For those of us who live and work in and around Wrexham, we’re spoilt for choice for things to do in November. We can enjoy fantastic art exhibitions, get a Zumba workout, sing our hearts out in a choir or punish ourselves with the gruelling Tough Mudder.
Business owners are spoilt for choice too, with workshops on how to manage your business, how to manage your business finances and Daulby Read will be offering advice to Trustees of charities on how to get the most from insurance.
Budding business owners of the future are invited to a free seminar to find out how to become a Forever Living distributor. Founded in 1978, Forever Living’s now a multi-billion dollar company that manufactures and sells dozens of health and well-being products. Pop along to the Ramada on the 5th to see what it’s all about.
Art lovers are invited to come and view a new exhibition of drawings and paintings of industrial Wales by mid-Twentieth Century Welsh Artists. The exhibition’s part of Glyndwr University’s 125th anniversary celebrations, and can be seen in its Oriel Sycharth Gallery from the 1st to the 14th of November. Opening hours are 9.00am to 4.30pm.
And if you fancy a go at creating your own masterpiece, come along to the Oriel Wrexham for an informal oil painting course. Experience isn’t necessary and it’s open to everyone. There is a £6 charge for each lesson.
If singing’s more your thing and you’re between 13 and 18, come and join Dragonsong for a sing-along every Tuesday from 6.30 – 8.30 at Central Station during term time. The choir sings a variety of songs in a number of different musical styles, and its patron is Wrexham born double-Olympic gold medallist Tom James.
There’s also tons going on for fitness fans across Wrexham too. Rhiwabon Leisure and Activity Centre are running free introductory Power Yoga lessons, and the Memorial Hall in Bodhfyrd has Jive and Salsa classes every Wednesday evening. For Zumba fans, there’s classes in aid of Nightingale House Hospice every Thursday at 6.30pm at the Llay Miners Welfare Club. It’s a great way of getting yourself into shape, and it’s for a great cause.
If these are too tame for you, push yourself to the limit with the Tough Mudder round the Cholmondeley Estate just outside Wrexham. Originally designed by the USA special forces, this 12-mile obstacle course tests your strength, stamina, mental toughness and camaraderie. It’s the ultimate physical challenge and is for the fittest of participants only.
After all that exercise, it’s time for rest and relaxation. And one of the best ways to unwind is to go and see a live band. Central Station in Wrexham’s got some brilliant bands appearing live, like tribute band Pearl Jammer, Simon and Oscar from Britpop stalwarts Ocean Colour Scene playing an acoustic set, and it's playing host to chart-topping American Rockers Ugly Kid Joe, fresh from supporting The Cult, Faith No More and Guns’N’Roses. Tickets are available from Central Station’s website, where you’ll also find details of their club nights.
If all that’s a bit noisy for you, you could try a sedate flower arranging workshop at the Plassey, search for a long lost best-seller at Erdigg’s annual book sale, or even give blood at one of several donor sessions.
And of course, the inevitable countdown to Christmas starts in November, with the big switching on of the lights on the 22nd. Erdigg’s also holding its Christmas weekend on the 24th, where you can browse for bargains, listen to festive carols, sample delicious local produce and meet Santa himself in his grotto.
You can see what’s going in Wrexham at any time by checking on our events section on our website. You can add your own events here too.