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We’ve got a breadth of performances, activities and events to excite every passion and awaken every sense.

For your eyes and ears, you’ll find a host of regular performance art including music, comedy and theatre. If you prefer something more hands-on try an arts and crafts session - such as a potters wheel workshop. Our many country gardens will give your sense of smell a floral treat.

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May 2015
Admission charge plus trail £2

Crack the Code at Croft Castle

May 23 @ 10:00 am - May 31 @ 4:00 pm
National Trust – Croft Castle,
Yarpole, Herefordshire HR6 9PW United Kingdom

Crack the code on the wartime family trail. Find all the clues to collect a prize. Trail £2

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from £28

HowTheLightGetsIn 2015

May 27 - May 29
Globe at Hay,
Newport Street, Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire HR3 5BG United Kingdom

HowTheLightGetsIn, the world’s largest philosophy and music festival, is back for 2015 and will be held from the 21st to the 31st of May. There’s a whole host of exhilarating new stages and surprises in store, as well as the thought-provoking debates and legendary parties you’ve come to expect. Last year our programme included over 450 events and 35,000 people came to our festival site in Hay-on-Wye to see speakers such as Owen Jones, Marcus Brigstocke, Beatrix Campbell, Joanna Kavenna…

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£6/£2

Movie Music Concert

May 28 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Holy Trinity Church – Hereford,
Whitecross Road, Hereford , Herefordshire HR4 0DU United Kingdom

A fun concert for all the family. Come and hear your favourite Movie/TV tunes played by the Brass Times brass quintet. Tickets on the door at £6 per adult and £2 per child. Concert starts at 6:45pm and ends at 8pm

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£35.00

Literary Tour of Herefordshire

May 29 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
High Town – Hereford,
High Town, Hereford, Herefordshire HR1 2AA United Kingdom

With local guide Penny Platts, follow in the footsteps of the literary greats such as Rev. Frances Kilvert, Phil Rickman, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, William Wordsworth and even Charles Dickens. Pick up/Drop off – Hay On Wye main Car Park at 10:00am Price: £35.00 per person We start at the home to one of the largest literary festivals in the World, Hay On Wye. Come and be inspired to be a literary great yourself! – Cost includes return travel from…

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£12

Open Air Theatre Performance of Emma

May 29 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Castle Green,
Hereford Herefordshire HR1 2NW United Kingdom

Friends of Castle Green present Heartbreak Productions in a performance of Emma by Jane Austen (adapted by Peter Mimmack). Advance tickets: £12 Adult £8 Concession available from Outback Records, 19 Church Street, Hereford until 4pm on the day of the performance. Tickets on the gate: Adult £14 Concessions £10. Please buy advance tickets early as the 4pm deadline for purchase on 29/5/15 will be strictly adhered to! BRING A PICNIC, RUG/CHAIR & SOMETHING WARM TO WEAR. THERE WILL BE A…

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£12/£8

‘Emma’

May 29 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Castle Green,
Hereford Herefordshire HR1 2NW United Kingdom

An open-air theatre performance by Heartbreak Productions. The adaptation of Jane Austen’s ‘Emma’ is introduced and performed by a group of artists who tell the story in the hope that the Romantic nature of Austen’s writing inspires their portraiture and landscape skills. As the play within a play unfolds, you’ll be entertained by the lovable, meddling Emma as she tries to match up her friends and fails miserably. Laugh at the non-stop chatter of Mrs Bates, the worrisome Mr Woodhouse,…

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HowTheLightGetsIn 2015

May 30 - May 31
Globe at Hay,
Newport Street, Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire HR3 5BG United Kingdom
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HowTheLightGetsIn, the world’s largest philosophy and music festival, is back for 2015 and will be held from the 21st to the 31st of May. There’s a whole host of exhilarating new stages and surprises in store, as well as the thought-provoking debates and legendary parties you’ve come to expect. Last year our programme included over 450 events and 35,000 people came to our festival site in Hay-on-Wye to see speakers such as Owen Jones, Marcus Brigstocke, Beatrix Campbell, Joanna Kavenna…

