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Bumper turnout for Worcester Show despite the blazing hot weather

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More than 15,000 people turned out to enjoy all the fun and festivities at this year's hugely successful Worcester Show. Despite the blazing temperatures, visitors young and old kept cool with ice creams, cold drinks and sun hats as they enjoyed everything the show had to offer - from live entertainment to a wealth of stalls and sideshows. The day'...

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There’s still time to get your entries in for this year’s Worcester Show

 Whether you're a great gardener, a brilliant baker or a creative crafter – there's still time to showcase your talents at this year's Worcester Show. With 140 competition classes, there's something to suit entrants of all ages – and even the family dog can join in the fun. But don't leave it too late - entries close on August 8! All entries n...

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Fun for all as Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay visits Worcester

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Fun for all the family is promised on Friday 22 July when the Birmingham 2022 Queen's Baton Relay visits Worcester during its final journey through England ahead of the start of the Commonwealth Games. Thousands of people are expected to line the city's streets to watch local Batonbearers carry The Queen's Baton through Worcester and across the riv...

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Local county soldiers to parade through Worcester city centre

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Local county soldiers will be marching through Worcester city centre on Saturday June 25 to mark Armed Forces Day. The parade will be conducted by the 2nd Battalion, the Mercian Regiment, which was given the freedom of the city in 2007. It will be its last parade in Worcester before the merging of the Mercian Regiment's 1st and 2nd Battalions. Lead...

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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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