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What’s On - Herefordshire & The Marches

21st Anniversary Issue I

WAS going to print a facsimile of Broad Sheep’s first ever cover on the front of this issue as it was exactly 21 years ago. But Clare (without whom etc) reminded me that I’d already used it sometime last year as an editorial page when I couldn’t think of anything to write! No such problem this month. As soon as I heard that our theatrical guru, Nicola, had booked tickets for us to go and see Punchdrunk’s latest creation ‘The Drowned Man’ I said “Well that takes care of the next editorial”. That’s right readers, I went to London to see this bit of inspired madness so that you won’t have to. If you’ve not heard of the company before, they create large site-specific theatrical experiences in bizarre locations such as an empty office block, or under Waterloo Station, or The Old Battersea Town Hall. They specialise in building large detailed ‘film-like’ locations and including their audiences in the action This production of ‘The Drowned Man’ was staged in the Old Post Office Sorting Office at Paddington. As soon as we arrived there, I recognised the place and remembered I’d had a Christmas job there back in the 60’s in a large, weird, Kafkaesque mail sorting hall. The building covers three or four floors and we were ushered in and taken up to the third floor, given identical bird like masks to wear at all times, exhorted to explore the building on our own, not with our friends or partners and then let loose into a gloomily lit, black painted, smokey, scarey world which we were told was Temple Studios in Hollywood and the streets around it. My first instincts were to smartly rush around the building to sum up the size of it and how all the different bits were stuck together and then to find out what the storyline was. Both these ambitions turned out to be unfeasable as the set design was so fantastic it was altogether impossible to work out how all the bits fitted together or even remember which floor you were on. As for the story line, I did begin to come across various little scenes - a doctor’s surgery - a couple organising in a large barroom - a distressed dancer at a funeral that suggested I’d best stop racing about trying to see all the detailed and precise sets and get stuck into the actors. ......I was following one piece of action with a group of about 20 other audience members when we crossed paths with another group of 20 or so racing along in the opposite direction and it occurred to me that the people Small Ads 4 who had been before or who Philosophy 6 knew the set up were sticking Letters & Poems 7 closely on the heels of one of Art 8 the major actors and letting them lead them from one scene to Art workshops 12 another and so that’s what I began to do and was led in quick succession to a strange Cinema 18 table-top stand off dance between a secretary and an actress in a conference room, Dance 22 a bout of pill taking in a doctor’s surgery, a lascivious menage a trois dance on top of a 1950 Studebaker, a large and very violent fight between four blokes in a barroom, a Food 24 transvestite cabaret, and a crying girl and her boyfriend in a very small bedrooms Music 26 which led onto a fully fledged film shoot for a 1950’s teenage rock musical! On the Music workshops 38 way I bumped into a run-down caravan site; a small church with an overflowing bath, Venues 39 a complete Los Angeles street with a Diner, a toy shop, a bootmakers, a clothes shop and a shop selling peas. Band directory 40 The audience with their strange masks were in no way restrained so even in the Theatre 42 most intimate scenes you were quite at liberty to wander up and peer over the actors Word 46 shoulder or get in the way while they were performing complicated dance moves. Green pages 50 The actors seemed to be happy just to work round you. Now I’m just a simple country boy and after about two hours of this stuff I needed Comp therapies 52 a sit down and a drink at which point I discovered the real bar, (not the theatrical one) We take no and lo and behold there were a hundred or so people already there sitting around responsibility for drinking and watching 1940’s crooners and a live band. the veracity of the There are some reviews who have suggested that this production was very similar information herein to Punchdrunk’s previous work and not innovative enough. But since I’ve never seen there stuff before, or anything remotely like it, I was completely captivated, Pete Mustill 100% knocked out. But after it was over there were still some surprises in store. Mayfield, Stapleton, Five of us had gone to see it together but, as suggested, we had all split up and Nr Presteigne, Powys LD8 2LW gone our separate ways during performance. When we reassembled it turned out Tel: 01544 260051 we had all seen completely different things, bits of story line and actors who none Email: of the other four had encountered. What’s more Nicola’s sister who’d seen Website: it before claimed there was a scene with a dead horse. I saw no dead horse! I want my money back.


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ELL, Sid, it’s almost here again.’ ‘What is?’ ‘Christmas!’ ‘Don’t get me started about Christmas - it gets on me nerves. Good will to all men! Which joker thought that up? I bet he’d never met my neighbours for a start. Have you ever heard such a load of wossname?’ ‘Got new neighbours, haven’t you, Sid?’ ‘Don’t get me going. You wouldn’t believe the state of their back yard. Three old prams, a fridge and a shopping trolley. Mind you, I might get a bob or two from the supermarket. They’re offering ten quid for information about anybody you know what’s nicked one of their trolleys. And what about their so-called music, Bill? It drives me round the wossname. Are they deaf or what? If they aren’t they soon will be, with that rubbish blaring out. I’ve asked then nicely - you know me, I’m a reasonable bloke. Somebody said if I got an asbo that would shut ‘em up. I think I’ll buy one. What exactly is an asbo, Bill?’ ‘I think they sell ‘em in the supermarket, Sid.’ ‘Don’t get me started on supermarkets! I hate supermarkets. You go in to buy just one thing - a kipper, or a packet of fags, and then you have to queue for half a blasted hour behind some old trout who’s shopping for the whole of Wales. And then, just when it’s your turn, the very helpful woman on the till decides now is the time to take her tea-break. She sticks up a notice: ‘Till closed. We regret any inconvenience this may cause you.’ Lying creeps. Why don’t they just tell the truth? - ‘Till closed. We couldn’t care less. So shove off!’ ‘Is the family coming for Christmas, Sid?’ ‘Don’t talk to me about the family! They give you the wossname. Oh yes, they’re coming all right. Both of ‘em and the two kids. Blessed hooligans. Florian - can you believe they called him ‘Florian’? - sounds like a lavatory cleaner - he’s only written to me, telling me he’d like an eye-pad for Christmas. What in hell’s name is an eye-pad?’ ‘Sending any Christmas cards this year, Sid?’ ‘Don’t get me going about Christmas cards! Last year I made the mistake of sending three - AND put stamps on but only got two back. Nothing from Fred. Selfish tike.’ ‘By the way, Sid, we went out to a restaurant the other night. The missus had something called horses doovers.’ ‘Don’t wind me up about restaurants! You never know what foreign rubbish you’re eating. I went to one once. Got food poisoning.’ ‘Did you complain?’ ‘No. You know me, I’m not one for complaining.’ ----For some people complaining is an ideal but seriously underrated pastime - much better than, say, stamp collecting or even extreme ironing. After all, it’s cost-free, requires no particular physical effort and never runs out of candidates to get your teeth into. For many people it’s quite simply the highlight of their day. Like any other art form, complaining is not learned in five minutes: it takes years to perfect, which is why it should be included right through the National Curriculum. Far more useful than most subjects taught at school, there should be opportunities for all children to get a GCSE in theoretical and/or practical whining, perhaps going on to acquire a BA [Bachelor of Animosity] or even an MA [Master of Acrimony].


Of course, as philosophers you will readily appreciate that what we consider worth complaining about reveals much about us. Too much, perhaps. Sid is probably not in the least bothered about the threat of global warming but is incensed by the check-out lady going for lunch. What Sid needs, quite clearly, is cheering up. Readers have written to me asking how they might bring a little joy into the lives of people at this time of year. As your philosopher-in-residence I am more than pleased to offer a simple and tasteful, if unusual, suggestion. What about sending out Christmas cards? I know what you’re thinking: this is not exactly a novel idea. Yes, but what about sending cards + message to TOTAL STRANGERS? Imagine the excitement you will be introducing into their Christmas and the hours of fun trying to puzzle out who you the hell you are. [Broad Sheep’s legal department has advised against sending such a card to anyone with a serious heart condition.] Here’s an example: Dear Pam and Martin, Thanks for offering to look after Tarquin on Christmas Day while we go to bingo. The good news is - he hasn’t set fire to anything now for over a month. Best wishes, Bill and Freda. P.S. If you don’t get a card from me: Happy Christmas. Philosopher-in-Residence

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Letters & Poems Monsieur, In the restaurant where I work near Aberystwyth, an English friend shows to me each month the Broad Sheep magazine. He tells me to read always the essay on Monsieur Pernickety: Sometimes it is not easy for me to understand the language, but it’s a good exercise for my English. I did not know what pernickety means - I thought that it is his name. Pas du tout! My friend says it means precise or careful. In French we say - très difficile - for example - très difficile sur la nourriture - like Monsieur Pernickety - or another word exigeant, which means demanding or particular. This is true. Monsieur is very pernickety about his food [so am I also, being a chef] but he is not very pernickety about his SPELLING of French food! Bien au contraire! he makes many mistakes. He is pernickety - as we say in French á temps partiel - part time! My friend has given to me many old copies of the Broad Sheep, to search for examples of Monsieur’s mistakes in the French. If you are good at French language I think you will see them: August 2013 - Fruit-de-Mer - ONE mistake Sept 2012 - Moules Mariniére - ONE mistake Sept 2012 - marinére - TWO mistakes Dec/Jan 2011/12 - Morrilles aux Pommes Roties ONE mistake July 2011 - crémefraiche - THREE mistakes March 2011 - crème brulée - ONE mistake = NINE!!! I appreciate Monsieur’s essays but as a Frenchman I do not like to see the dishes of my country with many mistakes in the spelling. C’est un manque de respect. The details of the dishes are important to Monsieur Pernickety: Please to make the spelling important also. As we say; ‘La différence c’est dans les détails’. Guillaume Perrin

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art POWYS Courtyard Antiques, High St, Presteigne, 01544 267033 Dec & Jan Selling exhibition of Staffordshire figures from 1800-1870. Open Mon-Sat 10am-4pm. Follow us on facebook Courtyard Antiques, Presteigne. The Old School Gallery, Bleddfa Centre, near Knighton 01547 550377 Until 21 Dec Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair. Open Wed-Sun, 2-5pm. Caemawr Studio (on the Offa’s Dyke path) Oxford Road, Hay-on-Wye. Until 21 Dec Exhibition of original artwork, textiles, poetry and sculpture. Featured artists GAYNOR AND GEORGINA FUNNELL, SARAH PUTT, TRACEY THURSFIELD, FRANCESCA KAY AND CASSIE RENDALE. Open Thurs - Sat, 11-5pm. Shepherd’s Ice Cream Parlour, 9 High Town, Hay-on-Wye 01497 821898 Until mid Jan AL VANDENBERG photographs from the 1970s. Open 9.30am-5.30pm daily. Salem Chapel Gallery, Bell Bank, Hay-on-Wye Until 7 Dec ‘Artefacts’. An exhibition of interesting and original hand-made items. Including driftwood sculptures, painted cupboards, kimono, paintings and prints. Open 10am-4pm. Theatr Hafren, Newtown, 01686 614555 Until 31 Jan Open Art Exhibition. Open theatre times. Hay Makers, St John’s Place, Hay-on-Wye 01497 8200556 Until Jan Christmas exhibition. ANNIE RIE - stained glass. CELIA LEWIS prints. JENNY SOUTHAM - ceramics. SHIRMARA CARLOW & DEBORAH JONES - jewellery. Mon-Sat 10.30am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm. Museum of Modern Art, Machynlleth 01654 703355 Until 8 Dec ‘Changing Landscapes’. NEIL JOHNSON recent work. Until 4 Jan ‘Work in Progress: 1973-2013’. IAN JACOB. Until 4 Jan IAN PHILLIPS - prints. Until 4 Jan LINDA CASWELL porcelain agateware. Until 28 Dec ‘Watercolourings’. JUDY LINNELL. Open Mon-Sat 10am-4pm.


Erwood Station Craft Centre & Gallery, Erwood, near Builth Wells 01982 560674 Until 24 Dec ‘Hand Made Christmas’. From wool to wooden and all things between. Plus jewellery, pottery, cards, handmade soaps. Daily 10am-5.30pm. Andrew Lamont Gallery, Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon 01874 611622 Until 17 Dec BRECON HIGH SCHOOL - 3D work, fine art, contemporary textiles and graphics. 10 Jan - 2 March ‘The Beauty and the Grit’. ROY CAMPBELL-MOORE - dance photography. Open Mon-Sat 9.30am-5pm and occasionally in the evenings. Art at No. 10, 10 The Struet, Brecon 01874 638949 1 Dec Christmas Show. ROSAMUND BLACK, JASON BRAHAM, JULIENNE BRAHAM, JENNY CHIPPENDALE, TESSA GAVIN, JOHN GIBBS, LOIS HOPWOOD, PETER HORROCKS, DEBORAH KING, ALISON MacGREGOR GRIMLEY, ROS PRICEJONES, YEN ROBINSON, LAURA ROWLATT, ANTHEA STILWELL, RICHARD STUDER & BRONTË WOODRUFF. Sat 10.30am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm. The Thomas Shop, Maesyfed, Penybont, Llandrindod Wells 01597 851951 Dec/Jan Local arts and crafts, wool emporium, cafe, shop and museum. Open Fri - Sun 10am-5pm. Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown 01686 625041 Until 22 Jan ‘Fluent Aphasia’. LYDIA MEEHAN. Until 22 Jan ‘Adornments for Justice’. MANCHESTER JEWELLERS NETWORK - unusual, individual and often personal jewellery pieces by 11 members. Until 22 Jan ‘Portal’. Exhibition showcasing the best in new graduate work selected by Llantarnam Grange and Oriel Davies from applied arts courses across Wales and the UK. 1 Feb - 16 April MELANIE MANCHOT, overall winner in Oriel Davies Open 2012. Featuring an installation combining photographs, and film-based work. 1 Feb - 16 April MARY VETTISE, student winner in the Oriel Davies Open 2012. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm.

Ivy House Gallery, Montgomery 01686 668746 Dec & Jan Local artists and locally produced crafts. Open daily 9am-5pm. Radnorshire Museum, Temple St, Llandrindod Wells 01597 824513 Until 14 Dec ‘13 Flowers’. JOHN WELSON - contemporary art by one of the country’s leading Surrealist painters. 19 Dec - 1 Feb ‘The Road Home’. ANGELA MAY LEWIS & RHAYADER ART GROUP. Open Tues-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-1pm. Assembly Rooms, Presteigne 01544 260777 5 - 7 Dec Arts & Crafts Christmas Fair. Local artisans working in silver, wood, wool, pottery, paintings and carvings. Free entry. Tower House Gallery, 29 High St, Knighton 01547 529530 Until 7 Dec ‘More Lost Mansions’. PAUL WHITE. Dec FRANCES NOTTINGHAM. Jan AUDREY BRADLEY & ROBIN CLIFTON. Plus a range of women’s clothes and accessories from local designer, TESSA GAVIN. The India & China Tea Company. Refreshments available. Wed-Sat 9.30am-5pm. The Workhouse Studio, Presteigne Industrial Estate 01544 267864 Interesting and unusual gifts for all. 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 Dec ‘Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe’ . Christmas crafts and nibbles by local craftspeople and food producers. A lovely mix from BORDER SPINNERS and their new side group the BORDER SPIN-OFFS. Closed 24 Dec - 2 Jan. Jan ANDREA WORBOY - waistcoats for adults and children. Mon-Fri 9am-1pm. St Michael’s Village Hall, Tenbury Wells WR15 8TG 7 Dec Christmas Craft and Gift Fayre. Selling unique gifts, homemade crafts, art, books, cards, jewellery, stocking fillers, cakes, preserves and more. Refreshments available. Open 1pm-4pm.

