Discover Something Different at Worcester Cathedral 2019

From Saturday 10 August to Monday 26 August

Tickets are available from Worcester Live 01905 611427 or click the links below

Cathedral Upper Reaches tour 13.30-14.30 on 13th, 15th, 17th, 20th, 22nd and 24th

£6.50pp Buy tickets here

Meet outside the Cathedral shop

No under 16s. No Disabled access

See the Cathedral from a different perspective. Enjoy a guided tour by an experienced Guide through the roof spaces of the Cathedral. Access is via steep spiral staircase.

(On the day remaining tickets will be sold through the Cathedral Shop in the Cloister.)

‘The Writer’s Toolkit’- A creative writing workshop 10th 10.30-13.30

(Max number 12)

£20pp Buy tickets here 

No under 16’s

Be inspired to write creatively in a workshop lead by Poet, Short story writer and Novelist Sue Johnson.

(Remaining tickets will be sold in the Cathedral Shop on the day)

Medieval Library tour 12.15-13.15 on 15th, 16th, 23rd, 24th

£6.00 pp. Buy tickets here

Meet outside the Cathedral shop

No disabled access

Guided tours of the Cathedral medieval Library offering a chance to see the Worcester Antiphoner and other medieval manuscripts, historic documents and rare books from the Cathedral archives. Access is via a steep spiral staircase.

(On the day remaining tickets will be sold through the Cathedral Shop in the Cloister.)

 

Turn up for a tour of the Cathedral 11.00 – 12.00 on 10th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 26th                                                 

£6.00 pp, (accompanied children are free) Buy tickets here

Meet in the Cloister outside the shop

A guided tour of historic Worcester Cathedral, led by one of our experienced Cathedral Guides. The tour will last approximately one hour.

(On the day remaining tickets will be sold through the Cathedral Shop in the Cloister.)

 

Turn up for a tour of the Cathedral 14.30-15.30 on 10th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 23rd, 24th and 26th                                           

£6.00 pp, (accompanied children are free) Buy tickets here

Meet in the Cloister outside the shop

A guided tour of historic Worcester Cathedral, led by one of our experienced Cathedral Guides. The tour will last approximately one hour.

(On the day remaining tickets will be sold through the Cathedral Shop in the Cloister.)

Medieval Pilgrimage and Worcester Cathedral Tour 12pm - 1pm on 12th 

£6.00 pp Buy tickets here

Pilgrims, miracles, saints and relics - a tour which tells the story of the pilgrims who visited Worcester Cathedral in the Middle Ages - who they were, why they came, how they got here and what they did when they arrived.

 

Climb the Cathedral Tower 11.00-17.00 (last admission 16.30) everyday excluding Sundays. Sundays open 12.30-15.30 (last admission 15.00)

Weather permitting

Adults £5/ Children under 16 free Buy tickets here

No disabled access. Small children must be able to climb independently and be supervised by an adult.

(20 Pre booked tickets per day bookable through Worcester Live.) Alternatively pay at the Cathedral shop in the Cloister on the day or at the donor point. (Should the tower not be open due to the weather, Worcester Live tickets can be used on an alternative day when the tower is open.)

Climb the 235 steps up the Cathedral Tower where on a clear day you will see spectacular views over the city centre, River Severn, County Cricket Ground, Pitchcroft, Fort Royal, Malvern, Abberley hills and Countryside beyond.

 

King John Talk and Library tour 12.30-13.45 on 20th

£10.00 PP Buy tickets here 

Meet in the Cloister outside the shop

No disabled access, access via a steep spiral staircase

King John’s tomb in the Cathedral Quire is a stunning setting to hear about his life, disputes and the lead up to him sealing Magna Carta over 800 years ago, followed up with a tour to the mediaeval Library to see King John’s artefacts. 

(On the day remaining tickets will be sold through the Cathedral Shop in the Cloister.)

 

Cathedral Gardens Tour 13.00-14.00 on the 14th

£6.00 pp Buy tickets here

Meet in the Cloister outside the shop

Lead by the new Cathedral Gardener hear an overview of the historical significance of the Cathedral’s horticultural landmarks and gardens, the plants and trees found there and the future aspirations for the various spaces.

 (On the day remaining tickets will be sold through the Cathedral Shop in the Cloister.)

 

Voces Academy Conducting Masterclass 10.00-12.45 and 14.00-15.25 on Wed 14th,  10.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.00 on Thur 15th, 12.30-15.25 on Fri 16th, 10.00-12.30 and 13.30-15.25 on Sat 17th

 Free - Observation only

Lady Chapel

Have you ever wondered how conductors learn their trade? Experience choral music in a different way with this unique opportunity to observe developing conductors honing their craft. Observers are invited to interact with the musicians and even sit among the ensemble for a close-up experience. Everyone is welcome. No music experience necessary-only curiosity. No tickets required.

 

Voces Academy Final performance 12.30-13.55 on Sun 18th

Free- observation only

Nave crossing

A programme of beautiful choral works, including Frank Martin’s Mass for Double Choir, Poulenc, Byrd and some rarely heard Danish works by Vagn Holmboe, will showcase the achievements of the Voces Academy masterclasses throughout the week. Conductors will be joined by award-winning chamber choir, Evoke, in this final performance. No tickets required.

