Royal Porcelain Works launches Worcestershire talks

Worcester’s leading new centre for art and culture has launched a series of topical talks about the county.

The Royal Porcelain Works – which has been developed to showcase the county’s artistry and craftsmanship – will host the talks twice a month in The Hall.

The next talk – which will be held on Tuesday 6 August – is entitled Worcestershire Treasures and will be delivered by Paul Hudson. Covering all aspects of the county’s collections, including those housed in the archive and archaeological services for Worcestershire, some are well known – including Shakespeare’s marriage bond – while some are lesser known.

Paul, Outreach Manager for Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service, has worked with the county’s collections for 14 years, helping people access them. He said : “We have some amazing resources here; a few years ago we asked colleagues to select their ‘treasure’, which they all interpreted very differently. The treasures nominated are all fascinating with some great stories behind them; all are important to Worcestershire’s heritage.”

During the summer and autumn, the following talks will be held:

  • Edward Elgar and the Wand of Youth, Joe Tierney, Tuesday 27 August
  • Worcestershire Inn and Pub Names, Anthony Collis, Tuesday 3 September
  • Bells in the City, Mark Regan, Tuesday 10 September
  • Gardens of Hanbury Hall, Neil Cook, Tuesday 1 October
  • Great Witley Church, Howard Robinson, Tuesday 15 October

Sara Matthews, General Manager of the Royal Porcelain Works, said: “Our fabulous city centre venue lends itself so well to events like these. We are also really proud to be focusing on local topics which are at the heart of cultural Worcestershire and very close to people’s hearts. Come along and enjoy!”

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For further information please contact the Royal Porcelain Works on 01905 677399 or email

Photo caption: Paul Hudson with one of Worcestershire’s ‘treasures’.