Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Welwyn Festival Dates for 2012

Join in with the Welwyn Festival fun and activities!
Friday 15th June till Sunday 24th June.
  • Street Market: Saturday 16th June, Codicote Rd by St Marys Church, 9am-12noon. 
  • & Parade Family Fun Day: Saturday 23rd June, High Street 1pm then Singlers Marsh 1.15-5pm

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Did you take any photos at the Welwyn Festival?

If so, please feel free to email them to webmaster@welwynfestival.org.uk for us to share or post them on our facebook page. Many thanks!

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Cuckoo in the Nest - 2011 Results

Business/Location ... Cuckoo
Aqua ... Turtle/Tortoise
Austins Funeral Services ... Tea bag
Barclays Bank ... Penguin
Birchwood Investments ... Fashion Magazine
Bridge Cottage - Doctors ... Pink Chick
Bryan Bishop & Partners ... Lego House
Country Properties ... Lego House
Danesbury Shop ... Toothpaste
Dominic Myott Lighting ... Cuddly toy elephant
Headmistress ... Horseshoe
Hill & Co ... Spice Girls CD
Katies Bakery ... Flower seed packets
Lloyds Pharmacy ... Pink paper clip
Mimram Veterinary Centre ... 'Four in a Row' travel game
Monty the Cat ... Vinegar bottle
No 15 - hairstylists ... Pink ceramic crown
Off Broadway Travel ... Wellie boots
Old Welwyn Florists ... Hungry Caterpillar book/plastic bananas.
Peter Morgan - Hairdressing ... Trophy
Putterills - Estate Agents ... Boat Advert
Tesco ... Cuddly tiger
The Barber’s Room ... Cup
The Grapevine ... Piece of wood
The Lemon Plaice ... Fax film
The Wellington ... Spanish fan
The White Hart ... UHU White tack
Sagar Tandoori Restaurant ... Staples
Simmons the Bakers ... Happyland mechanic
Smart Exchange ... Polo mint
Susu ... Stig toy
Village Wines ... Teddy bear
Welwyn Post Office ... Mug

Winners (KS1/Reception)
1st. Freya Naylor-Stewart
2nd. Ella Eaketts

Winners (KS2)
1st. Beckii Crosby
2nd. Rebecca Kess

Well done and thank you to everyone who took part.
See you next year?

Friday, 8 July 2011

Welwyn's Got Talent Winners

The Winners of WGT were:
  • Georgia Sheed
  • The Band Alex Anderson, Daniel Boonstra, Lewis White, Adjustin Yau
  • Louise Barlow
  • Mark Norman
Georgia and The Band were given the opportunity of playing at the Welwyn Prom
Our congratulations to the above and a hearty Well Done to all those who took part.
Thank you!

(photos posted to Facebook)

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Monday, 27 June 2011

Thanks for all your support!

Another Welwyn Festival over ... we'll update with results and photos during the coming weeks. Meanwhile, thanks to everyone who supported Welwyn Festival, enabling charities and local organisations to benefit.
We'll be back in 2012, UK Olympics year!

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Is it a bird? Is it a 'plane? IT'S A HURRICANE!

WELWYN FLY-PAST a few minutes after 1.30pm today will be a HURRICANE! Woohoo!

Friday, 24 June 2011


Following the fancy dress parade tomorrow ...

RAF Coningsby has said that they are planning a flypast in a World War II Spitfire from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at approx 13.40 hrs local (give or take a few minutes) on Saturday 25 June during the commencement of the Welwyn Festival's Family Fun Day - and may ‘tip their wings’ to us as they return home from their national Armed Forces Day display. 

We are really excited about this and thank Wing Commander Brayshaw (whose home is in Welwyn) for arranging it. He told us that there is no problem with Luton airport being so close as the Spitfire flies at a lower altitude than commercial flights and the Luton navigation beacon isn't required as they fly using an old fashioned compass - and Google maps!!

The pilot says that the Spitfire should approach from the south, along (above!) the high street and over the festival.  He will probably buzz us a few times then with a ‘waggle’ of wings depart to his next venue.   
(subject to weather & other circumstances beyond their control)

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) is part of RAF Coningsby, accessible to the public. Interesting links:
BBMF website
BBMF visitors centre
Follow BBMF on Twitter
Like the BBMF Facebook Page

Monday, 20 June 2011

Printable Programme Pullout

To view or print a summary of the weeks events, click:
*** Welwyn Festival 2011 *** 

Sunday, 19 June 2011

ART EVENT Sunday 19th June - corrected details

 Sunday 19th June from 12 noon to 5pm at 44 Mill Lane, Welwyn. 

Exhibition by various Welwyn artists. Paintings, prints, sculpture, etchings, woodcuts and jewellery. Refreshments in aid of Danesbury Hospital. 

Please note that on page 23 of the printed programme, the additional information for this event stated an incorrect time and place (6pm at the Civic Centre) when it is actually from 12-5pm at 44 Mill Lane as given above, below and in the pull-out programme.

