MARCH - What's On in Oswestry

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27 February - 4 March

The End of the Affair

Attfield Theatre, Oswestry

Graham Greene’s The End of the Affair will be performed by amateur dramatic society Attfield Theatre Company at 7.45pm for six nights. Tickets £7. Telephone box office on 01691 680222 for details.

 

27 February – 4 March

Sister Act

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

An all new production of the Broadway and West End smash hit musical comedy Sister Act returns to the UK starring The X Factor’s Alexandra Burke and directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood. Various times and prices. Contact www.grandtheatre.co.uk for details.

 

1 March

Thai Cooking Demo

Upstairs Downstairs cookery workshop, Oswestry

Learn to prepare and cook your own dishes from Thailand using authentic Thai herbs and spices. 6pm-8.30pm. £15.Book at www.globalcookshop.co.uk

 

1 March

Charcoal portraits

The Qube, Oswald Road, Oswestry

Four week courses to develop drawing skills and techniques through this versatile medium, with tutor artist Darren Fraser. 2pm-4pm. £80. Call 01691 656882 or email info@qube-oca.org.uk to book your place.

 

1 March

Knitter Natter

British Ironwork Centre, near Oswestry

Join fellow knitters for a natter between 11am-12pm. Every first Wednesday of the month. www.britishironworkcentre.co.uk

 

1 March

Mini Blacksmith Experience

British Ironwork Centre, near Oswestry

Discover hidden talents as a blacksmith in this free mini workshop. Sessions last for 20 minutes in the forge with the resident blacksmith. Telephone 0800 6888386 for details or booking.

 

1 March

Menopause the Musical

Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Starring Cheryl Fergison (EastEnders), Maureen Nolan  (The Nolans), Rebecca Wheatley (Casualty) and Ruth Berkeley (Penny Dreadful), this hysterical all-singing, all-dancing comedy is set in a department store, where four women with seemingly nothing in common, meet by chance and make fun of their woeful lives experiencing ‘the change’. Starts 7.30pm. www.theatresevern.co.uk for details.

 

1 March

Sweet Bean – Borderlines Film Festival

Kinokulture, Oswestry

Sweet Bean (PG) directed by Japanese director Naomi Kawase is a one-off screening for Borderlines Film Festival. 7.30pm, priced £7.50. www.kinokulture.org.uk for booking and details.

 

 

2 March

Cameo – over 60s group

Whole Life Christian Centre, Cabin Lane Church, Oswestry

Join Cameo for tea, coffee, cakes and conversation on the first Thursday of every month. 2pm. Telephone 01691 671167 for details.

 

2 March

Wine club

Oswestry Cricket Club

Twelve Green Bottles’ wine club, from 7pm. For information go to www.twelvegreenbottleswine.co.uk

 

2-5 March

Youth Music Festival

Christchurch and Oswestry Methodist Church

More than 300 talented young performers compete in this respected competition aimed at encouraging musical development. There are a huge number of classes using various instruments. The performances are free to watch and are held in local venues concluding with the Sunday final at Christchurch. For details contact 01691 680222.

 

2 March

The Salesman – Borderlines Film Festival

Kinokulture, Oswestry

Celebrated Iranian auteur Asghar Farhadi’s new film (12A) examines the strained relationship of a middle-class married couple, Rana and Emad. 7.30pm, priced £7.50. www.kinokulture.org.uk for booking and details.

 

3 March

Coffee and Chaos

Whole Life Christian Centre, Cabin Lane Church, Oswestry

Under 5s and their carers meet every Friday from 9am-11.15am for play and chat. Telephone 01691 671167 for details.

 

3 & 4 March

Jackie – Borderlines Film Festival

Kinokulture, Oswestry

Oscar winner Natalie Portman is Jackie Kennedy in acclaimed Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larrain’s study of the former First Lady following her husband’s assassination. Cert 15, starts 7.30pm, tickets £7.50. www.kinokulture.org.uk for booking and details.

 

4 March

Spring Members’ extravaganza

British Ironwork Centre, near Oswestry

Members of the British Ironwork Centre are invited to this exclusive shopping event with an array of exciting new products. Telephone 0800 6888386 for details.

