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26th Oct 2017

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.”

25th Oct 2017

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.

24th Oct 2017

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

24th Oct 2017

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.

23rd Oct 2017

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.

23rd Oct 2017

A talented young Shropshire hairdresser is about to become the 50th trainee to qualify at a county salon.

Alisha Edmunds (19), has just finished her initial three years of training at Toni & Guy in Castle Street, Shrewsbury, and is now attending her final course at the firm’s Manchester academy.

This six-week long programme will lead to Alisha, of Nesscliffe, becoming a qualified stylist.

23rd Oct 2017

Staff are benefitting from a new training investment programme introduced by thriving Shropshire house builder Galliers Homes this year.

The Shrewsbury-based company, which builds housing developments throughout the county, announced a major commitment to staff training and career progression at its 2017 annual meeting.

23rd Oct 2017

A new manager has been appointed at a Shrewsbury business which recently re-opened after a £50,000 investment programme.

Nick Whittal joins Write Here in the town’s High Street, now one of the largest independent pen shops in the country.

Having studied languages and linguistics at the University of Southampton, Nick taught languages briefly before spending 12 years in the wine trade, with award-winning wine merchant Tanners Wines.

18th Oct 2017

Starting on Monday October 23rd, The Hive in Shrewsbury is hosting a range of workshops for children and young people throughout the half term week based around a “wild” theme to help engage more young people in the creative arts.

17th Oct 2017

The work of Charlotte Brontë has been celebrated by a lecturer at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS).

Charlotte Brontë, Legacies and afterlives, a new book, has been co-edited by Deborah Wynne, Professor of English at UCS.

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