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Festive Pottery workshops this November for Children & Adults at the Hive in Shrewsbury.

On Wednesday November 8th, The Hive in Shrewsbury is hosting two festive pottery workshops for children and adults, giving people the opportunity to create their own Christmas decorations in time for the festive period.

The Festive Pottery for children aged 4-9 years will take place from 3:45PM – 4:45PM and the Adult Festive Pottery takes place from 6:45PM – 9:15PM.

Honorary degrees awarded for those making a positive impact on Chester and Shropshire

The influence made by two eminent individuals on their communities will be celebrated with honorary degrees from the University of Chester.

At 10.30am in Ceremony 7, Jonathan Slater will receive a Master of Business Administration, for his outstanding contribution to the city of Chester as the former Managing Director of The Grosvenor Hotel and board member of Marketing Cheshire.

University Centre Shrewsbury Reading Group to discuss forgotten novel, ‘The History of Sir Richard Calmady’ by Lucas Malet

A free event is taking place at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) to discuss the Victorian classic novel, The History of Sir Richard Calmady by Lucas Malet.

The book, written in 1901, was outsold only by Rudyard Kipling’s Kim and caused much controversy, prompting one commentator to remark that “certain passages of it are quite as bad and immoral as anything that Zola has written.”

SDC to donate ten percent of profit from Bedroom Farce to Severn Hospice

Ten percent of the profit from a forthcoming play at Theatre Severn will be donated to Severn Hospice, it was announced today.

Shropshire Drama Company’s (SDC) production of Alan Ayckbourn’s Bedroom Farce runs from 08 to 11 November at Theatre Severn’s Walker Theatre.

The Hive needs your support to secure vital funding

Local charity organisation, the Hive in Shrewsbury which brings creative projects to people in challenging circumstances across Shropshire is calling for the support of the local community to help win funding as part of the Aviva Community Fund 2017

Shrewsbury Festival of Literature, Nov 24th to 26th

International authors, poets, storytellers and historians will descend on Shrewsbury from November 24 to 26 for the town’s second annual Festival of Literature.

Among the headline names taking part are the artist and poet Frieda Hughes, archaeologist and TV presenter Alex Langlands and author and screenwriter Stef Penney.

LEGO© to return to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery with new exhibition

Walk through history in bricks as LEGO© enthusiast Warren Elsmore returns to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery with his touring exhibition, Brick History, on Friday 9 February 2018.

Alisha steps up at Shrewsbury salon

A talented young Shropshire hairdresser is about to become the 50th trainee to qualify at a county salon.

Alisha Edmunds (19), has just finished her initial three years of training at Toni & Guy in Castle Street, Shrewsbury, and is now attending her final course at the firm’s Manchester academy.

This six-week long programme will lead to Alisha, of Nesscliffe, becoming a qualified stylist.

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