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Shrewsbury Library in Shropshire
18th Mar 2016

Shrewsbury Library recently won a competition run in conjunction with The Reading Agency who work with libraries, publishers, and other partners. The library’s display, to showcase the Charlie Parker series of books written by John Connolly, was judged a winner. 

Jo Caulfield comes to Henry Tudor House, Shrewsbury
18th Mar 2016

One of the ‘finest female comedians at work’ arrives in Shrewsbury at the end of the month for an exclusive performance at Henry Tudor House.

Jo Caulfield, who is well known for her numerous TV appearances, is the star of the venue’s comedy club evening on 30th March.

Graham Jenkins, owner of Henry Tudor House, which is situated just off Wyle Cop, said that it was expected to be a great evening.

Students with Visiting Lecturer Chris Hampshire during the visit to University Centre Shrewsbury, Shropshire
18th Mar 2016

University Centre Shrewsbury Banking and Finance students went behind the scenes at one of the largest credit card providers in the UK to find out more about the running of a successful financial institution.

Visiting Lecturer Chris Hampshire from the University of Chester took five students from the BSc Banking and Finance course to spend a day at MBNA’s office in Chester.

Helen Knight,fundraising manager, Macmillan Cancer Support, Jenny Ebrey, Shropshire Drama Company, Sharon Huxley, owner Drapers Hall and Adam Beresford-Browne, Shropshire Drama Company.
18th Mar 2016

To commemorate 400 years since the passing of arguably the greatest play wright of all time, a Shrewsbury restaurant is hosting an evening of special food, drink and entertainment in honour of William Shakespeare.

Bill Hughes, University Centre Shrewsbury, things to do in Shropshire, events
17th Mar 2016

The intensity and power of a selection of memorable short poems will be explored at a free lecture at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) this month.

With a dozen examples, Bill Hughes will reflect on ‘Brief Delights: the Art and Craft of the Miniature Poem’ on Wednesday 23rd March at Guildhall, UCS’s learning and research base, from 7pm to 8.30pm.

Darwin's Garden, Shrewsbury
15th Mar 2016

A rare opportunity to discover and draw inspiration from Charles Darwin’s childhood garden is being offered by University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) and Shropshire Wildlife Trust.

People are invited to take part in a unique study day in Shrewsbury on Tuesday 22nd March, focused on the childhood garden of the English naturalist whose theory of natural selection became the foundation of modern evolutionary studies.

Valhalla at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery
15th Mar 2016

Children visiting the ‘Valhalla – Life and Death in Viking Britain’ exhibition at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery this Easter can get involved with a series of ‘hands on’ exhibits and activities exploring the gods, myths and sagas that make this such a colourful period of history.

The Wizard of Oz at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
14th Mar 2016

This Easter, click your heels, clap your hands and enjoy an eggciting journey Over the Rainbow as we’re off to see…The Wizard of Oz at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury with Sooty and friends!

Shone Productions Ltd presents its eggstra special Easter pantomime, The Wizard of Oz, at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury on Thursday 7th April.

Shrewsbury Town Council
11th Mar 2016

The Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Miles Kenny, will be raising the Commonwealth Flag at the Guildhall at on Monday 14th March in celebration of Commonwealth Day 2016.

Members of the public are welcome to attend and are asked to gather at the flagpole to the front of the building where the flag will be raised at 8am.

Shrewsbury Town Council
10th Mar 2016

There’s still a few weeks remaining to get your nominations in for the annual Mayor’s Awards.

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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