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Oswestry is an historic market town on the Welsh borders noted for its vibrant cafe culture. As birthplace of the great war poet, Wilfred Owen, and home to the spectacular 3000 year old Oswestry Hillfort dubbed ‘The Stonehenge of the Iron Age’, this is a friendly and eclectic town of markets, the beautiful Cae Glas Park, and award-winning independent shops. Do the Town Tour, go walking amidst stunning landscapes, or simply enjoy the local arts, music and Food & Drink scene.

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Wilfred Owen Festival
  • Saturday 15th September, 9:00am - Until Saturday 17th November, 10:00pm
The Wilfred Owen Festival is a festival of commemoration and remembrance taking place in the town of Oswestry, Shropshire. View event
Wilfred Owen Festival Launch
  • Friday 19th October 7:00pm until 11:00pm
An evening of Poetry, Music and Entertainment to launch the Wilfred Owen Festival. View event
Wilfred Owen Festival Statue Unveiling
  • Saturday 20th October 11:00am until 1:00pm
Unveiling of new life size bronze statue of war poet and soldier Wilfred Owen in the town of his birth. View event
Wilfred Owen & Armistice remembrance concert with The Orthopaedic Male Voice Choir
  • Friday 26th October 7:30pm until 10:00pm
centenary commemoration of Wilfred Owen and the Armistice View event
Wilfred & Susan: Love & War
  • Saturday 27th October 8:00pm until 11:00pm
The Wilfred Owen Festival in partnership with the Willow Gallery present an evening of poetry, songs and music. View event
World War 1 Lunchtime Lecture with Two Course Lunch – Simon Jarman MBE
  • Wednesday 31st October 12:30pm until 2:00pm
“The impact of rationing and food shortages during the First World War” View event
Childrens Light Party
  • Wednesday 31st October 5:30pm until 7:00pm
A fantastic opportunity to get dressed up in the brightest outfit you can find, play lots of crazy games, enjoy craft activities, food and even a UV party with glowsticks View event
Oswestry’s Homefront Heroines.
This mixed-media exhibition will tell the extraordinary stories of the women of Oswestry and their WWI experiences, as uncovered by Qube’s Homefront Heroines research project. Funded by Heritage Lottery... View event
Magic Lantern Tales of WW1 – Ian McMillan & Ian Beesley
  • Friday 2nd November 7:00pm until 10:00pm
The Wilfred Owen Festival presents a fascinating evenings evening of entertainment - make you laugh, make you cry! View event
World War One Exhibition
  • Saturday 3rd November, 10:00am - Until Saturday 10th November, 4:30pm
The exhibition will showcase WW1 artefacts and memorabilia including, weapons and ammunition, uniforms and items used by the soldiers at the front line and much moe besides. View event
Voices of Remembrance by Composer Laura Rossi
  • Saturday 3rd November 7:30pm until 10:00pm
A choral and orchestral work by famous composer Laura Rossi inspired by ten WW1 poems. With poetry read by actor Tom Scott. The evening will also feature Faure Requiem by Gabriel Faure View event
Dyffryn Ceiriog Male Voice Choir
  • Saturday 3rd November 7:30pm until 10:00pm
The Choir will be performing at Llanymynech Village Hall on 3 November View event
A Poets Day
  • Sunday 4th November 10:30am until 4:30pm
A Day of performance poetry, music and more! View event
War Stories – Harp and a Monkey
  • Sunday 4th November 7:30pm until 10:00pm
An evening of folk music and storytelling from the award winning group Harp &a Monkey View event
The Unknown Soldier – Grist to the Mill Theatre Company
  • Monday 5th November 7:30pm until 10:00pm
2016 Edinburgh Fringe award winning sell out show. View event
Executed at Dawn – Lecture by Author David Johnson
  • Tuesday 6th November 7:00pm until 10:00pm
An Evening lecture with author David Johnson accompanied by music and poetry View event
World War 1 Lunchtime Lecture with Two Course Lunch – Simon Jarman MBE
  • Wednesday 7th November 12:30pm until 2:00pm
“The end of World War 1 and its aftermath” View event
  • Wednesday 7th November 7:00pm until 10:00pm
Telling the story of the Great War (1914-18) from Declaration to Armistice. View event
The Foresters House – The LADS Theatre Co
  • Thursday 8th November 7:30pm until 10:00pm
“The Foresters House” by playwright Neil Rhodes is set on the last night of Wilfred Owen’s life, spent in the cellar of the Foresters house in Ors, Northern France just a week before the armistice. View event
The Wilfred Owen Lectures with Gladys Mary Coles & Helen Mc Phail
  • Friday 9th November 7:30pm until 10:00pm
An evening with lectures from two of the most acclaimed Wilfred Owen enthusiasts. View event
Women of World War One (Poets and Inspirational Women)
  • Saturday 10th November 10:00am until 4:30pm
In support of the exhibition of Female Poets and Inspirational Women of WW1; to be held at the Qube 1st – 16th November 18; Jan Wilkins is leading a day of talks, readings poetry and music – honouring... View event
Houghton on the Hill Craft Fair 2018
  • Saturday 10th November 10:00am until 3:30pm
Friends of St Catharine's Church - Annual Houghton on the Hill Craft Fair 2018 View event
The Burying Party – Shropshire WW1 Film Festival
  • Saturday 10th November 1:00pm until 3:00pm
The Burying Party – a Film by Richard Weston View event
Festival of Remembrance Concert with the Fron Choir & The Porthywaen Silver Band
  • Saturday 10th November 7:30pm until 10:30pm
On the eve of the Centenary of Armistice Day the Wilfred Owen Festival plays host to an evening of songs and music associated with the period of the First World War performed by the world famous Fron Choir... View event
Baby and children's market Oswestry
  • Saturday 24th November 10:00am until 11:30am
Saturday 24th November 2018 @ The Marches school, Oswestry. In the SCHOOL GYM 10am -11:30am. View event