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Newsletter, September 2017

Wednesday September 6th, 2017 | Stephanie

Sharing the Scheme’s Successes You are warmly invited to our Celebration Event on Tuesday 17th October at Norbury Village Hall.  So much wonderful work and activity has been achieved since the start of the Scheme in 2013.  We will be sharing our successes, and some of the stories and stumbles we’ve had along the way.  […]

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Celebration Day for Successful Shropshire Hills Heartland Project

Tuesday September 5th, 2017 | Stephanie

In 2017 three artists opened our eyes to new ways of seeing and understanding our fragile Shropshire Hills landscape. Spectators and participants were given the opportunity to explore and appreciate the history, the stories and the future of this beautiful upland area and understand through the arts what part we humans play in caring for […]

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Buzz in the Borders captured on film

Wednesday August 23rd, 2017 | Stephanie

This summer term, the children at Churchstoke School have been learning all about pollinators with the Buzz in the Borders Project. Take a look at their local explorations https://vimeo.com/224651884 Some of the things they got up to included: • Met three Giant Spiny stick insects, looking closely at their structure! • Scoured the school garden for insects […]

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A choral journey of the Shropshire Hills

Wednesday August 23rd, 2017 | Stephanie

Travel on the Long Mynd & Stiperstones Shuttle Buses this September and you’ll be treated to a choral, as well as scenic, journey through the Shropshire Hills. The songs were created this spring/summer by composer, Mary Keith.  Mary ran a series of outdoor singing workshops to inspire new ways of seeing and understanding our fragile Shropshire […]

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Bird box building at the Beach Party

Wednesday July 26th, 2017 | Stephanie

The 9th of July saw the return of the bi-annual Beach Party, this time in Snailbeach. The weekend was full of activities, with a scarecrow competition (see our entry below), dog show, fashion and costume show, mine tours, classic car display and much more. We set up shop at the main fete to welcome and engage […]

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Hay Meadow Festival Gallery – take a look at the photographs

Wednesday June 28th, 2017 | Stephanie

Around 500 visitors celebrated traditional hay meadows and their wealth of wildlife at the Hay Meadow Festival in the Shropshire Hills on Saturday. From scything to skipping, spells and storytelling, there was plenty to keep everyone entertained.  Competitions in scything, hay bale lobbing and hayrick building were closely fought.  Scything workshops, greenwood working demonstrations were […]

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Time Travellers invite you to The Camp, 21 – 23 July, Pontesford

Tuesday June 27th, 2017 | Stephanie

The spectacular landscape of the Shropshire Hills is the star of Stan’s Cafe’s performance The Camp happening 21st-23rd July. The Birmingham based theatre company are setting up camp and spending 48 hours on two Iron Age sites at Earls Hill, Pontesford where they are inviting members of the public to join them. We invite you […]

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Hay Meadow Festival this Saturday 24th June at the Bog, Pennerley

Tuesday June 20th, 2017 | Stephanie

Traditional hay meadows are a wonderful sight at this time of year.  Unfortunately, they are also a rare sight as only 3% of the meadows that existed nationally in the 1930s remain. The Hay Meadow Festival this Saturday 24th June at the Bog, Pennerley (10am – 4pm) is a fun and free event to celebrate, […]

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NEWSLETTER, June 2017

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 | Stephanie

Impressions of the Past at Poles Coppice This beautiful sculpture, echoing the outline of Earl’s Hill and representing a hillfort palisade fence, has just been installed at the picnic site in Poles Coppice.  The sculpture is the result of a series of workshops, walks and events which started last autumn and has involved over 150 […]

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A typical Curlew Country day in the field, May 2017

Wednesday May 24th, 2017 | Stephanie

Heather Scott, a placement student gaining work experience as part of a Harper Adams University Countryside Management Course spent some time with Tony Cross, ornithologist and Amanda Perkins, Curlew Country project manager on Monday 15th May.  She has written a piece about her experience. “We started out from the office at about mid-day as Mandi had […]

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