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Celebrate St George’s Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town Monday 23rd April

23rd April 2018

Join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge as they celebrate the legend of St George, the patron saint of England, on Monday 23rd April, when the windows along the streets will be decorated in red, white and blue.

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Brick History exhibition breaks records at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

19th April 2018

The hugely popular Brick History exhibition has broken visitor figure records at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery. 18,697 people visited between 12 February and 15 April 2018 to be taken on a journey through 13.8 million years of history portrayed in Lego bricks.

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April Turns Shrewsbury In To ‘Toon Town’

17th April 2018

This year’s Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival offers a whole truckload of cartooning as we tackle the theme of Transport and say, ‘Are we nearly there yet?’. We will be showcasing contributions from cartoonists from Belgium, Germany, France, Australia, the USA, Tanzania, Romania, Ireland and the UK plus a volunteer from Taiwan.

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First Flicks in the Sticks film to be shown at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

13th April 2018

The first Flicks in the Sticks film is to be shown at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre this April. After securing LEADER funding for developing the offer of their exhibition, the rotunda (where the balloon film used to be) was refurbished to include a levelled floor, a top of the range projector and a new cinema screen.

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See the colossal engineering miracle ‘Man Engine’ at Blists Hill Victorian Town on Saturday 14th April

10th April 2018

The largest mechanical puppet ever constructed in Britain, the Man Engine, is coming to Blists Hill Victorian Town on Saturday, 14th April when it will be the ‘star’ of spectacular daytime and evening events.

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Over 10,000 visit Brick History exhibition in first month

29th March 2018

The Brick History exhibition is off to a flying start in its first month at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery with over 10,000 visitors rushing to see history told in Lego®.

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‘Flocks of Words’- at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

27th March 2018

Award-winning acoustic trio Whalebone and award-winning poet and author Kate Innes are presenting their full-length collaboration ‘Flocks of Words’ at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre in Craven Arms on Friday 6th April.

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Easter Trails, Egg Dancing, Easter Bonnet Parade and Baby Chicks at Blists Hill Victorian Town

22nd March 2018

Join the residents at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge in Shropshire as they celebrate Easter in traditional Victorian style with Egg Dancing, plus an Easter bunny trail, chocolate egg making demonstration, Easter Bonnet Parade and a chance to see baby chicks hatching. Events will vary day-to-day between Friday, 30th and Sunday 15th April.

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Hedgehog Footprint Tunnels at The Mere in Ellesmere

21st March 2018

Shropshire Council Rangers at The Mere in Ellesmere are delighted to be welcoming Stuart Edmunds from The Shropshire Wildlife Trust and Chairman of The Shropshire Mammal Group, and Julie Burroughs a dedicated Volunteer from the Shelter Wildlife Together programme, to give a demonstration on how to make a Hedgehog footprint tunnel for your garden.

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Shropshire Way 80K postponed due to weather

19th March 2018

Weather called to a halt to the Shropshire Way 80K, mass participation walk this weekend. The staff at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre were forced to postpone the event, which takes in some of the finest parts of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, due to the weather warnings for snow, wind and ice.

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