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.
Join us for an 8 mile sponsored walk along the Welshpool canal for the children and families of Hope House!
The walk is free to enter, open to all and a fabulous day out for the whole family. There is no minimum sponsorship, but we do ask all our wonderful walkers to raise as much as you can to help us continue to be here for the children in our care.
We will start at 10am outside the Hope House shop in Welshpool (at the top end of the Tesco car park) and walk to the halfway point of The Horseshoes Inn at Berriew where you will be able to buy bacon butties to fuel your way back to the finish line and your hard-earned medal. Registration opens at 9.30am.
The incredible Teresa Thomas, one of our Hope House mums, organised our first ever Welshpool Canal Walk in 2016. After she sadly passed away in 2017, we have continued her wonderful legacy by walking in her memory ever since. We invite anyone who is up to the challenge to step out with us in memory of Tease, as she was affectionately known, and walk in her footsteps. You are also very welcome to join us to walk in memory or celebration of your own loved ones or simply for the children of Hope House.
Local artist Kate Green is walking the Elan Valley Aqueduct in the summer of 2019. She will be exploring, gathering and sharing stories from places along the length of the 73 mile pipe that supplies Birmingham with water from the Welsh mountains. To celebrate this project we will be hosting Kate and finding out about her adventures and artistic endeavours.
Optional walk for the adventurous 4:30pm – 5:30pm
A stroll to see the pipe architecture around Bleddfa It is advised to wear stout footwear for for steep and uneven ground along with appropriate footwear. Meeting at the Bleddfa Centre.
Talk, supper and entertainment 6pm
Join Kate with musicians Brackenbury and Neilson for an evening of pipe songs and conversation.
£5 including a Navvy’s supper.
Ramble across the beautiful Shropshire countryside stopping for breakfast, roll & coffee, hot lunch, finishing with teat & cakes. Walk with your friends and children and your dog (on a lead please). Tickets can be obtained from Sara 01952 691544 or Jackie 01952 691630 or on line www.trybooking.co.uk/3757.
Proceeds in aid of St. Mary’s Church Moreton