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What’s On - Herefordshire & The Marches

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RESTEIGNE’S twin town is Ligné, 15 miles north of Nantes. Our band have been angling for a visit and we finally got our chance to go and help them celebrate the 10th anniversary of their cultural centre - Le Préambule. We were booked to play as support for a certain Graeme Allwright. As a result of this gig, we managed to pull together a short mini-tour playing at a jolly pub in Brittany, a posh theatre in Ancenis and then finally in a great converted mill in Baugé, near Angers. I don’t know if you have ever been on tour with a band, but it’s a well established pattern. The days consist of a lot of in-jokes and tremendous bouts of heavy drinking and even heavier hangovers. In France, this can also include the dreaded ‘Cheese hangover’, the result of trying too many regional soft cheeses at one sitting and centred on the bowels rather than the head! We were therefore shocked and horrified to discover that although the gig was in the evening, the sound check was at 10.30 in the morning, leaving us with a whole day to fill, drinking and cracking stupid jokes to each other. With that in mind, we decided to slope off to Nantes to see, and possibly have a ride on, the amazing Mechanical Elephant. (Have a gander at ‘The Sultan’s Elephant’ on You Tube if you’ve never seen it). This went down like a lead balloon with the organisers of the Ligné shindig and the cultural mayoress threw a massive and rather noisy moody on the spot! It seemed that apart from our friend John, who’d flown specially from Presteigne to represent the Welsh end of the twinning committee, we were the only Brits available, and we were definitely expected to be around for the civic lunch. Now civic lunches aren’t really my thing, in fact lunches aren’t really my thing - breakfast at midday is more my thing, but what the hell, ‘when in Rome’. We all got split up onto separate tables and I got put next to a semi-conductor engineer who spoke impeccable English and who settled down to spend the next two hours telling me what was wrong with the English system of district, regional and national governments. What’s more he was spot on the money and so all I could do was mumble agreement in between mouthfuls of confit duck and chocolate pudding. I suppose the very peculiar feeling in my stomach were the rumblings of outraged British nationalism, but since I’ve never subscribed to any forms of nationalism, especially the British sort it was hard to tell. My only rejoinder was to whisper under my breath “at least we don’t all live in caves’, but more about the caves in a minute. First of all we had to get through the rest of the day which involved a lot of smiling, shaking hands, listening to three speeches by the mayor and jamming a couple of songs with the local trad-jazz band. Small Ads 4 Finally we got to the main event of the evening - Graeme Allwright. I assume I’m Art 6 right in guessing you’ve never heard of him, me neither, but in France and only in Art workshops 10 France, he is massive, proper big time. He is a quite a decrepit 87 year old New Zealander who sings very boring covers of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen songs Cinema 14 in both English and French. I really didn’t like it and snuck out after 20 minutes but Dance 18 Graeme, trooper that he is, went on to play for two and a half hours straight, with Food 20 no interval! By the time he had finished, neither the band nor the audience had the Music 22 energy to cope with anything but a cup of lukewarm Horlicks. Now, about those caves. Last time we were in the area, we’d cycled past these Music workshops 33 intriguing cave-like dwellings, cut into the limestone on the banks of the Loire, Venues 35 but it seems they are not only by the river. South of Saumur, we discovered an Band directory 36 intriguing underground set of houses which were open to the public and overseen by an old geezer who had been the last inhabitant of the place up to the 1980’s. My Theatre 38 guess is they’d dug a bloody great big hole in the limestone to get stone for the house Word 42 next door and then once the hole was there, decided to live in it rather than bother Green pages 46 to build anything.


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WATERCOLOUR FOR EVERYONE With tutor Andrew McCutcheon. A starter 7 week course for students who wish to learn the basic techniques of using this medium. Bring a notebook, pen, a tube of ultramarine blue, a sheet of watercolour paper and brush. Wyeside, Builth Wells, £70/£60, 01982 552555. 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. Sat 2 November STORYTELLING AND CRAFTING With children’s author, Brenda May Williams. Bring a sock and make a bug! Erwood Station, Craft Centre, Gallery & Tea Room, near Builth Wells, 1-4pm, 01982 560674. Sat 2 November CUTTING EDGES Will O’Leary leads a workshop day on carved lettering, with artists from The Cutting Edge exhibition. The Hall Barn, Bleddfa, near Knighton, 10.30am-4.30pm, £30, 01547 550377. Sat 2 & Sat 16 November STAINED GLASS WORKSHOPS Flexible, one or more days, one day costs £35 including materials. Limited spaces, advance booking essential. The Tithe Barn, Brecon Cathedral, 10am-4pm, details and booking Until Sun 3 November A STITCH IN TIME Demonstrations and talks at Hereford Cathedral, 01432 374226, email: Sat 9 November VICTORIAN INSPIRED CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS WORKSHOP With Jo Verity. Trumpet Corner Tea Room & Gallery, near Ledbury, 01886 880197 or Sat 9 & Sun 10 November FURTHER UNDERSTANDING OF WATERCOLOUR With Nigel Street. Trumpet Corner Tea Room & Gallery, near Ledbury, details and to book, 01531 635404 or email


Tues 12 November EXPLORING REVERSE APPLIQUÉ A workshop with Linda Paris - make a beautiful piece of textile art worth framing. The Quilt Association at The Minerva Arts Centre in Llanidloes . Booking essential. 10am-4pm, £35. Contact

Wed 13 & Wed 20 November 2-DAY PRINTMAKING COURSE Lee Wright uses the two sessions to introduce reduction print, multi-block print, colour blending and many other tips. All materials provided. The Print Shed, Madley, Hereford, 07796 673123, November & December LEARN IN A DAY WORKSHOPS 8 Nov - Learn to Paint with a Knife in a Day. 16 Nov - Learn the Secrets of Composition in a Day. 7 Dec - Learn Success with Colour in a Day. Vicki Norman Studio, 077610 17468. November 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. Sat 23 November DAVID BELLAMY DEMONSTRATION Demonstrating the secrets of ‘Watercolour rescue’. Erwood Station, Craft Centre, Gallery & Tea Room, near Builth Wells, 2-4pm, £7, 01982 560674. In aid of the Air Ambulance. Sat 23rd November CHRISTMAS SPICE WORKSHOP “Gorgeous gifts made with herbs and spices.” £45, at Brynmawr Farm, nr Clun, 10am-4pm. Contact Julia Walling 01584 874636 or Sat 23 November ALL DAY FELTING WORKSHOP With Nicola Knapton and Karen Gomm. Make something to wear, or a piece of fine art or sculpture. All welcome, takes place in the newly converted art studio. Materials, delicious lunch and refreshments included. £40, contact Mid Wales Arts, Caersws, 10am-4pm. Contact: uk/07970671819, to book your place. Sat 23 November SEASONAL FESTIVE WREATHS Make a wonderful festive decoration for inside or outside, using fresh flowers and foliage. Led by Jane Thornton. Arts In the Marches, Off The Wall Workshops, The White House, Llangarron, Ross-on-Wye, 01989 770776. Sat 23 & Sun 24 November EASTNOR POTTERY POTTER’S WHEEL WEEKEND WORKSHOP Spend the weekend relaxing and creating pots on the potter’s wheel. £190 includes all materials, refreshments and lunch. Simply email or telephone 01531 633886 for more details.

Sun 24 November WIRE SCULPTURE FOR ADULTS With Gail Stokes Hayward. Glasbury Village Hall, 10.30am-4pm, £40/£25, 10% member’s discount, 01497 847426. Fri 29 November - 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, November & December WORKSHOPS AT THE BALES 1 Nov - Animal Portraits - Dogs & Horses with Eva Dutton, 10.30am-4.30pm. 14 Dec - Christmas Garlands, bring wellies and secateurs, 10.15am-1pm, £10 adults, £13 adult + child. The Bales, Newcastle, SY7 8QU, 01588 630666. Sat 7 & Sun 8 December FESTIVAL OF POTTERY Demos, throwing tasters, clay play for kids. Coil and slab technique exhibitions. Alex Allpress Ceramics, Newbridge on Wye, 10am-4pm daily, tickets from £3. Workshops all day, 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. 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.


cinema VILLAGE AT THE END OF THE WORLD (U) Here we are again in Film Soc. Corner where fascinated by the resilience of the few remaining polar communities, BRICK LANE director Sarah Gavron and her cameraman partner, David Katznelson spent three years filming in Niaqornat, a remote Inuit hamlet in Greenland whose 59 inhabitants were threatened with relocation to a distant city if their numbers fell below 50. The stark beauty of their harsh landscape and equally harsh lifestyle – they rely entirely on fishing and the long winter months are totally without daylight – contrast with their quirky humour, robust traditions and determination to re-open a commercially abandoned fish factory. They maintain this will stem the exodus of Niaqornat’s youngsters, battling on against an unsympathetic bureaucracy ‘until the last man’s left standing’. A revealing, ultimately moving little gem.

ABERGAVENNY FILM SOC. 6 Nov AMOUR (12) 20 Nov VILLAGE AT THE END OF THE WORLD (U) 4 Dec JAGTEN (THE HUNT) (15) All showings at Drama Centre, Penypound, Abergavenny, 7.30pm, 01600 780263,

ASSEMBLY ROOMS, LUDLOW 2, 5 & 6 Nov ABOUT TIME (12A) 8 Nov RUSH (15) 12 Nov THE ARTIST AND THE MODEL (12A) 14 Nov HEAVEN’S GATE (15) 15 & 18 Nov PRISONERS (15) 19 & 20 Nov HANNAH ARENDT (12A) 25 - 27 Nov DIANA (12A) 28 Nov, 2 & 3 Dec BLUE JASMINE (12A) 4 - 6 Dec THE FIFTH ESTATE (15) Details 01584 878141

BISHOP’S CASTLE FILM SOC. 13 Nov A LATE QUARTET 27 Nov THE HUNT 11 Dec MOONRISE KINGDOM All films at The Three Tuns, Bishop’s Castle, 8pm. Details 01588 680445

BOOTH’S BOOK SHOP 1 Nov PRISONERS (15) 8 - 10 Nov LE WEEK-END (15) 9 & 10 Nov HOW I LIVE NOW (15) 22 - 24 Nov CAPTAIN PHILLIPS (12A) 29 Nov GRAVITY (12A) Booth’s Book Shop, Brook St, Hay-on-Wye. Adults £8, under 15s £5, 01497 820322



4 Nov CAESAR MUST DIE (CESARE DEVE MORIRE) (12A) 2 Dec MADAME DE... (U) At Brecon Coliseum Cinema. Start at 7.30pm, 01874 623166

15 Nov SHAUN OF THE DEAD (15). Then take part in your own Zombie apocalypse through the streets of Hereford without being caught, but can celebrate at the Outdoor Zombie Disco at Hereford’s Jailhouse Nightclub after. Gothic film season. 16 Nov NOSFERATU EINE SYMPHONIE DES GRAUENS (PG) AT HELLEN’S MANOR, MUCH MARCLE. Gothic film season. 20 & 21 Nov BLUE JASMINE (12A) 23 - 28 Nov PHILOMENA (12A) 26 - 28 Nov SUNSHINE ON LEITH (PG) 29 Nov - 4 Dec LE WEEK-END (15) 29 Nov - 4 Dec GRAVITY (12A) Details 01432 340555

CONQUEST, BROMYARD 1 Nov SUMMER IN FEBRUARY (15) 15 Nov RED 2 (12A) Conquest Theatre, Tenbury Rd, Bromyard. Details 01885 488575


1 Nov JUSTIN AND THE KNIGHTS OF VALOUR (PG) Until 2 Nov PLANES (U) 1 - 6 Nov RUSH (12A) 2 Nov THE ELEPHANT MAN (PG) Gothic film season 9 Nov MONSTER MAGIC MAKERS: MOSTER HOUSE (PG) and drama workshop will preced the screening. Gothic film season. 12 & 13 Nov DON’T LOOK NOW (15) Gothic film season. 12 Nov THE WICKER MAN (15) Gothic film season.

1 Nov TRANCE (15) Priest Weston VH 01938 561425 1 Nov LIFE OF PI (PG) Staunton-onWye VH 01981 501031 1 Nov SUMMER IN FEBRUARY (15) Fownhope New Memorial Hall 01432 860717 1 Nov LIFE OF PI (PG) Staunton-onWye VH 01981 501031 1 Nov THE GREAT GATSBY (12A) Kelsall Methodist Hall 01829 752717 1 Nov ARGO (15) The Simpson Hall, Burghill 01432 760816

PRISONERS (15) Every father’s worst nightmare becomes an excruciating moral dilemma when carpenter Keller Dover’s 6 year-old daughter and her friend are kidnapped during Thanksgiving celebrations. Dover, played by Hugh Jackman (WOLVERINE), finds himself head-to-head with brashly confident detective Loki, (Jake Gyllenhaal, END OF WATCH) who nevertheless fails to find the missing girls. But after his son recalls seeing them playing around a beat-up motorhome, Dover takes the investigation into his own hands, triggering explosive results and inevitable questions about vigilantism masquerading as justice-seeking. Paul Dano (LOOPER) plays the listless chief suspect and Maria Bello, Terrence Howard and Viola Davis provide terrific support as the other desperate parents, whilst director Denis Villeneuve again demonstrates a talent for multilateral suspense that won him his INCENDIES Oscar nomination. All reviews by Mark Williams

2 Nov MUD (12A) Playhouse Cinema, The Community Centre, Leominster 01432 612583 3 Nov HITCHCOCK (12A) Ewyas Harold Memorial Hall 01981 240416 4 Nov MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (12A) The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock, 01952 728911 4 Nov THE IMPOSSIBLE (12A) Rock VH 01299 832399 4 Nov SHELL (15) Church Stretton School 01694 724330 6 Nov SONG FOR MARION (PG) Cardington VH 01694 771295 7 Nov TRANCE (15) Brilley VH 01544 327227 8 Nov GOOD VIBRATIONS (15) All Stretton VH 01694 723378 8 Nov HITCHCOCK (12A) Dorstone VH 01981 550451 8 Nov LINCOLN (12A) St Peter’s Church, Cowleigh 01684 438692 8 Nov QUARTET (12A) Bodenham Parish Hall 01568 797451 8 Nov MY WEEK WITH MARILYN (15) Little Dewchurch VH 01432 840333 8 Nov ARGO (15) Colwall VH 01684 540926 8 Nov THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES (15) Market Theatre, Ledbury 07967 517125 9 Nov UNDERTAKING BETTY (12) Cleobury Mortimer Parish Hall 01299 270830 9 Nov UNDER MILK WOOD (15) Cawley Hall, Eye 01568 615836 9 Nov MCCABE & MRS MILLER (15) WEA Film Study Day, 10.30am4.30pm. WEA tutor Michael Pyke will focus on the work of ‘New Hollywood’ film directors, with film in the afternoon followed by a discussion. Market Theatre, Ledbury £18, 01531 633345 11 Nov HITCHCOCK (12A) The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock 01952 728911 12 Nov THE SPIRIT OF 45 (U) Garway VH 01600 750465 12 Nov THE GREAT GATSBY (12A) St Mary’s Church Hall, Ross-0n-Wye 01989 720341 13 Nov BEHIND THE CANDELABRA (15) The Red House, Albrighton 01902 373854 13 Nov SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (15) Hope Bowdler VH 01694 723648 13 Nov BEFORE MIDNIGHT (15) The Talbot Theatre, Whitchurch 01948 660660 13 Nov GOOD VIBRATIONS (15) Cuddington & Sandiway VH 01606 888931 14 Nov LIFE OF PI (PG) Whitley VH 01925 730773 14 Nov SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN (12A) Hanley VH 01886 853195