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Alex Allpress , Festival of Pottery, Newbridge-on-Wye, (Workshops)

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Kimbolton Village Hall, near Leominster, HR6 0EJ 14 Dec Christmas Craft and Gift Fayre. Selling unique gifts, homemade crafts, art, books, cards, jewellery, stocking fillers, cakes, preserves and more. Refreshments available. £15 a stall, to book email Open 1pm-4pm. Tinsmiths, Tinsmith’s Alley, 8a High St, Ledbury, HR8 1DS Until 24 Dec ‘Box of Delights’. Favourite things from local makers including TAMSIN ABBOTT - glass and JAMES BURNETT STUART - pottery. Open Tues - Sat 10am-5pm. Gallery 54, Ross-on-Wye 01989 567917 Dec Christmas exhibition. ALISON MacGREGOR GRIMLEY, RAE HARRISON & MAXWELL STEELE. Open Thurs-Sat 10am-4pm. Closed Jan, but private viewing can be arranged by appointment. Lion Gallery, Broad St, Leominster 01568 611898 Dec/Jan Christmas collection includes SARAH ROSS THOMPSON - new collagraph prints. ALISON CHESMAN - glass. Alongside a wide selection of ceramics and jewellery. Plus an eclectic mix of English arts and crafts. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Llangarron Village Hall HR9 6NJ 01989 770776 1 Dec Christmas Bazaar. Talented local artists hand crafted individual items. All at affordable prices, Great for presents & stocking fillers! Supporting local charity HOPE Open 10.30am-4pm. For further details The Print Shed, Madley, Hereford, HR2 9JD 07796 673123 Until 2 Dec Christmas Open Studio. Original prints, framed and wrapped prints, exciting 3D objects, drawings, glass, textiles, artist’s cards and unique Christmas gifts. Open daily 10am-5pm. Tobias James Art & Framing Gallery, St Owen St, Hereford 07760 316959 Dec & Jan Works by local artists and from artists further afield. Hereford Arts College, Folly Lane, Hereford 01432 273359 Open Mon-Fri 9.30am-4.30pm. Blake Theatre, Monmouth 01600 719401 7 Dec Christmas Fair. 11am-3pm.


Weavers Gallery, Church Lane, Ledbury, HR8 1DW 3 - 15 Dec ‘Designed for Christmas’. Gifts by local designer craftsmen. Open daily, 10am-5pm.

Leominster Library 01432 383290 Dec MORTIMER COLLEGE - paintings and mixed media. Open Tues & Fri 9am-5.30pm, Wed & Thurs 9am7.30pm, Sat 9.30am-4pm, closed Mon. All Saints Church Cafe, Hereford 01432 370414 Until 18 Dec Cards for good causes. 19 - 24 Dec Love Zimbabwe. 13 - 18 Jan GOLDEN VALLEY CRAFTS. Mon-Sat 9.30am-5.30pm. Market House Heritage Centre, Ross-on-Wye 01432 260675 Dec & Jan Various arts and crafts from local artists. Open Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10.30am-4pm. Chained Library, Hereford Cathedral 01432 374225 Until 31 Dec ‘A Stitch In Time; Wool’s Mark on History’. A varied collection of exhibits to showcase the story of wool. Open Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, closed Sun. The Courtyard, Hereford 01432 340555 Until 1 Dec ‘The Red Suitcase Project.’ An exciting collection of quilts and artefacts. Until 1 Dec Hereford Photography Festival. SOPHIE GERRARD. Throughout the year ALLOY JEWELLERS - exciting range of jewellery and silverware. 6 Dec - 12 Jan ABERYSTWYTH PRINTMAKERS - etches, lithographs, screenprints, wood-engravings, woodcut and linocut. 17 Jan - 2 March HEREFORD ART & CRAFT SOCIETY. Open theatre times. 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. St Michael & All Angels Church, Kingsland 01568 709142 Until 19 Dec ‘The Company of Heaven’. Fine art exhibition with 40+ artists exhibiting paintings, drawings and sculpture with the theme of Angels. Exiting donations on behalf of SMAAAK restoration appeal. Open daily 10am-4.30pm. Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum, Foregate St, Worcester 01905 25371 Until 1 Feb 2014 ‘Artist Rooms: Joseph Beuys’. Work ranging from watercolour to performance. Until mid Jan 2014 ‘Crafted For You’. Showcasing some of the best craft makers in the Midlands. Open Tues-Sat 10.30am-4.30pm.

Hereford Museum & Art Gallery, Broad St., Hereford 01432 260692 18 Jan - 5 March ROBERT GORE - drawings and paintings with a varied subject matter ranging from natural history to caricature. Open Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm. Old Chapel Gallery, Pembridge 01544 388842 Until 7 Jan ‘Noel’. A collection of handmade British contemporary art and craft including jewellery, lighting, paintings, prints, ceramics, glass, sculpture, bronzes, candles, cards, decorations and wearables. New work by SIMON GRIFFITHS, FRANS WESSELMAN, JEMIMA JAMESON, SHIRLEY VAUVELLE, LYN HARRISON, OSTINELLI & PRIEST, NICKY THOMSON and more. Mon-Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm. Blue Ginger Gallery, Home End Farm, Stiffords Bridge, Cradley 01886 880140 Until 24 Dec Extravaganza of all 2013 exhibiting artists. Demonstrations, workshops and talks throughout the month. Open Wed-Sun 10am-5pm until 11 Dec, then every day until 24 Dec. Closed Jan. Apple Store Gallery 3 Bridge St, Hereford 01432 378436 Until 21 Dec ‘Christmas Delights’. Seasonal offerings from local artists. 8 Jan - 1 March ‘Fourth Quarter’. Exhibtion of new works by local artists. Tues-Fri, 9.30am-4.30pm, Sat 10am-1pm. SHROPSHIRE THE GALLERY, 32 High St, Bishop’s Castle 01588 630555 Contemporary arts and crafts including glass, ceramics, metal and wood, textiles, paintings, prints and jewellery. Thurs-Sat 11am-5pm. Assembly Rooms, Ludlow 01584 878141 6 Dec - 24 Jan NIK BURNS & DANNY WAPLES. 6 Dec - 24 Jan SUSIE CHURCH mixed media. Open theatre times. Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, School Rd, Craven Arms 01588 676000 Until 2 Dec ‘Sky, Sea, Landscapes & More’. LIZ DOBB, LES DOBB & DIANA NUTTALL. Tues-Sun 10am-5pm. Beambridge Clubroom, Munslow, nr. Ludlow 01584 873327 1 Dec CORVEDALE ARTISTS’ Annual Exhibition. Open Sat 10am-5pm. Sun 10am-4pm.


Aardvark Books, The Bookery, Manor Farm, Brampton Bryan, Bucknell 01547 530888 8 Dec Christmas Market. Stalls, live music, food and mulled wine. Open 10am-3pm. Normal opening hours Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm.

Public Hall, Station St, Bishop’s Castle 6 - 8 Dec CASTLE ARTISTS & MARCHES BOOK ART GROUP. Exhibition and cafe during the Bishop’s Castle Christmas Lights Festival. Paintings, watercolours, linocuts, artist’s books and cards. 11am-5pm.

Sandford Gallery, 1 Sandford Place, Church Stretton Dec & Jan Gallery artists ROS BURNS, DI PURSER, GILL CROZIER, DAVID MACE, TONY PURSER & STEPHEN VICARY. Open Fri-Mon 11am-5pm.

FBC Manby Bowdler Gallery at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury 01743 281281 Until 6 Jan JOSEPH LEWIS DELLA PORTA - a remarkable set of photographs taken in 1888. Open Mon-Sat 11am-7pm.

Twenty Twenty Gallery, 3-4 High St, Much Wenlock, TF13 6AA 01952 727952 Until end of Jan Winter/Christmas exhibition. A mixed exhibition of delightful things all by British artists and makers. Including AMANDA WRIGHT - handstitched pictures of birds. OSTINELLI & PRIEST - ceramic animals. BETSY SMITH - paintings. 10am-5pm, closed Sundays.

Art & Craft Workshops

The Old Surgery Gallery, 11 High St, Clun, Craven Arms 01588 640506 .From 4 Dec The Christmas and New Year Exhibition featuring SOPHIE BIGNALL, BRIAN FLETCHER, JACQUELINE FLETCHER, JANIS GOODMAN, DAVID HARBAN, PAUL HIPKISS, PAULINE KITELEY, TIM NASH, KEITH NOBLE, NOEL SHEPHERDSON, PETER SHREAD, ANN-MONIQUE STELLINGA & GORDON YAPP. Ceramics by RALPH JANDRELL and jewellery, LIN BROWN. Open daily 10.00am – 5.00pm to 5 Jan; thereafter Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Late openings Fri 6 & 13 December to 7.00pm. Closed 25 - 27 Dec.

Silk Top Hat Gallery, Quality Square, Ludlow 01584 875363 Until 24 Dec MICHELLE ANDERSON, CAROLINE McLACHLAN, DEBORAH WALKER, THELMA AYRE, SEREN BELL, LIN BROWN, GUY LESTER, RICHARD MATHER, SUSANNAH ROYLE, DON SMITH, DAVID STOVES & MAX SUFFIELD. Until 24 Dec Isaac Smart’s showcase. Craftwork from over 50 British designer makers. From 11 Jan Winter exhibition. TAMSIN ABBOTT - stained glass. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm.


Single listings are free. Year round, £40 per year

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, mary@marywillowgarden., maryzammit 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.

ART & ARTISAN Specialist Bookshop Books on Art Architecture Design Fashion, Textiles Gardens & Gardening also

Showing at Kingsland Church 30 November - 18 December Will & Lottie O’Leary

TEL: 01547 528 792


Persephone & Eland books 26 High Street, Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire SY9 5BQ

01588 630435


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. 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. Phone for prices. Ten Green Bottles, Brookside Farm, New Radnor, 9am-5pm, phone for dates 01544 350565. December LEARN IN A DAY WORKSHOPS 7 Dec - Learn Success with Colour in a Day. Vicki Norman Studio, 077610 17468. December & January ASSEMBLY ROOMS WORKSHOPS Sat SmART, art and craft club for 8-14 years, 10.30am-12.30pm, £35 per term, Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, 01584 878141.


December & January EASTNOR POTTERY 15 Dec - Potter’s Wheel Workshop Relax and create pots on the potter’s wheel. £105 Includes all materials, refreshments and lunch. 30 Dec - Family Pottery Workshop - ‘Light House’. Work with clay and coloured slips to create a clay lantern. The results will be fired and glazed in our kilns ready for collection approx. 1 month after the workshop. Sessions 11.30am-1pm & 2pm-3.30pm and cost £15 per person (10% discount for x3 or more places booked). 20 Dec - 6 Jan - Winter drop-in Pottery Fun. Simply email or tel to book a session, projects start at just £5 a head. 25 & 26 Jan - Potter’s Wheel Weekend Workshop. £120 Includes all materials, refreshments and lunch. Please tel 01531 633886 or email for more details. Until Sun 1 December HAY FESTIVAL WINTER WEEKEND Great books for Christmas, tales of adventure, sparkling stories, workshops and storytelling. Children’s workshops including crafting for Christmas; Tracey Corderoy for the Glorious Granny Bake Off and much more. Mince pies and mulled wine. Hay-on-Wye, 01497 822629,

December WORKSHOPS AT THE BALES 14 Dec - Christmas Garlands, bring wellies and secateurs, 10.15am-1pm, £10 adults, £13 adult + child. The Bales, Newcastle, SY7 8QU, 01588 630666. Fri 6 December CHRISTMAS CHEER Ledbury & District Floral Art Club presents a flower arranging demonstration for the festive season. Market Theatre, Ledbury, 7.30pm, £10 including festive drink, 01531 635404. Sat 7 & Sun 8 December FESTIVAL OF POTTERY Demos, throwing tasters, clay play for kids. Coil and slab technique exhibitions, tile making, Christmas decoration making, clay play for 1 year and up. Family friendly pottery studio. Throwing ‘make ‘n’ take’, £5 children, £7 adults, glaze and fire only £1 per pot for the kiln. Sale room, garden mince pies and refreshments. Alex Allpress Ceramics, Newbridge on Wye, 10am-4pm daily, tickets from £3. Workshops all day, 01597 860127, alex@alexallpress.


Sun 8 December PAINTING WORKSHOP FOR YOUNG PEOPLE With Kate Freeman. For ages 7 - 12 years. Glasbury Village Hall, 10.30am-1pm, £7, booking essential. 01497 847426.

Sat 8 & Sun 9 February & Sat 22 & Sun 23 March WEEKEND POTTERY COURSES Including clay, glazes, tools, lunch and firing. Alex Allpress Pottery, Newbridge on Wye, £155. 01597 860127,

Wed 11 & 18 December CRAFT ACTIVITIES 11 Dec - Jacobean Christmas. 18 Dec - Victorian Christmas. Craft activities and reenactors. Old House, Hereford, 5pm-7.30pm, 01432 260692.

Sat 22, Sun 23 February & Sat 8 & Sun 9 March THROWING DAY COURSES Limited places, all expenses included. Alex Allpress Pottery, Newbridge on Wye, £85. 01597 860127,

Sat 14 December CHRISTMAS GARLANDS Bring a packed lunch if you want to stay on and finish your garland in front of the fire. Bring wellies and a change of shoes and, if you can, some secateurs. The Bales, Newcastle, 10.15am-1pm, £10 per adult, £13 per adult + child, 01588 630666.

Mondays & Wednesdays KNITTING CLUB & CRAFT CLUB Trumpet Corner Tea Rooms, Trumpet Crossroads, Ledbury, £3 per session + materials, 07813 350826.

Deadline Mon 13 January ORIEL DAVIES OPEN 2014 Seeking submissions from artists working in any medium, including performance, sound, digital, installation, painting, sculpture, print, photography and moving image, applied art and craft. 1st prize £1000 + solo exhibition, 1st student prize £500. The exhibition will run from 26 April - 18 June.

Wednesdays VISUAL ART WORKSHOPS For 11-16 year olds. Mortimer Enterprise Centre, Kings Meadow, Wigmore, 4-6pm, 01568 770110. Wednesdays POTTERY CLUB All ages and abilities welcome. Materials and refreshments included. Mid Wales Arts Centre, Caersws, near Newtown, 7-9pm, 01686 688369. Wednesdays KNITTING GROUP At the Workhouse Cafe, Presteigne, 2-4pm, 10% discount on food and drinks. All welcome, 01544 267864. Fridays AFTER SCHOOL ART CLUB For children aged 5 - 12 years. Mid Wales Arts Centre, Caersws, near Newtown, 3.45-5.15pm, 01686 688369.


furniture makers

Made to Measure Kitchens & Traditional Furniture

Marcus Field & Sarah Redway CALL 01544 260033 EMAIL VISIT


The Lion Gallery Contemporary Craft and Fine Art from Herefordshire and the British Isles

arts & crafts Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm Broad Street, Leominster, Herefordshire Tel: 01568 611898

AT THE ASSEMBLY ROOMS, PRESTEIGNE perfect presents from LOCAL ARTISTS and makers working in wood, willow, wool, paper, stone, glass, silver,

Taking commissions 077744 65685 077480 63216

photography & paint




with lots of extra stalls, music accompaniment AND VISIT

father christmas in his grotto with fairtrade presents

presteigne street fair

Bespoke wooden sculptures at We can create that special gift for Christmas

friday 6 december 4-7pm with street procession & entertainments


01544 260777


cinema ABERGAVENNY FILM SOC. 4 Dec JAGTEN (THE HUNT) (15) 18 Dec THE ILLUSIONIST 8 Jan IN THE HOUSE 22 Jan A HIJACKING (15) 5 Feb HOLY MOTORS All showings at Drama Centre, Penypound, Abergavenny, 7.30pm, 01600 780263,

ASSEMBLY ROOMS, LUDLOW 2 & 3 Dec BLUE JASMINE (12A) 4 - 6 Dec THE FIFTH ESTATE (15) 9 - 11 Dec LE WEEK-END (15) 16 - 18 Dec CAPTAIN PHILLIPS (12A) 18 & 20 Dec LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON (PG) 20, 21 & 23 Dec ROMEO & JULIET (PG) 27, 28 & 30 Dec SUNSHINE ON LEITH (PG) 27, 28 & 30 Dec JUSTIN & THE KNIGHTS OF VALOUR (PG) 31 Dec, 2 - 4 Jan CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 (U) 2 - 4, 6 - 11 Jan PHILOMENA (12A) 13 & 14 Jan GLORIA (15) 17, 19 & 20 Jan GRAVITY (12A) 20 & 21 Jan MARIUS (12A) 22 & 23 Jan BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR (LA VIE D’ADELE) (18) 24, 26 & 28 Jan THE BUTLER (12A) 25 & 28 Jan THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE (12A) 29 & 30 Jan FANNY (PG) Details 01584 878141

BISHOP’S CASTLE FILM SOC. 11 Dec MOONRISE KINGDOM 8 Jan LES GEANTS 22 Jan NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT 5 Feb WADJDA All films at The Three Tuns, Bishop’s Castle, 8pm. Details 01588 680445

BRECON FILM SOCIETY 2 Dec MADAME DE... (U) 6 Jan THE SALT OF LIFE (GIANNI E LE DONNE) 3 Feb SHADOW DANCER At Brecon Coliseum Cinema. Start at 7.30pm, 01874 623166

CONQUEST, BROMYARD 20 Dec THE WORLDS END (15) Conquest Theatre, Tenbury Rd, Bromyard. Details 01885 488575



17 Dec SCROOGED (12) 21 - 26 Dec TURBO (U) 21 & 26 Dec IN A WORLD... (15) 23 - 26 Dec ROMEO & JULIET (PG) 27 Dec - 9 Jan THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG (12A) Details 01432 340555

ONE CHANCE (12A) B a s e d o n B r i t a i n ’ s G o t Ta l e n t operatic winner Paul Potts’ (James Corden, THE HISTORY BOYS) experiences, this sneakily comical, warmhearted film begins as the young Paul struggles with his insecurities in the grimy Welsh Valleys, clicking into gear when his Carphone Warehouse co-worker (an hilariously zoned-out Mackenzie Crook) badgers him to date an equally unconfident Julie-Ann (Alexandra Roach, THE IRON LADY). As their relationship hesitantly develops, so does his career – with only mixed support from his bickering parents (Julie Walters, ColmMeaney, both delightful) – and the professionals whose ear he erratically catches. American director David Frankel (MARLEY & ME) demonstrates an admirable grasp of both Welsh post-industrial and UK celebrity cultures, climaxing with Paul debuting before the actual BGT judges.


