What's on in Oswestry this October?


29 September

ARTISAN MARKET

Bailey Street and Bailey Head 

A collection of quality local craft and food producers held in Bailey Street and the Bailey Head.  

9am-3pm

01691 680222


Mon-Sat until 4 November

AUTUMN OPEN EXHIBITION

Willow Gallery, Oswestry

The exhibition showcases a variety of media and styles, including paintings by acclaimed portrait artist Daniel James Yeomans; Free admission; 9.30am-5pm

01691 657575; willowgalleryoswestry@gmail.com 


Until 1 October

WREXHAM ART GROUP EXHIBITION 

Whittington Castle, Whittington Near Oswestry

For more information visit:

www.whittingtoncastle.co.uk or call 01691 662500


1 October 

GREEN FAIR

Whittington Castle, Whittington, near Oswestry

Free entrance just £1 to park.  For more information visit:

www.whittingtoncastle.co.uk or call 01691 662500


2 October

NLP FOR BUSINESS

Qube, Oswald Road, Oswestry

Introduction to NLP techniques for improving sales, marketing and management skills.

Tutor: Bridgette Handley

10am-4pm, £75

For further details contact 01691 656882


2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 October 

LEARN TO LINDY HOP!

Dunbabin Room, Willow Gallery, Oswestry

Monday classes: 7-7.45pm for Beginners; 8-8.45pm for Improvers; Contact Adie on 07980 291311; Facebook: Oswestry Swing Shack


2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28 & 30 October

SLIMMING WORD

The Whole Life Centre, Cabin Lane, Oswestry

Monday Group: 9.30am, 11.30am, 5.30pm & 7.30pm

Saturday Group: 8.30am & 10am

For more information call Claire on 07882 174539

www.slimmingworld.co.uk


2, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24 & 27 October

FAMILY AND LOCAL HISTORY GROUP 

Oswestry Library, Arthur St, Oswestry

Family and Local History Group drop- in sessions for help with your family and local history enquiries

Mondays 10am-12pm and Fridays 1.30pm -4pm

01743 250351


3, 10, 17, 24, 31 October

OS ROCKS

Christ Church, Oswestry

Alternative mixed voice choir

7.30pm – 9pm

Jan Ellis 07830 783783


Starting 3 October

Course: BATIK FOR COLLAGE with JENNY O’LEARY

Dunbabin Room, Willow Gallery, Oswestry

Learn the art of batik on paper and tissue paper; 4 sessions over 4 weeks

10am-1pm, £80

01691 657575; willowgalleryoswestry@gmail.com 


3 October

TABLE 19 (12A)

Kinokulture Cinema,Oswestry

Anna Kendrick, Stephen Merchant and Lisa Kudrow star in a comedy about a group of unwanted guests relegated to the ‘random’ table at a wedding reception. However, stuck with the misfits of Table 19, Kendrick begins to find some solace amongst her fellow tablemates.

Tickets & information www.oswestryfilmsociety.com


3 October

PANT LUNCH 

Cross Guns Inn, Pant 

Main course and a cup of tea or coffee for £5.

An informal way to meet up with other people, without having to join or become a member of a formal club. Everyone is invited to come along. 12.30pm – 3pm.


3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 October

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


3,10,17,24 & 31 October

BEGINNERS' PAINTING AND DRAWING 

Qube, Oswald Road, Oswestry

A fun, weekly drop-in class to try out new techniques and build your confidence

Tuesdays, 10am-12pm

£8 per week. For further details contact 01691 656882


4, 11, 18 & 25 October 

SLIMMING WORD

Memorial Hall, Oswestry

Wednesday  group: 9am, 11am, 1pm, 5pm & 7pm

For more information call Emma on 07581 458656

www.slimmingworld.co.uk


4 October

HEARING AID CLINIC RUN BY NHS VOLUNTEERS

Oswestry Library, Arthur St

Free drop-in event. 10am – 12pm.  01743 250351


4 October to 21st November

THE OSWESTRY AND SHROPSHIRE ART COMPETITION

Oswestry Visitor and Exhibition Centre

Entries are on show from now until the end of November, vist and vote for your favourite piece in your own public ballot. Then take morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea in our richly characterful coffee shop

Live piano playing at Saturday lunch.

