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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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25th April 2017

See Heritage Skills in Action at St Andrew’s Church, Wroxeter

See Heritage Skills in Action at St Andrew’s Church, Wroxeter

On Wednesday 24th May, The Churches Conservation Trust in conjunction with specialist tradespeople will host a free Conservation Craft Skills Open Day at St Andrew’s Church, Wroxeter. Join us from 10.30am to 4.00pm to find out about the specialist traditional skills used to maintain the 350 churches cared for by The Churches Conservation Trust.

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25th April 2017

Beautiful Bluebell Walk Sunday 7th May

Beautiful Bluebell Walk Sunday 7th May

With one of the best places to see bluebells in Shropshire being right on our doorstep, what better way to see them than joining the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre Bluebell Walk?

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24th April 2017

Guided Walking Tours of Shrewsbury

Guided Walking Tours of Shrewsbury

Throughout the summer there will be a daily guided tour at 2pm Monday to Saturday and at 11.30am on Sunday mornings.

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20th April 2017

Crucible Of The Vampire

Crucible Of The Vampire

Shropshire is no stranger to filmmaking. Over the years it’s cinematic landscapes and beautiful historical buildings have been depicted in movies such as ‘Atonement’ with Keira Knightley and James McAvoy , Oscar nominated ‘Howard’s End’ and Dickens ‘A Christmas Carol’. All watched by international audiences.

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19th April 2017

Thousands of bikers to head from Shrewsbury to Cosford on Sunday 30 April in Bike4Life charity ride

Thousands of bikers to head from Shrewsbury to Cosford on Sunday 30 April in Bike4Life charity ride

15/03/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink Thousands of bikers to head from Shrewsbury to Cosford on Sunday 30 April in Bike4Life charity ride Related topics: Highways and environmental maintenance Road users are being warned to expect some disruption in and around Shrewsbury on the morning of Sunday 30 April 2017, as the Bike4Life Midlands Air Ambulance charity motorbike ride heads out from the Meole Brace Park & Ride site to RAF Cosford, via the A5 and M54.

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19th April 2017

12th Annual Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival

12th Annual Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival

Now in its 12th year, the annual Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival, 29th April “ 7th May, is offering 57 walks, making it probably the biggest in the West Midlands and one of the best in the country.

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13th April 2017

Spring Antiques and Vintage Weekend at Oswestry Showground

Spring Antiques and Vintage Weekend at Oswestry Showground

Situated in 37 rolling acres in the heart of Shropshire, Oswestry Showground is the home of Amulet Fairs.

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13th April 2017

Eat, draw and be funny

Eat, draw and be funny

This year’s Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival offers a veritable feast of cartooning as we tackle the theme of ‘Food and Drink’.

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11th April 2017

Feathers and flight fun planned for Easter holidays

Feathers and flight fun planned for Easter holidays

‘Feathers and Flight’ is the theme to this year’s Easter break activities taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford. With a fact finding trail running each day and a one day special birds of prey flying display, families are invited to explore a world of flight and learn how aircraft design has been inspired by nature.

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10th April 2017

Egg-citing Easter fun for ALL the family!

Egg-citing Easter fun for ALL the family!

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

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10th April 2017

New Museum of Iron opens in time for Easter as part of Ironbridge Gorge Museums’ 50th anniversary celebrations

New Museum of Iron opens in time for Easter as part of Ironbridge Gorge Museums’ 50th anniversary celebrations

The all new Museum of Iron at Coalbrookdale, in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge, opened Saturday, 8th April in time for the Easter holidays after a massive refurbishment. Telling the history of iron making from ancient times through to the present day, it will explain how remarkable discoveries made in The Gorge changed the world forever and why the area became internationally recognised as the Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution

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7th April 2017

Easter treat fundraiser for Severn Hospice

Easter treat fundraiser for Severn Hospice

A big-hearted Shropshire caravan and motorhome dealership has come up with an Easter treat to raise money for the Severn Hospice.

