What’s on

There are a plethora of heritage events and exhibitions happening around Worcestershire this summer, so see below for details of what’s going on when and where.


Summer 2019 – EXHIBITIONS

UNTIL 6 JULY
THE YOUNG TURNER: AMBITIONS IN ARCHITECTURE AND THE ART OF PERSPECTIVE
Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum
Monday to Saturday: 10.30am–4.30pm
Foregate Street, Worcester, WR1 1DT
www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk/museums/worcester-city-art-gallery-museum/


14 JULY–11 SEPTEMBER
CROOME: ‘WHAT IS HOME’ EXHIBITION
Croome, near High Green, WR8 9DW
Artist Kashif Nadim Chaudry’s new installation is inspired by Croome’s history as a residential boys’ school. Booking not needed.
11.00am–4.00pm
Assistance dogs only are welcome
01905 371006
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/59cad595-562b-48bc-b71a-59ddb42b3e81/pages/details


20 JULY–14 SEPTEMBER
TOYS THROUGH THE DECADES EXHIBITION
The Almonry Heritage Centre, Abbey Gate, Evesham, WR11 4BQ
01386 446944
www.almonryevesham.org


31 JULY–28 SEPT
CROOME: ANTONY BRIDGE LANDSCAPES EXHIBITION
Croome, near High Green, WR8 9DW
A new painting by Antony Bridge, Croome’s artist-in-residence, commissioned by Croome, makes its debut using the same view as Richard Wilson’s famous landscape painting.
11.00am–4.00pm
Assistance dogs only are welcome
01905 371006
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/9505ab19-bb59-483d-8a0a-7b3f710577cc/pages/details


29 AUGUST–29 SEPTEMBER
CROOME – GRAYSON PERRY LANDSCAPE TAPESTRIES
Croome, near High Green, WR8 9DW
11.00am–4.00pm
01905 371006
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/b738df87-9dc7-43d9-9417-7119348e0a70/pages/details


UNTIL 9 NOVEMBER 2019
FIFTY OBJECTS; FIFTY STORIES EXHIBITION
Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum
Foregate Street, Worcester, WR1 1DT
www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk/museums/worcester-city-art-gallery-museum/


UNTIL 25 MARCH 2020
FASHIONING PEACE: LIFE AND LIBERTY AFTER THE GREAT WAR EXHIBITION
Worcestershire County Museum, Hartlebury, Kidderminster, DY11 7XZ
www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk/events/fashioning-peace-life-and-liberty-after-the-great-war-exhibition/


Summer 2019 – EVENTS

JUNE

21–30 JUNE
THE CONFETTI FLOWER FIELD
Wyke Manor Farm, Wick, WR10 3NZ
10.00am–5.00pm. Last entry at 4.30pm.
No dogs allowed.
01386 555045
sally@confettidirect.co.uk
www.confettidirect.co.uk/flowerfields/


26 JUNE
ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN IN THE NEW GUESTEN HALL
Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove, B60 4JR
12.00pm
0121 453 2898 or 07926 202307
info@festiveclassics.co.uk
www.festiveclassics.co.uk


27–30 JUNE
UPTON-UPON-SEVERN JAZZ FESTIVAL
On the banks of the River Severn at Upton
01684 593254
info@uptonjazz.co.uk
www.uptonjazz.co.uk


29–30 JUNE
THE LODGE – OPEN GARDEN FOR NGS
The Lodge, Bromsgrove B60 4AU
11.00am–4.00pm
07595 085745
www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/34603/


29–30 JUNE
TUDOR DANCING AND NGS OPEN DAY
Harvington Hall, Kidderminster, DY10 4LR
11.30am–3.30pm
01562 777846
www.harvingtonhall.co.uk


30 JUNE
TENBURY WELLS SUMMER FORAGING COURSES
Burford House Gardens, Burford, Tenbury Wells, WR15 8HQ
12.00pm–3.30 pm
01981 590604
admin@wildfooduk.com
www.wildfooduk.com/foraging-trips/worcestershire-tenbury-wells-summer-foraging-courses/


