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Shropshire Kids Festival – Tickets On Sale Now

Tickets have gone on sale for a festival the likes of which Shrewsbury has never seen before. Shropshire Kids Festival will take place in the quarry on 23rd and 24th of April and it promises to be the biggest, most creative, fun filled weekend for kids of all ages.

Davis Cup heading to Shrewsbury for top tennis tournament

Millions watched Andy Murray inspire Great Britain to Davis Cup glory in November - and now the iconic tennis trophy so memorably won in Belgium is heading to Shrewsbury next month.

Innovative Modern Dance Company looks to local youngsters for help...

Since it's opening Theatre Severn has been a champion of a wide variety of dance styles, from Classical Ballet to exciting modern works. This February one local dance group will get the chance to open for innovative, all male, dance troupe '2Faced Dance' when they perform in Shrewsbury.

The Vikings are coming to Shrewsbury… and they're nearly here!

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 next month.

People of Shrewsbury to walk and run themselves proud for Sport Relief

The Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile is back - and it's coming to Shrewsbury. The town is set to host its fourth Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile on Sunday 20th March, and needs local people to come together and make themselves proud. The colourful, cheerful and eager milers will be doing their bit to make a difference to people living across the UK and the world's poorest communities.

Shrewsbury celebrates purple flag status

Shrewsbury is celebrating after achieving prestigious Purple Flag status for its evening and night-time economy. Purple Flag is a town and city centre award - similar to the Blue Flag for beaches - which aims to raise the standard and broaden the appeal of town and city centres after 6pm. Since 2007, the programme has awarded Purple Flag status to 65 towns and cities in the UK and Ireland.

Saba Douglas-Hamilton: a life with elephants comes to Theatre Severn

Renowned elephant conservationist and wildlife television presenter, Saba Douglas-Hamilton, will undertake a 15 date tour during April and May 2016. Known to millions of television viewers for This Wild Life and Big Cat Diaries, Saba will entertain audiences with exciting animal stories and intimate behind the scenes tales of life in Kenya with her young family.

Shrewsbury BID unveils new town map

Shrewsbury BID has created a new-look street map which is being launched this week by Shrewsbury Tourism Association, in its 2016 town map and visitor guide. The detailed street map was commissioned by Shrewsbury BID to help visitors explore the town centre and its varied attractions and areas of interest.