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June 2018

  DESTROYING THE MYTHS ABOUT VULTURES Vultures have a bad press! They are thought of as Ugly, Dirty and Smelly. Nothing could be further from the truth and sadly right now they have been listed by IUCN as one of the most endangered groups of birds in the world. They are actually crucial to the environments that they inhabit. Come and meet some vultures, learn how amazing and important they are and what is happening to them in the wild.…

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    In a brand new show, adventurer-explorer Benedict Allen tells the whole unvarnished truth of his most recent adventure – a solo expedition to Papua New Guinea, during which he filmed his journey to visit a community he had befriended thirty years earlier – when he hit the headlines after failing to turn up for a flight to Hong Kong, prompting his friends and family, and eventually the world media, to become concerned for his wellbeing. Benedict will recall…

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  Malvern Civic Society An Illustrated talk with Dr John Harcup OBE "Rocks, Water, Health, Music and Radar all made Malvern famous" This new talk by local historian, Dr John Harcup OBE, traces what made Malvern famous down the centuries. During recent trips to Jesenik in the Czech Republic, Dr Harcup found new evidence of how The Cold Water Cure came to Malvern, raising the profile of our town. This is included in this intriguing story. Ticket price includes a £1…

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September 2018

The Golden Age of Steam

September 4th 7:45 pm

  A talk by David Parker 'One of the great classic family films' was how Barry Norman described 'The Railway Children'.  But neither he, nor the film makers could have predicted just how the movie would transform the fortunes of Britain's steam railways.  The railway featured in the film was one of the few 'rescued' by volunteers, but thousands were lost, including one of the most well-loved, The Somerset and Dorset Railway. David will introduce two films he has recently…

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  Simon Reeve’s first-ever theatre tour will feature the world-famous journalist recount tales from over 15 years of travelling to the most remote and extreme corners of the planet. From being chased by pirates, hounded by the Mafia and bombed by Columbian barons, Simon Reeve has travelled through over 120 countries and his BBC documentaries have sold to over 60 countries around the world! ‘An Audience with Simon Reeve’ is not only a fascinating and educational show, but at times…

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  Join us for this illustrated talk by Joseph Brand, covering the first five opera's in 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…

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October 2018

  Presented by Speakers from the Edge  Mountain biking superstar Steve Peat tells the story of his illustrious racing career; the bikes, the world cups, the parties and the pursuit of the seemingly elusive World Championship title which some thought might never come! In Bikes & Beers, Steve takes audiences along the journey that saw him rise from plumbing to podiums and become one of the most successful mens downhill racers of all time, showing just how the man who…

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November 2018

  Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation's greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1's Only Fools and Horses. In this one-off show the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career. Having worked with some of the biggest names in show business, he'll be spilling the beans about Only Fools and Horses co-stars like Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst and friends and fellow performers…

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  Neil Oliver: The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places Neil was born to love Great Britain. During his 20 years travelling to every corner, and whilst filming BBC2’s ‘Coast’, he’s fallen in love all over again. From north to south, east to west it cradles astonishing beauty. The human story here is a million years old, and counting. The tolerant, easy-going peace we enjoy has been hard won and the places Neil’s seen have given him a…

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