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23rd April 2018

Celebrate St George’s Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town Monday 23rd April

Celebrate St George’s Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town Monday 23rd April

Join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge as they celebrate the legend of St George, the patron saint of England, on Monday 23rd April, when the windows along the streets will be decorated in red, white and blue.

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19th April 2018

Brick History exhibition breaks records at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Brick History exhibition breaks records at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

The hugely popular Brick History exhibition has broken visitor figure records at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery. 18,697 people visited between 12 February and 15 April 2018 to be taken on a journey through 13.8 million years of history portrayed in Lego bricks.

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17th April 2018

April Turns Shrewsbury In To ‘Toon Town’

April Turns Shrewsbury In To ‘Toon Town’

This year’s Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival offers a whole truckload of cartooning as we tackle the theme of Transport and say, ‘Are we nearly there yet?’. We will be showcasing contributions from cartoonists from Belgium, Germany, France, Australia, the USA, Tanzania, Romania, Ireland and the UK plus a volunteer from Taiwan.

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13th April 2018

First Flicks in the Sticks film to be shown at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

First Flicks in the Sticks film to be shown at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

The first Flicks in the Sticks film is to be shown at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre this April. After securing LEADER funding for developing the offer of their exhibition, the rotunda (where the balloon film used to be) was refurbished to include a levelled floor, a top of the range projector and a new cinema screen.

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10th April 2018

See the colossal engineering miracle ‘Man Engine’ at  Blists Hill Victorian Town on Saturday 14th April

See the colossal engineering miracle ‘Man Engine’ at Blists Hill Victorian Town on Saturday 14th April

The largest mechanical puppet ever constructed in Britain, the Man Engine, is coming to Blists Hill Victorian Town on Saturday, 14th April when it will be the ‘star’ of spectacular daytime and evening events.

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29th March 2018

Over 10,000 visit Brick History exhibition in first month

Over 10,000 visit Brick History exhibition in first month

The Brick History exhibition is off to a flying start in its first month at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery with over 10,000 visitors rushing to see history told in Lego.

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29th March 2018

Marmalade Makers Scoop International Awards for 10th Year in a Row

Marmalade Makers Scoop International Awards for 10th Year in a Row

Ludlow Food Centre’s marmalade makers are celebrating for the tenth year in a row after scooping another three awards at this year’s Dalemain Marmalade Awards.

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27th March 2018

‘Flocks of Words’- at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

‘Flocks of Words’- at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

Award-winning acoustic trio Whalebone and award-winning poet and author Kate Innes are presenting their full-length collaboration ‘Flocks of Words’ at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre in Craven Arms on Friday 6th April.

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27th March 2018

Egg-citing things are happening at Severn Valley Country Park this Easter

Egg-citing things are happening at Severn Valley Country Park this Easter

Shropshire Council rangers are having an egg-cellent time preparing for all the fun activities happening this Easter at Severn Valley Country Park. The Easter Bunny will be joining us for a 2.5km fun run; there’ll be self-led trail and story time with The Highway Rat; children can get gardening and create sun catchers and as well as having a go at a bush tucker trial.

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22nd March 2018

Easter Trails, Egg Dancing, Easter Bonnet Parade and Baby Chicks   at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Easter Trails, Egg Dancing, Easter Bonnet Parade and Baby Chicks at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Join the residents at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge in Shropshire as they celebrate Easter in traditional Victorian style with Egg Dancing, plus an Easter bunny trail, chocolate egg making demonstration, Easter Bonnet Parade and a chance to see baby chicks hatching. Events will vary day-to-day between Friday, 30th and Sunday 15th April.

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21st March 2018

Hedgehog Footprint Tunnels at The Mere in Ellesmere

Hedgehog Footprint Tunnels at The Mere in Ellesmere

Shropshire Council Rangers at The Mere in Ellesmere are delighted to be welcoming Stuart Edmunds from The Shropshire Wildlife Trust and Chairman of The Shropshire Mammal Group, and Julie Burroughs a dedicated Volunteer from the Shelter Wildlife Together programme, to give a demonstration on how to make a Hedgehog footprint tunnel for your garden.

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19th March 2018

Local artist exhibiting at Ludlow Food Centre donates 10% of earnings to charity

Local artist exhibiting at Ludlow Food Centre donates 10% of earnings to charity

Local Shropshire artist Meg Hawkins has been exhibiting her work in Ludlow Food Centre’s gift shop gallery space since November 2017. Since May 2016 Ludlow Food Centre have set up a bi-monthly local artist’s space in their gift shop for them to sell their products. Ludlow Food Centre take no commission for any of the products sold, all they ask is that 10% of the artist’s takings get donated to their charity of the year.

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19th March 2018

Shropshire Way 80K postponed due to weather

Shropshire Way 80K postponed due to weather

Weather called to a halt to the Shropshire Way 80K, mass participation walk this weekend. The staff at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre were forced to postpone the event, which takes in some of the finest parts of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, due to the weather warnings for snow, wind and ice.

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15th March 2018

Sketchbook Sundays at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery

Sketchbook Sundays at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery

Throughout 2018, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery are offering reduced entry of £2 to anyone who presents a sketchbook at the museum front desk on the first Sunday of the month.

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13th March 2018

Shropshire Way 80K to set off this weekend!

Shropshire Way 80K to set off this weekend!

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre in Craven Arms has launched their new mass participation 50 mile walk and hundreds of competitors are booked to join in this Saturday. Walkers and runners will arrive in Craven Arms from miles around for this inaugural event.

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13th March 2018

New free Exhibition Schooling Good Taste, The Coalbrookdale School of Art, 1856-1924 at Coalbrookdae

New free Exhibition Schooling Good Taste, The Coalbrookdale School of Art, 1856-1924 at Coalbrookdae

A new free exhibition at the Coalbrookdale Gallery, adjacent to Enginuity near Ironbridge, will explore the story of the Coalbrookdale School of Art, the artists and the artwork that came out of the school. Opening on Wednesday, 21st March, Schooling Good Taste - The Coalbrookdale School of Art, 1856-1924 can be viewed Monday to Friday between 10am and 5pm, until Friday, 21st December.

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12th March 2018

Fieldbounce Attend Hope House Open Morning

Fieldbounce Attend Hope House Open Morning

Fieldbounce Music Festival, which is taking place on Saturday 5th May 2018 at The Venue, Park Hall is working closely with Hope House Charity. The event aims to raise thousands for the local children’s charity by breaking a Guinness World Record.

