Events in Shropshire
Date: 23rd February 2018 - 31st December 2018
Address: Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Cosford, Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8UP
Description: The Guild of Aviation Artists was formed in 1971 and is recognised throughout the world for the promotion of aviation art. The paintings on display in the Art Gallery have been specially selected to demonstrate the variety and scope of members’ work. They represent 100 years of the Royal Air Force in its centenary year. The paintings on display are all for sale and the RAF Museum receives a commission from sales.
Date: 21st March 2018 - 21st December 2018
Open Times: 10:00 - 17:00
Address: Coalbrookdale Gallery, Coach Road, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DQ
Description: View an exhibition about the Coalbrookdale School of Art where many of the artisans who worked in the various factories in the Ironbridge Gorge were once trained. Free admission
Date: 2nd July 2018 - 30th September 2018
Address: Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, The Square, Shrewsbury, SY1 1LH
Description: 2018 got off to a flying start at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery with Brick History and the good times are set to continue with the arrival of another special exhibition, Titanic: Honour and Glory. Opening on Monday 2 July 2018, Titanic: Honour and Glory encourages you to delve further into the great ocean liner’s history and personally come face-to-face with its incredible story. From her conception to her premature demise, the legend of Titanic continues and is expertly portrayed through many rare and previously unseen awe inspiring artefacts from the ship itself and props from the hugely popular James Cameron movie. Once you are immersed in the history of Titanic, you can re-create the famous Leonardo Di Caprio and Kate Winslet moment on a replica prow of the ship on the museum balcony. In 2015, Titanic: Honour and Glory was ranked as one of the top five exhibitions in the UK by the prestigious Times newspaper rankings.
Date: 27th September 2018
Open Times: 19:00 - 21:30
Prices: Adult: £12.50
Address: Ludlow Food Centre , Bromfield, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 2JR
Description: Join us for an evening of Old World Wine Vs New World Wine tasting hosted by our experts. Sample a range of wines, enjoy a few nibbles and quiz the experts in this fun and informative master class.
Date: 30th September 2018
Open Times: 10:00 - 16:00
Prices: Adult: £80.00
Address: Fordhall Organic Farm , Tern Hill Road , Market Drayton , Shropshire, TF9 3PS
Description: This hands-on course is aimed at everyone fro beginners to improvers. It is the ideal way of getting to grips with all the essentials and learning the art of slow baking. The end result will be that you go away with a number of delicious loaves to take home from the onsite bakery, along with the confidence to recreate the process at home. The course is delivered in a friendly and fun way and includes a delicious organic lunch from the team in Arthurs Farm Kitchen. £80.00 per person including lunch and materials To book please call 01630 638696
Date: 5th October 2018
Open Times: 19:30 - 22:00
Prices: Adult: £0.00
Address: Shrewsbury School, Shrewsbury, SY3 7BA
Description: Philip Stevens will talk about the extraordinary women who served and gave their lives in the Great War including Edith Cavell, Evelina Haverfield and Katherine Harley. He will also discuss the many women who left domestic service to join the war effort and voluntary hospital movement. Tickets are free but will need to be reserved via ticket www.ticketsource.co.uk/shrewsburyschool
Date: 5th October 2018 - 7th October 2018
Prices: Adult: £6.00 - £10.00 | Child: £3.00
Address: Quarry Park, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1RN
Description: Back again this year, the Oktober fest will be taking Shrewsbury by storm with 150 Real Ales, Comedy, Live Music and Amazing Food.... And dont forget the Huge lager bar, cider, and perry all topped off with prosseco parlours, gin den and mixology classes... throw in a farmers market, result THE perfect festival! On the gate prices FRIDAY: Adult £6, Child £3, SATURDAY: Adults £10 and Child £3, SUNDAY: Adult £6 Child £3
Date: 10th October 2018 - 23rd November 2018
Prices: Adult: £4.00 - £9.00
Address: Across Shropshire,
Description: Shropshire’s First World War Film Festival showcases classic and new films from the 1930s to the present day. Films will be shown at community cinemas and village halls around the county as part of the events programme to remember poet and soldier Wilfred Owen and the centenary of Armistice Day at the end of World War I. The Film Festival runs from 10th October to 23rd November and includes classics like ‘Lawrence of Arabia’, ‘Hell’s Angels’ and ‘La Grande Illusion’ as well as new movies like ‘Journey’s End’, ‘The Burying Party’ (about Wilfred Owen) and ‘The Long Way Home’ about a fictional Shropshire pals’ regiment, filmed in the county. Peter Jackson's new film 'They Shall Not Grow Old' using digitally restored original film of World War I and soldiers' memories will be shown at the same time as its World premiere at the London Film Festival on 16th October. Tickets for most films are now on sale online or from the venues. The full programme can be viewed at www.firstworldwarfilmfestival.com and most films are listed in the Wilfred Owen 100 events brochure available at www.shropshireremembers.org.uk Enquiries should be made to the individual venues.
Date: 27th October 2018
Open Times: 18:00 - 21:00
Prices: Adult: £13.00 | Child: £9.50 | Family: £40.00
Address: Blists Hill Victorian Town, Legges Way, Telford, TF7 5UD
Description: Dress up in your most frightening Halloween costume and join the ghosts, ghouls and monsters at Blists Hill Victorian Town for the annual Ghostly Gaslight Night on Saturday, 27th October. New for this year - beware of dinosaurs rampaging around the Town and lizard like mutant Victorians walking the streets. Be afraid, be very afraid. For one night only the Victorian shops and cottages are occupied with gruesome characters and wild apparitions. Vampires, blood thirsty butchers, the Grim Reaper and werewolves are taking over the Town, so expect scary encounters around every corner of the phantom filled streets. Find out if reports are true about the scientists who have secretly recreated dinosaurs in the Blists Hill Woods. Rumours abound that the dinosaurs have escaped and are looking for dinner. What’s worse some of the Victorian Townsfolk have been contaminated with Dinosaur DNA and are mutating into lizard like creatures. Amazing light and sound effects will change the Town’s normally peaceful streets into shadowy walkways and the firework and pyrotechnic display along the canal will create an awesome spectacle. Face your fear on the frightening fairground, with a ride on the ‘Scare-o-Planes’ and ‘Scream-Boats’. You will find lots of sinful food and drinks in the Fried Fish Dealers, New Inn Pub, Sweet Shop, Bakery and cafés around the Town. A family fright-fest not to be missed. Ghostly Gaslight runs between 6pm and 9pm. Tickets are £13 for adults (16+), £9.50 for children (aged 3-15) and £40 for a family (2 + 2), and they must be purchased in advance online. All under 16s must be accompanied by an adult; Ironbridge Gorge Museum Passports are not valid for this evening, dogs will not be allowed and remember to bring a torch. There is limited parking at Blists Hill Victorian Town with priority given to Blue Badge holders, visitors are advised to park at the Ironbridge Park and Ride, located at the top of Jiggers Bank (TF4 3QE,) from where a regular bus service operates to Blists Hill for a small charge. For further information, contact the Ironbridge Visitor Information Centre on Tel: 01952 433 424 or visit www.ironbridge.org.uk. The Gorge is easily reached via the M6 and M54 motorways exiting at Telford (M54 junction 4 or 6).