Theatre January

Until 28-Frankenstein the Pantomime performed by Dymock Amateur Dramatic Society at Dymock Parish Hall. 7.30pm. £5 adults, £3 children from (01531) 890778.

Until 29-The Dresser by Ronald Harwood at the Festival Theatre, Malvern Theatres. 2.30pm & 8pm. £14-£22. Box office (01684) 892277.

28-30 & Feb 4&5-Dick Whittington performed by the Conquest Players at the Conquest Theatre, Bromyard. 3pm & 7.30pm. £7, concs £6. Box office (01885) 488575.

31-Feb 5-The Lady in the Van by Alan Bennett at Malvern Theatres. 2.30pm & 8pm. £18-£26. Box office (01684) 892277.


4&5-Daisy Pulls it Off performed by the West Malvern Players at West Malvern Village Hall. 7.30pm. £4, concs £2 on door or from (01684) 567328.

Concerts January

28-ESO & the Fine Arts Brass Ensemble in concert at Malvern Theatres. Tickets (01684) 560696.

29-CBSO's Little Big Time Band at the Down's School, Colwall. 7.30pm. Admission free. Details (01684) 540277.

Cinemas January

Malvern Cinema: Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (PG) 7pm, Sat, Sun & Thurs mats 4pm.

Odeon Worcester: Meet the Fockers (12A) 12.35, 2.50, 5.35, 8.00 Free list suspended; Assault on Precinct 13 (15) 1.30, 5.45, 8.20 Free list suspended; Creep (18) 5.15, 8.55; The Merchant of Venice (PG) 6.10; White Noise (15) 2.0, 6.25, 4.05, 8.35; Team America (15) 1.25, 3.20, 7.00; Million Dollar Baby (12A) 1.00, 5.55, 8.30; Ray (15) 3.10, 8.10; Elektra (12A) 1.15, 6.15; Closer (15) Fri & Mon-Thurs 1.45, 4.10, 8.45, Sat & Sun 4.10, 8.45; Vanity Fair (PG) 6.20; Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (PG) Fri & Mon-Thurs 3.45, Sat & Sun 11.30, 3.45; The Phantom of the Opera (12A) 3.30; Without a Paddle (12A) Sat & Sun 2.10; The Incredibles (U) Sat & Sun 1.50; The Polar Express (U) Sat & Sun 12.15; Bridget Jones 2 (15) Sat & Sun 12.00; Senior Screen - Weds only - 10.30am - The Life & Death of Peter Sellers (15); Movie Mob - Sat & Sun - 11.40 - Five Children & It (U).

UGC Cinemas, Gloucester: Meet the Fockers (12A) Fri 1.15, 2.45, 4.00, 5.30, 6.45, 8.15, 9.30, Sat 11.30, 1.15, 2.45, 4.00, 5.30, 6.45, 8.15, 9.30, Sun 11.30, 2.15, 2.45, 5.00, 5.30, 7.45, 8.15, Mon-Thurs 2.15, 2.45, 5.00, 5.30, 7.45, 8.15; Assault on Precinct 13 (15) Fri 1.40, 4.15, 6.45, 9.20, Sat 11.15, 1.40, 4.15, 6.45, 9.20, Sun 11.50, 3.10, 5.40, 8.20, Mon-Thurs 12.40, 3.10, 5.40, 8.20; Team America - World Police (15) Fri 1.30, 4.00, 6.30, 9.00, Sat 6.30, 9.00, Sun 6.10, 8.40, Mon-Thurs 1.20, 3.40, 6.10, 8.40; Closer (15) Fri 1.30, 4.00, 6.25, 8.50, Sat 11.10, 1.30, 4.00, 6.25, 8.50, Sun 11.55, 3.10, 5.50, 8.20, Mon-Thurs 3.10, 5.50, 8.30; The Aviator (12A) Fri & Mon-Thurs 12.40, 4.10, 7.40, Sat & Sun 4.10, 7.40; Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events (PG) Sat & Sun 11.10, 1.40; The Incredibles (U) Sat & Sun 11.20, 2.10.

Film Shows January

30-Spiderman 2 at the Market Theatre, Ledbury. 3pm.

Pop and Rock January

28-Fusion at the Cross Keys, Belmont Road, Malvern. 8pm.

28-Steve Rezzillo at the Bluebell Inn, Ryall. 9pm. Admission free.

29-Simon Grant at the Plough Inn, Upton-upon-Severn. 8pm.

29-Phil Bates at the Green Dragon, Guarlford Road, Malvern. 9pm. Admission free.

29-Stan 'the man' Terry, Rod Stewart tribute at the Cross Keys, Belmont Road, Malvern. 9pm.

30-Carol Lee Sampson at the Three Kings, Hanley Castle. 8.45pm.


4-Clive John at the Anchor, Welland. 9pm.

