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‘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

New president for charity behind Shrewsbury Flower Show

By | 2019-04-30T08:02:05+00:00 May 2nd, 2019|Blog, What's On|

Richard Burbidge, who has been appointed the president of the Shropshire Horticultural Society. A former county High Sheriff has been appointed president of the charity behind Shrewsbury’s successful flower show. Richard Burbidge, who has been appointed the president of Shropshire Horticultural Society, was named High Sheriff of Shropshire in 2011 having been appointed Deputy Lieutenant in 2007, and

Appeal for local VIPs to celebrate 110th Newport Show

By | 2019-04-30T07:56:06+00:00 May 1st, 2019|Blog, What's On|

Sally Western, Show Manager As part of the 110th anniversary celebrations, Newport Show local inspirational people will be rewarded for their hard work and dedication to the community. Organisers are appealing for nominations of people who could be a VIP who deserves a special day out in the spotlight at this year’s event. Each person chosen as a

Award win is pure magic for female solo artist

By | 2019-04-22T16:40:36+00:00 April 25th, 2019|Blog, What's On|

A Wolverhampton entertainer who has received rave reviews at home and abroad for her spectacular stage show has become the first solo female performer to win a coveted award - and it’s pure magic! Careena Fenton, who is now based in Tettenhall and is well known across Shropshire due to formerly living in Bridgnorth, was presented with the Tony Shelley