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Bewdley Festival - 6th to 15th October

celebrating 30 consecutive years in 2017

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Evening Shows

Acts for Bewdley Festival 2017 will be announced over the coming few months and tickets will be on general sale a week after Festival Friends are advised. Next general release date: Thursday 1 June.

Roger McGough and LiTTLe MACHiNe: Friday 6 October

McGoughRoger McGough is one of Britain’s best-loved poets for both adults & children and he makes a welcome return to Bewdley Festival after featuring in the first ever Festival.

His new show with LiTTLe MACHiNe features a fine selection of vintage, classic & surprising poems set to music and is receiving great reviews wherever it plays.

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Occupational Safety Management Limited and The Mercure Hotel, Kidderminster   

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Jenni Murray: A History of Britain in 21 Women - Monday 9 October

MurrayA History of Britain as you have never heard it before, through the achievements of twenty-one women whose lives enthral, intrigue and inspire.

Britain has been defined by its conflicts, its conquests, its men, and its monarchs. To say that it’s high time that it was defined by its women falls some way short of an understatement.

In this personal selection Jenni draws together the lives of twenty-one women to shed light on a variety of social, political, religious and cultural aspects of British history, reinvigorating the stories behind the names we all know and revealing the fascinating tales behind those less familiar.

Jenni is a journalist and broadcaster who has presented BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour since 1987. She regularly contributes to various newspapers and magazines and is the author of several books including The Memoirs of a Not So Dutiful Daughter.

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Little Lakes Holiday Park and mfg Solictors   

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The Tom Robinson Band: Friday 13 October

RobinsonThe Tom Robinson Band appear as part of a short and exclusive tour to mark the 40th anniversary of 2-4-6-8 Motorway in October 2017.

Tom Robinson is now a popular radio presenter as well as a touring musician and he pays tribute to the original Tom Robinson Band by performing the entire Power In The Darkness album with a classic four piece line-up including Tom himself on bass and lead vocals.

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Creative Landscapes at Whitlenge Gardens and The Hop Pole Inn, Bewdley

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Jan Ravens: A Difficult Woman - Saturday 14 October

RavensWho runs the world? Fifty-something women, apparently. Dead Ringers star, Jan Ravens takes to the road with her well-loved impressions of Theresa May, Nicola Sturgeon, Diane Abbott, Hillary Clinton and many others, including Kirsty Wark, Lyse Doucet and Fiona Bruce.

Why, she asks, are women perceived as ‘difficult’, when we are just being decisive, ambitious and tenacious? Well, come on, why? Jan has been seen, and contributed across the satirical spectrum, on shows such as Newsnight, The Daily Politics, Mock the Week, QI, Question Time, Today and PM.

A consummate impressionist -Times
Modern, topical, with a fresh satirical twist -Telegraph.
A brilliantly funny woman in her prime - Kirsty Wark

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Robert Arthur Davies Ltd and Bob and Anne Hill   

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