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A MARVELLOUS MAY DAY at COUNTY MUSEUM

19 April 2016

Visitors to Worcestershire County Museum can enjoy a traditional May Day festival on Bank Holiday Monday 2 May.

SPETCHLEY SPECIALIST PLANT FAIR 2016

18 April 2016

The Spetchley Specialist Plant Fair is one of the Midlands’ recognised gardening events and this year it’s set to be the best yet.

HOTTING UP FOR 5TH EASTNOR CHILLI FESTIVAL

15 April 2016

Now in its 5th year, the Eastnor Chilli Festival at Eastnor Castle, near Ledbury, is back on Sunday 1st and Monday 2nd May.

VISIONS OF ENGLAND EXHIBITION at ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

15 April 2016

This summer the Ashmolean Museum Broadway will host an exhibition celebrating the work of F. L. Griggs (1876–1938).

WORCESTER REP TO TAKE TO THE INTERNATIONAL STAGE

8 April 2016

The Worcester Rep’s 2015 smash hit production of The Comedy of Errors will transfer to the International Shakespeare Festival in Romania.

SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN – GREAT VICTORIAN MUSICIAN

7 April 2016

The second of this season’s talks by Donald Hunt will be presented at The Elgar Birthplace Museum on Tuesday 12th April. The title of the talk is “Sir Arthur Sullivan – A Great Victorian Musician”, in which Donald will lead us on a voyage of discovery about this much underrated composer.

PRINCE HARRY’S FAVOURITE OTTER, RUDI, TO VISIT THE MUSEUM!

1 April 2016

Daphne, a retired actress who first came to public prominence in the 1960’s film, Swallows and Amazons, has about four otters who live with her home in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, many of which have been hand reared. “They sleep on a towel with me and my husband on either side, so we can feed them every two hours from a bottle. When they open their eyes for the first time, they see us and think we are their parents.”

SAFARI PARK CELEBRATE FIRST RHINO BIRTH IN TEN YEARS…

1 April 2016

Staff at West Midland Safari Park are celebrating the birth of a male southern white rhino calf (Ceratotherium simum simum).
After a lengthy pregnancy of 16 months, first time mum, six year old Ailsa, gave birth to the long awaited new arrival on Good Friday, 25th March. This is the first baby rhino to be born at the tourist attraction since the baby’s dad Barney, who was born in 2005