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October 2018

Wellington Brass Band and Shawbury Military Wives Choir

October 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Church of Latter Day Saints, 9 Glebe Street
Wellington, Telford TF1 1SQ United Kingdom
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Wellington (Telford) Brass Band was officially born in October 2000. Previous incarnations include “Telford Band” and “Dawley Band”. The band has grown over the years helped by sponsorship by Wellington Town Council. The Band plays regularly in and around Telford, appearing at the Remembrance Day Parade in Wellington, the annual Civic Carol Service, and other less formal events such as the switching on of Christmas lights, and carol playing just about anywhere. The Band has competed annually in the Midland…

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Atlantic Ladies – The Play

October 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sir John Bayley Club, Haygate Road
Wellington, Telford TF1 1QX United Kingdom
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It's the amazing adventure that captured the imagination of The Nation!   After 60 days at sea, Shropshire’s three ‘Atlantic Ladies’ completed their record breaking row right across the ocean…from The Canaries to The Caribbean. And what tales of daring-do they have to tell!   The ladies have been relating their stories in exclusive detail to broadcaster and playwright Chris Eldon Lee.   See the whole oar-some story as it has never been told before...performed before your very eyes with…

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StoryChef and Leo Mime Theatre

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
free

Loco Leo physical theatre, a workshop in body and mind *Places are limited. The Committee room, Wellington Civic centre, Wellington, TF1 1LX - 12.30-2.00pm A taste of things to come with Leo’s Loco Circus School which is opening later this year. A safe space for people to grow, learn new skills and make friends. All ages are welcome.   STORYCHEFS: 10am - 11am - Session 1 for 3 - 7 year olds Lindsey Bailey Flies into Wellington with her Children's…

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WrekinSport Cycling Club Ride

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Outside Wellington Leisure Centre, Tan Bank
Wellington, Telford TF1 1LX United Kingdom
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Outside Wellington Leisure Centre, Wellington, TF1 1LX at 10.00am   https://www.strava.com/routes/14113565  (21.5 miles) 16-18years olds must be accompanied by an adult / guardian (not suitable for under 16yr) Sensible road / mountain bikes required Wrekinsport CC is based in Telford, Shropshire, and currently has over 170 members. It was originally founded in 1922, it has an illustrious history, with thousands of recreational and sporting members over the years, including national and international champions and even a transplant world champion, we…

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Meet the Author

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wellington Library, Larkin Way
Wellington, TF1 1LX United Kingdom
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1. Phyllis Blakemore (Local history) 2. Mollie Bolt (poetry) 3. Neil Clarke (local history) 4. Penny Ellis (Crime) 5. Phil Fairclough (local history) 6. Allan Frost (local history) 7. A. J. Griffiths-Jones (true crime, cosy mystery, children's fiction) 8. Sarah Griffiths (Children's fiction) 9. Mavis Gulliver (Poetry) 10. Sarah Isaacs (Children's fiction)  11. Olga Merrick (Crime) 123. Christopher Owen (local history) 13. Diane Perry (Children's fiction) 14. Julie Phillips (writing, local history) 156. Joanne Roberts (crime) 16. Telford Writers (Twig…

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Howarth Talk on Bronte

October 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wellington Methodist Church, New St
Wellington, Telford TF1 1LU United Kingdom
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A talk by Kathie Mack a member of the team at the Howarth Museum including Patrick Bronte’s attitude to education, his impressive career as a campaigner, his 41 years at Howarth and of course his family—especially his daughters. 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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Tina Corfield Photography – EVENT CANCELLED

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dot Hill Primary School and reserve, Severn Drive
Wellington, Telford TF1 3JB United Kingdom
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*Event Cancelled due to family bereavement* 'TINA, LOOKING THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS'. Tina's talk will be on Sunday 7th October 2018, at 10.00 am. The talk will take place at 'The Henge', Dothill Local Nature Reserve. Participants are asked to meet at the main gates outside ' Dothill Primary School', Severn Drive, Dothill, Wellington, TF1 3JB, just before 10.00am, where they will be directed to 'The Henge'. After the talk, Tina will be on hand to advise amateur photographers on photographic…

