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October 2018

Dramatization of Bronte Poems

October 12, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
free

A staging of Patrick Bronte’s “Cottage Poems” written whilst he was an Assistant Curate at All Saints Church in Wellington and published by F Houlston & Son. The drama sequence will be held at All Saints Church and includes Simon Phillips as Patrick, together with award winning dancers. Tickets are available at the Orbit stall within Wellington Market from 9:00 a.m. to 12.00 midday every Saturday or online at Eventbrite  

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Wrekin Writers Workshop

October 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
free

10.00am till 12.30pm The Wrekin Writers are delighted to be presenting another Wellington Arts Festival meeting and workshop. This is a chance for anybody to come along and join in with the fun, support and inspirational writing techniques that have kept this local writing group flourishing for decades. The meeting will include an opportunity for anyone to present a short piece of inspirational writing. This can be your own work or work by others that has inspired you. Also, you…

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Where is Mrs Christie – starring Liz Grand

October 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Belfrey Arts Centre, Princes Street
Wellington, Shropshire TF1 1JG United Kingdom
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free

PLEASE NOTE VENUE CHANGE TO THE BELFREY THEATRE Agatha Christie was one of the greatest thriller writers of all time and certainly the most prolific. In 1926, she was at the centre of a mystery as perplexing as any of her fiction, a series of events which sparked one of the biggest and most extensive police hunts in history. Her crashed car was discovered in Surrey and the famous author was missing, presumed dead by many, for eleven days. However,…

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Family Discovery Day

October 20, 2018
free

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints would like you to join us for a “Family Discovery Day”, and strengthen your family ties, past, present, and future.   Discover how to find names to add to your family tree Learn new techniques to preserve your family legacy Find out how to share your discoveries with others Be inspired with new ideas Enjoy activities for all ages that will improve your family connections Free access to online resources

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A Bronte Event

October 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Charlton School, Apley Avenue
Wellington, Telford TF1 3DX United Kingdom
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£12.50

Determined, brilliant and romantic, Charlotte tells her story of passion and duty, triumph and tragedy, and above all - love. Devoted to her strange and unworldly family, Charlotte Brontë was also wildly ambitious. Whilst remaining a self-effacing and dutiful daughter, abiding by all the restrictions of early Victorian life, she managed the incredible feat of becoming a hugely famous novelist. The instant success of Jane Eyre, Shirley and Villette found her mixing with the literary giants of the age. The…

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Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band – SOLD OUT

October 21, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Charlton School, Apley Avenue
Wellington, Telford TF1 3DX United Kingdom
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free

*SOLD OUT * The Brighouse and Rastrick Band is regarded by many as the best and most consistent ‘public subscription band’ in the world. In its time the majority of premier band championships have been held by ‘Briggus’, whilst the band has also attracted a formidable reputation for highly entertaining concerts for both the general public and brass band connoisseur. The band was formed over 130 years ago through public donations given by the townsfolk of the adjacent villages of…

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May 2019

Orbit: Special Showing of A Star Is Born with Bradley Cooper & Lady Gaga

May 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Belmont Hall, Tan Bank
Wellington, TF1 1LT United Kingdom
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£5

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers, and falls in love with, struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until Jackson coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jackson fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons. Tickets can be purchased from http://wellingtonorbit.co.uk/events-in-telford/ or at the Orbit Stall on Wellington Market each Saturday.

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Wellington Walkers Are Welcome – Bluebell Walk

May 5 @ 1:50 pm - 4:00 pm
Outside Wellington Leisure Centre, Tan Bank
Wellington, Telford TF1 1LX United Kingdom
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Free

Description This Wellington Walkers are Welcome event will visit the slopes of the Wrekin looking for bluebells. The walk will start from Wellington Leisure Centre at 2pm. No booking required but please arrive by 13.50pm. The walk will last between 1.5 and 2 hours. Trainers or boots are advised as the route may be muddy along the way. The Wellington Festival looks forward to seeing you on the day.

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Lesley Smith – Sex and The Tudors

May 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Sex and The Tudors This lecture given by Tutbury Castle curator Lesley Smith is a rip-roaring tumble through the sexual exploits of the Tudors. Not just Henry VIII had a good time, so did a lot of other people according to records. Contraception, conception, prostitution and gay sex feature in this engaging and highly entertaining lecture. Not suitable for those who shock easily or have a nervous disposition! Introduction Lesley Smith has been the Curator of Tutbury Castle in Staffordshire…

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Painting With Watercolours Workshop

May 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Wellington Methodist Church, New Hall Rd
Wellington, Telford TF1 1LU United Kingdom
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Free

As part of this year's Wellington Festival, the 'Art for Enjoyment' group at the Church are holding a taster workshop in watercolours. We will be providing all materials but do bring along paints, brushes and paper if you prefer to use your own. Tea and coffee will also be provided. 'Art for Enjoyment' is a friendly and relaxed art group for people who are new to art or who have been drawing and painting for some time, all are welcome.…

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Walkers Are Welcome – Walk for Health

May 8 @ 1:50 pm - 4:00 pm
Outside Wellington Leisure Centre, Tan Bank
Wellington, Telford TF1 1LX United Kingdom
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Free

