Fundraising event hits the right note…

A choral concert held recently in St Mary’s Church in Shrewsbury raised over £2,000 for the charitable appeals of Shropshire Rural Community Council.
The event, which was hosted by the RCC and sponsored by Barclays Bank and local marketing company Hunter Bevan, featured a wide variety of songs from Shrewsbury Male Voice Choir, The Clee Singers and Shawbury Military Wives.

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Shropshire Handyperson Service commended at National Awards

Mears Shropshire Home Services has been commended in the ‘Excellence in Delivering a Handyperson Service’ category at the Home Improvement Agency Awards hosted at the House of Lords this week.

The annual awards which are organised by Foundations – the national body for Home Improvement Agencies - recognise excellence across a range of services, and Mears Shropshire Handyperson Service are thrilled to win this award which recognises the innovative work they have done around providing practical support, assistance and advice to householders.

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Big boost for Kiss me, Kate

A Shropshire staging of one of the Broadway’s best-loved musicals has received a big boost.

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Short Croquet

The weekend of April 20/21 saw the first event on Shrewsbury croquet club's calendar, the annual Short Croquet tournament. On Saturday the high handicapped players were in action and Isobel Ellerslie took the winner's trophy.

The above line-up is of Sunday's more advanced croqueteers, with John Jennings holding the Ludlow Mallet, awarded to the day's winner, while Edward Knapton came second in a tight contest. Manager Tony Hudson is on the right. In one month's time the 14 point weekend will be held.

Prospective members should phone 01939 233 196.
 

Shrewsbury Students get "reel" chance to shine

 

Students from Shrewsbury College of Art and Technology had a ‘reel’ chance to shine and enjoy the glitz and glamour of a red carpet screening for a new movie that they helped to create.

The students were involved as cast and crew in a new film from The Co-operative British Youth Film Academy, “Friends of Money”, which received a special cast and crew screening at The Printworks, Manchester, on Friday, 26 April.

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Dr. Frankenstein visits The Walker Theatre

Dr. Frankenstein’s Travelling Freak Show
The Walker Theatre
2 May 2013

In a full on, high energy, Artaudian, Brechtian piece of theatre; Tin Shed Theatre Company re-told the classical tale of Shelley’s Frankenstein.

“What do you see when you stare into the eyes of a monster?” the narrative asks, and goes on to answer the question in a surreal, mystical and often hilarious romp through the darker side of Victorian entertainment.

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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Shrewsbury hire company doubles Jolly camper van fleet

A Shrewsbury vehicle hire firm has doubled its fleet of Volkswagen California camper vans after being inundated with bookings from people trying to enjoy their holidays closer to home.

Jolly Good Van Hire, based in Bayston Hill, is expecting demand to continue to soar as people shun trips abroad because of job uncertainty and the difficult economic climate.

And business is already good at the firm with bookings from people wanting a “fun, flexible break on the open road in a camper van classic”.

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Speeding business driver back on track

A businessman who believed speeding fines were “inevitable” because he drives more than 40,000 miles a year has praised the Worcester course which put him “back on track” to safer driving.

Area sales manager Jason Clarke (42), who has never had a clean licence since he started driving, said the TTC Group speed awareness course he attended in the city had changed his driving behaviour forever.

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Mums-to-be in Shropshire

Pregnancy is an exciting time but for many women it also comes with an aching back, stiff shoulders and sore hips.

Now a Shropshire-based therapeutic aromatherapy and massage practice is offering mums-to-be a chance to relax and take some of the pressure off their tired feet.

Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival marks the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation: Saturday 4th May – Sunday 12th May 2013

The annual Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival is a nine-day long programme of free guided walks in and around the glorious Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site from 4th – 12th May. Now in its eighth year, the Festival will mark the 60th anniversary of The Queen’s coronation with a new circular walk around the Ironbridge Gorge Museums showing some of the locations of Royal visits since 1900, including a plaque unveiled by Her Majesty in 1967.

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