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DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival

CELEBRATING SHREWSBURY AS THE ORIGIN OF INDEPENDENT THINKING

This February, we will celebrate our intrinsic links to Darwin with a festival like never before – a full-on DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival of discovery.

From free guided tours to brainteasing lectures and dance performances – join in the host of interactive events being staged in and around the town.

The DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival is organised with the help of Croud Digital Marketing, Friends of the Museum, Jon King, Morris and Company, Royal Society of Biology, Severn Rivers Trust, Shrewsbury BID, Shrewsbury Heritage, Shrewsbury Unitarian Trust, Shrewsbury Town Council, Shropshire Council, Shropshire Wildlife Trust.

Please note that if you have seen the fun facts on the DarwIN Shrewsbury beer mats around the town, the fake news one is that Darwin didn't receive a river as a gift for his birthday, but rather a mountain.

All Festival Events

From free guided tours to brainteasing lectures and dance performances – join in the host of interactive events being staged in and around the town.

This two and a half week programme is the first of its kind and cements Shrewsbury’s rightful position as not only the birthplace of Charles Darwin but the inspiration behind his independent thinking which went on to the change the story of evolution around the world.

Interactive Cafe Concert

Friday, 23rd February 2018 -
5:30pm
Stop. Cafe Bar,
Music Hall The Square
SY1 1LH Shrewsbury

A Natural Selection

Tuesday, 30th January to Friday, 9th March 2018
The Gateway,
Chester Street
SY1 1NB Shrewsbury

Wild Cop

Friday, 9th to Thursday, 22nd February 2018
26 Wyle Cop
SY1 1XD

Free Guided tours of Darwin’s childhood in Shrewsbury

Friday, 9th to Sunday, 18th February 2018 -
2:00pm - 3:30pm
St Chad's Terrace
SY1 1JX

/R/Evolution @ Work - Virtual Reality and Digital Innovation Demonstration

Thursday, 15th February 2018 -
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Unit 32
Raven Meadows
SY1 1DN

Opening of Centre for Research in Environmental Science and Technology

Thursday, 15th February 2018 -
6:00pm - 8:00pm
University Centre Shrewsbury
Guildhall, Frankwell Quay
SY3 8HQ

The Royal Society of Biology: Charles Darwin: the man, the myth, the legend....

Saturday, 17th February 2018 -
3:00pm - 4:20pm
Shropshire Wildlife Trust
193 Abbey Foregate
SY2 6AH

'Unlocking the Severn' talk by The Severn Rivers Trust

Monday, 19th February 2018 -
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery,
The Square
SY1 1HL Shrewsbury

Wild About Dinosaurs

Wednesday, 21st February 2018
Shropshire Wildlife Trust
193 Abbey Foregate
SY2 6AH

Avian Populations and Climate Change Lecture

Saturday, 24th February 2018 -
2:00pm
Shrewsbury Unitarian Church
37-38 High Street
SY1 1LR

#iamshropshire – Evolving panoramic perspectives on Darwin’s Shrewsbury

Thursday, 8th to Sunday, 25th February 2018
Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery,
The Square
SY1 1HL Shrewsbury

Brick History: LEGO

Friday, 9th February to Sunday, 15th April 2018
Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery,
The Square
SY1 1HL Shrewsbury

Darwin Cruise

Saturday, 24th February 2018 -
12:00am
Sabrina Boat,
Victoria Quay Victoria Ave
SY3 8LH Shrewsbury

Darwin Guided Walk from the Visitor Information Centre

Saturday, 10th February 2018 -
11:00am - 12:30pm

Darwin memorial lecture “I, the Geologist”: Charles Darwin’s first career

Sunday, 11th February 2018 -
2:30pm
Theatre Severn,
Frankwell Quay
SY3 8FT Shrewsbury

DarwIN Park Run

Saturday, 10th February 2018 -
9:00am
The Quarry Park,
The Quarry Park
SY1 1JL Shrewsbury

Evolution of Dance

Friday, 9th February 2018 -
6:00pm
The Hive,
5 Belmont
SY1 1TE Shrewsbury

The Evolution of Education Conference

Tuesday, 13th February 2018 -
9:30am - 4:00pm
University Centre Shrewsbury,
Guildhall Frankwell Quay
SY3 8HQ Shrewsbury

The Evolution of Place Branding: A Darwinian Perspective

Monday, 12th February 2018 -
7:00pm - 8:30pm
University Centre Shrewsbury
Guildhall, Frankwell Quay
SY3 8HQ

Shropshire Young Thinkers’ Competition

Thursday, 8th February 2018 -
6:30pm
University Centre Shrewsbury,
Guildhall Frankwell Quay
SY3 8HQ Shrewsbury