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New CEO Katie Jennings appointed at arts charity and venue, the Hive in Shrewsbury

The Hive in Shrewsbury is excited to announce the appointment of its new CEO; Katie Jennings, who began the role on November 13 th .

Having formerly worked for the Hive as Programmes and Projects Manager for 12 years and previously for other arts organisations in Shrewsbury and Bristol, Katie has a lot of experience in the arts and charity sector, as well as an in depth understanding of the Hive as an...

Reviive and Severn Hospice join forces to promote furniture re-use network’s first

Two well-known Shropshire organisations have joined forces to support the first national initiative to offer an ethical shopping alternative to Black Friday.

Resale and recycling social enterprise Reviive along with Severn Hospice will be promoting Buy Nothing New Day on Friday 24 November. In addition Reviive will be offering a ten percent discount to all[jc1] customers purchasing from either of its...

The Classic Charles Dickens Christmas Carol story retold through folk music at the Hive in Shrewsbury

On Friday December 8th at 8PM, The Hive in Shrewsbury is hosting “A Christmas Carol: A Folk Opera”, a retelling of the classic Christmas Carol story performed by folk opera group, Green Matthews.

Using new lyrics and traditional English folk tunes, Green Matthews (with special guest Jude Rees of Pilgrims' Way) use a blend of voices and instruments to create a musical retelling of this seasonal favourite....

Retailer launches Italian partnership pen

A Shropshire businessman has helped to develop an exclusive limited edition fountain pen - in partnership with Italian designers.

John Hall, who owns Write Here in Shrewsbury’s High Street, is thought to be the only pen shop proprietor in the country to have undertaken such a venture.

He said: “I have worked with designers and manufacturers at the Italian company Scribo to create a beautiful...

Shrewsbury artisan bakery wins a silver award at prestigious World Bread Awards

Shrewsbury artisan bakery Bread And Loaf is celebrating a silver gong for one of its most popular loaves in the prestigious World Bread Awards.

The bakery, based in Castle Gates, won a silver award for its speciality ‘Shropshire Whey’ loaf, awarded in the Great British White category of the competition.

The unique loaf is baked using whey from celebrated Shropshire cheesemakers Appleby’s, based at...

Festive late nights at Shrewsbury Market Hall

Shrewsbury Market Hall is running a series of festive late nights in the lead up to Christmas.

They kick off on Wednesday November 15 when stalls and restaurants will be open until 9pm for the Shrewsbury Christmas lights switch-on and Christmas Cracker event in the town.

The evening will include a line-up of live bands starting with Redkix Acoustic Duo at 5.30pm, followed by guitarist Alan Jaggs...

Free seminar ‘Rural Places, Rural Challenges’ to be held at University Centre Shrewsbury

Experts on rural issues across the country will come together at University Centre Shrewsbury later this month for a seminar exploring the challenges and opportunities of rural service delivery.

The Rural Places, Rural Challenges seminar is being organised by the Rural Services Network (RSN) and will take place at Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 from 10.15am to 2.45pm.


University Centre Shrewsbury Professor addresses delegates at international conference in Singapore

A Shrewsbury Professor, who is pioneering groundbreaking research into cardiovascular rehabilitation, has travelled nearly 7,000 miles to address delegates at a leading health conference in Singapore.

John Buckley, Professor of Applied Exercise Science at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) and its Centre for Active Living, was invited to present at an international cardiac rehab conference, the Singapore...