If you live or are looking forward to visiting Worcester, here’s a list of five interesting Galleries to see.

Eckington Manor’s Cookery School

The modern edifice that hosts the cookery school at Eckington Manor delightfully combines art and the story of food in its cookery lessons to students. The cooks are taught how to select and maximise the qualities of ingredients sourced from locally sourced fresh farm produce, creating aroma-filled and mouthwatering delicacies using simple recipes.

The classes are structured to be practical with an exciting experience, whether the student is a beginner or a veteran home cook. The school also offers a high number of AGA cookery courses; the highest in a cookery school in the UK. There are also tailored one-on-one cookery courses for those who want it.

Eckington Manor’s Cookery School is at the cross section of Hammock Road Street and Manor Road in Worcester, and equally accessible from both Boon Street and Drakes Bridge Road.

Jinney Ring Craft Centre’s Shopping Experience

It is a two-century old barn restructured into a creative hub with a range of crafts including pottery making, chocolate production, violin making, textiles of different types, paintings, jewellery making, glass blowing, wood working, gift vouchers and many other inventive gifts.

The craftsmen and women in the 12 studio workshops at Jinney Ring Craft Centre are always delighted to show their work to visitors and explain the details and processes of their delicate works of art. Visitors can admire and buy any of the quirky hand-crafted goods on exhibition at the gallery.  At the main gift shop, there are lots of ingeniously crafted gifts and treats to choose from for the home, such as jewelry, toys, ware and glass, pictures, and high quality clothes.

Finally, take out time to relax and enjoy a hearty, freshly cooked meal at the farmhouse restaurant that offers good value, in addition to tasty homemade cakes and pudding.

The Jinney Ring Craft Centre is located on the B4091 near the edge of the Hanbury Village, and close to the M42 and M5 motorways.

Becketts’s Farm Shop

Becketts brings to shoppers the unique edge of 78 years of farming in Wythall, south of Birmingham. Its vision is to ensure continuous vailability of fresh farm produces such as the boxed eggs and green groceries, sold directly to the end consumers. The staff at Farm Shop include highly skilled and experienced butchers, confectioners, and several trained shop assistants to make the shopper’s experience easier and a delight.  The Farm Shop at Beckett’s Farm is sandwiched between Magbility – The Mobility Centre Birmingham and the Orange Kitchen Cooking School and accessible from A435 along Alcester Road.

Arts Centre at Artrix

Artrix is a modern art centre in North Worcestershire that welcomes the best of performing artists across the UK.  The 300-capacity event centre always has a lineup of interesting programmes all year round and has been described by the Independent as one of the top comedy practice venues in the UK.  The event listings include theatre, cinema, music and comedy, with an approximate number of 200 screenings, 200 performances and 12 exhibitions every year.

The Artrix is along A38, by Bromsgrove bypass. From the roundabout at the Brewers Fayre, it is accessible by the left turning or right onto Slideslow Drive. Straight ahead is the mini roundabout with the Police Station and Bromsgrove Fire on the right hand side.

Bronte Porcelain

The uniquely crafted Bronte Porcelain is made by the Bronte Porcelain Company, and over the years, it has earned a reputation for not just its production of fine bone china but also the detail and quality that is invested in the distinct wares.

Each item is delicately handcrafted in the company’s studio at Malvern, Worcestershire, and welcomes arranged touring visits.

To locate the Bronte Porcelain company from the south, follow the M5 junction 8 and take the M50. Exit at junction 1 and follow through A38 Worcester.