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27th Jun 2017

Shrewsbury Market Hall is throwing open its doors for a Summer Celebration evening on Saturday 1st July when its restaurants, bars and other attractions will open until 10pm.

The event follows the huge success of its Lifestyle Festival and a deluge of requests by members of the public for more events like it.

The market’s cafes and restaurants, ranging from tapas and Thai to Chinese and seafood, will be serving up special menus and themed dishes.

23rd Jun 2017

A new construction industry ground working company has been launched in Shropshire. 

21st Jun 2017

Shropshire recycling and resale organisation Reviive has installed its free-to-play piano on the second floor in The Market Hall Shrewsbury.

20th Jun 2017

Building firm staff who took part in a charity challenge recently have smashed their fund raising target.

The team from Shrewsbury-based Galliers Homes tackled a unique event which saw their physical and mental skills tested.

By competing in the Hope Challenge earlier this month against other construction firms from throughout the UK they hoped to raise £3,000 in sponsorship but have in fact collected £4,355.

15th Jun 2017

A brand new Shrewsbury Gin Trail will prove just the tonic for artisan gin lovers when it debuts for the first time on Saturday June 24th as part of fringe events to the town’s annual Food Festival.

‘The Gincredible Shrewsbury Tour’, being brought to the town by Darren Tomkins, of the new Gindifferent Bar, will take people on a guided tour of venues specialising in craft gins across the town.

12th Jun 2017

Western Power Distribution (WPD), the electricity distributor for the region, is investing £285,000 to improve power supplies throughout Shrewsbury town centre.

The work involves replacing transformers, switchgear and associated cables in one of the town’s main substations – which is situated in the basement of the Market Hall.

9th Jun 2017

Shrewsbury has been voted the happiest place to live in the West Midlands and the 8th happiest in the entire magnificent island that is Great Britain. The wonderful market town on the border with Wales fought off tough competition in a diverse number of categories.

7th Jun 2017

Following on from his ‘Brief Delights’ lecture last year, Dr Bill Hughes keeps to the theme of the short poem as he examines the art and artistry of the sonnet, a form used by poets from the 16th century to the present day.

7th Jun 2017

On Sunday, 2 July, University Centre Shrewsbury’s Professional Workshop Series presents a dance masterclass in collaboration with Layton Williams’ London talent agency, Pros from the Shows.

The three-hour musical theatre dance workshop runs from 10am until 1pm and is aimed at 16 to 24-year-olds. Alongside a technique and repertoire class, participants will have the opportunity to take part in a Q&A with a star of the West End.

6th Jun 2017

A Shropshire business is investing in a major overhaul which will see it becoming one of the largest independent shops of its kind in the country.

Write Here in Shrewsbury’s High Street is set to be transformed into a leading UK pen retailer.

Owner John Hall says that the refurbishment of his premises will attract visitors from far afield.




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