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New arts co-op launches with weekend event
A NEW arts co-op based at a church in North Malvern is holding its first event this weekend.
The North Malvern Arts, Crafts and Leisure Cooperative was formed because St Peter’s Church at Cowleigh hosts a large range of cultural activities.
Last year the church council discussed the growth of these events and resolved to create the co-op to promote arts and crafts events and courses in the church.
On Saturday, September 14, it will stage a folk festival.
Headlining the event, which starts at 8pm, is Hereford band Heed the Thunder, which has just released its first EP.
The band’s music is described as “weaving through through folk, skiffle, Americana and punk to a place they call ruralcore”.
Also performing will be Ivor Novello Award-winner Catherine Howe, guitarist Vo Fletcher, singer-songwriter Becca Roberts of the May Dolls and guitarist Tyler Massey, who also organised the event.
Tickets are £5 in advance, or £6 on the door, from ticketsource.
co.uk/malvernguitar and Carnival Records, Church Street.
The venue is described as having breathtaking acoustics, perfect sound, a friendly atmosphere, a licensed bar and comfortable seating with great views of the stage.
The previous night, the church is also the venue for a screening of the classic film of Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood, starring Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor and a host of notable Welsh thespians.
The co-op aims to promote its core activities for the benefit of the community, for itself and its members, and for the Church.
To find out more about the co-op and its autumn series of events, please visit northmalvernarts.
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