Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Panto in Digswell: Robin of Sherrardswood

The Digswell Players present their New Year Panto, Robin of Sherrardswood, at Digswell Village Hall in Harmer Green Lane, from 1st January to 11th January 2014. Tickets priced at £9.50 (adults) and £6.50 (under 16s). Book by Christmas Eve for 50p discount! Call 0845 2090100

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

2013 Welwyn Festival Charities Evening

Welwyn festival charities 2013

The Welwyn Festival committee organised a 'Charities Cheque Distribution Evening' to hand over £5,000 to the 10 charities supported by the 2013 Welwyn Festival Charity Fund.

  • Digswell Place Group Riding for the Disabled, helping disabled children and adults form friendships with horses, and experience woodland walks their wheelchairs cannot reach
  • Canine Partners, providing dogs to help stroke victims and people with other similar problems to carry out their everyday needs and give intangible moral support
  • Isabel Hospice for people with severe life limiting illnesses, and support to their families too
  • The Welwyn Friendship Club for over 50/60's
  • Knebworth Link Up Lunch Club for over 70/80's
  • The Fireman's Charity
  • Herts Air Ambulance
  • SERV (Volunteer motorcycle blood and breast milk deliveries to local hospitals, etc)
  • Jubilee House Care Trust, for mentally and physically disabled young people
  • Stuart Community Centre

The amount raised and donated this century totals £38,000, thanks to all the visitors and participants at various Welwyn Festival events since 2000. Our 2013 sponsors were Welwyn Parish Council, the Allotments Association, Strutt and Parker, Netherdown Developments and St Mary's Church.

We are all looking forward to the 40th Welwyn Festival in 2014 and organising this has already begun! Ideas on the table include: Gladiators at Roman Day, a 10km Charity Run, a gig featuring local bands, an Anniversary Ball, fireworks and a Pram Race (if road closures can be agreed - several took place in the 70s and 80s - a popular event that we are frequently being asked to revive)

Make a note of the dates:
Welwyn Festival 40th Anniversary, Friday 20th June to Sunday 29th June, 2014

Thursday, 26 September 2013

The 40th Welwyn Festival: 20-29 June 2014

The Welwyn Festival Group began in 1974 and will be celebrating it's Ruby Anniversary next year. The festival promises to be bigger and better than ever, with people already booking events! Be sure to join us! You can keep an eye on developments as they build to a crescendo over the next few months. And remember the dates:
Friday 20th June to Sunday 29th June, 2014
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Monday, 5 August 2013

Auction, Welwyn, Sunday 11 August 2013

Auction Sunday 11th August, Welwyn Civic Centre. Details 01223 208343

We've been asked to bring this to your attention. Enjoy!

Monday, 1 July 2013

Next Year is our 40th Festival.

Another good year at the Welwyn Festival. Your feedback is welcome, as are your photographs.

We are all looking forward to next year's 40th Welwyn Festival Week.

Feel like helping a little?
  • Monthly meetings from October 2013 to May 2014 - either come along or submit your ideas for discussions.
  • Setting up for the Street Market or Family Fun Day, on the days - help always welcome.
Most importantly - turn up to some of the events! See you there? 

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Welwyn Prom - this Friday

Rarely available at this late stage... Tickets to Friday's Prom. Always a night to remember, especially when we've had surprise guest appearances from celebrities!

Price includes all entertainment, interval refreshments and a pay-bar. Doors open 7pm, show starts at 7.30pm at the Civic Centre, Welwyn, this Friday 28th June.

Tickets £12. Call 01438 718717... NOW! :-)

Friday, 21 June 2013

Monday, 10 June 2013


Please note that there are no more stalls/spaces available for the Street Market or Family Fun Day. Thanks to everyone for their interest and later enquiries. It's sure to be another great Welwyn Festival this year!

Friday, 7 June 2013

2013 Welwyn Festival Dates

Programme begins Friday 21st June and completes on Sunday 30th June 2013.

Kicking off with...
Friday 21st at 7.30pm at Digswell Village Hall - a talk by the Digswell Lake Society - Admission Free.
Saturday 22nd from 8.45am: bell ringing at St Mary's Church to hail the opening of...
THE STREET MARKET 9am to 12 ish in Codicote Road, next to the church, plus...
many more activities throughout the day, in and around the village.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Almost the Last Night of the Proms

"Almost the Last Night of the Proms" will be held on Sunday 16th June at St Mary's Church, performing from 6.30-9pm, tickets £10.

If you would like to sing in the chorus, rehearsals are 2.30-5.30pm, also £10. More info by emailing

Tickets from Hill & Co music shop in Welwyn High Street.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

The 2013 Programme has been printed...

The 40-page Welwyn Festival programme wears a pale mauve jacket and will be available from local outlets imminently.

We have to apologise for an error on the pull-out section which, unfortunately has last year's dates emblazoned on it. We have verbally slapped ourselves for this and will try harder next year!

We hope that you all enjoy the programme and find it helpful with your Welwyn Festival Week planning. This year's dates are from Friday 21st June to Sunday 30th June 2013, plus an additional pre-week event ...

"Almost the Last Night of the Proms" will be held on Sunday 16th June at St Mary's Church (not 23rd as stated in Chair's intro) as featured on page 5 of the programme.

Monday, 13 May 2013

A French Theme for 2013: Welwyn & Champagne-sur-Oise

Parlez-vous Fran├žais? Welwyn & Champagne-sur-Oise have been twinned for 40 years and, to celebrate this union, the theme for the costume parade on Saturday 29th June is, of course, French!

Visit the Welwyn Anglo-French Twinning Association website.

Monday, 11 March 2013

River Mimram

Are you interested in the Mimram River and its environment? Please visit Friends of the River Mimram website to find out more.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Welwyn Festival Week 2013

This year's Welwyn Festival will run from Friday 21st to Sunday 30th June, inclusive.