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Malvern Well Dressing 2024

03 May 2024 to 06 May 2024

All available dates: 03 May 2024 to 06 May 2024

The theme for well dressing this year is Trees. Local arts organisation Creatives Connect will be working with traders in Malvern on window displays, and dozens of local individuals and groups have applied to become dressers. Its expected there will be around 50 springs, spouts, wells and water sources decorated this year.

Visitors in previous years will appreciate the variety of work, as well as the talents of local well dressers. Launched at the start of each year, well dressers apply to take part and fund all the work themselves. Last year, around 800 people were involved at sites around the Hills.

The festival is run by Malvern Spa Association, alongside other partner organisations. This year, the springs and wells will be dressed on Friday 3rd May. Judging takes place on Saturday, when there will be lots happening in and around Malvern, including an arts fair and the British Society of Dowsers at The Cube. Sunday will also be busy with a variety of events, exhibitions and entertainment.

On Monday 6th May the water-themed family fun day returns to Priory Park, a free event that proved hugely popular last year. This year, the festival extends into the following week with activities in the run up to the RHS Malvern Spring Festival at the Three Counties Showground.

To find out more about this year’s festival, visit the Malvern Well Dressing’s Facebook page, or the Malvern Spa Association website. The Tourist Information office at Lyttelton Well on Church Street will have full details, including arrangements for guided minibus tours, closer to the start of the festival.

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Malvern Spa Association, more often known as the MSA, was formed on 18th September 1998 with the aim of protecting and enhancing Malvern’s water heritage. It works to increase knowledge of Malvern’s water, preserving and maintaining local water traditions. An important part of its work is the annual Well Dressing Festival but there are other, smaller well dressing events throughout the year.

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