Article from SLAP magazine August

A big month lies ahead in our fair old Worcester City!

The Worcester Music Festival is upon us with tonnes of fab events and live music in store in the run up to and during the August Bank Holiday weekend 24th til 27th August. The Workshop will be one of the many venues hosting the activities and we hope our yard will be full of sunny faces during the daytime, afternoon and evening. The run up begins on the 5th Aug with free gig photography workshop 1pm til 4pm at the Workshop. For details see the WMF website.

August’s Lazy Sunday has been hijacked by the Worcester Music Festival on the 12th. With Wes Dance, Mark and Beanie (Skewwhiff), Humdrum Express, Shaun Sheldon (Crooked Empire) , Stompin’ on Spiders, Black Cat Bone and The Brickshed. Throw in the usual Cafe Bliss treats, delicious food and drinks and friends and this is an event not to be missed! 12 til 5.

We have stacks of children’s activities for parents who are wondering what to get up to with the kids during the school hols…running every Wed and Sat and some Tuesdays until September 1st. Including sketchbook making, drawing, upcycling, Indoor Olympics and a Mad Hatters Tea Party, check out the full listings on our website or call in. Please pre book as spaces are limited and going fast!

Thinking of doing something new for the autumn? Then take a look at our exciting new courses for September. With digital photography, oil painting, ceramics, painting and drawing, Iyengar yoga, zumba, belly dancing, guitar, creative writing, children’s classes and much, much more, the workshop welcomes you in for a fresh learning experience in your alternative, city centre arts hub.

There is still chance to see A Fox’s Road Trip, Paul O’Leary’s enchanted journey illustrated in the Cellar gallery and surreal and angular prints by Worcester’s Roger Whitmore in Cafe Bliss, both on until 18th.

Then we are showing a collection of photographic prints on by Mark Hoy focusing on band and gig photography to tie in with the Music Festival. This will be on show from 22nd August until 15th Sept. There will also be an exhibition of children’s images with a musical theme!

Come and take part in ‘Postcard Patchwork’, a huge postcard art exhibition in November. All postcards welcome! For details, see our website or call in.

Full SLAP Magazine August

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