HANLEYS VILLAGE SHOW
Welcome to the Hanleys Village Show! Our Show is held annually in late August and is now in its 69th year.
Situated in south Worcestershire, the Hanleys are a community spread across two villages, Hanley Castle and Hanley Swan, close to Upton upon Severn and the Malvern Hills. Our Show is independently run by volunteers and has never restricted entry to members of any society or a tight geographical area. We don't stick rigidly to RHS and other show rules to encourage as many people as possible to take part for fun, to learn something and to keep the Show alive. The rules we do have are to ensure consistency and fairness, and we have written guidelines for every section to help people display their work in the best possible way.
The standard of entries remains high and with 93 classes from flowers to fruit and paintings to preserves, there is something for everyone to try their hand at.
The pond at Hanley Swan
St Mary's Church, Hanley Castle
We have been struck by the amazing work on show each year; whether they win a prize or not, everyone participating shows what can be achieved given some time and a little effort. Our show is judged by experienced judges; their standards are high but they understand the effort put into producing a good display and take account of your hard work and attention to detail.
Whilst there is a friendly competition between participants, this is not the be-all and end-all of our Show. We want it to be an exhibition celebrating the talent and endeavour of participants and hopefully inspiring others to take up a craft or learn a new skill in their spare time.
We are always looking for ways to keep events around the Show interesting and fun; the recent re-introduction of music has been popular and including market stalls links us to the monthly Cafe and Market.
If you have suggestions on how to improve the Show or classes we could include, we'd love to hear from you.