Local Events

Whilst you enjoy your stay at Elm Lodge on the outskirts of the historic town of Ludlow in Shropshire you may want to take in some of the varied quality events that take place throughout the year.

This is just a small selection of the events in the Shropshire, Herefordshire and Welsh Marches plus a few further afield that may also take your fancy. For more information see our Links pages which will help point you in the right direction.

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    Ludlow Race fixtures 2018

    Wednesday 10th October First Race 2.10pm 7 Races • Thursday 25th October First Race 2.10pm 6 Races • Thursday 15th November First Race 1.05pm 6 Races • Monday 26th November First Race 1.10pm 7 Races • Wednesday 5th December First Race 12.30pm 7 Races • Wednesday 19th December First Race 12.40pm 7 Races Tanners Christmas Meeting Gates are open 2 hours before the first race. The first race times are subject to change, please check here or the Daily Press for any change.

    Fixtures 2018

    Terms and Conditions

    Telephone: 01584 856221 Fax: 01584 856217 Email: mail@ludlowracecourse.co.uk Twitter: @LudlowRaceClub Instagram: ludlowraceclub

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    Shropshire Wildlife Trust

    Our vision is for Shropshire to be alive with wildlife, loved by people and its wild places cherished.
    Shropshire Wildlife Trust

    Cares for 40 nature reserves, including woods, meadows and wetland bird havens
    Welcomes people to its nature reserves
    Campaigns for positive development that respects our natural environment
    Encourages people to enjoy nature with walks, talks and events in town and country
    Brings thousands of school children in touch with nature through school grounds projects and trips to nature reserves
    Has local branches around the county
    Involves volunteers in all aspects of its work

    Our 10,000 members give us strength, making us an effective champion for local wildlife.
    Please visit web site for detils of events around Shropshire

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    The trust was founded in 1991 to assist in the country, of all denominations, with repair and maintenance of their buildings. Many are of historic and architectural interest, often in small villages with tiny congregtions, there is no state funding, so that voluntary help is vital.
    The Trust raises money to provide grants for churches in need, and The Open Gardens Scheme is one of the most effective ways it does this. In return for a modest charge visitors have the opportunity to see a wide range of interesting gardens, the proceeds being divided equally between the local parish church and trust.
    Sunday 6th May Preston Hall, Sunday 13th May Westwood House, Sunday 13th May The Hurst, The John Osborne Arvon Centre, Sunday 20th May The Cidedal. Sunday May 20th Neen Sollars Garden Trail, Sunday 26th May Colemere & Lyneal Garden Trail, Sunday May 27th Gredington, Sunday 3rd June Bromyard Hall, Sunday 10th June Stokesay Court, Sunay 17th June Leighton Garden Trail,Sunday 24th June Petton Garden Trail, Sunday 1st July Golding Hall, Saturday 7th July Heath Gardens,
    Sunday 8th July Heath Gardens, Sunday 15th July Harnage Farm, Sunday 15th July Cleobury Mortimer Garden Trail, Sunday 29th July Hook-a-gate, Sunday 29th July The Manor House Sambrook, Sunday 12th August Cardington Garden Trail, Sunday 2nd September Mynd Hardy Plants & Delbury Hall wallewd Gardens, Sunday 23 September Morville Hall Gardens

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    Church Stretton Arts Festival

    We are pleased to present our 2018 Arts Festival – an event-packed fortnight.

    You will find a range of performance arts to suit all tastes, and also the Art Exhibition, which continues to grow, and attracts well over a hundred exhibiting local artists.

    We have:

    Classical music concerts
    Contemporary music concerts
    The ever-popular Tribute evening
    Free coffee concerts
    Free organ recitals
    Exhibition 2018

    Evening performances start with our opening concert on July 28th and are on most evenings until our closing concert on August 12th.

    Free Coffee Concerts are at 10.15am, daily, during the first week (Mon 30th – Sat 4th); organ recitals are in the second week, at noon (Tue 7th, Thu 9th and Sat 11th).