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6th March 2018

Ludlow Food Centre Announced as Finalist in Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2018

Ludlow Food Centre Announced as Finalist in Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2018

The shortlist for the prestigious awards has been announced with winners due to be unveiled at Farm Shop & Deli Show Monday 16th April at the NEC, Birmingham

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6th March 2018

Spring Cookery Course at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre!

Spring Cookery Course at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre!

Despite the snow and cold weather, the staff at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre are looking forward to Spring and they are kicking things off with Sabrina’s Spring Menu cookery course on Thursday 22nd March. Sabrina will be teaching fresh and flavourful dishes that incorporate fresh, Spring ingredients such as parsnips, asparagus, cucumber and spinach.

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28th February 2018

37 Life-sized silhouettes at Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron mark centenary of  Women’s right to vote in the Ironbridge Gorge

37 Life-sized silhouettes at Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron mark centenary of Women’s right to vote in the Ironbridge Gorge

A poignant, free exhibition of 37 life-sized silhouettes of women has been installed on The Green at Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron, one of the 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire, marking the centenary of women’s right to vote and the continued inequality that existed for a further 10 years. Whilst there has been much talk about women being given the right to vote 100 years ago, less attention has been given to the fact that the vote was not given to all women.

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26th February 2018

Free admission to Ironbridge Gorge Museums for mothers on Mothering Sunday 11th March

Free admission to Ironbridge Gorge Museums for mothers on Mothering Sunday 11th March

The Ironbridge Gorge Museums are inviting mums to enjoy a day out as their guest on Mothering Sunday, 11th March, when accompanied by another full-paying visitor. This free entry offer includes Blists Hill Victorian Town, Coalport China Museum, Jackfield Tile Museum, Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron, Museum of The Gorge and Enginuity.

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26th February 2018

“Our Stour”  A photographic journey along the River Stour from  source to Severn An illustrated talk at Severn Valley Country Park

“Our Stour” A photographic journey along the River Stour from source to Severn An illustrated talk at Severn Valley Country Park

Thursday 8th March at 7.30pm Black Country Society photographer, Graham Beckley, presents a photographic journey from the source of the River Stour, high in the Clent Hills through the Black Country and into the countryside of Staffordshire and Worcestershire to where it joins the River Severn at Stourport.

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26th February 2018

Fieldbounce present 'Stomp The Yard'

Fieldbounce present 'Stomp The Yard'

Fieldbounce are thrilled to host ‘Stomp The Yard’ dance competition on 5th May 2018. The unique dance event incorporates all styles of dance in a showcase like no other.

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26th February 2018

Mammal Safari at The Mere in Ellesmere

Mammal Safari at The Mere in Ellesmere

Shropshire Council Rangers at The Mere in Ellesmere are delighted to be welcoming Sam Devine - Turner from the Shropshire Mammal Group to give a talk and guided walk on mammals.

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21st February 2018

A sole survivor, a force of nature and locos spanning the centuries will star at 2018 Spring Steam Gala

A sole survivor, a force of nature and locos spanning the centuries will star at 2018 Spring Steam Gala

From a scrapyard ‘no-hoper’ to the last of its kind “ a range of locomotives with a real story to tell will star at the Severn Valley Railway’s 2018 Spring Steam Gala, from March 16th- 18th.

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16th February 2018

Take part in creative activities during February half-term at  the Ironbridge Gorge Museums: 17th – 25th February

Take part in creative activities during February half-term at the Ironbridge Gorge Museums: 17th – 25th February

Join hands-on workshops, activities and family trails on a ‘Create Another World’ theme at the Ironbridge Gorge Museums during the school half-term holiday, which runs from Saturday 17th to Sunday 25th February.

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12th February 2018

Fieldbounce Valentines Competition

Fieldbounce Valentines Competition

Fieldbounce Music Festival is delighted to be working in partnership with Lion Quays Resorts. The music festival is currently hosting a competition where customers who purchase a Fieldbounce ticket before the 14th of February could win a ‘weekend spa and dining treat for two’, courtesy of proud sponsors Lion Quays Resort.

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12th February 2018

Shropshire Kids Festival – It’s coming to Telford International Centre February Half

Shropshire Kids Festival – It’s coming to Telford International Centre February Half

Shropshire Kids Festival has seen huge success over the past 2 years with the Shrewsbury event attracting over 10 000 families having THE best fun for kids aged 0-14 years old. In fact the event has been so successful that demand has bought them to Telford International Centre for February half term 2018.

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7th February 2018

Try intaglio printing at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Try intaglio printing at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Visit Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge in Shropshire over the February half-term break between 17th and 25th February and try your hand at the intaglio printing technique, which was used by the Victorians more than 100 years ago.

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31st January 2018

Rusell Kane Hosts Comedy Festival Gala

Rusell Kane Hosts Comedy Festival Gala

The full line up for this year’s Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival (SICFest) has been announced, with multi award winning comedian, presenter, actor, author & scriptwriter Russell Kane named as host for the star studded Gala Show which brings the curtain down on the event on Sunday 22nd July.

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29th January 2018

Swashbuckling family fun at the SVR this half-term

Swashbuckling family fun at the SVR this half-term

Arr me hearties, there’s a whole treasure chest of pirate-themed family fun to be opened at the Severn Valley Railway this February Half-Term.

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26th January 2018

Shrewsbury Market Hall awarded the title of Britain's Favourite Market

Shrewsbury Market Hall awarded the title of Britain's Favourite Market

Today it became official that Shrewsbury’s Market Hall is the best in the country as it was appointed ‘Britain’s Favourite Market’ in the Great British Market Awards Ceremony in Birmingham this lunchtime.

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15th January 2018

Dinosaurs seen roaming around Enginuity

Dinosaurs seen roaming around Enginuity

Go along to Enginuity, near Ironbridge during the school half-term holiday between 19th and 23rd February and be the star of an extraordinary dinosaur augmented reality experience. Then design and build your own flying Pterodactyl and become an archaeologist as you ‘Dig-up a Dinosaur’.

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15th January 2018

Family Star Gazing Night

Family Star Gazing Night

Shropshire Council Outdoor Partnerships Team are delighted to be welcoming renowned photographer of the night sky, Peter Williamson, to Severn Valley Country Park for a magical evening of star gazing in the clear skies of the Severn Valley.

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11th January 2018

New digital workshops for all ages at Enginuity,  Ironbridge Gorge Museums January - March

New digital workshops for all ages at Enginuity, Ironbridge Gorge Museums January - March

Discover more about digital coding at a new series of workshops for all ages in the FabLab at Enginuity, the Ironbridge Gorge Museums’ National Design and Technology Centre at Coalbrookdale. Separate sessions for children and adults will be held on certain days between 17th January and 18th March; no previous experience is needed to take part.

