Ledbury sizzles with local food, drink, poetry, music, dance and heritage

Gerry from Friday Beer photo by Griff Holliday

buy Lyrica in dubai Ledbury marked the last day of the Ledbury Poetry Festival on Sunday 8th July with a special sizzling and very well attended High Street festival.

enter site Locals and visitors joined in the hot summer sun to enjoy a street market of local food and drink supplied by 30 local producers and organised by Ledbury Food Group celebrating our unique local food offerings. Al fresco eating was on offer but with the hot sun many favoured the shade areas provided by the Nest and Dragon Orchard. The local ice cream was especially popular, and other stall holders sold out. Continue reading “Ledbury sizzles with local food, drink, poetry, music, dance and heritage”

Ledbury ready to celebrate Ledbury Celebration

Ledbury’s annual “town party” – the Ledbury Celebration – takes to Ledbury High Street again on Sunday 8th July.

Over 30 food and drink stalls featuring the very best in local food will fill the street with great offerings to eat there and then or to take home for a later treat. This year we are pleased to welcome a number of winners of Great Taste of Britain awards as well as Old Granary Pierogi, BBC Food and Farming Awards 2018 Street Food Finalists.

Eat and drink while enjoying a menu of entertainment compered by comedy poet Rob Barratt featuring poets Kurly McGeachie (“hip hop Shakespeare”) and Nico Reznick, plus music from the Ludlow Jazz Collective and SassCappella singing group.

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Build a Bug Hotel on Community Day Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Saturday 9 June, is Ledbury Community Day – your opportunity to find out about local groups and clubs, and talk to the people involved in them.

Meet Ledbury Food Group at the Master’s House between 10am-2pm. It is the final day of our photography exhibition “A Fruit Farming Year – Nature and Nuture” (the exhibition can be viewed until 4pm). For playful children and adults, Chrissy Bentley from Castle Fruit Farm is running a “Build a Bug Hotel” free drop-in session between 10.30am and 1 pm. Continue reading “Build a Bug Hotel on Community Day Tomorrow”

Photographic Exhibition “A Fruit Farming Year: Nature and Nuture” Is Now Open

April blossoms at Castle Fruit Farm by Pat Strauss

Ledbury Food Group’s exhibition of Pat Strauss’ photographs, “A Fruit Farming Year: Nature and Nuture”, is now fully open and is not to be missed. Not only are the photos stunning, the slideshow narrated by Chrissy Bentley is also excellent. At a special opening last night, all the invitees commented on the quality of the slideshow.

The exhibition is at The Master’s House. Check out the opening hours here.

Tickets for the talk “Castle Fruit Farm – The Story Behind The Photos” by Michael and son Ritchie Bentley on Monday 4th June (7.30 – 9.00 pm) are still available from the library (£5). Michael is a fascinating and inspirational speaker and this will be a special evening. Don’t miss it!

The exhibition runs until Saturday 9th June.

A Ledbury Celebration on Ledbury High Street – Sunday 8th July

Canapes by Gill, Ledbury Celebration 2017

Ledbury’s High Street is the place for a town party and food fair celebrating all that’s best in Ledbury on the last day of the Ledbury Poetry Festival.

Food and drink stalls will recall markets of yore lining Ledbury’s historic High Street leading to an entertainment area around the 17th century Market House.

The poetry and music stage compered by comedy poet Rob Barrett will provide entertainment from 12 noon to 5pm featuring poets Kurly McGeachie (“hip hop Shakespeare”) and Nico Reznick, plus music from the Ludlow Jazz Collective and SassCappella singing group, and dance from 365Dance. Continue reading “A Ledbury Celebration on Ledbury High Street – Sunday 8th July”

Blossomtime in Putley with The Big Apple Sunday 6th and Monday 7th May 2018

Putley is preparing for the annual celebration of its orchards, which this year will take place on Sunday 6th and Monday 7th May. Blossomtime in Putley is centred on a cider tasting in the village hall, based on entries from the Big Apple Cider and Perry Trials with over 150 ciders and perries available to taste – including our highest ever number of dry ciders.

Together with its surrounding parishes, Putley is famous for its orchards, and the mix of dessert and cider fruit means that there will be blossom somewhere at this time of year. Visitors can walk through the orchards, taste the ciders, enjoy a home-made lunch or tea – and discover for themselves why orchards are special places and apples matter to us all. On Monday morning, the Skittery family will welcome visitors to see how Jus, their award winning single variety apple juice, is made at Birchall Farm in Aylton. Continue reading “Blossomtime in Putley with The Big Apple Sunday 6th and Monday 7th May 2018”