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CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN SENDS LEMURS LEAPING…

1 December 2016

Lemurs at West Midland Safari Park have been treated to their very own advent calendar, courtesy of some very special visitors!
As part of the Park’s annual Santa Safari event, Santa, Mrs Claus and their elf helpers have taken up residency in the Discovery Trail until Christmas Eve. Whilst Santa is occupied meeting all the boys and girls, Mrs Claus and the head elf have been busy making gifts for the animals and first on the ‘nice list’ were the Park’s troop of ring-tailed, red bellied and white-fronted brown lemurs.

A SIGN-IFICANT FIRST FOR THE SWAN THEATRE PANTOMIME!

29 November 2016

This year will mark a first for the Swan Theatre’s annual professional pantomime, as the Worcester Repertory Company will be staging their first ever signed performance.
The Worcester Repertory Company will be delighting audiences with a sparkling re-telling of one of the most magical of fairy-tales Cinderella this December, and this year they want to make sure that everyone can enjoy the magic of pantomime… cue the first BSL Interpreted pantomime performance in The Swan Theatre’s history.

YULE LAUGH YOUR CHRISTMAS SOCKS OFF

24 November 2016

So why do we feel compelled to buy a plastic tree, stand it indoors, and hang sparkly balls on it? Because it’s Christmas of course!

Yet that’s a very interesting question, for what do we consider Christmas these days? The Nativity Story? Santa Claus? Carol singing? Mince pies? Well, as a new comedy at the Swan Theatre explores, our modern Christmas started in some pretty diverse and peculiar places!

THE SNOW MUST GO ON FOR THE ELVES AT SAFARI PARK…

10 November 2016

West Midland Safari Park has enlisted some extra help this year for the festive season in the form of 60 elves, who have been very busy indeed! Lead by a completely new role — head elf — the team of Santa’s little helpers have been working extremely hard transforming the Park’s Discovery Trail into a winter wonderland, ready for Santa’s arrival. The big man himself is due to arrive on 12 November for the Park’s annual Santa Safari event.

CHRISTMAS CRAFT EXHIBITION OPENS SATURDAY 5 NOVEMBER AT WORCESTER ART GALLERY & MUSEUM

4 November 2016

As thoughts turn towards the festive season the annual Crafted for You exhibition opens this Saturday at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum and is on show until 7 January.
Crafted for You showcases some of the best craft makers in the Midlands. A sumptuous and colourful range of jewellery, ceramics, glassware, wood, textiles and prints are on show and all available to purchase. There are a record seventeen makers in this year's show.

EXPERIENCE CHRISTMAS AT WORCESTER CATHEDRAL

16 December 2015

This year’s Christmas concert at Worcester Cathedral, ‘Love is Born’ is a musical celebration of Christmas, centred on the compositions and arrangements of Sir David Willcocks, who was organist of Worcester Cathedral from 1950-1957 and was principle conductor of the Three Choirs festival.

A CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA

10 December 2015

The final event of this year’s Donald Hunt musical talks and presentations takes place at The Elgar Birthplace Museum, Lower Broadheath, on Tuesday 15 December, starting at 10.30am.

CHRISTMAS HAS COME TO THE CASTLE…

26 November 2015

Worcestershire County Museum at Hartlebury Castle is getting into the festive spirit this December with its annual 'Christmas at the Castle' weekend.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF CHRISTMAS

25 November 2015

Back at Huntingdon Hall with a brand new show for 2015, acclaimed historical musicians Blast from the Past present a festive romp through 600 years of Christmas music, songs and stories.

ASTARIA STRING QUARTET – FAMILY CHRISTMAS CONCERT

25 November 2015

Be transported into an enchanting world of seasonal tales and magical stories by the Astaria String Quartet, with their narrator Gemma Martyn Smith and singer Ben Madden (former Head Chorister, Worcester Cathedral).