The Tyler Massey Trio – EP Launch – with support from Amit Dattani – Saturday 23rd February, 8.00pm

Tyler Massey Trio are thrilled about returning to Elmslie House for the launch of the new EP “All The Pretty Lights”.

Produced in Malvern by bassist Alex Knight and TM, this versatile new studio record features compelling, fully realised arrangements of Tyler’s latest songs, as well as the sort of intimate fingerstyle guitar pieces he’s most known for.

Live, the Trio (Alex and percussionist extraordinaire Eric Hej) are full of surprises, including special guests, so we won’t spoil any of them here. Suffice it to say that you don’t want to miss this show!

Supporting the Trio is Amit Dattani – a singer songwriter known for his unique brand of roots-driven guitar and striking lyrical originality. Behind his raconteur spirit lies superb musicianship, nimble finger-picking and a versatility which has garnered a strong reputation on the live circuit, with over ten years performing across the UK and Europe under his belt.

His wry lyrics, mellifluous guitar and warm vocals come to the fore with his most recent release, Santiago – a collection of stripped back songs with just guitar and voice, garnering attention from the likes of Americana UK and fRoots, radio play on BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio 2 and a nomination for ‘Best Folk Act’ from the BMA Awards.

Tickets are available online through www.eventbrite.co.uk

If you are local to Malvern tickets are also for sale through Malvern TIC (Tourist Information Centre) or Carnival Records, both on Church Street in Malvern.

NB – tickets are no longer available via Pay-pal – as I have still to resolve an issue with the coding. Apologies for any inconvenience.

The seating (maximum capacity is 80) is unreserved so the doors will open half an hour before the performance starts so that you can select your seats and if you so wish, have a drink at the Bar (Limited bar available – championing local beers, cider and soft refreshments).

Doors will be opening at 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start.

We expect the performance will finish around 10.45pm.

 

MadGiraffeAtlanticRow – Friday 8th March at 7.00pm

An inspirational talk with Q&A by John Davidson, former SAS soldier, who is rowing the Atlantic solo to raise funds for MND.

It’s not often that you meet someone who has such an incredible life story to tell it is better than most fiction books. But I’ve never met anyone who can offer this AND who has a Great Adventure on the horizon which will no doubt produce yet more inspirational stories.

Over the course of the evening you will laugh, wince and be astonished at some of the situations John has found himself in over a lifetime. There will be a Q&A afterwards plus a free glass of wine kindly donated by John and Cathie at Lovells Vineyard. 

John will cover his military career as Special Forces soldier, including the SAS and as a bodyguard working in war zones and other hostile environments, talking to terrorists, negotiating the release of hostages, surviving a parachute accident, being shot down in a helicopter and plane, saving lives, and importantly, rowing the sea for MND. John’s inspiration to row the Atlantic solo comes from his interactions with the legendary and inspiring Doddie Weir; former Scottish rugby player diagnosed with MND. John’s aim is to raise awareness and as much money as possible to help Doddie’s Foundation find a cure for this disease. 

All of the proceeds from ticket sales will go towards the Atlantic Row and raising funds for MND. Tickets are £14.00 to include a glass of Lovell’s wine, who, together with Elmslie House are sponsoring this event to ensure all the ticket money can support John’s efforts to row the Atlantic!

And you can buy your tickets here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/

Alden, Patterson & Dashwood – Saturday 9th March, 8.00pm

Alden, Patterson & Dashwood

It’s not often that I re-book a band even before they have left the House the following morning – but I was so impressed by the performance that this Norwich based folk trio gave that that’s exactly what I did! So I’m delighted to say that Christina, Alex and Noel are set to return to Elmslie to weave more rich vocal harmonies with fiddle, dobro, guitar and mandolin around beautifully written original songs and melodies.

The independently-released debut album ‘Call Me Home’ has taken the Folk world by storm during 2018 and has been written and produced by them at home in Norwich and is lovingly presented in attractive handmade covers, designed and hand-printed by the band – they are a very talented lot!

Their music takes influence from folk traditions from both sides of the Atlantic with uplifting instrumentals and self-penned songs depicting tales of young travellers, sleepy seas and their affection for home.

 

 

‘It’s lovely stuff’ –Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Folk Show 2016

★★★★★ fRoots –Editors Choice Album Of The Year 2016

★★★★ Songlines –‘Something of enormous promise’

★★★★ R2 –‘Talented and poetic triumvirate’

And if you can’t wait to check them out, why not do so here:

 

https://aldenpattersonanddashwood.com

https://twitter.com/apdnorwich

https://www.facebook.com/aldenpattersonanddashwood 

And here’s a little review of their album which I’ve just lifted from a review by David Kidman 23 July, 2018 from \https://www.folkradio.co.uk/2018/07/alden-patterson-dashwood-by-the-night/ – just to give you an idea of what treats await you! You won’t be disappointed!