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11th January 2018

The Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway announce a new February Half Term Winter Special Train Timetable

The Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway announce a new February Half Term Winter Special Train Timetable

Ride our heated carriages from Llanfair Caereinion to Castle Caereinion return and finish up with a drink in the cosy tearoom at Llanfair Caereinion. The special return fare of £9.50 for adults and £4.00 for children includes a hot drink for adults and a juice box for children.

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2nd January 2018

Winter Wellbeing Cookery Course

Winter Wellbeing Cookery Course

Now Christmas is over, the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre’s Winter Wellbeing Cookery Course will help you get back on track or kick off your New Year’s resolution perfectly. Mid-winter can be a tough time for body and soul. This hands-on session is all about fighting the blues with vitamin boosts and happy food.

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21st December 2017

Kids Go Free at Ironbridge Gorge Museums until 31st December 2017

Kids Go Free at Ironbridge Gorge Museums until 31st December 2017

As a finale to its 50th anniversary celebrations, the Ironbridge Gorge Museums are offering free admission to all children aged up to 16 years who are accompanied by a paying adult from now until 31st December 2017.

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19th December 2017

Twixmas opening at Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Shropshire for a great family day out  26th – 31st December

Twixmas opening at Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Shropshire for a great family day out 26th – 31st December

For a fun day out during the Twixmas festive period, 26th “ 31st December, go along to the Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire’s stunning Severn Valley where six of the ten museums will be open daily from 10am until 4pm. They will only be closing on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

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12th December 2017

Tickets for Comedy Festival Gala Show go on Sale

Tickets for Comedy Festival Gala Show go on Sale

Tickets for the hotly anticipated Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival Gala 2018 have gone on sale from Theatre Severn’s box office & website as of Friday 8th December.

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12th December 2017

Fun in the Snow at Discovery Centre!

Fun in the Snow at Discovery Centre!

With over 23 centimetres of snow measured to have fallen in the Onny Meadows over the weekend, the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre in Craven Arms was the perfect place to have some fun!

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6th December 2017

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Ludlow Food Centre’s Christmas Food & Craft Fair this Saturday

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Ludlow Food Centre’s Christmas Food & Craft Fair this Saturday

Ludlow Food Centre are holding their Christmas Food & Craft Fair this Saturday 9th December from 10am-3pm where it will be a festive, fun-filled day for the whole family!

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30th November 2017

Tiny Tots Trail of Treats set to enchant little ones at Blists Hill Victorian Town in December

Tiny Tots Trail of Treats set to enchant little ones at Blists Hill Victorian Town in December

Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge, is putting some magic into Christmas especially for their youngest visitors with an enchanting festive trail for under fives. Available on selected days leading up to Christmas, the fun, new Tiny Tots Trail of Treats will delight children and their grown-ups as they follow clues to find treats around the Town on 6-7, 13-14 and 20-21 December.

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28th November 2017

Festive fun at Discovery Centre!

Festive fun at Discovery Centre!

As the festive season begins, Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre is celebrating with lots of Christmas fun for all the family. From Crafty Christmas fun for the kids, to cookery courses for the adults, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

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27th November 2017

COMPETITION: Your chance to feature in LEGO: Brick History

COMPETITION: Your chance to feature in LEGO: Brick History

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery is offering three lucky people the chance to have a LEGO model that they have built feature in next year’s exciting special exhibition, LEGO: Brick History.

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27th November 2017

Make your own Christmas Wreath!

Make your own Christmas Wreath!

On Friday 15th December, Shropshire Council countryside rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are holding a Christmas wreath making session. During the winter months, the park has a wealth of natural items including ivy, cones and berries which are perfect to adorn a festive wreath.

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22nd November 2017

St David's Day Concert Theatre Severn Shrewsbury

St David's Day Concert Theatre Severn Shrewsbury

Following the resounding success of previous St David’s Day concerts at the wonderful Theatre Severn we are delighted to announce that this year’s event will take place on Saturday February 24th.

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21st November 2017

Christmas Market this weekend at farm shop

Christmas Market this weekend at farm shop

The Christmas season really begins this weekend at a farm shop near Bridgnorth. The indoor Apley Christmas Market has free entry & is a great day out for all the family. Many of Shropshire’s finest food producers will be present to showcase their products. Visitors will also find Shropshire artisan crafters, offering unique handmade Christmas presents, including candles, cushions, jewellery & even shark's teeth. Apley’s own staff will be showcasing their own products, handmade onsite all year round, including our award winning mince pies.

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21st November 2017

Barn Owl visiting Severn Valley Country Park

Barn Owl visiting Severn Valley Country Park

Shropshire Council rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are delighted to be welcoming the chairman of World Owl Trust for an evening talk held in the visitor centre. Alan Peace will be giving an illustrated talk examining the plight of the barn owl. This beautiful bird is the most endangered owl in the UK.

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16th November 2017

Gorgeous things for Gorgeous People… The Gorgeous Christmas Craft & Food Fair at Enginuity

Gorgeous things for Gorgeous People… The Gorgeous Christmas Craft & Food Fair at Enginuity

The long-running Gorgeous contemporary designer craft fair returns to Enginuity at Coalbrookdale, near Ironbridge this November and, for the first time in its history, entry is free. That means you can save your money for all the lovely things you’ll find there.

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15th November 2017

Ludlow Food Centre named ‘Food Hall Butchery Business of the Year’ at prestigious awards ceremony.

Ludlow Food Centre named ‘Food Hall Butchery Business of the Year’ at prestigious awards ceremony.

The Butchery department in Ludlow Food Centre, headed by John Brereton was announced as the ‘Food Hall Butchery Business of the Year 2017’ at the prestigious awards ceremony in London, coming out on top to beat competition from finalists Delifonseca Dockside in Liverpool and Fodder Food Hall in Harrogate.

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14th November 2017

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre Launches 50 Mile, Mass Participation Walk!

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre Launches 50 Mile, Mass Participation Walk!

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre in Craven Arms is set to launch a brand new mass participation challenge walk next year. The “Shropshire Way 80K” will be taking in some of the finest parts of the Shropshire hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the route is 80km (50 miles) in length with the aim being to complete the circuit in less than 24 hours. The route follows almost exclusively the Shropshire way on either the Main Route or its subsidiary paths.