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6th April 2017

Cosford serves up another tasty festival

Cosford serves up another tasty festival

A tasty line-up of over 90 local producers has been announced for this year’s Cosford Food Festival, which promises to serve up the very best food and drink the Midland’s has to offer. Popular favorites on the food festival scene as well as brand new local producers are all on board for this year’s festival, which takes place on 22-23 July 2017.

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4th April 2017

Record start to the year for Ludlow touring park

Record start to the year for Ludlow touring park

A popular touring caravan park on the edge of the historic South Shropshire market town of Ludlow is reporting a record start to the new season.

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31st March 2017

Exciting expansion plans announced by Shrewsbury caravan dealership

Exciting expansion plans announced by Shrewsbury caravan dealership

Plans for the expansion of an award-winning caravan and motorhome dealership in Shrewsbury have been announced.

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29th March 2017

German front line duo are highlights of Open Cockpits Evening

German front line duo are highlights of Open Cockpits Evening

Two Second World War German front line fighter aircraft, the Messerschmitt BF109G-2/Trop and the Focke Wulf Fw190A-8/U-1 have been announced as highlights at the forthcoming ‘Open Cockpits Evening’ taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on 19-20 May 2017.

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29th March 2017

   Ludlow MP praises tourism’s contribution to economy as he visits new holiday home park

Ludlow MP praises tourism’s contribution to economy as he visits new holiday home park

MP Philip Dunne has praised the contribution that tourism makes to the South Shropshire economy after paying a visit to touring and holiday home park on the edge of the historic market town of Ludlow, which is renowned as the food capital of England.

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28th March 2017

Shrewsbury Bookfest May Festival 2017

Shrewsbury Bookfest May Festival 2017

Shrewsbury Bookfest is proud to present its ‘May Festival’ programme for 2017. This event, described as ‘a beacon of excellence amongst literary festivals’ by their patron, author Michael Morpurgo, is their annual children’s literary extravaganza, with authors, illustrators and artists coming to this beautiful town to share their creative secrets, showcase their work and meet their fans.

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28th March 2017

The Great British Food Festival Food Festival Moves Home

The Great British Food Festival Food Festival Moves Home

Popular Staffordshire event the Great British Food Festival has left its home for the last four years, Shugborough Estate, and moved to a new home at Weston Park, just on the Staffordshire and Shropshire border.

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28th March 2017

Shropshire Hills’ Exclusive Butterfly Garden Springs Into Life!

Shropshire Hills’ Exclusive Butterfly Garden Springs Into Life!

Butterflies and other insects are set to dine in style as a result of a new project led by West Midlands Butterfly Conservation. Volunteers from the charity have worked with Grow Cook Learn at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre in Craven Arms to create the county’s first Pollinators’ Garden and Insect Hotel. The plants have been provided by local Shropshire business CJ Wildlife who are based near Shrewsbury.

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27th March 2017

Top Tourism Rating for Campus Accommodation

Top Tourism Rating for Campus Accommodation

Conference accommodation at a University of Wolverhampton campus has been given a top rating by the national tourist board, confirming the high standard of facilities.

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21st March 2017

 Free admission to Ironbridge Gorge Museums for mothers on Mothering Sunday 26th March

Free admission to Ironbridge Gorge Museums for mothers on Mothering Sunday 26th March

As part of their 50th Anniversary celebrations The Ironbridge Gorge Museums are inviting mums to enjoy a day out as their guest at five of their sites on Mothering Sunday, 26th March, when accompanied by another full-paying adult.

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21st March 2017

Mother’s Day at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

Mother’s Day at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

Spring has sprung! We are starting to see the grass turn greener and the daffodils are popping up all over the Onny Meadows, making Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre the perfect place to bring mum for Mother’s Day!

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14th March 2017

Better Baking at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

Better Baking at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

With our pop-up kitchen kindly sponsored by Ludlow Food Festival, cooking courses here at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre have really taken off!

