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May Events

 

 

Mon 6-Sun 12 May
Tues-Sat: 10am-4pm
Sun: 10am-2pm

Ledbury Art Society Spring Exhibition &
sale of works

 


Weaver's Gallery, Church Lane,

Ledbury, HR8 1DW
free admission
tel: 07901 895277
Ledbury Art Society


 

 


Sat 11
10.30am-midday

Coddington Wildflower Walks

 

All Saints Church, Coddington, HR8 1JJ
circular routes of 3/4 to 2 miles
starting from the Church
including map & wildflower guide
join us for a hot dog, soft drink & glass of wine
by donation
ample parking
dogs welcome on leads
tel: 01531 640063
Coddington Wildflower Walks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fri 17

7.30pm
St. James' the Great Church, Mill Lane, Colwall, WR13 6HE
Charity Concert

 

 

presented by local flautists, Maddy Lee &
Nicola Shorland
together with pianist, Tim Sidford, Alice Shaw on cello
+ acappella group Serenata
a range of solo & ensemble music
free admission
donations gratefully accepted for What Makes You Different Makes You Beautiful which provides a support network for the families of children with special &
additional needs
drinks & nibbles
raffle
tel: Maddy Lee on 01684 541733
e.-mail: madzand88@gmail.com/eventbrite
Colwall Church
Serenata

Charity Concert

 

 

7.30pm
The Barn, St. Katherine's car park,

Bye Street, Ledbury, HR8 1EA

Cantaloop (live music)

 

admission: £5
tel: Lynn Jones on 07772 174088
e.-mail: liveinledbury@gmail.com
The Barn, Ledbury

 

Sat 18

Songs for Silas
by The Village Quire

 

St. Mary's Church, Dymock, GL18 2AQ
admission: £10 (including light refreshments)
bar available - donations
tel: 01531 890676

Dymock Church

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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.