Alden Patterson & Dashwood – By the Night

Self Released – 26 June 2018

Alden Patterson & Dashwood is a plainly-’n’-honestly-named Norwich-based trio comprising Christina Alden (vocals, guitar), Alex Patterson (fiddle, vocals) and Noel Dashwood (dobro, vocals). They formed in late 2015, and released an unpretentious, unexpectedly award-winning and quietly impressive debut CD, Call Me Home, in the third quarter of 2016.

Alden Patterson & Dashwood’s unashamed stock-in-trade is equally honest-to-goodness, homespun, folky Americana-tinged music. The homespun element extends out from the music into its appealing presentation – lovingly handmade, hand-printed CD cover with appealing and welcoming artwork matching the tenor of the music within, encasing a simple card four-page insert giving all the information one needs concerning the songs’ origins and sources and the band members and the instruments they play. The one-to-one intimacy of this approach to communicating with their listeners is already known to those who’ve been privileged to see the trio live, and there’s a gentle, settled confidence in this intimacy that’s very winning indeed. For the Alden Patterson & Dashwood sound is a gently woven yet refreshingly uncluttered tapestry of dobro, fiddle and guitar with well-judged (and quite innovative) harmonies bedding in behind Christina’s lead vocal that contains just the right element of rough edge to hit home. These guys clearly have a well-developed ear for the “less is more” tenet, and there’s never any sense of instrumental overload or of the need for grandstanding in their easy, natural musicianship.

Tickets are available online through www.eventbrite.co.uk

If you are local to Malvern tickets are also for sale through Malvern TIC (Tourist Information Centre) or Carnival Records, both on Church Street in Malvern.

NB – tickets are no longer available via Pay-pal – as I have still to resolve an issue with the coding. Apologies for any inconvenience.

The seating (maximum capacity is 80) is unreserved so the doors will open half an hour before the performance starts so that you can select your seats and if you so wish, have a drink at the Bar (Limited bar available – championing local beers, cider and soft refreshments).

Doors will be opening at 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start.

There is usually an interval after 45mins so that the performance will finish around 10.00pm.

Pianoscapes – Sunday afternoons at Elmslie House

We’re delighted to introduce to you a new Sunday afternoon concert – ‘Pianoscapes’  – the first of which is taking place on Sunday 10th March, with more dates are listed at the bottom of this post!

This is an (appoximately!) monthly Sunday afternoon concert series of ‘eclectic music for adventurous listeners’.

Pianist Chris Long performs an informal hour of diverse music for piano/keyboards – ranging from Bach, Chopin and Debussy to Keith Jarrett, Pink Floyd and beyond.

Chris often includes his own improvisations, including loop-based and electronic textures. Listeners get to enjoy the musical journey with the aid of tea and excellent homemade cake!

“The beautiful piano work of Chris Long… took me on an imaginiative and thought-provoking journey… lots to like, and some to be challenged by…the perfect way to spend an hour on a Sunday afternoon!” ‘What attention to detail… so enjoyed the afternoon”   [audience members]

Adult- £10; Under-16’s-£5 available through www.eventbrite.co.uk or on the door from 2.30pm.

Doors will open at 2.30pm at which time tea and cake will be available to buy at the bar, and the recital itself will run from 3.00 – 4.00pm.

Details can be found at www.chrislongmusic.co.uk

Other dates for your diaries are:

Sunday 14th April at and thereafter
Sunday 16th June and more dates will hopefully be added over the course of the next few weeks!


Blue Magpie Contemporary Craft Fair – March 23rd & 24th

The Blue Magpie is making another appearance at Elmslie House – this time the weekend before Mothering Sunday. And this year – we’re hoping the snow will stay away!

The fair is perfectly timed for the selected makers to provide ideal gift ideas for your all your loved ones – but especially Mothers!

The fair will be open on Saturday 23rd March, 11.00am-4.00pm and again on Sunday 24th March, 11.00am – 4.00pm.

With FREE ADMISSION we hope to continue in our mission to promote and support Designer-Makers from around the UK, and to bring to Elmslie – and to you –  the very best in Contemporary Arts and Crafts.

As usual, the bar at Elmslie will be transferred into a cafe for the day, offering a selection of home-made cakes, savouries and light refreshments, teas and coffees throughout the day.

