Things to do... October 2019

Chosen by the Great Place team
With Herefordshire's a Great Place

Events on this month's curated list have been hand-picked by the Herefordshire's a Great Place team. The Great Place project work with communities to piloti grant schemes and have conversations that strengthen culture across the county.

Curator's Picks

Wobbly brewhouse opens for Oktoberfest on October 19, 2019
Oktoberfest Wobbly Brewery

The Wobbly Brewing Company Ltd - aka the Hereford-based makers of modern pale ales including Welder, Wabbit and IPA No.3 - are bringing the spirit of the world's largest Volksfest to the Shire on October 19. There'll be games, comedy and live music.

Find out more about the brewery, which regularly opens for cultural events, at

Linocut Workshop at Skirrid Print Studio, Longtown
Linocut Workshop at Skirrid Print Studio, Longtown

The Skirrid Print Studio opens its doors on October 19 for 3 hours of designing and printing your own eco-friendly Christmas cards. The maker sessions actually run every Saturday afternoon until November 23.

Find out more on Facebook or by heading over to

#HfdsLates for Museums at Night in Hereford
#HfdsLates for Museums at Night in Hereford

The Museums at Night festival sees museums, galleries and heritage sites across the UK open their doors for exciting evening events and spectacular night-time displays. The 2019 festival will take place from October 31st to November 2nd, and here in Herefordshire, the Arts Council England and National Lottery Heritage Fund supported Great Place project has teamed up with artists, museums and more to host taster Lates in Hereford city.

On Thursday October 31 the Hereford Museum and Art Gallery opens at 7pm for a celebration of drawing. 


Pembridge Film Night: The Favourite at The New Inn, Pembridge
Pembridge Film Night: The Favourite at The New Inn, Pembridge

Herefordshire penchant for screening big flicks in small venues continues thanks to This is the only Flicks in the Sticks community cinema that runs in a village pub - and we love it.

On Saturday October 27 you can see The Favourite, with Olivia Coleman in her Oscar-winning turn as Queen Anne, at the New Inn. With a max capacity of 30 people, you'll want to reserve your seat via the website link below.

Pub doors opens at 7pm, with the screening at 7.30pm.

Image of Sam White and Harry Hayller.
The Way: HCA student exhibition at Hereford Cathedral

October 23 is the opening of The Way, a much anticipated exhibition - featuring digital projection mapping, live music, arts and more - from students of Hereford College of Arts who have worked with the Cathedral to respond to the concept of a modern day pilgrimage.

Hereford Cathedral is located, and well-linked, to the St Thomas Way, a heritage route from Swansea to Hereford which opened to the public in 2018. The new route follows the path of William Cragh, a Welsh outlaw and unlikely pilgrim, who walked to Hereford in 1290.

Image of Hereford Cathedral by Sam White and Harry Hayller.


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