What's On in the Area


No previous experience is required. The workshop is suitable for children aged 7-11 and children can go on their own or with other family members.

The sessions are 10am - 12pm in Fab Lab at Enginuity. The cost is £5 per person, per session or £10 per person for all three sessions.

 

 DIGITAL ENGINEERING FOR ADULTS - 14 March

Do you want to find out more about coding? You will work progressively through a range of coding skills and activities the same as those taught to children in Primary School.

Build-up your knowledge about what your children are doing in school and gain the confidence to help them develop their skills.

These sessions run from 4pm until 6pm and cost £5 each. In each one you will work at your own pace with lots of friendly help. No previous experience is required.

Places are limited - pre-book now by calling 01952 433970.

Friday 23 February Half term

Be the star of an extraordinary Dinosaur Augmented Reality experience at Enginuity this half-term . 

Immerse yourself into a wonderful Augmented Reality world, where dinosaurs 'roam' around Enginuity. Thanks to state of the art technology you will magically appear on our big screen amongst the dinosaurs giving you the chance to ‘meet’ our friendly virtual dinosaurs. The Augmented Reality experience is included in the admission charge to Enginuity.

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Coalport China Museum

 As part of February half-term 'Create Another World' event visit Coalport China Museum over the holidays and get creative with clay and ceramics.

 Make your own dragon, dinosaur or other worldly beast from air-drying clay.

 

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CREATE ANOTHER WORLD AT BLISTS HILL

Join-in some fun hands-on activities at Blists Hill Victorian Town over February half-term as part of their 'Create Another World' event.

Try your hand at Intaglio printing - a technique in which your image is carved into the surface of a printing plate and the cut lines holds the ink. It's then pressed on to a sheet of paper.

There will also be some trails to follow around the Victorian Town.

 

FRIENDS' TALK: LORD HILL Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron

'Lord Hill and his involvement in the Napoleonic Wars' is a talk by Rev. Richard Hayes.

This free talk is in the Glass Classroom, Coalbrookdale at 2.30pm.

 

Ceramic workshop for adults -  Coalport China Museum


Bring out your creative side at their brand-new ceramic workshop for adults. You can make something useful, decorative, quirky, for someone’s birthday, anniversary or christening or just for yourself.

There will be plenty of help & tips available, all in a lovely friendly atmosphere. Come and join us for a nice relaxing afternoon.

Items will take up to 4 weeks to dry, fire and glaze.

The workshop is £5 per person (plus small charge for glaze, incs admission) and places should be booked by calling 01952 433 970.


Blists Hill Victorian Town The Man Engine

 

The largest mechanical puppet ever constructed in Britain will be paying a visit to Blists Hill Victorian Town on Saturday 14 April.  

The spectacular Man Engine crawls at 4m high and ‘transforms’ to stand at 11.2m high. The team behind the Man Engine, Golden Tree Productions, are creating a bespoke visual, theatrical and aural experience for the Blists Hill event, highlighting the area’s recognition as being the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.

 

 

5th May -13 May 2018

IRONBRIDGE WALKING FESTIVAL

A great opportunity to see the Ironbridge gorge and surrounding area. Over 50 guided free walks for all abilities. For more information and to book your place email info@ironbridgewalking.co.uk 

 June 1 Friday OPEN AIR THEATRE: WUTHERING HEIGHTS

Shropshire's Hotbuckle Productions will be returning to Blists Hill Victorian Town on 1 June with their inspired version of Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights.

6.30pm - Doors open and people can enjoy their own picnics on the green
7.30pm - Performance starts
9.30pm – Depart

Tickets
£12 adults
£10 concessions

Tickets will be available soon.

Blists Hill Victorian Town - 2 June Evening

THE QUEEN VICTORIA CYCLOCROSS

The UK’s top cyclocross riders will ride modern bikes through Blists Hill Victorian Town as part of a challenging cycling event. The exciting Queen Victoria Cyclo-Cross will attract in excess of 300 of the UK’s top riders.

The Museum will once again teamed up with the organisers of Newport’s famous Nocturne cycle race and will host this unique urban cyclo-cross event on the evening of Saturday 2 June.

Visitors to the event will be able to see some of the best cyclists from around the country taking part in some unusual and formidable challenges across the recreated Victorian town. In between races you’ll be able to wander around the Town and explore the industrial monuments and landmarks of the 52-acre site.

Previous editions have been very successful, and the event was described in Cycling Weekly magazine as “Britain’s Craziest Bike Race”! This year the unique and challenging course retains the fearsome Hay Inclined Plane.

The gates open at 5.15pm and the first race will start at 6pm; spectators are welcome for a small charge, payable at the gate; children under 16 will be free of charge and must be accompanied by an adult. Ironbridge Gorge Museum Passports are not valid for this evening event and dogs are allowed, but strictly on a lead.

For more details visit www.queenviccx.co.uk