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10 Dec 2018
Ten-time Grand Slam champion Jordanne Whiley enjoyed a successful playing return at the Tennis Foundation’s National Wheelchair Tennis Championships at The Shrewsbury Club. Whiley, the 2015 US Open singles champion, was crowned winner of the open women’s singles event as she impressed in her first tournament since giving birth to her first child earlier this year. The National Championships were...
Shrewsbury Market Hall traders celebrate reaching national award finals
06 Dec 2018
Traders at Shrewsbury Market Hall are celebrating after making the shortlist for a top national award for the second year in a row. The market, which was crowned ‘Britain’s Favourite Market 2018’, last January has made it to the final top 10 of British markets for the 2019 title after tens of thousands of public votes were cast nationwide. Shrewsbury will now go through to the next round of...
05 Dec 2018
In 2018, Shropshire based artist Ed Catley travelled to the Netherlands three times to develop a process that enabled him to rework his large scale woodcuts and mini-prints. ‘I was aware of William Blake’s relief etchings – a method of etching in which the parts of the design that take the ink are raised above the surface of the plate rather than incised into it. You just need to apply the image...
05 Dec 2018
The highest quality national house builder has kindly donated resources to advance the learning of Bricklaying apprentices and students at Shrewsbury Colleges Group. David Wilson Homes has recently started working with Shrewsbury Colleges Group investing in six apprentices, five Bricklayers and one Carpenter. SCG offers a wide variety of construction Apprenticeships for school leavers and people...
03 Dec 2018
A specialist academy school in Shrewsbury has unveiled a contemporary new look to its main entrance. Severndale Specialist Academy, which provides education for children and young people aged two to 19, has revamped the main gateway to its Monkmoor campus in Woodcote Way to ensure it is accessible to everyone who uses the building. The work, carried out by Shropshire building contractors Pave...
03 Dec 2018
A memorial to commemorate Territorial Army soldiers from Shrewsbury who gave their lives in World War One has been unveiled by staff and residents at a care home. The wooden cross and plaque, which will serve as a permanent reminder of the TA soldiers who died fighting in the Great War, was revealed at Montgomery House – the former site of the town’s TA Centre – on November 30 during a special...
30 Nov 2018
Mother Goose Theatre Severn 28th November 2018-6th January 2019 (For Matinees check brochure) Take an oversized goose, a man in a frock, a narcissistic baddy, a flying fairy, a bevy of villagers and some hilarious one-liners, put them all together and you’re half way to creating the perfect pantomime. To complete the other half bring in Brad Fitt, Eric Smith, Victoria Mc.Cabe, Lisa Davina Phillip...
30 Nov 2018
Shrewsbury Colleges Group has held its second Apprenticeship Awards to celebrate the achievements of both apprentices training across a range of sectors and their employers who support their apprentices to ensure their success. At a three course gala dinner and ceremony held at the College’s training restaurant Origins on Thursday night, nine awards were handed out to apprentices, including the...
30 Nov 2018
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. Cheer and boo as Jack and Simple Simon try to stop the nasty Squire Meanie-Pants from evicting them from their home.  To make matters...
Mike Hale, proprietor of Wrekin Whiskies on Wyle Cop
29 Nov 2018
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...
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