October 2019 Festival

Welcome once again to the Wellington October festival!

This October’s festival will run from October 19th to October 26th

The programme of events starts with Silly Songs and Manic Monologues from Three Men in a Bow Tie at the Belmont Hall on Saturday evening October 19th.

Bring your own bottle to better enjoy Shropshire’s renowned comedy trio or quartet if, as expected, Freda the Female Farmer makes her usual guest appearance!

Our popular acoustic pub crawl is back and takes place on Sunday 20th in various Wellington locations.

Fast forward to Thursday 24th October when we will have a WW2 theme discussion of ‘My Secret Life in Hut Six’ by Mair and Gethin Russel-Jones at the Walnut restaurant on Tan Bank at 4pm followed by The Code Breakers Dr Enigma, an illustrated lecture by Dr Mark Baldwin accompanied by an original Enigma machine, at 7.30pm situated at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

On Friday 25th, A.J. Griffiths-Jones will be narrating the story of Jack the Ripper at The White House Hotel.

Saturday 26th will feature our ‘Meet The Author’ event, 10.00-2.00 in Wellington Library, and finally on Saturday evening, Wellington’s very own Brass Band will perform as will the Shawbury Wives Choir, both at our Parish Church, All Saints.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Cllr Anthony Lowe
Mayor of Wellington


The Wellington Festival Committee wishes to thank the following, in no particular order, for the constant support and loan of venues each year, without which the Wellington Festival would not take place.  Special thanks must go to: Wellington Town Council, Wellington Library, All Saints Church, The Church of the Latter Day Saints, The Belmont Hall, Belmont Hall, Whitehouse House Hotel and Walnut Restaurant

Thanks also to the Shropshire Star; Wrekin News and BBC Radio Shropshire for the generous time and space allocated to help promote the Festival events.

Thanks too, to the many traders throughout Wellington and Telford, who have distributed the festival programme so consistently throughout the summer and early autumn months.  You have all helped communicate the message and we are forever grateful.