Cider Barn at the Ross Cider & Perry Co. has taken many
guises. Under normal circumstances the huge barn contains
barrel upon barrel of fermenting ciders and perries, which
are produced at Broome Farm, Peterstow. Every now and then
however, the barn is transformed and becomes a beautiful
venue for a wedding, a dance hall for a ceilidh, an fantastic
arena for their annual cider festival or a wonderful setting
in which to stage an opera. At present, the cider barn has
become an art gallery.
walls of the barn were once very bare and it was thought
that maybe a mural might brighten it up, but with the ongoing
work at the farm, this idea wasn't really practical, so
Mike Johnson and his team decided to tap into local talent
and invite people to exhibit some of their works which capture
the spirit and the beauty of Broome Farm.
exhibition has been very successful and some of the artists
have offered to donate any proceeds of a sale to the farm's
chosen charity, which this year is Herefordshire Headway,
a charity which helps those who have suffered a brain injury.
They also give tremendous support to the families involved.
to the success of the exhibition, it is hoped to make it
an annual event, giving local artists the opportunity to
display some of their drawings, paintings and photography.
Some of the works on display in the barn can be seen below.
We could not include all of them but there were many other
beautiful paintings by friends of the farm and some excellent
photography by Phil Long.