15 Nov ARGO (15) Clungunford Parish Hall 01588 660159 15 Nov AMOUR (12) Bosbury Parish Hall 01531 640415 15 Nov GOOD VIBRATIONS (15) Dilwyn Cedar Hall 01544 319363 15 Nov ROBOT & FRANK (12A) Cound Guildhall, near Shrewsbury 01743 761451 16 Nov ROBOT & FRANK (12A) Upton upon Severn Memorial Hall 01684 591044 16 Nov A HIJACKING (15) Yarpole VH 01568 780253 16 Nov HITCHCOCK (12A) Lady Emily Hall, Tarrington 01432 890720 16 Nov THE EYE OF THE STORM (15) Playhouse Cinema, Community Centre, Leominster 01568 612583 16 Nov QUARTET (12A) Tasley Parish Room 01746 764881 16 Nov SONG FOR MARION (PG) Trefonen VH 01691 657011 16 Nov SUMMER IN FEBRUARY (15) Clun Memorial Hall 01588 640254 16 Nov ARGO (15) Bayston Hill Memorial Hall 01743 247933 16 Nov THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (PG) Chapel Lawn VH 01547 530530 16 Nov SKYFALL (12A) Sutton St Nicholas VH 17 Nov IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (U) Everest Hall, Llanfair Waterdine 01547 510672 18 Nov SPIRIT OF 45 (U) The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock 01952 728911 19 Nov THE GREAT GATSBY (12A) Acton Scott VH 01694 781260 19 Nov LINCOLN (12A) Ashford Carbonell VH 01584 831574 20 Nov HITCHCOCK (12A) Market Theatre, Ledbury 07967 517125 20 Nov SONG FOR MARION (PG) Pencombe Parish Hall 01885 400611 20 Nov QUARTET (12A) Myddle VH 01939 291030 20 Nov HYDE PARK ON HUDSON (12A) Escleyside Hall, Michaelchurch Escley 01981 510696 21 Nov THE LONE RANGER (2013) (12A) Pudleston VH 01568 760606 21 Nov NATIVITY 2: DANGER IN THE MANGER (U) Claverley VH 01746 710528 21 Nov HITCHCOCK (12A) Grimley Peace Hall 01905 641657 21 Nov MAO’S LAST DANCER (12A) Kinnerley Parish Hall 01691 682282 21 Nov ARGO (15) Much Birch Community Hall 01981 580298 21 Nov LINCOLN (12A) Gorsley VH 01989 720358 22 Nov BEHIND THE CANDELABRA (15) Leintwardine Community Centre 07973 746223

22 Nov SUMMER IN FEBRUARY (15) Little Wenlock VH 01952 505888 22 Nov ARGO (15) Longden VH 01743 860368 22 Nov LIFE OF PI (PG) Shifnal VH 01952 462787 22 Nov MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (U) Dorstone VH 01981 550451 22 Nov THE GREAT GATSBY (12A) Whitchurch & Ganarew Memorial Hall 01600 890640 23 Nov MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (U) Much Birch Community Hall 01981 580298 23 Nov LES MISERABLES (2012) (12A) Clifton on Teme VH 01886 812238 23 Nov JOHNNY VINGLISH (PG) Castle Green Pavilion, Hereford 23 Nov LINCOLN (12A) Aston on Clun VH 01588 660545 23 Nov LINCOLN (12A) Moccas VH 07776 121956 24 Nov QUARTET (12A) Ditton Priors VH 01746 712451 25 Nov BENJAMIN BRITTEN PEACE & CONFLICT (12A) The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock 01952 728911 26 Nov RUST AND BONE (15) All Stretton VH 01694 723378 26 Nov SUMMER IN FEBRUARY (15) Loppington VH 01939 236240 28 Nov SONG FOR MARION (PG) Bagley Sports & Social Club 07773 983963 28 Nov LINCOLN (12A) Almeley VH 01544 327195 28 Nov LINCOLN (12A) Castlemorton Parish Hall 01684 562750 28 Nov LIFE OF PI (PG) Chelmarsh Parish Hall 01746 862884 28 Nov MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (2013) (12A) Goodrich VH 01600 890609 29 Nov SONG FOR MARION (PG) Stoke Prior VH 01568 760326 29 Nov THE GREAT GATSBY (12A) Market Theatre, Ledbury 07967 517125 30 Nov SUMMER IN FEBRUARY (15) Ryton VH 01743 718237 30 Nov INSPECTOR DRAKE 2 - THE SEAGULL (15) Withington Parish Room 01743 709236 30 Nov IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (U) Eastham Memorial Hall 01584 781255 30 Nov THE WORLD’S END (15) Playhouse Cinema, Community Centre, Leominster 01568 612583 30 Nov SHELL (15) St Mary’s Church Hall, Ross-on-Wye 01989 720341 1 Dec MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (U) Ewyas Harold Memorial Hall 01981 240416 2 Dec GOOD VIBRATIONS (15) Church Stretton School 01694 724330


AUSTENLAND (12A) Hoping to find a real-life Mr Darcy, an American Jane Austen obsessive (Keri Russell, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE III) blows her savings visiting a weird British theme park dedicated to the Regency romantic novelist. Sadly, her budget-level package only gets her into the servants’ quarters with its low-end bonnets and Darcyimpressionists. Screenwriter/director Jerusha Hess (NACHO LIBRE) has lots of fun with the absurdities of the heritage trade and its deluded patrons, especially Jennifer Coolidge’s Elizabeth who’s never actually read Austen but excruciatingly apes OldeEnglishe argot. Despite her meagre means, Russell’s character – also if unsurprisingly called Jane – finally lucks out after several false-starts and like most of her heroine’s heroines, lives happily ever after. Brits Jane Seymour, James Callis and JJ Feild and round things out nicely playing… Brit actors. 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 THE GREAT GATSBY (12A) Bedstone & Hopton Castle VH 01547 530282 6 Dec THE GREAT GATSBY (12A) Staunton on Wye VH 01981 501031 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 9 Dec STORIES WE TELL (12A) The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock 01952 728911

MKT THEATRE, LEDBURY 9 Nov WEA FILM STUDY DAY In collaboration with Ledbury Film Club. Hollywood’s New Wave Cinema with tutor Richard Pyke. Followed by a screening of McCabe and Mrs Miller (15) Booking essential, £18. Details 01531 633345


MONTGOMERY MOVIE CLUB 7 Nov THE LIFE OF PI (PG) 21 Nov LINCOLN (12A) 5 Dec ZERO DARK THIRTY (15) 8pm, The Dragon Hotel, Montgomery, 01686 668442

OLD MKT. HALL, SHREWS. Until 2 Nov JUSTIN AND THE KNIGHTS OF VALOUR (PG) 1 - 7 Nov ROMEO AND JULIET 8 - 21 Nov PHILOMENA (12A) 22 - 25 Nov RUSH (15) 26 - 28 Nov MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (12A) 29 Nov - 1 Dec GONE WITH THE WIND (PG) Details 01743 281281

PRESTEIGNE FILM SOC. 1 Nov 5 BROKEN CAMERAS (15) 15 Nov SIDE EFFECTS (15) 29 Nov THERESE DESQUEYROUX (12) Assembly Rooms, Presteigne, 8pm, 01544 370202 or 01544 260577

REGAL CINEMA, TENBURY 1 & 2 Nov ELYSIUM (15) 5 & 6 Nov DIANA (12A) 11 & 12 Nov THE WAY, WAY BACK (12A) 18 & 19 Nov RIDDICK (15) 19 & 20 Nov AUSTENLAND (12A) 25 - 27 Nov RUSH (15) 12 & 26 Nov, 10 & 24 Dec MINI CINE MONKEYS Free film fun for the under sevens. 2 & 3 Dec WHITE HOUSE DOWN (12A) 3 & 4 Dec ROMEO & JULIET (tba) 6 Dec SUNSHINE ON LIETH (PG) 7 Dec CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS: REVENGE OF THE LEFTOVERS (PG) Regal Cinema, 47 - 49 Teme Street, Tenbury Wells. Details 01584 811442

SAV. THEATRE, MONMOUTH 15 Nov SING-A-LONG-A-GREASE (PG) Fancy dress encouraged and full audience participation essential! Savoy Theatre, Monmouth 7.30pm, £15 adult, £14 children, 01600 772467

WYESIDE, BUILTH WELLS 1 - 3 Nov JUSTIN & THE KNIGHTS OF VALOUR 3D 2, 3, 5 - 7 Nov SUNSHINE ON LEITH 8, 10 & 13 Nov AUSTENLAND 10, 12 - 14 Nov LE WEEK-END 15 - 17, 19 - 21 Nov PHILOMENA 17 & 19 Nov HANNAH ARENDT 21 - 24, 26 - 30 Nov & 1, 3 - 5 Dec HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE 23 - 27 Nov BLUE JASMINE 30 Nov, 1, 3 - 5 Dec GRAVITY 3D Details 01982 552555

LIVE EVENTS ON SCREEN 3 Nov TURN OF THE SCREW Glyndebourne Festival Opera. Lingen Village Hall, 6.30pm, £5 includes glass wine, 01568 770723. 4 Nov LES VESPRES SICILIENNES The Royal Opera House live. An opera in five acts, sung in French. Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, 5.45pm, 01584 878141. Market Theatre, Ledbury, 5.45pm, 01531 633760 7 Nov THE HABIT OF ART (ENCORE) National Theatre live. Blake Theatre, Monmouth, 7pm, 01600 719410. The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock, 7pm, 01952 728911. Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, 7pm, 01584 878141. SpArC, Bishop’s Castle, 7pm, 01588 630321 Booth’s Book Shop, Brook St, Hay-onWye, 01497 820322. 9 Nov TOSCA Met Opera live. Blake Theatre, Monmouth, 5.55pm, 01600 719410. Wyeside, Builth Wells, 3.55pm, 01982 552555. 13 Nov RICHARD II Royal Shakespeare Company live from Statford-upon-Avon. Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, 7pm, 01584 878141. SpArC, Bishop’s Castle, 7pm, 01588 630321. Regal Cinema, Tenbury Wells, 7pm, 01584 811442. Market Theatre, Ledbury 07967 517125. 14 Nov THE HABIT OF ART National Theatre, recorded. Wyeside, Builth Wells, 7pm, 01982 552555. 17 Nov MANET, PORTYRAYING LIFE The Royal Academy of Arts, hosted by Tim Marlow with expert guests. Wyeside, Builth Wells, 3pm, 01982 552555.

22 Nov FRANKENSTEIN National Theatre live. Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, 7pm, 01584 878141. Booth’s Book Shop, Brook St, Hay-on-Wye, 01497 820322. 28 Nov KING RICHARD II Royal Shakespeare Company live from Stratford-upon-Avon. Wyeside, Builth Wells, 7pm, 01982 552555. 29 Nov WAR OF THE WORLDS: ALIVE ON STAGE! Conducted by Jeff Wayne and filmed at the O2 Arena, London. Wyeside, Builth Wells, 8pm, 01982 552555. 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. 12 Dec THE NUTCRACKER Live ballet from The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 7.15pm. Conquest Theatre, Bromyard, 01885 488575. SpArC, Bishop’s Castle, 7.15pm, 01588 630321. Regal Cinema, Tenbury Wells, 7.15pm, 01584 811442. Market Theatre, Ledbury 07967 517125.


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 Performance Fri 8 November KATHAKALI The classical dance drama of Kerala, South India. Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, 8pm, £15/£13, 01743 281281. Sat 9 November ISIS BELLYDANCE SHOW All kinds of bellydance with special guests Alexis Southall and Dawn O’Brien. In aid of ELY Memorial Fund. TGS (1st Bowl) Events, Hereford, 7.30pm, £6, 07712 830823. See workshops. Sun 10 November THE NUTCRACKER STATE BALLET ACADEMY OF MINSK. The Christmas story is based on ‘The Nutcracker and The Mouse King’ written by ETA Hoffmann. The Courtyard, Hereford, 2.30pm, £20.50/£18.50, 01432 340555. Sat 16 & Sat 30 November THE NUTCRACKER BALLET THEATRE UK present a perfect treat for the Christmas season. 16 Nov - Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, 2.30pm & 7.30pm, £22.50-£19, students £15, 01743 281281. 30 Nov - Blake Theatre, Monmouth, 3pm, £16/£15, under 16s £12, 01600 719401. Tues 26 November NATIONAL DANCE COMPANY WALES Three exhilarating productions featuring twelve international dancers. Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon, 7.45pm, £14, 01874 611622. The Nutcracker, State Ballet Academy of Minsk

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.

Dance Workshops

Single listings are free. Year round entries £40

Fri 8 November & 13 December FOLK DANCING FROM ARGENTINA Fun and easy dances to learn. Everyone welcome. Clehonger Village Hall, 8pm, £8, www.wyetango.weebly. com, 07770 686792. Sat 9 & Sat 23 November FRENCH & BRETON DANCE TASC. 9 Nov - Beginners taster session workshop, 2-5pm. 23 Nov A day of French & Breton Dance with Kantref. Workshop 2pm, £6/£5; supper 6pm, £6; Bal, 7.30pm, £7£6, combined ticket £16. The Dance Centre, Llandrindod Wells, 01686 688102. Sat 9 November BELLYDANCE WORKSHOPS Seamless Cobos with Alexis Southall. Learn combinations that focus on the dynamism of continuous movement and fluid quality, 12.30-2.30pm, £20. Khalgani Tribal Style with Dawn O’Brien. Working with slow and fast moves with group improvisation. No tribal experience necessary, 35pm, £20. Or book both workshops for £35 and gain free entry to the Isis Bellydance Show (see above). TGS (1st Bowl) Events, Hereford, 07933 705153 or 07712 830823. Sat 16 & Sat 30 November TANGO SUDESTADA IN MID WALES Introductory Course in Authentic Argentine Tango at Theatr Brycheiniog in Brecon, 4-5.30pm. Suitable for beginners, recent beginners and low intermediate. £20 per person, (£15 per person if you bring your dance partner). Numbers limited so early enrolment advisable for full course. To book, 079 5119 1907, 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. 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.

