Theme for Malvern Well Dressing and Water Festival revealed
Organisers of the Malvern Well Dressing and Water Festival have revealed the theme for the next event.
At an annual meeting, Malvern Spa Association announced the theme for 2020 will be 'yellow' to fit in with the Spring season.
The popular free event will be held from Saturday 2 May to Sunday 10 May across the Malvern Hills and the historic town of Great Malvern. It celebrates the town's rich history, from its iconic spring water and Victorian Water Cure to the area's ancient Pagan traditions.
Last year saw 60 wells, springs and spouts dressed across the town, with more than 800 participants enjoying a range of activities and entertainment.
The festival will include a family fun day in Priory Park, a Health and Wellbeing Fair in Rose Bank Gardens and minibus tours around the wells.
A number of traditional blessings will also take place across the town by Druids, Buddhists and the Clergy.
There will be a celebration of Florence Nightingale's 200th birthday which will include a talk by Dr John Harcup at the Coach House Theatre about her life, illnesses and her connections to Great Malvern and The Water Cure.
Visitors will also have the chance to take part in a new self-guided tour and two guided tours about the historic figure, more details will be announced soon.
Cllr Beverley Nielsen, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development and Tourism, said: "We are so excited to find out the theme for this year and we can't wait to see the wonderful designs and decorations that our passionate residents create. The event is a brilliant opportunity to celebrate Great Malvern's unique history and traditions whilst welcoming new visitors to the town."
Organisers, Malvern Spa Association and Malvern Hills District Council, are urging residents to get creative and help with dressing the wells.
Visit www.visitthemalverns.org/blog/malvern-well-dressing-water-festival/ for more information.
Pictured: Phil Ironside and Rick Banbury from Malvern Spa Association with Cllr Beverley Nielsen, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development and Tourism at Malvern Hills District Council.