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What’s On - Herefordshire & The Marches

Camping it up again O

NCE upon a time, long ago when I still thought it was OK to wear beige suede trousers, I drove a converted ex-army ambulance with a trailer to pre war-torn Kabul just for fun. By the time the beast had consumed most of Iran’s oil reserves and broken its tow hitch somewhere near Herat (I had to tow the trailer dangling on a chain and swinging wildly about through the night all the way to Kandahar) I was cured of any affection for trailers or camper vans or the whole bloody business. I vowed that from then on, if I had to go travelling, it would be in a large Mercedes car with a big wad of cash in my back pocket to pay for the best hotels. Things haven’t really turned out that way because of budgetary restraints but on the whole I have managed to stay away from campervans. Then about a year ago, a couple in their late 50’s turned up at The Workhouse in a large camper van to inspect my electric bikes. He emerged from the front of the van all suntan and shorts and ready for business. 10 minutes later she emerged from the back of the same van in high heel mules and sunglasses pushed back on top of her hair holding a large cold glass of Chardonnay and obviously well on the way to getting very sloshed long before the sun had reached its zenith let alone the yardarm. In the course of the conversation it became apparent that he lived in the front and listened to Sinatra albums, drove and read campervan magazines while she lived in the lounge at the rear with a fridge full of vino and afternoon TV. I remember thinking at the time this is a world away from my own rather basic camper van experiences. Then last weekend some very, very generous friends lent us a tastefully converted late model VW van to go away for the weekend to a wedding South of Bristol. The van was comfy, well-appointed and whistled down the M5 at high speed with the wine bottles and cutlery gently jingling in the back. It was time for a reappraisal of the situation and the place to start was with my regular companion, e Bay. I soon got fed up with looking at bare white Mercedes Sprinters in Wolverhampton with only 125,00 miles on the clock and gravitated (as is my habit) to the seedier end of the market to see if I could grab myself a bargain. It is the custom with campervan owners on e bay to take lots of pictures of the vans, both in and outside, and down the lower end of the market this gives a not necessarily very edifying insight into people’s lifestyles and a snapshot of some dastardly crimes against tasteful interior décor. Do none of these people watch Kirsty and Phil? You HAVE to paint everything beige if you want to sell, sell, sell. Look at this Ford Cargo kitchen, it’s an absolute disgrace and what an earth are they thinking with Small Ads 4 the little blue L.E.D.s at the bottom of the splashback! As for this next jumble of Letters 6 soiled bedclothes in the bedroom of a converted ambulance, pardon me for sayArt 8 ing but I really don’t think this is going to persuade anybody to part with their hard Art workshops 12 earned cash.


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However you could have knocked me down with a feather when I discovered that the actual J type that lived in Frank Gallaghers back garden in Shameless was for sale for £750. Not only that, they had left the back of the van untouched from when they finished filming! However the prize for the van that did have me running for the toilet is this shocking pink shocker built on a Cortina chassis. In the end common sense prevailed and I have decided to buy a massive American RV that probably won’t even get round the corner by the library, but what the heck, look at those hydraulic electrically operated white leather drivers seats. All I need now is for some kind reader to loan me £32,000.

Pete Mustill Mayfield, Stapleton, Nr Presteigne, Powys LD8 2LS Tel: 01544 260051 Email: Website:

Cover pic: Michael Johnson, Summer exhibition, Silk Top Hat Gallery, 5 - 31 August

small ads KEYBOARD PLAYER NEEDED for gigging soul covers band, Hot Feat. 07984 816847. DON’T FORGET TO VISIT ZANI SUES JUNK SHOP in Station Road, Knighton. Massive clearance and sorting depot. Every Thursday, 11am-4pm. (If you like the atmosphere of a jumble sale - you won’t be disappointed). DELIGHTS OF DRAWING & PAINTING private tuition. Covering traditional and contemporary styles for beginners and those who wish to develop their portfolios. Experienced tutor, based near Llangurig. Contact: Sue Purcell 01686 440668. E-mail EXPERT MATHS TUITION up to G.C.S.E. and ‘A’ Level. Ex-Head of Maths/ can provide excellent references. Roger Gay 07817850514 / FITZWILLIAMS PRIVATE TUTORING Fully qualified teacher with 13 years experience. Previous to becoming a teacher I was in private industry for 12 years. 1 to 1 or small groups if required. Support in all subjects particularly Literacy and Numeracy KS1 (including phonics). KS2 up to GCSE. SEN. Flexible working hours. Reasonable rates. Good references if required. J. Fitzwilliams BSc. MSc. (Oxon) PGCE. 01544-239081. ZANY LADY & FRIENDS have recently opened a shop at 24 Broad Street, Leominster. Tues - Sat, 10am-5pm. Decorative antiques, quirky and vintage clothing. THE VINYL SPINNER, ANDY RAINBOW, DJ DISCOS 70s, 80s, 90s. Also blues, rock, folk, funk, punk, jazz, lounge. Vast vinyl collection. Needs to be played. Call me:- 07969 857639. THERAPY/TREATMENT ROOM IN PRESTEIGNE – Lovely room; privacy, parking, etc. Available Mondays and Thursdays plus some times on Tuesdays. Also good space for evening and weekend small groups, meetings etc. Reasonable rates. 07771 950899 ODD-JOBBERS AVAILABLE for house cleaning; sorting/ reorganising cupboards, sheds and garages; light decorating; gardening; laundry; house and pet sitting. Honest, reliable, hardworking females. Reasonable rates. Call Sarah: 07931302219 ; 01547 520321 or Val: 07972462887 email: EDITING, PROOFREADING, REWRITING, COPYWRITING, PUBLICITY. Professional standards, reasonable rates. Simon Gwynn MSfEP. 01547 550329.

LEARN TO PLAY THE PIANO ACCORDION. All ages and abilities welcome, from total, absolute, can’t-read-anote-of-music beginners up to Grade 5. For more information call Ed Moseley, any day or time on 01694 724 729 or 07813 520 282. VIOLIN LESSONS from qualified, experienced teacher. All ages and abilities. John Hymas, 01544 260220. JAZZ PIANO TUITION A specially created course for beginners through to intermediate level students. Also coaching for Associated Board jazz exams. Now taking students in Presteigne and surrounding area. Simon Deeley, 07890 303681. GUITAR LESSONS jazz, rock, funk, pop, metal. Finn Francis, diploma in music, gigging musician, Presteigne. T:07971 369845 WANTED: GARAGING FOR CLASSIC CAR in or (very) near Presteigne. Must be secure, dry and if possible with electricity. Can rent long-term or buy the right property and would consider other storage options. Call Mark on 01544 260889. PRESTEIGNE.ORG.UK ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS FROM ONLY 50P PER WEEK 1000 direct unique hits per month, top of the page on Google when you type in Presteigne, all administrative work done by volunteers, project is not for profit. SUPPORT YOUR TOWN WEBSITE. Very cheap rates: 50p per week, or full page £1 per week. For more information go to Website, email or telephone James Tennant-Eyles on 01544 267363. PROOFREADING documents, books, publicity material, websites; AUDIO TYPING (send your MP3 file via email); COPY TYPING and editing (CVs, theses, no job too small). For professional and reliable work at reasonable rates contact Christina tel. 01432 853159 mob 07759978302 email HARMONY CLASSES Classically trained musician offers tuition for all ages and stages. Individual and group lessons to start in Presteigne in the spring. Expressions of interest to or 01544 260139. TWO BEAUTIFUL HOLIDAY PROPERTIES IN NEW RADNOR Sleep 10 & 14, both with wood-burners, hot tubs, trampolines and extensive grounds. Ideal for group holidays and family reunions. Full white linen service and 5* graded. Tel: 01544 350456.


An introductory 3 day residential course open to all, either new to meditation or already practiced. A gentle programme will include meditation sessions and instruction, time on your own, being creative, walking etc.


at The Samatha Centre, Llangunllo, near Knighton on 10th - 13th September, 2013 (3 nights) Contact Sue Steele 01678 530446

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Dear Pete, Living as I do in beautiful Shropshire, having moved from Birmingham fifteen years ago, yet at some significant distance, especially by electric bicycle, from Presteigne, it is not until the latter days of the month that I normally get my hands on your organ. I am however always heartened to learn what events I’ve missed. Sadly, last month I did not get the mag until after the copy date and having read the stimulating letters section, I felt a great desire to wade in. Is it too late for wading? If not, read on ….. I enjoy your editorials greatly. They often amuse me, at other times they puzzle me and occasionally they mystify me. I value them because they’re eccentric, quirky and highly individual. What I particularly enjoy is being loaded with leftwing misinformation. I find it so refreshingly different from the national “free” press, in the main owned by very rich men, which boringly doles out the absolute unvarnished truth on a daily basis. Nevertheless, I want my turn to flog my view of the planet from your soapbox. • I think that the United States should return the island of Diego Garcia to Britain or even to the Chagossians. I’m not saying that it wasn’t very kind of us to forcibly remove all the islanders so that the US could turn their island into a huge military base but they’ve had enough fun now and should go home. • Margaret Thatcher, aaah! I still find it hard to suppress my emotions when I see that bag. She always had it with her didn’t she? Well, I’m pleased to note that the Cameron government is carrying on her good work and that of the admirable Tony Blair in emasculating the trade unions and dismantling worker protection. No doubt you, Pete, have several nubile young interns at Broad Sheep House waiting on your every whim, more than happy to do so for zilch. Quite right too. Employers should be able to pay whatever wages they like and hire and fire at will. After all, without them, where would we all be? …. Well, where? • And just don’t get me started on the feckless EU. Always going on about human rights, back-pedalling over invading Iraq, spending all that money on culture. Culture, I ask you! Straight bananas? It’s that lot who are straight bananas. I mean, when did you last see a banana-shaped banana? Come on, when? And worst of all, allowing freedom of movement. We’re overrun in the UK. I mean next year you’re probably going to have to bring out a Romanian edition, Pete. • Finally, just let me say that I didn’t begrudge a penny spent on Mrs Thatcher’s funeral. As long as they buried her deep enough. With best wishes, Mick Green


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Live and Streamed Events Tues 13 Aug, 6.30pm

David Bowie is happening now

A nationwide cinema event live from the V&A Museum the finale of this enormously successful exhibition. Fri 16 Aug, 6.30pm

Don Carlo

Verdi’s opera screened live from the Salzburg Festival Sun 25 & Mon 26 Aug, 12 noon – 6pm

Ludlow’s Festival of Small Gardens

A real treat of a day out 30 private gardens to view (with free minibus link), plus street entertainment, a sculpture trail, plant stalls, all kinds of refreshments, and much more!

Children’s summer fun Fri 16 Aug, 10.30am

Meet Exotic Animals

Back by popular demand – the chance to meet and find out about all sorts of exotic and unusual animals.

Check our website for details of exciting workshops, competitions and films throughout the summer holidays.

August films

Behind the Candelabra, Despicable Me 2, Populaire, Summer in February, Epic, Thérèse Desqueyroux, The Moo Man, Monsters University, Before Midnight, Renoir, Wadjda

Box Office 01584 878141


art POWYS Courtyard Antiques, 51 High St, Presteigne 01544 267033 21 - 27 Aug Original Victorian Painting Week. Plus an eclectic and interesting collection of fine quality antiques, decorative and quirky items, classic vinyl records and books. Open 10am-4pm or by appointment. Minerva Arts Centre, Llanidloes SY18 6BY 01686 413467 Until 7 Sept The Quilt Association Summer Show. A mix of antique and contemporary quilts with fabric, books and sundries for sale. There is also a full programme of workshops and talks. Mon-Sat 10.30am-4.30pm, £3.50/£3, King’s Head Books, High St, Presteigne Aug ‘Art Books’. A lovely selection of art books. Open Mon-Sat 1am-4pm. Sidney Nolan Trust, Tithe Barn Gallery, The Rodd, Presteigne 01544 260149 17 - 30 Aug ‘Nolan, Britten and the Theatre’. Open 10.30am-5pm 10 Aug ‘Cardiff Sessions’. Fine Art Printmaking Collective. A printmaking forum led by Professor David Ferry, Cardiff School of Art & Design to include Artists’ talks from 3pm. Open 10.30am-5pm. St Andrew’s Church Hall, Presteigne 01544 267800 21 - 27 Aug Presteigne Festival. ‘More For Helen of Troy’. SONIA MARQUEZ - silk screen prints on layered linen. Open 6.30-9.30pm. St Mary’s Parish Church, High St, Brecon 7 - 21 Aug JONATHAN ADAMS paintings. Open 11am-5pm. Elan Valley Visitor Centre, Rhayader, LD6 5HP Until 2 Aug ‘On The Edge’. WYE-SEVERN TEXTILE ARTISTS. 10am - 5pm daily. The Old School Gallery, Bleddfa Centre, near Knighton 01547 550377 Open Wed-Sun, 2-5pm. No. 46 Wine Bar, High St, Presteigne 01544 267675 Until 2 Sept BETTY TIGHE - line drawings, bold, bright and beautiful canvases are inspired by the natural female form. 7.30-8.30pm for a complimentary glass of wine and nibbles to celebrate on 25 July.


Hay Makers, St John’s Place, Hay-on-Wye 01497 8200556 Until 14 Sept SEREN BELL - prints. SYLVIA RYAN & VAL SPARKES ceramics. HANNAH WILLOW & JANE BRANNEY jewellery. Open Mon-Sat 10.30am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm. The Little Gallery, Montgomery 01686 668866 Aug DAVID WYNN MILLWAIR paintings. Mon-Sat 10am-5.30pm.

Radnorshire Museum & Gallery, Temple St, Llandrindod Wells 01597 824513 Until 14 Sept ‘A Life in Painting’. ANTHONY MILLARD. Tues-Sat & Bank Holidays 10am-4pm. The Thomas Shop, Maesyfed, Penybont, Llandrindod Wells 01597 851951 Aug Local arts and crafts, wool emporium, cafe, shop and museum. Open Fri - Sun 10am-5pm.

Museum of Modern Art, Machynlleth 01654 703355 Until 7 Sept DAPHNE HURN Until 7 Sept ARTHUR CHARLES KEMP - from the Tabernacle Collection. Until 31 Aug Festival exhibition. DAVID TRESS. Until 31 Aug ‘The Garden’. Tabernacle Art Competition. Mon-Sat 10am-4pm.

Wyeside Arts Centre, Builth Wells 01982 552555 Until 31 Aug ‘A Waiting Game’. STEVEN FLAHERTY - photographs of British wildlife. Open Tues - Sun 5.30pm-9pm.

Erwood Station Craft Centre & Gallery, Erwood, near Builth Wells 01982 560674 1 Aug ‘A Global Medley’. ESDAILE HUDSON FRSA - charcoal, pencil, watercolours, oils and acrylic. 2 Aug - 5 Sept ‘Paper to Earth’. JULIA HARRIS - paintings. TRACEY BAKER - sculpture. 24 - 26 Aug Craft Weekend. MONICA FISHER - fine art demonstrations. ANGELA LONG - pyrography. DAVID STOVES - art. Plus jewellery, pottery, handmade soaps. Open daily 10am-5.30pm.

Assembly Rooms, Presteigne 01544 260777 3 Aug Arts & Craft Fair. A selection of gifts made by local artisans. 9am-3pm.

Pen’rallt Gallery Bookshop, Heol Pen’rallt, Machynlleth, SY20 8AJ 01654 700559 23 Aug - 4 Sept ‘Stitched stories: Nunca más’ An exhibition of original Chilean arpilleras, or storycloths, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the military coup in 1973. Open Sat 10am - 4.30pm, Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, 10am - 6pm. Plus additional opening during El Sueno Existe Festival Weekend (30th Aug- 1st Sept). Window, Broad Street, Hay-on-Wye 079905 92208 Ongoing JEREMY STIFF - sculpture and MENNA ANGHARAD - oil paintings. see & Open Tues - Sat 12pm-5pm. Ivy House Gallery, Montgomery 01686 668746 Aug Local artists and locally produced crafts. Open daily 9am-5pm.

Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown 01686 625041 Until 4 Sept ‘Be Our Guest’. THOMAS GODDARD plus 30 artists. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm.

Tower House Gallery, 29 High St, Knighton 01547 529530 Aug ‘Silk & Wool - Uzbekistan to Knighton’. The India & China Tea Company. Refreshments available. Wed-Sat 9.30am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm, closed Mon & Tues. Mid Wales Arts Centre, Maesmawr Art Gallery, Caersws 01686 688369 Until 18 Aug ‘Relative Values’. NICKY & PETER ARSCOTT, AMY STERLY, ELLEN THORPE, STEFAN & IVAN KNAPP. Until 27 Oct ‘Past, Present, Future’. New sculpture trail. Carved stone sculptures by 3 generations of master sculptors with local connections: JOHN PADDISON, NICK LLOYD, RHYS JONES, JEAN LAWLEY MAITLAND, SAFFRON WAGHORN AND RICHARD BROWN. Other sculptures by JOHN LAVRIN, DAVID WADE, AMBROSE BURNE, GEMMA HUGHES, MARJA BONADO, DAWN HARRIS AND STEFAN KNAPP. Until 11 Aug ‘French Exchange’. ANNE GUIBERT-LASSALLE variations with fabrics and pigments. Until 11 Aug ‘Farming The Old Kingdom’. CHRIS CLUNN photographs of Welsh hill farmers. 18 Aug - 29 Sept ‘Food For Thought’. Thurs-Sun 11am-4pm. Rhayader Museum & Gallery 01597 810561 Until 18 Aug ‘Finding Rhayader 2 People and Places’. Open 10am-4pm.

The Andrew Lamont Gallery, Theatr Brycheiniog, Canal Walk, Brecon 01874 611622 Until 1 Sept THE PICTUREMAKERS. Mon-Sat 9.30am-5pm. The White House, Castle Rd, Knighton Until 10 Aug ‘The Sands of Time’. A collection of works by HUGH SOWDEN & THEO GAYERANDERSON. 27 July from 7pm. Open 11am-5pm daily. The Workhouse Studio, Presteigne Industrial Estate 01544 267864 21 - 27 Aug Presteigne Festival. JELLY GREEN - figurative paintings. Interesting and unusual gifts for all. Plus rare antique carpets and kilims. Cafe. Tues-Sat 10am-4pm. HEREFORDSHIRE Dots Gallery, 41 Broad St, Bromyard, HR7 4BT 01885 483458 Original art, ceramics and jewellery. Picture framing. Mon-Sat 10am-4pm. Dorstone’s Front Room (across from The Pandy Inn) 01981 550777 Aug Fairfield High School students. ELLIE BURD - wonderful photography. LYDIA VICKERS - amazing line drawings. Open Mon-Fri 9am-1pm.