We now have our line-up confirmed, and more details on all the selected makers will be making their way onto the website over the course of the next few days. But here’s a quick look at our flyers – which you’ll hopefully be seeing in and around Malvern soon!

The Very Grimm Brothers and SassCappella – Saturday 30th March, 7.30pm

Words & music from The Very Grimm Brothers Adrian Mealing + John Denton (gtr)  –  the only thing that cheers them up is you. You’re invited to their enchanted forest and encounters with direct action, that side gate, that sharp exit, gingerbread, the poetry of platforms, families, friends, birthdays, marmalade, undimmed love and the spinning of gold from straw. ‘middle-class rap’ William Coleman

Adrian is a Malvern Poetry Slam Champ. He also sings à cappella with Men In General, A Fistful of Spookies and The Spooky Men’s Chorale (Aus). John wears several musical hats including his John Denton’s Midnight Band hat.

“It’s a very chatty, tangential gig. And Grimm John just bought a Martin D28 Re-imagined acoustic gtr. I don’t know where he finds the money,” complains Grimm Adrian.

Appearances alongside the Peatbog Faeries, Attila, John Hegley, Elvis McGonagall, Johnny Fluffypunk and Roger McGough, shows at Bang Said The Gun, PureandGoodandRight, Platform 1, Swindon Poetry Festival, Stratford upon Avon Litfest, Worcs Literary Festival, Wolds Words, Mouth & Music, Speakeasy, the legendary Blue Suede Sporran Club and now in the intimate setting of Elmslie House on Saturday 30th March at 7.30pm. Tickets from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-very-grimm-brothers-and-sasscappella-tickets-54845282717?aff=ebdshpsearchautocompletewww.eventbrite.co.uk, Malvern Tourist Information, and Carnival Records

Plus the amazing SassCappella, the 3 piece à cappella band of Gwen Woodfield, Marie-Therese King & Janet Neate who love singing! With a set that includes Chattanooga Choo Choo right through to a few of their own original pieces about life. “We have been singing and laughing together for 3 years now and have a combined height of 21’ 4” and combined age of 84 (in our dreams!),” says Gwen. ‘A slick evening’s entertainment, highly recommended’ Chris Jaeger MBE, Worcester Live

‘You Sassy ladies are so entertaining and have such a lovely camaraderie’ M.C.S

‘absolutely a dream’ St Katherine’s Barn, Ledbury

‘Gilbert & George, almost Morecambe & Wise’ Smoke & Mirrors Cabaret

‘brilliant night… still abuzz’ Amnesty International Malvern

‘a wonderful act. Always a joy to watch’ Gary Longden

‘a fabulous set’ Dan Cockrill

‘just brilliant’ Mouthpiece Poets Lincoln

‘An exhilarating performance and really entertaining singers‘ Lord Faulkner, House of Lords

‘Blown away’ VH & JK 

Tickets are £12.50 and are available online through https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-very-grimm-brothers-and-sasscappella-tickets-54845282717?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete

If you are local to Malvern tickets are also for sale through Malvern TIC (Tourist Information Centre) or Carnival Records, both on Church Street in Malvern.

NB – tickets are no longer available via Pay-pal. Apologies for any inconvenience.

The seating (maximum capacity is 80) is unreserved so the doors will open half an hour before the performance starts so that you can select your seats and if you so wish, have a drink at the Bar (Limited bar available – championing local beers, cider and soft refreshments).

Doors will be opening at 7.00pm for an 7.30pm start

‘East Meets West’ – The King’s Quartet – Saturday 6th April

The Kings String Quartet was formed from principal members of the Worcestershire Symphony Orchestra in 2006. Since then the group has played at numerous events and venues across the West Midlands and beyond and established itself as one of the leading string quartets in the area.

The theme of the recital going to be ‘East meets West’ with the Quartet playing works by Dvorak and Glass as well as some of their popular favourites.

Tickets are £10 for Adults and £5 for children and are available online through www.eventbrite.co.uk

If you are local to Malvern tickets are also for sale through Malvern TIC (Tourist Information Centre).

NB – tickets are no longer available via Pay-pal – as I have still to resolve an issue with the coding. Apologies for any inconvenience.

The seating (maximum capacity is 80) is unreserved so the doors will open half an hour before the performance starts so that you can select your seats and if you so wish, have a drink at the Bar (Limited bar available – championing local beers, cider and soft refreshments).

Doors will be opening at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.

There will be a 20 minute interval so that the performance will finish around 9.15pm.

