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37 Life-sized silhouettes at Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron mark centenary of Women’s right to vote in the Ironbridge Gorge

A poignant, free exhibition of 37 life-sized silhouettes of women has been installed on The Green at Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron, one of the 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire, marking the centenary of women’s right to vote and the continued inequality that existed for a further 10 years. Whilst there has been much talk about women being given the right to vote 100 years ago, less attention has been given to the fact that the vote was not given to all women.

Date Posted: 28th February 2018

Free admission to Ironbridge Gorge Museums for mothers on Mothering Sunday 11th March

The Ironbridge Gorge Museums are inviting mums to enjoy a day out as their guest on Mothering Sunday, 11th March, when accompanied by another full-paying visitor. This free entry offer includes Blists Hill Victorian Town, Coalport China Museum, Jackfield Tile Museum, Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron, Museum of The Gorge and Enginuity.

Date Posted: 26th February 2018

“Our Stour” A photographic journey along the River Stour from source to Severn An illustrated talk at Severn Valley Country Park

Thursday 8th March at 7.30pm Black Country Society photographer, Graham Beckley, presents a photographic journey from the source of the River Stour, high in the Clent Hills through the Black Country and into the countryside of Staffordshire and Worcestershire to where it joins the River Severn at Stourport.

Date Posted: 26th February 2018

Fieldbounce present 'Stomp The Yard'

Fieldbounce are thrilled to host ‘Stomp The Yard’ dance competition on 5th May 2018. The unique dance event incorporates all styles of dance in a showcase like no other.

Date Posted: 26th February 2018

Mammal Safari at The Mere in Ellesmere

Shropshire Council Rangers at The Mere in Ellesmere are delighted to be welcoming Sam Devine - Turner from the Shropshire Mammal Group to give a talk and guided walk on mammals.

Date Posted: 26th February 2018

A sole survivor, a force of nature and locos spanning the centuries will star at 2018 Spring Steam Gala

From a scrapyard ‘no-hoper’ to the last of its kind – a range of locomotives with a real story to tell will star at the Severn Valley Railway’s 2018 Spring Steam Gala, from March 16th- 18th.

Date Posted: 21st February 2018

Take part in creative activities during February half-term at the Ironbridge Gorge Museums: 17th – 25th February

Join hands-on workshops, activities and family trails on a ‘Create Another World’ theme at the Ironbridge Gorge Museums during the school half-term holiday, which runs from Saturday 17th to Sunday 25th February.

Date Posted: 16th February 2018

Fieldbounce Valentines Competition

Fieldbounce Music Festival is delighted to be working in partnership with Lion Quays Resorts. The music festival is currently hosting a competition where customers who purchase a Fieldbounce ticket before the 14th of February could win a ‘weekend spa and dining treat for two’, courtesy of proud sponsors Lion Quays Resort.

Date Posted: 12th February 2018

Shropshire Kids Festival – It’s coming to Telford International Centre February Half

Shropshire Kids Festival has seen huge success over the past 2 years with the Shrewsbury event attracting over 10 000 families having THE best fun for kids aged 0-14 years old. In fact the event has been so successful that demand has bought them to Telford International Centre for February half term 2018.

Date Posted: 12th February 2018

Try intaglio printing at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Visit Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge in Shropshire over the February half-term break between 17th and 25th February and try your hand at the intaglio printing technique, which was used by the Victorians more than 100 years ago.

Date Posted: 7th February 2018