Albrighton News

Miniature aircraft fly in to Cosford for model show weekend

Miniature aircraft fly in to Cosford for model show weekend

The skies over Shropshire will be filled with hundreds of intricately detailed model aircraft this month, as the annual Large Model Aircraft Rally takes place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on 16-17 July.

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Customer Service Award triumph for The Ironbridge Gorge Museums

Customer Service Award triumph for The Ironbridge Gorge Museums

Staff and volunteers at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust are celebrating after winning a prestigious award at Shropshires premier business award ceremony. The Museum triumphed in the much-contested Outstanding Customer Service category at the 16th annual Shropshire Business Awards.

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Unique cycle-cross race comes to Blists Hill Victorian Town Saturday evening, 9th July

Unique cycle-cross race comes to Blists Hill Victorian Town Saturday evening, 9th July

A unique cycling event is coming to Blists Hill Victorian Town for the fourth time on the evening of Saturday, 9th July. The exciting Queen Victoria Cyclo-Cross event will see over 300 of the UKs top riders speeding through the recreated Victorian streets on modern bikes.

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Apley Farm Shop’s wedding cheese cake is launched

Apley Farm Shops wedding cheese cake is launched

Apley Farm Shop is hoping the betrothed will be falling head over heels for their new must-have wedding item!

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Over 20 bands to perform at the Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival; 9th and 10th July

The popular Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival will take place over the weekend of 9th and 10th July outdoors on The Green at the Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron. Now in its 13th year, the free family event showcases some of the finest brass bands from Shropshire and the surrounding counties; this year there will also be a special guest band from Germany giving the festival an international flavour. With some 20 bands performing, its the largest, non-competitive brass band festival in the country.

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Apley Farm Shop hosts show jumping event

Apley Farm Shop hosts show jumping event

Apley Farm Shop will host a Pony Club show jumping event this Sunday, 26 June, with 264 competitors from 15 pony clubs in Area 7 of the Pony Club. The winners go to the Pony Club Championships held 19-22 August at Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire. Apley Farm Shop will host a Pony Club show jumping event this Sunday, 26 June, with 264 competitors from 15 pony clubs in Area 7 of the Pony Club. The winners go to the Pony Club Championships held 19-22 August at Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire.

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Tate Britain expert presents Elisabeth Frink talk at Cosford

Tate Britain expert presents Elisabeth Frink talk at Cosford

The work of British sculptor Dame Elisabeth Frink CH DEB RA will be the focus of an art lecture taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford next month. The lecture entitled Elisabeth Frink: The Expressive Power of Bronze' will be presented by guest speaker Frank Woodgate, a lecturer and guide at Tate Britain and will take place on Monday 4 July 2016.

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 Bring dad for free on Father’s Day to a Sherlock Holmes themed event at Blists Hill Victorian Town; Sunday 19th June

Bring dad for free on Fathers Day to a Sherlock Holmes themed event at Blists Hill Victorian Town; Sunday 19th June

Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge, is inviting all dads to come as their guest on Sunday, 19th June when they can follow in Sherlock Holmes footsteps at a detective themed Fathers Day. Admission to the Victorian Town will be free for fathers, when accompanied by another full-paying adult.

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Spectacular new photographic exhibition ‘Empires of Emptiness – Fortresses of the Sahara and the Steppe’  Jackfield Tile Museum, Ironbridge until 21st September

Spectacular new photographic exhibition Empires of Emptiness “ Fortresses of the Sahara and the Steppe Jackfield Tile Museum, Ironbridge until 21st September

A stunning new free photographic exhibition now open at Jackfield Tile Museum, in the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, considers how empires expand into deserts and explores these vast spaces of wind, sand and stars.

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Coal Mining Heritage Weekend Saturday 2nd July to Sunday 3rd July

Severn Valley Country Park is delighted to be hosting a Coal Mining Heritage Weekend co-ordinated by Alveley Historical Society on Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd July.

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