1 Dec HUGO (2011) (U) Aston on Clun VH 01588 660545 1 Dec MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (U) Ewyas Harold Memorial Hall 01981 240416 2 Dec GOOD VIBRATIONS (15) Church Stretton School 01694 724330 2 Dec SUMMER IN FEBRUARY (15) The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock 01952 728911 4 Dec NATIVITY 2: DANGER IN THE MANGER (U) Cardington VH 01694 771295 5 Dec MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (2013) (12A) Brilley VH 01544 327227 6 Dec PLANES (U) SpArC, Bishop’s Castle 01588 638038 6 Dec NATIVITY 2: DANGER IN THE MANGER (U) Little Dewchurch VH 01432 840444 6 Dec SAVING GRACE (15) Fownhope New Memorial Hall 01432 860717 6 Dec ANNA KARENINA (12A) Clungunford Parish Hall 01588 660159 6 Dec THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (PG) The Simpson Hall, Burghill 01432 760816 6 Dec DESPICABLE ME 2 (U) SpArC, Bishop’s Castle 01588 630321 6 Dec THE GREAT GATSBY (12A) Bedstone & Hopton Castle VH 01547 530282 6 Dec THE GREAT GATSBY (12A) Staunton on Wye VH 01981 501031 7 Dec RED 2 (12A) Playhouse Cinema, Community Centre, Leominster 01568 61258. 7 Dec SONG FOR MARION (PG) Clun Memorial Hall 01588 640254 7 Dec TORTOISE IN LOVE (12A) Cawley Hall, Eye 01568 615836 7 Dec NATIVITY 2: DANGER IN THE MANGER (U) Cedar Hall, Dilwyn 01544 319363 8 Dec ANNA KARENINA (12A) Chapel Lawn VH 01547 530530 9 Dec STORIES WE TELL (12A) The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock 01952 728911 10 Dec NATIVITY 2: DANGER IN THE MANGER (U) St Mary’s Church Hall, Ross-on-Wye 01989 720341 10 Dec BEHIND THE CANDELABRA (15) Garway VH 01600 750465

11 Dec SUMMER HOLIDAY (U) The Market Theatre, Ledbury 01432 383663 13 Dec WHERE DO WE GO NOW? (12A) The Market Theatre, Ledbury 01432 383663 13 Dec LIFE OF PI (PG) Colwall VH 01684 540926 13 Dec LES MISERABLES (2012) (12A) Bodenham Parish Hall 01568 797451 13 Dec THE GREAT GATSBY (12A) Dorstone VH 01981 550451 14 Dec THE WELL DIGGER’S DAUGHTER (PG) Cleobury Mortimer Parish Hall 01299 270830 14 Dec ARTHUR CHRISTMAS (U) Much Birch Community Hall 01981 580298 14 Dec A HIJACKING (15) Moccas VH 07776 121956 14 Dec GOOD VIBRATIONS (15) Lady Emily Hall, Tarrington 01432 890720 16 Dec THE GREAT GATSBY (12A) The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock 01952 728911 19 Dec LES MISERABLES (2012) (12A) Gorsley VH 01989 720358 20 Dec LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED (15) Bosbury Parish Hall 01531 640415 28 Dec THE LONE RANGER (12A) Playhouse Cinema, Community Centre, Leominster 01568 61258.

ROMEO & JULIET (PG) Since Zeffirelli’s lavish 1968 version, we’ve lacked a truly authentic rendering of ROMEO & JULIET, but now director Carlo Carlei has engaged Julian Fellowes (DOWNTON ABBEY) to“update Shakespeare’s language and story while staying true to its poetic cadence and plot.” Gorgeous costumes, a lush soundtrack and classic Italian settings perfectly compliment Fellowes’ script and the cast, headed by Douglas Booth (Pip in t.v’s GREAT EXPECTATIONS) and Hailee Steinfield (stunning in the Coen’s TRUE GRIT), are equally outstanding. Damian Lewis (HOMELAND) and Natascha McElhone (SOLARIS) play Juliet’s parents, the latter reunited with her RONIN co-star, Stellan Skarsgård, playing Prince Escalus who censures the Capulets’ rivalry with Romeo’s family, the Montagues. A marvelously entertaining testimony to the enduring appeal of the Bard’s star-crossed romance. All film reviews by Mark Williams 28 Dec VILLAGE AT THE END OF THE WORLD (exempt) St Mary’s Church Hall, Ross-on-Wye 01989 720341 2 Jan LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED (15) Brilley VH 01544 327227 7 Jan WADJDA (PG) St Mary’s Church Hall, Ross-on-Wye 01989 720341 10 Jan THE CROODS (U) Stauntonon-Wye VH 01981 501031 11 Jan SONG FOR MARION (PG) Cleobury Mortimer Parish Hall 01299 270830 14 Jan I WISH (PG) Garway VH 01600 750465 17 Jan THE LONE RANGER (2013) (12A) Priest Weston VH 01938 561425

17 Jan ROBOT AND FRANK (12A) Dilwyn Cedar Hall 01544 319363 18 Jan BEHIND THE CANDELABRA (15) Chapel Lawn VH 01547 530530 18 Jan REVENGE OF THE PINK PANTHER (PG) Yarpole VH 01568 780253 18 Jan WHAT MAISIE KNEW (15) Playhouse Cinema, Community Centre, Leominster 01568 61258. 24 Jan SONG FOR MARION (PG) Clungunford Parish Hall 01588 660159 25 Jan UNDER MILK WOOD (15) St Mary’s Church Hall, Ross-on-Wye 01989 720341 25 Jan A LATE QUARTET (15) Moccas VH 07776 121956


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WADJDA (Cert 15) Here in Film Soc. Corner initial buzz about Haifa Al-Mansour’s film stemmed from it being the first shot entirely in Saudi Arabia, which lacks both cinemas and tolerance of Western values. It’s also a winning tale of a young girl’s refusal to be cowed by male-skewed religious doctrine and its depressingly negative social effects. The eponymous WADJDA (a sparky Waad Mohammed) lives with her mother (Reem Abullah) in a dusty Riyadh suburb, her resourceful nature exemplified by accruing enough money to buy a bicycle – considered an unbecoming female fertility threat – to compete with her cheeky little friend, Abdullah. Confrontations with a hypocritical headmistress and her loving but conflicted mother twist a deceptively simple plot, and WADJDA is a total joy, albeit with a gloomy subtext.

MONTGOMERY MOVIE CLUB 5 Dec ZERO DARK THIRTY (15) 19 Dec QUARTET (12A) 8pm, The Dragon Hotel, Montgomery, 01686 668442

OLD MKT. HALL, SHREWS. 1 Dec GONE WITH THE WIND (PG) 2 - 5 Dec CAPTAIN PHILLIPS (12A) 6 - 12 Dec ONE CHANCE (12A) 9 - 12 Dec LE WEEK-END (15) 13 - 31 Dec SAVING MR BANKS (PG) 21 & 23 Dec A CHRISTMAS CAROL (U) 27 Dec - 4 Jan FREE BIRDS (U) 2 - 16 Jan THE RAILWAY MAN (ctbc) 17 - 23 Jan HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG (ctbc) 24 - 30 Jan THE BUTLER (12A) 31 Jan - 6 Feb AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY (ctbc) Details 01743 281281

PRESTEIGNE FILM SOC. 13 Dec WADJDA (PG) 3 Jan TO BE ANNOUNCED 17 Jan TO BE ANNOUNCED 31 Jan TO BE ANNOUNCED Assembly Rooms, Presteigne, 8pm, 01544 370202 or 01544 260577



2 & 3 Dec WHITE HOUSE DOWN (12A) 3 & 4 Dec ROMEO & JULIET (tba) 6 Dec SUNSHINE ON LEITH (PG) 7 Dec CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS: REVENGE OF THE LEFTOVERS (PG) 7, 10 & 24 Dec MINI CINE MONKEYS Free film fun for the under sevens. 9 - 11 Dec CAPTAIN PHILLIPS (12A) 16 & 17 Dec LE WEEK-END (15) 17 & 18 Dec PHILOMENA (12A) 23 Dec THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL (U), party games from 2pm. 23 Dec MEET ME IN ST LOUIS (U) 24 Dec ARTHUR CHRISTMAS (U) 27 & 30 Dec TURBO (U)

27 Dec THOR: THE DARK WORLD (12A) 3 Jan BLUE JASMINE (12A) 7 & 8 Jan THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE (ctbc) 13 & 14 Jan ENDER’S GAME (12A) 14 & 15 Jan THE BUTLER (12A) 18, 20 & 21 Jan THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG (ctbc) 22 Jan KILL YOUR DARLINGS (ctbc) 25 & 28 Jan SAVING MR BANKS (ctbc) 28 & 29 Jan ESCAPE PLAN (15) 1 Feb ONE CHANCE (12A) 4 & 5 Feb ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES (ctbc) Regal Cinema, 47 - 49 Teme Street, Tenbury Wells. Details 01584 811442

WYESIDE, BUILTH WELLS 1, 3 - 5 Dec HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE 1, 3 - 5 Dec GRAVITY 3D 6 - 8, 10 - 12 Dec THOR: THE DARK WORLD 6, 8, 10 & 11 Dec CAPTAIN PHILLIPS 7 & 8, 22 & 24 Dec CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 13 - 15, 17 - 22 & 24 Dec THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG 15 - 19 Dec THE BUTLER Details 01982 552555

LIVE EVENTS ON SCREEN 1 Dec DON GIOVANNI Glyndebourne Festival Opera films. Lingen Village Hall, 6.30pm, 5 Dec FRANKENSTEIN 2 National Theatre live encore. The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock, 7pm, 01952 728911. 7 Dec LA TRAVIATA From La Scala, Milan. An opera in three acts, sung in Italian. Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, 5pm, 01584 878141.

Sun 8 Dec THE NUTCRACKER Live ballet from The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, 01743 281281. 12 Dec THE NUTCRACKER Live ballet from The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, 7.15pm, 01584 878141. Conquest Theatre, Bromyard, 7.15pm, 01885 488575. SpArC, Bishop’s Castle, 7.15pm, 01588 630321. Regal Cinema, Tenbury Wells, 7.15pm, 01584 811442. Market Theatre, Ledbury, 7.15pm, 07967 517125. Wyeside, Builth Wells, 7.15pm, 01982 552555. 14 Dec FALSTAFF Met Opera live. Blake Theatre, Monmouth, 5.55pm, 01600 719401. Wyeside, Builth Wells, 5.55pm, 01982 552555. 15 Dec THE NUTCRACKER Live ballet from The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 7.15pm. Wyeside, Builth Wells, 01982 552555. 16 Jan HENRY V From the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Regal Cinema, Tenbury Wells, 7.30pm, 01584 811442. 23 Jan TAMING OF THE SHREW From the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Regal Cinema, Tenbury Wells, 7.30pm, 01584 811442. 27 Jan GISELLE Royal Opera House live. Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, 7.15pm, 01584 878141. SpArC, Bishop’s Castle 7.15pm, 01588 630321. The Market Theatre, Ledbury, 7.15pm, 01432 383663. Regal Cinema, Tenbury Wells, 7.15pm, 01584 811442. 30 Jan CORIOLANUS National Theatre live. Blake Theatre, Monmouth, 7pm, 01600 719401. Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, 7pm, 01584 878141. SpArC, Bishop’s Castle, 7pm, 01588 630321 Aston-on-Clun VH, 7pm, 01588 660493. The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock 7pm, 01952 728911.


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. Courtyard, Hereford, 5-7pm, £70 per term, 01432 340555.


dance 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.

Jonzi D

BELLYDANCE CLASSES WITH ALANYA Presteigne, St Andrew’s Hall, Mondays 8.00-9.30pm. Open Level. Leominster, Bodenham Parish Hall, Thursdays 7.309.00pm 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 DIZZY DAZZLERS DANCE CLASSES For 4 - 7 year olds. With Dawn’s Powys Dance. Wyeside, Builth Wells, 4pm, £2-£3.50, 01982 552555. Mon RIPPLERS DANCE CLASSES For 8-11 year olds. With Dawn’s Powys Dance. Wyeside, Builth Wells, 4.45pm, £2-£3.50, 01982 552555. Mon YOUTH DANCE CLASSES For ages 11 and over. With Dawn’s Powys Dance. Wyeside, Builth Wells, 5.45pm, £2-£3.50, 01982 552555.

Dance Performance Fri 6 December ROMEO AND JULIET BALLET CYMRU presents intense fighting, passionate duets and universal themes echo through this dramatic and lyrical choreography. Theatr Hafren, Newtown, 7pm, £10, family ticket £32, 01686 614555. Wed 11 December THE NUTCRACKER BALLET THEATRE UK. Tchaikovsky’s most loved musical score combines with magical choreography, costumes and scenery. Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon, 7.30pm, £16/£15, 01874 611622. Wed 29 January JONZI D Sadlers Wells associate Jonzi D presents a triple bill, continuing decades as a pioneering voice in hip hop and dance theatre. The Courtyard, Hereford, 7.30pm, £12/£11, 01432 340555.

Dance Workshops

Single listings are free. Year round entries £40

Fri 13 December FOLK DANCING FROM ARGENTINA Fun and easy dances to learn. Everyone welcome. Clehonger Village Hall, 8pm, £8,, 07770 686792.


