Sunday 28 January 2024

Whittington Music Festival - it`s time to buy your tickets!

Dear Blogger,

Message from Whittington Music Festival


Book Your Tickets

Steven Isserlis CBE, celebrated cellist and our Honorary Patron says of the 2024 festival:
'As always, the festival offers a wonderfully fresh and enticing blend of the familiar and the unfamiliar, presented by a very special group of (mostly young) musicians who will give the music their all. It promises to be a marvellous and memorable festival - enjoy it; I know you will!'
Buy your festival tickets

Tickets go on general sale this coming Thursday February 1st, online at as well as at Rowanthorn and in Whittington Post Office. Tickets for the Family concert plus Jazz on Saturday afternoon cost £15 and for the other concerts £19, with under 26s admitted free to everything. If you intend to buy a Festival Pass, price £76 (a saving of £15) you have until Thursday February 15th to do this. Passes are only available online.
Help needed!

We are urgently looking for someone to work out the logistics of getting musicians to and from Bronygarth and Whittington over five days. You need to have an eye for detail and be able to use Google docs, but the good news is that you will have help from Jude Greaves and will be rewarded with free tickets. The task should take 10 hours in total, from mid-February until the festival week in May.

If you are interested, please email
Gentle Reminder
If you haven't already renewed your Friend subscription please consider doing so now. New supporters are always welcome too!
Fundraising concert
The Scholars and Gentlemen chamber choir will give a concert in support of the Festival on Saturday March 23rd at 7:30pm in Whittington Church. Tickets £12 from Rowanthorn or on the door. Bar available.
The Dream of Gerontius

Cantiones join Chester Bach Singers and Chester Philharmonic Orchestra to perform this glorious work in Chester Cathedral on 2nd March, conducted by Martin Bussey

OBHAG talk, Oswestry`s High Street Heritage Action Zone

Dear Blogger

Message from Heather Hidden, Oswestry Borderland Historical Archaelogy Group

 Oswestry & Border History & Archaeology Group 

Our next meeting is at the Methodist Church Hall, Castle Street SY11 1LF

Friday 9th February at 7.30 pm

 'Celebrating our history & heritage, Oswestry's High Street Heritage Action Zone'

With Samatha Jones, project officer for Oswestry's High Street Heritage Action Zone programme.

Samantha will talk about work undertaken to restore historic shop fronts, improve town centre alley ways including the Willow Street entrance to the park, and celebrate the town and its heritage through events. She will also provide an update on Llwyd Mansion, recently purchased by Oswestry Town Council with support from the HAZ programme.

                                                                                                                                                                                                           Entry:Visitors £5 Members £2