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8th November 2017

Is this the tallest Christmas tree in Shropshire !  Great prizes when you guess its height

Is this the tallest Christmas tree in Shropshire ! Great prizes when you guess its height

A farm shop near Bridgnorth has just installed possibly the tallest Christmas tree in Shropshire. Apley Farm Shop’s courtyard is now decorated with a huge Norway Spruce Christmas tree, ready for the two day Apley Christmas Market, 10-4pm on Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th November.

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7th November 2017

Pop-Up Avalanche Restaurant, Shrewsbury Quarry Park

Pop-Up Avalanche Restaurant, Shrewsbury Quarry Park

Christmastime in Shrewsbury is a magical time of year. The city comes alive with artistic and creative energy, and the town square is decorated with careful attention. The last farmer’s market and arts & crafts market of the year are inundated with cheerful shoppers in the lead-up to Christmas Eve.

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7th November 2017

A controversial Sculpture of King Midas gets nationwide press coverage.

A controversial Sculpture of King Midas gets nationwide press coverage.

e British Ironwork Centre's latest creation has been unveiled at the British ironwork Centre. The sculpture, made from two thousand £1 and £2 coins resembles the legendary myth of 'King Midas', the king whose gift of turning everything to gold became a curse.

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7th November 2017

Mrs Beeton’s Christmas  An evening with Food Historian and TV presenter Dr Annie Gray Coalbrookdale Monday 27th November

Mrs Beeton’s Christmas An evening with Food Historian and TV presenter Dr Annie Gray Coalbrookdale Monday 27th November

Food historian and TV and radio presenter Dr Annie Gray will be giving a festive-themed talk looking at Christmas in mid-Victorian times through the eyes of Isabella Beeton. Taking place in the Engine Shop at Coalbrookdale on Monday evening, 27th November, ‘Mrs Beeton’s Christmas’ is part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

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7th November 2017

Local Charity Continues Offer of Free Cookery Course!

Local Charity Continues Offer of Free Cookery Course!

Running Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre in Craven Arms, local charity Grow Cook Learn, is committed to connecting people to the food, history and landscape of the Shropshire Hills.

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6th November 2017

Remembrance Sunday Service to be held at Cosford

Remembrance Sunday Service to be held at Cosford

On Sunday 12 November, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will hold a Service of Remembrance, paying respect to those service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice during their tours of duty.

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1st November 2017

Spectacular Family Fireworks at Blists Hill Victorian Town    Saturday 4th November

Spectacular Family Fireworks at Blists Hill Victorian Town Saturday 4th November

See the night sky spectacularly lit up over Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge on Saturday evening, 4th November when the townsfolk will be celebrating Guy Fawkes’ foiled Gunpowder Plot with a fantastic family fireworks display.

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1st November 2017

LEGO© to return to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery with new exhibition

LEGO© to return to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery with new exhibition

Walk through history in bricks as LEGO enthusiast Warren Elsmore returns to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery with his touring exhibition, Brick History, on Friday 9 February 2018.

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31st October 2017

Innovative Pork, Beetroot & Apple sausage from Ludlow butcher wins a national award to celebrate UK Sausage Week

Innovative Pork, Beetroot & Apple sausage from Ludlow butcher wins a national award to celebrate UK Sausage Week

A Pork, Beetroot & Apple Sausage made by Ludlow Food Centre has been given a national award to celebrate UK Sausage Week, which runs from 30th October to 5th November.

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26th October 2017

Rare aircraft on show during Open Week

Rare aircraft on show during Open Week

A rare example of a Handley Page Hampden being restored at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be one of the highlights at the Conservation Centre Open Week taking place on 13-18 November 2018.

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24th October 2017

Autumn Fun at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre.

Autumn Fun at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre.

Struggling to know what to do with the children this October half term? With fun for all the family, the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre have the Autumn jam-packed with activities to suit all ages.

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23rd October 2017

The Battle of Passchendaele remembered in an illustrated talk at Severn Valley Country Park

The Battle of Passchendaele remembered in an illustrated talk at Severn Valley Country Park

Local Military Historian, Kenneth Wright will be visiting Severn Valley Country Park as part of a series of talks to be held in the visitor centre over the winter months.

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19th October 2017

Shropshire County Hotels & Inns Visitor Survey Prize Draw Winner!

Shropshire County Hotels & Inns Visitor Survey Prize Draw Winner!

Congratulations to our winner of the Shropshire County Hotels & Inns Visitor Survey Prize Draw. Our winner from Bath will be spending a 2 night stay at The Coach House in Norbury.

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17th October 2017

Dates set for Next Year's Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival

Dates set for Next Year's Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival

Organisers of the highly successful Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival have announced the dates for next year’s event “ extending the Festival length & adding venues in the process.

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16th October 2017

Half term model making at Cosford

Half term model making at Cosford

October half term is just around the corner, so if you’re starting to plan how you’re going to entertain the children, look no further than the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford who are inviting families to participate in a fun model making activity. Taking place from Monday 23 to Friday 27 October, little aviators can choose from a vast number of Airfix kits to build, including a 1:72 Mosquito, Sea Harrier, Mitsubishi Zero, Albatros or Sopwith Pup.

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16th October 2017

BIG NEWS: The colossal engineering miracle ‘Man Engine’ will be coming to Blists Hill Victorian Town on 14th April 2018

BIG NEWS: The colossal engineering miracle ‘Man Engine’ will be coming to Blists Hill Victorian Town on 14th April 2018

After recent news of the win of the ‘Best Arts Project’ in the prestigious National Lottery Awards, it has was announced on Friday that the largest mechanical puppet ever constructed in Britain will rise again next Easter in an ultimate ‘Resurrection Tour’ and visit a number of sites around the UK including Blists Hill Victorian Town, one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire.

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13th October 2017

Shrewsbury Depressed Cake Shop success as money raised for mental health

Shrewsbury Depressed Cake Shop success as money raised for mental health

Shrewsbury’s Depressed Cake Shop proved to be a huge success as local cafes and bakers rose to the challenge and created delicious grey cakes to raise awareness of mental health and funds for Shropshire Mind (Reg. Charity No. 1003117).

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11th October 2017

Apley Farm Shop's Pumpkin Festival bigger than ever

Apley Farm Shop's Pumpkin Festival bigger than ever

The Spookley Pumpkin Festival is back again at Apley Farm Shop this Autumn, 14-15 Oct & during the October half term week 21-29 Oct.

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11th October 2017

Ironbridge Annual Lecture By Loyd Grossman, Chairman, Heritage Alliance Heritage in the Post Truth World

Ironbridge Annual Lecture By Loyd Grossman, Chairman, Heritage Alliance Heritage in the Post Truth World

This year’s Annual Ironbridge Lecture, ‘Heritage in the Post Truth World’, will be presented by Loyd Grossman, Chairman of the Heritage Alliance in the Engine Shop at Enginuity, Coalbrookdale on Tuesday evening, 31st October.

