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Lectures at University Centre Shrewsbury
1st Feb 2016

The question of what happened to the bodies after the Battle of Shrewsbury will be explored by a medieval warfare expert at a free lecture hosted by the town's University Centre this month. Dr Philip Morgan will present the talk at Rowley's House in Shrewsbury town centre on Wednesday 27th January. People are invited to hear the lecture and put questions to Dr Morgan from 1pm to 2.15pm.

The Railway Children at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury.
1st Feb 2016

On Wednesday 6th April, Shrewsbury's Theatre Severn will screen The Railway Children (2016), a film of York Theatre Royal's Olivier award-winning production performed in summer 2015 at the National Railway Museum, Yorkshire. The film captures Mike Kenny and Damian Cruden's imaginative stage adaptation of E. Nesbit's cherished novel on its return to its Yorkshire roots, and features the original locomotive from the much-loved original 1970 film.

1st Feb 2016

Lord Hill's Column, opposite Shirehall in Shrewsbury, will once again be open to the public during 2016. Last year over 1,300 people climbed the 172 steps to see the remarkable views from the top and contribute to the preservation of this important monument. Although the column itself has been restored, the statue of Lord Hill at the top needs to be replaced with a replica and public support is essential to help Shropshire Council make successful applications for grants to pay for this.

Dr Jonathan Worton University Centre Shrewsbury
1st Feb 2016

The often overlooked events of the English Civil War in Shropshire will be brought to the fore by a county historian at a free lecture hosted by University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS). The talk, 'Organising a Civil War: Roundheads in Shropshire, 1642 to 1646', will be presented by Dr Jonathan Worton at Rowley's House on Wednesday 10th February.

People are invited to hear the lecture from 1pm to 2.15pm.

Shropshire Kids Festival, things to do in Shropshire Shrewsbury
29th Jan 2016

Tickets have gone on sale for a festival the likes of which Shrewsbury has never seen before. Shropshire Kids Festival will take place in the quarry on 23rd and 24th of April and it promises to be the biggest, most creative, fun filled weekend for kids of all ages.

Dreaming in Code at Theatre Severn Shrewsbury
29th Jan 2016

Since it's opening Theatre Severn has been a champion of a wide variety of dance styles, from Classical Ballet to exciting modern works. This February one local dance group will get the chance to open for innovative, all male, dance troupe '2Faced Dance' when they perform in Shrewsbury.

29th Jan 2016

Millions watched Andy Murray inspire Great Britain to Davis Cup glory in November - and now the iconic tennis trophy so memorably won in Belgium is heading to Shrewsbury next month. The Shrewsbury Club, which has developed strong links with the Lawn Tennis Association, has successfully arranged for the towering trophy, one of the most famous in the sporting world, to visit the town during the Aegon GB Pro-series men's event, which takes place at the club between 13th and 20th February.

28th Jan 2016

Shrewsbury is celebrating after achieving prestigious Purple Flag status for its evening and night-time economy. Purple Flag is a town and city centre award - similar to the Blue Flag for beaches - which aims to raise the standard and broaden the appeal of town and city centres after 6pm. Since 2007, the programme has awarded Purple Flag status to 65 towns and cities in the UK and Ireland.

Shropshire Council
28th Jan 2016

The Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile is back - and it's coming to Shrewsbury. The town is set to host its fourth Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile on Sunday 20th March, and needs local people to come together and make themselves proud. The colourful, cheerful and eager milers will be doing their bit to make a difference to people living across the UK and the world's poorest communities.

Valhalla at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, things to do in Shrewsbury Shropshire
28th Jan 2016

An exciting exhibition that brings together key Viking burial findings, objects that explore everyday life in Britain 1,000 years ago, and the latest archaeological research techniques opens at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery next month. 'Valhalla - Life and Death in Viking Britain' is a touring exhibition by The JORVIK Group and York Archaeological Trust.

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