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12 Jan 2016

Just a 30 minute drive from Shrewsbury, the medieval town of Much Wenlock will host its 7th poetry festival on the 22 - 24 April 2016. The festival aims to bring the best of contemporary poetry in rural Shropshire. Festival patron Carol Ann Duffy has described historic Much Wenlock as “the perfect place for poetry.”

 

This year’s dazzling line-up includes Gillian Clarke (National...

19 Oct 2015

 

Between Thursday 19th November and Sunday 22nd November 2015 Shrewsbury Children’s Bookfest has commissioned a series of events in the town to commemorate and remember all those who fought in the First World War.

 

Two of these are open to all ages and are particularly suitable for younger, junior school children. 

 

On Saturday 21st November, the Bookfest...

19 Oct 2015

Tucked away in Frankwell, the Green Oak Foundation has been providing affordable, professional counselling since it was set up in 2012. Green Oak is a Community Interest Company, whose aim is support Shropshire people in their times of trouble and stress. Organisations who signpost clients to Green Oak include: Shrewsbury Samaritans, Shropshire Mind, West Mercia Women’s Aid, Shropshire Carers...

09 Oct 2015

Saturday 17th October, 11am start at top of Pride Hill.

Shrewsbury residents are marching to keep the town's swimming pool in its current location. The plan is to march down Pride Hill to rally at the site of the swimming pool in the Quarry Park. Many families and regular swimmers want to keep the pool central and accessible to all.

09 Oct 2015

The Green Oak Foundation, along with several other Shrewsbury-based mental health organisations, are marking World Mental Health Day with a lantern walk through the town. This year's theme is Dignity. Green Oak are celebrating by holding a  sponsored walk from St Julian's Friars through the Quarry and town centre on Saturday 10th October. The walk will start at 7pm and is expected to last for...

05 Oct 2015

The world news has been exceptionally bleak and bloody lately. We see people suffering, hurting each other, angry and afraid. Sometimes fear becomes anger, as refugees fleeing extreme horrors are rejected and brutalized even as they seek safety. But other times, such suffering triggers a compassionate response of care and support for those in need. This has happened in towns and cities across...

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