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DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival

Each year we bring together events to celebrate Shrewsbury as the Origin of Independent Thinking.

In 2017, Shrewsbury BID and our partners organised ‘Evolution Explored, A Magnum Photos Exhibition’. The free outdoor exhibition, which was a significant ‘first’ for a UK town, was a collaboration between Shrewsbury BID, The Hive Arts Centre and GRAIN Photography Hub, with support from Arts Council England and sponsors. Find out more about Evolution Expored.

In 2018, Shrewsbury BID took over the management of the Darwin Festival, adding new events and experiences to make the festival bigger and better than before. More than 20 events took place, ranging from a conference on the evolution of education to a Wild Cop street zoo, there was a comprehensive marketing campaign, including a reimagining of the DarwIN Shrewsbury Trail to encourage visitors to explore the town. The festival was also recognised as a case study by the Institute of Place Management.

The programme for the 2019 event is building on the successful first year of the event and can be viewed on the Original Shrewsbury website.

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