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Shropshire charity to benefit from new Shrewsbury event

By | 2019-05-20T17:37:33+00:00 May 22nd, 2019|Blog, What's On|

Richard and Craig Hughes, of Chrisbeon. Hundreds of spectators at next week’s Wacky Races in Shrewsbury will be able to support a charity that offers a lifeline to young people who have been affected by physical or mental trauma. Climbing Out was founded by Kelda Wood, who hit the headlines this year after becoming the first adaptive person

Girlguiding display to be bigger and better at Staffordshire County Show after bumper 2018

By | 2019-05-14T07:59:17+00:00 May 21st, 2019|Blog, What's On|

One stand at this year’s Staffordshire County Show is set to be bigger and better than before - as the girl guides add bungee trampolines to their offering. Girlguiding Staffordshire will again be hosting a climbing wall but this year they will also offer visitors the chance to bounce on May 29 and 30. The group had the biggest display

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics coming to Newport as new Innovation Zone launches at popular agricultural show

By | 2019-05-20T10:15:32+00:00 May 20th, 2019|Blog, What's On|

Left to right: Lucy Platt, Parmjit Chima, Sally Western and Jonathan Gill It’s not what you normally expect at an agricultural show, but artificial intelligence and robotics will be an exciting new feature at this year’s Newport Show. For the first time the popular show, at Chetwynd Deer Park on July 13, will have a Harper Adams University

‘No pressure prom’ launched at Shropshire hotel

By | 2019-05-14T07:52:05+00:00 May 15th, 2019|Blog, What's On|

Ollie Edwards and Shannon Carter both 18 get ready for the "no pressure prom" at The Best Western Valley Hotel in Ironbridge. An alternative approach to the school leavers’ prom has been launched at a Shropshire hotel to give youngsters and their parents a break from the “pressure”. Staff at the Best Western Valley Hotel in Ironbridge have

Shropshire County Show visitors to be transported to the world of children’s TV and books

By | 2019-05-13T11:39:13+00:00 May 13th, 2019|Blog, What's On|

Visitors to this year’s Shropshire County Show will be wowed by a special Shropshire Young Farmers’ 75th anniversary float parade and marquee celebrating the much-cherished world of children’s TV and books. The theme for this year’s Shropshire Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (SFYFC) float parade and marquee is nostalgia, as it marks 75 years since its foundation. Visitors to the

Just days to go until Shropshire’s first ‘free-from’ festival

By | 2019-05-07T11:26:04+00:00 May 13th, 2019|Blog, What's On|

(from L-R), Richard Fletcher, chef and proprietor of The Pheasant Inn at Admaston, Lajina Leal, of Lajina Masala, and Mytton and Mermaid head chef Chris Burt. Shropshire’s first ever ‘free-from’ festival will this week open its gates to thousands of visitors from across the Midlands and beyond. Specialising in raising lifestyle awareness, Frestival is the first event of

Award-winning Electrolyte comes to Shrewsbury

By | 2019-05-07T17:58:18+00:00 May 12th, 2019|Blog, What's On|

The Wildcard Theatre Company, involving two people from Shropshire, will bring their award-winning theatre hit to Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn in June. Electrolyte, directed by Olivier award-winning director Donnacadh O’Briain, is written in entirely spoken word poetry and underscored by instrumentalists, who integrate live music with expert storytelling. The show follows Jessie, who having recently suffered a family bereavement, meets singer-songwriter

Shrewsbury’s first zero-waste store will offer tips at free-from Festival

By | 2019-05-11T13:20:44+00:00 May 11th, 2019|Blog, What's On|

Sam Winterflood and Lillie Lockwood at the Green Options Zero-Waste store in Shrewsbury. Dedicated environmentalist Sam Winterflood will be talking to families about how to minimise plastic in their lives at Shrewsbury’s first  ‘free-from’ festival. The 27-year-old recently opened the Green Options Zero-Waste store in Shrewsbury’s Darwin Centre with his business partner Lillie Lockwood. And Sam will be

Families urged to save the date for half term show in Staffordshire

By | 2019-05-07T11:43:39+00:00 May 11th, 2019|Blog, What's On|

Meeting the animals at the Staffordshire County Show 2018 Thousands of families across Staffordshire are encouraged to ‘save the date’ for the annual County Show as part of their half term programme of fun. Organisers of Staffordshire County Show said the two day half term event on May 29 and 30 was the perfect opportunity for a day

Interactive roadshow to appear at Staffordshire County Show for the first time

By | 2019-05-07T11:41:14+00:00 May 10th, 2019|Blog, What's On|

Discovery Barn at Whittington C of E Primary School March 18 An interactive education roadshow which only appears at a handful of events each year will be part of this year’s Staffordshire County Show, it has been confirmed. The National Farmers Union (NFU) Let’s Talk Farming Discovery Barn, designed to enthuse children to learn about agriculture and where