 

‘Hands on History’ children’s activities 10.30-12.30 and 14.00-16.00 on 13th, 16th, 20th, 22nd and 23rd

For Families

Free (donations appreciated)

Try your hand at an exciting range of Tudor-inspired craft activities, including building your own model of a Tudor house, designing a sixteenth century knot garden, creating a beautiful Tudor rose and even producing your very own Tudor puppet show! 

 

Stonemasons Yard tour 11.00-12.00 on 12th and 21st

£6pp Buy tickets here 

Meet outside of the Cathedral Shop

Worcester Cathedral is only one of a handful of Cathedrals in the country to have a full time team of stonemasons. Go behind the scenes and meet some of the masons and see where they work. Learn more about this ancient craft and hear about current Cathedral projects.

(On the day remaining tickets will be sold through the Cathedral Shop in the Cloister.)

 

Tudor and Stuart tour of the Cathedral 12.00-13.00 on 10th and 14.30-15.30 on 22nd

£7.50pp Buy tickets here

An historic tour highlighting some of the fascinating stories of the Cathedral’s Tudor and Stuart era

 

Creating Illuminated Letters 10.00- 16.00 on 17th

£30pp Buy tickets here

A one day workshop given by artist Elizabeth Beattie exploring the craft of gilding to create beautiful decorative illuminated letters inspired by the medieval tradition.

Art material will be provided bring an apron and mixing pots for ink.  (Lunch and drinks not included)

 

Rock and Fossil Craft day 10.30-12.30 and 14.00-16.00 on 15th and 19th  

Free (Donations appreciated) 

Learn all about Rocks and Fossils through fun and engaging activities including, a rock and fossil challenge, fossil stencilling, making fossil collages, a rock and fossil detective trail, fossil colouring sheets and making card fossils and volcanoes.

 

Cathedral Family Tour 10.30-11.30 on 10th 

£6 per adult, accompanying children free (maximum of 4 children per couple) Buy tickets here

Guided family tours of Worcester Cathedral with a chance to explore 1000 years of stories and histories

 

Cathedral Welsh Connections Tour 13.30-14.30 on 21st

£6pp Buy tickets here

Discover the Cathedrals special connections to Wales. Hear about the Wedding of Prince Llewelyn of Wales and see the resting place of Prince Arthur, older brother of Henry VIII

 

Tudor Library tour 12.15-13.15 on 22nd

£6pp Buy tickets here

A unique opportunity to view late medieval manuscripts and early printed books from the reigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII, as well as other rare documents and books from the Tudor period.

No Disabled access

 

Flower Power Day 10.00-16.30 on 24th

 Free
An interactive celebration of flowers and gardening. Floral exhibitions, crafts, competitions & stalls for all the family to enjoy in the Cathedral Nave.

Flower Power Day Talks on 24th 

10.30-11.30 - Making the most of Silks and Faux Flowers - Mel Weston

Mel Weston is the Secretary of the Worcester Cathedral Flower Guild and is also a qualified City & Guilds Level 3 Florist.

With the rising costs of flowers Mel will show you how you can arrange silk/faux flowers to make stunning arrangements for your home or business premises.

Ticket Price:  £5.00 Buy tickets here 

11.30-12.30 - Summer Daze - Julie Pearce

Julie Pearce is President of Worcester Flower Club, an Area Demonstrator for the National Association of Flower Arranging Societies (NAFAS) and a member of the Worcester Cathedral Flower Guild.

Julie will be demonstrating 4 designs. 3 of them will be showcasing fresh flowers with the 4th design using foliage only showing leaf manipulation.

Ticket Price: £5.00 Buy tickets here

1.30-2.30 - Teabags, Bras & Tights; Gardening on a Budget! - Darren Rudge 'the Laughing Gardener'

Darren speaks on Saturday mornings on the Gardening Hour for BBC Radio West Midlands and for BBC Coventry & Warwickshire.  Darren has a whole host of tips for gardeners who also enjoy laughing along the way.      

Ticket Price: £5.00 Buy tickets here

 

 Tudor Legacy Talks ‘The Six Wives Of Henry VIII’ 10.00-11.00 on 22nd  

£6 per talk Buy tickets here

Lady Chapel

Scandal, Intrigue and Beheading! Join all six wives as they offer a candid insight into what it was really like being married to one of history’s most infamous monarchs.

 

Tudor Legacy Talks ‘The Dressing Of A Tudor Queen’ An invitation to Queen Katherine Parr’s Wardrobe! 13.00-14.00 on 22nd

£6 per talk Buy tickets here

Lady Chapel

A comprehensive guide into the intricate process of dressing a Tudor Queen.

 

Cutting corners: colour works by Sara Hayward MA (RCA)  on 10th - 26th

Free

Nave

Semi abstract olive tree inspired painted tondi (circular wooden panels).

  

Pilgrimage: an inner journey (Iona and beyond) by Sara Hayward MA (RCA) on 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th

Free

Dean’s Chapel

Meditative paintings exploring inner journeys through heightened colour.

 

Drop in Knit and Natter 10.30-12.30 on 14th and 21st

Free

St John Chapel or East Cloister

Do you like knitting or crocheting? Come and have fun and meet likeminded people

 

Royals Library tour 12.15-13.15 on 17th

£6 pp Buy tickets here

No disabled access

A look at some of the cathedral’s historic books and documents to do with this country’s Kings and Queens from the Middle Ages onwards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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