Lion Gallery, Broad St, Leominster 01568 611898 Aug EMMA WILLIAMS, BRIDGET DRAKEFORD & JENNIFER GILBERT - ceramics. Plus an eclectic mix of English arts and crafts. MonSat 10am-5pm. Tobias James Art & Framing Gallery, St Owen St, Hereford 07760 316959 Aug Works by local artists and from artists further afield. Hereford Arts College, Folly Lane, Hereford 01432 273359 Aug & Sept Artist Blacksmithing. Open Mon-Fri 9.30am-4.30pm. National Trust Croft Castle & Parkland, near Leominster, HR6 9PW 01584 891659 Until 3 Nov ‘Time Will Tell’. A Meadow Arts exhibition of contemporary art. Lingen Village Hall 24 - 26 Aug Art and craft exhibition. Open 11am-6pm, Mon 11am-5pm. Plus LINGEN STICHERS & NEEDLING ALONG exhibiton at Lingen church.

Anthony Millard, Radnorshire Museum

Jonathan Adams, St Mary’s Parish Church, Brecon

Weavers Gallery, Church Lane, Ledbury, HR8 1DW Until 11 Aug GROUP OF 4 - paintings. 13 - 25 Aug MALVERN MAKERS textiles. Open daily, 10am-5pm. An Acre of Art, Kings Meadow, Wigmore HR6 9UX 07792 543350 7 - 15 Sept High quality original art and jewellery by SHANNON DONOVAN, ANDREW EASTWOOD, NICOLA HAIGH, JANE KEAY, PHIL LANE, JULES McROBBIE, HELGA POWELL, RACHEL RICKETTS, ADRIAN SHIEL, MARY SIMPSON, LIVE THRANE, GEOFFREY VAUGHAN & CAROLYN WATSON. Open 11am-6pm daily. Hereford Museum & Art Gallery, Broad St., Hereford 01432 260692 Until 1 Sept ‘River Life: Angling on the Wye’. Open Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm. All Saints Church Cafe, Hereford 01432 370414 Until 10 Aug MR RAY - local artist. 12 - 17 Aug Love Zimbabwe. 19 - 24 Aug Pedlars Tray. Local arts and crafts. 26 - 31 Aug Red Cross - charity book sale. 2 - 7 Sept Love Zimbabwe. Open Mon-Sat 9.30am-5.30pm.

Alex Allpress, see workshops

Jeremy Stiff, Window Gallery

Leominster Library 01432 383290 27 - 31 Aug PHILIP ROUSE - oil paintings. Open Tues & Fri 9am5.30pm, Wed & Thurs 9am-7.30pm, Sat 9.30am-4pm, closed Mon. Market House Heritage Centre, Ross-on-Wye 01432 260675 Aug Various arts and crafts from local artists. Open Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10.30am-4pm. The Courtyard, Hereford 01432 340555 Until 1 Sept The Picturemakers is a collective of fifteen visual artists, based in Mid-Wales. Throughout the year ALLOY JEWELLERS - exciting range of jewellery and silverware. Open theatre times. Parkfields Gallery, Ross-on-Wye 01989 565266 Aug New work by gallery artists. Open Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Monnow Valley Arts, Middle Hunt House, Walterstone, Hereford, HR2 0DY 01873 860529 Until 1 Sept ‘Resistance Re-imagined’. RICHARD GREATREX - photographs from his version of Owen Sheers’ book set in the Olchon valley. Until 1 Sept RICHARD BAVIN - new watercolours. 3 & 4 Aug, meet the artist in the studio. Open Wed - Fri 11am-5pm, weekends 2pm-5pm. Mike Gell, Contemporary British Jewellery, 3 East Street, Hereford. 01432 278226 Jewellery, silverware and studio glass by more than 80 designers. Open Mon - Sat 10am-5pm. Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum, Foregate St, Worcester 01905 25371 Until 31 Aug ‘Secret Egypt: Unravelling Truth From Myth’. Until 2 Nov ‘A Pint In The Museum’. History of Worcester’s pubs and publicans. Open Tues-Sat 10.30am-4.30pm. Old Chapel Gallery, Pembridge 01544 388842 Until 31 Aug Summer Exhibition. ‘Reaching Out’. Featuring new work by TAMSIN ABBOTT, LIZ TOOLE, AMANDA CLARK, CLIO GRAHAM and more...stained glass, original prints, mosaics, ceramics, mixed media, jewellery. Throughout the summer Garden Sculpture. Work in a variety of media to include stoneware, stone resin, forged iron and carved stone. Mon-Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm.


Apple Store Gallery 3 Bridge St, Hereford 01432 378436

Until 3 Aug ‘Marshland Murals and Floral Abstraction’. JAN THOMPSON. Tues-Fri, 9.30am-4.30pm, Sat 10am-1pm. SHROPSHIRE Assembly Rooms, Ludlow 01584 878141 2 - 31 Aug Ludlow Junior Open. A colourful exhibition by young artists inspired by the Ludlow Open, a national contemporary art exhibition with a continuing programme of outreach work. Vicki Norman Studio, 12a Moat St, Bridgnorth 07761 017468 Aug Summer exhibition. A selection of artworks from local artists. Open Thurs & Fri 10am-4pm. Hightown Community Room, Vicarage Rd, Clun 01588 640401 Until 4 Aug Clun Art & Craft Show. An exhibition and sale of work by 40 artists and craftspeople in the Clun Valley. Show free, catalogue 50p. Open 10am-6pm. Aardvark Books, The Bookery, Manor Farm, Brampton Bryan, Bucknell 01547 530888 10 & 11 Aug English Civil War Society. 26 Aug Vide Grenier / Attic Sale. Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm. THE GALLERY, 32 High St, Bishop’s Castle 01588 630555 Until 17 Aug ‘Ex Libris’. An exhibition of altered book artworks by ROSIE READ, BAMBER HAWES & JACS COLLINS. Contemporary arts and crafts including glass, ceramics, metal and wood, textiles, paintings, prints and jewellery. Thurs-Sat 11am-5pm. The Hive, 5 Belmont, Shrewsbury 01743 234970 2 Aug - 9 Sept ‘Views of Shropshire’. DANNY BEATH - photographs. Open Tues - Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-1pm. The Old Surgery Gallery, 11 High St, Clun, Craven Arms 01588 640506 Until 5 Aug The Print Show extended with ANNA RAVENSCROFT showing for the last time in Clun before her retirement with Royal Academy Summer Exhibition printmakers, DAVID HARBAN, PAUL HIPKISS & PETER SHREAD. 7 Aug - 11 Sept The Summer exhibition with SOPHIE BIGNALL, JACQUELINE FLETCHER, TIM NASH, JANIS GOODMAN, DAVID HARBAN, PAUL HIPKISS, JOHN SCOTT MARTIN, NOEL SHEPHERDSON, ANN-MONIQUE STELLINGA, JACQUE WAKELY, DAVID WHITE & GORDON YAPP. Ceramics by RALPH JANDRELL & ANDREW MATHESON with Jewellery by LIN BROWN. Open daily.

Church Stretton School 01694 724106 Until 10 Aug Church Stretton Arts Festival. NEILL MAPES AND MANE MOLLER. Open 7.30pm on 29 July, 11am-6pm otherwise and 6pm-7.25pm on performance nights. Twenty Twenty Gallery, 3-4 High St, Much Wenlock, TF13 6AA 01952 727952 4 Aug - 7 Sept Coast Exhibition. ALEX MALCOLMSON, DENNIS FARRELL and more. Open 10am-5pm, closed Sundays. Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury 01743 281281 Until 14 Sept ‘Photographing Shropshire’. WHITCHURCH PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY. Open Mon-Sat 11am-7pm. Chapel Lawn Village Hall, SY7 0BW 01547 528546 13 - 15 Sept REDLAKE VALLEY ARTISTS. 17 local artist/makers s howing paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, hand-made books. Open Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-4pm. Artist demonstrations will also take place in nearby St Mary’s Church on Sat and Sun. Programme TBC. See website for updates. Teas, coffees and light refreshments, free, Sandford Gallery, 1 Sandford Place, Church Stretton Aug Gallery artists ROS BURNS, DI PURSER, GILL CROZIER, DAVID MACE, TONY PURSER & STEPHEN VICARY. Open Fri-Mon 11am-5pm. Silk Top Hat Gallery, Quality Square, Ludlow 01584 875363 5 - 31 Aug NOEL SHEPHERDSON - new watercolours and oils. 5 - 31 Aug Summer exhibition featuring selected artists. 5 - 31 Aug Isaac Smart’s Showcase: ALISON DUPERNEX - knitwear, artist in residence on 10 Aug, 11am-4pm. MELANIE TOMLINSON - tin brooches. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm.

Art & Craft Workshops Single listings are free. Year round, £40 per year

ALEX ALLPRESS POTTERY THROWING LESSONS Workshops throwing one-on-one, slab and coil techniques. Pottery parties, all skills and ages. 14 years teaching experience. Pretty family pottery studio. Group booking of up to 12. Quotes and bookings 01597 860127, The Lion House, Newbridge on Wye.


Sat 3RD august 9.30AM-3.30PM LOCAL ARTISTs WORKING WITH WOOD, WILLOW, WOOL, STONE, PAPER and silver Tea & vegan cakes for details contact RosAmund 01544 260777


CREATIVE WILLOW Weekly classes for beginners and intermediates, exploring willow weaving techniques for basketmaking and garden structures. Clyro, Builth Wells and Crickhowell. Mary Zammit, 01982 552072,, SUMMER HOLIDAYS AT EASTNOR POTTERY Until 2 Sept. Simply email or telephone 01531 633886 to book a session, turn up and choose from an exciting menu of pottery projects using real clay. No minimum order of participants required and projects start at just £5 a head. Great for individuals, families and friends. PRINTMAKING AND CREATIVE WORKSHOPS Day, weekend and weekly courses in Lino cutting, Etching, Drypoint, Embossing and Monoprint. Courses also available in collage, papermaking and left-handed knitting for beginners. Contact Rebecca Davis, Almeley, Herefordshire, 01544 340688. ART WORKSHOPS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE Are you 11 - 18 years old? Try our Free Art sessions? On Wednesdays

4-6pm. Free. With different art techniques by local artists. Teme Valley Youth Project, Wigmore. Email:, or call 01568 770110. RECYCLED GLASS GIFT WORKSHOPS @ TEN GREEN BOTTLES Particularly suitable for children. Learn how to make a pendant from locally sourced recycled glass. £4 per workshop. Glass light catcher and card making workshops also available, just phone for prices. Enjoy idyllic surroundings; gain skills and take away your own creation. Have a peek at our textiles and handmade paper departments and see our shop. Ten Green Bottles, Brookside Farm, New Radnor, 9am-5pm, phone for dates 01544 350565. August WORCESTER CITY ART GALLERY & MUSEUM WORKSHOPS & TALKS 6 Aug - Egyptian Gold, children’s workshop, 10.30am-12.30pm for ages 5-12 years. 8 Aug - Secret Egypt, talk by Adam Jaffer, World Cultures Curator, 7pm, £5 including a drink. 12 Aug - Egyptian Potters, children’s workshop, 10.30am-12.30pm, for ages 5-12 years. 22 Aug - A Pint & Quiz In The Museum, 7pm, £5 including one free drink. Worcester City Art Gallery


& Museum, Foregate St, Worcester, 01905 25371. August ASSEMBLY ROOMS WORKSHOPS 1 Aug - ‘Sun, Sea & Sand’. Make a shell-encrusted box or mirror frame and a bottle kite. For ages 6+, 10.30am-12.30pm, £5. 15 Aug - Travelling the Timeline. Make a plaster fossil, a fizzing volcano and a model dinosaur. For ages 6+, 10.30am12.30pm, £5. 16 Aug - Up Close and Personal with Corner Exotics. Including chinchilla, bull frog, python, pigmy hedgehog, bearded dragon and many more. 10.30am, £5 for ages 3+. Sat - SmART, art and craft club for 8-14 years, 10.30am-12.30pm, £35 per term, Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, 01584 878141. WORKSHOPS BY THE RIVER WYE IN WOOLCRAFT From fleece to item: including spinning, plant dyeing, weaving and felting. Also traditional Indian block printing with natural dyes. Workshops until mid September. Jane Meredith on, www. 01981 590370.

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August WORKSHOPS AT BRYNMAWR FARM 2 Aug - Drawing Horses and Highlands from life, led by Eva Dutton. This course aims at helping beginners, as well as advanced artists to capture movement and the personality of the animal. Materials needed include sketch pads, pencils, pens, charcoals or any drawing or sketching medium that you feel comfortable using. Also bring wellies, a change of shoes and a packed lunch. 10.30am – 4.30pm, £45. 31 Aug - Deorative Sculputres led by Kim Rogers. Tour the farm for inspiration and design ideas. Bring wellies and a packed lunch. 10.30am4.30pm, £45. The Bales, Brynmawr Farm, SY7 8QU, £45. Contact, or phone 01588 630666, 07789 488657. www.clunvalleyorganics. August THE COURTYARD WORKSHOPS Until 2 Aug - Jason & The Argonauts. For ages 7-12 years, 10am-3pm, £65 for the week. 12 - 16 Aug - Star Wars. For ages 7-12 years, 10am-3pm, £65 for the week. 19 - 23 Aug - James and the Giant Peach. For ages 7-12 years, 10am-3pm, £65 for the week. 27 & 28 Aug - Knights and Princesses. For ages 4-7 years, 10am-1pm, £30 for both days. Bring a packed lunch. The Courtyard, Hereford, 01432 340555. August VICKI NORMAN STUDIO WORKSHOPS Workshops suitable for both beginners and those who aim to improve their skills. 8 Aug - Into The Light, £45. 15 Aug - Painting on Location, £30. Vicki Norman Studio, 12a Moat St, Bridgnorth, or call 07761 017468.




August MID WALES ARTS CENTRE WORKSHOPS 5 Aug - Table Top Sculpture led by Esther Thorpe. 6 Aug - Fantasy Masks and Headwear led by Esther Thorpe. 7 Aug - Clay Modelling Day with Cathy Knapp and Esther Thorpe. 9 Aug - Drawing Animals. Children’s workshop with Nicky Arscott. Materials included. 10am-12pm, 1-3pm or bring a packed lunch and stay, £10 half a day, £15 all day. 10 Aug - Drawing Animals. Adult workshop with Nicky Arscott, 10am-4pm, £25. 17 & 11 Aug - Drawing on the Harp. A Harp workshop run by Kay Davies and a drawing group run by Cathy Knapp will focus on drawing instruments and the human figure, to end with a session of painting to music. £25 materials included. 14 Aug - Newpaper Fashion/Fantasy Dress led by Esther Thorpe. 15 Aug - 3D Collage Project, led by Esther Thorpe. 16 Aug - Drawing Animals Family Day, led by Nicky Arscott. 18 Aug - Ceramic Sculpture Weekend with Vicky Rollinson. An opportunity to make large sculptural pots for the garden, £70 for 2-day course, residential accommodation available. 23 Aug - Cling Film and Cellophane Sculpture, led by Gemma Hughes. 28 Aug - Printmaking Day. 29 Aug - Recycle and Customise Cast Offs from Your Wardrobe. 30 Aug - 3D Wire Sculpture & Collage Day, led by Esther Thorpe. Mid Wales Arts Centre, Caersws, near Newtown, 01686 688369, August & September SIDNEY NOLAN SCULPTURE PROGRAMME 17 Aug - Ed Allington: Drawing Masterclass, 10am-4pm, £20, booking recommended. 12, 19 & 26 Sept - Evening Stone Carving Course with tutor, David Walker, 6-8pm, £15 per evening, course fee £40, includes stone; tools provided, booking essential. The Rodd, Presteigne, 01544 260149,


August OFF THE WALL WORKSHOP Experienced artists and enthusiastic beginners all welcome. 3 & 10 Aug - Two day Papier Mache workshop with Ardyn Griffin, 10am-4pm, £95 for two days. 14 Aug - Photography for Craftspeople with Brian Griffiths, 10am-3pm, £30. 17 & 18 Aug - Textile Embroidery 2 with Jan Knibbs, 10am-4pm, £100 for two days. Off the Wall Workshops, The White House, Llangarron, Ross-on-Wye, 01989 770776. Lunch, refreshments and all materials provided. Fri 13 Sept RAG RUG MAKING WORKSHOP Hooking and progging. Rural Crafts Centre, Myriad Organics, 22 Corve St, Ludlow, 10am-4pm, £45, 01568 750229, Mondays & Wednesdays KNITTING CLUB & CRAFT CLUB Trumpet Corner Tea Rooms, Trumpet Crossroads, Ledbury, £3 per session + materials if needed, 07813 350826. Wednesdays POTTERY CLUB All ages and abilities welcome. Materials and refreshments included. Mid Wales Arts Centre, Caersws, near Newtown, 7-9pm, £7 per session, 01686 688369. Wednesdays KNITTING GROUP At the Workhouse Cafe, Presteigne, 2-4pm, 10% discount on food and drinks. All welcome, 01544 267864.



cinema BEHIND THE CANDELABRA (Cert 15) Despite successfully suing the Daily Mirror for suggesting he was gay, it was nevertheless an open Hollywood secret that the outrageously camp ivory-tinkler, Liberace, lived in flagrante with his young chauffeur, Scott Thorson. Steven Soderbergh, who teased that SIDE EFFECTS would be his swansong, drew on Thorson’s autobiography to make an HBO biopic that’s now enjoying a cinema release, with a highly convincing Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon equally plausible as the teenage Thorson. Soderbergh gleefully reveals the pianist’s plastic surgeon (a suitably pinched Rob Lowe) trying to fashion Thorson into a younger Liberace and his failed efforts to adopt him, plus some intense bubble-bath action! With a supercilious Dan Ackroyd as Liberace’s agent and Debbie Reynolds as his sanctified mother, BEHIND THE CANDELABRA is a cast-iron hoot. All reviews by Mark Williams

ASSEMBLY ROOMS, LUDLOW 1 Aug CHIMPANZEE (U) 1 Aug ROMAN HOLIDAY (U) 2, 3, 5 & 6 Aug BEHIND THE CANDELABRA (15) 5 - 8 Aug DESPICABLE ME 2 (U) 7 & 8 Aug POPULAIRE (12A) 9 & 10 Aug SUMMER IN FEBRUARY (15) 12 - 15 Aug EPIC (U) 12 & 13 Aug THERESE DESQUEYROUX (12A) 14 & 15 Aug THE MOO MAN (U tbc) 26 - 29 Aug MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (ctbc) 26 & 27 Aug BEFORE MIDNIGHT (15) 28 & 29 Aug RENOIR (ctbc) 30 & 31 Aug WADJDA (ctbc) Details 01584 878141

ASS. ROOMS, PRESTEIGNE 26 Aug BRITTEN’S CHILDREN John Bridcut’s award-winning documentary. Assembly Rooms, Presteigne, 9.30pm, £6. 01544 267800. Part of Presteigne Festival.


