WNO Friends branches

As well as our opera productions and youth and community activities, WNO supporters are also welcome to attend events organised by WNO Friends branches.

There are six Friends branches around Wales and England with a wide variety of events taking place all year round. Get in touch with your local branch to see what’s happening in your area…

Swansea & West Wales Friends  

Venue: St Paul’s Church Hall, De La Beche Road, Sketty, Swansea SA2 9AR, 7.30 for 8pm   
Contact: 
Jennifer Macleod | 01792 63936 | macleod.jennifer@hotmail.com

Please note: our Summer Celebration Dinner has been postponed until the Autumn. Further details to follow.


Bristol & West of England Friends  

Venue: The Red Maids’ School, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol BS9 3AW,  7.15pm.  
Admission: £5 (Friends), £7 (guests), £1 (students)  
Contact: Margaret Borkowski | 0127 5848 526 | borkmail@gmail.com

Event: Present and Future with Leonora Thomson, WNO Managing Director. Preceded by the AGM.
Date: Wednesday 20 June

Event : War and Peace - WNO Artistic Director David Pountney on WNO’s new production
Date: Wednesday 19 September


Cardiff & South East Wales Friends

Event: WNO Exposed
Our AGM will be followed at 7.30 by John Richardson, WNO Archivist, who will present some surprises from the archives
Date: Wednesday 6 June 7pm
Venue: The Discovery, Celyn Avenue, Lakeside, Cardiff CF23 6FH
Admission: £15 (with food), £5 (without food)  
Contact: Peter Patterson | 029 2061 9166 |peter.patterson419@btinternet.com   


North Wales Friends  

Event: AGM & Music Quiz
Date: Wednesday 13 June 2pm
Venue: St David’s Church Hall, Penrhyn Bay, Llandudno LL30 3NT 
Contact: Roz Jones | 01492 860251 | rozjones@uwclub.net


Oxford Friends  

Event: AGM and Summer Oratorio
Date: Wednesday 6 June 6.30pm
Venue: New College, Oxford. Refreshments will be served after the AGM in the Cloisters. The Oratorio will begin in the Chapel at 8pm.
Admission: Tickets £10.
Contact: Dr Susan Iles | 01865 558866 | susan.iles@doctors.org.uk

Event: New Chamber Summer Opera: Haydn’s Il mondo della luna.
Date: Saturday 14 July 6.30pm  Venue New College, Oxford
Admission: £44 including a pre-performance glass of wine. Bring a picnic to eat in the candlelit cloisters during the interval.
Contact Bernadette Whittington 01844 237551 bwhittington2@btinternet.com

Event: Castaway’s Choice with WNO Artistic Director David Pountney.
Date: Sunday 25 November 3pm
Venue: St. Hugh’s College, Oxford
Admission: Tickets £25
Contact: Mark Charnock | 01869 350149| fmlcharnock@yahoo.com


Southampton Friends  

Event: Growing up with a famous uncle - Benjamin Britten’s nephew Sebastian Welford shares his memories. 
Date: Saturday 9 June 12pm
Venue: Star Hotel, High Street, Southampton SO14 2NA. 
Admission: Tickets £25 including a buffet lunch. Book by 31 May
Contact: Mrs Jean Hay | 023 8055 4361