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DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival

Celebrating Shrewsbury's community spirit in the name of our most famous son.

Art, music, dance, theatre, lectures and workshops will be taking place across the town!

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Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival

Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival features exhibitions of cartoon art, a cartoon trail around town throughout April, and a day of cartooning activity, Cartoonists Live on 21st April.

Each year the Festival adopts a theme for cartoonists to interpret, the 2018 theme is transport. The result is...

Victorian Christmas Fayre

The Parade Shopping Centre are hosting a ‘Victorian Christmas Fayre’ on the 2 nd /3 rd December - a weekend full of fun for everyone.

There will be a Reindeer funfair ride & Christmas Games / Competition / Face Painting / ‘Of One Accord’ choir / Local Crafted Gifts / Mulled Wine /...

Shrewsbury Festival of Literature

This year Shrewsbury Festival of Literature takes place over the weekend of 24th to 26th November! Once again we plan to show our beautiful town in its best light by holding nearly all of our events within the loop of the Severn in some of the most interesting venues that Shrewsbury has to offer...

Shropshire Oktoberfest

The first Shropshire Oktoberfest is coming to Shrewsbury in 2017 from the team behind Shrewsbury Food Festival, Shropshire Kids Festival, Shrewsbury Winter Festival and Telfood.

There will be over 150 Real Ales served by awesome brewers from across SIBA Wales and West region. Staff that...

Mercedes Benz of Shrewsbury 10K

This is a true town 10K with closed roads and a grand start and finish in the High Street of Shrewsbury. Suitable for all levels of ability with professional chip timing, bespoke medals and technical T-shirts for all competitors. UKA rules and regulations with a AUKCM measured course apply...

Festival of LGBT History

Back in Time 2 - part of Outing the Past, the National Festival of LGBT History

The second year of this highly successful festival plays host to nine popular presentations of LGBT history, uncovering hidden lives and previously untold stories of Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans contributions to life...

Carols in the Square 2017

Carols in the Square returns to Shrewsbury on Wednesday 13th December 2017.

Eric Smith will be compering, with the event broadcast live from 6.05pm on BBC Radio Shropshire. The whole event will be live streamed online and in the Market Hall.

Download the programme.

Shrewsbury Christmas Lights Switch On 2017

Shrewsbury's Christmas Cracker Lights Switch On is on Wednesday 15th November 2017.

The fun starts at 4.30pm in the Square and lasts well into the evening. There will be live music at a variety of town centre venues with Santa’s Sleigh on Pride Hill and Jack the Jester adding to the merriment...

World Championship Coracle Race

The River Severn in Shrewsbury will be filled with the thrills and spills of world championship coracle racing later this year as a major charity event makes a welcome return.

The Macmillan World Championship Coracle Race, sponsored by JT Hughes Hyundai, will take place on the afternoon...


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