2 Aug ZERO DARK THIRTY (15) 9 Aug HYDE PARK ON HUDSON (12A) 16 Aug SONG FOR MARION (PG) 23 Aug HITCHCOCK (12A) 30 Aug FLIGHT (15) All at 8pm. Details 01885 488575.



1 Aug ALL STARS (U) 1 Aug LADIES IN LAVENDER (12A) 2 Aug TOY STORY (PG) 2 & 3 Aug BYZANTIUM (15) 3 Aug SPIRITED AWAY (PG) 13 - 15 Aug DESPICABLE ME 2 (U) 13 Aug THEOREM (15) 13 - 15 Aug THE EYE OF THE STORM (15)

13 Aug A LATE QUARTET (15) St Mary’s Church Hall, Ross-on-Wye 01989 720341 14 Aug THE PIRATES IN AN ADVENTURE WITH SCIENTISTS (U) Market Theatre, Ledbury 01531 633760 16 Aug THE SEARCHERS 1956 (U) Market Theatre, Ledbury 01531 633760 31 Aug DJANGO UNCHAINED (18) St Mary’s Church Hall, Ross-on-Wye 01989 720341 2 Sept QUARTET (12A) Pattingham VH 01902 700586 4 Sept QUARTET (12A) Cardington VH 01694 771295 5 Sept LES MISERABLES 2012 (12A) Brilley VH 01544 327227

OLD MKT. HALL, SHREWS. 14 & 15 Aug WADJDA (12A) 16 Aug - 3 Sept MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (U) 23 - 29 Aug EPIC (U) 23 - 29 Aug MAN OF STEEL (12A) 23 - 29 Aug THE WORLD’S END (15) 30 Aug - 3 Sept ROMEO AND JULIET (PG) Details 01432 340555.

1 Aug BEHIND THE CANDELABRA (15) 2, 3, 5 - 8 Aug SUMMER IN FEBRUARY (15) 9 & 10 Aug THE STONE ROSES: MADE OF STONE (15) 10 & 12 Aug JOURNEY TO ITALY (PG) 13 - 15 Aug LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED (15) 13 Aug OTWAY THE MOVIE 14 & 15 Aug GOOD VIBRATIONS (15) 16, 17, 19 - 22 Aug ROMEO AND JULIET 23 & 24 Aug BYZANTIUM (15) 26 & 27 Aug BLANCANIEVES (12A) 28 - 31 Aug BEFORE MIDNIGHT (15) Details 01743 281281

REGAL CINEMA, TENBURY 10 Aug SUMMER IN FEBRUARY (15) Playhouse Cinema, Community Centre, Leominster, 01568 612583 13 Aug SUMMER IN FEBRUARY (15) The Talbot Theatre, Whitchurch 01948 660660

5 & 6 Aug BYZANTIUM (15) 6 & 7 Aug MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (12A) 7 Aug CINEMONKEYS For young film fans. Join in for an hour of craft and fun before the film, £1.

PACIFIC RIM (Cert 15) It’s 2020 and from below the Pacific Ocean giant monsters known as Kaiju rise to conquer the world, our only defence being the Jaegers, huge robots controlled by two pilots whose minds are locked in unison. Ultimately however it’s a losing battle and in desperation the authorities turn to an untried novice Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi, NORWEGIAN WOOD) and a washed-up pilot, Raleigh Becket (Charlie Hunnan, fresh from costarring in DEADFALL) who are tasked to drive an apparently obsolete, experimental Jaeger. With the apocalypse imminent, this unlikely pair make a bravura last stand which in the hands of director Guillermo del Toro (PAN’S LABYRINTH, the HELLBOY franchise), becomes both a visual and dramatically tense tour de force, and set to be this summer’s epic sci-fi blockbuster.

THÉRÈSE DESQUEYROUX (Cert 12A) The scions of two wealthy Bordeaux families, Thérèse and Bernard, make a marriage of political and financial convenience in 1920s France, but although attracted by the prospect of secure affluence, Thérèse finds herself increasingly at odds with her boorish, indecisive husband. Her sister-in-law’s scandalous affair with an outsider to their privileged little world, followed by the birth of a child she cannot love, add to Thérèse’s dissatisfaction, eventually prompting actions which have tragic consequences. Completed just before he died, Claude Miller’s (UN SECRET, THE ACCOMPANIST) interpretation of Francois Mauriac’s morally provocative novel is an elegant, subtle drama with a convincingly prickly Audrey Tautou (AMELIE) in the title role and the usually thuggish Gilles Lellouche (MESRINE, TELL NO-ONE) equally effective as Bernard. A splendid, haunting swansong for a great French auteur. 7 Aug HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON (PG) 9 Aug LES MISERABLES (12A) 12 - 14 Aug MAN OF STEEL (12A) 14 Aug CINEMONKEYS For young film fans. Join in for an hour of craft and fun before the film, £1. 14 Aug PONYO (U) 16 Aug SKYFALL (12A) 19 & 20 Aug SUMMER IN FEBRUARY (15) 20 & 21 Aug MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (U) 21 Aug CINEMONKEYS For young film fans. Join in for an hour of craft and fun before the film, £1. 26 & 27 Aug AFTER EARTH (12A) 28 Aug CINEMONKEYS For young film fans. Join in for an hour of craft and fun before the film, £1. 28 Aug THE LION KING (U) 28 Aug KEEPING MUM (15) 31 Aug DESPICABLE ME 2 (PG) 2 & 3 Sept NO YOU SEE ME (ctba) 3 & 4 Sept BEHIND THE CANDELABRA (15) 5 Sept PETER GRIMES ON ALDEBURGH BEACH (12A) Regal Cinema, 47 - 49 Teme Street, Tenbury Wells. Details 01584 811442

WYESIDE, BUILTH WELLS 1 - 3 Aug DESPICABLE ME 2 1 - 4, 6 - 8 Aug MONSTERS UNIVERSITY 1 Aug BEFORE MIDNIGHT 2 - 4, 6 - 8 Aug BEHIND THE CANDELABRA 9 - 11, 13 - 15 Aug WOLVERINE 9 - 11, 13 - 18, 20 - 22 Aug THE LONE RANGER 16, 18, 20 - 22 Aug CHIMPANZEE 17, 20 & 21 Aug THE WORLD’S END 23, 24, 27 - 29 Aug PERCY JACKSON 23 - 25, 27 - 29 Aug THE SMURFS

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Tues 27 & Wed 28 August TWO-DAY FILM-MAKING MASTER-CLASS Hands on experience in all stages of film production, learn about planning and story development and film on location and gain an insight into editing. For 8-13 year olds. The Hive, 5 Belmont, Shrewsbury, 10am-3.30pm, £40, 01743 234970. Thurs 29 August ANIMATION WORKSHOP Explore digital and stop-frame techniques and produce your own plasticine characters and colourful sets. For 8-13 year olds. The Hive, 5 Belmont, Shrewsbury, 10am-3.30pm, £20, 01743 234970. Wednesdays INTERMEDIATE FILM MAKING Aimed for those with slightly more advanced skills than beginners. The Courtyard, Hereford, 5-7pm, £70 per term, 01432 340555. Thursdays BEGINNER FILM MAKING CLUB Learn to direct, edit and star in your own film. The Courtyard, Hereford, 5-7pm, £70 per term, 01432 340555.

6 Aug DON PASQUALE Glyndebourne Festival 2013. SpArC, Bishop’s Castle, 7.15pm, 01588 630321 8 Aug TAMING OF THE SHREW Globe on Screen. SpArC, Bishop’s Castle, 7pm, 01588 630321 12 Aug DON PASQUALE Glyndebourne Festival 2013. The Courtyard, Hereford, 7pm, 01432 340555. 13 Aug DAVID BOWIE IS HAPPENING NOW (12A) Live from the V&A Museum the finale of this enormously successful exhibition. Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, 6.30pm, 01584 878141. 15 Aug DAVID BOWIE IS HAPPENING NOW (12A) Regal Cinema, Tenbury Wells 01584 811442. 16 Aug DON CARLO Live streaming from The Salzburg Festival. Verdi’s dark political drama. Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, £16/£15, 01584 878141. 24 Aug BILLY BUDD Glyndebourne Festival 2013. Benjamin Britten. The Courtyard, Hereford, 7pm, 01432 340555.


Tues 6, 13, 20 & 27 August ANIMATION WORKSHOPS Bafta nominated Sandra Salter will host a series of animation workshops for children. Pick up tips and tricks for how to make animation at home. Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, 10.30am12.30pm, £5 per session or £20 for all five, 01584 878141.


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Single listings are free. Year round entries £40 Until Fri 2 August AERIAL DANCE WORKSHOPS EVERYBODY DANCE. Workshops for disabled and non-disabled, led by Rachel Freeman. Longlands Farm, Whitbourne, 10am-12 noon for 5-11 year olds, 1-3pm for ages 12+, £15/£12, booking essential, 0787 0429528. Starting Mon 19 August ARGENTINE TANGO BEGINNERS COURSE Nine weeks. Everyone welcome. Clehonger Village Hall, 7.30-8.30pm, £5 per week. Wye Tango, 07770 686792, DANCE CLASSES AT GYM & TONIC, HAY-ON-WYE Creative, contemporary and street dance classes. Learning new routines, creating own dances and the chance to perform. Saturdays: 8-11 yrs 9.15am-10.15am. 3-7 yrs 10.30am-11.15am. 12-16 yrs 11.30am-12.30pm. Please contact Lauren on: 07825 914493 to find out more or to book a place. BELLYDANCE CLASSES WITH ALANYA Presteigne, St Andrew’s Hall, Mondays 8.00-9.30pm. Open Level. Leominster, Bodenham Parish Hall, Thursdays 7.30-9.00pm Improvers/ Returners. £25.00 per 5-week block or £7.00 pay-as-you-go. For information & other classes/workshops. or call Abbie on 07962 161081. Mon BREAKDANCE With 2Faced Dance Company. 4-5pm 4-7 year olds, 5-6pm. 7-11 year olds, 6.15-7.15pm 11+ year olds. The Courtyard, Hereford, 01432 276807. Tues DANCE @ THE COURTYARD Contemporary Dance for Adults 6.30-7.30pm, £48 per term or £5 per week. Junior Youth Dance for ages 7-11 4.15-5.15pm, Senior Youth Dance for ages 12-18 5.15-6.15pm, 01905 611199. Tues DANCE FACTORY All styles of dance, jazz, hip-hop, street and contemporary for ages 6-11 years old. Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, 5.30-6.30pm, £20 per half term, 07504 860774. Weds CIRCLE DANCING Leominster Community Centre 2.00-3.30pm All levels welcome, £4 per session. Transition Leominster 01568 620180.

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Thurs URBAN DANCE CLUB WITH 2FACED DANCE COMPANY Ages 7-11 years 4-5pm, ages 11+ 5-6pm. Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, 01584 813711.

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The Druidstone Hotel, Broadhaven



N May, twenty or so years ago, Mr Pernickety set off to stride some seventy miles of beautiful, deserted coast. The sky was cloudless, the sun was hot, pink thrift covered the cliff tops and the locals in the harbour taverns chattered in a foreign tongue. In his imagination Mr P could happily have been in some Mediterranean land – Sicily, perhaps, or the Pelleponese – although, in fact, he was in the westernmost point of the land beyond the Marches, in Pembrokeshire – a mere three hours’ joyous drive from home. Scrambling one morning on his backside down a shaley cliff bank to one of the most beautiful beaches he’d ever seen, he walked ecstatically the mile of lowtide strand until his way back up took him past the Druidstone – a large Victorian villa most happily sited above that secluded haven, and now an hotel of remarkable character. Without any further thought he booked a week, later on in the year, to return with his family. This was to be the first of seventeen always happy annual visits, providing experiences and memories for his children that must have become important elements of what the late Antony Powell would have called their ‘personal myths’. In a wish to share these joys with his Lovely Companion (now his Lovely Wife) and her son, the Children’s Menu Consultant, Mr P returned to the Druidstone for the first time in four years. As in May those twenty years ago, the sun shone without break, and only a gentle inshore breeze rippled the mild, limpid sea into tiny, unsurfable waves. Despite the sad passing last year of its original founder, Jane Bell (who had inherited the house from her father in 1972 and turned it into a wonderfully, uniquely relaxed and charming hotel) the Druidstone hasn’t changed. It has, thank God, retained an air of the eccentric, slightly shabby dwelling of an artistic, chaotic and thoughtful family. It is not a destination for prissy, boring fuss-pots who think an hotel should be a highly efficient sojourning machine. Here the body will be well rested and fed, but so, too, will be the soul. But Mr Pernickety is not employed (if you could call it employment) by the Editor of the Woolly Organ to write about philosophy or travel. He, the LC (for thus she will remain despite her change in status) and the CMC arrived back for dinner after a walk along the coast from Broadhaven (a different sort of place from Druidstone, where Mr Whippy parks on a concrete esplanade serving non-dairy product to bare-torsoed young men plastered in tattoos of nugatory artistic merit and, no doubt, the cause of ultimately deep regret). The sun, on course to drop behind the peaks on the north west headland of St Bride’s Bay, was working itself into a gold and scarlet frenzy which lit the dining-room from two aspects, while some lucky punters ate on a terrace outside with an uninterrupted view of the couche de soleil. Inside, simple pine tables, c1980, sit with retro chairs of the same vintage, mixed in, bizarrely with silver wedding chairs (escaped from one of the several wedding parties which take place in a geo-dome outside). On the walls in the dining-room (and throughout the hotel) are

some wonderful, high quality and atmospheric paintings, mostly by nearby artists. On the tables are jam jars full of wild coastal flora, and around the room, some cheerful bunting left over from a recent musical jamboree. To kick off her Druidstone dining experience, the LC had a plate of squid and salad. Mr P could have told her (were he not making an effort to stem his customary didacticism) that whatever you do with a squid, it is always white, slightly rubbery and tastes of not much. As a result, there appeared on her lovely face a small moue of disappointment. Mr P on the other hand enjoyed his confit of duck salad served with an unusual confection of caramel and sesame seeds, which, though a little crunchy, did add an engaging contrast to the strong taste of the duck. The CMC, appreciating that Mr P is not as oofy as the G Gatsby, is learning self-restraint; he had also just scoffed two packets of crisps, so declined an hors d’oeuvres. However, he joined Mr P in eating a brace of soft, crumbly fresh sea bass for his main course. The fish, with a simple back-up of roasted vegetables, was supreme. The Druidstone has a more-or-less inexhaustible supply of day-fresh sea food, and the chefs there know that simplicity of preparation makes the most of that freshness. Our bass tasted as if it had been caught in the early hours of that morning, and quite possibly by one of the chaps that stand around on the beach in the gloaming, tending long lines in the shallow tide, muttering to themselves and listening to the pip-pip-pip of home-going oyster catchers. The LC was very happy with her main dish of Fruitde-Mer, a pot-pourri of crustacean and fish which shared all the qualities of freshness of the sea bass. With the sunset to watch, Mr P and his party forgot about pudding, although, from past visits, there is always a good and often original selection. Their dinner, with a bottle of Big Top, Californian Zinfandel (good with the duck, and light enough for the sea bass) came to c£90 (including sunset and unique ambience). In general, an inevitable result of what the young Pernicketys would call the ‘well-chilled’ mood of the Druidstone and the manner in which it is run, is that things don’t always get done as efficiently as they might in, say, a Holiday Inn, or one of those awful hotels that Lenny

Henry advertises on the television. Delays do sometimes occur, and occasionally a dish might arrive at the table less than piping hot. True Druidstone aficionados don’t give a damn, because this place is about spirit and soul, wonderful music, diverse and unexpected encounters with unusual guests, fine, strong flavours in the dining room, sea sounds, sea scents, and views to lift the heart of all but the dreariest. The Druidstone Hotel, Broadhaven, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA62 3NE Mr Pernickity -


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AARDVARK BOOKS LTD, THE BOOKERY, MANOR FARM, BRAMPTON BRYAN, BUCKNELL 01547 530888 Cafe serving refreshments, cakes etc. Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-5pm. THE GARDEN TEA ROOM & DELI, KINGSLAND HR6 9QS (opposite the church green) Tel: 01568 709142 Open Tuesday – Saturday 11:00am – 6:00pm and Bank Holidays 11:00 – 5:30pm. Shop/deli for tasty treats. All day lunches, desserts, cakes & speciality teas and coffee. Handmade, seasonal food including many vegetarian, wheat and dairy free options. Select ‘Scrummy Bites’ dishes always available. Great venue for special celebrations. Two 6m x 4m Marquees plus crockery hire available. Vintage setting with peaceful garden and log fire. THE HARP INN, OLD RADNOR, PRESTEIGNE 01544 350655 An unspoilt 15th century Welsh longhouse pub with fantastic views over the Radnor Valley. Delicious freshly cooked food made from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients which you can enjoy with a glass of wine or one of our traditional cask ales or local organic ciders beside our welcoming log fire. Current menus are on our website together with details of special events such as steak nights, seasonal tasting menu nights and our annual beer festival. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 6pm and weekend lunchtimes from 12pm. THE HAT SHOP RESTAURANT, PRESTEIGNE 01544 260017 A friendly Bistro Style restaurant offering lunches and evening meals, Monday through to Saturday. We use quality local produce all sourced within the local area together with an extensive hand picked wine list. THE OLD STATION TEA ROOM, THE OLD RAILWAY STATION, NEW RADNOR, LD8 2SS 01544 350543. Visit us at the Old Station Caravan Park for hot drinks and homemade cakes. Superb views and free Wi-Fi. We can cater for small groups, meetings and other events. Accommodation also available. Open daily 10am-5pm. THE POP UP CHEF Email or Phone 01544 267802 WE TAKE CARE OF THE CATERING ARRANGEMENTS, SO YOU ENJOY THE EVENT! We take away the stress of organising and delivering your event, leaving you free to get ready and enjoy. If you need to host a dinner party or a catering event, we would be happy to help, hiring the thepopupchef. We would consult with you on your chosen menu, shop, cook, serve & clean up afterwards. Whether an intimate meal for two people or a dinner party for twenty or more, we can create and deliver. Special and Affordable — Your Personal Chef’s. Let personal chef’s Maria & Christina present to you a luxurious and distinctive approach to entertaining family and friends in your own home.