JULY

2 JULY
VICTORIAN STEWARD’S CHEMIST SHOP
Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum
Foregate Street, Worcester, WR1 1DT
11.00am–3.00pm
www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk/events/victorian-stewards-chemist-shop/


2–14 JULY (excluding 8 July)
THEATRE IN THE GARDEN: PRIDE & (QUITE A LOT OF) PREJUDICE
The Commandery, Worcester, WR1 2HU
www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk/events/theatre-in-the-garden-pride-quite-a-lot-of-prejudice/


3 JULY
A GUIDED BUTTERFLY WALK ON THE OLD HILLS WITH WORCESTERSHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST (WWT)
Old Hills near Callow End
10.30am–1.00pm
01905 422755
www.worcswildlifetrust.co.uk/whats-on


3 JULY
MOZART & DVOŘÁK SERENADES
Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove, B60 4JR
12.00pm
0121 453 2898 or 07926 202307
info@festiveclassics.co.uk
www.festiveclassics.co.uk


5 JULY
SPETCHLEY PARK GARDENS – OPEN GARDEN FOR NGS
Spetchley Park Gardens, Worcester, WR5 1RS
10.30am-6.00pm
01905 345106
www.spetchleygardens.co.uk


6 JULY
WORCESTER CARNIVAL 2019
From 3.00pm at Pitchcroft
Worcester Carnival this year will be themed World of Books. The circular parade route starts and ends at Pitchcroft, plus there will be sports activities, live music, stalls and a fair.
www.worcester-carnival.co.uk


6 JULY
HANBURY COUNTRYSIDE SHOW
Park Hall Farm, Hanbury, Redditch, B96 6RD
9.00am–6.00pm
Dog friendly
07841 499660
www.hanburycountrysideshow.co.uk


6 JULY
ARROW VALE SINGERS FROM STAGE AND SCREEN CONCERT
Webheath Village Hall, Heathfield Road Redditch, B97 5SQ
7.30pm
07802 598309
arrowvalesinger@gmail.com
www.arrowvalesingers.co.uk


6–7 JULY
RAILWAY GALA & HERITAGE TRANSPORT SHOW
Evesham Vale Light Railway, The Valley, Evesham, WR11 4TP
01386 422282
enquiries@evlr.co.uk
www.evlr.co.uk


6–7 JULY
FLADBURY WALKABOUT
Fladbury Village Centre, WR10 2QX
11.00am–5.00pm
01386 860432
www.fladburyvillage.co.uk/walkabout


7 JULY
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove, B60 4JR
6.30pm
www.oddsocks.cloudvenue.co.uk//amidsummernightsdreamavoncroftmuseum


7 JULY
CROOME – DUNSTALL CASTLE OPEN DAY
11.00am–3.00pm
01905 371006
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/croome/features/dunstall-castle


10 JULY
‘HORN SHOWCASE’
Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove, B60 4JR
12.00pm
0121 453 2898 or 07926 202307
info@festiveclassics.co.uk
www.festiveclassics.co.uk


10 JULY
PLY SPLIT BRAIDING WORKSHOP
Museum of Carpet, Stour Vale Mill, Green St, Kidderminster DY10 1AZ
10.00am–4.00pm
museumofcarpet.org


13 JULY
THE GIN TRAIN
Severn Valley Railway, Kidderminster, DY10 1QX
The Severn Valley Railway and The Little Gin Company are delighted to welcome you aboard The Gin Train! This is a truly unique gin-tasting experience; travel through the spectacular Severn Valley in the 1936-built luxurious first-class carriage (once hauled by the Flying Scotsman), while sipping gin cocktails and enjoying a relaxing day out with friends. A journey fit for any gin lover!
Kidderminster departures: 11.10am and 3.30pm
Tickets £50.00
01562 757900
www.svr.co.uk/SEItem.aspx?a=128


