A hand-picked guide to what's on in Herefordshire in September 2022, mixing creative events, cultural activities and hidden gems.
Now in its 20th year (impressive), Herefordshire Art Week - or h.Art for short - runs from September 3rd to 11th and will once again let you inside the usually private domain of local artists' workshops, studios and creative spaces.
You can download the brochure here, scroll through artist profiles at www.h-art.org.uk, or follow the pink signs now appearing on roadsides all over the county.
Follow h.Art on Insta for a taste for the range of artwork that's going on show (and on sale): www.instagram.com/HerefordshireArtWeek
There’ll be guided walks around Ross-on-Wye on September 10th and 17th, taking you around the town’s Museum Without Walls which uses AR to bring historic sites and stories back to life. Search ‘Museum without Walls’ to download the free app. All you need to experience the museum (usually self-led) is a smartphone or tablet.
Also opening for Heritage Open Day 2022…Hereford Town Hall (an iconic landmark that’s still facing an uncertain future); 17th Century Cloddock Mill in the Golden Valley; Victorian Gothic Longworth Chapel; and Rotherwas Chapel near Hereford.
Another one for Heritage Open Days; an afternoon talk and museum tour for families at The Museum of Cider in Hereford.
“Find out about the fascinating characters involved with the science of pomology, from John Evelyn in the 17th century to the modern day, and how they invented new methods of growing this amazing fruit to suit eating or drinking: DNA testing, grafting and creating of new varieties.”
The 2022 Kington Walking Festival features 28 walks over four days, each led by experienced guides with a wealth of local knowledge.
Highlights include Radnor Forest Ramble (tickets £8.50, including transport); Dunkertons Orchard Walk (£14.50, including lunch); Huntington’s Glacial and Medieval Past (£5); A Walk around The Rodd (£11, including entry to Sidney Nolan Trust's grounds and bulidings); Ancient Trees and Trackways (£8.50, including transport); Walking with Watkins (£7.50, including refreshments); and events at Kington School from Dark Sky Wales Planetarium.
Great name, great cause. The grassroots music festival, featuring local acts and cover bands, will take place at Gwatkin Cider's rural HQ in the Golden Valley (HR2 0AL), and this year raises money for county charities Herefordshire Mind and We Are Farming Minds.
Day and weekend tickets available.
This Courtyard Productions original play returns (Sept 9th - 16th): “a bittersweet, nostalgic comedy, filled with 70’s music you know and love.”
Gates for the 2022 Bromyard Folk Festival open at 2pm on Thursday September 2nd, and festival-goers will once again be enjoying ceildhs, crafts, and cider direct from Dave Jones Bar alongside the always impressive mix of trad and contemporary folk music.
This year's line up includes Scots trad group HEISK, multi-instrumentalist Dominie Hooper, Kora player, percussionist, singer and composer from The Gambia Suntou Susso (pictured), stalwart performer John Tams (who is best known as, but much more than, the folk singing solider from Sharpe); and locally grown trio Granny's Attic.
Seperately priced day, evening and weekend camping tickets are available.
This fundraising event to support Ukraine has been organised by the Hereford branch of Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain (AUGB). It takes place at the Kindle Centre, Belmont Road, and features authentic Ukranian music and food.
- Ludlow Food Festival takes place in the grounds of Ludlow Castle and town centre from September 9th to 11th
- Abergavenny Food Festival returns on September 17th and 18th
- FEAST, Malvern's Festival of Theatre, Workshops, Dance and More runs September 19th to 25th
- Worcester Music Festival is back too, September 16th to 18th