Here at matm we were proud to sponsor the recent Ironbridge Christmas Market in Ironbridge, Shropshire. We supported the event by designing the Gorge Year information sheet detailing events across this UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011.
As keen supporters of the Ironbridge Gorge community, we take great interest in the work of Ironbridge Regeneration Partnership. It has been great to see real events taking place in the gorge, so it was not a hard decision to make when asked if we can support the event.
Stuart Bickerton, Director of matm, the marketing, design, web and PR agency based at Jackfield near Telford, Shropshire, said: “The Ironbridge Gorge clearly has a proud history and the work of the Ironbridge Regeneration Partnership captures the mix of heritage and modern business thinking perfectly – it has a ‘Can Do’ spirit that supports enterprise across the area.
“I enjoyed the inaugural Victorian Christmas Market this year – I’m already looking forward to next year’s event. There was a great turn out from local businesses, traders, shoppers and local families.”
With plenty of events planned – it looks like being an industrious year in the Gorge – but given it’s history, what else would you expect!
Here’s a list of just a few of the events coming up during 2011:
Farmers Market – Held every third Saturday of each month,
beginning in March (except November)
Daffodil Ride – Bike ride for all ages and abilities, The Bicycle Hub
Queens Victoria’s Birthday Weekend – 28th to 30th May
Blists Hill Victorian Town
Brass Band Festival – The Museum of Iron 16th and 17th of July
Coracle Regatta – Dale End Park
PS…Here’s just some of the traders who supported this year’s event.
Bertelin Farmhouse Cheese: www.bertelinfarmhousecheese.co.uk
Little Round Cake Company: www.thelittleroundcakecompany.co.uk
Shropshire Spice Co: www.shropshirespice.co.uk
Sweetooth Liquorice: firstname.lastname@example.org
Absolute Heart: www.absoluteheart.co.uk
Fairlady Fabrics: email@example.com
Derek Houghton Images: www.shropshire-images.com
Jane Murphy Glass: www.jane-murphy.blogspot.com
Kim Rodgers: www.kimrodgers.co.uk