What’s On: October

Events in October

 

Sunday 1 – Tuesday 31 October

Think PINK this OCTOBER with the Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven

This October we’re asking you to join us in going pink & raising money for the Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven – whose funds go directly towards the women and men of Worcestershire presenting with breast care needs.

Breast Cancer Awareness month is a worldwide annual campaign to raise awareness and funds to help research, fund and provide the best facilities possible for those with Breast Cancer.

Join us this October to think pink and do what you can to help those individuals and families affected by this disease #everybodyknowssomebody #worcsthinkpink

What can you do to help?

Whether you’re a school, college, business, community group or would like to organise a private event for family & friends, we welcome all of Worcestershire to think pink this October. You can find a few suggestions below but feel free to come up with your own.

  • Work – How about having a pink tie and tiara day with a cake bake at morning coffee time? Or a pink office raffle? Perhaps a pink pinkie (nail polish!) or turning your office pink to raise awareness!
  • Home – Pink Girls night in or a Pink Brunch/Lunch or Dinner – anything pink goes!
  • School – Have a pink day – how about a pink Mufty day with the teachers in pink wigs and pink ties?!

If you’d like to get involved, please do contact Lexi at the Charity Office who would be happy to talk through ideas and any materials we may be able to provide for your Pink Day: Call the Charity Office on 01905 733 786

Lexi | Alexandra.craigie@nhs.net

 

Sunday 1 October

Come fly a kite

Jinney Ring Craft Centre, Bromsgrove, B60 4BU

Come, make, build and fly a kite! Demonstrations, activities and fun.

Amanda Sunter | enquiries@jinneyringcraft.co.uk | http://www.jinneyring.co.uk/

 

Thursday 5 – Saturday 7 October

Phoenix Theatre Group – Bugsy Malone

Evesham Arts Centre, Evesham, WR11 4QH

Splurge Guns, Gansters + Molls! Phoenix Theatre Group present this popular musical suitable for all the family.

Keith Norledge | info@phoenixtheatregroup.co.uk | http://www.phoenixtheatregroup.co.uk/

 

Thursday 5 October

Skyscape

Broadway Museum & Art Gallery, Broadway, WR12 7DP

A talk by Katherine Wodehouse

Gill Parker | events@broadwaymuseum.org.uk | http://broadwaymuseum.org.uk/

 

Thursday 5 October | 7pm

NT Live: Hamlet

 

Number 8 Community Arts Centre, Pershore, WR10 1BG

 

Recorded at the National Theatre, London Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Now seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, this original 2015 NT Live broadcast returns to the screen.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.

Tickets: £15, Students £10, 16 & under £10 3hrs 25mins (inc interval), cert 12A

 

 

01386 555488 | enquiries@number8.org |http://www.number8.org/events/nt-live-hamlet-encore/

 

 

Saturday 7 – Sunday 8 October

Apple Weekend

Walsgrove Farm, Evesham Road, WR7 4QL

Up to 60 varieties of apple, PYO/Ready Picked. Guided walks around orchards. Woodpacker Café open Saturday. See website for details.

Margaret Haywood | margaret.haywood@gmail.com | http://www.walsgrove.co.uk/wordpress/

 

Tuesday 10 October

Plant Heritage/RHS Meeting

Pershore College, Pershore, WR10 3JP

The Genius of the Place: 400 years of Oxford Botanic Garden – a talk by Timothy Walker. Members £8.50 and visitors £10.

Margaret Stone | stone.brockamin@btinternet.com | http://www.nccpg.com/

 

Thursday 12 October | 7pm

 

RSC Live: Coriolanus

 

Number 8 Community Arts Centre, Pershore, WR10 1BG

 

Recorded at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon Angus Jackson directs Coriolanus, transporting us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome in a full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield.

Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to political power, but he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness. In this new city state struggling to find its feet, where the gap between rich and poor is widening every day, Coriolanus must decide who he really is and where his allegiances lie.

Sope Dirisu (One Night in Miami, Donmar Warehouse, 2016) takes on the title role and completes the Royal Shakespeare Company’s collection of Shakespeare’s Roman plays.

Tickets: £14, Friends £13, Students £10, 16 & under £10

 

01386 555488 | enquiries@number8.org | http://www.number8.org/events/rsc-live-coriolanus/

 

 

Saturday 14 – Sunday 15 October

The Fleece Apple & Ale Weekend

The Fleece Inn, The Cross, Bretforton, WR11 7JE

A weekend of Morris, mummers, live music and a real ale and cider festival, as the apples are traditionally pressed to make cider. Free Entry.

Nigel Smith | info@thefleeceinn.co.uk | http://thefleeceinn.co.uk/

 

Sunday 14 August

Candle Making Workshop

Three Little Pigs, 68 High Street, Pershore, WR10 1DU

Join us for this wonderful opportunity to learn the traditional craft of candle making, creating your own collection using various techniques developed during the day. In particular, you will be exploring the art of dipped, poured and rolled candles.

 

The ancient technique of hand dipping candles remains unchanged today; repeatedly dipping a weighted wick in melted wax to create elegant candle. For the poured candle, you will indulge in the recent trend of up cycling pretty containers such teacups or something equally quaint or retro, whilst introducing scent and colour into the wax. Finally, making rolled candles using beeswax sheets and using a variety of colours!