13–14 JULY
CHATEAU IMPNEY HILL CLIMB
Chateau Impney, Droitwich, WR9 0BN
7.30am–6.00am
0845 0170637
infor@chateauimpneyhillclimb.com
www.chateauimpneyhillclimb.com


13–14 JULY
STOURPORT VINTAGE STEAM RALLY
Coney Green Farm, Ribbesford Road, Stourport-on-Severn, DY13 0TE
10.00am–5.00pm
07989 057049
s-o-svintagesteamrally@hotmail.co.uk
www.stourportvintagesteamrally.co.uk


14 JULY
A CIRCULAR WALK AROUND SPENNELLS WITH WWT
Heronswood Road playing field car park, Heronswood Road, Kidderminster, DY10 4DZ
10.30am–1.00pm
01562 637556
djhowell@gmail.com
www.worcswildlifetrust.co.uk/whats-on


16 JULY
CROOME – PANORAMA TOWER OPEN DAY
11.00am–4.00pm
01905 371006
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/croome/features/panorama-tower


17 JULY
LIGHT JAZZ CLASSICS
Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove, B60 4JR
12.00pm
0121 453 2898 or 07926 202307
info@festiveclassics.co.uk
www.festiveclassics.co.uk


18 JULY
BATTLE OF WORCESTER SOCIETY TALK: THE NURSERY OF THE KING’S INFANTRY – REASSESSING THE CIVIL WAR IN WALES 1642–46
The Commandery, Worcester, WR1 2HU
7.00pm
www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk/events/nursery-of-the-kings-infantry/


18–21 JULY
UPTON BLUES FESTIVAL
In and around the pubs and streets of Upton-upon-Severn
upton-blues-festival.co.uk


20 JULY
SUPERCAR FEST
Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb, WR6 6RP
8.00am–10.00pm
07828 797499
hello@supercarfest.co.uk
www.supercarfest.co.uk


20 JULY
JAZZ IN THE GARDEN
Harvington Hall, Harvington, DY10 4LR
Relax and unwind with the upbeat rhythms of jazz in the hall’s peaceful gardens. Jazz in the Garden with the ‘Ad Hoc Jazz Band’, with vocals by Alison Ponter and Ruth Frith. Tickets £13.00, booking advised. Bring a chair and a picnic!
Doors open for picnics from 6.00pm
7.30pm–10.30pm
01562 777846
harvingtonhall@btconnect.com
www.harvingtonhall.com


20–21 JULY
BORDESLEY WEEKEND
Forge Mill Needle Museum & Bordesley Abbey, Redditch, B98 8HY
Tours of the 12th century Bordesley Abbey site and a special exhibition on the abbey and the Cistercian Order, showing many of the finds excavated over the years.
11.00am–4.00pm
01527 62509
info@forgemill.org.uk
www.forgemill.org.uk/web/events


23 JULY
VINTAGE MEMORY ROLL – HAND STITCHING AND REMINISCING
Museum of Carpet, Stour Vale Mill, Green St, Kidderminster DY10 1AZ
10.00am–4.00pm
museumofcarpet.org


23 JULY–30 AUGUST
SUMMER 2019 AT THE COMMANDERY
The Commandery, Worcester, WR1 2HU
All day
www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk/events/summer-2019-at-the-commandery/


26 JULY
WEAVING WORKSHOPS
Tudor House Museum, Worcester, Friar St, Worcester, WR1 2NA
10.30am–12.30pm
01905 612309
www.tudorhouse.org.uk/event/weaving-workshops-2


26 JULY
WOVEN FORMS: BREAKING THE BOUNDARIES LECTURE
Museum of Carpet, Stour Vale Mill, Green St, Kidderminster DY10 1AZ
2.00–4.00pm
museumofcarpet.org


26–28 JULY
WELLAND STEAM RALLY AND COUNTRY RALLY
Woodside Farm, Welland, WR13 6NG
8.00am–8.00pm (Fri/Sat)
8.00am–5.00pm (Sun)
www.wellandsteamrally.co.uk