Free entry, open Monday to Saturday 10am - 4.40pm

01691 662753


5, 12, 19 & 26 October 

TAP DANCE WITH MICHELLE DELIEU

Dunbabin Room, Willow Gallery, Oswestry 

Enquiries: 07590 632050; love2daneclasses@hotmail.co.uk 


5 October

CAMEO – OVER 60’S GROUP

Whole Life Christian Centre, Cabin Lane Church, Oswestry

Join Cameo for tea, coffee, cakes and conversation on the first Thursday of every month at 2pm. 

01691 671167 for details


6 October

Drop into Shakespeare – Coriolanus

Oswestry Library

Talk by Pam Johnson in time for a live screening on 11 October at Kinoculture.

£3. Book with library staff. 01743 250351


6 October 

MATISSE LINO PRINTING WORKSHOP

Qube, Oswald Road, Oswestry

Learn how to make your own Matisse-inspired linocut prints.

Tutor: Charlotte Jackson. 9.30am-12.30pm, £20

For further details contact 01691 656882


6, 13, 20 & 27 October 

YOGA WITH BETTY

Dunbabin Room, Willow Gallery, Oswestry

Mixed ability. Newcomers always welcome; 10-11.30am

Contact Betty for more information: 01938 554894


6, 13, 20, 27 October

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.

01691 671167


7 October 

Workshop: FREE MACHINE EMBROIDERY with SUZETTE SMART

Dunbabin Room, Willow Gallery, Oswestry

Create a bowl or cup & saucer with free machine embroidery

10am-4pm; £40

01691 657575; willowgalleryoswestry@gmail.com 


7 October

Bilingual Concert

The Marches, School, Morda Road, Oswestry

North Wales Music Choir

Rhodri Jones and Gaynor Ellis, soprano 

7.30pm. Tickets £12

Monies raised to go to Severn Hospice and Hospice at Home

Please call 01691 654838


7 October

PANT AUTUMN BAZAAR

Pant Memorial Hall, Pant, Near Oswestry

The Bazaar is being held between 2pm and 5pm for locals and visitors alike and will feature stalls from a number of local organisations and businesses as well as refreshments and an opportunity to see the facilities offered in the Hall. 2pm-5pm. Free Entry

For more information visit: https://pant.today/pant-autumn-bazaar-2017


9 October

An interview with author Joanna Cannon (‘The trouble with goats and sheep’)

Oswestry Library

3-5pm. Free event. Book with library staff. 01743 250351


Starting 9 October 

Course: BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION with TERESKA SHEPHERD

Dunbabin Room, Willow Gallery, Oswestry 

Capture in watercolour the forms and textures of a variety of seasonal plants; 4 sessions over 7 weeks

10am-3.30pm; £110; 01970 621580; learning@aber.ac.uk 


10 October

MATISSE TEXTILE BOOKS 

Qube, Oswald Road, Oswestry

Create a beautiful, stitched, mixed-media textile book.

Tutor: Suzette Smart

10am-4pm, £40

For further details contact 01691 656882


Starting 11 October 

Course: CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING with DONAGHY

Enjoy this ancient art, capturing the feel of nature in its simplest forms; 4 sessions over 4 weeks

9.30am-1.30pm; £85

01691 657575; willowgalleryoswestry@gmail.com 


Starting 12 October

Course: LOOSE OIL PAINTING with LEO DONAGHY

Explore colour, form and design on a big scale; 4 sessions over 4 weeks; 

9.30am-1.30pm, £85

01691 657575; willowgalleryoswestry@gmail.com 


12 October

STOMA OPEN DAY

The Memorial Hall, Oswestry

Organised by Shropshire BOTS. A talk by Montgomeryshire MP Glyn Davies on his experience of life with a stoma. Plus advice from other experts. Free refreshments. 

10.30am and 3pm.

01691 238357, ireneconstable @phonecoop.coop


13 October

A WOMAN’S VOICE

Oswestry Library

Talk by author PJ Roscoe (Diary of Margery Blake) about women’s lives in the 19th century. A learning at lunchtime event. 

