Mayor’s Week: 10 – 16 June 2013

Mayor’s Week: 10 – 16 June 2013

Early this week, I chaired a planning meeting for the commemoration of World War 1. Starting next year, the Worcester commemoration is expected to be the largest outside London.

Mid-week saw us at the West Midlands Young Enterprise finals at Worcester University. Entrepreneurs from Kings School had already made an astounding profit in excess of £1,000 from making and selling pewter jewellery – look out for Wigwam products in fashion and jewellery outlets!

On Thursday Starr’s Circus were raising funds for Acorns Hospice. We were treated to agile and daring performances by Khazakstani and Kenyan acrobats, a Ukranian Lady who balanced a tower of glasses on a knife tip while climbing a ladder, a Romanian lady trapeze artist and a really wonderful clown. We will certainly go again when they are in town.

Sinister stories and poems about the number thirteen delighted literature fans at the launch of Worcester Literature Festival on Friday. We now have a new Worcestershire Poet Laureate in Tim Cranmore. Congratulations also to our new Poet Laureate Emeritus, Maggie Doyle. Don’t miss the exciting programme put together by festival founder, Lisa Ventura and her team!

Local Rotarians attracted a lot of attention on Saturday with their annual “Boardwalk,” a parade of sandwich boards advertising local businesses.

During the afternoon, I enjoyed the Girl Guiding Showcase at Hanley Swann and got a first hand view of camping and barbequing. Their cakes were terrific, too!

Phil and I ended the week with the intrepid Race for Life runners, who have raised a staggering £200,000 for cancer research. Well done, ladies! It was a superb effort.

Thousands of runners cross the start line at Worcester Racecourse
Thousands of runners cross the start line at Worcester Racecourse
Photo with Team Helen's Heroins from Worcester Dragon Boat's.
Photo with Team Helen’s Heroines from Worcester Dragon Boat’s. Helen Cleaver passed away in January. Helen was a Olympic Torch Bearer and also rowed in the Queen’s Jubilee Pageant on the River Thames.

Our last engagement was the wedding and reception – “Walima” – of Rahena Sultana and Rezwan Rahman at Perdiswell. Mubarak! (Congratulations!) and best wishes for your new life together.

One thought on “Mayor’s Week: 10 – 16 June 2013

  1. Thank you for taking the time to come and meet Helen’s Heroines and for all your best wishes! Was very nice of you and Maggie enjoyed trying on the chain!

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