Morris & Company launches The Morris Scholarship at University Centre Shrewsbury

Robin Morris, chairman of the fifth-generation family business Morris & Company announced the launch of The Morris Scholarship at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) Open Day on Saturday (20th October).

The Morris Scholarship will cover the cost of all tuition fees for a full three year degree as well as providing a bursary of £3,000 per year towards the successful applicant’s living costs.

Wyle Cop traders to show creative Halloween spirit

Creative spirits will be at work among the independent traders on Shrewsbury’s Wyle Cop for a Halloween inspired window display competition.

The businesses will let their imaginations run wild by carving pumpkins in traditional or contemporary styles and by using spooky seasonal props to celebrate All Hallows’ Eve on 31st October.

Shrewsbury Death Cafe

Looking for an alternative to Trick-or-Treating this Halloween? Join us for coffee, cake, and an informal and open discussion about death. Feel free to join in or just listen. The aim of a Death Cafe is to help us make the most of our (finite) lives.

Shrewsbury Death Cafe. Shrewsbury Coffeehouse. Tuesday 30th October. 7pm-9pm.

Local Company Supports Budding Students

Blueprint Travel Media is continuing to work alongside the local community to support students in their career search. 

Last year, Blueprint welcomed several Travel and Tourism students from the Shrewsbury Colleges Group. They gained an understanding of what working within a local business and office environment was like.

Artisan chocolatier shortlisted for international award

A Shrewsbury-based artisan chocolatier has been shortlisted for an international award.

Julia Viani, of Toot Sweets: Shropshire Chocolates, won a bronze award in the British category of the International Chocolate Awards for her Jersey Black Butter caramel chocolates

They will now go forward to the World Final in Florence, Italy, competing against the best handmade chocolates from across the globe. The judging will take place between October 26 and November 2.

College Music department receives record investment

The Music Technology team at Shrewsbury Colleges Group have had top-of-the-range equipment added to their classrooms and studios.

An investment of £100,000 has been given to the Music Technology department at Shrewsbury Colleges Group’s London Road Campus, including development of the buildings and facilities.

Trampoline park to host The Harry Johnson Trust's 4th anniversary party with founders and supporters

A Shropshire charity set up to help children with cancer is celebrating its fourth anniversary with a trampoline party.

The free event in aid of The Harry Johnson Trust will be held from 6.30pm to 9pm on Tuesday, November 6, at Jump In Shrewsbury.

Trampoline park bosses chose the trust as their charity of the year and have been hosting various events to support their work.

Theatre Severn Packed to Welcome Back Beyond The Barricade

Beyond the Barricade

Theatre Severn

16th October 2018

Sorry Spandau Ballet fans, there was not a single note of that beautiful song, instead there was a mixed bag of songs from the shows, leading to their big finale piece taken of course from, Les Miserables.

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.

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Vitor Pereira Quartet

Vitor Pereira (guitar), Chris Williams (alto sax), Alam Nathoo (tenor sax), Mick Coady (bass), Adam Telxeira (drums)

Portuguese guitarist Vitor Pereira came to London in 2004 and has built an excellent reputation as an accomplished player and writer. His band of contemporary talent is an intriguing group with a strong, two saxophone lineup and well-delivered compositions, ranging from catchy, rock-like riffs to mesmerising melodic lines.

University Centre Shrewsbury open day

Prospective students are being given the chance to experience what life would be like studying at University Centre Shrewsbury at a special event.

The University Centre’s open day will take place on Saturday October 20, when current students and staff will throw open the doors of the learning and research base at Guildhall, Frankwell Quay.

Anyone interested in studying courses starting next year is invited to attend.


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