Mon NEW WAVE DANCE CLASSES For adults. With Dawn’s Powys Dance. Wyeside, Builth Wells, 7pm, £2-£3.50, 01982 552555. 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 4.155.15pm, Senior Youth Dance for ages The Nutcracker 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. Thurs DANCE IN HAY Dance class for the over 50’s. Gentle but vigorous dance session. Phone Mely if interested 01497 820991. Thurs URBAN DANCE CLUB WITH 2FACED DANCE COMPANY Ages 7-11 years 4-5pm, ages 11+ 5-6pm. Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, 01584 813711. Fri CHANCE TO DANCE A gentle programme of creative dance for the over 50s. The Courtyard, Hereford, 10.15am11.15pm, £3.50 per session, 01432 340555. Fri DANCING TOTS Drop-in sessions. No need to book. The Courtyard, Hereford. 11.30am-12.15pm, £4, £1 for an additional child, 01432 340555.

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La Madeleine and The Lion


R PERNICKITY thanks those loyal readers who have contacted him through the interweb thingy with recommendations of eating places to review. In the last month he has strayed southwards, and has also undertaken a voyage into the depths of Glyndower country. On a visit to Hereford to stock up on winter undergarments at Marks and Spencer (where he saw brassieres that could have doubled as parachutes for medium-sized animals), Mr P, his ever Lovely Companion and her issue, the Children’s Menu Consultant, found themselves thinking about lunch. Mr P has known and enjoyed Ascari’s in West Street for many years, but his duty to his readers sometimes demands that familiar ground be abandoned in favour of fresh pastures. Thus, following a helpful prompt, he and his small party headed down picturesque Church Street (grateful to whatever body lets its premises only to independent traders) to La Madeleine. As soon as he saw the front of the small restaurant, Mr P’s heart lifted. He sensed an immediate sympathy with the place, confirmed within by a Francophile, vintage feel which wasn’t strained or overdone. The place was full, but Mr P was quickly directed to the garden at the rear, where, it being such a mild October day, it was still comfortable to sit al fresco, in a very pretty jardin-a-manger, with greenery and bamboo roofing, pleasing coton pastifié table covers, warm, friendly assorted old chairs and vintage water jugs, reflecting the art-deco chandeliers within. The LC, a bit of a fuss-pot on matters of colour and fashion, and going through an anti-beige-or-shades-of-grey phase, murmured mild disapproval at the predominance of GREY in the interior. But, Mr P pointed out, this is Hereford, where the ripples of fashion arrive late and grey is still deemed pretty cutting edge. Happily ensconced in the garden, Mr P’s party chose from a short menu offering charcuterie or cheese platters which looked promising, homemade tarts (which really were homemade), fillet steak with béarnaise sauce, fish au gratin, and lamb-burger. Mr P and the CMC both went for cheesy fish, while the LC chose minced bleater. None of them were disappointed. Mr P and his young colleague agreed that the fish was as good as it could have been – strongly flavoured and pleasingly textured, with a tasty cheese sauce which didn’t overwhelm the good fresh salmon and cod beneath. The dish arrived with an excellent, thought-provoking salad. The LC was pleased by the compactness of her lamb-burger and the very fresh warm bun into which she gratefully sank her perfect gnashers. She nodded in quiet approval of the burger which she described (and Mr P confirmed with a small mouthful) as herby, delicious and (somewhat prosaically) ‘lamby’. Interest was added, she said, by serving it with hummus and a spicy tomato chutney. With a glass of house red, Mr P considered he’d had a perfect midday repast and left happily, about £45 lighter. La Madeleine, run by Helen Marlow and her team of talented women, has already won awards and been praised by the Guardian. Currently they are open during the day (from 10 am) Monday to Saturday, and in the evenings only on Wednesday and Friday. Mr P looks forward to going back for dinner before too long. La Madeleine, 17 Church Street, 01432 265233


Mr P and the Lovely Mrs P on returning from the Glamorgan town of Cowbridge (whose High Street is known as the ‘Bond Street of Wales’, much as that the modest trotting stadium at Pen-y-Bont is called – with no irony – the ‘Wembley of Wales’), took the opportunity to stop for dinner at one of Mr P’s favourite Welsh pubs, The Lion, a friendly, Victorian built place at Llanbister, between Llandrindod Wells and Newtown. This is a proper pub, an old-fashioned ‘Inn’, which serves all the social functions which Mr P feels it is incumbent on such places to offer. Because the Landlord and his wife, both native locals, have a connection (through a casual arrival at the pub many years ago) with the Maharaja of a Gujarati state, they are regular visitors to India and have returned with a large number of highly authentic recipes for curries. Over the years, their regular clients have become familiar with these spicy concoctions (quite unlike those served by the mainly Bangladeshi restaurants in the nearer towns) and they are now a popular feature of The Lion. The landlord, who is a gushing fount of useful information, is also enthusiastic about promoting local history and culture. There are Welsh wines on offer, Welsh single malt Whiskies and Welsh poteen, which are, at least, interesting curiosities, and a Welsh beer, Monty’s from Montgomery, which is delicious. They even offer a Welsh Curry, of lamb and leek. Mr P, while tempted by a menu of traditional pub food (made largely from things the owners have grown or reared themselves, or been supplied by Williams the Meat in Llandod), chose to eat a Goan Pork Curry which tasted as real and stimulating as any he’d eaten on his travels in the sub-continent, and by way of cultural contrast followed it with a ‘Sticky Date’ pudding, made from a recipe which one of the landlord’s resourceful daughters had brought back from Australia (to a few spoonfuls of which the LC gleefully helped herself, still smacking her lovely lips after her Gujarati Chicken Curry). It was with great satisfaction that she and Mr P drove back over the top of the moonlit hills into England, reassured that at least a few traditional pubs are still run by that near-extinct species, a genial source of wit, wisdom and local knowledge, the traditional pub landlord. The Lion Hotel, Llanbister , Powys LD1 6TN 01597 840244 Email:

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Fri 6 December PUDS & PREZZIES Enjoy Christmas shopping with stalls stocking great gifts, whilst enjoying a glass of fizz and puds to sample. Lingen Village Hall, 79pm, £5 entry includes a glass of wine and pud to sample, £10 for stall table, 01568 770472 or Sat 7 December KINGTON FESTIVE FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL With many attractions, 60 festive stands, food tasting competitions. The Real Ale Challenge and Santamania! Street music and more. All in the centre of Kington town. Enquiries: Sat 7 December FESTIVE FUN DAY Santa and friends with a food producers’ marquee selling Christmas themed treats. Ludlow Food Centre, Bromfield, Ludlow, 01584 856000. Donations to Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. Open Fri 27 - Mon 30 Dec RADNORSHIRE ALES BREWERY Tap open from noon to late at Brookside Farm, New Radnor LD8 2SU. tel 01544 350456. Please check Radnorshire Ales Facebook page for further updates. Every Wed CURRY NIGHT For £5.95. The Castle Inn, Wigmore, 01568 770203. Every Thurs - Sat TAPAS From award winning Deli Tinto. No. 46 Wine Bar, Presteigne.


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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 GREEN BEAN CAFE, WEOBLEY 01544 318865 Good, locally sourced, homemade food. Soups, all day light lunches, cakes and scones. Set in the heart of Weobley. Free wifi. Mon-Fri 10am-4.30pm, Sat 10am-12.30pm. With The Green Bean Shop/Deli under the same roof. 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 and Presteigne Friday. Veg boxes delivered to local area weekly. CSA Scheme. Restaurant orders welcome



Fri 6 December


THE KICKSTONES Dun Cow, Shrewsbury.

Sun 1 December

BORN IN CHICAGO Hilarious duo, performing a suited and booted Blues Brothers tribute. Golden Cross, Sutton St Nicholas, Hereford.

THE PEWKE BAND Prince of Wales, Ledbury. DAVE BLACK Grape Vaults, Leominster, 3pm.

SULTANA BROTHERS The Exchange, Newtown, 9pm, free.

RED RIVER BLUES Queen’s Head, St James St, Monmouth. JOHNNY ALLEN & JOHNNY HEWITT Lichfield Vaults, Church St, Hereford, 4pm, free, 01432 266821.

Mon 2 December CIDER CITY JAZZMEN The Barrels, St Owen’s St, Hereford, 01432 274968. PEREGRINE STRING QUARTET Swan Hotel, Hay-on-Wye. Part of Hay Winter Festival, 8pm, 01497 822629. ROEBUCKANEERS FOLK CLUB The Roebuck Inn, Brimfield, Ludlow, 8pm, 01584 711854.

Tues 3 December OPEN MIC The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, 8pm, free, 01497 821762.

Wed 4 December

CAROLS IN THE CLOISTER In aid of Save the Children Fund. College Hall, Hereford Cathedral, 8pm, 01568 720416. NIKKI ROUS Housmans Cafe Bar, Church Stretton.

Thurs 5 December THE COLLECTIVE A tasteful blend of jazz fusion, Latin and gypsy jazz performed by unique players. Yarpole Parish Hall, 8pm, £8/£4, 07810 495942. OPEN MIC Hosted by Wayne Martin, Tommy Allen & Friends. Vaults, Bishop’s Castle.


FIRST OFFENCE Black Lion, Bridge St, Hereford. GET QUIZZICAL Winners take the pot, free chips for competitors. The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, 8pm, £2, 01497 821762. PAUL PARKER & FRIENDS Bull inn, Shrewsbury. CASTALIA STRING QUARTET Programme includes Haydn, Elgar, Britten and Bridge. The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, £5, 01497 821762. SARAH SMITH TRIO Wine Bar, Quality Square, Ludlow. HOBSONS INLAND SEA SHANTY SINGERS A troupe of inland sea shanty singers fuelled by Hobsons real ales! A fundraising event for LARFE. Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, 7.30pm, £8, 01584 878141.

Sat 7 December

KERI HOFFMAN Leominster lass who has done the cruise-liner circuit. Golden Cross, Sutton St Nicholas, Hereford.

Bristol Afrobeat Project

KINGTON FESTIVE FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL 60 festive stands, food tasting competitions. The Real Ale Challenge and Santamania! Street music and more. All in the centre of Kington town. Enquiries: THE MOST UNUSUAL SUSPECTS Bull inn, Shrewsbury. THE LONE WOLVES Bishop’s Castle Christmas Lights. Vaults, Bishop’s Castle. BELLA ACAPPELLA A concert of Christmas music performed by Ludlow’s leading harmony chorus. Bosbury Church, 7.30pm, £8, under 16s free. Traditional Bosbury fayre and interval drinks included. 07734 866108 FESTIVE FUN DAY Santa and friends with a food producers’ marquee selling Christmas themed treats. Ludlow Food Centre, Bromfield, Ludlow, 01584 856000. Donations to Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. BRISTOL AFROBEAT PROJECT + AUBREY FRY Eleven-piece band channel African influence to create one big party. The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, 8pm, £8, 01497 821762. LUDLOW ORCHESTRA ‘Myths and Fairytales’. Programme includes Offenbach, Profokiev, Ravel and Tchaikovsky. St Laurence’s Church, Ludlow, 7.30pm, £10 adults, £5 students, children free, 01588 650185. CHORDRUSH A vibrant fusion of jazz, funk and Latin. The Hopton Arms, Ashperton, near Ledbury, 8pm. FLEURS DE LYS The Spirit of Christmas Past. Early music ensemble join forces with historian, singer and storyteller with a rollicking festive programme of medieval music and song. St Faith’s Church, Dorstone, 7.30pm, £10/£5/£28, 01981 550451. Arts Alive.

SYNERGY The Exchange, Newtown, 9pm, free. MUSIC TO DINE FOR Featuring live music with Steve Yeomans. The Castle Inn, Wigmore, 7pm, 01568 770203. BC/DC The Grove, Shrewsbury, 07774 856056. HOT CLIMATE Supported by Lou Whatling. Ludlow Brewing Company, The Railway Shed, Ludlow, £8. All profits to Severn Hospice. Joel’s Wish. BLACK HEART ANGELS The Bull Hotel, Ludlow. HEREFORD CHORAL SOCIETY Handel’s Messiah sung by candlelight. Hereford Cathedral, 7pm, £25-£10, 0845 4633124. LUDLOW ORCHESTRA ‘Myths & Fairytales Concert’. St Laurence’s Church, Ludlow, 7.30pm, £10 adults, £5 students, children free, 01568 760633, www.ludloworchestra. REMI HARRIS TRIO ALBUM LAUNCH The Hatch, Lindridge, Tenbury Wells, 8pm, £12 bar and refreshments available, 07814 986868 or email SULTANA BROTHERS Black Lion, Bridge St, Hereford.

CONNIE LUSH Support from Jack Rabbit Parole. The Great Barn, Hellens Manor, Much Marcle, 7.30pm, £12.50, 07854 798913. FESTIVE BRASS & VOICES Newtown Silver Band and Newtown Male Voice Choir & Ysgol Dafydd Llwyd Choir. Theatr Hafren, Newtown, 7.30pm, £8, under 16s £5, 01686 614555.

RAISE YOUR VOICE A massed-choir evening concert. Leominster Priory. 01432 355111, See workshops. To raise funds to bring fresh water to families in Malawi.

Tues 10 December OPEN MIC St Peter’s Centre, Peterchurch, 7pm, £1, refreshments available, 01981 550683.

Sun 8 December THE SARAH WARREN BAND Prince of Wales, Ledbury.

OPEN MIC The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, 8pm, free, 01497 821762.

THE HEAVY QUARTET Actually there are eight of them! Queen’s Head, St James St, Monmouth.

CERYS MATTHEWS ‘Hook, Line & Carol Singing’. Lyde Court,. Hereford, 7.30pm, £21.50, 01432 357753.

CHRISTMAS MARKET With live music, stalls, food and mulled wine. Aardvark Books, Brampton Bryan, near Bucknell, 10am-3pm. ARTISANS STRING QUARTET Christmas concert. Programme includes Schubert, Dvorak and Haydn. Grange Court, Leominster, 7.30pm, £10 in advance, £12 on the door, under 16s free, 01568 737980 or 01544 388689. Coffee and mince pies available in interval. THE DELRAY ROCKETS The Rose & Crown, Tenbury Wells, 7.30pm, 01584 811336.

BUGS AND ED Grape Vaults, Leominster, 3pm.

THE WELSH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Programme includes Handel, Britten, Mark Bowden, JS Bach and Mozart. Blake Theatre, Monmouth, 7.30pm, 01600719401. Merlin Music.

Wed 11 December SARAH SMITH TRIO Housmans Cafe Bar, Church Stretton. COLTRANE DEDICATION Queen’s Head, St James St, Monmouth.



Sunday 1st December JOHNNY ALLEN & JOHNNY HEWITT Sunday 15th December LUKE DOCHERTY BAND Sunday 12th January TOMMY ALLEN BAND Sunday 26th January WOODEN HORSE Traditional Sunday lunches served until 3pm Greek food PLUS SPECIALS Choice of five Real Ales Music starts at 4pm, music free.

01432 266821


Fleurs De Lys

JAZZ @ THE BONDED WAREHOUSE Featuring The Ralph Allin Quartet. Innovative arrangements of the great jazz standards. The Bonded Warehouse, Canal St, Stourbridge, 7.30pm, £7, students and under 16s £3.50, on the door 01384 377797. STASH Formerly ‘Secret’. Irish, folk and rock. Golden Cross, Sutton St Nicholas, Hereford. NICK BELL Wine Bar, Quality Square, Ludlow. STEELEYE SPAN With a new project from them, a record based on Terry Pratchett’s Wintersmith novel. A tale of ancient rituals and secret folk dances. Theatr Hafren, Newtown, 8pm, £19/£16, 01686 614555. MR DOG Bull inn, Shrewsbury.

Wed 11 December THE POOBAHS Featuring John Hymas, Dave Luke & Friends - exploring the dark, dusty corners of Anglo-Americana. The Dukes Arms, Presteigne, 8.30pm, £3. Sheep Music gig. OPEN MIC White Horse Inn, Clun. GYPSY FIRE A pure acoustic line up. Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, 8pm, £14, 01584 878141.

