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23 Nov 2014
The Parade shopping centre in Shrewsbury is set to make mid weeks in the town extra special in the lead up to Christmas. The arcade, set in a beautiful Georgian building in St Mary’s Place, is hosting three ‘Wonderful Wednesday’ events which will focus on crafts and local food. The festive shopping days will be held on November 26, December 3rd and 10th and will feature stalls, Christmas music,...
21 Nov 2014
Formally known as Tiffinys, The Fridge, Park Lane, Liberty's, Liquid & Diva and most recently, Onyx and Blu, which closed over a year ago, the venues at Raven Meadows Shrewsbury have been through many names changes but their function as the town’s most active nightclubs over the last 30 years has remained the same. The venues originally closed due to a planned re-development of the Riverside...
21 Nov 2014
Christmas is coming, and the National Trust in Shropshire is busy preparing for it, making traditional decorations, stirring up the Christmas pudding and getting all nostalgic by sharing favourite festive traditions. Harry Bowell, Regional Director for the Midlands, says “Christmas is surely a time for nostalgia and a bit of tradition – and no one does this better than the National Trust. From...
19 Nov 2014
The two minute film aired tonight at 6.35pm following the Christmas Lights Switch-On. It forms part of a fifteen-minute toy themed projection by new media light artist Andy McKeown. The film, which follows the highly popular ‘Summer in Shrewsbury’ video, illustrates the journey of Emily as she shops the snowy streets of Shrewsbury and enjoys a series of close encounters...
13 Nov 2014
The Big Art Show, an annual Shrewsbury based event successfully launched in 2014, has secured world renowned artist Andrew Logan as its new patron. Held at the County Showground during the first weekend of July, The Big Art Show aims to provide a showcase for a variety of artists working in all formats and media including paint, sculpture, jewellery, glass, ceramics, furniture design, photography...
12 Nov 2014
Education has been a central focus for a long time on the political agenda and rightly so. The economy has dictated a changing face of education and a bigger need for employability, vocational skills and a shake up of the traditional educational route. ShropGeek is hosting a Rebellion event on 20th educational theme. Shrewsbury based designer Martin Wright will be talking about his recent...
26 Oct 2014
The Secretary of the National Begonia Society, Rob Bryce, announced that they were delighted when the Shropshire Horticultural Society’s invited them to hold their National Show in Shrewsbury in 2014. Mr Bryce said “This first year at the Shrewsbury Flower Show was a great success and we are very much looking forward to the 2015 show, where we hope to again provide pleasure for the gardening...
25 Oct 2014
A ‘Cabinet of Curiosity’ invented by five local artists invites visitors to Shrewsbury’s new Museum and Art Gallery to look inside for hidden treasures when it opens next week on November 8th. The Cabinet is the result of a year-long collaboration with Curators and Friends of the Museum to make contemporary art in response to the Museum’s collections. The Shrewsbury exhibition is the first step...
17 Oct 2014
It’s official, Shrewsbury has the greenest fingers in the UK. After a two-week tour of the country, assessing more than 90,000 acres of public green space, Britain in Bloom judges have crowned the town Champion of Champions. The accolade is the highest bestowed in the Bloom campaign, which is governed by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). The results of the competition were announced at a...
16 Oct 2014
Fans of Shrewsbury Folk Festival helped to raise more than £5,000 to fund music therapy sessions at Shropshire’s Hope House Hospice during this year’s event, organisers have revealed. The four-day festival, held at the West Mid Showground in Berwick Road over the August Bank Holiday weekend, has been fundraising for the hospice, which supports children with life limiting illnesses and their...
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