What’s on in Wellington this summer? Get the Guide!

Now available – print copies of this year’s Wellington Summer Events Guide, which lists around 40 arts, heritage and community events taking place in and around the town from May to September. They’ll… Continue reading

Who are you looking at? The mural trail gets under way…

You might remember that last year we were awarded a grant as part of Telford & Wrekin Council’s Pride in Your High Street fund. The idea is to brighten up the centre of… Continue reading

Wellington Christmas Market 2016

Saturday 26th November saw Wellington’s Christmas Lights Switch-On, this year accompanied for the first time by a day-long street market along Market Street, plus a handful of stalls in Market Approach and a… Continue reading

Coming soon: The Cinema on The Square?

Perhaps you know the story of the Clifton Project. They came together four years ago to revive the former Clifton Cinema, with imaginative plans to make it an amazing arts and entertainment space.… Continue reading

A new museum could be coming to Wellington… with your help

Two years ago I wrote a blog post on this website about Wellington’s great missed opportunity to bring Mythstories Museum to town when our former library was sold off for housing. Well it… Continue reading

Summer’s gone, but Wellington’s still sizzling

Wellington H2A is largely about events – organising them and promoting them. We’re small in number so we don’t do a huge amount – instead we focus on doing just a few things… Continue reading

Are you a Wellington Maker? Get into our Makers’ Guide!

If you have a making business in Wellington, we’d like to hear about it. Earlier this year Wellington H2A successfully applied to Telford & Wrekin Council’s Pride in Your High Street Fund. The… Continue reading

Midsummer Fayre 2016 in pictures

The night before last Saturday’s Midsummer Fayre, the weather forecast was looking grim – rain every hour throughout the duration of the event. When it came to it, we didn’t get a drop… Continue reading

Midsummer Fayre 2016: feedback survey

If you’ve been to this year’s Wellington Midsummer Fayre (11th June), let us know what you thought by filling in this short survey. It’ll only take a few minutes, but will really help… Continue reading

It’s out! Wellington Summer Events 2016

Over the last few months I’ve been gathering details of arts, heritage & community events taking place in and around Wellington between May and September. Here’s the result – Wellington Summer Events 2016,… Continue reading

Organising a summer event in 2017? Let us know!

Every year for the last ten years, Wellington H2A has compiled, designed and printed a Summer Events Guide for Wellington. It might only be February, but it’s time for that job to start… Continue reading

Making the most of 2016: Wellington Makers’ Project

What is your town known for? What marks it out from other places? Some towns have a ‘thing’ which makes it easier to answer that question – Ludlow has food, Ironbridge has museums… Continue reading

Get ready for a very Wellington Christmas

*Event update – please read: The Think Big, Shop Local event originally planned for 12th December has been rescheduled to take place in the Spring, on 5th March (coinciding with Charter Day). Organiser… Continue reading

Scenes from Sounds: 2015

A few weeks ago saw the last of this year’s eight Sounds in The Square performances in Wellington’s Market Square. This is – I think – the ninth year we’ve organised this mini-festival… Continue reading

Wellington Summer Events 2015

It’s out! The Wellington Summer Events Guide for 2015. Thousands of copies are making their way around the town and surrounding areas as we speak, spreading the word about forty of the fantastic… Continue reading

Coming Soon: Wellington Midsummer Fayre 2015

*NOTE THAT IN THE EVENT OF WET WEATHER, THE FAYRE WILL GO AHEAD! So do come along and see us. If the churchyard looks very empty, it’ll be because the stalls and entertainment… Continue reading

Mummer’s the word: Charter Day 2015

Charter Day 2015 is less than a week away, on Saturday 7th March. You can see the full programme on the Events pages, but here are the stories behind the performances you can… Continue reading

Wellington’s 2020 Vision – and why this can’t just be another ‘Regeneration Project’

In late 2013 I was asked by the town council to draft a ‘vision’ for Wellington Centre – what could it reasonably expect to be like in the years ahead? And what practical… Continue reading

Cider-making comes to town: a pressing matter in Market Street

I was in Wellington on Saturday and dropped in to see Dave the Brewer at The Pheasant. He’s only been brewing beer in town for six months, and he’s already expanding the operation,… Continue reading

The shape of things to come

Wellington and its near surroundings are set to grow with three big housing developments in the pipeline. Whatever we feel about this, we must strive to make them more than just faceless housing… Continue reading

A Tale of Two Wellingtons

What connects our Wellington with its New Zealand namesake? Certainly not the origins of the name itself – like the boots, the beef dish and most other things named Wellington, the New Zealand… Continue reading

Your carriage-builder awaits…

Imagine you’re the proud owner of a Victorian horse-drawn carriage, and it needs a bit of work doing. It’s a highly specialist job that only a handful of skilled craftspeople can do, so… Continue reading

Containers to contain us? More from Mythstories

My last post talked about the ambitions of Mythstories Museum to relocate to Wellington, and the opportunity that has recently been missed by Telford & Wrekin’s sale of the old Wellington Library buildings… Continue reading

Let’s bring Mythstories to Wellington – before it’s too late

Let me tell you a story. There once was a successful little museum called Mythstories – the world’s first museum of storytelling, no less. It lived happily in an old library building in… Continue reading

Why we shouldn’t fear Telford the City

This week, Mark Pritchard MP has come out against plans – should such plans exist (and he claims they secretly do) to turn Telford into a city. It’s something that he’s brought up… Continue reading

The Wellington Summer Programme has arrived…

It’s here – Wellington H2A’s annual labour of love to assemble a list of the best events planned for the town between May and September. Printed copies will start appearing around Wellington and… Continue reading

Join us for Charter Day 2014

2014 marks 770 years since Henry III granted the town’s earliest known market charter, laying the foundations for the market we’ve had in Wellington ever since. This will be the third year we’ve held the event, which you can read… Continue reading

2014: The year when Wellington goes west?

The south-western corner of Wellington is a bit special. Approaching the town from Shrewsbury, the first building you meet is the Old Orleton Hotel. Formerly The Falcon, this grand old Georgian coaching inn guards the junction of… Continue reading

The brewers are back

In Wellington we’re fortunate to have three butchers, a couple of locally-based market gardeners, and even a goldsmith. But as micro-breweries have taken off elsewhere in Shropshire over the past 20 years, brewer is… Continue reading

The counter-revolution continues

Quality independents are tentatively creeping back into Wellington. Here are three recent additions to look out for… Following retail in Wellington can feel like following one of those football teams which has wildly fluctuating… Continue reading