A choice of a local 30 minute, 1 hour or 90 minute walk as guests of Walking for Health - Telford & Wrekin. All walks start from Wellington Leisure Centre at 2pm - please arrive by 1.50pm. No booking needed however, ticket allocation will help us gauge number of attendees. The 30 minute walk will stay very local to Wellington, the other walks will visit Apley Woods and/or Dothill Local Nature Reserve. Trainers or boots are advised for the longer…

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Larkin Day – Guided Walk

May 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
All Saints Church, Church Street
Wellington, TF1 3HA United Kingdom
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Free

Guided walk with Marc Petty, beginning outside All Saints Church, Wellington, TF1 3AP at 2pm and lasting approximately two hours. Marc will lead a guided tour around the poet's local haunts and consider his place in the wider heritage of a town with an impressive range of literary associations spanning several centuries. Then at 7.30pm in the Wellington Library, TF1 1 join Philip Pullen - who writes regularly for the Larkin Society Journal and recently contributed to the highly acclaimed…

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Larkin Day – Philip Pullen Talk

May 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wellington Civic & Leisure Centre, Larkin Way
Wellington, Shropshire TF1 1LX United Kingdom
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Free

Guided walk with Marc Petty, beginning outside All Saints Church, Wellington, TF1 3AP at 2pm and lasting approximately two hours. Marc will lead a guided tour around the poet's local haunts and consider his place in the wider heritage of a town with an impressive range of literary associations spanning several centuries. Then at 7.30pm in the Wellington Library, TF1 1 join Philip Pullen - who writes regularly for the Larkin Society Journal and recently contributed to the highly acclaimed…

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The Ever Popular Poems & Pints &/Or Prosecco &/Or Pepsi

May 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sir John Bayley Club, Haygate Road
Wellington, Telford TF1 1QX United Kingdom
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Free

An informal celebration of Poetry in all its forms. This is an evening where you can read your own poems, your favourites by others, or simply listen to whats being read. A very relaxed gathering of writers, readers and listeners down the pub. This year hosted by our local published author: Steve Harrison. The always popular Poems & Pints (other refreshments are available!) returns to the Wellington Festival - last year, we actually turned people away due to the numbers…

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Bertie Pearce – Wonder Workers & The Art of Illusion

May 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

WONDER WORKERS & THE ART OF ILLUSION “...in which it is the very trickery that pleases me. But show me how the trick is done, and I have lost my interest therein.” Seneca (3BC-65AD) From the beginning of time the fascination with magic and the impossible has been widespread. Egypt was the cradle of magic. Sorcerer Priests used scientific principles to create illusions for the edification of worship and to hold power over the people. Where there was power there…

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Woodcraft at Dothill Local Nature Reserve

May 10 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dothill Local Nature Reserve, Severn Drive, Wellington
Telford, Shropshire TF1 3JB United Kingdom
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Free

Join us at the The Henge, Dothill Local Nature Resrve to see the sort of Green Wood products that can be made. Learn more about how the materials required, can be produced from our local woodlands. See demonstrations of the heritage craft techniques involved. There will even be the opportunity to try your hand at some woodland crafts too! Drop-in and participate at any time between 11am to 4.30pm. Park your car at the far end of Severn Drive (near…

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Family Discovery Day

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints would like you to join us for a “Family Discovery Day”, and strengthen your family ties, past, present, and future. Discover how to find names to add to your family tree. Learn new techniques to preserve your family legacy. Find out how to share your discoveries with others. Be inspired with new ideas. Enjoy activities for all ages that will improve your family connections. Free access to online resources. This is a…

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Children’s Willow Crafting

May 11 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Creative Collections, Wellington Train Station
Platform 2, Shropshire TF1 1BY United Kingdom
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Free

Join Ben from Wild Craftist for a drop in willow weaving session, where you can learn all about the art of basketry and try your hand at the natural craft. Ben makes everything from baskets to giant willow sculptures - and teaches across the UK. You could go away with a fish, a heart, a flower or something that you design. Come at a time that suits you between 11am to 3pm. Suitable for ages 7 to 16, parents/guardians must…

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Drum & Rhythm & Storyteller

May 12 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Creative Collections, Wellington Train Station
Platform 2, Shropshire TF1 1BY United Kingdom
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Free

Session 1: 11am - 12.00 midday Session 2: 1.00pm - 2.00pm Not suitable for children under the age of 7, parents must accompany children at all times. Storyteller 'Helen East' and musician 'Rick Wilson' dynamically combine to tell stories for the young and the not so young. Stories are punctated by drumming, rhythm, song and chant and the whole affair is highly participative. Come along with open ears and open minds. All ages are welcome.

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Atlantic Ladies – The Play

May 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Free

ATLANTIC LADIES by CHRIS ELDON LEE It's the adventure that captured a county! After 60 days at sea, Shropshire's 'Atlantic Ladies' finally made landfall in the Carribbean after a record breaking row right across the ocean. Chris Eldon Lee (author of 'Silhouette' and 'Ursula Queen of the Jungle') has been following their dream since it's inception... with unrivaled, detailed access to Sharon, Di and Elaine's oar-some story. The whole crazy tale will be dramatically told in his latest musical play…

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