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New Manager appointed for Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre!

Grow Cook Learn, local charity running the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, is delighted to announce the appointment of Grant Wilson as Manager of the charity. Grant has managed the National Trust's commercial and catering operations at Carding Mill Valley for the last eight years and previously converted an old public house in Cheshire into one of the region's finest gastro pubs. Grant will join the charity on October 9th.

Date Posted: 18th September 2017


Prestigious Royal Award for Severn Valley Country Park Volunteer Group

Volunteers at a South Shropshire Country Park have been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The award, which was created in 2002 to mark the Monarch’s Golden Jubilee, is the equivalent of an MBE for voluntary groups and recognises excellence in activities carried out by community groups.

Date Posted: 15th September 2017


Food Centre triumphs as Britain's best artisan products announced in the Great British Food Awards 2017

Nathan Outlaw, Valentine Warner, John Torode, Michel Roux Jr, along with other celebrated chefs, food personalities and critics, have revealed their British food favourites in the Great British Food Awards, the benchmark of excellence for artisan food grown and crafted in the UK.

Date Posted: 14th September 2017


Upcoming food courses and offers at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre!

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, run by local charity Grow Cook Learn has the aim of connecting people to the food, history and landscape of the Shropshire Hills. They now have a pop up kitchen, kindly sponsored by Ludlow Food Festival and are making the most of it with popular cookery courses for adults and children with everything from Cooking with Dinosaurs for children to cooking Sizzling Somosas with adults.

Date Posted: 12th September 2017


Uncover Secret Art in the Ironbridge Gorge

From the 8th to 17th September, residents and visitors to the Ironbridge Gorge will be able to uncover some of this World Heritage site’s less well-known attractions by following an art trail designed to showcase the work of many of the talented artists and crafts people who live and work there.

Date Posted: 8th September 2017


Ginger and Spice Festival 2017

A brand new heritage food and drink event ‘The Ginger and Spice Festival’ celebrating the culinary, heritage and historical links of spices, food and gingerbread, to the town of Market Drayton, Shropshire, will be taking place from Wednesday 27th September to Saturday 30th September 2017 for the first time.

Date Posted: 7th September 2017


BBC antiques series Flog It! comes to RAF Museum Cosford

Flog It, the popular BBC One antiques programme presented by Paul Martin will be holding a free valuation day at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Thursday 5 October. The Bristol based BBC production recently transmitted its 1000th episode and the 17th series is currently being recorded. The show regularly achieves an audience of more than two million viewers in its weekday afternoon slot.

Date Posted: 5th September 2017


St Mary’s Shrewsbury opens its doors for Heritage Open Days

As part of the popular nationwide Heritage Open Days celebration, St Mary’s Church in the centre of Shrewsbury will throw open its doors from Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th September for special tours and talks.

Date Posted: 31st August 2017


Join Severn Valley Coutry Park for a free Nordic walking taster session

Shropshire Council Rangers are delighted to be welcoming qualified Nordic Walking instructor, Sal Orton to Severn Valley Country Park for a series of Nordic walking sessions.

Date Posted: 23rd August 2017


75 years on – the story behind Hampden P1344’s final flight

The Handley Page Hampden Bomber P1344 (PL-K), currently undergoing conservation at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be subject of a lecture taking place on Tuesday 5 September 2017. The lecture will be presented by the Museum’s Conservation Centre Manager who has personal experience working to restore the aircraft and with former crew and family members. The evening lecture will include details of the dramatic story behind its final flight, which took place exactly 75 years earlier, plus a behind the scenes look at how the aircraft looks today!

Date Posted: 22nd August 2017