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VERVE dancer Dorna Ashory for VERVE 2019 tour
27 Mar 2019
VERVE | Mixed Bill - Shrewsbury Friday 26 April, 7:30pm, £10 Adventurous. Athletic. Absorbing. In 2019 VERVE presents an ambitious programme of bold new dance work created by internationally-acclaimed and award-winning choreographers Joan Clevillé (Catalonia), Maxine Doyle (UK) and Ben Wright (UK), alongside a restaging of ‘Shutdown’ by Noa Zuk and Ohad Fishof (Israel). Experience an evening of...
Mad Science holiday club at Adcote School this Easter
27 Mar 2019
Mad science, from chocolate welding to robot wars, will be coming to a Shropshire school this Easter. Adcote School, at Little Ness, near Shrewsbury, has teamed up with international science enrichment provider Mad Science to stage an Easter holiday club with a difference. Akin to Einstein’s science lab meets Harry Potter, youngsters will enjoy the fun side of science, getting to grips with...
26 Mar 2019
A celebration to mark 50 years of one of the UK’s most iconic bands tops the latest tranche of artists to be added to the line-up of Shrewsbury Folk Festival. Jethro Tull’s legendary guitarist Martin Barre will bring his new show with former band members Dee Palmer and Clive Bunker to the event at the West Midland Showground, which runs from August 23 to 26. Other new announcements include an...
19 Mar 2019
Dare-devil displays of airborne motorcycle acrobatics, music, competitive livestock classes and colourful entertainment zones for young visitors are some of the highlights expected to attract thousands of people to this year’s Shropshire County Show. A key event in the Shropshire calendar, the show will offer a jam-packed day of entertainment for all ages at the Greenhous West Mid Showground in...
11 Mar 2019
Shropshire resale and recycling social enterprise Reviive has organised two entry-level workshops for people interested in gaining the painting techniques and skills used to upcycle and restore furniture. Taking place on Sunday 07 April and Sunday 07 July at its Shrewsbury outlet, the one day (11am to 3.30pm) workshops will be run by furniture painting expert Shereena Starmer from Shabby Nook....
talk in Shrewsbury on ancient oak trees
04 Mar 2019
A leading international expert on ancient trees will reveal the secrets and history of the oldest English oaks when he gives a talk in Shrewsbury. Aljos Farjon, the former scientific officer for the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, will give the talk, entitled ‘Ancient Oaks in the English Landscape’, on Tuesday March 12. “The lecture, while featuring several individual oaks, is about a phenomenon...
Explore Discover & Enjoy Shrewsbury with Curious About Shrewsbury
27 Feb 2019
Have fun discovering Shrewsbury with two self-guided, quirky, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy in booklet or instant download format from https://www.curiousabout.co.uk/shrewsbury.html. Are you curious about Shrewsbury? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme...
21 Feb 2019
Shropshire Real Ale Trail is a one day moving Real Ale Festival. Taking you off the beaten track to rural real ale pubs, without worrying who's driving!  Our dedicated bus service arrives every 30 minutes at each pub between 12noon and 10pm. Start and finish anywhere on route! Participating pubs: Bricklayers Arms, Shrewsbury The Bull, Rodington Ugly Duckling, Long Lone The Tiddly, Ellerdine The...
19 Feb 2019
The DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival has been hitting the airwaves in Australia with representatives of the town’s university visiting the country to explore opportunities for ‘greater collaboration’ between Shrewsbury and the city of Darwin. Paul Kirkbright, Deputy Provost of the University Centre Shrewsbury, flew to Australia’s most northern city to foster closer links which could include scholarship...
18 Feb 2019
Five-piece VU, a homage to Lou Reed’s legendary band The Velvet Underground will be performing at Albert’s Shed, Shrewsbury on Sunday 3rd March, to celebrate what would have been his 77th birthday. VU’s set will include classics such as All Tomorrow’s Parties, Femme Fatale, I’m Waiting For The Man, Rock ‘n Roll, Sweet Jane and Venus In Furs; and one Reed solo number Satellite of Love; among many...
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