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22 Mar 2022
This year the Shrewsbury LGBT+ History Festival is taking place from the 1st to the 3rd of April at venues across Shrewsbury, including Shropshire Wildlife Trust and The Hive. Last year the festival production had to be tailored to adhere with COVID-19 restrictions, meaning it was held virtually. However, organisers are now delighted to be welcoming the festival back into the heart of Shrewsbury...
Shrewsbury's medieval cellar
15 Aug 2019
If you’re wondering why the pavement is fenced off at the top of St John’s Hill, here’s the reason…. There’s a cellar underneath it with a fascinating local historic value! The cellar origins In the 14th century the Town Wall had an inner lane running along side it towards the top of St John’s Hill; it was appropriately called Wall Lane. The cellar is constructed, I assume, using the remains of...
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09 Nov 2018
Take a step back in time and a giant stride into the future to learn more about Shrewsbury’s Quarry on Sunday 18 November 2018 as part of a UK-wide festival of humanities. Co-organised by Dr Liz Oakley-Brown (Senior Lecturer in English Literature) and Dr Anna Mackenzie (Deputy Head of Events) of Lancaster University, with independent Shrewsbury researcher Advolly Richmond and artist Jamila Walker...
Members of the Royal Observer Corps
04 Jun 2018
From origins in warning of invaders by sea at the time of the Spanish Armada, to potential nuclear attack during the Cold War, the history of the Royal Air Force’s Royal Observer Corps will be the subject of a free University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) lecture this month. Mike Bradbury will present the talk on ‘The Eyes and Ears of the Royal Air Force’ at Guildhall, UCS’s learning and research base...
Napoleon Bonaparte
03 May 2018
Art and history enthusiasts are invited to University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) to find out how “all is not as it appears” in France’s past when it is portrayed through images. Professor Claire Griffiths will present a free talk at Guildhall, UCS’s learning and research base, from 1pm on Wednesday May 16, exploring ‘Revolutions in Art: Reality and Subterfuge in Painting French History’. Claire is...
06 Feb 2018
Having had two fantastic weekend festivals in 2016/2017, this one is a bit different. Instead of one weekend packed full of LGBT Heritage, we thought a whole month would be better! And - instead of doing most of the organising ourselves, this year we invited others to put their LGBT History events into one programme...and what a wonderful programme it is. There are events in Shrewsbury, Oswestry...
19 Aug 2016
Volunteers aiming to develop a derelict Shropshire wharf with links to Thomas Telford into a vibrant visitor and heritage centre will host an annual open day at the historic site next month. The Shrewsbury and Newport Canals Trust will open the doors to Wappenshall Wharf near Apley in Telford between 10am and 3pm on September 3. The trust is currently aiming to raise £350,000 to unlock more than...
23 May 2015
An historic Shrewsbury church, which boasts Medieval wall paintings and contemporary secco and fresco paintings by one of Europe’s leading liturgical artists, is opening its doors to visitors on Sunday May 24. The 13th century Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Fathers, which stands in a field off Oteley Road, Sutton, will be hosting a spring fete, Greek barbecue and guided talks around the church...
Hive Shrewsbury - youth arts charity in Shropshire
23 Jul 2013
Staff at Shropshire youth arts charity the Hive are looking to fill in some gaps in the history of their unique town centre base on Belmont - and the appeal has been launched to the general public, whom it is hoped may have personal insights or old photographs to hand of the building throughout the decades. Whilst in 2013 the Hive is a thriving space for young people and the wider community with...
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