Below are the Press Releases recently issued outlining some of the activities currently taking place at Weston Park. If you would like more information, imagery or press passes please contact Andrea Webster on 01952 852168 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Weston Park, the stately home on the Shropshire / Staffordshire border will be hosting its annual Christmas Food & Craft Fayre on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December with over 80 stalls showcasing the finest local produce and handmade crafts.
The Fayre is a great place to start shopping for thoughtful and unusual handmade gifts and festive food. Stall holders include ‘A Pie and a Pint’ from Coalbrookdale, Mahorall Farm Cider from Ludlow, Cherry Blue from Weston-under-Lizard, Hill View Hardy Plants from Worfield, the Mulberry Tree from Cannock and Mr Moyden’s Handmade Cheese from nearby Newport.Read the full article
30 ‘Must See’ Features at the 30th Midland Game Fair
The Midland Game Fair is 30 years young this September and we want you to help celebrate it! With the annual attraction now Europe's leading showcase of country sports and country life, we’ve compiled 30 ‘Must-See’ features and why you really must head over to Weston Park on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September
Weston Park, the stately home on the Shropshire / Staffordshire border is set to host two achery fun days on Sunday 28th July and Sunday 11th August. Two sessions take place each day for a maximum of 12 archers, where families can get competitive and practice honing their skills with a bow and arrow.Read the full article
Weston Park, the stately home on the Shropshire / Staffordshire border opens to the public on Saturday 25th May with a fun packed day out on offer for all ages.
Built in 1671 the, the former ancestral home of the Earls of Bradford is to explore from Saturday 25th May through to Sunday 8th September daily.Read the full article
Weston Park, the stately home on the Shropshire / Staffordshire border will host a brand new Spring Food and Craft Fayre on Bank Holiday Monday 27th May.
The event will feature over 60 food and craft stalls showcasing the finest local produce and handmade crafts.Read the full article
The 26th Transport Show which was due to take place at Weston Park on Sunday 31st March and Monday 1st April has been postponed due to the recent snowfall.
Organisers, Transtar Promotions and Weston’s Park Operations Manager Stuart Craddock carried out a ground inspection this morning and deemed that due to the high water table and the condition of the ground that it would be not be suitable for the event to take place.Read the full article
When Weston Park opens to the public in Spring / Summer 2013 it will have undergone more than a spring clean, as the 17th century stately home reveals a newly restored Orangery, bedrooms and family carriage.
And in the gardens the Lady Joan Memorial Garden is undergoing a process of restoration to return to its original 1930's design.Read the full article
Weston Park, the stately home on the Shropshire / Staffordshire border has put together a magical Christmas line-up to celebrate the festive season in style.
From feasting at festive dining occasions in the House to shopping for your nearest and dearest at the best Christmas Fayre in the area; Weston Park is the place to get your traditional Christmas fix.Read the full article
Weston Park, the stately home on the Shropshire / Staffordshire border has a fabulous events programme lined up for October.
The International Autumn Horse Trials three day event runs from Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th October where visitors may get to see some of our Olympic silver medallists in action competing in the show jumping cross country and dressage.Read the full article
The biggest outdoor event in Countryman Fair’s shooting calendar arrived at Shropshire’s Weston Park over the weekend bringing lots of sunshine, lots of eager visitors and traders looking forward to the event and the culmination of various superb championship finals in an array of sporting disciplines.Read the full article
When he's not overseeing the education and conservation duties of Weston Park's historical collection; Gareth Williams is busy curating an impressive gallery of contemporary art every month in the stately home's modern art gallery in the restored Granary building.
This autumn he has programmed a monthly selling exhibition of acclaimed British artists and a print making workshop with leading printmaker artist, Jo McChesney.Read the full article
Weston Park, the stately home on the Shropshire / Staffordshire border has a great line up of free children's activities to enjoy this summer holiday. Every day of the week sees a different activity taking place, led by the stately home's Education team and will run from Monday 23rd to Tuesday 14th August.Read the full article
The Midland Game Fair offers the most comprehensive shooting sports and championship portfolios in the National Sporting Calendar and will be arriving at Weston Park over the weekend of the 15th and 16th September.Read the full article
Cambridge Touring Theatre will bring myth and magic to Weston Park this summer with its lively outdoor production of The Sword in the Stone on Thursday 26th July. Based on the age-old stories of King Arthur and his wise teacher, Merlin (as told by T H White and Walt Disney), this brand new version includes songs, dances, and interactive fun, all presented by a cast bursting with energy and enthusiasm.Read the full article
Mother's Day lunch doesn't get any grander than this; for £50 a head, you can dine in the magnificent Orangery at Shropshire's finest address; Weston Park (£25 for children). Your Mum will be treated like a queen in a household that once hosted royal guests.Read the full article
Weston Park, the magnificent 17th century stately home on the Shropshire / Staffordshire border is undergoing some exciting refurbishments giving two bedrooms and the Middle Drawing Room new design schemes.
