Street Entertainment

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Let us entertain you!

There’s a raft of exciting and uplifting entertainment on offer at Worcester’s traditional Victorian Christmas Fayre this year.

Street entertainers

The Worcester Victorian Fayre wouldn’t be complete without our wonderful walkabout entertainers!  These lofty fellows have been entertaining our crowds since the very beginning of the event in 1992 and we are delighted to welcome them back this year for all four days of the event.

The team has performed internationally for many years!  Look out for them roaming around as various characters including their Victorian Festive Gentlemen Jugglers, performing splendid juggling and witty banter as they go!

Buskers

We have invited Worcester musicians to join us on the streets to celebrate the Victorian Fayre! There should be plenty of opportunities to sing along with our buskers throughout the event, they’ll be popping up and playing all over the city for all four days.

Cardinals Hat stage

The Cardinals Hat on Friar Street will host a stage of live music and entertainment during the Fayre. Join Nigel and the team for a fun-filled programme of local music with a few surprises thrown in! The Cardinals Hat is a friendly and informal pub with a great selection of real ale and freshly prepared pub snacks as well as boutique hotel rooms.

Thursday: 12:00 – 20:00
Friday: 11:00 – 21:00
Saturday: 11:00 – 21:00
Sunday: 11:00 – 16:00

Beer Festival

Hidden in the cobbled yard of Tudor House, The Cardinal’s Hat team bring you the best beers from local breweries in their annual pop-up Winter Beer Festival. The Fayre’s best kept secret!

Thursday: 12:00 – 22:00
Friday: 11:00 – 22:00
Saturday: 11:00 – 22:00
Sunday: 11:00 – 17:00

Hop Market Fringe Event

Visit The Hopmarket Courtyard for a day of festive activities and entertainment. The Hopmarket is just a minute’s walk from Foregate station and an ideal place to stop off to browse the shops for Christmas gifts or enjoy refreshments at one of the cafes. Activities include lantern making, face painting, Christmas arts and crafts, ‘pop up’ art gallery and live entertainment.

Saturday 1 December: 10:00 – 17:00

Opening Ceremony

At 16:45 on Thursday there will be a community Carol Service taking place in Worcester Cathedral where all are welcome. Following the service at 17:15 there will be a procession from the Cathedral to the Cornmarket where the official opening ceremony will take place by the Mayor of Worcester.

Be entertained by performances from the Salvation Army and Worcester Cathedral Voluntary Choir.  The opening ceremony will close at 18:00.

Gin Lane

Step back in time and into the dark world of ‘Gin Lane’: a Victorian alleyway with its debauched inhabitants, cast out of society due to their unsavory behavior!

Back for a fourth slice of mischief, this immersive and playful installation brings you shady characters, performances and sing-songs to provide an alternative Victorian experience.

Make your way down the Shambles and look for this precarious alleyway to hang out amongst the hawkers and flower sellers, magic and alchemy, urchins, gin addiction, singing and dancing…

Gin Lane, produced by Clik Clik Collective, combines the talents of local artists and performers. Come sing-a-long with ‘Play it again Dan’ (Dan Bramhall) tinkling the ivories to bring the old Music Halls back to life, and watch out for your pockets as ‘Worcester Theatre Makers’ are back, accompanied by mischievous urchins from their youth theatre and after school clubs. There will be a diverse and unruly gang of characters lurking over the two days so get ready to wash away those Victorian blues and bring the Worcester Victorian fair cheekily into disrepute!

You can find Gin Lane between New Street and The Shambles Friday 17:00 – 21:00 & Saturday 15:00 – 19:00

Victorian Flower Seller roaming photo-booth

Look out for this colourful character wandering about during the Fayre! Don’t be shy, she’s here to take your photograph behind her gold gilt frame capturing that festive moment (she will even give you props if you want).  After the event you can find your face via the Fayre’s social media pages. This mobile photo-booth experience will put a smile on your very own Victorian face!

Find the flower seller on Thursday & Sunday 13:00 – 16:00.

