Festival Events - 2012
The programme of Festival events is listed below. In addition there are many other weekend and weekday activities listed on the exhibitions page.
Events weekend Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th September.
Events Weekend Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th September
THE BEAUCHAMP COMMUNITY ALMSHOUSES, NEWLAND, MALVERN LINK
Saturday 29th September: 10.30am for 11am
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS & E.M.LEATHER
Hunting Folk Carols in Herefordshire
ROY PALMERWriter and broadcaster Roy Palmer has edited the new Stainer and Bell edition of 12 Herefordshire Carols. He illustrates his talk with recordings and song. Ticket £6 (Coffee and Tea available for purchase at 10.30am). Directions: WR13 5AX, left, off A449 on entering Malvern Link from Worcester.
Sponsored by Ernie Kay Esq.
HELLENS MANOR - MUCH MARCLE, LEDBURY, HR8 2LY
Sunday 30th September: 3pm
SOFYA GULYAK: PIANO
Winner Leeds International Piano Competition 2009
'A star is born', Washington Post, USA
Chopin: Two Nocturnes, Polonaise fantaisie in A flat, Scherzo No.3 in C sharp minor, Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise Brillante in E flat
Rachmaninoff: Prelude C sharp minor Op3N2, Polichinelle Op3N4
Prokofiev Sonata No.6 in A major Op82Tickets £20 unreserved; includes interval Cava and smoked salmon canapé. In association with Espressivo Concert Promotions. Directions: For Hellens Manor, HR8 2LY, take the A449 between Ledbury and Ross. At Much Marcle crossroads follow the signs to Hellens.
Sponsored by a Resident of Great Malvern.
Events Weekend Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th October
COLWALL VILLAGE HALL
Saturday 6th October
THREE LITERARY TALKS
11.30am RICHARD EMNEY
EDWARD THOMAS: THE ACCIDENTAL COCKNEYRichard considers what effect London had on Thomas, the contrast with rural life and the ambivalent views held by writers at the time. Ticket £9 unreserved.
2pm DR JOHN JURICA
DYMOCK & THE MADRESFIELD ESTATEJohn investigates the relationship between Madresfield and Dymock, particularly the role of Frederick Lygon, the 6th Earl Beauchamp. Ticket £9 unreserved.
3.30pm PROFESSOR TIM KENDALL
Professor & Head of English, Exeter University
WILFRID GIBSON & THE GREAT WARTim discusses poetry written by Gibson during the First World War and the anxieties he faced as a civilian portraying the violence of battle. Ticket £9 unreserved.
Discount Ticket for all three talks £25, only obtainable direct from Artistic Director 42, Worcester Road. Malvern WR14 4AA. Send SEA with cheque made out to 'Autumn in Malvern Festival'. Single tickets from Festival Central Box Office, Malvern Theatres, Tel: 01684 892277 or at the door on the day. Directions: From Malvern follow B4218 over the hills, through Colwall Village, turn right before the railway bridge, into Mill Lane. The hall is 50 yards on the right.
In association with the Friends of the Dymock Poets.
PRIORY GATEHOUSE, ABBEY ROAD, GREAT MALVERN
Saturday 6th October: 9.30am-5pm
ARTS & CRAFTS STREET MARKETHigh quality, original work by local jewellers, ceramicists, woodworkers, painters, glassmakers and photographers.
MUSIC AT LUNCHTIME: QUATTRO VENTI 11.45am till 1.30pmIn association with Boffy Arts Events and Malvern Hills District Council.
SOUTH WORCESTERSHIRE COLLEGE, Albert Road North, Great Malvern
Saturday 6th October: 10-12am
THE BIG DRAWFree professional tuition, all ages. National event promoting drawing as a tool for creativity and cultural engagement. Sponsored by Malvern Hills District Council.
LYTTELTON ROOMS, CHURCH STREET, Great MALVERN
Saturday 6th October: 10am-5pm
MALVERN FILM ROADSHOW
FREE TO ALLWorcestershire's first ever film festival invites film makers and enthusiasts of locally produced films. Talks on movie making. Help build a local film archive. Do you remember Malvern Link Picture House? worcestershirefilmfestival.co.uk. In association with Worcestershire Film Festival.
