Christmas at Royal Porcelain Works

Worcester’s leading centre for art and culture has published it’s programme of events and activities for the festive period.

The Royal Porcelain Works – which has been developed to showcase the county’s artistry and craftsmanship – is organising a number of festive events throughout December.

With a variety of Pottery Painting, Workshops, Craft Fairs and Exhibitions, plus much more available, there is something for everyone this festive season.

Etsy Made Local
Saturday 30 November – Sunday 1 December, 10.00am to 5.00pm

With more than 20 sellers attending across this two day free event, offering shoppers a wide range of unique and meaningful gifts, all part of the site’s aim to encourage people to both source and buy locally this Christmas;

Christmas Pottery Painting
Saturday 7, Saturday 14 and Saturday 21 December, 2.00pm to 5.00pm and Sunday 1 and Sunday 1 December, 10.00am to 4.00pm

These events offer a range of different Christmas ceramics to paint including a plate for Santa and a baby’s first Christmas bauble.  Booking is essential.

“We are delighted to announce our Christmas programme.  The spaces at Royal Porcelain Works offer themselves perfectly for such creative events as we are all about showcasing the county’s artistry and craftsmanship.  We look forward to welcoming you to join in our festive fun!”

Sara Matthews, General Manager of Royal Porcelain Works.

Book Club
Monday 2 December, 7.40pm to 8.40pm

This month’s book choice is the festive ‘Skipping Christmas’ by John Grisham.  Free to attend, no booking is necessary.

Christmas Wreath Workshop
Sunday 8 December, 9.30am to 11.30am, 12midday to 2.00pm and 2.30pm to 4.30pm

Delivered by Sweet Ginger Flowers, attendees will create a luxury festive door wreath, using traditional techniques and premium British foliage.  Booking is essential.

Christmas Arts
Sunday 8 December, 10.00am to 5.00pm

Participate in Art will host 17 artists and artisans offering unique oil and watercolour works, photography, pottery, glassware, jewellery, mixed media, soft furnishings and original pieces, prints and gift sets.  Free to attend, no booking is required.

Watermarks – An Exhibition of Watercolours
Saturday 14 – Friday 20 December, 11.00am to 4.00pm

This exhibition will host watercolours by local artist David Birtwistle, who, for nearly half a century, has been painting Worcester scenes and the local countryside.  It will also include recent examples from his travels in France, Italy, India and Ireland.  No booking is required at this free event.

Christmas Table Decoration Workshop
Sunday 22 December, 9.30am to 11.30am and 2.30pm to 4.30pm

Delivered by Sweet Ginger Flowers, attendees will create a Christmas table centerpiece, using a variety of flowers, premium plant material and seasonal foliage.  Booking is essential.

For further information please contact the Royal Porcelain Works on 01905 677399 or email enquiries@royalporcelainworks.co.uk.


Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond Classes

Worcester’s leading new centre for art and culture has launched a series of parent and baby classes.

Royal Porcelain Works – which has been developed to showcase the county’s artistry and craftsmanship – has welcomed mother and daughter duo, Anne Bradshaw and Lydia Healy, to deliver all of its parent, baby and toddler activities.

Royal Porcelain Works expands it's offering with a series of parent and baby classes.

The classes are as follows :

  • Antenatal - for women of 28 weeks pregnant and more - held once a month on a Sunday from 10.00am to 5.00pm at a cost of £80.00 which includes an artisan picnic from The Nest;
  • Baby massage - for babies aged from 6 weeks to 6 months, every other Thursday from 12midday to 12.45pm, at a cost of £5.00;
  • Baby Yoga – for babies aged from 16 weeks to 9 months, every other Thursday from 12midday to 12.45pm, at a cost of £5.00;
  • Parent and Baby Sensory Musical Sessions – for newborns to toddling babies, every Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 10.30am, at a cost of £5.00;
  • Parent and Toddler Sensory Musical Sessions – for strong walkers to 3 years, every Thursday and Saturday, from 10.45am to 11.30pm, at a cost of £5.00;
  • Baby & Toddler Cake & Coffee Morning - for parents to be able to sit down and chat about the ups and downs of parenthood, every Thursday and Saturday 10:30am to 11:30am, free to attend.

“We are absolutely delighted to be delivering our classes at the Royal Porcelain Works.  Offering help and support at this stage in life is absolutely crucial.  We believe firmly in attachment parenting and a woman’s ability to give birth given the right support, the right information and the right environment.”

Anne Bradshaw of Mindful Massage and Stand and Deliver.

Anne, who lives in Worcester, is a childbirth educator and pregnancy massage therapist, and runs her two companies – Mindful Massage and Stand and Deliver – from the Royal Porcelain Works.  With more than 25 years experience, Anne has been involved with more than 4000 parents and 4500 babies. Having experienced the pain of miscarriage – losing two babies, one at 12 weeks and another at 21 weeks – she was delighted when Lydia arrived in her 41st year.

Anne received a first class honours degree in Healthcare at the age of 52, is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Member of the Federation of Antenatal Educators.

Lydia – a qualified nursery nurse – has been teaching contemporary singing and musical theatre performance to children and young adults for 10 years and is currently studying to be an antenatal teacher. Having suffered from post natal depression and obsessive compulsive disorder after her daughter was born, Lydia is passionate about creating sessions that are child led, concentrating on what is best for baby.

“We are providing a one stop shop for families in a beautiful environment.  As a mother and daughter team we have so much experience both personally and professionally and are sure our classes will help both parents and babies develop into confident, competent and happy individuals.”

Lydia Healy of Stand and Deliver.

Sara Matthews, General Manager of Royal Porcelain Works said: “It is part of our ethos to ensure that we offer some of the very best activities and initiatives locally.  We are therefore delighted to welcome Anne and Lydia.  Delivering a full package of help and support to parents and babies in such a remarkable setting will bring many benefits to all those involved.”

For further information please contact Sara Matthews, General Manager, Royal Porcelain Works on 01905 677399 or email her at sara.matthews@royalporcelainworks.co.uk.