Gin Festival

The Old Cross Keys is bought back to life for this weekend only, enjoy all the intrigue and colour of a Victorian Gin Palace, with an extensive range of 35 delicious gins.

Thursday: 12:00 – 22:00
Friday: 11:00 – 22:00
Saturday: 11:00 – 22:00
Sunday: 11:00 – 17:00

Thursday 29 November

Main Stage – Cathedral Square

TimePerformance
12.00 - 12.30Hollie-Blue
13.00 - 13.30Carnfourth School
14.00 - 14.30Pippa Langhorne
15.00 - 15.30Shulah Oliver - Violin
16.00 - 17.00Hollymount School
17.00 - 18.00Opening Ceremony at Cornmarket
18.00 - 18.30All Sorts of Performing Arts
19.00 - 20.00Lyppard Grange Primary School
20.00 - 20.45Hilary, Laki, Gil & Co

Bell Square – Crowngate

TimePerformance
12.00 - 12.30TBC
13.00 - 13.30TBC
14.00 - 14.30Hollie-Blue
15:00 - 15:30TBC
16:00 - 16:30Mandy Harding - Saxophonist
17.00 - 18.00Opening Ceremony at Cornmarket
17:30 - 17:30Perdiswell Primary School
18:00 - 18:45Hilary, Laki, Gil & Co
19.00 - 20.00Worcester Male Voice Choir

Friday 30 November

Main Stage – Cathedral Square

TimePerformance
11.00 - 11.30Carnforth School
12.00 - 12.30Perry Wood Primary & Nursery School Choir
13.00 - 13.30Fort Royal Community Primary School
14.00 - 14.30Pippa Langhorne
15:00 - 15:30Shulah Oliver - Violin
15:45 - 17:45RMA - Des George
18.00 - 18:30Cherry Orchard Primary School Worcester - Choir
19.00 - 20.00Elgar School of Music Folk Emsemble
20.30 - 21.00Worcester Operatic and Dramatic Society (WODS)

Bell Square

TimePerformance
12.00 - 12.30Red Hill Primary School
13.30 - 14.00St. Barnabas C E Primary
14.30 - 15.15Mandy Harding - Saxophonist
15.30 - 16.00Hollie-Blue
16.30 - 17.00TBC
17.30 - 18.00 Nunnery Wood High School
18.30 - 19.00The Ledbury Waytes

Saturday 1 December

Main Stage – Cathedral Square

TimePerformance
10.00 - 11.00Hilary and Laki
11.00 - 11.30Shulah Oliver - Violin
11:45 - 12:15Voices Unlimited
12:45 - 13:10Good Vibrations - Deaf Direct Singing Choir
13:30 - 14.00Cathedral Voluntary Choir
14.30 - 15.00Voices Unlimited
15.30 - 16.30Worcestershire Rock Choir and Tewkesbury
17.00 - 18.00Lollipop Youth Theatre
18.15 - 19:00The Ledbury Waytes
19.15 - 20.45Loco Show Co.

Bell Square

TimePerformance
10.00 - 10.30The Salvation Army Band
11.00 - 12.00Vale Harmony
12.30 - 13.30Worcester Concert Brass
14.00 - 14.30Good Vibrations - Deaf Direct Singing Choir
14.45 - 15.30Rough Diamonds
15.45 - 16.15U3A - Evesham Singers
16.30 - 17:00Vocal High
17:30 - 18:00TBC
18:30 - 19:00TBC

Sunday 2 December

Main Stage – Cathedral Square

TimePerformance
11.00 - 11.45St Peter's Baptist Church
12.00 -12.30Old Meg Morris
13.00 - 13.30All sorts of Performing arts
14.00 - 14:30Old Meg Morris
15.00 - 15:30pmPippa Langhorne
16.00 - 16:300Old Meg Morris

Bell Square

TimePerformance
11.30 - 12.15Five on Friday Saxophone Quartet
12.30 - 13.00Foxs Morris
13.15 - 14:15Worcester Ukulele Club
14.30 - 15.00Foxs Morris
15.15 - 16.00Got 2 Sing Choir
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