FREE Caricature Creation Workshops

10am – 1pm, Saturday 16th February, Thursday 21st February, Saturday 2nd March and Thursday 7th March.

Join local professional caricaturist Chris Ryder at The Workshop Station, in The Darwin Centre to learn the art of cartoon character creation in these FREE, fun, family-friendly workshops!

Chris will give a demonstration on how to go about creating the perfect caricature and provide a step by step guide to help you compose your own comedic portrait.

The workshops are open to all and no previous experience is required, as Chris – an ex teacher will reveal all the tricks of the trade during the sessions to help you create a masterpiece worth framing for the family home.

Treats for your Sweet

From gifts to induce a giggle to perfect presents for your perfect match, Shrewsbury Shopping has everything you need to lay on the perfect Valentine’s Day treat.


If you’re a fan of keeping things traditional on February 14th, pay a visit to Lipstick & Gin for beautifully arranged, hand tied bouquets or M&S for a ready-arranged bunch of blooms.


Want to give them something they can cherish for years to come? Pop into Pandora, Ernest Jones, F. Hinds or Timepiece to discover the ideal treasure. 


Say it all with some soothing bath time treats from The Body Shop or their favourite fragrance from The Perfume Shop.


Make sure you’re looking your stylish best this Valentine’s with fashion from Next, Topshop, Topman, Roman, H&M, New Look and River Island.


Flying Tiger are brimming with novelty items to accessorise your date night or provide a giggle or two.


Pick up the perfect card to scribe your note of affection from stores including Lorraine’s Cards, Card Factory and WHSmith.

Young entrepreneurs to set up shop at Shrewsbury’s Darwin Centre

Budding young entrepreneurs will be setting up stands in the Darwin Shopping Centre in Shrewsbury on Saturday 26 January and Saturday 9 February to showcase their fledgling businesses as part of a Young Enterprise trade fair. On the two days the Young Enterprise teams will be talking to shoppers explaining their business ideas and hoping to sell some of their products.

The trade stands will be open to the public between 9am and 4pm.
The fairs are part of the Young Enterprise Company Programme which supports teams of students in participating schools – helping them to develop their commercial skills into viable businesses that are judged against national criteria. As well as producing business plans and providing financial information, each team also has to attend a ‘Dragon’s Den’ type interview and deliver a four minute presentation to judges, competing for local and national awards.

David Graham, Area Manager for Young Enterprise Shropshire, said:
“Meeting the public, talking to the judges and the Mayor of Shrewsbury who generally attends is a very valuable learning opportunity for these Shropshire entrepreneur of the future. It’s a lot of work for everyone involved – the volunteers, the business advisers, the teachers, the staff at the centre – and of course the students – but it’s always worth it to see the enthusiasm and determination to succeed shown by our young people.” 

Kevin Lockwood, Shrewsbury shopping centres manager, said:
“The trade fairs are open to the public and the students welcome the opportunity to interact with shoppers. We encourage people to come and meet Shropshire’s young entrepreneurs, and to see what Young Enterprise is up to this year.”

 On the two days Young Enterprise Local Volunteer Board members and volunteers will all be on hand to talk about the Young Enterprise Company Programme. New volunteers for the Young Enterprise Company Programme are always welcome.  If you would like to help out as a business adviser, judge or award sponsor please contact David Graham ([email protected]) or speak to one of the local board members and volunteers at the trade fairs.

We’re sharing our love… so you can share yours

Thursday 14th February 2019

This Valentine’s Day, we’re sharing our love with you, to help you show your love for the special person in your life. Visit us at Shrewsbury Shopping on 14th February and pick a bloom for your loved one from our flower wall completely FREE!


Then take to social media to show us a pic of you sharing your flower with your loved one and include #SHREWSBURYLOVE for your chance to WIN a Valentine’s Day hamper from Marks and Spencer at Shrewsbury Shopping, worth £40!

Competition runs Thursday 14th – Thursday 21st February 2019.

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Discover unique and inspiring gifts at Meg Hawkins Retail Space

We’re delighted to welcome Shropshire-based, award winning artist, Meg Hawkins to Pride Hill in time for Christmas.

Until now, Meg as worked and sold from her studio in the Shropshire hills, where she creates beautiful watercolour pieces that reflect the movement and energy of her subjects. Renowned world-wide for her emotive and joyous work, Meg has expanded into kitchenware, lampshades, cushions, clothing, splash-backs and fabrics featuring her original artwork that make the ideal gifts for friends and loved ones or centre pieces for the home.

All these products can be found in her new store, here at Pride Hill, offering customers something new and a little bit different on their visit during the festive season.