Skinzophrenic tattooist Zac Morris will devote 12 hours on February 7th tattooing Cancer Ribbons…£20 each, to raise funds in support of their friend Ben Wooles, who has been diagnosed with cancer in his early thirties.
Exhibiting artists from the Ledbury Artistree group
Brian Richardson Jan Thompson Alice Shield Paul Jillard Bill Denny Toni Muckle Valerie Jillard Rachel Padley Caroline Green Philip Weaver Paddy Hannigan Ed Mustafic Nicola Jedrzejczak Alan Richardson
It was a warm, welcoming affair last Wednesday at the Artistree exhibit in Ledbury’s Weaver Gallery, which ran from November 23-29, and so it should be. Art collectors from afar came to view artists’ exhibiting works in search of that emotional connection for a work of art.
Various artists engaged with Willow and took her through the stories behind their exhibition pieces. She was very keen and enjoyed the popularity.
Beautiful Pagan inspired ceramics and sculptures made from raw or recycled materials brightened the room and pulled you into their earthy appeal. The mix was very eclectic featuring photography by Edoardo Mustafic whose profits from sales would go to Herefordshire Mind and many different gifted painters, authors, textile and book artists from around Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire. Ledbury’s Artistreegroup has a popular following due to being based in one of Herefordshire’s cultural meccas that is the home of the Ledbury Poetry Festival.
There is the expression ‘of a sound mind’, which was a relevant theme when you entered the bottom floor of the The Royal British Legion in Ledbury last Saturday, where a local punk gig in aid of the charityMindwas being held.
The brainchild of local photographer and music producer Edoardo Mustaficaka Ed Headphones, a well loved eccentric around town, the gig featured 3 local punk bands (The Youth Within, Billy Whizz, Pablo Alto) that would end up shaking the walls of The Royal British Legion for a night few locals will forget, complementing his motto for the night ‘You’d be mad not to come’. Quite!
There were technical issues during the Billy Whizz performance, (down to dodgy lighting apparently), but soon in true Herefordshire style, onlookers jumped into lend a helping hand, and all was shortly sorted commencing the night’s shenanigans. Revellers were drawn to the sounds through the cobbled streets, as it was such a success that they had to turn punters away! All in a night’s gig. Continue reading “Punk Allegiance at the Legion”
One of England’s best kept secrets is located on the Welsh Borders of Powys, Wales and only a quick drive from Hereford is Hay-on-Wye, HOme of the World Famous Hay Book Festival. The diamond of a town is considered part of Herefordshire, who is also and most definitely, one of England’s very best kept secrets.