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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

Fieldbounce Attend Hope House Open Morning

Fieldbounce Music Festival, which is taking place on Saturday 5th May 2018 at The Venue, Park Hall is working closely with Hope House Charity. The event aims to raise thousands for the local children’s charity by breaking a Guinness World Record.

Date Posted: 12th 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