Theatre December

To Dec 1-The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard at the Festival Theatre, Malvern Theatres. 2.30pm & 8pm. £12-£20. Box Office (01684) 892277.

To Dec 1-My Fair Lady at the main hall, The Chase, Malvern. 7.30pm. Tickets £5, concs £3 from school reception (01684) 891961.

2-Have You Seen this Man? Lenny Henry live at the Forum Theatre, Malvern Theatres. 7.30pm. £18, £16. Box Office (01684) 892277.

2-Five Centuries of Christmas with Timothy West & Sally Bradshaw at the Festival Theatre, Malvern Theatres. 8pm. £12, £10, Students £6. Box Office (01684) 892277.

3-Love Fifteen at St Katherine's Hall, Ledbury. 7.30pm. Box Office 0845 961 3000.

Concerts December

1-Salvation Army Carol Concert at the Priory, Great Malvern. 7.30pm. Tickets £3, Family £10. In aid of Noah's Ark Trust.

6-Christmas Music by the children of Malvern Parish School at the Priory, Great Malvern. 12.30pm. Part of Priory Lunch box.


Malvern Cinema: Legally Blonde (12) 7pm Fri, Sat & Sun, 7.30pm Mon-Thurs, 3pm Sat & Sun. Forum Film Special: Lagaan (Once Upon a Time in India) (PG) 7pm Weds, Dec 5 in the Forum Theatre.

Odeon Worcester: The Lord of the Rings (PG) Release date Dec 19th - tickets on sale now - Battle Violence & Fantasy Horror may not be suitable for under 8's (Free list suspended); Harry Potter & the Philosophers Stone (PG) Sat & Sun 10.15, 11.00, 1.30, 2.15, 4.45, 5.30, 8.00, 8.45, Fri & Mon-Thurs 12.15, 1.30, 3.30, 4.45, 7.00, 8.00 (Free list suspended); Bandits (12) Fri-Tues & Thurs, Fri 12.00, 3.15, 6.00, 8.40, Weds only 12.50, 3.30, 6.00, 8.40; Amelie (15) 12.15, 3.00; Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back (18) 6.20, 8.45; Zoolander (12) 12.15, 3.00, 6.20, 8.45; Spy Game (15) 12.20, 3.00, 5.40, 8.15; The Others (12) 4.00, 8.45; Legally Blonde (12) 1.45, 6.15; Odeon Movie Mob presents - Sat Only - Doors open 10am - Jurassic Park 3 (PG) 10.30, Dr Dolittle 2 (PG) 10.30, Shrek (U) 10.30; Senior Screen - Doors open 10am - Wed only - Finding Forrestor (12) 10.30.

UGC Cinemas, Gloucester: Bandits (12) (11.30 Sat/Sun Only), 2.20, 5.20, 8.15; Zoolander (12) Fri & Sat (11.55 Sat only), 2.15, 4.30, 6.45, 9.00, Sun-Thurs (11.30 Sun only), 1.50, 4.00, 6.20, 8.35; Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone (PG) (9.30, 10.15 Sat/Sun Only), 12.45, 1.30, 4.00, 4.45, 8.00, 8.30; The Others (12) 12.50, 3.20, 6.10, 8.50; Spy Game (15) (11.10 Sat/Sun only), 2.00, 5.00, 8.00; Saturday Morning Kid's Club - Doors open 10am, Starts 10.20am - The Grinch (PG) - Children & Adults £1.50 (Under 8 yrs must be accomp by adult).

Pop and Rock November

Every Friday-Jam sessions at the Seven Stars, Stiffords Bridge, Cradley, near Malvern, 8.30pm. Free Admission. All musicians welcome.

Every Friday & Saturday-Over 30s Disco at Great Malvern Club, 8pm. Dress smart casual.

Every Wednesday-Ceroc French Jive at Coppertops, Worcester, 7.45pm. Details (01905) 567717.

30-Dave Miles at the Red Lion, Stiffords Bridge, near Malvern. 9pm. Admission Free.


1-Simon Honey Boy Hickling at the Marrs Bar, Worcester. £5, £6 on door.

1-Stewart Lea at the Green Dragon, Guarlford Road, Malvern. 9pm. Admission Free.

2-The Gravelly Hillbillys at the Marrs Bar, Worcester. £4 on door.

6-Playground at the Green Dragon, Guarlford Road, Malvern. 9pm. Admission Free.

Folk and Jazz November

Appleyard Traditional Folk Dancers meet every Thursday at Earls Croome Hall, near Upton. 8pm. New dancers (female) and musicians (male or female) welcome. (01905) 371268.

Music session at the Prince of Wales, Ledbury every Wednesday 8.30pm. Bring instruments.

Malvern Folk Dance Group meet Mondays 7.30-9.30pm, St Andrew's Hall, Poolbrook. Contact Malvern 572055. Classes in English Folk Dances.

