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Festival Events - 2016

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 17th September - 23rd September 2016
Events 24th September - 30th September 2016
Events 1st October - 7th October 2016
Events 8th October - 14th October 2016
Events 15th October - 21st October 2016
Events 22nd October - 31st October 2016
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Events 17th - 23rd Sep 2016

GREAT MALVERN PRIORY
Church Street, Great Malvern, WR14 2AY
Saturday 17th September 7.30pm
EUROPEAN UNION CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Director & Soloist - Hans-Peter Hofmann
Peter Sutton - Reader
BACH Brandenburg Concerto No.3
FAURE Nocturne
MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto in D Minor
MOZART Serenade in C minor K406
WALTON Incidental Music from Henry V; Passacaglia (Death of Falstaff); Interlude (Touch her soft lips and part)
BARTOK Romanian Dances
Tickets £20 , £15 Nave, £12 Monk Stalls. All seats unreserved. Includes interval wine/juice. Sponsored by The Elmley Foundation.
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THE COACH HOUSE THEATRE
Grange Road, Great Malvern, WR14 3HA
Friday 23rd September 7.45pm
VESTA
Worcester's Wonder of the Music Halls
Written and directed by Chris Jaeger
Starring actress & singer CLAIRE WORBOYS
An enchanting one woman show, with music, about Worcester's 19th century international superstar, Vesta Tilley. Ticket £14 reserved seats. Presented by Worcester Repertory Company. The Coach House Theatre is to the left of Malvern Theatres.
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Events 24th - 30th Sep 2016

GREAT MALVERN RAILWAY STATION
Saturday 24th September 10.30am
GREAT MALVERN - ROUTE TO THE HILLS
Festival Director, Peter Smith, leads a walk
This FREE walk traces the route of this Heritage Lottery Funded project telling the story of Malvern. Duration 2 hours. Distance 1.5 miles uphill on pavements. Meet outside Station main entrance on west side. Please book your free place in advance with katy.wade@malvernhills.gov.uk", Learning & Community Engagement Officer. The festival cannot be held responsible for accident, injury or loss.
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THE COACH HOUSE THEATRE
Grange Road, Great Malvern, WR14 3HA
Sunday 25th September 3pm
FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE & THE MALVERN COLD WATER CURE
A presentation by
DR JOHN HARCUP
An illustrated talk on Miss Nightingale, her illness and the Malvern Water Cure. Florence became seriously ill whilst in the Crimea during the war. She came here for treatment and according to the patient, Malvern saved her life. Tickets £7 reserved seats. Sponsored by The English Speaking Union. The Coach House Theatre is to the left of Malvern Theatres.
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Events 1st - 7th Oct 2016

THE COACH HOUSE THEATRE
Grange Road, Great Malvern, WR14 3HA
Sunday 2nd October 3pm
GBS - PLAYING THE CLOWN
Presented by
BRIAN FREELAND
Actor, writer and director, Brian Freeland presents this one man show telling the story of George Bernard Shaw with humour. GBS wrote - "all my life I have been merely playing the clown"". Tickets £8 reserved seats. Sponsored by Peter & Angela Sutton. The Coach House Theatre is to the left of Malvern Theatres.
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Events 8th - 14th Oct 2016

ELMSLIE HOUSE
Avenue Road, Great Malvern, WR14 3AG
Thursday 6th October 7.30pm
SOUNDS ARTY
Presents
POETS LAUREATE - LAUDED & LEFT OUT
Gabrielle Bullock and friends with Jenny Hughes, Harpsichord & Piano present words and music of Royal Poets, Applauders, Recorders, Commentators, Sycophants and Satirists from Dryden to Duffy. Ticket £12 unreserved seating includes interval wine / juice. Location on cross roads of Avenue Road, Albert Rd. South & Albert Rd. North. Sponsored by Bygones of Worcester.
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THE COACH HOUSE THEATRE
Grange Road, Great Malvern, WR14 3HA
Sunday 9th October 3pm
GOTHIC BUILDING STYLES IN MALVERN
Presented by
JACOB ROCK & LOUISA DAVIDSON
Great Malvern has varied architectural styles. This illustrated talk looks at the predominant Gothic style with examples from Mediaeval to Regency and ending with Victorian Revival styles. Tickets £7 reserved seats. Sponsored by AJB. The Coach House Theatre is to the left of Malvern Theatres.
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SOUTH WORCESTERSHIRE COLLEGE
Albert Road North, Great Malvern, WR14 2YH
Saturday 15th 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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Events 15th - 21st Oct 2016

