APRIL - What's On in Oswestry

(Image credit: Shropshire & Telford TSB)

 

1 April

CANTIONES CHOIR & BORDERS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA – BRUCKNER, HAYDN, HANDEL

Holy Trinity Church, Oswestry 7:30pm until 9:00pm

Cantiones Chamber Choir joins with the Border Chamber Orchestra for a concert of superb

music. FREE for under 16s. Tickets: £10 from Rowanthorn, The Oswestry

Heritage Centre, or from members of the choir.

 

2 April

DERWEN SPONSORED WALK

New route starting and finishing at Derwen

College 1:30pm start

For more information contact 01691 661234

 

2 April

A FAMILY FUN DAY

Walford Campus, Baschurch

New born lambs, dog and equine displays, chicks hatching, treasure hunt, climbing wall, face

painting, vintage machinery and much more. FREE parking at Walford Campus or at Corbett School for park and ride. £10 per car/family on foot. For details contact 01691 688080  www.nsc.ac.uk

 

2 April

APRIL FOOLS’ CAR SHOW

Canal Central, Maesbury Marsh, Near Oswestry.

Relaxed and informal show of vintage, classic and interesting vehicles, from motorbikes to grand

tourers, steam vehicles to performance cars. Show opens 11am. Show winner announced

4pm. Tea-rooms open all day. Trips on the horse-drawn canal barge available.

For details contact 07910 240 655

 

2 April

WHITTINGTON MEDIEVAL GUILD– LIVING HISTORY DAY

Whittington Castle, Whittington, Near Oswestry

Free entrance (just £1 to park)Telephone 01691 662500

www.whittingtoncastle.co.uk

 

3 April 

BOOKSTART STORY TIME

Oswestry Library, Arthur St, Oswestry 2pm-2.30

Bookstart Story Time for pre-school children, parents & carers.  Free event. Tel: 01743 250351

3-5 April

 

 

UPHOLSTERY WORKSHOP

Chalk CIC, Leg Street, Oswestry

Three-day workshop 10am-5pm

Learn the 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

 

4 April

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

5 April

FREE MINI BLACKSMITH

EXPERIENCE

British Ironwork Centre, near Oswestry

Discover your hidden talents as a Blacksmith by taking part in our free mini workshop. With the opportunity to work in the forge with our resident Blacksmith, each session lasts for 20 minutes. Book now to avoid disappointment, this is a FREE taster session. Please read the terms and conditions before booking. Telephone 01691 610952 www.britishironworkcentre.co.uk

 

5 April

HEARING AID CLINIC RUN BY NHS VOLUNTEERS

Oswestry Library, Arthur Street, Oswestry

Free drop in event - 10am – 12pm

 

5 April

KNITTER NATTER

British Ironwork Centre, near Oswestry

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

01691 610952 www.britishironworkcentre.co.uk

 

6 April

TIME TO LISTEN

Oswestry Library, Arthur Street, Oswestry

Relax and listen in friendly company as library staff read aloud stories for adults.

Free drop in event. 2pm – 3pm

 

7 April

COFFEE AND CHAOS

Whole Life Christian Centre, Oswestry

Under 5s and their carers meet every Friday from 9am-11:15am for play and chat

For details contact 01691 671167

 

8 April

MONTPARNASSE LIVE!

Hermon Chapel Arts Centre, Oswestry

7:30pm until 11:00pm

Parisian singer Céline Dommart brings her unique blend of French chanson, Spanish

tango and American jazz to the Hermon Chapel Arts Centre.  The band features award winning

acoustic guitarist Cris Tolley, double bass legend Paul Smith and drum wizard Robin Payne

on drums and percussion.  Céline sings in French, English, Spanish and Italian -opening

up a whole world of music for her audience. Recent sell out concerts at MAC Birmingham

and Upton Jazz Festival amongst others have confirmed the band as one of the most

entertaining acts around, leaving audience members mesmerised and being described by

promoters as ‘the best act we’ve ever had’.  www.montparnassemusic.com www.hermonchapel.com

 