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14th March 2017

Dudmaston opens its gates for a brand new season

Dudmaston opens its gates for a brand new season

Discover the beauty of the Estate as it wakes up for Spring. Dudmaston welcomes visitors to the galleries, garden, park, tearoom, and shop from Sunday, 19 March

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9th March 2017

First Music Hall Evening at Blists Hill Victorian Town

First Music Hall Evening at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Step back in time and go along to the first in a series of nostalgic music hall evenings, being held as part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums’ 50th Anniversary celebrations, at Blists Hill Victorian Town on Friday, 24th March

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7th March 2017

Crossing the River: Fords and Ferries on the Shropshire Severn

Crossing the River: Fords and Ferries on the Shropshire Severn

Shropshire Council rangers are very happy to be welcoming local historian and author, Neil Clarke to Severn Valley Country Park.

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6th March 2017

The 15th Borderlines Film Festival: “brilliant once again!”

The 15th Borderlines Film Festival: “brilliant once again!”

For the last 10 days, cinema-goers have been criss-crossing Herefordshire, Shropshire and the beautiful Marches in order to catch some of the 225 screenings of the 84 films that make up the 15th Borderlines Film Festival.

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2nd March 2017

Museum launches new Cold War Lunchtime Lecture series

Museum launches new Cold War Lunchtime Lecture series

On 17 March, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be hosting the first Cold War Lunchtime Lecture of 2017 with a lecture entitled ‘Coping with Technological Uncertainty: Military Aircraft Procurement, 1945-1957’. In this lecture, Professor Keith Hayward, a consultant and writer on aerospace and aviation issues, will examine Britain’s military aircraft procurement process during the early period of the Cold War.

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1st March 2017

The Judge's Lodging Opens Its Doors with Heritage Lottery Fund This Year

The Judge's Lodging Opens Its Doors with Heritage Lottery Fund This Year

Since the doors to Radnorshire’s Shire Hall re-opened in 1997, the Judge’s Lodging has been a unique, awarding winning attraction within Powys, run by a charitable organisation, the Judge’s Lodging Trust. The building, currently owned by Powys County Council, is Grade II* listed and consists of the original period courthouse and cells, together with accommodation for the visiting High Court judge who would have stayed during the local Assizes.

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1st March 2017

Model show returns to Cosford in April

Model show returns to Cosford in April

The popular Shropshire Scale Model Show will be returning to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Sunday 2 April 2017.

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28th February 2017

Growing Day at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre - Sunday 5th March 10am – 3pm

As hints of Spring comes forth “ so does our Growing Day. Join us for a day of potatoes, family fun and all things growing.

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27th February 2017

Ironbridge Gorge Museums celebrate 50th anniversary and opening of refurbished Museum of Iron

Ironbridge Gorge Museums celebrate 50th anniversary and opening of refurbished Museum of Iron

2017 is going to be a significant year of anniversaries for Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge Museums as its not only 50 years since the founding of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust in 1967, but also 300 years since the death of Abraham Darby I, widely recognised as the man who started the Industrial Revolution.

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27th February 2017

Final call for food festival applications

Final call for food festival applications

Closing date for exhibitor applications is Tuesday 28 February 2017

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23rd February 2017

50 People to flip pancakes on the Iron Bridge Shrove Tuesday, Tuesday 28 February

50 People to flip pancakes on the Iron Bridge Shrove Tuesday, Tuesday 28 February

As part of their 50th anniversary celebrations staff at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust are organising a huge pancake flipping contest on the world-famous Iron Bridge.

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23rd February 2017

The Land of Lost Content Book

The Land of Lost Content Book

Patrick Fly and The Land of Lost Content Museum owner Stella Mitchell need your help in creating a 272 page case-bound book celebrating the collection of the Land of Lost Content, a museum dedicated to ephemera.

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23rd February 2017

Borderlines Film Festival 2017 weekend at Ludlow Assembly Rooms

Borderlines Film Festival 2017 weekend at Ludlow Assembly Rooms

Borderlines Film Festival returns to Ludlow Assembly Rooms from Friday 3 to Sunday 5 March for a weekend crammed with cinema treats.

