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Shrewsbury BID is recruiting a Partnership Development Manager

Shrewsbury BID is looking for a Partnership Development Manager to join the team. To find out more about the role, view the job description or contact Kirsten Henly by email to kirsten (at) shrewsburybid.co.uk.

Baroque masterpieces to be performed at Shrewsbury's Theatre Severn

This February the Armonico Consort, one of the UK's leading choir and period instrument ensembles, will return to Theatre Severn. They will be performing English composers Purcell's tragic opera 'Dido and Aenas' and composer Pergolesi's 'Stabat mater'.

'The Only Way is Open' - sustainable business talk at University Centre Shrewsbury

'You are not alone' - that's the message to businesses at a free University Centre Shrewsbury session this month which explores ways to be more efficient, resilient and engaging by developing ideas and strategies in collaboration. Alice Elliott from the University of Chester will present the talk on 'Sustainable Business - The Only Way is Open' at Guildhall, Shrewsbury, from 7pm on Wednesday 24th February.

New collection boxes unveiled on the streets of Shrewsbury

Four metal collection boxes are now in place in Shrewsbury town centre - to encourage people to donate money directly to local homelessness charities, rather than giving it to someone begging in the town's streets.

Tony Award-Winning Broadway and West End Musical Avenue Q Playing at Theatre Severn

A smash hit on Broadway and in the West End, award-winning comedy musical Avenue Q is touring the UK in 2016, bringing a host of fuzzy friends to Theatre Severn this February. Featuring the naughtiest puppets in town, brought hilariously to life by an ensemble cast of 11 performers, Avenue Q is a Tony Award-winning musical about growing up, dreaming big, and finding your purpose in life.

Get involved with Youth Focus Groups at The Hive

Would you like to help the Hive programme events and activities for young people? The Hive wants to learn more about what young people would like to see and take part in, and they have set up voluntary Youth Focus Groups to collect feedback.

Free Battle of Shrewsbury lecture hosted by University Centre

The question of what happened to the bodies after the Battle of Shrewsbury will be explored by a medieval warfare expert at a free lecture hosted by the town's University Centre this month. Dr Philip Morgan will present the talk at Rowley's House in Shrewsbury town centre on Wednesday 27th January. People are invited to hear the lecture and put questions to Dr Morgan from 1pm to 2.15pm.

The Railway Children will be steaming into Theatre Severn this Spring

On Wednesday 6th April, Shrewsbury's Theatre Severn will screen The Railway Children (2016), a film of York Theatre Royal's Olivier award-winning production performed in summer 2015 at the National Railway Museum, Yorkshire. The film captures Mike Kenny and Damian Cruden's imaginative stage adaptation of E.