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Publication: 30th August 2012

The worlds first Ironbridge

Ironbridge appoints Industrial Heritage Support Officer

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust has been awarded funding by English Heritage to host a new post aimed at supporting England’s preserved industrial sites and making them accessible for future generations.

Publication: 29th August 2012

‘Chedham’s Yard’, the BBC Restoration winning heritage attraction

Celebrate the harvest at a special Chedhams Yard event!

‘Chedham’s Yard’, the BBC Restoration winning heritage attraction in the village of Wellesbourne in Warwickshire is hosting a special event to celebrate the harvest on Saturday 1 September from 10am – 5pm.

Publication: 29th August 2012

Santa Safari at Hawkstone park

Santa Safari at Hawkstone Park

It may still be summer but bookings are already being made to take a magical ride to Father Christmas’s grotto at a leading Shropshire venue.

Publication: 28th August 2012

The first Bennett's wallaby joey to be born at Dudley Zoological Gardens in two years.

Wallaby joey's debut at Dudley Zoo. . .

Meet the first Bennett’s wallaby joey to be born at DZG in two years.

Publication: 27th August 2012

the spiny and the short-snouted seahorse

Sea Life Centre Joins Fight to Save Seahorses

Birmingham’s National Sea Life Centre is urging its visitors to join a fight for survival…the survival of the world’s seahorses.

Publication: 26th August 2012

 Credit Ian Hughes, Native Species Co-ordinator DZG.

Dudley Zoo saving Britain's biggest spider

Dudley Zoological Gardens (DZG) is co-ordinating a national conservation campaign to ensure the survival of the fen raft spider, one of the UK’s rarest and most spectacular arachnids.

Publication: 25th August 2012

Dorothy Clive Gardens

Plant Hunters’ Fair

The Dorothy Clive Garden will be hosting the popular Plant Hunters’ Fair on Sunday 26th and Monday 27th August 2012.

Publication: 24th August 2012

Keeper Adam Walker hands over the meat cake to the birthday girl.

Tiger's birthday party at Dudley Zoo. . .

There were celebrations aplenty yesterday in Dudley Zoo's Tecton cat enclosure as Amur tiger, Tschuna, marked her second birthday.

Publication: 23rd August 2012

Annabel Rainbow with her quilt 'Life 2 - Be The Change You Want'

International quilting exhibition coming up at Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum

A new quilting exhibition will start at Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum on Thursday 18 October 2012 which shows work from ten textile artists, national and international.

Publication: 22nd August 2012

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Spoken Word at Market Hall

Shrewsbury Market Hall will play host to a one-off poetry event next week.

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