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October 2017

Children’s Storyteller John Kirk – Invitation Only

October 13 @ 2:00 pm
Old Hall School, Wellington
Telford, TF1 3LB United Kingdom
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The 100mph Dog

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Finalists on ‘The Voice’ – Into the Ark

October 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Telford Arena and Live Lounge, Tan Bank, Wellington
Telford, TF1 1HJ United Kingdom
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Guests should be 12+ with 12 to 16 years old accompanied by an adult. Welsh duo INTO THE ARK finished second on the 6th series of THE VOICE UK - which made its debut on ITV1 for the first time - starting 7th January 2017 and concluding with the grand final on 2nd April 2017. After tens of thousands of singers entered the competition to win a record deal, INTO THE ARK, sang, played, performed and battled their way to…

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Meet the Authors

October 14 @ 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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Pottery Workshop

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Belfry Theatre, Princes Street, Wellington
Telford, TF1 1JG United Kingdom
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Welcome to the pottery at the Belfrey Arts Centre! We will be running some free drop in pottery sessions during the Wellington Festival where you can have a go at throwing on a wheel, make a fish sculpture for the garden or a design and make a cup, decorated with slips. Powered by Eventbrite

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The Clifton Film Series: Viceroy’s House (12A)

October 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Belmont Hall, Tan Bank
Wellington, TF1 1LT United Kingdom
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“VICEROY’S HOUSE” (2017) Biography, Drama, Historical 14th October 2017 at 7.30 p.m. Certificate : 12A Length : 1hr 46 mins Starring: Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Michael Gambon, Simon Callow The final Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten, is tasked with overseeing the transition of British India to independence, but meets with conflict as different sides clash in the face of monumental change. Director : Gurinder Chadha Screenplay : Paul Mayeda Berges TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE ON LINE AT : www.theclifton.org or at…

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Joan Ellis and Donna Jones MBE

October 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wellington Methodist Church, Victoria Road
Wellington, TF1 1LU United Kingdom
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Join 'two furiously fabulous females' and award-winning writers, Joan Ellis and Donna Jones MBE in a mad, bad journey through lives littered with spelling tests, smear tests, mad mums and bad boyz. Navy Knickers and Nicked TVs is not for the faint-hearted but it is ' bloody good laugh from two severely interesting, talented and inspirational women. Go and see.’ Laura Clare Reid, Ventnor Fringe Review 2016. 'Imaginative and full of wit and glamour but also managed to touch on…

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Wellington Festival: A Spectacular Evening of Award Winning Poetry

October 16 @ 7:15 pm
Wellington Cricket Club, Haygate Road
Wellington, TF1 ,2BW
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Experience tales of love, life and loss, myth and mystery, as totally blind poet and writer, BJ Edwards performs a selection of poems from his recently published collection, Tesserae. Go into the green woods where the secrets lurk, watch the fool rant at the moon, Feel the fever of delirium, the pain of parting and the ecstasy of desire. Listen to the fire dance, hear the drum beat, and be immerse. Alison Brackenbury’s grandfather, Francis William Powell, was born in…

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Dothill Local Nature Reserve

October 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Charlton School, Apley Avenue
Wellington, TF1 3FA
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JUST ADD WATER!! The 'Friends of Dothill Local Nature Reserve' welcome you to explore the plans we have to develop this exciting new nature reserve on your doorstep. Due to its many existing lakes, ponds, streams and wetlands, it is already an important habitat for a large range of water loving flora and fauna. Part of our plans, are to extend and improve this habitat further, for plants and animals and improve water quality, through ambitious short and long term…

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John Moore Quire

October 18 @ 7:30 pm
All Saints Church, Church Street
Wellington, TF1 3HA United Kingdom
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The John Moore Quire is a West Gallery Quire, consisting of singers and instrumentalists, based in Broseley, which specialises in performing sacred and secular music from the Georgian period. The Quire takes its name from a Wellington based market gardener and seedsman who left behind manuscript books containing hymns, psalms and dance tunes from that era. The Quire is fully costumed, and performances include singing, playing and readings intended to give the audience an entertaining glimpse of aspects of rural…

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Wrekin Fine Arts Lecture

October 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wrekin College Centenary Theatre, Sutherland Road
Wellington, TF1 3BH United Kingdom
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A free lecture for sixth formers and the general public sponsored by THE ARTS SOCIETY WREKIN NOW YOU SEE IT, NOW YOU DON'T An in-depth look at the profound mystery of perception. by Bertie Pearce A free lecture for sixth formers and the general public sponsored by THE ARTS SOCIETY WREKIN Bertie Pearce is a much loved and well-known national lecturer for THE ARTS SOCIETY as well being a professional magician. His illustrated talk will include many fascinating slides and…

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Written Poetry and Poetry Slam Competition

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wrekin College Memorial Hall, Sutherland Road
Wellington, TF1 3BH United Kingdom
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Competitions will take place at the Wrekin College Memorial Hall on Thursday 19th October at 6.00pm. The evening will begin with the Poetry Slam and whilst the judges are deliberating winners this will allow for the children who enter the Poetry Competition to perform their work. Prizes will be given out on the evening by the Mayor of Wellington. Peggie Harrison Poetry Competition 1st Prize 2nd Prize Written Classes Class 1 – 5 – 7 Years- ‘Your Favourite Toy’ £10…

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Graham Clifford and Gareth Barsby

October 19 @ 7:30 pm
Swan Hotel, 106 Watling Street
Wellington, TF1 2NH
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Graham Clifford is a prize-winning poet, with two collections published by Seren. He has been highly commended in the Forward Poetry Prize; translated into Romanian and German; has performed at the Aldburgh, Bridport, Hay and T-Junction festivals among others; published nationally and internationally as well as having had poems chiselled onto paving slabs in Walthamstow with his daughters and partner where he works as a head teacher. Graham’s poetry and performance never fails to captivate. At once touching, humorous and…

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