South Shropshire News

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Flight simulation event heads to Cosford

21st September 2017

Aviation fans can experience the virtual skies in Shropshire next month as the Flight Sim 2017 event heads to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford for a fifth consecutive year. Taking place on Saturday 7 October, aviation enthusiasts will enjoy a day packed with all the latest flight simulation software and the chance to test out their virtual flying skills.


New Manager appointed for Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre!

18th September 2017

Grow Cook Learn, local charity running the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, is delighted to announce the appointment of Grant Wilson as Manager of the charity. Grant has managed the National Trust's commercial and catering operations at Carding Mill Valley for the last eight years and previously converted an old public house in Cheshire into one of the region's finest gastro pubs. Grant will join the charity on October 9th.


Prestigious Royal Award for Severn Valley Country Park Volunteer Group

15th September 2017

Volunteers at a South Shropshire Country Park have been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The award, which was created in 2002 to mark the Monarch’s Golden Jubilee, is the equivalent of an MBE for voluntary groups and recognises excellence in activities carried out by community groups.


Food Centre triumphs as Britain's best artisan products announced in the Great British Food Awards 2017

14th September 2017

Nathan Outlaw, Valentine Warner, John Torode, Michel Roux Jr, along with other celebrated chefs, food personalities and critics, have revealed their British food favourites in the Great British Food Awards, the benchmark of excellence for artisan food grown and crafted in the UK.


Upcoming food courses and offers at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre!

12th September 2017

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, run by local charity Grow Cook Learn has the aim of connecting people to the food, history and landscape of the Shropshire Hills. They now have a pop up kitchen, kindly sponsored by Ludlow Food Festival and are making the most of it with popular cookery courses for adults and children with everything from Cooking with Dinosaurs for children to cooking Sizzling Somosas with adults.


Uncover Secret Art in the Ironbridge Gorge

8th September 2017

From the 8th to 17th September, residents and visitors to the Ironbridge Gorge will be able to uncover some of this World Heritage site’s less well-known attractions by following an art trail designed to showcase the work of many of the talented artists and crafts people who live and work there.


BBC antiques series Flog It! comes to RAF Museum Cosford

5th September 2017

Flog It, the popular BBC One antiques programme presented by Paul Martin will be holding a free valuation day at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Thursday 5 October. The Bristol based BBC production recently transmitted its 1000th episode and the 17th series is currently being recorded. The show regularly achieves an audience of more than two million viewers in its weekday afternoon slot.


Join Severn Valley Coutry Park for a free Nordic walking taster session

23rd August 2017

Shropshire Council Rangers are delighted to be welcoming qualified Nordic Walking instructor, Sal Orton to Severn Valley Country Park for a series of Nordic walking sessions.


75 years on – the story behind Hampden P1344’s final flight

22nd August 2017

The Handley Page Hampden Bomber P1344 (PL-K), currently undergoing conservation at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be subject of a lecture taking place on Tuesday 5 September 2017. The lecture will be presented by the Museum’s Conservation Centre Manager who has personal experience working to restore the aircraft and with former crew and family members. The evening lecture will include details of the dramatic story behind its final flight, which took place exactly 75 years earlier, plus a behind the scenes look at how the aircraft looks today!


Grab your wingman….Top Gun is heading to Cosford!

15th August 2017

One of the most iconic aviation movies of all time ‘Top Gun’ will be showcased on a giant inflatable screen at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Saturday 23 September 2017. This 80’s cult classic military movie is the first to be shown in the Museum’s new outdoor event which will take place in the spacious grounds, against a backdrop of aircraft.


Events (Ongoing and Upcoming)

Sep 30

Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting

This course covers maintenance of your chainsaw (including sharpening), operator safety, safety clothing and risk assessments. Find out how to start and operate your saw safely. It will also cover round timber...

Sep 30

Discovery Club- Pond Dipping

Explore the amazing under water world. Find out more about the mini beasts you catch and draw a picture of your favourite. 

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Sep 21

Flight simulation event heads to Cosford

Aviation fans can experience the virtual skies in Shropshire next month as the Flight Sim 2017 event heads to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford for a fifth consecutive year. Taking place on Saturday 7 October,...

Sep 18

New Manager appointed for Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre!

Grow Cook Learn, local charity running the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, is delighted to announce the appointment of Grant Wilson as Manager of the charity. Grant has managed the National Trust's...

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