Elgar Society presents 'Grania and Diarmid' and 'Caractacus' by Andrew Neill

Formerly Chairman of the national Elgar Society, Andrew explores the background and musical influences behind the George Moore's Irish play 'Grania and Diarmid' and then turns to the music of 'Caractacus' (who may not have been Celtic).

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Elgar Society began its life in Worcester and Malvern in 1951 and the West Midlands Branch has continued to flourish since then. With a membership of approximately 230, second only to London. You can join free for your first year at The Firs by asking a member of staff.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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General Admission
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.80 £8.00
Child £5.65 £5.10
Family £23.35 £21.20
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.60

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Please note under 5's are free entry


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
16 November 2019 14:30 - 16:30 Available

Contact Info

Kirsty Bothma
Call 01905333330

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