Business student’s videos score big with Shrewsbury Town Football Club

Business students from Shrewsbury Colleges Group presented videos to Shrewsbury Town Football Club officials last week, with the winners earning big rewards.

Small teams of the Level 3 Extended Diploma students had seven weeks to create a short video that encouraged younger fans to come to the games. These videos were then judged by teachers and management from Shrewsbury Town Football Club.

Win a complete wedding with Shropshire based Rowton Castle worth £12,500!

Win a complete wedding with Rowton Castle worth £12,500!

Rowton Castle, the Shrewsbury based castle wedding venue, is celebrating its 20th anniversary of their current ownership in 2018 and to commemorate the achievement they are giving away a full wedding with all the trimmings worth £12,500!

Budgen Motors delighted to be supporting the return of professional men’s tennis to The Shrewsbury Club

Up and coming stars of professional men’s tennis will be heading to Shrewsbury this month to compete in the newly-named $25,000 Budgen Motors GB Pro-Series.

The Shropshire car dealer has become new sponsors of the prestigious tournament held at The Shrewsbury Club, which takes place from February 11-17.

Aegon's nine-year partnership as lead sponsors of the Lawn Tennis Association recently ended, but club bosses are delighted that professional tournaments will continue to be staged at the Sundorne Road venue twice a year.

Evolution of place branding under the microscope at free event

The use of famous residents such as Charles Darwin to build the reputation of places will be the subject of a free lecture at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS).

Professor Gary Warnaby will discuss ‘The Evolution of Place Branding: A Darwinian Perspective’ at Guildhall, UCS’s learning and research base in Frankwell Quay, on Monday February 12.

Gary is Professor of Retailing and Marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University, based in the Institute of Place Management.

The event is part of the first-of-its-kind DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival, and starts at 7pm.

Renowned philosopher and author to share insights at UCS education conference

The challenges posed for the future of education in a complex and uncertain world will be addressed by renowned philosopher and author Anthony Clifford Grayling at a free University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) event.

The UCS team is delighted to welcome Professor AC Grayling CBE to Guildhall, its learning and research base, on Tuesday February 13, 2018. Prof Grayling will deliver a keynote speech as part of ‘The Evolution of Education Conference’.

Multi-sports club launched in Shrewsbury for children with disabilities

A weekly multi-sports club for children with disabilities and their siblings has been launched in Shrewsbury - with local youngsters invited to get involved.

The SEN Multi-Sports Club is run by the Little Rascals Foundation, a local charity which supports children with disabilities and their families.

It takes place each Monday evening, between 5.30-6.30pm, at the London Road Sports Centre, with the sessions delivered by qualified coach Chris Bebb, a left leg amputee who uses a prosthetic leg. 

Audience pays attention as Teechers are in town.


Walker Theatre

Wednesday 31st January 2018


Owen Lewis Owen Lewis

Owen Lewis was born fifty something years ago in the land of the black puddings. For the geographically challenged that is in Lancashire. Moving to Shropshire From 1970 Owen was brought up in Church Stretton. His first real job was in radio. After starting on BBC Radio Shropshire he became known on Marcher Sound, broadcasting throughout the North West for several years. After a university degree course in Theatre, Owen became an actor and went on to play "Pirate Bill" in The Alton Towers Hotel. He also made several television appearances. Returning to university he took his PGCE enabling him to teach. That saw him on the Essex coast as a drama teacher and latterly as a Creative Educational Liaison Officer making films and creating new teaching methods to employ on children in need of more help in their fundamental learning skills. Published playwright Owen ultimately wants a house boat in Amsterdam to focus on his work as Playwright and Poet.

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Shrewsbury Folk Festival reveals more names

Folk legend Richard Thompson is set to make an electrifying return to this year’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival after organisers announced a rare appearance by the musician with his Electric Trio.

The former Fairport Convention musician, named by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the top 100 guitarists of all time, will headline the festival’s Bellstone stage on Saturday August 25.  

More than half of adult weekend tickets have already been sold with over six months to go to the event that attracts around 7,000 people to the West Mid Showground.

New independent school to launch in Shrewsbury later this year

An award-winning nursery which was recently rated as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, has announced plans to launch an independent school this September.

Shrewsbury Prepatoria, which was launched in 2013 by Jane Smalley who had previously taught at Shrewsbury High School, plans to launch a provision for Reception and Year One pupils.  The application, which has already been accepted by the Department for Education, comes off the back of strong parent demand from those seeking an alternative to what is already available in the area.

Law firm signs up to groundbreaking estate planning tool

Shropshire based FBC Manby Bowdler has become one of the first law firms in the UK to sign up to an innovative tool that allows people to store and share important information about their assets online.

The firm is piloting Lifevault, which securely stores information about how to access their will and information such as pensions, bank accounts and other day-to-day financial affairs. Dubbed a 'treasure map of assets', a Lifevault can then be unlocked and shared with executors, guardians and attorneys when someone dies or is incapacitated.


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