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2017

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Free event to explore ‘Tolkien and the Idea of Home’

As the 80th birthday of JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit is celebrated, people are being invited to University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) to explore why the idea of home was so important to the much-loved author.

Students get help with trimming costs

Shropshire students are being given a helping hand to trim costs by a county business.

Hairdressing salon Toni & Guy is introducing ‘VAT-free’ days for anyone with a student card.

Building firm hoping for third time lucky at coracle challenge

Staff from a Shropshire building company are aiming to make it third time lucky and be crowned world champions at this year’s coracle championship.

The team of four from Galliers Homes have entered the event on September 15 organised by Macmillan Cancer Research.

Samurai: Warriors of Japan coming to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Spectacular touring exhibition, Samurai: Warriors of Japan, is to open at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery on Monday 16 October, 2017.

This exciting exhibition brings graphically to life the story of the Samurai and their fall from power as Japan opened up to the West.

Open event at revamped business

An open event is to be held at a Shrewsbury business which has just completed a £50,000 refurbishment.

Write Here, in the town’s High Street, has been transformed into one of the best independent pen shops in the country and will host the event on September 15 from 2pm until 7.30pm.