28 JULY
LEGO DAY
Forge Mill Needle Museum & Bordesley Abbey, Redditch, B98 8HY
11.00am–4.00pm
01527 62509
info@forgemill.org.uk
www.forgemill.org.uk/web/events


30 JULY–29 AUGUST
SUMMER FUN AT THE COUNTY MUSEUM
Hartlebury Castle, Kidderminster, DY11 7XZ
11.00am–4.00pm, Tues, Weds and Thurs
www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk/events/summer-fun-at-the-county-museum/


31 JULY
GEOLOGY OF WYCHE TO PINNACLE HILL – WITH THE MALVERN HILLS TRUST
Meet at Cafe H2O at the Malvern Hills GeoCentre, Malvern WR13 6PL
10.00am–2.00pm
01684 892002
Booking essential
info@malvernhills.org.uk


AUGUST

3 AUGUST
THE RIVER SCHOOL – OPEN GARDEN FOR NGS
The River School, Worcester, WR3 7ST
Admission £5, Children free.
Worcester’s lost garden and a horticultural college garden brought back to life. For 35 years after WWII it was known as Oakfield Teacher Training College for Horticulture. With its reputation, visitors came from 58 countries; and at least eight other horticultural colleges were founded by people inspired by it. The estate features many less common shrubs and trees, as well as a forest school pond area.
10.30am–3.30pm
01905 451309
www.riverschool.co.uk


3 AUGUST
TENBURY COUNTRYSIDE SHOW
A456, close to Tenbury Wells, WR15 8AR
01584 810818
enquiries@tenbury-countryside-show.co.uk
www.tenbury-countryside-show.co.uk


3–4 AUGUST
THE BATTLE OF EVESHAM MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL
Crown Meadow, Abbey Rd, Evesham, WR11 4SS
A fantastic FREE admission medieval festival, including the re-enactment of the dramatic and bloody battle fought at Evesham for the control of the crown of England in 1265, featuring around 200 combatants, including armoured knights on horseback, foot soldiers and archers. Whether a devotee of Simon de Montfort or supporter of King Henry III – or just wanting to enjoy a great day out – come and enjoy loads of medieval colour and battle action, featuring 20 top 13th-century re-enactment and living history groups. There’s two battles per day (Lewes 1264 and Evesham 1265), a full programme of other displays, plus Saturday parade through the town. Wander through the medieval market and enjoy the other stalls. Food and refreshments available.
Saturday: Parade through the town centre at 10.30am, event 11.30–4.30pm
Sunday 11.00am–4.30pm
07779 340108
www.battleofevesham.co.uk


3–4 AUGUST
OFFENHAM GARDENS – OPEN GARDEN FOR NGS
Offenham, WR11 8QD
11.00am–5.00pm
www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/30421/


6–8 AUGUST
WEAVING WORKSHOP
Museum of Carpet, Stour Vale Mill, Green St, Kidderminster DY10 1AZ
10.00am–4.00pm
museumofcarpet.org


9 AUGUST
CROOME – PANORAMA TOWER OPEN DAY
11.00am–4.00pm
01905 371006
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/croome/features/panorama-tower


10–11 AUGUST
THE FAR FOREST COUNTRYSIDE SHOW
The Callow Hill Pavilion and Showground, Tenbury Road (A456) Callow Hill, DY14 9DA
9.30am–5.00pm
07849 642273
www.farforestcountrysideshow.btck.co.uk


10–11 AUGUST
LIVING HISTORY SHOW
Spetchley Park Gardens, Worcester, WR5 1RS
A fascinating family day out with up to 1,000 re-enactors spanning major periods from the Ancient Greeks through to Vikings, Medieval, English Civil War, Napoleonic Wars, American Civil War and the two World Wars. There will be battles and displays throughout the day, a large traders’ area, refreshments and even a pre-fab 1940’s pub . . . there’s never a dull moment!
Adults £8.00, children (5–16 years) £3.00, under 5s FREE, family (2 adults, 2 children) £20.00.
Saturday 10.00am–5.00pm,
Sunday 10.00am–4.00pm
www.spetchleygardens.co.uk
www.worcesterreenactors.uk/m5/


