Ewyas Harold, in Herefordshire's rural Golden Valley, is holding its first free arts festival.
From May 27 to May 29, various village venues will showcase the work of local artists, there'll be talks, a guided walk and the unveiling of new work by Richard Bavin, artist in residence of the Herefordshire Wildlife Trust.
From the organisers: "The local school and library are involved and a photographic display of village life will be at St Michael’s Church throughout the festival. Further events on offer include live music, demonstrations, readings, Morris dancing and a display from the Mobile Museum. The festival will also see a range of art forms on sale, from textiles, painting and photography, to jewellery and sculptural fused glass, as well as sculptures in wood and metal."
On May 27 Golden Valley Llamas and Herefordshire Wildlife Trust will be at the Kemble Centre grounds where Bavin will unveil a new painting that started life as a public art project during h.Art 2016. Proceeds from the sale of the painting will be donated to Herefordshire Wildlife Trust.
Later the same day, Bavin will also lead a ‘walk and draw’ just outide Ewyas Harold. To book a place ring the trust on 01432 356872.
What else to expect:
- Kingstone Community Choir performing at St Michael’s Church (May 27, 2pm and 4.30pm).
- Readings by local authors Christine Williams (May 28) and David Vaughan (May 29) at The Memorial Hall.
- Music from Spencer Allman and the Improvisation Orchestra (May 28).
- Live show from the Psychedelic Hearts Club Band (May 29).
- A mini Magna Carta exhibition from the Mobile Museum at St Michael’s Hall (May 29).
- The festival will be opened by Cllr Graham Powell at 11am on May 27.
Dore Community Transport will run a ‘park and ride’ service from the Memorial Hall to village centre venues.
Venues taking part: St Michael’s Hall and Church, Baptist Church Hall, Memorial Hall and Library, The Temple Bar Inn, School, as well as the Kemble Centre grounds on Saturday May 27.
For the full list of artists taking part: exhibitors
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