Dementia is now one of the biggest end of life culprits in modern day living. It is a disease that effects not only the sufferer but so many close relatives and friends. Every Monday here the Plume of Feathers we raise money through a fun pub quiz actively making you use your memory bank in a competitive way. As such, we think this is a beautiful celebration to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society Shropshire Telford & Wrekin.
So please join us on Monday 11th March at 7:00 to raise money to fight again this disease. Admission comes with a complimentary light supper of sandwiches and chips.
Peaky Blinders evening
7pm until 1am
Unlimited Prosecco, Peroni and alfresco stone baked pizza party from 8 until 10 served In the imperial gardens
Live music from the talented you say we play followed by dj set.
Big raffle and casino with full peaky blinders decor.
1920’s fancy dress optional
Tickets are £35
Please contact mel at the Albright Hussey for more information or to purchase tickets
English countryside, the idyllic life appeals to so many people, however, as we get older the rural side of living in the country and become isolating and lonely. AGE UK help residents of Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin who are at a disadvantage from their age including: volunteers who can visit you in your own home, provide a regular telephone call for a friendly chat or accompany you to access social activities in your neighbourhood.
So please join us on Monday 11th March at 7:00 to raise money to fight again this disease. Admission comes with a complimentary light supper of sandwiches and chips.
Shropshire Mind was established 42 years ago and provides a diverse range of quality services, across the County for the one in four people and their families acknowledged to be affected by mental or emotional distress.We help to bridge the gap between illness and full independence for service users. Some people need support in many areas of their lives, others in just a few, some for long periods of time, others for only a short while.
So come and join us Monday 25th March at 7:00pm. Admission includes a light supper of sandwiches and chips
Our next Telford Repair Cafe is at Forge at The Wakes on Saturday the 30 March. 10-2pm
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A popular Food, Drink, Craft, and Plant Market organised by Wem Combine Harvesters. More than 60 stalls in the Town Hall (SY4 5ER), Baptist Church (SY4 5DG) and Senior Club (SY4 5DG) with a wide range of high quality, locally-produced goods (within an approximately 30-mile range of Wem) including apple juice, baked goods, beer, cheeses, chocolates, cider, gin, honey, meat, flowers, pot plants, preserves, vegetables, wine plus textile and wood crafts, homeware, jewellery, painting and photography.
Raffle on the day of the market.
Attempt the Wem Trail Quiz.
Come and meet Wem’s Dragon and Owain Glyndŵr
Free admission to the market.
Wem Combine Harvesters is an umbrella group made up of Incredible Edible in Wem, Wem Civic Society, and Wem & District Garden Club. All profits from organising the markets go to running activities and projects in Wem.
After a year off, free music festival The Big Busk is returning to the streets of Shrewsbury to celebrate what would have been the 50th birthday of the man in whose memory the event is held.
The Big Busk will take place in and around Shrewsbury Town Centre on Saturday 6 April 2019, the day talented musician and poet Ben Bebbington would have turned 50.
The Busk was first held in 2013 in memory of Ben, who died after an unprovoked attack by two men in September 2012. The event raises money for, and awareness of, Shrewsbury Ark, a centre for vulnerable and homeless people in Shrewsbury which meant a lot to Ben.
In 2017 the Busk raised more than £8,500, but organisers took a break this year to manage some of the challenges which arise from the Big Busk getting bigger each year. The small core organising team also had many personal milestones, including a wedding, new babies, house moves and new jobs!
Planning is now underway for the 2019 event.
Karen Higgins, Ben’s sister and one of the founders of The Big Busk, said: “We said when we announced in 2017 that we were taking a break that it would only be for one year and we are very excited to be bringing The Big Busk back to Shrewsbury in 2019.
“It is especially poignant that the event should fall on the very day that Ben would have turned 50 and we will making sure that there is a real party atmosphere that Ben would have been very proud of.
“We are in the very early stages of planning, but our basic philosophy will remain the same – you will be able to experience many styles of music all day on 6 April and everything will be free – we only ask that people donate whatever they can afford to support the fantastic work that Shrewsbury Ark does for some of the most vulnerable people in our society.
“Everybody who makes this wonderful day possible – from the musicians to the volunteers in the lead up and on the day – gifts their time and talent to ensure all proceeds go to the Ark and I can’t thank them enough.”