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 4.15-5.15pm, Senior Youth Dance for ages 12-18 5.15-6.15pm, 01905 611199. Tues DANCE FACTORY All styles of dance, jazz, hip-hop, street and contemporary for ages 6-11 years old. Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, 5.30-6.30pm, £20 per half term, 07504 860774. Weds CIRCLE DANCING Leominster Community Centre 2.00-3.30pm All levels welcome, £4 per session. Transition Leominster 01568 620180. 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, 10.15am-11.15pm, £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.


food page

The Salwey Arms


WHILE ago in the Woolly Organ Mr Pernickety offered a comparative review of two motorists’ eating places on the A49 – the OK Diner on the roundabout at Leominster, and the Little Chef at Wooferton, three miles south of Ludlow. He thought well of the OK Diner as a venue for stuffing acceptable calories into young persons, made more engaging for accompanying grown-ups by the stimulating nostalgic properties of the coffee and ambience. The Little Chef, on the other hand, he condemned as unfit for human consumption, and Lo! It is gone. Hard by the grim, squat, public-lavatory-like shell of the Little Chef once stood another abandoned hostelry, the remains of a handsome mid-sized Georgian roadhouse named the Salwey Arms. This place, having been sold to a heinous PubCo property company some years ago, had become degraded in the way of most pubs under that regime, until it closed and no one could be found to occupy it on the terms being offered. Finally, though, after a long period of closure and, presumably, deterioration, the pub/property company had no option but to seek a willing buyer for the freehold – as a licensed premises – and it has been bought by the same people who purchased and extensively (some would say excessively) refitted and repainted (in vivid pink) the Jolly Frog near Leintwardine. While the Frog appears to be surviving, and under its new young chef has a good chance of prospering, it’s doubtful that the very large refurb investment did anything to help – it didn’t make it a more enjoyable place to sit and eat and it undoubtedly alienated a few of the loyal regulars. A solo luncheon at the Salwey Arms suggested to Mr Pernickety that a large part of the refurb bill at this establishment will also turn out to have been misspent. There is an air of having tried too hard to be chic and ‘stylish’ – like a Surrey gastro-pub – which doesn’t suit the building, or the region, for that matter, and isn’t especially relaxing – more patina and less gloss would create a more user-friendly ambience. Arriving at the Salwey Arms, not wearing pink cord trousers nor a cravat (for he possesses neither), Mr Pernickety was struck that the whole functioning of the place lacks professionalism; although the staff are willing and perfectly amenable, they appear unschooled in the art of hospitality. Mr P was asked to find himself a table in the ‘bar’, a soulless, self-consciously ‘lighthearted’ space cluttered with pointless high tables and high stools, of the sort that pub-designers portray as being filled with glamorous, youngish punters, mostly wearing asinine grins, yattering and laughing about nothing, while drinking cocktails in a way in which they might were they in a Mayfair bar, but don’t in pubs in the Welsh Marches. The day Mr P visited, the bar was empty; he sat on a shabby-sheeked pew at the only dining height table, facing directly onto a substantial red-brick pillar, with no other chairs for two friends who turned up and joined him.


On a working Monday, Mr P drank only sufficient to test the basics. He started with a well-kept and therefore delicious Hobson’s Best, and followed it with a glass of Merlot (he’s ashamed to say he’s forgotten where it came from), which was uninteresting and overpriced. Could I direct the owner’s attention to the excellent French Pinot Noir shipped and sold by Aldi, at £4.50 per bottle. Mr P would happily pay £3.50 per 175cl glass for that, while giving the pub a perfectly respectable 200% mark-up. A quarter of an hour after arriving he was able to order his beer and was given a menu. Twenty-five minutes later, his starter, Moules Marieniere arrived, followed almost at once by the main course he had ordered, Sausages & Mash. The waitress had the sense to realise that Mr P was just one punter, eating two dishes and immediately took the bangers back to be kept warm until he was ready for them. The Moules (at £6.95) were for the most part enjoyable enough, although several (about ten percent) were bad, and Mr P could taste no wine in the somewhat bland sauce. The dish came with a few slices of very good brown bread. The Sausages & Mash returned unimpaired by their temporary exile. The bangers were well-cooked and tasty, clearly from one of Ludlow’s excellent butchers (it would have been interesting to know which) and the mash tasted fresh and creamy, which was a pleasing surprise. The small dish of vegetables – broccoli, French beans and carrots – looked and tasted uninteresting and lacked butter or any kind of dressing, but they were at least fresh and al dente. Mr Pernickety’s bill for two courses and a couple of drinks was £21. On this showing, the Salwey Arms, despite its shortcomings, to some extent confounded the mainly negative reports that had reached Mr Pernickety. However, it was lunchtime; it was Monday. He will go again to review it on a busy week-end evening – always more of a test. In the meantime, Mr P is not unaware that he hasn’t strayed to the southern extremities of the Woolly Organ’s footprint for some time, and will be venturing somewhere south of the Wye for his next review. He would be interested to hear from any of his readers of places they might consider worth visiting on: info@misterpernickety. com Mr Pernickity -


Sat 2 & Sun 3 November CARGILL FLAVOURS OF HEREFORDSHIRE FESTIVAL A menu of celebrities, cookery demonstrations, street entertainment and a huge number of traders from across the region. Featuring Paul Hollywood, The Fabulous Baker Brothers and Blanche Vaughan. High Town, and Cathedral Close, Hereford. Thurs 21 November PUDDING NIGHT With a difference! Rose & Crown, Tenbury Wells, 01584 811336. Sat 23rd November CHRISTMAS SPICE WORKSHOP “Gorgeous gifts made with herbs and spices.” £45, at Brynmawr Farm, nr Clun, 10am-4pm. Contact Julia Walling 01584 874636 or Sat 23 November FRENCH NIGHT Beaujolais, berets and brie. Classic French cuisine - berets optional! Foyer Event, Conquest Theatre, Bromyard, 7.30pm, £20, 01885 488575. Wed 27 November THE LUDLOW PUDDING EXPERIENCE A choice of main course, followed by a selection of seven desserts, a glass of house wine and coffee, £17.95. Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, 7pm, 01584 878141. 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: 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 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 1 November

STAND UP FOR TIMBUKTU A day of activites including a market, theatre, comedy and live music from Sheelanagig. The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, 01497 871762.

BAD HAIR DAY Four-piece female fronted rock and pop covers. Golden Cross, Sutton St Nicholas, Hereford. BC/DC Tontine Hotel, Ironbridge, 07774 856056. THE ANIMALS AND FRIENDS Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon, 8pm, £16, 01874 611622. GET QUIZZICAL Pub quiz. The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, 8pm, 01497 871762. THE BAGGAGE HANDLERS White Horse Inn, Clun. MIKE SURMAN The Wine Bar, Quality Square, Ludlow. ROLO BENZ GLASSHOUSE Bull Inn, Shrewsbury. THE ENDINGS Dun Cow, Shrewsbury. SULTANA BROTHERS The Exchange, Newtown, 9pm, free. THE ELEMENTS The Stag, Llanidloes, 9pm, free. JAN Black Lion, Bridge St, Hereford. THE COMPANY OF FOOLS Sample the musical talents of Dirty Ray and Linda Lamb, Sonia Hammond and Adam Fuest. The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, 8pm, 01497 871762. WE THREE KINGS OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL Marc Robinson presents a homage to Buddy Holly; Gavin Stanley gives a sensitive tribute to Billy Fury and Steve Halliday brings us Elvis. Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, 7.30pm, £16/£15, 01584 878141.

Sat 2 November HOLLYWOOD BEES The music of The Hollies. Blake Theatre, Monmouth, 7.30pm, £16/£15, 01600 719410.


WAYNE MARTIN BAND The George & Dragon, Knighton.

STEVIE YEOMANS The Bull Hotel, Ludlow. RHYTHM THIEVES Royal Oak, 7 School Rd, Wolverhampton. BORDERLINE BLUES BAND The Hen & Chickens, Bridgnorth, 9pm. BC/DC Highley Working Men’s Club, 07774 856056. WALKING BY MYSELF Hollybush Inn, near Hay-on-Wye. MUSIC TO DINE FOR! Featuring Dave Luke. The Castle Inn, Wigmore. LUDLOW CHORAL SOCIETY & BIRMINGHAM FESTIVAL CHORAL SOCIETY Handel’s Messiah. St Laurence’s Church, Ludlow, 7pm, £15 and £10, children half price, 01584 875053 or on the door,

Stand Up For Timbuktu Sheelanagig

DJABOT + BIG SKY TRIO An exciting evening of African music with Djabot, community drum group. Plus world jazz from Big Sky Trio. St Peter’s Centre, Peterchurch, 7.30pm, £8 on the door, 01981 550557. NOTORIOUS BROTHERS Black Lion, Bridge St, Hereford. STASUI SKUWJA Concert with the monks of Belmont Abbey. Abbey Church, Belmont, 7.30pm, retiring collection, 01432 374747. OCD The Plough, Whitecross Rd, Hereford. THE JOHN HARDMAN BAND Uncompromising power rock and heavy blues. King’s Head, Shrewsbury. SYNERGY The Barrels, St Owen St, Hereford.

At the Great Barn, Hellens Manor

Juan Mar�n

‘A giant of the flamenco guitar tradi�on…’

The Times

Thurs 14th Nov £12.50 Bar from 7.30pm

Connie Lush

Support - Jack Rabbit Parole ‘Big, bel�ng, dirty and soulful blues...’ Time Out

Sat 7th Dec £12.50 Bar from 7.30pm

The Great Barn, Hellens Manor, Much Marcle, HR8 2LY Tickets available online from h�p://�le-arts/ Also Ice Bytes Ledbury, The Music Box Ross on Wye, Carnival Records Malvern and Premier Shop, Much Marcle.

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

Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita Brycheinog 6th - Hafren 14th

Wed 6 November CATRIN FINCH & SECKOU KEITA Welsh harpist and West African kora player. Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon, 8pm, £15, 01874 611622. CHRIS QUINN Housmans Cafe Bar, Church Stretton, 8pm, 01694 724441.

Thurs 7 November

Sat 2 November LEOMINSTER CHORAL SOCIETY Autumn concert. Programme includes Requiems by Faure and Rutter. Priory Church, Leominster, 7pm, £10 in advance from Gill’s Gifts or Fletcher’s Newsagents Leominster or £12 on the door, (under 16s free), 01432 830160. THE REMI HARRIS GYPSY JAZZ PROJECT An eclectic mix of Hot Club, jazz, swing, bebop blues, world music and original compositions. Market Theatre, Ledbury, 8pm, £12, 01432 383663.

cba productions present - tasteful blend of jazz fusion, latin and gypsy jazz performed by unique players

Yarpole Parish Hall HR6 0BL 8pm, 5 December 2013

the collective phil bond / piano, accordion remi harris / guitar roy johnson / saxophone ben salmon / drums harry hincapie / percussion peter cabara / bass

limited seat capacity £8 / £4 bookings 07810 485842


WELSH NATIONAL OPERA Concert with four members of the Welsh National Opera Chorus. Drama Studio, Gwernyfed High School, 7.30pm, £11/£9, 01497 847426. See workshops. Glasbury Arts. THE JOHNNY CASH ROADSHOW Tribute band. Borough Theatre, Abergavenny, 7.30pm, £17.50, 01873 850805.

Sun 3 November JAMES HOLLINGSWORTH Queen’s Head, Monmouth, 01600 712767. LAURENCE JONES Lichfield Vaults, Church St, Hereford, 4pm, free, 01432 266821. TIM MANNING (Blind River Scare). The Grape Vaults, Leominster, 3pm. FOLK & FIREWORKS Folk and Irish music session with a sparkle or two! The Harp Inn, Glasbury, 8.30pm. THE FERRETS Prince of Wales, Ledbury. THE SHROPSHIRE STRUMMERS Housmans Cafe Bar, Church Stretton, 1-2pm, 01694 724441. CORINNE FROST & JANINE SMITH Cello and piano. There will be an all-Russian programme including Rachmaninov’s Cello Sonata. Lion Ballroom, Leominster, 3pm, £12, £6 students, from Gill’s Gifts or 01568 611588.

Mon 4 November BLUES, JAZZ & COUNTRY Bring along your instrument or come and listen. Radnorshire Arms Hotel, Presteigne, 7.30pm, 01544 267406 or 07811 587501. CIDER CITY JAZZMEN The Barrels, St Owen’s St, Hereford.

THE BRIDGE STRING QUARTET Hereford Concert Society. Programme includes Haydn, George Butterworth and Benjamin Britten. The Courtyard, Hereford, 8pm, £18, HCS members £15, students £5, accompanied children under 16 £3, 01432 340555. OPEN MIC Hosted by Bishop’s Castle All Ska. The Vaults, Bishop’s Castle. O’HOOLEY & TIDOW Nightjar Music. Contemporary folk. Studio Theatre, The Courtyard, Hereford, 8pm, £14/£13, 01432 340555.

Fri 8 November

WORRIED MEN Rock. Golden Cross, Sutton St Nicholas, Hereford. WILL KILLEEN The Exchange, Newtown, 9pm, free. JAZZ @ THE BONDED WAREHOUSE Featuring The Simon Deeley Trio with Mark Brown, saxophone and Richard Baker, trombone. A programme focusing on compositions by many of the jazz greats. The Bonded Warehouse, Canal St, Stourbridge, 7.30pm, £7, £3.50 students on the door, 01384 377797. JAMES HOLLINGSWORTH Black Lion, Bridge St, Hereford. TALLULAH RENDALL A hybrid of Patty Smith meets Kate Bush. The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, 8pm, £3, 01497 871762. BEAUTY OR THE BEAST? PAUL HUTCHINSON & KAREN TWEED Once upon a time there were two accordionists... This duo will be quite different from their other projects and will showcase new music written and arranged by and especially for the duo. Expect magical and enchanting tunes with lots of laughs and tall tales thrown in for good measure. Edgton Village Hall, Edgton, nr Craven Arms, 7pm, £10, 01588 680611. Email: MR DOG Bull Inn, Shrewsbury. MADISON Dun Cow, Shrewsbury.

BLACK ‘N’ BLUES BAND Black Lion, Bridge St, Hereford.

The Roving Crows

SHREWSBURY JAZZ NETWORK Presents Matt Ridley Trio with special guest, Jason Yarde. The Hive, Belmont, Shrewsbury, 8pm, £10, members £8, under 16s £5, 01743 234970. ADAM OLDS The Bull Hotel, Ludlow.

ROVING CROWS Top Celtic rock band. Silvester Horne Institute, Church Stretton, 7.30pm, £9 in advance or £10 on the door, 01694 720132. THE COVER UPS The Stag, Llanidloes, 9pm, free. ALAN BOOTON The Wine Bar, Quality Square, Ludlow. THE ROVING CROWS Silvester Horne Institute, Church Stretton, 01694 720132.

