Leaf Creative

Award-winning landscape designer Peter Dowle is going back to his roots in a new Gloucestershire business venture. He is launching a one-stop horticultural centre in Huntley on the site of a nursery that his father, Julian, ran in the 1970s and where Peter had his first part-time job. To begin with, Leaf Creative will just […]

The Goal – 1 – 13 October at the Courtyard

This is the story of THAT Hereford goal in the 1972 FA Cup against Newcastle (a match that also launched John Motson’s TV career – according to the man himself on Desert Island Discs). The Goal is a play of the 1970s – a nostalgic, funny tale of the shared football passion of six young […]

Celebrating National Apple Day Sunday 21st October

To celebrate National Apple Day, the staff and volunteers at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre are hosting an Autumn Apple Day on Sunday 21st October. The popular event has been well attended in previous years and is back to celebrate all things apple! Join the Grow Cook Learn team, enjoy the local cider on offer and […]

The Courtyard celebrates its 20th Birthday!

Revelries were in full swing as crowds gathered in 1920’s attire to celebrate The Courtyard’s 20th birthday on Tuesday 18 September. The party started with various members of staff reminiscing about their favourite memories from their time at The Courtyard. These included a humorous recount from longstanding pantomime director and ex-youth theatre leader Estelle van […]

Joan Armatrading – concert review

Joan Armatrading was in concert last night in Shrewsbury and gave a powerful yet intimate performance. The concert was a tale of two halves – the first being a run through of the new album “Not too far away,” and after the interval a selection from her extensive back catalogue. Some half-forgotten songs and some […]

A Vicar’s Life Live!

Saturday 8 September, 7.30pm Tickets: £12 01432 340555 The Courtyard and Hereford Diocese present a unique opportunity to hear from the vicars from the BBC TV show, A Vicar’s Life in A Vicar’s Life Live! this September. The documentary series followed the life and ministry of vicars in the rugged Black Mountains, a picturesque Shropshire […]

NCS group fundraise for The Courtyard

The Courtyard have hosted several National Citizen Service (NCS) groups over the summer. The NCS programme was developed to tackle some of the biggest social issues in the UK including social cohesion, social mobility and social engagement. The experience is delivered for 15-17 year olds who participate in a range of activities including group challenges, […]

8 Horse Stunt Show & Jousting at Hampton Court

26th – 27th Aug 2018 Exciting news – this event will now feature two shows instead of one! First the Cavalry of Heroes, a professional horse stunt display team, will perform a brand new Georgian Tricks display show at Hampton Court Castle, never seen before anywhere else, featuring Queens, Highwaymen, Brigands and Musketeers! Then be […]

Bee Festival at Hampton Court

There will be a buzz at Hampton Court next weekend (18th and 19th August) in celebration of the World Honey Bee Day. The gardens in summer are always full of bees, but this Saturday and Sunday beekeepers will be on hand to talk about them, with an observation hive to show the bees at work […]

Summer at Hereford Cathedral

Summer at Hereford Cathedral

Throughout the summer months the very popular Tuesday Lunchtime Organ Recitals continue at 1.15pm most weeks. These concerts see Hereford Cathedral welcome a variety of organists from around the country, and even internationally, to perform. All lunchtime concerts feature a large-screen video link to the organ loft and admission is free with a retiring collection. […]