Chinese New Year at Weston Park

Weston Park is celebrating the Year of the Dragon with a range of activities during the February Half Term. The stately home has teamed up with the Telford-based CultureKind Chinese…

Enjoy at 21: Rare books and cafe

If you head to Market Drayton, you may be forgiven for missing Enjoy at 21. This delightful little rare bookshop and cafe is tucked away at 21 Shropshire Street, but…

St George’s Day

We went down to Telford Town Park despite the grey skies and drizzle yesterday because we’d heard that St George’s Day was being celebrated. And it really was done in…

Look up!

The urban landscape has a lot to offer anyone that takes the time to look up, but perhaps nowhere more than in an architectural gem like Shrewsbury. I was out…

Fantasy World Maps

I remember poring over the endpapers of my Lord of the Rings books when I read them as a nipper. Somehow, those hand-drawn maps, with their extended Italicised serif font…

Festival of Imagination

A celebration of the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site kicks off next week. Running from 12th September to 15th October, there is a massive programme happening. People say “something for…

Visiting Newport, Shropshire

I took my first stroll down Newport High Street yesterday. That is of course Newport Shropshire and not to be confused with the Welsh city. This is a beautiful little…