11 artists exhibiting in Oriel Bleddfa & the Cafe Garden
11am - 5pm, 4th to 12th inclusive
Additional dates 16-19th September
Imagine a place where all dimensions of creativity are nurtured, in a landscape that is beautiful at any season. A place both replenishing and nourishing to the spirit. A place which invigorates the mind, diversifies the intellect and delights the eye. A place which strives to help us all lead fuller and richer lives. Imagine such a unique place, and what it might do for you. Such a place exists at the Bleddfa Centre for the Creative Spirit.
Set amid the magical Radnorshire Hills close to the Wales-England border, the Bleddfa Centre is a wholly inspiring place, where the creative spirit is nurtured throughout the year across a wide range of art forms and across a broad spectrum of spiritual and philosophical traditions. Founded in 1974 by renowned theatre director, James Roose-Evans, the Bleddfa Centre is run by a charitable trust made up of individuals with diverse creative and spiritual backgrounds, all of whom share Bleddfa’s life-enhancing ideals.
From art exhibitions and excellent coffee and cake, to poetry readings, concerts, yoga classes, retreats, crafting and writing workshops,
and lectures by high-profile speakers, we feel sure you will find something to inspire you at Bleddfa.
Why not visit us and explore all we have to offer?
We have a great range of events here at the Bleddfa Centre. Check out what's coming soon below...
The Bleddfa Centre is thrilled to be one of the venues in the iconic art trail this year, and very excited to be host to 11 artists, listed below. We will also be open on each of the 9 days of the art trail (4-12th September), along with our Café, and the exhibition will extend to the following week (16th - 19th).
FREE entry. Open 11am to 4pm, FREE parking
"h.Art is happening:
4 - 12 September
Herefordshire Art Week is a nine day art trail open to all. Artists, craftmakers and creative businesses open their private studios everyday from 11am - 5pm at least. Galleries put on special events, whilst groups get together to put on one-off exhibitions, in a wonderful mix of interesting venues.
Since 2002 our county wide art trail has taken place every year in the second week of September. h.Art has become part of Herefordshire's rich cultural calendar, with a huge variety of art and art forms on show in Open Studios, Group Exhibitions and Gallery Events. With the vast majority offering FREE admission to visitors, h.Art promises a fun day out in one of England's most beautiful counties.
Meet hundreds of individual artists, see an array of artwork across the county in the city and countryside, in fabulous locations such as manor houses, historic barns, farms, churches and beautiful gardens. h.Art is really special for art lovers, promising personal encounters with some of the UK's finest artists and makers in the intimacy of their own homes and studios. Discovering new work, as well as being able to buy or commission exactly what they want, all direct with the artist. All the elements combine to attract people who want a high quality, memorable experience.
Our website promotes participating artists all year round, so keep up to date with your favourites."
On Saturday 19th September, you are cordially invited to join us in the Orchard and Hall Barn, for the afternoon, to celebrate the harvest season.
We hope to offer up our blessings and prayers for a fruitful and bountiful year for us all; increasing awareness of the Centre, encouraging deeper connections, and offering an inclusive and welcoming place for all..
We are inviting all Bleddfa residents, our volunteers, supporters and anyone who would like to spend the afternoon with us!
There will be teas, coffees and cakes, available for a donation, and the wonderful Whitton Voices Choir will be singing in the Courtyard. We will have natural paper tags embedded with flower seeds, for you to write your blessings, or wishes, for our apple trees, our communities, and our families. You can write your blessing or wish, and then tie it to the trees in the orchard.
There is a link between the artistic and the spiritual nature of trees. The symbology of their roots, branches and fruits, connecting us to the earth, and to each other, through the Tree of Life.
We will be available to meet and chat with you about our hopes and dreams, not only for the Centre, but for the all who have a connection, or wish to make a connection, with it.
During the afternoon, we will also have a reading and tree blessing.
We hope that you will come and mingle, meet old friends and new, and visit our current h.Art exhibition, browse the Craft Shop, and perhaps treat yourself at the café.
We would very much like for you to come and relax for the afternoon, sit and chat over tea and homemade cake, and enjoy the wonderful views.
If you would like any more information, or to offer a donation of a homemade cake, please email Emma at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you then, please invite your friends and family; we will be welcoming visitors to the event between 1 pm and 4 pm.
The Hall Barn is closed to the public between 13th and 17th october.
Many thanks for your cooperation
October 25th-27th The Bleddfa Centre for the Creative Spirit
The The Hall Barn and the adjoining Parish Church of St. Mary Magdalene will provide the setting for this intensive chamber music retreat for oboists and bassoonists.
Led by oboist Ruth Watson, bassoonist Oliver Galletta and pianist Jeremy Fisher, the course, which is open to advanced players (a minimum standard of grade 8 and a good standard of sight reading is required) will explore a wealth of ensemble repertoire. Individual master classes on solo repertoire will also be available plus advice on reeds.
The course will run from 2pm on Monday 25th to 4pm on Wednesday 27th. All food and drinks (except breakfast) are included.
Accommodation can be booked locally (a list is available).
Course fee £300
To book a place and for more information please contact Ruth Watson directly on email@example.com or 01544 350559
Imagine a world where the lines separating humanity and animals have blurred, in which dark forests contain refuge as well as danger, and where blood is not always thicker than water.
The Devil’s Violin is Daniel Morden (story), Oliver Wilson-Dickson (violin) and Sarah Moody (cello). Their new show, The Beast In Me, is a masterfully woven tapestry of stories about our perception of beauty and the value of kindness.
‘In years to come, old friends will turn to one another and reminisce about this evening, reliving the pleasure of when The Devil’s Violin comes to town with their 21st century sensibilities enhancing the ancient craft of storytelling.’ Avril Silk
‘A scintillating combination of music, sound and story’ The Times
Tickets will be on sale via this link: https://www.trybooking.co.uk/BGBV
Hall Barn is perfect for weddings, parties, celebrations, wakes, training events, meetings, talks, poetry, dances, conferences, youth groups, performances, yoga, dining... and more!
Charity Number 507635
From October 2021
Fridays to Sundays 11am to 4pm
Call ahead to check opening times as the hours may be seasonal
(open Thurs-Sun during September)
Exceptions on Bank Holidays and special dates – see What's On for details