Thurs 12 December

CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHT With live music from Sean Saye. Rose & Crown, Tenbury Wells, 01584 811336. K TOWN Vaults, Bishop’s Castle. UMPFH Christmas party. Grape Vaults, Leominster, 7.30pm. IAN LUTHER Prince of Wales, Ledbury, 8pm. FLEURS DE LYS See 7 Dec for details. Clee St Margaret Village Hall, 7.30pm, £8/£5, 01584 823609. Arts Alive.

Fri 13 December

MUSIC HALL MEMORIES Sing along with Steve Bishop who will be accompanying Marie Lloyd, Florrie Ford and other stalwarts from the Music Hall era. Titfers and costumes welcomed. Conquest Theatre, Bromyard, 7.30pm, £8/£7, 01885 488575. THE ALL STAR DUB BAND Black Lion, Bridge St, Hereford.


CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHT Includes DJ, hog roast, desert and drink on arrival. Ludlow Brewing Company, The Railway Shed, Ludlow, 7pm, £24, 01587873291 or email beer@theludlow RHYTHM THIEVES Chindit, 113 Merridale Rd, Wolverhampton. JAMES HICKMAN The Exchange, Newtown, 9pm, free. BC/DC The Haygate, Wellington, 0777 4856056. THE COMPANY OF FOOLS Dirty Ray and his chums offer a night of variety. The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, 8pm, donation entry, 01497 821762.

Gypsy Fire

GYPSY FIRE QUARTET Encompassing many different musical genres, the quartet features acoustic guitars, violins and double bass. Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon, 8pm, £14/£12, 01874 611622. SKYNT The King’s Head, Tenbury Wells. THE MADRIGIRLS Renditions of medieval and renaissance madrigals and carols as well as their striking interpretations of folk songs and jazz standards. Wyeside, Builth Wells, 7.30pm, £12/£11, 01982 552555. FLEURS DE LYS See 7 Dec for details. Steiner Academy, Birch Hall, 7.30pm, £9/£5/£25, 01981 540221. Arts Alive.


BASEMENT DWELLERS The Bull Hotel, Ludlow.

Madrigirls - 13 Dec

WUBWUBWUB + PULSAR The finest house and techno cuts this side of Berlin. The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, 8pm, £3, 01497 821762. THE VILLAGE QUIRE & PHIL SMITH We Know by the Stars. Candlelit Christmas concert with The Village Quire and actor, Phil Smith. Songs and stories of wonders and wassailing, of miracles and mirth. All Saints’ Church, Cwmbach, Glasbury on Wye, 7.30pm. £7.50 / £5 (u.18s) to include glass of mulled wine and a mince pie. 01497 847676 / TRES HOMBRES Black Lion, Bridge St, Hereford. MUSIC HALL MEMORIES See 13 Dec for details. Conquest Theatre, Bromyard, 7.30pm, £8/£7, 01885 488575.

Sat 14 December THE BUDAPEST CAFE ORCHESTRA Playing traditional folk and gypsy music from across the Balkans and Russia, Klezmer, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czadas and beautiful ballads. Market Theatre, Ledbury, 8pm, £14, 01432 383663.

XL5 Golden Cross, Sutton St Nicholas, Hereford. ELO AGAIN The best of the Electric Light Orchestra. Theatr Hafren, Newtown, 8pm, £18.50, 01686 614555. ADVENT FAIR AND CAROLS FOR SHOPPERS Hereford Cathedral, 10am-2pm, free. ANTHEMIC The Exchange, Newtown, 9pm, free. BELSHAZZAR’S FEAST Starting with traditional folk music, add a touch of classical and jazz, throw in a bit of pop and music hall and top it off with wry humour for a unique live experience. Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, 7.30pm, £13/£12, 01584 878141.

PENDYRUS MALE CHOIR Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon, 7.30pm, £12.50/£10.50, 01874 611622. THE LLANFAIR SINGERS The Christmas Market, Knighton Community Centre, 10.30am-11.15am. CHRISTMAS CONCERT Featuring the Marches Community Choir with the Bishop’s Castle Primary School Choir. Programme includes Schubert, JS Bach, carols and more. St John’s Church, Bishop’s Castle, 7.30pm, £10, children/students free, 01588 650448. STIFF WITNESS Bull inn, Shrewsbury. CHRISTMAS ROCK NIGHT Featuring Blind Eye and John Hardman Band. Priest Weston Village Hall, 7.30pm, £5. Proceeds to Churchstoke Football Club and Chirbury Busy Bees.






Wed 18 December


CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA Live music, drinks, nibbles and last minute shopping. Erwood Station, 4-8pm, £5 per entry, 01982 560674. Please book.

Thurs 19 December REGAL BINGO Regal Cinema, Tenbury Wells, 2pm, 01584 811442. CHRISTMAS QUIZ Grape Vaults, Leominster, 8pm. LEOMINSTER CHORAL SOCIETY Carols by candlelight. The Priory Church, Leominster, 7pm, £6, under 16s free from Gill’s Gifts, Fletcher’s Newsagents or 01432 830160.

Sat 14 December TENBURY TOWN BAND Christmas concert. Regal Cinema, Tenbury Wells, 7pm, 01584 811442. SLURRED The return of the glamtastic Awesome Rock Gods. Llangunllo Village Hall 8pm Advance tickets only - £6, ring or text 07967 029159 to reserve. ORICHALCUM Brassy Christmas. A fun family show of seasonal favourites played on a dazzling menagerie of brass instruments. Meole Brace Peace Memorial Hall, 3pm, £8/£5/£25, 01743 247664. Arts Alive.

Sun 15 December

BELSHAZZAR’S FEAST Folk. The Hive, 5 Belmont, Shrewsbury, 7.45pm, 01743 234970. LUKE DOCHERTY BAND Lichfield Vaults, Church St, Hereford, 4pm, free, 01432 266821. RHYTHM THIEVES BBC Radio Midlands Folk Show, 96FM, 7pm.

SHROPSHIRE YOUTH JAZZ ENSEMBLE Christmas jazz concert. Three Tuns, Bishop’s Castle, 8pm, £5, under 18s £2, 01743 790769. MUMBO JUMBO Prince of Wales, Ledbury. ROCKING BLUES NIGHT Featuring Slowburner. The Down Inn, Bridgnorth, 7.30pm, 07896 676189. Fundraising for Cancer Research UK. ORICHALCUM See 14 Dec for details. Chetton Village Hall, 7.30pm, £9/£6, 01746 768822. Arts Alive.

Tues 17 December OPEN MIC The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, 8pm, free, 01497 821762. JAZZ IN THE BAR ‘Spirit of Melly’. A special jazz and blues celebration with Li Harding, The Gary Phillips Trio and Paul Munnery. The Bar, Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon, 8pm, £6, 01874 611622.

BUSINESS COMMUNITY CAROL SERVICE Hereford Cathedral, 4pm. BOOYKA Vaults, Bishop’s Castle.

Fri 20 December WARREN JAMES BAND Three-piece acoustic, folk, country, blues, jazz and skiffle. Golden Cross, Sutton St Nicholas, Hereford. ALAN MCGEE’S 359 MUSIC The Creation Records founder presents up and coming artists. The Globe, Hayon-Wye, 8pm, £4, 01497 821762. WILD HARE CLUB & THE GYPSY HOTEL Presents The Urban Voodoo Machine. Nick Marsh (acoustic), DJ Slim, plus Trixie Malicious, Canadian queen of bump ‘n’ grind! Dress up with burlesque glamour and pirate swagger. Lyde Court, Hereford, 7.30pm, £15, www. or DAGGERS Black Lion, Bridge St, Hereford.

DUNCAN HONEYBOURNE Piano Plus 3 - Yuletide Impressions. Programme includes Mendelssohn, Liszt, Lyapunov, Grainger and Holst. Lion Ballroom, Leominster, 3pm, £10, students £6, 01568 611588. LOU RICHARDSON Queen’s Head, St James St, Monmouth. SOUL SUPPLY The Tipsy Tart is hosting this Christmas charity event to raise funds for the homeless. Ludlow Brewery, The Railway Shed, Ludlow, 6.30pm, £20 from the Brewery. CHRIS QUINN Grape Vaults, Leominster, 3pm.


Urban Voodoo Machine - Wild Hare Club



Little Rumba 31 Dec

MIDWINTER MUSIC FESTIVAL Featuring Pavlo, Paula Chateauneuf, Richard Tunnicliffe and the Alluto String Trio. Programme includes Mozart, Dowland and Schubert. St George’s Church, Clun, 3.30pm concert, 4.30pm tea, 6.30pm concert. £18.50 for entire festival, £6 concert only, £10 concert and tea, 01588 640398. SOUL PREACHERS Bull inn, Shrewsbury.

Fri 20 December JULIAN DAWSON & HOWARD TURNER Singer, songwriter, guitarist and harmonica player with rock/jazz saxophonist. Wigmore Village Hall, 7.30pm, £10 including festive fayre, BYO wine, 01568 770140. Proceeds to Wigmore Church and Defibrillator Fund. DAVE REA Wine Bar, Quality Square, Ludlow. CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHT Includes DJ, hog roast, desert and drink on arrival. Ludlow Brewing Company, The Railway Shed, Ludlow, 7pm, £24, 01587873291 or email beer@theludlow WAYNE MARTIN BAND White Horse Inn, Clun. CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD . In aid of the Megan Baker Trust. Market Theatre, Ledbury, £10, 01531 636452.

Sat 21 December PETER KARRIE - CHRISTMAS CRACKER Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon, 7.30pm, £12/£10, under 12s £5, 01874 611622. RUMOURS OF SPRING Greyhound Inn, Llangunllo, 9pm. KAZANDY Black Lion, Bridge St, Hereford.

CELEBRATING MIDWINTER Featuring Whitton Voices, led by Sue Harris, with special guest Benji Kirkpatrick. An evening of seasonal songs, winter tales and merry music. Discoed Church, near Presteigne, 6.30pm, £5, mince pies and hot punch included, 01547 560950. Raising funds for Acorns Children’s Hospice. THE VILLAGE QUIRE & PHIL SMITH Spine-tingling harmony singing accompanied by actor Phil Smith. The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, 8pm, £6.50, 01497 821762. A CHRISTMAS RUMPUS Four of Wales’ finest bands converge. Featuring Colorama, Mr Huw and Trwbador and some very special guest to be announced. Plus workshops and seminar for young people looking to become self-sufficient in the music industry. Wyeside, Builth Wells, 7pm, 01982 552555.

STEADY ED & THE BOOGIEMEN Golden Cross, Sutton St Nicholas, Hereford.

Sun 22 December THE MUSICKE COMPANYE Music by Monteverdi, Grandi, Scarlatti, Purcell and Arne, interwoven with tales, poetry, diaries and words of Pepys, John Evelyn and William Austin. Lion Ballroom, Leominster, 3pm, £12, students £6, 01568 611588. THE NOTORIOUS BROTHERS Prince of Wales, Ledbury. LITTLE DAVE Grape Vaults, Leominster, 3pm. HOT ROD 55 Bull inn, Shrewsbury.


GHOST OF A DOG Folk/country. Queen’s Head, St James St, Monmouth.

CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD See 20 Dec for details. Market Theatre, Ledbury, £10, 01531 636452.

RONALDOS Housmans Cafe Bar, Church Stretton.

BC/DC Hen & Chickens, Bridgnorth, 0777 4856056.

WHISKEY RIVER QUARTET Baskerville Arms Clyro

Trevor Davies Music

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THE COMMITMENTS Top 60’s revival band star in the ultimate Christmas dance party. Knighton Community Centre, 7.30pm, £12 from Tower House Gallery or Spar, Knighton. Book group tables on 07751 221487 www.knightoncommunitycentre. com. Bar and snacks available.

Mon 23 December Tues 24 December KNOXVILLE HIGHWAY The Bull Hotel, Ludlow. BC ALL SKAS Vaults, Bishop’s Castle.

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IAN LUTHER BAND Band, full buffet dinner, midnight bubbly. Ticket only event. Queen’s Head, St James St, Monmouth. THE TRIBES Golden Cross, Sutton St Nicholas, Hereford. BC/DC Christmas party. The Vaults, Bishop’s Castle, 0777 4856056.

Syd Lawrence Orchestra

Thurs 26 December FIGHT THE BEAR Three Tuns, Bishop’s Castle. WAYNE MARTIN BAND Vaults, Bishop’s Castle.

Fri 27 December WAYNE MARTIN BAND Hen & Chicken, Bridgnorth. MIKE HOLLOWAY’S HMV BAND White Horse Inn, Clun. RENALDOS Bull inn, Shrewsbury. STEVE EDWARDS Wine Bar, Quality Square, Ludlow. RAYMOR Young four-piece band with party tunes. Golden Cross, Sutton St Nicholas, Hereford.

Sat 28 December THE GRAND JURY Hereford based 60s, 70s rock ‘n’ roll, blues band. Westfields Community Hall, Highmore St, Hereford, 8pm, £4, tea and coffee available, bring your own drinks and nibbles. Plus Crazy Boots Disco. 01981 570486. WORRIED MEN Black Lion, Bridge St, Hereford. WAYNE MARTIN BAND The Wrekin Inn, Wellington.

Sun 29 December LADY AND THE SAX Grape Vaults, Leominster, 3pm.

IAN PARKER AND BAND Prince of Wales, Ledbury.

Tues 31 December LITTLE RUMBA This Presteigne band write their own tunes, reflecting traces of East European and South American music, as well as jazz and blues. Assembly Rooms, Presteigne, 9.45pm, bar available, but bring champagne for new year toast! Tickets £8 from No. 46 Wine Bar, open daily from 10am. NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY With buffet and live music. The Rose & Crown, Tenbury Wells, 01584 811336. ALTERNATIVE ROUTES Bull inn, Shrewsbury. THE WUBWUBWUB NYE PARTY House and techno into the early hours. The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, 8pm, £10, 01497 821762. STAR OF THE SEA Ticket only event. Housmans Cafe Bar, Church Stretton. LONE WOLVES The Bull Hotel, Ludlow. EARL GREY & THE TEA LEAVES Fancy dress - Heroes and Villains. Greyhound Inn, Llangunllo. STRICKY Grape Vaults, Leominster, free. FANCY DRESS DISCO Oxford Arms, Kington.

SOUL SUPPLY Ludlow Brewing Company, The Railway Shed, Ludlow, 9pm, £12.50, 01587873291 or email beer@theludlow

JANUARY Fri 3 January BABAJACK Golden Cross, Sutton St Nicholas, Hereford.

Sun 4 January GET QUIZZICAL PUB QUIZ Winnners take the pot, free chips for competitors. The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, 8pm, £2, 01497 821762. TWELFTH NIGHT Seasonal songs, unexpected visitors, all kinds of dancing and plenty of good music. St Llonio’s Church, 7pm and progresses to the Village Hall at 8pm. Featuring Wild Angels with Sue Harris, Wassail Bowl, festive nibbles, Kantref, Folk Powys and more. £7.50/£4, www., 01686 688102. HAIR OF THE DOG Black Lion, Bridge St, Hereford. AMBER LIZARD The Bull Hotel, Ludlow.

Sun 5 January WALKING WITH KINGS Epiphany Carols with the monks of Belmont Abbey, followed by festive nibbles & mulled wine. Belmont Abbey, Hereford, 01432 374747. WOODCHUCK Grape Vaults, Leominster, 3pm.

RHYTHM THIEVES Phone 01568 770134

Fri 13 Dec -

Chindit, 113 Merridale Rd, Wolverhampton

Sun 15 Dec - BBC Radio Midlands Folk Show, 96FM, 7pm Tel: 01568 620120 Mobile: 07501 724663


Thurs 16 January

CLIVE JOHN Prince of Wales, Ledbury.

LIMEHOUSE LIZZY The Courtyard, Hereford, 8pm, £17/£16, 01432 340555.

Mon 6 January CIDER CITY JAZZMEN The Barrels, St Owen’s St, Hereford, 01432 274968.

Fri 17 January ALBERNI STRING QUARTET Programme includes Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. The Music Room, Gregynog, Tregynon, Newtown, 8pm, £19, children free, 01686 207100, www. and at the door.

