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Shrewsbury BID Quarry Swimming Pool debate
5th Feb 2016

More than 75 local people and businesses gathered last night to hear the views of renowned architects and urban planners on the importance of leisure facilities to sustaining a healthy town centre environment. The meeting at University Centre Shrewsbury, 'Future proofing a healthy Shrewsbury town centre: Why the Quarry Swimming Pool matters', was organised by Shrewsbury BID and Shropshire Society of Architects.

Alice Elliott from the University of Chester
5th Feb 2016

'You are not alone' - that's the message to businesses at a free University Centre Shrewsbury session this month which explores ways to be more efficient, resilient and engaging by developing ideas and strategies in collaboration. Alice Elliott from the University of Chester will present the talk on 'Sustainable Business - The Only Way is Open' at Guildhall, Shrewsbury, from 7pm on Wednesday 24th February.

5th Feb 2016

This February the Armonico Consort, one of the UK's leading choir and period instrument ensembles, will return to Theatre Severn. They will be performing English composers Purcell's tragic opera 'Dido and Aenas' and composer Pergolesi's 'Stabat mater'.

5th Feb 2016

Shrewsbury BID is looking for a Partnership Development Manager to join the team. To find out more about the role, view the job description or contact Kirsten Henly by email to kirsten (at) shrewsburybid.co.uk.

Team Shrewsbury launch alternative giving scheme
4th Feb 2016

Four metal collection boxes are now in place in Shrewsbury town centre - to encourage people to donate money directly to local homelessness charities, rather than giving it to someone begging in the town's streets. Located at Frankwell Footbridge, Pride Hill (outside Tesco Express), The Square (outside The Co-Operative Bank), and Shrewsbury Railway Station (near the car park exit), the blue metal boxes were unveiled today by the Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Miles Kenny.

Avenue Q at Theatre Severn
3rd Feb 2016

A smash hit on Broadway and in the West End, award-winning comedy musical Avenue Q is touring the UK in 2016, bringing a host of fuzzy friends to Theatre Severn this February. Featuring the naughtiest puppets in town, brought hilariously to life by an ensemble cast of 11 performers, Avenue Q is a Tony Award-winning musical about growing up, dreaming big, and finding your purpose in life.

2nd Feb 2016

Would you like to help the Hive programme events and activities for young people? The Hive wants to learn more about what young people would like to see and take part in, and they have set up voluntary Youth Focus Groups to collect feedback.

Lectures at University Centre Shrewsbury
1st Feb 2016

The question of what happened to the bodies after the Battle of Shrewsbury will be explored by a medieval warfare expert at a free lecture hosted by the town's University Centre this month. Dr Philip Morgan will present the talk at Rowley's House in Shrewsbury town centre on Wednesday 27th January. People are invited to hear the lecture and put questions to Dr Morgan from 1pm to 2.15pm.

The Railway Children at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury.
1st Feb 2016

On Wednesday 6th April, Shrewsbury's Theatre Severn will screen The Railway Children (2016), a film of York Theatre Royal's Olivier award-winning production performed in summer 2015 at the National Railway Museum, Yorkshire. The film captures Mike Kenny and Damian Cruden's imaginative stage adaptation of E. Nesbit's cherished novel on its return to its Yorkshire roots, and features the original locomotive from the much-loved original 1970 film.

1st Feb 2016

Lord Hill's Column, opposite Shirehall in Shrewsbury, will once again be open to the public during 2016. Last year over 1,300 people climbed the 172 steps to see the remarkable views from the top and contribute to the preservation of this important monument. Although the column itself has been restored, the statue of Lord Hill at the top needs to be replaced with a replica and public support is essential to help Shropshire Council make successful applications for grants to pay for this.

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