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16th February 2017

Blists Hill Victorian Town receives top Gold VisitEngland  Accolade for its visitor experience second year in succession

Blists Hill Victorian Town receives top Gold VisitEngland Accolade for its visitor experience second year in succession

Blists Hill Victorian Town, one of Shropshire’s 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums where life over 100 years ago is recreated, has received the highest Gold accolade from VisitEngland in recognition of the quality of its visitor experience for the second year in succession.

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14th February 2017

Celebrate the birth of flight at the Ironbridge Gorge Museums Half-term 18th – 26th February

Celebrate the birth of flight at the Ironbridge Gorge Museums Half-term 18th – 26th February

You can celebrate the birth of flight during the February half-term with an array of themed family activities at Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge Museums as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations.

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14th February 2017

Attention for those who love beer and cycling, Ludlow Brewing Co sportive in Support of Parkinson

Attention for those who love beer and cycling, Ludlow Brewing Co sportive in Support of Parkinson

Letsgovelo have combined with the Ludlow Brewing Co to put on a sportive in support of Parkinson’s UK. The event will have two distances of 25 (Fun Ride) and 70 miles (Challenge Ride) taking you through the best countryside that Shropshire has to offer.

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13th February 2017

Tusker; Shropshire Hills Discover Centre's little Fantastic Beast returns for Half Term starting Monday 20th February

Tusker; Shropshire Hills Discover Centre's little Fantastic Beast returns for Half Term starting Monday 20th February

Exciting news here at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, our woolly Mammoth Tusker returns just in time for Half Term after his make-over.

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6th February 2017

German bomber wings its way to the Midlands

German bomber wings its way to the Midlands

A rare example of the great German multi-role combat aircraft of the Second World War, the Junkers Ju88, has been transported by road to its new home in the Midlands. This particular aircraft, a Ju88R-1 night-fighter version, travelled 130 miles from the Royal Air Force Museum London, to its sister site at Cosford, Shropshire where it will soon go on public display.

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2nd February 2017

It’s plane fun for youngsters at half term

It’s plane fun for youngsters at half term

February 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.

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1st February 2017

From the RAF Museum with LOVE!

From the RAF Museum with LOVE!

This Valentine’s Day give your loved one a romantic gift with wings on…..something extra special and meaningful…..available now from the Royal Air Force Museum shop!

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31st January 2017

Apley Estate herd wins first prize

Apley Estate herd wins first prize

The Pennington family are farming tenants on the Apley Estate, living live less than 1 mile from Apley Farm Shop. They supply us with beef from their herd of British White Cattle. Oldington Alderney, a cow in their herd, won the National Junior Championships at the British White Cattle Society national show at the Royal Three Counties Show 2016 which takes place annually in June in Malvern, Worcestershire.

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30th January 2017

Oswestry wins Council of the Year at National Awards

Oswestry wins Council of the Year at National Awards

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has announced the winners for its Star Councils 2016 awards which includes an award for Oswestry Town Council.

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30th January 2017

Oswestry has been named one of the top 10 most beautiful English market towns

Oswestry has been named one of the top 10 most beautiful English market towns

The list announced by website ‘Britain and Britishness’ last week places the town alongside the likes of Keswick in Cumbria and Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire.

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25th January 2017

Join in the 10 year anniversary celebrations for the National Cold War Exhibition

Join in the 10 year anniversary celebrations for the National Cold War Exhibition

On Tuesday 7 February 2017 the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be marking the 10th anniversary of the award-winning National Cold War Exhibition with a special event for aviation fans.

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23rd January 2017

Champing™ Comes to Shropshire!

Champing™ Comes to Shropshire!

Champing™ is the unique concept of camping overnight in historic churches, brought to the world by The Churches Conservation Trust, the national charity protecting historic churches at risk. Hundreds of happy champers stayed overnight in these ancient spaces in summer 2016.

