Ironbridge & Telford News
MADE IN AMERICA: FINDING AMERICAN ANTIQUES & FINE ART IN BRITAIN
Freeman’s, America’s oldest auction house, located in Philadelphia will be sending several specialists to the UK in search of American-made fine and decorative arts, silver, porcelain, furniture and more. The eight day tour will include stops in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Shropshire and London with Weston Park, the 17th century stately home on the Shropshire \ Staffordshire border welcoming the Freeman’s team for an Open Valuation Day in the Music Room at Weston Park on Monday 3rd August.
Museum of The Gorge, Ironbridge Re-opens after major redisplay
The iconic Museum of The Gorge, one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire, has re-opening its doors following a major refurbishment. Thanks to support from the Art Fund’s crowdfunding platform, Art Happens, the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust has been able to redisplay the collections in new cases, upgrade the lighting, replace all of the interpretation panels and install new state of the art equipment into the auditorium.
Celebrity MasterChef semi-final filmed at Blists Hill Victorian Town, Shropshire
Fans of the BBC hit show Celebrity MasterChef should prepare themselves for an extra surprise on Thursday, 16th July, as the show will feature one of the West Midlands’ most popular attractions, Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire. During the show the semi-finalists leave their familiar kitchens behind in the studios and travel back in time to 1900 to create a Victorian lunch for 70 of the Town’s volunteers and staff.
GO DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE WITH WESTON’S WONDERLAND WORKSHOPS
Weston Park, the stately home on the Shropshire \ Staffordshire border celebrates the 150th anniversary of the publication of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” with a line-up of free activities for children to enjoy during the summer holidays.
Ironbridge Celebrates Festival of Archaeology during July
The Ironbridge Gorge Museums are once again celebrating the national Festival of Archaeology with a series of free special events in Coalbrookdale, all of which are open to the public and form part of the ‘What lies beneath Coalbrookdale’s Playground?’ project.
New buildings at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge house three nationally important river boats Spry, last remaining Severn trow, a Tub Boat and Ice Breaker
The story of transport on England’s waterways and its role in the Industrial Revolution has now unfolded, thanks to a legacy from a long term supporter of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust. Visitors can explore two new buildings, which have been created at Blists Hill Victorian Town, to house three nationally important river boats; namely Spry, the last known surviving Lower Severn Trow; the last known surviving iron Tub Boat andthe Ice Breaker Middlewich.
David Nash sculpture rises from birthplace of Industrial Revolution
New commission opens to the public 22 June
A Major Contemporary Arts Programme comes to Ironbridge
Ironrbridge Gorge Museum Trust and Meadow Arts have secured a grant from Arts Council England to produce 'Shifting Worlds', a spectacular programme of contemporary arts events running throughout the summer and winter of 2015. The Programme will explore the impact of the Industrial Revolution and challenge our understanding of its legacy.
Telford Bike Loan Scheme
Want to try cycling? Save money on travel, get fit or enjoy a bike ride with family and friends.
Call for Young Artists - Weston Park, Nr.Shifnal
The Weston Park Foundation is inviting schools in Shropshire and Staffordshire to enter an exciting competition which will feature artwork by children in primary and secondary education and give each entrant the opportunity to win a cash prize for their school funds as well as art materials for themselves.