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9th Jun 2017

Shrewsbury has been voted the happiest place to live in the West Midlands and the 8th happiest in the entire magnificent island that is Great Britain. The wonderful market town on the border with Wales fought off tough competition in a diverse number of categories.

7th Jun 2017

Following on from his ‘Brief Delights’ lecture last year, Dr Bill Hughes keeps to the theme of the short poem as he examines the art and artistry of the sonnet, a form used by poets from the 16th century to the present day.

7th Jun 2017

On Sunday, 2 July, University Centre Shrewsbury’s Professional Workshop Series presents a dance masterclass in collaboration with Layton Williams’ London talent agency, Pros from the Shows.

The three-hour musical theatre dance workshop runs from 10am until 1pm and is aimed at 16 to 24-year-olds. Alongside a technique and repertoire class, participants will have the opportunity to take part in a Q&A with a star of the West End.

6th Jun 2017

A Shropshire business is investing in a major overhaul which will see it becoming one of the largest independent shops of its kind in the country.

Write Here in Shrewsbury’s High Street is set to be transformed into a leading UK pen retailer.

Owner John Hall says that the refurbishment of his premises will attract visitors from far afield.

6th Jun 2017

The managing partner of a Shropshire law firm is marking a decade at the helm this month.

Diana Packwood, who heads up Wace Morgan Solicitors, which has offices in Shrewsbury and Newtown, joined the firm over 30 years ago and has seen the business go from strength to strength.

“I am immensely proud to be celebrating my 10th anniversary as managing partner,” said Diana, who also oversees the conveyancing team.

5th Jun 2017

Thursday 8 June is a very important date for your diary – it’s not just the UK general election, it’s a chance for prospective students to come and visit the facilities and meet the staff at Shropshire’s newest provider of Higher Education, University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS).

From 5.30-7.30pm, the main teaching site of Guildhall will be open to visitors, with those interested encouraged to book a place to make the most of the event.

5th Jun 2017

As part of the continuing schedule of free public talks from University Centre Shrewsbury, Dr Lucy Andrew will talk on the topic of stereotypes in children’s fiction at University Centre Shrewsbury’s Rowley’s House on Wednesday 7 June. She says: “British and American children’s literature has long been dominated by a white, middle class, heteronormative construction of childhood and has frequently been guilty of marginalising or stereotyping groups who do not fit this ideal.

5th Jun 2017

One Shropshire dad could benefit from a ‘manly makeover’ thanks to an initiative being run by a county salon.

Toni & Guy in Shrewsbury, one of the town’s largest hairdressers, is running a competition to mark Father’s Day on June 18.

All entrants are asked to do is nominate their dad and tell the Toni & Guy team why they think he is the best.

1st Jun 2017

An award-winning Shrewsbury artist and illustrator will be one of around 30 creative people showcasing their work at the county town’s summer ‘Open Studios’ events.

Linda Edwards, whose work includes her range of ’Sunny Side Art’ prints, gifts and cards, featuring illustrations of Shrewsbury's streets and Shropshire landmarks, will be taking part in the two weekends on June 3-4 and June 10-11.

26th May 2017

The leaders of two of the county’s most influential educational institutions signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) this week.

Professor Anna Sutton, Provost of University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS), met James Staniforth, CEO and Principal of the newly formed Shrewsbury Colleges Group (SCG – Shrewsbury College and Shrewsbury Sixth Form College), at Guildhall on Wednesday 24 May. Senior staff members from both UCS and SCG were also in attendance.




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