 

Following a series of demonstrations you will have the opportunity to apply each technique. You will also have the chance to study packaging ideas for your creations which will enable you to turn your candles into thoughtful, handmade gifts for friends and family.

 

All materials and equipment will be provided however remember to bring along a couple of containers to choose from, such as teacups, for your poured candle.

 

The day runs from 10.00am until 4.00pm and will include a pause for lunch, which is provided.

 

There is a choice of two dates for this workshop:

 

Saturday 14th October 2017

10.00am – 4.00pm

£65.00 (includes lunch and materials)

 

Fiona Abbott | enquiries@threelittlepigs.eu | http://www.threelittlepigs.eu/

 

Saturday 14 October

Evesham Rowing Club Junior Head of River

Evesham Rowing Club, Evesham, WR11 4ST

Processional timed rowing racing on the River Avon. Refreshments available and free entry for spectators.

Junior Head of River Secretary | rowing@erc.club | http://www.erc.club/

 

Saturday 14 October

Droitwich Spa Guided Town Walk

Droitwich Spa Heritage and information centre, WR9 8DS

Guided town walk bringing history alive. £2 Per Person, children under 14 free. Starts 11am. See website for details.

Sarah Davies | heritage@droitwichspa.gov.uk | http://www.visitdroitwichspa.com/

 

Sunday 15 October

Autumn Foraging Course

The Star Inn, Elmley Road, Ashton under Hill, WR11 7SN

This course is a simple foraging walk where we hope to be able to identify a number of edible and poisonous wild mushrooms and plants.

We will meet in The Star at 12pm. The course starts there with a 20 minute introduction on what to look for and a brief of the general countryside codes where they relate to foragers.

After a 2 to 3 hour walk around the woods and the local area we will go back to the Star to discuss and taste our finds.

We will email all of you details of all the plants we find to help you remember what you have learnt. There are limited spaces available so please book your place on our website.

Poppy | admin@wildfooduk.com | http://www.wildfooduk.com/foraging-trips/worcester-gloucester-cheltenham-autumn-fungi-foraging-courses/

 

Sunday 15 October

Stained Glass Workshop

Three Little Pigs, 68 High Street, Pershore, WR10 1DU

The workshop promises to be an interesting and creative day. Participants will be taught the basic skills required to make a completed stained glass piece, either a suncatcher or something similar.

 

Your tutor for the day will be artist Liz Huppert. After graduating at Bath Academy of Art, Liz travelled for many years selling her work at craft fairs and festivals. Now settled in Worcestershire, Liz lives in a restored vintage caravan… an idyllic setting for any artist! A member of the Guild of Herefordshire Craftsmen, we are delighted Liz has agreed to join us for this workshop.

 

The day will run from 10.00am until 4.00pm with a scrummy lunch provided partway through the day.

 

Sunday 15th October 2017

10.00am – 4.00pm

£65.00 (includes lunch and materials)

 

Fiona Abbott | enquiries@threelittlepigs.eu | http://www.threelittlepigs.eu/

 

Saturday 21 – Sunday 29 October

What’s the Big Draw at the Almonry? Autumn Half Term

Almonry Heritage Centre, Evesham, WR11 4BG

Follow the trail and get drawing at the Almonry, create a work of art for our gallery. Trail £1.

tic@almonry.ndo.co.uk | http://www.almonryevesham.org/

 

Saturday 21 – Sunday 29 October

Spooktastic Halloween!

All Things Wild Nature Centre, Evesham, WR11 7QZ

We have a lot of great things planned for Halloween and also have the return of our fantastic Dino Nights.

info@allthingswild.co.uk | https://www.allthingswild.co.uk/

 

Sunday 22 October

Autumn Foraging Course

The Star Inn, Elmley Road, Ashton under Hill, WR11 7SN

This course is a simple foraging walk where we hope to be able to identify a number of edible and poisonous wild mushrooms and plants.

We will meet in The Star at 12pm. The course starts there with a 20 minute introduction on what to look for and a brief of the general countryside codes where they relate to foragers.

After a 2 to 3 hour walk around the woods and the local area we will go back to the Star to discuss and taste our finds.

We will email all of you details of all the plants we find to help you remember what you have learnt. There are limited spaces available so please book your place on our website.

Poppy | admin@wildfooduk.com | http://www.wildfooduk.com/foraging-trips/worcester-gloucester-cheltenham-autumn-fungi-foraging-courses/

 

Wednesday 25 – Sunday 29 October

Spetchley ‘Spooky Root House Trail’

Spetchely Park Gardens, Worcester, WR5 1RS

Follow the spooky trail around 30 acres of beautiful gardens with free entry for children. Adults £7, concessions £6.50 – trail costs £1 and includes a treat.

Annette Phillips | enquiries@spetchleygardens.co.uk | http://www.spetchleygardens.co.uk/

Saturday 28 October | 8pm

Halloween Ghost Hunt at Wood Norton Hall

 

The Wood Norton Hotel, Evesham, WR11 4YB

 

An EXCLUSIVE evening of Spiritualism at the former home of the Duc d’Orleans, Son to the King of France. THE FIRST PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION TO BE PERMITTED AT THIS PROPERTY. £35 per person including refreshments

Jayne Harris | jayne@hdparanormal.com | www.hdparanormal.com/woodnortonhalloween