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

Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Tablets

Monday 19 February

10am – 12 noon            

Free tickets

Get started on a tablet in this two hour workshop at Ledbury Library. Learn simple computer skills, including how to use the internet, and pick up plenty of tips. Tablets will be provided or you can bring your own.

How to Use a Smartphone

Tuesday 20 February

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

A History of the Market House

Monday 12 February – Saturday 24 February

Library opening hours

Free

Ledbury’s iconic Market House is now over 400 years old. This exhibition collates research, photography, and details of its history, including the 1593 letter from Master Edward Cowper requesting that Ledbury had a market house and the recent restoration to rescue the building from a wasp infestation.

Ledbury Readers’ Group

Tuesday 6 March

4.45pm – 5.45pm            

Free

A friendly readers’ group held in Ledbury Library. Drop in and join us and books will be provided.

Ledbury Poetry Salon

Tuesday 6 March

7pm – 9pm            

£5 on the door (includes a drink)

with featured poet Roz Goddard

Roz Goddard will read from a new pamphlet Spill published by Flarestack Press. Previously she published The Sopranos Sonnets and Other Poems with Nine Arches Press. Roz Goddard has worked for many years as a poet of the Festival’s Poets in Schools programme and is also a project manager for West Midlands Readers Network. This is followed by an Open Mic and anyone is welcome to preform to a friendly audience.

www.poetry-festival.co.uk

Master’s House Tour

Wednesday 7 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

A Good Read? Readers’ Group

Friday 9 March

11am – 12.30pm           

Free

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

Job Fair

Monday 12 March

10.30am – 1pm             

Free drop-in

Come along to Ledbury Library and meet local employers and organisations to talk about employment opportunities, employment advice, gaining experience or picking up new skills. Provided by Job Centre Plus and Herefordshire Council.

16+ years

Introduction to Emails

Tuesday 13 March

4pm – 6pm            

Free tickets

Learn how to setup an email account, send and receive emails and attachments at Ledbury Library. Laptops will be provided or bring your own. Provided by Fastershire.

16+ years

The Secret Life of Cows with Rosamund Young

Tuesday 13 March

6.30pm – 9pm            

Tickets £5

A casual comment from Alan Bennett in his diaries turned Rosamund Young into the unexpected publishing sensation of 2017. An organic farmer based in Worcestershire, her book The Secret Life of Cows was republished to critical acclaim. Her observations of a lifetime rearing ruminants makes for a remarkable read. You’ll never see a cow in the same light again!

Ledbury Transport Through the Ages

Thursday 15 March

7pm – 8.30pm            

Tickets £6

An illustrated talk by local Transport Geographer Gareth Calan Davies taking us on a time trip from the establishment of Ledbury as a crossroads in medieval days, through the era of the stagecoach, common carrier, turnpike trust and the coming of the canal and railways, to the 20th century development of our modern bus services.

Translate the Master’s House

Tuesday 20 March – Saturday 7 April

Library opening hours

Free

Local volunteers have translated the history of the Master’s House into different languages all spoken, read and written within Herefordshire’s borders. This exhibition showcases their work.

Ledbury Readers’ Group

Tuesday 3 April

4.45pm – 5.45pm            

Free

A friendly readers’ group held in Ledbury Library. Drop in and join us and books will be provided.

Ledbury Poetry Salon

Tuesday 3 April

7pm – 9pm            

£5 on the door (includes a drink)

with featured poet Jacqui Rowe

Jacqui Rowe has had four poetry pamphlets published and her poems have appeared in magazines such as The Interpreter’s House and Poetry Review. She has also read her poems on Radio 4’s Poetry Please hosted by Roger McGough. Co-founder of the award-winning independent press, Flarestack Poets, she is a sought after mentor for other poets and a tutor for the Poetry School. This is followed by an Open Mic and anyone is welcome to preform to a friendly audience.

www.poetry-festival.co.uk

Master’s House Tour

Wednesday 4 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.

Introduction to the Internet

Tuesday 10 April

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 services online. Laptops will be provided or bring your own. Provided by Fastershire.

16+ years

A Good Read? Readers’ Group

Friday 13 April

11am – 12.30pm

Free

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