Issue 27: Sept/Oct 2021
Cover Image - The Doodle Boy (Joe Whale)
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Our latest front cover is a special commission from Shrewsbury Doodle Boy Joe Whale, showing all Joe's favourite spots in his home town, including the castle, town walls, Theatre Severn and the Sabrina boat, as well as a few monsters, for good measure!
Joe has become a runaway success story, after a video of him doodling on the walls at Number Four restaurant in Butcher Row went viral. He is even more famous in the USA than at home - with two new books coming out soon, TV appearances across the globe, merchandising, all kinds of collaborations with brands and other artists and much more on his plate, how does he manage to fit in school? We visited Joe and his family at home, near Lyth Hill, for an exclusive interview.
For this Autumn issue, My Shrewsbury was also invited to interview The Ballroom Boys (Strictly stars Ian Waite and Vincent Simone) ahead of their appearance at Theatre Severn this October - we found out how they managed to stay fit for their UK tour during Covid and asked whether we'll ever see them back on Strictly again.
We also try our hand at making a My Shrewsbury gin, at The Shropshire Distillery and great fun it was too! Plus we cover the launch of the new Shrewsbury Cocktail Week (September 13-19) with details of how to get involved, along with the much anticipated return of Shrewsbury Food Festival and Shropshire Oktoberfest.
There are delicious autumn recipes from food writer Anna Christoforou and a peek inside the beautiful new Bear Inn at Hodnet, which has reopened following a major restoration.
Our What's On section now includes breakouts on Exhibitions and Classics, to keep you in touch with Shrewsbury life, whilst in Arts we reveal the winners of the Belle Vue Arts Festival 2021 Arts Competition - a new initiative supported by My Shrewsbury magazine and The Soden Collection.
Those interested in local history will enjoy our Shrewsbury Streetscapes feature, which explores a new section of town each time, with sublime architectural drawings by James Wade and we also visit the archaeological dig at Nesscliffe Hillfort, which cast new light on the entrance to the ancient earthwork. Plus there's another nugget of gold from the newspaper archives, from Richard Tisdale with his brilliant News From the Past feature.
We know you love reading us in print - but for those on the move, you can now read us online too.
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!
Issue 22: Nov/Dec 2020
Cover image – Shrewsbury Castle by Lyn Evans
Issue 21 – Sep/Oct 2020
Cover image – The river goddess Sabrina by Cosmo Mulford
Issue 20 – Jul/Aug 2020
Cover Image – High Street, by Shrewsbury Streetscape Project
Issue 01 – Apr/May 2017
Cover Image – Shrewsbury’s Old Market Hall by Linda Edwards
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