    We also have an engaging talk by an author, and there is a tea-time concert, complete with scones, jam and cream afterwards!

    Exhibition 2018 opens with an evening reception on the first Monday, and is then open all day, everyday, until the last Saturday. Always popular, with a huge range of art to look at (and buy), covering paintings, photography and a plethora of craft. We are also running two workshops.

    Church Stretton provides a fantastic base for a short holiday, while you are enjoying the Festival, with the town’s own interesting range of independent shops and eateries. Not far away, and easily accessible (even by train), are Shrewsbury and Ludlow, with their own unique attractions.

    We look forward to seeing you here!

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    Burwarton Show

    Burwarton Show has been here since 1891. It is one of the premier agricultural shows in the country attracting over 20,000 visitors in 2014. This years star arena attractions areThe Squibb Freestyle

    Stunt Team who will provide airborne motorcycle aerobatic stunts and the Shetland Pony Grand National with teams of riders aged between 8-13 years racing their Shetland ponies . The are show classes for cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, heavy horses and ponies. Vintage tractors engines & machinery. You can also see fly casting demonstrations alongside the food hall, handicrafts home & horticulture marquee. Jesters, concert bands and Punch and Judy all add to the country show atmosphere.at Ludlow Food Festival…

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    Shrewsbury Flower Show

    Shrewsbury Flower Show is recognised and admired not only as Britain’s best two-day summer show but also one of the finest events of its kind in the world.

    Contact: Shropshire Horticultural Society
    Quarry Lodge
    SY1 1RN

    Ticket Prices
    Adult: £25.00 – £28.00 (£24.00 after 2pm/ £16 after 6pm)
    Concession: £23.00 – £26.00 (£22.00 after 2pm/£16 after 6pm)

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    The Ludlow Magnalonga

    The Magnalonga is a food and drink walk of between 8 – 10 miles. This year it starts and finishes just outside Ludlow – at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre. Please follow signs & volunteer instructions of where to park your car! A journey where you combine a walk through unspoilt countryside with some of the best food and drink from Ludlow and across the Welsh Marches.

    Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre
    School Road
    Craven Arms
    SY7 9RS

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    Ludlow Food & Drink Festival

    at Ludlow Food Festival…

    we champion producers of real food and drink from Ludlow and across the Welsh Marches. 2018 will be the 24th Ludlow Food Festival held in the beautifully historic Ludlow Castle and around town.

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    Shropshire Oktober Fest

    Back again this year, the Oktober fest will be taking Shrewsbury by storm with 150 Real Ales, Comedy, Live Music and Amazing Food…. And dont forget the Huge lager bar, cider, and perry all topped off with prosseco parlours, gin den and mixology classes… throw in a farmers market, result THE perfect festival! On the gate prices FRIDAY: Adult £6, Child £3, SATURDAY: Adults £10 and Child £3, SUNDAY: Adult £6 Child £3

    Quarry Park
    SY1 1RN

    Ticket Prices
    Adult: £6.00 – £10.00 ( Friday, Sunday £6 -Saturday £10 )

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    The Ludlow English Song Weekend

    There is nothing quite like the Weekend of English Song. Ludlow is the perfect place for this rich feast of music performed by internationally acclaimed artists. In 2018 we ask the question: how English is English Song? Challenging our own self-definition, we offer a Celtic-flavoured weekend exploring connections between Britain and Ireland. Songs, choral pieces, chamber music, talks, discussions and film – all the ingredients that make up the Ludlow English Song Weekend will be there. New works and young composers will feature again, as will outstanding performers from both sides of the Irish Sea.

    Imagine a weekend in beautiful historic Ludlow, immersed in the endlessly fascinating ?and beguiling world of English poetry and song, where songs centuries old and songs freshly composed are performed, investigated, discussed, and keenly listened to. It’s a rare and complete joy.

    Sir John Tomlinson

What They Say

Had a wonderful stay, loved the peace and quiet.

Elm Lodge Three September 21, 2017


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