What’s On

The Master’s House hosts an exciting selection of events, exhibitions and activities on a wide range of subjects. You can find out more about upcoming ones here. We look forward to seeing you soon!

To book tickets for an event, phone Ledbury Library and Customer Services on 01432 383499 or visit us.

Booking and tickets

Events are free unless otherwise stated.

Please check if you need to book: you will be asked for your ticket at the event.

Tickets will be available six weeks before the event from Ledbury Library unless otherwise stated. Tickets that have not been collected the day before the event, unless otherwise advised, will be reallocated. 

Children under 8 years old must be supervised at all times.

Hiring event and exhibition space in The Master’s House

If you would like to hire one of the event and exhibition spaces in The Master’s House for an event of your own, telephone 01432 383499 or email ledburylibrary@herefordshire.gov.uk.

Explore what’s on

Library DVD Sale

Monday 28 January – Saturday 16 February

Library opening hours (from 12 noon Monday) 

A DVD sale of ex-library stock from libraries across the county. Find a bargain for a winter movie night!

Master’s House Tour

Wednesday 6 February

10am – 12 noon            

Free tickets / donations gratefully accepted

The Friends of the Master’s House will be hosting a detailed tour of this beautiful 15th century building that featured on Channel 4’s Great British Buildings: Restoration of the Year.

A Good Read? Readers’ Group

Friday 8 February

11am – 12.30pm             

Free

Bring along a book you have read, share your thoughts and perhaps a short snippet from the book in this friendly and informal readers’ group. Second Friday of each month.

Ledbury Poetry Salon @ Ledbury Books and Maps

Tuesday 12 February

7pm – 9pm            

£5 (on the door)

Do you want to discover more about poetry? Come along to a Ledbury Poetry Salon, with an Open Mic and Featured Poet. This month join Nigel McLoughlin, a prize-winning Northern Irish poet with five collections of poetry in print including most recently Chora. His work was selected for inclusion on The Poetry Archive and he was elected a Fellow of the RSA in 2005.

www.poetry-festival.co.uk

The Life and Times of Edward Cowper

Tuesday 19 February – Saturday 16 March

Library opening hours            

Free

Find out more about Edward Cowper, the Master of St. Katherine’s Hospital in Elizabethan times, in this illustrated exhibition. Born in the reign of King Henry VIII, he lived through the turbulent times of the Reformation during his youth, joined the clergy, and spent the rest of his life serving both Hereford Cathedral and Ledbury’s people. His initials are carved in the fireplace of the Panelled Room at The Master’s House.

How to Use a Tablet

Tuesday 19 February

4pm – 6pm            

Free tickets

Learn the basics of how to use a tablet, from learning about apps, picking up emails on your tablet, using the internet and how to connect to our library Wi-Fi. Bring your own device or we will have tablets available for the session. Provided by Fastershire.

16+ years

Lyrics in the Library

Wednesday 20 February

10.30am – under 5s
11.30am – 5 to 8 years
1.15pm – 8+ years            

Free tickets

Musical games, songs and activities! Come and join the fabulous Bym Welthy this half-term as we explore your favourite books and characters and weave them into song. There are three age groups, however siblings are welcome to join the same group. Not to be missed! Sponsored by Ledbury Library Development Group.

Modern Calligraphy Workshop

Friday 22 February

10am – 4pm            

Tickets £45 (including materials)

Master the art of the printed pen and learn an informal modern calligraphy script with calligrapher Caroline Owen-Thomas. The workshop will cover the basic strokes, and move on to letterforms using ink and gouache on paper. Beginners welcome. All materials supplied including a pen and nib to take home.

15+ year

Open House

Saturday 2 March

9.30am – 4pm            

Free

The library will be open until 4pm this Saturday, and the Friends of the Master’s House will be sharing details behind the architecture and history of the building. This friendly group of volunteers are passionate about The Master’s House and its place in the past, present and future of Ledbury – find out how you could get involved over a cup of tea and cake!

