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Publication: 25th January 2011

Ian painting a Lotus

Car Artist to Create Police ‘Lotus Evora'

Radical automotive artist, Ian Cook, renowned for using radio controlled cars to produce his pieces, has created a special piece of artwork, the Police Lotus Evora.

Publication: 25th January 2011

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Shropshire leads up to 2012 London Games

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, Shropshire will be hosting an exciting series of events, activities and exhibitions as part of the West Midlands’ **Cultural Olympiad celebrations in the run-up to the 2012 London Games, with the generous support of Renaissance West Midlands.

Publication: 24th January 2011

Sci-fi characters

Legendary Sci-Fi Characters Converge

‘Sci-Fi at the Movies’ is the latest exciting exhibition to be staged at the Heritage Motor Centre giving visitors the opportunity of seeing original artefacts, replica models and costumes from legendary past and present Science Fiction movies.

Publication: 24th January 2011

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Explore the World of Colour

Explore and discover the fascinating world of colour through science, art and design at the Jackfield Tile Museum, near Ironbridge on Saturday, 5th February.

Publication: 20th January 2011

Wallaby and Joey

First Baby of the Year for Safari Park

There's one little new arrival at West Midland Safari Park who couldn't wait until spring before showing its face.

Publication: 20th January 2011

Go Potty at Midlands' Largest Spud Event

Over 200 different potatoes are listed on the British Potato Variety database and Midlands’ gardeners can look forward to a choice of over 120 of them at Potato Day at Ryton Gardens.

Publication: 19th January 2011

Most Wanted

Promising to be a little cheekier and certainly exposing more bare flesh than normal, The Chippendales are returning to The Civic Hall in Bedworth on Saturday 5th March with their brand new show

Publication: 17th January 2011

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First Snowdrop at Dorothy Clive Garden

The first snowdrop of 2011 has been spotted at the Dorothy Clive Garden by Assistant Curator, Margaret Barry.

Publication: 13th January 2011

Weston Park

Cupid's Arrow Strikes at Weston Park

Weston Park, the stately home on the Shropshire / Staffordshire border will start its series of Dine and Stay Occasions in the magnificent 17th century stately home with Valentine’s Dining on either Saturday 12th or Monday 14th February 2011.

Publication: 13th January 2011

Handfasting at Shakespeare Houses

Valentine's Day in Shakespeare Country

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Shakespeare Country with a host of romantic inspired ideas. Romance your loved one by booking into a luxury country house hotel, enjoy champagne teas, sonnets and love scenes, river cruises and romantic haunted pub walks or simply relax over a romantic candle-lit dinner in one of the areas many beautiful and historic buildings.

Annual UnChained Pass

Black Country Living Museum

Tudor World

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