Ironbridge & Telford News
Kids curate and create at Coalbrookdale & Ironbridge School Two week art project inspired by ‘Shifting Worlds’ exhibitions
An exciting art project is taking place at Coalbrookdale & Ironbridge CE School with the support of
Meadow Arts and Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust.
Apley Farm Shop butcher strikes gold
Apley Farm Shop struck gold this weekend at a prestigious competition for sausages & pies. Butchers John Callinswood & Craig Whitehouse won a gold award (97/100) for their traditional pork sausage & a silver award (94/100) - Pork Stilton & Spring Onion – just 1 point off another gold award.
Apley Farm Shop & AJ Edwards supporting Telford homeless charity
A J Edwards [fresh produce] of Shrewsbury who supplies Apley Farm Shop with fruit & vegetables has donated 300 bananas to runners fundraising for a local homeless charity, Stay Telford, who are celebrating 25 yrs of supporting homeless people in Telford. The Beckbury Trail, a 9km circular run, is taking place on Sunday 15 November, starting & finishing outside the Seven Stars pub in Beckbury.
Big Little Things Florist & Giftware Store Opened at Apley Farm Shop
Florist & giftware store newly opened at Apley Farm Shop
Shropshire-based wedding florists Big Little Things opened their floristry & giftware shop on Saturday 31st October 2015. The shop is located at Apley Farm Shop, Norton between Telford & Bridgnorth, complementing the site’s Courtyard Shopping & as a popular tourist destination.
Bill Bryson praises ‘serene and pretty’ Ironbridge in new book!
Best-selling travel author Bill Bryson has written about a visit to Shropshire in his new book, The Road To Little Dribbling, which came out last week.
Iron Bridge ‘disguised’ in multi-coloured rags by artist at Ironbridge (town)
The iconic Iron Bridge in Shropshire, built in 1779 by Abraham Darby III and symbol of the Industrial Revolution, became the focal point for an art installation, Weighty Friend, led by Artist in Residence Faye Claridge with the assistance of 50 volunteers on Saturday, 10th October.
Derelict to Michelin in 18 months!
Just 18 months after revamping an iconic Shropshire Coaching Inn, owners Mel and Martin Board have developed the site threefold, turning a dilapidated pub and barns into a Michelin guide experience.
Chop chop down to Apley Farm Shop - Apley Farm Shop, Norton, Nr.Shifnal
This summer, John Callinswood, who won 2 gold stars in the 2012 Great Taste awards for his steak, mustard & stilton pie, joined the butchery team at Apley Farm Shop near Bridgnorth.
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.