My Shrewsbury Issue 31 May/June 2022 front cover

Issue 31: May/Jun 2022

Cover Image - Mike Perkins

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We love our May/June issue cover image by Marvel/DC artist Mike Perkins, who has worked on just about every superhero comic you could mention and now draws Swamp Thing. Mike moved back to Shrewsbury last year and is a huge supporter of our magazine! 

He's also helping to promote Comics Salopia, Shrewsbury's family-friendly comic book festival, which returns this June 24-26. In this issue, we catch up with Mike and fellow Shrewsbury artist Charlie Adlard, of The Walking Dead, to find out more about what's on offer. 

We're also delighted to help launch the new Shrewsbury Arts Trail with an exclusive feature with internationally renowned sculptor Andrew Logan, whose eye-catching, gigantic works will be displayed across Shrewsbury town centre later this summer. 

We meet the creator of the wild and wacky Krazy Races which comes to The Quarry this May 29 - and find out which teams will be hurtling down the track in their hilarious soapbox carts. 

In our comprehensive What's On pages, we also give the low-down on Shrewsbury Food Festival, the new Shropshire Party at The Quarry Park, Belle Vue Arts Festival, Classics, Exhibitions, Open Studios and much more. And we've all the hot news from Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, Theatre Severn and The Market Hall too. 

 In Active, you'll find out all about canoeing on the River Severn and walking The Shropshire Way. Our Food pages will introduce you to impressive but achievable recipes from Anna's Kitchen Table and we review the new prix fixe menu at Hencote's 'The View' restaurant. 

 If it's History you're after, dip in to our 'Shrewsbury Streetscapes' feature to enjoy recollections of the past lives of some of our historic buildings, or enjoy Richard Tisdale's fascinating trawl of the newspaper archives in his 'News From the Past' feature. 

 There's so much to discover within the pages of My Shrewsbury magazine. We hope you'll enjoy it. If you do, please consider subscribing HERE to help support our local content. Every little helps! 

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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!

2022

Issue 30: March/April 2022

Issue 30: Mar/Apr 2022

Cover Image - Asija Vesty

asijavesty.com

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Issue 29: Jan/Feb 2022

Issue 29: Jan/Feb 2022

Cover image - Martina Risaliti

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2021

Issue 27: Sept/Oct 2021

Issue 28: Nov/Dec 2021

Cover image – Daniel Poharyskyi

https://danpoharyskyi.com/

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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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