The Wilfred Owen Festival is a festival of commemoration and remembrance taking place in the town of Oswestry, Shropshire. The festival will run from September 15th to November 17th, 2018. It is a festival designed to coincide with the centenary of Wilfred Owen’s death and the centenary of Armistice Day and will be a unique and fitting tribute to Owen in the town of his birth and to all those who sacrificed their lives for us during times of conflict.
A wide range of events and performances will be taking place throughout the period and will include Poetry, Drama, Music, Lectures, Re-enactment, Films, An Artist’s Trail, Exhibitions and much more!
Shropshire’s First World War Film Festival showcases classic and new films from the 1930s to the present day. Films will be shown at community cinemas and village halls around the county as part of the events programme to remember poet and soldier Wilfred Owen and the centenary of Armistice Day at the end of World War I.
The Film Festival runs from 10th October to 23rd November and includes classics like ‘Lawrence of Arabia’, ‘Hell’s Angels’ and ‘La Grande Illusion’ as well as new movies like ‘Journey’s End’, ‘The Burying Party’ (about Wilfred Owen) and ‘The Long Way Home’ about a fictional Shropshire pals’ regiment, filmed in the county.
Tim King, the Festival Organiser, says, “We now have 24 screenings of 13 films at 15 venues with more in the pipeline. We have received great support from the venue managers and organisations like Flicks in the Sticks.”
Tickets for most films are now on sale online or from the venues. The full programme can be viewed on the Festival web page.
The image is from ‘The Long Way Home’.
Cost: £13.50 per person, £10.00 for Museum Members and £100.00 for all events at both sites.
To celebrate the 100 years since the formation of the RAF, London and Cosford will be offering visitors the rare and exciting chance to get a close look inside 100 cockpits and vehicles from our collection during our Open Cockpit and Cab events which take place during four events at each site.
New for 2018; expanding from our usual Open Cockpits evening events 300 lucky ticket holders will have the opportunity to view a wide range of aircraft and vehicles which aren’t usually opened to the public. The event will allow you to get a feel for what it was like to fly or drive these much loved machines.
We will be running four events this year; with each one focusing on a different hangar and theme. We will also be adding two daytime events, in May and September! Details of which hangar and aircraft the event will take place in will be announced in the new year.
Additional dates for the 2018 100 Cockpits and Cabs events at Cosford are:
Saturday 19 May
Saturday 15 September
Friday 7 December
Admission is by advance ticket only; tickets cost £13.50 per person with members tickets £10.00 per ticket (please note membership cards will need to be shown on entry to the event). Please note a 50p booking fee applies.
We have produced a special Log Book which can be purchased in advance of the event, allowing you to keep a record during the event!
Want to tick off all 100 cockpits, why not book all eight events across our two sites, for a special centenary price of £100 – saving £62.50!
Parking charges are included in the ticket price. Minimum height restrictions of 1.07 metres will apply.
Attending the exclusive Open Cockpits and Cabs events is an opportunity to raise vital funds for the RAF100 Appeal, which is a joint venture between the Royal Air Force and the four major RAF charities – the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, the Royal Air Forces Association, the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust and the Royal Air Force Museum. The aim of the Appeal is to raise money for the RAF family and to create a lasting legacy as we celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force.
A light hearted look at life in a small rural town in the 1940s. As you walk around the town, you will be captivated by Re-Enactors and Entertainers in period costume, vintage vehicle displays, trade stands, music and dancing; all with a 1940’s theme. There will also be special activities for children.