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September 2019

  DR JERROLD NORTHROP MOORE gives a musically illustrated talk on A SECRET SOURCE FOR ELGAR - THE ORCHESTRAL MUSIC OF ARTHUR SULLIVAN In 1984, the distinguished American scholar, Dr Northop Moore published Edward Elgar: A creative Life, widely regarded as the definitive biography of the composer. His continuing research informs a new book he is writing on Elgar including recently discovered material for the talk this afternoon. Location: Elmslie House, Great Malvern, WR14 3AG Sponsored by Hilary Elgar  …

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  RESTORED TO GLORY The story of Clayton & Bell’s fresco decoration introduced with a video presentation by COLIN BROWNLEE Colin instigated and managed the restoration of previously hidden frescos inside St Leonard’s. Dating from 1864, the Victorian church is of national importance, reflected in the Grade 1 Listing. The magnificent decorative scheme was devised by the Reverend James Skinner, and executed by Clayton & Bell. The restoration has been executed by Donald Smith, a highly skilled craftsman. To begin and…

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   IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF EDWARD ELGAR ARTISTIC DIRECTOR - PETER SMITH Peter leads a combined morning and afternoon walk around locations connected with the composer, Elgar, who lived in Malvern between 1891 and 1904. The morning walk goes north and returns to Gt. Malvern for a lunch break.  The afternoon walk, south, begins at 2pm and ends at 4.30pm in Gt. Malvern. Please wear appropriate footwear for pavements and common land with steps and inclines. The festival cannot accept…

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James Russell (Autumn in Malvern)

28th September 2019 3:00 pm

  JAMES RUSSELL on ARTIST COUPLES OF NEWLYN & LAMORNA Based on an exhibition at the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, this illustrated talk investigates what happens when two artists set up home together. Laura and Harold Knight are a prime example. A colourful and thought-provoking talk by a leading art historian, who won The Sunday Times Book of the Year award. Location: Colwall Village Hall. WR13 6EQ In association with The Friends of the Dame Laura Knight Society…

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  CARLY TINKLER & JEM WAYGOOD on COLOUR IN LANDSCAPE THOSE BLUE REMEMBERED HILLS In their illustrated talk, eminent consultants, Carly and Jem, explain the role that colour plays in the landscape. They introduce the practice of Environmental Colour Assessment and demonstrate its application through a local case study, Colwall School, which lies in the Malvern Hills AONB. Location: Colwall Village Hall.  WR13 6EQ Sponsored by Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty   The Autumn in Malvern Festival is…

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October 2019

  SUMMOND BY BELLS BETJEMAN AT THE BEAUCHAMP The life and times of Sir John Betjeman recalled in prose, verse and music PAUL VAUGHAN - Narrator ROY MASSEY - Organ The church of St. Leonard at the Beauchamp Community was designed by the Victorian architect P.C. Hardwick in an early French Gothic style. The interior is exceptionally rich in design; the perfect ‘High Anglican’ location for this affectionate tribute to John Betjeman. Paul Vaughan was a BBC Producer and is…

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  STEPHEN COCKAYNE talks about THE LANCHESTER MARIONETTES IN MALVERN For period of 15 years, Foley House, Great Malvern, was home to the Lanchester Marionettes. In this illustrated talk you will meet Waldo and Muriel Lanchester, and discover the people, Places and puppets that encompassed their world, before during and after the Second World War. Steve Cockayne was born into a puppeteering family in North London. He worked for BBC Television, and is the author of Master of the Marionettes,…

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  PIANO RECITAL by the distinguished Russian Pianist SOFYA GULYAK Winner of the Leeds International Piano Competition JS BACH - CHACONNE JOHANNES BRAHMS - SIX PIECES Op.118 Dedicated to Clara Schumann FREDERIC CHOPIN - VARIATIONS BRILLIANTES Op.12 SERGEI RACHMANINOFF - FIVE PIECES Op.3 SERGE PROKOFIEV - SONATA NO.7 Op.83 'A formidable artist' - The Guardian Location: Elmslie House, Great Malvern.  WR14 3AG Sponsored by the Family of Oleg Prokofiev and Bernard & Anna Taylor   The Autumn in Malvern Festival…

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  EUROPEAN UNION CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Directed by Hans-Peter Hofmann Toby White - Cello 'The wonderful European Union Chamber Orchestra' - Daily Telegraph EDVARD GRIEG - HOLBERG SUITE JOSEPH HAYDN - CELLO CONCERTO NO3 GERALD FINZI - PRELUDE IN F MINOR Op.25 ANTONIN DVORAK - SERENADE FOR STRINGS   Location: The Great Hall, Malvern College.  WR14 3DF Sponsored by Malvern Town Council, The Elmley Foundation & Arts Council England   The Autumn in Malvern Festival is a renowned series of artistic…

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  ALDWYN VOICES Adrian Lucas - Conductor BROMPTON STRING QUARTET Leader - Maja Horvat PETER SUTTON - Reader Sir Charles Villiers Stanford & Sir Edward Elgar in Malvern A sequence of words, choral and instrumental music by Stanford and Elgar, including Stanford’s String Quartet No.3 in D minor Op.64 composed in Great Malvern. Location: Great Hall, Malvern College. WR14 3DF Sponsored by Hilary Elgar, The Elmley Foundation & Arts Council England   The Autumn in Malvern Festival is a renowned…

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