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Gorgeous things for Gorgeous People… The Gorgeous Christmas Craft & Food Fair at Enginuity

The long-running Gorgeous contemporary designer craft fair returns to Enginuity at Coalbrookdale, near Ironbridge this November and, for the first time in its history, entry is free. That means you can save your money for all the lovely things you’ll find there.

Date Posted: 16th November 2017


Ludlow Food Centre named ‘Food Hall Butchery Business of the Year’ at prestigious awards ceremony.

The Butchery department in Ludlow Food Centre, headed by John Brereton was announced as the ‘Food Hall Butchery Business of the Year 2017’ at the prestigious awards ceremony in London, coming out on top to beat competition from finalists Delifonseca Dockside in Liverpool and Fodder Food Hall in Harrogate.

Date Posted: 15th November 2017


Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre Launches 50 Mile, Mass Participation Walk!

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre in Craven Arms is set to launch a brand new mass participation challenge walk next year. The “Shropshire Way 80K” will be taking in some of the finest parts of the Shropshire hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the route is 80km (50 miles) in length with the aim being to complete the circuit in less than 24 hours. The route follows almost exclusively the Shropshire way on either the Main Route or its subsidiary paths.

Date Posted: 14th November 2017


Is this the tallest Christmas tree in Shropshire ! Great prizes when you guess its height

A farm shop near Bridgnorth has just installed possibly the tallest Christmas tree in Shropshire. Apley Farm Shop’s courtyard is now decorated with a huge Norway Spruce Christmas tree, ready for the two day Apley Christmas Market, 10-4pm on Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th November.

Date Posted: 8th November 2017


Pop-Up Avalanche Restaurant, Shrewsbury Quarry Park

Christmastime in Shrewsbury is a magical time of year. The city comes alive with artistic and creative energy, and the town square is decorated with careful attention. The last farmer’s market and arts & crafts market of the year are inundated with cheerful shoppers in the lead-up to Christmas Eve.

Date Posted: 7th November 2017


A controversial Sculpture of King Midas gets nationwide press coverage.

e British Ironwork Centre's latest creation has been unveiled at the British ironwork Centre. The sculpture, made from two thousand £1 and £2 coins resembles the legendary myth of 'King Midas', the king whose gift of turning everything to gold became a curse.

Date Posted: 7th November 2017


Mrs Beeton’s Christmas An evening with Food Historian and TV presenter Dr Annie Gray Coalbrookdale Monday 27th November

Food historian and TV and radio presenter Dr Annie Gray will be giving a festive-themed talk looking at Christmas in mid-Victorian times through the eyes of Isabella Beeton. Taking place in the Engine Shop at Coalbrookdale on Monday evening, 27th November, ‘Mrs Beeton’s Christmas’ is part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

Date Posted: 7th November 2017


Local Charity Continues Offer of Free Cookery Course!

Running Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre in Craven Arms, local charity Grow Cook Learn, is committed to connecting people to the food, history and landscape of the Shropshire Hills.

Date Posted: 7th November 2017


Remembrance Sunday Service to be held at Cosford

On Sunday 12 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.

Date Posted: 6th November 2017


Spectacular Family Fireworks at Blists Hill Victorian Town Saturday 4th November

See the night sky spectacularly lit up over Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge on Saturday evening, 4th November when the townsfolk will be celebrating Guy Fawkes’ foiled Gunpowder Plot with a fantastic family fireworks display.

Date Posted: 1st November 2017