2012 Events

Valentines Celebrations

Have you made plans for Valentines? Why not check out details of the Wilton Court’s celebrations
We are serving a special Valentines dinner menu on the 11th and 14th February or if you are planning an overnight break we have one and two night celebration packages available
For details of our Valentines menu please follow this link

Special last minute offer book Valentines dinner for two  on the 11th or 14th February and we will extend you a special room rate of just £75.00 to include English breakfast  Go on why not treat yourself


Who is M. R. Hall?

Matthew (M. R) Hall is a best-selling author, screenwriting and former barrister. He lives in Whitebrook, Monmouthshire, with his wife Patricia and two sons. He is former chairman of the Lower Wye Valley Society and a member of the newly merged Wye Valley Society. Aside from writing, his main passion is the preservation and planting of woodland.
M. R. Hall will give a talk on his new novel, The Flight, (published by Mantle at £12.99) at Shire Hall, Monmouth, on February 15, 6.30pm. To reserve a ticket contact Rossiter Books, tel 01989 564464 or go to www.rossiterbooks.co.uk

Big Top Excitement at the Courtyard Theatre Hereford 31st January and 1st February

Georgina Elsmere, of The Courtyard Centre for the Arts, Hereford looks forward to a new year visit by the Moscow State Circus.
It can often seem a little quiet around The Courtyard after the pantomime cast has left, and the chaos of panto has come to an end. But of course, at The Courtyard, there is always something new coming in to get excited about. On January 31 and February 1, the Moscow State Circus will be bringing their world-famous show to Hereford.
Babushkin Sekret is inspired by the Legend of the Twelve Chairs. Set in Soviet Russia, the story centres around a desk clerk whose grandmother reveals on her deathbed that she has hidden the family jewellery in a 12 chair dining suite. Unfortunately, the chairs, like all personal property, have been expropriated by the government. Clown Valerik plays the desk clerk and, with the help of sidekick Valik, must track down the family fortune.
The Moscow State Circus has some of the most talented artistes in the world, famed for their spectacular performances. Many of those performing have never performed in Britain before this tour. The circus is adapting its performance from the Big Top to the stage, and we cannot wait to see how they’re going to do it.
For more information or to book tickets visit www.courtyard.org.uk or call the box office on 01432 340555

Why not treat yourself and stay for a break in Herefordshire , please follow this link to check out the special rates on offer at the Wilton Court  

Angelic art

Herefordshire sculptor Ed Elloitt, who specialises in life-size mystical figures, is holding a solo exhibition of his work from January 14 to 31 at Trumpet Corner Art Studios just outside Ledbury.

The exhibition, Pieces of an Angel, includes his most recent sculpture commission, a wooden angel, which the National Trust has had on display at the Mottisfont estate in Hampshire. Ed was one of eight successful artists who won £250 and had materials supplied to create a figure for the winter Angels exhibition.
Ed, from Tarrington, has had a fascination with art since a young boy, when drawing was a favourite pastime. After completing a foundation course at the university of Gloucestershire, he achieved an honours degree in Fine Art, specialising in Sculpture at Cardiff School of Art and Design.
Details: 01531 670082

Diary Dates – Whats on in the Wye Valley in January

COMEDY  January 19, 8pm

THE Savoy Theatre, Monmouth Does anybody love anybody anyway? So asked Welsh poet philosopher Howard Jones in 1983. Finally someone dares answer. 01600 772467

PANTOMIME January 18-21 and 25-28 7.30pm and January 21, 22 and 28, 2.30pm

Ledbury Market Theatre. A wonderful show full of surprises, jokes and slapstick performed by Ledbury Amateur Dramatic Society. 01432 383663

January 21, 22, 24, 25, 26-28, times vary

Theatre Brycheiniog, Brecon. The Westenders pantomime is full of fun, frolics and fantasy. 01874 611622

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Wye Valley resounds to chamber music

Highlights of the 2012 Wye Valley Chamber Music Festival, from January 14 to 22, include an opening Saturday Schubertiade at the Bishop‘s Palace in Hereford, with the Trout Quintet and the song cycle, Die Winterreise.
The festival then celebrates the chamber music of Elgar at the picturesque St Briavels Church and the second weekend includes Discovery Day, always the festival’s hottest ticket, at Treowen Manor near Monmouth. The finale at Helen’s Manor near Ledbury features Hungarian and gypsy-inspired music and there’s a choice of pre-concert talks. 
The Kreisler Quartet will be the first participants in an exciting addition to this year’s festival – the resident Quartet Scheme, a new project for young musicians.
More details: www.wyevalleyfestival.com
Tickets are on  at sale at  www.wegottickets.com/wyevalleyfestival

Why not treat yourself and  stay overnight at the Wilton Court please follow this link to view our special rates available from January 18th