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Love Oswestry - Oswestry’s Winter Arts and Culture Festival - 10th to 18th February 2024

Love Oswestry
Love Oswestry 2024

A winter celebration of Oswestry arts, culture and heritage

The 2024 Love Oswestry Winter Festival is here! All the latest events in the Love Oswestry Calendar are here.

Click in the links to book as there are very limited places on some of the events.

Paint the town – art workshop | Lantern Workshops | Drama Workshops | Story Telling | Guided Town Tours | DJ Taster Session | Drum Workshops | Story Shop | Twilight Lantern Parade 

Love Oswestry 2024 winter arts festival
Love Oswestry 2024

You are invited to Oswestry’s Winter Arts and Culture Festival. Join us to share our Love of Oswestry.
The Love Oswestry Finale Lantern Parade is on Saturday 17th February.
From 5.00pm come along to Oswestry Memorial Hall to collect your lantern. Don’t worry if you haven’t been able to go to a make -your-own lantern workshop there will be lots to choose from.
Then join us on Festival Square as we get ready for our twilight parade though the park and up to Bailey Head.
Prepare to meet the Bubble Fairies, they will be entertaining us with bubbles galore from about 5.30pm (weather permitting). Will you stroll or march? Follow the stilt walker and drummers (you can bring your own drum too!) as twilight deepens and our twinkling parade sets off through Cae Glas Park at 6 o’clock. It isn’t too far to The Bailey Head for our fantastic fiery finale.

Love Oswestry Lantern Parade 17th February from 6pm at Festival Square - collect the lanterns from 5.00pm and enjoy the bubble fairies from about 5.30pm.

Love Oswestry Winter 24 festival

FREE STAGE COMBAT WORKSHOPS
FOR ALL AGES INCLUDING ADULTS DURING
FEBRUARY HALF TERM
led by Tom Jordan, a professional stage combat instructor, actor,
director and Royal Shakespeare Company Associate.
AGES 8 – 10
Two days Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 February, 10am to 3pm
AGES 11 – 17
Two days Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 February, 10am to 3pm
ADULT 18+
Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 February, 7pm to 9.30pm
Open Space Studios
above Oswestry library
The workshops are FREE but must be booked.

Another Romeo and another Juliet in a strikingly difference love story
“ Is love a tender thing? It is too rough, too rude, too boisterous, and it pricks like thorn.”
Shakespeare’s timeless poetry provides the backdrop for this delicate and moving account of old age, memory and the demands we make of those we love. Ben Power’s play weaves the text of Romeo and Juliet into a provocative new tale of love and sacrifice.  Re-imagining Shakespeare’s story, A Tender Thing is an elegiac yet ultimately hopeful account of the human capacity for love.

Tickets still available for performance at Hermon Chapel on Sunday 18th February at 2pm.

Please note: Saturday night performance at Hermon has been cancelled.

Love Oswestry 2024

Designs in Mind host lantern making workshops at their shop in Cross Street in preparation for the sunset lantern parade at Love Oswestry on 17th February.
Come along to make you’re your own special lantern and then join the illuminated Saturday parade and walk through Oswestry town. These free workshops are ideal for children aged 8+ (accompanied by an adult).
You are welcome to join the parade even if you haven’t been to the workshops as there will plenty of lanterns for everyone.

Workshops are on every Saturday from 20th January to 17th February.

Do you want to know more about Oswestry? Hear about our history as you wander around the town with one of our local guides, listen to myths and legends as you stroll through the parks and alleyways of our border market town – then come on a guided tour.
Come along to one of the two free guided tours as part of Love Oswestry. The tours take about an hour and will go ahead weather permitting from Oswestry Tourist Information Centre next to the library. SY11 1JR

Love Oswestry Story Shop

Story Shop

We are capturing memories of Oswestry Town and High Street. What do you visit Oswestry for? Do you have fond memories of a shop from your childhood or one of Oswestry’s many pubs? Where did you go for a night out? Do you remember Park Hall Camp, the railways, market days? Maybe you worked at Laura Ashley or Burbidges? Where was your favourite place for a treat?

