Entries with tag leisure and culture .

ITV4 to screen every minute of OVO Energy Tour of Britain live

Cycling fans will be able to watch every moment of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain live this September as ITV4 screen all eight stages from Start to Finish in their entirety for the first time. Thanks to ITV4 and OVO Energy fans won’t miss any of the action between Sunday 3 and Sunday 10 September, as the channel will have exclusive rights to the full live coverage of all eight days,...
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Worcester's Civil War Story is revealed at The Commandery

One of the most significant periods of Worcester's history will be brought to life in a new interactive experience opening at The Commandery on Saturday 29 July. Worcester's Civil War Story will tell tales of treason, treachery and tragedy in the city where the English Civil War began and ended. Worcester played a defining role in the Civil War. The City witnessed the opening and...
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Have your say on new play area in Oldbury Road

Plans have been unveiled for a new play area in Oldbury Road in Worcester. Worcester City Council is investing £60,000 in the new playground and is now asking residents to voice their views on the proposals. Toddlers and juniors will be able to have a go on swings, roundabouts, a climbing frame, slides and more at the new play area, which is set to be built on part of the open space...
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New half marathon is latest addition to Worcester’s sporting landscape

Details have been announced of a major new running event in Worcester.  The Worcester City Half Marathon will make its debut on Sunday 17 September and follow a route that takes in city landmarks and the surrounding countryside.  It is the latest race to form part of the Worcester City Run event, organised in a partnership involving Worcester City Council and Events of the...
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New £10.5 million swimming pool puts Worcester on the sporting map

A major new swimming facility in the West Midlands is opening, giving a massive boost to the city of Worcester’s sporting credentials and guaranteeing it will become an important new destination for regional competition-level swimming. A £10.5 million revamp of Perdiswell Leisure Centre, in the north of the city, has as its centrepiece a new eight-lane 25-metre competition standard...
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Excited local children make lasting impression on Worcester’s new swimming pool

Art Cube in Reception School pupils who helped design the striking artwork at Worcester’s massively popular new swimming pool have been excited to see their designs on display. Children from Perdiswell Primary School, RGS Worcester and Tudor Grange Academy worked with Eric Klein Velderman of the Cantoo design agency to produce nature-themed art that is featured on the main...
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Voluntary busking code aims for a lively city centre

A new voluntary draft code of best practice for busking in Worcester city centre is being drawn up by the City Council in consultation with local music organisations and businesses. It will replace an old code which has been in place for over a decade and will aim to encourage live music and performance to help visitors and shoppers enjoy the city centre, while avoiding causing any problems...
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Worcester welcomes Chinese delegation

Worcester has hosted a delegation from the south-eastern Huizhou province of China, which came to the city as part of a European tour to explore business and cultural links. The delegation of 10 Chinese visitors, comprising government officials and business representatives from Huizhou, arrived in Worcestershire on Monday 12 December. The purpose of the visit was to progress links...
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Have your say on the future of golf at Perdiswell

Golfers, walkers and residents living close to Perdiswell are being asked if golf should return to the southern part of the public space, close to the leisure centre. The area was temporarily closed for golf at the start of the year so that essential work could be carried out to the culvert that runs under the site. A temporary arrangement was put in place...
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See Worcester’s new swimming pool built at high speed in new video

A thrilling fly-on-the-wall look at the building of Worcester’s new £10.5m swimming pool has been released today. A new time-lapse video reveals the latest stages in the construction of the state-of-the-art leisure facility. At high speed, it reveals how the concrete interiors of the main pool and the learner pool have been created, shows the tests carried out to make sure they’re...
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