Every Sunday-Free acoustic jam session at West Malvern Social Club (next to Village Hall). Friendly session for musicians of all levels. Bring your own instruments. 8.30pm-11pm.

Every Tuesday-Perdido Street Jazz Band at the Fox & Hounds, Lulsley. 9pm.

Last Wednesday of the month-Singaround at the Nags Head, Malvern. 8pm. Contact (01684) 577390.

30-Somers Traditional Folk Club meet at the Albion, Bath Road, Worcester. 8.30pm. Singers' Night.


2-Abbey Jazz with Big John Saunders (trumpet), Mike Turner (clarinet/alto), Roger Heeley (piano) & Roy Dutton (drums) at Malvern Rugby Club, Spring Lane, Malvern. 8-10-30pm. £2.50.

6-Chris Dunville at the Farmers Arms, Wellington Heath. 8.15pm. Admission Free.

Clubs & Societies November

Malvern Hills Green Party meets first Tuesday every month at 3 Manby Road Malvern, 7.30pm onwards, new faces welcome. Tel 574403, Mike & Trish Turner.

Every Thursday Malvern Scottish Dancing Club at Poolbrook Primary School, Malvern. 8-10.30pm. Tel (01684) 561680/540047.

Circle Dance evenings at Holy Trinity Parish Hall, Link Top, Malvern, 8-10pm, first and third Wednesdays each month (except August). Contact Sunnara Vivian on (01684) 891261.

Malvern and District Branch of the Royal Engineers Association meets on the first Tuesday of each month at The Royal British Legion Club, Bosbury Road, Cradley. 8pm. Information Tom Jones, 5 Orchard Road, Malvern.

Malvern 18 Plus Groups, a social organisation for all aged between 18 and 35, meet every Monday at The Manor Park Sports Trust, Albert Road North, Malvern. Phone 07968 261138 or email malvern18plus for further information.

Wyvern Swim & Sun Club naturist swims on 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month. Small club site near Ledbury. Inquiries (01452) 417004.

Every first Monday of the month the Malvern & District Aquarist Society meet at 8pm at The Anchor Inn, Yates Hay Road, Malvern Link.

Every Monday (except Bank Holidays) Over 60 Club at the Salvation Army, Newtown Road, Malvern. 2.45pm. Details 01684 574458.

First Wednesday of each month-Malvern Family History Group meet in Beacon Room, Malvern Hills College. 7.30-9.30pm. No meeting in August.

Every First Wednesday-Parkinson's Disease Society (Herefordshire & Worcestershire Branch) meet at Storer Court, Geraldine Road, Malvern. 2pm. Contact (01905) 424977.

First Tuesday of each month-Embroiders Guild, Worcester Branch meet at the Friends Meeting House, Worcester. 2.30pm. (excluding Jan & Aug). Visitors welcome. Details (01684) 575230.

First Tuesday morning of each month except August - Pickersleigh WI meet at United Reformed Church Vestry, Malvern Link. 10.30am-12.30pm. Details (01684) 892772.

Chase & Upton Badminton Club club nights Monday & Friday. Home matches on Thursdays. Contact (01684) 574684 or (01684) 592125.

Malvern Motor Cycle & Light Car Club (off Howsell Road, Malvern Link meet every Monday & Friday, special interest nights 1st Wednesday & 3rd Tuesday. Members & non-members welcome. Details (01684) 893102.


5-Malvern Recorded Jazz Society meet at Civil Service Social Club, Spring Lane, Malvern. 7.30pm. Rod King - Hendersonia, Fletcher revisited.

6-Beacon Camera Club meet at the Wyche Institute. 7.45pm. From Bishops Rock to Muckle Flugga - Dr Brian Cockayne.

6-Worcester Philatelic & Postcard Society meet at Powick hall. 7.30pm. Roger Hart - GB.

Sales & Bazaars November

WI Friday Market now open 9.30- 11.30am.

Every Thursday at Holy Trinity Parish Hall - Coffee & Stalls. 10-11.30am.

Every Friday at Christ Church Hall, Avenue Road. 10-noon. Coffee, tea, refreshments, greetings cards, Traidcraft.

Every Friday-Tea & coffee served at the United Reformed Church Hall, Malvern Link. 10-11.45am.


1-Christmas Fair at the Ascension Church Hall, Somers Park Avenue, Malvern. 10am-12 noon. Many varied stalls. Refreshments.

1-Christmas Fair at Poolbrook Primary School, Bluebell Close, Malvern. 2-4pm. Father Christmas, various stalls.

1-Christmas Fair at Much Marcle School. 2-5pm. Admission free. Trade stalls, mulled wine, cakes, Xmas trees & wreaths, Father Christmas & much more.

