No Job Too Obscure For Worcester’s Finest

There’s a person for every job here in Worcester!

If you’ve got a problem that needs solving or a job that needs handling, chances are there’s someone in Worcester who can do it for you.

Worcester is packed full of handy, skilled individuals that are eager to take any odd jobs off your hands, so that you can get on with the task at hand of simply enjoying life! Never has there been a more entrepreneurial city than Worcester and whilst the population only just pops its head over 100,000, you can bet your bottom dollar that you’ll be able to find a Worcesterite to help you out in a cat’s whisker of a jiffy. So, whilst you may have to go further afield to a bigger city for specialist jobs such as decluttering services or sound-proofing, if there’s a simpler task to be completed you can guarantee that there’ll be someone from the city to do it for you.

We’ve chosen to highlight a few of the companies in Worcester that have been making a business out of doing other people’s odd jobs – check them out and give ’em a call if you like:

Excellence Cleaning

Sometimes there are messes that are simply too big to sort out yourself. Whether you’re looking to look to get a regular cleaner in your home or place of work, or need an expert team to perform a post-construction clean up operation, the team at Excellence Cleaning have the skills and experience necessary to get the job done at the right price.

Whilst they’re with you they can also take care of your ironing, gardening and even give your home a fresh lick of paint! Excellence Cleaning are your one-stop shop for all things domestic from cleaning your carpets to ironing.

Hamiltons

David Hamilton Haines is a man obsessed with motors. But this man is no simple gear-head who talks in horsepower and torque stats, he’s obsessed with something a little easier to see. After spending endless hours of his spare time agonising over the cleanliness of his car David decided to start his own business where he could turn his attention to other people’s motors. There’s nothing he likes more than returning a car back to its former glory, so if your car is in need of a little spit-shine you know who to call!

The Dogfather

Although the title of ‘Dogfather’ is a self-conferred one, it’s supported by dozens of reviews from satisfied customers (and dogs!). Eddy Morris is a professional dog walker who also offers a completely certified and insured dog boarding service. He and his wife Tania have devoted years of their lives to looking after rescue dogs and animals with special needs, but they also love to have guests for short stints. Whether you’re looking for a simple dog walking service or a thoroughly compassionate boarding option for your beloved dog, the Dogfather is the man to call.

Luther: Rod Willmott

Guitarists are notoriously protective of their instruments and for good reason; these 6-stringed instruments can often be valued into the thousands so it only makes sense that a professional should be hired to fix it, should it ever need a bit of care and attention.

Rod Willmott is Worcester’s resident luthier, an expert craftsman who has been astounding stringed instrument owners with immaculate fixes and repairs for over 30 years. Rod is also a consummate left-handed player himself, making him well suited to perform right-to-left conversions on all kinds of stringed instruments.

The Must-Visit Worcester Festivals

Have you been to all of these fantastic festivals?

The summer is the perfect time to get out and about in Worcester and what better place to do this at than one of the many fantastic festivals that are organised here on a regular basis?

It doesn’t matter if you’re looking to dance until the sun goes down or just have a taste of a few local ales, there’s so much variety here in Worcester that you’re bound to find a festival that’s to your taste.

Take a look at our list of top festivals in Worcester to see if there are any that take your fancy:

Mello Festival

Don’t let the name deceive you, there’s nothing ‘mellow’ about this fun festival! Over the years this festival has featured a number of classic acts ranging from legendary rockers Hawkwind to 90s folk crew The Levellers. In addition to great music there’s also a huge range of food, as well as plenty of activities for kids.

Worcester Fake Festival

Ever fancied seeing Queen with Freddie Mercury? How about watching legendary bands like Green Day and the Red Hot Chili Peppers all in one day? Well, at the Worcester Fake Festival you can do just that! This year’s festival, held in Worcester’s iconic giant marquee tent is an event not to be missed as the city is visited by world-class tribute acts to Foo Fighters, U2, Kasabian and more!

Worcester Music Festival

One of the biggest events to rock the city, the Worcester Music Festival hosts dozens of bands each year in a massive variety of venues. Each year there’s a massive variety of performers so you can expect everything from tribute acts to metal, punk, folk, pop, jazz and blues! The best thing about this festival is that it’s absolutely free, so you can save your money for some delicious food and drink.

Worcester Festival

Each year the community of Worcester pulls together to organise a massive range of events. There’s something for everyone here from blues guitar gigs to pantomimes, and best of all its held over the Summer holiday period so parents should be able to find something to occupy their sprogs! Be advised that many of these events need to be booked in advance so it’s a good idea to take a look at the website well ahead of schedule.

Worcester CAMRA Festival

Something for the parents to enjoy, there’s nothing quite like a beer festival to get Mum and Dad in a cheery mood! Whatever your tipple, whether it’s real ale, ciders, perries or fruit wines there are literally hundreds of different varieties on offer here, so you’ll be guaranteed to find something that you like. This year there’s music from a wide range of bands including: rock covers from Locked & Loaded, a powerful tribute from Fred Zeppelin and even some skiffle from local outfit The Poor Boys of Worcester.

Oktober Festival

Another one for adults only, Oktoberfest Worcester is our city’s very own rendition of the famous German beer festival giving you the opportunity to save on the flight and have more cash left over for the important stuff ie. BEER! Worcester’s huge marquee is transformed into a Bavarian beer hall for two days only giving you the chance to drink and eat to your heart’s content in true German style.

Worcester’s Helpful Handymen

Are you in need of a handy individual?

