Wellington Arts Festival has launched the programme for this year’s event which it says is its “most ambitious to date”. The finalists from The Voice UK 2017 “Into The Ark” launch the Festival, in the vibrant market town of Wellington, on Friday 13th October 2017. Into The Ark are Dane Lloyd and Taylor Jones and their story is one that probably resonates with many aspiring musicians and dreamers across the globe. They met and bonded over their passion for gigging and their love for writing. But it’s their hauntingly pitch perfect harmonies and beautiful lyrics that sets this duo apart. As well as festivals and supporting the legendary Tom Jones this summer, Into The Ark will be playing more headline shows and we are delighted that they will be performing at the Wellington Festival.
Also joining us on Sunday 22nd October is Sound of the Sirens – a foot stomping, heart-rending, crowd engaging female Folk/rock duo whose strengths lie in their passion, conviction and chemistry. They have recently appeared on the Aled Jones ITV show and they have been championed by Chris Evans who declared himself “blown away” when he heard them for the first time and he subsequently invited them to perform alongside U2 and Take That on TFI Friday last year.
Billed as Shropshire’s largest performing Arts Festival, Wellington Festival runs from the 13th to 29th October 2017. Among the family-friendly events being highlighted are: Pottery workshops, John Kirk – professional children’s story teller – and Laughter Yoga workshops for all the family. Cindy Mason-Morris, Chair of the Wellington Festival, said the Festival was now in its 21st year and had been going from strength to strength “in the last two years, we have more than doubled our audience figures and we know that this year’s Festival will be more popular than ever”.
The Wellington Festival Committee wishes to thank the following, in no particular order, the below for the constant support and loan of venues each year, without which the Wellington Festival would not take place. Special thanks must go to: Wrekin College, The Old Orleton, Wellington Library, The Telford Arena and Live Lounge, All Saints Church, Wellington Methodist Church, New College Telford, The Old Wrekin Tap, The Pheasant, The Belmont Hall, The Belfry Theatre and Wellington Registrar Office. Thanks also to the Shropshire Star; Signal 107, Free Radio 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.