Elizabeth Bass – Harp – Malvern Concert Club, Coffee & Cake Concert – Friday 12 April, 10.30 for 11.15

Following the success of last year’s inaugural MCC Coffee Concert, we are delighted to be welcoming them back again this April for a recital by Harpist Elizabeth Bass, whose programme will include works by D Scarlatti, Jean Cras, Hindemith, Albéniz, Andy Scott and Fauré.

COFFEE & CAKE CONCERT, £12, Students under 21, £3

No interval. Tickets include programme and refreshments before the recital

Strictly limited seating (80). Under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult

Tickets on sale from 24 January at https://malvern-concert-club.co.uk/calendar/ 01684 575066 OR

at Club concerts in Malvern Theatres on 24 January, 17 February and 7 March.

NB  – please note Elmslie House will not be able to help with tickets for this event until the day of the performance, when any remaining tickets will be available on the door at 10.30am. Many thanks

Red Dirt Skinners – Friday 12th April, 8.00pm

Described by Roots Music Canada as “The Pink Floyd of Folk Music” the Red Dirt Skinners are the multi-award winning, multi-instrumentalist husband and wife team of Rob and Sarah Skinner.

The first act in history to achieve accolades at both the British Blues and British Country Awards, the duo’s unique sound also won them folk/roots album of the year in several polls across the UK and North America and saw them nominated duo of the year at the International Acoustic Music Awards.

With male and female harmonies blending together as one voice and Sarah’s trademark soprano saxophone solos, you will be swept along by the refreshingly different sound of the Red Dirt Skinners.

If you like songs influenced by Pink Floyd, Simon and Garfunkel, Supertramp, Crosby Stills and Nash, David Bowie coupled with some epic storytelling, humour and heartfelt emotions, you’ll love a Red Dirt Skinners concert.

The Skinners have a natural rapport with their audiences and their live shows are a wonderful experience; a musical journey to remember. Be prepared for laugh out loud lyrics, followed by songs sure to pull at your heartstrings. Rob and Sarah Skinner will steal your hearts. Don’t miss their show!

“Impassioned and Impressive” The Daily Mirror
“Taking the music scene by storm” BBC Oxford
“One of Britain’s most engaging duos of the moment of any genre” Hebden Bridge Blues Festival.
“One of the best and most popular of all UK Blues and Country artists” Dave Watkins, British Blues awards DJ of the year 2014
“One of the best duos in the business” Blues in Britain Magazine
In case you’re not familiar with the Red Dirt Skinners, the duo have recently released their fifth album. The genre is hard to categorise but the reviews are coming in that people don’t care… it’s refreshingly different! If one had to pigeonhole the sound you might say it’s an acoustic mixture of blues, country, folk, americana, and some jazz. Take a listen and see what you think!

Here is the preview for the current album; https://youtu.be/NAo76d82KHA

Tickets are £12.00 and are available online through www.eventbrite.co.uk

If you are local to Malvern tickets are also for sale through Malvern TIC (Tourist Information Centre) or Carnival Records, both on Church Street in Malvern.

NB – tickets are no longer available via Pay-pal – as I have still to resolve an issue with the coding. Apologies for any inconvenience.

The seating (maximum capacity is 80) is unreserved so the doors will open half an hour before the performance starts so that you can select your seats and if you so wish, have a drink at the Bar (Limited bar available – championing local beers, cider and soft refreshments).

Doors will be opening at 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start.

There is usually an interval after 45mins so that the performance will finish around 10.00pm.

My Music Memories . . so far – Friday 26th April, 7.30pm

A Fundraising event for Birmingham Children’s Burns Unit and MSJ The Gambia – Friday 26th April, 7.30pm

Please join Vivi Manning and friends for a musical evening recital to raise funds for these two very worthwhile causes. Vivi is a current student of Malvern St James.

Malvern St. James Girls’ School – Music Department. Tuesday 15th January, 2019.

Tickets are £10 for Adults and £5 for Children Under 16 and will be available via  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/my-music-memories-so-far-tickets-56189155276

and also through Malvern TIC, Church Street, Malvern.

Doors will open at 7.00pm for a prompt 7.30pm start.

Ian Sherwood – Friday 17th May, 8.00pm

We missed having Ian with us last year – but as his newly released fifth studio album “Bring The Light”, produced by Daniel Ledwell, is filled with the same hooky cleverness that has endeared Sherwood to previous audiences, we thought it was about time to ask him back for another hugely enjoyable evening of music, jokes and seriously impressive vocal and instrumental looping. This time, the deft work of Ledwell’s production brings Sherwood’s songs a new dimension of beauty and depth.

