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15th Aug 2016

Meet the first Time Lord, as Nunkie Theatre Company revive their critically acclaimed one-man show based on H G Wells’s classic science-fiction novella The Time Machine at Theatre Severn, in celebration of the author’s 150th birthday.

15th Aug 2016

It is with regret that Shrewsbury Town Council has had to take the decision not to proceed with finalising the booking for the Shrewsbury Fields Forever Festival, scheduled to take place in the Quarry next month.

This is following the previous deferment of the event on the request of the festival organiser.

The rescheduled event was due to take place over the weekend of 16th to 18th September.

15th Aug 2016

Shropshire’s unique military heritage will be in the spotlight when a range of historians and archaeologists join forces for a free event at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS).

People are invited to the Fortress Salopia Symposium at Guildhall, UCS’s learning and research base, on Saturday 15th October, 2016.

15th Aug 2016

University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) has won the top accolade for its garden at this year’s prestigious town Flower Show.

The institution was awarded the Mike Hough Memorial Trophy for the Best External Garden this week at Shrewsbury Flower Show, as well as a large gold medal, after creating the plot entitled ‘Home Grown’.

12th Aug 2016

Work to replace the majority of CCTV cameras across Shrewsbury will commence next week.

The upgrade follows a review of CCTV in Shrewsbury by Shropshire Council, where it was agreed to both upgrade most of the CCTV cameras and refurbish the CCTV Monitoring Centre.

12th Aug 2016

All or Nothing, the new musical which has been a sell-out sensation in London, will play three performances only in Shrewsbury from Monday 19th to Wednesday 21st September at Theatre Severn.  Confirmed casting includes Carol Harrison as ‘Kay Marriott’, Chris Simmons as ‘Steve Marriott’, Tim Edwards as ‘Young Steve’, Joshua Dowen as ‘Mac’, Drew-Levi Huntsman as ‘Kenney’ and Joseph Peters as ‘Jimmy Winst

10th Aug 2016

Lockdown I 
Begins our zombie trilogy, which will see the story continuing through each event.
 

10th Aug 2016

Hailed as ‘Liverpool’s own poet laureate’ Roger McGough is one of the country’s best known poets. He currently presents the long-running Poetry Please on Radio 4, and has been described as ‘the patron saint of poetry’ by Carol Ann Duffy, and this September Shropshire audiences will be offered the chance to revel in his words when the beloved poet visits Theatre Severn. 

3rd Aug 2016

The Hive, a registered charity and a town centre arts & creative venue is celebrating its success in securing £92,185 from Arts Council England after applying for their new Catalyst Evolve funding programme.

Catalyst Evolve is a new initiative that aims to support arts and creative organisations with a limited track record in fundraising to attract more private giving.

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