Events

Worcester Show Sunday 12th August

This year’s Worcester Show will be held on Sunday 12th August. The full programme can be found here.

  • Music & Entertainment
  • Food & Drink
  • Market Stalls
  • Kids Zone
  • Workshops
  • Floral Marquee
  • Craft Marquee
  • Sports Zone

The final version of the Show’s Schedule of Competition Classes has been released. Please don’t be daunted by the few names who reputedly win “everything”. They DON’T! Often where they do win, it is because there is so little competition from others! So, the more of us who enter, and the more entries there are, the more likely someone else is to win.

For regular updates, follow the Worcester Show on Facebook.

National Allotments Week, 13th-19th August

National Allotments Week is a National Allotment Society initiative which runs annually to help raise awareness of the social, cultural, heritage and health benefits of the allotment movement and its relevance to wider environmental issues. This year it runs from the 13th to 19th August 2017. This year’s theme highlights the importance of growing your own food and the Society would like to see everyone incorporating fruit and vegetable gardening in some way in to their lives; however small. Herbs on a balcony, an apple tree on a patio, strawberries in hanging baskets or tomatoes in a big pot by the back door – ripe and ready to pop in a salad. Growing at home can help people on allotment waiting lists hone their horticultural skills and raises awareness for children of how and where their food is produced. As we are all aware growing on an allotment plot adds many more benefits for individuals, society and the environment.

Details of upcoming events can be found on the week’s Facebook Page.

Allotment Competition 2018

Now is the time to start planning, planting and preparing your plots for the 2018 Allotment competition. We have over 900 plots in the City on 23 sites and we would love to see as many entries as possible for this worthwhile event.

Each entered plot will be judged to RHS standards. The categories are:

  • Best Full Allotment Plot
  • Best Half Allotment Plot
  • Best Polytunnel/Greenhouse
  • Best New Tenant Full Plot
  • Best New Tenant Half Plot
  • Best Overall Site.

Cups to be engraved presented and then displayed in Guildhall. Winners will also receive an engraved plaque to keep and runners up will receive medals and certificates in each category (Gold, Silver Gilt, Silver, Bronze)

Entries can be made either through your Site Representative or directly with:

  • Pat Gething – patgething@btopenworld.com, or
  • Dan Robb – johnrob48@talktalk.net

The closing date for entries is Thursday 31st May. Judging will take place at the end of June and early July. The prize giving ceremony will be held in the Worcester Guildhall later in the year.

Transition Repair Cafe – Second Saturday of Every Month

Transition Repair Cafe

Transition Repair Cafe occurs every second Saturday of the month, hosted at S.T.A.R.S adult day centre in Stanley Road. The clever repairers aim to repair items brought to them for a small donation, whether it be a large or a small item. If the talented Ladies and Gents are able to fix the item you bring, but don’t have the required materials, they will let you know what you need to buy and bring along next time. So, if you have an object, whether big or small take it down and be met with a warm welcome. Alternatively, if you think you may be able to help at these events, please see details on what help is required on the Transition Worcester Website.