Come along and join us for our Christmas Fair. Santa visit, Light switch on, Live nativity, farm on wheels, Balloon modelling, face painting plus much more. If you would like to book a stall with us to advertise your organisation or to sell/fundraise please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01952 683 700
Make your very own Eco Christmas wreath this year, online (via Teams) and from the comfort of your own home!
Join us for a fun 2 hour workshop on Saturday 4th December from 10-12pm, where you will create your own unique personalised wreath.
In this online Christmas workshop we’ll show you how to make an eco-friendly Christmas wreath that’s as beautiful as it is kind-to-the-planet. Not only is there not a plastic bauble in sight but the natural willow base can be used year after year. The best bit? When you’re ready to un-deck the halls, simply remove the foliage and pop them in the compost bin
The cost of the workshop is £16.00 which includes a basic wreath kit, comprising of a willow wreath frame and twine (the kit can be collected from the Trust Office at a mutually agreeable time, or mailed first class to a UK address for a £4 postage fee. The final date for posting kits out will be the 26th November to ensure the Kit will reach you in time.).
To personalise your wreath you will need to collect your own beautiful foraged greenery such as Ivy, Holly, Eucalyptus, and Fir etc. You may also wish to add dried orange slices or pine cones, cinnamon sticks, ribbons etc.
You will also need some sort of garden snips/secateurs to be able to trim down the stems of foliage ready to insert into the wreath base.
An apron and a tablecloth would come in handy to protect clothes and surfaces.
Christmas jumper, mulled wine and mince pies are optional!
For more information please email: email@example.com or telephone 01952 433880
All proceeds from this workshop will go towards the Severn Gorge Countryside Trust. A local charity looking after the beautiful Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage site landscape for the benefit of people and nature alike.
Limited spaces available.
Hitch up your sleigh for Shropshire’s largest Santa Run and bring a flash of red to the streets of Oswestry with thousands of runners dressed as Santa Claus to spread festive fun and burn a few cheeky calories for the holidays.
The streets of Oswestry will transform into a festive course for everyone to enjoy from 11 years old up.
Run the course with your family and friends to burn away those mince pies.
Doorstep Carols is back this year – and with an ever-growing list of mega organisations jumping on board, it looks set to be Britain’s biggest ever carols singalong.
Carols on the doorstep brought people together in the midst of the pandemic last year. Broadcast on over 30 local radio stations, it led to wonderful scenes of families singing on doorsteps, sharing mulled wine over the fence with neighbours and children playing instruments in front gardens. An estimated 125,000 people took part, raising over £10,000 for MIND UK and local charities, with collections at street level.
This year, Doorstep Carols 2021 is a supercharged nationwide event, taking all of the street magic of last year across the country whilst also reaching out to those who are isolated. Around 25 local BBC radio stations and BBC Sounds will again broadcast the pre-recorded backing tracks to well-known carols and Christmas songs so that the nation can sing in unison. Streets taking part are encouraged to use the opportunity to raise money for a charity of their choice.
A host of national organisations and celebrities are jumping on board as this event grows, supporting the British public in what is expected to become a record-breaking singalong. Internationally renowned British conductor Suzi Digby and Sir Tim Rice are also backing the event.
The ‘epicentre’ event will be in Shrewsbury, where Doorstep Carols originated, with Carols in the Square hosted by BBC Radio Shropshire, linking with doorsteps and other hub events across the country.
It’s about celebrating the joy of singing together – sharing the experience and strengthening communities.
This year will hopefully be more of a street party festival atmosphere, with neighbours able to celebrate and sing together. Doorstep Carols 2021 aims to remind the nation of the social and psychological benefits of singing together.
Doorstep Carols is partnering with multiple charities that recognise the value of music in the work that they do. These include Youth Music, Dementia UK, Demelza Children’s Hospice, MindUK, Spread a Smile, Ex Cathedra and others.
Visit www.doorstepcarols.co.uk for more information and to find out how to tune in, download the words and music and sing along on Wednesday, December 15th at 6pm!
Come and join us for a day of weaving with willow with Travelling Weaver Sophie.
Together we’ll spend the day learning the different techniques and ways of weaving to get the best from this natural material, creating a fat ball feeder to delight the birds in your garden. These feeders are a great way to watch the birds as they find all kinds of ways to enjoy their tasty treat, suitable for small and large birds to feed together, this is a workshop that definitely brings joy to your garden. Suitable for all, no experience necessary.