Events in Herefordshire September 2012
Plenty of reasons to visit
Bromyard Folk Festival
Times: 8pm Friday 7th to late afternoon Sunday 9th Sept.
Venue: Bromyard Folk Festival, Broadbridge, Bromyard HR7 4NT
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The best folk festival/cultural event in the Welsh Border area – featuring over 170 hours of entertainment in just one weekend of traditional music, song and dance. Some of the most outstanding local, national and international traditional folk festival musicians performing in concert, ceilidhs and displays.
Most of the main concerts, ceilidhs and workshops are held in marquees at the Broadbridge site. We also use The Falcon Hotel, The Hop Pole Hotel and Bromyard Town Football Club.
The festival starts on Friday at 8.00 pm with a concert, a grand ceilidh and a ‘folk club’ on site with a Morris procession through the town at 9.00 pm. The evening concludes with a late night song session at 11.45 pm. Saturday morning is taken up with various workshops, singarounds, meet-the-artist sessions, concerts and dance displays. In the evening you will be able to choose from two concerts, a ceilidh, a musical variety concert, plus a late night club session – all on site. Workshops for dedicated dancers will be held all day. Sunday morning has a similar pattern to Saturday plus the popular Folk Services in local churches. Sunday afternoon features a song concert and a grand ceilidh. A variety of children’s events are held during the day on Saturday and Sunday. There will be Morris and other dance displays throughout the weekend – in the town and on site.
Venue: County wide, HR4 9BW
Herefordshire’s Open Studios 11th event, giving visitors exclusive access to artists’ studios, workshops and special exhibitions..
h.Art, Herefordshire Art Week, is an annual showcase aimed at promoting the large number and wide variety of artists and craftmakers working in the region. both within the local community and to visitors from the region and across the UK with the specific intention of increasing sales of work.
Herefordshire Historic Churches Trust Ride & Stride
Venue: HR4 9BW
Ben Sladen or Kevin Hewison
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Have a fun day out visiting churches and chapels by bike, horse or on foot, getting as many sponsors as you can.
Cycle or walk around the churches of Herefordshire and raise money for the Church or Chapel of your choice and the Herefordshire Historic Churches Trust (non-denominational). A day out in the countryside – around Hereford City or our market towns. Choose your own route – Go at your own pace.
Money goes towards vital funds to save Herefordshire churches for future generations.
Kington Horse Show & Agricultural Society
Venue: THE OVALS FARM, KINGTON, HEREFORDSHIRE, HR5 3LN
Kington Show is a traditional agricultural show with Horse, Cattle, Sheep and Poultry classes culminating with a Grand Parade of Livestock. There will be Dog and Horticultural classes together with Young Farmers and Shearing competitions. There will be something for everyone, even an after show dance. The Carcase Competition has been a huge success with many of the carcases being auctioned for sale later on in the day, and there will be someone on hand to butcher the carcase into smaller joints.
There will be nearly 200 trade stands at the event, with many local producers, arts and crafts, food, tools, toys, clothes, tractors, you name it, it’ll be there!
ENTRY FEES: £10 adults, £8 pensioners, £5 10-16 year olds, children up to 10 years free
Times: 10am – late
Venue: The Globe at Hay Newport Street, Hay on Wye Hereford HR3 5BG
“Organised by the same team that brought you ‘How The Light Gets In’, comes Hay Fayre. Whatever you’re after; Craft fair? Food market? Festival? We’ll have a bit of all three!
Hay Fayre is an exciting and unique series of events launching in the summer of 2012. It challenges the notion of the traditional fair with a flavour of the extraordinary.
Hay Fayre finds its home at The Globe, a prestigious café and arts venue in the quaint market town of Hay-on-Wye. Stood in the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park and internationally renowned for its literary and philosophy festivals, the town wins the hearts of all who visit. Summer months see thousands of tourists passing through, keen to experience the unique shopping and rich culture, to which Hay Fayre will undoubtedly contribute.
Doors open at 10am for shoppers, browsers and curiosity seekers. Free live acoustic music begins at lunchtime through until the evening, when the Saturday Sessions in the main globe take place. The colourful Acoustic Tent won’t be getting much rest. Drop by and check out our riotous, rolling day-to-night programme of music, comedy, spoken work and talks – there’s a bit of everything in the mix and much of it free. A mini-festival of its own
The Battle of Mortimer’s Cross (1461)
Times: 11:00am and 5:00pm
Venue: Hampton Court Estate, Hope-Under-Dinmore, Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 0PN
The Battle of Mortimer’s Cross on February 2nd, 1461 at Mortimer’s Cross Edward Earl of March gave battle to Owen Tudor in what became a pivotal battle in the ongoing “Wars of the Roses” campaign between the houses of York and Lancaster.
Join us at Hampton Court Castle as we re-enact this battle. Re-enactment groups and traders from all over the Country will be in attendance. Wander through the Living History Encampment, see the soldiers and camp followers as they prepare for battle.
Listen to medieval music and watch the medieval dancers (join in if you wish!), visit the Barber Surgeon if you dare! Take aim on our archery range and generally immerse yourselves in 15th Century life.
See website for various prices
Wildflower Wonders of the World lecture with Herefordshire Nature Trust
Times: 7.30pm to 9.00pm
Venue: Whitecross School, Three Elms Road, Hereford, HR4 0RN.
