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What's Happening in the English County of Herefordshire

Events in and around the Royal Forest of Dean, Wye Valley, Severn Vally and Vale of Leadon 2008
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Farmers Markets:
Now an established part of country life farmers markets give the visitor the opportunity to buy fresh local produce, chat with the local producers and often be entertained by craft and cookery demonstrations. Markets normally run from 10am - 2pm.
Further information 01989 564504

Cinderford 1st Friday of each month
Coleford 2nd Friday of each month
Lydney 3rd Friday of each month
Newent 4th Friday of each month
Chepstow Every 2nd & 4th Saturday
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Below you will find a schedule of events which will be taking place throughout the English County of Herefordshire in 2008

January 2008

 

February 2008

2nd February 2008
Awareness in Bereavement Care - Training Course
This course is open to people who are interested in becoming Cruse Bereavement Volunteers and to others who may wish to extend their knowledge and experience in counselling skills. Course runs from Weds 2 February to Saturday 19 March, Wednesday evenings and Saturdays. For further details and an application pack please call 07775 852236 or email admin@cruse-marches.freeserve.co.uk
14th February 2008
The Selfish Giant presented by - The Sealegs Puppet Company
This classic tale by Oscar Wilde is brought vividly alive. Set in a magnificent steel sculpted garden, the story is told using beautifully crafted puppets, and a brilliant musical soundtrack.
14th February 2008
Pilates in the Marches - Pilates Matwork classes
10.00-11.00 and 8.15-9.15 at St Barnabas Church Hall, Hereford 5.30-6.30 at Leominster Community Centre Suitable for all ages and levels of fitness - prevent postural problems - improve & strengthen bad backs - improve mobility & flexibility - improve endurance & strength - acquire skills to adapt your day-to-day activities - acquire skills to assist in managing day-to-day stress levels
Website: http://users.breathe.com/grumbley/PilClass.htm
14th February 2008
Ross Readers Group
Ross readers group will be discussing Bel Canto by Ann Patchett. New members are always welcome to join this friendly group.
14th February 2008
Kington & District Operatic Society - present John Morley's 'Dick Whittington'
A pantomime for all the family - great fun! All the ususal baddies and goodies, booing and hissing etc!
15th February 2008
Grand Promise Auction
Going Going Gone!! A fun evening with many wonderful lots……fishing on the Arrow, a week in Marrakech, 1966 vinatge port, private boat trip, photo portrait, 1night 4 star london hotel, personal walking tour in the Beacons and loads and loads more… See catalogue on www.brilley.co.uk
15th February 2008
Herefordshire Family History Society
Our regular monthly meeting where there will be a Talk entitled ‘The English Gypsy, 20 years of Research into my Romany Roots’ by Mary Horner.
15th February 2008
Pilates in the Marches - Pilates Matwork classes
10.00-11.00 at Bodenham Village Hall 12.00-1.00 at Cawley Hall (Luston) Suitable for all ages and levels of fitness - prevent postural problems - improve & strengthen bad backs - improve mobility & flexibility - improve endurance & strength - acquire skills to adapt your day-to-day activities - acquire skills to assist in managing day-to-day stress levels
Website: http://users.breathe.com/grumbley/PilClass.htm
17th February 2008
Civil Partnership Fair - Out in the Sticks
Herefordshire's first civil partnership fair is a fabulous opportunity for same-sex couples to browse exhibitions that are specifically tailored to their needs. The event will showcase the various elements of every couple's big day including live fashion shows of men's and women's outfits, photography, transport, floral arrangements, stationery suppliers and reception venues. Any profits will be split between St Michael's Hospice and Broken Rainbow charities.
Out in the Sticks, Fairs & Shows
Courtyard Centre for the Arts, Hereford, HR4 9JR
Website: www.courtyard.org.uk
18th February 2008
Pilates in the Marches - Pilates Matwork classes
Mondays from 6.00-7.00 and then again at 7.15-8.15 Suitable for all ages and levels of fitness - prevent postural problems - improve & strengthen bad backs - improve mobility & flexibility - improve endurance & strength - acquire skills to adapt your day-to-day activities - acquire skills to assist in managing day-to-day stress levels
Website: http://users.breathe.com/grumbley/PilClass.htm
19th February 2008
Pilates in the Marches - Pilates Matwork classes
10.00-11.00 at Leominster Leisure Centre 11.45-12.45 at Leominster Community Centre 18.00-19.00 at Bodenham Village Hall Suitable for all ages and levels of fitness - prevent postural problems - improve & strengthen bad backs - improve mobility & flexibility - improve endurance & strength - acquire skills to adapt your day-to-day activities - acquire skills to assist in managing day-to-day stress levels
Website: http://users.breathe.com/grumbley/PilClass.htm
19th February 2008
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Out in the Sticks
