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28 Aug 2014
Musicians and music lovers gathered in their droves over the Bank Holiday weekend to unite for the annual Shrewsbury Folk Festival, which has been dubbed as the “most successful yet.” More than 7,000 attendees flocked to the West Mid Showground to play witness to some of the biggest names in folk music perform. Seth Lakeman, Bellowhead, Steve Knightley's Wake The Union, Karine Polwart, The Dhol...
27 Aug 2014
When it comes to a city break in the UK, there are few places that can compare with London. The city is one of the most vibrant in Europe – and, indeed, in the entire world – and is packed with things to see and do for people of all ages. No matter how much time or money the family has available, there will be something to keep everybody entertained while on a city break in London. Exploring...
21 Aug 2014
Last month saw the opening of Shrewsbury's own branch of Chiquito, an established Tex-Mex restaurant chain, on the new retail site near Tesco in Battlefield. When we arrived the restaurant was already bustling with life, a vibrant, eclectic atmosphere that suited the feel of the venue, without seeming crowded or noisy. The decor was well thought out and gave the restaurant an authentic American/...
15 Aug 2014
Following the success of free all-day car parking introduced by the Shrewsbury BID over the May bank holiday, NCP has joined the scheme for Sunday 25th and Monday 26th August, making it a town centre wide initiative. The two-part, free parking scheme with NCP, Shropshire Council and the owners of privately managed car parks was created to encourage visitors to Shrewsbury town centre over the bank...
13 Aug 2014
Cinemagoers in Shrewsbury will be treated to a live DJ set at Cineworld this week from the organisers of Shrewsbury Fields Forever Festival. To mark the launch of the Inbetweeners 2, the sequel to the first Inbetweeners film which this time sees four teenagers hitting Australia during their gap year, there will be a special DJ set from Shrewsbury’s own Karlos Cheadle and Zack Dad. Karlos is...
08 Aug 2014
Shrewsbury’s medieval history will be on show to visitors this weekend, as the doors open at Town Walls Tower on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 August. Visitors taking up the rare opportunity to visit the last surviving watch tower on Shrewsbury’s medieval town walls can learn about the vital role that the town’s fortifications played and the transformation of the tower into a very small residence in...
03 Aug 2014
A world-famous sculpture created from the generosity of schoolchildren around the globe will shortly begin its charity tour. Bosses from the British Ironwork Centre hope that the "Spoon Gorilla", constructed using more than 40,000 spoons will undertake a "tour of residencies" at Children's Hospitals and Hospices throughout the UK.  It is envisaged that the sculpture will spend a pre-determined...
03 Aug 2014
As TripAdvisor reviews rank The Glutton Club as one of the top restaurants in Shrewsbury, Chef Proprietor George Cavendish welcomes a new local chef to his team, to meet ever increasing demand for his quality, imaginative dishes and new special Thursday Steak Nights. Chef Luke Otterburn, together with David Yates from Shrewsbury, join George under his guidance to prepare everything for their...
01 Aug 2014
Nature can put on a spectacular show when she wants, and these seven great natural wonders of the world are truly unforgettable experiences. These fantastic places are truly astonishing, the crown jewels of planet Earth. The Great Barrier Reef, Australia The Great Barrier Reef is sometimes described as the world’s largest living organism. This particular organism is 2000 miles long, covering the...
28 Jul 2014
The latest spectacular work by Shropshire-based sculptor Alfie Bradley has made a splash at Shrewsbury's inaugural Big Art Show. Alfie, youngest sculptor at the British Ironwork Centre whose stunning Spoon Gorilla made headlines earlier this year, created the eye-catching shark sculpture specifically for the show and as an example of an item that he would particularly like to exhibit at the...
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