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

Introduction to Emails

Tuesday 16 October

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

Between the Lines – Education days for schools

Wednesday 17 October & Wednesday 24 October

The Master’s House brings local history to life with this theatre production that focuses on the real people who lived in this building during 1916. Pupils can ask questions in an interactive talk by a WW1 expert to find out more about the build-up to WW1 and the fallout that ultimately led to WW2. For more details and to book contact Ledbury Library.

Year 6 & KS3 pupils

Masefieldworld

Friday 19 October

7pm – 8.30pm            

Free tickets

For this year’s annual lecture from the John Masefield Society, Bob Vaughan will be delving into the themes and topics that inspired John Masefield. He will explore ‘Masefieldworld’ from Condicote to Santa Barbara.

Ledbury Poetry Salon @ Ledbury Books and Maps

Tuesday 23 October

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 Angela France, whose publications include Occupation, Lessons in Mallemaroking and The Hill. She teaches creative writing at the University of Gloucestershire and in various community settings.

Play with Clay

Tuesday 30 October

10am – 11:30am & 12.00noon – 1.30pm

Tickets £10

Join Eastnor Pottery and create a woodland creature in this half-term workshop. Get creative with clay (and a little mucky!) and make something special to take home with you. All materials supplied.

6-12 years

Master’s House Tour

Wednesday 7 November

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 9 November

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.

 

Between the Lines

Friday 9 November & Saturday 10 November

8pm – 10pm

Tickets £12 / £6 students (includes light refreshments)

Between the Lines is an original promenade theatre performance brought to you by Ledbury Amateur Dramatic Society. It explores the people left behind in Ledbury during WW1 and the impact that one young man’s desire to fight has on his family. Tickets available from Ledbury Library or the Market Theatre.

12+ years

Calligraphy Exhibition of War Poems by the Dymock Poets

Monday 12 November – Saturday 17 November

Library opening hours (from 11am Monday)

Free

Ledbury Remembers, Ledbury Reflects – inspired by the wartime Dymock Poets and the collection of their books and papers recently donated to the library. Caroline Owen-Thomas and her students have taken the work of the poets as their starting point and exhibit their calligraphy alongside material loaned by the Friends of the Dymock Poets. Supported by Ledbury Library Development Group.

Found Voices – A poetry trail exploring Ledbury’s heritage

Tuesday 13 November

7pm – 9pm            

Tickets £7 (includes winter sustenance!)

After a sell-out show during Ledbury Poetry Festival 2018, Sara-Jane Arbury invites us on a walking tour of some of Ledbury’s finest heritage sites. Hear her perform her collection of poetry inspired by the words of the war poets and the buildings themselves. Starts at The Master’s House, ends at St Michael and All Angels Church.

10+ years

Dymock Poets Collection Launch

Friday 16 November

2.30pm – 4pm            

Free

Herefordshire Libraries’ new reference collection on the Dymock Poets is now available at Ledbury Library. This special collection of around 300 books, journals and pamphlets focuses on the six poets who lived or visited the Dymock area before and during WW1: Lascelles Abercrombie, Rupert Brooke, John Drinkwater, Robert Frost, Wilfrid Gibson and Edward Thomas. Discover some of the highlights and talk to Linda Hart, who kindly donated the collection so that future generations can learn about the literature and the landscape associated with the Dymock Poets.

Poetry and Prose from the Great War @ Burgage Hall, Ledbury

Friday 16 November

5pm – 6pm            

Free

As part of the Ledbury Remembers, Ledbury Reflects community project, Friends of the Dymock Poets present poetry and prose from the Great War – voices, experiences, anger, humour, release and sorrow – with Richard Simkin, Marilyn Birks and Jake Herbst. Sponsored by Ledbury Library Development Group. Donations to the project’s nominated chartities gratefully accepted.

Library Live Annual Quiz @ Royal Hall, Ledbury

Monday 19 November

7pm – 9pm            

Tickets £5

Don your thinking caps at the Annual Quiz to support Ledbury Library! Sara-Jane Arbury teases the grey cells with questions to give everyone a chance to win the coveted Library Live Quiz shield. Teams of 4 max welcome. Fantastic raffle! Light nibbles and bar! Doors open at 6.30pm. A Ledbury Library Development Group event.

16+ years

Heart Felt

Monday 19 November – Saturday 24 November

Library opening hours (from 2pm Monday)            

Free

An exhibition of Sarah Brooker’s framed and unframed hand-rolled felts, vibrant coloured wall hangings, pictures and some garments, created at her studio in Ledbury.

How to Use a Tablet

Tuesday 20 November

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

Light up for Christmas Lantern Workshops @ The Master’s House & Market House, Ledbury

Saturday 24 November

10am – 12 noon & 2pm – 4pm            

Free drop-in

Joined Up Heritage will be offering two opportunities for children to come and make a lantern ready for the turning on of the Christmas Lights at 4pm today. The first will be in The Master’s House from 10am to 12 noon and the second will be at the Market House from 2pm to 4pm. Take your lantern home with you! All materials supplied will be free but donations are welcome.

Under 13s

Open House

Saturday 24 November

9.30pm – 4pm            

Free

The Friends of the Master’s House will be sharing details behind the architecture and history of The Master’s House, including the opportunity to visit the balcony. Guided tours may also include St Katherine’s Hall and Chapel which are part of the original medieval hospital site.

Library Live Book Sale

Monday 26 November – Saturday 1 December

Library opening hours (from 12 noon Monday)

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

Ledbury Poetry Salon @ Ledbury Books and Maps

Tuesday 27 November

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 Jean Boase-Beier on her translations of modern German poet Volker von Törne. She is Professor Emerita of Literature and Translation at the University of East Anglia where she founded the MA in Literary Translation.

The School of Naughtiness

Tuesday 4 December – Friday 14 December

Library opening hours            

Free

Imagine a school where pupils learn to be naughty! Ledbury’s Sparks Young Writers’ Group presents an educational establishment with mischievous rules! Meet unusual teachers and learn about Bad Behaviour in an exhibition of wicked writing by young people aged 8 to 13 years.

Master’s House Tour

Wednesday 5 December

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 14 December

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 U3A Recorder Consort

Saturday 15 December

10.30am – 12 noon            

Free drop-in

Ledbury Recorder Consort will entertain and inspire with some seasonal music to put you in the mood for Christmas!

How to Use a Smartphone

Tuesday 18 December

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

Space to Engage

Tuesday 18 December – Saturday 19 January

Library opening hours            

Free

Space to Engage is a partnership project between Herefordshire Libraries, Toni Cook and Supported Housing for Young People Project. This exhibition showcases the work of young people supported by SHYPP who used library spaces as inspiration for their writing and visual art.

Master’s House Tour

Wednesday 2 January

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 11 January

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.

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!