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October 2015
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Cider and Apple weekend at Berrington Hall

October 3 @ 10:00 am - October 4 @ 4:30 pm
National Trust – Berrington Hall,
Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 0DW United Kingdom

Cider and Apple weekend at  Berrington Hall Berrington’s harvest of its vintage apple collection is on display and available to buy and take home over the weekend. Cider bars, apple grafting, pruning and identification and pressing demonstrations. Bring along your weird and wonderful varieties for identification by the apple ID team. Local pork sausages, cheese, chutneys, bread, apple themed cakes, crafts, music and horse and cart rides throughout the weekend.

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Berrington Hall Apple week-end

October 3 @ 11:00 am - October 4 @ 4:30 pm
National Trust – Berrington Hall,
Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 0DW United Kingdom

Berrington’s much loved apple weekend returns. Join us for a celebration of the apple harvest at Berrington. With over 50 varieties of rare and ancient apple trees, Berrington ‘s orchard is the perfect place to learn about growing, identification, pruning and more. There will be local cider on sale and a range of fresh and local produce for sale in the grounds and live folk music to entertain all weekend. More Information: Property Administrator, 01568 615721, berrington@nationaltrust.org.uk

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£5 adults, £2 children, U5's free, Family ticket £12

Forest Showcase Food & Drink Festival

October 4
The Speech House Hotel Grounds,
Coleford Road, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire GL16 7EL United Kingdom

The Forest Showcase Food & Drink festival will be held in The Speech House Hotel grounds on 4th October 2015, with bumper crowds expected as we welcome back Gregg Wallace to open the event. The festival will have the usual fabulous wide selection of over 100 local food stalls with tasty treats ranging from handmade scotch eggs, freshly baked artisan breads, locally brewed beers, award winning preserves, farmhouse ciders, cheeses, homemade cakes & pastries and much more. We will also…

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5, children under 5 years go free

Orchard Extravaganza

October 4 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lower House Farm,
Ledbury Road, Tupsley, Hereford, HR1 1UT United Kingdom

Orchard Extravaganza: An Orchard Origins family event run as part of H-Energy week Join Herefordshire Wildlife Trust for a day celebrating all things apple-y! Pick and press your own apple juice from Lower House Farm’s orchard. Sausages & cider served from 1pm Pruning demonstration and Q&A session from 2pm to 3pm Booking required. Book online at www.herefordshirewt.org or call 01432 356872. There will also be tickets available to buy on the day. For details of all other h.Energy events, visit…

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Wedding Showcase

October 4 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Eastnor Castle,
Ledbury Herefordshire HR8 1RL United Kingdom

Eastnor Castle, near Ledbury is proudly opening its doors for a Wedding Showcase on Sunday 4th October 2015, at 12 noon until 3.30pm for prospective brides and grooms. Guests will be welcomed with a glass of bubbly before touring the spectacular state rooms and bedrooms. The fairytale castle will be set up for a wedding reception and will give couples the chance to experience how their wedding day might look at Eastnor. You will also be able to meet our…

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£15, £25, £30

Arcadia Music Festival at St Giles, Downton-on-the-Rock

October 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
St Giles Church,
Downton SY8 2HU United Kingdom

Directed by Thomas Bowes and Eleanor Alberga, a ‘hand-picked bunch of world-class instrumentalists’ will assemble to deliver this trio of chamber music concerts based on the idea of Youth, Age and Love playing music by Beethoven, Dvorak, Brahms, Janacek, Dohnanyi, Spohr and Barber. In addition to these concerts in three beautiful churches, Arcadia will present film and poetry at other venues.Full programme available from www.arcadiamusic.org.uk The Downton on the Rock programme comprises: Samuel Barber Summer Music, Janáček String Quartet No.2…

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£2.50 HWT members, £3 non members

Campaign for the farmed environment

October 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hopelands, Weobley Village Hall,
Gadbridge Road, Weobley , HR4 8SN

A talk by Caroline Hanks, Local Coordinator for CFE Herefordshire. No booking required £2.50 HWT members, £3 non members