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17th January 2017

Tusker set for a make-over to welcome visitors

Tusker set for a make-over to welcome visitors

The cuddly, friendly face that welcomes visitors 7 days a week at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre is set for a make-over, just in time for the new tourist season.

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13th January 2017

High-flying offers at low prices this January!

High-flying offers at low prices this January!

Christmas may be over for another year and the high street January sales are already in full swing, but if you’re looking to treat yourself to something special with your left over Christmas money, the Royal Air Force Museum has a huge selection of unique items available with savings of up to 50% off the RRP.

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9th January 2017

Shropshire Tourism Visitor Survey Prize Draw Winner!

Shropshire Tourism Visitor Survey Prize Draw Winner!

Congratulations to our winner of the Shropshire Tourism Visitor Survey Prize Draw. Our winner from Oxfordshire will be spending a 2 night stay at the Prince Rupert Hotel in Shrewsbury.

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22nd December 2016

 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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21st December 2016

The North Wales Association of Male Voice Choirs perform St David's Day Concert

The North Wales Association of Male Voice Choirs perform St David's Day Concert

Following the resounding success of previous St David’s Day concerts at the Theatre Severn we are delighted to announce that on February 25th 2017 The North Wales Association of Male Voice Choirs have arranged another fantastic evening of music and song for us -an evening that is not to be missed.

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16th December 2016

Second chance to see Andy McKeown's Giant Light-Show Tribute to Margaret Agnes Rope

Second chance to see Andy McKeown's Giant Light-Show Tribute to Margaret Agnes Rope

Visitors to the main square in Shrewsbury will have a second opportunity before Christmas to see the very successful ‘Tribute To Margaret Rope’ light-show created by international light artist Andy McKeown.

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14th December 2016

Blists Hill to featured on BBC on Christmas Day

Blists Hill to featured on BBC on Christmas Day

A programme filmed at a Shropshire museum will air on Christmas Day.

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13th December 2016

Greg Davies to host first-ever Shrewsbury comedy festival

Greg Davies to host first-ever Shrewsbury comedy festival

Comedian and actor Greg Davies is to appear at the first ever Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival.

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13th December 2016

Bridgnorth wins the Best Large Market Town Award

Bridgnorth wins the Best Large Market Town Award

Congratulations to Bridgnorth who the Best Large Market Town title yesterday; after competing against Hinckley and Market Harborough in the Great British High Street awards.

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7th December 2016

New Japanese Restaurant to open in Shrewsbury

New Japanese Restaurant to open in Shrewsbury

A restaurant in Shrewsbury, owned by the same team as the historic Prince Rupert Hotel, is set to re-open as a specialist Japanese eatery.

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5th December 2016

Make your own Christmas Wreath!

Make your own Christmas Wreath!

On Friday 9th 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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2nd December 2016

Twisted Fairy Tales at The Dana Prison (HMP Shrewsbury)

Twisted Fairy Tales at The Dana Prison (HMP Shrewsbury)

Twisted Fairy Tales is a brand new, and first-of-its-kind event to arrive in Shrewsbury as part of the town’s Christmas festivities. Described as a ‘Christmas Pantomime gone wrong’ this adult only event couldn’t be further away from your standard nativity play.

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2nd December 2016

Shrewsbury Winter Festival back again 10th & 11th December 2016

Shrewsbury Winter Festival back again 10th & 11th December 2016

It may still be 12 weeks to Christmas, but interest in Shrewsbury Winter Festival returning to the Quarry this December is gathering pace quicker than a reindeer on Christmas Eve! Attracting over 10,000 visitors in 2015 this event promises to be even bigger and better this year.

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2nd December 2016

Take a sleigh ride with Santa at the RAF Museum!

Take a sleigh ride with Santa at the RAF Museum!

For the Christmas period, up to and including 31st December, our 4D Experience will be taking on a Christmas theme.

