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Commandery Café Tender

The CommanderyMuseums Worcestershire (a partnership between Worcester City and Worcestershire County Council) is inviting proposals at this stage, for a catering concession at the Commandery Café, based in the historic Commandery, Sidbury, Worcester to run from Easter to October each year, with an option to open during events and functions at other times during the year.

For further details please download the tender document: Commandery Cafe Tender 1702

Proposals must be received by the Museums Business Manager at The Commandery, Sidbury, Worcester, WR1 2HU by 4.00pm on 3rd March, 2017.

*** February 2017 – Museums Worcestershire ***



Employers, we need you!

Heart of Worcestershire College is on the lookout for local businesses to help support and facilitate their work placement programme.

As part of each student’s course, they are required to complete work placements consisting of one block  week or one day a week for a period of five weeks within a company. Typical placements for IT and Business students include: Finance, Marketing, HR, IT, Legal, Customer Service, Retail, Technical Support, Developers/coding and Web and Multimedia opportunities.

Students benefit greatly from working in the industry; gaining key employability skills to enhance their job applications and interviews.

As well as the students, each employer is rewarded with a number of benefits including; raising the company’s profile in the business sector, improving staff retention, growing talent, inspiring and informing young people and developing current employees by involving them in the supervision of young people.

Speaking about working with the College, Michelle Wood, Sanctuary’s Group Head of Learning and Development, said:

“Our partnerships with local schools and colleges in Worcester have allowed us to deliver sought after work experience placements to students in a range of business areas. Not only do these programmes provide young people with a valuable insight into the world of work, but also with a chance to gain practical and hands on experience, and discover how a commercially-driven organisation operates.”

If you’re interested in engaging with the College’s work placement programme please contact

Jackie White via jwhite@howcollege.ac.uk

***January 2017 – Heart of Worcestershire College***

2000 years of history comes to life at The Commandery
Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 February, 10am – 5pm


See 2000 years of history come to life at The Commandery with a weekend full of ancient Greeks, Viking warriors, World War II and much more.

Organised by The Worcester Re-enactors in partnership with The Commandery, more than 200 re-enactors will sweep visitors back into a journey through history, from Vikings to Victorians. With Living History encampments, military drill displays, traditional craft demonstrations and vintage vehicles, visitors to the beautiful Commandery can enjoy a huge variety of displays in one of Worcester’s oldest and most beautiful buildings.

Visitors can learn to wield a pike like a Parliamentarian, receive their rations and discover forgotten children’s games. Indoor and outdoor entertainment throughout the weekend will include Napoleonic, medieval and 17th century encampments, and a Victorian magic lantern show.

Charlie Fothergill, Marketing Officer for The Commandery said: “The Living History weekend is The Commandery’s biggest event of the year and we are delighted to be hosting this exceptional weekend once again! We would like to thank all those involved, in particular The Worcester Re-enactors.”

Brian Bullock from Worcester Re-enactors said: “The Living History event offers the chance to celebrate history in the heart of Worcester and the historic Commandery is the perfect setting. The re-enactors all come along on a voluntary basis, are extremely enthusiastic about the period they portray and have a wealth of knowledge for visitors to tap into. Come along and join in!”

Living History in Worcester is part of the Love Worcester Heritage Festival; a week of events from 18 – 26 February celebrating Worcester’s spectacular heritage in venues across the city. There will also be Living History displays to see in Friar Street, at Tudor House all weekend and at Greyfriars on Saturday.

The Commandery itself has an extraordinary history; most famously it was the Royalist Headquarters during the Battle of Worcester, the final and deciding battle of the English Civil War. It is currently embarking on a major project which will focus on Worcester’s unique English Civil War story, opening in the summer, thanks to funding from Worcester City Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

The event is free for all Commandery cardholders and for those who bring evidence that they pay their council tax to Worcester City Council.

For further information about the Living History at The Commandery event please visit www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk or see The Commandery’s Facebook page.

The Love Worcester Heritage Festival runs from Saturday 18 to Sunday 26 February. For more information please see www.visitworcestershire.org/loveworcester 