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12 (st £6)

A Vision of Piers Plowman

October 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lion Ballroom,
off Broad Street, Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 8BT United Kingdom

On Friday 9 October at 7.30pm at the Lion Ballroom, Leominster there will be a presentation of readings from the epic poem Piers Plowman accompanied by music and dance of the period. The poem was written 650 years ago by William Langland (a contemporary of Chaucer) and is a commentary on medieval life and particularly on the corruption that abounded in those days. Langland was born, spent his early years and was educated on the Worcestershire/Herefordshire/Shropshire borders and is believed…

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Big Apple Harvestime

October 10 - October 11
Hellens Manor,
Much Marcle Herefordshire HR8 2LY United Kingdom

Share our tradition of apple growing and cider making with this special opportunity to enjoy the autumn countryside in our corner of Herefordshire in and around Much Marcle at Big Apple Harvestime. Local orchards are famous for their cider fruit and excellent eating apples. In this unique event, we will be opening our farms and orchards, cider mills and barns for you to visit. Eight special venues, each one different but all with one thing in common – apples! Your…

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Machine Knitting – Accessories Workshop

October 10 @ 10:00 am - October 11 @ 2:00 pm
Rose Tinted Rags,
Union Walk, Commercial Road, Country Bus Station, Hereford, U.K HR1 United Kingdom
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Accessories Worksop – Machine Knitting 10th – 11th Oct 2015 Knit your own scarf / snood & headband. The course is designed for both beginners and those who already know the basics. Due to demand we have decided to run a course which gives you chance to make design choices and produce items to take away with you. During the weekend we will use a double bed machine to knit a headband in a colour of your choice and knit…

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Carriaged away at National Trust Croft Castle

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

‘Carriaged away’ is the first competitive event of its type, organised by the Herefordshire British Driving Society. See the competitor’s horses and vehicles as they ride around Croft, demonstrating the elegance of traditional, twenty-first century driving. Witness the spectacle with Croft as a glorious back-drop, with presentations and driving throughout the day. Open to competitors from 9am to 3pm and visitors from 10am to 3pm Further information from Property Administrator 01568 780246

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Plant Fair at Hergest Croft Gardens

October 11 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Hergest Croft Gardens,
Ridgebourne Road, Kington, Herefordshire HR5 3EG United Kingdom

Plant Fair at Hergest Croft Gardens, Kington Plants for sale from a wide range of local specialist nurseries, as well as handicrafts and produce stalls. Take a free guided walk to see the spectacular autumn colour with Elizabeth & Lawrence Banks.

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National Stirling Engine Rally

October 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Waterworks Museum,
Broomy Hill, Hereford, Herefordshire HR4 0LJ United Kingdom

Visit the national Stirling Rally at the Waterworks Museum Broomy Hill and see an amazing exhibition of the wonderful and enigmatic hot air engines powered by as little as the warmth of the hand or as in the case of the museum’s two engines a coal fire. The museum will be ‘in steam’ and the new water park open to interest and amuse children

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12.50 - 14.50

Phoenix Dance Theatre: Mixed Programme 2015

October 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Malvern Theatre,
Grange Road, Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 3HB United Kingdom

Works by Christopher Bruce CBE, Caroline Finn and Sharon Watson. Mixed Programme 2015 features a double bill by one of the most influential figures in world dance, Christopher Bruce CBE including a brand new work, Shadows created by him especially for Phoenix Dance Theatre and a restaging of Bruce’s energetic study of life in the 1940’s, Shift. Having choreographed works for leading dance companies across the globe, this is the first time that Phoenix will perform any of this renowned…

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Railway Evening @ Sellack Village Hall

October 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sellack Village Hall,
Pict's Cross, Sellack, Herefordshire HR9 6QP United Kingdom

“A History of the Railways around Hereford, Gloucester and Ross-on-Wye”… Presented by Martin Connop-Price at Sellack Village Hall. Thursday the 15th of October from 19:30hrs. Admission £5 including tea, coffee and biscuits.

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