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In the Hands of Boys: Shropshire Schools visit historic WW1 sites

Eight Shropshire schools have recently visited five sites across Shropshire with links to World War One, as part of the ‘In the Hands of Boys’ project being coordinated by Shropshire Council.

In total, 89 boys visited sites across the county to learn about the role Shropshire played in supporting the First World War effort. The five sites visited as part of the project were Shropshire Regimental Museum,...

Wace Morgan launch new Military Law service

Shropshire law firm Wace Morgan has stepped up its support for the Armed Forces by launching a new service.

The Wace Morgan Military Law Service is designed to strengthen the firm’s links with service personnel and offer additional help and guidance to them. Wace Morgan has specialised in this sector of legal work for many years, being founder members of Forces Law, a national, independent network which...

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.

Emma Croall, Programmes &...

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.

After training in...

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.”

But who is...

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.

A comedy set in the 1970s, the events of the play revolve around the up and downs in the lives of four related couples – parents,...

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

The Hive is relying on votes to increase their chances of winning funding of up to £10,000 which they hope will allow them to run music projects with young...

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.

Fifteen events – ranging from author talks, readings and story-telling to...

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