Category: Leisure and culture

1097 Leisure and culture posts found.

Geophysical survey to take place at Shrewsbury Castle

An image of Shrewsbury Castle showing the lush green lawns and flower sitting in the foreground of the medieval, earthworks castle.

A geophysical survey is set to take place at Shrewsbury Castle on Thursday 9 May 2019, as part of a project funded…

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Castle Studies Trust award grant for archaeology project at Shrewsbury Castle

An image of Shrewsbury Castle with the union jack flying at the left. There a lawns and plants that are in pristine condition on a beautiful summer day.

The Castle Studies Trust (CST) has awarded a grant of £9,500 for an archaeology project at Shrewsbury Castle. The work is being…

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Shropshire Libraries to mark Dementia Action Week with new Shared Memory Bags

Heather Rodenhurst

Shropshire Libraries is marking Dementia Action Week (20-26 May) with the addition of a further six Shared Memory Bags to its collection…

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Why Shrewsbury is king of the Monopoly castle

Shrewsbury is to get its very own Monopoly board.

Shrewsbury has won a UK ‘beauty contest’ – seeing off 24 other places across the nation to land its very own official…

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Cabinet to consider proposal to relocate Pontesbury Library


Cabinet are to consider a proposal to relocate Pontesbury Library at the next meeting on Wednesday 1 May, 2019. The library is…

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Severn Valley Country Park receives funding for new project

Railway and fields at Severn Valley Country Park

Severn Valley Country Park has been awarded £81,500 for a project that will research the history of the Park and present the…

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Record number of people visit Acton Scott Historic Working Farm over Easter

An image of two toddlers bottle feeding a lamb at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. Acton Scott Historic Working Farm enjoyed record visitor numbers of the Easter holiday weekend in 2019.

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm welcomed a record number of visitors over this year’s Easter holiday weekend. 1,049 people made the most…

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Award-winning Electrolyte comes to Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury


The Wildcard theatre company involving two people from Shropshire are set bring their award-winning gig theatre hit to Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury…

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Ellesmere’s new ‘Sshhh’ sculpture now in place at The Mere

The new Sshh sculpture

News from our partners, Ellesmere sculpture initiative group A new ‘Sshhh’ sculpture, carved in oak and weighing two tons, is back in…

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An Anglo-Saxon Treasure from Shropshire

An image of the Anglo-Saxon pyramidal sword mount that was found in the Culmington area of south Shropshire. The Saxon sword mount has been declared as treasure by HM Senior Coroner, Mr John Ellery.

Mr John Ellery, HM Senior Coroner for Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, held a treasure inquest this morning (16/4/19) into a recently discovered…

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