 

4 March

40th Anniversary Concert

Christchurch, Oswestry

Celebrate 40 years of the Youth Music Festival at a special concert including many of the talented performers since its introduction, from 7.30pm until 9.30pm. Booking essential, contact the Guildhall on 01691 680222.

 

4 March

Mother’s Day pottery

Baby Bird Café, Oswestry

Join Bambino Bazaar between 1-3pm. A choice of ceramic items (£5-£12) that can be painted by little ones. Items are then glazed, fired and returned to Baby Bird for collection. www.babybirdcafe.co.uk

 

5 March

Midlands Breakfast Club

British Ironwork Centre, near Oswestry

A gathering of car enthusiasts from across the UK. Join them for a breakfast sandwich and a browse of the vehicles on display. All are welcome and entry is free. Telephone 0800 6888386 for details.

 

6-8 March

Three-day upholstery workshop

Chalk CIC, Leg Street, Oswestry

Learn the skills to upholster furniture at home over three days from 10am – 5pm

Tish leads the workshop and will teach you traditional techniques of upholstery. By the end of the three days you will have a finished chair and the skills to create beautiful chairs! You will need a chair and cover material, tools and lunch are included. £180. www.chalkcic.co.uk

 

7 March

Joyful Noise Choir

Whole Life Christian Centre, Cabin Lane Church, Oswestry

Weekly Tuesday evening practice session for the Oswestry Community Gospel Choir - Joyful Noise. 7pm-8.30pm. For details contact 01691 680222.

 

7 March

The Art of Pasta Making

Upstairs Downstairs Cookery workshop, Oswestry

Make your own fresh-filled pasta and filled ravioli with a traditional tomato sauce. 11am-1.30pm. £49. www.globalcookshop.co.uk

 

8 March

Classical French cookery

Upstairs Downstairs Cookery workshop, Oswestry

Make a French classic, Coq au Vin with croutons, an authentic French bread (Fougasse), and a Salade Melangée - delicieux! 11am-1.30pm. £49. www.globalcookshop.co.uk

 

9 March

Jigsaw club

Whole Life Christian Centre, Cabin Lane Church, Oswestry

Feeling isolated or lonely or in need of friendship? Jigsaw meet twice a month on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 2pm. Telephone 01691 671167 for details.

 

9 March

Picture Perfect

The Qube, Oswald Road, Oswestry

Start of six-week course leaning how to capture beautiful location with your digital camera. 10am-1pm. £65. Call 01691 656882 or email info@qube-oca.org.uk to book your place.

 

11 March

Demonstration of Moroccan Cooking

Upstairs Downstairs Cookery workshop, Oswestry.

Join us in the kitchen to discover the flavours of a Moroccan feast. We will show you how to prepare cous-cous by hand, make a tagine and a Moroccan bread and taste various salads from the region of Marakesh.11am-1.30pm. £15. www.globalcookshop.co.uk

 

12 March

Wedding Fayre

Sweeney Hall Hotel, near Oswestry

Brides to be should join the Sweeney Hall for their spring wedding fayre from 11am. Meet the experienced sales team and exhibitors including stationery, photography, florists, wedding cars and cake makers. For more information telephone Lindsay on 01691 652450

 

14 March

Kate Hamer – The Doll Funeral

Booka Bookshop, Oswestry

An evening in the company of the bestselling author of The Girl in the Red Coat as she talks about her new novel The Doll Funeral. Doors open 7pm. Tickets £5 plus booking fee from Booka. www.bookabookshop.co.uk

 

15 March

Textile Treats Workshop

The Qube, Oswald Road, Oswestry

Create unique textile treats with a contemporary resist method (bag/pencil case/canvas). 10am-4pm. £65. Call 01691 656882 or email info@qube-oca.org.uk to book your place.

 

16 March

Stanley Kubrick Mini Season: Eyes Wide Shut

Kinokulture, Oswestry

Kubrick’s daring last film, cert 18, starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. 7.30pm. www.kinokulture.org.uk for booking and details.

 

17 March

Pimp your pitch

The Qube, Oswald Road, Oswestry

Improve networking and presentation skills and sales techniques. 10am-4pm. £85. Call 01691 656882 or email info@qube-oca.org.uk to book your place.

