Elvis Presley Has Not Left The Building!

The Elvis Years

Theatre Severn

6th July 2018


Tonight Theatre Severn was absolutely packed to the rafters and beyond, something of quality was about to happen and the crowd waited with an excited buzz waiting to see their hero, Elvis Presley, well Mario Kombou but that’s a close to Elvis Presley as we could ever be. This is not a tribute show, it’s not a tribute act this is much, much more. It’s a total resurrection of the King as he leads us through his important years.

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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Music Technology students hit all the right notes with The Charlatans

Music Technology students at Shrewsbury Colleges Group were rewarded for their efforts at their annual awards ceremony last week - with one scooping the main accolade, named after former Charlatans’ drummer, the late Jon Brookes.

The Jon Brookes Award for Endeavour was established after Mr Brookes, former drummer with world-renowned British Indie band The Charlatans, became affiliated with the College when he helped to launch its Roland Academy for Music in 2009.

Foster Home Wanted For Blind Terrier Who Loves to Snuggle

CANINE CHARITY Finding Furever Homes is appealing for someone to come forward and offer a happy retirement home to an elderly blind dog whose situation was made worse through neglect.

Little Old Harry, an elderly terrier, whose exact age is unknown, is blind in both of his eyes which appear sunken. But the situation has been made worse through neglect and it is now thought both eyes may have to be removed as they do not work and are causing him discomfort.

Local Love for The Shrewsbury Coffeehouse

Local Shrewsbury coffee aficionados and train visitors to the area can breathe a sigh of relief as the institution that is The Shrewsbury Coffeehouse stays in the welcoming hands of local ladies and current employees Anika Saxton and Olivia Topple.

With the recent arrival of a number of chain coffee shops and cafes to Shrewsbury the successful purchase of the cafe by the two is a monumental success for championing the independent high street that Shrewsbury was once so renowned for.

Pete White Pete White

Love Shrewsbury editor and chief developer at The Web Orchard, find out more on petejwhite.com

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Aspiring performers take to the stage to perform in Beauty and the Beast Junior.

On Sunday 1st July, I visited Theatre Severn to watch the students from Shrewsbury's Stagecoach perform in Disney’s, Beauty and the Beast Junior. The story that is set in a provincial town in France, features a bright young heroine named Belle, her handsome and loutish suitor Gaston, a cursed young prince and an enchanted castle.

Banksy of the Bird World paints mural in Market Hall in honour of rare heron

An international artist, dubbed “The Banksy of the Bird World”, has painted a giant mural inside Shrewsbury Market Hall to celebrate the story of a rare heron that famously made its home in the town’s Quarry Park Dingle for several months.

Matt Sewell, whose work has been exhibited all over the world, chose the Market Hall for the urban artwork in honour of the American black-crowned night heron that mysteriously appeared in Shrewsbury in the summer of 2017.

Winning exhibitors on display at Shrewsbury Flower Show

Chelsea Flower Show winner Chris Beardshaw will be looking for designers to follow in his footsteps when he judges the gardens at Shrewsbury Flower Show this summer.

Garden designer Beardshaw won the prestigious Best Show Garden at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show and is one of a number of award winners from the event who will be heading to The Quarry on August 10 and 11.

Nurses & Spies....Shrewsbury Bookfest Remembers WW1

Philip Stevens will talk about the extraordinary women who served and gave their lives in the Great War including Edith Cavell, Evelina Haverfield and Katherine Harley. He will also discuss the many women who left domestic service to join the war effort and voluntary hospital movement.

County firm launches flower course at new Shrewsbury venue

A flourishing Shropshire florist has extended their program of flower workshops to a new location in Shropshire.

Big Little Things, a florist and gift shop near Shifnal, offer an extensive range of floristry workshops at their base in Norton – but now they are branching out to Shrewsbury with the help of a new pop-up shop.

The new venue is At Nº11, located on Fish Street in Shrewsbury, a pop-up shop offering space for trader and producers to trial ideas and build on an existing or new business.

Sing-a-long Roadshow to bring generations together in song

A Sing-along Roadshow is to be launched to spread some happiness and bring young and older generations together in song in Shrewsbury.

The roadshow will launch in Bicton Heath on July 12 before moving to Sutton Farm on July 18 and Bayston Hill on July 24.

People of all ages are being invited to take part in the free roadshow which has been organised by Shropshire Music Service, Parkinson’s UK and home care company Home Instead Senior Care Shrewsbury Ludlow and Oswestry.


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