SCRUMMY BITES - made locally with you in mind. STONELEIGH, KINGSLAND 01568 709142. Handmade dishes include delicious desserts, savouries and pastries. Ideal for busy people, family gatherings. Special menus for events of 6 to 100 people. Available from The Garden, Kingsland, HR6 9QS plus Knighton, Ludlow and Presteigne farmers markets. Many vegetarian, wheat and dairy free options. Awarded Ludlow Food Festival’s Graeme Kidd bursary 2010. SETONAIKAI, 25 THE PARADE, SHREWSBURY. SY1 1DL 01743 343517 Specialists in authentic ingredients, cookware and tableware from Japan and the Far East, along with a range of cards, gifts and kimonos. We also have a growing range of the exotic, eclectic and the unusual from all four corners of the world. A vast selection you may not find anywhere else. Take a look at our range of Japanese kitchenware and tableware to buy online at www.cookingjapanese. Open Tues - Sat, 10am - 5pm. SUGAR & SPICE CAFE BISTRO, Park Crescent, Llandrindod Wells 01597 824442 Friendly, family run cafe bistro located near the entrance to the beautiful Rock Park. Homemade locally sourced breakfast and day menus, carte du jour, fresh ground Italian coffee and a warm welcome offered daily. Evening bistro specialising in Mediteranean and World cuisine from mid May onwards. booking recommended, unlicenced - BYO, free wifi, disabled access, hire us for your special occasion evening! The India & China Tea Company at TOWER HOUSE GALLERY, HIGH STREET, KNIGHTON 01547 529530 Homemade soups, breads and cakes, Italian blend coffee and over 20 different varieties of leaf tea. Wed - Sat 9.30 to 5.00, Sun 11-4 Mon & Tues CLOSED. THE WORKHOUSE CAFE, INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, PRESTEIGNE 01544 267864 Cafe gallery, light lunches, good coffee, homemade cakes. Tues - Sat 10am - 4pm. RHOS MARKET GARDEN, KNIGHTON 01547 528315 Growers & providers of organic veg, fruit & flowers. Morning Market stalls Knighton Thursday & Presteigne Friday. Veg boxes delivered to local area weekly. CSA Scheme. Restaurant orders welcome


Sun 18th August PRESTEIGNE & THE MARCHES CAKE CLUB A sweet and sticky event. This month’s theme, ‘Holiday Memories’. It’s simple, make or bake, bring along to share. No. 46 Wine Bar, High St, Presteigne, 3pm, 01544 267675. Wed 21 August THE LUDLOW PUDDING EXPERIENCE A choice of main course, followed by seven desserts. Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, 7pm, £16.95 for main course, all puddings and a glass of house wine and coffee, 01584 878141. Wed 24 - Tues 27 August PRESTEIGNE FESTIVAL WEEK Serving Deli Tinto tapas, fine wines, beers and locally sourced delights! No. 46 Wine Bar, High St, Presteigne. Open from 10am, 01544 267675.



AUGUST Thurs 1 Aug

CHURCH STRETTON ARTS FESTIVAL Featuring The Marylebone Trio. St Laurence’s Church, Church Stretton, 7.30pm, 01694 724106. CARA LUFT Folk. The Hive, 5 Belmont, Shrewsbury, 7.45pm, £10, 01743 234970. COFFEE CONCERT Featuring Mark and Claire Tocknell and Brenda Stephenson, clarinet, violin and piano. St Laurence’s Church, Church Stretton, 10.15am, free. Part of Church Stretton Arts Festival, THE COVER UPS Stagg Inn, Llanidloes. RICHARD SHINDELL Folk. The Hive, 5 Belmont, Shrewsbury, 7.45pm, £14, 01743 234970. BISYOC Intercultural Youth Orchestral Exchange. Tutors’ concert. St Laurence’s Church, Ludlow, 12.30pm, donations, 01544 260551.

Fri 2 Aug MISTY BLUE TRIO White Horse Inn, Clun. RETROFLECTOR Four-piece covers band, playing the best of the last five decades. Golden Cross, Sutton St Nicholas, Hereford. TECHNO VIBE DJ. Llanidloes Football Club, 8pm, £4 before 11pm, 01686 440717. NICK BELL Wine Bar, Quality Square, Ludlow, 01584 878000. MR DOG Dun Cow, Shrewsbury. REMI HARRIS TRIO Red-hot gypsy jazz and swing. Hereford Cathedral Jazz in the Chapterhouse garden, 1pm-2.15pm, refreshments available, inside if wet, admission free, donations welcome.


HOT ROD 55 The Bull Inn, Shrewsbury.

LOST HIGHWAY Black Lion, Bridge St, Hereford. COFFEE CONCERT Featuring the Shropshire Horn School. St Laurence’s Church, Church Stretton, 10.15am, free. Part of Church Stretton Arts Festival, BISYOC Music for a Summer’s Evening. Played by the BISYOC musicians. St Andrew’s Church, Presteigne, 7.30pm, £10, under 15s free, 01544 260551. Proceeds to be shared with St Andrew’s and Kinsham churches. CHURCH STRETTON ARTS FESTIVAL Featuring Anthony Brown (saxophone) with Leo Nicholson (piano). Church Stretton School, 7.30pm, 01694 724106 GET QUIZZICAL The monthly pub quiz. The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, 8pm, £2, 01497 821762. THE FABULOUS CERI DUPREE SHOW One man, 21 woman show. Featuring comedy, vocal impersonations and jaw-dropping costumes. Regal Cinema, Tenbury Wells, 7.30pm, 01584 811442.

Sat 3 Aug BISYOC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Programme includes Britten, Gershwin and Tchaikovsky. Conductor Julian Gibbons. The Priory, Leominster, 7.30pm, £12.50, 01544 260551. Proceeds to be shared with Samaritans. DAVE LUKE Playing Country, blues and much more. The Castle Inn, Wigmore (formerly The Compasses), 8.30pm. COFFEE CONCERT The Shropshire Strummers. St Laurence’s Church, Church Stretton, 10.15am, free. Part of Church Stretton Arts Festival, ELECTRO SWING BUFFET DJs. Knighton Community Centre, 6.30pm, over 18s only, £12 in advance, £15 on the door, £9 p.p. per groups of 10, 01686 440717.

THE DAGGERS + ASYLUM Black Lion, Bridge St, Hereford. MELOPARK Sian Evans teams up with Simon Kingman. The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, 8pm, £5, 01497 821762. MARCHES OBOE SUMMER SCHOOL 10th anniversary final concert celebration includes a performance of Handel’s Fireworks music for massed oboes, bassoons, French horns, trumpets and drums. St Andrew’s Church, Presteigne, 6pm, £6 on the door. LIVE MUSIC Hollybush Inn, near Hay-on-Wye.

Sun 4 Aug MR B - THE GENTLEMAN RHYMER An evening of Chap-Hop with this special performance, ahead of showcasing at the Edinburgh Fringe. The Hive, 5 Belmont, Shrewsbury, 8pm, £10 in advance, 01743 234970. CLIVE JOHN TRIO Prince of Wales, Ledbury. RACHEL AUSTIN & LYNDON WEBB Queen’s Head, Monmouth, 8.45pm, 01600 712767. START SELECT SUNDAY Retro video games on big screens! The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, 12.30-3.30pm, donation entry, 01497 821762. DAVE LUKE Sunday session. No. 46, High St, Presteigne, 3pm, 01544 267675. TONY SKEGGS The Grape Vaults, Leominster, 3pm. BISYOC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Programme includes Britten, Gershwin and Tchaikovsky. Conductor Julian Gibbons. St Laurence’s Church, Ludlow, 7.30pm, £12.50, 01544 260551. Proceeds to be shared with Ludlow Hospital League of Friends.

Mon 5 Aug ROEBUCKANEERS FOLK CLUB The Roebuck Inn, Brimfield, Ludlow, 8pm, 01584 711854. CIDER CITY JAZZMEN The Barrels, St Owen’s St, Hereford, 01432 274968.

GLASBURY ARTS & THEATR BRYCHEINIOG Wednesday 28 August - Saturday 31 August 2013

Harp Summer School and Concert Masterclasses and workshops at Gwernyfed High School A series of masterclasses and workshops led by na�onally renowned harpists and tutors, Gwenan Gibbard (Welsh harp), Harriet Earis (jazz) and Máire Ní Chathasaigh (Irish harp), designed to give harpists who have a wide range of ability and experience a unique opportunity to improve their harp playing across a number of the instrument’s genres.

Ticket prices – Summer School £162 (full price adults), £110 (adult concessions), £60 (in full �me educa�on) to include �cket for ‘An evening with Katherine Thomas and Laurence Kempton’ (see below).

Wednesday, 28 August, The Drama Studio, Gwernyfed High School, 7.30pm

AN EVENING WITH KATHERINE THOMAS AND LAURENCE KEMPTON Renowned Welsh classical harpist Katherine Thomas, Associate Principal Harpist with the Orchestra of Welsh Na�onal Opera and Laurence Kempton, virtuoso violinist with the same Orchestra. Recital £12, full price, £10 concessions (unwaged, students, over-60s). Member’s discount applies to both prices. Tickets for both events: by telephone on 01497 847426; in person at Old Forest Arts, The Cra� Centre, Hay-on-Wye; or online at Pre-event meals available at the River Café Glasbury, book direct on 01497 847007, and at the Radnor Arms, Llowes, book direct on 01497 847460. Two course meals are at the special Glasbury Arts price of £11.50.

Saturday, 31 August, 10am to 5pm

‘HAVE A GO’ DAY AT THEATR BRYCHEINIOG � FREE If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to play the harp, this is your chance. Everyone welcome, no experience necessary. Book your space by contac�ng Theatr Brycheiniog (see below for booking details)

Saturday, 31 August, Theatr Brycheiniog, 7.30pm

HARP SUMMER SCHOOL CONCERT For the past two years the Harp School has closed in stunning style with a concert featuring more than 30 harpists – students and tutors – on stage. Last year saw a fabulous variety of musical styles which delivered way beyond expecta�on. This year’s concert, performed by summer school students and tutors, promises to be equally spectacular – a unique opportunity to enjoy harp playing at its most diverse including an exuberant and melodic Irish harp. Final Concert £10 full adult price, £8 concessions (Over 60s, claiming disability benefit, registered unwaged); £5 (for accompanied children). Booking fee per �cket of 50p. Tickets for Harp Summer School Final Concert are available only from the box office at Theatr Brycheiniog. In person, by telephone on 01874 611622 or online at Theatre Brycheiniog, Canal Wharf, Brecon, Powys LD3 7EW Pre-event meals available at Tipple ’n’ Tiffin at Theatr Brycheiniog. Booking essen�al on 01874 611866.

Free Bus - Pick up points wheelchair accessible bus for concert but must be booked in advance on 01497 847426.


ROBIN WARD Harpist. Methodist Church, Church Stretton, 3pm, 01694 724106,

Last Orders, Farmer Phil’s Festival

BRECON JAZZ FESTIVAL Featuring Courtney Pine Presents House of Legends. Market Hall, 9pm, £18.50. Jazz Club: Jazzman Gerald. Market Hall, 11pm, £7.50. Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble, Brecon Cathedral, 9.30pm, £15. Junior Jazz, The Guildhall, 7.30pm, £8. Jason Rebello Group, Castle Hotel, 6.45pm, £15. Zoe Rahman Quintet, Brecon Cathedral, 6.30pm, £16. Nils Petter Molvar with Biosphere, 6pm, £33.50, Theatr Brycheiniog. STIFF WITNESS Dun Cow, Shrewsbury. HOUNDS OF JUSTICE The Brittania, Cotterell St, Hereford, 01432 341780. LUDLOW JAZZ QUARTET Hollybush Inn, near Hay-on-Wye.

Mon 5 Aug FAMILY FUN DAY Featuring Simon the Animal Man & His Pets, Jack the Jester with balloons, Bread & Butter Theatre Company, face painting and Shrewsbury Flower Club family workshop. The Square, Shrewsbury, 11am-4pm, free, CHURCH STRETTON ARTS FESTIVAL Featuring The Katona Twins, music for two guitars. Church Stretton School, 7.30pm, 01694 724106, BLUES, JAZZ & COUNTRY Bring along your instrument or come and listen. Radnorshire Arms Hotel, Presteigne, 7.30pm, 01544 267406 or 07811 587501.

Tues 6 Aug CHURCH STRETTON ARTS FESTIVAL Featuring The Frith Piano Quintet. Church Stretton School, 7.30pm, 01694 724106, www.strettonfestival. LUNCHTIME ORGAN CONCERT By Graham Thorpe from Guildford Cathedral. Hereford Cathedral, 1.15pm-2pm, retiring collection.

Wed 7 August SARAH SMITH TRIO Dukes Arms, Presteigne, 8.30pm,


JAMES HICKMAN Housmans Bar, Church Stretton, 8pm.

Fri 9 August WHISKEY RIVER BOYS Americana and blues with Southernfried flavour. Hereford Cathedral Jazz in the Chapterhouse garden, 1pm-2.15pm, refreshments available, inside if wet, admission free, donations welcome. GWYN ASHTON Rock guitarist. Golden Cross, Sutton St Nicholas, Hereford. MEN IN BLACK The Bull Inn, Shrewsbury. DANIEL SHARP Black Lion, Bridge St, Hereford.

Ben Holder

THE BEN HOLDER TRIO Featuring Ben Holder violin and vocals, Will Barnes guitar and Tom Moore double bass, playing jazz, swing and gypsy jazz. The Raven Inn, Welshpool, 8pm, £7.50 in advance 07976 822747 or on the door. FARMER PHIL’S FESTIVAL Featuring Battle of the Bands, Fight The Bear, John Hardman, New Groove Formation, Electric Swing Circus, Talisman, Tako Lako, Dirty Revolution, Deferred Success, Ferocious Dogs, Jonathan Day Band, Nikki Rous & Friends, Alex Rainford Band, Dobbie, Gary J Armstrong, Needle Poppets, Gaz Brookfield, Brook Williams, Bad Dear, Buffalo Riot and more. Near Gatten Farm, Ratlinghope, Shrewsbury,, 01588 650632.

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MEDICINE SPOON Funky folk, space blues and ballads. Queen’s Head, Monmouth, 01600 712767.

Shooglenifty, Farmer Phil’s Festival

A WALES JAZZ INTERNATIONAL North Wales Jazz presents ‘Shades of Shearing’, 12.30pm, £10. Brecon Jazz Club presents ‘Arturo Serra Quartet meets Celia Mur’, 5pm, £14. ‘David Logiri meets Torfaen Jazz’, 3pm, £10. Porthcawl Jazz Festival presents ‘Cathy Jones’ Quintet - Balanca’, 7.15pm, £10. All at Guildhall, Brecon, all four performances £25,

Fri 9 August SEAN SAYE The Exchange, Newtown. DELVE White Horse Inn, Clun. JACK TAYLOR Wine Bar, Quality Square, Ludlow, 01584 878000. SPROATLY SMITH Unique psych-folk sound. The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, 8pm, £5, 01497 821762.

Sat 10 August FARMER PHIL’S FESTIVAL Featuring Battle of the Bands, Tracey Brown, The Quirks, Richie Syrett, Cocksure, Dirty Ray & Preesleep Mnlg. Billy Rowan, Willie & The Bandits, Numb, Three Sheets to the Wind, Shooglenifty, Brent Lee, Will Killeen, Beth Pryor, Steve McGreggor, Last Orders, Flat Stanley, Black Heart, Star Brothers, Buffalo Riot, Away with the Faeries and Open Mic. Near Gatten Farm, Ratlinghope, Shrewsbury, www., 01588 650632. ENGLISH CIVIL WAR WEEKEND Aardvark Books, Brampton Bryan, Bucknell, 10m-4pm, 01547 530888. BRECON JAZZ FESTIVAL Featuring Mavis Staples, Market Hall, 9pm, £30. Snowboy, Market Hall, 11pm, £7.50. Django Bates’ Beloved, Theatr Brycheiniog, 9.30pm, £18.50. Ian Shaw & Trio, Brecon Cathedral, 9.30pm, £15. Roller Trio, The Guildhall, 8pm, £15. Laurence Cottle Trio, Castle Hotel, 8.15pm, £15. Maria Pia de Vito and Huw Warren, Brecon Cathedral, 5.30pm, £12.50. Phronesis, Theatr Brycheiniog, 5pm, £15. Martin Taylor & Alan Barnes, Castle Hotel, 4.45pm, £18.50. Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, The Guildhall, 3pm, £10. Tim Kliphuis Trio & David Newton, The Castle Hotel, 1.15pm, £15. Julian Siegel Quartet, Brecon Cathedral, 1.30pm, £15. Anthony Strong, Theatr Brycheiniog, 1pm, £15.


BIG JOE BONE Hollybush Inn, near Hay-on-Wye. THE DAVID REES-WILLIAMS TRIO Church Stretton School, 7.30pn, 01694 724106. Part of Church Stretton Arts Festival, WILL KILLEEN BAND Black Lion, Bridge St, Hereford. OPEN DAY Belmont Abbey, 10am-4.30pm, free, 01432 374747. LE FREAK Funky four piece band. Hollybush Inn, Hay on wye. STREETS ALIVE Music, madness and mayhem. Brecon Jazz will be bringing some colour and atmosphere to the streets of Brecon with family friendly street entertainment, from 10am. LIVE MUSIC Hollybush Inn, near Hay-on-Wye. TALLULAH RENDALL The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, 8pm, £4, 01497 821762.

Sun 11 August BRECON JAZZ FESTIVAL Featuring Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Market Hall, 8.30pm, £37. Blues Spirits Trio, Castle Hotel, 8.30pm, £15. Quercus, Brecon Cathedral, 8.30pm, £17.50. The Impossible Gentlemen, Theatr Brycheiniog, 6.30pm, £22.50. The Jazz4Jed Bursary Concert, Castle Hotel, 4.45pm, £8. John Surman Trio, Brecon Cathedral, 4.30pm, £16. Mr Acker Bilk & His Paramount Jazz Band, Theatr Brycheiniog, 1.30pm, £20. Laura Jurd Quartet, Brecon Cathedral, 1pm, £12.50. Huw Warren and Jim Black, Castle Hotel, 1.30pm, £12.50. LIVE MUSIC Prince of Wales, Ledbury. ENGLISH CIVIL WAR WEEKEND Aardvark Books, Brampton Bryan, Bucknell, 10m-4pm, 01547 530888. SEAN SAYE The Grape Vaults, Leominster, 3pm.

STEVE WALWYN & THE HANGOVER BLUES BAND Lichfield Vaults, Church St, Hereford. FARMER PHIL’S FESTIVAL Featuring Farmer Phil’s Fairies, The Clock Tower, The Electric Blues Reaction, BC/DC, Sunday Driver, Red Hot Chilli Pipers, The Wayne Martin Band, Maelor Hughes, Deffered Success, Ferocious Dog, Mr Cat and The Jackel, Moon Rivers and more. Near Gatten Farm, Ratlinghope, Shrewsbury, www.farmerphilsfestival. com, 01588 650632.

Mon 12 August BLUES, JAZZ & COUNTRY Bring along your instrument or come and listen. Radnorshire Arms Hotel, Presteigne, 7.30pm, 01544 267406 or 07811 587501.

Tues 13 August LUNCHTIME ORGAN CONCERT By Paul Carr, Birmingham. Hereford Cathedral, 1.15pm-2pm, retiring collection.

