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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
for August at the Heritage Centre
July was a
very busy month at the Market House Heritage Centre, with a variety
of exhibitions. These included the Old Carnival Photographs from
both the archive and from local people and will continue to be
exhibited until the middle of August, to coincide with Carnival
Ross in Bloom trophies which were awarded by the local judges
in July are on display until they go for engraving with this year's
winning names. If you have been successful and would like to see
your September presentation in advance, do call in during opening
Artist, Reg Ansell will be exhibiting his work during August.
On Bank Holiday Monday, Reg will be 'live' painting underneath
the arches of the Market House. It is hoped that a few other crafts
people can be brought together for that day, so look out for posters
nearer the time.
Setting up on
Ross in Bloom Judging Day.
on the Move will be visiting the Market House this coming Friday
6th, to help celebrate Carnival Week and will be open from approximately
10am to 4pm. Admission is free and this years exhibition, "Cultural
Roots," is diverse and well worth a visit.
is also Festival Month and to help celebrate, Peter Reavill, the
Portable Finds Officer, will be returning with a second roadshow
on Saturday 14th, from 10.30am to 4pm. If you have found something
which you would like identified, please call in and Peter will
endeavor to find out what it is for you. This event is free and
open to all ages, however children must be accompanied by an adult.
Mark Dawson, who will be joining Peter is very keen on metal detecting
and has exhibited his finds numerous times at the centre. He will
also be on hand to answer questions on detecting, how to go about
it, and how to obtain permission. Why not call in and have a chat
with him? The
afternoons of the 14th and 15th will also see a return to the
Market Place of the free festival street entertainment and Herefordshire
Food Market (Sunday).
Lewis and Sue Parker have now settled into their new routines
at the Centre and, together with Judith Wilkins and Chloe Cooke
make a good all round Heritage Centre team. They will be pleased
to answer your queries, and if they do not have the answer. Mary
Sinclair Powell will be pleased to get back to you as soon as
details of all forthcoming events and exhibitions at the Heritage
Centre can be obtained by calling in or telephoning 01432 260675.
Great Day Out at Ross-on-Wye International Festival Final Weekend!
International Festival promises to be 10 days packed full of fun
and great entertainment. In addition to the fabulous concerts
taking place inside the main Waterside marquee, the Waterside
site will play host to a range of free exhibitions and entertainment
during the final weekend.
Saturday 21 August, from 10 am on the Waterside site, a special
Arts and Crafts Fair ‘Herefordshire Made’ will celebrate Herefordshire’s
creative talents. This will take place in and around a stunning
hand-crafted 'Mongolian Yurt' tent, and in Market Stalls beside
the glorious River Wye. Featuring draft demonstrations, ‘Herefordshire
Made’ will also show how beautiful objects are made and how raw
materials are used.
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attending the festival will also be able to sample the unique
flavours of Herefordshire with a range of distinctive food and
drink, as local producers from Herefordshire and the surrounding
counties come to the Waterside site to tempt the public with their
Saturday 21 August, there will be a new and very exciting part
to the Festival. The 'Eye Candy Video' event is a selection of
films which have previewed at the Yellow Festival in London this
year. The films will be shown on a bank of televisions and will
include a selection of visually stunning and emotionally charged
site will come alive on the festival outdoor stage, 'Upstaged,'
with a showcase of the best of the regions unsigned bands. From
midday on Saturday 21 August and 1 pm on Sunday 22 August, a selection
of rock, acoustic, hip hop, funk and pop music will be brought
to the Festival by MAS Records, a record company based in Kidderminster.
The Boswells, Solar Plexus, Girls Love Ponies and King Rich will
be among the performers playing on the outdoor stage.