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30th Nov 2016

Artists, community and voluntary art organisations, and anyone interested in the arts, are invited to attend an Arts Network Event on Wednesday 14th December 2016 at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery from 6pm.

The event will feature an artist talk; a tour of “Heavenly Lights”, an exhibition exploring stained glass and the untold story of glass artist Margaret Agens Rope; and an opportunity to see the museum at night.

24th Nov 2016

Two Shrewsbury artists will be opening their studios to visitors next week.

Linda Edwards and Beverley Fry, who are both renowned for their distinctive and colourful work, will be hosting the events on 3rd December.

Linda, who has worked for over 20 years as an illustrator, artist and designer, will be showcasing new paintings in oil and watercolour and mixed media at her studio in Quarry Place.

24th Nov 2016

Shropshire Council’s Cabinet will be asked to hold a consultation into the future of Shrewsbury’s pitch and putt golf course, when they meet next week.

Owned by Shropshire Council, the pitch and putt sits beside the main golf course at Meole Brace, but usage of the facility has declined from a peak of 2,590 visits in 2011 to below 1,600 this year.

A range of options are detailed in the Cabinet report regarding the future of the site:

23rd Nov 2016

Shropshire Council’s Shropshire Archives has been awarded Archive Service Accreditation, the UK quality standard which recognises good performance in all areas of archive service delivery.

Achieving accredited status demonstrates that Shropshire Archives has met clearly defined national standards relating to management and resourcing, the care of its unique collections and what the service offers to its entire range of users.

22nd Nov 2016

A Shropshire telecoms expert has welcomed the announcement of a major government investment in digital infrastructure.

Matt Sandford, who runs Shrewsbury-based Pure Telecom, was responding to the Autumn Statement by Chancellor Philip Hammond, which includes the launch of a new Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund, to be worth around £1bn in total.

22nd Nov 2016

A second year Life Sciences student at University Centre Shrewsbury has been recognised for her outstanding achievements during her first 12 months at UCS.

Molly-Jane Watkins-Fruen, who is from the town, took her A-levels at Shrewsbury Sixth Form College, before becoming one of the first intake of undergraduate students at UCS in 2015.

22nd Nov 2016

Two county charities benefitted from a Beaujolais tasting hosted in Shropshire recently by a leading bank.

The Shrewsbury branch of Handelsbanken held the day for its clients and associates, raising a total of £640.

Lindsay Pearson, manager of Handelsbanken, based on Shrewsbury Business Park, said that around 50 professionals attended the wine tasting at restaurant Henry Tudor House in Wyle Cop.

21st Nov 2016

As part of their 60th Season of Music and Arts, Shrewsbury School are delighted to be hosting multi-award winning British Jazz Musician Alan Barnes and his Octet this weekend to present their new performance ‘A Jazz Christmas Carol.’

Like the Dickens classic itself, Alan Barnes’ ‘Christmas Carol’ has something for everyone. A family night out that is also a treat for the jazz connoisseur; it will delight anyone who loves music or literature – or just Christmas!

Best-selling Shropshire-based author James Hannah is one of a line-up of UK-wide prize-winning writers appearing at the first Shrewsbury Festival of Literature this weekend.
21st Nov 2016

Shrewsbury’s first Festival of Literature opens on Friday November 25 featuring best-selling authors, storytellers, performers and poets from across the UK.

The three-day programme will see events held at 11 venues all over Shrewsbury ranging from talks by literary prize winners to theatrical performances, workshops and even a poet in an ambulance.

21st Nov 2016

The wait is over. Today Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID) launches its annual Christmas production on You Tube, which shows heart-warming footage of Christmas in Shrewsbury.

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