Wed 14 August OPEN MIC With Jill and Mark (Rhythm Thieves). White Horse Inn, Clun.

Fri 16 August JAMES HOLLINGSWORTH Original contemporary acoustic folk/ blues. Golden Cross, Sutton St Nicholas, Hereford, 9.30pm, 01432 880274. CHRIS QUINN Wine Bar, Quality Square, Ludlow, 01584 878000. WAYNE MARTIN The Exchange, Newtown. LLANYMYNECH FOLK WEEKEND The best of English and Welsh traditional music, dance, song and storytelling. KAZ Black Lion, Bridge St, Hereford.

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FRI 23rd 7.30pm-MIDNIGHT SAT 24th 11am-6pm & 7.30pm-MIDNIGHT SUN 25th 12am-6pm & 7.30pm-MIDNIGHT MON 26th 11am-6pm

Lunchtime sessions are free, donations welcome Food available all weekend ALL PROCEEDS DONATED TO LOCAL CHARITIES

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BLACK LION BEER FESTIVAL Ten bands, one day, free admission.

Spooky Men’s Chorale

LINTON SUMMER SESSIONS Featuring Remi Harris, Little Rumba, Steve Browning Band and My Name is Earl Band. Alma Inn, Linton, 12 noon, £11 on the door, £9 in advance,, 07779 144005. CAERWENT ANNUAL SHOW All-day entertainment, local music, stalls refreshments and more. Caerwent Village Hall and Fields, Highfield, Caerwent, 11am-6pm, 01291 425656. THE SPOOKY MEN’S CHORALE Wave goodbye to choirs as you know them. This one is a macho juggernaut - zany, black-clad, big as a behemoth and show-stoppingly good. Sounding as sacred as a high church choir one minute, wickedly off the wall the next. Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, 7.30pm, £16, 01584 878141.

Sun 18 August MAYFIELD AND THE RHYTHM RATS A quintet of earthy blues. Queen’s Head, Monmouth, 01600 712767. OTIS MACK & THE TUBBY BLUESTERS Prince of Wales, Ledbury.

Fri 16 August NORTH SHROPSHIRE CAJUN & ZYDECO BIG WEEKEND 2013 Accordion player, Joe Hall from Louisiana plus a full line-up of the UK’s top Cajun and Zydeco bands. Welshampton, near Ellesmere. THE BOOGLIES Stagg Inn, Llanidloes. TREVOR DAVIES & FRIENDS Guitar led jazz, Latin and swing. Hereford Cathedral Jazz in the Chapterhouse garden, 1pm-2.15pm, refreshments available, inside if wet, admission free, donations welcome.

AYMESTREY FLOWER FESTIVAL CONCERT Featuring Eardisland Band, 7.30pm, £6, children free on the door.

ADAM HODSON The Grape Vaults, Leominster, 3pm.

NAOMI PAYNE’S HOTSY TOTSY BAND Jazz, swing and popular tunes from the 1920s to 1950s. All Saint’s Church, Richard’s Castle, 7.30pm, £10 includes a drink and refreshments, 01584 831545.

LLANYMYNECH FOLK WEEKEND The best of English and Welsh traditional music, dance, song and storytelling.

LLANYMYNECH FOLK WEEKEND The best of English and Welsh traditional music, dance, song and storytelling.

AYMESTREY FLOWER FESTIVAL Including cafe and history stall. HMV BAND Dun Cow, Shrewsbury. HEIDI BROWNE The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, 8pm, £5, 01497 821762.

Sat 17 August THE COMPANY OF FOOLS Acoustic showcase. The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, 8pm, donation entry, 01497 821762.


YOUTH FESTIVAL Featuring live music, dance and street theatre, including a massive whale and an amazing dinosaur, plus arts and crafts. Brecon. If you would like to get involved, contact

Youth Festival, Brecon

AYMESTREY FLOWER FESTIVAL Including cafe and history stall.

JAZZ TIME AT THE RAD Featuring Simon Deeley and Steve Galey with some relaxing, easy-swinging jazz. The Radnorshire Arms Hotel, Presteigne, 4.30pm, £3, 01544 267406.

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George Vass, Presteigne Festival

THE BARREL’S BEER FESTIVAL Featuring Gary Hall, The Festival’s Experience, A Month of Sundays, Vo & Tyler, Hereford Big Band, Whiskey River and Kiegan the Hypnogician. The Barrells, St Owen St, Hereford, Open 2-6pm and 7.30pm-midnight. Lunchtime sessions free, tickets on sale from the Barrels, all proceeds to local charities, 01432 274968. ROCKING RYDER Stagg Inn, Llanidloes. PIANO IN THE AFTERNOON With Clare Hammond. Programme includes Shostakovich, James Francis Brown, Peter Fribbins, David Matthews, Alan Mills, Robin Walker, Robert Peate and Franz Schubert. St Andrew’s Church, Presteigne, 2pm, £12 - £9, students £6, 01544 267800. Part of Presteigne Festival.

Mon 19 August BLUES, JAZZ & COUNTRY Bring along your instrument or come and listen. Radnorshire Arms Hotel, Presteigne, 7.30pm, 01544 267406 or 07811 587501.

Tues 20 August LUNCHTIME ORGAN CONCERT By Roger Jubb, Hereford. Hereford Cathedral, 1.15pm-2pm, retiring collection.

Wed 21 August LITTLE RUMBA Housmans Bar, Church Stretton, 8pm, free.

Thurs 22 August OXFORD ARMS BEER FESTIVAL Oxford Arms, Kington, 01544 230322. ALL STARS ALIGNED Programme includes Schubert, David Matthews, Joe Duddell and Brahms. St Andrew’s Church, Presteigne, 2pm, £12 - £9, students £6, 01544 267800. Part of Presteigne Festival.

Fri 23 August ONE MAN BANNED Wine Bar, Quality Square, Ludlow, 01584 878000. INDIE DOG HOUSE Dun Cow, Shrewsbury. STICKY WICKET & GUESTS Ex-Chris Barber sideman plays jazz and swing. Hereford Cathedral Jazz in the Chapterhouse garden, 1pm-2.15pm, refreshments available, inside if wet, admission free, donations welcome. JOHN HARDMAN BAND White Horse Inn, Clun. THE DELRAY ROCKETS Black Lion, Bridge St, Hereford.


GREYHOUND INN BEER FESTIVAL Ales a plenty, awesome food and an eclectic mix of live music. The Greyhound Inn, Llangunllo, 4pm till late, 01547 550400. OXFORD ARMS BEER FESTIVAL Oxford Arms, Kington, 01544 230322. BRIAN COPSEY The Exchange, Newtown. FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA Three concertos, A Serenade and A Prayer. Programme includes Lennox Berkeley, David Matthews, Roxanna Panufnik, Joseph Phibbbs and Igor Stravinsky. St Andrew’s Church, Presteigne, 7.45pm, £22-£16, £6 students, 01544 267800. Part of Presteigne Festival.

Gary Hall, The Barrel’s Beer Festival

Sat 24 August FESTIVAL SOLOISTS Programme includes Mozart, Cecilia McDowall, Stravinsky and Nicholas Maw. Church of St Mary Magdalene, Leintwardine, 11.30am, £12, students £6, 01544 267800. BAGGAGE HANDLERS Hollybush Inn, near Hay-on-Wye. GREYHOUND INN BEER FESTIVAL Ales a plenty, awesome food and an eclectic mix of live music. The Greyhound Inn, Llangunllo, 12pm till late, 01547 550400. KING MANTIS Black Lion, Bridge St, Hereford. OXFORD ARMS BEER FESTIVAL Featuring Orion’s Belt at 9pm. Oxford Arms, Kington, 01544 230322. THE JOHN HARDMAN BAND White Horse Inn, Clun. THE HEART’S ASSURANCE & A MATTHEWS PREMIER With Andrew Tortise, tenor and Chris Hopkins, piano. Programme includes Michael Tippett, David Matthews, Gabriel Jackson and Hugh Wood. St Andrew’s Church, Presteigne, 2.30pm, £12-£9, students £6, 01544 267800. Part of Presteigne Festival. THE BARREL’S BEER FESTIVAL See 23 Aug for details. The Barrels, St Owen St, Hereford.,11am-6pm and 7.30pm-midnight. RHYTHM THIEVES Wheelhouse Bar & Restaurant, Upton on Severn.

SHOSTAKOVICH PIANO QUINTET Featuring Clare Hammond, piano and Badke Quartet. Programme includes Britten, Ian Wilson and Shostakovich. St Andrew’s Church, Presteigne, 7.45pm, £19-£14, students £6, 01544 267800. Part of Presteigne Festival.

Sun 25 August FESTIVAL EUCHARIST St Andrew’s Church, Presteigne, 11am, 01544 267800. THE BARREL’S BEER FESTIVAL See 23 Aug for details. The Barrels, St Owen St, Hereford. Open 12-6pm and 7.30pm-midnight.

Sun 25 August CHRIS QUINN Housmans Bar, Church Stretton, 7.30pm, free. DJ STRICKY The Grape Vaults, Leominster, 3pm. BADKE QUARTET Programme includes Benjamin Britten, Gabriel Jackson and Mozart. Church of St Mary Magdalene, Bleddfa, 2.30pm, £12, students £6, 01544 267800. Part of Presteigne Festival.

GREYHOUND INN BEER FESTIVAL Ales a plenty, awesome food and an eclectic mix of live music. The Greyhound Inn, Llangunllo, 12pm till late, 01547 550400.

Sarah Trickey, Presteigne Festival

TOMMY ALLEN & JOHNNY HEWITT Prince of Wales, Ledbury. LEE MCCRORY Queen’s Head, Monmouth, 01600 712767. CASINO ROSIE, BOND NIGHT Rose & Crown, Tenbury Wells, £10 per ticket, includes a glass of bubbly, canapes, two gaming tables and dual race car simulators. RHYTHM THIEVES The Sun Inn, Leintwardine. Beer Festival. BYRD AND BAROQUE With Sophie Yates, harpsichord. Programme includes William Byrd, Purcell, John Blow, Bach and Handel. Church of St John the Evangelist, Shobdon, 5pm, £12, students £6, 01544 267800. Part of Presteigne Festival. LIVE MUSIC Lichfield Vaults, Church St, Hereford.

OXFORD ARMS BEER FESTIVAL Oxford Arms, Kington, 01544 230322.

THE COMPANY OF HEAVEN With Helen-Jane Howells soprano, Andrew Tortise tenor, Eleanor Bron and Christopher Good narrators, Sine Nomine International Touring Choir, Presteigne Festival Choir and George Vass conducting. Programme includes Gabriel Jackson, Arvo Part, Sibelius and Britten. St Andrew’s Church, Presteigne, 7.45pm, £22-£16, students £6, 01544 267800. Part of Presteigne Festival.


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All enquiries to Paul or Jake 01547 550400


OXFORD ARMS BEER FESTIVAL Oxford Arms, Kington, 01544 230322.

Tim Lowe, Presteigne Festival

FESTIVAL FINALE Featuring Clare Hammond piano, Sarah-Jane Bradley viola, Presteigne Festival Orchestra and George Vass conducting. Programme includes Adrian Williams, Gabriel Jackson, David Matthews and Mozart. St Andrew’s Church, Presteigne, 7.45pm, £22-£16, students £6, 01544 267800. Presteigne Festival.

Wed 28 August AN EVENING WITH CATRIN FINCH Gwernyfed High School, Three Cocks, Brecon, 7.30pm, £12/£10, 01497 847426. Glasbury Arts.

Thurs 29 August OPEN MIC NIGHT With Howard & Clare. Crown Inn, Oakengates, Telford, 01952 610888.

Mon 26 August GABRIEL JACKSON REQUIEM With Sine Nomine International Touring Choir. Programme includes Gabriel Jackson, Pawel Lukaszewski, Britten and Cecilia McDowall. St Mary’s Parish Church, Pembridge, 11.30am, £12, £6 students, 01544 267800. Part of Presteigne Festival. OXFORD ARMS BEER FESTIVAL Oxford Arms, Kington, 01544 230322. BLUES, JAZZ & COUNTRY Bring along your instrument or come and listen. Radnorshire Arms Hotel, Presteigne, 7.30pm, 01544 267406 or 07811 587501. GREYHOUND INN BEER FESTIVAL Ales a plenty, awesome food and an eclectic mix of live music. The Greyhound Inn, Llangunllo, 12pm till midnight, 01547 550400. THE WHISKEY RIVER BOYS The Grape Vaults, Leominster, 3pm. LITTLE RUMBA Vide Grenier. Lots of stalls, live music, refreshments. Aardvark Books, Brampton Bryan, Bucknell, 01547 530888. THE BARREL’S BEER FESTIVAL See 23 Aug for details. The Barrels, St Owen St, Hereford. Mayor of Hereford at 5pm, open 11am-6pm. QUARTETS IN THE AFTERNOON With Badke Quartet. Programme includes Haydn and James Francis Brown. St Andrew’s Church, Presteigne, 2.30pm, £12-£9, students £6, 01544 267800. Presteigne Festival. OPEN DAY Belmont Abbey, 10am-4.30pm, free, 01432 374747.


Fri 30 August VITUOSO SOLOISTS Featuring Helen-Jane Howells, Kathryn Thomas, Catriona Scott, Suzanne Willison-Kawalec, Sara Trickey, Anna Blackmur, Sarah-Jane Bradley, Tim Lowe and Chris Hopkins. St Andrew’s Church, Presteigne, 7pm, £19-£14, students £6, 01544 267800. Presteigne Festival.

BROWNFIELD BYRNE HOT 4 Standards and bebop favourites from the ‘40s and ‘50s. Hereford Cathedral Jazz in the Chapterhouse garden, 1pm-2.15pm, refreshments available, inside if wet, admission free, donations welcome.

Tues 27 August

RETRO FLECTOR Black Lion, Bridge St, Hereford.

CELLO IN THE AFTERNOON With Tim Lowe. Programme includes Bach, Huw Watkins, Jon Opstad and Michael Berkeley. St Michael’s Church, Discoed, 2pm, £12, students £6, 01544 267800. Presteigne Festival.

Tues 27 August LUNCHTIME ORGAN CONCERT By Charles Wooler, Newcastle. Hereford Cathedral, 1.15pm-2pm, retiring collection.

JAM SESSION The Nelson Inn, Ludlow.

MAGICAL BICYCLE TOUR White Horse Inn, Clun. ALEX DAVIES The Exchange, Newtown. THE VANS South Australian rock band. Golden Cross, Sutton St Nicholas, Hereford. MICRO BABY The Bull Inn, Shrewsbury.

Catrin Finch

RHYTHM THIEVES Phone 01568 770134

14 Aug 24 Aug 25 Aug 6 Sept -

White Horse Inn, Clun (Mark & Jill hosting open mic). Wheelhouse Bar & Restaurant, Upton on Severn Sun at Leintwardine Beer Festival Chindit, Wolverhampton


Sunday 11th August

Sunday 8th September



Plus live music on 25th August

Tel: 01568 620120 Mobile: 07501 724663

Traditional Sunday lunches served until 3pm. Greek food PLUS SPECIALS Choice of ďŹ ve Real Ales Music starts at 4pm, music free.

01432 266821


Fri 30 August

Thurs 5 September

THE KICK STONES Dun Cow, Shrewsbury.

LES WILSON & THE MIGHTY HOUSEROCKERS One of Europe’s best blues and rock ‘n’ roll guitarists. Crown Inn, Oakengates, Telford, 01952 610888.

JAMES HICKMAN Wine Bar, Quality Square, Ludlow, 01584 878000.

Sat 31 August THE BLUES OCCASIONALS Authentic blues and R ‘n’ B from seasoned veterans quintet. The Stag, Llanidloes, 9pm, free. SULTANA BROTHERS Peterstow Cider Festival, 8pm, HARP SUMMER SCHOOL CONCERT A varied programmed performed by summer school students and tutors. Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon, 7.30pm, £10/£8, accompanied children £5, 01874 611622. ASYLUM + RUBICAN Black Lion, Bridge St, Hereford. LIVE MUSIC Hollybush Inn, near Hay-on-Wye. GAZ BROOKEFIELD & ELLEN COX The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, 8pm, £4, 01497 821762.

SEPTEMBER Sun 1 September TREVOR BURTON BAND Prince of Wales, Ledbury. LADY AND THE SAX The Grape Vaults, Leominster, 3pm. IAN LUTHER Songs of love, life and building sites. Queen’s Head, Monmouth, 01600 712767.

Mon 2 September

CIDER CITY JAZZMEN The Barrels, St Owen’s St, Hereford, 01432 274968. BLUES, JAZZ & COUNTRY Bring along your instrument or come and listen. Radnorshire Arms Hotel, Presteigne, 7.30pm, 01544 267406 or 07811 587501. ROEBUCKANEERS FOLK CLUB The Roebuck Inn, Brimfield, Ludlow, 8pm, 01584 711854.

Tues 3 September LUNCHTIME ORGAN CONCERT By Amalie Fisher, Hereford. Hereford Cathedral, 1.15pm-2pm, retiring collection.

Wed 4 September THE MANFREDS With original front man, Paul Jones. Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, 7.30pm,


£19.50-£17.50, 01743 281281.

LET’S HANG ON Capturing the magic of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Savoy Theatre, Monmouth, 7.30pm, £18.50, 01600 772467.

Fri 6 September DARKSIDE Pink Floyd tribute band. Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, 8pm, £17, 01743 281281. PAUL PARKER AND FRIENDS The Bull Inn, Shrewsbury. STEVE MARSDEN Golden Cross, Sutton St Nicholas, Hereford. RHYTHM THIEVES Chindit, Wolverhampton. JENNY HOWELLS Stag Inn, Llanidloes. PHOENIX Black Lion, Bridge St, Hereford. DRESS DOWN FRIDAYS Dun Cow, Shrewsbury. ANTHEMIC The Exchange, Newtown. FRIDAY AFTERNOONS Mid Wales Opera with students from Llanidloes High School. Benjamin Britten wrote this collection of simple songs, with witty piano accompaniments dedicated to his schoolmaster brother. Theatr Hafren, Newtown, 6.30pm, £5 adults, school children free, 01686 614555.

Sat 7 September

FOLK & IRISH JAM SESSION Harp Inn, Glasbury on Wye. LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS 2013 Nigel Kennedy and Joyce DiDonto are the star soloists in a programme that picks up sea-faring themes from Bantock and George Lloyd and includes a transatlantic flavour. Regal Cinema, Tenbury Wells. This is a free ticket event, but giving a ‘Gift Aid’ donation is welcome, 01584 811442. BALLADEERS AND CHANCERS Dukes Arms Cider Festival. A stellar cast of musicians to accompany the sun and wide range of local ciders and perrys, marquee cover and wonderful p.a.....whats not to like? Doors open 1pm til we drop, £4. Contact John or Les - 01544 267318. LE FREAK Funky four piece band. The Black Lion, Bridge St, Hereford.

