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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. Nesbit's cherished novel on its return to its Yorkshire roots, and features the original locomotive from...

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. Although the column itself has been restored, the statue of Lord Hill at the top needs to be replaced with a replica and public support is essential to help...

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 .

It starred George C Scott, Frank Finlay, Susannah York and Edward Woodward, while local schoolboy Anthony Walters played Tiny Tim. More than 450 people from...

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 23 rd and 24 th of April and it promises to be the biggest, most creative, fun filled weekend for kids of all ages.

With dozens of amazing activities to try from the massive 75m water slide to zorbing, a helter-skelter and a go-kart track, it’s going to be...

Innovative Modern Dance Company looks to local youngsters for help...

Since it's opening Theatre Severn has been a champion of a wide variety of dance styles, from Classical Ballet to exciting modern works. This February one local dance group will get the chance to open for innovative, all male, dance troupe '2Faced Dance' when they perform in Shrewsbury.

Opening act Arcadian Youth Dance, have been working with young people from all over Shropshire since 2013. Local dance...

Davis Cup heading to Shrewsbury for top tennis tournament

Millions watched Andy Murray inspire Great Britain to Davis Cup glory in November - and now the iconic tennis trophy so memorably won in Belgium is heading to Shrewsbury next month. The Shrewsbury Club, which has developed strong links with the Lawn Tennis Association, has successfully arranged for the towering trophy, one of the most famous in the sporting world, to visit the town during the Aegon GB Pro-series...

People of Shrewsbury to walk and run themselves proud for Sport Relief

The Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile is back - and it's coming to Shrewsbury. The town is set to host its fourth Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile on Sunday 20th March, and needs local people to come together and make themselves proud. The colourful, cheerful and eager milers will be doing their bit to make a difference to people living across the UK and the world's poorest communities.

On Sunday 20 March the...

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