Snow White and the Seven Dwarves Enthralls a Seasonal Crowd.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

Theatre Severn

29th November 2017 -7th January 2018

It seems like yesterday since I wrote the article to launch the Shrewsbury Pantomime it was in fact 12th September, where did that go? Now Panto season is upon us again and Shrewsbury have once again given the audience not only the longest running Panto in the UK but a show that is gag for gag probably one of the best shows in the country. They have done it again.

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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Polar Bear feeling the warmth ...

 

Polar Bear looking for a home for Christmas ….

He may be only four feet tall, but Dimples the Polar Bear has made a big impression with the ladies at a Shrewsbury firm.

Nick Jones Wealth Planning based on Shrewsbury Business Park is supporting the Shrewsbury Winter Festival being staged in The Quarry next  weekend (9th/10th DEC) and Dimples will be the star prize in their charity fundraising raffle.

Be ready for Christmas, food, presents and medication, warns Shropshire pharmacist

Residents across Shropshire are being urged to try and reduce the number of emergency calls made to Shropdoc this Christmas by making sure they have ordered any prescriptions for medicine by the end of this week.

Every year Shropdoc receives thousands of calls over the festive period from residents requiring medical assistance.

But, Ian Swindell, pharmacist for Lunts Pharmacies which has premises in Shrewsbury, Craven Arms and Pontesbury, says a high proportion of these calls are related to people running out of medication and could be avoided if patients planned ahead.

Peter Tatchell comes to College for thought provoking talk

Human rights campaigner, Peter Tatchell, marked the 1967 Sexual Offences Act 50 year anniversary with a talk to Shrewsbury Colleges Group students.

This year celebrates 50 years since the Sexual Offenses Act of 1967 got passed, a major piece of legislation that decriminalised many anti-homosexual laws. Peter Tatchell, who is best known for his work with LGBT social movements, came to speak to students about the history and implementation of the bill.

Launch of Shropshire’s first wine school

A local wine enthusiast is embarking on a radical career change as he launches the county’s first independent wine education company,

Gary Carter, from Shrewsbury, is launching Shropshire Wine School, offering an exciting range of tastings and courses for those who are keen to learn more about wine.

Used to travelling round Europe working in a €billion multinational business, this new venture will bring Gary back to his home town of Shrewsbury to begin his own personal wine business adventure on a very local scale.

Health & Social Care students help those less fortunate this festive season

Health & Social Care students from Shrewsbury Colleges Group are running a food bank to support two Shropshire homeless charities.

The London Road Campus based students have set up collection boxes at English Bridge, Welsh Bridge and their own campus reception until 14 December. There are a variety of things that students, staff and visitors can drop off to help those less fortunate, including: tea, coffee, hot chocolate, sugar, salt, pepper, peanut butter, squash, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, tinned meat, tinned vegetables and single duvets.

Shrewsbury BID branches out with Christmas tree gesture

Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID) has stepped in to co-ordinate and sponsor the mini Christmas trees giving festive sparkle to town centre businesses and shops.

The BID acted to maintain the popular tradition after the previous partner came to the end of its successful co-ordination of the event. It has also reduced the costs for businesses taking part from £55.20 to £40.

More than 200 trees have been provided and installed by Raby Estate outside participating premises.

Shropshire sports coaching company appoint successful non-League footballer to exciting new role

A Shropshire sports coaching company has appointed a successful non-League footballer to a newly-created role as they continue to expand.

James Armson, who plays for Brackley Town in the National League North, has been appointed PE Curriculum Support Co-ordinator (PECS) by Crossbar Coaching Education in Sport. 

He will work closely with the many Shropshire primary schools where Crossbar deliver sport across the curriculum.

Gavin Cowan, Crossbar’s managing director, said he was delighted to have added James to the company’s team.

College apprentices win gold at skills competition

Two apprentices from Shrewsbury Colleges Group have been flying the flag for Shropshire and showing the rest of the UK how skilful this county is by bringing home two gold medals.

At WorldSkills UK competition last week Andrew Balmer, an Advanced Apprentice (Level 3) in Site Carpentry, won gold in the SkillBuild carpentry final and Marc Marshall, an Advanced Apprentice (Level 3) in Electrical Installation, won gold in the SkillElectric final.

Overall Shrewsbury Colleges Group came 9th in the competition, out of 119, and no other college got two golds.

Shrewsbury Bus Depot is Top of the Deck

Arriva’s Shrewsbury depot has been recognised for its high standards of operation and customer care by a prestigious national industry awards scheme.

Led by general manager Jamie Crowsley, the Shrewsbury team were presented with the Silver accolade in the ‘Top National Bus Depot’ category at the 2017 UK Bus Awards last week, for their impressive business performance while keeping costs under control and providing high-quality, reliable services - leading the way in reducing waste through recycling, reduced fuel consumption and energy efficiency.

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