Opening hours: Saturday & Sunday 11am – 5pm (also open everyday during Presteigne Festival 23rd – 29th August & H’Art 7th – 15th September)
‘Out of the Wood’ at the Bleddfa Centre’s apple orchard is a contemporary sculpture exhibition bringing together 13 invited artists from Wales and England. The premise of the exhibition is a simple one – each participating artist was given a length of birch cordwood (4 feet long x 4 inches diameter) to utilize as they felt appropriate after visiting not only the exhibition site but also the source of the donated birch – the nearby Castlering Wood.
The resulting exhibition features a diverse and exciting collection of contemporary artworks by artists interested in the possibilities of making sculpture from a singular unit of wood as the start point.
The exhibition was made possible by the Knighton Tree Allotments Trust who kindly donated the birch cordwood.
Join us this autumn for an unmissable celebration of the West Midlands’ only UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Ironbridge Gorge.
The Festival of Imagination will showcase the amazing story of the Ironbridge Gorge, past, present and future as it’s never been seen before.
Presented by Ironbridge World Heritage Festival and partners, the programme will see the Gorge come alive with a fantastic fiesta of arts, crafts, culture, virtual reality, music, film, poetry, family-friendly events and food and drink.
Wipeout Arena is a huge set of indoor inflatables. For tots, toddlers, crazy-kids, teens & big kids too (yes, that’s you Mum & Dad!), and adult-only sessions. Hourly from 10am throughout the day (first session is under 4s only). Just £7.99. Find out more & book your tickets before they run out, click now > https://www.wipeoutarena.com/events/lilleshall-28th-29th-september/
The 2019 Wenlock Olympian Society’s ‘Race on the Edge’ will take place on Sunday 29th September. It will be run over the same exciting yet challenging 9-mile course as the 2018 event – along trails and paths of the famous Wenlock Edge. This year a short distance Fun Run will also take place – for families and young people. Both events will start and finish at Edge Adventures – on the outskirts of Much Wenlock.
We are pleased to announce that the 6th running of the Apley Estate multi-terrain event presented by Wrekin Road Runners will be on the 29th September 2019.
We will again be raising funds for Stockton Church and St. Milburga Church in Beckbury.
Due to the nature of the location and accessibility the distances may vary slightly from 5k, 10k and 21k; we will adjust the course chip timing to ensure it reflects the distances and provides you with accurate pacing splits.
Add the date to your diary and don’t forget to like our facebook page to keep you up to date with news and information about the race.
Minimum age on race day:
21k- 17 yo
10k – 17 yo
5k – 12yo
There is plenty of car parking available but please take care and have consideration for the land owner as well as other drivers.
Please note all parts of the Apley Estate are strictly private at all times other than for these races.
21k – 10:30
10k – 10:40
5k – 10:50
Course details: Route maps to follow
The 5k loop – 1 lap
The 10k loop – 1 lap
The 21k loop – 2 laps (consists of the 10k loop followed by a 11k loop)
We advise the use of trail shoes for all distances and feel these are more appropriate than spikes.
Shropshire Art Society is holding its Autumn Exhibition at the Bear Steps Gallery, Shrewsbury, from Monday, September 30th to Saturday, October 12th. It is open from 10 am to 4 pm daily, excluding Sunday and closing at 2.30 pm on Saturday, October 12th.
There will be framed original paintings, unframed bargains and greeting cards for sale
FREE Kids Taster Sessions at Shrewsbury Sports Village: Saturday 5th Oct; Gymnastics (4-11yrs) & Football (2-8yrs).
Football Coaching sessions for kids (2-8yrs), both boys & girls; FREE taster sesison; Sat 5th Oct. Shooting, dribbling, passing & stopping, with expert tuition from FA-qualified coaches. Three slots; 1-2pm, 2:30–3:30pm, or 4-5pm. Click now to book & secure your place > http://bit.ly/Book-FREE-Kids-Sessions-Oct-2019
Gymnastics taster sessions for kids (4-11yrs); Sat 5th Oct; allows children to develop fundamental movement skills; they’ll be fitter, faster, stronger, more confident and co-ordinated. Three slots; 1-2pm, 2:30–3:30pm, or 4-5pm. Click now to book & secure your place > http://bit.ly/Book-FREE-Kids-Sessions-Oct-2019
Shrewsbury Half Marathon returns on Sunday 6th October 2019 with a new autumn date and plenty to look forward to after the success of the 2018 event. The race will welcome an increased capacity for 2019 and feature two new race distances – a Family 1.1 Mile for families and young runners, plus a Cumulative Half Marathon where participants run 12 miles in their own time and complete the final 1.1 mile on race day. Together, the races open the event up to all ages and abilities and will contribute to a superb atmosphere on the day.
