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Shrewsbury Christmas video 2015
2nd Dec 2015

Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID) have launched their latest Christmas production on YouTube today, which showcases the medieval Shropshire town of Shrewsbury full of festive spirit. The video features a seven year old boy called Finn who is out and about with his family in snowy Shrewsbury for the Christmas Lights Switch-on.

Valhalla at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, things to do in Shrewsbury Shropshire
1st Dec 2015

An exciting exhibition that brings together key Viking burial findings, objects that explore everyday life in Britain 1,000 years ago, and the latest archaeological research techniques opens at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery on 8th February 2016. 'Valhalla - Life and Death in Viking Age Britain' is a touring exhibition by The JORVIK Group and York Archaeological Trust.

Visitors to the exhibition will be able to:

1st Dec 2015

Rehearsals have started and tickets are now on sale for Marches Theatre Company's (MTC) forthcoming production of Arabian Nights. The production is being held at the Wightman Theatre in Shrewsbury from 11th December to 3rd January 2016.

Directed by Sian Murray and adapted by Dominic Cooke, Arabian Nights celebrates the power of imagination and storytelling, told through a mixture of song, dance, puppetry and illusion.

1st Dec 2015

Shrewsbury is to become one of Sainsbury's Waste less, Save More Discovery Communities as part of a national bid by the supermarket to drive down food waste. The town was one of only five across the UK to reach the final stages of Sainsbury's Waste Less, Save More campaign to become its zero food waste ambassador and was up against Swadlincote, Hinkley, Newcastle-under-lyme and Loughborough.

1st Dec 2015

A University Centre Shrewsbury Professor is leading the way in the global prevention of heart disease. Professor John Buckley is sharing expertise on an international scale to help to stop heart disease and ensure people with the condition are given comprehensive support to recover.

The academic played an important role this autumn at China's largest annual cardiology conference, the Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology, in Beijing.

Shropshire Council
1st Dec 2015

Shropshire Council has welcomed the early impact of Shrewsbury's new University Centre in the two months since the first undergraduates arrived to begin their studies. University Centre Shrewsbury welcomed its first undergraduates on schedule in September, after nearly two years of planning and preparation to make the University Centre a reality.

30th Nov 2015

From buzzing cafes and veg sellers to jolly butchers and talented craftspeople a new video has been launched celebrating the life of Shrewsbury Market Hall. The video has been shot by young Shrewsbury film-maker Aaron Child who wanted to capture the action, atmosphere and colour of the award-winning market.

It was commissioned by Shropshire Council and Shrewsbury Town Council, who jointly manage the market, as part of special events marking the building's 50th anniversary year.

Shropshire Council
25th Nov 2015

Businesses across Shropshire are being urged to take part in what is the biggest consultation on Shropshire Council services ever launched - and are being encouraged to ask their employees to join in. The Big Conversation survey is the first phase of a five-year conversation the council wants people who live and work in Shropshire to say what council services are most important to them.

25th Nov 2015

Free parking is available in Shrewsbury from 4pm every Wednesday between now and Christmas. Free parking is available in Shropshire Council-owned long-stay car parks:


Frankwell Main car park. St. Julian's Friars car park. Abbey Foregate car park.

Raven Meadows multi-storey will be open until 9.30pm on Wednesdays until Christmas.


University Centre Shrewsbury world record attempt, Guiness Book of Records
25th Nov 2015

The Guinness World Record for the most people performing jump squats in the same place and at the same time has hopefully been smashed with the help of University Centre Shrewsbury students. The Big Squat, which took place at Meole Brace School Science College organised by Village Water, saw 477 pupils, volunteers and representatives join together, on World Toilet Day no less, to attempt to break the current record of 378 people doing jump squats for one minute.




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