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8th Feb 2016

Sports fans will have the chance to get up close to the 'World Cup of Tennis' at an event at University Centre Shrewsbury's learning and research base. People are invited to see the Davis Cup and take photographs before hearing from the President of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), Cathie Sabin, and UCS's tennis-playing Professor of Applied Exercise Science, John Buckley, during the free event on Friday 19th February.

Dr Jason Mazanov at University Centre Shrewsbury
8th Feb 2016

An international expert on the management of drugs in sport is visiting University Centre Shrewsbury to share his insights and pose the question of 'Does Anti-Doping Do More Harm Than Good?' Dr Jason Mazanov will travel from the other side of the world to discuss his research in this field with students, staff and the community.

8th Feb 2016

Shrewsbury Town Council's new and improved key play scheme is now open to members of the public. The scheme allows Shrewsbury residents access to sporting facilities that are not normally manned or available for public use during the day, via a combination lock.

Previously, access had been via a gate key, which required a £10 deposit. As access is now via a key code, deposits are no longer required.

Shrewsbury BID Quarry Swimming Pool debate
5th Feb 2016

More than 75 local people and businesses gathered last night to hear the views of renowned architects and urban planners on the importance of leisure facilities to sustaining a healthy town centre environment. The meeting at University Centre Shrewsbury, 'Future proofing a healthy Shrewsbury town centre: Why the Quarry Swimming Pool matters', was organised by Shrewsbury BID and Shropshire Society of Architects.

5th Feb 2016

Shrewsbury BID is looking for a Partnership Development Manager to join the team. To find out more about the role, view the job description or contact Kirsten Henly by email to kirsten (at) shrewsburybid.co.uk.

5th Feb 2016

This February the Armonico Consort, one of the UK's leading choir and period instrument ensembles, will return to Theatre Severn. They will be performing English composers Purcell's tragic opera 'Dido and Aenas' and composer Pergolesi's 'Stabat mater'.

Alice Elliott from the University of Chester
5th Feb 2016

'You are not alone' - that's the message to businesses at a free University Centre Shrewsbury session this month which explores ways to be more efficient, resilient and engaging by developing ideas and strategies in collaboration. Alice Elliott from the University of Chester will present the talk on 'Sustainable Business - The Only Way is Open' at Guildhall, Shrewsbury, from 7pm on Wednesday 24th February.

Team Shrewsbury launch alternative giving scheme
4th Feb 2016

Four metal collection boxes are now in place in Shrewsbury town centre - to encourage people to donate money directly to local homelessness charities, rather than giving it to someone begging in the town's streets. Located at Frankwell Footbridge, Pride Hill (outside Tesco Express), The Square (outside The Co-Operative Bank), and Shrewsbury Railway Station (near the car park exit), the blue metal boxes were unveiled today by the Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Miles Kenny.

Avenue Q at Theatre Severn
3rd Feb 2016

A smash hit on Broadway and in the West End, award-winning comedy musical Avenue Q is touring the UK in 2016, bringing a host of fuzzy friends to Theatre Severn this February. Featuring the naughtiest puppets in town, brought hilariously to life by an ensemble cast of 11 performers, Avenue Q is a Tony Award-winning musical about growing up, dreaming big, and finding your purpose in life.

2nd Feb 2016

Would you like to help the Hive programme events and activities for young people? The Hive wants to learn more about what young people would like to see and take part in, and they have set up voluntary Youth Focus Groups to collect feedback.




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