Watch Out Worcester

Saturday 22 July, from 12pm
Worcester City Centre

Watch Out Worcester is a new free event for the city.

Theatre, dance, music, spoken word and visual arts in outdoor and unusual spaces, created and performed by local and visiting artists and companies.


Read on to find out more about the artists and the venues  - and click on the timetable to see the timings of the day.

Watch Out Worcester Timetable


The Hive

Popping up at The Hive will be infuseDANCE’s Bodyguards - Protect and Serve, a team of highly trained dancing bodyguards in a fun filled interactive performance

Also performing at The Hive will be Flexus Dance Company, Dancefest's Elevate and Elevate Junior Youth Dance Company and Worcester DFY

Three Choirs Festival - at Worcester Cathedral

Watch Out Worcester takes place on the opening day of the Three Choirs Festival and as part of both events, at around 3pm, you can see Emily May Dance TheatreEncompass Collectiveand Dancefest's Chance to Dance Company in the riverside setting of Worcester Cathedral's west garden.

Worcester Arts Workshop

Four new are plays by young emerging writers, commissioned especially for the day, will be performed as part of Jumpstart from 2pm to 4pm, with a post-show discussion.

Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum

At the Art Gallery you can see a pop up performance created as part of the Watch Out Worcester performance project, alongside its Celebrity exhibition.

St Swithun's

St Swithun's Church

Worcestershire Resource Exchange (part of the Duckworth Worcestershire Trust) will be creating an installation piece entitled 'Portal' made from thousands paper feathers, all individually cut and made from reclaimed materials.

Worcester-born DJ Ed Steelefox will mix a musical response to the incredible space to create a thoughtful and reflective soundtrack to the coming-and-goings of the visitors and special guests.

Also at St Swithun's will be singer songwriter Shiraz Hempstock, and poet, writer and performer, Suz Winspearwho was Worcestershire Poet Laureate 2016-17. She'll bring a range of poets to perform during the afternoon, presenting poetry in new and unexpected ways, and maybe helping visitors to find the poet within themselves.

Around Worcester city centre - at Angel Place, Crowngate, the Guildhall

Look out for Vamos Theatre's Midwives on Call around Angel Place and Crowngate, and Dancefest's Quiet Revolution performances outside the Guildhall. 

Dance artist Lauren Trim will be creating an installation of movement and sound in collaboration with The Blue Dive.

Also performing in different spaces around the city centre will be singer songwriter Shiraz Hempstock, Emily May Dance TheatreEncompass Collective, Dancefest's DFA and Chance to Dance Company.

University of Worcester City Campus gardens

At around 4pm there'll be a mass movement performance by youth groups who've performed throughout the day.

Vamos - Midwives on Call

Watch Out Worcester is produced by Dancefest in collaboration with Worcestershire partners including Jumpstart (part of Worcestershire Arts Partnership), The HiveThree Choirs FestivalUniversity of Worcester, Churches Conservation TrustSevern ArtsVamos TheatreWorcester City Art Gallery and MuseumWorcester Arts WorkshopWorcestershire Litfest & Fringe.