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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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April 2015
£80

Weave Your Own Garden Trellis or Plant Support

April 25
Moreton Wood,
Ullingswick, Hereford, Herefordshire HR1 3JQ United Kingdom

Come to the woods and learn to weave a beautiful trellis or plant support using coppiced hazel and willow.

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£120

2015 April One Day Potters Wheel Workshop

April 25 @ 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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Normal admission charges apply

Brockhampton Summer of Archaeology Project Launch

April 25 @ 11:00 am - April 26 @ 4:00 pm
National Trust – Lower Brockhampton,
Greenfields, Bringsty, Bromyard, Herefordshire WR6 5TB United Kingdom

Digging down into the estate’s past starts here with an archaeological investigation at Brockhampton. Find out about the project, try your hand at excavation in the sandpit dig and learn how you can get involved.

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£45

Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wyastone Concert Hall,
Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, Herefordshire NP25 3SR United Kingdom
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Professional travelling Opera company Opera Anywhere present a fundraising performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Mikado” at the wonderful Wyastone Concert Hall at Wyastone Leys (made possible with the support of the Nimbus Foundation, charity number 802708, www.wyastone.co.uk/nimbus-foundation). Raising funds for The Haven breast cancer support centre. Tickets £45 to include drinks reception and interval refreshments. Contact 01432 361050 or lesley.leach@thehaven.org.uk

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£15

“Too Cool” – the music and life of Chet Baker

April 25 @ 7:30 pm
Kingsland Coronation Hall,
Kingsland, Nr Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 9QS United Kingdom

Performed by the superb Sue Richardson quartet and a sell out at Ronnie Scott’s, this show celebrates the life and music of the exceptional Chet Baker. Featuring Chet’s most famous standards and sublime solos, there is also new material, written by Sue, inspired by Chet’s life which evoke the smokey jazz clubs of the US 1950s West Coast. All event profits for the restoration and improvement of Kingsland Church. Organised by SMAAAK (Friends of St Michael & All Angels, Kingsland).…

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£2 adults £1 children

Forest Activities Festival

April 26
The Speech House Hotel Grounds,
Coleford Road, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire GL16 7EL United Kingdom

The Forest Activities Festival will take place in the grounds of The Speech House Hotel on Sunday 26 April 2015, offering locals and tourists alike a wealth of indoor and outdoor pursuits to try. Whether you’re hoping to lead a healthier and more active lifestyle or simply looking to take up a new hobby, there will be everything from archery, mountain biking and bush craft to cookery, photography, golf and throwing pots on offer from a whole host of local…

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Free

Black Meet in Ledbury

April 26 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ledbury,
Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 1DZ United Kingdom

If you go down into Ledbury, you’re sure of a big surprise! Silurian Border Morrismen is hosting Black Meet there on Sunday 26th April. This annual gathering sees Welsh Border Morris sides from all over the country come together for a day of dancing and music which will fill the town. This lively local tradition was first revived by Silurian in the 1970s and has spread all over the country, changing and developing as it goes. Whilst Silurian stay true…

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£15

Cherry Blossom Walk

April 26 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sidnall Farm,
Ullingswick, Bromyard, Herefordshire HR7 4RP United Kingdom

Friends of Herefordshire Samaritans is pleased to announce that it has obtained permission to organise a special Cherry Blossom Walk on Sunday 26th April, 2015 (11.30am – 4.00pm) to view the cherry trees in blossom on Sidnall Farm at Ullingswick, near Bromyard. This charity event has been made possible through the generosity of the fruit farm’s owner, Mr Clive Richards OBE. There will be guided walks by experts of the estate’s award-winning cherry orchards (with transport available), refreshments served under…

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Free

Colwall Blossom Picnic

April 26 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Broadwood Cherry Orchard,
Broadwood Drive, off Walwyn Road, Colwall, Herefordshire WR13 6QD United Kingdom

Colwall Orchard Group is holding a blossom picnic on Sunday 26th April from 11.30 to 4pm(ish) at Broadwood Cherry Orchard. We’ve booked good weather and laid on bug hunts for the children, a preview of the new free play project at the primary school and music with Tatterstompe. Bring your own picnic and picnic blanket, but we will be offering refreshments, including cherry juice – get there early before supplies run out! NB there is no parking, so please walk…

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£3

Waterworks Museum Steam Day with Standing Engines

April 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Waterworks Museum,
Broomy Hill, Hereford, Herefordshire HR4 0LJ United Kingdom

Visit by the Hereford and District Preservation Societies Standing Engines to the Museum showing their engines in the Museum Courtyard

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Free

Chain Reaction Exhibition

April 28 - April 30
Timothy Hawkins Gallery,
Fine Furniture Ltd. Bartestree, Bartestree, Herefordshire HR1 4BA United Kingdom

Inspired by the interaction of body and machine, local artist Kathryn Sassall is showing for the first time a series of paintings inspired by the energy of the ‘Grand Depart of t’Tour’ (Tour de France 2014) in the inaugural solo exhibition for 2015 at the Timothy Hawkins Gallery, Bartestree. ‘Chain Reaction’ runs daily throughout April and features vibrant and colourful framed acrylic paintings which capture a real sense of motion, teamwork and the thrust of competition racing. Kathryn Sassall’s bold…

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£16.00

An organised day out to the British Red Cross Spring Garden Event

April 29 @ 10:15 am - 4:00 pm
Whitfield Estate,
Wormbridge, Hereford, Herefordshire HR2 9BA United Kingdom

Leave your car at home to attend one of Herefordshire’s most prestigious gardening events of the year – The British Red Cross Spring Event. You need not worry about parking or walking long distances before entering. We will deliver you right outside the gate and pick you up from the same area. So all you need to do is enjoy the day. Timings: Leave Broad Street, Hereford (outside Cathedral) at 10:15am. Costs: Including return travel and entry costs are £16.00…

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£7.00

Red Cross Great Spring Garden Event 2015

April 29 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Whitfield Estate,
Wormbridge, Hereford, Herefordshire HR2 9BA United Kingdom

This annual gardening event will feature over 80 exhibitors , nurseries, corporate supporters and sponsors will come together to provide a selection of garden related items, plants, country clothing and outdoor lifestyle ranges. Delicious refreshments, hot and cold drinks will be on sale all day. The event runs from 10.30am to 4.30pm. Ticket price includes entrance to the event and some of the private gardens. Admission is £7.00 per person at the entrance gate or £6.00, in advance, via www.redcross.org.uk/gardeningevent…

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May 2015
£5

Rossbeerfest

May 2 - May 3
Ross Rowing Club,
The Rope Walk, Ross on Wye, Herefordshire HR9 7BU United Kingdom

Back by popular demand for a second year is Ross Beer and Cider Festival over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend. Showcasing locally produced beers and ciders, this is held alongside the lovely River Wye at Ross Rowing Club. There will be music on both days, live and local bands and musicians. Food will be available. Saturday open 12 – 11 pm, Sunday 12 – 10pm. Tickets £5 per person to include entry, a free glass and a festival guide.…

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Free

Hereford River Carnival

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

Hereford River Carnival is taking place on May 2nd. With fun and festivities starting from 10 am this will be a fun day for all the family. Get down to The Left Bank, Bishops Meadow and Castle Green to join in. With a procession of River Floats on The River Wye and foot processions on the tow path this is going to be a brilliant spectacle. Fancy building a river float? Email info@rivercarnival.org. Join the processions, put on fancy dress…

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