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June 2019

  Malvern Civic Society Midsummer Malvern Dr John Harcup 900 Years of Music Making on The Malverns Local historian Dr John Harcup has written a new talk for Midsummer Malvern focussing on our rich musical heritage. He is joined by classically trained soprano, Linda Tolchard and Tim Sidford (piano) who have performed locally and nationally. They will provide musical examples for the talk. Dr Harcup has unearthed forgotten facts about Malvern's musical past as well as highlighting music making today.…

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August 2019

  phil ironside presents LIVE ART NO SAFETY NET Risk>Intention>Execution Never been attempted by him before with a live audience or on such a scale Watch and hear his extraordinary creative process while he paints a 2.4m x 1.5m canvas LIVE IMMERSIVE ART The changes we perceive consciously are only a fraction of the information we act on every second. Everything we see, hear, smell, touch and perceive affects us. Just by being there you will affect the outcome of…

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September 2019

  Presented by Speakers from the Edge One of the best young climbers in the world, Hazel Findlay presents a talk about her life and climbs to explore how we can use a sport such as climbing – something that we are passionate about - to put us in hard places that push us beyond what we thought we were capable of; how in this struggle we can discover the way our minds work and how to ‘hack’ them, so…

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  On Tuesday, September 10th, the wait is over….The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, is revealed. The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor. The publication of Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale in 1985 and the current, Emmy Award-winning television series have created a cultural phenomenon, as handmaids have become a symbol of women’s rights and…

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  He befriended Nelson Mandela, fought in the 1980s race riots and recorded radical and relevant reggae music with Bob Marley’s former band. Benjamin Zephaniah was unable to read and write at school but became one of Britain’s most remarkable poets. And now he’s back with his first tour in eight years, to coincide with his autobiography, The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah. In a compelling and inspiring show, Zephaniah will explain how he fought injustice and discrimination to lead a remarkable…

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  Join us for this illustrated talk by Joseph Brand, covering the first half of this year's season. Lasting around 2 hours, the talk will be accompanied by recorded musical extracts and will give background information on the creators, performers and production associated with each opera. Joseph Brand's sixty-plus years of opera-going covers some 2000 performances and he has written, reviewed and lectured widely on the subject of opera.  His enthusiasm has taken him to performances throughout the UK and abroad,…

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October 2019

  No Ashes year would be complete without An Evening With Boycott and Aggers and there’s nothing like a battle with the old enemy to bring out the belligerent best in our Geoffrey! The boys will be watching every ball and win, lose or draw, Geoffrey will tell Jonathan exactly what he thinks about the players, their performance and many other subjects in this brilliant, brand new show. As anyone who has been before knows, this show is so much…

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  Presented by Speakers from the Edge 3x UCi Downhill World Champion, 3x UCi Downhill World Cup Champion, with 21 World Cup race wins and multiple podium positions, Greg Minnaar is unarguably one of the greatest mountain bikers in the history of the sport. In this brand new show, Greg takes audiences on the journey of his incredible enduring racing career and the story of his life, covering everything from the early days of riding enthusiasm to his rise to…

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