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Leo Mime Theatre

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wellington Civic Centre, Tan Bank
Wellington, Telford TF1 1LX United Kingdom
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Loco Leo physical theatre, a workshop in body and mind A taste of things to come with Leo’s Loco Circus School which is opening later this year. A safe space for people to grow, learn new skills and make friends. All ages are welcome. *Places are limited. The Committee room, Wellington Civic centre, Wellington TF1 1LX . Sessions are: 12.00noon -1.00pm and 2.00pm - 3.00pm

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Acoustic Session Pub Crawl

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Various locations in Wellington Wellington, Telford TF1 1DN United Kingdom + Google Map
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'A fine group of acoustic musicians travelling round the hostelries of the town, bringing music to all. Bring an instrument or your voice and join in.'   Railway Inn, 42-44 Mill Bank, Wellington TF1 1SD at 12:00 - 12:45 The Park, Whitchurch Road, Wellington, TF1 3AF at 1:30 - 2:15 The White Lion, 9-11 Crown Street, Wellington TF1 1LP - 3:00 -3:45 The Wrekin Inn, Wrekin Road, Wellington, TF1 1RH at 4:30 - 5:15  

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Poems and Pints

October 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sir John Bayley Club, Haygate Road
Wellington, Telford TF1 1QX United Kingdom
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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 what’s being read. A very relaxed gathering of writers, readers and listeners down the pub. This year hosted by Steve Harrison.

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The Second Best Bed by Avril Rowlands, starring Liz Grand

October 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
All Saints Church, Church Street
Wellington, TF1 3HA United Kingdom
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When Shakespeare died, he famously left his wife Anne only one thing, the second best bed. This superb one-woman play, full of both humour and pathos, has received great critical acclaim since its premier at the Swan Theatre Worcester in 2012. Liz Grand stars as Anne Hathaway on the night of Shakespeare's funeral. The wake has finished, the mourners have all gone home, leaving Anne to remember her life with the most talented playwright the world has ever seen. Or was…

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A Group Photograph, Before, Now and In-Between

October 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Church of Latter Day Saints, 9 Glebe Street
Wellington, Telford TF1 1SQ United Kingdom
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Click here to book   'A Group Photograph - Before, Now & In-Between' tells the stories of the men in this group photograph - not just their shared history in the First World War but also the bigger picture of their families before the War and through to the present day. You may not know who these individuals are but in telling the often wonderful and touching stories specific to them, Andrew Tatham says some things that are universal to…

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Jacob Chandler Sculture Exhibition

October 12 @ 10:00 am - October 13 @ 4:00 pm
All Saints Parish Centre, 8 Church St
Wellington, Telford TF1 1DN United Kingdom
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My work focuses on the transient, capturing the most dramatic point of an action, the tipping point from one moment to the next, be it physical or mental. Ordinarily this fleeting change would be gone in the blink of an eye but to hold it forever in a solid yet ethereal design creates strong emotional impact. The use of metal, particularly steels such as corten, adds another dynamic to my work as the oxidisation means the surface is constantly changing.…

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Severn Harmony and Lesley Smith

October 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Old Hall School, Stanley Rd
Wellington, Telford TF1 3LB United Kingdom
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Severn Harmony is an a capella group which sings in four part harmony. They are the only ladies chorus in the area that specialises in the Barbershop style. They meet most Monday evenings, 7:30 pm at Wellington Methodist church.   None of the stripy waistcoat and boater stereotype though!  With a repertoire which draws inspiration from contemporary pop and songs from musical theatre, they are led by an exceptionally qualified and talented Musical Director – Monica Funnell, a four times Barbershop gold…

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Dramatization of Bronte Poems

October 12 @ 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 @ 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 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Belfrey Arts Centre, Princes Street
Wellington, Shropshire TF1 1JG United Kingdom
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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
Church of Latter Day Saints, 9 Glebe Street
Wellington, Telford TF1 1SQ United Kingdom
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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 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Charlton School, Apley Avenue
Wellington, Telford TF1 3DX United Kingdom
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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 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Charlton School, Apley Avenue
Wellington, Telford TF1 3DX United Kingdom
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*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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