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Tony Award-Winning Broadway and West End Musical Avenue Q Playing at Theatre Severn

A smash hit on Broadway and in the West End, award-winning comedy musical Avenue Q is touring the UK in 2016, bringing a host of fuzzy friends to Theatre Severn this February. Featuring the naughtiest puppets in town, brought hilariously to life by an ensemble cast of 11 performers, Avenue Q is a Tony Award-winning musical about growing up, dreaming big, and finding your purpose in life.

Get involved with Youth Focus Groups at The Hive

Would you like to help the Hive programme events and activities for young people? The Hive wants to learn more about what young people would like to see and take part in, and they have set up voluntary Youth Focus Groups to collect feedback.

Free Battle of Shrewsbury lecture hosted by University Centre

The question of what happened to the bodies after the Battle of Shrewsbury will be explored by a medieval warfare expert at a free lecture hosted by the town's University Centre this month. Dr Philip Morgan will present the talk at Rowley's House in Shrewsbury town centre on Wednesday 27th January. People are invited to hear the lecture and put questions to Dr Morgan from 1pm to 2.15pm.

The Railway Children will be steaming into Theatre Severn this Spring

On Wednesday 6th April, Shrewsbury's Theatre Severn will screen The Railway Children (2016), a film of York Theatre Royal's Olivier award-winning production performed in summer 2015 at the National Railway Museum, Yorkshire. The film captures Mike Kenny and Damian Cruden's imaginative stage adaptation of E.

Climb Shrewsbury's highest monument in 2016

Lord Hill's Column, opposite Shirehall in Shrewsbury, will once again be open to the public during 2016. Last year over 1,300 people climbed the 172 steps to see the remarkable views from the top and contribute to the preservation of this important monument.

Free English Civil War lecture hosted by University Centre Shrewsbury

The often overlooked events of the English Civil War in Shropshire will be brought to the fore by a county historian at a free lecture hosted by University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS). The talk, 'Organising a Civil War: Roundheads in Shropshire, 1642 to 1646', will be presented by Dr Jonathan Worton at Rowley's House on Wednesday 10th February.

People are invited to hear the lecture from 1pm to 2.15pm.

Ebenezer Scrooge and a Christmas Carol

In 1984 Shrewsbury was transformed into Victorian London for the filming of his classic tale, a Christmas Carol. Shrewsbury was one of Dickens's favourite places and today Scrooge's headstone is still in the graveyard at St Chad's Church.

Shropshire Kids Festival – Tickets On Sale Now

Tickets have gone on sale for a festival the likes of which Shrewsbury has never seen before. Shropshire Kids Festival will take place in the quarry on 23rd and 24th of April and it promises to be the biggest, most creative, fun filled weekend for kids of all ages.