Sat 9 November

CHRISTINE TOBIN ‘A Thousand Kisses Deep’. The songs of Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell and Rufus Wainwright. The Angel, Kingsland, 8.30pm, £30 includes food, 01568 709579. Arts Alive.

BBC Neville Arms, Abbeydore, 01981 240319. MUSIC IN NEW RADNOR Fleurs de Lys: A Medieval Evening. With authentically reconstructed instruments, luscious three-part vocal harmonies and extreme glamour. Fleurs de Lys present an evocative soundscape of the middle ages. Tickets £10 (under14s, £3) from 01544 350268. Community Hall, New Radnor.

SHENANIGANS WubWubWub. Jim Snowzell headlines. The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, 8pm, £3, 01497 871762. HAGGLEBAG Sitwell Arms, Bucknell, 9pm. DR TEETH BIG BAND Purveyors of retro swing and boogie. Market Theatre, Ledbury, 8pm, £12, students £8, 01432 383663.

Christine Tobin

RED FINS Bull Inn, Shrewsbury. FLANDERS AND SWANN ‘Drop Another Hat’. Michael Bernstein and Colin Stevens perform their homage to Flanders and Swann. Regal Cinema, Tenbury Wells, 7.30pm, 01584 811442.


Will & Lottie O’Leary Upper House, Knucklas, Knighton, Powys

TEL: 01547 528 792


CURRY & CABARET NIGHT Featuring the Rhythm Thieves. Granary Tea Rooms, Leominster, 8pm. Curry Buffet and puds £12.50, please book in advance 01568 614290. MUSIC AT THE EDGE Featuring O’Hooley & Tidow, folk. The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock, 8pm, £9, 01952 728911. JUAN MARTIN A giant of the flamenco guitar tradition. The Great Barn, Hellens Manor, Much Marcle, 7.30pm, £12.50, 07854 798913. BLUZ BOX The Vaults, Bishop’s Castle.

Hot Club of Cowtown

Sun 10 November CHRIS WOOD Folk. The Hive, Belmont, Shrewsbury, 7.45pm, 01743 234970. OPEN MIC LAUNCH KeyGreen launch a new open mic, all musicians welcome. The Pandy Inn, Dorstone, CHRIS TOBIN - A THOUSAND KISSES DEEP The Swan Hotel, Abergavenny, 1pm, lunch and jazz £15 or 2pm just jazz, £10, 01873 852829. Black Mountain Jazz. UMPFH! The Grape Vaults, Leominster, 3pm. KATIE GREEN No. 46 Wine Bar, Presteigne, 3pm. SLOW BURNER Prince of Wales, Ledbury. JAZZ IN THE VILLAGE Featuring Ian Millar, saxophone and Dominic Spencer, piano. Lingen Village Hall, 8pm, £8, 01568 770920, www. Bring your own bottle. TALON The best of The Eagles. Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, 7.30pm, £19-£17, 01743 281281.

Mon 11 November BLUES, JAZZ & COUNTRY Bring along your instrument or come and listen. Radnorshire Arms Hotel, Presteigne, 7.30pm, 01544 267406 or 07811 587501.

Tues 12 November HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN Hot jazz and western swing. Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, 7.30pm, £17, 01743 281281.


OPEN MIC NIGHT St Peter’s Centre, Peterchurch, all welcome, 7pm, £1, 01981 550683.

LISBEE STAINTON Folk/pop. The Courtyard, Hereford, 7.30pm, £16, 01432 340555.

Wed 13 November OPEN MIC Hosted by Wayne Martin. White Horse Inn, Clun. THE CALVALERI QUARTET Programme includes Beethoven, Shostakovich and Mendelssohn. Blake Theatre, Monmouth, 7.30pm, £17.50, students £5, 01600 719401.

Thurs 14 November THE TWIST Happy Days meets Buddy in a 50s and 60s rock ‘n’ roll epic. Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, 7.30pm, £19.50-£17.50, 01743 281281. ELKIE BROOKS Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon, 7.30pm, £24, 01874 611622. THE STYLISTICS Buttermarket, Shrewsbury.

Lisbee Stainton

CATRIN FINCH & SECKOU KEITA A stunning shared musical journey between two world class virtuosos. Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and West African kora player Seckou Keita. Theatr Hafren, Newtown, 8pm, £14/£12, 01686 614555.

Fri 15 November LITTLE RUMBA + THE STONED CHERRIES The Falcon Mews, Bromyard, 8pm, £12 includes 2-course buffet, 01885 483034. In aid of Acorns Children’s Hospice. BAD HAIR DAY Bull Inn, Shrewsbury. ROB KINGSLEY - A VISION OF ELVIS Elvis tribute. Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon, 7.30pm, £17.50, 01874 611622. MR DOG Dun Cow, Shrewsbury. OTIS MACK & THE TUBBY BLUESTERS Pop, blues and a whole lot more. Golden Cross, Sutton St Nicholas, Hereford. LA GUITARRA ‘A Little Night Music’. Gareth ReesRoberts, Spanish guitar with Lynden, poet and singer. A programme of guitar music and poetry to include Britten’s ‘Nocturnal’. The Shell House Gallery, Ledbury, 7.30pm, £8 in advance, £10 on the door, 01531 632557. ROSE CHENEY The Wine Bar, Quality Square, Ludlow. THE TILLERS With originals in the vein of Delta-style blues, 30s-style jazz and mountain gospel in addition to old-time folk. SpArC, Bishop’s Castle, 7.30pm, £10/£6, 01588 630321. SECRET STASH Black Lion, Bridge St, Hereford. STRING THING White Horse Inn, Clun. THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC Abba tribute. Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, 7.30pm, £22.50-£19, 01743 281281.

PUSH THE CHICKEN The Exchange, Newtown, 9pm, free. OLD DANCE SCHOOL Duelling fiddles, soaring brass crescendos and foot-stomping grooves. Kimbolton Village Hall, 7.30pm, £10/£5, 01568 610772. Arts Alive. MAX BOYCE & SPECIAL GUESTS Blake Theatre, Monmouth, 7.30pm, £21, 01600 719401.

Sat 16 November LIMEHOUSE LIZZY Thin Lizzy tribute. Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, 8pm, £14, 01584 878141. HEREFORD CHORAL SOCIETY With Marches Baroque present Mass in B Minor by JS Bach. Hereford Cathedral, 7.30pm, 0845 4633124. UPBEAT BEATLES The 50th Anniversary Tour. Regal Cinema, Tenbury Wells, 7.30pm, 01584 811442. ANDYTIPPO Black Lion, Bridge St, Hereford. BOOZE, BLUES, BURGERS & FRIES Featuring the Wayne Martin Band. Montgomery Town Hall, 7.30pm, £15, SKYNT The Red Lion, Pembridge.

RAY STUBBS The Barrels, St Owen’s St, Hereford, 2-4pm.

Old Dance School

OLD DANCE SCHOOL Duelling fiddles, soaring brass crescendos and foot-stomping grooves. Pontesbury Village Hall, 8pm, £10/£6, 01743 790165. Arts Alive. THE BLUES OCCASIONALS Popular quintet of seasoned veterans deliver authentic blues and R ‘n’ B. The Stag, Llanidloes, 9pm, free. RETROFLECTORS The Bull Hotel, Ludlow. KIT HOLMES Birch Meadow, Broseley, near Ironbridge, 7.30pm, £8 from or £9 on the door, STEADY EDD & THE BOOGIE MEN Playing a real mix of stuff from boogie woogie to soul, dance and rock ‘n’ roll. The Ballroom, Walcot Hall, Lydbury North, 8pm, £7.50, 01588 680302.

JUBILATE! The Penyard Singers, Ledbury Choral Society and Tarrington Brass. Programme includes Jubilate composed by their music director, John Frith plus other pieces including Dvorak and Parry. John Kyrle School, 7.30pm, £9 in advance, £10 on the door, 01531 828057. THE BOHEMIANS ‘A Night of Queen’. Pig roast and raffle. The Shire Hall, Hereford, 7pm, £15 from, 07766 190934. KIT HOLMES Rocky blues and slow-burning ballads. Birchmeadow, Broseley, 7.30pm, £9 from Davis’ of Broseley or wegottickets. com or £10 on the door, 07890 057832.


Sunday 3rd November

Sunday 17th November



+ JOHNNY ALLEN & JOHNNY HEWITT on 1st December Traditional Sunday lunches served until 3pm Greek food PLUS SPECIALS Choice of five Real Ales Music starts at 4pm, music free.

01432 266821



Sat 16 November CLIVE JOHN Joined by Nick Davis (electric guitar) and Alan Parker (double bass). Original songs, a few Johnny Cash favourites and one or two surprises. Market Theatre, Ledbury, 8pm, £16, 01432 383663. CWMBACH MALE CHOIR Blake Theatre, Monmouth, 7pm, £13, under 16s £11, 01600 719401.

Sun 17 November CHRIS NIBLOCK Housmans Cafe Bar, Church Stretton, 1-2pm, 01694 724441. ADAM KHAN & LUIS ORIAS DIZ Welsh and Argentine guitar duo. Lion Ballroom, Leominster, 3pm, £10, £6 students, from Gill’s Gifts or 01568 611588. THE LAURENCE JONES BAND Prince of Wales, Ledbury. PETE SMITH Jazz. No. 46 Wine Bar, Presteigne, 4pm. IDLE HANDS Lichfield Vaults, Church St, Hereford, 4pm, free, 01432 266821.

Cam Penner and Jon Wood

TASHA The Grape Vaults, Leominster, 3pm. JAZZ FROM SCOTLAND Featuring Ian Millar, saxophone; and Dominic Spencer, piano. Ewyas Harold Memorial Hall, 8pm, £8, 01981 240416, LAU Winners of the Best Group BBC 2 Folk Awards 2013. With support from Haiku Salut. Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, 8pm, £16/£12, 01584 878141.

Mon 18 November BLUES, JAZZ & COUNTRY Bring along your instrument or come and listen. Radnorshire Arms Hotel, Presteigne, 7.30pm, 01544 267406 or 07811 587501.

Tues 19 November CAM PENNER WITH JON WOOD “From the worn edge in his voice to the wired and sleepy guitar picking...the excellent songs and his stripped-down, folk Americana is straight forward and deceptively simple.” Dukes Arms, Presteigne, 8.30pm, £4. Sheep Music gig.

JAZZ IN THE BAR Featuring Chris Hodgkins Quartet. Trumpet-led jazz, with guitar, saxophone and bass. Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon, 8pm, £6 on the door, 01874 611622. THE FLOOR Featuring Phil Bates, Flatworld and more. St Michael’s Village Hall, Tenbury Wells, 8pm, £5, 01584 810291. HEIDI TALBOT Two-time BBC Folk Awards nominee. Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, 8pm, £15, 01743 281281.

Wed 20 November LITTLE RUMBA Housmans Cafe Bar, Church Stretton, 8pm, 01694 724441. OPEN MIC NIGHT Hosted by The House Blues Band. The Barrels, St Owen’s St, Hereford. CHRIS HODGKINS QUARTET Four-piece jazz band. Queen’s Head, Monmouth, 01600 712767. GLENN TILBROOK Lead singer and guitarist with Squeeze. Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, 8pm, £18, 01743 281281.

Thurs 21 November PAUL PARKER The Vaults, Bishop’s Castle. BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU EVENING With 3-course dinner and music played by Norrie. The Grape Vaults, Leominster, 7.30pm, booking recommended. PIG DAZE Bell Inn, Leominster. ROBERT PRIEST ‘Previously Feared Darkness Tour’. The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, 8pm, 01497 871762.


GERRY GUTHRIE Irish country singer and guitarist. Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, 8pm, £15, 01743 281281.


Gerry Guthrie, 21 November

GET BACK Dun Cow, Shrewsbury.

BC/DC Red Barn, Shrewsbury, 07774 856056.

ST CECILIA’S DAY - A CELEBRATION OF THE WORK OF BRITTEN ‘A Special Screening of Nightmail’. This 1936 documentary shows the various stages of the Royal Mail train delivery service with verse from WH Auden and music by Benjamin Britten. ‘Friday Afternoons - A Song Cycle for Children’. Over 140 local school children have been working hard learning Britten’s collection of simple songs, with witty piano accompaniments. Theatr Hafren, Newtown, 11.30am, £10, 01686 614555.

EARDISLAND VILLAGE BAND & FRIENDS With guest performers, Beth Williams and Pete Fletcher. Eardisland Village Hall, 7.30pm, cabaret seating, bring a bottle, (glasses provided), £6, under 13s free. Tickets from Eardisland Community Shop, 07773 706147 or

Sat 23 November

Fri 22 November SKERRYVORE Fusing traditional music and songs with the urban sounds of rock and funk. Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, 8pm, £15, 01743 281281. SEAN SAYE The Wine Bar, Quality Square, Ludlow. HEY ROCK ‘N’ ROLL A Showaddywaddy tribute. Wyeside, Builth Wells, 8pm, £14/£12, 01982 552555. THE RAT PACK AT CHRISTMAS Wonderful memories of Frank, Dean and Sammy through an evening of music, song and dance. Lyde Court, 7.30pm, £20 plus food, www.LydeCourt. com, 01432 357753. PAUL DARK The Stag, Llanidloes, 9pm, free. THE BARRON KNIGHTS Savoy Theatre, Monmouth 7.30pm, £17.50, 01600 772467. KICK STONES Bull Inn, Shrewsbury. TASHI LHUNPO MONKS Tibetan monks bring a moving and inspirational insight into the world of sacred music and monastic dance. Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon, 8pm, £12, 01874 611622. DELRAY ROCKETS Black Lion, Bridge St, Hereford. TOTAL RECALL Shadows tribute band. Golden Cross, Sutton St Nicholas, Hereford. BORDERLINE BLUES The Exchange, Newtown, 9pm, free.


EDUARDO NIEBLA International flamenco jazz virtuoso. Lyde Court, Hereford, www.LydeCourt. com, 01432 357753.

OLION BYW Lucy Rivers and Dan Lawrence combine fiddle, guitar, mandolin and voice, frequently singing in Welsh, all drawing on their love of roots, folk and world music. Assembly Rooms, Presteigne, 8pm, £8, tickets from www.wegottickets. com and No. 46 Wine Bar, Presteigne. PK NUTTZ Covers. The Greyhound, Llangunllo, 9pm, free, 01547 550400. BULLFROGS The Bull Hotel, Ludlow. STONE CIRCLE PRESENTS Jacqui McShee’s Pentangle. Lion Hotel, Shrewsbury, 8.30pm, £12 in advance, £14 on the door, 01743 353107, BAL D’ITHON With Kantref. French and Breton dance workshop 2pm £6/£5; supper 6pm, £6; Bal 7.30pm £7/£6, combined ticket £16. The Dance Centre, Llandrindod Wells, 01686 688102. JOHNNY TRASHED Black Lion, Bridge St, Hereford. AUTHENTIC MEXICAN PARTY By Golden Valley Spanish group. DJ, El Hombre Loco, Cha-cha-cha workshop and film (Frida). Mexican food and licence bar. Vowchurch Village Hall, £8 early bird or £10 on the door, 01497 820991 or 07837 160505. BC ALL SKAS Three Tuns, Bishop’s Castle. Fundraising for the Christmas lights. SHENANIGANS Funky Dung, sweet soul session. The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, 8pm, free before 10pm, 01497 871762. WINTER WARMER With live music from John Hymas and Dave Luke, wine tasting by Robin Hill of Warehouse Wines, children’s winter craft activities with Annie Thompson, hot food and drinks. Aardvark Books and Cafe, The Bookery, Manor Farm, Brampton Bryan, Bucknell, 10am-5pm, 01547 530888.

