Hot Lists Friday, March 16th

Your weekend essentials: poppies, pop-ups and Peter Rabbit

Hot Lists Friday, March 16th

Your weekend essentials: poppies, pop-ups and Peter Rabbit

In lieu of our fully-loaded What’s On section – still enjoying a brief hiatus, last seen fist-pumping in a Miami nightclub – here’s another essential guide of what’s happening this weekend in Herefordshire.

Essentially, it’s the answer to ‘Hey, what’s going on this weekend?’

So, without further ado....



The poppies. On the off chance that you haven’t already noticed the thousands of ceramic red poppies cascading down the outside wall of the Hereford Cathedral, take a bus, train or donkey in to town this weekend and take a lot at one of the most poignant and most visually arresting installations the county, and in fact the country has ever seen.

Part of the First World War remembrance project that began last year, these poppies are some of the 888, 246 that surrounded the Tower of London, and the ‘Weeping Window’ is one of 13 locations reimagining that effect over the next year.


Black Panther’s still killing it if you haven’t seen it yet. And the Odeon’s also got a mystery horror premiere on Monday evening – the latest in its Scream Unseen series. If you’re not big in to hiding behind your popcorn, The Courtyard’s showing the brilliant Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri at the same time and fellow Oscar nominees Call Me by Your Name and Roman J. Israel on Saturday, while Richard Booth’s cinema in Hay has I, Tonya.


There’s another Big Day going down at the Butter Market in Hereford (Saturday) – which means a load of delicious pop-ups popping up for the day. Including, but not limited to, Miniyaki’s Japanese Soul Food, Hunter G’s fresh ‘n’ healthy options, Rayeesa’s curry and Sue Gilmour’s chocolates. Get the full line-up here. And come with an empty stomach…


 Courtyard Comedy (+ additional fee curry) Club is back, headlined by Grumpy Young Man Carl Donnelly, this Friday. 


 Six Nations finale – the pride of four countries is at stake. Here are the best places to watch the triple-header play out.


There are loads of great pub-rock cover bands playing across the county, most coinciding with the end of the rugby – but if you’re going to get to one gig this weekend, make it Moon Goose. The four-piece sound like a hard-rocking version of Battles. And they are at the Globe in Hay for Saturday Shenanigans.

As for the dff-dff music, you’re going to want to get to Discotek’s Ross Powl’s house set at the Left Bank’s rooftop Charles Bar on Saturday night. He brings the vibes, all of the vibes.

Down the road, there’s also a dancehall duo taking over the decks at the Firefly – with BDS Silva Shiva and Cut Lavis spinning some hip-hop, ragga, roots and jungle for all of you party people.


Peter Rabbit (PG) brings everyone’s favourite allotment-invader to the big screen with James Corden playing (voicing) Peter. Book online to get a free set of rabbit ears at the cinema.


Angel Exit Theatre Co’s Edinburgh Fringe-approved The Drive  pulls in to Ledbury on Saturday, with the duo mapping a trip from London to Oslo with video projection, humour and a contemporary soundtrack in this show.


Have fun out there, you crazy kids.

Courtyard Comedy (+ additional fee curry) Club is back, headlined by Grumpy Young Man Carl Donnelly.

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