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Festival Events - 2015

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 19th September - 25th September 2015
Events 26th September - 2nd October 2015
Events 3rd October - 9th October 2015
Events 10th October - 16th October 2015
Events 17th October - 23rd October 2015
Events 24th October - 30th October 2015

Events 19th Sep - 25th Sep 2015

WORCESTER CATHEDRAL - KINGS SCHOOL THEATRE
Worcester, WR1 2LR
Saturday 19th September 9.15am-5pm
WILLIAM LANGLAND STUDY DAY
Langland wrote his epic poem Piers Plowman 650 years ago. His quest to live a moral life still moves and disturbs us and makes us laugh. Five distinguished speakers discuss Langland and the literary, monastic and musical context. Dr Carl Schmidt Editor of the Middle English text. Dr Lawrence Warner Director-International Piers Plowman Society. The Right Reverend Dom Aidan Bellinger OSB former Abbot of Downside. Frances Eustace Medieval music specialist and performer. Peter Sutton Author of a new translation of the poem. Tickets £30 includes lunch (Bookings accepted until 12th September), Worcester Live Box Office Huntingdon Hall Worcester 01905 611427. See www.worcestercathedral.co.uk. Use nearby car parks and enter cathedral precinct on foot via Edgar Tower, WR1 2LR. Supported by Worcester Cathedral & The International Piers Plowman Society in association with the Autumn in Malvern Festival.
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THE COACH HOUSE THEATRE
Grange Road, Great Malvern, WR14 3HA
Sunday 20th September 3pm
GRACIOUS LADIES
Letters of the Norbury Family
Katrina Norbury & Kevin Allen
Kevin Allen, author of "Gracious Ladies: The Norbury Family & Edward Elgar" presents a selection of letters, read by actress Katrina Norbury, who has lived at Sherridge the elegant Norbury family house. Ticket £7 reserved seats, Sponsored by The English Speaking Union. The Coach House Theatre is on left of Malvern Theatres.
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Events 26th Sep - 2nd Oct 2015

THE GREAT HALL - MALVERN COLLEGE
College Road, Great Malvern, WR14 3DF
Saturday 26th September 7.30pm
THE SPLENDOUR OF THE BAROQUE CONCERTO
EUROPEAN UNION CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Hans-Peter Hofmann - Director
Fiona Slominska - Flute
Tickets £20 front section £12 rear section, all unreserved. Includes interval glass of wine/juice. VIVALDI: Flute Concerto 'The Goldfinch'. CORELLI: Concerto Grosso in F. BACH: Double Violin Concerto. VIVALDI: Double Violin Concerto in A minor. HANDEL: Concerto Grosso Op.6 No1. BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No 5. Sponsored by The Elmley Foundation & Irwin Mitchell Solicitors Birmingham.
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THE COUNCIL CHAMBER - PRIORY LODGE HALL
Avenue Road, Great Malvern, WR14 3AF
Sunday 27th September 3pm
FOREVER ENGLAND
An illustrated talk by
MAX EGREMONT
Acclaimed historian and biographer Lord Max Egremont, investigates how poets such as Edward Thomas, Ivor Gurney and Rupert Brooke looked back from the trenches to an ideal England. TICKET £7 unreserved seats. Sponsored by The Friends of the Dymock Poets. Signed copies of Some Desperate Glory available for purchase.
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Events 3rd Oct - 9th Oct 2015

PRIORY GATEHOUSE
Abbey Road, Great Malvern, WR14 3ES
Saturday 3rd October 9.30am-5pm
ARTS & CRAFTS STREET MARKET
High quality original work by jewellers, ceramicists, woodworkers, painters, glass makers and photographers.
LIVE MUSIC - BEST OF UPTON YOUNG JAZZ
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 3rd 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 COLWALL PARK HOTEL
Walwyn Road, Colwall, WR14 6QG
Saturday 3rd October 2.30pm
RUPERT BROOKE - BEGLORIED SONNETS
NICHOLAS MURRAY
A new look at Patriotic Rhetoric in the Poetry of Rupert Brooke. Nicholas Murray is author of The Red Sweet Wine of Youth signed copies available for purchase. Ticket £8 unreserved. Tea available for purchase. In association with The Friends of the Dymock Poets. From Malvern follow B4218 over the hills to Colwall; hotel in village centre.
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COLLEGE HALL - WORCESTER CATHEDRAL
College Green, Worcester Cathedral, WR1 2LR
Sunday 4th October 3pm
ALDWYN VOICES
Together with
ROYAL COLLEGE OF MUSIC WIND QUINTET
And direct from Copenhagen
winner of the Jenny Lind Scholarship 2015
SARA SWIETLICKI - Soprano
Charles Matthews - Conductor
Elisabet Brander - Piano
Songs & Arias from Jenny Lind's repertoire including An den Sonnenschein - Schumann, the song she sang at Wynds Point, Malvern, on her last day. NIELSEN: Quintet for Wind Ensemble Op. 43. BACH: Motet-Lobet den Herrn alle Heiden. HINDEMITH: Kliene Kammermusik Op. 24 No2. GOLDSCHMIDT: A tender shoot. GRIEG: Ave Maris Stella. NIELSEN: Benedictus Dominus. MENDELSSOHN: Organ Sonata No.3 A major, Con moto maestoso. Ticket £12 unreserved Supported by Malvern Town Council & Malvern Civic Society. Use nearby car parks and enter cathedral precincts on foot via Edgar Tower.
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LITTLE MALVERN COURT - PRIORS HALL
Little Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 4JN
Monday 5th October 7.30pm
THE LIFE OF THE SWEDISH NIGHTINGALE
SARAH JENNY DUNSMURE
Great, great granddaughter of Jenny Lind presents an illustrated talk to launch her major new biography.
JENNY LIND ON STAGE
DR. INGA LEWENHAUPT
Director: Jenny Lind Society, Stockholm, Sweden presents an illustrated talk. With her husband, Otto Goldschmidt, Jenny Lind attended church at Little Malvern Priory, a short distance from her country house, Wynds Point, British Camp. Tickets £12 unreserved seats for both talks. Signed copies of Sarah Jenny Dunsmure's new biography "Jenny Lind: The Story of the Swedish Nightingale" available for purchase. Car Park across road opposite Little Malvern Priory & Court. In collaboration with the Jenny Lind Society of Stockholm & supported by Malvern Town Council.
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MALVERN BOOK CO-OPERATIVE
2, St Ann's Road, Great Malvern, WR14 4RG
Thursday 8th October 7.30pm
NATIONAL POETRY DAY
LIGHT
The theme of National Poetry Day this year is light. The festival is organising a competition for budding poets the winning poems to be read at a social evening on 8th October at Malvern Book Cooperative. First Prize £50 Runner up £25. Winners in children's section receive Book Tokens. Entry forms from Malvern Book Co-operative. Deadline for submission 1st October. Tel: 01684 564788.
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THE COACH HOUSE THEATRE
Grange Road, Great Malvern, WR14 3HA
Friday 9th October 7.30pm
THE SECOND BEST BED
by Avril Rowlands
LIZ GRAND
Director - Chris Jaeger
This superb one-woman play, full of humour and pathos has received great critical acclaim. Liz Grand plays Anne Hathaway on the night of Shakespeare's funeral. Will had left her only one thing - the second best bed. Tickets £14 reserved seats. The theatre is on the left of Malvern Theatres, Grange Rd. On the left of the car park by The Grange WR14 3HA.
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Events 10th Oct - 16th Oct 2015