Story Shop is OPEN at Llwyd Mansion on Feb 14th, 16th & 17th 10am-3pm

Come in and tell us your stories. All ages welcome

DJ Tster at hermon Arts

DJ Workshops

Love music? Is vinyl your thing? Then why not learn how to mix your own DJ sessions? Come along to our free workshops at Hermon Chapel Arts Centre on Saturday 17th February and enjoy learning to mix your own style. Get an introduction to the DJ mixer and learn the basics of DJing with two record decks. We’ll give you a good basic knowledge in a short time and it’s ideal for anyone interested in mixing music and is great for teens. Tickets are free but please book a ticket to ensure your space on this amazing opportunity to learn a new skill.

Bongo Damo at Love Oswestry

Drumming Workshops
Love music? Ever wanted to try drumming? Come along to our workshop with Bongo Damo of Drum Together Brum. It’s for for all ages, backgrounds and situations so you’re in safe hands!
He’s a firm believer in the power of drumming for physical and mental health, a positive form of expression as well as bringing people together.
No prior drumming experience is required, just an enthusiasm to have some fun!
At Open Space Studios. These drum workshops are especially popular events at love Oswestry and this is your chance to sign up for free.

blockprinting

Block Printed Tote Bags

FREE Textiles Workshop – Block Printed Tote Bags .Embrace the creativity of the  Love Oswestry Festival by creating your unique block printed tote bag at the Designs in Mind studio on Cross Street. Our workshops are not just about creating Art; they are a journey of self-expression and well-being.

Workshop Details:
Suitable for adults, although children aged 13 – 16 are welcome (with accompanying adult).

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Date: 17th February
  • Time: 1pm – 3pm
  • Location: Designs in Mind studio, Cross Street.
Love Oswestry Story telling

Storytelling for children and all ages by Andy Harrop-Smith
 Andy has been telling stories for over 20 years. He’s appeared at festivals, National Trust properties, museums, haunted houses and was a ‘storyteller in residence’ for Harry Potter Tours. Andy specialises in fun-folk tales from around the World, some will make you laugh, others will make you think. Expect talking animals, magical kingdoms and enchanted forests with a little didgeridoo and flute playing thrown in!
Friday 16th Feb:
1-2pm. Oswestry Library

Saturday 17 Feb:
11am-12pm at Booka Book shop
1-2pm at Oswestry Library
No need to book.

Oswestry Myths and Legends

Myths and Legends with Dave Andrews

Have you heard the story of King Oswald and how Oswestry got its name? How about King Arthur’s Queen Guinevere being born in Oswestry? There are so many wonderful stories, myths and legends that feature Oswestry through the ages and we want to share some with you. Come along to our story telling sessions for Love Oswestry to hear more.
Local author and Reader/Writer in Residence at  Oswestry Library , Dave Andrews, will be entertaining you with stories from Oswestry’s past. Tuesday 13th February at 11am in Oswestry Library.
No need to book.

Love Oswestry Jospeh Schneider

New art workshop for 2024

Join talented artist Joseph Schneider of RuralArtsHub to:

PAINT THE TOWN… any colour you want | During this free workshop you will paint, draw or collage directly onto different size photographs of sites around Oswestry using a variety of mediums. You will be able to imagine what the town might look like if you could draw or paint on any wall or building. Participants will be supported and encouraged to be as imaginative and ambitious as they want. Paint the town whatever colour you want… (not just red!)

Love Oswestry 2024 winter arts festival
Love Oswestry 2024

You are invited to Oswestry’s Winter Arts and Culture Festival. Join us to share our Love of Oswestry.

The Love Oswestry Finale Lantern Parade is on Saturday 17th February.
From 5.00pm come along to Oswestry Memorial Hall to collect your lantern. Don’t worry if you haven’t been able to go to a make -your-own lantern workshop there will be lots to choose from.
Then join us on Festival Square as we get ready for our twilight parade though the park and up to Bailey Head.
Prepare to meet the Bubble Fairies, they will be entertaining us with bubbles galore. Will you stroll or march? Follow the stilt walker and drummers (you can bring your own drum too!) as twilight deepens and our twinkling parade sets off through Cae Glas Park. It isn’t too far to The Bailey Head for our fantastic fiery finale.

Love Oswestry Lantern Parade 17th February from 6pm at Festival Square

Everyone welcome - Free event - Free lanterns – Bubble Fairies – Drummers – Fire Breathers

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