Performing Arts students plant some magic beans for panto season

Its pantomime season and the Performing Arts students of Shrewsbury Colleges Group are putting on a show.

Students from London Road Campus will be putting a modern twist on the traditional tale of Jack and the Beanstalk - a fun pantomime full of magic and laughter.

It’s a ‘wrap’ for Shrewsbury traders on Small Business Saturday

Shrewsbury’s independent traders will celebrate their difference and encourage people to ‘shop local’ and support Small Business Saturday UK this weekend.

Participating businesses will offer customers specially designed, limited edition Shrewsbury wrapping paper free of charge with their purchases as part of the nationwide campaign.

The annual day looks to encourage shoppers to support small businesses in their local communities as the countdown to Christmas steps up. Wyle Cop’s array of independents are among those backing the campaign.

Shropshire Council must demonstrate greater democracy as housing consultation kicks off

With Shropshire Council due to open its next round of consultation on the county’s housing need today (November 29 2018), one local campaigning group is using it as a platform to call for greater democracy.

Field to Fork Festival

This FREE one-day festival will be a great day out for the entire family, from more than 70 food, drink and crafty stalls to live music, loads of kids entertainment, sports, hands-on experiences, displays, animals and much more.

Kelda rows to raise on the Atlantic

A Bannatyne Shrewsbury member and para athlete, Kelda Wood, is completing a solo row across the Atlantic to raise money for youth charity, Climbing Out.

Kelda will row 3000 miles to raise more than £50,000 for the charity she established in 2010, which aims to build and self-esteem in young people facing life changing injury, illness or trauma.

Information Solutions announce addition to IT Team

Leading Shropshire IT service and support company, Information Solutions, have welcomed a recruit to their growing IT team.  Christian Hills joins Information Solutions as IT technician.

Bringing with him extensive IT support and development experience from his previous roles, Christian is looking forward to the opportunities that working with a growing business will bring.

Historic Shrewsbury manor opens doors for Christmas fayre

A Shropshire village community will come together for a special Christmas fayre at a historic county venue this weekend.

The Condover Christmas fayre will take place at Condover Hall, near Shrewsbury, on December 2nd (Sunday) and organisers are promising a great selection of stalls, food, drinks, music and festive cheer.

The event, open from 10am to 4pm, will also fundraise for local children at the primary school and the independent pre-school.

Young Shropshire artist secures show at Soden Collection

A young Shropshire artist is preparing for an exhibition at a leading county gallery.

Georgina Walton (26), an abstract painter based in both Shrewsbury and London, uses a wide variety of mediums on canvas creating vibrant, high impact pieces for interior spaces.

An exhibition of her work will go on show from December 7 at The Soden Collection in Wyle Cop, which specialises in modern art and ceramics by some of the world’s leading names.

Shrewsbury Colleges Group sets up AR learning in Youth Offenders prisons

Shrewsbury Colleges Group are working with young offender learners and augmented reality in an Erasmus+ funded project.

During a previous Ofsted inspection at Shrewsbury Colleges Group it was suggested, after witnessing the augmented reality learning used within the subjects, that they collaborate with the prison service to give individuals the skills they need to unlock their potential, gain employment and become assets to their communities.

Shrewsbury Festival of Literature takes place Nov 23rd to 25th

The third annual Shrewsbury Festival of Literature takes place this weekend with international authors, poets and performers appearing at venues across the town.

Authors range from natural navigation pioneer Tristan Gooley, the celebrated food writer Elisabeth Luard and acclaimed novelist Manda Scott.

Mental health campaigner Rachel Kelly, the author of the global best-selling book Walking on Sunshine; celebrated new fiction writer Kate Mascarenhas, author Mary Munro; poet Matthew Francis and Shropshire-based nature writer Paul Evans are also taking part.

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