Olympic star set to open Wellington Festival
26th September 2016
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The annual Wellington Festival is set to be bigger and better this year. The spectacular 3-week celebration of arts and culture, now in its 20th year, brings together local and national artists to entertain audiences with an exciting mix of live performances, From comedy and talks to music and workshops this year's Festival 

The Wellington Festival will be opened on October 7th with the Olympian and national treasure – Eddie “the eagle” Edwards - who will talk about his rise to fame and how he became the first competitor to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping in 1988. 

The festival will host a Comedy Club night on October 8th with the award winning, and nationally acclaimed, comedians Hannah Silvester and Josh Pugh (English Comedian of the Year in 2016) and four further acts who have been delighting audiences across the country with their observational insight and cutting satire; this will be an evening to savour.

Cllr Cindy Mason-Morris, Chair of the Wellington Festival Committee, “with over 30 events and a huge breadth of artistes from many different art forms, its not surprising that so many of our audience eagerly anticipate the Festival programme each year. The Wellington Festival brings you events and experiences that you simply could not have at any other time”. 

With funding and support from Wellington Town Council, local businesses and donations from the public, the event remains of the largest free access festivals in the UK.  This means that all events are FREE to attend.

Tickets are available from www.wellingtonartsfest.co.uk, by emailing caroline.mulvihill@telford.gov.uk or write or pop into Wellington Town Council’s Civic Offices on Larkin Way, Tan Bank, Wellington, TF1 1LX

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