BRITISH CAMP LITTLE MALVERN
Saturday 10th October 10.30am-12.30pm
POEMS ON THE HILLS
A guided walk with expert
LINDA HART
Poems from the 15th to 20th century inspired by the Malvern Hills and surroundings. Distance 2 miles with rough ground and steep slopes. No Dogs. Meet opposite car park at the Kiosk, Sally's Place. Location - British Camp Car Park WR13 6DW; OS Ref. SO 76290 40389. Tickets £7 in advance from Malvern Theatre's Box Office only. Sponsored by the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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ST. LEONARD’S CHURCH
The Beauchamp Community, Malvern Link, WR13 5AX
Saturday 10th October 3pm
'TO BRING ALL HEAVEN BEFORE OUR EYES'
COLIN BROWNLEE
In this specially commissioned illustrated talk Colin investigates how perfection in Tractarian worship, both in architecture and music, was brought to the people of Newland and Worksop by two inter-linked aristocrats, Frederick Lygon, Sixth Earl Beauchamp and Henry Pelham-Clinton, Seventh Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyme. Tickets £7 unreserved. Sponsored by Malvern Civic Society. Directions: Approaching Malvern from Worcester on the left of the A449 at Newland before the large roundabout.
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THE ELGAR BIRTHPLACE MUSEUM
Crown East Lane, Lower Broadheath, WR12 6RH
Sunday 11th October 2.30pm
DR JERROLD NORTHROP MOORE
FRIEND OF THE FRIENDS
Following on from his first talk for the festival, Dr Moore continues his memories of Elgar's friends and relations many of whom he interviewed for his outstanding biography. Included in the talk are Mrs Richard Powell (Dorabella) and Sir Barry Jackson. Ticket £7 includes Tea & Biscuits. In association with the Elgar Society, West Midlands.
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Events 17th Oct - 23rd Oct 2015

COLWALL VILLAGE HALL
Mill Lane, Colwall
Saturday 17th October 11am
TIMOTHY WILCOX
On
LAURA KNIGHT AT WAR & PEACE
In this illustrated talk, based on extensive new research, Timothy explores Laura Knight's anxieties in Cornwall during WW1 and contrasts them with her public recognition in WW2 enjoyed from the domestic seclusion of her wartime retreat in Malvern. Tickets £7 unreserved. In association with The 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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THE COACH HOUSE THEATRE
Grange Road, Great Malvern, WR14 3HA
Sunday 18th October 3pm
BENEDICTINE NUNS AT STANBROOK ABBEY
PAMELA HURLE
In this illustrated talk, combining the launch of her new book, Pamela Hurle explores the history of the community of nuns who came to Stanbrook Abbey, Callow End in 1838. Signed copies available for purchase at the talk. Tickets £7 reserved seats. Sponsored by AJB & JH.
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Events 24th October - 30th October 2015

THE COACH HOUSE THEATRE
Grange Road, Great Malvern, WR14 3HA
Sunday 25th October 3pm
JEAN SIBELIUS
MATURITY & SILENCE
Christopher Nupen's highly acclaimed film with Vladimir Ashkenazy & Elisabeth Soderstrom Finnish & Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestras. Silver Medal New York Film & Television Festival. Special Award Banff Television Festival. BBC Television - Outstanding documentary. Tickets £7 reserved seating. Sponsored by Jonathan Gibbs Books.
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THE YORK HALL
MALVERN ST. JAMES SCHOOL, WR14 3BA
Monday 26th - Thursday 29th October
DULCIMER WORLD CONGRESS
This unique celebration of the Dulcimer family of instruments features workshops and concerts ranging from classical to popular music for all the family. Performers from over 15 countries around the world are coming to Malvern to take part. Full details - www.dulcimerworldcongress.co.uk. Tickets from £7 to £13 from Malvern Tourist Information 01684 892289. Sponsored by Arts Council England & The Elmley Foundation.

 

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