June 15, 2018 / 18:00
South Quay - Worcester
18:00 – 21:00
18:00- 18:15 Shelley Eva Haden (dance) & Julia Palmer-Price (cello)
18:30- 19:00 Worcester Young Voices Choir & Dave Crowe
19:00- 20:00 Stranger Faces
20:30- 21:00 Shire Skies soundscape
Join us for the opening of NEON’s spectacular stage, the Weorgoran Pavilion. To celebrate the start of our free family festival – 10 days of art, food, drink, music, workshops and poetry, which takes place from 15 – 24 June – we welcome international music star, Dave Crowe.
After a beautiful introduction by cellist Julia Palmer-Price and dancer Shelley Eva Haden, the evening’s entertainment will continue with the Worcester Young Voices choir, who have been working with Dave Crowe’s specially commissioned soundscape, Shire Skies, which they will perform. After that, things will get seriously funky with fabulous beatboxer Dave Crowe and Stranger Faces.
Award-winning art, architecture and design studio NEON has created an amazing stage, especially for Worcester. It’s part of The Ring, a Canal & River Trust ‘Arts on the Waterways’ project celebrating a 21-mile circle of natural and historic waterways in Worcestershire. The Weorgoran Pavilion takes its inspiration, and its name, from the Saxon origins of the name Worcester and its translation, “the people of the winding river”. It’s the venue for a free family-friendly festival featuring a soundscape by acclaimed Ledbury born musician Dave Crowe, which plays at selected times.
Bring something to sit on, indulge in a tasty treat from local sellers and enjoy yourself!
Check our other events for the programme on each day of the festival.