THE COACH HOUSE THEATRE, GREAT MALVERN
Sunday 7th October: 3pm
THE ENGLISH YEARS OF ROBERT FROSTperformed by
GABRIEL WOOLF and LINDA HARTRobert Frost, one of the Dymock Poets, spent the years 1912-1915 in England. This illuminating performance shows how Frost, a visiting American, achieved success in an unexpected way: overnight, overseas and over here. Ticket £9 unreserved. Directions: The Coach House Theatre is on the left of Malvern Theatres in Grange Road. On the left of the car park by The Grange. A Dymock Poets Anthology by Linda Hart obtainable from Malvern Book Co-operative, Red Lion Bank, Great Malvern. Tel: 01684 564788.
Sponsored by The Friends of the Dymock Poets.
Events Weekend Friday 12th, Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th October
GREAT MALVERN PRIORY
Friday 12th October: 7.30pm
THE SILVER CHAIN OF SOUND
STEPHEN CLEOBURY: ORGAN (Kings College, Cambridge)
JULIA HWANG: VIOLIN
CHARLES MATTHEWS: PIANO
Bach: Partite diverse sopra il Corale, "Sei gegrüßet, Jesu gütig" BWV768
Herbert Howells: Psalm Prelude Set 1 No.1
Vaughan Williams: 'The Lark Ascending' original setting
Vaughan Williams: Three Preludes on Welsh Hymn Tunes
Bach: Passacaglia in C minor BWV 582Ticket £8 unreserved. Young Persons Free Entry 8-16yrs, when accompanied by a ticket paying adult.
Sponsored by Malvern Town Council and a Resident of Malvern.
COLWALL VILLAGE HALL
Saturday 13th October: 11am
DAME LAURA KNIGHT
CORNISH COLONY COLLABORATIONSSt Ives connections of Laura Knight and her Lamorna Friends. This illustrated talk looks at paintings by Laura and Harold Knight created in 1915 and works by Laura and her Lamorna and Newlyn friends exhibited with the St Ives Society of Artists prior to 1949. Ticket £6 unreserved. Directions: From Malvern follow B4218 over the hills, through Colwall Village, turn right before the railway bridge, into Mill Lane. The hall is 50 yards on the right.
In association with The Friends of Dame Laura Knight Society
LITTLE MALVERN PRIORY
Saturday 13th October: 3pm
WILLIAM LANGLAND POET & DREAMERby
PETER SUTTONLangland's epic poem The Vision of Piers Plowman was written 650 years ago after he saw a vision on the Malvern Hills. In this new work, Langland and his wife look back on his life and poem with updated extracts and live medieval music. The readers are:
PETER SUTTON & STEPHANIE CONNELL
Musicians: Tim Cranmore and Linda HardwickTicket £9 unreserved. Interval refreshments available for purchase in the Priors Hall, Little Malvern Court (by kind permission of Mrs Alexandra Berington).
Sponsored by a Resident of Malvern.
THE COACH HOUSE THEATRE, GREAT MALVERN
Sunday 14th October: 3pm
MALVERN WOMEN OF NOTEThis talk is based on Pamela Hurle's new book, the first publication to look specifically at the considerable contribution made by women to the social, economic and cultural life of Malvern and often much further afield. Ticket £6 unreserved. The newly launched, Malvern Women of Note, will be available for purchase at the talk and signed by Pamela Hurle. Directions: The Coach House Theatre is on the left of Malvern Theatres in Grange Road. On the left of the car park by The Grange.
