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.

Amazing art on show at Soden Collection in Shrewsbury

A new exhibition, featuring work by some of the art world’s leading international names, is set to be staged in Shropshire.

The show of modern British and American pop art is being launched at The Soden Collection in Shrewsbury from June 29.

The exhibition will run for five weeks and will feature artists such as Lucian Freud, David Hockney, Francis Bacon, Tracey Emin, LS Lowry and Sir Terry Frost.

“This will be a ‘showstopper’ exhibition focusing on modern British and American pop art,” explained Jonathan Soden, who opened the gallery in Wyle Cop last year.

Shrewsbury Colleges Group celebrate Women in Engineering

To celebrate Women in Engineering Day, Shrewsbury Colleges Group is championing some of its female apprentices who are making their mark in their careers already.

The College offers a range of Apprenticeships from Intermediate to Higher Apprenticeships in disciplines such as Fabrication and Welding, Manufacturing, Maintenance and Product Design and Technical Support.

Lily Glanville, 19, from Ruyton-XI-Towns, studied an Apprenticeship in Fabrication & Welding with Hollinbrow and now works for the Hawk Group in Telford.

Wace Morgan received quality accolade

A leading Shropshire law firm has been awarded a prestigious quality mark.

Wace Morgan Solicitors, which employs over 90 people and is based in the centre of Shrewsbury, has achieved Lexcel accreditation after a three-day independent audit.

Lexcel is the Law Society's quality mark for practice management and client care, setting standards in different operational areas.

Diana Packwood, managing director at Wace Morgan, which also has an office in Newtown, said that she and her fellow directors were delighted to have met and exceeded the required standards.

Dan Snow thanks Shrewsbury volunteer for 18 years supporting local school children with reading

Last Monday award-winning TV historian and Beanstalk Ambassador Dan Snow took time before his talk ‘An evening with the History Guy’ at the Theatre Severn to meet and thank Beanstalk’s longest-serving volunteer in Shropshire Ann Powis for her work supporting local primary school children with reading. He came along to Beanstalk’s stand in the foyer of the theatre to present Ann with tickets to see his talk which he had kindly donated to Beanstalk.

Shropshire Vintage Show – wheeling in a host of family fun

Organisers are making the final preparations for the 31st Annual Vintage Show in Shrewsbury at the Greenhous/West Mid Showground at the end of this month with around 5,000 vehicle enthusiasts and families expected over the weekend.

The show, organised by the Mid Shropshire Vintage Club, is an annual two-day extravaganza on June 30 and July 31, showcasing some of the best vintage vehicles the country has to offer. As well as local enthusiasts people travel as far as far as London, Cornwall, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and even the Isle of Man.


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