Stas Calder Herefordshire Nature Trust
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Herefordshire Nature Trust is convening an illustrated lecture by the established wildlife photographer and author Dr Bob Gibbons who will be showcasing his work on ‘Wildflower Wonders of the World’. It will include breathtaking pictures of numerous flower rich sites from across the globe.
Dr Bob Gibbons is a freelance author, lecturer and tour leader. His natural history tour guide visits Europe, South America & South Africa and he has written over 35 books including traveller’s guides on European Wildlife. His photography has been used within numerous wildlife magazines and publications.
Light refreshments will be made available.
To book a place, please get in contact.
Tickets are £8.00 for Trust members and £10.00 for non-members
Bowlympic Games for 2012′ with Bowjangles
Times: Venue open from 4pm, performance starts at 7pm
Venue: Lyde Court, Hereford HR1 3AE
Bowjangles combine fiery musicianship with energetic dance moves, Vaudeville comedy and four part harmony singing in a dazzling stage show which will leave you spellbound. This stunning act harks back to the good old days, when entertainment talent was truly multidimensional. Every member of the quartet has a rare ability to engage with the audience whilst using movement to express themselves when playing. You just won’t believe what this four piece are capable of!
Come and experience it for yourself.
The Venue will be open from 4pm serving a selection of wine, local cider, ales and soft drinks, along with stone baked Pizzas cooked to order.
Bowjangles will perform the Bowlympic Games at 7pm.
Casa Mama’s Pizzas will be prepared on site and cooked in her wood-fired oven. A delicious Tiramisu dessert will follow.
Tickets: Adult – £8.00 Child – £5.00 Family – £25.00
Venue: HR5 3BQ
The inaugural Kington Walking Festival
With over 20 walks for all abilities and ages and a programme of related talks and films, the Kington Walks festival is a four day event based in this handsome market town in the Welsh Marches. From full day treks to ambles and strolls, there are walks to suit all ages and abilities. And it’s not a hard slog: you’ll find themed walks for families, foodies, scientiests, historians, natural historians, geographers.
Besides walking, the town is a superb hub from which to visit a host of local attractions and discover the diversity, rich history and beauty of the Marcher landscape.
Sub Circus Festival
07858 261 079
A brand new intimate boutique festival, showcasing a circus of sounds, from gypsy swing, house and dub, to reggae, samba and funk. Brimming over with dancing,debauchery and magic.
Small but perfectly formed, the Sub Circus Festival is a creative celebration of music and art, inviting guests into a fully immersive environment, to discover new music, friendships and fantasies.
There will be a carefully curated line-up of the most eclectic and diverse music the UK has to offer, as well as an impressive programme of entertainment and interactive live art performances. From Badger Badger, a creative
collective usually found doing their thing in the woodlands of Secret Garden Party and Glade, to the dubtastic Reggae Roast- the UK’s most vibrant reggae collective and the legendary resident DJ’s Cerca Trova, London’s most clandestine house and electro night.
Event Page: facebook.com/events/362164733845423
Early Bird Tickets £30: http://subcircus.co.uk/
– This is an 18+ event.
– Ticket includes weekend camping.
– Location will be revealed on ticket purchase.
We look forward to seeing you!!! Please follow us @Subcircustweets and check our website for details.
Catering to a mere 500 guests, Sub Circus is proud to be going back to the roots of festival culture. With no sponsors or corporate branding, this enables the festival organisers to make every guest feel special, and give them the space to dance like no one is watching.
This intimate festival is set to create a unique experience, with a weekend of pure unadulterated mischief and fun, where anything is possible and nothing is quite what it seems.
Early Bird Tickets are only £30 + Booking Fee.
The Wizards & Cloisters Picnic
Times: 12:00 – 4pm
Venue: Castle Green, Hereford HR1 2NX
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A great day out for all the family including: Competitions with Sunshine Radio, Games, Fancy Dress, Face Painting, Wizard Wonky with magic shows and much, much more.
Ross-on-Wye Walking Festival
Venue: Market House Visitor Centre, Ross-on-Wye sHR9 5BZ
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A weekend of walking in the glorious countryside in and around Ross-on-Wye. Three walks on Friday and five each day on Saturday & Sunday. There is something to suit everyone.
£3.00 per walk non-refundable booking fee, except the foodie walk on Friday 28th
Guild of Herefordshire Craftsmen
Times: 10am to 5.30pm
Venue: Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcs. WR13 6NW
Autumn Show at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern. Leatherwork, mirrors, photography, furniture, wooden artefacts, pottery, textiles and much more.
Malvern Autumn Show – Three Counties Showground
Times: Opening times – 9am – 6pm
Venue: The Three Counties Showground, Malvern WR13 6NW
The Malvern Autumn Show is a true celebration of food, the countryside, gardening and nostalgia. After a long year there’s nothing better than enjoying the fruits of the wonderful season. A show for food and gardening lovers, the event hosts a range of cookery demonstrations, gardening talks, vegetable displays, vintage tractors, crafts and more. Families and Friends can enjoy a day out to remember.
This year organisers are very excited to announce that brilliant Jean-Christophe Novelli will be joining them for both days of the show cooking up some delicious dishes and offering top tips and advice.
Don’t miss out on coming up close and personal with this fantastic chef.
See website for various prices
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