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5th Sep 2016

An exciting programme of free events and activities will be on offer across Shropshire from this Thursday 8th September to Sunday 11th September as part of the annual national Heritage Open Days celebration.

The programme includes a chance to see sites which are not normally open to the public as well as tours, talks, film screenings, living history re-enactments and exhibitions.

During the four days, Shropshire Council is offering:

1st Sep 2016

It’s the end of an era as fellow traders and loyal customers bid farewell to two longstanding traders who are retiring after more than a decade at Shrewsbury Market Hall.

Graham and Sue Mann, who run Sweet Pea & Gem Leathers at the indoor market, have decided the time is right to hang up their money belts and spend more time at home with their family.

30th Aug 2016

The most popular Master’s degree in the world can be studied face-to-face for the first time in Shropshire with the creation of University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) - and an open evening is taking place to help people find out more.

30th Aug 2016

A major English Civil War Conference is set to return to Rowley’s House - the iconic Shrewsbury building and University Centre base - next month.

25th Aug 2016

It may be over fifty years since the Beatles performed in Shropshire, but the love of the fab four still resides in the hearts of many county residents and this September two very special events will bring Beatlemania back to Shropshire. 

23rd Aug 2016

It may be a million miles from rural Shropshire but the majesty of Africa is coming to the county later this year.  Respected photographer Harry Hook will be bringing breath-taking images of the amazing continent to Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn this October when he will share photographs and memories of his time amongst the African people.  

22nd Aug 2016

Relate relationship counsellors based in Shrewsbury and right across Shropshire are preparing themselves for an anticipated spike in calls this September in the immediate post-holiday period - in line with national trends.

The charity – which offers a wide range of expert counselling for individuals, couples and families - saw a nine per cent increase in calls last year and is ready for a similar onslaught this year.

22nd Aug 2016

In 2013 and again in 2014, Elio was invited to ‘fill Billy Joel’s shoes’, starring in five very special reunion concerts in the USA with Joel’s original 1971-72 touring band, recreating the historic Sigma Sounds live recordings.

This incredible honour inspired Elio to fulfil a lifetime ambition of creating a theatre show showcasing the wonderful songbook of the six-time Grammy award winner, Billy Joel. And so, 'The Billy Joel songbook performed by Elio Pace and his band’ was born.

19th Aug 2016

A chance to step back into Shrewsbury’s past and explore amazing places free of charge, as well as spaces usually closed to the public, is offered as part of the national Heritage Open Days event between 8th and 11th September.

Visitors can go behind the scenes, scale heights and experience history in an initiative which celebrates the country’s architecture and culture by giving free access to places that are usually closed or charge for admission. 

18th Aug 2016

Fake Festivals are the UK’s only Tribute festival, they have become a nationwide success with locations up and down the country and now in its 10th season and with more dates than ever before we have decided to bring the show to Shrewsbury.




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