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Report published into Shrewsbury swimming pool consultation

A report which analyses Shropshire Council’s recent consultation into future swimming provision in Shrewsbury has been published today on the council website. Read the report here.

Artists’ workshop to be held in town

An artists’ workshop, led by a specialist in fine art products, is to be held in Shropshire this spring.

Write Here, a pen and artists’ material shop in Shrewsbury’s High Street, is organising the event on 30th April when participants will be encouraged to explore the maximum use of colour.

Beacon will mark Queen’s 90th birthday

Shrewsbury will light a beacon in the town’s Square in celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday next week.

Members of the public are invited to gather in front of the Old Market Hall on Thursday 21st April, from 7.30pm, where the beacon will be lit as part of a national trail of more than 1,000 flames nationwide.

Shakespeare's link to Shrewsbury and Shropshire

Shakespeare in Shrewsbury

Not many people know that Shakespeare's Henry IV bloody climax is set at the Battle of Shrewsbury. But what other links does the Bard have to Shrewsbury and Shropshire?

First sponsor steps up to support Shrewsbury’s The Big Arts Show

Organisers have secured Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors as the first sponsor to support this year’s The Big Arts Show in Shrewsbury.