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Giant giraffes to arrive in Worcester for art trail A tower of technicolour giraffe sculptures will stand through the streets of Worcester this summer forming an unmissable art trail. The showcase of 57 hand-decorated giraffe sculptures will form a spectacular art trail through the city for 10 weeks, from July 9th to September 16th. The trail is called Worcester Stands Tall and is by Wild in Art – the company behind trails such as The Big Sleuth in Birmingham. Bringing the trail to the city is St Richard’s Hospice and proceeds from the event will support its Build 2020 Appeal to expand its care in Worcester. Sara Matthews, Project Manager for Worcester Stands Tall, said: “We are so excited to unveil all our beautiful giraffes to the public. “Each one is unique, interesting and exciting to look at – we’re hoping to see plenty of people ‘having a giraffe’ with the trail, taking selfies with our sculptures!” Of the 57 sculptures, 30 are 8ft tall and have been hand-painted by artists from both the local area and across the UK.
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Artwork designed by celebrated singer and actor Toyah Willcox features on one sculpture which has been brought to life by Malvern illustrator Rachel Blackwell. There are 27 smaller calf sculptures which have been decorated by schools and community groups for a display in Crowngate Shopping Centre. Each large sculpture is sponsored by organisations from across Worcestershire and will be auctioned in October to raise funds for the Build 2020 Appeal. The appeal aims to raise the final £1.4 million needed for a £5.3 million extension and redevelopment of the hospice building in Worcester – enabling it to care for more patients, loved ones and the bereaved in the future. Visitors to the trail will be able to download an app – to be available from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store – allowing them to track their progress as they walk the trail, discovering giraffes and facts about the city along the way. Once the trail has ended, there will be the chance to see all of the sculptures together in a breathtaking display at Worcester Cathedral. The ‘Farewell Event’ will run from October 5 to October 7 before the final auction on Thursday, October 11. Worcester Stands Tall is supported by Presenting Partners Worcestershire Ambassadors and Crowngate Shopping Centre, Education Partner West Midland Safari Park and Media Partners Free Radio and Worcester News. To find out more, or to get involved with any of the events, visit www.worcesterstandstall.co.uk For more information about the appeal visit:
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Come along and experience Woo-Fest’s 4th music festival – our biggest yet! This festival will have something for everyone, from acoustic to rock covers to blues to modern hits in a beautiful rural location with optional camping. The unique thing about Woo Fest is that 100% of every ticket will go straight to St Richard’s Hospice, thanks to kind sponsorship and support of talented musicians and local companies. The event has something for the whole family, including a children’s play area, arts and crafts, Kids activities, competitions and hog roast and other hot food. The Drum and Monkey pub will also be supplying refreshments.This year we are again being supported by the Battle of Britain Memorial flight team again and a Dakota will perform a flypast. Thanks to the success of last year we will again be operating a second stage allowing continuous music during the festival!So please come along, see some great live music while helping to support St Richard’s Hospice. Under 14’s go free with a paying adult.(Maximum of 2 under 14s per paying adult) Children must be supervised at all times. Well behaved dogs on leads welcome. Day tickets and camping tickets are available. Please note camping is also available on the night before the festival, Friday 6th July.
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JULY 20th - 22nd 2018 Set in the beautiful Worcestershire riverside town of Upton upon Severn, Upton Blues Festival has grown from a small event in 2001 in just a couple of pubs into a festival that fills the town with many thousands of music fans, two main stages, an acoustic stage and ten pub venues creating over 130 free performances in three days!
From May 6th to September 2nd, Worcester will be hosting various bans to play Cripplegate Park, near to the cricket ground; Gheluvelt Park, Barbourne, where the bandstand is on an island in the lake, and also at the Fort Royal Park, near the Commandery. The bands will be playing every Sunday from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. You can expect to see bands such as: Sauce City Jazz, Central England Concert Band, and Nailsworth Silver Band. Come a long with a picnic or an ice cream, relax on the grass and enjoy some brilliant music.
