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29 Jul 2021

To celebrate the launch of its new phone app - SafeStep - on 04 July, Ska Train, a Shrewsbury based development house, has signed up as the first business to sponsor the Mayor of Shrewsbury Cllr Julian Dean’s walking festival, set to take place in the spring of 2022.

Supported in its development by the University of Shrewsbury’s Digital Solutions project, which is part-funded by the...

05 May 2021

A Shrewsbury man who fled Afghanistan’s Taliban regime for a new life, recently celebrated 20 years as a tailor in the UK, with a move to new premises in the town centre.

Having originally learnt his craft through the knowledge and skills handed down from his father, Martin Sarfraz has been repairing and altering clothing and accessories since he was 13. He moved to the UK in 2001 and...

16 Apr 2021

A Shrewsbury shoe repair and key cutting business is celebrating 36 years in the industry and the reopening of the town centre, following the lifting of Covid 19 lockdown restrictions, with a move to new premises.

Established in 1985 Shaun Walton attained his City & Guilds qualification in 1990 following a five-year apprenticeship. Previously based in the Pride Hill Shopping Centre...

08 Jun 2020

Shropshire Drama Company (SDC) has organised a ‘record a reading’ competition based on the theme of Florence Nightingale.  

To commemorate the recent 200th anniversary since her birth and a date that is now celebrated as International Nurses’ Day, people are being invited to submit a recited speech or poem (in part or whole) based loosely on the theme of Florence Nightingale.  For...

14 May 2020

A Shropshire rock music school which has been providing online lessons for the past month will continue to do so, despite a partial lifting of restrictions to the Coronavirus pandemic in the recent government announcement.   

Using videos on Facebook Backbeat Music School’s tutors break down a song by offering detailed instructions on its constituent parts; vocals, drums, guitar or bass...

04 Mar 2020

Resale and recycling social enterprise Reviive, part of The Wrekin Housing Group, has pledged its ongoing support for Telford College’s Foundation students.

Products are chosen by the students for the college’s pop-up shop, which is also run exclusively by them and is located at the heart of college campus.

The college’s Foundation department is aimed at young people...

06 Jan 2020

A Shropshire rock music school has set a challenge for new students wishing to join its first term of 2020, which begins on 15 January.

Backbeat Music School, which currently operates from venues in Market Drayton, Shrewsbury and Wem and is open to people of all abilities in the age groups seven to 12, 13 to 18 and 18 to 90 years old, has launched its Sofa2Stage initiative.

Co-...

21 Nov 2019

A national event first launched two years ago as an ethical shopping alternative to Black Friday, will return to Shropshire again in 2019.

Resale and recycling social enterprise Reviive will be promoting Buy Nothing New Day on Friday 29 November, but for the first time will extend its 20 percent discount; for all customers purchasing from either of its outlets in Oswestry and Shrewsbury...

21 Oct 2019

Shrewsbury based singer songwriter Vin Whyte will release his sixth solo album, but the debut under the moniker of First Mate, on 22 November.   

Recorded, mixed and produced by Whyte over four days in a disused office unit, the collection of eight songs present a variety of stories about murderers on the run in North Wales, austerity, memory loss, career choices, the notion of land...

07 Oct 2019

Following the success of its street piano in The Market Hall, Shrewsbury and requests from potential customers, recycling and resale organisation Reviive is making a renewed request to the public for donations.

Street pianos, usually located in a public space, encourage all musicians to showcase their talents while at the same time entertain passers-by. The upcycled piano in The Market...

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