A hand-picked guide to what's on in Herefordshire in June 2021, mixing creative events, cultural activities and hidden gems.
Coming to Hereford in June 2021 is the incredible Knife Angel sculpture.
Standing 27ft tall and weighin 3.5 ton, this artwork of an angel is made out of 100,000 confiscated knives received from 43 Police Forces across the UK. Originating from The British Ironwork Centre in Oswestry and created by sculptor Alfie Bradley, it has been on tour of towns and cities around Britain raising awareness of the issues of knife crime and all forms of violence and aggression.
As well as visiting the work outside Hereford Cathedral from June 14 to July 12, local organisers are hosting an online conference exploring crime in 2021. Book your free place here.
Meadow Arts’ first digital commissioning programme, RURALities explores the multiplicity of rural experiences. The digital work of four artists was launched online in May and now moves to museums across Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Shropshire. Visiting these exhibitions in June 2021, you can explore works that reflect on rural narratives in surprising and satisfying ways.
To find out when and where you can encounter these intriguing digital works by Dan Turner, Martha Kelsey, Craig David Parr and Lucy Wright, head to the Meadow Arts website here.
Image: Lucy Wright - Plough Witches. Meadow Arts digital commission, 2021.
"What the county lacks in motorways, it more than makes up for in walking trails". So says the team behind Herefordshire Walking Festival and, quite rightly, many of the 2021 trails and guided walks are celebrating heritage and local culture.
This includes a stomp around Frome Valley to see, hear and clamber over the history of hop-picking in Herefordshire, an energetic 8-mile hike over the iron age fort at Midsummer Hill, discovering the Museum Without Walls in Ross on Wye, following in the footsteps of photographer Alfred Watkins, and the Walks of Women which traces the stories of men and women of Hereford who were involved in the suffrage movement.
The festival runs from June 19 and June 27 and all walks can be booked online at www.herefordshirewalkingfestival.co.uk.