Things to do... this April

Robyn Barratt, April 2019 what's on curator
With Robyn Barratt

This month's curator is Robyn Barratt, Marketing & Audience Development Manager at The Courtyard, Herefordshire’s Centre for the Arts. Robyn, along with The Courtyard, is passionate about making the arts accessible and available to everyone in Herefordshire.

Curator's Picks

Adult choir Hereford
Free taster session at Hereford Got 2 Sing Choir

Got 2 Sing Adult Choirs are open to everyone with relaxed, weekly sessions including vocal technique, harmony and performance tuition focusing on uplifting pop & musical theatre classics. There’s no need to audition and you don’t have to be able to read music, just turn up for their taster session on 3 April to join in the fun!

Starts at 7.15pm at Broadlands Primary School.

What's On Herefordshire Rocket cafe
Raw Cocoa & Essential Oil Alchemy

Learn how to make raw healthy chocolates using therapeutic and delicious flavours of essential oils with Nikka Claassens. Just in time for Easter you can experiment with flavour, colour and texture to create your own treats and get creative with food.

Starts 7.30pm at the Rocket café on Church Street.

Ferrous Herefordshire
Ferrous2019: Have a Go Forging

Hereford College of Arts is the home to the only artist blacksmithing degree course in the UK and they’ve paired up with Hereford BIG to bring Ferrous 2019 to our City Centre. There’ll be live forging, hot metal forging demonstrations, exhibitions, films and talks but you can also book on to try your hand at Forging and make something to take home with you.

Woke Courtyard Hereford
'Woke' - theatre performance

Live theatre performance from the creator of the hit show Black is the Colour of my Voice this piece tells the story of 2 women, 42 years apart who become involved in the struggle for civil rights against a soundtrack of original music, traditional gospel and blues.

Don’t miss local artist, Abbie Leigh Phillip’s pop up exhibition “Good Hair” in line with Woke in The Courtyard Foyer from 30 March – 13 April.

Easter holidays hereford
Easter Holidays at The Courtyard

There’s always something to do at The Courtyard during the school holidays and Easter’s no exception. With Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (PG) (including a Relaxed Screening), How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (PG) and the Junior Youth Theatre’s week long run of The Wizard of Oz. Also, don’t forget that every Saturday morning at 11am we have something on for families with special pre-show workshops and activities run by our wonderful youth ambassador, Emily!.

Hereford tours
Curious About Hereford

Get to know Hereford better on a self-guided walk with a treasure hunt theme. You’ll visit the well-known sights of Hereford as well as possibly discovering some of the more unusual quirks of the city.

What's on: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is being screened in Herefordshire
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (film screening) at Yarpole Parish Hall

The 1975 classic was the second film to win all five major Academy Awards. In it Randle Patrick McMurphy (Jack Nicholson) pleads insanity to avoid a prison sentence, and is sent to a instition instead. Based on Ken Kesey's 1962 novel of the same name. 

It's being screened at Yarpole Parish Hall, near Leominster (HR6 0BE), on April 13. Tickets are a fiver. Call 01568 780279 for details or book online below.

Easter Hereford
2Faced Dance Easter School 2019

Create your own show over 3 days including costume work, music composition and choreography. All working towards a big performance for friends and family in a site-specific dance extravaganza.

Syrian Herefordshire
Syrian Pop-up Cafe

Food is a fantastic way to share and enrich culture and what better way to do this than the Syrian Pop-up Café at Canon Frome Court in Ledbury this April.

Raising money for Ledbury Refugee Support to help their work supporting refugee families living in Herefordshire there’ll definitely be something to tickle your taste buds. An authentic, mouth-watering, Middle Easten three-course meal (veggie options available) will be served and a cash bar available If you fancy a tipple.

Open from 7pm.

Eastnor pottery
Potter’s Wheel day course

These popular courses run a couple of times each month at Eastnor Castle Country Estate and the early one in April is already fully booked.

Everyone is welcome to these positive and inclusive classes where there are no mistakes, just happy accidents and learning experiences. If it’s something you’ve always fancied trying you hand at maybe now is the time.

Lego Hereford
LEGO Brick History exhibition

‘Brick History is a journey through pivotal moments in world history at Hereford Museum, modelled in LEGO® bricks by Warren Elsmore and his team of artists.

This is history brought to life for all ages. Including significant moments for the arts from the first film screening with sound, The Jazz Singer to Mozart’s composition of The Magic Flute and significant Herefordian’s throughout history including Elgar and Ellie Goulding.

Ross makers
Made In Ross 4th Anniversary exhibition – Fire & Water

Made in Ross is 4 years old and their hosting a birthday exhibition from a creative collective of artists and craft-makers throughout April, Fire & Water. Check it out for yourself at Ross Market House throughout April.

NMiTE Ingenuity Studio

Supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation NMiTE’s Ingenuity Studio gives young people the opportunity to code and create devices using electronics, sensors and actuators which connect, interact and exchange data of the internet.

The studio's mobile and will be touring around the county this April - it's due to be stopping at; Newtown High School – John Beddoes Campus, Lady Hawkins’ School, The Courtyard, Hereford.

Undercover Hippy
The Undercover Hippy at De Koffie Pot, Hereford

Billy Rowan aka The Undercover Hippy is back at De Koffie Pot as part of his solo 2019 tour. "Covering topics from fake news, internet privacy and the US election, to nappy wearing barristers and best friends trying to snog your mum, his performance takes you on a rollercoaster of storytelling."

Click the link below for tickets.


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