Adapted from the novel by Oscar Wilde, this production is highly physical and hugely inventive. A versatile cast of 5 actors tell the wicked story of a young man's portrait and the subject's frivolous wish that the picture change and he remain the same. Dorian Gray's picture grows aged and corrupt while he continues to appear fresh and innocent.
Out in the Sticks, Fairs & Shows
Courtyard Centre for the Arts, Hereford, HR4 9JR
Website: www.courtyard.org.uk
19th February 2008
Simply Singing - Community singing group - everyone welcome
Ros Thomas, member of the Natural Voice Practitioners Network offers you the opportunity to sing for pleasure on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday evening of each month, 7.30-9.30pm with a friendly group at Canon Frome Court, nr Ledbury. All songs are taught by ear, no music reading or singing experience is necessary and all voices are welcome. No one will be asked to sing on their own - ever!
20th February 2008
Pilates in the Marches - Pilates Matwork classes
9.30-10.30 and 6.00-7.00 at Hereford Leisure Centre (bookings 01432 278178) 11.30-12.30 at Broxwood (Pembridge) 7.30-8.30 at United Reform Church, Hereford Suitable for all ages and levels of fitness - prevent postural problems - improve & strengthen bad backs - improve mobility & flexibility - improve endurance & strength - acquire skills to adapt your day-to-day activities - acquire skills to assist in managing day-to-day stress levels
Website: http://users.breathe.com/grumbley/PilClass.htm
21st February 2008
Pilates in the Marches - Pilates Matwork classes
10.00-11.00 and 8.15-9.15 at St Barnabas Church Hall, Hereford 5.30-6.30 at Leominster Community Centre Suitable for all ages and levels of fitness - prevent postural problems - improve & strengthen bad backs - improve mobility & flexibility - improve endurance & strength - acquire skills to adapt your day-to-day activities - acquire skills to assist in managing day-to-day stress levels
Website: http://users.breathe.com/grumbley/PilClass.htm
21st February 2008
Farmers Market - Hereford
Sale of local produce where everything is grown, prepared or raised by the people who sell it. Types of produce to be found are fruit, vegetables, bread, cakes, eggs, meat, cheeses, olives, game, biscuits, chocolate, plants, wine, samosas, scotch eggs, honey. A quality market selling quality produce.
22nd February 2008
Author Event: Steven Paul Davies - Out in the Sticks
Steven grew up in Herefordshire and was the youngest-ever newsreader on national radio in the UK. His credits include Film Anarchist, Brat Pack: Confidential, The A-Z Cult Films and Filmmakers, The Prisoner Handbook, Out at the Movies: The History of Gay Cinema (due to be published in 2008). Now regarded as a prolific author and journalist in the field of film criticism, Steven is in great demand as a contributor for some of the most high profile publications in the UK and US. Tickets available in advance from the library or on arrival.
Out in the Sticks, Fairs & Shows
Courtyard Centre for the Arts, Hereford, HR4 9JR
Website: www.courtyard.org.uk
22nd February 2008
Pilates in the Marches - Pilates Matwork classes
10.00-11.00 at Bodenham Village Hall 12.00-1.00 at Cawley Hall (Luston) Suitable for all ages and levels of fitness - prevent postural problems - improve & strengthen bad backs - improve mobility & flexibility - improve endurance & strength - acquire skills to adapt your day-to-day activities - acquire skills to assist in managing day-to-day stress levels
Website: http://users.breathe.com/grumbley/PilClass.htm
23rd February 2008
LGBT Film Festival - Out in the Sticks
23 Feb 6pm: Victim (PG) 23 Feb 8.30pm: Distant Voices Still Lives (15) 25 Feb 2.30pm and 7.45pm: Brokeback Mountain (15) 26 Feb 7.45pm: The Witnesses (Les Temoins) (15) 27 Feb 5.30pm and 7.45pm: Beautiful Thing (15) 28 Feb 2.30pm: The Witnesses (Les Temoins) (15) 28 Feb 7.45pm: Tick Tock Lullaby (15) - The Director Lisa Gornick will introduce the film and answer questions afterwards. 1 March 6.15pm: Transamerica (15) 1 March 8.45pm: The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert (15)
Out in the Sticks, Fairs & Shows
Courtyard Centre for the Arts, Hereford, HR4 9JR
Website: www.courtyard.org.uk
23rd February 2008
Wyevale Garden Centre, Kings Acre Road, Hereford, Hereford, HR4 0SE
ORCHID FESTIVAL 2008 - EXOTIC ORCHID DISPLAYS
FANTASTIC DISPLAYS,COME AND JOIN US FOR THE FIRST ORCHID FESTIVAL AT WYEVALE HEREFORD. COME ALONG WITH ALL THOSE QUESTIONS YOU WOULD ANSWERING. SEE HOW TO REPOT OR DIVIDE. OR JUST COME ALONG FOR A LOOK AT A BEAUTIFULL DISPLAY. LOOKING FOR A PLANT FOR THE HOUSE?,COME AND SEE HOW BREATHTAKING THEY ARE.
Tel: 01432 266261
24th February 2008
Symphony Concert
Symphony concert by Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra with Amanda Wingfield - Soprano. Britten - Sinfonia da Requiem, Strauss - Four Last Songs, Rachmaninov - Vocalise & Symphonic Dances.
25th February 2008
Sing-a-long-a Rocky Horror - Out in the Sticks
Get ready for a night of fun, frolics and frivolity. The campest cult classic of all time gets the sing-a-long-a treatment it's been screaming for! An outrageous, riotous, kitsch and wonderful romp. So fish out your fishnets, buff up your basque and sharpen those stilettos for the rockiest ride of your life! (fancy dress not obligatory, but highly recommended!).
