What's on inNewtown

Welcome to Newtown

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Newtown - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Newtown to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Newtown

31
MAY
Make & Take
Wrexham County Borough Museum and Archives

Make a craft with an historical twist at Wrexham Museum. Themes vary.Suitable for families with children.Drop in event. Every Tuesday during the school holidays.Creu a Chael Cyfle i greu crefftau hanesyddol yn Amgueddfa Wrecsam. Mae themun amrywio Yn addas ar gyfer…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01978 297460
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02
JUN
Bersham Ironworks Guided Tours
Bersham Heritage Centre & Ironworks

Made famous by John Iron Mad Wilkinson a leading figure in the Industrial Revolution the once noisy Bersham Ironworks now nestles quietly in the attractive Clywedog Valley two miles outside Wrexham in north‐east Wales.Meet at Bersham Heritage Centre car park. …

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01978 297460
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02
JUN
Volunteer Meet & Greet
Wrexham County Borough Museum and Archives

Find out more about volunteering with Wrexham Museums and chat with our current volunteers over a cup of teaCwrdd a Chyfarch GwirfoddolCyfle i ddarganfod mwy am wirfoddoli gydag Amgueddfeydd Wrecsam a sgwrsio gydan gwirfoddolwyr presennol dros baned o de …

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01978 297460
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07
JUN
Stop - Don't take your PC to the tip!
Computers 4 Africa

This repurpose alternative is both a green and free solution so the charity urges the local community in Wrexham to donate their unwanted working IT equipment.From PCs laptops and TFT monitors to mice smartphones keyboards and leads all will be welcome at…

Location: 15.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 03000 112233
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07
JUN
Volunteer meet and greet
The Vine Inn

Come and meet us for an informal chat in The Vine Inn Nantwich to find out more about how you can help GRWE across the Midlands and NW. Dogs are welcome too and you can catch up with volunteers from across the…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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10
JUN
Cholmondeley Power and Speed
Cholmondeley Castle

Cholmondeley Power and Speed previously known as the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power returns for a ninth year with thrilling action on land air and water all set against the stunning backdrop of Cholmondeley Castle and its beautiful parkland.The 2016 staging of the…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01829 772433
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10
JUN
Touched by Greatness: The Story of Welsh Football
Wrexham County Borough Museum and Archives

Touched by Greatness: The Story of Welsh International Football.Timed to coincide with Waless first appearance at an international football finals since 1958 this exhibition chronicles the heroic endeavours of the Waless greatest footballers. The right of a Wales team to exist has…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01978 297460
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11
JUN
Bryn's Buddies
Wrexham County Borough Museum and Archives

Discover and explore the past at Wrexham Museums monthly history club.7‐11 year olds.Advance booking essential.£4 per child. Price includes drink and a snack.…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01978 297460
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18
JUN
Absolute Bowie On June 18
The William Aston Hall

The five piece has toured all over Europe for the last 8 years faithfully performing the music of David Bowie with uncanny accuracy. The audience are taken on a journey experiencing the different personas of Bowie from Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane…

Location: 15.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01978 293494
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18
JUN
Father’s Day Cards
Wrexham County Borough Museum and Archives

Come along and make a Fathers Day card. Drop‐in event. Cardiau Sul y Tadau Dewch heibio i wneud cerdyn ar gyfer Sul y Tadau. Digwyddiad galw heibio. …

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01978 297460
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18
JUN
Wuthering Heights
National Trust Erddig

Chapterhouse Theatre Company is proud to present Emily Brontes classic love story set on the beautiful mysterious wilderness of the Yorkshire moors. This treasured story of enduring love and passion has thrilled and entranced for generations and is now brought alive on…

Location: 14.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08442 491895
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25
JUN
Sacred Spaces: The Rock Art of the San
Wrexham County Borough Museum and Archives

Sacred Spaces: The Rock Art of the San in southern AfricaEmbark on an adventure into Africas past and human creativity through the sacred paintings of the San people the Bushmen of southern Africa. Digital reproductions of the rock art still preserved…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01978 297460
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25
JUN
Shore to Shore: Celebrating Poetry
Holy Trinity Church

Picador and Booka Bookshop present SHORE TO SHORE:Celebrating Poetry and Community with the Laureate and Friends with Carol Ann Duffy Gillian Clarke Imtiaz Dharker Jackie Kay John Sampson plus special guest poet.Carol Ann Duffy has been a bold original voice and one…

Location: 11.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01691 662244
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25
JUN
Who Do You Think They Were?
Wrexham County Borough Museum and Archives

Do you have any photos of relatives who served in the Armed Forces Would you like to decipher things such as their rank cap badge medals or trade badgesDo you have any items of uniform such as badges or medals that…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01978 297460
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26
JUN
Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon
Cholmondeley Castle

. The run passes through the estate grounds which date back to the 12th Century and has one lap for the Super Sprint and two laps for the Sprint Plus and Olympic races. Triathletes will finish their Cholmondeley race experience by sprinting…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01892 870681
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02
JUL
Wrexham History Fair
Wrexham County Borough Museum and Archives

One jam‐packed day of history featuring exhibitions & activities by local heritage groups heroic living history re‐enactments stimulating talks and tours musical interludes plus activities especially for the little ones.Facebook: Wrexham Heritage ForumFfair Hanes Wrecsam Diwrnod llawn hanes gydag arddangosfeydd a gweithgareddau…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01978 297460
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18
JUL
HMS Pinafore
Theatre Severn