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6th October 2017

British Ironworks has the Golden Touch

British Ironworks has the Golden Touch

The British Ironwork Centre is to create a statue replicating the story of King Midas! The Myth of King Midas depicts the Kings gift of turning everything he touches to Gold, which later turns out to be a curse.

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3rd October 2017

Ghostly Gaslight Halloween fright night at Blists Hill Victorian Town  Saturday, 28th October

Ghostly Gaslight Halloween fright night at Blists Hill Victorian Town Saturday, 28th October

Dress up in your most scary costume and go along to the Ghostly Gaslight Halloween fright night at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge on Saturday evening, 28th October when the streets, shops and houses will be transformed into eerie places filled with ghosts, ghouls and monsters. The buildings will be illuminated in spectacular style and fireworks and pyrotechnic effects will light up the night sky.

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3rd October 2017

Craven Arms Community Bonfire is back at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre!

Craven Arms Community Bonfire is back at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre!

Craven Arms Community Bonfire returns after 25 years! Join the team at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre on Saturday 28th October for a bonfire and fireworks display. With fun for all the family, come along from 4.30pm to get spooky with seasonal craft activities before the gates to the bonfire open at 6.30pm.

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27th September 2017

Local Family Business Supports International Charity

Local Family Business Supports International Charity

South Shropshire business and chamber member, Eaton Manor, is supporting an international charity, The International Egg Foundation (IEF), in its bid to improve nutrition, health and education in developing countries, by increasing egg production and consumption.

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22nd September 2017

Poetry Reading by Gillian Clarke at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Poetry Reading by Gillian Clarke at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Join us at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery on Friday 29 September 2017 for the book launch of Gillian Clarke’s amazing new collection, ‘Zoology’.

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21st September 2017

Flight simulation event heads to Cosford

Flight simulation event heads to Cosford

Aviation fans can experience the virtual skies in Shropshire next month as the Flight Sim 2017 event heads to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford for a fifth consecutive year. Taking place on Saturday 7 October, aviation enthusiasts will enjoy a day packed with all the latest flight simulation software and the chance to test out their virtual flying skills.

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18th September 2017

New Manager appointed for Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre!

New Manager appointed for Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre!

Grow Cook Learn, local charity running the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, is delighted to announce the appointment of Grant Wilson as Manager of the charity. Grant has managed the National Trust's commercial and catering operations at Carding Mill Valley for the last eight years and previously converted an old public house in Cheshire into one of the region's finest gastro pubs. Grant will join the charity on October 9th.

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15th September 2017

Prestigious Royal Award for Severn Valley Country Park Volunteer Group

Prestigious Royal Award for Severn Valley Country Park Volunteer Group

Volunteers at a South Shropshire Country Park have been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The award, which was created in 2002 to mark the Monarch’s Golden Jubilee, is the equivalent of an MBE for voluntary groups and recognises excellence in activities carried out by community groups.

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14th September 2017

Food Centre triumphs as Britain's best artisan products announced in the Great British Food Awards 2017

Food Centre triumphs as Britain's best artisan products announced in the Great British Food Awards 2017

Nathan Outlaw, Valentine Warner, John Torode, Michel Roux Jr, along with other celebrated chefs, food personalities and critics, have revealed their British food favourites in the Great British Food Awards, the benchmark of excellence for artisan food grown and crafted in the UK.

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12th September 2017

Upcoming food courses and offers at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre!

Upcoming food courses and offers at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre!

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, run by local charity Grow Cook Learn has the aim of connecting people to the food, history and landscape of the Shropshire Hills. They now have a pop up kitchen, kindly sponsored by Ludlow Food Festival and are making the most of it with popular cookery courses for adults and children with everything from Cooking with Dinosaurs for children to cooking Sizzling Somosas with adults.

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8th September 2017

Uncover Secret Art in the Ironbridge Gorge

Uncover Secret Art in the Ironbridge Gorge

From the 8th to 17th September, residents and visitors to the Ironbridge Gorge will be able to uncover some of this World Heritage site’s less well-known attractions by following an art trail designed to showcase the work of many of the talented artists and crafts people who live and work there.

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7th September 2017

Ginger and Spice Festival 2017

Ginger and Spice Festival 2017

A brand new heritage food and drink event ‘The Ginger and Spice Festival’ celebrating the culinary, heritage and historical links of spices, food and gingerbread, to the town of Market Drayton, Shropshire, will be taking place from Wednesday 27th September to Saturday 30th September 2017 for the first time.

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5th September 2017

BBC antiques series Flog It! comes to RAF Museum Cosford

BBC antiques series Flog It! comes to RAF Museum Cosford

Flog It, the popular BBC One antiques programme presented by Paul Martin will be holding a free valuation day at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Thursday 5 October. The Bristol based BBC production recently transmitted its 1000th episode and the 17th series is currently being recorded. The show regularly achieves an audience of more than two million viewers in its weekday afternoon slot.

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31st August 2017

St Mary’s Shrewsbury opens its doors for Heritage Open Days

St Mary’s Shrewsbury opens its doors for Heritage Open Days

As part of the popular nationwide Heritage Open Days celebration, St Mary’s Church in the centre of Shrewsbury will throw open its doors from Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th September for special tours and talks.

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23rd August 2017

Join Severn Valley Coutry Park for a free Nordic walking taster session

Join Severn Valley Coutry Park for a free Nordic walking taster session

Shropshire Council Rangers are delighted to be welcoming qualified Nordic Walking instructor, Sal Orton to Severn Valley Country Park for a series of Nordic walking sessions.

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22nd August 2017

75 years on – the story behind Hampden P1344’s final flight

75 years on – the story behind Hampden P1344’s final flight

The Handley Page Hampden Bomber P1344 (PL-K), currently undergoing conservation at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be subject of a lecture taking place on Tuesday 5 September 2017. The lecture will be presented by the Museum’s Conservation Centre Manager who has personal experience working to restore the aircraft and with former crew and family members. The evening lecture will include details of the dramatic story behind its final flight, which took place exactly 75 years earlier, plus a behind the scenes look at how the aircraft looks today!

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21st August 2017

Children go FREE at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Children go FREE at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery are delighted to be offering FREE entry for children from Saturday 26 August 2017 until Friday 1 September 2017.

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15th August 2017

Grab your wingman….Top Gun is heading to Cosford!

