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Best foot forward – dancing models bring ‘Fashion in Bloom’ to life outside Shrewsbury Shopping’s Darwin and Pride Hill centres.
14th Jun 2016

Pop-up fashion shows, dancing routines and free styling consultations helped make a two-day floral fashion event a huge hit with Shrewsbury shoppers.

The town’s Darwin and Pride Hill centres hosted ‘Fashion in Bloom’ at the weekend, which combined flowers with fashion for a floral-themed extravaganza featuring models, dancers, family craft activities, style consultations and competitions.

University Centre Shrewsbury year end ball
13th Jun 2016

University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) students and staff celebrated the end of a trailblazing year in 1920s style.

A Great Gatsby End of Year Ball and Awards Ceremony rounded off the pioneering period on Friday 10th June.

Quarry Swimming Pool debate, Shrewsbury.
13th Jun 2016

Interested groups and organisations will be given the opportunity to develop alternative proposals to retain swimming provision at the Quarry site in Shrewsbury – if the site is not recommended as the preferred location for future swimming provision in the town.

13th Jun 2016

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery has launched a nationwide search to identify the people and places featured in a series of Edwardian seaside photographs that go on display later this month as part of a new exhibition.

Named after the well-known song of the same name, ‘Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside’ will be open from 20th June to 28th August 2016 in the Museum’s special exhibition gallery.

10th Jun 2016

A young Shropshire hairdresser has won her way through the national finals of a competition.

Alisha Edmunds (18), who works at the Toni & Guy salon in Castle Street, Shrewsbury, beat off entrants from across central England to gain her place at the grand London final of the ‘Assistant of the Year’ contest.

9th Jun 2016

Music inspired by the landscapes of Europe will feature in a concert by Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, on Sunday 26th June.

Shrewsbury Ale Trail
8th Jun 2016

Tickets for Shrewsbury’s first ever Ale Trail will go on sale from Thursday 9th June.

St Chad's Shrewsbury, churches in Shropshire, historic buildings
8th Jun 2016

Shropshire’s Civic Church – St Chad’s Church in Shrewsbury is to sign the Armed Forces Covenant, making it the first church in the UK to do so.

The formal signing will be at 5pm on Wednesday 8th June 2016.

The Covenant will be signed by a churchwarden from St Chad’s on behalf of the whole congregation and Colonel R L Maybery QGM from 11 Signal and West Midlands Brigade on behalf of the Armed Forces.

Much Ado About Nothing, Shrewsbury
7th Jun 2016

This summer The Lord Chamberlain’s Men are touring their magical production of Much Ado About Nothing – Shakespeare’s sparkling battle-of-the-sexes comedy; a story of trickery, treachery and, ultimately, true love.

Dr Margaret Cousins at University Centre Shrewsbury, Guildhall
7th Jun 2016

‘Why did we develop the ability to make and appreciate music?’ This will be one of the questions a University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) academic will explore during a free lecture this month.

Dr Margaret Cousins will present the lecture on ‘The Singing Ape: the Evolution of the Musical Brain’ on Wednesday 15th June.




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