8 April

ROBBIE WILLIAMS TRIBUTE

Weston Pools Clubhouse, near Oswestry

£25 per ticket to include hog roast and disco.To book tickets call Nicola 07972 018796

 

8 April

BBC GET CREATIVE WEEKEND

Oswestry Library, Arthur Street, Oswestry

Come and have a go at a variety of art/craft activities. Free drop-in weekend 10am – 2pm

Tel: 01743 250351

 

8-23 April

EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA

Park Hall Farm, Burma Road, Oswestry

10am -5pm. Fun and games with the Great Egg Hunt at 12.45pm & 3.30pm.  The fun continues

with the ‘Crack the Combination’ hunt -  search around the farm for numbers to use to ‘crack

the combination’ of the chest which holds the chocolate eggs. 01691 671123

 

9 April

HOUSE OF THE BLACK STAR MEDIEVAL LIVING HISTORY DAY

Whittington Castle, near Oswestry

Free entrance (just £1 to park) Telephone 01691 662500

www.whittingtoncastle.co.uk

 

10-30 April

EGG-SPLORERS

British Ironwork Centre, near Oswestry

The Easter bunny has visited the Centre, but has unfortunately dropped all of his precious cargo!

Hundreds of yummy, scrummy Easter Eggs are now strewn about the Safari and your help

is needed to gather the clues! Make haste through the grounds in search of the missing

eggs, exploring hidden treasures and rabbit holes along the way to unlock all of the clues.

Special prizes and certificates will be awarded by the Head Explorer in the showroom, each

activity sheet is £3. No booking required.

Telephone 0800 6888386 for details.

 

11 April

FAMILY FUN MAKING WILLOW EASTER NESTS AND MOBILES

Oswestry Library, Arthur Street, Oswestry

Make a simple woven nest from willow and other natural materials which will make a lovely

home for your Easter eggs. £10 for an adult and up to 2 children. Additional children £2.50 each. 10am – 12pm

 

11 April

PAW PATROL PARTY

Baby Bird Café CIC, 23 Cross Street, Oswestry

£12 for children

 

 

13 April

NEEDLE FELTED EASTER DECORATIONS

Qube Oswald Road, Oswestry

This course teaches the basic techniques to create a 2D felted picture landscape in a relaxed

and informal environment. Learners will be able to design and create their own felt Easter decorations. No previous felting skills are required and all materials are provided. Feel free to bring your own design or wool. 1pm until 4pm - £20

For further details contact 01691 656882

 

13 April 

BOOK START

RHYME TIME

Oswestry Library, Arthur Street, Oswestry

Bookstart Rhyme Time for pre-school children, parents & carers.  Free drop in event – 2-2.30pm

Tel: 01743 250351

 

14 April

PLANT HUNTERS FAIR

Whittington Castle, Whittington, Near Oswestry

Free entrance (just £1 to park).Browse the stalls selling unusual plants.Telephone 01691 662500

www.whittingtoncastle.co.uk

 

14 April

EASTER PARTY

Baby Bird Café CIC, 23 Cross Street, Oswestry

£10 for children over 1: Includes themed buffet, crafts, games & party bags. Free tea or

Americano for adults. 3pm-4.30pm. Booking essential. For more information call: 01691

650603 or email: hello@babybirdcafe.co.uk

 

14 April

GOOD FRIDAY FAMILY DAY

9am until 3pm - Lots of family activities on the

Bailey Head with games, rides, entertainment,

face painting and Easter Hunt etc. Free prizes.

For more details contact 01691 680222

 

15 April

SHROPSHIRE PRODUCE MARKET

9am until 3pm - Handpicked Shropshire based

food and craft producers selling the best the

County has to offer in the town centre

For more details contact 01691 680222

 

16 April

CAR BOOT SALE

Whittington Castle, Whittington, Near Oswestry

£5 per car – free entrance – no trade stands

Telephone 01691 662500

www.whittingtoncastle.co.uk

 

16-17 April

EASTER EGG TRAIL

Whittington Castle, Whittington, Near Oswestry

From 10am-4pm. £1 per child follow the clues to discover your egg – you can complete in your

own time during the two days.

