By / 19th March, 2018 / General / No Comments

Taking place in spring each year, English Tourism Week (17 – 25 March) campaigns to raise the profile of the industry and celebrate the value and quality of tourism in England.

What’s happening in Herefordshire and surrounding areas?

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Poppies: Weeping Window
14 March to 29 April 2018

We are very lucky in Hereford to welcome Poppies: Weeping Window to Hereford Cathedral – the first location of the Poppies Tour this year. It is part of the final year of 14-18 NOW’s (WW1 Centenary Art Commissions) UK-wide tour of the iconic poppies. The cascade of thousands of individual ceramic poppies is here until 29 April 2018.
The presentations by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, give people across the UK the chance to experience the impact of the ceramic poppy sculptures in a range of places of particular First World War resonance.
There is an array of events organised for the Homefront Campaign and it is well worth visiting the special Hereford Cathedral events page to find out where and when the events are.

Herefordshire Life Through a Lens
Exhibition 21 February – 2 April

The first in a series of exhibitions comes from the hop-yards of the county, featuring both Derek’s archive and contemporary images created by Herefordshire College of Art students and accompanies the newly released film “Stories from the Hop Yards” from Catcher Media.

As well as the photographic exhibitions, you can watch a wonderful seminal film, which is part of a three-year project.

Hay Festival
24 May – 3 June

The world-famous festival programme is in the process of being put together and will be complete in the Spring.

Herefordshire Walking Festival
16-24 June

Nine days of glorious walking.
Lots of ‘good walks’ over beautiful countryside along with a cycle ride. There is a twenty-miler through South Herefordshire which was fully booked last year and you have the chance to learn and practise your map reading skills in real time with guidance on hand,

Nozstock – The Hidden Valley
20-22 July

Like the very best of festivals, Nozstock was founded by a fun-loving family, their extended relatives, friends, acquaintances and pretty much everyone who had a guitar to play or a joke to tell.

The Hidden Valley has successfully retained its homely, welcoming nostalgia, woven into a delightful amalgamation of performance, art, electronic supersounds and good old-fashioned guitar-strumming and drum-bashing. Now an established family event, Nozstock is a sonic escape boasting nine stages of entertainment with surprising sights and intimate, secluded areas of theatre and discovery.

Three Choirs Festival at Hereford Cathedral
28 July – 4 August

The world’s oldest classical music festival returns to Hereford in 2018. Featuring a week-long programme of concerts, recitals, talks, workshops and receptions, there’s something for everyone. The world’s leading singers, musicians and conductors perform alongside our fabulous orchestra-in-residence, the Philharmonia Orchestra, and our wonderful Festival Chorus, which draws from the best local talent in choral singing.

This is a very short insight into what’s going on in the area. To see what else is on offer it is worth going to the trip advisor page.