Symonds Yat East Riverside

A dramatic setting for the perfect day out:

A riverside hamlet on the east bank of the River Wye; with a dramatic backdrop of a steep sided wooded gorge and limestone cliffs.

Take the ancient hand pulled ferry, in operation for hundreds of years, carrying travellers between the east and west banks of the Wye.

Kingfisher cruises run throughout the summer months giving you an opportunity of a relaxing informative river trip which all the  family are sure to enjoy.

You can also experience the river yourselves by hiring canoes and kayaks whether it be for an hour or the whole day. Organised trips, river guides, instructors and options to provide a fantastic experience whatever your requirements.

Great selection of bars, restaurants, tea rooms and gardens to relax and enjoy superb views, food refreshments and service.

There are a wide range of forest and riverside walks to cater for everyone’s needs, whether it be climb uphill to the famous Yat Rock viewpoint to take in the views and see the Peregrine Flacons, or a gentle stroll along the river, there is something for everyone.

Symonds Yat East is the perfect evening venue for enjoying a riverside drink and fine food in one of the bars and restaurants. Booking is advisable in high season.

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Shooting with Light

It is 1933 and a young German refugee flees to Paris, reinventing herself as Gerda Taro. Discovering the wonder of photography, she falls in love with a fellow refugee who teaches her, ‘if your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough’. Together they venture to the Spanish Civil War and capture the tyranny of fascism. As pioneers of frontline photo journalism, he would go on to receive international recognition as the iconic war photographer Robert Capa – she would be forgotten.

Using innovative staging, physicality and multimedia, internationally renowned company Idle Motion piece together the life of an exceptional woman, glimpsed through the lost photographs she risked her life to take.

You can buy your tickets directly from the link below:

Shooting with Light

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Visting Ledbury

A Tudor town on the western slopes of the Malvern Hills

Whether you are seeking a distinctively different weekend break- or an overnight stopover, Ledbury is the getaway to the Wye Valley and the Welsh Marches. Its characterful blend of black and white and red brick Georgian buildings, its great range of independent specialist shops and choice of places to eat and drink have led it to be described as hidden jewel.

As early as the 12th century Ledbury developed around its market place, minister church and bishops palace. The Bishops palace is long gone but the medieval layout of streets remains virtually unaltered. The streets are lined with mainly Tudor buildings. Virtually every building in the high street is listed and protected as part of the towns large conservation area.

The 17th century grade 1 listed market house, standing in the high street is definitive of ledbury, but tucked in behind it is another gem: church lane, a cobbled street containing some of the towns earliest tudor buildings, leading up to the church of St Michaels and all angels with its rare detached bell tower.

This is quint-essentially England as it used to be- and a photo opportunity not to be missed. Back in the high street is St Katherine’s complex hall, chapel and almshouses which has at its heart the newly refurbished medieval masters house. Many of these buildings are open to explore- most for free- and as you wander be sure to look up to get a view of the quirky architectural mix- then get a copy of the heritage trail to make sense of it all.

Ledbury is famous for the variety and quality of shops. Throughout the town there are fashion boutiques from high end to vintage, antique and contemporary home interiors, locally produced foods- including a chocoliater, wine and cider shops, bookshops, galleries, specialist gift shops- and too many others to define- very Ledbury!

Markets are held under the ancient market house and along the wide high street. Eating out offers a wide choice of eateries, gastro pubs and fine dining, featuring local seasonal foods. Allow enough time to relax and enjoy the bustle of friendly hostelries and cafes- and absorb the atmosphere of this vibrant rural community.

A whole range of cultural events can be found in and around the town as well as ad hoc ” happenings”.

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A NIGHT ON BROADWAY!!! Saturday 3rd September 2016

Featuring a hand picked 30+ orchestra and soloists, this special charity concert will explore Broadway like never before!