ROEBUCKANEERS FOLK CLUB The Roebuck Inn, Brimfield, Ludlow, 8pm, 01584 711854.

Tues 7 January OPEN MIC The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, 8pm, free, 01497 821762.

BLACK ‘N’ BLUES BAND Black Lion, Bridge St, Hereford. SULTANA BROTHERS Golden Cross, Sutton St Nicholas, Hereford.

Wed 8 January OPEN MIC White Horse Inn, Clun.

Julian & Jiaxin Lloyd Webber

Fri 10 January LIVE MUSIC Bull inn, Shrewsbury. JAZZ @ THE BONDED WAREHOUSE Featuring Fascinating Rhythm, taking their name from the Gershwin son and focusing on the Great American Song Book. The Bonded Warehouse, Canal St, Stourbridge, 7.30pm, £7, students and under 16s £3.50, on the door 01384 377797. LIVE MUSIC White Horse Inn, Clun. THE COMPANY OF FOOLS Dirty Ray and his chums offer a night of variety. The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, 8pm, donation entry, 01497 821762. GLAS South Wales rock ‘n’ roll band. Golden Cross, Sutton St Nicholas, Hereford.

Sat 11 January KAMIKAZE MILLIONAIRES Black Lion, Bridge St, Hereford. SYD LAURENCE ORCHESTRA Chris Dean leads the orchestra, showcasing their finely blended sound and conjuring memories of the glamorous days of the Big Band era. Courtyard, Hereford, 7.30pm, £20/£18, 01432 340555.

WUBWUBWUB The finest house and techno cuts this side of Berlin. The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, 8pm, £3, 01497 821762.

Sun 12 January WILLE AND THE BANDITS Prince of Wales, Ledbury.

JUICE ENSEMBLE Vocal trio of sopranos. The Hive, 5 Belmont, Shrewsbury, £12, £6 young people, 01743 367482 or 01743 234970. VOICE OF THE HEART Celebrating the music of The Carpenters. The Courtyard, Hereford, 7.30pm, £18.50/£17.50, 01432 340555.

Sat 18 January

THE WHISKEY RIVER BOYS Grape Vaults, Leominster, 3pm.

GLAS Black Lion, Bridge St, Hereford.

TOMMY ALLEN BAND Lichfield Vaults, Church St, Hereford, 4pm, free, 01432 266821.

STEVIE YEOMANS Greyhound Inn, Llangunllo, 9pm.

Tues 14 January JAZZ IN THE BAR Featuring Will Barnes Trio. The Bar, Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon, 8pm, £6 on the door, 01874 611622. OPEN MIC The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, 8pm, free, 01497 821762. OPEN MIC St Peter’s Centre, Peterchurch, 7pm, £1, refreshments available, 01981 550683.

Wed 15 January SYNERGY Housmans Cafe Bar, Church Stretton.

THE FLOOR Featuring The Details; Red Madog; Alfie, Ed & & Al, talented youth; Sweet Charity. St Michael’s Village Hall, Tenbury Wells, 8pm, £5, 01584 810291. JULIAN & JIAXIN LLOYD WEBBER Presenting a brand-new concert featuring world premiere performances of stunning duets. The Courtyard, Hereford, 7.30pm, £25, 01432 340555.

Sun 19 January THE WORRIED MEN Prince of Wales, Ledbury. MIKE HOLLOWAY Grape Vaults, Leominster, 3pm.

Alberni String Quartet Music by Haydn, Mozart & Beethoven

VINTAGE MUSIC & MEMORABILIA BUY & SELL VINYL, CDS, BOOKS, MAGAZINES, ROCK, SOUL, JAZZ, FOLK, BLUES & BEYOND Wood Yard Studio, Wood Yard, off Corve St, Ludlow SY8 2PX Entrance & parking next to front of library 07925 419465

Gregynog, Tregynon, Newtown, Powys, SY16 3PW Friday, 17 January 2014, 8pm Adults, £10 Children, free

01686 207100

Diary dates: Gregynog Festival, ‘War’ 13 - 29 June 2014


Sun 19 January A SELECTION OF MUSICAL REMEDIES Jazz compositions by Andrew Morris inspired by the Bach Flower Remedies. Performed by Theo Jobst (saxophones), Sam Powell (bass) and Andrew Morris (piano). Assembly Rooms, Presteigne, 3pm, £10/£8, £5 under 25s,

Tues 21 January OPEN MIC The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, 8pm, free, 01497 821762.

Wed 22 January TONY BURT & FRIENDS Playing original folk/rock. The Granary Tea Room, Leominster, 8pm, 2-course meal £16.50, please book, 01568 614290. THE DJANGOS TRIO Housmans Cafe Bar, Church Stretton. THE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DISASTER Dukes Arms, Presteigne 8.30pm Sheep Music gig

Thurs 23 January HEREFORD CONCERT SOCIETY Featuring concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician, Danny Driver. The Courtyard, Hereford, 7.30pm, £18/£15, students £5, under 16 £3, 01432 340555.

Fri 24 January

LADY GOGO GOCH A music-theatre show about Welshness by Kindle’s Sam Fox and featuring her massive voice! The Courtyard, Hereford, 7.30pm, £12/£11, 01432 340555. LIVE MUSIC White Horse Inn, Clun. ROCKY ROAD TO RUIN Golden Cross, Sutton St Nicholas, Hereford.

Sat 25 January GEORGE GERSHWIN: AN AMERICAN IN LONDON Showcasing some of Gershwin’s well-loved music from Alan Durman’s world premiere recording. The Courtyard, Hereford, 7.30pm, £11/£10, 01432 340555. FUNKY DUNG Soul, funk, disco and more. The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, 01497 821762. CHORDRUSH A vibrant fusion of jazz, funk and Latin. Re-Con Arts Venue, Church St, Malvern. EUPHONISM Bull inn, Shrewsbury. GA GA - ROCK ANTHEMS Bringing together a host of the finest songs ever written by some of the world’s biggest bands. Savoy Theatre, Monmouth, 7.30pm, £15, 01600 772467. NICE ‘N’ SLEAZY Black Lion, Bridge St, Hereford. BENJAMIN GROSVENOR Multi-award winning pianist. Blake Theatre, Monmouth, 7.30pm, £10-£20, 01600 719401.

Sun 26 January WOODEN HORSE Lichfield Vaults, Church St, Hereford, 4pm, 01432 266821.


BABAJACK Prince of Wales, Ledbury.

LIVE MUSIC Grape Vaults, Leominster, 3pm.

THE PITY OF WAR Matthew Trusler is joined by pianist Martin Roscoe in performances of sonatas by Elgar, Janacek and Debussy. Accompanying the music are readings, by Timothy West which draw on Wilfred Owen’s letters and poems. Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, 5pm, 01743 281281. DUNCAN HONEYBOURNE Piano Plus 3 - Viennese Piano Sonatas. Programme includes Alban Bert, Haydn and Schubert. Lion Ballroom, Leominster, 3pm, £10, students £6, 01568 611588.

Tues 28 January OPEN MIC The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, 8pm, free, 01497 821762.

Wed 29 January CASEY GREEN Housmans Cafe Bar, Church Stretton.

Thurs 30 January SPANISH NIGHT With dinner and free live music from the Spanish duo, Synergy. Grape Vaults, Leominster. BALLADEERS AND CHANCERS As Santa and his reindeer disappear on the event horizon, here’s the best acoustic bi-monthly music night in the Marches! Dukes Arms, Presteigne, 8.30pm. To perform or for details 07837 944090.

Fri 31 January CHINESE NEW YEAR PARTY Live music. Grape Vaults, Leominster. ROGORA KHART Stunning Newport ‘Black Sea Punk’ band, complete with belly dancer. Golden Cross, Sutton St Nicholas, Hereford.

FEBRUARY Sat 1 February

PERFECT STRANGER Black Lion, Bridge St, Hereford. HEREFORD CATHEDRAL CHOIR With international soloists and Marches Baroque with Geraint Bowen conducting. Christmas Oratorio by JS Bach. Hereford Cathedral, 7.30pm, 01432 374261.

Sun 2 February KENT DU CHAIN Prince of Wales, Ledbury.

Mon 3 February CIDER CITY JAZZMEN The Barrels, St Owen’s St, Hereford, 01432 274968.

Music Workshops

Sun 8 December RAISE YOUR VOICE Help raise funds to bring fresh clean water to families in Malawi. Harmony singing workshop which will culminate in a same-day massed-choir evening concert. No experience necessary. Suggested sponsorship: £14 per person, registration: £10, Leominster Priory Church, Beth Williams, 01432 355111, Sun 15 December MUSIC ROUND THE FIRESIDE Singing seasonal songs with heartwarming harmonies with Sue Harris and Katherina Garratt-Adams. All welcome,

everything taught by ear and no previous experience needed. Kinnersley Castle, Kinnersley, (A4112, near Eardisley), 4-8pm, £12/£10, booking essential. Hot soup and drinks provided, bring sweetmeats to share, 01544 327407 or email Closing 20 December OMG HEREFORDSHIRE ONLINE SUBMISSIONS For all performers, 19 or under on 24 April 2014. To enter, record a video of yourself, performing a song (original or cover), upload it to YouTube and submit the link via The Music Pool website, uk. There will be a OMG Herefordshire showdown at The Courtyard, Hereford on 2 Feb, where the panel will select the act who will go on to Birmingham on 24 April. 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 charlotte@charlott or call 01547 540603. Monday ALIVE & KICKIN’ CHOIR Coleg Powys (now NPTC), Brecon, 7-9pm, £5 public, £3 students and staff. Monday BANDAMANIA Traditional dance music from far and wide. Assembly Rooms, Presteigne 7.15pm, Sue Harris 01547 560950. Tuesday BANG ON DRUMS Drum circle. Black Lion, Bridge St, Hereford, 7-9pm, bring your own hand drums or drums and percussion instruments provided, 07870 747248, 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. Wednesday ROCKSPRING COMMUNITY CHOIR All welcome particularly men! Minimal charge. Rockspring Community Centre, Ludlow. 01584 529053 or email 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 Thursday fortnightly WILD ANGELS Informal community choir led by Sue Harris. All welcome. Traditional songs from around the world. Llanidloes, 7.30-9.30pm 01686 625980. First Thursdays BLACK HILL TUNE CLUB 2pm at the Crown Inn Longtown. Free. 01432 263495. Friday MUSIC TIME A session of music and movement for the under 5s and their parents or carers. The Hive, 5 Belmont, Shrewsbury, 10.30am-11.30am, £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.

SESSIONS back next month

VENUES APPLETREE, 15 Lower Galdeford, Ludlow, 01584 318015 ASSEMBLY ROOMS, Mill Street, Ludlow 01584 878141 BARRELS, St Owen Street, Hereford 01432 274968 BASKERVILLE ARMS, Clyro, near Hay-on-Wye 01497 820670. BASKERVILLE HALL HOTEL, Clyro Court, near Hay-onWye 01497 820033. BELL HOTEL, Commercial St, Newtown 01686 625540 BAYHORSE INN, BROMYARD 01885 482600. BELL INN, Etnam St, Leominster 01568 612818 THE BRIDGE HOTEL, Tenbury Wells 01584 810434. THE BRIDGE, Ludlow 01584 872963 CARAD, East St, Rhayader, 01597 810192 CHARLTON ARMS, Ludlow, 01584 872813 THE COURTYARD, Edgar St, Hereford. 01432 340555 THE DUKES ARMS, Presteigne 01544 267318 DUN COW, Shrewsbury 01743 356408 THE EXCHANGE, Newtown 01686 621814. GARWAY VILLAGE HALL, Hereford 01981 580056 THE GEORGE & DRAGON, Knighton 01547 528532 GLEANINGS, near Bishop’s Castle, 01743 891412 THE GOLDEN CROSS INN, Sutton St Nicholas, Hereford 01432 880274. GRAPE VAULTS, Broad St, Leominster 01568 611404. THE GRANARY, Leominster 01568 614290. THE GROVE HOTEL, Belle Vue, Shrewsbury, 01743 271227 THE HARP INN, Glasbury-on-Wye 01497 847373 THE HERDSMAN, Widemarsh St, Hereford, 01432 277330 HOLLY BUSH INN, Near Hay-on-Wye, 01497 847371. HOPE & ANCHOR, Rope Walk, Wye St, Ross-on-Wye. 01989 563003. KNIGHTON & DISTRICT COMMUNITY CENTRE, Knighton 07751 221487. LICHFIELD VAULTS, Church St, Hereford. 01432 266821 LION BALLROOM, Broad St, Leominster. 01568 611588 THE LOWFIELD INN, Marton, Welshpool 01743 891313 LUDLOW BREWING COMPANY, The Railway Shed, Ludlow 01584 873291 THE MALTHOUSE, Ironbridge, 01952 433712 MINER’S ARMS, Priest Weston 01938 561352 NELSON INN, Ludlow 01584 872908 OAKENGATES THEATRE, Telford. 01952 619020 THE OXFORD ARMS, Duke St, Kington 01544 230322 THE PLOUGH INN, Whitecross Road, Hereford 01432 352300 THE RETREAT, Ledbury, 01531 632766. ROSE & CROWN, Tenbury Wells, 01584 811336 ROYAL OAK, Presteigne, 01544 260842. TALBOT HOTEL, Tregaron, 01974 298719 THEATR BRYCHEINIOG, Canal Wharf, Brecon 01874 611622 THEATR HAFREN, Llanidloes Road, Newtown 01686 625007 THE THREE ELMS, Hereford. 01432 273338. THREE TUNS, Bishop’s Castle. 01588 638797 THE VICTORY, 88 St Owen St, Hereford 01432 274998 VOLUNTEER, Harold St, Hereford 01432 276189. WHITEHORSE INN, The Square, Clun. 01588 640305. WHITE SWAN, Eardisland, 01544 388577 WYESIDE ARTS CENTRE, Builth Wells, 01982 552555 YORKSHIRE HOUSE, St Mary’s St, Shrewsbury 01743 362622


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 com 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 4-6 piece stompin’ trad jazz band, lots of old fav’s with energy, vigour and fun. Guarranteed to get those feet tapping. CD demo available Contact Kate for bookings 01544 350646, DREWS BREW – hear the harmony, feel the beat. 4 piece band bringing you songs from Eagles, Lady Antebellum, Queen, Blondie, Amy Macdonald, Alan Jackson, KT Tunstall and more. So, sit and listen or party the night away. Contact: Richard on 01885 489119 or Peter on 0777 0851450 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 uk 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 daveluke1@hotmail. com - 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 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 alan.oberman@gmail. com 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 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 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 - a reputation for spine-tingling harmony singing with all the emotional clout, subtlety of expression and love of life that you get when voices are raised together in song. Music from and inspired by the folk harmony, west gallery and shape note traditions all woven together with words and stories performed by actor Phil Smith. New show for 2014. ‘Precious Bane’ by Mary Webb: “Phil Smith injects a gamut of humanity ... The Village Quire deliver with conviction and gusto ... authentic passion and the enduring quality of the original prose.” (Mike Lewis) (01497) 847676 TRIO TANGENTE Violin and vocal led spicy fun energetic Latin/Tango/Hot Club/ Gypsy influenced band. For all occasions. Contact Faith 07870 320022. 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.



