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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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August 2015
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Serving the Georgian gentry

August 1 @ 10:00 am - August 2 @ 5:00 pm
National Trust – Berrington Hall,
Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 0DW United Kingdom

The Mannered Mob return for a weekend of servant life; 18th-century style. From cooks and parlour maids and below stairs butlers to footmen and lady’s maids you can find out about the life and times of the teams who served the Georgian gentry.

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National Trust Lower Brockhampton Summer of Archaeology Project

August 1 @ 11:00 am - August 2 @ 4:00 pm
National Trust – Lower Brockhampton,
Greenfields, Bringsty, Bromyard, Herefordshire WR6 5TB United Kingdom

Your opportunity to join in with the volunteers and community members excavating at Brockhampton. Join in with pot washing, sieving soil from the trenches and coming up with theories about our excavations

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£1

MESC Madley Summer Celebration

August 2 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Madley Environmental Study Centre (MESC),
Stoney Street, Madley, Herefordshire HR29NH United Kingdom

Join us to celebrate the 70th year since VE day. *Falconry display 2pm *History Marquee & Vehicle display *Natural crafts & Woodworking demos *Children’s games &activities *Music & Bar *BBQ food & Refreshments *Entrance £1 see mesc.org.uk, Facebook or Twitter

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Budding Bakers

August 2 @ 11:00 am - August 6 @ 5:30 pm
Eastnor Castle,
Ledbury Herefordshire HR8 1RL United Kingdom

Calling all budding bakers! Join Easy Peasy Cookery for baking and decorating workshops – there will be limited spaces on a first come first served basis for 5yrs upwards. Also cake and biscuit decorating drop in workshop throughout the day for bakers of all ages.

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Free

Sounds Of The Shire: Skate Of Emergency

August 2 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hereford Skatepark,
Holmer Road, Hereford, Herefordshire HR4 9DB United Kingdom

Hereford Live is delighted to be concluding the inaugural Sounds of the Shire Festival with our first ever gig at Hereford Skate Park. The line up mixes the best of local rock, punk and hip hop artists including The Delinquents, Glue Foot, Rope & Field, Another Band and Gio, along with an acoustic line-up curated and headed by the wonderfully talented Hannah Davies Music. Entry is free to music lovers of all ages and skating while the acts are playing…

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120 (includes lunches / 100 (no lunches

2Faced Dance Summer School

August 3 - August 7
Hereford Academy,
Marlbrook Road, Hereford, HR2 7NG United Kingdom

Beat the summer holiday blues! The prestigious 2Faced Dance Summer School runs in the school holidays every August. The school takes place over one week of intensive dance training and fun dance workshops. Classes are taught by the 2Faced Dance professional dancers and the week leads up to the Summer School show for parents, family and friends. Perfect for ages 6-18 years Book before 30th May and get £20 off!

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£60

Holiday Brownies

August 3 @ 10:30 am - August 5 @ 5:30 pm
Belmont Community Centre,
Eastholme Avenue, Hereford, HR2 7UQ United Kingdom

Would your daughter like to be a Holiday Brownie? If she is aged 7,8 or 9 is not already a Brownie and has 3 free days in the School Holidays, she could become a member of Girlguiding Herefordshire’s first Holiday Brownies! This special unit will only meet  during each main school holiday, but the girls will be just as much a Brownie as those who meet each week during term time. They will also have the opportunity to participate in…

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60/40 as above

Be a Brownie in the Holidays

August 3 @ 10:30 am - August 5 @ 5:30 pm
Belmont Community Centre,
Eastholme Avenue, Hereford, HR2 7UQ United Kingdom

Girls aged 7, 8, or 9 are welcome to join Girlguiding Herefordshire’s first ever Holiday Brownies which will meet for 3 consecutive days during school holidays. This opportunity is open to girls who are not already Brownies as well as to existing Brownies. The girls will do activities, play games, make things, be challenged, earn badges, make new friends, and have lots of fun – in other words they will do everything that Brownies anywhere will do! The fee (£60…

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August Discovery Days at The Weir Garden

August 5 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
National Trust – The Weir,
Swainshill, Hereford, Herefordshire HR4 7QF United Kingdom

Events between 5 August 2015 and 26 August 2015 Try your hand at willow weaving on 5 August. Watch an owl display on 12 August and discover snakes and newts with our reptile expert, Nigel Hand, on 19 and 26 August: Free event (normal admission charges apply)

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Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit at Croft Castle

August 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
National Trust – Croft Castle,
Yarpole, Herefordshire HR6 9PW United Kingdom

Quantum theatre bring their adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit in the grounds of Croft with an open air theatre performance 2pm matinee

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Just desserts!! – The Edwardian dessert cook at Croft Castle

August 7 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
National Trust – Croft Castle,
Yarpole, Herefordshire HR6 9PW United Kingdom

A demonstration of Edwardian cookery, style and traditions. Recipes and cooking techniques for cakes, sweets, puddings from the domestic Edwardian era including ice-cream making and eating.

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Free

The Oxford Arms Annual Speed Shear

August 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Oxford Arms, Kington,
Kington, Herefordshire, HR5 3DR United Kingdom

It is our fourth year and as far as we know it is the ONLY shearing competition to take place actually on a stage, inside a pub. For those of you who don’t know, we raise money for the air ambulance which in our rural area is a valuable asset to have the use of in times of need and over the last three years we have raised £3484. The actual event itself consists of four classes, junior, intermediate, senior…

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Free

Coleford Music Festival

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - August 9 @ 11:00 pm
Coleford Town Centre,
Coleford Rd, Glos, GL16 United Kingdom

A free family festival held in the town centre of Coleford, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. The return of this fabulous community festival is taking place from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th August in the town centre of Coleford.It promises to be as spectacular as ever with something to please all musical tastes and ages! As well as stages throughout the town, there will be workshops, exhibitions, demonstrations, street food, market stalls and a scarecrow trail! As the festival has been…

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Free

Ross-on-Wye Branch Royal British Legion Gallipoli Day

August 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Ross-on-Wye Market House,
High Street, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire HR9 7HU United Kingdom

Ross-on-Wye Royal British Legion will be holding an event at Ross Market House to Commemorate the Gallipoli Conflicts of 1915. We will be Remembering all those who gave their lives as well as those who safely returned – in particular the lads from the Herefordshire Regiment who played a huge part in this conflict. There will be displays, stalls, entertainment etc all day. Full details will be advertised nearer the time.

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Dance like a Georgian at Berrington Hall

August 9 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
National Trust – Berrington Hall,
Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 0DW United Kingdom

The Avoncroft Folk Dance Group entertain you with an afternoon of elegant 18th-century Georgian dancing in the courtyard.

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