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Acrobalance Workshop

A fun and exciting workshop for all the family, learning how to create balances and pyramids with just bodies. Willow is a relaxed and fun teacher who will make sure everyone leaves with a smile. Appropriate for all ages, shapes and sizes. A great way to spend time with family and friends while building trust, strength and an awareness of what your body can do. Come along and make sure you wear something comfortable that you can move in.

Courtyard Family Saturdays: Free fun pre-activity from 10.30am

Showing time:11:00
Acro Balance

Lord of the Flies- At the Courtyard theatre

After finding themselves abandoned on a desert island following a catastrophic plane crash, a group of school children struggle to survive as rules and instinct clash. Emotions run high in the battle between civilisation and survival in this riveting tale of life on the edge of savagery. How dark is the darkness of man’s heart?

Packed with action, passion and emotion this gripping adaptation of William Golding’s masterpiece explodes on to the stage with a powerfully poignant plot that will leave you wondering what it really means to be human.

A Courtyard Production involving young local talent & professional actors.

Adapted for the stage by Nigel Williams. Directed by David Durant.

Schools information:
We recommend this thrilling production of this GCSE set text for anyone who is delivering a Scheme of Work of William Golding’s original novel to pupils 11+, or indeed anyone who would benefit from taking their students to see a theatrical re-imagining of a literary masterpiece.

An Education pack is available to download here, with a range of cross-curricular ideas suitable for students from KS3 to KS5. 
We can also offer a free workshop for school groups at your school before seeing a performance.

Please contact the Education & Participation Administrator on 01432 346526 for more information on schools performances and group rates.

We are Thrilled!!

img_2862Today Wilton Court Restaurant with Rooms attended the “Visit Herefordshire Awards for Excellence 2016” hosted at Eastnor Castle. We were delighted to be awarded  “Highly Commended ” in the  “Best Guest Accommodation” category.

Our congratulations to everyone else who received an award.



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Here at the Wilton Court we are excited to announce we are now looking for a full time commis/CDP chef.

Must have a least 1 years previous experience


  • To follow the Formal Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point practices as set up within the department
  • To ensure the smooth running of his/her section and to see that all areas of the section maintain the Wilton Court standards.
  • To cook/ prepare any food on a daily basis as instructed by the head chef and second according to business requirements.
  • To follow the daily and weekly cleaning schedule as directed by the head and second chef and to log tasks completed


  • Under the guidance of his/her Head Chef and second chef to organise the shift on the section with regard to mise-en-place production and its service.
  • To maintain good employee relations with other staff
  • To report any problems regarding failure of machinery and small equipment to his/her Head Chef and to follow up and ensure the necessary work has been carried out.
  • To keep the section clean and tidy.
  • To pass all information to head chef
  • mise-en-place (report everything)
  • To inspect daily with the chef, all fresh food received to ensure quality is maintained
  • To ensure that high levels of cleanliness are maintained in all areas of the kitchen, such as machinery, small kitchen equipment, fridges and floors, following the kitchen weekly and daily cleaning schedules.
  • To record fridge and freezer temperatures as directed by the head and second chef


  • As specified daily by his/her Head Chef to ensure the overall smooth running of the section, e.g. setting up of food mise-en-place and china and silverware requirements, etc.


  • 16-18k per annul depending on experience

If you are fun & passionate about locally sourced produce we want to hear from you!

Kington Show

Kington’s one-day agricultural show with horses, cattle and sheep classes.

Free, fun entertainment throughout the day featuring for 2016 Scurry Driving, Interhunt Competition, Welsh Trotting Racing, The Radnor & West Hunt, The Builth Wells Male Voice Choir, Sheep Shearing, The Bill Bailey Band, The Wye Valley Axemen, Van Buren Illusionist Show, Action Wheels Balance Bikes, Animal Mania, Ferret World Roadshow, Owl World, Gun Dog Scurry, Kennel Club and Companion Dog Show, Horticultural and Domestic Marquee, Young Farmers Club Competition.

New for 2016 is the Freaky Farm Run open to all from ages 8+ in aid of St Michael’s Hospice.

Entry is £10 adults, £5 10-16 year olds, under 10s free.

Find out more at www.kingtonshow.co.uk


DATE: 10th September, 2016
TIME: 9am-6pm
LOCATION: The Ovals Farm, Kington, Herefordshire, HR5 3LN Get Directions, by car, or by public transport
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A night on Broadway- SELL OUT!

We had the pleasure of attending A Night on Broadway last weekend on the 3rd September at the Courtyard Theatre in Hereford where all profits were donated to a wonderful cause, St Michaels Hospice.

A night on Broadway featured a hand picked 40 piece orchestra and soloists which performed some of the top Broadway classics such as Les Miserables, West Side Story, Wicked & many many more. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening which sold out, not surprisingly!


We cannot wait for next year!!


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.

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

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”.

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 https://www.courtyard.org.uk/events/a-night-on-broadway/?booking=1&id=253032 


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