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28th Sep 2016

Giant images of stained glass works by Shrewsbury-born artist Margaret Rope will be projected onto the front of the town’s Museum & Art Gallery on the evening of Tuesday 25th October between 7pm and 9pm.

27th Sep 2016

A Shropshire photographer is taking a shot at raising money for charity with a unique fundraising angle.

Paul Wilkinson, who owns Twig’s Branch Photography, will be undertaking a marathon to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Of sorts. There are no running shoes or training schedules in this picture.

Instead, Paul will be undertaking a ‘boudoir marathon’ – 12 photo shoots, involving 12 different women, in 12 hours.

26th Sep 2016

An event at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) led by an academic with wide-ranging commercial experience at global financial and business institutions will delve into the world of digital technologies.

Daniel Clark will present the free talk on ‘Being Digital: What Are Digital Literacy and Identity?’ at Guildhall, UCS’s learning and research base, from 7pm to 8.30pm on Wednesday 19th October 2016.

26th Sep 2016

Shrewsbury’s award-winning indoor market will be holding a rare Sunday opening next month for shoppers to get a head start on their Christmas shopping.

The Sunday Shopping Showcase will see the market open from 10am until 2.30pm on 16th October.

Wace Morgan senior staff pictured cutting the celebration cake, from left: Fiona Barnes, Debby Gittins, Jeremy Taylor, Diana Packwood, Keir Hirst, Chris Detheridge and Zara Oliver.
26th Sep 2016

Wace Morgan Solicitors, one of Shrewsbury’s leading law firms, has celebrated the first anniversary of a major expansion.

Staff got together for an informal summer social event when a specially-commissioned birthday cake was cut to mark a successful 12 months since merging its three offices in town into one base in St Mary’s Street last September. 

26th Sep 2016

A range of quirky products produced by a Shrewsbury woman are proving to be best sellers, with county people and visitors alike.

Linda Edwards, an illustrator based in Quarry Place, launched ‘Sunny Side Art’ to celebrate the town she loves and is expanding the selection of products every year.

21st Sep 2016

Shrewsbury-based hearing loss charity Signal has been chosen to make a national appeal on BBC Radio 4, which will be aired on Sunday 25th September at 7.54am just before the 8 o’clock news.

Broadcaster Sybil Ruscoe will present the appeal, which will feature Signal’s work supporting deaf and hearing impaired children in Malawi.

21st Sep 2016

Interested organisations will find out next week how to prepare and submit their proposals for keeping a swimming pool in Shrewsbury town centre.

In July 2016 Shropshire Council’s Cabinet agreed that Shrewsbury Sports Village is the preferred location for future swimming provision in Shrewsbury, rather than the current location at the Quarry Park in the town centre.

21st Sep 2016

Students looking to start a degree course in 2017 can gain a taste of University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) life at an Open Day next month.

As UCS’s newest undergraduates settle into their studies, the institution will throw its doors open to the next intake of prospective students.

16th Sep 2016

Shrewsbury Town Councillors have reinforced their commitment to retaining the Quarry swimming pool within the town centre.

Members have reiterated their concerns regarding the baths moving out of town as part of an overall response to Shropshire Council’s Sports Facilities Strategy, which is currently out for public consultation.

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