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Button down your shirts, slip on your mini skirts and get ready to feel the groove at Pear Fest ‘22. For one day in July our rural Worcestershire HQ will be swinging like it’s the summer of love.

We’re marking the decade they sent a satellite into space, put a man on the moon and four young boys from Liverpool conquered America. Whether you’re a Mod or a Rocker, our fab bands and far out food and drink will have you ready to Twist and Shout by the end of the night. So don’t be a square – join our partners and customers for the grooviest gig in town.


From 12:30pm on Saturday 2nd July


Bartlam House, Shrawley, Worcester WR6 6TP (Link to directions)

Pear Fest 2022


1pm Dig into street food and a pig roast served on the food terrace and grab a drink from the festival bar
2pm Acclaimed guitarist Remi Harris opens the festival.
4pm Hattie Briggs takes to the stage
6pm Get a wood-fired pizza from the food terrace
7:30pm The Retros close the show with 2 hours of 60’s music to dance the night away
11pm Last orders at the festival bar

Important information

On arrival

If you’re driving the car park will be signposted on the left as you come up the drive; taxis can drop you off at the top by the house.

Festival preferences

Please let us know by Wednesday if you want a vegan/vegetarian alternative to the pig roast or a low carb alternative to the pizza.


The event is being held under cover in a marquee. Those arriving by car will need suitable footwear to navigate a mown wet field – but there should be no Glastonbury style mud.

T-shirt collection

If you asked for a T-shirt, they will be available from the bar on arrival.

The Pear Fest Mission

Our legendary chief operating officer Sean O’Mahoney had a simple vision that Black Pear would one day put on the best music festival with the finest bands, drinks and food in the country. He wanted us to put on a show worthy of our amazing partners and customers to celebrate everything you do away from the confines of the office. Following his sad passing in 2020, we are on a mission from God to realise his vision.

The Pear Fest Deal

Pear Fest is a private event with no ticketing. Everything is complimentary, from our blockbuster acts to the craft tipples and grub, but if you would like to make a contribution we ask that you donate to Hospice UK

Through our work providing End of Life care plans we have got to know a number of hospices this charity supports and it is a cause close to our heart. If you would like to support them please visit

The Pear Fest Stars

Hattie Briggs

Hattie was busking at Paddington station when her voice stopped Les Mis star Alfie Boe in his tracks. Six months later she was opening for the world-renowned tenor on all 21 gigs of his UK tour - and received a standing ovation at the Royal Albert Hall finale. Influenced by Jeff Buckley, Jonie Mitchell and Goldfrapp, Hattie brings together pop, folk and electronic influences. She has been played on BBC Radio 1, 2, and 6Music.

Remi Harris Trio

Remi is one of the best guitarists on the planet who happens to live down the road. He counts Jamie Cullum and Cerys Matthews among fans who have described him as "extraordinary" and "astonishing" respectively. Remi draws his unique style from artists including Django Reinhardt, Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery and Led Zeppelin. He has played Buckingham Palace, Montreal Jazz Festival and the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. Remi has jammed live on BBC Radio 2 & 3.

Luke's Cider

Made from 100% real cider apples - never concentrate - matured for at least a year and blended to perfection. Luke's quest took him from the heartlands of British cider in Hereford and Somerset, to the French cideries of Normandy, and to the New World ciders of New Zealand and Australia. He has worked for big producers and small, and watched, listened, and learned. Now he has two words for anyone who thinks they know cider - think again.

Malvern Hills Brewery Black Pear

A delicious golden ale with a pleasant, bitter finish that is the staple of any Black Pear event. MHB started up in an old quarryman's gunpowder store in 1998 and has been delivering explosive beers ever since from 600 feet above sea level in the blissful Malvern Hills.

The Retros

The festival finishes with the opportunity of dancing the night away to the music of the 60’s produced by one of the best 60’s cover bands in the business. What better way to hear the music of John, Paul, George and Ringo than from a band that have played to an audience of 4,500 in the Liverpool arena. Formed in 1985 the band's passion and obvious joy in the music is clear in their live act and their recordings. In addition, all of the band members are lead vocalists, enabling them to offer a range and depth of material that few other bands possess.

The Pre-Fest

Before you hang loose, we’re throwing on our first ever FHIR-Side Chat. After all, this was the decade that saw the birth of the internet and the first programming revolution, so we’ve laid on some of the world’s leading experts in HL7-FHIR to help you revolutionise the way you deliver care.

Rien Wertheim, whose company Firely helped create FHIR, is jetting in from Amsterdam especially to discuss this ground-breaking standard. He will join our chief technology officer, Dunmail Hodkinson, who was the first person in the UK to spot the potential for FHIR, which is now the global standard in interoperability. Rien and Dunmail will give a broad picture of FHIR’s capabilities during their presentations with a Q&A afterwards. Tom Allen, Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) lead for the NHS, will also be on hand to answer any questions you might have around cloud solutions.

We’ll lay on a buffet alongside the talks, so you can corner the experts for deep dive into FHIR while enjoying a bite to eat.


  • 12pm. Introduction to Healthcare Interoperability– Dunmail Hodkinson
  • 1pm Buffet lunch
  • 1.45 pm Why FHIR ? HL7 FHIR for Managers – Rien Wertheim
  • 2.45pm HL7 FHIR In the UK – Dunmail Hodkinson
    Future uses of HL7 FHIR
  • 3.45pm Tea
  • 4pm HL7 FHIR from a clinician’s perspective, now and in the future – Dr David Jehring
  • 4.30pm Open discussion
  • 5.30pm Retire to the festival bar

Highlights from last year

Pear Fest '23

Will be on Saturday 1st July 2023.