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DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival

FROM FEBRUARY 8TH TO THE 24TH, SHREWSBURY WILL BE FULL OF CURIOSITY AND INDEPENDENT THINKING

Join us to celebrate our special links with Charles Darwin at more than 30 free events during the 2019 DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival.

Events will range from guided tours of Darwin’s old haunts to brain-teasing lectures and inspirational workshops for children. 

The DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival: February 8th to the 24th.

All Festival Events

The events program cements Shrewsbury’s rightful position not only as  the birthplace of Charles Darwin but as the inspiration behind his curiosity and independent thinking, which went on to change society.

Interactive Darwin Trail

Friday, 8th to Sunday, 24th February 2019
Across town

Interviews with Darwin Festival Events Organisers on the Shrewsbury Biscuit Podcast

Tuesday, 1st January to Sunday, 24th February 2019 -
6:30pm

Free Guided tours of Darwin’s childhood in Shrewsbury at Weekends of the Festival

Saturday, 9th to Sunday, 24th February 2019 -
11:00am
St Chad's Church,
St Chad's Terrace
SY1 1JX Shrewsbury

Shropshire Young Thinkers' Competition

Wednesday, 1st January 2020
University Centre Shrewsbury,
Guildhall Frankwell Quay
SY3 8HQ Shrewsbury

Annual Darwin Park Run

Saturday, 9th February 2019 -
9:00am
The Quarry Park,
The Quarry Park
SY1 1JL Shrewsbury

Mr Darwin’s Tree

Saturday, 9th February 2019 -
7:30pm
37-38 High St
Unitarian Church
SY1 1LR

Climate change, evolution, deniers and anti science

Saturday, 9th February 2019 -
2:30pm
Unitarian Church
37-38 High Street
SY1 1LR

Darwin Memorial Lecture: 'Robert FitzRoy: a Napoleon or a Nelson' Dr Peter Moore

Sunday, 10th February 2019 -
2:30pm
Theatre Severn,
Frankwell Quay
SY3 8FT Shrewsbury

In the Footsteps of Giants: The True Origin of the Wrekin

Sunday, 10th February 2019 -
4:00pm
University Centre Shrewsbury,
Guildhall Frankwell Quay
SY3 8HQ Shrewsbury

Young Darwin and Shrewbury Exhibition at The Bear Steps

Monday, 11th to Sunday, 24th February 2019 -
11:00am - 3:00pm
Bear Steps Gallery
St Alkmund’s Place
SY1 1UH

The Future of The Biotech Industry Talk

Tuesday, 12th February 2019 -
2:30pm
University Centre Shrewsbury,
Guildhall Frankwell Quay
SY3 8HQ Shrewsbury

SciBar – Cancer are we winning?

Tuesday, 12th February 2019 -
7:30pm
Old Post Office,
Milk Street
SY1 1SZ Shrewsbury

Darwin’s birthday toast and tour with local Darwin expert Jon King

Tuesday, 12th February 2019 -
12:00am - 1:30pm
Bellstone (next to The Morris Hall)
Bellstone
SY1 1JB

Compassionate Town Workshop: What can poetry teach us about Compassion?

Wednesday, 13th February 2019 -
6:30pm
Unitarian Church
37-38 High Street
SY1 1LR

Centre for Research into Environmental Science and Technology Talk on SMART Rural

Wednesday, 13th February 2019 -
9:00am
University Centre Shrewsbury,
Guildhall Frankwell Quay
SY3 8HQ Shrewsbury

A Valentine’s Day Concert of Words and Music celebrating Charles and Emma Darwin

Thursday, 14th February 2019 -
7:30pm
St Alkmund's Church,
St Alkmunds Square
SY1 1UH Shrewsbury

The Emergence of Biochemistry-Based Personalised Medicine

Thursday, 14th February 2019 -
2:30pm
University Centre Shrewsbury,
Guildhall Frankwell Quay
SY3 8HQ Shrewsbury

SciBar – Falling in love – with your Biome

Thursday, 14th February 2019 -
7:30pm
Old Post Office,
Milk Street
SY1 1SZ Shrewsbury

The Evolution of Alcohol Production

Friday, 15th February 2019 -
6:30pm
The ALB,
14 Smithfield Road
SY1 1PB Shrewsbury

Illuminating Ideas Lantern Building Workshop at Attingham Park

Saturday, 16th February 2019 -
10:30am
Attingham Park
SY4 4TP

Darwin’s Nemesis? The interesting case of Alfred Russel Wallace

Saturday, 16th February 2019 -
3:00pm
Abbeygate Hall, Shropshire Wildlife Trust
193 Abbey Foregate
SY2 6AH

Darwin and the Invisible Gardener: Perspectives on Science and Faith

Monday, 18th February 2019 -
7:00pm
Shrewsbury Cathedral,
11 Belmont
SY1 1TE Shrewsbury

Musitech

Tuesday, 19th February 2019 -
10:30am
The Hive,
5 Belmont
SY1 1TE Shrewsbury

UCS Business Breakfast – The Evolution of “Digital Solutions”

Tuesday, 19th February 2019 -
8:00am
University Centre Shrewsbury,
Guildhall Frankwell Quay
SY3 8HQ Shrewsbury

Darwin Themed Wild Play

Wednesday, 20th February 2019 -
10:30am
The Cut Centre
193 Abbey Foregate
SY2 6AH

Illuminating Ideas Lantern Building Workshop at Attingham Park

Wednesday, 20th February 2019 -
10:30am
Attingham Park
SY4 4TP

Evolving Working Lives - a Focus on Working through Menopause

Thursday, 21st February 2019 -
6:30pm
University Centre Shrewsbury,
Guildhall Frankwell Quay
SY3 8HQ Shrewsbury

‘Peace Pedagogy’ Lessons from Colombia: Strategies for an Era of Post-Truth Politics

Friday, 22nd February 2019 -
6:30pm
Unitarian Church
37-38 High Street
SY1 1LR

Shrewsbury Big Town Plan Public Event: The Evolution of Shopping

Friday, 22nd February 2019 -
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Costa Coffee
Darwin Shopping Centre
SY1 1PL

Storytelling Workshops: Learn how to Storytell Better

Saturday, 23rd to Sunday, 24th February 2019 -
11:00am
Flaxmill Maltings Visitor Centre,
Flaxivity Spring Gardens, Ditherington
SY1 2SZ Shrewsbury

Illuminating ideas; Lantern Lit Walk at Attingham

Saturday, 23rd February 2019 -
6:30pm
Attingham Park
SY4 4TP