We are rolling out our new website design. Please let us know what you think!

Home » News Archive

News Archive

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

Autumnal ‘Wild’ films at The Hive

A ‘Wild’ Autumnal film season is starting at The Hive on Sunday 1 October with a screening of ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ at 4pm. The Hive is a super friendly venue in Shrewsbury Town Centre, perfect for either a first cinema experience, or a relaxed cinema visit for one and all.

Programming Manager, Emma Croall, said of the new season ‘we hope that the public, whatever their age, will find something to...

‘Acoustic Adele’ comes to Shrewsbury

The sound of Adele comes to Shrewsbury this week – in the form of a charity night staged by a rising local talent.

Libby Gliksman will be performing songs by one of the UK’s biggest stars at a show on Sunday, September 24.

The event at the Wightman Theatre in The Square will also feature powerful ballads by other songwriters and all proceeds from tickets will go to the Breast Cancer Now charity...

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 6 th October.

Four times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards, Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly...

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.

The Hobbit , first published on September 21, 1937, is subtitled There and Back Again . Among other things, it prompts the reader to think about the nature of home and the homely, a theme which Tolkien...

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.

“We are going to pay the VAT for students on Mondays to Thursdays so that effectively our prices will be reduced by 20% to them,” explained Gavin Pulham, who owns the business, based in Castle Street, Shrewsbury....

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.

The race, held in Shrewsbury, sees crews from organisations throughout the county taking part in the annual competition when they...

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.

Samurai: Warriors of Japan illustrates a range of armour, weapons and costumes using films props from the Tom Cruise...

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.

John Hall, owner of the business, which employs six people, says that he is looking forward to showing off the...

Pages