Music Workshops

Until Sun 4 August MARCHES OBOE SUMMER SCHOOL 10th anniversary summer school and final concert at St Andrew’s Church on 5 August. Assembly Rooms, Presteigne, 01544 350559 or 01544 267288, Mon 5 - Fri 9 August STRINGED INSTRUMENT REPAIR COURSE Five-day foundation repair course for either guitar, orchestral stringed instruments (violins/violas etc) or combined guitar and orchestral instruments. For 16+, no previous experience necessary. Trevor Head, Llangunllo School, Llangunllo, Knighton, £465 (usual course fee £587). Further information 01547 550622 or email Sat 10 & Sun 11 August BRECON JAZZ 2013: MASTERCLASS Sat - Jason Rebello, Jim Black at 2pm, Laurence Cottle at 4pm. Sun - Julian Siegel at 11am, Maria Pia de Vito & Huw Warren at 4.30pm. All at Christ College Brecon, £5 per event, Wed 28 - Sat 31 August HARP SUMMER SCHOOL A series of masterclasses and workshops led by renowned harpists and tutors, Gwenan Gibbard, Harriet Earis, Maire Ni Chathasaigh and Katherine Thomas. Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon, £162/£110, 01874 611622. Fri 30 August - Sun 1 September BRITISH BUTTON BOX WORKSHOP With John Kirkpatrick. Gleanings, Gravels Bank, near Minsterley, 01743 891412, Sat 31 August HAVE A GO DAY If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to play the harp, this is your chance. Everyone welcome, no experience necessary. Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon, 10am-5pm, free, 01874 611622. Recorded Entries Deadline 31 August CHARLIE LANDSBOROUGH AMATEUR CHOIR CHALLENGE The winning choir will get to perform on stage and receive £1000. £25 per entry, going to Children In Need. Choirs up to a maximum of 25 members. Choirs can be all male, female, mixed, school choir etc. The local media with Charlie Landsborough will independently judge the winning choir for each area. Entry forms and further information can be found

Wednesday ROCKSPRING COMMUNITY CHOIR All welcome particularly men! Minimal charge. Rockspring Community Centre, Ludlow. 01584 529053 or email

Rhythm Thieves Wed 4 - Fri 6 September BENJAMIN BRITTEN OPERA GENIUS Join Mid Wales Opera with this short residential course: for those who know Britten’s operatic works the chance to explore them in depth, and for those who are less familiar, the opportunity to learn about one of Britain’s greatest composers. With guests Michael Berkeley, Paul Kildea and Michael McCarthy, plus harpist Hannah Stone and tenor Nicy Spence. Gregynog, near Newtown, £195 includes all meals, two nights accommodation and a trip to the premiere of MWO’s new production Albert Herring at Theatr Hafren. Day rates also available More details from 01686 650224,

Wednesday LUDLOW LARKS COMMUNITY CHOIR Led by Polly Bolton. Songs from around the world - from the Beatles to Bulgaria. Ludlow Women’s Centre, £3-£5 per session, 7.30pm-9.30pm. For dates contact Polly on 01584 823609 or or check our website www. First Thursdays BLACK HILL TUNE CLUB 2pm at the Crown Inn Longtown. Free. 01432 263495.

Harris. All welcome. Traditional songs from around the world. Llanidloes, 7.309.30pm 01686 625980. Friday MUSIC TIME A session of music and movement for the under 5s and their parents or carers. The Hive, 5 Belmont, Shrewsbury, 10.30am11.30am, £5 per child, siblings £4, parents free, 01743 234970. Friday FAMILY MUSIC MAKERS Fun sessions for parents and toddlers 12.30-2pm, £4 per adult and child pair, under 1s free. The Courtyard, Hereford, 01432 340555.


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Thursday fortnightly WILD ANGELS Informal community choir led by Sue

CASTLE VOICES SINGING WORKSHOP Join us to explore vocal harmonies from around the world. Tuesdays 6.30 to 8pm. Usually every week in school term in top room at Three Tuns, Bishops Castle. Details:- Anne Loughran 01547 520339 Monday FUN & PLAY WITH RHYTHM & HARMONY And songs from all over. All taught by ear so no need to read music! Folk meet 8pm term time Mondays at the Methodist chapel in Leintwardine. Email or call 01547 540603. Monday BANDAMANIA Traditional dance music from far and wide. Assembly Rooms, Presteigne 7.15pm, Sue Harris 01547 560950. Tuesday WHITTON VOICES Mixed community choir. Songs from around the world, traditional and contemporary. Raising the roof with rich harmonies in Presteigne Assembly Rooms, 8-10pm, £5. All welcome. Led by Sue Harris, 01547 560950. Tuesday DOLAU MIXTURES Mixed choir. Dolau Community Hall, near Llandrindod Wells, 8pm, 01597 851427.


band directory


ARTHUR MILLS & THE BLACK EYE FRIDAYS Acoustic/ Folk 4 piece band playing lively original songs, with varied influences, and given an original edge. Please visit our website to watch our videos and enjoy 4 songs recorded in the ‘Shed of Dreams’. Contact : or phone Eggy : 07976 433753. BABY BOOMER MUSIC. Respected electro-acoustic guitarist/singer with huge repertoire of songs and instrumentals from the 60s and 70s, especially Beatles, Paul Simon, James Taylor. Available for birthdays, anniversaries, functions. Friendly and professional. Call Ray Stroud 07962 916333 or email THE BAGGAGE HANDLERS - acoustic duo playing classic covers from the likes of R.E.M. to Johnny Cash, Snow Patrol to The Jam. We can be contacted at www.myspace. com/baggagehandlersmusic or simply ring 07824 787168. BANDAMANIA Bright and Breezy traditional music for ceilidhs, local and special events. Multi-instrumental community band with own caller Contact Sue Harris 01547 560950 MARTIN BLAKE: Fingerpickin’ good guitar, banjo and vocals, solo or with a variety of bands from duo to six piece, including Whiskey River (5/6 piece playing swamp music from America’s Deep South with fiddle, Cajun accordion and sax), The Whiskey River Boys (duo version of the same), The Grass Snakes (5 piece trad bluegrass band with high lonesome harmony vocals), Blakes III (an eclectic acoustic trio with fiddle, clarinet, guitar and 3 part harmony) and The Blake Plowman Hot Band (red hot 4 piece rocking country band). Pubs, Clubs, Weddings, Divorces, etc. Contact: 07846 669890 or 01432 342018. Email: Website: www.martinblake. org RUTH BOWEN'S Gardenia Swing - smooth vocals/d.bass led jazz & swing. From duo to sextet. 01874 690502 or email, website CANOL folk band. From Welsh and Irish to American old time and French Canadian played on fiddle, mandolin and guitar. Ceilidhs, twmpathau, barn dances, festivals, concerts, parties, birthdays, weddings, anything, anytime, anywhere. Phone Martin on 01743 850154 or email: CUCKOO ALE CEILIDH BAND Not just an ordinary ceilidh band, but an extraordinary ceilidh band! Squeeze box, keyboard and percussion with expert calling. See or email bev.langton@talk21. com or phone 07799 408297. STEADY EDD & THE BOOGIEMEN Boogie Woogie and its best, jazz and soul - let the good times roll! Contact Edd, on 01432 769077, THE DETAILS Acoustic Folk-Art band formed around highly original songwriters Andy Morton and Dave Carroll. Songs to savour range from the heartfelt to the hilarious; from delta blues through wistful ballads to pacey rockers. A listening band (or duo) for pubs, clubs, arts centres, book fairs, festivals. See and hear more on www. and Tel 01531 670623 or email DEJA VU are a totally live three piece band using guitars, keyboards, electronic drums and vocal harmony to create their unique blend of 60s nostalgia, classic pop, etc. Like the music they play, they have matured well! To see and hear us visit our website or contact Bill Pitt on 01584 819394.

DIRTY RAY Renegade roots. ‘Gut-bucket, workbench blues’ Mojo. ‘Plug him in and watch him go!’ Sheep Music. 01982 560710 / 07904 079469 DR. JAZZ Trad jazz at it’s best. Guarranteed to get those feet tapping. Available for bookings 01544 350646. Musicians wanted, age immaterial. FFONIC: with foot-stomping rhythms and haunting harmonies, Ffonic plays an uplifting, eclectic repertoire of traditional music from just about everywhere for fairs and festivals, celebratory parties, ceilidh dances, charity events etc. Affordable prices. Contact Mark on 01686 412307 or email: Website: FLATWORLD Roots ‘n’ grooves from Eastern Europe and beyond. Lively five-piece band with magnificent tunes and kicking rhythm for your festival, wedding, party or pub. Also circle dancing with caller. Contact Neil on 01684 569611 or 07866 021489; visit or email THE FLOK Duo/Trio/Band suitable for most occasions. Kate Thomas lends her stunning voice to a refreshing mix of material from the likes of KT Tunstall, Pink and Mumford & Sons, ably supported by Dave Luke (guitar/mandolin/vocals) and a solid but subtle rhythm section. Dave 07967 029159 Kate 07817 019918 - or like us on Facebook! THE HERBERT SPLIFFINGTON ALLSTARS featuring SATCH DIXON Excellent ska, reggae, calypso and jazz 5/8 piece with Satch Dixon, charismatic Jamaican vocal/ percussionist who has worked with Bob Marley. Also The Art Blank Combo - groove/latin/jazz/reggae 4 piece + Sir Lord Herbert - World Music DJ. 0781 2512891, HOT CLIMATE Ultimate party band, best 6-piece line up ever. For top musical entertainment at your party/ wedding/festival or corporate function. Book now! New footage on Contact Charlie 01568 613895 or mobile 07702 528088 anytime! HOT FEAT Sensational seven-piece soul band performing covers of all the soul greats, including Aretha, James Brown, Wilson Pickett and Sam and Dave. As well as more recent artists like Adele and Amy Winehouse. Tel: 07984 816847 or THE JOHN HARDMAN BAND Uncompromising power rock and heavy blues. Featuring the legendary John Hardman on guitar and vocals. We play some originals + Tull, The Stones, The Who, Hendrix and much more. We’re a hungry new band made up of experienced musicians. We play pubs, halls, weddings, festivals. Give Tim a ring on 07581 420869. See on JON WATSON - Boogie Woogie, jazz and blues piano and vocals. Taking bookings now. Solo or trio available 01432 266591 or 07954 288163 KEYGREEN An Acoustic melting pot of sonorous vocal harmonies, guitar, sax, clarinet, harmonica and percussion. Original music and carefully chosen covers led by Herefordshire based brother and sister duo Tom and Nicky Jaques. KeyGreen play as a duo but also work with several other local musicians for full band gigs - their unique sound is a great backdrop for pub and festival gigs or small intimate venues. Contact Nicky or Tom for more info. KeyGreenMusic 07817 268689 / 078377 13384. LITTLE RUMBA A classy four piece band featuring Hugh, John, Jacqui & Pete, from The Tango Band and The Rumbajax, playing moody, melancholy music everything from East European and South American to the Blues. Viola, violin, accordion, saxophones, guitar, vocals and bass. 01547 520339

BOB MARSHALL "The Entertainer" Solo vocalist/ guitarist/entertainer, performing an assortment of covers from 50s to the 90s, from The Monkees to Meatloaf and all sorts in between. Available for pubs, bars, weddings and parties etc. With over 25 years experience. “The Entertainer” always delivers a good time. Please phone for more details 01981 250775 / 07990 800217. Email: MELOMANICS Really fun duo, trio, or full Ceilidh band, more than just great music - stilts as well if appropriate! Modern, traditional and original tunes with a cosmopolitan flavour. (Specialité: Timoléon pour vos soirées Françaises). Ideal for parties, weddings, fund raising events, festivals, shows, pubs, restaurants etc. For info call Tim on 01743 719438 or Rich 01743 718612, email, website A MONTH OF SUNDAYS With electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, harmonicas, pipes, percussion and vocals, this Ledbury-based four/five piece ensemble plays fresh interpretations of folk, jazz and blues classics with a sprinkling of effulgent originals thrown in for good measure. For festivals, parties and pub bookings, Nick Trigg on 07938 889976, email or website MOSTLY JOHN CEILIDH BAND Cast aside that economic gloom. Why not let our merry minstrels, aided by the lovely Pammy (“no, no, no!”) restore your joie de vivre at your party, wedding or knees-up. Contact John 01588 661096. MUCH ADO - The band for your ceilidh or barn dance. 5-piece band with caller for ceilidhs, barn dances, weddings, parties, shows, fetes, etc. Contact Alan Oberman 01982 570432, email or Peter Watts 01497 831424, email See website PICKIN’ IN THE KITCHEN PITK presents acoustic bluegrass music from the ‘Appalachian Mountains of Herefordshire’, featuring tight harmony singing, sparkling foot-tapping instrumentals and plenty of witty banter. This is a traditional six piece band, featuring fiddle, mandolin, 5 string banjo, guitars and double bass, playing classic American bluegrass (“folk music in overdrive”). Contact: or Bob on 01544 318513 or Ian on 01432 860221. SEAN SAYE Music from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Great party music, capturing the retro vibe. Contact tel: 07588 409059 or email Website RHYTHM THIEVES Funky, folky and fun, The Rhythm Thieves, who have been gigging locally and nationwide, are a lively ‘must see’ band. Blending exceptional musicianship, intricate melodic counterpoint with John’s banjo to create an unforgettable but highly entertaining night out. Tel: 01568 770 134 SILVER BRANCH Ceilidh/folk band, complete with caller and PA system. Multi-instrumental 5-piece band playing traditional Irish/world music and contemporary tunes. David: 01981 540832, Anna: 07980 961187. SOUL SUPPLY 6-piece soul, Motown and R & B Party Band. Guaranteed to turn your event into a hive of nonstop dance floor activity. Available for weddings, parties and corporate events. Full PA, lights, staging and disco as required. 079905 75531 or 01568 708868

SPIRIT OF TANGO Stylish café-jazz trio with a Latin/ French flavour featuring Phil Bond (accordion), Dave Carroll (guitar), and Mike Green (double bass).Polished, ear-catching performances in styles from samba to Django unfailingly provide a lively ambience at private parties, weddings and corporate functions. Check us out at www.spiritof Tel 01531 670623 or email STOMPING GROUND Lively 3 piece covers band. Classic soul, rock ‘n’ roll, funk, classic pop (Tom Jones, Spencer Davis etc). Fronted by drummer vocalist Richie Lund ex Soul Survivors. Just give us a corner of your bar or lounge and we WILL entertain you. Ideal for parties. Contact Richie 01584 811500 / 07817 620644 THE SULTANA BROTHERS Fine R&B from one of the best bands around! The ultimate hip swingin’, foot tappin’ party band - guaranteed to help you dance the night away. For bookings/enquiries contact Phil 07791 129391 or Adam 07855 037092. Website www.thesultanabrothers. or find us on TAFRAF (formerly A Band ‘n Hope). This long established local Youth Ceilidh Band can provide all you need for your Charity Ceilidh, wedding or private party. Contact Caller, Dave Rogers, on 07776 395070 for availability and rates. THE BOY & THE FLATPACK BAND: The Boy (aka Clive Williams) casts his ironic, lazy eye over the burning issues of today, whilst the Flatpack Band backing rummages through the toybox of pop with intricate horn & woodwind arrangements. Zany, relevant and danceable, this sustainably funny band is ideal for a party, festival or any environmentally conscious event. We can also offer a pedal-powered, off-grid PA option that won’t cost the Earth!! Telephone Richie on 01544 231236 or email: THE TRENSETTS ROCK BAND: Good dancin’ good listenin’. Real authentic music. For parties, weddings, clubs, pubs. Reasonable fees. Contact Gwyn on 01686 625665 /07831 557292. THE VILLAGE QUIRE Thrilling unaccompanied harmonies - this twelve-voice ensemble bring you music from the West Gallery, Folk and Shape-note traditions, all woven together with words and stories from a time gone by performed by local actor Phil Smith. A selection of programmes and West Gallery workshops available to suit your event. “I liked the first song you did, then I liked the second... I kept waiting for one I wouldn’t like but there wasn’t one!” Dave/Cheryl on 01497 847676 or visit to find out more. WHEN IN ROME Female fronted 4-piece. Songs to dance to from 60’s to present day. Available for pubs, parties and weddings. TheBand 07929 367366 or 07811 819871. PAUL WRIGHTSON Professional singer-guitarist with extensive repertoire; pop, rock, blues, standards, instrumentals and original compositions. Accomplished performer with wide experience of functions, parties and festivals. Tel 01584 876584, mobile 07729 059847, email XL'S Maximum R'n'B, Feelgood Rock & Roll. 01588 650686. ZIGGY STARDUST EXPERIENCE The Spiders from Kington play early Bowie; from “Space Oddity” to “Aladdin Sane” in full costume! Available for festivals, gigs and parties. Release Your Inner Starman - Let All The Children Boogie! Call Richie Cotterill on 07777 661252.


theatre PERFORMANCE No Fit State

Wed 4 - Sun 8, Wed 11 - Sun 15 September NO FIT STATE BIANCO TURNING SAVAGE. Sensational contemporary circus. Sixteen performers and electrifying live band immerse the audience in an all-consuming promenade experience. The Big Top, Brycheiniog Theatre Car Park, phone for times, £14/£12, family ticket £48, 01874 611622.

MUSICAL THEATRE & OPERA Every Thurs throughout August & September SUMMER MUSIC HALL LLANDRINDOD WELLS THEATRE COMPANY presents a variety show. Albert Hall, Theatre, Llandrindod Wells, 8.15pm, £8.50, £4 children on the door.

