Art and Culture

The area surrounding Harper Adams is home to art, festivals, drama, music, history and a rich selection of cultural activities.

The Arts

Wolverhampton is home to a great selection of galleries and museums; the New Art Gallery in Walsall is well worth a visit as is the Shire Hall Gallery in Stafford.

The city of Birmingham is home to the Birmingham Art Gallery, a little further afield Liverpool hosts the Tate Liverpool.

If drama or music is your thing, then Wolverhampton's Grand Theatre is home to a wide variety of productions, as is the Oakengates Theatre and Shrewsbury's Music Hall and Theatre Severn. The Birmingham NIA and NEC are great for music and shows whilst the Hippodrome offers a wide variety of music, theatre and ballet.

History and Heritage

The area surrounding Harper Adams is home to dozens of stately homes, National Trust properties, museums, gardens and country parks such as Powys Castle, Wenlock Edge and Attingham Park www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Shropshire is surrounded by heritage and where better to visit than the birth of the Industrial Revolution in the Ironbridge Gorge

To the other side of Shrewsbury is where the Shropshire Hills 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' begins, visit the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre in Craven Arms to find out more.

Staffordshire, dubbed the 'Creative County', is Shropshire's near neighbour and is host to Lord Lichfield's ancestral home, Shugborough.