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!
We’re excited to announce that on Wednesday October 3, partnering with AFC Telford, we’ll be hosting a charity football match. The event is open to everyone, so why not come along, have some fun and raise money for The Prince’s Trust. The evening will kick off at 6 pm and end at 10 pm. There will be two 45-minute football games, If football isn’t your thing, there will be other activities going on during the event and throughout the evening, so there’s bound to be something for everyone.
Tickets start from £2.50
Food and drink on the night plus bar
FREE parking on the Telford Football club site!
We hope to see you there!
Each year we celebrate the mighty apple in it’s different forms…..over 250 varieties on display, apple juicing, apple juice, cider and products on sale that include apple(s) Apple Identification and help and advice about apple growing and husbandry.
There is entertainment from local school choirs, the Tenbury Teme Valley Band, Bandemonium, Leominster Morris and back by popular demand a Juggler ……we have mini trekking with Temevale Alpacas, Animal encounters , face painting, trade stands, Food and drink stands and the World War 100 Bell Tent …. a wide variety of entertainment for all ages
Follow www.facebook.com/TenburyApplefest for up to date information as we move closer to the Event date
Admission £3.00 Under 16 free – no concessions
From the Rustic World of Straw Bale Sofas, Craft Ales and Steaming Coffee, it’s a “Wild Welcome” back to the One off Blackberry Fair in Whitchurch this Autumn Saturday October 6th. From the vibes of Mr Wilsons 90’s Hacienda sound as you’ve never heard them before through to swivel and sway from of our Old friends the Urban Gypsies. This mad ‘FREE’ Autumn Family High Street Fair returns. Are you a unique Artisan, Fancy Street Food Seller, World/Folk Musician, Poet, Performer, inspiring Yoga Teacher, indeed anyone who’s got an interesting ethical spin on life – We’d love to have you on board with – your passionate stories and campaigns – social, cultural, environmental or simply magical. Let’s celebrate “ Making a Difference through Positive Action” For details contact our Facebook page, visit our website www.blackberryfair.co.uk or Steve E: firstname.lastname@example.org M: 0777 304 7744 . She’s one BIG beautiful day – With you there!
The Royal British Legion in Shropshire invites one and all to join us for our Annual Festival of Remembrance. Compered by Eric Smith (BBC Radio Shropshire) the programme includes the Shrewsbury Brass Band, internationally renowned Kidderminster Male Choir, Newdale Primary School Choir and RAF Shawbury. Supported by the Royal British Legion Standard Bearers and The Buglers Association of the
Light Division and Rifles. The evening concludes with the formal Service of Remembrance. All proceeds to The Poppy Appeal. Tickets available from Theatre Severn.
An evening of Poetry, Music and Entertainment to launch the Wilfred Owen Festival.
The Wilfred Owen Festival will be officially declared open with an evening of poetry, music and entertainment featuring the Wilfred Owen Violin carved from the branch of an old sycamore tree from the grounds of Craiglockhart hospital where Owen spent time recovering from shellshock in 1917 The violin will be played by actor and musician Thoren Ferguson accompanied by concert pianist David Malusa and soprano singer Natasha Day.
We are very pleased to announce that the Wilfred Owen Statue will be officially unveiled at a ceremony in Cae Glas Park. The Wilfred Owen violin will play and Owen’s poetry will be brought to life through music and verse with the beautiful voice of soprano Natasha Day. The statue will be the only life sized one in honour of the soldier and war poet and is the work of local artist Tim Turner. The statue will feature Owen in military uniform with a book and a pencil in hand. Words from his letters and poems will adorn the statue in the handwriting of local primary school children. There will also be five new poems written by pupils from The Marches School, Oswestry School, Lakelands Academy, Moreton Hall School and the Derwen
The Craven Arms bonfire is back, even bigger and even better! With a full bar, catering including a hog roast and Sunshine Radio Street Team entertainment, this is the perfect night out to kick start the October Half Term.
Gates open at 5pm, bonfire lit at 7pm and fireworks start at 7.30pm.
Fast track tickets are available at £1.50 per child, £3.00 per adult and £7.50 per family of up to 2 adults and 3 children. Get yours now from the Centre.
On the night, prices are £2.00 per child, £3.50 per adult and £10.00 per family.
Tickets available from the centre front desk now!
Sunday 18th November 10 – 4, Festival Drayton Centre
We are pleased to announce that Market Drayton Winter Fair will be returning to Festival Drayton Centre again this year! Following the success of 2017, we have a delightful array of local creatives, artisans and producers joining us to showcase their wares and offer visitors an excellent opportunity to peruse the many stalls and purchase the perfect Christmas gift for that someone special.
With over 40 Traders attending, you will be sure to find something to suit. Shopping ‘local’ is fundamental to the Chantilly Grey ethos and we are immensely proud to say all of our stands are unique and special.
The award winning coffee shop will be open for the duration of the event and will have a delicious selection of locally sourced faire, so please do come along and make a day of it!
Entry is free, but we would kindly ask visitors to voluntarily purchase a raffle ticket in support of our two chosen charities, both very close to our hearts, Severn Hospice and SANDs.
Festival Drayton Centre, Frogmore Road, Market Drayton TF9 3AX
Event organisers – Chantilly Grey