Events Weekend Thusday 18th & Sunday 21st October
THE GREAT HALL, MALVERN COLLEGE
Saturday 20th October: 2.30pm
ALLAN WALKER: Conductor
PETER SUTTON: Reader
SHULAH OLIVER: Violin and Viola
LOUISE VALE: Piano
MEMORIES OF MALVERN 1929-1939
Choral music by John Taverner, William Byrd, Vaughan Williams and Elgar
Romance for Viola and Piano: Vaughan Williams
Chanson de Matin, Salut d'Amour, Chanson de Nuit: ElgarTickets £8 unreserved. Young Persons Free Entry 8-16yrs, when accompanied by a ticket paying adult.
Sponsored by Malvern Civic Society.
THE COURTYARD, 10, BELLE VUE TERRACE, GREAT MALVERN
Saturday 20th October: 10.30am-4pm
FESTIVAL OPEN DAYA fine choice of six varied and interesting shops and a café with live music. 01684 563577 www.robsonward.co.uk WR14 4P2.
STANBROOK ABBEY, CALLOW END
Sunday 21st October: 3pm
SIR MICHAEL HOLROYDon
G.B. SHAW, MRS PATRICK CAMPBELL & PYGMALIONIn this talk, Shaw's distinguished biographer discusses GBS's infatuation with 'Mrs Pat' and the resulting passionate though unconsummated love affair. She was the inspiration for several of his characters and they shared an intimate exchange of correspondence. Ticket £8 unreserved. Post talk teas for purchase in this superb setting: English Tea £3 Tea or Coffee, Breton and Shortbread Biscuits, Cream Tea £6 Tea or Coffee, Scone, Strawberry jam and cream. Directions: WR2 4TD at the junction of Jennet Tree Lane and the B4424 in Callow End.
Sponsored by the University of Worcester.
Events Weekend Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th October
THE GREAT HALL, MALVERN COLLEGE
Saturday 27th October: 7.30pm
AN ENGLISH IDYLL
'thrilling virtuoso playing' Gramophone Magazine
Adam Summerhayes: Director and Solo Violin
PURCELL: Chacony in G minor
IRELAND: Concertino Pastorale
Variations on an Elizabethan Theme
Sellenger's Round, Tippett, Britten, Berkeley, Searle, Walton
TIPPETT: Little Music for Strings
HOLST: St Paul's SuiteTickets £18 front, £12 rear, all unreserved, includes interval glass of wine/juice. Young Persons Free Entry 8-16yrs, when accompanied by a ticket paying adult. Location WR14 3DF, College Road, Great Malvern.
Supported by The Elmley Foundation & Worcestershire County Council.
THE ELGAR BIRTHPLACE MUSEUM, BROADHEATH
Sunday 28th October: 3pm
Dramaturg Welsh National Opera
THE OPERAS ELGAR NEVER WROTE!This talk, with illustrations, explores the background to several opera projects that Elgar never completed. Ticket £6 unreserved. Directions: Elgar Birthplace Museum, 3 miles north of Worcester, Crown East Lane, Lower Broadheath, WR12 6RH.
In association with The Elgar Society West Midlands.
WORCESTER CITY ART GALLERY & MUSEUM
29th September 2012 until 10th February 2013
THE YELLOW DRESS PROJECTA display of Laura Knight's original painting 'The Yellow Dress' with a re-creation of the dress made by Gwyn Klee of the Friends of the Dame Laura Knight Society. Various workshops and education projects curated by Philippa Tinsley. E-mail: email@example.com. Gallery opening times Tuesday-Saturday 10.30am-4.30pm. Directions: Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum, The Old Library, Forgate Street, Worcester, WR1 1DT (1min walk from Foregate Street Railway Station).
And in November ...
WORCESTER CITY ART GALLERY & MUSEUM, FORGATE STREET, WR1 1DT
17th November 2012 until 10th February 2013
LAURA KNIGHT IN THE OPEN AIRA major touring exhibition of original works, including spectacular panoramas of the Malvern Hills countryside, with drawings, photographs and letters. Accompanied by a new book by Elizabeth Knowles. Sponsored by Messum's. Originated and curated by Alison Bevan, Penlee House Gallery, Cornwall, in collaboration with Philippa Tinsley, Worcester City Art Gallery and Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham.
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