Chief Executive Colin Sweeney and Curator Gareth Williams along with the Board of Trustees have been working with interior designers to develop schemes for the Middle Drawing Room on the first floor of the south side of the House and for Lord B and Lady B bedrooms on the top floor.Read the full article
Please note that this news article is from 2011
Weston Park will host its largest ever Christmas Fayre on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th December 2011.
The stately homes annual event will feature over 40 indoor and outdoor stalls bursting with festive food, drink and handmade crafts, supported by a selection of the region's best local producers.Read the full article
Weston Park has invited three local artists to capture scenes at the stately home to celebrate its 25th anniversary as a charitable trust. The works of art will commemorate the achievements of the Weston Park Foundation and will be exhibited in its Granary Art Gallery throughout December.Read the full article
Weston Park has unwrapped its repertoire of festive events set to tantalise the taste buds for visitors this Christmas.
There is the opportunity to dine and stay overnight in the stately home, enjoying exquisite cuisine, roaring log fires in a special country house experience; tickle the taste buds and pick up presents at the Christmas Fayre; meet the family and friends for lunch or dinner in the Granary Grill, Bar & Restaurant; order your Christmas turkey from Farm Shop and view our 25th anniversary exhibition in the Granary Art Gallery.Read the full article
Weston Park’s Bonfire & Fireworks Extravaganza is set to illuminate the sky over one of the Midland’s top attractions.
The popular family event, which takes place on Sunday 6th November features a giant Bonfire, two fireworks displays and a fun fair, all within Weston Park’s 1,000 acres of Parkland.Read the full article
Spooky goings-on at a Midlands stately home are expected to spellbind families this Halloween.
Weston Park, located on the Shropshire / Staffordshire border is welcoming young witches, wizards, goblins and ghouls to its haunted event taking place in Sunday 30th October.Read the full article
The year's most prestigious event will be on its way, and if you are looking for some great family entertainment to end this summer, the Midland Game Fair over 17th and 18th September is the place to be.Read the full article
Presenting a live and action packed entertainment display, established jousting team, the Knights of Midland England, are one of the new and exciting headline acts to grace the main arena at this year's upcoming Midland Game Fair.Read the full article
Now in its 29th year, The Midland Game Fair remains one of the most celebrated and highly anticipated outdoor events in the National Shooting calendar. Welcoming visitors in their thousands through their gates year on year, the Midland Game Fair continues to attract a broad cross-section of people to an increasing portfolio of entertainment, competitions and key show features.Read the full article
Set in 1,000 acres of open Parkland Weston Park, the magnificent 17th century stately home on the Shropshire / Staffordshire border is a woodland fantasy, adventure playground and stately home all rolled into one and opens to the public on Saturday 28th May.Read the full article
A Midland’s stately home will celebrate both pop and opera’s greatest hits in an alternative Pop Opera in the Park concert this Summer.
The energetic musical performance will take place at Weston Park on the Shropshire / Staffordshire border on Saturday 23rd July.Read the full article
Weston Park, one of Britain’s finest stately homes is actively seeking people of all ages and backgrounds to join its team of volunteers.
Enthusiasm and the commitment of a few spare hours is all that Weston Park are asking for, in return volunteers will discover the secrets of the homes hidden treasures. They will also have the opportunity to learn new skills, meet people with similar interests and enjoy a range of benefits including discounts and free entry to certain events.Read the full article
During June at Weston Park, the 17th century stately home on the Shropshire / Staffordshire border families can explore the House, Park and Gardens during the Whit Half Term holiday, enjoy a day out at the International Model Air Show, take a peak inside the Temple of Diana which is not normally open to the public or go behind the scenes with Curator Gareth Williams.Read the full article
Treat Mum to a truly special Mothering Sunday this year with a fabulous lunch and a stroll in the grounds of Weston Park, the magnificent stately home on the Shropshire / Staffordshire border.
Head Chef Guy Day has put together a sublime 3-course menu worthy of any wonderful Mum to be enjoyed in the beautiful stone walled Victorian Orangery.Read the full article
Wind Prospect has submitted plans to South Staffordshire Council for six wind turbines each of which would be 412ft (126m) on behalf of the Bradford Estate. In recent reports on this item it was incorrectly stated that the Bradford Estate included Weston Park, this is not the case.Read the full article
Weston Park, the stately home on the Shropshire / Staffordshire border will start its series of Dine and Stay Occasions in the magnificent 17th century stately home with Valentine’s Dining on either Saturday 12th or Monday 14th February 2011.Read the full article
The Granary Art Gallery at Weston Park, the stately home on the Shropshire / Staffordshire border is delighted to welcome Robyn Geddes from California for a selling exhibition of his recent works.
