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Shrewsbury’s dame talks to J&PR about all things panto

By | 2019-12-11T13:46:34+00:00 December 11th, 2019|Blog, What's On|

For those who have already seen Shrewsbury’s pantomime Aladdin at Theatre Severn, you’ll know just how incredible it is. For those who still have the experience to come, get ready for a magical performance! One of the stars of the show is Brad Fitt, who is celebrating his ninth year as director and Dame of Shrewsbury’s pantomime. “I did have one

Radio Shropshire’s Eric Smith tells us all the secrets of Shrewsbury’s pantomime

By | 2019-12-06T06:39:43+00:00 December 6th, 2019|Blog, What's On|

For Radio Shropshire’s Eric Smith, the Christmas period is the busiest time of the year. Not only does he wake up early for his breakfast show but by night, he treads the boards for Shrewsbury’s pantomime. We spoke to Eric about performing in his 17th pantomime - and why he loves it!  This year, Eric plays the Emperor of China

Panto season starts today at Theatre Severn

By | 2019-12-02T15:45:29+00:00 December 4th, 2019|Blog, What's On|

Today is the day...and there’s certainly a big buzz around town. Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn celebrates its opening of the magical Arabian tale of Aladdin. The pantomime will run until Sunday, January 12 and tickets are selling very quickly, with 39,000 snapped up already. Beki Poole, marketing officer, said the theatre is on track for another record sell out year. She

Career Fairs: Can your business help future generations?

By | 2019-11-26T12:00:06+00:00 November 26th, 2019|Blog|

  Kirsty visited Lawley Primary School in Telford Career fairs provide excellent networking opportunities for everyone involved and help businesses connect with future generations … and here’s why we (and you should!) get involved … Recognition  - Shropshire Chamber Award After winning the Business and School Engagement Award at the Shropshire Chamber Business Awards this year for our

Oh yes it is, it’s panto time!

By | 2019-11-18T07:04:27+00:00 November 18th, 2019|What's On|

It’s that time of year again! Panto time! This year Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn is showing the magical, Arabian tale of Aladdin. Last year saw a Box Office smash hit with Mother Goose when more than 42,000 people attended the show - and Aladdin looks set to be just as big a bit. The theatre has revealed that 80 per cent

First full vegan menu launched at a Shropshire hotel

By | 2019-11-11T17:08:44+00:00 November 12th, 2019|Blog|

Chris Brown, Junior Sous Chef at the Best Western Valley Hotel in Ironbridge. A Shropshire hotel has launched its first full vegan menu following the success of its first all-vegan wedding. Staff at the Best Western Valley Hotel in Ironbridge say feedback from the wedding was so positive a decision was taken to expand the vegan options available

Elton’s Greatest Hits at The Place Telford

By | 2019-11-11T17:00:41+00:00 November 11th, 2019|Blog, What's On|

We love a bit of Elton here at J&PR and we can’t wait to head to The Place Telford to watch the debut of the new show ‘Forever Elton- The Greatest Hits’. We’ll be singing along to Yellow Brick Road, Crocodile Rock and Candle in the Wind on November 20 at 7.30pm. Performed by award winning film and classical composer,

Couple born 15 minutes apart marry on 30th birthday

By | 2019-11-11T17:02:48+00:00 November 11th, 2019|Blog, J&PR news, What's On|

Celeste and Ben on their wedding day A couple born within minutes of each other celebrated their wedding at a Shropshire hotel on their 30th birthdays. Ben Ellis was born on October 5, 1989, at 6.30am and Célestine Onomo was born on the same date at 7.45am in France - just 15 minutes apart without the time difference!

Shropshire team end cycling season on a high

By | 2019-11-03T10:04:36+00:00 November 10th, 2019|Blog|

L- R- Chris Pook, Liam Holohan and Matthew Davies. A Shropshire cycling team has ended its season in style by achieving excellent results at two major racing events in the UK and Spain. Holohan Coaching Race Team saw top results in both the team and individual classification at the British National Hill Climb Championships and also in the

Shropshire HR firm shortlisted for national award

By | 2019-11-03T09:55:24+00:00 November 9th, 2019|Blog, Business News|

Niamh Kelly, director of the HR Department Shropshire. A Shropshire woman who launched her own HR business just 18 months ago has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award. Niamh Kelly, from Shrewsbury, is one of 11 finalists named in the Best New Business category in the National Business Women’s Awards - now in its second year. The