4-Skool Dayz with DJ Stu Wart at the Cross Keys, Belmont Road, Malvern. 8pm.

4-Brian Chriss at the Bluebell Inn, Ryall. 9pm Admission free.

5-2nd Time Round at the Cross Keys, Belmont Road, Malvern. 9pm.

Folk and Jazz January

30-Abbey Jazz + Ted Taylor (trumpet), Martin Veasey (trombone), Roger Heeley (piano) & Ken Wright (drums) at Malvern Rugby Club, Spring Lane, Malvern Link. 8-10.30pm. £3.


4-Bandemonium at Stoke Lacy Church. 7.30pm. £5 from (01432) 820068. In aid of church improvements.

Clubs & Societies January

28-Music through the Ages group meet at Newent Library. 7.30pm. Organised by Newent Orchestra.

28-Malvern Museum Assoc meet at Christchurch Hall, Avenue Road, Malvern. 7.30pm. Peter Barker - The Workings of Tiltridge Vineyards.

31-Probus Club of Ledbury meet at the Burgage Hall, Ledbury. 10am. Mr & Mrs Toney Deakin - Worcester Hospital Radio.

31-Malvern Recorded Music Society meet at 7.30pm, venue details from 01684 562779. Looking behind you.


1-Malvern Hills Green Party meet at the Foley Arms, Great Malvern. Carol Naughton. AGM. 7.30pm. Admission free.

1-Worcs Wildlife Trust Malvern local group meet at the Chase School 6th Form Annexe, Geraldine Close, Malvern. 7.30pm. Andy Graham - Focus on the Trust. £1. Children free. Details (01886) 884372.

1-Upleadon Over 60s Club meet at Upleadon Village Hall. 2.30pm.

2-Take Two for unattached adults meet at the Northwick, Worcester. 8pm. Details (01684) 569494 or (01905) 330209.

2-Alpine Garden Society Cotswold & Malvern group meet at Redmarley Village Hall. 7.15pm. John Grimshaw - Snowdrops & the Garden at Colesbourne Park.

2-Malvern Family History Group meet at the Methodist Church Hall, Somers Park Avenue, Malvern. 7pm. Maggie Tohill - Looking for Uncle Albert.

3-Upton Civic Society meet at the Memorial Hall. 7.30pm. The Chartist Land Company.

3-Beacon Camera Club meet at the Wyche Institute, Malvern. 7.45pm. Roger Smith - Peaks of Achievement.

3-Newent Beekeepers meet at Newent Library. 7.30pm. Speaker from Maisemore Apiaries.

4-Ledbury & District Floral Art Club meet at the Community Hall, Lawnside Road. 7.30pm. Beryl Griffiths - A tapestry of colour.

4-Malvern Architectural Society meet at the Link room, St Matthias Church, Malvern Link. 7.30pm. David Atwell - A Future for Cinema Buildings.

Sales & Bazaars January

29-Giant jumble/anything saleable sale at Berrow Village Hall. 2pm. In aid of the earthquake appeal.

29-Table top sale at Upton Memorial hall. 10am-noon. 20p. In aid of St Richard's Hospice, Acorns Children's Hospice & Upton Youth Band.

29-Table top sale at Ledbury Royal British Legion Club. 10am-noon. Bookings 07866 931723. In aid of Tsunami Appeal.

29-Coffee morning/bring & buy sale at Ledbury Catholic Church of the Most Holy Trinity, New Street, Ledbury. 10am-noon. In aid of the Tsunami Appeal.

30-Car boot sale at the Hill Centre, Upton-upon-Severn 10am-1pm. Tables £7. Bookings (01684) 592055. In aid of Upton Youth Band.

Miscellaneous January

28-Tea dance at the Civil Service Sports & Social Club, Spring Lane, Malvern Link. 2.30-5pm. Organised by Age Concern.

28-Line dancing at Bosbury Parish Hall. 7.30-9.30pm. £2.

28-Parish quiz at Hanley Swan Village Hall. 7.30pm. £10 per team of 4. In aid of St Mary's & St Gabriel's churches. Details (01684) 311748.

29-Ceilidh with Malthouse Passage and caller Sheila Mainwearing at Colwall Village Hall. 7.30pm. £10/£5 from (01684) 540366.

29-Dance & mini auction at Bromyard Public Hall. 8pm. £2 In aid of the Rotary Club Tsunami Appeal. Organised by Bromyard Ballroom Dancing Club.

29-Charity quiz night at the Lyttleton Rooms, Church Street, Great Malvern. 7.30pm. £5 adults, children free from (01684) 561358. In aid of Chernobyl Children Life Line.

30-African drumming session at West Malvern Village Hall. 7-9.3pm. £3, £5 to play. Details (01684) 560325.

30-Witness for Peace in a World of Conflict, prayer, readings & circle dance at Christ Church Hall, Malvern. 3-4pm. Organised by the Malvern Churches Justice & Peace Group.

