A hand-picked guide to arts and heritage events happening in Herefordshire this month; mixing creative events, cultural activities and hidden gems.
This little gem - the first show from the new HACSGallery - perhaps isn't so little as it features more than 300 pieces of multimedia art by members of Herefordshire Art & Craft Society.
Inspired by the extreme and rapid changes both in our individual lives and across the globe, From Isolation to Creation: Artists Respond to a Changing World can be explored online.
Seek it out, scroll away, then share your thoughts on the arts; organisers are encouraging feedback which will go straight back to the artists themselves.
📸: In Moments of Uncertainty, Hug a Tree. By Ellie Ling.
Say hello Autumn and join Herefordshire Wildlife Trust on their socially distanced orchard walks every Friday throughout October (11am-12pm).
Led by the Trust's traditional orchard expert Julia you'll hear about the history of orchards, the benefits to wildlife and people alike, and discover the myriad heritage cultivars found at Bodenham lake.
The walks coincide with a countywide #ApplesforAutumn tourism campaign which, Lord love the apple, is also giving us new cycling cider routes, Appletinis at the Baston Street Feast, and apple slaw a la Rule of Tum.
Meadow Arts (currently seeking new Creative Practitioners, btw) continue to present the postponed Skin Deep exhibition at National Trust's Berrington Hall all this month.
Installing Oliver Jones' hyper-realistic pastel paintings inside a country pile certainly makes a statement about beauty, identity and self-editing.
Book a visit to the Trust property, near Leominster, to see the work: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/berrington-hall
Forget Dippy, and don't worry about the blue whale that replaced her. In Herefordshire this autumn, you can hang out with a mammoth courtesty of the Ice Age exhibition at Hereford Museum & Art Gallery in Broad Street.
Originally developed by Worcestershire Museums, this take-over shines a light on Herefordshire's prehistoric treasures from King Arthur’s Cave to glacial lakes that still make their mark on the landscape (and our wildlife biodiversity) today. Alongside stories from the past, you'll find work by Hereford College of Art students and local creative Amanda Attfield.
You can read about the gallery's social distancing measures ahead of your visit, here.