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Sat 3-Fri 23 Nov
10am-4pm daily

Remembrance in Art exhibition

 

Trumpet Corner Tearoom & Gallery, Trumpet crossroads, HR8 2RA
We will be supporting Ledbury celebrations by putting together a remembrance themed exhibition to commemorate 100 years since the end of WWI & decorating the Trumpet with handcrafted poppies.

tel: 01531 670082
Trumpet Corner

 

 

 


7pm

Sat 3 Nov

Carol Concert

 

St. Michael & All Angels' Church, Church Lane, Ledbury, HR8 1PL
Ledbury Choral Society present
Vivaldi Gloria & Haydn Nelson Mass carol concert including audience carols & Christmas favourites
tickets: £10 in advance from LCS members or Ledbury Books & Maps or £12 on the door (children free)

Ledbury Books & Maps

Ledbury Choral Society

Ledbury Parish Church

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Weds 7-Tue 13 Nov
daily 10am-4pm

except during services

Life in Ledbury exhibition

 

St. Michael & All Angels' Church, Church Road, Ledbury, HR8 1DL
Life in Ledbury exhibition (1918-'19)
The 5th in a series of exhibitions about Ledbury & WWI

Ledbury Parish Church

 

 

Sat 10 Nov
4pm
bonfire lit at 6pm
2 fireworks displays

at 6.30 & 7.30pm

Charity Fireworks Bonanza

 


Hazle Meadows, Ross Road, Ledbury, HR8 2LP
fun fair, live music, food & drink
with competition for the

best Guy
tickets at a discounted rate in advance from several venues in Ledbury or can be purchased on the gate
plenty of car parking available
(event will be re-scheduled in the event of bad weather)

Ledbury Rotary Club

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Tue 13 Nov

7-9pm

Poetry Trail

 

Ledbury Library, The Master's House,

St. Katherine's, Bye Street, HR8 1EA
Found Voices - A poetry trail exploring Ledbury's heritage. After a sell-out show during Ledbury Poetry Festival 2018, Sara-Jane Arbury invites us on a walking tour of
some of Ledbury's finest heritage sites. Hear her perform her collection of poetry inspired by the words of the war poets & the buildings themselves. Starts at the Master's House, ends at St. Michael & All Angels' Church. For 10+ years.

tickets: £7 (includes

winter sustenance!)
tel: 01432 383499
e.-mail: ledburylibrary@herefordshire.gov.uk

Ledbury Poetry Festival

 

 

Fri 16 Nov

2.30-4pm

Dymock Poets' Collection Launch


Ledbury Library, The Master's House, St. Katherine's, Bye Street, HR8 1EA
Herefordshire Libraries' new reference collection on the Dymock Poets is now available at Ledbury Library. This special collection of around 300 books, journals & pamphlets focuses on the 6 poets who lived or visited the Dymock area before & during WWI: Lascelles Abercrombie, Rupert Brooke,
John Drinkwater, Robert Frost, Wilfrid Gibson & Edward Thomas. Discover some of the highlights & talk to Linda Hart, who kindly donated the collection.
tel: 01432 383499
e.-mail: ledburylibrary@herefordshire.gov.uk

Dymock Poets' Collection Launch

 

 

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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.