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A great reason to visit Malvern from 19 – 27 June 2021 is to celebrate the unique and varied history of our hill-side town during the annual Midsummer Malvern Festival.  Malvern is famous for its stories relating to the Victorian Water Cure, Benedictine Monks, Morgan Motor Cars, Sir Edward Elgar, Radar, and with many more tales from bygone eras, there’s plenty of important connections to celebrate and commemorate.

The Malvern Civic Society is staging its one-week celebration of community activity in the latter part of June; this annual event is in its eleventh year and, in spite of being limited mostly to outdoor events, has two special events:

Exhibition at Elmslie House
• an Exhibition of the life and work of Victor Moody RA and his daughter, Catherine. Successively Directors of the Malvern School of Art, they are renowned for their promotion of the Arts and Crafts style of painting. Victor was an important middle ranking artist from the early 1930s working in the tradition of the Arts and Crafts Movement. 2020 was the 30th anniversary of his death and, in the light of the discussions going on about the future of the Malvern School of Art, it is appropriate to celebrate this important feature of Malvern. The Moodys were well known locally and many people in and around Malvern will have their pictures and artwork.

Commemoration To Dudley Brook
• A memorial Tree Trail in Priory Park to Dudley Brook, past President of the Society and long term resident. He contributed to many aspects of activities in the town from school governor to support of the Malvern Spa Association. His particular interest was the wonderful diversity of trees in Malvern and he led many guided tree walks. The Tree Trail will be inaugurated at the Midsummer Malvern Opening Ceremony on Saturday 19 June by the Chairman of the District Council and a walking tour will form part of the programme.

Full details can be obtained from the Society web site www.malverncivicsociety.org.uk or the Malvern Civic Society Facebook page and via the Tourist Information Centre where you can pick up a Midsummer Malvern Festival programme or please download below.

All events must be booked – Malvern Civic Society event tickets from TicketSource.

In addition, the Three Counties Showground are hosting a new event – Midsummer Garden Life Festival from 23-25 June 2021. Visitors can enjoy a colourful Midsummer party with beautiful plants, wonderful entertainment and delicious local produce, all set in the foothills of the Malvern Hills, in the specious comfort of our 90-acre showground. Find out more here.

Midsummer Malvern Front Cover 2021

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