Whilst our offices are closed due to the current circumstances we would like to reassure you that we are still working.

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Four rich, vibrant & brand-new festivals

Showcasing national & international creative talent, supporting young & local artists
Placing culture & creativity at the heart of Worcester


Atmosphere is a one-day festival in April with a strong focus on the environment and the world we live in.

It is designed to spark discussion through a mix live performances, workshops and events either inspired by the environment or with a clear message about the environment and natural world.

Disrupting the Norm

A range of events taking place throughout the week across the city.

The festival will feature a mix of pop up events and accidental art – making the everyday less ordinary in a fun and playful way for the duration of the festival.

International Story Festival

A city wide festival dedicated to stories; old stories, new stories, our stories, other people’s stories. 

Narrative will be at the heart of everything within the Story Festival. 

A mix of free and ticketed events using indoor and outdoor spaces across Worcester.

Light Night

Animating the city centre with a stunning programme of light installations, digital projections and playful performances inspired by the connections we have with each other and the world around us.

Latest News

Elevate: Community Festivals Development Fund

Elevate: Community Festivals Development Fund

As part of The Arches – Worcester, Cultural Development Fund Bid, Festivals were identified as a key contributor to economic growth. Severn Arts is the lead partner overseeing the Festivals strand of the project. In addition to the 9 new Festivals, funding is...

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Countdown to city’s new festivals

Countdown to city’s new festivals

Four brand new festivals are set to take place in Worcester in 2020, showcasing national and international creative talent whilst supporting local emerging work.   The first of the four festivals is Worcester Light Night, taking place across the city centre on the...

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New volunteering opportunities with festivals team

New volunteering opportunities with festivals team

The Arches-Worcester festival team are looking for volunteers to help bring the city’s four brand new festivals to life in 2020. Enthusiastic and approachable volunteers, eager to get stuck in with every element of staging unforgettable events are being sought by the...

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