Events

Each year the Museum runs a programme of special events in the beautiful surroundings of Broadheath. The programme brings together talks, recitals and entertainment for music lovers as well as for visitors who just want to find out a little more about the life and times in which Elgar lived.

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Tickets for our events can be booked online securely and quickly through the Elgar Birthplace Museum shop.

Tue 9 December

10:30am

The 2014 Donald Hunt Lecture Series ~ Sir Edward Elgar's Jokes and Japes

Dr John Harcup OBE, Chairman of the West Midlands branch of the Elgar Society, reveals the humorous side of Elgar in this fascinating talk that draws our 2014 series to a close. Laughter guaranteed.

Tickets £6.00 per talk or £42.00 for the series. Refreshments included.

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Sat 20 December

11:00am-4:30pm

A Musical Christmas

Discover Magic Lanterns, create your own, and see a wonderful lantern show. Plus traditional Christmas crafts!

Free with Museum admission

 2015 Events at the Elgar Birthplace Museum

 

Fri 13 to Sun 22 February

11:00am-4:30pm

Love Your Planet (part of the Love Worcester Heritage Festival)

Come and explore the importance of recycling and caring for your planet with our Recycled Trail!

Wed 17 & Thu 18 February: Drop in and get crafty creating colourful percussion instruments from recycled material and compose your own tunes.

FREE with Museum admission

Sun 1 March

3:00pm

Banish those Winter Blues

Banish those winter blues and join young musicians for an afternoon of music making. Talented students from Worcestershire schools will perform a range of music from the more traditional pieces to songs from the shows.

Tickets £7.50 to include refreshments.

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Sat 21 & Sun 22 March

11:00am-4:30pm

Microscopic! (part of British Science Week)

Use microscopes to find clues and solve puzzles, and discover the world beyond the reach of the human eye. In association with The Quekett Microscopical Club.

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FREE with Museum admission

Sat 28 March - Sun 12 April

11:00am-4:30pm

Keep the Home Fires Burning

Explore Elgar's Great War with our soldier's kitbag trail.

Sat 28 March: Discover the music of the trenches with a family fun day featuring interactive performances from The Stringcredibles.

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Wed 1 April: Come along and take part in children's pastimes from World War One.

FREE with Museum admission

Tue 14 April

10:30am

'If Music and Sweet Poetry Agree' with Donald Hunt

English poetry inspired by music and a look at the music which has sprung from verse.

Part of the 2015 Illustrated Talks series. Talks include recorded and/or live performances and include refreshments. Tickets £6.00 per talk or £36.00 for the entire series.

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Fri 17 April

7:30pm

Gabrielle Bullock and Sounds Arty present...

'Poets Laureate, lauded...and left out...' with Jenny Hughes playing harpsichord and piano pieces by Masters of the Kings' and Queens' music! You won't have heard this programme before!

Tickets £8.00 to include refreshments.

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Tue 12 May

10:30am

'Carl Nielsen - The 'Danish Elgar' with Donald Hunt

In the 150th anniversary of his birth, an exploration of Nielsen's life and music and comparisons with Elgar.

Part of the 2015 Illustrated Talks series. Talks include recorded and/or live performances and include refreshments. Tickets £6.00 per talk or £36.00 for the entire series.
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Sat 16 May

Museums at Night 2015

There's been a murder in Worcester and you are invited along for the night. Enjoy dinner and solve the clues on our murder mystery evening.

More information to follow.

Sat 23 - Sun 31 May

11:00am-4:30pm

What's In The Garden?

Explore our gardens, discover the beasts and birds that live there, and create a wonderful bird feeder to take home.

Thu 28 May: Take a walk on the wild side and join Worcester Wildlife Trust for a creature hunt in our garden, as well as exciting nature games and activities.

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FREE with Museum admission

Fri 5 June

7:30pm

The Elgar Birthday Concert - Of the Hills and the Heavens

Octavo present an evening of a cappella music celebrating the beauty of nature and the English landscape through song.

Tickets £10.00 to include refreshments.
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Tue 9 June

10:30am

'Three Symphonies and a Requiem' with Donald Hunt

A look at Mozart's last three symphonies and his much loved Requiem.

Part of the 2015 Illustrated Talks series. Talks include recorded and/or live performances and include refreshments. Tickets £6.00 per talk or £36.00 for the entire series.
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Tue 9 July - Mon 31 August

11:00am-5:00pm (last admissions at 4:15pm)

David Birtwhistle and John Harris Exhibition

David Birtwhistle and John Harris will be returning to the Museum this summer and over the Three Choirs Festival period, to exhibit their paintings and prints for the twelfth year.

All work is for sale.

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Museum admission applies

Tue 14 July

10:30am

Sir Malcolm Sargent with Andrew Keener

This distinguished recording producer will be taking a personal look at Sir Malcolm Sargent, the great conductor, organist and composer.

Part of the 2015 Illustrated Talks series. Talks include recorded and/or live performances and include refreshments. Tickets £6.00 per talk or £36.00 for the entire series.
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Sat 18 July - Tue 1 September

11:00am-4:30pm

Around the World

Travel around the world and discover all the fascinating locations that Elgar visited with our Summer Travel Trail and special exhibition.

Wed 22 July, Thu 30 July, Tue 4 August, Wed 22 August, Thu 20 August & Wed 26 August: Visit a different country each week! Travel to Brazil and meet exotic animals or get out the stars and stripes for our American craft day.

Further details to be announced.

FREE with Museum admission

Tue 8 September

10:30am

Illustrated Talk with Diana McVeagh

A morning with the renowned Elgar and Finzi scholar.

Part of the 2015 Illustrated Talks series. Talks include recorded and/or live performances and include refreshments. Tickets £6.00 per talk or £36.00 for the entire series.
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Fri 25 September

7:30pm

An Anthology of English Song

An evening with Felicity Rogers and Tom Hunt accompanied by Donald Hunt.

Tickets £8.50 to include refreshments.

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Tue 13 October

10:30am

'Rhapsody on Gershwin' with Donald Hunt

An affectionate look at the music of one of America's most popular composers.

Part of the 2015 Illustrated Talks series. Talks include recorded and/or live performances and include refreshments. Tickets £6.00 per talk or £36.00 for the entire series.
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Sat 24 October - Sun 1 November

11:00am-4:30pm

Crack the Code

Become an Elgar detective and solve our enigma code.

Wed 28 October: Work with a local artist to get inspired by codes and create amazing cryptic art.

FREE with Museum admission

Tue 10 November

10:30am

'Elgar and Me!' with Donald Hunt

A personal journey through the music of Elgar.

Part of the 2015 Illustrated Talks series. Talks include recorded and/or live performances and include refreshments. Tickets £6.00 per talk or £36.00 for the entire series.
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Wed 18 November

10:30am-4:30pm

An Introduction to Elgar

Enjoy a day's introduction to Elgar in the atmospheric setting of his Birthplace Museum. Find out about the man and his music with guest speakers, plenty of music and wonderful original archive material.

£18.95 per person to include all sessions, Museum entry and all refreshments.

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Tue 8 - Sun 20 December

11:00am-5:00pm (last admissions 4:15pm)

Inspired by Elgar

An exhibition of selected pieces from our open painting competition which celebrates the life and music of England's great composer.

All work is for sale.

Museum admission applies

 

 

 

 For information about events organised by Elgar's Fun(d) Raisers, in aid of The Elgar Birthplace Appeal, please see our Fun(d) Raisers web pages.