Art students paint poetry pew

Shrewsbury Colleges Group and Shropshire Libraries have joined forces to commemorate the life and work of Shropshire-born poet and soldier Wilfred Owen.

New charity shop to open in Shrewsbury's Mardol

A new charity shop supporting Crane Quality Counselling is to open in Mardol in the heart of Shrewsbury town centre.

Crane Quality Counselling have taken on 51-52 Mardol, a substantial three-storey, timber-framed Grade II Listed retail building. Extending to approximately 3,866 sq ft, the premises offer versatile accommodation throughout with a large glazed frontage and recessed entrance.

Pentabus Young Writers Programme

Are you aged 16-25? Are you interested in telling or writing stories? Do you write plays, theatre projects or films? Do you write lyrics, librettos or songs? Do you know anyone who does?

At Pentabus we're starting the 6th year of our Young Writers’ Programme. Through a series of FREE workshops we’ll teach you the principles of great playwriting, and how production elements like acting, writing and design can make a story come to life onstage. 

Night of Lights is a Towering Success at RAF Museum Cosford

A spectacular light show set to music took place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford to celebrate Morris Site Machinery as the UK’s number one manufacturer of lighting towers in dramatic style last week.

As Storm Ali threatened to put a stop to the event by blowing a local electricity pylon down, another of the reliable brands supplied by Morris Site Machinery was on hand to help. The Denyo Eventa20 ensured that not even inclement weather could stop the event and was ready to silently power the dramatic lighting and music display.

Half term trampoline challenges to raise funds for Harry Johnson Trust

A week-long series of challenges has been unveiled as part of a Shrewsbury trampoline park’s support for The Harry Johnson Trust.

The event will be the first since Jump In bosses announced they would be raising money for the charity, which supports local children affected by cancer.

The charity was founded when seven-year-old Harry tragically passed away following a battle with double hit non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and Jump In staff are hoping to kick-start their 12-month fundraising effort from October 26th when the majority of schools break up for half-term.

Free dance resource unveiled for teachers

A new teaching resource to help educators explore themes of diversity and inclusion through dance has been unveiled by Shrewsbury Folk Festival.

The 21-minute step-by-step guide on how to structure and deliver a workshop for primary school children has been published on the festival’s website for teachers to watch.

The film, produced by Wem based Media Active, is one of the final outcomes of the festival’s Room for All initiative, which aimed to promote cultural diversity and introduce a new audience to different music and dance traditions.

Wacky dad of 4 cycles his BATH TUB from John O'groats to Land's End in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

Have you ever been told to take a bath?? Well 54 year old father of 4, from Warwick, Stuart Kettell (aka @themadfool) may have taken that a bit literally as he attemts to take his bath over 1000 miles from John O'groats to Land's End!

On Sunday 16th September,  Stuart set off on his gruelling challenge to cycle his bath tub - bike along the famous JOG LE run.

celebrate your favourite record with Acoustic Boutique

A Shropshire shop is offering to help customers celebrate their favourite piece of music with a new product.
Acoustic Boutique, the television, audio, furniture and home accessories retailer based in Shrewsbury’s High Street, is now stocking bespoke music-themed artwork from Snap Galleries.
Roger Boyle of Acoustic Boutique explains: “The gallery has a service called ‘Temple of Wax’ in which the world of vinyl is your oyster.

Landlords to open “Shroptoberfest” with a pub-tour of their own

Following the successful launch of the Pub and Bar Voyage map earlier this year, Shrewsbury BID has relaunched a new, German-themed version in homage to the upcoming Oktoberfest, suitably named ‘Shroptoberfest’.

Shropshire and Powys school voucher scheme launched at trampoline park

Bosses at a Shropshire trampoline park today launched a voucher scheme to give children the chance to win a free school trip. Jump In Shrewsbury has launched its school scheme which will see bouncers collect a voucher to be handed in at their school or nursery.


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