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Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, things to do in Shropshire
4th Mar 2016

One of Shropshire’s greatest authors is being celebrated with an exhibition at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery – as well as a writer-in-residence, talks and a big screen movie showing of one of her novels.

3rd Mar 2016

Slack-Alice and Everard are once more brought to life in this behind the scenes peek at TV presenter Larry Grayson. Said to be ‘waiting for the right woman to come along’ in a time when presenters could not be openly gay, the Generation Game host’s personal life has had a muted public attention.

Blockhead at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury. Things to do in Shropshire. Music events
1st Mar 2016

This Sunday Shropshire audiences are being encouraged to dust off their ‘New Boots and Panties’ and join legendary punk band ‘The Blockheads’ as they take to the stage at Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn.

Shrewsbury Secret Supper 2016
29th Feb 2016

Some of the best restaurants in Shrewsbury are helping to raise thousands of pounds for an African charity by taking part in a secret dining event.

Shrewsbury-based Self Help Africa has once again teamed up with Shrewsbury Food Festival and six restaurants in the town to organise the Shrewsbury Secret Supper on Tuesday 3rd May.

Shrewsbury monopoly
26th Feb 2016

Shrewsbury BID is calling on businesses and local people to get behind Shrewsbury in the race to have its own version of the classic British board game Monopoly.

The makers of the board, Winning Moves UK, announced earlier in the week that Stratford-upon-Avon and Shrewsbury have been locked neck and neck in a West Midland race to 'Pass GO'.

Shrewsbury BID Executive Director Kirsten Henly said:

Professor Peter Starbuck at the University Centre Shrewsbury
25th Feb 2016

“The man who invented management” will be the subject of a free public lecture at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS).

People are invited to Guildhall to hear about Peter Drucker - writer, professor, management consultant and self-described “social ecologist” - on Thursday 3rd March.

The talk, from 7pm to 8.30pm, will be presented by Professor Peter Starbuck, Shropshire resident and expert on Peter Drucker.

Shrewsbury Market Hall. Shopping in Shrewsbury
25th Feb 2016

Shoppers at Shrewsbury Market Hall are being asked to cast their vote to crown the Market Trader of the Year.

People visiting the indoor market before April 1st can nominate their favourite trader to win a Mayor of Shrewsbury Award.

The trader with the most votes will be presented with a trophy at the Mayor’s Awards ceremony on 27th April.

Shropshire Archives
23rd Feb 2016

Following a budget and staffing review, Shropshire Council’s Shropshire Archives service is consulting the public on reductions to opening hours.

Shrewsbury town council
22nd Feb 2016

Jazz fans in Shrewsbury are invited to enjoy an evening of musical entertainment in aid of two local charities.

Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Miles Kenny, will be hosting a Jazz Evening on Saturday 5th March, from 6.30pm, at the Lord Hill Hotel in aid of Lingen Davies Cancer Fund and The Shrewsbury Ark.

Music will be provided by the Pete Allen Jazz Band and will include tributes to Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Sidney Bechet and many more.

Galliers homes and properties sponsor Shrewsbury Bookfest
19th Feb 2016

Galliers Homes has stepped forward to take the position of headline sponsor of Shrewsbury Bookfest, the town’s annual children’s literary festival. 

Danielle Goffe-Wood, marketing manager at Galliers Homes said that the firm was pleased to be able to announce the partnership.

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