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The Guild of Aviation Artists was formed in 1971 and is recognised throughout the world for the promotion of aviation art. The paintings on display in the Art Gallery have been specially selected to demonstrate the variety and scope of members’ work. They represent 100 years of the Royal Air Force in its centenary year. The paintings on display are all for sale and the RAF Museum receives a commission from sales.
From: 23rd February 2018
To: 31st December 2018
View an exhibition about the Coalbrookdale School of Art where many of the artisans who worked in the various factories in the Ironbridge Gorge were once trained. Free admission
From: 21st March 2018
To: 21st December 2018
Shropshire’s First World War Film Festival showcases classic and new films from the 1930s to the present day. Films will be shown at community cinemas and village halls around the county as part of the events programme to remember poet and soldier Wilfred Owen and the centenary of Armistice Day at the end of World War I. The Film Festival runs from 10th October to 23rd November and includes classics like ‘Lawrence of Arabia’, ‘Hell’s Angels’ and ‘La Grande Illusion’ as well as new movies like ‘Journey’s End’, ‘The Burying Party’ (about Wilfred Owen) and ‘The Long Way Home’ about a fictional Shropshire pals’ regiment, filmed in the county. Peter Jackson's new film 'They Shall Not Grow Old' using digitally restored original film of World War I and soldiers' memories will be shown at the same time as its World premiere at the London Film Festival on 16th October. Tickets for most films are now on sale online or from the venues. The full programme can be viewed at www.firstworldwarfilmfestival.com and most films are listed in the Wilfred Owen 100 events brochure available at www.shropshireremembers.org.uk Enquiries should be made to the individual venues.
From: 10th October 2018
To: 23rd November 2018
Families can step inside the Hawker Siddeley Nimrod R.1 XV249 and learn about its intelligence gathering role in the Royal Air Force. Tours will run throughout the day for groups of up to six people, lasting approximately 15 minutes. During the tour visitors will learn about the history of the aircraft, hear about the crews on board and view the sophisticated surveillance equipment up close. Booking is required.
From: 1st November 2018
To: 4th November 2018
A festival of remembrance and commemoration to mark the centenary of Wilfred Owen's death and armistice day. A wide range of events and performances will be taking place throughout the period and will include Poetry, Drama, Music, Lectures, Re-enactment, Films, Artwork, Exhibitions and much more!
From: 2nd November 2018
To: 11th November 2018
Eat Drink Shop! Selection of retail stalls open until 7pm. Thai, Tapas, Seafood, Street Food, Chinese Dumplings, Steak, Vegan Dishes, Cakes, Gin Parlour, Craft Beers, Pop Up Wine Bar.
Date: 3rd November 2018