Weorgoran Pavilion Festival: Thurs 21 June

June 21, 2018 / 11:00

South Quay - Worcester

Weorgoran Pavilion, South Quay, Worcester, WR1 2JN


11:00, 13:00 & 17:00
Listen to Dave Crowe’s soundscape, Shire Skies each day at these times
11:45-12:30 Free Yoga Class with Yoga 7
16:00-16:30 Beth Whalley – Who were the Weorgoran? The Curious Histories of Worcestershire’s Place-Names
17:00-17:10 Dancefest – Worcester Gifted and Talented Display
18:30-19:30 Oficina Da Capoeira Display & get involved!

Download the full Weorgoran Pavilion Festival schedule here


11:45-12:30 Free Yoga Class with Yoga 7

Book a free place here

Yoga 7 offers traditional Yoga classes in Worcestershire incorporating breathing techniques, postures and relaxation – using the physical to go beyond the physical. Have a go – just book a free place in the class, using the link above.

Claire from yoga 7 has been teaching yoga in Worcester for the past 6 years offering traditional yoga to people of all abilities. Independently rated as offering the best yoga classes in Worcester since 2104, Yoga 7 is passionate about the many benefits yoga can provide. Why not try a class and see for yourself. If you like your taster session, then Yoga 7 currently provide 8 classes weekly in 7 different venues in and around Worcester.

All equipment provided but please avoid heavy meals before each class.


16:00-16:30 Beth Whalley – Who were the Weorgoran? The Curious Histories of Worcestershire’s Place-Names

Researcher Beth Whalley presents a short talk, investigating where we think the name Weorgoran comes from, who we think the Weorgoran were, and how the name has developed over time.

Beth is a PhD researcher in the English and Geography departments at King’s College London. Funded by the Richard Trainor Scholarship and the Canal & River Trust, her research focuses on representations of waterways in Old English literature and explores how contemporary arts practice can bring new life to lost stories and abandoned spaces in the past and present. She will be exploring how forgotten premodern histories continue to shape the identities of Worcester and Droitwich’s communities and landscapes in the present day.


17:00-17:10 Dancefest – Worcester Gifted and Talented Display

Dancefest Gifted and Talented group perform Swallows and Amazons

Dancefest’s Gifted and Talented group was formed in Autumn 2017 to provide an opportunity for talented dancers 7-11 years old to work in a focused class to increase their technical and creative skills. In the spring term, we worked with the theme of water and this has led into a dance based on the book Swallows and Amazons, in which the Walker children row across a vast lake in their boat, Swallow, to camp out on an island. They come across a rival group of young people and fight for control of the island.


18:30-19:30 Oficina da Capoeira Display & get involved!

Book a free workshop ticket here

Originally created by African slaves in Brazil, capoeira is a celebration of life in the face of everyday struggle. The circular and evasive movements of capoeira, combined with a rich tradition of music and dance, place it in a unique position as an art that always poses the question: “Is capoeira a game, a fight or a dance?” Come and learn the movements, they will develop your confidence and fitness and will make you feel centred and balanced.

Capoeira in Cheltenham Spa began in 2006. A master of Oficina Da Capoeira, with the help of Marina (Mineira) and Marcus (Piriquito), began the capoeira group in England. Professor Primo then left London for Cheltenham to continue the work of capoeira and, with the help of his students Mineira, Piriquito and others, continued to spread this Brazilian art throughout England.

Now, with the supervision of Master Ray and with the students help, Oficina Da Capoeira makes presentations at schools, colleges and also has classes in Cheltenham, Stroud, Gloucester and others areas in Gloucestershire.

Classes are open to all who want to learn about capoeira and also about Brazil. In capoeira, you’ll find an environment full of positive energy and you’ll be amongst people who are enthusiastic and welcoming. Most importantly, if you have never done capoeira before, there is no need to be shy or scared because both the teachers and the other students will give you all the support you need to feel relaxed in class and give capoeira a try.

This exciting art form helps improve agility, fitness, flexibility, and self-confidence in a sociable, informal atmosphere.