15 AUGUST
BATTLE OF WORCESTER SOCIETY TALK: THE CITY OF WORCESTER – CIVIL WAR DESTRUCTION AND THE PROCESS OF URBAN REPAIR
The Commandery, Worcester, WR1 2HU
7.00pm
www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk/events/civil-war-destruction/


17 AUGUST
DISCOVER WILDLIFE COURSE – GETTING TO GRIPS WITH DRAGONFLIES WITH WWT
Lower Smite Farm, Smite Hill, Hindlip, WR3 8SZ
10.00am–3.00pm
01905 754919
activities@worcestershirewildlifetrust.org
www.worcswildlifetrust.co.uk/whats-on
Booking essential


17 AUGUST
CROOME – DUNSTALL CASTLE OPEN DAY
11.00am–3.00pm
01905 371006
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/croome/features/dunstall-castle


22 AUGUST
PAPER CUT WORKSHOP
Museum of Carpet, Stour Vale Mill, Green St, Kidderminster DY10 1AZ
10.00am–4.00pm
museumofcarpet.org


24–26 AUGUST
PERSHORE PLUM FESTIVAL
Various locations throughout Pershore
info@pershoreplumfestival.org.uk
www.pershoreplumfestival.org.uk


24–26 AUGUST
A MEDIEVAL CELEBRATION
The Commandery, Worcester, WR1 2HU
10.00am–5.00pm (26th: 10.00am–4.00pm)
www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk/events/a-medieval-celebration/


25–26 AUGUST
BANK HOLIDAY AT THE TRANSPORT MUSEUM, WYTHALL
Chapel Lane, Wythall, B47 6JA
01564 826 471
enquiries@wythall.org.uk
www.wythall.org.uk


26 AUGUST
DROITWICH SPA AND DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY 71ST ANNUAL SHOW
Droitwich Sports and Leisure Centre,
Briar Mill, WR9 0RZ
1.00pm–4.00pm
01905 778384


26 AUGUST
AWESOME OWLS & FANTASTIC FALCONRY
Hartlebury Castle, Kidderminster, DY11 7XZ
Meet a host of owls, get up close to fantastic birds of prey and watch them soar over the Carriage Circle. Plus, make your own bird mobile.
11.00am–4.00pm
01299 250416
www.hartleburycastle.com


27–29 AUGUST
SUMMER FUN – FEATHERED FRIENDS
Hartlebury Castle, Kidderminster, DY11 7XZ
Enjoy fun craft activities, with a different theme each week, and follow the castle trail.
(Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 11.00am–4.00pm)
11.00am–4.00pm
01299 250416
www.hartleburycastle.com


30 AUGUST
WEAVING WORKSHOPS
Tudor House Museum, Worcester, Friar St, Worcester, WR1 2NA
10.30am–12.30pm
www.tudorhouse.org.uk/event/weaving-workshops-3


31 AUGUST
PLANT FAIR AT BODENHAM ARBORETUM
Bodenham Arboretum, Wolverley, DY11 5SY
Free entry to this popular Plant Hunters’ Fair featuring many highly respected specialist nurseries with a great range of perennials, shrubs, trees, rare species and old heritage varieties. If your garden is looking a little tired after summer, then this is a great opportunity to find some late blooming plants to cheer it up. Late summer is also the perfect time to plant ready for next year’s bloom. The nursery folk will be more than happy to give you the benefit of their experience in how to plant and care for the plants you buy so you can get the best from them. The visitor centre and lakeside restaurant are housed in an award-winning environmentally sensitive building and serve a wide variety of home-cooked meals and light refreshments, including meats from the farm, or why not take your tea on the terrace overlooking the main pool? Entry to the beautiful 156-acre arboretum with more than 3,000 types of trees and shrubs is optional at normal prices. Free parking.
10.00am–4.00pm
01562 852444
www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk


