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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: Margaret Borkowski 01275 848526 borkmail@gmail.com
Venue: Redmaids’ High School, Westbury Road, Bristol BS9 3AW
Admission: Friends £5.00 | Visitors £7.00 | Students £1.00

Event: Comedy Tonight
Donald Maxwell on operatic characters he has performed around the world. Preceded by AGM.
Date: Wednesday 12 June 7.15pm 

Event: Carmen
Ian Cartwright explores the opera ahead of WNO's new production
Date: Wednesday 18 September 7.15pm

Event: Second Post
Chris Thomas on more letters in opera
Date: Wednesday 16 October 7.15pm


Cardiff & South East Wales Friends
Contact : Peter Patterson peter.patterson419@btinternet.com 029 2061 9166


North Wales Friends  

Contact : Roz Jones 01492 860251 rozjones@uwclub.net

Event: AGM & Music Quiz 
Our AGM will be followed by refreshments and one of John Clutton’s fiendish, but great fun, challenges.
Date: Wednesday 19 June 2pm
Venue: St David’s Church Hall, Penrhyn Bay, Llandudno LL30 3NT


Oxford Friends  

Event: Handel: Il pastor fido. Opera in the Warden’s Garden, with interval and picnic supper in the cloisters (bring your own). 
Date: Saturday 13 July 6.30pm
Venue: Warden’s Garden, New College, Holywell Street, Oxford, OX1 3BN
Tickets: £44
Contact: Bernadette Whittington bwhittington2@btinternet.com 01844 237551

Event: Castaway's Choice
Guest: Rupert Christiansen, Journalist and Opera Critic for the Daily Telegraph.
Date: Sunday 17 November 
Venue: St Hugh's College, St Margaret's Road, Oxford, OX2 6LE
Tickets: £25
Contact: Mark Charnock fmlcharnock@yahoo.com 07774803540 | 01869350149


Swansea & West Wales Friends  
Contact: Jennifer Macleod macleod.jennifer@hotmail.com 01792 463936