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22 Sep 2017
Jonathan Gee (piano), Tim Whitehead (tenor and soprano saxes), Nick Pini (bass), Rod Youngs (drums) The Hive, Belmont, Shrewsbury SY1 1TE (01743 234970) on Saturday, 14 October 2017 at 8.00pm (doors open at 7.30pm) British pianist and composer Jonathan Gee has a glowing international reputation, having established highly-rated trios in New York, Italy and London. Among many others, he has played...
14 Sep 2017
Shropshire recycling and resale organisation Reviive has stepped in to help with Shropshire Drama Company’s (SDC) forthcoming production of Alan Ayckbourn’s Bedroom Farce at Theatre Severn in November. Reviive will provide three beds and a selection of furniture, and recently offered its Shrewsbury store as a location for a promotional photo shoot. Directed by Jonathan Cross, his first for SDC,...
01 Sep 2017
Terry Waite has worked in conflict situations the world over. As a member of the Archbishop of Canterbury's private staff, he successfully negotiated the release of many hostages during the 1980s.  But in 1987, while attempting to secure the release of four men held in Lebanon, he was taken hostage himself. He survived almost five years in strict solitary confinement. Terry Waite is a co-founder...
29 Aug 2017
Shrewsbury Market Hall is gearing up for its second monthly Saturday late night opening on September 2. Bars, cafes, restaurants and a selection of retail stalls will be open up until 10pm.  Market facilities manager Kate Gittins hailed the first regular late night, held on August 5, a “resounding success”. “What a fantastic night we had! The Market Hall was buzzing with people enjoying...
24 Aug 2017
Some of the best restaurants in Shrewsbury are once again helping to raise thousands of pounds for an African charity by taking part in a secret dining event. Shrewsbury-based Self Help Africa are hosting their first-ever Autumn edition of Secret Supper on Tuesday 17 October. Steph Smith, Fundraising Officer, said guests will visit three restaurants during their evening. She said: “Marking World...
22 Aug 2017
Ever wanted to learn to dance like the stars from Strictly? This fun and enjoyable 6 week course for absolute beginners provides an introduction to Ballroom and Latin-American dancing. You'll get to grips with the basics and learn some simple routines for dances such as the wonderful Waltz and the cheeky Cha Cha Cha. All adults welcome, no partner required! All for only £35 per person for 6 weeks...
21 Aug 2017
Acclaimed Canadian indie-folk music band The Fugitives will pay a gig at The Lion Hotel, Shrewsbury on Wednesday 04 October as part of a three-week UK tour. Based in Vancouver, they bring brilliant musicianship, top-notch song-writing, complex vocal harmonies and a funny, uplifting vibe to their live performances. Described as ‘the missing link between Leonard Cohen and The Pogues’, they have...
17 Aug 2017
The Ocean Film Festival World Tour is bringing a collection of the newest and most mesmerising ocean films to the Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, on Wednesday 20 September.   Get up close and personal with the world’s weirdest marine creatures, witness rarely seen footage of the least-explored depths of the planet, and meet the unique characters who dedicate their lives to the sea’s salt spray – all...
Steve Chapman, Stuart Woodings, and Tina Boyle
15 Aug 2017
A window display with a difference has been unveiled to celebrate Shrewsbury’s connection to Charles Darwin and its vibrant retail and events offer. The vacant former McDonalds building on Pride Hill now sports eye-catching window vinyls on a creative evolutionary theme courtesy of Shrewsbury Business Improvement District. The quote from Shrewsbury’s famous son, “I am not apt to follow blindly...
11 Aug 2017
Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings, which includes the Main Mill, the first iron framed building in the world, will be opening it's gates to the public again over the Heritage open days, on the 9th and 10th of September. Opening times will be 10am to 4pm.  Building works are currently underway on the site, thanks to a Heritage Lottery Fund Grant of over £20m. The open weekend offers a chance to see the...
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