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October

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University Centre Shrewsbury Reading Group to discuss forgotten novel, ‘The History of Sir Richard Calmady’ by Lucas Malet

A free event is taking place at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) to discuss the Victorian classic novel, The History of Sir Richard Calmady by Lucas Malet.

The book, written in 1901, was outsold only by Rudyard Kipling’s Kim and caused much controversy, prompting one commentator to remark that “certain passages of it are quite as bad and immoral as anything that Zola has written.”

SDC to donate ten percent of profit from Bedroom Farce to Severn Hospice

Ten percent of the profit from a forthcoming play at Theatre Severn will be donated to Severn Hospice, it was announced today.

Shropshire Drama Company’s (SDC) production of Alan Ayckbourn’s Bedroom Farce runs from 08 to 11 November at Theatre Severn’s Walker Theatre.

The Hive needs your support to secure vital funding

Local charity organisation, the Hive in Shrewsbury which brings creative projects to people in challenging circumstances across Shropshire is calling for the support of the local community to help win funding as part of the Aviva Community Fund 2017

Shrewsbury Festival of Literature, Nov 24th to 26th

International authors, poets, storytellers and historians will descend on Shrewsbury from November 24 to 26 for the town’s second annual Festival of Literature.

Among the headline names taking part are the artist and poet Frieda Hughes, archaeologist and TV presenter Alex Langlands and author and screenwriter Stef Penney.

LEGO© to return to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery with new exhibition

Walk through history in bricks as LEGO© enthusiast Warren Elsmore returns to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery with his touring exhibition, Brick History, on Friday 9 February 2018.