Guitar, saxophone, huge songwriting and a voice that won him a 2013 Canadian Folk Music Award for Contemporary Singer, Ian Sherwood Brings The Light to every stage he stands on. A born story teller and a constant creator, his music dances the line between folk and pop. His live performances thrive on intimacy. Whether it’s a theatre show or large festival stage, his persona is irresistible and completely destroys fourth walls.

When not touring the UK, US or all across Canada Sherwood produces for other artists as well as for theatre, film and television. He most recently won a 2017 Robert Merritt for Outstanding Original Score for the play “Tompkinsville”. He was named Best Male Artist of the Year by the 2012 International Acoustic Music Awards and was the 2008 and 2010 Music Nova Scotia Musician Of The Year. Bob Mersereau of CBC Radio, Fredericton described him as “… a natural performer who entertains as much with his wit and stories as with his songs.”

“… impressive guitar work amid catchy hook lines galore, surely the main thought in the room was, “Yep. It’s only a matter of time before he’s a household name.””
-Todd MacLean, Charlottetown Guardian

“Despite starting out as a saxophonist, acoustic folk is Ian Sherwood’s forte and it’s something he does rather well.”
-Americana-UK.com

“You know that Silk Soy Milk? The chocolate kind? That’s what his voice sounds like.”
-Shaun Majumder, Comedian

For those of you who came and enjoyed seeing Stephen Fearing in November of last year – you need to come! You’ll love Ian’s original songs and style and at the same time you’ll discover another very personable and hugely talented Canadian, whom, I am of the firm opinion, deserves a much larger public profile here in the UK.

Tickets are £12.00 and are available online through https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ian-sherwood-plays-elmslie-house-tickets-54973974638?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

If you are local to Malvern tickets are also for sale through Malvern TIC (Tourist Information Centre) or Carnival Records, both on Church Street in Malvern.

NB – tickets are no longer available via Pay-pal – as I have still to resolve an issue with the coding. Apologies for any inconvenience.

The seating (maximum capacity is 80) is unreserved so the doors will open half an hour before the performance starts so that you can select your seats and if you so wish, have a drink at the Bar (Limited bar available – championing local beers, cider and soft refreshments).

Doors will be opening at 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start.

There is usually an interval after 45mins so that the performance will finish around 10.00pm.

The Harcourt Players – Sunday 19th May @ 2.00pm

present: A Laurel & Hardy and Buster Keaton double-bill on Sunday 19 May at 2.00pm.

Buster Keaton short

The Harcourt Players are Simon Othen and Luke Wurmli, and together they write musical scores for classic silent movies from the early 1900s.

For their return to Elmslie, they are bringing with them Laurel & Hardy in Sailors Beware, which will be sandwiched in-between two Buster Keaton romps.

With the audience focused on the films, The Harcourt Players weave their way through these hilarious classics highlighting the ups and downs, chases and falling in love scenes, using an array of instruments such as guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, harmonicas and a variety of percussion.

So come and enjoy an evening with two of the silent movie era’s greats and laugh your socks off (banana peel’s not included!).

Tickets are £10.00 each for Adults and £5.00 for Children, and available through https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-harcourt-players-a-laurel-hardy-vs-buster-keaton-double-bill-tickets-56190575524

If you are local to Malvern, tickets will also be shortly available for sale through Malvern TIC (Tourist Information Centre) and Carnival Records, both on Church Street in Malvern.

Cosi Fan Tutte – Felici Opera return to Elmslie on Saturday 25th May, 7.00pm

After the sell-out performance of The Marriage of Figaro in 2017 – Felici Opera are excited to announce that their production of Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte is now fully cast, the production team appointed and the venues booked – including Elmslie House!

“Felici” means “the happy ones” and Felici Opera seek to bring happiness to their supporters through their high quality, creatively staged performances and their charity fund-raising events.

As with all of their performances, there will be a retiring collection for charity – and this year, their nominated charity is Breast Cancer Care.

Tickets are £30 with the doors opening at 6.00pm for a 7.00pm start and available online at

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cosi-fan-tutte-fully-staged-opera-sung-in-english-tickets-54996476943?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email&utm_term=eventurl_text

Alternatively please call Anna on 07789 470780 to secure your place and reserve tickets in advance – but be quick – we expect this to also sell-out!

For further information on Felici opera please visit https://www.feliciopera.com/

Emma Hardicker’s Malvern Cityscape – available exclusively at Elmslie House

 Malvern Cityscape  – a little bit of background . . .

