Book now for Worcester’s official summer festival
5th August 2010
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THERE’S something for all ages and tastes at this month’s Worcester Festival.

The annual event kicks off starts on August 14 with the explosive sound of Worcester Territorial Army base’s 214 Battery gun salute and end on August 30 with a fireworks display.

Hundreds of events are planned over the two weeks, most of them free of charge.

Among the 2020 highlights are a children’s book festival, a film season dedicated to Alfred Hitchcock and appearances by high profile actors including Timothy West, Olivier Award-winning Abigail McKern and Robert Powell, star of TV’s Holby City.

Family shows include Dangermouse Saves the World at the Swan Theatre and the popular puppet theatre at CrownGate Shopping Centre. There are also interactive events such as Jon Gomm’s acoustic guitar masterclass and afternoon tea with Antiques Roadshow expert Henry Sandon.

Festival director Chris Jaeger, chief executive of Worcester Live, said: “There’s something for everybody and we really hope that everyone will get involved.”

Some events are organised by the Swan Theatre and Huntingdon Hall, but the majority are put on by individuals and other groups. Worcester Beer, Cider and Perry Festival is organised by CAMRA, the Worcester Music Festival is run by volunteers and the Riverside Artists’ Market is arranged by Worcestershire artists.

The free Worcester Festival brochure is available from various locations such as Huntingdon Hall box office, tourist information centres in the region and Worcester shops and cafes.

Call 01905 611247 to book tickets. For full listings, visit

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