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Artwork competition at Hive Shrewsbury
27 Jun 2012

The Hive Music and Media Centre in Shrewsbury has launched an exciting competition where entrants have the unique opportunity to win one of two stunning large canvases by Shrewsbury-based street artist Matt Sewell!

The competition follows on from the Hive’s community street party in May, which is when the eye-catching artworks were produced by the artist – and also from the popular...

Shrewsbury handmade craft fair event
27 Jun 2012

The first Shropshire Handmade and Vintage Fair took place in March 2012. It was a phenomenal success all round so now the event is being repeated in Bayston Hill.

On Saturday 30th June, the doors of Bayston Hill Memorial Hall in Shrewsbury will be opening for the Shropshire Handmade and Vintage Summer Fair.

Free admission will give visitors access to 30 beautiful stalls...

Embroiderers Guild Regional Day
26 Jun 2012

Shrewsbury Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild held the West Midlands Regional Day on Saturday June 23rd at the Priory School Business and Enterprise College, Shrewsbury. They were assisted by members of Oswestry and District Branch. The day was well attended with every one of the 14 branches in the West Midlands Region represented.

A local textile artist, Wendy Riddick, displayed her...

Carnival in Wem, Shropshire
26 Jun 2012

Wem Carnival is held on the first Saturday of September and organisers on the Wem Carnival Committee are now calling out for people to get involved with proceedings and help make the day an event for the community to remember!.

There are two parades on the day taking place at 1.30pm and 7.45pm. During the afternoon organisers say there will be a full range of entertainment on the...

Walking in Shrewsbury for health in countryside
25 Jun 2012

Joining a health walk is a great way to stay active, meet new people from the local area and explore new walks in your surroundings.

As the county town of Shropshire, Shrewsbury benefits from immediate access to glorious countryside within a few minutes - and as such, provides the perfect location for participation in the new health walks initiative, which is now in force across the...

American tattoo artist in Shrewsbury
22 Jun 2012

An award winning and highly acclaimed american tattooist has returned to Shrewsbury for a second time to take up a further temporary residency at Adorn on Grope Lane in the heart of the town centre. Specialising in realism, portraits and eastern style tattoos, Jared Preslar is with the leading tattoo and piercing studio for a short ten-day period and as such, people are encouraged to make...

Hey Doll craft activities
21 Jun 2012

A collaborative trio of local artists and designers from Shrewsbury have recently joined forces for an exciting creative venture, which sees them offering a winning combination of vintage inspired craft workshops and parties.

Jenni, Dulcie and Jamila aka "Hey doll" are now based in Shropshire and each individual artist has been crafting away for years, studying Art, running...

Severnside Housing Community Fayre
18 Jun 2012

Almost 400 people joined Severnside Housing for a free fun day out on Saturday 09 June, at London Road Sports Centre.

This year’s annual Community Fayre was themed around the Olympics and the Jubilee and, as in previous years, was open to the whole community, not just Severnside tenants.

Some of the most popular activities on the day included zorbing, boxing, rock climbing...

Buzzing summer workshops and activities
18 Jun 2012

The Hive Music and Media Centre in Shrewsbury has a full programme of creative workshops for young people aged 8-16, providing the perfect opportunity to liven up the long summer break by developing new skills, having fun and being creative!

Play In A Week will be taking place the week of Monday July 30 and will give participants the chance to take part in fun drama workshops,...

What's On - Africa Calling event at Buttermarket
15 Jun 2012

Jazz and Roots presents AFRICA CALLING:
World cultures come together at The Buttermarket, Shrewsbury, for a humanitarian aid fundraiser.

Across nine West African Countries, the UN estimates 15 million people are already affected by severe food shortage (twice the 7.2m population of Greater London).

The situation in Mali is perhaps the most complicated, it has been...

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