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August Events

 

 

Sat 3

7pm

The Barn, Court Farm, Aylton,

Ledbury, HR8 2RQ

picnic + performance of Gilbert & Sullivan's
The Pirates of Penzance

 

 

gates open at 5.30pm for picnics

(weather permitting)
performance at 7pm inside the Barn
by Opera Anywhere
tickets: adults £20, under 18s & students £10
all welcome but book soon because of the
limited number of tickets
tel: 0333 6663366
Opera Anywhere

 

 

Thur 8-Sun 11
Eastnor Deer Park, Eastnor Castle,

Ledbury, HR8 1RL

Lakefest

 

tel: 0121 472 6688
Lakefest
Eastnor Castle

 

 

Sat 10
9-11.30am
St. Katherine's Hall, Bye Street,

Ledbury, HR8 1EA

Breckie Saturday

 

full English breakfast to include

tea/coffee: £6.75
organised by St. Michael's & All Angels' Church, Ledbury
in aid of a new sound system for the Church

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sat 10

2-11pm
The Pavilion Rooms, Ledbury RFC,
Ross Road, Ledbury, HR8 2LP
Breathfest


live music - 2 stages with over 15 bands
special guest: Big Brother's Akeem Griffiths
tickets: £10 per adult, £5 children 8+,
£5 concessions, carers & under 7s free
available on-line or on the gate
raising awareness for COPD &

farmer's lung
Breathfest
Ledbury Rugby Football Club

 

 

Sat 17
11am-6pm
The Nest, Little Verzon's Farm ,

Hereford Road, Trumpet, HR8 2PZ
Nestfest


live music, children's storytelling, pony rides, demonstrations with working horses & chainsaw sculpting, archery sessions
gin-tasting session & open bar
free entry
tel: 01531 670816
Nestfest

 

 

Mon 26
midday
Ledbury Carnival

 

12 noon Ledbury Community Brass Band in the High Street

street entertainment, stalls & funfair attractions until 5pm
Ledbury Carnival

 

 

 


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<Market House, Ledbury>

   Ledbury is a market town with a timeless, unhurried quality about it. Rich in history it existed as an early Saxon settlement before being described as Liedeberge (Leadon Hill) in the Domesday Book.

 

   It has excellent examples of Norman, Tudor, Georgian and Victorian architecture and a history that includes the Battle of Ledbury (1645) and the Turnpike Riot (1735).

<Eastnor Castle>
Ledbury has excellent accommodation with hotels filled with history, inns full of tradition and quality bed and breakfasts. There is also self catering accommodation, campsites and even 'glamping' in the heart of the countryside.
<Malvern Hills>

   Rising from the Vale of Leadon, Ledbury is nestled beneath the ancient Malvern Hills - a major local attraction.


   From the Malverns, Marcle Ridge and May Hill the three counties roll out before you with undulating hills, broadleaf and conifer woods, orchards of apples and pears, winding country lanes and picturesque black and white villages and hamlets.

   
Poetry is of great cultural and historical significance to Ledbury. Poet Laureate John Masefield (1878 - 1967) was born and raised in Ledbury and wrote about its life and traditions. Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806 - 1861) was one of the most prominent poets of the Victorian era and lived on the outskirts of Ledbury at Hope End.
 
<William Langland>

 It is thought medieval poet William Langland (pictured left at St. Mary the Virgin, in Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire) was born in Ledbury. He is famous for his C14th poem Piers Plowman - a veiled, subversive attack on clerical and political corruption, thought to have been an inspiration for the Peasant's Revolt of 1381.

 

William’s Vision of Piers Plowman

 

 

   Famously the Dymock Poets - Robert Frost, Lascelles Abercrombie, Rupert Brooke, Edward Thomas, Wilfrid Wilson Gibson, John Drinkwater and Eleanor Farjeon - lived in the Dymock area intermittently from 1911 to 1914 and were greatly inspired by local countryside.

 

   The Ledbury Poetry Festival (held every July) is England's premier poetry festival with national and internationally acclaimed poets alongside local poets, workshops, walks and exhibitions.