The Love Worcester Heritage Festival was started by Worcester Heritage Partnership, with the support of Visit Worcestershire and the Chamber of Commerce, in order to highlight the great variety of history present within the city. Worcester is blessed with an embarrassment of riches when it comes to museums and heritage; highlights include an eleventh century cathedral, a civil war HQ, world famous porcelain, and an historic infirmary. Without leaving the city, you can travel to the Georgian period, explore Tudor architecture, enjoy world-class art and connect with a wealth of spiritual heritage. But with so much to see, it can almost be difficult knowing where to start exploring Worcester’s fascinating past.
Have you entertained friends or had family visit ask you what is there to do in Worcester? The festival, with themed activities and events, is the perfect way to dip your toe in the water, revisit an old favourite, and just get stuck in and discover more about the city’s amazing past. The festival centres on the theme of love and this year’s events range from the crafty, with the City Art Gallery and Museum offering the chance to make your own mini Worcester, to the quirky, with heart dissections at The Infirmary Museum. Scheduled to coincide with half term, there’s heaps to keep the kids entertained with hands-on activities and opportunities to make, do and learn. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty for adults to enjoy too, with evening talks and performances. Also offering a more immersive experience, The Commandery’s ever popular Living History weekend returns with re-enactors bringing two thousand years of history to life, and there’s also the chance to meet the Georgians at Greyfriars and find out what life was really like in Georgian Worcester.
You can follow the festival on Instagram: @LoveWorcester and Twitter: @LoveWorcs to find out more about the festival and enjoy exclusive behind the scenes content. Festival programmes can be picked up from the Worcester Tourist Information Centre located on the High Street.
To learn more about Worcester BID and its work developing the city centre, please www.visitworcestershire.org