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Festival Events - 2014

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 10th September - 14th September 2014
Events 15th September - 21st September 2014
Events 22nd September - 28th September 2014
Events 29th September - 5th October 2014
Events 6th October - 12th October 2014
Events 13th October - 19th October 2014
Events 20st October - 26th October 2014


Events 10th - 14th September 2014

THE UNIVERSITY OF WORCESTER ARENA
Hylton Road, Worcester, WR2 5JN
Wednesday 10th September 7.30pm
BBC NATIONAL ORCHESTRA OF WALES
Rory Macdonald - Conductor & Jamie Walton - Cello
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Overture The Wasps
ELGAR Cello Concerto
ELGAR Elegy
DVORAK Symphony No.8 in G major
The concert will be recorded for transmission on BBC Radio 3. Tickets £28, £24, £19, and £15 available from TICKETLINE or from the University of Worcester Arena reception 0844 888 9991. Presented by the University of Worcester in association with the 25th Autumn in Malvern Festival. Supported by Arts Council England.
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THE ELGAR STATUE
Belle Vue Terrace, Great Malvern Town Centre
Sunday 14th September 10.30am
IMAGES OF MALVERN
A Sunday Morning Walk
Discover much about Malvern from Peter Smith a native of the town and Artistic Director of the festival. Ticket £6, A relaxed walk of 5 miles with some rough ground and steep gradients. Ends approximately 1pm at location WR14 2AA. The festival cannot be held responsible for accident, injury or loss.

 


Events 15th - 21st September 2014

GREAT MALVERN PRIORY
Church Street, Great Malvern, WR14 2AY
Sunday 21st September 3pm
COMMEMORATION I
ALDWYN VOICES
Son String Quartet
First prize in the Royal College of Music String Quartet Competition
THE PATH TO PEACE
Siegfried Sassoon & Malvern
Bernadette Kearney - Narrator
Choral Music by William Byrd, John Blitheman, Thomas Tomkins, Hubert Parry, Edward Elgar, John Ireland and William Walton.
String Quartet - Edward Elgar - Opus 83
Ticket £10 unreserved (Nave only). Supported by Malvern Civic Society and AJB & JH Malvern.

 


Events 22nd - 28th September 2014

GREAT MALVERN PRIORY
Church Street, Great Malvern, WR14 2AY
Saturday 27th September 2.30pm
KATHERINE WELLS
COLOURED LIGHT
An illustrated talk - A Journey through the stained and painted glass of Great Malvern Priory from the 15th to 21st century. FREE ENTRY. Retiring collection for The Friends of Malvern Priory. Supported by Great Malvern Priory. A Tour of the Stained Glass at Great Malvern Priory signed by Katherine Wells available for purchase.

 


Events 29th September - 5th October 2014

PRIORY GATEHOUSE
Abbey Road, Great Malvern, WR14 3ES
Saturday 4th October 9.30am-5pm
ARTS & CRAFTS STREET MARKET
High quality original work by jewellers, ceramicists, woodworkers, painters, glass makers and photographers.
WORCESTERSHIRE UKULELE BAND 12 Noon till 1pm
In association with Boffy Arts Events and Malvern Hills District Council.
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SOUTH WORCESTERSHIRE COLLEGE
Albert Road North, Great Malvern, WR14 2YH
Saturday 4th October 10am-12noon
THE BIG DRAW
FREE professional tuition at this popular annual event. Part of the national project to promote drawing as a tool for creativity and cultural engagement. Supported by Malvern Hills District Council and South Worcestershire College.
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THE ELGAR BIRTHPLACE MUSEUM
Crown East Lane, Lower Broadheath, WR12 6RH
Saturday 4th October 2.30pm
DR DONALD HUNTOBE
COMPOSERS OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE
Including Hubert Parry, Vaughan Williams, Herbert Howells and Ivor Gurney, composer, poet and soldier. Former Director of Music at Worcester Cathedral, Dr Hunt presents an illuminating talk together with musical examples. Ticket £6 includes Tea & Biscuits. Elgar Birthplace Museum is 3 miles north of Worcester. In association with the Elgar Society, West Midlands.
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THE FRIENDS MEETING HOUSE
Orchard Road, Great Malvern, WR14 3DA
Sunday 5th October 3pm
COMMEMORATION II
DR JEAN MOORCROFT WILSON
SIEGFRIED SASSOON REVISITED
Dr Moorcroft Wilson focuses on her re-shaped landmark biography of Sassoon into a single volume. Previously cherished content made way for new material in a rare opportunity to update the text. Signed copies of the book available for purchase. Ticket £7 unreserved Sponsored by The Friends of the Dymock Poets.