This year, for the first time, Cancer Research UK is inviting everyone in the area – women, men and children – to join the Race for Life.
The Pretty Muddy Weston Park route is a circular route around its beautiful grounds making it the perfect setting for an event like this. The course is a mixture of path, tracks and grass, it is mostly flat but there are some hills offering some scenic views over Shropshire and Staffordshire.
Pretty Muddy Kids starts at 9:45am, Pretty Muddy 5K starts at 10:30am and Pretty Muddy 10K starts later at 10:45am!
All of our Pretty Muddy Kids events are approximately 5km. At the majority of venues, there will be a shortcut available at approximately 2km or 3km, which will lead back to the finish line. This will signposted on the day. If the shortcut is taken, it may mean missing out some of the obstacles, but we will make sure all children get to take part in the muddy slide at the end. Adults accompanying children will run alongside the course but will not be allowed to take part on the obstacles.
Registration is £19.99 per adult and £10.00 per child!
Please note, all children taking part must be at least 1.2m tall on day of event.
All money raised will go into Cancer Research UK’s crucial work.
To sign up please visit https://raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org/
We also need volunteers to help make the day a success. Anyone can volunteer, and can register to do so at https://raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org/about-our-events/volunteer
The Cavalier Centre, home of Perry RDA, is now open and we welcome you to join us for tea and cake at our open afternoon. Come and see the facilities, meet the staff and horses and find out about what we can offer. Please contact us to book your place on a guided tour. 01952 980421 / email@example.com / or drop us a message on here.
Ramble, amble or scramble around the beautiful Shropshire Hills and help us beat blood cancer
Round and About Walks offer adventurous types the chance to ramble, amble or scramble through the Shropshire countryside. Participants can choose from three distinct routes and distances, catering for a wide range of abilities and experience.
Ramble – 23 miles
This beautiful circular walk rambles over the rolling Shropshire hills from and back to Bishops Castle, via Offa’s Dyke, the Shropshire Way, the Walcot Estate and Bury Ditches, with a welcome hot vegetarian lunch provided at Clun.
Scramble – 13 miles
This hill walk leaves Bishops Castle, to climb up to Offa’s Dyke from Mainstone, and enjoys views along the Cefns before dropping down to Clun, past its castle, for lunch and transport back to Bishops Castle.
Amble – 10 miles
Transport is provided to Clun for lunch, before an undulating stroll to Bury Ditches, then through the normally private Walcot Estate, and Oakley Mynd, to Bishops Castle.
The Scramble and Amble follow the same route as the Ramble, which crosses quite remote countryside, some of which is not normally open to the public. It is, however, particularly safe in that we provide clear signage, written instructions and helpful marshals.
Written instructions, refreshments, lunch, transport as needed, and a certificate are all provided.
Please note that we are unable to allow dogs on this walk. This is mostly due to the walk being entirely on agricultural land.
Register online or via postal entry. After 1 April, all entry fees rise to £20.
By taking part in this event, you’ll help us fund our ground-breaking research which has made such a difference to blood cancer.
The Isle Estate will be hosting a Country House charity car boot sale in aid of the Cavalier Centre.
Christina Trevainion ,a BBC valuer on Bargain Hunt and Flog It, will be there doing valuations!
50+ stalls, a vintage clothes tent and refreshments.
For more infromation or to book a stall please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin and Paul will be kayaking 34 miles along the River Severn on Saturday 18th May 2019. This is in aid of PSC, Organ Donor Awareness, Donor Families Support Network & memory benches, following Kevins transplant in January this year.
The finish line is The Crown Inn, Coleham. Here we will be hosted a Family Fun Day to raise awareness and funds! Please pop down from 10am to enjoy a day of live entertainment, food, drinks and peruse the stalls.
It is a fabulous riverside venue and it is all set to be a fantastic event!
Our plant fairs at The British Ironwork Centre have raised thousands of pounds for Hope House Children’s Hospices, with the £1.00 entrance fee going to this very deserving cause. Please help us raise more in 2019! There will be a brilliant line-up of top specialist nurseries who will bring a great range of perennials, shrubs, trees, rare species and old heritage varieties. Come for a great day out, find some lovely plants for your garden, get expert advice from the enthusiastic nursery folk.
