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Ironbridge Gorge Museums Celebrate London 2012 Open Weekend

With just a year to go you can celebrate the London 2012 Open Weekend, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th July, at the Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire. The Science, Sport, Life Festival on Saturday 23rd July is a fun family event on the Green at Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron, with plenty of free opportunities to try different sports and activities, while on Sunday 24th you can watch the Blists Hill Victorian Town residents compete in a series of quirky, historic challenges.

Date Posted: 18th July 2011


Messing about on the river - in a coracle!

Ironbridge Coracle Regatta, held between 12noon and 4pm on Bank Holiday Monday, 29th August attracts coracle makers and paddlers from all over Britain to participate in an array of madcap races. Featuring team games, coracle polo matches and other fiercely contended competitions, it takes place along the picturesque stretch of the River Severn at Dale End Park, Ironbridge.

Date Posted: 18th July 2011


Severn Valley Railway trains become a 'moving stage' for non-stop dance event

Wedding trains, football trains, jazz trains, murder mystery trains – even funeral trains – the Severn Valley Railway has run all of these and more over the past 40 years. But on Saturday next, July 23rd, the railway will play host to an entirely new kind of experience, turning its carriages into a moving stage for a near two-hour non-stop theatrical performance by more than 300 dancers.

Date Posted: 18th July 2011


Love Coffee delighted with five star hygiene rating

The popular Love Coffee restaurant at leading Shropshire caravan dealership Salop Leisure is celebrating a top five-star rating from the National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme.

Date Posted: 15th July 2011


Models take to the skies this weekend

Hundreds of scale models of iconic aircraft will be taking to the skies this weekend at the annual Large Model Aircraft Rally taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford. This famous air show in miniature is an absolute must see for any aviation enthusiast.

Date Posted: 15th July 2011


Salop Leisure Out to Impress Britain in Bloom Judges

Leading caravan dealership Salop Leisure is determined to impress Britain in Bloom competition judges when they begin a tour of Shrewsbury at the company’s headquarters on Monday, July 18.

Date Posted: 14th July 2011


Summer Fun For Families

This summer holiday, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford has created a range of interactive ‘August Activities’ that will get families working together and having fun. Each week throughout August will have an exciting activity dedicated to it. These creative and fun workshops will run from 1st to 31st August and all materials for these hands-on sessions will be provided by the Museum. Sessions will run from 11.00am-12.30pm and 2.00pm-3.30pm. Tickets will be available at the admissions desk on arrival and participation costs just £1.00 per person, to cover the cost of materials.

Date Posted: 13th July 2011


Museum is Highly Commended at National Apprenticeship Awards

The Michael Beetham Conservation Centre at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford has been ‘Highly Commended’ at The National Apprenticeship Awards 2011. The Museum was nominated in the ‘Small Employer of the Year’ category, for a second year in a row, at the prestigious event held in London.

Date Posted: 12th July 2011


Join Creative Ceramic Workshops in the Ironbridge Gorge during summer school holidays

Visit Coalport China Museum and Jackfield Tile Museum in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge during the summer school holidays from 25th July to 2nd September and join drop-in ceramic workshops where you can discover your creative side. The fun, hands-on activities will vary from day-to-day and you can design your own pieces to be sent home later.

Date Posted: 12th July 2011


Celebrate St Bartholomew's Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Celebrate St Bartholomew’s Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town in the Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire on Wednesday, 24th August with drama, wizardry, Victorian games and fun family entertainment. The event is part of a programme of days out, exhibitions and festivals celebrating the 25th anniversary of Ironbridge Gorge being designated as one of the UK’s first World Heritage Sites in 1986.

Date Posted: 12th July 2011



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