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Festival Events - 2018

This year's Festival events are shown below. In addition there will be many other weekend and weekday activities listed on the exhibitions page. If you would like any further information then please Contact the Artistic Director.

Events 22nd September - 29th September 2018
Events 30th September - 6th October 2018
Events 7th October - 13th October 2018
Events 14th October - 20th October 2018
Events 21st October - 30th October 2018
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Events 22nd - 29th Sep 2018

ST. MICHAELS CHURCH - TENBURY WELLS
Saturday 22nd September 3pm
ROGER JUDD MVO
on
ST. MICHAEL'S CHOIR SCHOOL & SIR FREDERICK GORE OUSELEY - A FORGOTTEN LEGACY?
Roger was the last Master of Music at St Michael's College Choir School before it closed in 1985. His talk, which includes musical interludes played on the Father Willis organ of 1873, will describe the important influence that the college had on English cathedral music. Location: Oldwood Common near Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire, WR15 8HP.
Tickets £8 unreserved
Sponsored by Councillors David Chambers, Phil Grove & Tony Penn
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FREE CONCERT
MALVERN THEATRES - FORUM THEATRE
Sunday 23th September 2.30pm
SOVEREIGN BRASS
Trevor Jones - Conductor
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS - Overture to Henry V
IRELAND - Elegy (Downland Suite)
MEALOR - Ubi Caritas
HOLST - A Moorside Suite
COPLAND - Fanfare for the Common Man and Hoe Down from Rodeo
BERNSTEIN - Suite from West Side Story plus popular extras
FREE CONCERT - Retiring collection for ARCOS (Association for Rehabilitation of Communication & Oral skills). Location: Grange Road, Great Malvern, WR14 3HB.
Sponsored by Malvern Theatres
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THE BEAUCHAMP COMMUNITY NEWLAND
Saturday 29th September 3pm
KEVIN ALLEN
on
HUGH BLAIR
WORCESTER'S FORGOTTEN ORGANIST
Kevin Allen offers a long overdue revaluation of Hugh Blair, the dynamic, colourful and controversial Worcester Cathedral organist. The illustrated talk is based on Kevin's forthcoming biography of Blair, who had a close association with Elgar and musical life in Worcester at the turn of the 19th to the 20th century. Location: WR13 5AX off the A449 shortly before entering Malvern Link from Worcester.
Tickets £8 unreserved; includes cup of tea or coffee.
Sponsored by Dr Peter Mayner
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Events 30th Sep - 6th Oct 2018

THE ELGAR STATUE
BELLE VUE ISLAND, GREAT MALVERN
Sunday 30th September 3pm
BRIAN ILES
on
GREAT MALVERN'S COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUES
Local historian, Brian Iles, leads a guided walk around plaques and interesting locations. The plaques celebrate diverse visitors including an Emperor, a future USA President, Queens, film stars, eminent musicians and scientists. Location: Great Malvern Town centre, WR14 3HJ.
Tickets £6
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ELMSLIE HOUSE GREAT MALVERN
Thursday 4th October 7.30pm
ON NATIONAL POETRY DAY
TIM CRANMORE
Worcestershire Poet Laureate 2013/14 introduces Worcestershire Poet Laureates reading their own poetry
Heather Wastie
Suz Winspear
Nina Simon
Tim Cranmore
Tickets £8 unreserved
Interval drinks and cake available for purchase. Location: On cross roads of Avenue Road, Albert Road South and Albert Road North, WR14 3AG.
Sponsored by Peter & Angela Sutton
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DYMOCK VILLAGE HALL
Saturday 6th October 3.30pm
DYMOCK POETRY & MEMORIES
Writer and broadcaster, Anne Harvey and friends, present a programme of poetry and prose reflecting the lives and literature of the Dymock Poets. Location: Ledbury Road, Dymock, GL18.
Tickets £8 unreserved
In association with the Friends of the Dymock Poets marking their 25th Anniversary
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FREE EVENT
THE THEATRE OF SMALL CONVENIENCE
Saturday 6th October 11am-1pm
THE BIG DRAW
A national project to promote drawing as a tool for creativity and cultural engagement. Theme for 2018 - Play. Free professional tuition. Location : Edith Walk, Great Malvern, WR14 4QH.
In association with Malvern School of Art WCG
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FREE EVENT
GREAT MALVERN PRIORY CHURCHYARD
Saturday 6th October 10am-5pm
ARTS & CRAFTS MARKET
High quality original work by jewellers, ceramicists, woodworkers, painters, glass makers and photographers. Location: Church Street, Great Malvern, WR14 2AY. And in the afternoon:
LIVE MUSIC - BEST OF UPTON YOUNG JAZZ
In association with Boffy Arts Events and Malvern Hills District Council
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Events 7th - 13th Oct 2018

