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Ironbridge appoints Industrial Heritage Support Officer

21st August 2012


Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust has been awarded funding by English Heritage to host a new post aimed at supporting England’s preserved industrial sites and making them accessible for future generations.

Dorothy Clive Garden is to host the popular Plant Hunters' Fair on Sunday 26th and Monday 27th August 2012

20th August 2012


The Dorothy Clive Garden will be hosting the popular Plant Hunters’ Fair on Sunday 26th and Monday 27th August 2012. This special fund raising event, which is now in its fourth year, will feature fifteen specialist nurseries with a national standing as well as small local plant growers.

SPOKEN WORD AT MARKET HALL

17th August 2012


Shrewsbury Market Hall will play host to a one-off poetry event next week. Fans of the spoken word can enjoy an afternoon of verse at the Bird’s Nest Cafe on August 25 from 12pm until 3pm.

ANIMAL OLYMPICS THIS BANK HOLIDAY AT HOO FARM

17th August 2012


With the country suffering from an Olympic hangover, Hoo Farm is offering the ultimate cure - Animal Olympics at Hoo, on Monday 27th August 2012, from 10am - 5.30pm.


BRAVE WITH A BLADE AT STOKESAY CASTLE

17th August 2012


Great, long, cutting and broad - medieval knights used a host of different swords to battle opponents wearing different kinds of weapon, and visitors to Stokesay Castle over the August Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday will get a chance to see several in action, as the fortified manor house hosts two days of swashbuckling swordfighting!


MUSKETS, MASKS AND MEDIEVAL MYTHS AT STOKESAY CASTLE

17th August 2012


Learn, stand and deliver! That’s what visitors to Stokesay Castle, near Ludlow, will do on 23 August, when the site hosts a Highwayman School as part of its Time Travelling summer!

HAIL, GLADIATOR! BECOME A ROMAN AT WROXETER ROMAN CITY

17th August 2012


There’s no better way of learning about history than actually stepping into it – and that is precisely what visitors can do this summer at Wroxeter Roman City, near Shrewsbury. Every Tuesday and Wednesday from 31 July to 22 August, they are invited to come and join the Roman army or try their hand at gladiatorial combat as English Heritage’s Time Travellers Go... Roman!

THE CIVIL SIDE OF THE ROMANS AT WROXETER ROMAN CITY

17th August 2012


It was founded as a military garrison, but soon came to be one of the largest civilian cities in the whole of Britain, and this August bank holiday weekend, a Roman family will move into the Town House at Wroxeter Roman City to give visitors a taste of civilian life in second century Virconium!

Princes in the Tower talk by Bill Cash MP at Upton Cressett, Bank Holiday Monday

16th August 2012


American Historian and Bill Cash MP reveal new evidence to support county legend that the 'Prince in the Tower' - King Edward V - stayed at Upton Cressett in 1483 on his way to being murdered in the Tower of London




Museum launches competition to meet James May

16th August 2012


Fans of the popular TV Presenter James May will have the opportunity to meet their idol next month when he officially opens the new 4D Experience at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford. The Museum has launched a free competition for fans to enter and be in with a chance of joining James May on a ride in the 4D Experience along with their friends and family.

Make Scary Techno Terrors at Enginuity

13th August 2012


Join a drop-in workshop to design and make your own scary Halloween Techno Terrors at Enginuity, near Ironbridge, Shropshire during the autumn school half-term between Saturday, 20th October and Sunday, 4th November. The daily sessions will run from 10.30am until 3.45pm and cost £2.50 per Techno Terror for materials plus admission.

Open evening at Shropshire's premier wedding venue

13th August 2012


A FOUR-STAR hotel will be showcasing what it has to offer brides and grooms-to-be at an open evening. The Macdonald Hill Valley Hotel, Spa and Golf in Whitchurch is opening its doors to couples looking for the perfect place for their special day.

THE DOROTHY CLIVE GARDEN IS TO HOST A TEDDY BEARS' PICNIC ON SATURDAY 18th AUGUST 2012

13th August 2012


The Dorothy Clive Garden is to host a ‘Teddy Bears’ Picnic’ for both children and adults on Saturday 18th August 2012. The special fundraising event will start at 11am and continue until 5pm and all children who bring a Teddy Bear are admitted for free and will also receive a free plant to take home.

FREE Business & Heritage seminar

10th August 2012


Shropshire Council are hosting a free, half-day business seminar to support the visitor economy and heritage sector in Shropshire on Thursday, 6 September 2012 from 09:00 to 12:00.

'Flights of Fancy' cartoon exhibition now on display

9th August 2012


On display until 24th September 2012. FREE admission.

Shakespeare at the Dorothy Clive Garden

9th August 2012


The Dorothy Clive Garden is to host an open-air production of ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, a comedy by William Shakespeare performed by the Folksy Theatre Company, on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th August 2012 at 6.30pm.

Dorothy Clive Garden Host Photography Workshops

8th August 2012


The Dorothy Clive Garden is to host photography workshops on Sunday 19th August 2012 from 10am to 4pm and also Sunday 16th September from 10am to 4pm.

Popular Caravan Parks Report a Busy Summer

8th August 2012


The owners of four popular five star touring caravan parks in Shropshire and Snowdonia are reporting a busy summer season.

James Martin Returns to the Flower Show

8th August 2012


James Martin will once again be taking to the HEART of ENGLAND fine foods (HEFF) Regional Cookery Theatre stage at this week’s Shrewsbury Flower Show.

Smoke & Pickle Strike Gold in Great Taste 2012

8th August 2012


The Smoke & Pickle Food Company of Shropshire, a Shrewsbury based company, has received the coveted Great Taste 2012 Gold Star Award for four of its products.