Party time as the Worcester Festival returns - The Worcester Observer

Party time as the Worcester Festival returns

Worcester Editorial 10th Aug, 2023   0

THE WORCESTER festival will be partying back into the city from Saturday with plenty of fabulous events and activities to enjoy.

The Festival, which runs over three weeks every year, will offer events for lovers of music, the arts and everything in between.

Events and activities celebrate Worcester, the county and its people and are organised by both the festival and people and organisations.

Worcester Mayor Coun Louis Stephen will officially open the festival at 11am on Saturday outside the Guildhall, and the fun will last until August 28.

At 11.45am the Worcester Ukelele Club will have you singing and dancing outside the Guildhall with a 30-minute set.

Between midday and 1pm the Worcester male voice choir will be taking to a stage at Crown Gate for a live performance.




Enjoy a blast from the past at 1pm as the male voice choir are followed by The Jay Boys, a father and son act who will be singing to their favourite hits from the past five decades.

The musical fun continues outside the Guildhall at 2pm with the Gugge 2000 band, who will be performing live and loud music from a brass and percussion band of around 50 black-and-yellow costumed musicians.


There will be sunflowers aplenty all day on Saturday as people will be able to remember the life of a loved one at the St Richard’s Hospice Celebration Garden at St Andrew’s Spire.

People will be able to donate to the hospice and commission a sunflower in memory of someone they’ve lost.

Each one will be commissioned by craftsman Ed Alvis of Metal Art UK.

Visit www.strichards.org.uk/celebration-garden to buy a sunflower.

You will also be able to bet on a balloon in a virtual race which will take place between 6pm on August 28 and will finish at 6pm on September 4.

The four balloons that fly the furthest will win prizes, with the winner receiving a family pass to West Midlands Safari Park.

Visit https://www.balloonrace.net/worcesterfestival/ to buy a balloon for £3 each and see how far it goes.

See Worcester in a completely different light with a self-guided Heritage tour between 10am and 4pm on Saturday.

The tour can be collected from the Tourist Information Centre in the Guildhall or downloaded online.

Visit https://www.worcestertouristinformation.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Worcester-Heritage-Walk-Leaflet-Optimized.pdf to download the tour.

Between 10.30am and 4.30pm, there will be a tribute to Worcestershire motor-racing legend Peter Collins at the Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum.

The exhibition tells Peter’s remarkable story in the Ferrari Formula One team through original photographs and letters as well as personal items including his racing helmet and gloves.

And there are plenty of special offers and events at the city’s bars and venues.

Visit https://www.worcesterfestival.co.uk/events/ for more information.

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