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25 Oct 2017
Ten percent of the profit from a forthcoming play at Theatre Severn will be donated to Severn Hospice, it was announced today. Shropshire Drama Company’s (SDC) production of Alan Ayckbourn’s Bedroom Farce runs from 08 to 11 November at Theatre Severn’s Walker Theatre. A comedy set in the 1970s, the events of the play revolve around the up and downs in the lives of four related couples – parents,...
Historian and TV presenter Alex Langlands will be appearing at the Shrewsbury Festival of Literature
24 Oct 2017
International authors, poets, storytellers and historians will descend on Shrewsbury from November 24 to 26 for the town’s second annual Festival of Literature. Among the headline names taking part are the artist and poet Frieda Hughes, archaeologist and TV presenter Alex Langlands and author and screenwriter Stef Penney. Fifteen events – ranging from author talks, readings and story-telling to...
19 Oct 2017
Gluten Free Bread Making: Saturday, 5 November at 10:00–16:00 @ Fordhall Farm. market Drayton This workshop provides a gluten free option to traditional bread making. With allergies and intolerances becoming increasingly common, this hands-on course develops the techniques in rice fermentation and wheat-free grains in order to make breads that are both healthy and tasty. The day long course with...
06 Oct 2017
One of Shropshire’s biggest fireworks displays is back for 2017, with organisers hoping to raise thousands of pounds for charity. Shrewsbury’s Fireworks and Bonfire Spectacular will take place on Saturday November 4 at the Greenhous West Mid Showground. There will be two fireworks displays this year - one at 6.15pm aimed for families with young children, and a later one at 7.45pm - with people...
22 Sep 2017
Nicholas Collett Productions Your Bard The Walker Theatre 22nd September 2017   Making a welcome return back to Theatre Severn’s Walker Theatre this evening was the highly uncluttered and totally watchable Nicholas Collett. Your Bard, is as you may well have worked out, a play about the life of Shakespeare and how he came to write his plays…or did he? The opening paragraph of this review declared...
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...
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