Archive: December 2020

A hand-picked guide to what's on in Herefordshire in December 2020, mixing creative events, cultural activities and hidden gems.
December 2020

A hand-picked guide to what's on in Herefordshire in December 2020, mixing creative events, cultural activities and hidden gems.

Curator's Picks

The cast of Iman Qureshi’s The Ceremony,one of the Open Sky Theatre's MicroPlays
MicroPlays
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MicroPlays is a series of short digital plays made by Herefordshire-based Open Sky Theatre. They're absorbing digital theatre collaborations between the always-interesting company and some of the UK's most exciting writers, and all under 10 minutes long.

Ok, they were released in October but watch let's just watch them again. 

All five micro-plays explorecultural polarisation and questions the idea that our differences define us.

Start with Iman Qureshi’s beautiful “The Ceremony” with performances from Amaka Okafor, Yaz Zadeh and Erika Poole.

A Herefordshire church
Online workshop: Discover Churches

Hidden Stories, Open Doors... 

Interested in attracting new visitors to your heritage church? These workshops, running as part of the Discover Churches project in Herefordshire and Shropshire, should provide inspiration and ideas to put into action.

Promoting the idea that every church has a story to tell, the December 2 online workshop will explore interpretation and marketing tactics.

2Faced Dance Company based in Hereford
Multi Story Youth Arts Festival
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This 2-day digital arts festival, hosted by 2Faced Dance - the creators of 2019's much talked about immersive dance and dining event The Box of Delights - is designed to bring together artists of the future for inspirational workshops, discussions, short films, visual art and performance.

Keep eyes on the official website below for more infomation as it's released.

Tap here for info on the related paid commissions currently on offer. 

Larchwood Barn where the workshops are held
Crafts: Christmas wreath-making
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Without Christmas light switch-ons to officially kick-start the festive season, we're recommending good ol fashion crafting, courtesy of Racquety Farm and Westbrook Court Country House.

The (very nice) Herefordshire accomodations, not far from Hay-on-Wye, will host wreath-making workshops on December 5, 12 and 19.  Maximum of 6 people per group, and all the crafty bits and bobs are provided.

Email z.gittoes@btopenworld.com for more info. 

Dark Horse
Dark Horse

The doors of Lindridge Village Hall, just a squeak over the Herefordshire border near Tenbury Wells, will open on December 4th for a screening of Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story of Dream Alliance (PG).

The 2015 doc, directed by Louise Osmond, received the reviewers' approval for its revealing yet no frills feelgood arc following the true story of the barmaid who bred a champion racehorse. It won the Audience Award in the World Cinema Documentary Competition at Sundance. 

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