The idea for the first Upton Blues Festival was formed on the balcony of Ye Olde Anchor Inn by the then landlord Stewart McEwan and one of the festival founders Richard (Dick) Tippen, whilst watching the annual Upton Jazz Festival parade pass by. They commented on the average age of the people in the jazz parade and both said we need to start a festival that appeals to a younger audience. Why not start a Blues Festival in Upton they both said? And that ladies & gentlemen is how it all began. Here ar just some of the bands who will be joining gus on one of the three stages: • The Stumble • The Mentulls • Swampgrass • The Quireboys • Jo Harman • Birmingham Community Gospel Choir • Ma Polaine’s Great Decline• Bex Marshall Trio • Big Mac’s Wholly Soul Band • Joe O’Donnell’s Shkayla • The Black Feathers • Clare Free Band • Simon Honeyboy Hickling • Trevor Babajack Steger You can find more information at:
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Where does your recycling go? Malvern Hills Council reveals all: You’re working hard recycling all those items but what happens to them once we’ve picked them up? Well, they all go to our sorting facility at Norton near Pershore, run by Severn Waste Services, who then prepare them for processing into other products. Here is what happens next: Food and drink cans – Steel cans go for reprocessing at Pontypool in South Wales and the recycled steel is used in anything from new cars to bridges and of course new drinks cans. Aluminium cans go to a plant in Oldbury in the West Midlands and as well as new cans end up in cars and aeroplanes amongst other things. Mixed glass bottles and jars – are sent for reprocessing at Ellsemere Port in Cheshire and used to produce new glass bottles and aggregates for road construction. Plastic bottles and containers – different types of plastic go to different places including plants in Castleford, Liverpool, Redcar, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Dagenham. Some PET (fizzy drinks bottles) go to Spijk in Holland. Recycled plastic is used in numerous products from garden furniture to pipes and even clothing. Paper – goes to outlets across the UK and Europe including a local business in Worcestershire. Recycled paper has many uses such as newspaper, books and boxes for board games Cartons – these are sent to outlets across the UK and Europe. They can be used for anything from paper towels to toilet paper and some plants even turn them into environmentally friendly building materials. Cardboard – gets sent to various places across the UK and Europe and is turned into a variety of new card based products.
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Classic Nostaligia at Shelsley Walsh 28th & 29th July 2018 Classic Nostalgia is a two-day motorsport festival featuring competition for pre-1980s cars, demonstrations, parades, displays, live music, entertainment and food. Classic Nostalgia is the flagship event at Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb and is now one of the main events on the west of England's social calendar. The theme for this years Classic Nostalgia will be F1 Through the Ages.The main attraction at this years show will be an F1 paddock filled with both modern day and classic Formula one cars. The F1 paddock will be open to all spectators and we will be putting on an incredible F1 car demo run up the hill for you all to enjoy - bring your ear plugs! Other attractions include, a display of Rare & Classic Motorcycles, a selection of rally cars from the 80’s & 90’s from Ralli 22, competition for pre-1980 cars, demonstrations, parades, displays, trade stands, best dressed award, concours, celebrities, live music, entertainment & food. After the day’s competitions, there will be a social evening on Saturday night from 7pm. It will be held in the marquee in the courtyard, where you will be treated to welcome drinks, a delicious array of hot food, sharing company with all of the special guests and F1 drivers taking part in the event and there will a fantastic live band that will go on into the evening. Just a short stumble back to the campsite for those who are staying overnight!
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Pershore Plum Festival Pershore and its association with the plum is not a new thing, the area has been famous for its fruit growing since medieval times. Early in the 19th century the Pershore Yellow Egg Plum was found growing wild in Tiddesley Wood and by 1870 records show that over 900 tons of the fruit were being sent to market during harvest time. To celebrate this famous fruit, Pershore holds a Plum Festival throughout the month of August, when the town will turn “plum crazy” and the grand finale of this festival will be the Plum Fayre and Farmers Market on August Bank Holiday Monday. Here are some great events happenning throughout July leading up to the Plum Fayre...
Plum Princess Garden Party Sunday 8 July 2018 The Angel Hotel, Pershore 12pm Enjoy plum refreshments whilst listening to some of the finest young musicians in the area, with the afternoon culminating in the crowning of this year’s Plum Princess.
Race Night @ Worcester Racecourse Tuesday 31 July 2018 Pitchcroft, Worcester Racecourse Gates Open mid afternoon The Festival resurrects prestigious local racing history courtesy of Worcester Racecourse. A purple themed evening packed with Victorian and Edwardian antiquities and the revival of many horse races which celebrate the famous Pershore plums.
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Pershore River Festival For one day every summer, Pershore's riverside comes alive for the annual River Festival and 2018’s event will feature more events, entertainment and activities than ever before! Join us on 21st July at King Georges Field for a day of family fun, where you will find a range of activities for you and your family both on and off the water, plus live dance performances and much more. The celebrations continue into the evening at The Angel Inn Hotel in their beer garden! All money raised from the Pershore River Festival will go towards supporting the Pershore Riverside Youth Centre. PRYC is run as a charity (reg number 1156413). Established in 1995, when the building of the now ASDA supermarket forced a relocation to the current site. This was the best thing ever, as the charity now own the building and importantly it has great grounds. A group of 11 trustees have made it all happen and continue to give their time and support to ensure the highest quality provision and vision for the future.PRYC is a genuine community facility. The focus is firmly on provision for young people, providing positive activities for all that want to join in, and focusing support and guidance for those that need it most.
