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.

The Master's House Activities & Events

Master's House Events June - September 2018

Master’s House Events June – September 2018. Click to open leaflet PDF.

Explore what’s on

Ledbury Readers’ Group

Tuesday 3 July

4.45pm – 5.45pm            

Free

A friendly book group held in Ledbury Library. Drop in and join us. Books will be provided.

Poetry Paradise Garden – Artwork and Poetry

Saturday 30 June – Sunday 8 July

Festival opening hours            

Free

An artistic celebration of the Festival’s community outreach programme. Hundreds of participants at Festival workshops across the county have been creating poetry and artwork in response to the theme of a Poetry Paradise Garden. www.poetry-festival.co.uk

Ledbury Poetry Festival @ The Master’s House (Part 1)

As part of Ledbury Poetry Festival, spend 20 minutes with voice coaching alumni, Versopolis emerging European poets, and Ledbury emerging poetry critics. In partnership with Herefordshire Libraries.

Saturday 30 June    Free

10.30am – 10.50am             20 Minutes with… Elisabeth Sennitt Clough

11.30am – 11.50am             20 Minutes with… Kathy Pimlott

12.15pm – 12.35pm             20 Minutes with… Shauna Darling

2.20pm – 2.40pm                 20 Minutes with… Maya Chowdhry

4.20pm – 4.40pm                 20 Minutes with… Ailbhe Darcy

Ledbury Poetry Festival @ The Master’s House (Part 2)

As part of Ledbury Poetry Festival, spend 20 minutes with voice coaching alumni, Versopolis emerging European poets, and Ledbury emerging poetry critics. In partnership with Herefordshire Libraries.

Sunday 1 July    Free

11.30am – 11.50am            20 Minutes with… William Wootten

12.15pm – 12.35pm            20 Minutes with… Danny Pandolfi

2pm – 2.20pm                      20 Minutes with… Matt Black

Saturday 7 July    Free

11.30am – 11.50am             20 Minutes with… Kateryna Kalytko

12.15pm – 12.35pm             20 Minutes with… Tomica Bajsić

2pm – 2.20pm                       20 Minutes with… Michał Sobol

3.40pm – 4pm                       20 Minutes with… Lou Raoul

 

Ledbury Poetry Festival @ The Master’s House (Part 3)

As part of Ledbury Poetry Festival, spend 20 minutes with voice coaching alumni, Versopolis emerging European poets, and Ledbury emerging poetry critics. In partnership with Herefordshire Libraries.

Sunday 8 July    Free

10.30am – 10.50am             20 Minutes with… Nasser Hussain

11.30am – 11.50am             20 Minutes with… Dzifa Benson

12.15pm – 12.35pm             20 Minutes with… Mary Jean Chan

1.20pm – 1.40pm                 20 Minutes with… Jade Cuttle

2.20pm – 2.40pm                 20 Minutes with… Sarala Estruch

3.20pm – 3.40pm                 20 Minutes with… Jennifer Lee Tsai

4.20pm – 4.40pm            20 minutes with… Maryam Hessavi

 For more information see www.poetry-festival.co.uk
Tel: 01531 636232
Email: boxoffice@poetry-festival.co.uk

The John Masefield Society AGM and ‘The Sound of Dauber’

Friday 13 July

7pm – 8.30pm            

Free tickets

The John Masefield Society AGM entertainment will include a vintage American radio broadcast of Masefield’s poem Dauber. Dating from 1936 this ‘special dramatic version’ was presented within the celebrated Columbia Workshop series. It will also include an excerpt of the author himself reading from his famous narrative poem.

Taro Takeuchi in Concert @ St Michael’s Church, Ledbury

Friday 13 July

7pm – 8.30pm            

Tickets £7

We are delighted that Taro, one of the country’s leading lutenists, is returning to Ledbury. Join us at St Michael’s Church as he plays his favourite Georgian pieces on both lute and Baroque guitar as he connects us musically and historically with the delicate original lute at Butcher Row Museum. Tickets from Ledbury Library.

