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The search is on…..for THE Shropshire Lad and Lass with £5000 of prizes for the winners

Date Posted: 30th July 2018


Local Business Supports Charity Festival

Local Business Supports Charity Festival

Date Posted: 17th July 2018


Dormouse Surveying at Poles Coppice!

Dormouse Surveying at Poles Coppice!

Date Posted: 17th July 2018


Ludlow Food Centre Wins Two Bronze Awards at the 2018 British Cheese Awards

Ludlow Food Centre is celebrating having won Bronze awards for both their Unsalted butter and Cheese With No Name at the 2018 British Cheese Awards (www.britishcheeseawards.com/results).

Date Posted: 3rd July 2018


40th anniversary Grease outdoor cinema experience at Blists Hill Victorian Town Friday 6th July

Fans of John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John will be treated to an outdoor screening of the original 1978 Grease film with a difference at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge on Friday evening, 6th July.

Date Posted: 26th June 2018


Shropshire Food Fair is introduced at Discovery Centre.

The Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre in Craven Arms has been run by local charity, Grow Cook Learn for the last four years. Their mission is to make it an education and training centre for food-related skills, a visitor attraction linking food, history and landscape in the Shropshire Hills and a leisure resource for visitors and local residents.

Date Posted: 26th June 2018


Teddy Bears’ Picnics at Apley Farm Shop

Children from Shropshire are being invited to bring their teddy bears & go down to the woods this summer at Apley Farm Shop between Bridgnorth & Telford. Every childhood should include a Teddy Bears’ Picnic & there are six Wednesday picnic dates to choose from.

Date Posted: 25th June 2018


Classic car day is back again

A farm shop near Bridgnorth is holding its seventh annual classic motor day on Sunday July 15th. All classic & vintage cars & motorbikes are invited to be on display at Apley Farm Shop, with prizes awarded at 2pm. It’s a free event – free for cars to register & free for anyone to come & admire them.

Date Posted: 25th June 2018


Family Fun Day This Saturday at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

The annual Family Fun Day at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre this Saturday, 16th June from 12pm to 4pm. Celebrating British Summertime, with something for all the family from face painting to a licensed bar and a delicious barbecue, this is the perfect day out.

Date Posted: 12th June 2018


Steampunk Festival Weekend returns to Blists Hill Victorian Town 23rd – 24th June with Evening Concert

Grab your top hat and goggles and come dressed in your steampunk finery as you enter a world like no other for the second Steampunk Weekend Festival at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge with day and evening events over the weekend of Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June.

Date Posted: 12th June 2018


Apley Maze ticket competition opens

Fun-filled summer days for all ages can be found in a new maze at a farm shop between Telford & Bridgnorth. Apley Farm Shop is expecting to open its first maize maze on Sunday 15 July. “Our exact opening date of course depends on the weather over the next few months”, explained Lady Hamilton, Marketing Manager.

Date Posted: 7th June 2018


South Shropshire Family Business Raises £5000.00 for Macmillan at Annual Classic Motor Show

Eaton Manor Country Estate near Church Stretton held its fifth annual Classic Motor Show on Sunday with over 170 classic and interesting vehicles on display, from a Lagonda Rapier, an SS Jaguar and Singer Junior to modern classics including a Minis, Porsches and an LSE Range Rover, as well as a stationary oil engine and a variety of vintage tractors and bikes.

Date Posted: 25th May 2018


Local Charity Home Start Shropshire Selected as Ludlow Food Centre’s Charity of The Year

Ludlow Food Centre has delightedly announced that Home Start has been selected as their charity of the year. Chosen from a list of three charities because of their extensive knowledge and support for families and children locally and throughout the UK, both parties are excited about this year long partnership.

Date Posted: 23rd May 2018


New family attraction near Bridgnorth

Fun-filled summer days for all ages can be found in a new maze at a farm shop near Telford & Bridgnorth. Apley Farm Shop is expecting to open its first maize maze on Sunday 15 July. “Our exact opening date of course depends on the weather over the next few months”, explained Lady Hamilton, Marketing Manager.

Date Posted: 23rd May 2018


Weston Park prepares for Bank Holiday Weekend Food Festival

Preparations are well under way for the Great British Food Festival taking place in the grounds of the stunning Weston Park, near Telford over this Bank Holiday Weekend.

Date Posted: 22nd May 2018


Bee-rilliant May Half Term Activities at Severn Valley Country Park

The Shropshire Council rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are getting ready to celebrate our pollinator friends, bees, with a buzzin’ half term trail and activities. This is all in celebration of the Great British Bee Count citizen science survey that runs from 17th May to 30th June 2018.

Date Posted: 22nd May 2018


Celebrate Queen Victoria’s birthday at Blists Hill Victorian Town Spring bank holiday weekend 26th and 27th May

Join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge over the spring Bank holiday weekend of 26th and 27th May, when they will be celebrating the birthday and long reign of their much loved Queen Victoria with great pomp and pageantry.

Date Posted: 22nd May 2018


Britain's Got Talent Star to Appear at Shrewsbury Comedy Festival

The of Lee Ridley, AKA Lost Voice Guy, on Britain’s Got Talent comes as no surprise to organisers of the Shrewsbury international Comedy Festival – they already had him booked to appear on the Festival’s opening night.

Date Posted: 21st May 2018


Museums at Night

As part of the nationwide Museums at Night festival of arts, culture and heritage, Enginuity, one of the 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums will be opening its doors free of charge on Friday 18 May from 5pm- 8pm. During the evening you can join a talk and tour of two of the latest temporary exhibitions at Coalbrookdale and take part in hands-on family printing workshops.

Date Posted: 16th May 2018


Ludlow Food Centre Butchers Scoop Three Awards at National Meat Products Competition

The Butchers at Ludlow Food Centre took home 3 awards from the National Meat Products Competition (NMPC) held at Foodex, NEC Birmingham on 17th April.

Date Posted: 9th May 2018


Top line-up announced for Shropshire’s Proms and Prosecco in the Park

British soprano Mary-Jess Leaverland – winner of the Chinese ‘X-Factor’ – is to headline Shropshire’s Proms and Prosecco in the Park 2018.

Date Posted: 3rd May 2018


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.

Date Posted: 23rd April 2018


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.

Date Posted: 19th April 2018


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.

Date Posted: 17th April 2018


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.

Date Posted: 13th April 2018


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.

Date Posted: 10th April 2018


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®.

Date Posted: 29th March 2018


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.

Date Posted: 29th March 2018


‘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.

Date Posted: 27th March 2018


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.

Date Posted: 27th March 2018


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.

Date Posted: 22nd March 2018


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.

Date Posted: 21st March 2018


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.

Date Posted: 19th March 2018


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.

Date Posted: 19th March 2018


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.

Date Posted: 15th March 2018


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.

Date Posted: 13th March 2018


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.

Date Posted: 13th March 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

Date Posted: 6th March 2018


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.

Date Posted: 6th March 2018


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.

Date Posted: 28th February 2018


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.

Date Posted: 26th February 2018


“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.

Date Posted: 26th February 2018


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.

Date Posted: 26th February 2018


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.

Date Posted: 26th February 2018


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.

Date Posted: 21st February 2018


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.

Date Posted: 16th February 2018


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.

Date Posted: 12th February 2018


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.

Date Posted: 12th February 2018


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.

Date Posted: 7th February 2018


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.

Date Posted: 31st January 2018



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