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A Load of Old Nonsense at Blists Hill Victorian Town

A Load of Old Nonsense at Blists Hill Victorian Town in
Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge will be marking Limerick Day (12th May) with A Load of Old Nonsense themed event celebrating the writings of Edward Lear.

Taking place from Saturday 10th until Monday 12th May 2014, it will include readings from his many works and plenty of opportunities for visitors to show off their own creative skills for writing humorous verses.

During the event visitors will be able to watch Blists Hill Victorian Town’s Prince Albert Players give an animated performance of the Owl and the Pussy Cat, with plenty of fun opportunities for audience participation. There will also be a chance to take part in the limerick writing contest, with prizes awarded each day for the best comic verses.

Edward Lear, who was born on 12th May 1812 and died in 1888, is best known for his literary nonsense in prose and poetry as well as his popular limericks, which made use of both real and invented words. His most well-known work, the Book of Nonsense, was published in 1846.

Open 10am to 5pm Blists Hill is one of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums. A great value Annual Passport Ticket allowing entry into all ten museums, valid for twelve months and unlimited return visits, costs £27.50 per adult, £21 for the 60 plus, £16.50 for students and children and £68 for a family of two adults and all their children aged up to 18 years in full time education (terms and conditions apply); under 5s free. Activities and workshops vary day-to-day and some carry an extra charge in addition to the museum admission fee. Individual museum entry tickets are also available.


For further information, contact the Ironbridge Tourist Information Centre on Tel: 01952 433 424 or visit The Gorge is easily reached via the M6 and M54 motorways exiting at Telford (M54 junction 4 or 6).


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