My Shrewsbury Nov 2021 front cover

Issue 28: Nov/Dec 2021

Cover image – Daniel Poharyskyi

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The Christmas issue front cover by Dan Poharyskyi is a nod to the wonderfully eclectic architecture of Shrewsbury's famous streetscapes. Dan used to live in Shrewsbury but now works in the Czech Republic and enjoyed remembering the magic of Shrewsbury at Christmastime. 

This issue includes a packed calendar of events in Shrewsbury this festive season, with the happy return of some of our Christmas highlights including the Christmas Tree Festival at St Chad's. 

There are some fabulous things to look forward to, including the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra coming to St Mary’s Church for the first time in many years (Dec 2), Shrewsbury Festival of Literature (Nov 26 & 28), the brilliant arts fair DRAWN at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery (Nov 27 & 28). Bonfire Spectaculars, Christmas Fayres galore, a new beer and gin festival in Shrewsbury Abbey, a string of classical concerts, the return of the panto to Theatre Severn and so much more!

The return of classical music to town has been wonderful to see, with a hard core of dedicated volunteers helping to attract talent to Shropshire – see our packed What’s On Classics for details. Music has been so hard hit during the pandemic, that to see it bubbling out of every corner of Shrewsbury again brings hope that we are coming back stronger.

We also visit Coleham Pumping Station ahead of their next open day (Nov 28), to meet the army of volunteers who keep the place running. It is a little oasis of calm and goodwill – people helping as and where they can, enjoying a shared sense of purpose and the chance to tinker. 

With Shrewsbury Festival of Literature coming up later this month, we speak to American writer Pamela Petro about creative nonfiction and her very deep connection with Wales.

Thank you for sending in your ‘Poetree’ poems, celebrating your relationship with trees of all kinds – there is a wealth of writing talent in Shrewsbury and we’re keen to keep you on your toes and spark new ideas. Don’t forget to enter our Winter Wonderland descriptions competition this issue.

And of course we update you with news about our Doorstep Carols, which started in Shrewsbury during lockdown last year and quickly went national. It is set to happen again this year on Wednesday, December 15th from 6-7pm (as seen on The One Show, BBC Breakfast and Channel 5 News!) This year’s event is supersized, involving a host of major organisations and charities across the UK so please join in where you live! 

Finally, don't forget you can also keep in touch with what's on in Shrewsbury by subscribing to our new 'My Shrewsbury in the Loop' digital package - a weekly what's on, plus ticket and other local offers every Wednesday and the pick of the week's stories! 

Or you could give a loved one the best Christmas present ever - a copy of My Shrewsbury delivered to their door through 2022! 

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Our Previous Editions

We aim to introduce content from all of our previous editions here, so you’ll be able to click on and read our back copies, but it may take us some time! For now, please enjoy a gallery of our fabulous front covers through the years. Working with these fabulous Shrewsbury artists is simply the best part of the job!

2021

Issue 27: Sept/Oct 2021

Issue 27: Sept/Oct 2021

Cover Image - The Doodle Boy (Joe Whale)

thedoodleboy.com

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Issue 26: July/Aug 2021

Issue 26: Jul/Aug 2021

Cover image – Mike Ashton

http://www.macreative.co.uk/

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Issue 25: May/June 2021

Issue 25: May/June 2021

Cover Image - Cosmo Mulford

cosmomulfordillustration.com

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Issue 24: Mar/Apr 2021

Issue 24: Mar/Apr 2021

Cover Image - Luke Crump

lukecrump.com

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Issue 23: Jan/Feb 2021

Issue 23: Jan/Feb 2021

Cover image – Katherine Morris

hubbardandreenie.co.uk

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2020

Issue 16 – Nov/Dec 2019

Issue 22: Nov/Dec 2020

Cover image – Shrewsbury Castle by Lyn Evans

lynevansdesigns.co.uk

Issue 21 – Sep/Oct 2020

Issue 21 – Sep/Oct 2020

Cover image – The river goddess Sabrina by Cosmo Mulford

cosmomulfordillustration.com

Issue 20 – Jul/Aug 2020

Issue 20 – Jul/Aug 2020

Cover Image – High Street, by Shrewsbury Streetscape Project

streetscapeproject.com

Issue 19 – May/Jun 2020

Issue 19 – May/Jun 2020

Cover Image – Fish Street by Lyn Evans

lynevansdesigns.co.uk

Issue 18 – Mar/Apr 2020

Issue 18 – Mar/Apr 2020

Cover Image – Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival by Tat Effby

tat-effby.com

Issue 17 – Jan/Feb 2020

Issue 17 – Jan/Feb 2020

St Chad’s in springtime by Emma Lawrence

emmalawrence.com

2019

Issue 16 – Nov/Dec 2019

Issue 16 – Nov/Dec 2019

Cover Image – Robin by Matt Sewell

mattsewell.co.uk

Issue 15 – Sep/Oct 2019

Issue 15 – Sep/Oct 2019

Cover Image – The Beatles in Shrewsbury by Jamila Walker

jamilawalker.webeden.co.uk

Issue 14 – Jul/Aug 2019

Issue 14 – Jul/Aug 2019

Cover Image – Shrewsbury Festivals by Saffron Russell

saffronrussell.co.uk

Issue 13 – May/June 2019

Issue 13 – May/June 2019

Cover Image – Comics Salopia by Charlie Adlard

charlieadlard.com

Issue 12 – Mar/Apr 2019

Issue 12 – Mar/Apr 2019

Cover Image – The Knife Angel by Graham Andrews

britishironworkcentre.co.uk

Issue 11 – Jan/Feb 2019

Issue 11 – Jan/Feb 2019

Cover Image – The Morris Building by Linda Edwards

sunnysideart.co.uk

2018

Issue 10 – Nov/Dec 2018

Issue 10 – Nov/Dec 2018

Cover Image – Shrewsbury loop by Jennifer Claire

jennifer-claire.com

Issue 09 – Sep/Oct 2018

Issue 09 – Sep/Oct 2018

Cover Image – Shrewsbury Market Hall by Saffron Russell

saffronrussell.co.uk

Issue 08 – Jul/Aug 2018

Cover Image – Shrewsbury’s Flaxmill Maltings by Linda Edwards

sunnysideart.co.uk

Issue 07 – May/Jun 2018

Issue 07 – May/Jun 2018

Cover Image – Our beautiful bridges by Linda Edwards

sunnysideart.co.uk

Issue 06 – Mar/Apr 2018

Issue 06 – Mar/Apr 2018

Cover Image – Shirehall by Linda Edwards

sunnysideart.co.uk

Issue 05 – Jan/Feb 2018

Issue 05 – Jan/Feb 2018

Cover Image – Shrewsbury Library by Linda Edwards

sunnysideart.co.uk

2017

Issue 04 – Nov/Dec 2017

Issue 04 – Nov/Dec 2017

Cover Image – Shrewsbury bandstand by Linda Edwards

sunnysideart.co.uk

Issue 03 – Sep/Oct 2017

Issue 03 – Sep/Oct 2017

Cover Image – Shrewsbury School by Linda Edwards

sunnysideart.co.uk

Issue 02 – Summer 2017

Cover Image – Pengwern Boat Club by Linda Edwards

sunnysideart.co.uk

Issue 01 – Apr/May 2017

Issue 01 – Apr/May 2017

Cover Image – Shrewsbury’s Old Market Hall by Linda Edwards

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