Tues 6 August FORMBY SALIDA PRODUCTIONS in association with ASSEMBLY. Formby follows George Formby’s rise from awkward stable boy to one of Britain’s biggest stars. In a unique one-man performance, Ewan Wardrop plays the role of Formby. Savoy Theatre, Monmouth, 7.30pm, £12, 01600 772467,

Sun 3 August ROMEO AND JULIET THE FESTIVAL PLAYERS bring Shakespeare’s ultimate love story. Glaunusk Estate, near Crickhowell, 7pm, £14/£11 adults, £10 under 18s. Bring your own picnic, rugs etc, 01873 810414. Thurs 8 - Sat 10 August LARK RISE LADS. Following the inhabitants of Lark Rise from sunrise to sunset on the first day of the harvest. A moving and often very funny study of Victorian rural life. In the Walled Garden, Church Lane, Ledbury. Gates open 5pm for picnics, performance 7pm, £10, students £4. If wet, Market Theatre, Ledbury, 01432 383663. Sun 1 September HENRY IV PART 1 & 2 WILLOW GLOBE COMPANY. A rare opportunity to see both parts of Shakespeare’s might Henry IV in the rural charm of Mid Wales. Relish an Elizabethan Feast sandwiched between Parts 1 and 2. Willow Globe Theatre, Penlanole, Llanwrthwl, near Llandrindod Wells, 2pm, £10 adults, £5 under 12s, 01597 811487. Albert Herring


Thurs 8 August SCHOOL’S OUT @ THE ARTS FESTIVAL The project involves an initial four-day workshop in musical theatre for local 7-16 year olds, culminating in a performance. Church Stretton School, 7.30pm. Details of the workshops or tickets for the performance from 01694 724106. Sun 11 August LA TRAVIATA LONDON FESTIVAL OPERA. A staged highlight performance of La Traviata, followed by operatic selections. Concord College, Acton Burnell, Shrewsbury, 7.30pm, 01694 724106, Sat 17 August AS YOU LIKE IT THE LONDON CONTEMPORARY THEATRE. Feuding families, love at first sight, wrestling, running away, cross dressing and crossed wires! Willow Globe Theatre, Penlanole, Llanwrthwl, near Llandrindod Wells, 7pm, £10 adults, £5 under 12s, 01597 811487. Wed 21 & Thurs 22 August HAGAR IN THE WILDERNESS + CURLEW RIVER NOVA MUSIC OPERA. In celebration of Benjamin Britten’s centenary year, an operatic double-bill exploring the themes of loss, redemption and forgiveness. St Andrew’s Church, Presteigne, 7.45pm, £32-£15, £10 students, 01544 267800,

Sat 24 August SHOWSTOPPERS! Escape to the bright lights of the West End musical. With brilliant singers and a dash of theatrical buzz, this is a show for the whole family. Regal Cinema, Tenbury Wells, 7.30pm, 01584 811442.

Thurs 5 & Sat 7th September ALBERT HERRING MID WALES OPERA. A unique opportunity to enjoy Britten’s classic comic depiction of village life, Albert Herring. It is time for the sleepy village of Loxford to choose a May Queen but none of the local girls quite fit the bill... Theatr Hafren, Newtown, 7.30pm, preperformance talk 6.30pm, £26 - £12, 01686 614555. Sat 7 September THE IMPERFECT PEARL A baroque musical fairytale by Mark Latimer. A specially written story based on the life and music of Italian composer Domenico Zipoli. Music Barn, Hellen’s Manor, Much Marcle, 7.30pm, £12.50, 07772 662159.


Sat 3 & Sun 4 August FAMILY CAMP Tents, campfires and A Midsummer Night’s Dream workshop. Willow Globe Theatre, Penlanole, Llanwrthwl, near Llandrindod Wells, £65 per family, 01597 811487. Mon 5 - Fri 9 August ON STAGE’ SUMMER SCHOOL With The Viv Kelly School of DAnce. For all 8 - 14 year olds with a love of singing, dancing, acting or other theatre skills. Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, £90, 01743 281281.

Tickets £10, £5 under 12’s) 01597 811487 Licensed bar and refreshments. The Willow Globe is signed off the A470, 4 miles south of Rhayader


Wed 14 - Fri 16 August SYT SUMMER SCHOOL Here To Save the Universe! Devise a brand new theatre piece and develop your performance skills. The Hive, 5 Belmont, Shrewsbury, 10am-4pm, £45, 01743 234970.

Every Thurs ADULT DRAMA CLUB AT THE GLOBE IN HAY for anyone interested in having a lot of fun trying out some performance skills with Janine Sharp. The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, 7-30pm-9-30pm. £6. Janine on 07733 055430.

Wed 4 - Fri 6 September BENJAMIN BRITTEN - OPERA GENIUS Join Mid Wales Opera with this short residential course: for those who know Britten’s operatic works, the chance to explore them in depth, and for those who are less familiar the opportunity to learn about one of Britain’s greatest composers. With guests Michael Berkeley, Paul Kildea and Michael McCarthy, plus harpist Hannah Stone and tenor Nicy Spence. Gregynog, near Newtown, £195 includes all meals, two nights accommodation and a trip to the premiere of MWO’s new production Albert Herring at Theatr Hafren. Day rates also available. More details from 01686 650224,

Alternate Wednesdays APPLESTROODLE IMPROVISATION THEATRE WORKSHOPS FOR GROWN-UPS! (16 plus). Elim Church Hall, Lower Galdeford, Ludlow, SY8 1RN. 7.30-9pm, £5/session. No experience required, just sense of humour. Details on

HAY SENIOR YOUTH THEATRE For 12-17 year olds. Will start in September at The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, time and date to be confirmed. Call Janine Sharp on 07733 055430 for details or to express an interest.

Wednesdays THE COURTYARD KIDS For reception - Year 2, led by Helen Durant, £65 per term. The Courtyard, Hereford, 01432 340555.

Mondays YOUTH THEATRE Conquest Theatre, Bromyard. Ages 6-11 4.30-5.30pm, ages 11-14 6-7.30pm, ages 14-18 7.30-9.30pm, £25 & £30 per term, 01432 340555. Mondays term time PLAYHOUSE YOUTH THEATRE For 10-16 year olds. Develop performance, drama skills and confidence. New members welcome. 6.30-8.30pm at Leominster Community Centre. Full term/half term fees, 01568 612583. Mondays APPLETREE MUSICAL THEATRE DRAMA CLUB Youth theatre workshops. Ages 7-11, 5.30-6.30pm, 11-16, 6.30-8pm. £50 per term. Ludlow Assembly Rooms, 01584 878141. Tuesdays THE ITC / IMPROV THEATRE For ages 11-25, £24 for 6 week block. SpArC, Bishop’s Castle, 3.45-5.15pm, 01588 630243. Tuesdays YOUTH THEATRE IN WIGMORE Wigmore group runs at Teme Valley Youth Project, 3.30-4.30pm for 6-11 year olds, 5-6.30pm for 11-16 years old. £40 per term. 01568 770110 or visit www.courtyard.


Tuesdays YOUTH THEATRE Drama workshop for 7-14 year-olds after school. Ledbury Market Theatre, 01432 383663.

Wednesdays KINGTON YOUTH THEATRE With Kington Primary School. Wed - Years 5 & 6, 4-5.30pm. Years 7,8 & 9 5.30-7pm. Senior 7.15pm-8.45pm, £40 per term, 01432 340555.

Wednesdays and Fridays INTERMEDIATE YOUTH THEATRE Year 10s Wed and Year 11s Fridays. The Courtyard, Hereford, £60 per term, 01432 340555. Thursdays and Saturdays SHROPSHIRE YOUTH THEATRE Providing training in a range of theatre skills for ages 5-25. All abilities welcome. The Hive, Belmont, Shrewsbury. Contact Maggie Love: 07813 026367. Tuesdays SENIOR YOUTH THEATRE The Courtyard, Hereford, £62 term, 01432 340555. Thursdays IMPULSIVE THEATRE COMPANY Theatre games and performance to develop the fundamental skills of improvisation theatre, including teamwork, storytelling, character development and more. For ages 13-19. The Hive, 5 Belmont, Shrewsbury, 5-6.45pm, 07916 277928. Fridays and Saturday JUNIOR YOUTH THEATRE For Year 3 - 9 led by either David Durant or Ellen Dorsett. The Courtyard, Hereford, £75 per term, 01432 340555. Saturdays PETERCHURCH DRAMA AND FUN CLUB Open to all abilities. For ages 6-12, 10am-11.30pm, £3 per session, 01432 340555. Every Saturday HAY YOUTH THEATRE AT THE GLOBE IN HAY for ages 7-11. Excl. half term, 10.30-12.30pm, £6. Loads of fun! Call Janine Sharp on 07733 055430.

WEA HEREFORD BRANCH Workers’ Educational Association Charity No. 1112775

Adult Courses available From September 2013 The Art and Archaeology of the Norse Cultures Shakespeare: The Late Plays Numbers Through the Ages An Introduction to Greek Culture Further Latin Colin Dexter’s Morse Novels Churches of Gloucestershire & The Cotswolds Calligraphy Day Course: People of the Parish A Cathedral Parish in Victorian England Visit: Kidderminster Carpet Factory Contact 01981 540769 Full programme available at Hereford Libraries


National Association of Decorative And Fine Arts Societies Hereford DFAS Come and enjoy our exciting new programme based at the premises of the Hereford Musical Theatre, 148 Whitecross Road, Hereford HR4 0DH. Here is a chance to explore the arts through a programme of lectures led by experts. Hereford DFAS, (Decorative and Fine Arts Society), has a rich and varied programme of lectures planned. This will celebrate the arts: The Court of the Sun King, Embroidered Elizabethan Textiles, 19th century St Ives Art Schools, The French Impressionists and much more. Our programme begins in October 2013 and our meetings will be on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 2.30 p.m. Our annual fee will be £38 which will give you access to the 2013/14 lecture series and the opportunity to meet like-minded people. Please contact our Membership Secretary on 01432 354003 or Chairman on 01568 797703 if you would like to know more.


word Poetry & Storytelling Thurs 22 August RACK PRESS - POETRY IN PRESTEIGNE Featuring Rosalind Hudis, Byron Beynon, Steve Griffiths, Nicholas Murray, John Barnie and Ian Parks. Assembly Rooms, Presteigne, 11am, £6, 01544 267800. Part of Presteigne Festival. Fri 23 August GWYNETH LEWIS THE POET READS Poetry at Discoed. St Michael’s Church, Discoed, 11am, £7.50, 01544 267800. Part of Presteigne Festival.

Gwyneth Lewis

Mon 26 August MORE FOR HELEN OF TROY Poetry in Presteigne. With Simon Mundy. Assembly Rooms, Presteigne, 4pm, £6, 01544 267800. Part of Presteigne Festival.


Sat 3 August TIM BROOKE-TAYLOR In conversation with Chris Serle. Church Stretton School, 7.30pm, 01694 724106, Part of Church Stretton Arts Festival. Wed 7 August MICHAEL MCEVOY: THE LAST MAN IN EUROPE A portrait of George Orwell. Church Stretton School, 7.30pm, 01694 724106. Part of Church Stretton Arts Festival. Thurs 22 August REMINISCENCES OF BENJAMIN BRITTEN John Bridcut takes part in a far-reaching discussion with Britten’s godson, Michael Berkeley and biographer, David Matthews. Assembly Rooms, Presteigne, 4pm, £6, 01544 267800. Part of Presteigne Festival.

Joel Dommett, Wyeside Commedy Club


Fri 16 August WYESIDE COMEDY CLUB Compere: Robin Morgan with line up, Jordan Brookes, Chris Chopping, and headliner, Joel Dommett. Wyeside, Builth Wells, 8pm, £7 in advance, £9 on the door, 01982 552555. Fri 23 August KERFUFFLE COMEDY CLUB The best up and coming stand-up stars. The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, 7.30pm, £5, 01497 821762. Fri 30 August TELFORD COMEDY CLUB Six experienced and professional comics. Elephant & Castle, Dawley, Telford, 8.30pm, £3 in advance, £5 on the day, 07786 008714.

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Sat 10 & Sun 11 Aug ENGLISH CIVIL WAR SOCIETY 10am-4pm Tel: 01547 530888 Mon 26 Aug VIDE GRENIER / ATTIC SALE Twitter: @aardvarkethel




Thurs 22 August PREHISTORIC RADNORSHIRE With Nigel Jones of the Clwyd-Powys Archaelogical Trust. Talk begins with an introduction at Evenjobb Village Hall at 11am, followed by a coach trip with commentary around the area. Festival bus departs from Presteigne at 10.15am, 01544 267800. Part of Presteigne Festival. Fri 23 August THE TIME BY THE SEA: RONALD BLYTHE Ronald Blythe talks about his latest book and about his life as a young man in Aldeburgh during the 1950s. Assembly Rooms, Presteigne, 4pm, £6, 01544 267800. Part of Presteigne Festival. Sat 24 August MEET THE SOLAR EYE Pete Smith L.W.C.B. will discuss and explain how the Solar Eye works. Courtyard Antiques, Manchester House, Presteigne, 11.30am-1pm.

STORYTELLING WORKSHOPS IN HEREFORD Learn a new skill and develop personal creativity. Dates for 2013 - Oct 6th. Also sessions for Early Years; Primary Schools; Forest Schools; Special Needs and new Community Performances. Every Tues READING ROOM The Courtyard, Hereford, 10.30am-12.30pm, £48 per term, 01432 340555. First Wednesday of the month AYMESTREY POETRY GROUP Bring a poem to share or your own or an old favourite. The Riverside Inn, Aymestrey, 8pm. Tony Walton 01568 770177 or Meg Cox 01568 708160. First Wednesday of the month POETRY CAFE Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, 7pm, 01584 878141. Every Thursday PHILOSOPHY EVENING Falcon Hotel, Bromyard, 7.30pm. 1st & 4th Thurs of each month PHILOSOPHY CAFE With philosopher Sean O’Donaghue. The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, 8pm, free, 01497 821762.

Sat 24 August MY FAVOURITE MUSIC Gabriel Jackson in conversation with David Wordsworth. Assembly Rooms, Presteigne, 4pm, £6, 01544 267800. Part of Presteigne Festival.

4th Thurs of each month HAY-ON-WYE AMNESTY GROUP The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, 7-8pm, 01497 821153.

Tues 27 August HOW BRITISH IS BRITTEN? Did he feel entirely at home in this country or indeed anywhere? And how are these issues reflected in Britten’s music? Steven Johnson investigates. Village Hall, Titley, 11am, £6, 01544 267800. Part of Presteigne Festival.

4th Sunday of each month (excluding Bank Holidays) WINGED WORD Storytelling club, venue for the spoken word at the Six Bells, Bishop’s Castle, 8.00pm. Free. Mike 07816 133372.

Tues 27 August IN CONVERSATION The highly respected composer and writer David Matthews in conversation with film director, Barrie Gavin. Assembly Rooms, Presteigne, 4.30pm, £6, 01544 267800. Part of Presteigne Festival. Sat 7 September BLOFELD & BAXTER: MEMORIES OF TEST MATCH SPECIAL The fun spills out from the most globe’s Meet The Solar Eye most famous grounds to taxis, buses, beaches, deserts and hotels. Anecdotes never before heard of the most legendary players. Savoy Theatre, Monmouth, 7.30pm, £18.50, 01600 772467,

Workshops & Courses Thurs 8 & Thurs 22 August PHILOSOPHY CAFE An informal gathering to bring philosophy to life. The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, 7.30pm, free. Sean O’Donoghue 01497 821762.

Sun 18 August CREATIVE WRITING DAY Open to all ages and abilities, where children and adults work together and have fun learing writing techniques with plenty of time outdoors. Underhill Farm, Pant, near Oswestry, £20 adults, £10 children, £40 family,,

International Poetry Writers’ Collective: Abergavenny 01873 856350 Leominster Writers' Circle, Leominster Community Centre, 01568 610451. Mid-Border Arts Writers’ Circle, Presteigne 3rd Tue, Assembly Rooms, 7.30pm. 01544 260255 Tenbury Writers’ Group Tenbury Library, 01584 812585. Border Poets 01547 530380.

STUFF & CO recently opened at

24 BROAD STREET, LEOMINSTER A group shop ~ Five rooms ~ Full of stuff

DECORATIVE & COUNTRY ANTIQUES Tues - Fri, 10.15am-5.15pm, Sat 10am-4pm Also visit Zani Lady & JF. Top Floor Brocante, 55 Mill St, Ludlow. Plus Zani’s Indoor Antique & Flea Market, Harley Centre, opp. Market Square, first Sat. of the month.

Enquiries, telephone: 07817 850514


green door

Heart of Wales


ACK in the 60s, the infamous Dr Beeching wielded his “axe” on rural train networks and over 4,000 route miles were lost. It was justified on grounds of efficiency and saving money. But this was hardly a great and profound step forward in the history of human civilisation. And what looked like a saving to some, came at a cost to others: an economic cost to rural business, as trading shifted to bigger, better networked towns; A social cost to all the communities who lost access to public transport. And worse. Because when decent public transport is axed, our reliance on private cars grows. Spaces where children once played become dangerous, air pollution increases, and the local streets where we used to meet in passing to chat or do business, fill up with cars instead. At which point you find yourself asking “and what was the actual financial saving?” But Dr Beeching is no longer here to answer. Luckily a second round of train line cuts in the ‘80s … which could have left us stranded, without so much as a single Arriva train carriage packed from door to door with rugby supporters … was rejected. So we still have the Heart of Wales (Old Central Wales) Line. And my small part in this story really begins in June 2013 when I talked to David Edwards, Development Officer of the Heart of Wales line Forum, and a committee member of the Travelers Association (HoWLTA), at a café at Llandrindod Wells. National treasure Ask around and it is obvious that local people, train lovers and all kinds of tourists to the area love the Heart of Wales train line. It’s not just a valuable piece of proper, sustainable infrastructure … it’s also become a bit of a national treasure. But there aren’t many trains and the timetable doesn’t work well for a long day out or for people travelling to and from work. So there is a long section of the line that is underused. Financially speaking, lets just say today’s Beeching would have his eye on it. This isn’t always about making more cuts to save money, its also about making good decisions, sustainable ones, and so David spells it out, “we need more trains, to work with people’s schedules and meet demand.” In 2018 the existing franchise for all rail services in Wales is up for review. The HoW Forum is working


with Assembly Members, MPs and other supporters including Wales’ Commissioner for Sustainable Futures, to secure support for their development process. The line was built to provide a practical service for rural communities: first freight, then public transport and tourism. It’s the reason that Llandrindod and the other spa towns boomed in the nineteenth century. Why not again now? “What we really need to make proper use of the route” David said, “is a two hourly service. And we are working to define ways of deliver this innovatively. It has to make economic sense.” 120 miles linking rural communities In modern cities, regular public transport is part of the economy. It’s used by everyone from business folk and commuters to students, shoppers, people on low incomes with no car and people on big incomes with no wish to take the car. In fact if it fails, even for just a few hours, there is a knock on effect for all kinds of business. So this is not just about ticket sales. Reliable and regular transport is vital to a good economy … from taking people to conferences and meetings, to bringing visitors into town. Could the Heart of Wales line perform the same kind of role in a rural Wales kind of way? David thinks it could, but not with the current timetable. At times of economic pressure public money is hard to come by and policy makers look to make savings. But through local economic networks, the Forum for Heart of Wales Line hopes to devise a new operational model … maybe co-operatively owned even … that will support local businesses. It will need everyone’s support. But with the right decisions now, Heart of Wales could once again become a cornerstone of local life and business, part of a sustainable transport network across the region. I end with a quote … well a tweet actually … by Gustavo Petro who is Mayor of Bogota. “A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars. It’s where the rich use public transportation.” Rachel at The Heart of Wales Forum is the Community Rail Partnership for the line. You can link to heart of Wales Line at

Green Events Mon 5, Mon 19 August & Mon 2 September MORPHOLOGY Reptile show. Meet Corneal Custard the Boa Constrictor, Indie the Corn Snake and all their reptile friends. No. 46 Wine Bar, High St, Presteigne, 6pm, limited spaces per show, so booking advisable, £2 each, 01544 267675.

