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The Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival takes place from Monday 28 August to Sunday 17 September in the Ironbridge Gorge UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

This incredibly special festival celebrates the history and culture of the town and will include walks, talks and trails, arts, music and poetry, a street festival, Taste of the Gorge, a Coracle Regatta, and heritage open days. 

FULL EVENTS LISTING FOR SEPTEMBER: 

Friday 15 September      Walk: Flight by Night Book  https://bit.ly/45cQPkK

Saturday 16 September    Poetry: Rural Voices Book https://bit.ly/3OMc7Am

Saturday 16 September   Ironbridge Open Day Find out more  https://bit.ly/3ONpeBy

Sunday 17 September    Poetry Slam Book https://bit.ly/3OMc7Am

Sunday 17 September   Folk Music Gig with Mair Thomas    https://bit.ly/3DQJwn3

Sunday 17 September    Flora and Fauna Walk FREE EVENT BUT PLEASE BOOK SPACES HERE https://bit.ly/3r4h7Ho 

 

History and Heritage Events 

Discover the enchanting world of the Ironbridge Gorge through a captivating line-up of heritage events.  From the adrenaline-pumping Ironbridge Coracle Regatta to the intriguing Coalbrookdale Heritage Open Days, immerse yourself in the region's rich history and traditions.

Full event details and booking links here

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Words And Workshops 

The workshop events are an opportunity to get hands on, brush up on skills or learn something new!  You will find pen and ink, etching, watercolour, lino, Finding Fantatsic Mammals and more to get involved with. 

Full event details and booking links here

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Poetry 

Enjoy the captivating world of poetry at the Ironbridge Gorge Heritage Festival! Join talented poets as they explore themes of love, nature, rural life, and more, these events will be memorable experience for both poetry enthusiasts and casual listeners alike. Enter the poeetry competition and find out about the poetry slam.

Full event details and booking links here

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Great Outdoors

It’s a great opportunity to get outside and explore the stunning areas in and around the gorge by joinging in one of our walks below - from night walks, history trails, craft activities and more. 

Walk details and booking links here 

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Arts and Entertainment 

Join us for artistic brilliance, captivating films, and joyful celebrations. Here are all the events taking place under our Arts and Entertainment category:

Full event details and booking links here 

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Food and Festivals 

Ironbridge Open Day, Foodie  Celebrations and places to eat - find out more here 

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Ironbridge Dog Show 

Saturday 9 September 2023 PLEASE NOTE THIS DATE HAS NOW CHANGED TO SATURDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 

The Rotary Club of Ironbridge will be hosting their family fun dag show as part of this year’s Ironbridge Festival.  There’s lots of categories for your furry friend to enter, you never know you may have a winner. Refreshments will be available.  

Ironbridge Rotary Dog Show - Categories and event details 

Sign up for email notifications about the event here. 

EARLIER EVENTS LISTING 

Monday 28 August          Coracle Regatta and Coronation Coracle Drift    Book https://bit.ly/440fkAJ

Tuesday 29 August          Fast & loose Watercolour Workshop  Book https://bit.ly/3DJUtqB

Wednesday 30 August   Family Walk: naturally art @Woodside Orchard  Book  https://bit.ly/45cQPkK

Wednesday 30 August   Pen & Ink Workshop   Book https://bit.ly/3DJUtqB

Thursday 31 August         Severn Gorge Countryside Trust – Charcoal Demonstration Book https://bit.ly/3DJUtqB

Friday 1 September        Contemporary Flower Painting Workshop Book https://bit.ly/3DJUtqB

Saturday 2 September   Walk 1: Much Wenlock Along the River :   Event is free - please register your space HERE

Saturday 2 September   Walk 2: Madeley Trail :  Event is free - please register your space HERE 

Saturday 2, Sunday 10 and Saturday 16 September Telling Tales: The Secret Stories of People of the Gorge  https://bit.ly/3DJUtqB

Saturday 3 September   Walk:3  Right Round the Wrekin: Event is free - please register your space HERE

Saturday 3 September   Walk 4: A Walk to Broseley  Book  https://bit.ly/45cQPkK

Monday 4 September    Poetry: Stage to Page Workshop  Book https://bit.ly/3OMc7Am

Tuesday 5 September    Poetry: Russian Love Poetry Book https://bit.ly/3OMc7Am

Wednesday 6 September   Jane Eyre FREE Film Showing Anstice   book https://bit.ly/3DQJwn3

Thursday 7 September Poetry: Stage to Page Workshop 2  Book https://bit.ly/3OMc7Am

Thursday 7 September    FILM ADVENTURER screening at The Engine Shed  BOOK HERE 

Thursday 7 to Sunday 17 September       Severn Arts Trail  Book https://bit.ly/3DQJwn3

Friday 8 September        Poetry: Island Fusion https:// https://bit.ly/3L0zN1H

Saturday 9 September   Poetry: Earth and Rain  Book https://bit.ly/3OMc7Am - this event is no longer running 

Saturday 9 September   Fantastic Mammals & How To Find Them Walk https://bit.ly/45cQPkK

Saturday 9 September   Rotary Dog Show https://bit.ly/43UKZna THIS DATE HAS BEEN MOVED TO SATURDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 

9 and 10 September       Coalbrookdale Heritage Open Day    https://bit.ly/440fkAJ

Saturday 9 September   Walk 5 : Cinderloo   Book  https://bit.ly/45cQPkK

Saturday 9 September   Walk 6 : The Daily Toil    Book  https://bit.ly/45cQPkK

Sunday 10 September   Walk 7 : Grindleforge & Kemberton Mill   Book  https://bit.ly/45cQPkK

Sunday 10 September   Walk 8 : A Walk to Dawley – Where it Began   Book  https://bit.ly/45cQPkK

Sunday 10 September   Poetry: Poetry Writing Workshop  Book https://bit.ly/3OMc7Am

Tuesday 12 September  River - Film and Panel Discussion - FREE Reserve your space HERE 

Thursday 14 September  Poetry: Black Country Voices Book https://bit.ly/3OMc7Am

 

 

 

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The Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival

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Locations across Ironbridge, Ironbridge, Shropshire, TF8 7EG

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