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Ledbury Carnival

 

Monday 27 August

(Bank Holiday Monday)

midday-5pm

Ledbury Carnival

+ street entertainment

 

including:

 

Ledbury Horticultural Society

Flower Show

in the Community Hall

 

free tours of The Master's House

 

Ledbury Carnival

Ledbury Festival

 

 

 

 

 

 

Junior Cricket

 

Monday 6-Thursday 10 August

Eastnor Cricket Club,

Clencher's Mill Lane,

Eastnor, HR8 1RL

Youth County Cricket

Festival matches

 

Eastnor Cricket Club

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.Art

 

Saturday 8-Sunday 16 September

11am-5pm

various locations in Herefordshire

including Ledbury

 

Herefordshire Art Week

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charity Fun Dog Show

 

Saturday 18th August

11am

(registration from 10am)

The Nest , Little Verzons Farm, Hereford Road,

Ledbury, HR8 2PZ

Charity Fun Dog Show

in aid of Community Action

entry: £2

 

The Nest

 

 

Four Nights of Vocal Concerts

 

Thursdays 5, 13, 20 & 27 September

8pm

(tickets include a pre-concert supper

at 7pm if you book for more than one)

Thursday 8:     Excelsa Voces

(quintet performing medieval & contemporary music)

Thursday 13:  Men in General (acappella quadruplet)

Thursday 20:  The Longest Johns

(shanty specialists)

Thursday 27:   Hereford Soul Choir

The Nest, Little Verzons Farm,

Hereford Road,

Ledbury, HR8 2PZ

 

Excelsa Voces

Men in General

The Longest Johns

Hereford Soul Choir

The Nest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.