Thursday, 24 July 2014

Still time to grow, make or bake for fabulous Worcester Show

There is still time to display your creative handiwork at this year’s Worcester Show! 
The event is being held at Gheluvelt Park, Barbourne, Worcester, on Sunday 17 August.  With 107 classes ranging from flowers and floral decorations to handicrafts and photography, there is something for everyone this year, whatever your age.
Now that the school summer holidays are here, why not spend an afternoon making something for the Show?  There are several new classes for children to enter, including Shop in a Boxa challenge to make a shop in a cardboard box, using recyclable materials; Secret Garden – creation of a fantasy garden in an old seed tray, using natural and recyclable materials; and design of a Wish you were here? postcard, showing what you love most about Worcester.
There is also a postcard-making workshop at 2.00pm on Thursday 14 August in the Craft Marquee set up in Gheluvelt Park, where your creations can be automatically entered in to the Show.
Traditional classes, which are open to all ages, test your ability to grow vegetables, fruit, flowers and cacti.  There are also classes to show off your floral art talents, with new ones giving you the opportunity to create a display on the theme of No Man’s Land.   
If your talents lie in the kitchen, then why not enter the new class to decorate a cake along the Parklife theme, or make a jam, jelly or chutney?
Finally, there are lots of classes to show off your photographic, knitting, sewing, painting and drawing skills.
Michelle Newell, Worcester City Council’s Community Engagement Team Leader said: “We want as many people as possible to enter the huge range of classes in the show and make it the best Worcester Show yet. You don’t have to be Alan Titchmarsh, Delia Smith or Kirsty Allsop to take part.
“And even if you’re not tempted to have a go in the classes, come along and join in the action-packed day! We have something for everyone.”

The deadline for Photographic entries into the classes at this popular annual event is Wednesday 6 August, and for all other entries is Monday 11th August.
Entry forms are available from the Pump House in Gheluvelt Park, and the Hive, and can be returned to either of these places or by post.
Entrants in the classes must present their exhibits from 8.00am to 10.00am on the day, and the marquees open to the public at 1pm after judging.
To enter a class or to find out more about the event, go to or call the Customer Service Centre on 01905 722233.

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