We apologise for this error and hope not nobody is disappointed as a result.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Events on SUNDAY 19th June (Fathers Day)

8 30-12pm Fathers day breakfast@ the Grapevine, High Street.
From 9am. Fathers day Breakfast. From 12pm Traditional roast dinner. The White Hart
10am - noon. A walk in Sherrardspark Woods with the Wardens. Donations £3 each. Meet at Rectory Road car park WGC.
10.00am – 4.00pm. Willow Watercolours. Art show, sale and free demos. The Scout HQ. Lockleys.
10.30am. A Welwyn Walk with Cliff Hassall. Meet in the Whitehill Car Park.
11am - 4pm Roman Day at the Roman Baths. Experience how the Romano-Britain’s lived - cooking, food and wine, visit the doctor, and a legionary and his camp. Tickets: £5/adults, £2/children. £10/ family ticket. Tickets in advance at museum. On the day – at the gate.
12 noon to 5pm. Exhibition by various Welwyn artists. Paintings, prints, sculpture, etchings, woodcuts and jewellery. Refreshments in aid of Danesbury Hospital. 44 Mill Lane, Welwyn
12 noon - 5pm. Open Gardens (venues listed separately).
Father’s Day Carvery at the White Horse, Mill Lane.
6 pm - Two plays "Conscience" and "Who are You" - a double bill of comedy and tragedy. (Unsuitable for children) Tickets £5 - from the Goat Pub in Codicote, or the Danesbury Charity Shop in Welwyn. Civic Centre Main Hall.
7pm Live music at the Wellington.

Friday, 17 June 2011


8.45am St Mary’s bell ringers ring in Welwyn Week.

Freshly grilled bacon and sausage rolls and chocolate brownies at the street market. Rusty Gun produce stall in the car park. Bedrooms open for viewing. The Wellington. All week – 20p from every cup of tea or coffee sold before 11am goes to Festival charities. From 9am. Breakfast menu at the White Hart. 50p from all dishes go to Festival charities. BBQ burgers and sausages at the rear of the Grapevine, High Street.

THE STREET MARKET 9.00am - 12.30pm.
Over 70 stalls, plus the hurdy gurdy man. Codicote Road, by St. Mary’s Church. Tours of the tower and refreshments in New Church House.
9.30am – 12.30pm. Jewellery and silversmith displays. Gothic House, corner of Mill Lane/Church Street.
10am - 4pm. Willow Watercolours. Art show, sale and free demonstrations. The Scout HQ. Lockleys.
10am - 4pm Artskool Art Exhibition, Civic Centre small hall.
1.00pm. Cricket match. WGC v. Shenley Village Cricket Club. The playing fields.
2pm - 5pm. Open Gardens (venues listed separately).
5pm “How Well do You Know Welwyn?” Solve the clues and win a prize. Meet outside the Grapevine at 5pm to collect your clues. Entry £5 per team.
7pm doors open for 8.30pm. Festival club night and entertainment. Welwyn Sports and Social Club.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

The “37th WELWYN FESTIVAL WEEK” FRIDAY 17th June 2011 Events

Kicking off this year's festival ...

7.30-9.30pm Willow Watercolours. Private viewing. (Tickets via 840977) The Scout HQ, Lockleys.
7 30-9 30pm “Summer Fizz” Wine and dine evening. The White Hart. Bookings at the website or 715353
7.30-9pm Art Exhibition and sale. The Browning Gallery at the Grapevine, High Street. Free glass of wine - 7.30/8.30. Free prize draw

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Welwyn's Got Talent, June 2011

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Who can Apply?
The contest is open to young people who are between the ages of 11 and 18 and live in Welwyn or the local area. The contest is open to individual performers or small groups. To apply complete the application form and return it but hurry! You need to book your place by Friday 10th June so that we can make sure you have everything you need to WOW the audience.

When is It?
The contest takes place in the main hall of the Welwyn Sports and Social Club in Ottway Walk on Tuesday, June 21st from 8 - 10.30pm. Entrants will be able to rehearse beforehand. The winners of both age groups will be offered the opportunity to perform in the Welwyn prom concert on Friday 24th June.

Friday, 13 May 2011

2011 Welwyn Festival Programme Available Soon - Free!

36 pages packed with local information - Welwyn Festival events, charities and community projects, local businesses and services - plus a full programme of events in a handy pull-out section.

This year, we are trying something new with distribution. Instead of forcing it through doors of everyone in the neighbourhood, we are making it available from key locations throughout Welwyn (including Oaklands) and Digswell, FREE to anyone who would like one.

Look for the 2011 programmes in their light green jackets, from 1st June, available FREE from:
  • Danesbury/QVM charity shop
  • Old Welwyn Florists 
  • Simmons
  • Lloyds
  • Tesco
  • SuSu
  • No 15 Hairdresser
  • Wine Village
  • North Star PH
  • Mardley Stores
  • Gareths Butchers
  • Oaklands Post Office
  • Natural Beauty, Digswell
There may be more outlets added & if there are any left over, they will be handed out from the Welwyn Festival stall at the Street Market.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Welwyn Festival on Social Media

We have updated our name on both Facebook and Twitter. You can ...

Like our FaceBook page at Facebook.com/WelwynFestivalWeek

Follow us on Twitter.com/WelwynFestival

:o) See you soon!

Monday, 4 April 2011

The costume parade theme

Characters from your favourite books ... the Gruffalo, Cat in the Hat, Kipper the dog, Red Riding Hood ... all these and more are welcome in the Welwyn Festival parade on Saturday 25th June.

Friday, 11 February 2011

Dates for Welwyn Festival 2011

 > > > Friday 17th June
through to: 
 > > > Sunday 26th June

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

WFG committee meetings, 2011

The Welwyn Festival Group will meet monthly on a Wednesday evening to discuss this year's event. If you think you may want to join the committee, why not sit in on a meeting and get to know everyone? Contact Andy (Chair) if you would like more information.
01438 717763 / andytrotter@welwynfestival.org.uk