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£215

2015 May Potters Wheel Workshop

May 30 @ 10:00 am - May 31 @ 4:00 pm
Eastnor Pottery,
Home Farm, Eastnor, Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 1RD United Kingdom

Day 1 The workshop starts at 10am. After tea/coffee, introductions and initial demonstration you will be taken as a group, step by step, through the pot throwing process. Once you have got the hang of things, you will be encouraged to develop at your own pace with individual tutoring as and when required. Around 1pm, a light lunch consisting of bread, cheese, salad and fruit is served. In the afternoon there will be further demonstrations after which you will work…

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£120

2015 May One Day Potters Wheel Workshop

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Eastnor Pottery,
Home Farm, Eastnor, Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 1RD United Kingdom

The workshop starts at 10am where you’ll be individually assigned a potter’s wheel for the duration of the workshop. After tea/coffee, introductions and initial demonstration you will be taken as a group, step by step, through the pot throwing process. Once you have got the hang of things, you will be encouraged to develop at your own pace with individual tutoring as and when required. Around 1pm, a light lunch consisting of bread, cheese, salad and fruit is served. In…

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Plant sale and craft fayre

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Grange Court,
Pinsley Road, Leominster , Herefordshire HR6 8NL United Kingdom

Grange court Sat 30th Leominster in bloom plant and craft fayre and family fun day

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Free

Art and Craft Day

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Poston Mill Park,
Nr Peterchurch, Herefordshire, HR2 0SF United Kingdom
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We are holding our second annual Art and Craft Fair on May 30th at Poston Mill Park Nr. Peterchurch. Products ranging from painted glass, knitted scarves, bags, candles, vintage lace, greetings cards, photography prints, stained glass, sterling silver jewellery, felt making, wood turning, chain saw carving and sculpture and much more. Among the Arts and Crafts will be some fundraising activities including tombola, bric a brac, raffle and a children’s event. The money raised from these stalls will be split…

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Normal admission charges apply

Dressing Captain Clark at National Trust Berrington Hall

May 30 @ 11:00 am - May 31 @ 4:00 pm
National Trust – Berrington Hall,
Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 0DW United Kingdom

Join us for a sneak peek into the regency wardrobe with daily demonstrations and uncover intricacies of dressing a Georgian Captain.

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£5.00

Sellack Parish Walk @ Sellack Village Hall

May 31
Sellack Village Hall,
Pict's Cross, Sellack, Herefordshire HR9 6QP United Kingdom

The up and coming Sellack Parish Walk – children and dogs welcome! Organised by Hilary. The walk will cover 4.5 miles and all are invited to join in. The walk will begin and end at Sellack Village Hall. You can register on the day or in advance. The date is the 31st of May. The time slot for registration is between 10:00hrs and 12:00hrs. Poop bags will be provided and hot dogs and refreshments await participants at the end. There…

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Castle entry fees apply

Land Rover Drive-in Heritage Day

May 31 @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Eastnor Castle,
Ledbury Herefordshire HR8 1RL United Kingdom

Come along with your Land Rover and park up in our designated Land Rover Car Park and qualify for half price admission into the castle and grounds. Land Rovers not necessary for entrance! Enjoy displays from clubs, special vehicles, Land Rover Experience and displays from the Land Rover Heritage Exhibition.

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£30

Ludlow-Tenbury-Leominster Spring Foraging Course

May 31 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Temeside Inn,
A456, Little Hereford, Herefordshire SY8 4AT United Kingdom

This course is a simple foraging walk where we hope to be able to identify a selection of edible plants and flowers, plus hopefully some edible Spring/Summer mushrooms. We will meet at The Temeside Inn, Little Hereford at 12pm. The course starts there with a 20 minute introduction on what to look for and a brief of the general countryside codes where they relate to foragers. We’ll then set off for a beautiful walk along the side of the river…

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