New Shrewsbury class offers local artists the chance to brush up on their skills

A new step-by-step art class is helping Shropshire artists perfect their craft to produce exhibition-worthy pieces of work in just 14 weeks.
 
The Seasons Art Class has just completed its first course in Shrewsbury which has seen local artists, many beginners, brush up on their skills culminating in their artwork being displayed for the first time at an exhibition in the town.
 
Ellen Eagles, the Shrewsbury course co-ordinator, said the students had enjoyed the step-by-step guidance throughout the course, resulting in high quality artwork being produced.

Shrewsbury bids to win best High Street accolade

Shrewsbury is showcasing its vibrant town centre and appeal as an original destination to vie for the title of best High Street in the country.

Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID) has entered the town in the Great British High Street Awards 2018 to celebrate its achievements and gain wider recognition.

It has put Shrewsbury forward in the Champion High Street category on behalf of members and partner organisations. The category is judged on successes in community, customer experience, environment and digital transformation criteria.

Supersized Games in the Square

Eva Ward, aged 5, and Eleni Ward, aged 10, from Shrewsbury came face to face with a larger-than-life-sized Knight today as a taster of Shrewsbury’s Games in the Square event taking place from Monday Bank Holiday (27.8.18) for three days.

The Square is due to be transformed by Shrewsbury BID with grass, picket fencing, deck chairs and a host of giant games for families to enjoy the last of the summer holidays here in the town centre.

Shrewsbury School pupils celebrate outstanding GCSE results

Pupils at Shrewsbury School are celebrating an outstanding set of GCSE results a week after their Sixth Form counterparts produced a stunning set of A Level grades.

In the context of rising difficulty in GCSE specifications and a national picture of grade deflation, their performance is particularly spectacular.

Two-thirds of all papers sat by the Year 11 Pupils were graded at A or A*. Thirty-four individual pupils achieved a clean sweep of A* or A grades and of these, ten produced an immaculate set of top A* performances.

The ‘Iron Oars’ Take to the Currents

In aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, the annual Coracle World Championship will be taking place on the 14th of September 2018. The relay race will see 48 teams of four paddling across the River Severn in nothing more than small round boats, all in a bid to be crowned the Coracle World Champion. The original coracle race was designed by Richard Bayliss as a way to provide a fun day out of the office whilst simultaneously raising a bucketful of cash for Macmillan. It is an event like no other that will likely see most of its participants spending more time in the water than on their boats!

Student wins top of the range prize with AGA

AGA Rangemaster Group presented a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to the vocational Art and Design students of Shrewsbury Colleges Group.

Over 50 students took part in a design competition that AGA arranged specifically for Shrewsbury Colleges Group students. The renowned British manufacturer collaborated with the vocational Art & Design department to create new print designs for their textiles collection. Students produced original patterns that eventually got whittled down to one successful winner.

Children take on the challenge of the jungle at Shrewsbury Shopping

The Darwin Shopping Centre was joined by Shrewsbury Town Football Club’s Lenny the Lion and aspiring Jungle Explorers last week, as they took on the centre’s brand-new Summer Jungle – a free play area that will be in-situ in the centre until the last Sunday in August.

Youngsters were challenged with making their way through the ball pit swamp, navigating a route over the rickety bridge, climbing up into the tree house and making it out past the gorilla to be awarded title of Jungle Explorer, with plenty of smiling faces accepting that challenge throughout the day.

Kate braves the shave with Toni & Guy

A Shrewsbury woman ‘braved the shave’ recently in aid of charity.

Kate Pearce, who works at Marks and Spencer in the town, had all her hair cut off by Kayleigh Homan, a stylist at leading Shrewsbury salon Toni & Guy.

Kate lost her mother to cancer earlier this year and so decided she wanted to do something for Macmillan Cancer Support in Shropshire, raising around £2,000 in sponsorship for the charity as a result.

Soden Collection extends popular exhibition

A Shropshire exhibition, featuring work by some of the art world’s leading international names, has been extended due to popular demand. The show of modern British and American pop art was launched at The Soden Collection in Shrewsbury at the end of June for six weeks but will now run until the end of August.

Roaring results for Shrewsbury Colleges Group students

Students at Shrewsbury Colleges Group were celebrating an excellent set of results today, with those results confirming the college’s reputation for academic excellence. 

This year more than 750 students took 2200 A Level exams with Shrewsbury Colleges Group. Students were welcomed to the English Bridge Campus to collect their results, alongside the option for the students to get there results online if they were unable to make the trip.

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