Students perform the one that you want – Grease the Musical

Shrewsbury Colleges Group students will dazzle audiences for three nights as they perform the ELECTRIFYIN’ musical, Grease.

Students from all three campuses are members of MaDA, Shrewsbury Colleges Group’s enrichment program for Music and Dramatic Arts. They have been working hard at rehearsals to get ready for their performance in Wakeman Hall next week. The famous musical, which is narrated using the songs we all know and love, will be performed from March 27 to 29 (Weds to Fri).

Family business wins Regional Award in anniversary year

Morris & Company is celebrating after becoming the first winner of the ‘Family Business of the Year’ accolade in the 2019 West Midlands Business Masters Awards.

Shropshire County Show set for spectacular year

Dare-devil displays of airborne motorcycle acrobatics, music, competitive livestock classes and colourful entertainment zones for young visitors are some of the highlights expected to attract thousands of people to this year’s Shropshire County Show.

A key event in the Shropshire calendar, the show will offer a jam-packed day of entertainment for all ages at the Greenhous West Mid Showground in Berwick Road, Shrewsbury, on Saturday 25 May 2019.

Shropshire Council must focus on the needs of Shropshire, not its West Midlands neighbours

As Shropshire Council prepares to hold a Cabinet Meeting tomorrow (Wednesday March 20 2019) that will decide the next steps for three big development sites within its Local Plan Review, the Shropshire branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has submitted a question that will, again, question the Council’s approach to its development plans.

The central focus of CPRE’s current objection is that of the so-called “Strategic Development Sites” being proposed by the Council.  Charles Green, spokesperson for the CPRE, explains:

Fine Art Delights Theatre Crowds

Art

Theatre Severn

Monday the 18th –Saturday 23rd March

 

It has been a while coming to Shrewsbury has this quirky little three hander. Written , originally in French by Yasmina Reza it has been making English people laugh for almost two decades. So obviously there was an excitement in the packed house as the lights went down and the silence descended in anticipation for what it has all been about.

Owen Lewis Owen Lewis

Owen Lewis was born fifty something years ago in the land of the black puddings. For the geographically challenged that is in Lancashire. Moving to Shropshire From 1970 Owen was brought up in Church Stretton. His first real job was in radio. After starting on BBC Radio Shropshire he became known on Marcher Sound, broadcasting throughout the North West for several years. After a university degree course in Theatre, Owen became an actor and went on to play "Pirate Bill" in The Alton Towers Hotel. He also made several television appearances. Returning to university he took his PGCE enabling him to teach. That saw him on the Essex coast as a drama teacher and latterly as a Creative Educational Liaison Officer making films and creating new teaching methods to employ on children in need of more help in their fundamental learning skills. Published playwright Owen ultimately wants a house boat in Amsterdam to focus on his work as Playwright and Poet. Follow hos blogspot at https://owenscribblerlewis.blogspot.com

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2019 Shrewsbury Regatta

The 2019 Shrewsbury Regatta will take place on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May 2019.

Shrewsbury gets 'coffee buzz' from groundbreaking cup scheme

Shrewsbury will be one of the first places in the UK to have a town-wide, deposit-return scheme for reusable takeaway cups to help cut waste and promote sustainability.

The brightly coloured reusable ‘Shrewsbury Cup’ is designed to replace single-use paper cups and will cost just £1, which is refunded when customers return them to participating cafes.

Shrewsbury Cup is a new Community Interest Company and plans to roll out the scheme across coffee shops in the town centre during April and has support from Shrewsbury BID (Business Improvement District).

i54 Deal Confirmed for Leading Site Machinery Company

One of the country’s leading site machinery businesses, headquarted in Shrewsbury, has agreed to acquire the flagship site at i54 adjacent to Jaguar Land Rover at Junction 2 of the M54.

The landmark site will provide over 60,000 sq ft of manufacturing and office space for Morris Site Machinery, to relocate from its current site just three miles away at Four Ashes, into purpose-built premises at i54.

NHS Truths Revealed in Powerful Work.

Pipeline Theatre Presents

Drip, Drip, Drip,

Tuesday 12/March/2019

Walker Theatre

 

With not a cream tea in sight Pipeline Theatre, a Cornish Theatre company, work their way through an explosive storyline to pay homage to the NHS and the heroes who work within it.

The piece was written following a week’s workshop and fact finding mission amongstthe company and NHS workers, exploring the real practices that occur in a grossly underfunded cancer ward in a hospital in The UK.

Owen Lewis Owen Lewis

Owen Lewis was born fifty something years ago in the land of the black puddings. For the geographically challenged that is in Lancashire. Moving to Shropshire From 1970 Owen was brought up in Church Stretton. His first real job was in radio. After starting on BBC Radio Shropshire he became known on Marcher Sound, broadcasting throughout the North West for several years. After a university degree course in Theatre, Owen became an actor and went on to play "Pirate Bill" in The Alton Towers Hotel. He also made several television appearances. Returning to university he took his PGCE enabling him to teach. That saw him on the Essex coast as a drama teacher and latterly as a Creative Educational Liaison Officer making films and creating new teaching methods to employ on children in need of more help in their fundamental learning skills. Published playwright Owen ultimately wants a house boat in Amsterdam to focus on his work as Playwright and Poet. Follow hos blogspot at https://owenscribblerlewis.blogspot.com

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Shropshire free-from festival will also be free from technology

A Shropshire festival specialising in free-from foods and those suffering with allergies will also boast a free-from technology children’s area - complete with cardboard city!

Frestival will not only be a day to learn more about free-from lifestyles and see some top Shropshire chefs in action but it will be a day for the family to be able to be free-from technology.

The event will take place at the Greenhous West Mid Showground on May 18, 2019 with plenty of activities to amuse youngsters - and children under 16-years-old are free.

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