Fix your home up with the help of these pros…

Worcester Gardening Services

During the summer our gardens can get more overrun than a butchers’ counter during Veganuary.

Although some people love to garden, there are many people who can’t stand the sight of the trowel let alone the thought of using one, whereas other folks are simply too busy to spare the time. Thankfully for those who really can’t be bothered (or simply don’t want to) there’s the aptly named Worcester Garden Services who are always on hand to help.

David Hawker is an experienced gardener and landscaper who has turned his skills into a business that he can be very proud of. Although he can’t help with Japanese knotweed removal and law, he’s Worcester’s choice for all other kinds of gardening including the creation of custom fish ponds, patio laying and weeding.

Jim’ll Fix It

For every city there’s a handyman who has the capability to attack any job with the tenacity and ferocity of a Pitbull Terrier. Jim from Jim’ll Fix It is that kind of man. Having served the people of Worcester for years he’s built up an impressive portfolio that is as varied as it is deep. Jim’s business thrives off the number of recommendations that he receives for his sterling work which can include anything from simple gardening tasks to pressure washing and shelve fitting.

Jim offers free no-obligation quotes for all of his jobs, he’s fully covered with public liability insurance and only uses the highest quality materials to make sure that whatever job he’s doing for you, it’s the best that he’s physically capable of doing.

Sam Beardsley Carpentry

If you’ve ever heard that carpentry is an old man’s game then you’ve heard wrong. Sam Beardlsey is the new kid on the block who’s been transforming spaces all around Worcester, showing up the old boys and winning contracts left, right and centre. His work varies from commercial jobs in bars to domestic work in people’s homes. It doesn’t matter whether he’s building a bespoke outdoor shed/office or updating his parents’ kitchen, he’s always sure to apply the same level of care and attention.

Although his calendar is rarely free it’s well worth getting in touch with this young man as his passion for his work truly has to be seen to be believed.

R Holmes Plumbing and Central Heating Services

Although you might think that its a little early to be thinking about turning the heating on it might be worth having a go if you’ve not done so in a while. If you come across any issues you can always give R. Holmes a call. A reliable plumber of many years, this hardworking man travels within a 30 mile radius of Worcester delivering an excellent service at a competitive rate. He can install gas central heating in your home, install boilers and even fit your new bathroom.

Being a true professional, R. Holmes doesn’t do call out charges and offers free no obligation quotes, giving you the option to go elsewhere at your peril…

 

Fun Family Days Out In Worcester

Get the whole family out of the house this Summer!

Fancy foraging for your food or stopping this plague? Take a look at these epic activities to keep you busy this Summer…

Wildlife Wednesdays – Pond Dipping

01/08/2018

We’re in the midst of one of the hottest summers in recent years, so what better time to head out to Spetchley Park and take in some of this natural splendour? The friendly folks at Really Rural are holding 45 minutes pond dipping sessions this month so kids aged 5 and up can enjoy this fun outdoor event for £4 per child. Ticket prices includes admission to the Gardens, but adult admission must also be purchased separately on the day.

Summer Foraging Course

10/08/2018

Eric and Marlow from Wild Food UK are two men who are obsessed with foraging. They love nothing more than hunting through the great outdoors for their dinner and now they want to share what they’ve learnt with everyone else! A 2.5 hour walk starts and ends at the Star Inn, giving you just enough time to pick up ingredients to cook a tasty meal when you return. This activity is suitable for teenagers and adults.

Tread the Boards presents The Wizard of Oz

11/08/2018

The local theatrical team Tread the Boards are once more contributing another show to the Worcester Festival – this year they’ll be performing a version of the classic  ‘The Wizard of Oz’. Expect plenty of magic, costumes and spirited performances all round as the people of Worcester bring this enchanting tale to life on the stage at The Swan Theatre. Tickets are £12 for adults, U16s £10. Family tickets (2 adults + 2 kids) can be purchased for £38.

Kit Holmes with Al Greenwod

16/08/2018

There aren’t many young popular music performers today that can boast skills like Kit Holmes a multi-talented guitarist and performer with a real flair for performance. On record her music is difficult to place, but her shows are always an exhibition for her mastery over the guitar backed up with her soulful voice. She’s supported on her current tour by veteran guitarist Al Greenwood. Book early to snag a place in a pre-show guitar workshop suitable for ages 10+.

WWI Voluntary Aid Detachment Hospital Exhibition

Until 1/12/2018

Worcester is well-known for its historical heritage and World War I is just one of the periods that is particularly well represented. Until December visitors can see a unique display of items and documents from this period in the county museum focusing on the interesting story of the WWI Voluntary Aid Detachment Hospital, a wonderful example of how the people of Worcester stuck together in a real time of need.

Surgeon’s Circus

30/07/2018-02/08/2018

The Infirmary at the University of Worcester used to be home to some gruesome sights, but things have changed a little since then. Throughout August visitors aged 6+ can drop in any time between 10am-2pm to get some hands on practice with the tool and equipment that surgeons use today to do their operations. Learn how to perform keyhole surgery and find out all about the exciting history of medicine with trails and stories.

Marvellous Middle Ages

31/07/2018-24/08/2018

The Commandery’s 800 year history is not one to be sniffed at, especially when you consider the huge number of battles that have taken place in and around the city. Travel all the way back to the Middle Ages at The Commandery this summer: learn how to become a monk, practice illuminated lettering or even prevent the plague! There are some great fun activities on a this summer with each one costing £3 per child, plus normal admission.