***January 2017 – The Commandery***


Opening of new business on the High Street Cote Brasseries


9 JANUARY 2017
The start of the New Year brings with it added excitement for Côte Brasserie, who will
be opening a 160 cover restaurant on Worcester High Street in early January. Côte
have invested £1 million in creating their chic Parisian-style brasserie, which will bring
further dining choice for both locals and visitors to Worcester, as well as providing
around 50 new jobs in the area.
Located a short walk away from the banks of the River Severn and Worcester
Cathedral, Côte champions all day dining. From lazy weekend breakfasts to special
celebration dinners, business lunches and relaxed family meals, there is something
for everyone
Côte Restaurants CEO, Alex Scrimgeour says, “We are thrilled to be opening right
in the centre of Worcester and we look forward to bringing our friendly, professional
service and great value food to this thriving town. It’s a wonderful way for Côte to
begin 2017.”
Guests will always find classic brasserie favourites such as steak frites and tuna Niçoise
on the menu, along with a tempting selection of desserts. Côte’s must-try crème
caramel is a house speciality. Seasonal, monthly-changing specials and weekday
lunch and early evening menus ensure there is always something new to delight both
regular and first-time guests. At £10.95 for two courses and £12.95 for three courses
the weekday lunch and early evening set menu provides outstanding value, lending
itself perfectly to a quick lunch or relaxed dining. The extensive French wine list is
reasonably priced and features wines from a number of independent producers
across France.
Served until midday on weekdays and 1pm at weekends, Côte breakfasts are muchloved
by their guests and well-celebrated on social media. The renowned eggs
Benedict with homemade Hollandaise and the French breakfast with Côte’s awardwinning
boudin noir, are particular menu favourites.
Accredited by Coeliac UK, Côte is proud of its comprehensive and delicious gluten
free menu, which has received high praise from diners, the press and Coeliac UK
itself. Côte maintains high standards in gluten-free food preparation and staff
training and understands how important it is to be able to offer people who follow a
gluten-free diet, reliable and safe dining.
Due to the requests of many devoted guests, Côte launched a loyalty programme in
summer 2016. ‘Côte Rewards’ members earn treats throughout the year, as well as
receiving a joining gift of a complimentary bottle of wine to enjoy when dining. The
more visits made to Côte, the more rewards to be gained, which can be earned and
redeemed at any Côte Brasserie.
“Robust French flavours and brilliant value for money”
– ENDS –

***January 2017 – Cotes Brasseries***


OLLY MURS to perform Open Air Concert at Worcestershire County Cricket Club on Sunday 25th June as part of his huge 2017 Summer Tour!


Worcestershire County Cricket Club will welcome Olly Murs on Sunday 25th June, performing as part of his huge Summer UK Tour.

Following on from his spring arena tour, Olly Murs, one of British music’s biggest stars, announces his biggest headline shows yet; 22 outdoor dates across the UK, starting on Friday 2nd June through to Saturday 19th August 2017.

Olly Murs said, “I am thrilled to play outdoors at Worcestershire County Cricket Club. Outdoor shows are so much fun and I am looking forward to performing my biggest songs on my biggest outdoor tour!”

2016 has been another incredible year for Olly Murs which has seen him celebrate his fourth successive No.1 Album ’24 HRS’, becoming the most successful solo artist ever to come from the X Factor. New single ‘Years and Years’ is the new album’s centre piece; an expansive, explosive, spine-tingling belter and follows the radio favourites ‘You Don’t Know Love’ and ‘Grow Up’ which Olly recently performed on the X Factor.

Before his huge summer tour, the spring of 2017 will see Olly play 23 UK shows including three O2’s and the opening night of the Teenage Cancer Trust shows, confirming his reputation as one of Britain’s very best live performers.

Since Olly shot to fame in 2009, he has recorded four multi-platinum albums, produced four Number 1 singles with total record sales exceeding 10 million. ’24 HRS’ is the follow up to the acclaimed million selling album ‘Never Been Better’.

Jon Graham, Managing Director of Worcestershire County Cricket Club, said “We are delighted that an artist of the stature of Olly Murs is coming to New Road in 2017, it’s a major coup for the club. To get the opportunity to stage a concert involving the current number one selling artist, someone who is incredibly popular and an unbelievable showman is brilliant news and amazing profile for our ever-growing events side of the business.

” Liz Doogan-Hobbs MBE, CEO of LHG Live, promoter said, “We are delighted to be working with Olly Murs on his UK Summer Tour! Olly is one of the best male solo artists in the UK and the perfect artist for our venues. We expect each show to have a great party atmosphere and look forward to hearing his most popular hits.”

Tickets at Worcestershire County Cricket Club are priced at: £39.50 + booking fee & postage fee (General Admission) and £55.00 + booking fee & postage fee (Platinum enclosure).


Tickets are all standing. Disabled Tickets are available directly from the venue but are very limited.

Hospitality Packages are also available!

*** December 2016 Worcestershire County Cricket Club***


No Wobble because they have won Dobble…Again  

We are thrilled to announce that Wise Owl Toys in Charles Street is the biggest seller of the game ‘Dobble’ of all the independent shops in the UK for 2015 for the third year running! Wise Owl Toys owner, Mark Stewart, was naturally delighted to beat all the competition once again. ‘We love the game, so demonstrating it in our store was something that came naturally to us. We thought Worcester would have been saturated by now but that’s certainly not the case. To be “The Tops” three years running is amazing.’





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