Teenagers inspire the next generation

Twelve Shropshire teenagers will be opening a pop-up shop this week as part of a community project in association with the British Red Cross.

The group is taking part in the Summer of a Lifetime programme, part of National Citizen Service (NCS), a flagship government initiative which aims to promote a more cohesive, responsible and engaged society.  The scheme brings young people from different backgrounds together to learn new skills, take on fresh challenges, make new friends and make a difference in their communities through developing and delivering a social action project.

Shropshire Handmade and Vintage Fair

Saturday 10th March 2012, Memorial Hall. Bayston Hill, Shrewsbury

Come along and enjoy a morning of affordable vintage accessories and handmade homewares. If you fancy having a stall, we still have a few available. Please message us for details and an application form.

Tables for this first event will be at a discounted price of £10 and a raffle prize...proceeds from the raffle to go to The Blossom Rose Fund to help raise much needed funding for little Blossom from Bayston Hill who suffered a stroke at the age of three.

Pine Leaf Boys at Shrewsbury Coffeehouse Videos

Videos of last weeks gig by the Pine Leaf Boys at the Shrewsbury Coffeehouse, taken by Richard Hammerton.

Read more about the Pine Leaf Boys.

Creative Shropshire Event - Photography

Creative Shropshire are bringing back our popular networking events. We aim to hold quarterly events each with its own theme. The first will have a focus on photography. Whether you are a photographer yourself or you use photography within your business this is a great opportunity to network with others within the industry.

All Shropshire creatives are welcome to this event but please note that Creative Shropshire is a network for creative business people.

All About The Margaret Junior School

Margaret Junior School was started in the Spring of 2004 by Kasujja Sarah, a retired Deputy Head-teacher. It was as the result of her son, Mutebi Daniel (Danny), receiving sponsorship to read law at Kampala International University, from Margaret West of Shrewsbury. Margaret was in Uganda in 2003 visiting Roger and Wendy Ford, friends of hers who were doing Voluntary Service Overseas. Danny, who is physically disabled, was studying at Masaka Vocational Rehabilitation Centre, where Wendy was teaching.

Tickets flying for Ugly Duckling

Young theatre-goers from across the county have been snapping up the opportunity to see The Ugly Duckling when the show glides into Shrewsbury later this week. The Hive Music and Media Centre will be hosting a performance of the popular children’s classic on Thursday August 23rd at 2pm.

Spoken Word at Market Hall

Shrewsbury Market Hall will play host to a one-off poetry event next week.

Fans of the spoken word can enjoy an afternoon of verse at the Bird’s Nest Cafe on August 25 from 12pm until 3pm.

The event will feature two award winning poets, Troubadour 2009 winner, Barry Tench, from Shrewsbury and former poet laureate for Birmingham, Roy McFarlane, as well as more local talent.

Shropshire ball to raise funds for Hope House

Dozens of people from across Shropshire are set to come together for the annual Press Ball to raise funds for the Hope House Hospices.

The event, which is organised by the county branch of the National Union of Journalists, will be held at The Wroxeter Hall Hotel on September 15th under the theme ‘Wear a Heart’.

This year’s theme has been chosen as funds raised will be split between the Lewis Prior Foundation, which raises money for Hope House, and the NUJ Extra charity, the registered charity of the NUJ.

Trust Staff Share Their London 2012 Olympic Memories

Staff at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust who were lucky enough to be involved in the London 2012 Olympics have described it as the “most wonderful” time of their lives.

Several members of staff had the experience of a lifetime as they worked at the Games, which ended on Sunday, in a variety of roles in London, including judging and volunteering, both in the Olympic Park and at other venues.

Some were lucky enough to experience history being made as Team GB had its most successful Games since 1908.

Charity Director’s Cycling Challenge

Andrew Jowett, the Director of Shrewsbury based charity, Build It International, is currently cycling 550 miles through Great Britain and Ireland to raise money for the charity. 

Andrew set off on Sunday the 12th of August with his son Lewis (16) and 3 others and is aiming to complete the challenge in less than 50 hours cycling time. The route started in Shrewsbury and will see the team travel through Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and down the west coast of England.


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