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Plenty to entertain at Mistletoe festival

Malvern Editorial 20th Nov, 2013 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

THE POPULAR Tenbury Mistletoe Festival is set to get underway once more with even more going on this year.

A host of events and on stage performances have been scheduled in the town centre over the coming weeks.

There will be film-makers, actors and dancers providing the usual entertainment for visitors alongside new additions this year.

On Saturday (November 23), national storytelling laureate Katrice Horsely will perform Folktales and Legends in The Pump Rooms, which will take an atmospheric exploration into real and imaginary worlds.

The Mistletoe Mingle will make its debut this year on Monday (November 25) and will give old romantics a chance to enjoy a cosy meal for two at the Fountain Inn.

Acclaimed storyteller Cat Weatherill will be telling spooky stories in the iconic candlelit Pump Rooms.

Special guest poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy will be performing An Evening of Poetry and Music with John Sampson at the Regal Cinema to cap off Mistletoe Festival Day the following Saturday, November 30.

The day’s events will also see the ceremonial production of the Mistletoe Queen and Holly Prince performed by youngsters from Tenbury High School.

Malvern Hills District Council supports the annual event.

Coun Phil Grove, responsible for economic development, said: “Tenbury’s Mistletoe Festival is one of the main events that makes this area so magical at this time year.

“The Mistletoe Festival is always a great start to the festive season, bringing more visitors into the area.

“The increase in visitors will also help kick start the seasonal Christmas trade for local businesses.”

There are plenty more Mistletoe inspired activities going on during the festive period in Tenbury.

Visit www.tenbury-mistletoe-festival.co.uk for more information.

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