Grab your wingman….Top Gun is heading to Cosford!

One of the most iconic aviation movies of all time ‘Top Gun’ will be showcased on a giant inflatable screen at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Saturday 23 September 2017. This 80’s cult classic military movie is the first to be shown in the Museum’s new outdoor event which will take place in the spacious grounds, against a backdrop of aircraft.

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15th August 2017

Shropshire Movie Mansion Celebrates Ten Years of ‘Atonement’ with a Charity Open Day

Shropshire Movie Mansion Celebrates Ten Years of ‘Atonement’ with a Charity Open Day

Shropshire’s most famous movie location is celebrating the tenth anniversary of the release of the film ‘Atonement’ which put it on the global map. On Sunday 3rd September visitors will be able to explore the grounds and parts of the house at Stokesay Court, near Ludlow, where so much of the action in the film version of Ian McEwan’s best-selling novel took place.

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11th August 2017

English Heritage unveils new Stokesay Castle Tea Room

English Heritage unveils new Stokesay Castle Tea Room

One of Shropshire’s most popular tourist attractions will be offering visitors a warmer welcome than ever from today (Friday 11th August), as English Heritage’s new tea room at Stokesay Castle, near Craven Arms, opens to the public.

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10th August 2017

Furnace, fire and steam inspired events mark Ironbridge Gorge Museums’ 50th anniversary

Furnace, fire and steam inspired events mark Ironbridge Gorge Museums’ 50th anniversary

Go along to the Ironbridge Gorge Museums during the summer school holidays up until the 3rd September and join in a variety of furnace, fire and steam inspired events marking the museum’s 50th anniversary and celebrating the power and innovation behind the Industrial Revolution.

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8th August 2017

“Free From” Cookery Course at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

“Free From” Cookery Course at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

Back by popular demand, Milly Rees returns to the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre with her Free From Gluten and Dairy Cookery Course.

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4th August 2017

A show-stopping pie impresses the panel at the Guild of Fine Food Great Taste Awards

A show-stopping pie impresses the panel at the Guild of Fine Food Great Taste Awards

Following more than 60 days of judging, the results of the world’s most coveted food awards, Guild of Fine Food Great Taste, have just been released, with many producers in the Midlands now celebrating. Out of a record breaking 12,300 products to be judged, 4,347 were awarded a highly prized Great Taste accolade and a remarkable 305 are based in the Midlands.

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4th August 2017

Wolverhampton built Defiant is highlight of Open Cockpits Evening

Wolverhampton built Defiant is highlight of Open Cockpits Evening

The Wolverhampton built, Second World War British Battle of Britain fighter aircraft, Boulton Paul Defiant Mk1 will be one of the highlights at the forthcoming ‘Open Cockpits Evening’ taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on 15-16 September 2017.

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31st July 2017

Blists Hill Victorian Town features on BBC Two’s ‘The Sweet Makers: A Victorian Treat’

Blists Hill Victorian Town features on BBC Two’s ‘The Sweet Makers: A Victorian Treat’

Blists Hill Victorian Town, one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire, is the star location for the final episode of a TV food history programme set to air on BBC Two on 2 August.

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25th July 2017

Shrewsbury Market Hall to become regular Saturday night food and drink venue

Shrewsbury Market Hall to become regular Saturday night food and drink venue

Shrewsbury Market Hall is to become a regular Saturday night food and drink venue following the big success of two recent late evening openings that attracted large crowds.

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25th July 2017

 Spiderman casts his net over Shropshire

Spiderman casts his net over Shropshire

This week Spiderman arrived in Oswestry, the latest of a series of superhero statues being created by the counties most popular visitor destination.

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25th July 2017

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre have Summer sorted!

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre have Summer sorted!

Struggling to know what to do with the children this Summer holidays? Will you be looking after the grandkids and want to do something fun that doesn’t break the bank? Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre have the Summer jam-packed with indoor and outdoor activities to suit all ages.

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12th July 2017

Paint Your Own Tile with Splat ‘N’ Splodge  at St Mary’s Family Event

Paint Your Own Tile with Splat ‘N’ Splodge at St Mary’s Family Event

Enjoy family craft activities at St Mary’s in central Shrewsbury this summer holiday as part of Church Tourism Week - the nationwide celebration of innovative events in historic churches.

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7th July 2017

Bridgnorth Cliff Railway Celebrates their 125th Birthday

Bridgnorth Cliff Railway Celebrates their 125th Birthday

On the 7th July 2017 Bridgnorth Cliff Railway will be celebrating the 125th anniversary of its opening by the Mayor of the time John Anderson in 1892.

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6th July 2017

Flypast and street food are on the menu at Cosford this month!

Flypast and street food are on the menu at Cosford this month!

With just over two weeks to go until the annual Cosford Food Festival, organisers are gearing up for their biggest and best event yet! This year’s festival is packed with over 90 local food and drink producers, a busy line-up on the cooking demo stage and live performances from the Cosford and Shawbury Military Wives Choir. Plus, there will be plenty of hand-on foodie fun and entertainment for families and a Dakota flypast as the cherry on top!

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4th July 2017

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust nominated for  major National Lottery award

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust nominated for major National Lottery award

Local project, Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, is appealing for votes after reaching the finals of the prestigious National Lottery Awards.

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3rd July 2017

Prestigious Royal Award for Severn Valley Country Park Volunteer Group

Prestigious Royal Award for Severn Valley Country Park Volunteer Group

Volunteers at a South Shropshire Country Park have been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The award, which was created in 2002 to mark the Monarch’s Golden Jubilee, is the equivalent of an MBE for voluntary groups and recognises excellence in activities carried out by community groups.

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29th June 2017

Ludlow Food Centre needs your help to be crowned Best Independent Retailer!

Ludlow Food Centre needs your help to be crowned Best Independent Retailer!

Ludlow Food Centre has been nominated as Best Independent Retailer in the Midlands category at the Great British Food Awards!

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29th June 2017

Sweet success as Food Centre’s handmade products shortlisted in Great British Food Awards

Sweet success as Food Centre’s handmade products shortlisted in Great British Food Awards

3 of Ludlow Food Centre’s handmade products have impressed the tasting panel at the Great British Food Awards and reached the shortlist where expert celebrity food judges are now busy taste testing the shortlist to pick the final winners, which will be announced later this summer.

