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Festival Events - 2019

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.

Event Weeks:
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Events 14 - 20 Sep 2019

ST. JAMES'S CHURCH
West Malvern, WR15 4BB
Saturday 14th September 11am
ST JAMES'S CHURCH FLOWER FESTIVAL
COLIN JACKSON
Presents an informal talk on
PETER MARK ROGET MD FRS 1779-1869
This year marks the 150th Anniversary of the death of Roget. Quite apart from his famous Thesaurus of English Words & Phrases, he strongly influenced scientific development during the 19th century in the fields of mathematics, chemistry, physiology and anatomy. He died in West Malvern on September 12th 1869 aged 90 and is buried in the churchyard. Flowers will be laid on Roget's grave in tribute to his extraordinary life.
FREE EVENT - If desired, a voluntary contribution to the Friends of St James's
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ELMSLIE HOUSE - GREAT MALVERN
On the cross-roads of Avenue Rd, Albert Rd. South and Albert Rd. North, WR14 3AG
Sunday 15th September 3pm
DR JERROLD NORTHROP MOORE
gives a musically illustrated talk on
A SECRET SOURCE FOR ELGAR - THE ORCHESTRAL MUSIC OF ARTHUR SULLIVAN
In 1984, the distinguished American scholar, Dr Northop Moore published Edward Elgar: A creative Life, widely regarded as the definitive biography of the composer. His continuing research informs a new book he is writing on Elgar including recently discovered material for the talk this afternoon.
Tickets £8 unreserved seating not numbered
Sponsored by Hilary Elgar
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Events 21 - 27 Sep 2019

ST LEONARD'S CHURCH
The Beauchamp Community off A449 shortly before entering Malvern Link from Worcester, WR13 5AX
Saturday 21st September 3pm
RESTORED TO GLORY
The story of Clayton & Bell’s fresco decoration introduced with a video presentation by
COLIN BROWNLEE
Colin instigated and managed the restoration of previously hidden frescos inside St Leonard’s. Dating from 1864, the Victorian church is of national importance, reflected in the Grade 1 Listing. The magnificent decorative scheme was devised by the Reverend James Skinner, and executed by Clayton & Bell. The restoration has been executed by Donald Smith, a highly skilled craftsman.
To begin and end this special event
IAIN SIMCOCK
Former Sub-Organist at Westminster Abbey and Assistant Director of Music at Westminster Cathedral plays organ music from the works of
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Trio:'Vater unser im Himmelreich' BWV 682
Passacaglia & Fugue in C minor BWV 582
Tickets £10 unreserved seating not numbered
Sponsored by Malvern Civic Society
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THE ELGAR STATUE
Belle Vue Island, Great Malvern town centre, WR14 3HJ
Sunday 22nd September 10am
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF EDWARD ELGAR
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR - PETER SMITH
Peter leads a combined morning and afternoon walk around locations connected with the composer, Elgar, who lived in Malvern between 1891 and 1904. The morning walk goes north and returns to Gt. Malvern for a lunch break. The afternoon walk, south, begins at 2pm and ends at 4.30pm in Gt. Malvern. Please wear appropriate footwear for pavements and common land with steps and inclines. The festival cannot accept responsibility for accident, injury or loss.
Tickets £8
Sponsored by Robin Elt Shoes In memoriam, Robin Elt: Robin sponsored the festival since the beginning in 1989.
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Events 28 Sep - 04 Oct 2019

COLWALL VILLAGE HALL
From Gt. Malvern follow B4218 over the hills, pass through Colwall village and turn right into Mill Lane
Saturday 28th September 3pm
JAMES RUSSELL
on
ARTIST COUPLES OF NEWLYN & LAMORNA
Based on an exhibition at the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, this illustrated talk investigates what happens when two artists set up home together. Laura and Harold Knight are a prime example. A colourful and thought-provoking talk by a leading art historian, who won The Sunday Times Book of the Year award.
Tickets £8 unreserved seating not numbered
In association with The Friends of the Dame Laura Knight Society
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COLWALL VILLAGE HALL
From Gt. Malvern follow B4218 over the hills, pass through Colwall village and turn right into Mill Lane
Sunday 29th September 3pm
CARLY TINKLER & JEM WAYGOOD
on
COLOUR IN LANDSCAPE
THOSE BLUE REMEMBERED HILLS
In their illustrated talk, eminent consultants, Carly and Jem, explain the role that colour plays in the landscape. They introduce the practice of Environmental Colour Assessment and demonstrate its application through a local case study, Colwall School, which lies in the Malvern Hills AONB.
Tickets £8 unreserved seating not numbered
Sponsored by Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Events 05 - 11 Oct 2019

