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It's Official - The Shropshire Hills Welcomes Walkers!

Much Wenlock is the latest market town to be added to a growing list of places in the Shropshire Hills to gain “Walkers Are Welcome” status.

Date Posted: 27th September 2011


Cold War survival workshop for schools

A new and innovative workshop aimed at teaching Key Stage 3 and 4 school children the basic protect and survival techniques used by homeowners during the Cold War has just been launched at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford. Based on the Civil Defence Handbook ‘Protect and Survive’, distributed to all homes as the threat of nuclear attacks rose during the Cold War period, the workshop will examine what you could do to protect yourself, your family and your home under an attack.

Date Posted: 26th September 2011


Ironbridge receives Lottery grant for CORE - A major London 2012 digital commission by International Artist

Arts Council England has awarded a National Lottery grant of almost £99,000 to the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust for a major London 2012 Cultural Olympiad digital art commission.

Date Posted: 23rd September 2011


Severn Valley Railway whips up ‘Tornado’ for big three-day gala

‘TORNADO’ - the first main line steam locomotive to be built in Britain for nearly 50 years – returns to the Severn Valley Railway this week as the ‘star turn’ at the Kidderminster - Bridgnorth steam heritage line’s three-day Autumn Steam Gala which starts on Friday - the UK’s busiest and most intensive steam railway event by far.

Date Posted: 23rd September 2011


Marketing agency creates windows into Shropshire’s history

Striking photographs taken by a Shropshire marketing agency that create ‘windows into history’ are to be displayed during celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary of Ironbridge Gorge becoming a World Heritage Site

Date Posted: 22nd September 2011


Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival

Celebrates 25th Anniversary: 24th September 2011

Date Posted: 16th September 2011


Woodland craft shop needs more suppliers

The Small Woods Association, in Coalbrookdale, is offering local craftspeople a new way to sell their products. The Association has opened a shop selling locally sourced timber products and woodland artwork at the Greenwood Centre, and is appealing for more artists to submit pieces to sell.

Date Posted: 14th September 2011


Tennis is Art Lecture at Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron

As part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust’s Science Sport Life Programme, the Museum is hosting a fascinating lecture on Tennis in Art, presented by Professor Ann Sumner, Director of the Barber Institute of Fine Art, on Wednesday 14th September 2011 at 7.30pm in the Boardroom at Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron.

Date Posted: 13th September 2011


Much Wenlock Roots, Fruits & Shoots Festival

The town of Much Wenlock will be holding its first Food Festival in over twenty five years on the Holy Trinity Church Green on Saturday the 24th of September in order to celebrate local food

Date Posted: 13th September 2011


Make Halloween Clay Monsters at Coalport China Museum

Create your own Halloween monsters at Coalport China Museum, Shropshire during the autumn school half-term. The museum will be running drop-in monster themed ceramic workshops from Monday 24th to Friday 28th October where you can make all manner of strange creatures from clay, which can later be despatched to your home.

Date Posted: 13th September 2011