GWALIA SINGERS From Swanse in a concert with Mid Powys Youth Choir. Holy Trinity Church, Llandrindod Wells, £8, 01597 851427, on the door or EDUARDO NIEBLA Flamenco jazz guitar virtuoso. Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, 8pm, £15, 01743 281281. TASHI LHUNPO MONASTERY UK TRUST ‘The Power of Compassion - Golden Greats Tour’. Eight Tibetan monks offer a dramatic presentation of their unique sacred dances, music and prayers, with colourful traditional costumes and ceremonial masks. Cawley Hall, Eye, 7.30pm, £10/£5/£25, 01568 615836. Arts Alive. THE FRONCYSYLLTE MALE VOICE CHOIR With special guest Kathryn Rudge. Theatr Hafren, Newtown, 7.30pm, £12.50, 01686 614555.

Sun 24 November CELLO RECITAL Given by Jane Hyland accompanied by her husband, international conductor and pianist Lionel Friend. Programme includes Beethoven, Schumann, Faure and J.S.Bach. St Edward’s Church Hall, Knighton, 3pm, £9, students and children is £2, 01547 520756. SEAN SAYE The Grape Vaults, Leominster, 3pm. GARY HALL Prince of Wales, Ledbury. LA GUITARRA ‘A Little Night Music’. Gareth ReesRoberts, Spanish guitar with Lynden, poet and singer. A programme of guitar music and poetry to include Britten’s ‘Nocturnal’. The Hall Barn, Bleddfa, near Knighton, 3pm, £6 with tea and cake, 01547 550377 or tickets from No. 46 Wine Bar, Presteigne. DUNCAN HONEYBOURNE Piano Plus 3, Paradise Gardens. Lion Ballroom, Leominster, 3pm, £10, £6 students, from Gill’s Gifts or 01568 611588.

Mon 25 November BLUES, JAZZ & COUNTRY Bring along your instrument or come and listen. Radnorshire Arms Hotel, Presteigne, 7.30pm, 01544 267406 or 07811 587501.

Tues 26 November ANNIVERSARY PARTY 12 years at The Grape Vaults, music and mayhem, 7pm. The Grape Vaults, Leominster. HEREFORDSHIRE YOUTH ORCHESTRA Programme includes Elgar, Humperdink, John Williams, Massenet and Schubert. St Peter’s Church, St Peter’s Square, Hereford, 7.30pm, tickets on the door £5/£4, 18 and under free, 01432 853219. In aid of St Michael’s Hospice.

Wed 27 November HEREFORDSHIRE YOUTH MUSIC Featuring the county concert bands and brass band playing a variety of music. The Shirehall, Hereford, 7pm, tickets on the door £4/£3, 18 and under free, 01432 853219.

Thurs 28 November

EXPRESS CLUB Students from William Brookes School present an evening of popular vocal and instrumental music. The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock, 7.30pm, £2, 01952 728911.

RAT PACK VEGAS SPECTACULAR SHOW Featuring the songs of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr. Theatr Hafren, Newtown, 8pm, £19, 01686 614555.

BALLADEERS & CHANCERS Featuring The Rhythm Thieves. Acoustic nirvana in the Marches? Come and find out... Dukes Arms, Presteigne, 8.30pm. Contact Stephe for details or to perform, 07837 944090,

THE ENDINGS Bull Inn, Shrewsbury.

HEREFORDSHIRE YOUTH MUSIC Featuring the county string ensembles playing a variety of music. The Shirehall, Hereford, 7pm, tickets on the door £4/£3, 18 and under free, 01432 853219. THE BLUES BAND Featuring Paul Jones, Dave Kelly, Rob Townsend, Gary Fletcher and Tom McGuinness. Savoy Theatre, Monmouth 7.30pm, £19, 01600 772467. JAMIE SMITH’S MABON A celebration of Celtic music. Theatr Hafren, Newtown, 8pm, £12.50, 01686 614555.

Fri 29 November JUNCTION 7 Rock, pop and blues covers. Golden Cross, Sutton St Nicholas, Hereford.

BLIND EYE Vaults, Bishop’s Castle.

TOMMY ALLEN BAND White Horse Inn, Clun. CARMINA Acoustic gig. An intoxicating blend of Celtic tunes and jazz improvisation, with vocals, saxophones, Irish whisles, guitar and bodhran. Llanthony Priory Hotel, Llanthony, near Abergavenny, 8pm, free entry, voluntary contributions welcome! 01873 890487. THE FLOK The Wine Bar, Quality Square, Ludlow. WAYNE MARTIN BAND The Exchange, Newtown, 9pm, free. DARREL The Stag, Llanidloes, 9pm, free. MICROBABY Dun Cow, Shrewsbury. THE FABULOUS BORDELLOS (Unplugged). The Rose & Crown, Tenbury Wells, 8.30pm, 01584 811336.

Whites @ The Rose & Crown Tenbury Wells, WR15 8HA Tel: 01584 811336

29th November THE FABULOUS BORDELLOS (Unplugged), 8.30pm.


John Kirkpatrick with

‘Carolling and Crumpets’

Dilwyn Cedar Hall, HR4 8JS Friday 29th November Tickets £8 adult, £4 child

from Ruth Davies 01568 720 226 Or email All proceeds to the Roof Appeal


John Kirkpatrick

WAYNE MARTIN The Anchor, Frankwell. JOHN HARDMAN BAND Power rock and heavy blues. Church Barn, Bishop’s Castle. PETER DYKE ‘Christmas Sparkle’. Organ concert. Hereford Cathedral, 1.15pm, admission free with retiring collection, 01432 374238. TREE-HUGGERS BALL! Featuring Sproatly Smith and The Boy & The Flatpack Band. Richmond Club, Edgar St, Hereford, 7pm, £5, homemade food available, bar. BLACK MOUNTAIN BLUE GRASS The Harp Inn, Glasbury, 8.30pm.

Fri 29 November JOHN KIRKPATRICK ‘Carolling and Crumpets’. Dilwyn Cedar Hall, Tickets £8 adult, £4 child, 01568 720 226. Or email All proceeds to the Roof Appeal 1000 YEARS OF MUSIC WITH CLIVE CARROLL Join this stunning virtuosic guitarist on a joyful fairground ride of instrumental styles spanning the fields of traditional, classical and jazz with inspirations running from newgrass and fusion jazz to Irish stylings. Lingen Village Hall, 7.30pm, £9, 01568 770920. Arts Alive. TURNSTONE Black Lion, Bridge St, Hereford. KATHRYN TICKELL WITH RUTH WALL & AMY THATCHER An evening of sparkling jigs, reels and emotive airs, from three captivating players. Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, 8pm, £16/£12, 01584 878141.

Sat 30 November 1000 YEARS OF MUSIC WITH CLIVE CARROLL See 29 Nov for details. Chelmarsh Parish Hall, 7.30pm, £9/£6, 01746 861593. Arts Alive.

TENBURY MISTLETOE FESTIVAL Until 22 Dec. Three mistletoe auctions, storytelling evenings for all ages, winter produce markets and Santa’s Parade. LOCKED AND LOADED The Bull Hotel, Ludlow. SHENANIGANS Sixteen Tambourines Indie disco. The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, 8pm, £2, 01497 871762. THE PHOENIX SINGERS Programme includes Langlais, Durufle and Poulenc. St Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury, 7.30pm, £10, students £7, 01743 249365. ASYLUM Rock night. Black Lion, Bridge St, Hereford. KEYGREEN, WEATHERILL & LAMB Live, original music; vocal harmonies, guitar, keyboards, sax and clarinet. St Peter’s Centre, Peterchurch, 7.30pm, £10/£8,, 078172 68689. THE TOY HEARTS Balancing hot-club swing, country love songs and sprightly bluegrass breakdowns with exquisite skill. SpArC, Bishop’s Castle, 7.30pm, £10/£6, 01588 630321.

RHYTHM THIEVES Phone 01568 770134

Royal Oak, 7 School Rd, Wolverhampton 28 Nov - Balladeers & Chancers, Dukes Arms, Presteigne 13 Dec - Chindit, 113 Merridale Rd, Wolverhampton 2 Nov -


DECEMBER Sun 1 December THE PEWKE BAND Prince of Wales, Ledbury. JOHNNY ALLEN & JOHNNY HEWITT Lichfield Vaults, Church St, Hereford, 4pm, free, 01432 266821.

Mon 2 December BLUES, JAZZ & COUNTRY Bring along your instrument or come and listen. Radnorshire Arms Hotel, Presteigne, 7.30pm, 01544 267406 or 07811 587501. 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.

Thurs 5 December OPEN MIC Hosted by Wayne Martin, Tommy Allen & Friends. Vaults, Bishop’s Castle.

Fri 6 December

THE KICKSTONES Dun Cow, Shrewsbury. THE COLLECTIVE A tasteful blend of jazz fusion, Latin and gypsy jazz performed by unique players. Yarpole Parish Hall, 8pm, £8/£4, 07810 495942. SULTANA BROTHERS The Exchange, Newtown, 9pm, free. FIRST OFFENCE Black Lion, Bridge St, Hereford. 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 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 LONE WOLVES Bishop’s Castle Christmas Lights. Vaults, Bishop’s Castle. 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, 7.30pm, 0845 4633124. BC/DC The Grove, Shrewsbury, 07774 856056. LUDLOW ORCHESTRA ‘Myths & Fairytales Concert’. St Laurence’s Church, Ludlow, 7.30pm, £10 adults, £5 students, children free, 01568 760633, www.ludloworchestra. CONNIE LUSH Support from Jack Rabbit Parole. The Great Barn, Hellens Manor, Much Marcle, 7.30pm, £12.50, 07854 798913. SULTANA BROTHERS Black Lion, Bridge St, Hereford. 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.

Sun 8 December THE SARAH WARREN BAND Prince of Wales, Ledbury. THE DELRAY ROCKETS The Rose & Crown, Tenbury Wells, 7.30pm, 01584 811336.

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.

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, www.

Music Workshops

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.

Sat 2 November WELSH NATIONAL OPERA SINGING WORKSHOP All day with WNO chorus master, Stephen Harris and four members of the WNO chorus. Gwernyfed High School, 10am-4.30pm, £40/£25, combined workshop and concert £50/£33, 01497 847426. Glasbury Arts. 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, contact Beth Williams, 01432 355111, 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@charlottebulleymusic. info 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 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, 7.309.30pm 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, 10.30am11.30am, £5 per child, siblings £4, parents free, 01743 234970. Friday FAMILY MUSIC MAKERS Fun sessions for parents and toddlers 12.30-2pm, £4 per adult and child pair, under 1s free. The Courtyard, Hereford, 01432 340555.

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First Saturday OPEN MIC NIGHT The Greyhound, Llangunllo, 9pm, 01547 550400. First Saturday FOLK & IRISH SESSION Harp Inn, Glasbury-on-Wye, 8.30pm, free, 01497 847373. First Saturday of month PICKIN’ AT THE BIRD Acoustic session. The Bird in Hand, Coton Hill, Shrewsbury, 01743 357484, 9pm onwards. Every Sunday SESSION Crown & Sceptre, Bromyard, 8.30pm, 01885 483425. Every Sunday FOLK/ROOTS SESSION Stag, Llanidloes, 6.30pm, 01686 414824. 2nd Sunday FOLK SESSION Powys Arms, Poolquay, near Welshpool, 7.30pm, 01691 831162. 2nd Sunday ACOUSTIC MUSIC SESSION Jill and Mark (from the Rhythm Thieves) hosting. All styles welcome. The Sun Inn, Leintwardine. 2nd & 4th Sunday OPEN MIC NIGHT George & Dragon, Knighton, 01547 528532. Last Sunday OPEN MIC The Herbert Arms, Kerry, 8pm, all welcome, 07970 135378. Last Sunday OPEN MIC NIGHT All welcome. The Retreat, Ledbury, 01531 632766. Every Monday ACOUSTIC NIGHT The Golden Lion Hotel, Llandysilio, near Welshpool, 01691 830295. Every Monday BLUES & COUNTRY JAM NIGHT The Crown Inn, Oakengates, Telford, 9pm, 01952 610888.


Every Monday nights BRECON TOWN BAND Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon, 7-9pm. 07779 390954. Every Tuesday BLUES NIGHT The Golden Lion Hotel, Llandysilio, 01691 830295. Every Tuesday TUESDAY JAM SESSION Open to all. The Falcon Hotel, Bromyard, 8-11pm, 01885 483034. Every Tuesday OPEN MIC All welcome, from about 9pm. The Retreat, Ledbury, 01531 632766. Every Tuesday OPEN MIC NIGHT Hosted by Pete Keeley and Dangerous Dave. The Back Bar, The King’s Head, Bishop’s Castle, 9pm onwards, 01588 630770. 3rd Tuesday FOLK NIGHTS The Crown Inn, Longtown. Other occasional folk events organised by Folk Workshops. Register for e-Newsletter with john. Last Tuesday JAZZ NIGHT The Golden Lion Hotel, Llandysilio,Oswestry, 01691 830295. Every Wednesday MAINSTREAM JAZZ NIGHT The Dragon Hotel, Montgomery, 8pm, 01686 668359. Every Wednesday OPEN MIC NIGHT Baskerville Hall Hotel, near Hay-on-Wye, 8.30pm, 01497 820033. First Wednesday SONG AND GUITAR SESSION Red Lion, Llanidloes. 07445 338949. First Wednesday JAZZ NIGHT The Golden Lion Hotel, Llandysilio, 01691 830295. Every Wednesday TELFORD ACOUSTIC CLUB The Crown Inn, Oakengates, Telford, 9pm, 01952 610888.

Every Monday JAM AT THE RAD Blues, jazz and country. Radnorshire Arms, Presteigne, 7.30pm, 07531 300697.

First Wednesday HEREFORD BLUEGRASS SESSION The Victory, 88 St Owen St, Hereford, 8pm, details from Martin 01432 342018 or 07846 669890.

Every Monday OPEN MIC NIGHT Bull Inn, Shrewsbury, 01743 344728.

Every Wednesday OPEN MIC NIGHT Black Lion, Bridge St, Hereford, 01432 266000.

