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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 five 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…

Bristol & West of England Friends  

Contact: Melanie David | 01934 842014 |
Venue: Redmaids’ High School, Westbury Road, Bristol BS9 3AW
Admission: Friends £5.00 | Visitors £7.00 | Students £1.00

Event: Friends’ Favourites
An opportunity to present your favourite item of music. Preceded by the AGM.
Wednesday 17 June 7.15pm

Cardiff & South East Wales Friends
Contact : Peter Patterson | 029 2061 9166 |

North Wales Friends  

Contact : Roz Jones | 01492 860251 |

Oxford Friends  

Event: AGM and Summer Oratorio - Camilla de Rossi Sant’Allesio
Refreshments will be served in the cloisters after the AGM 
Date: Wednesday 10 June 6.30pm
Venue: New College, Holywell Street, Oxford
Tickets: £12 (pay in advance, collect on arrival)
Contact: Susan Iles  | 01865 558866

Event: Galuppi La Diavolessa 
Opera in the Warden’s Garden, with picnic supper interval in the cloisters
Date: Saturday 11 Jul 6.30pm
Venue: New College, Holywell Street, Oxford
Tickets: £44
Contact: Bernadette Whittington | | 01844 237551

Swansea & West Wales Friends  
Contact: Jennifer Macleod | 01792 463936 |
Venue: St Paul’s Church Hall, De La Beche Road, Sketty, Swansea SA2 9AR

Event: Aidan Lang, WNO’s new General Director
Date: Wednesday 18 March 7.30pm for 8pm (Postponed) 

Event: ‘The Bad in Opera’ -  a talk by John Callister
Date: Wednesday 29 April 7.30pm for 8pm (Postponed) 

Event: Concert with Donald Maxwell and students of the RWCMD. In memory of Cyril Goldstone.
Date: Friday 15 May 7pm
Venue: St Peter’s Church, Newton, Swansea SA3 4RB
Tickets: £10

Event: Patrick King, Timpani & Head of Percussion, WNO Orchestra
Date: Wednesday 20 May 7.30pm – preceded by the AGM (Postponed) 

Event: Coach trip to WNO's production of The Nightingale / Bluebeard’s Castle, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Date: Thursday 11 June Tickets: £63