Saturday, 26 June 2010

Sunday 27th June

ANOTHER YEAR NEARLY OVER AND THE WEATHER HAS BEEN FANTASTIC THROUGHOUT WELWYN FESTIVAL WEEK!
Here are the final day's events:

10am. A walk around Welwyn. Meet outside the Wellington. (Enqs 716251)

10 45am-5pm. Welwyn Tennis Club Open Day. All ages welcome.
Coaching followed by a tournament in the afternoon.
Top of the playing fields.

12pm onwards. Darts Competition. £12/team. Cash prizes.
Welwyn Sports and Social Club.

12pm-6pm Contempory Art Anneli Boon 16 Mimram Place off the High Street

1-7pm. Cricket match. Hertfordshire v Dorset. National Disabled Championship.
The playing fields.

2pm. Talk and walk by the Natural History Society, on the history and natural history of Mardley Heath.
Woolmer Green village hall.

Also Beer Festival. 15 ales and ciders in the garden.
The White Horse.

8pm. Space talk. The 40th Anniversary of Apollo 13 – Survival in Space.
The Civic Centre, Small Hall.

Also Jazz/music in the evening at the Wellington

Parade Winners

Congratulations to the pupils of Welwyn St Mary's Primary School, winners of the Carnival Parade 'Noah's Ark' theme.
(photographs to follow)

Friday, 25 June 2010

Saturday 26th June

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12.50pm for 1pm. THE FANCY DRESS PARADE (Theme “Noah’s Ark”) starts from the Civic Centre, walking along the High Street, at approx 1.00pm to the:
1.15pm-5pm. FAMILY FUN DAY at Singlers Marsh, Codicote Road. (including coconut shy, army cadets, boules, racing ferrets, bouncy slide, marching band, tea tent, food van, sweet stall, ponies, clown, punch & judy, carousel, football shoot out, archery, plate smash, kids races and tug o’ war, White Hart Fun Day Beer Tent & Hog Roast, charity and independent stalls which will be offering childrens games, toys, jewellery, cardmaking, good as new items, etc. plus much more!)
Fun Day Arena Programme:-
1.15pm - 1.30pm PA / Music / Judging (Brian King and other local judges)
1.30pm - 1.50pm Welwyn Mystery Plays - Noah’s Ark, featuring children from local schools in costumes.
2.00pm - 2.30pm Bodicote Pipe Band
2.40pm - 3.00pm Kids Races
3.00pm Scruffs Dog Show entrants assemble by arena.
3.10pm - 3.40pm Scruff’s Dog Show
3.50pm - 4.10pm Bodicote Pipe Band
4.20pm - 4.40pm Kids Races/Tug o’ War
4.40pm - 4.50pm The “Big Prize Draw.
4.50pm - 5.00pm. The Duck Race by the 1st Welwyn Scouts and Guide Groups. Singler’s Marsh

Other events on this day:
All day - Beer festival 15 ales and ciders in the garden. The White Horse.
11.30am - 2pm. Hog roast lunch on the Terrace. The Wellington.
12pm-6pm. Contemporary art exhibition by Anneli Boon. 16 Mimram Place, off the High Street.
1pm-4pm. Jewellery and silversmith displays. Gothic House, corner of Mill Lane/Church Street.
1.30pm. Cricket match. WGC 3rds v Old Albanian 2nds The playing fields.
8pm The Welwyn Mystery Plays. St Mary’s School Hall. (Tickets from tickets@welwynmysteries.com or tel. 715672) £8adult/£5child.
7pm for 8.30pm. Festival club night with live entertainment. Local singers Lenny and Michael. Welwyn Sports and Social Club.

Today's WelFest events

FRIDAY 25th June

7pm - 9pm
The Welwyn Good Life open house and garden. Tickets £1/head. 16 Carleton Rise.

7.30pm
Quiz of Quizzes using Optivote. £8.50 adults/ £5 under 16’s and concessions. Fish and chip supper with veggie option included. Bring your own drinks. Tickets from www.welwyntwinning.org, Hill’s in the High Street, or call 715325. Main Hall, Civic Centre.

8pm
The Welwyn Mystery Plays. St Mary’s School Hall (Tickets from tickets@welwynmysteries.com or tel.715672) £8adult/£5child.

Also Live music and Beer Festival. 15 ales and ciders in the garden. The White Horse.
;o)

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

EVENTS: THURSDAY 24th


7pm-9pm.
The Welwyn Good Life open house and garden. £1/head. 16 Carleton Rise. (see All Week entry)
7pm for 8.00pm.
Festival Bingo Night. Cash prizes. Welwyn Sports and Social Club.
7pm.
d’Arenberg wine matched dinner. Bookings taken. The Wellington
8pm-10pm.
Welwyn Film Record Society’s films (1987, 2005 plus archive special) – The Civic Centre, Main Hall;
Also Live music and Beer Festival. 15 ales and ciders in the garden. The White Horse.


*URGENT INFO RE THURSDAY FILMS*

In place of the 2009 film, the Welwyn Film Society will be showing some local archive film kindly supplied by the East Anglian Film Archive.