Regular visitors to the House will recognize the work of Birmingham printmaker Emma Hardicker. She has been a stalwart at the Blue Magpie Craft Fairs and some of you may also remember that she was one of the featured artists whose work was shown in 2018 as part of the exhibition:  ‘A Fresh Start’.

As well as her floral designs, Emma produces Cityscapes – to date she has produced one of London, Birmingham, Manchester & Bristol and following the exhibition in April last year we thought – why not commission Emma to produce one of Malvern too?

Which is what we did . .

And this is the result many months later – 27 Landmarks and historic places of interest – including, Elmslie House of course – interwoven in a wonderfully designed graphic architectural jigsaw puzzle.

We hope you like the results!

We have a small number of Unframed copies available here at the House, both of the Giclée Print (the smaller black & white version with ‘Malvern’ underneath) and the Limited Edition copies (edition of 100), which are 50x70cm and handprinted in a lovely Slate Blue colour.

And if you’d like to check out Emma’s other Cityscapes, Malvern, as well as the other major cities Emma has completed to date can be found on her website – www.emmahardicker.com.
 
‘Malvern’ – by Emma Hardicker
27 LandmarksSilkscreen printed by hand onto cotton based paper 285 gram.

Print Size 41 x 61cm

Paper size 50 x70cm

Limited Edition of 100 and signed.

£150 plus p&p

This hand printed edition contains some of Malvern’s most iconic landmarks and sights. There are 27 recognisable landmarks, placed together to create an illustrative, architectural pattern. Have fun trying to find them all, whilst enjoying the artwork.

Limited Edition comes with a handprinted sealed map locating all the 27 landmarks, if you really have to know where they all are, you can peek!

All prints will be subject to postage and packaging and sent flat with a courier.

Please allow up to 7 working days for delivery, please call 07789 470780 if you need it by a certain date.


Malvern Limited Edition Print

‘Malvern’£45 (plus small parcel £3.40)

This Giclee print contains some of Malvern’s most iconic landmarks and sights. There are 27 recognisable landmarks, placed together to create an illustrative, architectural pattern. Have fun trying to find them all! The work comes with a digital map showing where all the buildings are located.

A fantastic gift for residents or those who simply love architectural design. All designed and produced in the U.K.

Made from: Heavyweight white paper

Dimensions: Paper Size Width 40.5 cm x Height 62 cm

 

Malvern Giclee Print


Healing Sacred Sound Journeys at Elmslie House

“A truly wonderful experience – I am totally blown away”

Following the success of the previous Gong Baths & Sound Meditation sessions Antony and Angie have already run at Elmslie House, they are now looking to hold regular monthly sound journey meditations at Elmslie House in Malvern.

Here are the next dates:

 

Sunday 22nd July

Sunday 19th August

Sunday 23rd September

Sunday 21st October

Sunday 11th November

Sunday 9th December

“This is such a special venue to be surrounded with sacred sound!

Underfloor heating means you are warm and snug wrapped in your blankets. The wooden floor maximises the vibrations of the singing bowls and gongs , transporting you into delightful dreamscapes and inner journeys of tranquility”.

When Antony and Angie join forces at Elmslie House you will have the healing vibrations of 5 gongs – 3 gongs in front of you and 2 behind you, creating a truely surround sound experience ♥

We are so sure that you will love this sound journey and want to come again that we are offering those coming to Elmslie House for their first session half the usual price. Come along and try something new!

* Reduce stress & anxiety
* Reduce Chronic Pain
* Connect to your higher self and Angelic guides
* Help release stuck energy and blockages in the energy body
* Induces a deep state of relaxation
* Promotes restful sleep
* Promotes mindful living and heart connection
* Space for inner journeying and visualisation

All money payable in cash on the night but please mark yourself as ‘going’ on the Facebook event or message me to secure your space.
The room is large but we would still like to keep an eye on numbers attending.

What should I bring?

Please bring either a yoga mat or sleepping bag to lie on , a cushion or pillow for your head and a warm blanket to wrap yourself in during the meditation. If you have problems lying on the floor you are welcome to bring your own comfy chair or recliner to sit back in . Bring an extra cushion for your back or knees if you wish.


Just lie back and relax as we take you through a gentle meditation followed by an hour of sublime sound and vibrations.

* Due to the powerful vibrations of the gongs this session is not suitable for those with heart conditions or pacemakers , ladies in the first trimester of pregnancy or those suffering from acute mental illness. If in doubt please message us for more info.

Antony Blakmore :

Gong Practioner and follower of the Shamanic Path. Antony has 3 beautiful Paiste Gongs including two which are vibrationally aligned to the planets Venus and Mercury which work on the Heart and Throat Chakras.
FB page : https://www.facebook.com/thespiritsong/

Angie Latham :

An Intuitive energy healer Angie plays the Gong , full chakra note sets of Tibetan and Crystal Singing Bowls , Shamanic Drum and other instruments for healing and self transformation.

