Malvern Well-dressing & Water Festival – Dates for your Diary 2023

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This is a full list of events happening during this year’s festival.

Please note that some of the events / times below may change at short notice especially if subject to weather, so do check beforehand.

Friday 28th April – Well-dressing day

10am – 5pm Arts Market in the Priory churchyard
6pm Blessing St James’s churchyard spout, West Malvern

Saturday 29th April – Well-dressing judging

9am – 5.30 British Society of Dowsers symposium, Malvern Cube
10am – 12pm Blessing St Ann’s Well
10.30am Minibus tour
11am – 12pm Singing at Rosebank Gardens Well
11am – 5pm Health and well-being fair in Priory Park CANCELLED
2.30pm Minibus tour
6pm Blessing Malvhina, Belle Vue Island

Sunday 30th April

All day (times TBC): British Society of Dowsers workshops and walks in Malvern
10am – 12pm Beautiful Music at St Ann’s Well with Ray Mytton
10am – 5pm Well-dressing and wellness fayre, The Fold, Bransford
11am – 1pm Songs and dancing, Abbey Archway
2pm Blessing Hayslad spout, West Malvern with the Rainbow Guardians
2.30pm Minibus tour
3pm Blessing Hayslad spout, West Malvern with Malvern Border Druids

Monday 1st May

4.45am Dripping Well dawn ceremony with Jonathan Penley – gather at St Ann’s Well
10.30am Minibus tour
10am – 5pm May Day Water Festival in Priory Park, including:
10am – 11.30am Maypole and Morris dancing
2pm Well-dressing prize-giving at the bandstand
2.30pm Water cure re-enactment
12pm Blessing North Malvern Clock Tower with Malvern Buddhists
2.30pm Minibus tour

Wednesday 3rd May

Well-dressing dismantling begins

Sunday 7th May

1 – 1.30pm Closing blessing St Ann’s Well
2pm Dressings fully dismantled
4pm Well-dressing closing ceremony at North Malvern Clock Tower with Julia Palmer-Price

Many other events and festivities are being planned, so keep an eye on social and other media.