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Worcester

discover the top things to see and do in Worcester.

Nestled in the banks of the River Severn and surrounded by countryside, the city of Worcester has plenty to see and do. See the famous Worcester Cathedral, take a trip on the Severn Valley Railway or visit the Safari Park. Take a trip to the theatre, shop ‘til you drop in the city’s amazing shops, or eat out in one of the many restaurants. You could even simply head to the Malvern Hills and enjoy the glorious rural surroundings.

Best things to do this week in Worcester

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1 Othello

Beware the green-ey'd monster as the professional Worcester Repertory Company presents Shakespeare's Othello in the stunning surroundings of Worcester Cathedral Quire. Wesley Charles stars as the troubled Moor with Jamie Kwasnik as his scheming sidekick Iago. Directed by Ben Humphrey.

When: Oct 17-21, 7.30pm, mats Oct 19 & 20, 1.30pm
Where: Worcester Cathedral, 8 College Yard, Worcester, Worcestershire. WR1 2LA
Contact: +44 (0)1905 732900
More Details: www.worcester-rep.co.uk/othello

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2 Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders

Very much the musician's musician, Low came to prominence in the 1960s as the lead singer in Amen Corner, a UK band which had four consecutive Top 10 hits. From the early 1990s he was a stalwart of Eric Clapton's backing group, and has also played with Bob Dylan, Roger Waters, George Harrison, Elton John and the late Jimi Hendrix.

When: Oct 19, 7.30pm
Where: Huntingdon Hall, Crowngate, Worcester, Worcestershire. WR1 3LD
Contact: +44 (0)1905 611427
More Details: www.andyfairweatherlow.com

Picture posed by model A young girl in a Halloween costume holds a pumpkin, ahead of Halloween celebrations tomorrow. TICKETED

3 Historic Ghost Walk Of Worcester

The hugely popular guided walk leads you through gates normally locked and doors usually bolted to learn of ghostly experiences and historical facts. It's a fascinating tour of what is reputed to be one of the most haunted and historic cities in Britain. Highlights include exclusive access to the hidden cells beneath the Guildhall.

When: From Sep 29, Fri & Sat 7.30pm, except Oct 20 & 21, no walk, ends Nov 18
Where: The Elgar Statue, Worcester. WR1 2LA
More Details: www.worcesterlive.co.uk/ghostwalk.asp

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4 West Coast Eagles: Eagles Tribute

Members of this outfit previously played in The Desperadoes and The Long Run - evidence that a skilled Eagles tribute artist can forge a long-lasting career. Bassist Dave B backed Jimmy Cliff and was in the first white band to sign for Tamla Motown. The resulting ensemble brings together high standards of musicianship and vocal harmonisation.

When: Oct 20, 8pm-11.30pm
Where: The Marrs Bar, 12 Pierpoint Street, Worcester, Worcestershire. WR1 1TA
Contact: +44 (0)1905 613336
More Details: www.westcoasteagles.co.uk

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5 Martin Turner (Ex Wishbone Ash)

Martin Turner was a 'founding original member', lead vocalist and key creative force of the 1960s rock band. Touring (for copyright reasons) as 'Ex Wishbone Ash', his excavations of the mothership's catalogue provide an intriguing journey back in time to the early 1970s. This concert includes a full performance of the classic Argus album.

When: Oct 21, 7.30pm
Where: Huntingdon Hall, Crowngate, Worcester, Worcestershire. WR1 3LD
Contact: +44 (0)1905 611427
More Details: www.martinturnermusic.com

A general view of the interior of Worcester Cathedral TICKETED

6 Turn Up For A Tour

Meet in the Cloisters outside the Cathedral shop for a guided historical tour of one of England's loveliest religious buildings. The Cathedral boasts the royal tombs of King John and Prince Arthur, medieval cloisters, ancient crypt and chapter house, and magnificent Victorian stained glass.

When: Mar-Nov, Mon-Sat 11am & 2.30pm, Jan & Feb, Dec, Sat 11am & 2.30pm, excludes Good Friday
Where: Worcester Cathedral, 8 College Yard, Worcester, Worcestershire. WR1 2LA
Contact: +44 (0)1905 732900
More Details: www.worcestercathedral.co.uk

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7 Autumn At Spetchley Park Gardens

Catch the dazzling autumn colours before winter sets in by visiting the 30-acre historic garden, which is surrounded by ancient parkland, a deer park and lakes. The Enchanted Door Trail takes youngsters on a fantasy journey complete with elves and fairies - grown-ups will enjoy spectacular views to the Malvern Hills.

When: Sat & Sun 11am-4pm, plus half-term Oct 25-27, 11am-4pm, ends Oct 31
Where: Spetchley Park Gardens, Spetchley Park, Spetchley, Worcester. WR5 1RS
Contact: +44 (0)1453 810303
More Details: www.spetchleygardens.co.uk

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8 The Commandery

Future US Presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both made pilgrimages to The Commandery. This historic building, set amidst serene gardens, hosts displays about Worcester's history and role in the development of British and American democracy, plus a newly opened English Civil War exhibition.

When: Tue-Sat, Bank Hol Mons 10am-5pm, Sun 1.30pm-5pm, closed Dec 24-27, Jan 1-31 2018
Where: The Commandery, Sidbury, Worcester, Worcestershire. WR1 2HU
Contact: +44 (0)1905 361821
More Details: www.worcestershire.gov.uk/museums/

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9 National Trust: The Firs Elgar's Birthplace

The National Trust has taken over the lease for this unassuming country cottage and has carried out some welcome refurbishments to house and garden, including the addition of a tea-room. Edward Elgar was one of the most quintessentially English composers, and it's a good place to get closer to the spirit of the man and his music.

When: From Sep 1, Fri-Sun 10am-5pm, Oct 24-26, 10am-5pm, closed Dec 24-28
Where: National Trust: The Firs Elgar's Birthplace, Crown East Lane, Lower Broadheath, Worcester, Worcestershire. WR2 6RH
More Details: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/the-firs

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10 Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum

This elegant Victorian building houses dinosaur footprints, a Roman mosaic, a Native American totem pole - and the Worcestershire Sauce archive. On a more serious note, this is also where you can view the collections of the Worcestershire Regiment and Yeomanry, and there are two contemporary art spaces which hold regular exhibitions.

When: Mon-Sat 10.30am-4.30pm, closed Bank Hols, Dec 24-27, Jan 1 2018
Where: Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum, Foregate Street, Worcester, Worcestershire. WR1 1DT
More Details: www.worcestershire.gov.uk/museums/info/2/city_art_gallery_and_museum

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Nestled in the banks of the River Severn and surrounded by countryside, the city of Worcester has plenty to see and do. See the famous Worcester Cathedral, take a trip on the Severn Valley Railway or visit the Safari Park. Take a trip to the theatre, shop ‘til you drop in the city’s amazing shops, or eat out in one of the many restaurants. You could even simply head to the Malvern Hills and enjoy the glorious rural surroundings.