Friday, 2nd February 2018

Under Milk Wood, Dylan Thomas’s timeless masterpiece is showing for one night only at
The Swan Theatre in Worcester at 7.30pm. It stars Guy Masterson (Richard Burton’s
nephew). The performance will be of particular interest to A335 ‘Literature in Translation: 1800 to present” students. Under Milk Wood is one of the set texts. The performance
should also be of general interest to CRAC members. Tickets can be available to CRAC members for £10. Guests £15. Please contact Susie Jarvis by email
to book a place by Monday 22nd January


Friday 9th February 2018

Harry Christophers’s renown choir The Sixteen are performing Vivaldi’s Gloria and
Music by Bach and Handel at Worcester Cathedral at 7.30pm. Unreserved seats
in the aisle are available at £10 with guests £15. It is recommended that you turn
up early to avoid sitting behind a large Norman pillar! Please contact Susie Jarvis
by email on to reserve a place.


Saturday, 10th March 2018

Yeoman of the Guard will be performed at The Old Rep Theatre in Birmingham
starting at 7.30pm. Tickets (£10 for members and £16 for guests) and further
information are available from Charlie Chadwick on


Wednesday, 27th June 2018

Madresfield Court, Madresfield, Malvern, Worcs WR13 5AH. 2.30pm. We will join a  fully guided tour of this moated stately home owned by the Lygon family for 900 years. The Court is an architectural masterpiece in the style of the Arts and Crafts Movement. It is believed to have been the inspiration for Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited. The Court contains a fine selection of furniture, paintings and ceramics. The tour will last for 90 minutes, after which we will be free to explore the 69 acres of formal and informal gardens. Public toilets are available but no refreshments are onsite.

There is an option of a pre-tour lunch booked at the splendid Swan at Newland. Lifts can be available from Malvern Link Railway Station, about 10 minutes away. Tickets for the tour (not including lunch) will be £10 for members and £15 for guests. Please contact Susie Jarvis to reserve a place or to to obtain further information: 


A Tuesday afternoon in July, August or September 2018

A Group tour of Elgar’s Birthplace. The National Trust offer exclusive tours of ‘The Firs’, Sailors Bank, Lower Broadheath, Worcestershire WR2 6Qt on Tuesdays when the house is normally closed. The afternoon tour is from 1.30 – 4.00pm. The date will be determined by registered interest of members and guests. A minimum of 15 people is required. Please contact Susie Jarvis by email on


Tuesday, 28th August 2018

Understudy rehearsal of Merry Wives of Windsor at Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford. 1.15pm performance. A place at this event must be booked prior to 13th August when tickets will be purchased. This event is free to members and £10 for guests. Please contact David Battin on  to obtain tickets or get further information.


September 2018

Visit to Leicester Richard III. Details to be determined


Saturday, 29th September 2018

Tour of Harvington Hall, Kidderminster Worcs DY10 4LR.  Harvington Hall is a gem of a Tudor Manor House with a beautiful moat and gardens. Dating from the 1590’s, it provides a fascinating insight into the life during this period. Built with amazing Priest Hides by Humphrey Pakington, a Catholic, it reveals their struggle for survival during the reign of Protestant Queen Elizabeth I. This event will be free to members and guests will be £9. Cream teas will be available (at additional cost). Please contact Susie Jarvis to register interest of obtain further information:


Thursday, 4th October 2018

A visit to the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists’ Gallery, 4 Brook Street Birmingham B3 1SA; rendezvous at 11.00am, followed by 40 minute organ recital by Tom Winpenny at 1.15pm at St Chad’s Cathedral, Queensway, Birmingham B4 6EU. This event is free although St Chad’s is always grateful for donations. The Gallery and St Chad’s are about half a mile walking distance apart. Please let Charlie Chadwick know if you would like to join this group by email on


Early November 2018

Play in a Day – Christopher Marlowe’s Dr Faustus. Details to be confirmed


Mid November 2018

Central Regions Arts Club AGM in Birmingham. Details to follow.


Thursday, 6th December 2018

Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra at Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EA at 7.30pm. Subsidised tickets will be £22. Please register an interest as soon as possible to Susie Jarvis on Tickets will be purchased after a firm commitment has been received.


Saturday,29th December 2018

Tchaikovsky Spectacular – London Concert Orchestra. Benjamin Pope conductor. Jennifer Pike violin. At Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EA at 7.30pm. Please register your interest with Susie Jarvis by email Tickets will be subsidised by CRAC.