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Gorgeous Christmas Craft Fair at Enginuity

16th November 2016

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.

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

14th November 2016

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.

Two new aircraft wing their way to Cosford

14th November 2016

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.

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

11th November 2016

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.

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

11th November 2016

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.

Visitors invited to join Remembrance Service at Cosford

3rd November 2016

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.

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

31st October 2016

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.

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

28th October 2016

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!

Spectacular Family Fireworks at Blists Hill Victorian Town

26th October 2016

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.

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

26th October 2016

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.

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

26th October 2016

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.

Name up in flights is the ultimate Christmas gift!

26th October 2016

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!

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

25th October 2016

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.

Make Pneumatic Monsters at Enginuity Autumn half-term

21st October 2016

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.

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

21st October 2016

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!

Spooky Halloween themed tile decorating workshops at Jackfield Tile Museum

21st October 2016

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.

Four Hotels given Special Praise by Top Tourist Guide

19th October 2016

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.

Vote for Bridgnorth!

18th October 2016

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

Follow a Victorian ghost story trail at Blists Hill Victorian Town half-term 22nd - 30th October

17th October 2016

Families who visit Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge between 22nd and 30th October are invited to follow a Victorian ghost story trail around the historic streets. Discover how famous authors of the time, including Charles Dickens, wrote hugely popular works about spirits, ghosts, fog-shrouded graves and mysterious reflections appearing in mirrors. Some of the most famous stories will be included in the spooky trail.

October Half Term at Severn Valley Country Park

17th October 2016

Staff at Severn Valley Country Park are currently preparing for October half term. The visitor centre and tea shop will be open every day between Saturday 22nd October and Sunday 30th October from 11am-5pm. Tasty cakes, made to order sandwiches, homestyle soup and many other delicious snacks will be available daily.

The Modern Olympic Games

The 2012 Olympic Mascot, Wenlock, was created to celebrate the fact that the modern Olympic movement all started in Much Wenlock, Shropshire.

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