* Due to the strong vibrations of the instruments this event is not suitable for those with heart problems or pace makers , severe mental illness , sound sensitive epilepsy or for ladies in the first trimester of pregnancy. If in doubt please message for more information and advice.

To reserve a space or for more info please contact Antony on 07890 582421

www.facebook.com/thespiritsong/

 

 

 

NEW – Pilates Rehabilitation, Thursdays at 11.30am

Pilates-therapy offers Pilates classes to all levels from beginner to advanced and specialist classes for Rehabilitation.

We have a new Rehabilitation class starting at Elmslie House on Thursday mornings.

These classes are taught by a Chartered Physiotherapist and are for people with a variety of injuries and health issues.

We have clients wanting to improve backpain, some who have had surgery such as knee or hip replacements, or some who are simply wanting to stay active and mobile as they age.

The classes are small, safe and effective.

If you would like more information, please contact Julie Ladd (Chartered Physiotherapist) direct on 07903 9019456 or look at the website www.pilates-therapy.com

NEW – VeraFlow Classes – Thursdays at 7.00pm

Moving you to find your True Flow

What is VeraFlow?

Dance, stretch and find your true flow in this class like none other you have ever experienced.
VeraFlow is just what you need to feel completely relaxed and content. Find your true flow in body and mind as you stretch your body and train your mind to the rhythm of the music.

This is you time. Time out in your day to get a clear head, to get focused on the here and now and to get in control.

You’ll leave feeling like you’ve had a full body massage, with your muscles strengthened yet relaxed and loose.

There is no need to live with pain in your body. Once you experience the release you find in VeraFlow you won’t look back.

Classes are run by Sarah Clarke. Here’s a little about Sarah:

Having danced all my life and then trained to a professional standard, dancing is all I know how to do and all I want to do!

I taught children and adult dance classes for many years including ballet, tap, street dance, lyrical, etc.

In recent years I have moved more into the fitness side of dance, I have been teaching Zumba for the past 6 years and Aqua Zumba for 3 years.

VeraFlow is something new and completely different to anything else around, plus this is the first class in the whole of Worcestershire!!

If you would like any more information please contact me on 07977 778635 or email rootsofrhythm@yahoo.com

Core * Pilates * Strength * Balance Classes – Thursdays at 9.15

We are delighted to welcome instructor Wendy Green to Elmslie. Wendy says: “Being a local girl I’m very lucky to have always worked in the Malvern area I have been an Exercise to Music instructor for 28 years teaching a variety of Fitness Classes Having now started classes in the beautiful surroundings of Elmslie House my aim is to have small groups where you feel comfortable, at ease and able to interact. We incorporate the fundamentals of Core Pilates with a lovely fusion of Stretch and Balance. This fusion of elements helps promote wellbeing by improving core strength and posture through a series of low repetition, low impact stretching and conditioning exercises. The class will provide a complete body workout, helping your mind and body to work in harmony. You will leave the class feeling relaxed and a smile on your face”. Classes are held every Thursday morning at 9.15 (pre-booking is essential) For any information and to book a class call Wendy on 07790 101470

SongS P A C E… with Julia Palmer-Price (Fridays 11.00 – 12.00)

SongS P A C E…

A class for singers of all ages and abilities to come and find, explore, re-discover and develop their unique voice; through seasonal sing-a-long songs, chants, hymns, hums and perhaps a lullaby or three, in the awesome acoustic of the concert hall; with songstress Julia who believes everybody can sing!

…is A C E! Guaranteed to put a smile on yer face.

FRIDAYS 11am till 12noon
@ E l m s l i e House ~ £5
Contact Julia 07807 287095

Songstress Julia Palmer-Price (alias Ju-la-la) professional cellist, pianist, composer and teacher, came to Malvern after playing Jimi Hendrix with Nigel Kennedy in 1999, the pinnacle of a colourful career. A former resident at 8 Avenue Road, The (then) Grove (2000-2013), Julia and her late-husband Philip often opened their house as a Performance Arts venue and Julia conceived her Cello’ScooL, which, now 16 strong, regularly returns to perform at Elmslie House.

Julia has been singing since the cradle and welcomes All to enjoy SongS P A C E. Intended as a tonic! Classes begin by connecting with the breath adding gentle movements designed to get energy flowing; then, after tuning in with carefully chosen chants, Sol-fa (so good!) is introduced to train the inner ear, refine listening and pitch control; have fun learning well or little known, fave tunes, old and new, with some of Julia’s own compositions thrown in for good measure; till relaxing maybe with a meditation to finish.

