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16th Oct 2017

Fans of the wizarding world of Harry Potter are invited to a free event at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) to discuss the novel that started it all, and its impact on 21st Century literature.

Dr Lucy Andrew will lead a reading group meeting reflecting on JK Rowling’s first foray into the 'Potterverse', Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone - Twenty Years Later, at Rowley’s House on Saturday, October 28, from 1.30pm.

16th Oct 2017

A new book which sheds fresh light shed on a powerful Shropshire trading company has been launched.

The Shrewsbury Drapers Company 1462- 2017: The Legacy, by local historian Nigel Hinton, explores the 555-year history of the Shrewsbury Drapers Company from its establishment in 1462 by charter from Edward IV.

16th Oct 2017

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Singer of the year 2014 is heading to The Hive on Saturday 28 October.  Having spent the winter in China as British Council Musician in Residence, Bella’s spent the start of the year in the studio with her trusty musical companions creating some incredible new music.  Her gig at The Hive offers you the chance to hear this new material from her album ‘Hey Sammy’ released on 24 November.  

13th Oct 2017

Shrewsbury’s Depressed Cake Shop proved to be a huge success as local cafes and bakers rose to the challenge and created delicious grey cakes to raise awareness of mental health and funds for Shropshire Mind (Reg. Charity No. 1003117).

The Depressed Cake Shop raised over £250 for local mental health charity, Shropshire Mind.

13th Oct 2017

University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) will throw open its doors to the next intake of prospective students at an Open Day this month.

Students looking to start a degree course in 2018 can gain a taste of University life at the event, which takes place on Saturday, October 21, 2017. People are invited to the Open Day at the University Centre’s learning and research base, at Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, from 10am to 3pm.

12th Oct 2017

Luxury British chocolatier and cocoa grower, Hotel Chocolat, is delighted to announce the opening of a brand new store in Shrewsbury. This latest addition, which opens on 7th November forms part of the company’s boutique portfolio that boasts locations across the UK, Channel Islands and Europe.

12th Oct 2017

University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) staff, students and partners are kick-starting groundbreaking research and developing solutions to improve the health of people with heart, lung and circulation diseases.

11th Oct 2017

On October 27th 2017, BBC Wildlife Producer & Researcher Louise Emerson is giving a talk at the Hive in Shrewsbury about her life and career with the BBC creating wildlife documentaries. The talk takes place at 1PM and costs £4 for adults, £2 for children and £2 for OAPs.

10th Oct 2017

Ghost tours of Shrewsbury are set to return from Thursday 12 October 2017, giving you the chance to come face-to-face with the towns’ spooky history.

Starting on 12 October, these tours will run every Thursday until 30 November and will begin at 7pm at the Visitor Information Centre and last approximately 90 minutes.

Shrewsbury is one of the most haunted towns in England, and a guided ghost walk is the ideal way to learn more about them.

10th Oct 2017

University Centre Shrewsbury’s (UCS’s) newest undergraduates have been greeted with a warm welcome, inspiring words and a range of activities to help them get to know the area.

The students, who are embarking on a range of courses, were introduced to the town from Sunday September 24 and are settling in well.

Established by the University of Chester and Shropshire Council, with the community, UCS aims to bring new and varied prospects for students, the town and Shropshire.

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