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We turn the clocks back to the 1940s with this light-hearted journey back to wartime Britain. Tickets available to book. With a fantastic selection of daytime attractions up and down the line, get dressed up and join in with the celebrations with costumed re-enactors on our stations and in our trains helping to tell the wartime story! The return of the Battle, Big Band Show and a whole host of other much-loved attractions will keep you entertained.
Oliver Twist: An Arts Adaptation Sunday 15th July Redditch Palace Theatre
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CAN YOU OFFER SUNNY THE FOREVER HOME HE SO DESERVES ? Lovely Sunny is a 7 month old white and tan lurcher puppy in the care of RSPCA Worcester & Mid-Worcestershire Branch, who is looking for his forever home. He is an affectionate, sweet natured boy, who is keen to please. As a youngster, he would benefit from puppy classes. Sunny needs a secure garden, where he can play and practice his puppy training. He really loves company and needs someone who is around for at least part of the day. Sunny enjoys his walks, is good on the lead and around other dogs. He is fit and healthy, in good condition. Sunny is neutered, vaccinated, chipped and will be rehomed with 6 weekâ€™s free pet insurance. For more information, please ring Geraldine on 01886 822083. For more rescued animals seeking adoption, please visit the branch website: rspca-worcester.org or call Geraldine for dogs on the number above. For cats and rabbits, please call The Holdings Rescue & Rehoming Centre on 07484 905 707 or you can pop in any day (except Wednesdays) between 11am - 4pm at Holdings Lane, Broomhall, Worcester WR5 3FP. Dogs are not on site and continue to be boarded at private kennels, until funds have been raised to build the kennel block at the centre.
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6. Recognize That Time Is Infinite Carpe Diem. Seize the day! See time as a currency that you have to spend. Make time for friends and family and for doing the things you love. Tick things off your bucket list. Do the skydive you’ve always wanted or take a holiday. 7. Create Value From This Experience Learn from this experience, remember how you got yourself through it. Think about what you learnt about yourself.
Dr Phil identifies how to deal with grief in simple steps in his book, Real Life: Preparing for the 7 Most Challenging Days of Your Life. 1. Be Patient With Yourself It is important to understand that grief has no understanding of time. While it may take some months, it may take others years to stop feeling grief. It is important to focus on the present, do small tasks throughout the day, have weekly goals to focus on. Keep one foot in front of the other.
8. Think About How You Will Prepare for Your Own Death Make sure your family know what to do when the time comes. Prepare yourself financially and make a will. 10. Celebrate Life! Remember all the happy memories you and your loved one shared. Celebrate their life as well as yours. Your loved one would not want you to remain unhappy.
2. Adjust Your Expectations Grief is different to everyone, don’t let yourself or anyone else have expectations on how long or in what way you should grief. 3. Accept What You Cannot Change There will be a big feeling of being helpless, and a lot of things will be out of your control. A big part of grieving is being able to accept the things you can’t change and focus on things that you can. 4. Find Strength In Others Friends and family will be of most importance to you in such a situation. Open up to those who have had similar experiences. Talk about your emotions, they may have great advice. 5. Don’t Get Stuck Don’t get stuck within the negativity. Find a new hobby, get back into work when you feel ready, if needed, see your doctor.
Just remember to take things slowly, accept the pain you are feeling but also look forward to the future and live in the now. Adapted from Dr. Phil’s book Real Life: Preparing for the 7 Most Challenging Days of Your Life.
Formula One 2018 “There’s a long way to go.” Lewis Hamilton was pleased to be back on the top step of the rostrum with a commanding victory in France, as his title rival Sebastian Vettel lost ground in the championship battle. But with two thirds of the season still to go, the Mercedes driver was also conscious to keep his emotions in check… Hamilton and Vettel now have three wins apiece from eight races in 2018, as they each battle to become only the third driver in history to clinch five F1 drivers’ world titles. Mercedes technical director James Allison echoed those thoughts. “The car performance was good all weekend and we can travel to Austria with the optimism that we can keep up the good work in the next races,” he said.
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Key Facts for 2018 Running from Saturday July 7th to Sunday July 29th 2018, the 105th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,351 kilometres. The 2018 Tour de France will include a total of 26 mountain climbs or hills and altitude finishes ranked in second, first of HC class. Except for a short visit of around 15 kilometres in Spain during stage 16 between Carcassonne and Bagnères-de-Luchon, the 105th Tour de France will never go out of the borders of France. 36“départements” will be travelled through and the Basque country that hadn’t been visited since 2006 will once again be on the map of the Tour. Like it was the case last summer in Marseille, the winner of the 105th edition should be crowned after the 20th and penultimate stage, a time-trial between Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle and Espelette on a distance of 31 kilometres. After a three-year absence, a team time-trial of 35 kilometres will also be on the menu during stage 3 in Cholet.
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