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12th Dec 2017

Final preparations are underway for Shrewsbury’s Carols in the Square concert on Wednesday evening.

Shrewsbury Town Council staff have been working hard over the last few days to ensure that the Square has been cleared of snow and ice so that the ever-popular festive event can commence from 5.30pm with music for all the family.

The footpaths around the area have also been cleared to ensure the safety of everyone who will joining in the festive sing-a-long.

12th Dec 2017

Members of the public are invited to join voices with University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) staff and students at the institution’s third annual Christmas Carol Service.

The event takes place at St Chad’s Church on Thursday, December 14 and is open to all.

8th Dec 2017

Tickets for the hotly anticipated Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival Gala 2018 have gone on sale from Theatre Severn’s box office & website as of Friday 8th December.

2017’s event was the most talked about comedy show of the year, and organisers are promising the 2018 show will be just as memorable.

The best seats for the show on Sunday 22nd July are on sale @ £37.50 each, whilst there are some seats available at £30 each.

7th Dec 2017

A brand new festive night bus service is coming as a trial to Shrewsbury from December 8th every Friday and Saturday night until Christmas, bringing a cheap and easy way to travel for those coming in to enjoy the town’s vibrant night time entertainment offer.

The new Arriva bus service will operate on the hour every hour (excluding 10pm) between 8pm to 2am with two buses using existing bus routes catering for those travelling from north and south of the town – for just £1 each way.

5th Dec 2017

A Shrewsbury telecoms company is urging neighbouring firms on Shrewsbury Business Park to contribute to a charity Christmas collection.

Pure Telecom is behind the initiative to support the Shrewsbury Ark, which provides a drop-in centre for homeless and vulnerable people.

It is asking employees at the 66 firms on the park to donate essential items such as tinned food, sleeping bags, warm clothes and toiletries over the next few weeks.

5th Dec 2017

Staff in offices across Shropshire and mid Wales are being urged to sport their Christmas knits this week as part of a charity campaign.

The Shrewsbury-based Lingen Davies Cancer Fund, which supports people with cancer throughout region, is holding a Christmas jumper day on December 8.

4th Dec 2017

A HOST of famous voices are set to share humorous stories at a Yuletide event in aid of two worthy charities.

Bargain Hunt star Christina Trevanion and Terrence Hardiman – who played the Abbot of Shrewsbury in the Cadfael television series - are among those lined up alongside Tim Dutton who has starred in Midsummer Murders, Lewis etc and  Genevieve from Radio Shropshire to read festive stories as part of the Joy of Christmas event on Friday, December 8, at Shrewsbury Abbey.

1st Dec 2017

The boy detective, made famous in children’s literary favourites such as Enid Blyton’s Famous Five, is the focus of a new book written by a lecturer at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS).

The Boy Detective in Early British Children’s Literature: Patrolling the Borders between Boyhood and Manhood by Dr Lucy Andrew was released last month.

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