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October 2017

Children’s Storyteller John Kirk – Invitation Only

October 13, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Old Hall School, Wellington
Telford, TF1 3LB United Kingdom

The 100mph Dog

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Meet the Authors

October 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wellington Library, Larkin Way
Wellington, TF1 1LX United Kingdom
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Come and chat to authors: Diane Perry, Phyllis Blakemore, Allan Frost, Neil Clarke, Olga Tramontin, Julie Phillips, Christopher Smith, Catherine Cooper, Christopher Owen, Jan Johnstone, Joanne Roberts, Simon Whaley and Bryan Vaughan.

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Wrekin Writers Workshop

October 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wellington Civic Centre, Larkin Way
Wellington, TF1 1LX United Kingdom
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The Wrekin Writers are delighted to be presenting a special Wellington Festival meeting and short story workshop. This is a chance for anyone 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 piece of writing. This should be a written work that can be presented in less than three minutes that you consider inspirational.…

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Esther Cheo Ying – Black Country to Red China

October 22, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wellington Library, Larkin Way
Wellington, TF1 1LX United Kingdom
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CHINA: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE … In the forward to her memoirs, Esther wrote that “it is hard to stay objective and see China for what it has become”. In this talk Esther will be describing how China has changed over the last century. Esther Cheo Ying was born in Shanghai in 1932 and then left China, with her English mother and infant siblings, to escape the tyranny of Japanese occupation. She was raised in the Midlands, as she described in…

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May 2018

Charles Dickens-The Man, His Life & Characters

May 3, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Charlton School, Apley Avenue
Wellington, TF1 3FA
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Bertie Pearce - Charles Dickens; The Man, His Life and His Characters. Charles John Huffam Dickens brought into the world a staggering array of wonderful characters with orphans, starving children, misers, murderers and abusive school teachers among them. People such as Mr Mcawber, Fagin and Abel Magwitch remain in one’s literary psyche long after the books are put down. Largely self educated, Dickens possessed the genius to become the greatest writer of his age with 15 major novels and countless…

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Jane McNulty Writing Workshops

May 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Wellington Civic Centre, Larkin Way
Wellington, TF1 1LX United Kingdom
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Highly participatory, the workshop will look at the elements of story and at the particular requirements of creating crime fiction – not just the when, the where, the who, the how, the what… but also the ‘why’ and the relationships between perpetrator, the victim, and the pursuer. In creating characters and short scenes, the workshop is designed to consider participants’ own practice and to generate ideas and material for development of their crime story. Bring writing materials and a twisted…

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Jane McNulty Writing Workshops

May 5, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Wellington Civic Centre, Larkin Way
Wellington, TF1 1LX United Kingdom
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Highly participatory, the workshop will look at the elements of story and at the particular requirements of creating crime fiction – not just the when, the where, the who, the how, the what… but also the ‘why’ and the relationships between perpetrator, the victim, and the pursuer. In creating characters and short scenes, the workshop is designed to consider participants’ own practice and to generate ideas and material for development of their crime story. Bring writing materials and a twisted…

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May 2019

Wellington Walkers Are Welcome – Bluebell Walk

May 5 @ 1:50 pm - 4:00 pm
Outside Wellington Leisure Centre, Tan Bank
Wellington, Telford TF1 1LX United Kingdom
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Free

Description This Wellington Walkers are Welcome event will visit the slopes of the Wrekin looking for bluebells. The walk will start from Wellington Leisure Centre at 2pm. No booking required but please arrive by 13.50pm. The walk will last between 1.5 and 2 hours. Trainers or boots are advised as the route may be muddy along the way. The Wellington Festival looks forward to seeing you on the day.

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Larkin Day – Guided Walk

May 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
All Saints Church, Church Street
Wellington, TF1 3HA United Kingdom
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Free

Guided walk with Marc Petty, beginning outside All Saints Church, Wellington, TF1 3AP at 2pm and lasting approximately two hours. Marc will lead a guided tour around the poet's local haunts and consider his place in the wider heritage of a town with an impressive range of literary associations spanning several centuries. Then at 7.30pm in the Wellington Library, TF1 1 join Philip Pullen - who writes regularly for the Larkin Society Journal and recently contributed to the highly acclaimed…

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Larkin Day – Philip Pullen Talk

May 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wellington Civic & Leisure Centre, Larkin Way
Wellington, Shropshire TF1 1LX United Kingdom
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Free

Guided walk with Marc Petty, beginning outside All Saints Church, Wellington, TF1 3AP at 2pm and lasting approximately two hours. Marc will lead a guided tour around the poet's local haunts and consider his place in the wider heritage of a town with an impressive range of literary associations spanning several centuries. Then at 7.30pm in the Wellington Library, TF1 1 join Philip Pullen - who writes regularly for the Larkin Society Journal and recently contributed to the highly acclaimed…

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Bertie Pearce – Wonder Workers & The Art of Illusion

May 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Church of Latter Day Saints, 9 Glebe Street
Wellington, Telford TF1 1SQ United Kingdom
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WONDER WORKERS & THE ART OF ILLUSION “...in which it is the very trickery that pleases me. But show me how the trick is done, and I have lost my interest therein.” Seneca (3BC-65AD) From the beginning of time the fascination with magic and the impossible has been widespread. Egypt was the cradle of magic. Sorcerer Priests used scientific principles to create illusions for the edification of worship and to hold power over the people. Where there was power there…

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