Every Wednesday FOLK SESSION Railway Inn, Forden, near Welshpool, 8pm, 01938 580120. Every Wednesday ACOUSTIC, CONTEMPORARY & TRADITIONAL FOLK SESSIONS Knighton Hotel, Broad St, Knighton, 8.30pm, details from Terry, 01547 530588. Every Wednesday ACOUSTIC SESSION Prince of Wales, Ledbury, 8.45pm, 01531 632250. 2nd Wednesday STRANGE KIN BLUES SESSION Primarily blues, but all styles welcome. Raven, Welshpool, 8pm, email free. 2nd Wednesday OPEN MIC NIGHT Stockton Cross Inn, Kimbolton, near Leominster, 8.30pm, 01568 612509. 2nd Wednesday JAM SESSION White Horse Inn, Clun, 8.30pm onwards. 01588 640305. 3rd Wednesday FOLK/ACOUSTIC SESSION Any style, Crown Inn, Clunton, 9pm, 01588 660226. Every Thursday JAZZ JAM Queen’s Head, St James St, Monmouth, 01600 712767. 1st Thursday SESSION The Alma, Linton, 8.30pm, all welcome, 07779 144005. 1st Thursday OPEN MIC NIGHT The Bridge, Tenbury Wells, call to book your slot, all welcome, 01584 810434. 3rd Thursday FOLK NIGHT Castle Inn, Knucklas, 7pm till late, 01547 528223. 3rd Thursday OPEN MIC Spread Eagle, King St, Hereford, phone to book a slot, 01432 272205. 4th Thursday ACOUSTIC MUSIC Folk, blues, 60s or any other genre welcome. The Sun, High St, Clun, 9pm. Contact Dave Wright 01588 640552. 1st Friday ACOUSTIC SESSION The Unicorn, Corve St, Ludlow, 8:30pm. Contact: Ann Gray 01584 879 348. 1st Friday FOLK SESSION Led by The Pedigrees, all welcome. Spread Eagle, King St, Hereford, 01432 272205. 3rd Friday TRADITIONAL SESSIONING, DANCE CLASSES & LIVE BANDS A band will play at the beginning of each night from 8pm and lead an open session afterwards. Llanfyllin Workhouse, 01691 649062. 3rd Friday ACOUSTIC FOLK MUSIC & SONG SESSION The New Inn, Bartestree, Hereford. Last Friday OPEN MIC NIGHT With Big String Music. Sun Inn, Leintwardine, 8pm, 07885 467673. 5th Friday SESSION Nelson Inn, Ludlow, 01584 872908.

SHEEP MUSIC 2014 FANCY GETTING INVOLVED? The Marches’ longest established community music festival seeks volunteers to kick-start next year’s event. If you’ve helped put on a show of any sort, love music, are self-reliant but enjoy teamwork… then come and find out more.

5pm, Saturday November 23rd The Dukes Arms, Broad Street, Presteigne Sheep Music Ltd is a registered charity No. 4427679

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 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 or email THE FLOK Duo/Trio/Band suitable for most occasions. Kate Thomas lends her stunning voice to a refreshing mix of material from the likes of KT Tunstall, Pink and Mumford & Sons, ably supported by Dave Luke (guitar/mandolin/vocals) and a solid but subtle rhythm section. Dave 07967 029159 Kate 07817 019918 - or like us on Facebook! THE HERBERT SPLIFFINGTON ALLSTARS featuring SATCH DIXON Excellent ska, reggae, calypso and jazz 5/8 piece with Satch Dixon, charismatic Jamaican vocal/ percussionist who has worked with Bob Marley. Also The Art Blank Combo - groove/latin/jazz/reggae 4 piece + Sir Lord Herbert - World Music DJ. 0781 2512891, HOT CLIMATE Ultimate party band, best 6-piece line up ever. For top musical entertainment at your party/ wedding/festival or corporate function. Book now! New footage on Contact Charlie 01568 613895 or mobile 07702 528088 anytime! HOT FEAT Sensational seven-piece soul band performing covers of all the soul greats, including Aretha, James Brown, Wilson Pickett and Sam and Dave. As well as more recent artists like Adele and Amy Winehouse. Tel: 07984 816847 or JON WATSON - Boogie Woogie, jazz and blues piano and vocals. Taking bookings now. Solo or trio available 01432 266591 or 07954 288163 KEYGREEN An Acoustic melting pot of sonorous vocal harmonies, guitar, sax, clarinet, harmonica and percussion. Original music and carefully chosen covers led by Herefordshire based brother and sister duo Tom and Nicky Jaques. KeyGreen play as a duo but also work with several other local musicians for full band gigs - their unique sound is a great backdrop for pub and festival gigs or small intimate venues. Contact Nicky or Tom for more info. KeyGreenMusic 07817 268689 / 078377 13384. LITTLE RUMBA A classy four piece band featuring Hugh, John, Jacqui & Pete, from The Tango Band and The Rumbajax, playing moody, melancholy music everything from East European and South American to the Blues. Viola, violin, accordion, saxophones, guitar, vocals and bass. 01547 520339

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

SPIRIT OF TANGO Stylish café-jazz trio with a Latin/ French flavour featuring Phil Bond (accordion), Dave Carroll (guitar), and Mike Green (double bass).Polished, ear-catching performances in styles from samba to Django unfailingly provide a lively ambience at private parties, weddings and corporate functions. Check us out at www.spiritof Tel 01531 670623 or email STOMPING GROUND Lively 3 piece covers band. Classic soul, rock ‘n’ roll, funk, classic pop (Tom Jones, Spencer Davis etc). Fronted by drummer vocalist Richie Lund ex Soul Survivors. Just give us a corner of your bar or lounge and we WILL entertain you. Ideal for parties. Contact Richie 01584 811500 / 07817 620644 THE SULTANA BROTHERS Fine R&B from one of the best bands around! The ultimate hip swingin’, foot tappin’ party band - guaranteed to help you dance the night away. For bookings/enquiries contact Phil 07791 129391 or Adam 07855 037092. Website www.thesultanabrothers. or find us on TAFRAF (formerly A Band ‘n Hope). This long established local Youth Ceilidh Band can provide all you need for your Charity Ceilidh, wedding or private party. Contact Caller, Dave Rogers, on 07776 395070 for availability and rates. THE BOY & THE FLATPACK BAND: The Boy (aka Clive Williams) casts his ironic, lazy eye over the burning issues of today, whilst the Flatpack Band backing rummages through the toybox of pop with intricate horn & woodwind arrangements. Zany, relevant and danceable, this sustainably funny band is ideal for a party, festival or any environmentally conscious event. We can also offer a pedal-powered, off-grid PA option that won’t cost the Earth!! Telephone Richie on 01544 231236 or email: THE TRENSETTS ROCK BAND: Good dancin’ good listenin’. Real authentic music. For parties, weddings, clubs, pubs. Reasonable fees. Contact Gwyn on 01686 625665 /07831 557292. THE VILLAGE QUIRE - 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 www.villagequire. 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.



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HE newly independent Mid Powys Youth Theatre are celebrating news of a £5000 grant from the Arts Council of Wales in support of their bold new production to be staged at the Wyeside Arts Centre, Builth Wells in November. The show, a new play entitled ‘Water’, will mark the re-launch of the much loved arts group, and for parents, volunteers and members of the company who’ve been working tirelessly over the last few months to set the organisation up as an independent charity the ACW news is the final piece in that jigsaw. Artistic Director, Ralph Bolland, was delighted with the news: “We’re really pleased. We have a vision of creating something very special here in mid Wales, coupling the proud history of MPYT with bold plans for the future. This show is the beginning and we’re grateful to the Arts Council for sharing our enthusiasm.” ‘Water’ follows a group of ‘peak-water’ activists as their latest stunt goes badly awry. Their hard won public support collapses overnight and they find themselves holed-up inside a waterworks plant. The police stand ready outside the building and are willing to use all necessary force to evict the young protestors. The group is given one hour to surrender. The clock is ticking… ‘Water’ is performed at the Wyeside Arts Centre in Builth Wells from Wed 6th-Sat 9th of November. Tickets prices range from £6-12 and are available through the Wyeside box office on 01982 552555. MPYT’s re-launch is further boosted by the opening of two new junior groups, based at the Wyeside and catering for ages 8-11 and 11-14. “We’re delighted to be collaborating with Wyeside, both on the new groups and on ‘Water’,” said Ralph. “It’s our home venue and we’re expecting a high take-up for the Builth classes and packed houses for the show in November. It promises to be an emotional affair and people will come from far and wide to be part of it. There will be the usual MPYT mix of high-quality theatre, live music and young people literally running the show.” Membership enquiries can be made via or by calling Ralph Bolland on 07810 350 994. Andrew Sterry


Until Sat 2 November CADFAEL: THE VIRGIN IN THE ICE MIDDLEGROUND THEATRE COMPANY LTD. It is winter 1139 and amid raging civil war, an orphaned boy, his sister and a young nun disappear in the wild winter landscape of frost and snow. Brother Cadfael’s search leads him to discover a chilling murder and a tale of passion gone astray. Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, 7.30pm, Wed & Sat 2.30pm, £23-£15, children £10, 01743 281281. Until Sat 2 November THE TEMPEST ON FIRE An outdoor fiery version of Shakespeare’s The Tempest performed in the woods and Green Man maze of Penpont near Brecon, accompanied by world music stars Baka Beyond. £20/£18 includes coach travel (part of the performance) from Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon and return, 6pm, food and real ale on site. Wear suitable clothes for this outdoor performance. Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon, 01874 611622. Fri 1 & Sat 2 November ANNE BOLEYN HERE TO THERE PRODUCTIONS. Hunting through an old chest, the newly crowned King James I discovers the controversial legacy of Anne Boleyn. Regal Cinema, Tenbury Wells, 7.45pm, Sat 2.45pm, 01584 811442. Fri 1 November TEECHERS JOHN GODBER COMPANY. Three fifth form students who, through their end of term play, tell the hilarious story of an idealistic new teacher in his perilous first days inside a local comprehensive school. Theatr Hafren, Newtown, 7.45pm, £10, 01686 614555.


Tues 5 & Wed 6 November BETRAYAL LONDON CLASSIC THEATRE. ‘Betrayal’ begins after the end of the affair, and pursues an intricate, gripping journey back to its very beginning. The Courtyard, Hereford, 7.30pm, £17.50/£16.50, 01432 340555.

Wed 6 November WOYZECK SCENE PRODUCTIONS. Set amidst the backdrop of WW1, Woyzeck is a startling depiction of the lowly soldier plagued by visions of the apocalypse and plunged into homicidal lunacy by the world around him. Blake Theatre, Monmouth, 7.30pm, £14/£10, 01600 719401. Wed 6 - Sat 9 November WATER MID POWYS YOUTH THEATRE. A new play which will mark the re-launch of the much loved arts group. When the latest stunt by a group of ‘peak water’ activists goes badly awry, hard-won public support collapses overnight and they find themselves holed-up inside a waterworks plant. Wyeside, Builth Wells, 8pm, Sat 2.30pm, £12-£6, 01982 552555. Fri 7 November EVERY MOTHER’S SON MULTI STORY THEATRE. Chrissie is in the kitchen baking cakes to take to her soldier-son’s send-off for Afghanistan. Doug is in the cellar with his computers refusing to accompany her. They communicate by Skype as they struggle to resolve their differences. Suitable for ages 14+. The Talbot Theatre, Whitchurch, 7.30pm, £8/£6/£7/£25, 01948 660660. Arts Alive. Sat 9 November DEATH OF A BEAUTY SALESWOMAN DEBBIE TRACEY. Welcome to the extreme, ridiculous and downright hilarious world of Jacqueline Jones saleswoman extraordinaire for Tropic Beauty International. Suitable for ages 12+. Little Wenlock Village Hall, 7.30pm, £8, 01952 505888. Arts Alive. Mon 11 November THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) [REVISED] THE REDUCED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY. All 37 plays in 97 minutes! Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, 8pm, £16/£14, 01743 281281.

Mon 11 & Sat 23 November THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES Eve Ensler’s hilarious Broadway and West End smash. 11 Nov - Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, 7.30pm, £19, 01743 281281. 23 Nov - Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon, 8pm, £20, 01874 611622. Tues 12 - Sat 16 November MILKED

November Live Events Friday 1 November, 7.30pm

We three Kings of Rock ‘n’ Roll PENTABUS THEATRE & THE COURTYARD. Paul can’t find a job. Snowy can’t find himself. Milked is a black comedy about friendship, unemployment and a cow called Sandy. 12 Nov - Ludlow College, 7pm, 01584 856564. 13 Nov - Wem Town Hall, 7.30pm, 01939 238279l. 14 Nov - The Courtyard, Hereford, 8pm, 01432 340555. 15 Nov - Market Theatre, Ledbury, 8pm, 079675 171125. 16 Nov - The Edge, Much Wenlock, 7.30pm, 01952 728911. Tickets £6/£5. Wed 13 November CIRCUS OF HORRORS The sensation which stormed into the finals of Britain’s Got Talent. Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, 7.30pm, £25-£15, 01743 281281. Wed 13 - Sat 16 November TAMING OF THE SHREW WYE THEATRE PLAYERS. Powell Theatre, Church St, Hereford. Tickets £10 from The Outback, Church St. Thurs 14 & Sat 16 November MESS CAROLINE HORTON & CO WITH CHINA PLATE. Josephine is putting on a play - Boris and Sistahl help. It’s all about anorexia but don’t let that put you off. Obsession, addiction and not wanting to get out of bed: a play with songs from Caroline Horton. Suitable for ages 13+. 14 Nov - All Stretton Village Hall, 7.30pm, £8/£5/£25, 01694 723378. 16 Nov - Steiner Academy Birch Hall, Much Dewchurch, 7.30pm, £9/£5/£25, 01981 540221. Arts Alive. Sat 16 November I’LL BE BERT Written and performed by Bill Cronshaw. A humorous, wistful slant on a boy’s hero workshop of Manchester City’s goalkeeper Bert Trautmann in 1950s Manchester. A time when players earned a fiver and broken necks were treated by a bloke with a sponge! Conquest Theatre, Bromyard, 7.30pm, £12, 01885 488575. Mon 18 - Sat 23 November THE HOLLY AND THE IVY MIDDLE GROUND THEATRE COMPANY. Set in a Norfolk vicarage on Christmas eve 1947, peace and goodwill radiates from the warm-hearted elderly vicar until the arrival of two irritable aunts and an errant daughter. Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, Mon-Sat 7.30pm, Wed & Sat 2.30pm, £23-£18, children/students £10, 01743 281281. Thurs 21 November THE CANTERBURY TALES THE PANTALOONS. Madcap medieval mayhem. Puppetry, poetry, music and magic, talking chickens and burnt bottoms. A fast-paced performance in modern English. Blake Theatre, Monmouth, 7.30pm, £12/£10, family ticket £35, 01600 719401.