Sun 25 & Mon 26 August LUDLOW’S FESTIVAL OF SMALL GARDENS Up to 30 gardens to visit, many stalls, street entertainers, live music and refreshments for sale. 12 noon - 6pm, ticket and map £6 one day, £10 for both days from Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, 01584 878141.

Wed 7 - Fri 9 August HAVE A GO AT BUSHCRAFT A great fun few days trying some bushcraft techniques with experts. Underhill Farm, Pant, near Oswestry, £20 adults, £10 children, £40 family,,

Sun 25 August LUDLOW GREEN FESTIVAL Green Fair with over 50 stalls, live music, talks, organic food hub, children’s activities, sustainable transport, family & moving message bike rides, walks, allotment open day. Roger Furniss 01584 874205.

Sat 10 - Sat 17 August IT’S EASY BEING GREEN A week long voyage of fun and exploration for all the family. Through the natural world into handcrafts, food growing and history, all giving you a full introduction to permaculture. Underhill Farm, Pant, near Oswestry, £100 adults, £75 children for full week, including camping,,

Thurs 5 September CARING FOR GOD’S ACRE - VISIT TO THE LASKETT GARDENS Herefordshire home of Sir Roy Strong, who will welcome and give an introduction to the garden, which include a rose garden, pleached lime avenue, orchard, kitchen garden, knot garden, fountains and rich herbaceous borders. 5.30-7.30pm, £18 for CfGA members, £23 non-members to include wine and soft drinks, coach transport from Church Stretton, Craven Arms and Ludlow. 01588 673041 or email:

Tues 13 Aug & Tues 17 Sept & Tues 15 Oct THE CART SHED GARDENING CLUB Course to take place in the beautiful walled garden at Newport House, Almeley. £35 per session, includes lunch, use of tools and other equipment, tuition and handouts. Sat 3 & Sun 4 August BEE READY Learn the basics of beekeeping to enable you to start with confidence. A practical weekend course on our family smallholding with opportunities to handle bees under supervision. £90 to include lunch on both days. Woodruff Bank, Suckley, on Worcestershire/Herefordshire border. 01886 884752/ email hill_phillipson@btinternet. com

WOODS FOR WELLBEING Provides a variety of exciting, imaginative, good value, all year round nature activities and retreats for all, in beautiful locations in and around the Shropshire hills and borders. Our 2013 programme includes a New Year Retreat, Forage & Feast, Herbal Heaven, Festival of Lights Retreat and many more. Details please contact Julia Walling on 01584 874636, 07796 596451 or www.woodsforwellbeing. com

Sun 25 August BIOBLITZ Explore the wildlife of Preston Montford estate and help to identify it and monitor the biodiversity of the site. Beginners to experts are all welcome. Activities will be running between 8.45am and late evening. Field Studies Council, Preston Montford Field Centre, free and lunch will be provided. prestonmontford/events, 01743 852040 or email:

Ludlow’s Festival of Small Gardens


complementary therapies Disclaimer. We would like to emphasise that these listings relate to COMPLEMENTARY medicine practitioners. Broad Sheep does not endorse any of practitioners or healing methods listed. We provide no recommendation and take no responsibility for their content. ACCREDITED COUNSELLOR AND THERAPIST, experience of all ages including young people, and of individuals, couples and groups, offers confidential sessions, short or long-term, in the Knighton and Presteigne areas. Richard Lewis MSc (Intergrative Psychotherapy), PG Dip (Supervision), MA, FTCL, FRSA, British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. 01547 510360 or 07951 304457. A is for ACUPUNCTURE with Joanna Bruce RGN, B.Ac, M.B.Ac.C. Traditional Acupuncture for pain management, acute and/or chronic health problems. Phone for free initial discussion on 01568 709142. Stoneleigh, Kingsland, HR6 9QS. registered and insured with the British Acupuncture Council since 1986. ACUPUNCTURE. Sandy Sandaver Lic Ac MBAcC. I practice an integrated style of acupuncture using 5 element and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and am a member of the British Acupuncture Council. I also carry out home visits. Hay Acupuncture Clinic, Rose Cottage, Cusop Dingle, Hay-On-Wye 01497 821625/07980 596218 or A.P. VET LTD Veterinary Acupuncture and Physiotherapy, broad range of conditions treated including Musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, respiratory and skin. Team approach to rehabilitation for horses and dogs to get your athlete back into action., 01497 851608. ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE in Hereford. Individual lessons and small groups with Ann Rowan MSTAT. BA. ARCM, 01432 279536. ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE in Leominster HR6 8QJ. Individual lessons with Janet Jameson MSTAT. 01568 613467. ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES combined with energetic healing enhance own ability to heal oneself. Background in nursing and midwifery. Works from Eardisley, Herefordshire, HR3 6NJ. Reflex therapy (Reflexology), Baby reflex, preparation for a gentle birth (Geyarani method), Crystal therapist, Flower and Crystal remedies. Ring Judith Davies 01544 327022. AROMATHERAPY & REFLEXOLOGY TREATMENTS OFFERED IN LUDLOW. Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils extracted from plants, which have a number of properties, that may when used help improve overall emotional health. Reflexology can be a wonderfully relaxing treatment that in turn may help relieving everyday tension. Both treatments may aid you in your overall improve sense of well being. Contact Emily Baker BA Hons, MIFPA, MAR and CNHC registered, on 01584 529053 or 07775 652993. ATHENE COUNSELLING - specialising in issues related to baby loss, infertility, chronic ill health, rape, abuse, accidents, other traumas and crises. Leominster, can do home visits locally. Alison Sutton (PG Dip Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, MSc in Advanced Nursing, RGN). 07789 322771 or BOWEN TECHNIQUE - JOY PEARMAN. Also reflexology, Pilates and Zumba classes. Ledbury, Bromyard, Ludlow, Leominster, Hereford areas. 01432 820484. JENNY BULLOUGH Yoga tuition and therapy. Small group classes & individual tuition for special needs. 01497 831416 CLAIRVOYANT MEDIUMSHIP AND TAROT READINGS with Gina Murray, also animal mediumship and animal communication within Hay on Wye tel:07812 /035459 or email


COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY for depression, anxiety, panic, stress, OCD, relationship problems and more! Also, couple counselling, relationship counselling and individual counselling for most issues. Sessions held in the Presteigne area, Leominster and Hereford. Please contact Gail Venables on 01544 350384 or see webpage for more info MBACP (Accred). CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHOTHERAPY Specialist in treating & assessing children & young people with mental health or behavioural issues or dealing with distressing situations. I also offer support to parents, carers and adopters (providing them with a space to think separately about their children) or work with parents/carers and children together. I am also able to help mothers and babies with attachment issues. I can provide supervision to other therapists, consultations and training to professionals. Based in Hay-on-Wye and Hereford, I can provide services throughout the area. ACP accredited. Valérie Mortin BSc. 07961 885646 or 01981 500500. E: COUNSELLING: Space for you to explore issues that are troubling you in a confidential, safe, supportive and nonjudgemental environment. I offer short and long term, low cost, individual integrative counselling. I have experience of working with a range of issues including anger, anxiety, bereavement, depression, disability, eating disorders, low selfesteem and confidence, illness, relationship problems, selfharm, sexuality and stress. South Shropshire/Powys borders. Alison Trott FdA (Counselling), MBACP registered. Contact 07791 013587. COUNSELLING IN LUDLOW area. Talk in complete confidence, with warmth and without judgement, with Julia Walling BA(Hons), PGCE, Dip.EH.P.NLP (BHR), MAC. In private practice for 25 years, I am trained in a wide variety of therapies and combine them to meet your needs. Clients consistently report improvements in wellbeing within a few sessions. Panic/anxiety specialist. Short and long term for individuals, couples and families. 01584 874636 07796 596451 and COUNSELLING/PSYCHOTHERAPY; JANE COOKE Presteigne. Safe, creative, equal approach. I have wide life & work experience; I work to support your increased understanding of yourself, and do not judge or try to change you – change comes through your awareness & when you are ready. 07771950899. CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY with Mike Hadden RCST, based in Hereford, a gentle but profound way to reconnect to health and well-being. To find out more tel: 01432 261222 or email: EMOTIONAL THERAPY Anne Cummings MFET (Adv Dip) BAoG (Dip). Safe, effective therapy to improve and enhance personal potential. Specialist knowledge and experience with panic attacks, anger issues, severe anxiety, bullying, bereavement and depression. If you have difficulty relating to others, or persistent, troublesome emotions call Anne on 01547 530977. See also ESOTERIC SOUL HEALING in Bishop’s Castle. A transformational healing method for helping a wide range of spiritual, emotional and physical difficulties. Gentle, safe and nourishing. Contact Philomena Houlihan-Wood B.A., Cert. ESH, Dip.Couns. Tel: 01588 638242. Web:

FLOWER ESSENCES THERAPY. Essences provide us with a readily accessible means to support and maintain our emotional well-being. One-to-one sessions for personal development, and small group workshops (introductory and advanced) in Ross-on-Wye. I work with a wide range of essences from the UK and around the world. Contact: Jill Stern, BFVEA (adv), KFRP : 01989 563147 FOOT HEALTH PRACTITIONER Fully Registered CRB checked and also RGN, diabetes / wound care experience. Home visits in Herefordshire area. Discount of 25% if 65 or over. 10% discount with this magazine for under 65s. Prices start at £13.00 nails cut and filed. Many foot ailments treated, price agreed prior to visit. No surprises! Tel 01568 613298, Mob 07816 988196. HEALING ENCOUNTERS: Soul Realignment, Soul Profiles, clearing restrictions at a Soul level. House Healing - geopathic stress, earth energies. We can tune-in to you and change energies. Tel 01584 892049. HOLISTIC, THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE, Indian head massage, Thai foot massage, seated acupressure massage, natural facial and massage with Marian Hardiman at Silvan Massage (CNHC, MTI). No set routine, just careful attention to what the individual requires. Clinics in Presteigne, Ludlow and Hereford or at your workplace or event. Find out more or to make an appointment: 07816 981454, marian@silvanmassage. com or HOMOEOPATHY: Annabel Stacey ACH. Homoeopathy supports the body’s own efforts to heal itself and can be used effectively to treat both emotional and physical disorders. Treatment is adapted to the individual needs of each patient, taking all their symptoms into account. If you would like to find out more or make an appointment please contact me on 07960 865564 or (clinics in Ludlow and Shrewsbury). HOMOEOPATHY Sandy Underhill RSHom. Homoeopathy is a system of medicine which involves treating the individual with highly diluted substances, given mainly in tablet form, with the aim of triggering the body’s natural system of healing. Based on their individual symptoms, the homeopath will match the most appropriate medicine to each patient. Clinics in Llandrindod Wells, Kington and Presteigne. 01597 851021. JENNIFER HODGE DO Registered Osteopath. Cranial Osteopath. The Old Rectory, New Radnor 01544 350241. MASSAGE THERAPY Injuries, stress, relaxation. Claire Williams I.T.E.C. / N.I.M. 01544 267172. Clinics in Presteigne, Ludlow and Hereford. LEOMINSTER NATURAL HEALTH CENTRE: Qualified therapists offer acupuncture, structural re-alignment, medical herbal medicine, remedial and holistic massage, reflexology, ear candling, reiki, psychotherapy, cognitive behaviour and couple counselling, hypnotherapy, health kinesiology, nutrition at the Leominster Natural Health Centre, Community Centre, Leominster, 01568 616411, LIFE COACHING RELATIONSHIPS... loving living together... Are you unhappy or dissatisfied in your relationship? Struggling to get on well with your partner or not seeing eye to eye? Do you want to make your relationship work but don’t know where to begin? Would you like to have a more fulfilling and loving relationship? Karen Robinson ACMC, PNLP. Shobdon. Call: 01568 709194 or 07792 256451, Email: MARIE HUDSON. Yoga classes in Presteigne and Titley. One-to-one tuition available for individual needs. Registered Association for Yoga Studies practitioner. Registered with Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council for Yoga Therapy. 01544 260352.

MASSAGE THERAPY with Jess Pailthorpe MTI Theraputic bodywork to release muscular tension, encourage calm and assist recovery. Clinics in Leominster and Hereford. Phone to talk or book: 01568 708836 MEDITATION FOR WELLBEING Meditation is a gentle but powerful tool for health, wellbeing, problem solving and a better quality of life. I have been teaching meditation for 25 years to individuals and groups and can now offer A UNIQUE TRAINING for you to set up and run your own group. Easy organisation, minimal cost, ongoing support. I can visit you by arrangement. For info. please contact Julia Walling on 01584 874636, 07796 596451, or via NEW HAY OSTEOPATHS Ian Wright is a Registered Osteopath with 20 years experience in Ireland and Harley Street. He is now practicing in Hay-on-Wye. Ian treats all conditions and all ages and gives clear and detailed feedback. For more information take a look at our website and to make an appointment telephone Heloise on 07772 000728. NUTRIONAL THERAPY Would you like to know how to make the most of what you eat? Would you like help with choosing the foods that might suit you best? Would you like to understand why your food choices are important? Do you simply have an interest in how foods may affect you and your body? Phaedra Bushby 07794 476892. Consultations available in Leominster, New Radnor and Worcester., PAMELA SPENCELEY MNIMH Medical Herbalist and Allergy Therapist 01568 770614 / 01584 878123 PHYSIOTHERAPY, CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY, REFLEXOLOGY & YOGA with Hermione Evans, Chartered Physiotherapist at Radnor Physiotherapy. For all back and neck pain, headaches, sports injuries, RSI, stress related illness and more. To discuss your needs or to make an appointment, please phone 01544 350691 or email contact@radnorphysiotherapy. or view

The Yoga Practice Small group classes, individual tuition Marie Hudson (Presteigne) 01544 260352 Mike Young (Golden Valley) 01981 541003 Belinda Jobst (Hereford) 07971 677113 Nicky Jaques (Moccas) 07817 268689 Jill Bonner (Ross-on-Wye) 01989 750410 Louise Griffiths (Brecon/Sennybridge) 07891 689957

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PSYCHIC READINGS: Clairvoyance, Tarot & Astrology (tape inc). Gifted & compassionate reader with over 20 yrs professional experience. Personal readings from home (near Hereford); at Zenith in Leominster on Thursdays; & telephone readings. ROWIE (M.BPRB) 01432 820684. REFLEXOLOGY including auricular reflexology and fertility/ maternity reflexology. Qualified 2003. Experience of working with people with physical and learning disabilities. Catherine Brown, FHT MA, 07960 989894. Home visits available, (Ludlow area). SIAM SMILE TRADITIONAL THAI MASSAGE BY (GAN) JANYARAK MORRIS. Stressed out? Neck and shoulders tension from too much time on computer? Low back pain? Or just want to pamper yourself? I can help! I am qualified in Traditional Thai Massage, Reflexology-Foot Massage, Facial Massage and Aromatherapy. Certificates recognized by the Ministry of Education in Thailand. Ground Floor, 3 Broad Street, Knighton LD7 1BL. Tel: 07538 572123 or (eve) 01547 550249 SPIRITUAL HEALER Naturally gifted in releasing emotional grief in present and past lives. 23 years professional experience with physical and mental health. Private healing sessions and talks given. Gillian Williamson, MNFSH. Field House, Kinnerton. 01547 560874. SPIRITUAL MEDIUM - Emily Baker, clairvoyant, clairsentient, and clairaudient, spiritual art, offering individual or party bookings. For more information call Ludlow 01584 529053 or 07775 652993.

Workshops WORKSHOP LISTINGS - Single listings are free. Year round, ongoing workshops will cost £40 per year for inclusion in the magazine and website. Sat 3 August GET WELL DAY & FASHION SHOW Falcon Hotel, Bromyard, 2pm onwards. Includes mediums, clairvoyants, Indian head massage, massage, fashion show 4pm & 6pm, free. Info Nicky 07846 223269. Sat 10 August HERBS FOR WOMEN

Tues 10 Sept, 15 Oct & 12 Nov PARENTS AUTISM WORKSHOPS AND SUPPORT Dogs for the Disabled and PAWS are holding a series of workshops combined with long-term support for families local to Hereford and are taking bookings from families now. The workshops will be at Hinton Community Centre, 21 Ross Rd, Hereford, 10am-3pm. Details, Tues 10 - Fri 13 September THE GREENSTREETE MID-WEEK EXPERIENCE An introductory 3-day residential course, open to all, either new to meditation or already practiced. A gentle programme will include meditation sessions and instruction, time on your own, being creative, walking etc. The Samatha Centre, Llangunllo, near Knighton, 01678 530446, ssste_home@yahoo. SAMATHA MEDITATION Encourages calming, stilling the mind, towards greater well-being and understanding. A class for newcomers to Samatha now meets at Greenstreete, Llangunllo, near Knighton. Everyone welcome. Classes include instruction, group practice and Dhamma discussion. Classes by donation. Please contact Mary for more details. Tel: 01686 669600. Email: HEALING YOGA AND MEDITATION SATURDAYS Georgie holds monthly Saturday morning yoga and meditation workshops at the beautiful Brilley Village Hall. These workshops focus on different themes, e.g. anger release, grief & acceptance, loving and healing the self, stress release, living with energy and purpose and lots more. They are always healing and tailored to those who attend. Homemade cake, yogi tea and fruit are served in the breaks. Investment between £15£20. Call 07807 550 653 or visit to book or for info about workshops as well as regular Kundalini Yoga and Meditation classes in your area. TAI CHI AND CHINESE YOGA from the Li family system of Taoist Arts led by a well qualified and experienced instructor. Suitable for people of all ages and levels of fitness. Enjoyable, relaxing and improves physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Classes held at The Monty Club, Broad St, Newtown on Tuesdays at 3.30pm and 6.30pm. Also MEDITATION GROUP meets in Bishop’s Castle, fortnightly on Thursday at 8pm. All welcome whether an experienced practitioner or a beginner. Contact Dave Phillipps on 01588 638614 or email to




Evening Primrose

With Clare Prescott and Julia Walling of Woods of Wellbeing. The Bales, Brynmawr Farm, 07789 488657 or 077965 96451,


Sat 10 August STRETCH, RELAX & WELLBEING MORNING With Diane Millbery. Giving yourself time and space. Be nurtured and experience a boost to your overall wellbeing. Knighton area, 10am-1pm, £25. For information and booking 07807 523330.

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Traditional Thai Massage Thai Foot Massage Aromatic Oil Massage Thai Crafts & Handmade Jewellery Facial Massage

3 Broad Street, Knighton, Powys Tel: 07538 572123 or (eve) 01547 550249

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