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26th June 2017

Blists Hill Victorian Town Holds its first  Steampunk Weekend Festival   ‘The Town that Never Was’ 1st – 2nd July

Blists Hill Victorian Town Holds its first Steampunk Weekend Festival ‘The Town that Never Was’ 1st – 2nd July

Steampunks and their friends are invited to Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge over the weekend of 1st and 2nd July for its first ever Steampunk Festival. The fantastical ‘Town that Never Was’ day and evening event is part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

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26th June 2017

New walks leaflets to launch at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

New walks leaflets to launch at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

With thanks to funding from the Shropshire Hills AONB Conservation Fund, MFG solicitors and Craven Arms Community Food Initiative Fund, Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre are refreshing their circular walks leaflets. Grow Cook Learn, local charity now running the visitor centre, has secured funding to increase their walks offer from four leaflets to six, including new routes and improving the existing ones.

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26th June 2017

Proms and Prosecco in the Park

Proms and Prosecco in the Park

Proms and Prosecco in the Park takes place at the beautiful Chetwynd Deer Park in Newport on Saturday 9th September.

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26th June 2017

Shropshire celebrity chef headlines at Cosford Food Festival

Shropshire celebrity chef headlines at Cosford Food Festival

It’s just a month to go until the 5th annual Cosford Food Festival takes place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford and this year, organisers have lined-up popular TV Chef Marcus Bean to headline on the demo stage both days. Marcus will be showcasing his passion for great food at the event on 22-23 July which attracts in excess of 13,500 visitors.

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21st June 2017

One of the ‘must ride’ races in the 2017 cyclocross calendar takes place at Blists Hill Victorian Town, Shropshire on Saturday 8th July

One of the ‘must ride’ races in the 2017 cyclocross calendar takes place at Blists Hill Victorian Town, Shropshire on Saturday 8th July

The Queen Victoria Cyclocross Race, a unique off-road cycling event, will be held at Blists Hill Victorian Town, Shropshire on Saturday, 8th July. Sponsored by Ludgate Finance and broadcast on Sky TV/Virgin Bike Channel, it attracts over 300 riders from across the UK all competing over a course like no other.

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20th June 2017

Prees Heath Common Reserve Open Day

Prees Heath Common Reserve Open Day

The former RAF control tower will be open from 10.00am to 4.00pm. The tower was conserved over 3 years ago with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Natural England and is an important historic building as well as a significant feature in the landscape. Two rooms will not be accessible due to the presence of bats.

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19th June 2017

Modellers gear up for flying weekend

Modellers gear up for flying weekend

The Large Model Aircraft Rally is returning to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford next month for a weekend of spectacular flying displays. Taking place on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July, this air show in miniature is set to entertain thousands of aviation and modelling enthusiasts with two full days of flying and family fun.

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19th June 2017

New interpretation panels installed at Stanmore Country Park to tell the Hidden Heritage of the former RAF Base.

New interpretation panels installed at Stanmore Country Park to tell the Hidden Heritage of the former RAF Base.

Thanks to a grant from the Tesco Bags of Help Scheme, the Friends of Stanmore Country Park have teamed up with Shropshire Council’s Outdoor Partnerships Team, a local graphics company and a local historian to design and install new interpretation panels in the Country Park.

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16th June 2017

Penny Farthing Spectacular This Sunday

Penny Farthing Spectacular This Sunday

This Sunday at 10am the gates will be flung open for the public at the British Ironwork Centre for the inaugural Great Penny Farthing Spectacular.

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14th June 2017

Arlene Phillips reveals all from 40 years in showbusiness at the Theatre Severn Shrewsbury 22nd October 2017!

Arlene Phillips reveals all from 40 years in showbusiness at the Theatre Severn Shrewsbury 22nd October 2017!

Emma Brünjes Productions (ebp) are delighted to announce that ARLENE! The Glitz. The Glamour. The Gossip. will come to the Theatre Severn Shrewsbury on Sunday 22 October, as part of Arlene Phillips’ debut national tour.

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14th June 2017

Local businesses raise a glass to 50 years of working together

Local businesses raise a glass to 50 years of working together

Business relationships can be very transient these days with companies chasing every penny of profit and often sacrificing service and loyalty. However two local independent business families “ Tanners Wines and the Subbianis of the Albright Hussey Manor Hotel - are celebrating 50 years of working together.

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13th June 2017

WILD! In the Severn Valley- Family Fun Day!

WILD! In the Severn Valley- Family Fun Day!

Rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are holding a famiy fun day on Saturday 17th June to celebrate the species rich wildflower meadows at the Country Park.

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13th June 2017

 Proms in the Park a Musical Success

Proms in the Park a Musical Success

On Saturday 10th June at 5pm the gates were flung open for the spectacular Proms in the Park at the British Ironwork Centre near Oswestry, Shropshire. Hundreds of guests brought their finest picnic blankets, hampers and bubbly to the lawns to enjoy an evening of classical entertainment, the likes of which have never before been seen in the town.

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12th June 2017

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre kicks off the Summer with annual Family Fun Day

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre kicks off the Summer with annual Family Fun Day

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre’s Family Fun Day, Saturday 17th June, is the perfect day out with fun activities for all the family . Entry is free with attractions such as the Bouncy Castle, The Climbing Wall and Face Painting all priced individually.

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12th June 2017

Hotbuckle Productions of Far from the Madding Crowd at  Blists Hill Victorian Town this Father's Day

Hotbuckle Productions of Far from the Madding Crowd at Blists Hill Victorian Town this Father's Day

Hotbuckle Productions will be coming to Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge on Father’s Day, Sunday, 18th June with their own inspired adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s classic novel, Far from the Madding Crowd, telling the story with humour and emotion. To celebrate dad’s special day, Hotbuckle are giving free tickets to any father who is accompanied by another full paying adult. Suitable for all the family, the outdoor evening performance starts at 6pm.

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5th June 2017

Museum celebrates Armed Forces Day with concert and flypast

Museum celebrates Armed Forces Day with concert and flypast

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will once again celebrate the contributions made by Her Majesty's Armed Forces, by hosting an orchestra concert and a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster flypast on Saturday 24 June for Armed Forces Day.

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25th May 2017

South Shropshire Family Business Raises Over £3000.00 for Macmillan at Annual Classic Vehicle Day.

South Shropshire Family Business Raises Over £3000.00 for Macmillan at Annual Classic Vehicle Day.

Eaton Manor Country Estate near Church Stretton held its fourth annual Classic Vehicle Day on Sunday with over 160 classic and interesting vehicles on display, from a Lagonda Rapier to modern classics including a Humber Sceptre, as well as one off specials and an armoured personnel carrier.