ELMSLIE HOUSE GREAT MALVERN
Sunday 7th October 3pm
PAMELA HURLE
on
LADY EMILY FOLEY
Having had unprecedented access to private records, Pamela Hurle's illustrated talk includes a wealth of information on Lady Foley, a woman of fascinating contrasts. As Lady of the Manor of Great Malvern, Lady Emily took a great philanthropic interest in the town, influencing its evolution throughout the 19th century. Signed copies of Pamela Hurle's newly published biography will be available for purchase at the talk. Location: On cross roads of Avenue Road, Albert Road South and Albert Road North, WR14 3AG.
Tickets £8 unreserved
Sponsored by The English Speaking Union
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ELMSLIE HOUSE GREAT MALVERN
Saturday 13th October 3pm
CATHERINE WALLACE
on
LAURA & HAROLD KNIGHT IN CORNWALL
THE LIGHT, THE LANDSCAPE & PEOPLE
In this illustrated talk, Catherine shows the significant impact Cornwall had on Laura and Harold's paintings. Comparison is made between their artistic output before and after periods in Cornwall and their friendship with other artists, together with social activities, including camping at Dozmary Pool. Location: On cross roads of Avenue Road, Albert Road South and Albert Road North, WR14 3AG.
Tickets £8 unreserved
In association with the Friends of the Dame Laura Knight Society
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Events 14th - 20th Oct 2018

GREAT MALVERN PRIORY
Sunday 14th October 3.30pm
ROMAN SIMOVIC & FRIENDS
Roman Simovic - Violin
Cecilia Ziano - Violin
Milena Simovic - Viola
Giovanni Gnocchi - Cello
Musicians from the London Symphony Orchestra
PROKOFIEV - Sonata for Two Violins Op.56
ELGAR - String Quartet in E minor
STRAVINSKY - Three Pieces for String Quartet
DEBUSSY - String Quartet in G minor
Tickets £15 unreserved in Nave
Location: Church Street, Malvern, WR14 2AY.
Sponsored by Malvern Town Council & the Family of Oleg Prokofiev in England
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THE ELGAR BIRTHPLACE MUSEUM
Saturday 20th October 2.30pm
ADRIAN LUCAS
on
EDWARD ELGAR & IVOR ATKINS - A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE
Adrian Lucas, former Organist & Master of the Choristers at Worcester Cathedral, Artistic Director of Worcester Three Choirs Festivals and currently Head of Choral Studies at the Royal School of Church Music, presents an illustrated talk on the musical relationship between Elgar and Atkins. Location: Broadheath, 2 miles North West of Worcester, WR2 6RH.
Tickets £8 unreserved
In association with the Elgar Society
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THE GREAT HALL MALVERN COLLEGE
Saturday 20th October 7.30pm
ROYAL NORTHERN COLLEGE OF MUSIC ENSEMBLE
by kind permission of the Principal & Head of Strings RNCM
HAYDN - String Quartet in F minor Op.20 No5
MENDELSSOHN - String Quartet in A minor Op.13
SHOSTAKOVICH - Two Pieces for String Octet Op.11
GRANT - Scottish Music, Traditional & Contemporary arrangements by Donald Grant, Violinist in the Elias Quartet and tutor at the RNCM
Tickets: £14 unreserved
Includes interval drink. Location: College Road, Great Malvern, WR14 3DF.
Sponsored by The Elmley Foundation & the Family of Oleg Prokofiev in England
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Events 21st - 30th Oct 2018

THE GREAT HALL MALVERN COLLEGE
Sunday 21st October 3pm
ALDWYN VOICES
Adrian Lucas - Conductor
THE SILENCE IN OUR HEARTS
MIRIAM KRAMER - Violin
NICHOLAS DURCAN - Piano
PETER SUTTON - Reader
A Sequence of Music, Poetry & Prose to mark the centenary of the ending of The Great War 1918
Music includes Edward Elgar's Violin Sonata 1918 and motets by Thomas Tallis, Edward Elgar, Vaughan Williams, William Walton and Edgar Day
Tickets £12 unreserved
Location: College Road, Great Malvern, WR14 3DF.
Sponsored by Malvern Civic Society & Margaret & Simon Payton
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THE COACH HOUSE THEATRE
Sunday 28th October 3pm
LEONARD BERNSTEIN AT THE BBC
Marking the centenary of Bernstein's birth. A BBC documentary film made for the renowned Monitor arts series. The eloquent Bernstein talks about his work and conducts Elgar's Nimrod in a breathtaking performance, never to be forgotten. Location: On the left of Malvern Theatres, Grange Road, WR14 3HA.
Tickets £8 reserved
Sponsored by Hilary Elgar & Jean Upton
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