Mayor’s Week: 28 July – 3 August 2017

Mayor’s Week: 28 July – 3 August 2017

I was invited to the Horizon Community Centre to join in the celebration of the Eid Festival. This was a lovely family event where everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The food prepared by volunteers was excellent and the children really enjoyed the entertainment provided.

Cutting the ribbon at the new Commandery visitor experience
Cutting the ribbon at the new Commandery visitor experience – picture by Jonathan Barry

Saturday started with me opening the new visitor experience at The Commandery. As well as brilliant improvements to the rooms and interactive visitor participation, The Commandery has taken on IT improvements to offer an even more informative visit. If you are at all interested in this piece of the City’s history with its involvement in the Civil War then I’d recommend a tour of the exhibition.

From there a I took a walk up to the brand new Cathedral Square where, together with a representative of the developers, I officially opened this new precinct. With its great views of the Cathedral this area with new restaurants and shops will, I’m sure, be an attraction for visitors from other parts of Worcestershire and its surrounds. All good for the City’s economic growth and prosperity.

Launch of Cathedral Sq Worcester - picture by Kevin Shaw of www.kevinshawphotography.co.uk
Launch of Cathedral Sq Worcester – picture by Kevin Shaw of www.kevinshawphotography.co.uk

On Tuesday the Mayoress and I visited Bishop Allenby Hall at St Stephen’s Church where the Reverend Andy Todd together with volunteers from the parish had organised the opening of a café. The idea is to encourage visitors to use the hall as a meeting place and certainly anyone feeling lonely would receive a very warm welcome together with a nice cup of tea and choice of cakes.

The week was rounded off with a very enjoyable evening at the Swan Theatre to watch the Worcester Operatic and Dramatic Society Youth Section (WODYS) perform Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Whistle Down The Wind. Having seen them in rehearsal I can honestly say they have gone from strength to strength. They are an incredibly talented group of youngsters who put their heart and soul into entertaining the audience.

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