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02 Jul 2018
Lunchtime jazz at The Wightman Theatre continues into July, with a concert by the Howard Bragen Trio on Saturday 14th. Howard Bragen has been a musician since the early seventies working in Britain and on the continent as well as being a regular at London's Marquee Club. He's appeared on radio and television and played at The Reading Festival. Essentially a singer and songwriter, Howard has...
26 Jun 2018
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. Venue:  The Maidment Auditorium, Shrewsbury School, Shrewsbury, SY3 7BA Time:  7.30pm Tickets: FREE but will...
26 Jun 2018
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...
20 Jun 2018
Extra dates have been added to The Wightman Theatre Company’s production of Brief Lives by Patrick Garland. Following its run from Wednesday 06 to Saturday 16 June, the play will now also be showing from 26 June to 06 July. Directed by Beverly Baker, Brief Lives is a one-man play featuring John Aubrey; played by Adrian Monahan; a 17th-century Englishman who met and kept accounts of many of the...
14 Jun 2018
Tickets are now on sale for two music concerts at The Wightman Theatre taking place over the coming month. The first, on Friday 22 June, features Shrewsbury based singer Libby Gliksman. Libby, who has been singing and since the age of 16, has built an excellent local reputation performing her versions of timeless classics from the likes of Adele, Joan Armatrading, Etta James, Norah Jones and Sam...
Map and computer.
11 Jun 2018
A free workshop at University Centre Shrewsbury will highlight new opportunities for businesses created by a national move to make more geographic data available to the public. The event on Tuesday June 26, 2018, organised by The Centre for Research into Environmental Science and Technology at University Centre Shrewsbury ([email protected]), will explore the benefits for businesses in using geospatial...
08 Jun 2018
The 17th Century’s John Aubrey was the gossip columnist of his day, writing about who has begat who and who has been hung, drawn and quartered and had his liver preserved for posterity (one of The Wightman Theatre’s more unusual props). He’s concerned about the decline of the Nation’s moral compass since good old Queen Bess died and the insidious progress of the plague. He’s also cataloguing the...
Members of the Royal Observer Corps
04 Jun 2018
From origins in warning of invaders by sea at the time of the Spanish Armada, to potential nuclear attack during the Cold War, the history of the Royal Air Force’s Royal Observer Corps will be the subject of a free University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) lecture this month. Mike Bradbury will present the talk on ‘The Eyes and Ears of the Royal Air Force’ at Guildhall, UCS’s learning and research base...
29 May 2018
Tickets are now on sale for The Wightman Theatre Company’s (TWTC) forthcoming production of Brief Lives by Patrick Garland. Rescheduled from the beginning of May, the production is the third play to be staged at the Shrewsbury based theatre this year and runs from Wednesday 06 to Saturday 16 June.   Directed by Beverly Baker, Brief Lives is a one-man play featuring John Aubrey, a 17th-century...
17 May 2018
Shrewsbury Market Hall will be filled with song on Saturday 26th May, as a series of choirs ‘Sing for Africa’ in support of Shropshire-based charity Self Help Africa. Performances will take place throughout the day, featuring Belvidere Secondary School, Severn Soul Harmony and Zap UK. Steph Smith, Fundraising Executive at Self Help Africa, said they were pleased to be marking ‘Africa Day’ with...
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