Spectacular tribute to three Rock n Roll greats, with Marc Robinson as Buddy Holly, Gavin Stanley as Billy Fury and Steve Halliday as Elvis. Sunday 17 November, 8pm


One of the most dynamic bands around on the folk scene - mixing modern and traditional folk tradition with virtuoso musicianship. Support from Haiku Salut. Thursday 21 November, 8pm

Guy Masterson in Animal Farm

One man show from the superb master of physical theatre. Masterson brings the story to life with only a bale of hay, some sound effects and his considerable acting skill. Friday 29 November, 8pm

Kathryn Tickell

The foremost exponent of the Northumbrian pipes and current BBC Radio 2’s folk awards’ Musician of the Year. With Ruth Wall, harp and Amy Thatcher, accordion and clogging.

November films

About Time, Rush, The Artist and the Model, Heaven’s Gate, Prisoners Hannah Arendt, Diana, Blue Jasmine. Live streamings: Les Vêpres siciliennes, The Habit of Art, Richard II, Frankenstein,

Box Office 01584 878141


Thurs 21 November ANIMAL FARM GUY MASTERSON & TTI present a magnificent solo performance of Orwell’s classic satire. Using nothing but a bale of hay, some amazing sound effects and brilliant physical and vocal dexterity, Masterson ignites this famous yarn, bringing a modern sinister relevance to Orwell’s masterwork. Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, 8pm, £8, 01584 878141. Fri 22 & Sat 23 November LORD ARTHUR SAVILLE’S CRIME ROCKET THEATRE. A gripping tale of love, honour, duty, fortune-telling and murder. A wicked black comedy that positively fizzles with fun; join Lord Arthur and his valet for an evening of ludicrous indulgence. 22 Nov - SpArC, Bishop’s Castle, 7.30pm, £9/£6, 01588 630321. 23 Nov - Wigmore Village Hall, 7.30pm, £8, 01568 770337. Arts Alive. Mon 25 November WE ARE ALL MORTAL BROADCAST THEATRE COMPANY. Dramatic readings of the actual words of John, Robert and Jackie Kennedy, Dr Martin Luther King Jr, the ‘That Was The Week That Was’ tribute etc. Also songs of the time. Commemorates the loss of President Kennedy and the dashing hopes in what some called ‘Camelot’. 50 years to the day after JFK’s funeral. St Andrew’s Church, Presteigne, 7.30pm, no tickets, but collection for St Andrew’s Church, 01544 262846. Tues 26 - Fri 29 November ROMEO & JULIET UPSTAGE PRODUCTION COMPANY. Hereford Sixth Form College stages an electrifying, adrenaline-fuelled and thrilling version of Shakespeare’s classic. A mix of modern and traditional. Hereford Cathedral, 7.30pm. Tickets from Hereford Sixth Form College, 01432 355166. Sat 30 November CIRCUS OF HORRORS ‘London After Midnight’. From sword-swallowers to dare-devil balancing acts. Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon, 8pm, £22, 01874 611622.

Lord Arthur Saville’s Crime

Sun 1 December FEMALE GOTHIC A lone, haunted woman tells chilling tales of the macabre adn 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.


Until Sat 2 November 42ND STREET HEREFORD MUSICAL THEATRE COMPANY. The timeless and inspiring tale of small town girl Peggy Sawyer’s rise from the chorus line to Broadway star. The Courtyard, Hereford, 7.30pm, Sat matinee 2.30pm, £17 - £3 students, family tickets £55-£45, 01432 340555. Fri 8 & Sat 9 November MONMOUTH’S MAGNIFICENT MUSIC HALL The Good Old Days come to Monmouth with a mixed bill of music, laughter and sing-a-long provided by Monmouth’s finest performers. Savoy Theatre, Monmouth 7.30pm, £10, 01600 772467 Fri 15 November A NIGHT OF DIRTY DANCING Featuring hits from the dance movie ‘Dirty Dancing’ in the ultimate tribute show. Theatr Hafren, Newtown, 8pm, £19.50, 01686 614555. Fri 15 - Sun 17, Fri 29 & Sat 30 November THE HARMONETTES GO INTO ORBIT THE HARMONETTES. A brand-new 1950’s musical comedy jam-packed with all your favourite hits of the period. Great singing and fabulous frocks, all wrapped up in a good story. 15 Nov - Bodenham Parish Hall, 8pm, £8/£5, 01568 797404. 16 Nov - Aston on clun Village Hall, 7.30pm, £8/£5/£25, 01588 660893. 17 Nov - Shipton Village Hall, 7.30pm, £8/£5/£25, 01694 771790. 29 Nov - Welshampton Parish Hall, 7.30pm, £8/35/£25, 01948 710586. 30 Nov - Kingsland Coronation Hall, 7.30pm, £10/£5/£28, 01568 709579. Arts Alive.


Fri 1 November TROPICAL ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS Get up close and personal with a variety of fascinating exotic creatures including snakes, spiders and parrots. Learn about the environment they come from as well as what makes them unique. Savoy Theatre, Monmouth, 11am & 1pm, £6, 01600 772467. Part of Monmouth Children’s Festival.


Sat 2 November CIRCUS BERZERCUS Gerald the Juggler attempts to teach Wallace the art of clowning. Despite being keen, Wallace is far from being the ideal pupil. Will Wallace earn his Clowning Certificate? Savoy Theatre, Monmouth, 11am, adults £8, under 16s £6, family ticket £25, 01600 772467. Part of Monmouth Children’s Festival.

Wed 6 - Sat 9 November JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH THE BIRMINGHAM STAGE COMPANY. James lives with Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker, the most revolting aunts in England. He meets a mystical old man who gives him a bag that contains the strongest magic the world has ever known and James embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. Theatr Hafren, Newtown, 10am & 1pm on Wed & Thurs, 10am & 7pm on Fri, 10.30am & 2pm on Sat. £10 adults, £8 children, 01686 614555. Wed 13 - Sat 16 & Fri 22 November THE THREE BILLY PIGS NOISY OYSTER. A mash of two classic tales, The Three Little Pigs and The Three Billy Goats Gruff, with crafted puppets, light-hearted storytelling, live music and a little bit of piggy-style eco-awareness. Suitable for ages 3+. 13 Nov - SpArC, Bishop’s Castle, 11am & 1.30pm, £5/£4, 01588 630321. 14 Nov - The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock, 10am, £5, 01952 728911. 15 Nov - Wem Town Hall, 1.30pm & 4.30pm, £6/£5, 01939 238279. 16 Nov - Oswestry Library, 11am, £5, 01691 677388. Arts Alive. 22 Nov - Regal Cinema, Tenbury Wells, 6.45pm, 01584 811442. Fri 15 November CORINA PAVOLVA (A’S LLEW SY’N RHUO) An exciting adventure filled with animals of all shapes and sizes in a festive treat for all the family, singing, dancing and roaring! Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon, 11am, £6, 01874 611622. Thurs 21 November BOING! TRAVELLING LIGHT THEATRE COMPANY. Who can sleep on Christmas Eve when there are beds to be jumped on, pillows to be fought with and seas to be sailed...? Wyeside, Builth Wells, 10.30am & 4.30pm, £6/£5, 01982 552555. Fri 29 November - Sun 5 January CINDERELLA COURTYARD PRODUCTION present the classic rags to riches story with a happily ever after ending. Phone for times, £18-£12, family ticket £57-£41, 01432 340555, Sat 30 November THE SNOW QUEEN JACTITO. A show brimming with colour and imagination. A funny and original take on this classic story. The Courtyard, Hereford, 2.30pm, £8/£7, Kids Club £6.50, 01432 340555.

DRAMA WORKSHOPS 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. 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. 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 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. 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 a lot of fun trying out some performance skills with Janine Sharp. The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, 7-30pm-9-30pm. £6. Janine on 07733 055430. 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. £25 annual membership. 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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Fri 1 November THE POETRY SLAM & ATTILA THE STOCKBROKER Ten poets go head to head over two rounds in a battle of verse and wit. Plus a set by the legendary rebel poet Attila the Stockbroker. Malvern Cube (formerly Malvern Youth Centre), 7.30pm, £7 on the door, 07854 798913. Versatile Arts. Sat 2 November STORYTELLING AND CRAFTING With children’s author, Brenda May Williams. Bring a sock and make a bug! Erwood Station, Craft Centre, Gallery & Tea Room, near Builth Wells, 1-4pm, 01982 560674. Fri 15 & Sun 24 November LA GUITARRA ‘A Little Night Music’. Gareth Rees-Roberts, Spanish guitar with Lynden, poet and singer. A programme of guitar music and poetry to include Britten’s ‘Nocturnal’. 15 Nov - Shell House Gallery, Ledbury, 7.30pm, £8 in advance, £10 on the door, 01531 632557. 24 Nov - The Hall Barn, Bleddfa, near Knighton, 3pm, £6 with tea and cake, 01547 550377 or tickets from No. 46 Wine Bar, Presteigne. Fri 22 November A CHRISTMAS CAROL A ghost story of Christmas... John Marshall, a look-alike Dickens, visits Ledbury with a seasonal reading of A Christmas Carol. In aid of St Michael’s Hospice. Market Hall, Ledbury, 7pm, £10 includes festive interval drink and mince pie, 01531 635404. Fri 29 November - 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 30 November CAROL ANN DUFFY Carol Ann Duffy will read from ‘The World’s Wife’ and her new poetry collection ‘The Bees’, while John Sampson will perform on the Crumhorn, Gemshorn, Cornettino and Chinese Hulusi to provide a unique evening with the poet. Regal Cinema, Tenbury Wells, 7.30pm, 01584 811442.

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Fri 1 November COMEDY AT THE OLD MILL Featuring Dan Mitchell, Jordan Brookes, Rob Hughes and Charlie Smith. The Old Mill Bar, High St, Llanidloes, 7.30pm, £6 in advance, £8 on the door, 01686 412008.

Fri 1 November THE COMMITTEE MEETING Chris Corcoran and Elis James bring their 21st century take on working-man’s club culture to Abergavenny. Comedy gang show committee style, plus bingo. Savoy Theatre, Monmouth, 8pm, £12, 01600 772467. Sat 2 November PAUL KERENSA - SO A COMEDIAN WALKS INTO A CHURCH (Confessions of a Kneel-Down Stand-Up). Paul has written for all series of ‘Miranda’ and ‘Not Going Out’. With support by Mark Palmer. Moccas Village Hall, 7.30pm, £7.50, 01981 500201. Sat 2, Sun 3 & Mon 4 November ANDY PARSONS - I’VE GOT A SHED Becoming one of the main writers for ‘Spitting Image’ before embarking on a stand-up career which has led to shows such as ‘Mock The Week’ and ‘Live at the Apollo’. 2 Nov - Theatr Hafren, Newtown, 8pm, £15, 01686 614555. 3 Nov - The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock, 7.30pm, £15, 01952 728911. 4 Nov - The Courtyard, Hereford, 8pm, £15, 01432 340555. Fri 8 & Fri 22 November COURT LAUGHING COMEDY CLUB 8 Nov - Ro Campbell, Hayley Ellis and Foil & Hog. 22 Nov - Alistair Green, Mark Smith and Eric Lampeart. The Courtyard, Hereford, 8.30pm, £12.50, 01432 340555. Sat 9 November CHRIS RAMSEY Following a complete sell-out tour in Edinburgh, Chris brings his very popular and successful solo tour to the Courtyard, Hereford, 8pm, £17.50, 01432 340555.

Dan Mitchell

Sun 10 November SEVERN JESTERS COMEDY CLUB Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, 8pm, £8 in advance, £9 on the door, 01743 281281. Sat 9 & Sun 10 November SEAN HUGHES - LIFE BECOMES NOISES A sometimes poignant, often hilarious insight into the lighter side of dying and getting older. For ages 18+. 9 Nov - Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon, 8pm, £15, 01874 611622. 10 Nov - The Courtyard, Hereford, 8pm, £14, 01432 340555. Tues 12 November ED BYRNE - ROARING FORTIES Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, 8pm, £22.50, 01743 281281. Wed 13 November HENNING WEHN German Comedy Ambassador to Great Britain. Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, 8pm, £13, 01743 281281.

Sat 16 November CANNON & BALL Comedy routines and Q & A session with the audience. Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon, 7.30pm, £18, 01874 611622. Sun 17 November MILTON JONES - ‘ON THE ROAD’ Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, 8pm, £20, 01743 281281. Wed 20 November KERFUFFLE COMEDY AT THE GLOBE Star of BBC3s Ideal and Saxondale, Peter Slater brings his latest comic creation, Sir Randolph Tempest to Hay, with support from Bryan Malcolm and Chris Tavner. The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, 7.30pm, £6/£5 in advance, £7 on the door, 01497 821762. Sat 23 November SEANN WALSH: THE LIE-IN KING Star of Live at the Apollo, Argumental and Seann Walsh World. With support from Romesh Ranganathan. The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock, 8pm, £13, 01952 728911. Sat 23 November JETHRO Always slightly on the edge, Jethro’s fruity Cornish farcical stories embellished into hilarity with his trademark west country dialect. Suitable for ages 15+. Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, 7.30pm, £20, 01584 878141.

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Sat 16 November WYESIDE COMEDY CLUB Featuring Funmbi Omotayo, plus the winner of the Courtyard, Hereford’s New Act of the Year competition, Peter Beckley. Wyeside, Builth Wells, 7.30pm, £8 in advance, £10 on the door, 01982 552555. Sat 16 November ALEX HORNE - LIES Best known for mindblowing Powerpoint or live music, this show has neither, just Alex, a panda, some jokes and some lies. The Courtyard, Hereford, 8pm, £13, 01432 340555. Sat 16 November LUCY PORTER - NORTHERN SOUL Does geography shape our destiny? Born in Croydon to a Northern Irish dad and a Midlander mum (who met in Africa), Lucy never felt that she belonged down south. She moved to Manchester, married a Welshman and travelled the world, but she’s still seeking her spiritual home. Theatr Hafren, Newtown, 8pm, £10, 01686 614555.

Sun 24 November SANDI TOKSVIG LIVE An evening of stand-up, stories and fascinating facts. Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, 7.30pm, £19, 01743 281281. Fri 29 November JIMEOIN - WHAT?! Hilarious world-class stand-up from internationally acclaimed star of ‘Live at the Apollo’ and more. Savoy Theatre, Monmouth 8pm, £14.50, 01600 772467 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 two-hour show. Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, 8pm, £15, 01584 878141. 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.

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Thurs 7 November ALLEN FISHER - ARTIST’S TALK Frenzy and Self-Control. Romantic paintings from Britain, Ireland and Germany by James Barry, William Blake, John Constable, Caspar David Friedrich, Henry Fuseli, John Martin and JMW Turner. Apple Store Gallery, Bridge St, Hereford, 7pm, £10, 01432 378436. Thurs 7 November DR GEORGE PETERKEN A talk on Meadow Conservation and the Significance of Churchyards. The Great Hall, Bishop’s Palace, Hereford, 2.30pm, free. The talk will follow the short AGM of Caring for God’s Acre. 01588 673041.