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25th May 2017

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust 50th anniversary lecture By Sir David Pepper, former Director General of GCHQ

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust 50th anniversary lecture By Sir David Pepper, former Director General of GCHQ

As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations marking the founding of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, Sir David Pepper KCMG, former Director General of GCHQ, will be giving a lecture on how technological innovation has shaped secret intelligence.

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25th May 2017

Get flour under your fingernails at Farm Shop’s Bake Off

Get flour under your fingernails at Farm Shop’s Bake Off

There’s something really special going on this weekend Apley Farm Shop near Bridgnorth. What makes the second Apley Bake Off different is that customers can get flour under their fingernails “ as marketing manager Lady Hamilton says. “I’m sure it’s going to be a really fun day where customers can not only enter the competition classes & win great prizes, but also get a really fulfilling cooking experience with our 7 masterclass hosts.“

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25th May 2017

Museum aircraft join Air Show line-up

Museum aircraft join Air Show line-up

A collection of aircraft from the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be joining the line-up in a static display at the RAF Cosford Air Show, taking place on Sunday 11 June 2017. Aircraft confirmed to appear include the British Aerospace Experimental Aircraft Programme (EAP), the BAe Harrier GR9A and completing the Museum’s display at this year’s show is the Hawker Hurricane IIc.

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23rd May 2017

Charity Gardeners Question Time Hailed a Success

Charity Gardeners Question Time Hailed a Success

A charity evening which included a tour of the Apley Walled Garden followed by “Gardeners’ Question Time” with a panel of experts compered by BBC’s Paul Shuttleworth was rated a huge success by organisers and guests alike.

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22nd May 2017

Cooking with Herbs and Spices

Cooking with Herbs and Spices

If you are looking to improve the flavours in your cooking and looking for inspiration to spice things up, then this is the perfect course for you on Saturday 3rd June 10am-2pm! Aimed at all levels, Sabrina Zeif makes the courses fun for everyone, providing you with lots of skills to take away and try at home.

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18th May 2017

Free, fun and friendly - enjoy Oswestry Food Festival Weekend in July

Free, fun and friendly - enjoy Oswestry Food Festival Weekend in July

On July 15th and 16th, the small market town of Oswestry on the borders of Shropshire and Wales opens its streets to the finest local food producers of this borderland country “ and it’s free! Enjoy two days of tasting and enjoying the finest local produce as you wander the streets of our market town. Oswestry is renowned for its café culture so you will never be far from a welcoming coffee shop if you need a cuppa after using all that energy wandering round the stalls.

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17th May 2017

Peg planes and trench talk

Peg planes and trench talk

May half term is almost upon us and during this school break the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford has planned a week of wartime nostalgia to keep the younger members of the family entertained. Taking place from Saturday 27 May to Sunday 4 June, visitors are invited to join in a fun flying themed craft activity and wartime trail, suitable for children of all ages.

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16th May 2017

Spring half-term at Ironbridge Gorge Museums Discover more about historic heroes at fun family events

Spring half-term at Ironbridge Gorge Museums Discover more about historic heroes at fun family events

Discover more about your favourite heroes of history, engineering and sport during the spring half-term at a variety of fun family events across the Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire from Saturday, 27th May to Sunday, 4th June. The various events are part of the Museum’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

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16th May 2017

 Dipping pond in historic walled garden is exposed after 60 years

Dipping pond in historic walled garden is exposed after 60 years

One of the two dipping ponds of Apley Walled Garden has been recently exposed ready for re-use, 60 years after it was last used. So called as gardeners would dip their watering cans into it, the pair of dipping ponds gradually fell out of use, as the watering relied increasingly on piped water.

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15th May 2017

Shrewsbury Flavours of the World Market

Shrewsbury Flavours of the World Market

Friday the 16th and Saturday the 17th of June sees the Return of the Shrewsbury French market, under its new banner 'Flavours of the World'.

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15th May 2017

Shropshire restaurant earns 2 AA rosettes for culinary excellence

Shropshire restaurant earns 2 AA rosettes for culinary excellence

The Coach House is a modern country inn in the sleepy hamlet of Norbury. Situated deep in the beautiful Shropshire Hills AONB, between the Stiperstones and the Long Mynd our village is in a wonderful corner of Shropshire.

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11th May 2017

Ludlow Spring Festival

Ludlow Spring Festival

With only a day to go, here is the essential last minute information you’ll need to plan your visit.

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11th May 2017

Route announced for rare and historic steam machines first ever Ironbridge Steam Road Run and Rally

Route announced for rare and historic steam machines first ever Ironbridge Steam Road Run and Rally

The route and running times for the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust’s 50th anniversary steam road run and rally weekend, 13th - 14th May, have been announced.

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9th May 2017

Dementia Awareness Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Dementia Awareness Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire is marking National Dementia Awareness Week, 14th “ 20th May, by inviting those living with dementia and their carers to come and enjoy a visit to Blists Hill Victorian Town on Friday, 19th May at a very special price of just £5 per couple.

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9th May 2017

Apley cheese wins gold - 60 years after its first award

Apley cheese wins gold - 60 years after its first award

The Apley cheese has just won a gold award at the Artisan Cheese Awards. Lady Hamilton, Marketing Manager of Apley Farm Shop, explained, “At Apley Farm Shop, we’re all incredibly proud & excited, but it's really Martin & Beth Moyden who are the proudest. The cheese won a similar award when it was first made in the building which is now the Creamery Café, 1956-65. So it is extra special to see it win again, over 50 years later, this time made by Mr Moyden near Market Drayton in Shropshire.”

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8th May 2017

Morville Hall will be open to visitors on selected Fridays and Saturdays throughout the summer.

Morville Hall will be open to visitors on selected Fridays and Saturdays throughout the summer.

Morville Hall, situated near Bridgnorth, is a stone built family home of Elizabethan origin. Extensively enlarged and expanded during the mid 18th century, the Hall now exudes striking Georgian charm and character.

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4th May 2017

   Marathon men raise £100k to commemorate 100 years of the RAF

Marathon men raise £100k to commemorate 100 years of the RAF

Two trustees of the RAF Museum are pulling on their walking boots to tackle the equivalent of five marathons in five days (8-12 May 2017) to raise £100,000 to commemorate the RAF’s centenary in 2018.

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26th April 2017

Meccano Marvels Come to Ironbridge

Meccano Marvels Come to Ironbridge

An amazing display of working Meccano models created by Telford and Ironbridge Meccano Society (TIMS), Shropshire will be an extra bonus for anyone visiting Enginuity, one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums, over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend from Saturday 29th April to Monday 1st May. The mechanical marvels will be on display as part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

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