Telephone 01691 662500

www.whittingtoncastle.co.uk

 

17 April

BOOK START STORY TIME

Oswestry Library, Arthur St, Oswestry

Bookstart Story Time for pre-school children, parents & carers. 2-2.30pm. Free event

Tel: 01743 250351

 

18 April

MY LITTLE PONY PARTY

Baby Bird Café CIC, 23 Cross Street, Oswestry

£12 for children over 1:Includes themed buffet, crafts, games & party bags. Free tea or

Americano for adults. 4pm-5.30pm. Booking essential. For more information

call: 01691 650603 or email: hello@babybirdcafe.co.uk

 

18 April

QUICK READS BOOK CLUB

Oswestry Library, Arthur Street, Oswestry

Free event 1-2pm. Want to get into reading but low on confidence or short of time or concentration? Contact library staff for more details. 

 

21 April

HUNGRY CATERPILLAR PARTY

Baby Bird Café CIC, 23 Cross Street, Oswestry

£12 for children over 1: Includes themed buffet, crafts, games & party bags. Free tea or

Americano for adults. 3pm-4.30pm. Booking essential. For more information call: 01691

650603 or email: hello@babybirdcafe.co.uk

 

22 April

HEALTH AWARENESS DAY

Oswestry Library, Arthur Street, Oswestry

In association with the Rotary Club of Oswestry. Health information and fun activities for all

ages. Free drop in event – 10.30am – 1pm. Tel: 01743 250351

 

25 April

TIME TO REMEMBER – TIME TO LISTEN

Oswestry Library, Arthur Street, Oswestry

A chance for your loved one to share times past with the help of library staff and Shared

Memory Bags. Suitable for all abilities – while your loved one takes a trip down memory lane,

grab some time for a cuppa and listen to a good story read aloud. Please book with staff.  

Free event 10.30am – 2.30pm

 

25 April

LEARNING AT LUNCHTIME

Oswestry Library, Arthur Street, Oswestry

Julius Caesar unwrapped. Pam Johnson considers Shakespeare’s love of classical history

and great oratory in the famous Roman plot for power. £2.50 – 12.30pm – 1.30pm

Tel: 01743 250351

 

28 April

HISTORY OF MORDA

Morda School, Oswestry

Andrew Steele presents a talk on “The History of Morda and adjacent townships 10,000 BC –

1966” followed by a cheese and wine in aid of school funds – tickets are £5 available from the

school or Morda Shop

 

28 April

ARTISAN MARKET

9am until 3pm - A collection of quality local craft and food producers held in Bailey Street and

the Bailey Head For more details contact 01691 680222

 

29 April

CRAFT FAIR

Willow Gallery, 56 Willow Street, Oswestry

If you are a stall holder and wish to have a table, contact the gallery for an application

pack. If you would like to exhibit your own craft please get in touch - tables are

available for £35 (no commission taken on sales you make).

For more information call 01691 657575 info@willowgalleryoswestry.org

 

30 April

OSWESTRY HALF MARATHON & FAMILY FUN DAY

Shropshire's newest and the UK's most unique running event begins and ends at

the British Ironworks Sculpture Park. The 90-acre ground lends itself to all sorts of

events, with free parking, an on-site coffeeshop, and an amazing collection of metal

work, there will be plenty to keep you occupied both pre and post-race.

For details contact 01691 610952 www.britishironworkcentre.co.uk

 

30 April

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE – COMIC OPERETTA!

Marches School, Morda Road, Oswestry

6:00pm until 8:30pm

Heritage Opera’s new production of one of Gilbert & Sullivan's best loved comic operettas.

The singers are all fantastic experienced professionals. Tickets £26/£24 seniors/£10

students/under 16s/unwaged are available from Rowanthorn, 4 Old Chapel Court,

English Walls, Oswestry, or online at: https://rowanthorn.co.uk/events.html

Tel: 01691 238227

 

30 April-1 May

LIVING HISTORY WEEKEND

Whittington Castle, Whittington, Near Oswestry

Travel through Medieval Britain in our Living History Weekend. Open 10-4pm each day.

£2 per adult and £1 per child entrance.Telephone 01691 662500

www.whittingtoncastle.co.uk