12.30-1.30pm

£3. Please book with library staff. 01743 250351


13 & 27 October

‘WOW’ WORDS ‘N’ PICS OPEN WRITERS 

Creative writing – beginners and all abilities welcome.  

Interactive workshops and full support, 

New venue - Community Room, Llwyn Fields, (off Llwyn Rd) Oswestry, SY11 1HG - with flat access, disabled facilities and kitchen available. Come along and have fun with writing!

Meeting fortnightly 1.30 – 3.30pm.

For more information contact Jan on 07702 165717 or email janhedger7@googlemail.com


14 & 15 October

Workshop: PORTRAIT PAINTING USING ACRYLICS WITH DAVID BANNISTER

Develop a process for working on a portrait; 2-day workshop; 

10am-4pm; £80; 01691 657575; willowgalleryoswestry@gmail.com


14 October

APPLE DAY

Bailey Head

This established annual event celebrates the apple and healthy eating with lots of interesting varieties of apples and advice on growing by the local orchard group CROP.  9am-2pm.

01691 680222


14 October

PROMS COMES TO ELLESMERE IN SUPPORT OF AGE UK

St. Mary's Church, Ellesmere

Featuring The Shrewsbury Light Orchestra & Ellesmere College Choral Society

7.30pm

Price per ticket to include welcome drink. Tickets from £10—£12.50, Under-16s £7.50

Tickets on sale from: Helen Hearn—01691 622242, Hazel Wakefield—07974 150250, Anne Wignall—alwignall@gmail.com or from Ismay’s, 16 High Street, Ellesmere


14 & 28 October 

LIFE DRAWING 

Qube, Oswald Road, Oswestry

Work at your own pace in this untutored class.

10am-12pm. £6

For further details contact 01691 656882


17 October

SEX IN THE NOVELS OF THOMAS HARDY

Oswestry Library

Dave Andrews discusses the role of women in a number of Hardy’s novels, including Tess of the D’Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure. A learning at lunchtime event.

12.30-1pm

£3. Book with library staff. 01743 250351


17 October

CITY OF TINY LIGHTS (15)

Kinokulture Cinema,Oswestry

Riz Ahmed (Star Wars) plays private eye Tommy Akhtar, whose latest case finds him attempting to track down a missing person. As his search begins he starts to unearth some troubling secrets about his own past loves, friendships and family in this modern London set noir.

Tickets & information www.oswestryfilmsociety.com


21 October 

ADELE (KATIE MARKHAM) WORLD NO.1 ADELE TRIBUTE

Lion Quays Hotel and Spa, near Oswestry

Tickets £40 which includes a 3-course meal and disco 

Tables of 10 available

Raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support 

Contact Nicola Barkley on 07871 761096


21 October

SHROPSHIRE PRODUCE MARKET

Handpicked Shropshire-based food and craft producers selling the best the county has to offer in the town centre 9am-3pm

01691 680222


21 - 31 October

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR

Park Hall Farm, Burma Rd, Park Hall near Oswestry

The thrills and excitement of Halloween return again so join us in a quest to scare and be scared!

Venture through Haunted House and Halloween Maze   squeeze through the Claustrophobia Wall – don’t get stuck!

There’s pumpkin carving every day and lots of wacky  Halloween games

We can’t wait, can you?  whooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!

Tel: 01691 671123 www.parkhallfarm.co.uk


21 October 

AUTUMN CRAFT FAIR

Willow Gallery, Oswestry

Wide range of quality arts & crafts – start your Christmas shopping; Free admission; 10am-5pm

01691 657575; willowgalleryoswestry@gmail.com


22 October 

FENCING WITH THE FOIL EXPERIENCE

Dunbabin Room, Willow Gallery, Oswestry

Taster sessions led by Bridie Lloyd; 2½ hours - £30 per person; 07773 454157


24-28 October 

WHITTINGTON CASTLE GHOST TOURS 

Whittington Castle, Whittington Near Oswestry

Join your spirit guide as she leads you around the castle and grounds. On the tour you will be joined by several spirits/ghosts of the castle. Hear their stories and be prepared for a few scares along the way. 6.30pm each night tickets are £4 per adult and £3 per child. Bring a torch and coat as some of the tour is outside. Not suitable for very young children as some characters jump out at you and also some dark rooms. Ring to reserve a ticket as these usually sell out fast.

