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Issue No. 4 [Back Issues]
3rd August 2004

Art 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 Week Celebrations.

The 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 hours.

Local 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.

Museum 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.

August 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).

Richard 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 possible. Further details of all forthcoming events and exhibitions at the Heritage Centre can be obtained by calling in or telephoning 01432 260675.

A Great Day Out at Ross-on-Wye International Festival Final Weekend!


Ross-on-Wye 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.

On 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.

Those 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 delicious products.

On 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 pieces.

The 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.

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