What's happening?

We are based in the lovely county of Shropshire and although we work with clients in a wide range of surrounding counties, and virtually with businesses across the UK, we love where we live and love to shout about it.

Shouting about things is really our bag so this is the page where we tell you what our clients have been up to, what's happening in Shropshire, what's happening with J&PR - and of course our advice and tips!

by Kirsty Smallman
Christmas officially arrived for me today as the first panto performance of the season kicked off at The Place in Oakengates, Telford. As a family with a three-and-a-half-year-old and a 20-month-old, we joined hundreds of schoolchildren from across the county to watch Cinderella. With flamboyant costumes and a show packed full of quality singing and dancing including a special song […]
by Kirsty Smallman
Taking a three year old and 18 month old to a theatre for a 90 minute show may sound like a nightmare to some parents but if you have read my previous blogs on Eddie and Archie’s experiences at Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury then you’ll know what they do. They don’t talk, don’t move and simply nod when we check […]
by Kirsty Smallman
On Sunday I’ll be going on a time machine with my husband and two young sons. Okay so perhaps it won’t be a real time machine but in the eyes of my two young sons, aged three and 18 months, who will be watching Andy and Mike’s Tick-Tock Time Machine show at Theatre Severn it will be very real! We […]
by Kirsty Smallman
A glass slipper? Not really the footwear of the day in this torrential rain but it was the topic of conversation at Madeley Court Hotel today. Oh no it wasn’t? You’ve guessed it – Telford’s panto season is on its way with the arrival of the town’s own star Lucy Pollard as Cinderella. At just 19 years old and her […]
by Kirsty Smallman
Despite living in Shropshire all of my life I had never visited the Shrewsbury Vintage Steam & Vintage Vehicle Rally until today! The fact I am now outnumbered and have three men in my life (one husband who has the backing of a three-year-old son and a 16-month-old son) means the boys and their toys win! But this evening I […]
by Kirsty Smallman
Nearly five months ago I left full time employment behind for the first time since leaving university. Was I excited? No. I was petrified! Yes in the middle of a recession I gave away a full time salary, company car, mobile, laptop, paid sick leave and 20 days paid holiday a year. Not forgetting my much loved colleagues who had […]
by Rhea Alton
An Agatha Christie creation with a star-studded cast could surely lead to nothing but a night of compelling entertainment as the 2012 production of Murder on the Nile took to the boards at Theatre Severn. And those with high expectations would, I am sure, have left completely satisfied after the curtain fell. Joe Harmston, Artistic Director, himself describes the production […]
by Kirsty Smallman
As a trucker’s wife there was only one place I was going to be this weekend… Shropshire Truck Show at Oswestry. And as my parents only live five minutes from Oswestry Show Ground there really was no excuse. To my delight there was no need for me to have tried to think of any excuses as it was a great […]
by Kirsty Smallman
Less than four hours after leaving the world of newspaper journalism and I had written a press release, changed my social media profile names to proudly boast our company name and also started my first blog as the partner of Journalism and PR. No rest for the wicked then! Rhea had ordered me to have the weekend off and start […]