COLWALL VILLAGE HALL
Mill Lane, Colwall
THREE TALKS:
Saturday 15th October 11.30am
PROFESSOR PATRICK DILLON
On
CREATIVE NETWORKS AT THE TIME OF THE GREAT WAR
The talk will look at networks linking literary figures revealing some unrecorded associations. Broader connections encompass The Georgians, The Bloomsbury Group, Cambridge Apostles, the British War Propaganda Bureau, War Artists and Poets. Tickets £8 unreserved.
Saturday 15th October 2pm
DR PHILIP LANCASTER
On
IVOR GURNEY & THE MUSE OF THE SEVERN VALE
The Severn Vale, bounded by the Malvern Hills, the Cotswolds, May Hill and Dymock, lie at the heart of Gurney's work. Dr Lancaster explores the representation of this landscape in Gurneys poetry and music. Tickets £8 unreserved.
Saturday 15th October 3.15pm
MERRYN WILLIAMS
On
THE GEORGIAN POETS
During The Great War the Georgian Poets sold books in their thousands, only to be overshadowed and forgotten within a few years. Merryn will focus on why they became unfashionable and whether "poetry should be difficult". Tickets £8 unreserved.
Three talks in association with The Friends of the Dymock Poets. 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 GREAT HALL - MALVERN COLLEGE
College Road, Great Malvern, WR14 3DF
Friday 21st October 7.30pm
PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER BAKER
On
LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS - THE MALVERN CONFERENCE 1941
William Temple, Archbishop of York, eminent clergy, T.S. Eliot, Dorothy L. Sayers all met at Malvern College in 1941. Their vision was a post-war society based on social justice and the unification of Europe as a cooperative commonwealth. Prof. Baker explores new ideas that will help us to confront the moral, political and economic challenges that arise today. Sponsored by Malvern College. FREE ENTRY.
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Events 22nd - 31st Oct 2016

COLWALL VILLAGE HALL
Mill Lane, Colwall
Saturday 22nd October 11am
ALISON BEVAN - Director Royal West of England Academy
On
WOMEN OF THE WEST
An illustrated talk highlighting the life and work of women artists from Elizabeth Forbes and Laura Knight to Vanessa Bell and Rose Hilton, exploring their relationships with the wider world and their roles in breaking down the gender barrier to artistic recognition. Ticket £8 unreserved. In association with The Friends of the Dame Laura Knight Society.
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THE GREAT HALL - MALVERN COLLEGE
College Road, Great Malvern, WR14 3DF
Saturday 22nd October 7.30pm
TIPPETT STRING QUARTET
With
EMMA ABBATE - PIANO
DVORAK String Quartet No 12 in F major (The American)
BRITTEN Three Divertimenti
DVORAK Piano Quintet in A major Op.81
Tickets £20 front section £14 rear section, all unreserved. Includes interval glass of wine/juice. Sponsored by Malvern Town Council.
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GREAT MALVERN PRIORY
Church Street, Great Malvern, WR14 2AY
Sunday 30th October 3pm
MUSIC'S VOICE
ALDWYN VOICES
Adrian Lucas - Conductor
FENELLA HUMPHREYS - Solo Violin
"top flight technical level with great emotional depth" - BBC Music Magazine
JULIAN ROBBINS - Reader
ROBERT GREEN - Organ
A Hymn to St Cecilia - Britten
Motets by James MacMillan & Vaughan Williams
Works for Solo Violin
Bach - Ciaccona from Partita in D minor
Rory Boyle - Elagie, Festival Commission
Baloue - first performance for Violin
Poetry by R.S.Thomas, John Masefield, Walter de la Mare, Ivor Gurney
Tickets £12 Nave. All seats unreserved. Sponsored by Malvern Civic Society and generous anonymous support for the Rory Boyle commission.

 

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