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March Events

 

 

Sat 7
8pm

The Gaz Hughes Sextet

 

Ledbury Market Theatre, Market Street, HR8 2EG
playing a tribute to Art Blakey
admission: £15, students £9
tel: 07967 517125
Ledbury Market Theatre

The Gaz Hughes Sextet

 

 

Sun 8

3pm

Peter Fisher & Margaret Fingerhut

a vibrant piano & violin celebration

 

The Great Barn, Hellens Manor, Much

Marcle, HR8 2LY
admission: £16 (free for students in

full-time education)
tickets from The Courtyard, Hereford,

tel 01432 340555
or on-line at www.courtyard.org.uk or
Ticket Source Box Office tel 0333 6663366 or
on-line at Ticket Source
Hellens Manor

 

Sat 21
9am
Poets' Path Potter

 

Dymock Cricket Club
charity fund raising event for runners or walkers
Poets' Path 1 & Poets' Path II (both 8 miles) +
The Daffodil Way (10 miles)
in aid of Dymock Cricket Club & The Friends of the Dymock Poets (for the upkeep of the Poets' paths)
entries in advance, or on the day by 8.30am
entry forms can be downloaded from the Dymock Cricket Club website or are available at local running & sports shops
tel: Phillip Howells on 07802260906
or e.mail phillip@edandphil.co.uk

Poets' Path Potter

 

 

Sat 28
8pm

The Roving Crows

 

Ledbury Market Theatre, Market Street,

HR8 2EG
admission: £14, students £8
tel: 07967 517125
Ledbury Market Theatre
The Roving Crows

 

 

Sat 28-Sun 29
all day
Kempley & Oxenhall Daffodil Weekends


e.-mail: ga.refoy@btinternet.com
Kempley & Oxenhall Daffodil Weekends

 

 

10am-5pm
Dymock Parish Hall
Daffodil Weekend & Spring Fayre


tel: Jennifer Thick on 01531 890453
e.-mail: jenniferthick@aol.com
Dymock Daffodil Weekend & Spring Fayre

 

 

 


 

 

 


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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.