30-A Night of Dancing & Cabaret at Malvern Theatres. 7pm. £6.50 from (01386) 556665. Organised by Dance at 8.

30-Flower painting workshop with Filbert Splosh at Cradley Village Hall. 9.30am. £45 from (01568) 617433.

31-Business breakfast at the Abbey Hotel, Great Malvern. 7.15am. Chief Supt Simon Adams. Details (01684) 569715/310561. Organised by the Conservative Business Forum.

31-Yoga class at Powick Village Hall. 7-9pm. Details (01886) 880470.


2-Malvern Joggers meet 7pm at Malvern Splash, Priory Road, Great Malvern for 5 mile run. Details (01684) 561753.

2-Tea dance at Welland Village Hall. 2.30-4.30pm. £3.50.

3-Reiki share at Malvern Integrated Health Centre. 7.30-9.30pm. Details (01684) 576339.

4-Ballroom & sequence dancing at Powick Parish Hall. 7.30pm. Details (01905) 454338.

4-Circle Dance group meet at Wellington Heath Memorial Hall. 8pm. £4-£5. Details (01684) 891261.

4-Quiz night at Ledbury Rugby Club. 8pm. Teams of 4 £5. Organised by Ledbury & District Harriers.

5-Goodwood Revival film show at Hanley Swan Village Hall. 7.30pm. £5 incl wine & refreshments. Details (01684) 310489.

For Children January

28-Under 11s disco at the Hill Centre, Upton-upon-Severn. 7-9pm. £2. Organised by the Little Party People.


2-Music sessions for six months - pre-school ages at the Hill Centre, Upton-upon-Severn. 2-2.30pm. £2.50 from (01684) 594818.

Talks January

28-The Wildlife of the Falkland Islands at the Methodist Church Hall, Bromyard. 7.30pm. Organised by the Heref Nature Trust Bromyard branch.


3-Margaret Bramford - The Secrets of Renira Martin's Victorian Diary at the Lyttelton Rooms, Great Malvern. 12.30pm. Part of the Priory Lunch Box series.

4-John Sermon - A Little Corner of Worcestershire & Dr John Harcup - Treasures of Malvern at Castlemorton Village Hall. 7.30pm. £5 on door incl wine and refreshments. Organised by Castlemorton & Birtsmorton branch West Worcs Conservative Assoc.

Exhibitions January

Until 31-Mixed Abstracts by Elizabeth Long at Upton Library.

Until Feb 12- Textile exhibition at Artistree, Church Lane, Ledbury. Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-3pm. Admission free.

Until March 20-Work by the Bath Society of Artists at Malvern Theatres.

Gardens January

Picton Garden & Old Court Nurseries open daily. Home of the National Collection of Michaelmas Daisies. 11am-5pm. Details (01684) 540416.


6-Garden open at Barnards Green House, Poolbrook Road, Malvern. 2-5pm. £2.50.

Walks January

28-Meet 10am Splash entrance for Swimming Pool walk no 2 round town centre and back to Splash to finish. Details (01684) 567468. Sole Mates Walking Group.

29-Tedstone Delamere. Meet Imperial Road 9am for 9 mile moderate walk around Tedstone Delamere & Lower Sapey. BPL. Leaders: John & Wendy (01684) 568135. MHDFS.

29-Guided landscape walk around Linton. 10am-1pm. Bookings (01432) 260532/ 260387.

30-Walk around Callow End. 7 miles. Details (01905) 29567. Worcester Rambling Club.

30-Meet Bridge Street car park 9.45am for 8 mile moderate walk from Bromyard Down to Nuttage, Bringsty Common & Paradise. BPL. Leader: Mike (01531) 633005. Ramblers Assoc Leadon Vale Group.


1-Meet 10am WCC car park behind the New Inn, Shrawley for 6 mile walk via Glasshampton & Astley. Leader: Sally (01905) 820746. Powick Parish Ramblers.

2-Mums up the Malverns meet at Hollybush car park. 10am. Details (01684) 899295.

2-Meet 2pm Pickersleigh Centre, Sherrards Green road, Malvern for walk no 6 - Old Hopfields walk - 4 miles. Details (01684) 567468. Sole Mates Walking Group.

2-A Winter Ramble. Meet Imperial Road 9am for 5/6 mile walk via Madresfield, Deblins Green & Carey's Brook. Leaders: Rosemary (01684) 310523 & Susan (01905) 359391. MHDFS.

2-Ageing well walk. Meet 10am the Crown Inn, Colwall for 4 mile walk.

4-Meet 10am Pickersleigh Centre, Sherrards Green road, Malvern for walk no 3 - Tomatoland walk - 1 miles. Details (01684) 567468. Sole Mates Walking Group.

5-Meet 10am Colwall Station for walk towards the North. Leader: Merric (01684) 540657. Friends of the Malvern Hills.