Summer Reading Challenge – Mischief Makers

Saturday 14 July – Saturday 8 September

Library opening hours

Free

Sign up to the Summer Reading Challenge over the school holidays. Read at least six library books of your choice and collect stickers and prizes along the way. Go exploring with a Beanotown treasure hunt and enter our cartoon character competition. If you join the Challenge on Saturday 14 July, you will receive a free kit bag!

Under 13s

How to Use a Smartphone

Tuesday 17 July

4pm – 6pm

Free tickets

Learn the basics of how to use a smart phone, 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

Great Art in Medieval Hospitals with Nick Bury

Thursday 19 July

7pm – 8pm

Tickets £6

Throughout Europe in the Middle Ages there were a number of hospitals such as St Katherine’s in Ledbury, some of which commissioned great works of art. In this illustrated talk, Nick will reveal the best of these works and how it was thought they would help heal or comfort the sick.

Library Live Summer Book Sale

Monday 23 July – Saturday 28 July

Library opening hours (from 12 noon Monday) 

Ledbury Library Development Group will be holding a sale of good quality secondhand books – fiction and non fiction. Come and stock up for your summer reading. Money raised will be donated to help support the library’s work with schools.

Master’s House Tour

Wednesday 1 August

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.

Ledbury U3A Recorder Consort

Saturday 4 August

10.30am – 12 noon

Free drop-in

Ledbury U3A Recorder Consort delight us again with a selection of their favourite arrangements.

A Celebration of Timber Frame Buildings

Tuesday 7 August – Saturday 19 August

Library opening times

Free

Friends of the Master’s House and local publisher GHAL Productions stage an exhibition of these character buildings that tell us much of the social history of Herefordshire and the middle Marches. From humble dwelling to grand merchant’s house, the story is told in photographs with original pastel and pencil drawings by Cheryl Davies. Artwork, books and cards on sale.

Herefordshire Life Through a Lens Exhibition

Tuesday 21 August – Saturday 22 September

Library opening hours

Free

This exhibition brings the work of local photographer Derek Evans out of the archives and into the community. The first in a series of exhibitions comes from the hop yards of the county. Featuring both archive and contemporary images, it complements the newly released film ‘Stories from the Hop Yards’. A Catcher Media project in partnership with Herefordshire Council’s Libraries, Archive and Learning and Achievement Services.

Introduction to Emails

Tuesday 21 August

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 Carnival

Monday 27 August

10am – 4pm

The Master’s House is open for Ledbury Carnival. Come explore this magnificent building and discover its past with our free tablet tour. Guided tours may also include St Katherine’s Hall and Chapel which are part of the original medieval hospital site.

Master’s House Tour

Wednesday 5 September

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.

Heritage Open Day

Saturday 8 September

9.30am – 4pm

Free

The Master’s House is open until 4pm as part of England’s favourite heritage festival. Come explore this magnificent building and discover its past with our free tablet tour. Guided tours may also include St Katherine’s Hall and Chapel which are part of the original medieval hospital site.

Creative Exploration of Art Materials with Jeanette McCulloch

Monday 17 September, Monday 24 September, Monday 1 October

10am – 1pm

Tickets £60

A course of three relaxed but informative workshops exploring a variety of art materials; gouache, ink, wax, chalks, graphite dust. Imagery from the Medieval world will act as a visual stimulus. This three week course is led by artist Jeanette McCulloch, who graduated from the Royal College of Art and is a community artist and illustrator. All materials will be supplied.

 

 

Introduction to the Internet

Tuesday 18 September

4pm – 6pm

Free tickets

Learn how to search the internet safely and effectively at Ledbury Library. Our tutor will also take you through accessing our library services online. Laptops will be available for the session. Provided by Fastershire.

16+ years