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18 Aug 2020
Some of Shropshire’s best loved tourist attractions, including Attingham Park and Shrewsbury Castle, have come together to offer their support to the Shropshire Virtual Show on 22 August. Eighteen popular attractions from across the county are inviting people behind-the-scenes to see their inner workings as part of an exciting line up for the show, which also includes music, comedy, stunt...
18 Aug 2020
Shrewsbury Folk Festival has released the full programme for its two-day virtual festival later this month as it launches a fundraising drive to recover the losses sustained from its postponement due to the coronavirus pandemic. Festival organisers are laying on two days of music, workshops and dance for free on August 29 and 30 to mark the event that can’t take place and is urging people to...
14 Aug 2020
The great days of steam power will be brought back to life at a special bank holiday weekend event at Shropshire’s premier tourist attraction later this month. The air at Blists Hill Victorian Town will be filled with the smell of hot oil and steam across the August bank holiday weekend from Saturday 29 August to Monday 31 August as the museum fires up some of its most historic steam-powered...
05 Aug 2020
Children across the county have only a few days left to enter the Shropshire Virtual Show’s arts and crafts competition, with a range of fantastic prizes including tickets to some of Shropshire’s top tourist attractions up for grabs. Despite being forced to close for much of this year, attractions including Weston Park and Ironbridge Gorge Museums have given their support to the show, which is...
30 Jul 2020
Visitors to Shropshire’s leading tourist attraction are being asked to turn back the clock for a day of Victorian fun in August. The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust says it wants as many people as possible who attend Blists Hill Victorian Town on August 8 to dress in Victorian-themed costume. The trust – a registered education and heritage conservation charity which cares for 36 listed buildings in...
Orbit 63 seat cinema in the heart of Wellington.
20 Jul 2020
Exciting times ahead as Orbit cinema to reopen on 31st July We know how much you've been missing the cinema which is why we are excited to announce our cinema will be reopening on Friday 31st July. Ray Hughes, Board Director, said "We are excited to be bringing the big screen experience back to Wellington once again. We have been busy over the past few months preparing the building to ensure it...
25 Jun 2020
Shrewsbury’s Wacky Races event, which attracts thousands of visitors to the town, is to be moved to 2021. The event was initially due to take place in The Quarry on May 24 but was pushed back until September 19 following the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic and the country going into lockdown. To ensure the safety of all involved organisers have now taken the decision to host the event on Sunday,...
08 Jun 2020
Shropshire Drama Company (SDC) has organised a ‘record a reading’ competition based on the theme of Florence Nightingale.   To commemorate the recent 200th anniversary since her birth and a date that is now celebrated as International Nurses’ Day, people are being invited to submit a recited speech or poem (in part or whole) based loosely on the theme of Florence Nightingale.  For example, the...
03 Jun 2020
As a direct result of COVID-19, many local charities have missed out on thousands of pounds of income, normally generated through local fundraising and events. This will affect each charity in the long term and prevent them from delivering the vital support and work they regularly provide. Move as One aims to provide much needed funds to four very worthwhile and local causes. These are Shrewsbury...
14 May 2020
A Shropshire rock music school which has been providing online lessons for the past month will continue to do so, despite a partial lifting of restrictions to the Coronavirus pandemic in the recent government announcement.    Using videos on Facebook Backbeat Music School’s tutors break down a song by offering detailed instructions on its constituent parts; vocals, drums, guitar or bass; every...
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