Wilfred Owen Festival


The Wilfred Owen Festival is a festival of commemoration and remembrance taking place in the town of  Oswestry, Shropshire. The festival will run from September 15th to November 17th, 2018. It is a festival designed to coincide with the centenary of Wilfred Owen’s death and the centenary of Armistice Day and will be a unique and fitting tribute to Owen in the town of his birth and to all those who sacrificed their lives for us during times of conflict.

A wide range of events and performances will be taking place throughout the period and will include Poetry, Drama, Music, Lectures, Re-enactment, Films, An Artist’s Trail, Exhibitions and much more!

There will also be the unveiling of a new life size bronze statue of Wilfred Owen commissioned by Oswestry Town Council. The statue is the work of local sculptor and artist Tim Turner and will be cast at the Castle Fine Arts Foundry in near-bye Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant.

Organisers of the festival are always willing to listen to ideas from anyone who feels they have something to add or would like to participate in some way in the festival. We are also currently seeking potential sponsors for the series of events taking place, a list of which can be found under the Events section of this website. For more information please contact info@wilfredowenoswestry2018.org.uk