Students all set for physical challenge to raise awareness and funds for stillbirth charities

Two students who met while studying at Shrewsbury Colleges Group where they discovered they had both tragically had stillborn sons, have decided to take on a physical challenge to raise awareness and funds and bring the difficult conversation of stillbirth to light.

Kylie Brennan, 29 and Anna Fitch, 35, both from Shrewsbury, met last year when they started on the Access to Higher Education Course at the London Road Campus.

College becomes first in the region to become a Focus College as part of the Rugby Football Union

Shrewsbury Colleges Group is celebrating after being accepted as a Focus College via the Rugby Football Union – meaning it can expand its rugby-focussed qualifications and provide a better future for anyone wishing to work in the field of rugby or sport.

Artist talk - Participate Contemporary Artspace

FREE inc refreshments, Q&A session and socialising.

Participate Contemporary Artspace, Riverside shoppong centre, Shrewsbury

14.00 - 16.00

Midlands based Artist, Jamila Walker's practice uses found objects and demonstrates a fascination with minutiae of the everyday. Implied self determined narratives, wit and humour suggest her ambivalent feelings toward her chosen subjects.

Galliers' big boost for bee project

A project to create a bee keeping and visitor centre in Shropshire is buzzing after a major donation from a county building firm.

Galliers Homes has become the first company to support the scheme, handing over a cheque for £2,400 to the Shropshire Beekeepers Association.

The association is aiming to raise a total of £45,000 to complete a new apiary, wildlife and historical site in Nobold Lane, Shrewsbury, called the The Busy Bees and Ancient Wells centre.

Are you 'Aving A Larf?

Shrewsbury Comedy Festival

Gala Show

Theatre Severn

Sunday 22nd July2018

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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Acoustic Boutique and Soden Collection join forces

Independent businesses in Shrewsbury are joining forces as part of their promotional efforts.

Leading retailers, such as Acoustic Boutique and art gallery The Soden Collection, are creating new collaborations, aiming to widen their offer to customers.

Tina Boyle of High Street-based Acoustic Boutique, which specialises in home entertainment systems, said that the links between businesses were proving successful.

All Male Fairy Story Thrills Audience

Sasha Regan’s All Male

Iolanthe

Theatre Severn

19th July -21 July (Saturday Matinee 2.30pm)

Well it would appear that Sasha Regan’s all male cast have done it again. After delighting Shrewsbury audiences a couple of years ago with HMS Pinnafore they have returned with Iolanthe. It is a theatrical delight.

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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Adcote Race For Life to summit raises £2,400

Students, parents and staff at a Shropshire School slipped into their walking boots and pink T-shirts for a ‘Race For Life’ with a difference up to Rodney’s Pillar at the summit of Breidden Hill.

More than 180 people took part in the 1,200ft climb, organised by Adcote School for Girls at Little Ness, near Shrewsbury, and raised £2,400 for Cancer Research UK.

 The group was rewarded with spectacular views across the surrounding Powys and Shropshire countryside and a barbecue, ice cream and waterslide when they returned to school.

Shropshire trampoline park backs charity in memory of local boy

A Shropshire trampoline park is set to raise funds for a charity supporting local children affected by cancer.

Bosses at Shrewsbury’s Jump In will be supporting the Harry Johnson Trust over the next 12 months in memory of the seven-year-old who passed away following a battle with double hit non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

Harry was cared for by the oncology team at the Princess Royal Hospital in the county, and inspired parents Sally and Stephen and brother Eric to help others following his death.

Wace Morgan strengthens private client team

The private client team at a leading Shropshire law firm has been strengthened.

Three new members of staff have joined Wace Morgan Solicitors of Shrewsbury, bringing the total number of employees at the business up to almost 100.

Alana Graham is Wace Morgan’s new private client barrister. After being called to the Bar of England and Wales and completing her training, she worked for a firm of accountants, an inheritance tax planning company and then a legal firm before returning to independent practice.

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