For more information visit:

www.whittingtoncastle.co.uk or call 01691 662500


25 October

KNIT FOR LIFE

Oswestry Library, Arthur St

Come along and knit with this local charity that support direct-aid distributions to many countries around the world.  Free drop-in event.  1.30pm-3pm.

More information available about the charity at www.knitforllife.co.uk



25 October

DISABILITY OSWESTRY MEETING

DO - as in 'We can do'.

Hope Church, Laburnum Drive, Oswestry, SY11 2QR. 10.30am - midday.

Margarete Davies from People 2 People’s Local Support Swap is talking to us this month. This project aims to identify flexible ways of supporting unpaid carers in their localities and to facilitate and support initiatives that communities and carers wish to develop to do this. This may be building on something that already exists or creating something new.  There will also be coffee and cake, and a networking opportunity for everybody supporting people with any kind of disability. Absolutely everybody is welcome.

E-mail: disabilityoswestry161@gmail.com

Tel: 01691 680382


Starting 25 October 

Course: MINDFULNESS with ALAN BUTTERWORTH

Dunbabin Room, Willow Gallery, Oswestry

8 sessions over 8 weeks; £159 (£144 before Sept 21), including a copy of The Little Mindfulness Workbook, practice book, 4 CDs; 07816 988124; newmindfulness@gmail.com


27 October 

AN EVENING OF SUPERNATURAL ENTERTAINMENT AT WHITTINGTON CASTLE 

Whittington Castle, Whittington Near Oswestry

Join us for a glass of wine or refreshments in our tearoom before the re-launch of P. J. Roscoe’s first award-winning novel, Echoes and as it's a supernatural, historical thriller one of the main settings of the book is a ruined castle.  She will tell you all about her books, answer questions and also tell you what she has picked up on at Whittington Castle via her spirit guide. 

Please book tickets for these events. Tickets are available £7.50 adults and £2.50 children. 

For more information visit:

www.whittingtoncastle.co.uk or call 01691 662500


27 October 

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR

British Ironwork Centre, Near Oswestry

Bring your little monsters along to experience our Halloween Spooktacular!

Fancy dress is encouraged for the kids and adults, we want to see your best fancy-dress costumes as there are some special prizes to be won! Plenty of spooky activities for all the family.

Devilish doughnut tree, apple bobbing, the FEAR challenge, face painting, fire breathing, stilt walkers

01691 610952


27 October 

ARTISAN MARKET

Bailey Street and Bailey Head 

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

01691 680222


28 October 

BEAGLE MEET

Brynhafod Playing Field, Oswestry

(All breeds welcome)

Drinks and treats will be brought for the hounds and flasks of coffee for the rest of us!

To find out more search ‘Oswestry Beagle Gatherings’ on Facebook


28 October 

REMI HARRIS PROJECT

Willow Gallery, Oswestry

Led by exciting young guitarist and drawing inspiration from gypsy swing jazz, blues, rock and more; 8pm (doors open 7pm); licensed bar; £12 (children £6); 01691 657575; willowgalleryoswestry@gmail.com


28 & 29 October

Workshop: INTRODUCTION TO HAND BUILDING IN CERAMICS with GEORGINA WRIGHT

Suitable for beginners, or those wishing to refresh their skills; 2-day workshop

10am-4pm; £130 (including firing & clay); 01691 657575; willowgalleryoswestry@gmail.com


29 October 

HALLOWEEN DAYTIME EVENT 

Whittington Castle, Whittington Near Oswestry

Come dressed up and play some Halloween games for prizes, join the spooky trail and visit the witch. 

Enter the carved pumpkin competition for a prize. 

1pm – 4pm. £1 per person.

For more information visit: www.whittingtoncastle.co.uk or call 01691 662500


31 October

HALLOWEEN EVENING PROCESSION

Whittington Castle, Whittington Near Oswestry

Visit the witch and games. £1 per person. 6pm-8pm.

For more information visit: www.whittingtoncastle.co.uk or call 01691 662500