The British Ironworks Centre not only boasts a working smithy and a showroom featuring the biggest choice of quality British ironware for both indoors and garden use but also the Shropshire Sculpture Park featuring a safari in ironwork that has to be seen to be believed! The venue has lots to see and explore with something for all ages, plus the bonus of a great Plant Hunters’ Fair to enjoy!
Entry to the Plant Fair and all other attractions is £1.00 in aid of Hope House Hospices. Free parking. The plant fair runs from10am-4pm on Saturday 18th May. Refreshments available.
Full details of the nurseries attending at www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk
Shrewsbury Town in the Community have teamed up with local businesses; Dyke Yaxley, Salop Leisure and Trek Bikes Shrewsbury to create the STITC Shropshire 3 Peaks Challenge.
The STITC Shropshire Three Peaks event will be great for both beginners and experienced athletes looking for a new challenge in the Shropshire countryside on 19th May combining cycling and walking in one event.
Starting at The Montgomery Waters Meadow stadium the course will cover a 45 mile cycling route, plus the hike up the 3 peaks of Pontesford Hill, The Lawley & The Wrekin before finishing with dinner and drinks at Salop Leisure’s exclusive ‘Love2Stay’ venue. For those wishing to just complete the walk up the peaks limited transport will be provided to take you to the base of each peak. For cyclists we will have marshals safeguarding your bikes as you climb each summit.
Entry fee £25 per person & a minimum fundraising target of £30 per person, with the event taking place for teams of between 3-6 people (for safety reasons).
Join us for our first ever Forget Me Not Walk to remember loved ones lost.
This 5km sponsored walk is a chance for you to raise money for us and to remember those closest to you who are no longer with us.
This poignant walk is fully accessible and family-friendly and all the money you raise means we can provide comforting care and emotional support to families that need our help.
Ticket prices for the event on 19 May, starting at 11am are:
Child (under 15): £5
Family (2 adult & 2 child tickets): £35
Child (under 5): FREE
Our event has grown rapidly over the past few years, from humble beginnings based in a local pub to an event which attracted around 11,000 visitors for the 2018 weekend.
Set in the stunning backdrop of the Ironbridge Gorge, we recreate the experience of life during WW2 on both the home front and in occupied Europe with civilian, Allied and Axis re-enactors.
This is a non-profit making, charity fundraising event in which we raise funds for Pilgrim Bandits. So far last year’s event raised over £10,000, with donations still to be collected.
Join Derwen College for the annual Summer Fete which features games, entertainment, shopping, food, and something for all the family. This popular community event brings together students, staff and visitors galore to enjoy a traditional day of summer fun.
Shop at the wide selection of stalls where you can buy produce made by students at Derwen, plants from the Garden Centre and a variety of cards and gifts designed and created by Derwen students. Then take part in a coconut shy or tombola and children’s activities including badge making and face painting.
The food court area includes delicious home-made fare, barbecue and a selection of drinks.
The fete takes place in the college’s commercial outlets offering home-made breads, jams, and chutneys to buy from the Garden Centre shop. Food, including a children’s menu, will be served in the college’s Orangery Restaurant and Garden Café from 11.30am-4pm. Main meals £5.95, children’s portions £4.95.
Other highlights include a performance of ‘Be SmART’ by Creative Arts students, an art exhibition and a grand raffle with a host of fabulous prizes. From 12pm-4pm. For more information go to www.visitderwen.co.uk
Beginning in April, we will have monthly visitor days where we welcome everyone to come along and see what we’re all about. You will have the opportunity to meet the animals, take a tour of our beautiful site, and get to know the team. Bring your friends, family, and all of your curiosity for the perfect day out with our delightful residents.
We will be open for visitors 2-5pm every first Saturday of the month, with our last opening of the year on Saturday 7th September. We hope to see you there!
We don’t break records – we beat cancer!
This is thousands of people uniting with one purpose. To come together. To raise money. To beat cancer.
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is a series of events raising money for research into all 200 types of cancer.
People of all ages, abilities and backgrounds take part in the Race for Life, join us in Telford on Sunday 2 June and take part in the 5K or 10K Race for Life.
Join the #RaceforLife today!
