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!
Take to the skies and make breakthroughs possible! We’ve teamed up with Skydive Tilstock to bring you this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Ever wondered what free falling at 10,000 feet feels like? Well now’s your chance! Tick this off your bucket list and raise vital funds to help Alzheimer’s Research UK make breakthroughs in dementia research. Join us at one of our skydive days running on 8th June and 21st September 2019.
To find out more and for details on how to book your place go to https://www.alzheimersresearchuk.org/support-us/fundraise/skydive/tilstock-skydive-day/
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.
Join us in the stunning surroundings of Wollerton Old Hall, beautiful gardens designed around a 16th Century Hall House.
The garden at Wollerton Old Hall has been designed and developed by Lesley and John Jenkins since 1984. It is set around a 16th Century Hall House and has developed into an important modern garden in the English Garden tradition with echoes of Arts and Crafts, covering four acres.
The garden comprises of three north-south vistas and three east-west vistas with winding pathways and hedges, allowing a sense of being in separate gardens.
Come and enjoy wandering through these beautiful gardens with a glass of fizz and canapes.
Shrewsbury Golf Day – Sponsored by Nick Jones Wealth Planning
Date: 21st June
Time: 9am start
Location: Shrewsbury Golf Club, SY5 7BL
Cost: £50 per player, £200 per team of 4, £100 to sponsor a hole
Includes 18 holes of Texas Scramble Style golf, tea, coffee and bacon rolls on arrival and a two course meal at the end of the day + raffle and auction.
A Flower Festival with a musical theme set in our beautiful 13th Century Church. A real English country village event. There will be music, the village schoolchildren will sing and musicians will play. There will be a plant sale and cream teas to enjoy. Most of all there will be a warm welcome for everyone.
Summer Ball is back for 2019 at our charity headquarters! Three course sit down meal with catering from the fabulous Get Gourmet Catering, wonderful music from live band The Beautiful Ways and John Davies Disco, bar and promise auction, in a beautiful setting near Wenlock Edge in our marquee. Ticket only event, £40 per ticket includes a welcome drink!
Following the outstanding success of 2018….the 2019 Oswestry Colour Run is back!
Sunday 30th June 2019
– Follow us on TWITTER @OsColourRun for the latest updates!!
– Like the British Ironwork Centre Facebook page too!
Get ready for the happiest 3K you’ll ever walk, dance or run. Can you help us make this years event even more of a success. Last year we raised over £14,500 to support Macmillan’s work in Shropshire.
The colour run is designed to be a happy, enjoyable day for all ages. It celebrates healthiness, happiness, individuality, and giving back to the community while experiencing the uniqueness of the British Ironwork Centre. The Colour Run is a three-kilometre, un-timed race in which participants are doused from head to toe in different colours from various paint stations around the course.
A great opportunity to visit the British Ironwork Centre with all the family with refreshments available on the day.
See displays of vintage vehicles of every kind including cars, motor bikes, tractors, military vehicles, steam engines, stationary engines, Land Rovers, Commercials and many interesting static exhibits.
Come along to the Greenhous West Mid Showground on 6th and 7th July for this family vintage vehicle day out.
Each year features a special tractor and in 2019 it will be the ‘International’. There is something of interest for all the family including craft and trade stalls, autojumble, fairground rides, go karts, face painting, juggling, shire horses and the well frequented beer tent and refreshment stands.
The Auction sale of vintage items will take place on the Saturday at 10.30am. The event supports charities each year and in 2019 it will be supporting the R.A.B.I and Severn Hospice.
There’s also the fantastic spectator sport Tractor Pulling, a magician, music from the Wirrall Pipe Band and Plantonic All Stars Steel Band.
Tickets are £8 in advance, £10 on the gate and under 16s go FREE!
Register now for our Dragon Boat Festival 2019 – get your place secured and your dates in the diary ready for an event that promises to be the best yet!
Racing will take place between 10am and 3pm on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July on the River Severn by the Shrewsbury School and Pengwern Boat Clubs.
Each year we have a wide variety of teams taking part from work colleagues to family members, we’ve even had the odd hen do! Everyone is welcome to join us, we just ask that each team has a minimum of 11 people and no more than 20, which includes three reserves.
The one day of the year our wildlife rescue centre opens its doors to the public, come along and see all the birds and animals in our care. There is a fun dog show with lots of classes to enter, BBQ, craft and charity stalls, fire engine, bouncy castle, activities and more! £2 per person, under 16s enter for free. Always a popular event!
