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Shropshire Kids Festival, things to do in Shropshire Shrewsbury
29th Jan 2016

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.

29th Jan 2016

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. The Shrewsbury Club, which has developed strong links with the Lawn Tennis Association, has successfully arranged for the towering trophy, one of the most famous in the sporting world, to visit the town during the Aegon GB Pro-series men's event, which takes place at the club between 13th and 20th February.

Dreaming in Code at Theatre Severn Shrewsbury
29th Jan 2016

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.

Valhalla at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, things to do in Shrewsbury Shropshire
28th Jan 2016

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. 'Valhalla - Life and Death in Viking Britain' is a touring exhibition by The JORVIK Group and York Archaeological Trust.

Shropshire Council
28th Jan 2016

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.

28th Jan 2016

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.

28th Jan 2016

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.

27th Jan 2016

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. 100,000 copies have been published and will be available from shops, restaurants, accommodation providers, attractions and VIC's throughout Shrewsbury and Shropshire.

Ernie Halter at Henry Tudor House, Shrewsbury
22nd Jan 2016

A Shrewsbury music venue has a special Valentine's Day gig lined up for next month. Henry Tudor House, situated off Wyle Cop, is looking forward to welcoming two talented singer songwriters from the US on 14th February.

Ernie Halter and his friend Tony Lucca are performing only three concerts in the UK and two in America this spring and have chosen Shrewsbury due to a special connection with the town.

22nd Jan 2016

Nominations are being sought to celebrate those unsung heroes who have made an outstanding contribution to the town of Shrewsbury. The Mayor, Councillor Miles Kenny, is asking businesses, organisations and residents to make submissions for Shrewsbury's annual civic awards, designed to highlight those who have gone above and beyond for the benefit of the town.

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