Celebrating Broadway’s finest ever composers, lyricists and their songs, the concert will take you on a musical journey from the Golden Age of Broadway, right to the very present. Songs from timeless shows such as: West Side StoryThe King and I, Guys and DollsWickedLes MisérablesThe Phantom of the Opera and more, all presented to you live on stage in their original Broadway orchestrations and arrangements. A must-see for any musical theatre fan!

All profits donated to St Michael’s Hospice


Tickets for this event are going FAST! so book them ASAP via this link 


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Great British Tennis Weekend @ Eardisley Tennis & Croquet Club

Come and visit the club and take advantage of this great opportunity for all the family to see our facilities and play tennis for free.

Turn up for fun organised activities and games, raffle, refreshments and more!
The courts will be open the whole weekend for you to bring your own kit.

DATE: 17th July, 2016
TIME: 2pm to 5pm
LOCATION: The Warf, Eardisley, HR3 6NS Get Directions, by car, or by public transport
Tickets can be purchased here:

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Bollywood Ball @ The Left Bank, Hereford ShareTweet

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Get your sari’s and warm up those wrists because it’s Bollywood night at the Left Bank.

The good people at ‘Strictly Hereford’ are hosting an evening of Bollywood dance workshops, food and entertainment.

There’s more info below, or if you have any questions check out the event’s Facebook page here. Continue reading

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Hereford Blues Club Benefit @ Booth Hall Hereford


Something for everyone – acoustic blues, funky blues, hard rock, electric cello music and hopefully an amazing jam at the end.

Musicians/Bands to include: Mark Pontin Group with special guest George Jones from Son of Man – The Troy Redfern Band – Sonia Hammond-Oakes and Adrian Crick – Ann Duggan and Rob Hines – The Cluedo Club – John Snocken – The Kin – The Black Lines


DATE: 15th July, 2016

TIME: 6pm, doors open from 4pm


LOCATIONHereford HR1 2LW Get Directions, by car, or by public transport

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Romeo And Juliet broadcast @ Malvern Theatres

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The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live cinema season continues with a new vision of Shakespeare’s heartbreaking tale of forbidden love.

Branagh and his creative team present a modern passionate version of the classic tragedy.

A longstanding feud between Verona’s Montague and Capulet families brings about devastating consequences for two young lovers caught in the conflict.

Reuniting the stars of his celebrated film of Cinderella, Kenneth Branagh directs Richard Madden and Lily James as Romeo and Juliet and Sir Derek Jacobi as Mercutio.

DATE 7th – 7th July, 2016

TIME 7.15pm

TICKET PRICE£16.80/£19.04 (including 12% booking fee)

LOCATION Grange Road, Malvern, WR14 3HB Get Directions, by car, or by public transport

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Morgan Motor Company- Visitor Centre

Helen, Roger & friends went to visit Morgan Motor company this week in the cotswolds- Their pictures are attached!


For 100 years the Morgan Motor Company have been building exciting sports cars in the beautiful spa town of Malvern in Worcestershire. Morgan cars are famous the world over for their unique blend of charisma, quality materials, craftsmanship, technology and performance.

You can take a guided tour and see skilled craftsmen at work as they hand make their bespoke sports cars. Traditional car manufacturing combined with exciting cutting edge technology creates a tour like no other!! Tours cost £20.00 per person, £10.00 children aged 5-11 ( under 5 are not permitted), must be pre-booked. Some tours are available to book online and incur an additional booking fee.

Visit the Morgan museum and discover the fascinating family history, relax and watch the Morgan film and get up close to the cars of the past, present & future.


You can hire their cars during the week and at weekends:

Daily car hire: £200 Monday-thursday

Overnight hire: £260 Monday-thursday

Weekend hire: £550 Friday- Monday

Weekly hire: £975 +

Opening hours:

Monday- Thursday: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Fridays- 8:30am -2:00pm

FREE entry to museum and shop

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Have you ever eaten at The Wilton Court Hotel? We would love to hear from you!

Here are just a few photo’s of some of the dishes from our menus. If you have dined with us before we would love to hear/read your welcomed comments on the link provided:


If you would like to book a table for either Lunch or Dinner please dial 01989 562 569
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