Chose your walk- Monty’s canal walk or Mini’s canal walk!
Monty’s canal walk will be a 13 mile walk, Starting at the Lion Quays. Accessing the canal, entrants will follow the Shropshire Union Canal, with beautiful scenery along the way. The turnaround point will be at the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. A quick stop for refreshments, if you would like, then entrants will make their journey back to Rhosweil Bridge 18W, and will be greeted by supporters and a lovely treat.
Mini’s canal walk will be a shorter walk for families with children. The walk will start and finish at the Lion Quays hotel. Again joining the canal tow path, entrants will follow the Shropshire Union Canal following the same route as the other walkers. The difference being the turn around point will be at Chirk aqueduct. Entrants will again be met with a little treat at the end.
Please be advised that the long walk will not be open to children under 16, and advise you to book Mini’s Canal Walk.
Why not join us for this years Canal Walk on Sunday 7th July. Registration will open from 9.00am on the day and you will then be sent on your way at 09.45 for the Mini’s canal walk and 10am for Monty’s canal walk. Make sure to bring your EventBrite barcode as your ticket on the day.
Walkers will enjoy beautiful scenery, wildlife, canal boats, and two aqeducts. Also, if the dark doesn’t bother you, we are sure you’ll love walking through the dark tunnel in Chirk. The views are magnificent and their will be lots of photo opportunities.
Essential equipment List- plenty of liquids to drink, a bite to eat, torch/ head torch if you want to walk through dark tunnel, appropriate clothing for weather, appropriate footwear, mobile phone in case of emergency.
We reccomend that you walk in atleast pairs for the whole of the walk. If you are signing up on your own, then please join another group.
“A compelling take with genuine drama. Convincingly illustrates how biking restored a sense of national pride and a feeling of purpose.” – Time Out New York
I am organising this evening to raise funds towards my September Cycle Challenge in Zambia. I am cycling 500km from Lusaka to Victoria Falls to support the work of Build It International and build brighter futures for young people. The ticket price of £15 includes a drink (beer/wine/soft) and snacks. This film is well worth seeing whether or not you are into cycling!
Join in our Pedal for Parkinson’s event in Shropshire in July 2019 and help keep the wheels turning for Parkinson’s research and support.
Starting in Shrewsbury, all 3 routes (33, 59 and 100 miles) travel through Shropshire into Wales and back with the 100 mile route including a lunch stop on the shores of Lake Vyrnwy.
CARDINGTON GARDEN TRAIL. Sunday 11th August noon to 6pm
A serious of beautiful gardens in and around the prettiest village in Shropshire nestling in the South Shropshire hills. Open in aid of the Shropshire Historic Churches Trust and St James’ Cardington. Great village hall teas, plant stall, dogs on leads. Tickets from village hall and at Gulley Green. £5, kids free. SY6 7JY
Jane McMillan, Chapel House, Cardington, SY67JY. 07974739481
This year, Shrewsbury will be celebrating all things Fab Four with the Shrewsbury Beatles Weekend. On September 20th, 21st and 22nd there will be a whole range of events in the town including live music, tours, special guest speakers and Beatles film screenings – once again proving that All You Need Is Love. On the 19th our preview event is a 2-hour boat cruise with live Beatles music by Tony Stanton.
The weekend will finish with a concert at Theatre Severn featuring – from Liverpool – the top Beatles tribute band, The Mersey Beatles.
The entire weekend is in aid of the Mayor of Shrewsbury’s charity 2019-20, the Samaritans of Shrewsbury.
There will be additional events across Shrewsbury including musicians presenting live renditions of Beatles songs in the cellars of The Buttermarket, a venue reminiscent of the legendary Cavern Club in Liverpool where the Fab Four first attracted attention.
Five great Beatles films will be screened at The Walker Theatre on Friday and Saturday – ‘Backbeat’, ‘Looking For Lennon’, ‘Good Ol’ Freda’, ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ and ‘The Beatles: Eight Days a Week’.
The Beatles played in Shrewsbury three times – once at The Granada, twice at The Music Hall – and they even wrote one of their biggest hits, ‘From Me to You’, while travelling from York to their next gig in Shrewsbury in February 1963.
In addition, it’s the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ classic album, Abbey Road, this September and The Mersey Beatles will be performing the album in its entirety as part of their act.
See the Beatles Weekend events and book tickets at www.facebook.com/shrewsburybeatles/events