 


Events 6th - 12th October 2014

ST. LEONARD’S CHURCH
The Beauchamp Almshouses, Malvern Link, WR13 5AX
Saturday 11th October 11am
COLIN BROWNLEE
A CENTURY OF RECORDED ENGLISH CHURCH MUSIC
An illustrated talk on the big screen using rare recordings and archive photographs. The talk investigates a much neglected part of our choral heritage from the first recording in 1902. Ticket £7 unreserved Sponsored by Jean & Philip Upton. The Beauchamp Almshouses - located just outside Malvern to the left of the A449, just before the Newland roundabout, when approaching from Worcester.
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THE COURTYARD
Belle Vue Terrace, Great Malvern, WR14 4PZ
Saturday 11th October 10am-4pm
FESTIVAL OPEN DAY
Courtyard Caf&eacut; with live music and interesting shops
RICH GOBLE, Guitar 11am-12.30pm
An original mix of popular song and music
APPLEYARD TRADITIONAL DANCERS 2.30pm
A lively and colourful display by the highly regarded lady dancers of Appleyard.
01684 563577 www.robsonward.co.uk
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THE COACH HOUSE THEATRE
Grange Road, Great Malvern, WR14 3HA
Sunday 12th October 3pm
COMMEMORATION III
LINDA HART
ONCE THEY LIVED IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE
THE DYMOCK POETS IN 1914
An illustrated talk on the six poets and their friends who lived around Dymock at the beginning of The Great War. Linda is Founder of the Friends of the Dymock Poets and author of A Dymock Poets Anthology. Ticket £7 reserved seats. Sponsored by The English Speaking Union. Location - The Coach House Theatre is on left of Malvern Theatres, Grange Road. On the left of the Car Park by The Grange, WR14 3HA.

 


Events 13th - 19th October 2014

THE GREAT HALL - MALVERN COLLEGE
College Road, Great Malvern, WR14 3DF
Friday 17th October 7.30pm
COMMEMORATION IV
POETS OF THE MALVERN HILLS COUNTRY
Reflections and memories of The Great War in poetry, prose and music performed by:
CAROL ANNE DUFFY - POET LAUREATE
PETER SUTTON - READER
BARTOSZ WOROCH - VIOLIN & SAM ARMSTRONG - PIANO
Including the Violin Sonata of Edward Elgar composed in 1918. "Worock & Armstrong produce strong poetic performances of great lyrical fluency" - Strad Magazine. Ticket £10 unreserved. Sponsored by Malvern Town Council and Arts Council England. Part of a Poetry Education Project, Creative Mind with The Chase School Malvern.
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THE GREAT HALL - MALVERN COLLEGE
College Road, Great Malvern, WR14 3DF
Saturday 18th October 7.30pm
FINE ARTS BRASS ENSEMBLE
"dazzling and sublime performances" - Gramophone. One of the top orchestral brass quintets in the world. Roxanna Panufnik FAFF( Festival commission)
Bach - Prelude & Fugue
Glinka - Ruslan & Ludmilla
Stravinsky - Pulcinella Suite
Prokofiev - Troika
Bernstein - Overture Candide
de Falla - Love the Magician Suite
Nyman - Masque Arias
Lenton/Roberts - Tin Pan Alley Suite
Festival 25th Anniversary commission. Tickets £18 front section £12 rear all unreserved. Includes interval glass of wine / juice. Sponsored by The Elmley Foundation, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors Birmingham. Roxanna Panufnik Commission sponsored by the Prokofiev Family and Arts Council England.

 


Events 20th - 26th October 2014

COLWALL VILLAGE HALL
Mill Lane, Colwall, WR13 6EQ
Saturday 25th October 11am
ROSIE BROADLEY
on
LAURA KNIGHT'S LOST PORTRAITS
TREASURED, DESTROYED, SHIPWRECKED
Rosie Broadley, curator of the 2013 National Portrait Gallery exhibition Laura Knight's Portraits, will share stories of 'lost' works collected during her research and consider why some portraits have slipped from public view. Ticket £7 unreserved. In association with The Dame Laura Knight Society. Location - 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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MALVERN THEATRES CINEMA
Grange Road, Great Malvern, WR14 3HB
Sunday 26th October 2pm
COMMEMORATION V
BEHIND THE LINES
A World War One Anthology. What they thought at home and what they knew at the front.
GABRIEL WOOLF & LINDA HART
Read from poetry and prose written by men and women, young and old, combatants and observers. Hear their story in their own words. Ticket £10 unreserved. Sponsored by Mrs Jill Hopkins. Please note the clocks go back an hour in the early hours of Sunday 26th October. The unusual starting time of the event is 2pm.

 

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