Malvern Civic Society

Midsummer Malvern 19th – 27th June 2021

As in past years, this week of events, organised by the Society, will take place during the last week of June, from Saturday, 19th to Sunday 27th, 2021.

Moody Exhibition

Victor Moody and his daughter, Catherine, were much involved in the Malvern School of Art in Albert Road North.   He became head of College in 1935 and remained in post until his retirement in 1962 when Catherine took over until 1980.   Victor had a distinctive and idiosyncratic style of painting, known as ‘underpainting’.  He exhibited at the Royal Academy.    Catherine was well known in Malvern as a writer, artist and designer.   The exhibition will be open until Sunday, 27th June, entry will be by timed ticket via Ticketsource.   On Saturday, 26th, there will be a discussion of the Moody lives, led by Dr John Harcup with guests.

Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony will be held at the Bandstand on Saturday, 19th, at 10.00am.   There will be music and a chance to see the plans for Priory Park envisaged by Malvern District Council, the Friends of Priory Park and the Malvern Spa Association.

Dudley Brook Tree Trail

One of the highlights of Midsummer Malvern 2021 is the celebration of the life of Dudley Brook – a past President and Chairman of the Society.

The Trail will be inaugurated by the Chairman of the District Council, Coun Cynthia Palmer. During the week there will be a Dudley Trail Walk led by Dr Elizabeth Adlam.

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Can You Write a Limerick?

Edward Lear, a nineteenth century British poet, is perhaps the most well-known writer of limericks–though he did not originate this poetic form. As a nod to the genre “literary nonsense,” Lear published a collection of 117 limericks in 1846, entitled A Book of Nonsense.

The Civic Society is issuing a challenge to Malvern residents of all ages to write a limerick about their home town.

A limerick can be defined as a five-line poem that is often
humorous. Limericks use the rhyme scheme AABBA, meaning that
the first two lines rhyme with each other, and then the next (usually shorter) two lines rhyme with each other, and the last line rhymes with the first two lines. For example: A limerick has five lines, not nine. Start by rhyming two lines real fine.

Entries should be emailed to

A Midsummer Limerick – supported by RPM Motor Services

There was a lady of great go
Who said to her car with much woe 
‘I’ve lived through the Blitz
I’ve loved you to Bitz
But when I say Zoom, you just GO’.

A Midsummer Limerick – supported by VIP Barbers

There was an old man with a beard 
Who said ‘it is just as I feared
Two Owls and a Hen
Four Larks and a Wren
Have all built their nests in my beard!’

There are a host of events: including guided walks, a tea and cake visit to view the renovated clock at Great Malvern Station and a Treasure Hunt by car. Please note that many of these events require advance booking (even if they are free). Full details are in the Brochure or in the events calendar shown below.

Midsummer Malvern Events

In addition to these special events listed, there are also the regular Town Walks on Monday 21st June, and Saturday 26th June. The list below shows a maximum of 10 items so use the ‘>’ and ‘<‘ buttons to move forward and backward or select a specific date by clicking on the month name to bring up the calendar.