Sun 1 December FEMALE GOTHIC A lone, haunted woman tells chilling tales of the macabre and terrifying, illuminating the curious frailties of human nature. Starring Rebecca Vaughan and directed by Guy Masterson. Market Theatre, Ledbury, 8pm, £12, students £8, 01432 383663. Thurs 5 - Sat 7 December MASKERADE In the Ankh-Morpork Opera House, the resident phantom is causing a few problems for the new owner. A glorious romp that bears a slight resemblance to a famous musical (without the songs). Conquest Theatre, Bromyard, 7.30pm, £8/£5, 01885 488575. Fri 6 December AN EVENING OF MEDIUMSHIP WITH TONY STOCKWELL Savoy Theatre, Monmouth, 7.30pm, £17.50, 01600 772467. Sat 7 December IN A NEW LIGHT A breathtaking, 30 minute, looped outdoor animation spectacular, with a stunning array of giant moving 3D images projected onto a 10 metre high wall of water, created by the best emerging animation artists in the UK. Canal Basin, outside Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon, 5.30pm-9.30pm, free, 01874 611622. Thurs 12 - Sat 14 December WHAT A LOAD OF OLD GOBLINS! Will Montgomery and Joan succeed with their plot to destroy Presteigne? Memorial Hall, Presteigne, 7.30pm, £6/£3, family ticket £15 from Winnies, High St. Wed 22 January CIRCUS OF HORRORS Inspired by ‘London After Midnight’ and packed with new shocks that will take you on a whirlwind journey. The Courtyard, Hereford, 7.30pm, £24-£18/£22-£19, 01432 340555. Sat 25 January ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL WILLOW GLOBE COMPANY. Shakepeare’s classic comedy. See also theatre workshops. Glasbury Village Hall, 7pm, £9/£7, 01497 847426. Fri 31 January LAND OF MINES EXIT FOOL PRODUCTIONS. Written and directed by Anthony Jenkins and set in Sarajevo 1992, it tells the story of four characters trapped in a derelict house awaiting rescue from NATO. The Courtyard, Hereford, 7.45pm, £10/£8, 01432 340555. Tues 4 - Thurs 6 February THE NOVICE DETECTIVE Written and stars zany comedian Sophie Willan. Mixing theatre, storytelling, stand-up and clowning, Sophie Willan tells an autobiographical tale that is heart-warming, heart-breaking, ridiculous and sort of true. 4 Feb - Talbot Theatre, Whitchurch, 7.30pm, £8/£7/£5/£25, 01948 660660. 5 Feb - Wem Town Hall, 7.30pm, £8/£7/£5/£25, 01939 238279. 6 Feb - SpArC, Bishop’s Castle, 7.30pm, £9/£6, 01588 638038. Arts Alive.


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MUSICAL THEATRE & OPERA Fri 24 January LADY GOGO GOCH A music-theatre show about Welshness by Kindle’s Sam Fox and featuring her massive voice! The Courtyard, Hereford, 7.30pm, £12/£11, 01432 340555.

Fri 31 January BEYOND THE BARRICADE Recreating original West End/Broadway musical hit songs with amazing authenticity and featuring a cast of past principal performers. Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, 7.30pm, 01743 281281.


Until Sun 5 January CINDERELLA COURTYARD PRODUCTIONS presents the classic rags to riches story with a happily ever after ending. Phone for times, £18-£12, family ticket £57-£41, 01432 340555, Wed 4 - Sun 8 December ALADDIN RAINBOW VALLEY PRODUCTIONS. Starring Owen Money. Between the jokes and japes, witty wordplay and silly slapstick, there’ll also be singing, dancing, romance, magic, mystery and excitement. Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon, £14/£10, family £42. 4 & 6 Dec, 7pm, 7 Dec 2pm & 6pm, 8 Dec 2pm, 01874 611622. Thurs 5 December - Sun 12 January SLEEPING BEAUTY EVOLUTION PANTOMIMES IN ASSOC. WITH THEATRE SEVERN. Featuring Brad Fitt, Eric Smith, Adam Moss and Rachael Barrington. Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, phone for times and prices, 01743 281281. Fri 13 - Sun 15 December + Sat 11 & Sun 12 January DICK WHITTINGTON PLAYHOUSE COMPANY. A pantomime for all the family. Will Captain Thurnderpannet get away with his crafty plan to rid the good ship Dirty Lil of mice and get more than he bargained for with Sarah? 13 - 15 Dec - Community Centre, Leominster, 7.30pm, 2.30pm on Sunday, £8 adults, children £5, family £22. 11 & 12 Jan - Cawley Hall, Eye. Tickets from TIC, Leominster or 01568 612583.


Mon 16 - Tues 24 December RAPUNZEL JACTITO. Rapunzel is a complex tale told through the motions of 70 puppets in the modernised version of the fairytale complete with South American and African music. The Courtyard, Hereford, phone for times, £8/£7, 01432 340555. Tues 17 & Wed 18 December DRAW DROS Y DON With much fun, music, dance and special effects for all the family, this Robinson Crusoe type adventure stars Martyn Geraint as the Dame. 17 Dec - Theatr Hafren, Newtown, 10am & 1pm, £10/£8, 01686 614555. 18 Dec - Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon, 10.30am, £10/£8, 01874 611622.

Thurs 19 December TINSEL TALES LIKELY STORY THEATRE. Join the Captain and crew of the Historia, the greatest story-telling ship to travel the galaxy. The ramshackle crew know how to celebrate Christmas and they invite you to their Story Storage Room to join in the fun. Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, 1.15pm, & 7.30pm, £10/£8, 01584 878141. Sun 15, Mon 23 & Tues 24 December SCROOGE IMAGE MUSICAL THEATRE presents an interactive children’s musical with the opportunity for the whole audience to sing the chorus songs and for some children to play the carol singers, the Cratchit children and other parts. Suitable for ages 4+. 15 Dec - Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon, 2.30pm, £8, under 26’s go free (limited availability), 01874 611622. 23 & 24 Dec - Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, 2.30-3pm audience rehearsal, 3.20pm show, £10/£8, 01584 878141. Wed 18 & Thurs 19 December WBS SIXTH FORM PANTO Adventure, gags and great characters with the rousing song and dance you’d expect from a traditional panto. The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock, 7.30pm, £6/£4, 01952 728911. Sat 21 & Sun 22 December DICK WHITTINGTON A professional pantomime performing an all-singing, alldancing production. Join Dick and his loveable cat Tommy as they journey to London to make their fortune. Regal Cinema, Tenbury Wells, 2pm & 6.45pm, 01584 811442.


Sat 28 - Tues 31 December ALADDIN Join Aladdin Widow Twankey, Wishee Washee and friends in this centuries old adventure. All the usual fun, jokes and audience participation. Savoy Theatre, Monmouth, Sat & Mon, 2pm & 7pm, Sun 1pm & 5pm, Tues 4pm, £9.50, under 16s £7.50, family £30, 01600 772467.

MID POWYS YOUTH THEATRE Tuesdays Junior Youth Theatre 8-11, 4.15pm-5pm. 11-14 years, 5.15pm-6.15pm. Wyeside Arts Centre, Builth Wells Senior Youth Theatre 14+ 7pm-9.30pm. The Drama Centre Llandrindod Wells. Contact Ralph Bolland on 07810 350994.

Thurs 16 - Sat 18 January ALICE IN WONDERLAND PROTEUS THEATRE COMPANY LIMITED bring their trademark fusion of music, physical theatre, circus and puppetry, creating an anarchic, magical and mad-as-ahatter version of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale. For families and children aged 5+. 16 Jan - The Talbot Theatre, Whitchurch, 6pm, £8/£7/£6/£25, 01948 660660. 17 Jan - Severn Centre, Highley, 7pm, £8/£5/£25, 01746 860000. 18 Jan - Goodrich Village Hall, 7pm, £8/£6/£28, 01600 890502. Arts Alive.

HAY SENIOR YOUTH THEATRE For 12-17 year olds. The Globe, Hay-on-Wye. Call Janine Sharp on 07733 055430 for details or to express an interest.

Thurs 16 - Sat 25 January SLEEPING BEAUTY LADS traditional panto has everything. Music, effects, corny jokes and fun for all the family. Market Theatre, Ledbury, 16 - 18 & 22 - 25, 7.30pm, 18, 19 & 25 2.30pm, £10, children £5, 01531 383663.


Sat 25 January WILLOW GLOBE COMPANY Workshop 2-4pm, performance of All’s Well That Ends Well 7pm. Glasbury Village Hall, £20/£12.50, performance £9/£7, combined ticket £28/£18, 01497 847426.

Mondays NO STRINGS ATTACHED Puppetry and Mask Theatre with The Fetch Theatre Co. Ages 7-11, 5-6pm, 11-16, 6.30-8pm. Ludlow Assembly Rooms, 01584 878141. 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 APPLETREE JUNIOR YOUTH THEATRE Brand new, fun, creative and inspiring drama workshops for children between 7-11 years (primary age) to develop performance skills, confidence, literacy and communication through games, improvisation and some scripted work. An audience will be invited to open performances at various times throughout the year. Workshops run by professional actors and qualified teachers. 4.15pm5.30pm on Mondays from 13 Jan at The Appletree Studio, 15 Lower Galdeford, Ludlow, SY8 1RU. £60 per term. Email us at or phone 01584 318015 to register.

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Mondays APPLETREE SENIOR YOUTH THEATRE Brand new, fun, creative and inspiring drama workshops for children between 11-16 years (secondary age). See above for details. Workshops run by professional actors and qualified teachers. 5.45pm-7.00pm on Mondays from 13 Jan at The Appletree Studio, 15 Lower Galdeford, Ludlow, SY8 1RU. £60 per term. Email us at or phone 01584 318015 to register. Tuesdays SENIOR YOUTH THEATRE The Courtyard, Hereford, £62 term, 01432 340555. 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 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 THE COURTYARD KIDS For reception - Year 2, led by Helen Durant, £65 per term. The Courtyard, Hereford, 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. Every Thurs ADULT DRAMA CLUB AT THE GLOBE IN HAY for anyone interested in having fun trying out some performance skills with Janine Sharp. The Globe, Hay-onWye, 7-30pm-9-30pm. £6. Janine on 07733 055430. Thursdays LEINTWARDINE YOUTH THEATRE Run by Teme Valley Youth Project. For ages 11+. Leintwardine Community Centre, 4-5pm, 01568 770110. Thursdays LUDLOW DRAMA WORKSHOP For all ages: 16 + and adults, 7.30-9.30pm at Appletree Theatre, 15 Lower Galdeford, Ludlow SY8 1RU Theatre & performance skills developed through improvisation workshops, led by experienced team of pro-am actors. Regular public performances; no experience needed. Contact 01588 673219 or 07811 164670. 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.

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Sun 1 December HAY FESTIVAL WINTER WEEKEND Great books for Christmas, tales of adventure, sparkling stories, workshops and storytelling. Featuring Ranulph Fiennes, horticultural historian Jennifer Potter, Stephen Moss on the Great British Year, Vicky Pryce discusses Prisonomics, Simon Singh on the Simpsons and maths, Robert Scourfield on the buildings of Powys, Michael Rosen and the QI writing team. Mince pies and mulled wine. Hay-on-Wye, 01497 822629, Sat 7 December MISTLETOE MAGIC - CAT WEATHERILL Storytelling for children aged 4 - 7 year olds. The Pump Rooms, Tenbury Wells, 2.30pm, 01584 811442. Sun 26 January THE PITY OF WAR Matthew Trusler is joined by pianist Martin Roscoe in performances of sonatas by Elgar, Janacek and Debussy. Accompanying the music are readings, by Timothy West which draw on Wilfred Owen’s letters and poems. Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, 5pm, 01743 281281. Wed 29 January AN EVENING WITH PAM AYRES Her latest show, following the recent publication of her new book of poetry, copies of which she will be signing after the show. Blake Theatre, Monmouth, 7.30pm, £20, 01600 719401.


Fri 6 December ALISTAIR MCGOWAN: NOT JUST A PRETTY VOICE The nation’s favourite impressionist goes back to his stand-up roots for a new show. Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, 8pm, £15, 01584 878141. Fri 6 December COMEDY With Sir Randolph Tempest (BBC’s Ideal, Saxondale plus C4’s Phoenix Nights, That Peter Kay Thing), Kate McCabe and Will Duggan. The Old Mill, Llanidloes, £6 in advance or £8 on the door, 01686 807506.


Fri 6, Thurs 12, Fri 13, Thurs 19 & Fri 20 December CHRISTMAS COMEDY CLUBS 6 Dec - Starring Steve Hall, Hayley Ellis & Alfie Brown. 12 Dec - Starring Matt Forde, Hayley Ellis & Tommy Alfie Brown Rowson. 13 Dec - Starring Carl Hutchingson, Hayley Ellis & Tommy Rowson. 14 Dec - Starring Gareth Richards, Kieran Boyd and Steve Bugeja. 20 Dec - Starring Gareth Richards, Kieran Boyd and Steve Bugeja. Courtyard, Hereford, 8.30pm, £12.50, 01432 340555.

Sat 7 December JO CAULFIELD Razor-sharp observations and scandalous one-liners in this celebration of anger including acerbic stories about dating, bad service and wrestling with a self-scanner in Tesco. Wyeside, Builth Wells, 8pm, £12/£10, 01982 552555. Sat 7 December CARL DONNELLY Join Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee Carl for hilarious anecdotes and observations on the current state of affairs and his plans on how we should be dealing with it. Studo Theatre, The Courtyard, Hereford, 8pm, £13, 01432 340555. Fri 20 December WYESIDE COMEDY CLUB Featuring Noel James, Ignacio Lopez, Rob Hughes and Dan Mitchell. Wyeside, Builth Wells, 7.30pm, £8 in advance, £10 on the door, 01982 552555. Sun 22 December KERFUFFLE COMEDY AT THE GLOBE Featuring Sarah Bridgeman, Seymour Black, Steffan Alun and Phil Cooper. The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, 7.30pm, 01497 821762. Fri 3 & Fri 24 January COURTLAUGHING COMEDY CLUB 3 Jan - Featuring Ray Peacock, Steve Bujega and Ahir Shah. 24 Jan - Featuring Jarlath Regan, Hayley Ellis and Matt Winning. The Courtyard, Hereford, 8.30pm, £12.50, 01432 340555. Sat 18 January SHAPPI KHORSANDI Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, 8pm, 01584 878141. Fri 24 January KERFUFFLE COMEDY CLUB Stand-up comedy from the scene’s finest talent. The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, 01497 821762. Sat 25 & Sun 26 January RUSSELL HOWARD One of the UK’s most successful comedians delivers his brand-new stand-up material. The Courtyard, Hereford, 8pm, £16, 01432 340555. Mon 27 January GREG DAVIES - THE BACK OF MY MUM’S HEAD CHARITY SPECIAL Funny, but to be clear, if you’re looking for insight into the human condition you’ll be better off eating a bun or picking up a stick... Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, 8pm, 01743 281281. Greg Davies

Wed 29 January PUNT & DENNIS PLOUGHING ON REGARDLESS Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis live the dream as they cruise the contraflow lanes, follow the one-way systems, unwrap the pasties and sip the servicestation coffees of Britain in their quest to find somewhere to park vaguely near a theatre in your town. Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, 8pm, 01743 281281.

Wed 11 December LEOMINSTER HISTORICAL SOCIETY Geoffrey Crofts from Brightwells will be bringing antiques for people to guess what they were used for. The John Abel Room, The Grange, 7.30pm, members free, visitors welcome £3 on the door, 01568 611398.

Fri 31 January LEE HURST Comic Lee Hurst is travelling throughout Britain to find out what really winds you up! The Courtyard, Hereford, £17/£15, 01432 340555. Fri 31 January ROB NEWMAN’S NEW THEORY OF REVOLUTION Comedian, journalist, novelist and activist, Rob Newman describes the 150-year controversy in evolutionary theory and explores how the latest science demonstrates the DNA is not destiny. Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, 8pm, 01743 281281.


Sun 1 December PRAYER WHEELS, PRINTING & SACRED MANUSCRIPTS An illustrated talk by Dr Stephen Hugh-Jones describing how digital technology is being used to reassemble Tibet’s shattered past. Assembly Rooms, Presteigne, 3pm, £6 on the door or from No. 46 Wine Bar, Presteigne. Tues 3 December LINGEN GARDENING CLUB AGM with Christmas social, talk t.b.a. Lingen Village Hall, 7.30pm, £3, members 50p, Tues 3 December, Tues 7 January & Tues 4 February BRECKNOCK DECORATIVE & FINE ARTS SOCIETY Lecture programme. 3 Dec - ‘The Journey of the Magi: 1700 Years of the Three Kings’. 7 Jan - ‘Ewenny Pottery: Potteries, Potters and Pots’. 4 Feb - ‘Grwyney Fechan: Landscape, Buildings and People in a Black Mountains Valley’. Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon, 2.30pm, £40 annual subscription, visitors £7.50 per lecture, 01874 625679.

