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Shrewsbury BID makes key appointment to drive town’s success

The new Executive Director of Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID) is looking to encourage greater collaboration and bring new ideas to benefit the town and raise its local, regional and national profile.

Seb Slater has moved from London, where he was Development Manager for a charity and worked with business and the community on regeneration projects, to take up the role.

Shropshire bespoke furniture designer and maker celebrates first year in business

A Shrewsbury woman is celebrating her first year in business as a bespoke furniture designer and maker.

BBC Folk Awards Nominees for new 'Uptown Folk' season

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.

Rainbow party time at UCS

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.

Gamers to battle sleep in 24-hour charity challenge

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.

Darwin inspired photography exhibition hits the mark

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.

In the running: Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery among finalists for local award

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.

Harvard academic to talk at University Centre Shrewsbury

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.