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Shropshire Council, Shrewsbury
31st Mar 2016

On Saturday 9th April 2016 up to 60 Honda Goldwing motorcycles will be parading around Shrewsbury to raise money for the Shropshire Autism Hub.

The bikes will hold a static display in The Quarry from 12 midday until 4pm. Then at 8pm they will parade around Shrewsbury, returning to The Quarry for a static light show.

Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
30th Mar 2016

The record-breaking 60th anniversary tour continues and will be at Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn from Monday 9th to Saturday 14th May.

Lord Hill's Column, Shrewsbury
29th Mar 2016

Shoppers and visitors to Shrewsbury are in for a rare treat during the morning of Saturday 9th April when around 100 members of the armed forces will march through the town in full uniform to welcome Rev’d Richard Hayes and Nigel Hill to Shrewsbury, after they complete a 75 mile sponsored walk from Lord Uxbridge’s column in Anglesey to Lord Hill’s column in Shrewsbury.

Wace Morgan, Shrewsbury, Barb Somers
26th Mar 2016

Legal assistant Barb Somers, who was one of the hundreds of keen runners who took to the streets of Shrewsbury recently for the town’s first 10k race, is now aiming for European qualification as an amateur athlete.

British Settler Emigration in Print, 1832-1877
24th Mar 2016

A University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) lecturer has published the first ever book-length study of its kind on emigration and literature.

Dr Jude Piesse will be launching the book British Settler Emigration in Print, 1832-1877 at a free event at Rowley’s House in Shrewsbury on 2nd April.

Shropshire Council, Shrewsbury
23rd Mar 2016

Hidden by ivy and off the beaten track, the last remaining defended gateway in Shrewsbury’s town walls has now been revealed and repaired thanks to funding from Historic England and architectural and archaeological advice from Shropshire Council.

Arabian Nights at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
22nd Mar 2016

An acclaimed company, Shifting Sands Theatre is re-telling the Arabian Nights tales with a comic twist at Theatre Severn on Thursday 5th May at 8pm.

Gerry Flanagan, the Artistic Director of Shifting Sands Theatre, is one of England’s most sought after Clown practitioners. He’s promising to excite and enthrall audiences with this latest production Arabian Nights...and Days!

Shrewsbury Mayor charity concerts
21st Mar 2016

Two special concerts featuring leading musicians from throughout Europe are being planned in Shropshire next month.

The events will be held in Shrewsbury Abbey on Saturday 23rd April and Sunday 24th and are the highlights of the Mayor of Shrewsbury’s charity concert weekend which aims to raise money for three local good causes.

Lottie Clark of the Belle Vue Arts Festival, John Hall of Write Here and customer Lynsey Shale. Events in Shrewsbury
18th Mar 2016

Organisers of a popular Shrewsbury writing competition are over the moon about sponsorship from a town business.

Specialist pen shop Write Here, in Shrewsbury High Street, has agreed to provide prizes for the 2016 Belle Vue Arts Festival writing competition, which this year takes the theme of  ‘Space’.

John Hall, owner of the shop, said that he was always looking for ways to encourage people to take up creative writing.

Kirsten Henly, Shrewsbury BID Executive Director, Mike Dalton, stop. Cafe Bar and Helen Morewood, Veolia
18th Mar 2016

Shrewsbury BID is launching a cost effective and environmentally friendly waste and recycling scheme to help businesses in the town save money and receive better service.




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