Fri 1 November ROSS ARTS APPRECIATION SOCIETY ‘Music for the Organ - The King of Instruments’. Presented by Fiona Chryssides. Larruperz Centre, Grammar School Close, Ross-on-Wye, 7.30pm, £2.50 members, £4.50 visitors, includes tea/coffee, 01432 840294. Mon 4 November ROSS-ON-WYE DECORATIVE & FINE ARTS SOCIETY A lecture by Dr Scott Anderson on ‘The Art of Cameo Glass’. The Larruperz Centre, Ross-on-Wye, 1.45pm, £5 non members, 07876 437135. Tues 5 November LINGEN GARDENING CLUB ‘Old Plants, New Plants, who Cares? A talk by Linda Eggins. Lingen Village Hall, 7.30pm, £3, 01547 540176. Tues 5 November & Tues 3 December BRECKNOCK DECORATIVE & FINE ARTS SOCIETY Lecture programme. 5 Nov - ‘Basingstoke and it’s contribution to World Culture’. 3 Dec - ‘The Journey of the Magi: 1700 Years of the Three Kings’. Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon, 2.30pm, £40 annual subscription, visitors £7.50 per lecture, 01874 625679. Wed 6 November LUDLOW QUAKERS 6 Nov - General Sir Rupert Smith, the former NATO Deputy Supreme Commander Europe and GOC Northern Ireland gives the 2013 Olivier Memorial Peace Lecture. Oscars, Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, 7pm, £6, £3 students, 01584 878141. Tues 5, Tues 12 & Tues 19 November LUDLOW LECTURES 5 Nov - Jonathan Moore. William Foxe of Ludford. 12 Nov - John Barratt: Civil War in the Marches. 19 Nov - Mike Kelly: Sex and the Single Pearl. Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, 10am-12pm, £15 per person for all six lectures or £4 per lecture, 01584 874990. Wed 6 November OLIVIER MEMORIAL PEACE LECTURE ‘The Utility of Force in an Age of Insecurity’. The former NATO Deputy Supreme Commander Europe, General Sir Rupert Smith is a distinguished soldier and writer on warfare. He will speak about the problems of war and peace-building in the contemporary world. Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, 7pm, £6, £3 students, 01584 878141.


Fri 8 November ANDY ROUSE: WILD ABOUT ANIMALS One of the most well-known and respected wildlife photographers. Stories, musical pieces, anecdotes and of course incredible images. Blake Theatre, Monmouth, 7.30pm, £15/£13, 01600 719401. Fri 8 & Fri 29 November THE BRITISH OAK A celebrity lecture by Archie Miles, renowned Herefordshire based wildlife photographer and writer. 8 Nov - In association with the Herefordshire Nature Trust. The Griffin Centre, Hereford Sixth Form College, Folly Lane, Hereford, 7.30pm, £10 members, £12 nonmembers, 01432 356872. 29 Nov - Blue Ginger Gallery, Home End Farm, Stiffords Bridge, Cradley, 7pm, £7.50 includes refreshments and light snack, 01886 880140. Fri 8 November CENTRALLY HEATED KNICKERS Michael Rosen presents ‘Adventures in Science and Sound’, a compelling new production for families, packed full of surprises linked directly to the curriculum. The Courtyard, Hereford, 1.30pm & 7pm, £12/£10, 01432 340555. Fri 8 November AN AUDIENCE WITH HENRY SANDON National local ‘treasure’ Henry, recalls tales from the ‘Antiques Roadshow’ and many more of his roles and TV appearances. Conquest Theatre, Bromyard, 7.30pm, £7, 01885 488575. Sat 9 November LEO HOULDING From the Amazon to Antarctica. Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, 8pm, £14/£12, 01743 281281. Sat 9 November MARK RICHARDS IN CONVERSATION WITH IAN MARCHANT With an appreciative nod to ‘Desert Island Discs’ and ‘With Great Pleasure’, international sculptor, Mark Richards looks at the influences on his creative life with local broadcaster and novelist, Ian Marchant. His lively choice of memorable music, films, books and paintings, presented as a mixture of recordings, projected images and the spoken word. Mid Border Arts Annual Grand Fundraiser. Assembly Rooms, Presteigne, 7.15pm, £20 includes Italian food, bar available, tickets from www.wegottickets. com and No. 46 Wine Bar, Presteigne. Wed 13 November CIVIC SOCIETY LECTURE ‘Lucien Bonaparte - A Gilded Cage’. A lecture by Barney Rolfe-Smith, local historian and author. Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, 7.30pm, £2 members, £4 non-members,

Mon 18 November THE MENNONITES With Arland Eberley at Grange Road Community Centre, Bishops Castle, 7.30pm, 01588 630648. A Quest event. Mon 18 November GERVASE PHINN - A SCHOOL INSPECTOR CALLS In conjunction with Rossiter Books - The Yorkshire School Inspector tells stories from his latest book. Savoy Theatre, Monmouth, 7pm, £8, with a £4 refund against purchase of the book if you buy on the night, 01600 772467. Tues 19 November CAROLINE SANDERSON Author, reviewer and biographer Caroline Sanderson will speak about her book, “A Rambling Fancy, in the Footsteps of Jane Austen”. Ross Library, 7pm, £3 at the door (students free) contact Wed 20 November LEOMINSTER HISTORICAL SOCIETY Brunel: A Victorian Genius. A talk given by Ray Sturdy. at The Lion Ballroom, 7.30pm. Members free, visitors £3 on the door. Wed 20 November TEME VALLEY DECORATIVE & FINE ARTS SOCIETY LECTURE Queen Victoria and Prince Albert: Patrons of the Arts, Art Collectors and Artists. Mr Oliver Everett, Librarian Emeritus, Royal Library, Windsor Castle. Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, 2.15pm, £7 on the door, 01584 711477.

Sat 30 November WHAT IS SCULPTURE? WHAT IS JAPANESE MODERN SCULPTURE? Marking six years of the Sculpture Programme at the Sidney Nolan Trust. Edward Allington, Professor of Fine Art and Head of Graduate Sculpture at the Slade School of Fine Art talks about his current mission to introduce modern Japanese sculpture to the UK. The work is largely unknown in the west but he hopes to develop an appreciation of the significance and beauty of these neglected masterpieces. Introduction by Professor Rod Bugg. St Andrew’s Hall, Presteigne, 6pm, £5 includes talk and light buffet. 01544 260149 advance booking essential. 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.

Workshops & Courses

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. STORYTELLING WORKSHOPS IN HEREFORD Learn a new skill and develop personal creativity. Dates for 2013 - Oct 6th. Also sessions for Early Years; Primary Schools; Forest Schools; Special Needs and new Community Performances.

Thurs 21 November A CONVERSATION WITH RICHARD JOHNSON Richard reveals the highs and lows of his career as a National Hunt jockey. Luctonians Rugby Club, Kingsland, 8pm, £25 includes meal. Tickets from Kingsland Post Office or venue, online, 07585 943290. Raising funds for SMAAAK.

Thurs 14 and 28 November PHILOSOPHY CAFE An informal gathering to bring philosophy to life. The Globe, Hay on Wye. 7.30pm, free.

Thurs 21 November TENBURY WELLS FLORAL ART CLUB Demonstrator, Michael Handy-Prestwood explores the Spirit of the Season by creating arrangements live on stage. Regal Cinema, Tenbury Wells, 7.30pm, 01584 811442.

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.

Fri 22 November ASSASSINATION OF JOHN F KENNEDY On the 50th anniversary (to the day), Roger Curtis asks ‘Do Shots in Dealey Plaza Still Echo?’ Who shot the US President and why? Images, scale models, even hand-on experiments contribute to a discussion of the enigma that has inspired films, books, TV documentaries and bitter on-line argument. Suitable for ages 16+. St Andrew’s Church Hall, Presteigne, 7.30pm, no tickets, but collection for St Andrew’s Church, 01544 262846. Fri 29 November LEO HOULDING - FROM THE AMAZON TO ANTARTICA Leo Houlding will be talking about both adventures in this new talk, illustrated with world-class photography and film-footage. Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon, 8pm, £14, 01874 611622.

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.


green door Green Events Mon 25 November HEREFORDSHIRE TREE QUIZ A light-hearted pub quiz raising runds for the Herefordshire Tree Forum. Quizmaster is Mike Townsend (Woodland Trust). Featuring inspiring veteran tree slides provided by Archie Miles and Richie Cotterill for the I-Spy rounds. Teams of three, £5 per team, £2 solo. The Barrels, Brewery Room, St Owen’s St, Hereford, 7.30pm to register, 07777 661252. 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 Cycling Support Group - Peta Sams, 01584 876818, Aims to encourage, promote and develop cycling as a safe, healthy and popular means of transport within Ludlow and its environs. 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:




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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


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. BOWEN TECHNIQUE - JOY PEARMAN. Also reflexology, Pilates and Zumba classes. Ledbury, Bromyard, Ludlow, Leominster, Hereford areas. 01432 820484. JENNY BULLOUGH Yoga tuition and therapy. Small group classes & individual tuition for special needs. 01497 831416 CLAIRVOYANT MEDIUMSHIP AND TAROT READINGS with Gina Murray, also animal mediumship and animal communication within Hay on Wye tel:07812 /035459 or email COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY for depression, anxiety, panic, stress, OCD, relationship problems and more! Also, couple counselling, relationship counselling and individual counselling for most issues. Sessions held in the Presteigne area, Leominster and Hereford. Please contact Gail Venables on 01544 350384 or see webpage for more info MBACP (Accred). CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHOTHERAPY Specialist in treating & assessing children & young people with mental health or behavioural issues or dealing with distressing situations. I also offer support to parents, carers and adopters (providing them with a space to think separately about their children) or work with parents/carers and children together. I am also able to help mothers and babies with attachment issues. I can provide supervision to other therapists, consultations and training to professionals. Based in Hay-on-Wye and Hereford, I can provide services throughout the area. ACP accredited. Valérie Mortin BSc. 07961 885646 or 01981 500500. E: COUNSELLING: Space for you to explore issues that are troubling you in a confidential, safe, supportive and nonjudgemental environment. I offer short and long term, low cost, individual integrative counselling. I have experience of working with a range of issues including anger, anxiety, bereavement, depression, disability, eating disorders, low 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 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 on 07772 000728. NUTRIONAL THERAPY Would you like to know how to make the most of what you eat? Would you like help with choosing the foods that might suit you best? Would you like to understand why your food choices are important? Do you simply have an interest in how foods may affect you and your body? Phaedra Bushby 07794 476892. Consultations available in Leominster, New Radnor and Worcester.,

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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. 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.

Workshops WORKSHOP LISTINGS - Single listings are free. Year round, ongoing workshops will cost £40 per year for inclusion in the magazine and website.

Sat 2 November TEAS, TINCTURES & POWDERS How to keep dogs healthy with herbs. Information and practical tips from Iris Ege, MRCVS, A.P. Vet Ltd. Arrowfield Veterinary Practice, Hatton Gardens, Kington, 3pm, free admission, fundraising in support of Maitri Charitable Trust, 07974 394157, Sat 9 November OUR ABILITY TO HEAL IS AMAZING! Find out how to support and nurture your body and mind, for health and well being. This workshop, designed for your needs, can include Chi Gong movement, Alexander Technique, breathing, self-healing, stress release and fun in Ludlow. 11am-1pm. Hilary Foxwell, 01584 819010.


Mon 11 or Sat 16 November INTRODUCTION TO HOMEOPATHY WORKSHOP With Juliet Ablett, ( RHom, MARH,MNCHM). Learn how to use homeopathy easily at home for you and your family. Gain confidence in treating first aid and minor injuries, coughs and colds etc. Small group with plenty of opportunity to ask questions. Special Promotion £10 per person. both 10am-12pm at Hereford Centre for Natural Health, Belmont, Hereford, HR2 7XT. 01432 279653. Tues 12 November PARENTS AUTISM WORKSHOPS AND SUPPORT Dogs for the Disabled and PAWS are holding a series of workshops combined with long-term support for families local to Hereford and are taking bookings from families now. The workshops will be at Hinton Community Centre, 21 Ross Rd, Hereford, 10am-3pm. Details, SAMATHA MEDITATION Encourages calming, stilling the mind, towards greater well-being and understanding. A class for newcomers to Samatha now meets at Greenstreete, Llangunllo, near Knighton. Everyone welcome. Classes include instruction, group practice and Dhamma discussion. Classes by donation. Please contact Mary for more details. Tel: 01686 669600. Email: HEALING YOGA AND MEDITATION SATURDAYS Georgie holds monthly Saturday morning yoga and meditation workshops at the beautiful Brilley Village Hall. These workshops focus on different themes, e.g. anger release, grief & acceptance, loving and healing the self, stress release, living with energy and purpose and lots more. They are always healing and tailored to those who attend. Homemade cake, yogi tea and fruit are served in the breaks. Investment between £15-£20. Call 07807 550 653 or visit 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 a 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

Beautifully crafted traditional and contemporary timber frames. From self-build homes to log stores. Competitive pricing from a friendly, family run business.

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

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Sunday 24 November, Glasbury Village Hall, 10.30am - 4pm Wire sculpture workshop for adults with Gail Stokes Hayward

Gail takes inspira�on from the natural world to create beau�ful art works using fine iron wire. £40 full price, £25 concs. (unwaged, students, over-60s) 10% Member’s discount applies to both prices SEE BELOW FOR HOW TO BOOK

Fri 1 November to Sun 3 November, Glasbury Village Hall Glasbury Arts 10th Annual Visual Arts Exhibi�on FREE ENTRY Exhibi�on theme: “Community Art meets Fine Art” Opening Hours: 1 November – 7-9pm; 2 & 3 November 11am-5.30pm

Sat 2 November, Drama Studio, Gwernyfed High School Workshop and Concert to mark the 10th Anniversary of the Glasbury Arts Exhibi�on. Produced by Welsh Na�onal Opera

10am to 4.30pm - All-day singing workshop with Welsh Na�onal Opera chorus master Stephen Harris and four members of the Welsh Na�onal Opera chorus. 7.30pm– Concert with four members of the Welsh Na�onal Opera Chorus. Ticket prices: Workshop, £40, full price, £25 concessions (unwaged, students, over-60s). Concert, £11, full price, £9 concessions. Combined workshop/concert �ckets: £50 full price, £33 concessions 10% Member’s discount applies to all prices

Pre-concert meals available at the River Café Glasbury, book direct on 01497 847007, and at the Radnor Arms, Llowes, book direct on 01497 847460. Two-course meals are at the special Glasbury Arts price of £11.50. Tickets: by telephone on 01497 847426; in person at Old Forest Arts, The Cra� Centre, Hay-on-Wye; or online at

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