As long as we live, there is never enough singing. ~ Martin Luther

Yoga with Three Counties Yoga

Sue has been practising yoga for 26 years. Little did she know that attendance at a local yoga class because of a need for relaxation was going to lead quite so far! She has studied and continues to study with several schools of yoga, for example Iyengar, Viniyoga and most recently Sivananda, but has not settled with any particular tradition. She is currently concentrating on Mahamudra meditation within the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition and is developing an interest in the healing yoga of that tradition. ? Sue has been a yoga teacher for over 20 years. She has concentrated mainly on setting up and teaching private mixed ability, adult classes but has very broad experience in teaching students of all ages, some on a one to one basis. She is committed to bringing yoga within the reach and understanding of all. Her specialisations include themed teaching and aspects of breathing, anatomy and physiology. Classes: Tuesdays ?13.30 – 14.30 Mixed Ability Yoga Wednesdays 11.00 – 12.15 Mixed Ability Yoga 18.30 – 19.45 Mixed Ability Yoga Contact details: Sue Hayles :07815 946362 ??Email :sue@threecountiesyoga.co.uk Please visit www.threecountiesyoga.co.uk to find out more

Chi Kung with Max Mainini

If you are looking to develop your sense of calmness and relaxation in an increasingly fast paced world, or to help keep your body and joints healthy, then chi kung is something you will enjoy.

What is it?
Roughly translated to ‘energy work’, practising Chi Kung enhances the flow of chi (vital energy) through the body. The exercises are often slow, gentle and flowing, and may take the form of static postures, slow movements and special walking exercises. These are often inspired by nature and help keep the body supple, invigorate and enhance body function and as well as helping to develop mental clarity and inner stillness.

Join a class….

Here on Mondays from 6.30-7.30pm

on

23/1
30/1
6/2
13/2
20/2
27/2

To book a place, please see

Chi Kung Malvern
www.chikungmalvern.co.uk
or call Max on 07976239855

The classes are perfect for beginners and those with experience.

Classes with Carrie Kidman Beeson

Formerly an instructor with Fiesta Fit, Carrie has now branched out on her own and regularly teaches the following classes at Elmslie:

Fitness classes in Pilates, Latin Dance and interval training.

Ante and postnatal specialist but all ladies welcome.

Classes for men and couples coming soon!

Please contact Carrie to book a place on 07990658743 or carriebolton2005@yahoo.co.uk

Somatics Basics of Movement Classes – Tuesdays 5.45pm

Sarah Stevens will be running her Somatics class to keep your moving more freely and painlessly.

What does one learn in a Somatics class/workshop?

Somatic education classes focus on your experience of your bodily senses. For example, “What do feel when you move that part of your body?” During each movement, you will bring attention to what it feels like to relax a muscle as well as which muscles are used in the movement. Keeping your attention on the sensations involved in the movement is a key component in gaining voluntary control over the sensory-motor system to more effectively engage and relax the muscles as necessary.

You will be coached to make all movements slow, engaging their complete attention in the movement. To help maintain focus, most movements are done lying on the floor to take out the need to use one’s attention to balance freeing the mind to focus its attention solely on the movement. This makes the class accessible for most levels of physical ability. If you have further questions whether this class is appropriate for your needs, please contact me.

Class sessions and workshops may vary in theme, but are designed to be part of a well-rounded curriculum when practiced on a regular basis.

The principles of Somatic Education are based on neuroscience and how the brain and muscles work together and offers gentle and easy exercises that are appropriate for all fitness levels and results in greater ease in movement.

For those unfamiliar with somatic education, other closely related modalities relying on similar principles include neuromuscular rehabilitation and the Thomas Hanna’s methods.

Appropriate for:

• Seniors with arthritis or chronic tension or stiffness
• Those recovering from injuries
• Athletes/dancers/fitness enthusiasts/musicians, etc. who depend
on fine-tuned physical movements
• Yoga or other mind-body movement practitioners/instructors
• Those interested in medication-free ways to prevent and alleviate pain,
chronic tension, and stiffness, or facilitate postural corrections.

Class notes:

Bring to class: yoga mat, blanket, or exercise pad to lie on and an open mind for learning.
Note: Most of the exercises will be done lying on the floor.

There are only 12 places on each date, to book your place please contact Sarah at sarahstevens69@hotmail.com or visit www.sarahstevenstherapies.co.uk