let’s do…5 things in June

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Written byLucy Cook

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”

— J R Tolkein

1. Food Festival Fever is here: fill your tummies and dance off any extra calories at The 2018 Hereford Food, Drink and Music Festival from the 9-10 June at Hereford Racecourse. Parking is free. This festival focus is on Street Food but local producers, a farmers market, arts and craft hall and kids’ village also share the spotlight. Or satisfy your hunger for food and flying at the unique Shobdon Food and Flying Festival 30 June – 1st July – where else can you sample the local brew and jump into a helicopter for a private flight of the beautiful Herefordshire and Shropshire countryside?? Last but not least, appease your appetite at Shrewsbury Food Festival 23-24 June with over 200 amazing food, drink and artisan craft stalls as well as live music, cookery demos, masterclasses and LOTS more!

2. Make time for a group exhibition of Marches’ artists on display at Aardvark Books, Brampton Bryan from 2nd-17th June.  The opening takes place on Saturday 2nd June 11am-2pm with free entry and complimentary refreshments. “Out of the Hills” show will feature a range of media and is part of the year-long series of events for Marches Art ’18.



3. Taking it to The Fringe! Ludlow Fringe Festival is back with a four-day line up of alternative comedy and arts shows, kicking off with Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor,  by the Two Score Theatre Company, at the Ludlow Brewery. A lively production that fuses pantomime and farce, with a rubber fish thrown in for good measure, the wives in question successfully engineer the hilarious downfall of the money-grabbing, two-timing rogue, Sir John Falstaff.

4. Poetry in Motion (excuse the pun) with Sir Andrew Motion, Poet Laureate, at Ludlow Assembly Rooms on 8 June. Motion creates a stunning biographical sequel in verse. His “Essex Clay rekindles, expands and gives a tragic resonance to subjects that have haunted Motion throughout his writing life. The poem’s wealth of physical detail and its narrative momentum make it as compelling as a fast-paced novel: a settling of accounts which admits that final resolutions are impossible.”



5. Harness the power of social media and blogging 12 June and 14 June at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre in Craven Arms, organised by Buy-from and Let’s Go Social Media. Two workshops to set business owners on the right path for their social media and blogging platforms.


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