Let us entertain you!

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

Gin Lane

Return to a time when the alley dwellers inhabited the streets; a time of pickpockets, magic music halls, and many unsavoury sorts! Welcome to the dark and playful world of ‘Gin Lane’: a Victorian alleyway with its debauched inhabitants, cast out of society and looking to make a quick sixpence or two!

Returning home to their now plague-free and fumigated alley dwelling, the inhabitants are back for a 6th-slice of mischief bringing an immersive and cheeky installation with 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 along with ‘Play It Again Dan’ (Dan Bramhall) tinkling the ivories to bring the old Music-halls back to life while ‘Lee’s Fleas’ will keep you entertained. And watch those pockets as the urchins from Worcester Theatre Makers are prowling……

You can find Gin Lane between New street and The Shambles Sat 4pm-8pm and Sun 12pm-4pm.

Temperance LadyTemperance lady

Beware of our Temperance lady as she tries to get you to sign the pledge in denouncing the demon drink. She has the skills to sneak up on you when you least expect it, and will use her wit and charm to make you leave the fun and festivities behind. Is she really as loyal to the cause as she suggests? Find her on Thursday 2 December 1pm – 4pm.

Opening Ceremony

Stilt Walkers

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. Look out for them roaming around as various characters including their Victorian Festive Gentlemen Jugglers, performing splendid juggling and witty banter as they go! See them from 2nd – 5th December am & pm.  Friar Street beer festival & gin palace at Tudor House too that’d be great. Open each day of the Fayre.

Cardinal’s Hat Stage

The Cardinal’s 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 Cardinal’s 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.

The team from the Hat will also be hosting a pop-up Friar Street beer festival and gin palace at Tudor House throughout the event.

Scrooge

Scrooge

See if you can spot Scrooge as he meanders and moans his way through the festivities of the fair. It takes a brave person to wish him a Merry Christmas…. Are you up to that challenge? Take a photo with him and see if you are the lucky individual that captures a smile upon his face. Find Scrooge on Thursday 2nd December 1pm – 4pm.

Sherlock Homes and Dr Watson

Sherlock Homes and Doctor Watson

Thursday

Cathedral Square – Main Stage

TimesPerformer
12:30 - 13:00Red Hill Primary School
13.15 - 13.45Perry Wood Primary and Nursery School School Choir
14:00 - 14:30Tudor Grange Primary Academy
14:30 - 15.00Carnforth Primary School
15.15 - 16.30Griff Collins Guitar/vocalist
17:30 - 18.30Lyppard Grange Primary School
18.30 - 19:30Worcester Ukulele Club
20.00 - 21:00Elgar School Of Music

Bell Square – Crowngate Shopping Centre

TimesPerformer
12.00 - 12.30St Barnabas C of E Primary School
13.00 - 13:45TBC
14.00 - 14.30St Georges Catholic Primary School
15.00 - 16:00Mandy Harding Saxaphone
16:00 - 16:45TBC
17.30 - 18.00TBC
18.00 - 18.45TBC
19.00 - 20.00TBC

Friday

Cathedral Square – Main Stage

TimesPerformer
11.00 - 11.45Hollymount School
12.00 - 13:00Pippa Longhorne
14.00 - 14.30Oldbury park Primary School
14.45 - 15:15King's St Alban's Year 4 Choir
15.30 - 16:30Band Age
17:00 - 17:30Loz Rushton Quartet
17:45 - 18:15Elizabeth MacDonald - Soprano
18.30 - 19.30Worcester Ukulele Club
19.40 - 19:50TBC
20.00 - 21.00Nastee Chapel Folk Music

Bell Square – Crowngate Shopping Centre

TimesPerformer
11.30 - 12:00TBC
12.30 - 13.30Mandy Harding Saxaphone
14.00 - 15.00Pippa Longhorne
15.30 - 16.00TBC
16.30 - 17.00TBC
17.30 - 18.00TBC
18.30 - 19.30TBC
19:45 - 20:30I -sing choir (Helen Jones)

Saturday

Cathedral Square – Main Stage

TimesPerformer
10.00 - 11.00The Salvation Army
11.00 - 12.00I -sing choir (Helen Jones)
12.00 - 13.30Old Meg Morris ( 3x 20mins sets )
13:30 - 14.30Split Second band
15.00 - 16:00Voice Unlimited
16:00 - 17:00Lollipops Youth Theatre
17.15 - 18.00Loco Show Co.
18.00- 18.45All sorts performing Arts
19.00 - 20:00I -sing choir (Helen Jones)

Bell Square – Crowngate Shopping Centre

TimesPerformer
10:00 - 11:00Mandy Harding Saxaphone
11:00 - 12:30Worcester Concert Brass
12:45 - 13:45Worcester Ukulele Club
14:00 - 16:00Worcester Male Voice Choir
16:15 - 17:15I -sing choir (Helen Jones)
17:30 - 18:00Chris Clarke Solo acoustic singer
18:15 - 19:15TBC

Sunday

Cathedral Square – Main Stage

TimesPerformer
11.00 - 11.45Joseph Morris /Singer
12.00 - 13.00Got to Sing
13.15- 14.15Essential Sign language choir
14.30 - 15.30Rock Choir
16.00 - 17:00I -sing choir (Helen Jones)

Bell Square – Crowngate Shopping Centre

TimesPerformer
11.30 - 12.15Mandy Harding Saxaphone
12.30 - 13.30Worcester Ukulele Club
13.45 - 14.45Appleyard dancers
15.00 - 16.00Foxes Morris
16.15 - 17:00TBC

Performances are subject to change