The much‐loved highly‐acclaimed all‐male H.M.S. Pinafore is embarking on an extensive UK Tour to ensure no‐one misses the boat. Join the hilarity of Gilbert and Sullivan with the award‐winning company that brought you the all‐male productions of The Pirates of Penzance…

Location: 11.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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25
JUL
Messy Museum!
Wrexham County Borough Museum and Archives

Painting sticking and general messy fun for 0‐3 year oldsDrop in event.Amgueddfa AnnibenPaentio sticio a hwyl anniben cyffredinol i blant 0 3 oed Digwyddiad galw heibio.…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01978 297460
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31
JUL
History Alive! Battle Fest 950
Bersham Heritage Centre & Ironworks

Wrexhams annual living history festival marks the 950th anniversary of probably the most important date in the history of this island. Follow the epic events of 1066 in the company of the Viking Society North Waless Cwmwd Il and Shropshire‐based Les Miles…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01978 297460
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04
AUG
Art of Africa
Wrexham County Borough Museum and Archives

Learn about the fascinating art of the San People via hands on art sessions with artist Andy Leigh. 7 year olds. Advance booking essential.Celf AffricaDysgwch am grefft diddorol y San People drwy sesiynau gydar artist Andy Leigh.7 oed. …

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01978 297460
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06
SEP
Notebook Making for Adults
Wrexham County Borough Museum and Archives

Create your own notebook to take home.Booking in advance essential.Creu Llyfr Nodiadau i Oedolion Creu eich llyfr nodiadau eich hun er mwyn mynd ag ef adref. Rhaid archebu o flaen llaw. …

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01978 297460
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12
SEP
The Royal Welch Fusiliers during WWI
Wrexham County Borough Museum and Archives

Fighting On All Fronts: The Royal Welch Fusiliers during the First World WarThe Royal Welch Fusiliers saw action on the Western Front Italy Egypt and Palestine Iraq the Balkans and Gallipoli in a series of hard‐fought contests on the road to eventual…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01978 297460
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13
SEP
Joan Collins
Theatre Severn

Joan Collins at Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury on Tuesday 13 September 2016. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at the best prices…

Location: 11.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

24
SEP
Romesh Ranganathan
William Aston Hall

Romesh Ranganathan at William Aston Hall in Wrexham on Saturday 24 September 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch Romesh Ranganathan live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison…

Location: 15.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

13
OCT
Ed Byrne Outside Looking In
Theatre Severn

Ed Byrne Outside Looking In at Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury on Thursday 13 October 2016. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Ed Byrne Outside Looking In tickets so weve done the legwork for you.…

Location: 11.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

24
OCT
Halloween Trail
Wrexham County Borough Museum and Archives

Follow the pumpkins if you dare Halloween costumes optionalTaith Calan GaeafYdych chin ddigon dewr i ddilyn y pwmpenni Gwisg Calan Gaeaf yn ddewisol …

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01978 297460
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27
OCT
Spooky Halloween Spiders!
Wrexham County Borough Museum and Archives

Watch out for those spiders Make your own spooky spider. Drop‐in event. Halloween costumes optionalCorynnod Arswydus Calan Gaeaf Gwyliwch y corynnod Cyfle i greu eich corryn arswydus eich hun. Digwyddiad galw heibio. Gwisg Calan Gaeaf yn ddewisol …

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01978 297460
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12
NOV
Remembrance
Wrexham County Borough Museum and Archives

Make a hand print poppy. Drop‐in event.CofioCreu pabi print llaw. Digwyddiad galw heibio.…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01978 297460
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12
DEC
Last One Standing: The Tale of Bersham Colliery
Wrexham County Borough Museum and Archives

On December 18th 1986 the last tub of coal was wound to the surface at Bersham Colliery. With the closure of the last pit in the Denbighshire coalfield a centuries‐old tradition came to an end. This exhibition tells the story of coal…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01978 297460
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19
DEC
Seasonal Stories
Wrexham County Borough Museum and Archives

Make a Christmas craft to take home and listen to local published author and story teller Fiona Collins. Ages 5 year . Drink and biscuit provided.Advanced booking & payment essentialStraeon y tymorGwnewch ddarn o grefft Nadoligaidd iw gludo gartref a gwrandewch ar…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01978 297460
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Tourist Attractions


British Ironwork Centre

The British Ironwork Centre is a family company, long dedicated to, and passionate about the preservation and creation of quality metal work, in all its formsThis wonderfully diverse resource is the back bone of our business, and one that we as both a family and company have spent…

Brown Moss

One of Shropshire's most interesting sites for plants with over 200 species of wild plants including the rare Floating Water Plantain. One of Shropshire's most interesting sites for plants with over 200 species of wild plants including the rare Floating Water Plantain. With its marshes, pools, heathland and…

Hawkstone Hall and Garden

Come and visit the secret jewel in Shropshire. Entrance in the village of Marchamley.Party bookings taken.Open: 14 ‐ 31 August…

Hawkstone Park

Situated in acres of outstanding natural beauty it is the obvious choice of those who wish to combine beautiful surroundings, intimate service and wonderful food from a team renowned for its pursuit of excellence. Hawkstone Historic Park & Follies is a unique place. Centred around the…

Hodnet Hall

There has been a park and gardens at Hodnet for many hundreds of years, and their design and size has followed on from the three different sites of the houses in which the Heber‐Percy family and their ancestors have lived. Woodland walks alongside a daisy chain of…

Moreton Corbet Castle

The castle may date from as far back as the 12th century. It was partially demolished in the 16th century to make way for the great Elizabethan mansion house.…

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