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October 2017

Lesley Smith ‘Witches of Manningtree’ & Poet -Jan Watts

October 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wrekin College Centenary Theatre, Sutherland Road
Wellington, TF1 3BH United Kingdom
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This really will be an evening to remember with the always popular Lesley Smith (who returns to the Festival yet again due to popular demand) and the always entertaining Jan Watts. Come and have fun with Jan Watts, former Birmingham Poet Laureate with her feet firmly on the ground. Jan is ready to share her work, from poetry about raising a five year old as a grandparent to extracts from her hilarious novel Benches. Always busy, somehow she is just…

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Laughter Yoga

October 25, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wellington Civic Centre, Larkin Way
Wellington, TF1 1LX United Kingdom
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Laughter Yoga A fun-filled hour that is possibly the most enjoyable way to lift your mood and leave you feeling energised, calm and relaxed. Suitable for all ages and abilities, Laughter Yoga has been found to have a host of health benefits, it brings people together and can be done anywhere. No experience necessary, just bring yourself, your friends and family, a drink and curiosity and be prepared to laugh for no reason. Seniors 11.00am Families 2.00pm Powered by Eventbrite

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Ray Hughes – The History of Wellington’s Banks

October 25, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wellington Library, Larkin Way
Wellington, TF1 1LX United Kingdom
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The first mention of a bank in Wellington was in 1795. The Clifton Group have been researching the history of banking in Wellington since that date and will trace how the major banks established themselves in the town over the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries through a fascinating series of mergers and acquisitions identifying some surprising founders of predecessor banks that have now been incorporated into the multi national enterprises of the current day as well as exploring…

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Meet the local Artistes and Crafters

October 27, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
The Forge, 4 Crown Street
Wellington, TF1 1LP
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The Forge Urban Revival is an Art and Crafts café promoting unique local artistes’ and offering a wonderful selection of food. The Forge is a profit for purpose organisation, we use our profit to support the local community, so supporting The Forge helps improve lives in your area. Please visit throughout the day to meet local artistes and crafters. Powered by Eventbrite

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English Comedian of the Year ‘Josh Pugh’ & Martin Huburn

October 27, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Wellington Cricket Club, Haygate Road
Wellington, TF1 ,2BW
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Josh Pugh: A Boy Named Pugh The debut show from current English Comedian of the Year Josh Pugh who won the much coveted title after just 2 years of performing, establishing him as one of the UK’s brightest newcomers. Join him for an hour of left field ideas as he invites us onto a very tame rollercoaster ride through his childhood, much-loathed job and journey into showbiz. An hour of surreal autobiographical comedy. "Comedian to watch" Chortle. “A keen comic…

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Telford Salsa Taster Sessions and Social

October 28, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Wellington has been the base for salsa in Telford for nearly 15 years and attracts dancers from Shrewsbury, Wolverhampton. Cannock. Newtown, Stourbridge, Stafford, Birmingham and other parts of the West Midlands for the monthly Late & Latin salsa socials and classes. We are not professionals dancers, this is our hobby, albeit an addictive one! Social salsa is nothing like a certain TV programme which is from the world of ballroom. Authentic salsa is a street dance, is improvised and made…

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Clifton Films: Churchill (PG)

October 28, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Belmont Hall, Tan Bank
Wellington, TF1 1LT United Kingdom
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“CHURCHILL” 2017 Biography, Drama, Thriller 28th October 2017 at 7.30 p.m. Certificate : PG Length : 1hr 45 mins Starring: Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson A ticking-clock thriller following Winston Churchill in the 96 hours before D-Day Director : Jonathan Teplitzey Screenplay : Alex von Tunzelmann ON LINE AT : www.theclifton.org or at Wellington Market stall on Saturday mornings before 12 mid-day. (Unreserved seating) Doors open HALF AN HOUR prior to showing for all films. Tickets purchased are non-refundable and the…

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May 2018

Wellington Walkers Are Welcome

May 2 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Wellington Civic Centre, Larkin Way
Wellington, TF1 1LX United Kingdom
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Wellington Walkers are Welcome - 2.00pm outside Wellington Leisure Centre A choice of a local 30 minute, 1 hour or 90 minute walk as guests of Walking for Health -Telford and Wrekin. All walks will start from the Leisure Centre at 2 pm. No booking needed, but please arrive by 13.50.  The 30 minute walk will stay very local to Wellington, the other walks will visit Limekiln Woods. Comfortable footwear needed. Trainers or boots are advised for the longer walks…

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BLUEBELL WALK by Wellington Walkers Are Welcome

