We think that colourful, characterful, quality events can bring a town to life. Every year, Wellington H2A’s small band of volunteers organises events including Charter Day in March, the popular Wellington Midsummer Fayre in June; and the Sounds in The Square season of live open air music in July and August. Why do we do this? Because it brings people into the town to enjoy the public spaces we might otherwise take for granted; because we want people to see the fantastic musicians, performers, craft and food producers here on our doorstep; and most of all because we think it’s fun.
In 2018 we launched the Made in Wellington website to help showcase the town, its makers and its events. We’re now working together with the Love Wellington campaign to make this website the go-to place for info about what Wellington has to offer.
H2A is just one of many groups and individuals organising events throughout the year. The Belfry Theatre stages popular amateur productions and runs a widely respected youth theatre, whilst several music groups – New College Chorale, Wellington Brass Band and the Telfordaires among them – give concerts both in Wellington and further afield. The Wellington Festival in May and October is one of the biggest free festivals in the region and has been attracting famous authors and broadcasters since it started over a decade ago. We post about these local arts and cultural events on the blog, reminding you about what’s going on in and around the town, and we’ll also be exploring ideas for new events that someone out there might feel inspired to have a go at initiating.