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Spotted in Ludlow

Spotted in Ludlow

I am so fond of this time of year that I think I shall produce a book on the garden in autumn - it would, of course, be crammed with photographs as this has to be one of the most photographic times of the year. Low sun and crisp light. Cobwebs like…

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Crafts Council support for Shrewsbury Weaver

Crafts Council support for Shrewsbury Weaver

Shropshire designer, Helen Foot, has been selected to be part of 2011’s Hothouse programme run by The Crafts Council. 28 makers from across the UK have been selected to embark on a tailor-made six-month programme of focussed, intensive business skills and creative development, complimented with 1:1 support. The program began…

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Rumours of ‘Alien Invasion’ Across the Shropshire Border

Rumours of ‘Alien Invasion’ Across the Shropshire Border

Camp DAG: The Disabled Avant-Garde (aka DAG) Friday 9th and Saturday 10th September 2011 The Disabled Avant Garde (aka DAG), comprising artists Katherine Araniello and Aaron Williamson, are staging an ‘alien invasion’ just across the border from Shropshire – a two-day encampment on the banks of the picturesque River Severn,…

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Calling all Shropshire Social Entrepreneurs!!

Calling all Shropshire Social Entrepreneurs!!

‘Venture’ is a new Networking group being launched on Wednesday 7th September 2011 at Atcham Memorial Hall, Atcham, Shrewsbury. This network group has been formed to bring together Social Enterprise businesses, giving them the opportunity to look at business issues, share best practice and make new contacts. Networking is a…

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Alfie & Billy’s Host Kids Cupcake Workshops

Alfie & Billy’s Host Kids Cupcake Workshops

Alfie & Billy’s coffee shop and restaurant are running two workshops for children this summer.               Kids Cupcake Corner runs on Monday 15th and Monday 29th August from 2-4pm. Cost £10 per child inc 4 cupcakes to take home and drinks. The workshops are…

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Summer Programme at Compost Kids

Summer Programme at Compost Kids

Looking for activities for the children this summer?  Artist Sam Pooley has announced details of the summer programme for toddlers and children aged up to 15. Classes start this week and run until 3rd September. Each week we will be looking at a different art genre and the classes are…

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Thinking Wisteria

Thinking Wisteria

Is there anyone in the same boat as me? I am overwhelmed – I just canʼt keep up! Just when I think that I have successfully finished one garden job and can breathe again, I turn around and am confronted by something that I have completely missed – like a corner taken over…

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Exhibitor Bursary for Ludlow Food Festival – Application Close 31st July

Exhibitor Bursary for Ludlow Food Festival – Application Close 31st July

Organisers of the Ludlow Food Festival have introduced a new bursary this year to help new or smaller exhibitors take part in the UK’s longest and most respected running food festival. The exhibitor bursary, open to local food and drink producers based within Ludlow and The Marches, will enable those…

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Serving Up a Slice of Country Life

Serving Up a Slice of Country Life

On the borders and Herefordshire, Shropshire and Wales, the Mortimer Country Food Fair at Brampton Bryan on Saturday 9th July was a glorious event.  Around 50 exhibitors from food to crafts came together to provide visitors with a wide range of lovingly made produce and gifts. Organised by Carolyn Chesshire…

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Food Festival with Ooh La La

Food Festival with Ooh La La

Imagine the scene – a glorious sunny afternoon, the smell of coffee lingering enticingly on the breeze, people sitting enjoying a cool drink outside numerous cafes and fresh local produce being sold at dozens of stalls lining the streets.  You could be forgiven for thinking I was in the south…

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