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2nd December 2016

Experience the magic of a Victorian Christmas at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Experience the magic of a Victorian Christmas at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Experience the magic of a Victorian Christmas at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge over the two weekends of 3rd “ 4th and 10th - 11th December. Soak up the seasonal atmosphere from a bygone era and revel in traditional celebrations and entertainment as the townsfolk are busily making preparations for Christmas, 1800s style.

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1st December 2016

Work begins on £200,000 Ludlow caravan holiday park project

Work begins on £200,000 Ludlow caravan holiday park project

Work has begun on a new caravan holiday home park on the edge of the historic market town of Ludlow, which is renowned as the food capital of England.

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1st December 2016

Mary Webb Society Unveil Bronze Bust of Mary Webb

Mary Webb Society Unveil Bronze Bust of Mary Webb

On the 9th July the Mary Webb Society unveiled a bronze bust of Mary Webb created by Clun sculptor Jemma Pearson, which is mounted on a pedestal carved from local Grinshill stone.

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28th November 2016

Christmas has come early at Cosford!

Christmas has come early at Cosford!

It’s being to look a lot like Christmas at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, as the Shropshire attraction has received a rather large delivery in the form of three Second World War aircraft! The Boulton Paul Defiant Mk 1, the Gloster Gladiator 1 and the Westland Lysander III have all been safely transported by road from the museum’s London site and are currently being prepared for display at Cosford.

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24th November 2016

Enhancing the visitor experience with free Wi-Fi at the RAF Museum Cosford

Enhancing the visitor experience with free Wi-Fi at the RAF Museum Cosford

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is now offering visitors free Wi-Fi across its entire site thanks to a generous donation from the Aerospace Museum Society.

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23rd November 2016

Shropshire Hills Discovery Christmas Craft Fair

Shropshire Hills Discovery Christmas Craft Fair

Join us for our Christmas Craft Fair and festive celebrations here at the award winning Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre over the weekend of 26th-27th Novemberfrom 10.00am “ 4.30pm

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23rd November 2016

New textile printing workshops at Enginuity

New textile printing workshops at Enginuity

New textile printing workshops for grown-ups are being hosted at Enginuity in Coalbrookdale, one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums over the weekend of 26th and 27th November.

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22nd November 2016

Shrewsbury rated one of the Best Small UK Towns for Winter Breaks

Shrewsbury rated one of the Best Small UK Towns for Winter Breaks

Our county town Shrewsbury is said to be one of the top 10 best small UK towns for winter breaks according to The Guardian. The town has been commended on its historic buildings, modern restaurants, cosy pubs and independent shops and it’s believed to sparkle in the Christmas season.

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22nd November 2016

100th Anniversary of Mary Webb’s first book

100th Anniversary of Mary Webb’s first book

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of ‘The Golden Arrow’, the first novel from one of Shropshire’s greatest writers, Mary Webb. Her life and work are firmly centred in her native county and the Mary Webb Society are celebrating with a programme of events.

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21st November 2016

Festive fun afternoon for families

Festive fun afternoon for families

Later this month, the access and learning team at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be collaborating once again with students from City of Wolverhampton College, to bring some FREE festive fun to the museum for young families.

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16th November 2016

Dudmaston Christmas Craft Fair

Dudmaston Christmas Craft Fair

Dudmaston is holding its traditional Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November. With over 80 local stallholders selling unique and inspiring gifts, it’s the perfect place to get your Christmas shopping underway. From traditional crafts to unusual handmade goodies and local festive food; visitors are sure to find something for even the most challenging to buy for.

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16th November 2016

Gorgeous Christmas Craft Fair at Enginuity

Gorgeous Christmas Craft Fair at Enginuity

Experience an early taste of Christmas at Gorgeous, a contemporary designer craft fair held in Enginuity at Coalbrookdale, one of Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge Museums on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November.

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15th November 2016

Charity Christmas Fayre at St Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury

Charity Christmas Fayre at St Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury

Be sure to start your Christmas shopping at Shropshire Rural Communities Charity’s Christmas Fayre on Saturday 26th November 2016 at St Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury.

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14th November 2016

Severn Valley Country Park is officially bee-coming a hive of activity!

