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