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Beacon lighting will mark the start of Worcester’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations

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A beacon is to be lit in Worcester to mark the start of Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations next week. The beacon will be lit at Fort Royal Park on the evening of Thursday, June 2 – one of more than 2,022 lit all over the UK as part of the official programme of celebrations announced by Buckingham Palace. On the same evening there...

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Worcester all set to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

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Worcester residents are all set for a right royal celebration next month with street parties and a host of celebratory events to mark Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee. The special four-day Bank Holiday weekend on 2-5 June will see the city decked out in red, white and blue as the fun gets underway – and shops are encouraged to join in the f...

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Get your entries in for this year’s Worcester Show

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Competitors of all ages are invited to start submitting their entries for this summer's Worcester Show. Fun for all the family is promised at this year's event, which is set to return on Sunday August 14 in the spacious surroundings of Pitchcroft Racecourse. Last year's show attracted record numbers and organisers are hoping that this year's event ...

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2020 Worcester Show cancelled due to coronavirus

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Worcester City Council, after discussions with the organising committee and other stakeholders, has reluctantly taken the decision to cancel this year's Worcester Show because of uncertainty around the coronavirus lockdown. The show, which regularly attracts around 10,000 visitors and is a fixture of Worcester's vibrant events calendar, was due to ...

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Indulge in local food and produce at Victorian Fayre

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​Food and drink lovers alike will delight in the 'fare' that will be available at this year's Worcester Victorian Fayre from Thursday 28 November until Sunday 1 December. The Victorian Fayre is a veritable hunting ground for homemade sweets, cakes and bakes, cheeses, ales, ciders, sauces, jams and chutneys – which all make great and very affordable...

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Worcester Wolves and Snow White add extra drama to Christmas lights switch on

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 Christmas festivities begin in Worcester on Thursday 21 November, when sparkling lights will be switched on from Cathedral Square as part of a fun-packed family evening.  The event starts at 4.00pm, with members of the Worcester Wolves basketball team on hand in Cathedral Square to give basketball demonstrations, sign autographs, have ph...

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Christmas arrives at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum

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This Christmas, Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum is urging residents to support their local artists and craft makers through visiting two exhibitions which celebrate a wealth of local talent. Crafted for You features beautiful work created by artists from across Worcestershire, opens 16 November until 4 January 2019.Worcester Society of Arti...

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We will remember them: Sunday 10 November

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Worcester's main Remembrance Sunday commemoration on Sunday November 10 is our community's opportunity to remember all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today, both in the two World Wars and subsequent conflicts worldwide. A service will take place at Worcester Cathedral at 10.00am, followed by a wreath-laying cere...

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All the fun of the Victorian Fayre in Worcester this Christmas

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 This year's Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre promises to be a truly spectacular event, with nearly 200 stalls filling the city's streets from Thursday 28 November until Sunday 1 December. Now in its 27th year, the Victorian Christmas Fayre is one of the most prestigious street fayres in the Midlands. The event regularly attracts over 100,0...

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A Walk amongst Urban Ruins - Saturday 9 November 2019

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 On Saturday 9 November artist Andrew Howe invites families to explore Worcester's living ruins in a fun walk and workshop using photography, creative writing and drawing. The Urban Tour is part of the Living Ruins exhibition currently showing at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum. From 11.00am – 2.00pm Andrew will lead a gentle walk arou...

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Countdown to city’s new festivals

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Four brand new festivals are set to take place in Worcester in 2020, showcasing national and international creative talent whilst supporting local emerging work. The first of the four festivals is Worcester Light Night, taking place across the city centre on the evening of Thursday 16 January from 5.30 - 10.00pm, just 100 days from now! Light Night...

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Festival of Water 2020 to be held in Worcester

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August 2020 is a significant date for The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) as it is the start of the organisation's 75th Anniversary year. Where better to start the celebrations than with the annual Festival of Water on the waterway where it all began, the Worcester & Birmingham Canal? Back in August 1945, Robert Aickman and Tom Rolt met on t...

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Living Ruins at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum

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Anyone who enjoys a visit to historic sites, whether intact or in ruins will love the next exhibition opening on 26 September at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum. Living Ruins features artworks from the eighteenth century to the present day which explore the lure of the ruin and our fascination with what has passed. Curated in partnership wi...

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Dare you visit The Commandery after dark this Halloween?

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As one of the oldest buildings in Worcester, The Commandery is THE place to go for a truly spooky time this Halloween! On Thursday 31 October and Friday 1 November The Commandery will be opening after dark to give torch lit tours of one of Worcester's oldest buildings. Said to be one of the most haunted building in the city, The Commandery is a mus...

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Thousands of cities to mark World Car Free Day

Worcester is officially marking World Car Free Day on 22 September by closing Lowesmoor to cars from midday to 3.00pm to hold a special event. Instead a giant astro turf play area will take over the road and staff from Freedom Leisure will run free multi sports and tennis sessions. The Duckworth Worcestershire Trust will also be on hand to offer fr...

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Dig will reveal Worcester’s forgotten industry

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 The industrial past of one of Worcester's most popular parks is set to be uncovered next week when archaeologists set out to dig up the remains of a clay pipe factory. From Monday (September 16) a team will be onsite at the Green Flag-winning Cripplegate Park in the heart of the city, digging to unearth the kiln where the Russell Pipe Manufac...

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Relive Fort Royal memories on August Bank Holiday

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The Friends of Fort Royal are hosting a fun family event in the Park on Bank Holiday Monday – and everyone is welcome. At the event, which takes place on Monday 26 August from 4.00pm to 7.00pm, there will be live entertainment from Orchard Band and Drumlove, with the opportunity to join in a live Zumba session too. Afternoon teas will be on sale, t...

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Big turnout for Show which celebrates Worcester’s creative spirit

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Around 10,000 people are estimated to have attended this year's Worcester Show in Gheluvelt Park on Sunday 11 August – and the occasional shower didn't dampen their spirits. An enhanced line up of musical entertainment proved a big draw throughout the day, with rock 'n' roll from The Strays, ska from The Social Ignition, punk from the VHT's and aco...

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The Arches – Director appointed to create enticing new Worcester festivals

 Severn Arts has appointed a Director to develop and deliver four exciting new annual festivals for Worcester. Earlier this year the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport awarded £3m from the Cultural Development Fund which is administered by Arts Council England, towards the costs of the ambitious £4.5m initiative known as The Arch...

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Record number of young people attend Worcestershire Skills Show

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Worcester City Council is on a mission to ensure more young people are ready for jobs of the future which rely on technology and digital skills. Worcester Bosch and the City Council co-sponsored the pioneering 'Tomorrow Zone' at the fifth Worcestershire Skills Show, held at Chateau Impney in Droitwich on 13 March. The annual event, which is hosted ...

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