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Cafe Bar

The Old Market Hall is home to a stylish café bar which is the perfect place to relax, socialise and enjoy the splendour of this beautiful building.

The café bar is open from 10am til late Monday to Saturday and 10am - 5pm on Sundays (1 June and 31 August). 

Located in the heart of Shrewsbury's historic Square the Old Market Hall is a great place to meet either prior to watching a film or to simply catch up with friends.

We have a great range of quality teas and coffees as well as a delicious selection of locally made sandwiches (Mon-Sat only), cakes and snacks. The cafe/bar also has a full license and has a serves a number of fine wines.



MediaActive presents... UNLIMITED

As we journey through the everyday, with mobile phone to hand, we have at our fingertips a wealth of creative technology with which to capture, to play, to create and to share. This exhibition presents experiments, sketches, and proposals, made by MediaActive Associates, young and old, using mobile phones. 

One of the conditions of modern living seems to be the relentless speed of technological change, and arguably this development is epitomised by the ubiquitous, constantly upgraded, mobile phone. Whilst some of the works on show here reflect the rapid pace of modern life, a number of works have deliberately sort to function in opposition to the apparent speed, or flow, of the latter. As the American artist Bill Viola suggested, one of the central problems of our times might be how we ‘maintain sensitivity and depth of thought (both functions of time) in the context of our accelerated lives’. 

We hope this exhibition is a starting point for further creative conversations around art and technology and how we, as creative beings, can respond to both the challenges and opportunities presented by endless technological change.