Out in the Sticks, Fairs & Shows
Courtyard Centre for the Arts, Hereford, HR4 9JR
Website: www.courtyard.org.uk
25th February 2008
Pilates in the Marches - Pilates Matwork classes
Mondays from 6.00-7.00 and then again at 7.15-8.15 Suitable for all ages and levels of fitness - prevent postural problems - improve & strengthen bad backs - improve mobility & flexibility - improve endurance & strength - acquire skills to adapt your day-to-day activities - acquire skills to assist in managing day-to-day stress levels
Website: http://users.breathe.com/grumbley/PilClass.htm
26th February 2008
Filthy Gorgeous: Scissor Sisters Tribute Show - Out in the Sticks
A supremely authentic live performance, recreating the biggest band of the Noughties so far - experience the year's best new concert show, experience Filthy Gorgeous. The Scissor Sisters have become a musical phenomenon. This note-perfect live show includes chart toppers like I Don't Feel Like Dancin' and Take Your Mama. Combine this with Magic of the 80s (Boy George, Madonna, Bon Jovi etc) and you're in for a filthy gorgeous great night out!
Out in the Sticks, Fairs & Shows
Courtyard Centre for the Arts, Hereford, HR4 9JR
Website: www.courtyard.org.uk
26th February 2008
School Days - The Best of Your Life IV
The bi-annual return of the most popular exhibition of the Centre with lots of new material donated by the community.
26th February 2008
Pilates in the Marches - Pilates Matwork classes
10.00-11.00 at Leominster Leisure Centre 11.45-12.45 at Leominster Community Centre 18.00-19.00 at Bodenham Village Hall Suitable for all ages and levels of fitness - prevent postural problems - improve & strengthen bad backs - improve mobility & flexibility - improve endurance & strength - acquire skills to adapt your day-to-day activities - acquire skills to assist in managing day-to-day stress levels
Website: http://users.breathe.com/grumbley/PilClass.htm
26th February 2008
Macmillan at The Colloquy - Art for your sake!
Fifteen Artists are holding a Macmillan Renton Unit Appeal Art Showl. Show includes: paintings, ceramics, fine art prints, hand-made cards and poetry books. Light refreshments available (home-made cakes!). All profits to the Appeal for a Scanner for Hereford hospital.
27th February 2008
Rhona Cameron - Out in the Sticks
Book quickly to sample the unique style of Rhona Cameron who gained fame with her, "Sometimes we're all like that" speech in "I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here", and went on to win her a Channel 4 award. In her return to stand-up, and after her sell-out Edinburgh run, the award-winning comedian and critically acclaimed author takes the audience through her darkly comical, ridiculous life, in her most intimate show to date.
Out in the Sticks, Fairs & Shows
Courtyard Centre for the Arts, Hereford, HR4 9JR
Website: www.courtyard.org.uk
27th February 2008
Author Event: Stella Duffy - Out in the Sticks
Stella Duffy has published ten novels, over thirty short stories, eight plays and many feature articles and reviews. Her latest novel, The Room of Lost Things, will be published in 2008. In 2002 she won the CWA Short Story Dagger Award for her story Martha Grace, and in 2004 her novel State of Happiness was long listed for the Orange Prize.
Out in the Sticks, Fairs & Shows
Courtyard Centre for the Arts, Hereford, HR4 9JR
Website: www.courtyard.org.uk
27th February 2008
Pilates in the Marches - Pilates Matwork classes
9.30-10.30 and 6.00-7.00 at Hereford Leisure Centre (bookings 01432 278178) 11.30-12.30 at Broxwood (Pembridge) 7.30-8.30 at United Reform Church, Hereford Suitable for all ages and levels of fitness - prevent postural problems - improve & strengthen bad backs - improve mobility & flexibility - improve endurance & strength - acquire skills to adapt your day-to-day activities - acquire skills to assist in managing day-to-day stress levels
Website: http://users.breathe.com/grumbley/PilClass.htm
27th February 2008
Not the Only Gay in the Village - Out in the Sticks
A one-day conference to address issues for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Trans young people, their friends and family, who live in rural areas. The conference is aimed primarily at professionals who work with young people who are affected by LGBT issues.
Out in the Sticks, Fairs & Shows
Courtyard Centre for the Arts, Hereford, HR4 9JR
Website: www.courtyard.org.uk
28th February 2008
Club Class - Out in the Sticks
A cast of four, dressed as cabin crew yet playing everyone fromm pilots to passengers. now in its third year touring, this high camp comedy show is suitable for over 16s and be warned.... fancy dress is encouraged and the theme is sexy cabin crew!! Club Class is on as part of Out in the Sticks, a festival to celebrate Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender History Month,th February 2008
Out in the Sticks, Fairs & Shows
Courtyard Centre for the Arts, Hereford, HR4 9JR
Website: www.courtyard.org.uk
28th February 2008
Ian McMillan and Tony Husband - A Cartoon History of Here
A hilarious live action cartoon starring friendly folks, fantastic fortunes, dazzling ambition and tender moments. Created by tonight’s audience with Yorkshire poet, broadcaster and comedian Ian McMillan and ten times ‘Cartoonist of the year’, Tony Husband.