1-Christmas Bazaar at Guarlford Village Hall. 2pm. Santa, kids' games, stalls, grand draw, teas.

2-Antiques Fair at Three Counties Showground. £3.50 8.30am-10am, £2.50 10am-5pm.

2-Christmas Fayre at Brockhampton Estate. 10.30am-4pm. Crafts & gifts, National Trust goods, Father Christmas. £1, children under 12 free.

Miscellaneous November

Every 1st Wednesday-Tinnitus Self Help Group at Lyttelton Rooms, Church Street, Malvern. 2-4pm. (01684) 567496.

Every Sunday-Cash bingo at Willie Thornes Snooker club. Doors open 6.30pm. Eyes down 7.30pm. In aid of County Air Ambulance, alternating with Thornton House Disabled Children's School.

Every Friday--Cash Bingo at Willie Thorne Snooker Club. Doors open 6.30pm, eyes down 7.30pm. In aid of County Air Ambulance Funds.

Worcester Divers/ BSAC 0562 meet every Thursday at Sansome Walk Pool, Worcester. 8-10pm. Come along and meet us.

Every Monday (except Bank Holidays) -Spiritualist Meetings at Earls Croome Village Hall, 7.30pm. Details on (01684) 594775.

Every Wednesday evening - The Comedy Zone at Gonzos, 57-59 Lowesmoor, Worcester. Tickets £4/£5.

Every Wednesday-Malvern MIND weekly Support Groups at Lyttelton Rooms. 10.30am-12 noon. Also Sundays 2.30-4.30pm at Social Education Centre, Off Geraldine Road. Details (01684) 574709.

On-going Meditation Groups Wednesdays 12.30-2.30pm. 10-week course. £60. Details: Helen Lees (01684) 560317.

Every Thursday-Taoist Meditation & Healing with Salvador March at the Wheel of Life Centre, 6 North Malvern Road. 8.30pm. Tel: (01684) 892023. Also Tai Chi & Qi Gong, 7pm.

Every Fri-Enjoy Painting with Glynis Wilsdon at Langlands Community Centre. 2-4pm. Bookings (01684) 574265.

Every Wednesday-Healing Clinic at the Therapy Centre, Runnings Park. 8pm. Tel (01684) 573868.

30-Auction of Promises, Gifts and Cricket Memorabilia at the Lyttelton Rooms, Church Street, Malvern. Viewing from 7.30pm. Bidding at 8pm. (In aid of West Malvern Cricket Club).


1-Line Dance Social Evening at Malvern Youth Centre, Albert Road North, Malvern. 8pm. £2.50. Bring your own drinks.

1-Come as You were Party at Norton Parish Hall. 8pm - midnight. Tickets £4. Over 21's. bar, DJ, music from 70's, 80's, 90's & 00's. Prizes for best fancy dress. In aid of Norton Pre-School.

5,6,7&8-Bosbury Players present Iolanthe by Gilbert & Sullivan in Bosbury Village Hall. 7.30pm. Tickets Gaynans, Ledbury, Bosbury Post Office or on (01531) 640837.

6-Alfrick Sequence Dance Club at Alfrick Village Hall. 8-10pm. with tuition. (01886) 832403.

7-Christmas Quiz at Hanley Castle High School. 7.30pm. £10 team of 4. In aid of School Funds.

Talks December

1-Elgar's Changing Image by Christopher Morley at the Carice Elgar room, Elgar Birthplace Museum, Lower Broadheath. 2.30pm. Presented by the Elgar Society West Midlands Branch.

Exhibitions December

Until Jan 3-Works by David Bellamy, Aubrey Phillips, Martin Caulkin, Anne Cherry, Viv Barnett, Iain Cruickshank etc at the Ian Fearnside Gallery, Church Street, Malvern. Tues-Sat 10am-5pm.

1-24-Contemporary Malvern Landscapes by Antony Bridge at Foal Yard Gallery, Bransford. Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm. Details (01886) 833337.

Walks December

1-The Burf! Meet Imperial Road 9am for a nine-mile walk via Shrawley Wood and the Burf. Leader: Margaret (01684) 573148. Malvern Hills District Footpath Society.

1-Meet 10am Lower Hollybush Car park for a walk towards Chase End. Leaders: Bill & Pat Pool. Friends of the Malvern Hills.

1-Meet Bridge Street car park 9.30am for a 5-mile walk above the flood plain at Upton-upon-Severn. Leader Dorothy. Ledbury Walkers' Club.

5-Walk with lunch from Stiffords Bridge. Meet Imperial Road 9.30am for a five- mile walk around the Cradley area. Book lunch (01684) 572084. Leader: Margaret (01886) 433109. MHDFS.

6-Meet Bridge Street car park 9.20am for a 4 mile walk from Priors Frome. Leaders: Margaret & Roy. Ledbury Walkers' Club.