31 AUGUST
OUTDOOR THEATRE: THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
Forge Mill Needle Museum & Bordesley Abbey, Redditch, B98 8HY
4.15pm for 5.00pm performance
01527 62509
info@forgemill.org.uk
www.forgemill.org.uk/web/events


31 AUGUST
MORTON HALL GARDENS – OPEN GARDEN FOR NGS
Morton Hall Gardens, Redditch, B96 6SJ
10.00am–4.00pm
01386 791820
mortonhallgardens.co.uk


31 AUGUST
BOTANY OF CASTLEMORTON COMMON – WITH THE MALVERN HILLS TRUST
Meet at Swinyard car park, Chase End Road, Castlemorton, WR13 6BX
10.00am–1.00pm
01684 892002
malvernhills.org.uk
Booking essential


SEPTEMBER

3 SEPTEMBER
REPTILES OF THE MALVERN HILLS WITH WWT
Meet at Swinyard car park, Chase End Road, Castlemorton, WR13 6BX
9.00am–11.00am
01684 564288
malverngroup@live.co.uk
Booking essential


7 SEPTEMBER
WILDLIFE DISCOVERY COURSE – STREAMLIFE AT THE KNAPP AND PAPERMILL WITH WWT
The Knapp & Papermill nature reserve, Alfrick Pound, WR6 5HR
10.00am–3.00pm
01905 754919
activities@worcestershirewildlifetrust.org
Booking essential


8 SEPTEMBER
CROOME – PANORAMA TOWER OPEN DAY
11.00am–4.00pm
01905 371006
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/croome/features/panorama-tower


13 SEPTEMBER
BAT WALK – WITH THE MALVERN HILLS TRUST
Meet at the British Camp car park, WR13 6DW
7.00pm–9.00pm
01684 892002
info@malvernhills.org.uk
malvernhills.org.uk
Booking essential


13–15 SEPTEMBER
HERITAGE OPEN DAYS
Hartlebury Castle, Kidderminster, DY11 7XZ
Free Event
Friday 13 September: Enjoy a tour of the fascinating Museum Collections Centre and its many objects. Tours at 11.00am, 12.30pm and 2.00pm. Please call to book.
Saturday 14–Sunday 15 September: Explore more than 1,000 years of history, meet some of the castle’s characters and get hands-on with the museum collections.
11.00am–4.00pm
01299 250416
museum@worcestershire.gov.uk
www.hartleburycastle.com


14–15 SEPTEMBER
STOKE PRIOR STEAM RALLY
Little Intall Fields, Stoke Pound Lane, Off Hanbury Road (B4091), Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove, B60 4LF
From 10.00am
01646 278 815
stokeprior@shakespearesrally.com
shakespearesrally.com/4_sept.html


15 SEPTEMBER
HERITAGE OPEN DAY
Forge Mill Needle Museum & Bordesley Abbey, Redditch, B98 8HY
11.00am–4.00pm
01527 62509
info@forgemill.org.uk
www.forgemill.org.uk/web/events


18 SEPTEMBER
CROOME – DUNSTALL CASTLE OPEN DAY
11.00am–3.00pm
01905 371006
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/croome/features/dunstall-castle


19 SEPTEMBER
CURATORS TALKS – ALL THAT GLITTERS AND SOME THAT DON’T
Hartlebury Castle, Kidderminster, DY11 7XZ
Exploring recent archaeological finds at Hartlebury Castle. A monthly programme of fascinating talks by the museum curators, including a chance to get up close to its collection.
Talks begin at 1.00pm and cost £4.00 per person. Please reserve your place.
1.00pm–2.00pm
01299 250416
museum@worcestershire.gov.uk
www.hartleburycastle.com


19 SEPTEMBER
DESIGN ARCHIVE TALK
Museum of Carpet, Stour Vale Mill, Green St, Kidderminster DY10 1AZ
10.30am–12.30pm
museumofcarpet.org