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…

Telford Makerspace

Telford Makerspace is a community-operated group. Following a successful crowdfunding project, they opened their new premises this weekend. Whatever kind of making and tinkering you are into, the Makerspace could…

The Walnut, Wellington

I had been scoping out social media for The Walnut so I already had pretty high expectations. And because I’d done that, I was one of 5 lucky Instagram winners…

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…

Shrewsbury Beer Festival

The Shrewsbury Beer Festival is on now until Saturday 11th September. It is held in St Mary’s Church, which makes a beautiful backdrop for exploring the real ales on offer.…

Shrewsbury Cocktail Week: The Alb

Passing through town today for work (a spot of research at a vineyard which you’ll hear about later), I thought it would be rude not to sample the delights of…

Ginger and Spice Festival, Market Drayton

Run, run as fast as you can! The Ginger and Spice Festival is coming! There is a lot happening in Market Drayton on 24th September. Thanks to 200 years of…

The West Midlands Cyclo-Cross League Returns!

The West Midlands Cyclo-Cross League (WMCCL) returns tomorrow with its opening session at the Shrewsbury Sports Village. What is Cyclo-Cross? A cold weather bicycle race, cyclo-cross consists of several laps…

Shropshire Oktoberfest

I’ll be honest, I’d spotted the advertising for Shropshire Oktoberfest, but I’d let it wash by me. As a non-local, I’d assumed that it would be one of those big…

September @ Christopher’s, Shifnal

CHRISTOPHER’S SHIFNAL – I have to admit, I am a real sucker for googling menus and food pics when I’m scoping out somewhere new. So when I heard about Christopher’s…