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14th Feb 2017

Following the success of the first ‘Uptown Folk’ gigs at the Hive in autumn 2016, we are now ready for its successful funding bid to Arts Council England the Hive in Shrewsbury is pleased to announce an exciting new season of folk music concerts, jointly called ‘Uptown Folk’, featuring some of the world’s best known folk musicians.

10th Feb 2017

Salopian Rainbows are going Back in Time... again! The launch party for a weekend marking the National Festival of LGBT History, Back in Time 2, takes place at UCS’ Guildhall site on Friday 17th February, and the team are promising a night to remember. Keynote speakers include Caroline Paige, the first serving officer to transition while working for the British military, and activists Peter Scott Presland and Andrew Lumsden.

10th Feb 2017

Committed video gamers Rob Walker, and his colleagues from GAME in Shrewsbury, are gearing up to burn the midnight gaming oil on 24th and 25th February 2017 to raise money for people with disabilities.

10th Feb 2017

Thought provoking and emotional images on the theme of evolution made a big impact when a ground-breaking photography exhibition opened in Shrewsbury on Thursday.

7th Feb 2017

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery has been shortlisted as a finalist in the What’s On Readers awards 2017 in the category of Best Art Gallery/Exhibition Venue.

All finalists were nominated by residents of Shropshire and the West Midlands.

You can register vote by following this link.

Stuart West, Shropshire Council Cabinet member for leisure and culture, said:

6th Feb 2017

Following his Darwin Lecture at Theatre Severn on Sunday 12th February, Dr Andrew Berry of Harvard University will lead a symposium at the Guildhall the next evening that seeks to deconstruct the way in which scientific innovation actually happens, challenging the traditional notion that discovery necessarily involves some kind of ‘eureka!’ moment.

Dr Berry’s talk is entitled Generating New Ideas: Scientific Innovation and the Discovery of Evolution by Natural Selection,

6th Feb 2017

A talk by a respected historian at Rowley’s House on Wednesday 8th February will explore the way in which English royalty sought to consolidate military defence in New England, with a focus on the American namesake of Shropshire’s county town.

2nd Feb 2017

Work by internationally renowned photographers will be unveiled in Shrewsbury next week for a much-anticipated free street exhibition to celebrate its famous son, Charles Darwin.

2nd Feb 2017

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery is to be the first venue in England to host ‘Rhyme Around the World’, as the exciting exhibition aimed at pre-school children kicks off its national tour in Shropshire next month.

Running from Saturday 18 February until Sunday 7 May 2017, Rhyme Around the World is an exhibition from Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Book in Newcastle.

1st Feb 2017

The Hive, a registered charity and a Shrewsbury town centre arts & creative venue, is collaborating with the renowned New Vic Theatre this half-term.




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