Midsummer Malvern 2019 starts 21st June

Malvern Civic Society is, once again, sponsoring a week of community activities in Malvern. This is the 9th year and over that time more than £15k has been raised for local community groups.

This includes lots of music including a community choir concert, a jazz evening with the Severn Arts Youth Jazz Orchestra together with the Barcelona Youth Jazz Band as well as bands in the park. Lots of talks – the end of WW1 and Malvern’s musical history. Lots of heritage – explore Malvern – walks, open gardens and lots more.

For details of all events, please download our programme or contact us.

The Printing Workshop @ St Peter’s Arts Church
Jun 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Printing Workshop @ St Peter’s Arts Church
An introduction to screenprinting with an emphasis on experimental stencil-making. Suitable for all over 16 years. Lead Tutor: Barry Lockwood. Maximum number of participants 10. Teas and coffees provided, bring a packed lunch. Cost £60. Book via Eventbrite
Czech film – Closely Observed Trains @ Malvern Cube
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

A young man, working at a village railway station in occupied Czechoslovakia, falls in love, becomes involved in a plot to blow up an ammunition train and the consequences. Winner Academy Award 1968 for Best Foreign Film.

Bar available.

Mister Keith @ St Peter's Art Church
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Mister Keith @ St Peter's Art Church

A joyous triumph of #VictorianPOP.

Join Mister Keith and his orchestra of multi-instrumentalists as they take you on a journey from the flickering candlelight of his parlour with quintessentially English songs and stories of life, love, faith and hope.

Interactive and humorous, you may find Mister Keith singing amongst the audience, conducting you as a choir or writing impromptu songs on the spot!

It will be a night like no other and suitable for all.

Mask Making Workshop for Children and Parents/Carers @ St Peter's Arts Church
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Mask Making Workshop for Children and Parents/Carers @ St Peter's Arts Church

A fun morning where kids (10 plus) can get messy accompanied by an adult.

Ticket includes 1 adult and one child.

Opening Ceremony of Midsummer Malvern @ Belle Vue Island
Jun 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Opening by the Mayor of Malvern with our MP Harriett Baldwin, the Town Crier and escorted by a bagpiper. All welcome!

Malvern Civic Society’s Schools’ Literary Competition Prize Giving @ Malvern Theatres
Jun 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Malvern Civic Society’s Schools’ Literary Competition Prize Giving is taking place at Malvern Theatre. Dr John Harcup will introduce the Chairman of the Malvern Hills District Council, who will present the prizes. Music from the Hurdy Gurdy man (Terry Carter) on his baroque instruments and Blind George’s Dulcitone, played by Carleton Tarr.

Malvern Civic Society's Literary Competition Primary Schools 2019 Malvern Civic Society's Literary Competition Senior Schools 2019

The Downs School Railway @ The Downs School
Jun 22 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Downs Light Railway will be running all day from their own station, Hoyland Downs. Visitors will be able to ride on the oldest privately owned 9 1⁄2 inch gauge miniature steam railway in the world! The trains are fully operational steam trains driven by 11 and 12 year old pupils with the younger ones enjoying their roles as guards, point changers and ticket collectors!

Refreshments available.

Tickets £5—donation to charity (children under 10 free).

Picnic on the Worcestershire Beacon @ Rosebank Gardens
Jun 22 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Gather in Rosebank Gardens, bring a picnic and a drink and follow the Piper up the Beacon to enjoy an evening of music on top of the world. (subject to weather)

Donations in support of St Richard’s Hospice.

An Evening with Carol Ann Duffy @ St. Peter’s Arts Church
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Carol Ann Duffy will read from her final poetry collection as Poet Laureate.

Dame Carol Ann Duffy is a Scottish poet and playwright. She is a professor of contemporary poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University and was appointed Britain’s Poet Laureate in May 2009.

Bands in the Park @ Priory Park
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bands in the Park @ Priory Park

Listen to the Pillowell Silver Band from The Forest of Dean.

Sponsored by Malvern Civic Society.