A wealth of artistic talent which has wowed audiences across the country is heading to Wellington next month.
The Wellington Arts, Culture and Literature Festival, which takes place from May 4 to May 14, will showcase talent from across the UK, including nationally acclaimed play ‘Atlantic Ladies’ which will return to the event for a second time.
Hosted by Wellington Town Council, the festival has expanded impressively since its creation in 1996 with last year’s October festival hosting over 1000 people throughout its week-long duration.
Mayor of Wellington, and Chair of the Festival, Cllr Cindy Mason-Morris said she was thrilled that the event had so much local interest;
“The Wellington Arts Festival has something for everyone and can be enjoyed by people across the board, from local residents to people who travel from all over Shropshire, the West Midlands and further afield, to take part in the festivities,” she said.
“It’s perfect for those who want to try something new, or learn a little more about what this wonderful town has to offer.
“We are thrilled to have been given the opportunity to bring the Arts and craftsmanship back to our market town for another year and look forward to another successful year of celebration.”
Events are spread across several venues and includes workshops in willow-crafting and art, guided walks around local woodland and the return of acclaimed play Atlantic Ladies by local Shropshire playwright Chris Eldon Lee, who is thrilled to be bringing his work back to the town.
“We had a great time at last year’s show and can’t wait to perform at the Charlton School for the first time,” said Chris.
“Our choreographer, Lucie Lowe is from Wellington and it’s her first show out of university, so it’s great that she can bring it back to her hometown.”
The Wellington Arts Festival takes place in a variety of locations throughout the area, from Wellington library to Sir John Bayley Club on the Haygate Road.
For more information visit www.wellingtonartsfest.co.uk