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Twisted Fairy Tales at The Dana Prison (HMP Shrewsbury)

2nd December 2016

Twisted Fairy Tales is a brand new, and first-of-its-kind event to arrive in Shrewsbury as part of the town’s Christmas festivities. Described as a ‘Christmas Pantomime gone wrong’ this adult only event couldn’t be further away from your standard nativity play.

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Shrewsbury Winter Festival back again 10th & 11th December 2016

2nd December 2016

It may still be 12 weeks to Christmas, but interest in Shrewsbury Winter Festival returning to the Quarry this December is gathering pace quicker than a reindeer on Christmas Eve! Attracting over 10,000 visitors in 2015 this event promises to be even bigger and better this year.

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Take a sleigh ride with Santa at the RAF Museum!

2nd December 2016

For the Christmas period, up to and including 31st December, our 4D Experience will be taking on a Christmas theme.

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Experience the magic of a Victorian Christmas at Blists Hill Victorian Town

2nd December 2016

Experience the magic of a Victorian Christmas at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge over the two weekends of 3rd – 4th and 10th - 11th December. Soak up the seasonal atmosphere from a bygone era and revel in traditional celebrations and entertainment as the townsfolk are busily making preparations for Christmas, 1800s style.

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Mary Webb Society Unveil Bronze Bust of Mary Webb

1st December 2016

On the 9th July the Mary Webb Society unveiled a bronze bust of Mary Webb created by Clun sculptor Jemma Pearson, which is mounted on a pedestal carved from local Grinshill stone.

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Christmas has come early at Cosford!

28th November 2016

It’s being to look a lot like Christmas at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, as the Shropshire attraction has received a rather large delivery in the form of three Second World War aircraft! The Boulton Paul Defiant Mk 1, the Gloster Gladiator 1 and the Westland Lysander III have all been safely transported by road from the museum’s London site and are currently being prepared for display at Cosford.

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Enhancing the visitor experience with free Wi-Fi at the RAF Museum Cosford

24th November 2016

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is now offering visitors free Wi-Fi across its entire site thanks to a generous donation from the Aerospace Museum Society.

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Shropshire Hills Discovery Christmas Craft Fair

23rd November 2016

Join us for our Christmas Craft Fair and festive celebrations here at the award winning Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre over the weekend of 26th-27th Novemberfrom 10.00am – 4.30pm

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New textile printing workshops at Enginuity

23rd November 2016

New textile printing workshops for grown-ups are being hosted at Enginuity in Coalbrookdale, one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums over the weekend of 26th and 27th November.

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Shrewsbury rated one of the Best Small UK Towns for Winter Breaks

22nd November 2016

Shropshire's county town Shrewsbury is said to be one of the top 10 best small UK towns for winter breaks according to The Guardian. The town has been commended on its historic buildings, modern restaurants, cosy pubs and independent shops and it’s believed to sparkle in the Christmas season.

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