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The Firs Elgar Festival 2018

The Elgar Festival 2018 

June 1 to 3 inclusive. The Elgar Festival is the official celebration of the life and music of Edward Elgar, based in his home town of Worcester with activities spanning Elgar Country.

Upcoming events

David Birtwhistle Worcestershire and The National Trust exhibition at The Firs

Fri 25 May 2018
10:00-17:00
Local artist David Birtwhistle displays his best loved locations around Worcestershire and National Trust sites around the UK at The Firs.

Make your own Thaumatrope

Fri 25 May 2018
11:00-16:00
If you feel a bit crafty you can make your own thaumatrope.

Ann Elgar's trail of Victorian games

Fri 25 May 2018
11:00-16:00
Discover the fun and games Elgar and his siblings would have enjoyed in Victorian Worcestershire, in the very place where they played together.

Making a Song and Dance

Fri 25 May 2018
11:30-12:15
Come and listen to Janet Thomas and Paul Herbert playing a wide variety of song transcriptions and dance music from the early 17th to late 20th century.

Cider and Apple Juice tasting

Sun 27 May 2018
11:00-15:00
Come and taste Cider and Apple juice at The Firs. Anyone tasting will get 6 different ciders and 4 different juices all supplied by Pershore College.

Elgar Insights

Sun 27 May 2018
12:00-12:30
Join one of our Elgar 'experts' Richard Westwood-Brookes as he discusses various issues of Elgar's life. 20 minute talks at 12pm, 2pm and 3pm.
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History

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Get involved

a group of visitors in the birthplace garden

Get involved as a volunteer 

We're lucky to have many wonderful volunteers at The Firs who support us in many different ways you could help bring Elgar's birthplace to life.

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Groups

Joe Tierney talking to a group of visitors

Group visits 

Do you have a group who would like a bespoke visit to Elgar's Birthplace?

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Our work

Alison working in the garden

Our work 

Read about how we are helping to look after and conserve the Elgar Birthplace.

The team at the Firs

Meet the Team 

Meet the team that make The Firs a great place to visit