May 2 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wellington Civic Centre, Larkin Way
Wellington, TF1 1LX United Kingdom
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BLUEBELL WALK This Wellington Walkers are Welcome walk will visit the slopes of the Wrekin, looking for bluebells. The walk will start from the Leisure Centre at 2 pm. - please arrive by 13.50. The walk will last 1.5 to 2 hours and trainers or boots are advised as the route may involve mud! ABOUT WELLINGTON WALKERS ARE WELCOME Wellington, in Shropshire, was awarded the Walkers are Welcome (WaW) status in June 2010. We have two aims, to promote the interests of local…

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Lucy Corbett Poetry Workshop

May 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wellington Civic Centre, Larkin Way
Wellington, TF1 1LX United Kingdom
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Poet and performer Lucy Corbett invites you to join her for a fun and inclusive poetry and performance workshop. Attendees will write and develop their own poems, and work on some performance poetry techniques and styles. Performing your work isn't mandatory but this will be a friendly and supportive environment to play with words and ideas. No experience necessary - playfulness and creativity encouraged! Book Your Place!

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Charles Dickens-The Man, His Life & Characters

May 3 @ 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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50 Tree Walk

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Admaston House Community Centre, Wellington Road, Admaston
Telford, TF5 0BN United Kingdom
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Dothill Local Nature Reserve 50 TREE WALK TO CELEBRATE 50 YEARS OF TELFORD. The Friends of Dothill Local Nature Reserve, will start the walk outside Admaston House, Wellington Road, TF5 0BN. 10.00am on Friday 4th. May 2018. Stout footwear required. Join us to open our new walk at Dothill Local Nature Reserve, looking at 50 different trees, to mark 50 years of Telford. See trees that will live for 3000 years and are the largest living organisms in the plant…

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Didgeridoo Sound Healing Workshop

May 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Arleston Community Centre, Saint Giles Close
Telford, TF1 2AB United Kingdom
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This is an unique and wonderful experience that is not to be missed. Moving up from Gloucester in 2008, Chris has never looked back and his Didgeridoo playing has reached a new level recording to date:  6 albums with a 7th in the pipeline and has been on television and radio numerous times which can be viewed on his website.  Chris will perform with his Didgeridoo weaving its magic to create a healing sound for pure relaxation, meditation, healing and…

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Jane McNulty Writing Workshops

May 5 @ 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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Didgeridoo Sound Healing Workshop

May 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Arleston Community Centre, Saint Giles Close
Telford, TF1 2AB United Kingdom
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This is an unique and wonderful experience that is not to be missed. Moving up from Gloucester in 2008, Chris has never looked back and his Didgeridoo playing has reached a new level recording to date:  6 albums with a 7th in the pipeline and has been on television and radio numerous times which can be viewed on his website.  Chris will perform with his Didgeridoo weaving its magic to create a healing sound for pure relaxation, meditation, healing and…

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Jane McNulty Writing Workshops

May 5 @ 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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Wellington Cycle Ride

May 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wellington Civic Centre, Larkin Way
Wellington, TF1 1LX United Kingdom
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This is a lead 9.07KM (5 mile) route around the vibrant market town of Wellington. The route has a total ascent of 148.55m and has a maximum elevation of 205.66m and there is a half way rest point if needed! All 16-18 years olds must be accompanied by an adult/guardian. Please note that the organisers have advised that this is not suitable for under 16 year olds. Sensible road/mountain bikes required. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER PLEASE MEET OUTSIDE THE WELLINGTON…

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Family Discovery Day

May 7 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint, 9 Glebe Street, Wellington
Telford, TF1 1SQ United Kingdom
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FAMILY DISCOVERY DAY Please 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. This is drop-in event throughout the day and is suited to…

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October 2018

The Childrens Challenge

October 3 - October 15
Dothill Junior School, Severn Drive
Wellington, Telford TF1 3JB United Kingdom
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From 3rd October 2018 to 15th October 2018, the 'Junior Friends of Dothill Local Nature Reserve', based at 'Dothill Primary School', will be collecting stones and painting them, with pictures of the animals and plants found at 'Dothill Local Nature Reserve'. Each pebble will be numbered, to identify which child painted that stone. On the morning of Tuesday 16th October, all the painted stones will be given to 'The Senior Friends of Dothill Local Nature Reserve'. They will hide them,…

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Graham lloyd – Fifty Not Out: The Six Sixes Revisited

October 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wellington Cricket Club, Haygate Road
Wellington, Telford TF1 2BW United Kingdom
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History was made when the then Nottinghamshire captain, Garry Sobers, hit Glamorgan’s Malcolm Nash for six sixes at St Helen’s in Swansea in 1968. No batsman had ever scored 36 runs from six successive deliveries in the 150+ year history of the game. Howzat?, by GRAHAME LLOYD, proves that the ball sold by Christie’s for £26,400 in 2006 is a fake - because it’s the wrong make. The book is basically a whodunnit? – with a ball instead of a body. The…

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