27 Apr 2017
“I seem to have started out on an almighty Girls Own Adventure…with monumental consequences”
Chris Eldon Lee’s new play Ursula, Queen Of The Jungle, is the breathtakingly unlikely story of former BBC India correspondent Mark Tully’s eccentric aunt who lived amongst the head-hunting Naga natives of north east India. It will premiere at the Wightman Theatre in Shrewsbury from 03 to 06 May, prior to...
25 Apr 2017
People are being urged to step forward and stride out to raise money for a Shropshire hospice.
Hannah Gamston from Severn Hospice gets ready for Severn Stride with Indigo.
The 17-mile Severn Stride will raise funds for Severn Hospice - with scores of people set to ramble or run from the charity’s site at Bicton in Shrewsbury to its hospice at Apley Castle, Telford.
Held for the first time in 2014...
14 Apr 2017
Walcot Hall opens its door to passion, drama and darkly glorious music on 9th & 10th June for “Opera in the Ballroom”. Dramatic operatic tones will fill the valleys of Shropshire as the opera; Rigoletto, unveils a story of jealousy and revenge.
This moving and dramatic opera is considered to be one of Verdi’s finest, directed by Nicholas Heath it will be performed by Opera A La Carte. A...
12 Apr 2017
The 2017 Shrewsbury Regatta will take place on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 May 2017.
The Regatta is one of the oldest events in the rowing calendar, having first been held in 1871. Races will take place on the River Severn in Shrewsbury between English Bridge and the boathouses opposite the Quarry. The organisers expect around 1500 competitors to take part from rowing clubs all over the country....
12 Apr 2017
A host of free activities are lined up to entertain families at Telford Shopping Centre this Easter.
Across the Bank Holiday weekend, the Centre is hosting a series of craft workshops aimed at keeping younger visitors happy.
There will also be competitions offering two winners the chance to enjoy a family meal in the new Southern Quarter restaurants opening this month.
Katie Broome, marketing...
07 Apr 2017
The internationally acclaimed Chinese State Circus is coming back, returning to its roots in an innovatively spectacular new production – “DYNASTY”.
The incomparable Chinese State Circus will be playing at The Quarry, Shrewsbury from Wednesday 17th to Sunday 21st May in its fully heated big top venue.
Breathtaking in its simplicity, “DYNASTY” projects into a contemporary setting an art form that...
07 Apr 2017
A great day out this Sunday 9th April at the Pet Rescue Day organised by Grinshill Animal Rescue. Taking place at the Quarry from 11 am to 4 pm. Lots going on for all the family, lots of pet rescue stalls, including dogs, cats, chickens, horses etc.....fun dog show, bouncy castle, refreshments, face painting and much more. We will be there fundraising for UK German Shepherd Rescue so pop along...
05 Apr 2017
Adults have a unique opportunity to learn the essentials of French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese ahead of this year’s holidays, thanks to language experts Bright Owls.
The special Languages for Holidays classes will be launching on the week of April 24 - and taking place over an 8 week period. Anyone who is holidaying abroad this year is encouraged to consider enrolling on the classes.
01 Apr 2017
Shrewsbury has ramped up its vibrant offer this spring with a host of festival activity to fill warm weekends and bank holiday breaks. Whether it’s fantastic flash mobs and brilliant buskers or awesome authors and cartoonists, there’s plenty to keep you entertained. Here are some highlights of what’s in store.
Music maestro please
The streets will be alive with music when more than 100 acts...
31 Mar 2017
Children have the exciting opportunity to learn Spanish this Easter, with several engaging language workshops taking place with Shrewsbury-based Bright Owls.
The Spanish workshops will be taking place at Bright Owls offices in Shrewsbury town centre, on Tuesday 18th April and Wednesday 19th April - between 10:30am and 1:30pm each day.
Children aged 5-11 years old, will have the chance to...