Master’s House Tour

Wednesday 6 March

10am – 12 noon            

Free tickets / donations gratefully accepted

The Friends of the Master’s House will be hosting a detailed tour of this beautiful 15th century building that featured on Channel 4’s Great British Buildings: Restoration of the Year.

An Evening of Fine Die-ning: A Murder Mystery

Thursday 7 March

7pm – 9.30pm            

Tickets £12 (includes soup and bread)

A feast given in honour of Eleanor, sister of Master Edward Cowper, is cut short by the untimely demise of Eleanor herself! She’s been poisoned… but whodunnit? Become Ledbury’s super sleuth by solving the deadly puzzle penned by Sara-Jane Arbury. The corpse is fresh and there are clues (and red herrings aplenty) but who is concealing a lethal secret? You may have to kill for tickets… A murder mystery brought to you by Ledbury Amateur Dramatic Society.

14+ years

A Good Read? Readers’ Group

Friday 8 March

11am – 12.30pm            

Free

Bring along a book you have read, share your thoughts and perhaps a short snippet from the book in this friendly and informal readers’ group. Second Friday of each month.

Introduction to Emails

Tuesday 19 March

4pm – 6pm            

Free tickets

Learn how to setup an email account, send and receive emails and attachments. Laptops will be available for the session. Provided by Fastershire.

16+ years

Ledbury Poetry Salon @ Ledbury Books and Maps

Tuesday 19 March

7pm – 9pm            

£5 (on the door)

Do you want to discover more about poetry? Come along to a Ledbury Poetry Salon, with an Open Mic and Featured Poet. This month join David Morley, winner of the Ted Hughes Award for New Poetry for The Invisible Gift: Selected Poems, and a Cholmondeley Award for his contribution to poetry. In 2018 he was elected a Fellow of The Royal Society of Literature.

www.poetry-festival.co.uk

Master’s House Tour

Wednesday 3 April

10am – 12 noon            

Free tickets / donations gratefully accepted

The Friends of the Master’s House will be hosting a detailed tour of this beautiful 15th century building that featured on Channel 4’s Great British Buildings: Restoration of the Year.

A Good Read? Readers’ Group

Friday 12 April

11am – 12.30pm            

Free

Bring along a book you have read, share your thoughts and perhaps a short snippet from the book in this friendly and informal readers’ group. Second Friday of each month.

Talking about Pigs with Helen Browning @ Burgage Hall, Ledbury

Monday 15 April

7.30pm – 9.30pm            

Tickets £5

Helen Browning, author of Pig and CEO of the Soil Association is an organic livestock and arable farmer. Farm animal welfare and the management of our countryside are central to discussions around food, climate change and the loss of wildlife. A thought-provoking talk co-sponsored by Ledbury Library Development Group and the Ledbury Food Group.

How to Use a Smartphone

Tuesday 16 April

4pm – 6pm            

Free tickets

Learn the basics of how to use a smartphone, from learning about apps, picking up emails on your smartphone, using the internet and how to connect to our library Wi-Fi. Bring your own device or we will have a few smartphones available for the session. Provided by Fastershire.

16+ years

Restoration of The Master’s House

Tuesday 30 April – Saturday 25 May

Library opening hours

Free

This exhibition showcases images from the restoration of The Master’s House as layers of additions were unpeeled to reveal the original medieval timber beams visible today.

Master’s House Tour

Wednesday 1 May

10am – 12 noon            

Free tickets / donations gratefully accepted

The Friends of the Master’s House will be hosting a detailed tour of this beautiful 15th century building that featured on Channel 4’s Great British Buildings: Restoration of the Year.

A Good Read? Readers’ Group

Friday 10 May

11am – 12.30pm            

Free

Bring along a book you have read, share your thoughts and perhaps a short snippet from the book in this friendly and informal readers’ group. Second Friday of each month.

Introduction to the Internet

Tuesday 21 May

4pm – 6pm            

Free tickets

Learn how to search the internet safely and effectively at Ledbury Library, including how to access our library services online. Laptops will be available for the session. Provided by Fastershire.

16+ years