Fri 13 December AN EVENING WITH AUTHOR SATYA ROBYN A talk about the mysterious process of writing a novel, including time for questions. The evening will also be the official launch of Robyn’s latest novel, ‘Afterwards’ and copies will be available. Blue Ginger, Home End Farm, Stiffords Bridge, Cradley, 6.30pm, £5 including refreshments and a light snack, 01886 880240. Thurs 19 December HEREFORD CIVIC SOCIETY ‘Hereford’s Historic Pubs’. HCS committee members celebrate their favourite ‘local’. Illustrated talks on five of Hereford’s historic pubs, followed by a pub visit and Christmas drinks. Kindle Centre, by ASDA, Hereford, 7.30pm, Sat 18 January GLASBURY ARTS ANNUAL ART LECTURE ‘Ceramics and Me: Lowri Davies’. Leading Welsh ceramicist, Lowri Davies will provide an insight into the creation of her stunning work. Glasbury Village Hall, 10.30am-2pm including buffet lunch, tea and coffee. £17/£14, 01497 847426. Wed 22 January DESIGNS ON YOUR GARDEN At talk by Kristian Hickson-Booth. South West Shropshire Gardening Club. Clun Memorial Hall, 7.30pm, £3 including refresments.

Workshops & Courses

Thurs 12 December PHILOSOPHY CAFE An informal gathering bringing philosophy to life. The Globe, Hay on Wye. 7.30pm, free. Contact Robert 01981 500288.

AARDVARK BOOKS & CAFE North Herefordshire’s largest indie bookseller

Specialist in art, design, photography, history, gardening Also open our superb CAFÉ! Sunday 8th December

The Bookery, Manor Farm, Brampton Bryan, 10am-3pm Bucknell, SY7 0DH Off A4113 Knighton Road. CHRISTMAS MARKET Tel: 01547 530744 Twitter: @aardvarkethel Stalls, mulled wine, live music and food Late Night shopping Thursdays in December!!

OPEN EVERY DAY Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm except Xmas, Boxing & New Year’s Day


Sundays 19 January, 16 February & 6 April YOUNG PEOPLE’S WRITING COURSE & COMPETITION With Jenny Valentine. For children aged 7 - 12 years. At the end of the workshops, participants will bring together all the skills and techniques they’ve learned. Glasbury Village Hall, 10.30am-12pm, £21 for three workshops, booking essential, 01497 847426.

STORYTELLING WORKSHOPS IN HEREFORD Learn a new skill and develop personal creativity. Also sessions for Early Years; Primary Schools; Forest Schools; Special Needs and new Community Performances.

Starting Wed 22 January WRITING AS A CREATIVE PROCESS 10 sessions, with Lara Clough. Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, 10.30am-12.30pm, £70/£60, 01970 621580 or 077951 12431. In association with University of Aberystwyth Lifelong Learning.

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.

Starting Thurs 23 January WRITING IN GENRE 10 sessions, with Lara Clough. Wyeside, Builth Wells, 10.30am-12.30pm, £70/£60, 01970 621580 or 077951 12431. In association with University of Aberystwyth Lifelong Learning. Thurs 23/30 January & Thurs 6 February HEALING JOURNEY & POETRY 10-4pm, Highgate, Bettws Cedewain, nr. Newtown. Exploring and furthering your healing journeys in response to accessible and contemporary poetry. No knowledge of poetry required. Lunch and coffees provided. £35 for each day. Led by healer and poet, Bethany Rivers (M.A.) 01686 650146. SPANISH CLASSES & LATIN AMERICAN CULTURE Mondays 6-7.30pm, advanced and Film Club. Wednesdays 11.30am-1pm, Intermediate. Castle Green Pavilion, Hereford. Email:, 07587 234720.

Every Tues READING ROOM The Courtyard, Hereford, 10.30am-12.30pm, £48 per term, 01432 340555.

First Wednesday of the month POETRY CAFE Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, 7pm, 01584 878141. Every Thursday PHILOSOPHY EVENING Falcon Hotel, Bromyard, 7.30pm. 4th Thurs of each month HAY-ON-WYE AMNESTY GROUP The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, 7-8pm, 01497 821153. 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. 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.

A Glowing New You A 6 week course starts

Thursday 9th January Reynold’s Room, Knighton Community Centre, 1.30pm-3pm or 7-8.30pm Please call for details and registration Diane Millbery, Holistic Health Practitioner BSc Hons, Dip NSpH, P.C, THY&R Therapy 07807 523330



green door

Once upon a time... T HERE were many farmers and millers and wood cutters and shepherds and wheel wrights and bakers and tanners and corn growers and herdsmen and potato pickers and cider makers and all sorts of local people with jobs that simply ran in the blood, and they lived out in the hills and the valleys and the woods and forests and worked hard and looked after the land, for it was the land upon which they relied. But as you might imagine, every now and then, some people had too much meat whilst others had too many potatoes. So it was at about that time that local producers started to bring their produce to informal markets in the town. These markets attracted people from all around and quickly became very social events as well and a perfect place to go shopping, sell home produce, exchange stories, meet friends and family, share a pint and have a good old time. All across rural England and Wales, markets provided a focal point for each local economy. They were usually near convenient existing transport systems, for example at a crossroads or close to a river ford and when local railway lines were first built, market towns were given priority to ease the transport of goods. As traditional market towns developed, they often had a wide main street or central market square. These spaces provided room for people to set up stalls and booths on market days. Often the town erected a market cross in the centre of the town, to obtain God’s blessing on the trade. The cross was also a reminder “not to defraud by cheapening”. Some take this warning to suggest that market traders were dishonest. But others will tell that it was a warning to townsfolk not to haggle the traders so low as to discourage their returning. A thriving tradition Of course time passes and things change, but even though supermarkets have had a massive impact on the way we farm, distribute food and shop … still the traditional market holds a special place at the heart of sustainable community life. Town and farmers markets today are not just a great place to get good food, they are also a ‘lifeline’ to small producers and family farms, and they can be quite a central point of a strong community even today. Research shows that town centres really do benefit from a busy local market. Most shoppers who come in for the market … from locals to holiday makers … also spend money at shops and cafes, reversing the drift ‘out of town’ to big commercial centres. Markets like ours really help to support people starting new local businesses and those expanding existing ones; there is a great atmosphere in town on market day; and of course buying local food is good for the environment as food/produce travels less far and has less throw away packaging. The Christmas Presteigne Market will be held on the weekend of the Llanandras Fair, Saturday 7 December 9am – 1pm at the Memorial Hall and we think it’s going to be pretty fantastic.


Other local markets include:Knighton Market - Sat 14 Dec, Community Centre, Knighton. Local to Ludlow - 12 & 19 Dec, Castle Square, Ludlow. Leominster Market - 7 Dec, Corn Square. Leominster. Hereford Farmers Market - 12 & 19 Dec, Hereford City centre. Hay market is on Thursdays at the Butter Market. Newtown Market is held on Tuesdays, on the banks of the Severn. Kington Christmas Market is also on the 7 Dec in the Market Hall. At these characterful local markets, you can find everything from healthy fruit and vegetables, fresh meats and delicious condiments, to home made samosas, biscuits, quiches and cakes. Then why not stop at the café for refreshment or to meet friends? It’s a very sociable way to shop and the good quality produce you buy will be just right for Christmas. Written by Rachel at

Green Events 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

Local Environmental Groups

Presteigne Freegle (formerly Presteigne Freecycle) Terry Wells 07766 097600 Transition in Hay-on-Wye, Stephen Ainsleigh Rice, 01497 820332 and Hay-on-Wye Friends of the Earth, meets on 3rd Thursday every month at Kilverts Hotel, Hay-on-Wye. 01497 82153

Hereford Christian Ecology Group, usually meets on 2nd Tuesday evening of the month. 01432 279740. Transition Ledbury Paul/Beverley Kinnaird 01531 634788 or Transition Leominster, Regular meetings, contact Ann Ashley, 01885 420473 or Anne Adams, 01568 780886. Wasteless Society - - WS Office - 01588 630683 or 01588 630760 - Knucklas Castle Community Land Project (KCCLP), secretary Kevin Jones, 01547 520266, www,, Hereford Carbon Rationing Action Group - Vey Straker - T: 01432 840955 - M: 07961 125470 - Kington Local Environment & Energy Network (KLEEN) meets regularly 2nd Thursday of every month, 7.30pm, The Oxford Arms, Kington. Planning local action, supporting initiatives, open to all. Contact Teme Valley Environment Group - Anne-Mary Davies 01547 528833 Will O’Leary - 01547 528792 Transition Presteigne meets first Thurs of every month, (except Jan, April & Aug), Wine Bar, Presteigne, 7.30pm, 01544 267768 or email Green Presteigne - Nigel Griffin - 01544 267437 - nigel. www.greenpresteigne. Ludlow LA 21 - David Currant - 01584 875501, Shrews. Friends of the Earth - uk- Frank Oldaker 01743 260971 Herefordshire Friends of the Earth - - Paige Mitchell - 01432 277857 Lightfoot Enterprises - The Old Primary School, Church St, Bishop’s Castle, Tel 01588 630683, E mail, Herefordshire Action for Mammals (HAM) Dave Smith, 7 Primrose Close, Hereford HR2 7QX. Tel. 01432 266937 Abergavenny & Crickhowell Friends of the Earth - Barry Greenwood - 01873 852245, LLES – Llanidloes Energy Solutions - - Diana Berriman - 01686 411128 - Brilley Mountain Eco - (Brilley and Michaelchurch Environment Group) - Peter Davies, 01497 831376, Golden Valley Environment Group - Vanessa Hembling, 01981 550377,, Transition Hereford - Charlotte Lake 01432 343577 Rea Valley Environmental Group (ReaVEN) Aims to promote sustainability and environmental concerns throughout the Rea Valley. Radnorshire Wildlife Trust - 01597 823298,, Presteigne Freecycle for Presteigne and surrounding area, For other areas Upper Onny Wildlife Group. Meetings at The Crown Inn, Wentnor, Bishop’s Castle. Species surveys, recording and training (mostly summertime). John Muller email:


complementary therapies Disclaimer. We would like to emphasise that these listings relate to COMPLEMENTARY medicine practitioners. Broad Sheep does not endorse any of the 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 ANDREW WEBSTER HYPNOTHERAPY AND N.L.P. CLINIC Whitton Court, Whitton, near Ludlow, SY8 3AB. 01584 891170. Peaceful therapy in beautiful surroundings. 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. AROMATHERAPY MASSAGE, REFLEXOLOGY AND REIKI TREATMENTS IN HEREFORD These natural therapies can be wonderfully relaxing and aid healing. Experienced holistic therapist with adults and children (ex-nurse) working from own therapy room. Home visits can be arranged if necessary. Reasonable rates and Gift Vouchers available. Natural Therapies : Please contact Alison 07788 547255 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.

BODYWORK & HEALING with Hilary Foxwell BTAA, AHSC, GWCG. Recovery, self-maintenance, health & wellbeing for your individual needs. Bowen treatment for muscle, skeletal, nerve, respiratory, intestinal conditions. Alexander tuition to retrain muscle action, breathing, body-mind reactions. Energy release for stress, grief, old trauma. Practitioner since 1984. Home visits if needed. Clinics in Tenbury Wells, Bromyard and Ludlow. 01584 819010. 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 self-esteem and confidence, illness, relationship problems, rape, self-harm, sexuality and stress. South Shropshire/Powys borders. Alison Trott FdA (Counselling), PGDip (couns), MBACP. 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 THERAPYAnne Cummings MFETC (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 See also FLOWER ESSENCES THERAPY. One-to-one sessions for personal development, to enhance well-being by working on emotional/mental attitudes, inner disharmony and other imbalances. Essences can be used for a wide range of issues, including lack of confidence, concerns and worries, despondency and sadness, relationship issues, unhelpful negative emotions, adjusting to change, and upsets and distress. Based in Rosson-Wye, I also offer animal sessions within a ten-mile radius. If you would like to find out more, please contact Jill Stern, BFVEA (adv): 01989 563147 FOOT HEALTH PRACTITIONER Fully Registered CRB checked and also RGN, diabetes / wound care experience. Home visits in Herefordshire area. Prices vary according to treatment. Many foot ailments treated. Google: Dishleyfoothealth for price details or call 01568 613298, Mob 07816 988196. HEALING THROUGH POETRYConnecting deeper with yourself, finding insights in your life, helping to find light at the end of the tunnel - looking at select and accessible poems, your written responses to them can open new doors and offer new illuminations. No knowledge of poetry necessary. Led by experienced healer and poet, Bethany Rivers (M.A.) 01686 650146. HEALING and COUNSELLING in Bishops Castle. ESH is a method of healing which works with the human energy system in a gentle and nourishing way. It helps to relieve energy blockages which may be causing physical, emotional or spiritual difficulties. I am also a fully qualified personal counsellor with over 20 years experience and an accredited CRUSE bereavement counsellor. Contact Philomena Houlihan-Wood B.A., Cert. ESH, Dip.Couns. Tel : 01588 638242. Email: Web : 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 - 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. yourhealthylife@bti,

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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 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 (pre-booked). 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). SHIATSU BODYWORK with Sarah Churcher-Owen ds.mrss. Bodywork received fully clothed on a comfortable futon mat. Releasing and nurturing techniques for muscles, joints and energy flow, with meridian massage to support the body, mind and spirit. Helpful with many conditions, physically and emotionally. Supporting your wellbeing. Qualified since 1996 and registered with (more info). Treatments at Llanerfyl SY21 - 01938 820663 or Lydbury North SY7 - 01588 680496. 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.

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 Martina for more details. Tel: 01239 820352. 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 www.healingspirits. to book or for info about workshops as well as regular Kundalini Yoga and Meditation classes in your area. SCARAVELLI INSPIRED YOGA At Richard Booth’s Bookshop, The Yoga Studio, Brook St, Hay On Wye. Come and experience an energizing and uplifting approach to Yoga. Nurture Mind, Body and Spirit. Mondays: 10 -11.45 Adult Yoga. 12 -1pm Parent and Toddler Yoga. Wednesdays: 10 - 11.45 Adult Yoga. 12 - 1.30pm Pregnancy Yoga. Fridays: Adult Yoga 1 - 2.45pm. Adult Yoga: £6 cons £8 waged. Pregnancy Yoga: £6 cons £8 waged. Parent and Toddler Yoga: £5. Payable per half a term. Two places available paying weekly per class. (Reduced rate for students attending two classes a week: £5 cons £7 waged). Suitable for all ages and sizes. The space has all the equipment and under floor heating. For more information and to book a place, please contact Dorothy Watkins: 01981 580 453 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

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Starting Thurs 9 January TRANSFORMATION HATHA YOGA COURSE A 6-week course, all levels welcome. Reynold’s Room, Knighton Community Centre, 1.30-3pm or 7-8.30pm. For all who wish to experience a ‘New Year’s’ healing glow. Contact Diane Millbery, 07807 523330. Thurs 23/30 January & Thurs 6 February HEALING JOURNEY & POETRY 10-4pm, Highgate, Bettws Cedewain, nr. Newtown. Exploring and furthering your healing journeys in response to accessible and contemporary poetry. No knowledge of poetry required. Lunch and coffees provided. £35 for each day. Led by healer and poet, Bethany Rivers (M.A.) bethanyrivers77@hotmail. 01686 650146.





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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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Whats On arts magazine for Herefordshire and The Marches. Music, fim, theatre, art, food, spoken word.