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09 Mar 2018

Last night I met a group of extraordinary people who settled in Shropshire about a year ago, having escaped war-torn Syria as refugees. They had come to a collective decision that they need to do something to express their despair about what is happening to the people of East Ghouta, a once affluent and beautiful suburb of Damascus, Syria. Sitting in a comfortable kitchen in Shrewsbury, I was...

08 Mar 2018

Local residents - including some refugee families who still have friends and relatives under fire - have organised a silent march for peace this Saturday 10th March, starting at Pride Hill at 2pm. The march aims to publicly condemn the violence against civilians in Syria and to demand the UN-backed ceasefire is enforced in Ghouta. The killing must stop. 

The offensive in Ghouta is...

02 Sep 2017

We’ve been doing this write up of Shrewsbury’s annual folk festival for a few years now, though 2017 is the first that could boast unbroken sunshine. Every year there’s a great line up, a huge range of workshops, sessions and ceilidhs to suit most tastes and age groups, and food and craft fields packed with deliciousness. A couple of times, there have been comments below the line where the...

23 Mar 2017

 

 

Emma Burton, director of My Soul Space yoga studio, has launched the world’s first ever Elevating Yoga & Energy Editing® Course. Called ‘My Soul’s Purpose’, this 9-week course is designed to help people find their balance and calm amidst the stresses of today’s hectic lifestyles.

 

According to Emma, “Energy Editing is a powerful healing modality that...

08 Dec 2016

State of the art hot yoga studio, My Soul Space www.mysoulspace.co.uk is celebrating 2 years of business in Shrewsbury. The studio will mark the anniversary by being the first venue in the West Midlands to host a ‘Gloga’ class (glow yoga) on Thursday 15th December at 7pm. The class will be hosted by 3 yoga teachers, so participants...

30 Oct 2016

In association wth the Imperial War Museum, Shrewsbury Bookfest is presenting a series of talks commemorating World War One throughout the month of November. 

George Butterworth Thursday 3rd November at 2pm
George Butterworth belonged to a generation of composers who took their inspiration from rural England. He died at the Battle of the Somme - surely the most...

30 Oct 2016

In association wth the Imperial War Museum, Shrewsbury Bookfest is presenting a series of talks commemorating World War One throughout the month of November. 

George Butterworth Thursday 3rd November at 2pm
George Butterworth belonged to a generation of composers who took their inspiration from

rural England. He died at the Battle of the Somme - surely the...

02 Sep 2016

This is the fourth time I’ve whiled away the August Bank Holiday Weekend at the Shrewsbury Folk Festival. Every year SFF offers something different yet it always retains a reassuring atmosphere of familiarity.

One topic of conversation that crops up regularly among festival-goers is what counts as ‘folk music’ and what doesn’t so much. And the perspectives vary wildly as the folk scene...

26 Aug 2016

Green Oak Foundation's Lantern Walk aims to raise awareness of World Mental Health Day on 8th October. It's also an opportunity to help raise much needed funds for this Shropshire-based counselling centre, which offers affordable support to the community.

Make your own lantern or bring along a torch. Gathering at Frankwell footbridge at 6.45pm for a 7pm start.

Sponsorship forms...

25 Jun 2016

This July join a friendly mixed ability group for yoga in the Quarry Park to raise funds for The Green Oak Foundation, Shropshire’s own affordable, professional counselling service.

DURATION – All sessions last for one hour

LOCATION – Between the bandstand and the river

COST – Please make a donation, thanks to our volunteer instructors. £5 would be great but we will leave...

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