Shrewsbury Half Marathon offers a perfect mix of history and scenery, the 13.1-mile route taking runners through the streets of Shrewsbury city centre before heading out into the beautiful Shropshire countryside. Once again a team of UKRunChat pacers will be helping runners to achieve their targets and there will be first-class entertainment at the race village at Shropshire Country Showground.
Entry to Shrewsbury Half Marathon includes: bespoke medal; technical t-shirt; goody bag; free pre and post-race massage and free race photos worth £19.99. Entry from £26 (affiliated) / £28 (unaffiliated).
The Family 1.1 Mile costs £8 for children aged 11 and above running unaccompanied, and also per adult. Entry costs £5 per child aged 4-10 accompanied by an adult. All finishers of the Family Mile receive a medal. The Cumulative Half Marathon costs £15.
Mortimer Forest covers 1000 hectares of diverse mini habitats, with ancient oak, conifer woodland, beech, birch and plenty of bilberries. This wide variety of trees gives us a very diverse selection of tasty edible mushrooms throughout late summer and autumn.
We’ll meet at the Black Pool car park where the course starts with a short introduction on what to look for and a brief of the general countryside codes.
Then we’ll set off on a roughly 2.5 hour walk around the forest, teaching you how to identify the different edible and poisonous plants and mushrooms we find, stoping along the way for some seasonal homemade refreshments such as our lovely wild mushroom soup.
We’ll round the day off with a wild food lunch based on homemade treats and what we have found during the course.
After the course, we will email you a list of everything we talk about on the day to help you to remember what you have learnt.
Adults £50, under 16’s £25, under 12’s free.
Please see our website page for full details of times and further course dates at this venue.
The Oswestry 10k brings together an active community of people taking part in sporting events for reasons ranging from fitness, competition, charity, health, fun or to simply finish. The participants vary from nervous first timers of all ages through to competitive runners. The Oswestry 10k will take place on the 13th October 2019 and the event start/finish in Church St with a Town and Country Route.
Following the success of last years October show, we are doing it all again!! On Saturday 19th October 2019 at Shrewsbury URC from 10am you will be able to experience a fabulous family day out.
We will have some amazing detailed and lovingly made Layouts for you to see in various gauges, Trade stands for you to top up your model railway collection, or get you inspired to start one.
All our Exhibitors and Traders are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about model railways and will only be more than happy to offer advice and any questions you may have.
The Whistle Stop Cafe will be open for the duration of the event, serving scrumptious homemade cakes, a selection of hot and cold food and drinks.
We very much hope you can join us!
Broseley’s amateur dramatics group brings us another hysterically funny comedy from the Farndale Avenue suite, penned by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jnr
BroADS presented us with the ladies’ version of Macbeth a year or two back.
This one orbits around the efforts of the Townswomen’s Guild’s efforts to mount a sci-fi thriller: in their usual hopeless and hilariously funny fashion of course.
“They came from Mars and landed outside the Farndale Avenue Church Hall in time for the Townswomen’s Guild’s coffee morning”
The comedy itself is not a long one, but what a title!
Laugh yourselves silly at Broseley’s Birchmeadow. Tickets available from October 1st at Downes’s in Broseley High Street or via our website.
We can hardly wait until the BroADS crew heads out to the launch pad and the Red Planet. The countdown’s begun, and the excitement’s building.
Broseley’s amateur dramatics group, Directed by Kate Harris, brings us a hysterical Farndale Avenue comedy … another ACE by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jnr.
“They came from Mars and landed outside the Farndale Avenue Church Hall in time for the Townswomen’s Guild’s coffee morning” is the title … nearly as long as the first act !
One wonders just how the Guild is going to make out this time – hilariously incompetently, no doubt.
The third leg of the cycling event takes us from Shrewsbury to Stratford-upon-Avon (approx. 70 miles). So, I am looking for a team of 40-50 enthusiastic cyclists to join me on this leg. All levels of experience are very welcome. If you would like to be part of this 3rd leg please complete the registration form for entry via www.entouronline.co.uk