What's on this weekend in Shropshire - 21st June
It's set to be a wet and windy weekend across Shropshire, luckily there a several events being held across the region that will be fun for all the family whatever the weather.
- Ludlow Arts Festival For the next week Ludlow will come alive with 14 outstanding events ranging from music to comedy. Expect some big names - Jools Holland and his rhythm and blues orchestra will be performing later in the week. The festival kicks off on Friday night with a the amazing Benny Goodmans 1938 Carniege Hall opening gala followed by an outdoor performance from legendary 70s rockers 10cc. Visit www.ludlowartsfestival.co.uk for the weeks full listings.
- Blitz Hill, Ironbridge Celebrate 40 years of the amazing Blists Hill with an evening of WWII entertainment. From 6pm visitors are invited to arrive in period costume and join in with the Blists Hill residents in raising moral on the Home Front. Despite the rations, you wont have to go hungry or thirsty as fried fish dealers will be selling spam fritters and there will be plenty of beer in the pub. A real trip back in time, visitors can learn Morse code and enjoy a fantastic selection of music including the 10 piece Bluzone Band. For more information visit: www.ironbridge.org.uk
- Oswestry Military Vehicle Show Now in its second year the Oswestry Military Vehicle Show will display an extensive range of military vehicles and an RAF helicopter. There will also be WWII re-enactors and a chance to work on your aim at the shooting range. All proceeds will go to the South Atlantic Medal Association 1982. Tickets are £3.00 for adults and £1.50 for children. For more information visit: www.parkhallfarm.co.uk
- Get Orienteering at Attingham Park Have a go at the exciting sport of orienteering in the beautiful setting of Attingham Park. Wrekin Orienteers will be based at Attingham Park on Saturday 22 June and will be on hand to help and provide you with a map to suit the level of challenge you wish to try. A fantastic day out for all the family and a great way to squeeze in a bit of exercise. For more information visit: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/attingham-park
- Pit Roles: Re-profiled at Coalbrookdale Gallery On Friday 21st the much anticipated Pit Roles exhibition will open at the Coalbrookdale Gallery in Ironbridge. The collection is made of contemporary photography of colliery workers along with a selection of drawings of pit workers published in the 1940s and 50s. For more information visit: www.ironbridge.org.uk
- Identifying Invertebrates at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre This is one for the kids. On Saturday 22 June the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre are hosting Indentifying Invertebrates with Pete Boardman. Visitors will be able to explore, examine and learn about the main groups of insects and invertebrates which are found on the site. Admission is free for all. For more information visit: www.shropshire.gov.uk/shropshire-hills-discovery-centre
- Cardington Group Garden Trail This Sunday ten gardens will be open in Cardingtons area of outstanding natural beauty. Theres a garden for every taste and is set to be the perfect way to relax and spend your Sunday afternoon. Weather permitting its set to be fantastic day and whilst wondering round you can enjoy some tasty homemade refreshments. Admission is £5. For more information visit: www.cardington.org.uk
- 1940s Weekend at Black Country Living Museum Well worth the short hop over the border this weekend will be full of World War II spirit. A jam packed weekend full of 1940s entertainment including signers, dancing classes and a variety show. Learn how all about rationing and how to make do and mend at the information market. Visitors will even get the chance to meet and speak to British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Visitors are invited to dress up in period clothing to experience what it was really like to live in the 1940s for more information visit: http://www.bclm.co.uk
- Open Studio at Borderland Visual Arts This weekend over 33 artists invite the public into their studios for an exclusive chance to see their work. The free event is held by a network of contemporary artist working in and around Oswestry. Visitors are able to enjoy the work in a non-gallery environment which allows you to meet the artist, discuss the work, ask questions and buy a unique piece of art at a reasonable price. For more information visit: www.borderlandvisualarts.com
- St Chads Concert in the Round, Shrewsbury A fantastic free concert by the choral group the London Choracle who will be performing the music of Bach, Britten and many others. Starting at 7pm on Saturday 22 June this promises a fantastic music evening the whole family can enjoy. For more information, visit: stchadschurchshrewsbury.com
By Beth Motherwell
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