Archive | August, 2016

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Shrewsbury News

For general information see the excellent visitor website at: http://www.visitshrewsbury.co.uk/ At the website above there are details about where to stay, Shrewsbury attractions, shops, cafes and restaurants, and special offers. Shrewsbury has a lot to offer in general. Besides the Charles Darwin connection (Darwin was born in Shrewsbury) which has given rise to the Darwin […]

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Shrewsbury famed for the cartoon festival

BBC News has devoted an article to the cartoon festival that takes place annually in April. Read all about it at the link below: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-36029804

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New video about Shrewsbury Market Hall

Shropshire council and Shrewsbury Town Council commissioned a new film about a day in the life of the Market Hall, which is situated near Barker Street in the centre of town. The Market Hall celebrates 50 years of trading. Take a look at this great snippet of life in action: For more information about what […]

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More at the Buttermarket on Howard Street!

The Buttermarket continues to attract some big names! The Buttermarket nightclub is very popular. Check out what’s on at their website at the link below. Some of the events have no age restriction but check the excellent Buttermarket website for complete details. Tickets and more information about all events from: http://www.thebuttermarket.co.uk/

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Check out the Hive!

There are so many events and activities at this venue it’s impossible to list them all. The Hive is at: 5 Belmont Shrewsbury SY1 1TE 01743 234 97 and it is a youth charity as well as an arts venue. It runs workshops, has entertainment and people can now book tickets online at http://booking.thehiveartists.org.uk/ Visit […]

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Flaxmill Visitor Centre is open

The new centre includes a reception area, displays, film and audio material, learning resources and visitors will also be able to explore the grounds of the main mill, workshops and maltings buildings. See the website below for more information about opening times. http://www.flaxmill-maltings.co.uk/

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Shrewsbury has its own university!

The first undergraduates will attend courses at the university in September 2015. The town council is currently looking at accommodation sites for students and one of the sites proposed is the old prison site at eh Dana near the railway station, when it is refurbished. The Guildhall is also going to be converted into university […]

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Starbirth Hitler Parody

Starbirth Hitler Parody Interviews with J M Johnson, author Links to two interviews I did with other authors, and links to their websites August 2014 with Stevie Turner http://www.stevie-turner-author.co.uk/jackie-johnson-s-interview and Stevie’s website and her own books http://www.stevie-turner-author.co.uk/ April 2014 with Write a Revolution: http://www.writearevolution.com/interview-with-self-published-author-jackie-johnson/#more-1388 and their website: http://www.writearevolution.com/

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Shrewsbury shops 125 years ago!

An article in the Daily Mail for Saturday 28th December has many photographs of Shrewsbury shopping streets as they appeared in the 1880s. See some of the photos at this link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2529456/How-one-high-street-Britain-looked-125-years-ago.html The photos can be seen at Theatre Severn by Frankwell.

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Attingham Park

  This is a magnificent Georgian stately home and gardens near Shrewsbury, well worth visiting. A three-year restoration project has now been completed on the mansion with 67 paintings re-hung in the Regency Gallery and a new glass roof. The Gallery will be open every day from 11am until November 6th. Tours of the mansion […]

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