Big Cat ... and mouse


For those interested in the Big Cat Survival Trust rescue centre, you have to check out this link!

http://www.sonnyradio.com/bravemouse.htm

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Events for WEDNESDAY 23rd June

7pm-9pm
The Welwyn Good Life open house and garden. £1/head. 16 Carleton Rise.
Also Beer Festival. 15 Ales and ciders in the garden. The White Horse.
7.30pm.
Tony Rook’s tour. Meet at the Fire Station. Refreshments at New Church House, St Mary’s Church at mid way point with a display of artefacts and pictures.
8pm-10pm.
Welwyn Film Record Society’s films (1969/71/96). The Civic Centre, Main Hall.
9pm sharp.
Badger Watch. (Minimum donation £3, book via 798722) Tewin.
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Tuesday's WelFest Events

TUESDAY 22nd June
10am-12pm
Community Café coffee morning New Church House St Mary’s Church.
7pm-9pm.
The Welwyn Good Life open house and garden £1/head. 16 Carleton Rise. (see All Week entry)
8pm.
Tony Rook’s talk. "The 1st few thousands of years - a brief history of Welwyn". New Church House, St Mary’s Church.
8pm
Welwyn Local History Society Talk. The Lost Gardens of Hertfordshire by Anne Rowe. The Small Hall. Civic Centre.
8pm-11pm.
"Welwyn’s got Talent" - young people’s talent competition. Welwyn Sports & Social Club.

Monday, 21 June 2010

Events for Monday 21st June 2010

6pm-8pm.
Digswell Lake Open Evening. Its 200th anniversary that very day! Free entrance. Digswell Park Road, 400m west of the railway viaduct.
7pm-9pm.
The Welwyn Good Life open house and garden £1/head. 16 Carleton Rise. (see All Week entry)
7.30pm.
Tony Rook's tour. Meet at the Fire Station. Refreshments at New Church House, St Mary’s Church at the mid way point, display of artefacts and pictures!
7.45pm for 8pm.
Dr. Aubrey’s Virgin & Child talk (collection for Scout’s HQ funds). The Parish Rooms. 8pm onwards. Welwyn Local History Society display. Welwyn Sports and Social Club.
8.30pm
St Albans Morris Men at the White Horse
9pm sharp.
Badger Watch (Minimum donation £3, book via 798722) Tewin.

Friday, 18 June 2010

This Weekend , Don't Miss ...

The Street Market, St Mary's Church activities, Mystery Play teasers ... during Saturday morning, 19th June, plus ... 

Art Exhibition, Lockleys Scout Hut, 8am-4pm;
(note, ArtsKool exhibition withdrawn);
Photographic & Artists Exhibition, Civic Centre, 10am-8pm.

Hog Roasts at the Wellington and White Horse, noon-3pm.

Art Exhibition, 16 Mimram Place, noon-6pm;
Jewellery and Silversmith displays, Gothic House, 1-4pm.

Cricket match, playing fields, Ottway Walk, 1.30pm;
Open Gardens, various venues, 2-6pm.

Festival Club Night, Social Club, Ottway Walk, from 7pm;
The Welwyn Mystery Plays, St Marys school, 8pm.
Sunday's Treats ...

Art show, Scout Hut, 8am-3.30pm;
Art & photos, tea & cakes, Civic Centre, 10am-4pm;
(ArtsKool cancelled);
Picnic at the Roman Baths, 10am-5pm;
Welwyn Walk, start at Lockleys car park, 10.30am.

Art display, 16 Mimram Place, noon-6pm;
Fathers Day carvery, White Horse, noon-6pm;
Open Gardens, various venues, 2-6pm.

The Welwyn Mystery Plays, St Marys school, 4pm;
Variety Show with comedian Johnny Tait, Civic Centre, 7-9pm,
(tickets from QVM/Danesbury Charity shop, £7);
Jazz at the Wellington throughout the evening.

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Festival Breakfasts

All week, treat yourselves to to breakfast, morning coffee or tea ...

Wellington.
Breakfast with art, 7-11am.

White Hart.
Breakfast and morning coffee till noon, Mon-Fri from 7am, Sat from 8am, Sun from 9am. 50p from every cooked breakfast goes to the WFG charities fund.

White Horse.
Breakfast, teas, coffee, pastries, 8am-noon.

Enjoy!

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Web Site Updates / The Street Market

Many of our web site pages have now been updated to reflect 2010 information, including the full programme of events, charities, cuckoo in the nest entry form and open gardens.

Some of the photos from 2009 have been uploaded to our WF gallery on picasa.

The Welwyn Festival kicks off this Friday with Willow Watercolours Art Exhibition (call 01438 840977 for an invitation) at the Scout Hut from 7.30pm and The Welwyn Mystery Plays to be held at St Mary's school, London Road, at 8pm. More information on www.welwynmysteries.com, ticket enquiries on 01438 715672 / tickets@welwynmysteries.com - adults £8 / children £5.

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Hog Roast on the Marsh

The White Hart Hotel will be offering a Hog Roast at the Family Fun Day on the afternoon of Saturday 26th June, as well as serving drinks in their beer tent. Let's hope for a pleasant sunny day!

Every day during Welwyn Festival Week, There will be special coffee mornings, cooked breakfasts and lunch offers at The White Hart Hotel.

Sunday, 6 June 2010

NEW! Natural History Talk ...

ADDITION TO THE PRINTED PROGRAMME.
Natural History Society talk and walk on Mardley Hill,
meeting at Woolmer Green Village Hall at 2pm on Sunday the 27th June.