Severn Valley Country Park is officially bee-coming a hive of activity!

The decline in bees and other pollinators is one of the most worrying problems facing humanity. These insects play a vital role in pollinating crops that we depend on for food production. Staff and volunteers at Shropshire Council are leading the way in creating habitat to allow these important insects to thrive. Their efforts have now been recognised in a national award scheme that celebrates the National Pollinator Strategy.

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14th November 2016

Two new aircraft wing their way to Cosford

Two new aircraft wing their way to Cosford

A Messerschmitt BF109G-2 and a de Havilland Tiger Moth II, are the first of six new aircraft to arrive at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, having been transported by road from the museum’s sister site in London. Visitors can now view the brand new arrivals on display in the museum’s hangars with four more aircraft due to arrive before Christmas.

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11th November 2016

 The Northumberland Vase is coming home Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust Purchases the Northumberland Vase at auction

The Northumberland Vase is coming home Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust Purchases the Northumberland Vase at auction

Staff at Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust are celebrating after securing a significant piece of china at auction for their collection thanks to support from the local community, charities and foundations.

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11th November 2016

Four Actors - One Mystery- No Clue  Sherlock Holmes set to visit local community venues this Christmas season in “The Hound of The Baskervilles”

Four Actors - One Mystery- No Clue Sherlock Holmes set to visit local community venues this Christmas season in “The Hound of The Baskervilles”

Famed for their Shakespeare summer season UK tours, professional Gloucester based Rain or Shine Theatre Company are delighted to be on tour again this Christmas season with a unique adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic tale which is booked into community venues across the UK ranging from a stately home to village halls.

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7th November 2016

Sir Cliff Richard announces Shropshire open-air concert

Sir Cliff Richard announces Shropshire open-air concert

Sir Cliff Richard will be staging a concert deep in the Shropshire countryside next year it has been revealed.

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7th November 2016

All The World's A Stage

All The World's A Stage

Two Score Theatre Company is delighted to announce its production of All The World’s A Stage, in collaboration with Kim Begley, internationally acclaimed Opera singer and Ludlow resident.

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3rd November 2016

Visitors invited to join Remembrance Service at Cosford

Visitors invited to join Remembrance Service at Cosford

On Sunday 13 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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2nd November 2016

Flamingos send ironworks staff into a flap

Flamingos send ironworks staff into a flap

Does anyone know if these are real or sculptures? We arrived at the Centre today to find this flock of flamingos walking across the park.

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2nd November 2016

Fishmore Hall launches new SPAshell™

Fishmore Hall launches new SPAshell™

Fishmore Hall has announced the official opening of their new rural spa, SPAshell™, nestled in the gardens of the hotel and overlooking the rolling Shropshire countryside and the Clee Hills.

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1st November 2016

Hampden bomber gets new lease of life

Hampden bomber gets new lease of life

A rare example of a Handley Page Hampden being restored at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is making huge steps towards completion of the fuselage section. As one of the Museum’s longest running conservation projects, the aircraft is starting to take shape now thanks to one of the museum’s skilled Aircraft Technicians who is building a large section of the aircraft from scratch!

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31st October 2016

Severn Valley Country Park welcome awarding winning photographer, John Robinson for a fascinating illustrated talk

Severn Valley Country Park welcome awarding winning photographer, John Robinson for a fascinating illustrated talk

Shropshire Council rangers are very happy to be welcoming awarding winning photographer, John Robinson to Severn Valley Country Park for a fascinating illustrated talk. In his talk John will shed light on the natural history of the Wyre Forest, a place he knows really well.

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28th October 2016

‘Every little helps’ make your trip to museum easier!

‘Every little helps’ make your trip to museum easier!

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford are making days out at the museum as stress free as possible for parents, with a little help from Tesco!

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26th October 2016

Spectacular Family Fireworks at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Spectacular Family Fireworks at Blists Hill Victorian Town

See the night sky spectacularly lit up over Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge on Saturday evening, 5th November when the townsfolk will be celebrating Guy Fawkes’ foiled Gunpowder Plot with a fantastic family fireworks display.

