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Customer Service Award triumph for The Ironbridge Gorge Museums

Staff and volunteers at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust are celebrating after winning a prestigious award at Shropshire’s premier business award ceremony. The Museum triumphed in the much-contested Outstanding Customer Service category at the 16th annual Shropshire Business Awards.

Date Posted: 1st July 2016


Unique cycle-cross race comes to Blists Hill Victorian Town Saturday evening, 9th July

A unique cycling event is coming to Blists Hill Victorian Town for the fourth time on the evening of Saturday, 9th July. The exciting Queen Victoria Cyclo-Cross event will see over 300 of the UK’s top riders speeding through the recreated Victorian streets on modern bikes.

Date Posted: 30th June 2016


Apley Farm Shop’s wedding cheese cake is launched

Apley Farm Shop is hoping the betrothed will be falling head over heels for their new must-have wedding item!

Date Posted: 30th June 2016


Perrier Best Newcomer Nominated, Multi-Award Winning Comedian Tim FitzHigham visit Shrewsbury & Bridgnorth

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare, join multi award-winning comedian Tim FitzHigham for wild Morris dancing, near death, arrest and injury as he takes on the challenge of the greatest stand up comedian in history - Will Kempe.

Date Posted: 29th June 2016


Over 20 bands to perform at the Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival; 9th and 10th July

The popular Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival will take place over the weekend of 9th and 10th July outdoors on The Green at the Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron. Now in its 13th year, the free family event showcases some of the finest brass bands from Shropshire and the surrounding counties; this year there will also be a special guest band from Germany giving the festival an international flavour. With some 20 bands performing, it’s the largest, non-competitive brass band festival in the country.

Date Posted: 24th June 2016


Apley Farm Shop hosts show jumping event

Apley Farm Shop will host a Pony Club show jumping event this Sunday, 26 June, with 264 competitors from 15 pony clubs in Area 7 of the Pony Club. The winners go to the Pony Club Championships held 19-22 August at Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire. Apley Farm Shop will host a Pony Club show jumping event this Sunday, 26 June, with 264 competitors from 15 pony clubs in Area 7 of the Pony Club. The winners go to the Pony Club Championships held 19-22 August at Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire.

Date Posted: 24th June 2016


Tate Britain expert presents Elisabeth Frink talk at Cosford

The work of British sculptor Dame Elisabeth Frink CH DEB RA will be the focus of an art lecture taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford next month. The lecture entitled ‘Elisabeth Frink: The Expressive Power of Bronze' will be presented by guest speaker Frank Woodgate, a lecturer and guide at Tate Britain and will take place on Monday 4 July 2016.

Date Posted: 17th June 2016


Bring dad for free on Father’s Day to a Sherlock Holmes themed event at Blists Hill Victorian Town; Sunday 19th June

Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge, is inviting all dads to come as their guest on Sunday, 19th June when they can follow in Sherlock Holmes footsteps at a detective themed Father’s Day. Admission to the Victorian Town will be free for fathers, when accompanied by another full-paying adult.

Date Posted: 16th June 2016


Spectacular new photographic exhibition ‘Empires of Emptiness – Fortresses of the Sahara and the Steppe’ Jackfield Tile Museum, Ironbridge until 21st September

A stunning new free photographic exhibition now open at Jackfield Tile Museum, in the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, considers how empires expand into deserts and explores these vast spaces of wind, sand and stars.

Date Posted: 16th June 2016


Coal Mining Heritage Weekend Saturday 2nd July to Sunday 3rd July

Severn Valley Country Park is delighted to be hosting a Coal Mining Heritage Weekend co-ordinated by Alveley Historical Society on Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd July.

Date Posted: 16th June 2016