Cost to enter:
Young Adult: £14.99
Under 6 entry (Girls and boys): free and no registration needed
To book your space click here https://raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org/
2019 Marath-own for Friends of Sick Children. The mission: complete as many cumulative ‘marath-owns’ across the world by the end of 2019, to raise awareness and financial support for FOSC, which supports the Children’s Hospitals in Malawi.
Shrewsbury Morris Dancers will be dancing their own Marath-own to support this charity on Sat. June 8th on the Lower Floor of the Darwin Centre, Come along and watch us in action!
The Goldstone Hall kitchen garden is one of the largest at a Hotel and Restaurant in the UK, majority of produce is used in the kitchen. (Surpluses for sale). Head Gardener, Nick Huxley will be in his garden on open days and has a mass of useful tips and advice which he is happy to pass on.The poly tunnel will be full of early produce and with a mass of heirloom variety tomatoes which are not only tasty but colourful and display a mass of shapes and sizes. The Double tiered herbaceous border runs in front of the old English garden wall and has good rhythm of planting. Spectacular Actinidia kolomikta in May, Delphiniums star in June, which are then followed by Mallow, Crocosmia,and later flowering Clematis July and August Sedums and spectacular fruit and vegetable harvest in September.The Lawn afficionado will love the velvety grass. Freshly baked cakes feature in the Oak pavilion created by our Award Winning Chefs. The increasingly secret edible garden features almond, Szechuan pepper, figs and honey berries with a full range of herbs to smell and taste. Work out what the Box hedge and yellow yew ‘sign’ directs you too.
Ruthall Manor sits beautifully within the stunning Shropshire countryside. Set against the Clee, the 1- acre garden is defined by an unusual and mature collection of architectural trees, which subtly divide the garden into intimate sections.
These areas are carefully linked by winding paths and creative use of colour combinations. Shape and texture are further balanced with delicate planting schemes and rare or distinctive plants.
The traditional front lawn is flanked by striking, mature borders and leads onto a low-maintenance, gravel, art garden and ha-ha; while the stumpery and woodland gardens reveal rare specimen trees, curious artifacts and many hidden treasures.
Clematis and roses scramble through an eclectic collection of wrought-iron work, unique pottery and secluded seating, climaxing in vibrant candelabra primulas, iris and bog plants which frame the old horse pond and offset the tranquillity and beauty of the willows.
Set in the beautiful churches in the villages of Shawbury, Stanton upon Hine Heath and Moreton Corbet, the theme for the 3 church flower festival is ‘Trinity’. The churches will be open each day between 10am and 5pm. The ticket price is £10 which includes entry to all 3 churches and light refreshments at Shawbury village hall. Tickets can be bought on the day at any of the churches. Amazing designers from across Shropshire and beyond led by Kate Edwards a RHS Chelsea Gold Medalist.
The OSWESTRY ROUND CHALLENGE is a 33-mile sponsored walking event based on the guide book of the same name. Combining Offa’s Dyke Path and the Montgomery & Llangollen canals, the route forms a circular walk around the border town of Oswestry starting and finishing at the Lion Quays Resort.
The Challenge was devised by Dave Andrews and is described in the guide book he has authored.
An acre of garden that has evolved over 24 years, with 4 lawns, a rosebed in the middle of the drive with pink and white English roses, and herbaceous and mixed shrub borders. There are roses planted throughout the garden and in the spring daffodils and tulips abound. Two large beech trees frame the garden with a view that sweeps down the valley over fields and then up to the Long Mynd.
Long village garden divided into sections affording different styles of planting: herbaceous borders with a wide variety of plants, shrubs and trees giving year-round interest through texture and colour; wild flower area and wildlife pond. Summer house, vegetable area and greenhouse. Long village garden divided into sections affording different styles of planting: herbaceous borders with a wide variety of plants, shrubs and trees giving year-round interest through texture and colour; wild flower area and wildlife pond. Summer house, vegetable area and greenhouse. Long village garden divided into sections affording different styles of planting: herbaceous borders with a wide variety of plants, shrubs and trees giving year-round interest through texture and colour; wild flower area and wildlife pond. Summer house, vegetable area and greenhouse. Admission also gets you entry to this garden in the area: 1 Cross Villas