which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

Beer Me Up Scotty, run by 30-year-old Dominic Mason, offers a range of obscure and hard-to-find beers and ales, as well as local specialties.

"The market is a great place to start a business," said Dom. "It offers...

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