ST LEONARD'S CHURCH
The Beauchamp Community off A449 shortly before entering Malvern Link from Worcester, WR13 5AX
Saturday 5th October 3pm
SUMMOND BY BELLS
BETJEMAN AT THE BEAUCHAMP
The life and times of Sir John Betjeman recalled in prose, verse and music
PAUL VAUGHAN - Narrator
ROY MASSEY - Organ
The church of St. Leonard at the Beauchamp Community was designed by the Victorian architect P.C. Hardwick in an early French Gothic style. The interior is exceptionally rich in design; the perfect ‘High Anglican’ location for this affectionate tribute to John Betjeman. Paul Vaughan was a BBC Producer and is now a leading Arts Agent and impresario. Roy Massy, an organ recitalist of high repute, is former Director of Music at Hereford Cathedral.
Tickets £10 unreserved seating not numbered
Sponsored by The English Speaking Union
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THE COACH HOUSE THEATRE
Grange Road, Malvern, WR14 3HA
Sunday 6th October 3pm
STEPHEN COCKAYNE
talks about
THE LANCHESTER MARIONETTES IN MALVERN
For period of 15 years, Foley House, Great Malvern, was home to the Lanchester Marionettes. In this illustrated talk you will meet Waldo and Muriel Lanchester, and discover the people, Places and puppets that encompassed their world, before during and after the Second World War. Steve Cockayne was born into a puppeteering family in North London. He worked for BBC Television, and is the author of Master of the Marionettes, a new book about the Lanchesters. Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase after the talk.
Tickets £8 reserved seating
Sponsored by Peter & Angela Sutton
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ELMSLIE HOUSE - GREAT MALVERN
On the cross-roads of Avenue Rd, Albert Rd. South and Albert Rd. North, WR14 3AG
Friday 11th October 7.30pm
PIANO RECITAL
by the distinguished Russian Pianist
SOFYA GULYAK
Winner of the Leeds International Piano Competition
'A formidable artist' - The Guardian
JS BACH - CHACONNE
JOHANNES BRAHMS - SIX PIECES Op.118
Dedicated to Clara Schumann
FREDERIC CHOPIN - VARIATIONS BRILLIANTES Op.12
SERGEI RACHMANINOFF - FIVE PIECES Op.3
SERGE PROKOFIEV - SONATA NO.7 Op.83
Tickets £15 unreserved seating not numbered
Sponsored by the Family of Oleg Prokofiev and Bernard & Anna Taylor
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Events 12 - 18 Oct 2019

GREAT MALVERN PRIORY CHURCHYARD
Church Street, Great Malvern, WR14 2AY
Saturday 12th October 10am - 5pm
ARTS, CRAFTS, FOOD & DRINK MARKET
This long established market features a large selection of traders. With over 30 designer makers, artists, and local artisan food businesses, there is something for everyone. In addition, family activities will take place in the Priory linked to Harvest Festival celebrations.
FREE ADMISSION
Operated by Boffy Arts & Events in association with MHDC There are also Farmers Markets by the Priory Gatehouse, Abbey Rd. on Saturday 21st September and Saturday 19th October - 9am-2pm.
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Events 19 - 25 Oct 2019

THE GREAT HALL MALVERN COLLEGE
College Road, Great Malvern, WR14 3DF
Sunday 20th October 3pm
EUROPEAN UNION CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Directed by Hans-Peter Hofmann
Toby White - Cello
'The wonderful European Union Chamber Orchestra' - Daily Telegraph
EDVARD GRIEG - HOLBERG SUITE
JOSEPH HAYDN - CELLO CONCERTO NO3
GERALD FINZI - PRELUDE IN F MINOR Op.25
ANTONIN DVORAK - SERENADE FOR STRINGS
Tickets £18 unreserved seating not numbered - Includes interval drink - Stairlift available
Sponsored by Malvern Town Council, The Elmley Foundation & Arts Council England
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Events 26 - 31 Oct 2019

THE THEATRE OF SMALL CONVENIENCE
Edith Walk, Great Malvern, WR14 4QH
Saturday 26th October 10am - 12.30pm
DRAWING CHANGES LIVES
Free professional tuition
FREE ADMISSION
In association with Malvern School of Art WCG
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THE GREAT HALL MALVERN COLLEGE
College Road, Great Malvern, WR14 3DF
Sunday 27th October 3pm
ALDWYN VOICES
Adrian Lucas - Conductor
BROMPTON STRING QUARTET
Leader - Maja Horvat
PETER SUTTON - Reader
Sir Charles Villiers Stanford & Sir Edward Elgar in Malvern
A sequence of words, choral and instrumental music by Stanford and Elgar, including Stanford’s String Quartet No.3 in D minor Op.64 composed in Great Malvern.
Tickets £12 unreserved seating not numbered. Stair Lift available.
Sponsored by Hilary Elgar, The Elmley Foundation & Arts Council England
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