June 16, 2018 / 12:00
South Quay - Worcester
Weorgoran Pavilion, South Quay, Worcester, WR1 2JN
Travel update! Look out for road closures on the afternoon of Saturday 16th June, when 100 of the world’s best female cyclists race through the city, in the penultimate leg of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour. They are expected to enter the city via the A44 London Road at around 13:50, with the first riders expected to arrive at the finishing point on Hylton Road just before 14:00. Please take this into account when planning your travel. Click for more road closure information
11:00, 13:00, 17:00 & 21:05
Listen to Dave Crowe’s soundscape, Shire Skies each day at these times
12:00-13:00 Litfest Takeover featuring Nina Lewis & the newly crowned Worcester Laureate
15:00-16:15 RSVP Bhangra – bhangra workshop and performance
12:00 Litfest Takeover
We’re delighted to welcome The LitFest & Fringe to our Weorgoran Pavilion festival: their performances will feature featuring Nina Lewis & the newly crowned Worcester Laureate!
15:00-16:15 RSVP Bhangra
Bhangra workshop and performance
RSVP Bhangra has developed a unique dance workshop, which incorporates an engaging and balanced mixture of gentle instruction and good fun that encourages people of all ages, and from all cultures and backgrounds, to participate in Bhangra dancing. Dildar and Judge explain the origins of Bhangra dance and take the crowd through a number of typical Bhangra dance steps.
RSVP also offers dhol drumming workshops. Master dhol-player Jeevan presents an interactive session introducing the background of Bhangra music, involving the participants in creating the distinctive rhythms that underpin those iconic Bhangra beats. The workshops are great fun and are enjoyed by people of all ages
It’s all very light-hearted, and in no time at all the entire crowd – from grandparents to grandkids and everyone in between – will be up and dancing and really enjoying themselves
Hailing from Bristol, Hotsteppas are an energetic 8-piece Reggae band who always deliver an exciting live show. Originally formed by three Reggae Soundsystem crews – Hotsteppas offer a Roots Reggae sound infused with a modern Dub edge and a sprinkling of Funk and Latin influence.
Fusing traditional afro-beat sounds with some heavy doses of contemporary urban funk, Matuki are a are a 12 piece Afro- Beat/ Afro- Funk band who immediately win their audiences over with sizzling horns, tuff bass-lines, interlocking guitars & soaring vocals. Led by master drummer and lead vocalist, Abraham Ebou, they released their debut album, Injo, in March this year. It has jazz & psychedelic influences too, resulting in mesmerising tunes with heavyweight horn lines. Matuki have played at Glastonbury, Shambala and their home city of Bristol’s, Colston Hall.