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7th May 2015

A special beacon will be lit in Shrewsbury tomorrow to honour of the 70th anniversary of VE day. More than 200 beacons across the country are set to be lit at 9.32pm throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, following the lighting of the Principal Beacon outside Windsor Castle by Her Majesty The Queen.

Eat Street Shrewsbury, things to do in Shropshire, street food
6th May 2015

Shrewsbury's first Street Food Event is being launched by Shropshire's favourite celebrity chef Marcus Bean in a bid to bring the latest street food personalities and produce to the medieval town.

Eat Street Shrewsbury will take place in the grounds of St Alkmund's Church off Butcher Row in Shrewsbury on Friday 22nd May from 4pm to 10pm. Entry will be free of charge.

5th May 2015

A stylish blend of fashion, music and dance brought glamour and glitz to Shrewsbury's busy Darwin and Pride Hill Shopping Centres on Saturday. The Centres played host to Pop Up Fashion with a team of four model-dancers regulars on top TV shows like X Factor and accompanied by presenter Mike Lockwood, staging a series of shows throughout the day.

Helion & Company Ltd at University Centre Shrewsbury
30th Apr 2015

The thrust and crack of 'Pike and Shot Warfare' - as witnessed in the English Civil War - is set to be commemorated at a major free-to-attend event hosted by University Centre Shrewsbury at historic Rowley's House.

Shrewsbury shopping centre fashion show
29th Apr 2015

Model-dancers from top TV shows X Factor and Britain's Got Talent will be entertaining shoppers when a fast-paced fashion show hits the Shrewsbury Shopping Centres on Saturday 2nd May. It's part of a quickfire six-hour Pop-up Fashion event at the Darwin and Pride Hill centres which will feature four models and a host of retailers from stores in both centres.

Shrewsbury Mayor, Radio One Mayor of Where. Greg James
27th Apr 2015

The Mayor of Shrewsbury hit the airwaves in a 'Guess Who' style competition on BBC Radio 1 this afternoon.

Councillor Beverley Baker featured on the 'Mayor of Where' game, a regular feature on Greg James' afternoon show, in which Greg and newsreader Chris Smith have to guess which town the secret guest is Mayor of.

The pair picked up on an early clue given by Councillor Baker about Charles Darwin and pretty soon the penny began to drop.

Butcher Row, Shrewsbury. Shopping in Shrewsbury, historic towns UK. Coach trips
27th Apr 2015

Shrewsbury is showing its practical support for tourism by introducing two new coach drop off and pick up points which are more convenient for the town centre.

Coach drivers can now set-down visitors in bays at Dogpole and Shoplatch, which are closer to Shrewsbury's shops and Museum and Art Gallery, before parking their vehicles free of charge in the long stay coach parking areas at Frankwell and Abbey Foregate.

23rd Apr 2015

The great and the good of Shrewsbury have been officially recognised by the town's Mayor. Around 50 of the town's most dedicated citizens and organisations received honours from Mayor Councillor Beverley Baker at this year's Mayor's Awards ceremony, which took place at the Guildhall last night.

Councillor Baker said everyone who had received an award had played a key part in helping make Shrewsbury a special place to live, work and visit.

Shrewsbury BID
23rd Apr 2015

Shrewsbury BID is reaching the end of the first year and its first annual meeting will be held on Thursday 14th May 2015 at 6pm at the Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery. At the annual meeting the Shrewsbury BID team will discuss the annual report, the progress that Shrewsbury BID has made in the first year and will look ahead to priorities for year two. To confirm your attendance, please RSVP to [email protected] by Friday 8th May.

Secret Egypt at the Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery. Things to do in Shropshire
23rd Apr 2015

Shropshire's first Egyptology exhibition in more than 170 years closes this Sunday (26 April 2015), after attracting more than 11,000 visitors and a great deal of praise since it opened in January.

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