Between 1978 and 1983 Robyn worked for Andy Warhol at The Factory in New York. Warhol, the creator of iconic silk screen images such as Marilyn Monroe and the celebrated Campbell’s Soup tins.Read the full article
Weston Park, the stately home on the Shropshire / Staffordshire border will open the Park and Gardens for a wintery walk between Christmas and New Year.
In the 1700’s Sir Henry Bridgeman commissioned the building of the Granary at Weston and also contracted ‘Capability’ Brown to landscape the Park in the style of the day.Read the full article
Weston Park, the stately home on the Shropshire / Staffordshire border will be hosting a Christmas Fayre on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th December.
There will be over 30 indoor stalls at the show including handmade crafts, jewellery, festive decorations, homemade cakes, mulled cider and traditional confectionary.Read the full article
Weston Park, the stately home on the Shropshire / Staffordshire border have put together a cracking Christmas line up to celebrate the festive season.
Visitors can enjoy the very best fine dining occasion in the House and stay overnight in the stately home; tickle the taste buds and pick up presents and gift ideas at the Christmas Fayre, meet family and friends for lunch or dinner in the new Granary Grill Bar and Restaurant, order the Christmas Turkey from the Farm Shop and view the latest exhibition in the Art Gallery.Read the full article
Weston Park’s Bonfire and Fireworks Extravaganza is set to illuminate the sky over one of the Midlands’ top attractions.
The popular family event, which takes place on Sunday 7th November 2010, features a giant bonfire, two fireworks displays and a fun fair, all within Weston Park’s 1,000 acres of Parkland.Read the full article
The operation at V Festival 2010, sponsored by Virgin Media, was today hailed a success by local authorities at the end of the two-day festival.
85,000 people attended the festival at Weston Park, Staffordshire, which passed without incident, and saw the overall crime number down 40% from last year and a reduction in cars travelling to the site by 10%.Read the full article
Set in 1,000 acres of open Parkland Weston Park is a woodland fantasy, adventure playground and fabulous stately home all rolled into one.
This August Bank Holiday kids can go wild in the Woodland Adventure Playground, explore the countless woodland walks by foot or on your bike and discover the medieval Deer Park and Hermits Cave. Just when you are running out of puff along comes the miniature railway which steams towards Temple Wood and more wildlife.Read the full article
Kay is among the UK’s top living artists and has been selected for Solomen and Whithead’s Best Published Artist for four years. Well known as an illustrator her work has carried her through to major book publishers including Hodder & Staughton, Wadsworth Romantics and Mills & Boon amongst others.Read the full article
Weston Park’s Granary Art Gallery launches its first Junior Open Competition this August alongside a new exhibition on the estate’s famous Parkland.
The stately home, on the Shropshire / Staffordshire border, has been receiving entries for the competition for the last few months and is now ready to hang the works which aim to showcase some of the younger talent from the region.Read the full article
Join Weston's Head Gardener Martin Gee this May Bank Holiday for one of three Bluebell Walks on either Sunday 2nd May or Bank Holiday Monday 3rd May.
The 3 and half mile walk covers areas of the park which are not normally accessible to the visiting public and Martin will be your guide through carpets of Bluebells at this most colourful and fragrant time.Read the full article
Saturday 1st May will see the opening of a 70-seater restaurant in the grounds of Weston Park, providing picture perfect surroundings in which to enjoy high quality locally-sourced food and drink.
The Granary Grill will complete the final phase of the restoration of the Granary building. The ambitious development project has already seen the transformation of part of the disused building into a farm shop and art gallery.Read the full article
This April, Weston Park's Granary Art Gallery welcomes Colin Carruthers for a selling exhibition of his recent works.
Colin's superb painterly studies of landscape will fill the gallery with an atmospheric and thrilling group of scenes depicting British and Irish landscapes. Born in Antrim, Northern Ireland, Colin is now settled in the West Midlands, yet ventures throughout the country to capture the beauty of the land and sea within these islands.Read the full article
The Granary Farm Shop and Art Gallery at Weston Park, the stately home on the Shropshire / Staffordshire border, will celebrate its 1st Birthday on Saturday 3rd April.
Since it opened last Easter the farm shop and art gallery has welcomed thousands of shoppers seeking out the very best in locally produced food and drink and visitors to the gallery have been able to purchase some remarkable works of art by acclaimed artists during the monthly selling exhibitions.Read the full article
Weston Park's Granary Gallery is offering visitors a rare opportunity to see a selection of books from the Weston Park Library including the unique copy of Palladio's First Book of Architecture which contains detailed notes by Lady Elizabeth Wilbraham, on which she based her design of Weston in 1671.Read the full article