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Brick History exhibition breaks records at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

The hugely popular Brick History exhibition has broken visitor figure records at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery. 18,697 people visited between 12 February and 15 April 2018 to be taken on a journey through 13.8 million years of history portrayed in Lego bricks.

Date Posted: 19th April 2018


April Turns Shrewsbury In To ‘Toon Town’

This year’s Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival offers a whole truckload of cartooning as we tackle the theme of Transport and say, ‘Are we nearly there yet?’. We will be showcasing contributions from cartoonists from Belgium, Germany, France, Australia, the USA, Tanzania, Romania, Ireland and the UK plus a volunteer from Taiwan.

Date Posted: 17th April 2018


First Flicks in the Sticks film to be shown at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

The first Flicks in the Sticks film is to be shown at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre this April. After securing LEADER funding for developing the offer of their exhibition, the rotunda (where the balloon film used to be) was refurbished to include a levelled floor, a top of the range projector and a new cinema screen.

Date Posted: 13th April 2018


See the colossal engineering miracle ‘Man Engine’ at Blists Hill Victorian Town on Saturday 14th April

The largest mechanical puppet ever constructed in Britain, the Man Engine, is coming to Blists Hill Victorian Town on Saturday, 14th April when it will be the ‘star’ of spectacular daytime and evening events.

Date Posted: 10th April 2018


Over 10,000 visit Brick History exhibition in first month

The Brick History exhibition is off to a flying start in its first month at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery with over 10,000 visitors rushing to see history told in Lego®.

Date Posted: 29th March 2018


Marmalade Makers Scoop International Awards for 10th Year in a Row

Ludlow Food Centre’s marmalade makers are celebrating for the tenth year in a row after scooping another three awards at this year’s Dalemain Marmalade Awards.

Date Posted: 29th March 2018


‘Flocks of Words’- at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

Award-winning acoustic trio Whalebone and award-winning poet and author Kate Innes are presenting their full-length collaboration ‘Flocks of Words’ at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre in Craven Arms on Friday 6th April.

Date Posted: 27th March 2018


Egg-citing things are happening at Severn Valley Country Park this Easter

Shropshire Council rangers are having an egg-cellent time preparing for all the fun activities happening this Easter at Severn Valley Country Park. The Easter Bunny will be joining us for a 2.5km fun run; there’ll be self-led trail and story time with The Highway Rat; children can get gardening and create sun catchers and as well as having a go at a bush tucker trial.

Date Posted: 27th March 2018


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