Things to do and events coming up in Shropshire

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Family fun

The Severn Valley Railway is reopening the full line from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster from 26 March.

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• Young people are invited to free samba band workshops at Craven Arms Community Centre on 24 March from 5pm-6.30pm.

• Children can make Easter bonnets and cards for family and friends at Ludlow Assembly Rooms on 13 April.

• On 21 April take part in free family Easter activities on The Stiperstones from 11am-3pm.

Exhibitions and arts

See work by Marches Independent Photography, a diverse group of photographers, at Theatre Severn until the end of March.

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• Quirky rural watercolours by the artist Beverley Fry are on show at The Granary Art Gallery at Weston Park during March.

Jamila Walker's digital photographic work is on display at Gallery 3 in Chester Street, Shrewsbury from 19 March to 25 April.

• The Rambert Dance Company comes to Shrewsbury's Theatre Severn from 12-15 April with a production called Awakenings.


Take a guided walk through Whixall Moss looking at birds that thrive on the Mosses on 8 or 9 May.

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• Join Weston Park's head gardener Martin Gee for a bluebell walk through the estate on 1 or 8 April.

• Discover the great outdoors and join the Shropshire ramblers for a series of winter and spring walks.


The Halle Orchestra's principal flute, Katherine Baker, plays music by Delius on 30 April for the St Chad's Music Festival in Shrewsbury.

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Shrewsbury Choral Society present an evening of Great British Choral Music at the town's Abbey on 16 April.

• Shrewsbury's Theatre Severn presents the final of the Shropshire Concerto Competition on 6 April, featuring the county's best young musicians.

Jazz Club 90 hosts gigs every Sunday lunch and Tuesday nights at the Harp Hotel, Albrighton.

Something a bit different

Former MP and Strictly Come Dancing contestant Ann Widdecombe visits Ludlow Assembly Rooms on 5 April.

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• Enginuity provides the centrepiece of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums' Science, Sport, Life exhibition as the country looks towards the 2012 Olympics.

• The Blue Eyed Soul Dance Company is holding an aerial dance workshop at Moreton Hall in Oswestry on Sunday, 20 March.

The Clun Green Man Festival takes place 30 April-2 May including the Battle on the Bridge between the Green Man and Ice Queen.

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