Shropshire

01 Dec 2019
The first names on the line up of next year’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival have been confirmed as 2020 tickets go on sale. Globally acclaimed Galician piper Carlos Núñez will make his festival debut and organisers have secured the only UK festival performance of The Lost Words: Spell Songs with Karine Polwart, Julie Fowlis, Seckou Keita, Kris Drever, Rachel Newton, Beth Porter, Jim Molyneux and...
Julie Williams, Butterfly Conservation CEO, receiving a cheque from Toby and Terri Siveter from Wood’s
26 Nov 2019
This month the Wood Brewery attended the Butterfly Conservation’s AGM lunch to hand over a cheque following their Wood White fundraising campaign. The brewery raised £1,000 through sales of their limited-edition Wood White beer, which was released earlier this year. The cloudy, Belgian style white beer – which is also vegan - was produced to raise money for one of the West Midlands rarest...
23 Nov 2019
Join our Walking Festival for a great choice of walks, ranging from leisurely strolls to challenging hikes, all in small groups with experienced leaders amid the fabulous unspoiled countryside of the Shropshire Hills. Meet new people, enjoy evening events and savour the unique Bishop's Castle experience. www.bishopscastlewalkingfestival.co.uk
19 Nov 2019
The Wood Brewery have launched a new membership scheme which they believe makes the perfect stocking filler for Shropshire beer fans. Members of ‘The Brew Crew’ are privy to exclusive events, discounts and special offers across all of the Wood Brewery’s pubs.     Stephen O’Neill, joint managing director at Wood’s, said, “I think it is fair to say most of us struggle for gift ideas over the...
15 Nov 2019
A leading UK outdoor education charity which has its headquarters in Shropshire has been recognised for being a national ‘game changer’ when it comes to leading the way on sustainability issues. The Field Studies Council (FSC), which operates a network of field study centres across England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland and has its HQ at Montford Bridge, near Shrewsbury, has a long-standing...
Clothes at the Martin David store
14 Nov 2019
Martin David has been clothing Shropshire gentlemen for over thirty years. The menswear store is launching their first sale in 10 years, which will also be the biggest the store has seen, with 50% off marked prices across a huge range of products. The sale will begin on Saturday, 16th November at their base in The Parade Shops in Shrewsbury and will last for two weeks. Due to the size of the sale...
Hencote Estate winemaker Gavin Patterson
12 Nov 2019
A Shropshire vineyard is to launch its first estate red wine just over a year since the winery opened to the public. Hencote Estate in Shrewsbury has achieved success with their Evolution Sparkling and Lifestyle wines as well as their Estate Solaris and Rose and are now set to add a home-grown red wine to the range. The estate will release the aptly named Mark I on November 29 at a special launch...
Children at this year's Shropshire Kids Festival
01 Nov 2019
With £42million worth of unwanted Christmas presents ending up in landfill each year, and 108 million roles of wrapping paper ending up in the bin, Shropshire Festivals believe that this Christmas we should focus on giving the gift of experience. The local events company have put tickets on sale for all of their 2020 events to allow people to buy tickets to their festivals for Christmas presents...
Hencote general manager Mark Stevens
19 Oct 2019
A Shropshire vineyard will celebrate its first birthday next month with an exclusive menu relaunch and party as it continues to build on its great success. Hencote Estate opened ‘The View Restaurant and Bar’ in November 2018 and was the vision of the Stevens family which has since become one of Shropshire’s most premier destinations. Hencote owner Andy Stevens said: “Since founding Hencote the...
Jack Austerberry
16 Oct 2019
A former Ellesmere College student has given ‘fair warning’ to his rivals that he is going to be a ‘lot’ to be reckoned with in the world of auctioneering after making the final of a prestigious competition. Old Ellesmerian Jack Austerberry, 19, is the youngest specialist at Shropshire’s Halls Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers in Shrewsbury and took to the rostrum as one of the finalists in this...
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