28th February 2008
Pilates in the Marches - Pilates Matwork classes
10.00-11.00 and 8.15-9.15 at St Barnabas Church Hall, Hereford 5.30-6.30 at Leominster Community Centre Suitable for all ages and levels of fitness - prevent postural problems - improve & strengthen bad backs - improve mobility & flexibility - improve endurance & strength - acquire skills to adapt your day-to-day activities - acquire skills to assist in managing day-to-day stress levels
Website: http://users.breathe.com/grumbley/PilClass.htm

28th February 2008
Allison Neal's Art History Talks
Following her successful romp through 19th and 20th Century art last year, Allison will be focusing on individual artists this year. Come along and enjoy a glass of something while we watch slides and listen to Allison’s, usually slightly alternative, take on the history of art, then join in the group discussion which is often quite lively.
29th February 2008
Comedy Camp - Out in the Sticks
Karen Bayley will be your host for the evening, with a killer wit that makes her a comedic force to be reckoned with. Joining her with an array of television appearances under his belt, including The Liquid News and E4's How Gay, Paul Foot is camp comedy at its best. They are joined by Debra Jane Appleby, winner of both The Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year and Funny Women Comedy Award in 2005.
Out in the Sticks, Fairs & Shows
Courtyard Centre for the Arts, Hereford, HR4 9JR
Website: www.courtyard.org.uk
29th February 2008
Straight Talking - Out in the Sticks
A play about people in same-sex relationships and their experiences in Primary Care. Research shows that many gay people are reluctant to consult their GP and that some health professionals are uncomfortable talking about sexual and mental health matters with non-heterosexual people. Straight Talking gets these out in the open. Lunch included.
Out in the Sticks, Fairs & Shows
Courtyard Centre for the Arts, Hereford, HR4 9JR
Website: www.courtyard.org.uk
29th February 2008
Ceri Dupree: The Ladies I Love - Out in the Sticks
He's back by popular demand, the fabulous and flamboyant magician in high heels, with his spectacular new show. The Ladies I Love brings together an evening of colourful stand-up comedy and songs. Ceri Dupree becomes, amongst many others, Cher, Dolly Parton and Amy Winehouse. Join us for a night of frills and feathers as the master diva takes us on a journey with some of the most iconic women ever known.
Out in the Sticks, Fairs & Shows
Courtyard Centre for the Arts, Hereford, HR4 9JR
Website: www.courtyard.org.uk
29th February 2008
Pilates in the Marches - Pilates Matwork classes
10.00-11.00 at Bodenham Village Hall 12.00-1.00 at Cawley Hall (Luston) Suitable for all ages and levels of fitness - prevent postural problems - improve & strengthen bad backs - improve mobility & flexibility - improve endurance & strength - acquire skills to adapt your day-to-day activities - acquire skills to assist in managing day-to-day stress levels
Website: http://users.breathe.com/grumbley/PilClass.htm

March 2008

 

April 2008

 

May 2008

 

June 2008

 

July 2008

 

August 2008

 

September 2008

 

October 2008

 

November 2008

 

December 2008

Below you will find a schedule of events which will be taking place throughout Herefordshire.

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