Christmas is always a busy time!

Lots of clients are rushing towards the big Festive day itself - and it’s positive to be working with and on behalf, of some great local businesses and organisations.

The Shrewsbury Calendar has proved extremely popular - with all copies selling out way in advance of the New Year. This new venture by Adam Telford, of Shrewsbury based APT Photography - has been very well received.

Sales are also booming for Shropshire author, Neil Rathmell. Copies of his memoir were made available at Waterstones in Shrewsbury at the start of this month - and the initial stock has already been sold! Neil’s second book, an adult sequel to childhood classic Wind in the Willows is now available to purchase from Neil’s website and all bookshops too. It’s a truly great novel!

DASH, Disability Arts in Shropshire - have been very busy with the application process for their new commissions in Wales as part of their exciting Tu Fewn project. There are also free creative workshops on offer for artists - through the Art Express project, which brings creative opportunities to rural county locations.

New websites have gone live for a couple of clients just in time for Christmas - including one for new Shropshire make-up artist, Catherine Boa - who offers a wide variety of professional make-up services and is a great addition to the Shrewsbury scene.

In terms of events, several clients are seeing success after success - such as Shrewsbury Film Society - who have witnessed record audiences for their regular screenings at the Hive. Shropshire Music Trust and Shrewsbury Jazz Network - have hosted numerous events too over the winter season - and their concerts resume in January.

The Cave in Shrewsbury town centre are currently host to their first Winter Open exhibition - showcasing the work of several local artists. The Torch Gallery is open for this, every Saturday between now and the end of January.

Adorn tattoo and piecing studio hosted a special charity fund-raising day recently and raised a superb amount, towards medical equipment at two Tanzanian health centres. Meanwhile, Cave Records of The Parade have featured in the local press, promoting the nationwide surge in sales of vinyl records.

Finally, a few clients have new websites on the horizon for the New Year - including Shrewsbury language school, Bright Owls - who continue to go from strength to strength.