YOUR guide to some of the events happening in and around Oswestry...


Now until Saturday, March 9: New Year Open Exhibition at the Willow Gallery, Willow Street, Oswestry.

The new year launched with old friends and some brand new artists joining forces for the first exhibition of 2019 at the popular town centre venue.

Entry is free.

To find out more call 01691 657575.


Saturday, February 9 from 9pm: Stevie J Kramer at The Fox Inn, Church Street, Oswestry.

Stevie J Kramer returns to The Fox for an evening of musical entertainment.

To find out more call 01691 659947.

Friday, February 22 from 8.30pm: Tanya Rose and The Thorns at The Cemist, Church Street, Oswestry.

Live music comes to The Cemist with an acoustic set courtesy of this Oswestry-based band.

To find out more call 01691 688640.


Tuesday, February 12 from 7pm: EOS: Young Picasso (12A) at Kinokulture, Arthur Street, Oswestry.

Many films have dealt with Picasso’s later years – the art, the affairs and the wide circle of friends. But where did this all begin?

Somewhat overlooked, it is time to look at the early years of Picasso; the upbringing and the learning that led to his extraordinary achievements. Three cities play a key role: Malaga, Barcelona and Paris.

The film explores the influence of each on the artist, focusing on specific artworks from these early years. Looking carefully at two key early periods – the so-called Blue Period and Rose Period – the film takes us all the way to 1907 and the creation of a key painting in the history of art – Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, which Picasso painted at 25 years old.

Working closely with all three Picasso museums in Malaga, Barcelona and Paris, this film explains how he rose to such great heights.

Tickets £12 adults, £10 under-16s, available by calling 01691 238167 or emailing

Wednesday, February 13 from 7.30pm: Tides (15) at Kinokulture, Arthur Street, Oswestry.

Following an unexplained tragic event, four friends embark on a boat trip to navigate birth, love, death and the canals of southern England. Fuelled by booze, drugs and the beauty of nature, their journey becomes an uplifting meditation on what it means to be middle aged in a world that refuses to grow up.

An accomplished debut feature, Tides is a charmingly authentic portrayal of friendship.

Tickets £12 adults, £10 under-16s, available by calling 01691 238167 or emailing


Saturday, February 9 from 9am: Running for Beginners at Chirk Castle.

Give your fitness a boost in the beautiful surroundings of the Chirk Castle estate. A great opportunity to get started with running and meet other people, and who knows, you might be taking part in one of the 10km runs at the National Trust property before you know it!

Sessions take place weekly on Saturdays throughout the year, but please be aware there are limited places for each session.

Sessions are run in partnership with Sport Wales who have developed a series of social runs led by accredited, friendly volunteers.

Run duration is around an hour.

The group is aimed at beginners – under-18s to be accompanied by an adult.

To book email or call 01691 777701.

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