20th Feb, 2020

Free music and spoken word events in Malvern to celebrate International Quaker Week

THERE will be free musical performances and a spoken word event at Malvern’s Quaker Meeting House tomorrow to celebrate the popular movement.

The events are being held as part of International Quaker Week, which began on Saturday and runs until Sunday, September 28 to October 6.

Volante Strings will be staged at 11.30am and 1.30pm – Volante play at Elgar’s Birthplace, “The Firs”, offering a range of informal concerts, events and musical activities.

Performances have an English element, presented by individual musicians and small groups of Volante Strings members, friends and students.

Two members Jennie Jones (violin) and Josie Bedford – Davies (piano) will play, in this lunchtime programme, music by Elgar and his contemporaries, W H Reed, John Ireland and Adam Carse.

Then between 6.30pm and 8pm tomorrow there will be ‘Raise the Roof’ from Lucy Aphramor (the naked dietitian).

Lucy will give a controversial spoken-word show which the critics acclaimed at several Edinburgh Fringe performances.

It’s for anyone passionate about moving away from fat shame and eating guilt to equality, safety, job security and body respect for all.

This is a hard-hitting look at food, body respect and professional complicity in a post-truth world.  It is a mesmerising and unashamedly queer exploration of the ways we connect with ourselves and each other.

After Lucy’s performance there will be the opportunity for everyone to ask questions.

Both events are free but it would be helpful for the organisers if people let them know they were coming. email eoin.mccarthy@decisionstrust.org or call 01684 891 566 to let them know.


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