 

19 March

Nature Watch with Shropshire Wildlife Trust

British Ironwork Centre, near Oswestry

Shropshire Wildlife Trust invite you to explore and learn about our beautiful natural surroundings. Fun facts for the whole family. Telephone 0800 6888386 for details.

 

19 March

Photos for Mother’s Day

Baby Bird Café, Oswestry

Photos for Mothers Day with Elizabeth Edward Photography from 9am-12pm.

Drop in for a 6x9 printed & mounted photo for your family/little one for just £5 to take away on the day.

 

21 March

Filleting and Cooking Fish

Upstairs Downstairs Cookery workshop, Oswestry

This course will teach you to gut, scale, fillet and cook a locally-caught round fish and a flat fish, fresh from the seas around Britain. 11am-1.30pm. £49. www.globalcookshop.co.uk

 

22-26 March

Gangsta Granny

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

World premiere of the brilliant David Walliam’s story of Ben and his Gangsta Granny. Various times and prices, visit www.grandtheatre.co.uk for details.

 

23 March

Lino Printing Workshop

The Qube, Oswald Road, Oswestry

Learn how to make your own linocut prints with tutor Charlotte Jackson. 1pm-4pm. £20.

 

 

24-26 March

Napoleonic Re-enactment and Living History Weekend

Whittington Castle

Skirmishes, weapon displays and talks. www.whittingtoncastle.co.uk

 

25 March

Make Your Own Remedies

Gablecroft, Whittington

Learn how to use everyday ingredients from the garden and kitchen to make natural and chemical-free remedies for the whole family. With herbalist Louise Idoux from 10am-1pm, £25. To book telephone 01691 656934

 

26 March

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Lion Quays Hotel & Spa, Weston Rhyn, near Oswestry

Celebrate spring with a tea party with a difference. Visit www.lionquays.co.uk for details.

 

26 March

Mother’s Day lunch

Sweeney Hall Hotel, near Oswestry

Why not give Mum the day off this year and treat her to a Mother’s Day lunch at Sweeney Hall? Three course lunch at £22 per person and £12 for children. Contact 01691 652450 or email enquiries@sweeneyhall.co.uk for details.

 

26 March

Free Mothering Sunday events

 Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Telford

As part of their 50th Anniversary celebrations The Ironbridge Gorge Museums are inviting mums to enjoy a day out as their guest at five of their sites on Mothering Sunday, when accompanied by another full-paying adult. This free entry offer includes Blists Hill Victorian Town, Coalport China Museum, Tar Tunnel, Jackfield Tile Museum, Museum of The Gorge, the Darby Houses and Enginuity.

 

28 March

Exhibition on screen: The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism

Kinokulture, Oswestry

Film based on the popular exhibition The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, from the Florence Griswold Museum, in Connecticut. 7pm. www.kinokulture.org.uk for booking and details.

 

28 March

Authentic Spanish Tapas cookery

Upstairs Downstairs Cookery workshop, Oswestry

Learn to make classic tapas dishes, from albondigas (Spanish meatballs) and tortilla espanola (a Spanish omelette) to chorizo and thyme bread rolls. 11am-1.30pm. £49.

 

28 March – 1 April

Joseph & the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

X-Factor winner Joe McElderry stars as Joseph in the Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber classic musical. www.theatresevern.co.uk for bookings, times and prices.

30 March

West Side Story

Kinokulture, Oswestry

Part of the Afternoon Classics season, this award-winning adaptation of Romeo and Juliet has captivated audiences for four decades. 1.30pm. www.kinokulture.org.uk for booking and details.

 

31 March

Artisan Market

Bailey Street and Bailey Head, Oswestry

Browse and buy from a collection of quality local craft and food producers.

 

31 March

Neil Mcsweeney and Vera Van Heeringen

Hermon Chapel Arts Centre, Oswestry

Folk singer-songwriter Neil McSweeney emerged from the flowering of Sheffield music that gave the world Arctic Monkeys and Richard Hawley and has since established himself as ‘a songwriter of rare ability’. 8pm. www.hermonchapel.com or telephone 01691 662196