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26th October 2016

Vote at Tesco stores to help rejuvenate the Wetlands at Severn Valley Country Park

Vote at Tesco stores to help rejuvenate the Wetlands at Severn Valley Country Park

Shropshire Council and Severn Valley Country Park Supporters Group are asking local people to vote at their local Tesco store for a project to rejuvenate the wetlands at Severn Valley Country Park as well as improving access and facilities.

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26th October 2016

 ‘Ghostbusters’ join Blists Hill Victorian Town’s  Halloween Fright Night on Saturday, 29th October

‘Ghostbusters’ join Blists Hill Victorian Town’s Halloween Fright Night on Saturday, 29th October

Blists Hill Victorian Town’s annual Halloween fright night takes on a new dimension this year with the arrival of cult characters from the Ghostbusters movies. The Town’s Ghostly Gaslight evening takes place on Saturday, 29th October, when the streets, shops and houses will be transformed into eerie places filled with ghosts, ghouls and monsters.

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26th October 2016

Name up in flights is the ultimate Christmas gift!

Name up in flights is the ultimate Christmas gift!

With the night’s drawing in, the countdown to Christmas has officially started and thoughts turn to buying those all-important gifts for your nearest and dearest. At the risk of another year of repetitive run of the mill presents, the Royal Air Force Museum is offering you the chance to purchase the ultimate personalised gift for aviation fans and see their spirits soar this Christmas!

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25th October 2016

SVR launches £2.5m share offer to fund Bridgnorth Station development

SVR launches £2.5m share offer to fund Bridgnorth Station development

A ground-breaking share offer programme is being launched next week by the Severn Valley Railway to fund major development plans for the line’s main destination station at Bridgnorth.

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21st October 2016

Make Pneumatic Monsters at Enginuity Autumn half-term

Use your imagination to design and make a scary Halloween monster from craft materials then see how quickly you can make it move using compressed air at Enginuity, near Ironbridge, Shropshire during the autumn half-term holidays.

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21st October 2016

Join-in Halloween ceramic workshops  Coalport China Museum this October half-term

Join-in Halloween ceramic workshops Coalport China Museum this October half-term

Drop-in to a family ceramic workshop at Coalport China Museum, near Ironbridge during the half-term school holidays which run from 22nd to 30th October. You can paint a ceramic money box or join in some paper activities every day; additionally, between Tuesday 25th and Thursday 27th October you can sculpt a creepy creature from air-dry clay, maybe a bat, long-legged spider or gruesome rat, or a weird and wonderful creature only limited by your imagination!

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21st October 2016

Spooky Halloween themed tile decorating workshops at  Jackfield Tile Museum

Spooky Halloween themed tile decorating workshops at Jackfield Tile Museum

Decorate tiles with your own spooky designs at Halloween themed workshops during the autumn half-term holidays at Jackfield Tile Museum, near Ironbridge. The designs can be as colourful and original as your imagination allows, perhaps a ghostly apparition, wicked witch on a broomstick or snarling black cat. The fun and informal sessions will take place on 22nd and 24th “ 29th October.

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21st October 2016

Charity awards centre for national support over knife crime

Charity awards centre for national support over knife crime

The British Ironwork Centre this week received a recognition award from SAMM, the charity that offers ‘Support after Murder and Manslaughter’ which signifies the charity recognising the centres efforts in supporting national police forces and the home office in reducing knife crime throughout the UK.

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19th October 2016

Four Hotels given Special Praise by Top Tourist Guide

Four Hotels given Special Praise by Top Tourist Guide

Four family-run hotels in the region have been singled out for special praise in a guide which highlights Britain’s best places to stay.

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18th October 2016

Vote for Bridgnorth!

Vote for Bridgnorth!

Bridgnorth is a finalist in the Great British High Street competition making it to the final 3 nominees for the category Large Market Town.

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