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shropshire survey children food insecurity research food poverty alliance
26 Nov 2020
Many children in the county don’t get enough healthy food to eat.  A new campaign is asking for your evidence to help solve the problem.  30% of children in Shropshire are living in poverty. Being born into poverty greatly increases a child’s chances of not having access to good food and nutrition. Poor diet impacts every aspect of a child’s life from educational attainment to their mental and...
Adam Purnell cooking up a storm
16 Jan 2020
Adam Purnell, also known as The Shropshire Lad, is due to appear in an extraordinary new television show next week. Channel 4 and Netflix are launching an all new food competition titled ‘Crazy Delicious.’ The concept of the show is to bring the audience in to a world where almost everything is edible, and each week three contestants forage for ingredients to create a “fantastical feast.” Adam...
The Mercia Ensemble
24 Jul 2019
On Sunday 11th August between 3pm and 7pm, Iscoyd Park, the private country house wedding and events venue, will be hosting an Afternoon Tea with The Mercia Ensemble, a celebrated chamber music group. Tickets for the event are £42, which includes a glass of Champagne on arrival, and decadent afternoon tea. The highly anticipated event takes place in the historical venue of Iscoyd Park with guests...
Cherry Bakewell porridge from newly lauched Oat Pantry
19 Jun 2019
A unique subscription service which launched this month (June 2019) will bring a healthy, tasty breakfast direct to your letterbox with flavours which change monthly. Oat Pantry will deliver Shropshire artisan granola and flavoured porridge to households throughout the UK. The product will not only be healthy due to reduced sugar and all-natural vegan ingredients, but its environmental impact...
1792 Bar & Grill
17 Jun 2019
The Sunday Roast has been a much-loved British tradition for hundreds of years. A surge in meat consumption was inspired by William Kitchiner, who in 1871 proclaimed we should all eat 3kg of meat every week, along with a daily pint of beer! Sunday became the day of the roast at the end of the 19th Century. Less well-off families who didn’t have big fireplaces would drop off meat to the local...
17 Jun 2019
Self Help Africa have teamed up with Shrewsbury Food Festival to host an online auction to coincide with this year’s event. Auction for Africa showcases the ‘Best of Shropshire’ featuring one-of-a-kind foodie gifts and fun experiences - it’s a feast for the eyes! Bidding is now open and will close at 5pm on Sunday 30th June, the final day of the Festival. All auction lots have been generously...
31 Jan 2019
A Central Shropshire community arts centre has now appointed their first paid member of staff, Chief Officer, Sophie Eades. The Clifton Community Arts Centre (CCAC) was established in 2013 with a view to raising awareness and funds to reopen the Clifton building in Wellington for the benefit of the community. Unfortunately, a developer stepped in and purchased the site for residential and retail...
28 Nov 2018
This FREE one-day festival will be a great day out for the entire family, from more than 70 food, drink and crafty stalls to live music, loads of kids entertainment, sports, hands-on experiences, displays, animals and much more. Everything to entertain and educate your youngsters with tractor rides, farm visits, hands-on activities, pond dipping and taking part in the field to fork journey,...
29 Aug 2018
To celebrate World Food Day on 16th October, Self Help Africa play host to the Autumn Edition of Shrewsbury Secret Supper.  A firm favourite in the foodie calendar, this delectable dining experience begins with a welcome drink at Tanners Wines, kindly sponsored by Wace Morgan Solicitors, before taking you to three secret restaurants where you’ll be treated to a fabulous starter, main course and...
17 May 2018
A taste of the Med is coming to Shrewsbury in the form of a charity dining event. Shrewsbury-based Self Help Africa are hosting their ‘Tapas Trail’ on Tuesday 19th June. Steph Smith, Fundraising Executive at Self Help Africa, said guests will enjoy an evening of eating, drinking and socialising in true Mediterranean style;  “This movable feast takes guests to three of Shrewsbury’s best...
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