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Festival Events - 2017

The full events for this year's Festival are listed below. In addition there will be many other weekend and weekday activities listed on the exhibitions page.

Events 23th September - 30th September 2017
Events 1st October - 7th October 2017
Events 8th October - 14th October 2017
Events 15th October - 21st October 2017
Events 22nd October - 31st October 2017
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Events 23rd - 30th Sep 2017

GREAT MALVERN LIBRARY
Graham Road, Great Malvern, WR14 2HU
Saturday 23rd September 11am
MUSIC & POETRY
An illustrated talk by
ALEC ROTH
A COMPOSER'S PERSPECTIVE
The distinguished composer, Alec Roth, has collaborated with several living poets including Vikram Seth. His illustrated talk will offer some personal insights into the creative processes where words and music come together. Alec's song-cycle with words by the Dymock poet, Edward Thomas, will be premiered by Mark Padmore at tomorrow's concert in Great Malvern Priory.
Tickets £6 unreserved
Sponsored by Jonathan Gibbs Books
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GREAT MALVERN PRIORY
Church Street, Great Malvern, WR14 2AY
Sunday 24th September 3.30pm
SACCONI STRING QUARTET
Mark Padmore - Tenor & Freddie Brown - Piano
Finzi - A Young Man's Exhortation
Alec Roth - A Song Cycle on poems by Edward Thomas for Tenor & String Quartet (World Premiere - Festival Commission)
Vaughan Williams - On Wenlock Edge for Tenor String Quartet & Piano
Tickets £15 unreserved in Nave
Sponsored by The Elmley Foundation & Arts Council England
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ELMSLIE HOUSE
Avenue Road, Great Malvern, WR14 3AG
Thursday 28th September 7.30pm
ON NATIONAL POETRY DAY
Readings from the recently published anthology
VOICES OF 1919
The Great War is over. In the Spring of 1919 the village of Oakby awaits the return of survivors. Each household has its own story. Through the words of 20 contemporary poets, we hear the voices of villagers struggling to recall their past, to understand the present and to imagine the future.
Tickets £8 unreserved - Interval drink available
Sponsored by Peter & Angela Sutton and supported by Worcestershire Literary Festival
Location details: Elmslie House in at the cross roads of Avenue Road, Albert Road South and Albert Rd North, Great Malvern, WR14 3AG.
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Events 1st - 7th Oct 2017

THE UNIVERSITY OF WORCESTER ARENA
Hylton Road, Worcester, WR2 5JN
Sunday 1st October 3pm
BBC NATIONAL ORCHESTRA OF WALES
Kazuki Yamada - Conductor & Hyeyoon Park - Violin
Britten-Variations & Fugue on a Theme of Henry Purcell
Bruch-Violin Concerto No1 in G minor
Dvorak-Symphony No9 in E minor (New World)
BBC Radio 3 recording performance
Tickets: Adult £19, Child £5, Concession £9 (65 and over), Family £38 (2 adults + 2 children)
From 1st August, tickets available exclusively from Ticketline or direct from University of Worcester Arena Reception 0844 888 9991.
Presented by The University of Worcester & Autumn in Malvern Festival
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FREE EVENT
GREAT MALVERN PRIORY CHURCHYARD
Church Street, Great Malvern, WR14 2AY
Saturday 7th October 10am-5pm
ARTS & CRAFTS MARKET
And in the afternoon
LIVE MUSIC - BEST OF UPTON YOUNG JAZZ
High quality original work by jewellers, ceramicists, woodworkers, painters, glass makers and photographers.
In association with Boffy Arts Events & Malvern Hills District Council
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FREE EVENT
MALVERN THEATRES
Grange Road, Great Malvern, WR14 3HA
Saturday 7th October 11am-1pm
THE BIG DRAW
Free professional tuition
A national project to promote drawing as a tool for creativity and cultural engagement. Theme for 2017 - Living Lines
In association with Malvern Hills College WCG and Great Malvern: Route to the Hills Project Supported by Malvern Festival of Innovation
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COLWALL VILLAGE HALL
Mill Lane, Colwall
Saturday 7th October 3pm
DAVID EVANS FRSA
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HAROLD & LAURA KNIGHT
A PARTNERSHIP OF PAINTERS
This illustrated talk investigates the development of Laura and Harold's working relationship over more than fifty years. Both were leading artists of the first half of the 20th century. Though a fine portrait painter, Harold was to some extent overshadowed by his more famous wife.
Tickets £8 unreserved
In association with The Friends of Dame Laura Knight Society
Directions: From Malvern follow B4218 over the hills, go through Colwall Village, turn right before railway bridge into Mill Lane. The hall is 50 yards on the right.
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Events 8th - 14th Oct 2017

COLWALL VILLAGE HALL
Mill Lane, Colwall
Saturday 14th October 3pm
THE FATEFUL VOYAGE
Matthew Sandy - Tenor
Simon Over - Piano
Kate Kennedy - Narrator
Devised by biographer, Kate Kennedy, this recital tells the story of the extraordinary friendship between two Great War composers and a poet - F.S. Kelly, William Denis Browne and Rupert Brooke. The sequence weaves together song, poetry, letters and diaries. The Fateful Voyage is the title of a forthcoming biography on the subject by Kate Kennedy.
Tickets £10 unreserved
In association with The Friends of the Dymock Poets
Directions: From Malvern follow B4218 over the hills, go through Colwall Village, turn right before railway bridge into Mill Lane. The hall is 50 yards on the right.
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Events 15th - 21st Oct 2017

GREAT MALVERN RAILWAY STATION
Station Approach, Great Malvern, WR14 3AU
Grid Reference: SO 783457
Saturday 21st October 10.30am-12.30pm
FESTIVAL WALK 2017 - VICTORIAN MALVERN
Led by
DENISE PRESTON
Expert on the Victorian era, Denise Preston, leads a newly created walk from the railway station to central Malvern. Much of the built environment and streetscape on the route has remained unchanged since the mid-19th century. Full of fascinating information about Victorian Malvern.
Tickets £6 in advance from Malvern Theatres Box Office
Sponsored by The English Speaking Union
Meet at the main entrance on the town side. The festival cannot be held responsible for accident, injury or loss.
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Events 22nd - 31st Oct 2017

GREAT MALVERN PRIORY
Church Street, Great Malvern, WR14 2AY
Sunday 29th October 3.30pm
ALDWYN VOICES
MUSIC INSPIRED BY POETRY
Adrian Lucas - Conductor
Fenella Humphreys - Violin
Nicola Eimer - Piano
'The Lark Ascending' - Ralph Vaughan Williams (Original version for Violin & Piano 1919)
Choral works include:
Dance clarion air - Tippett
Love bade me welcome - John Tavener
O wild west wind - Elgar
White flowering days - Finzi
The evening primrose - Britten
The Flower-Roth
Tickets £12 unreserved
Sponsored by Malvern Town Council & Malvern Civic Society
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