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Venue 1

Hergest Croft Gardens, Ridgebourne Road, Kington HR5 3EG. 01544 230160.

ENTRY £6.50 including access to gardens. Outdoor sculpture display. Paul Baines, Ambrose Burne, Will Carr, Romany wagon painted by Jane O’Connor, Marcus Henke, Rachel Ricketts. Willow, blacksmithing, kinetic sculpture, resin sculpture.

Open Sat & Sun 12noon to 5.30pm. Mon 10am to 5.30pm.


Venue 2

St Mary’s Church, Church Street, Kington. 01544 230525. Free entry.

Exhibitors: Rosamund Black, Bleddfa Centre, Ambrose Burne, James Burnett Stuart, Clare Conrad, Anne Doyle, Andrew Eastwood, Pamela Mytton Ford, Denise Fordyce, Angela Gladwell, Haddon Oak, Sharon Hall Shipp, Tony Hall, Nick Holmes, Lois Hopwood, Nicola Hopwood, Peter Horrocks, Guy Lester, Susannah Lester, Sarah Maskrey, Alan Mathews, Milton Resources, Andy Mitchell, Tricia Mitchell, Dave Mullin, Chrissie Nash, Jane O’Neill, Andrew Pearson, Stuart Roper, Jacqueline Seymour Bee-spoke Quilts, Angela Soulier, Antonia Spowers, Pearl Taylor, Andy Tobin, Bronte Woodruff. Blacksmithing, ceramics, paintings, furniture, unusual lamps, sign painting, jewellery, textiles, print making, fine art, medieval replicas, stained glass, traditionally made doors, handmade quilts.

Open 10am to 6pm Saturday. 12am to 5pm Sunday, 10am to 5pm Monday.

Venue 3

Made in the Marches Gallery, Church Street, Kington. 07531 820195. Free entry.

Rebecca Finney, Nancy Frost, Michael J Hancock, Debby Marsh, Helen Smith, Mary Smith, Alys Wall, Cara Williams, Zoe Wright. Marches Makers members’ work alongside the Gallery’s usual rich and varied display. Includes paintings, ceramics, sculpture, prints, jewellery, textiles and so much more.  

Open 11am to 6pm Saturday. 11am to 5pm Sunday and Monday.


Venue 4

The Market Hall, Mill Street, Kington. Free entry.

Discover a marketplace of artisanal talent at the historic Kington Market Hall, featuring high-quality work by local designer-makers offering a wide selection of beautiful and practical things. During special demonstrations through the weekend you can watch willow artist Paul Baines creating life size animal sculptures, master potter Tony Hall throwing enormous garden pots, fine art printmaker Michael J. Hancock demonstrating the use of the printing press to produce beautiful intaglio prints, greenwood craftsman Lewis Goldwater hand carving spoons using an axe, straight knife and crook knife and painter Jane O’Connor decorating hand painted signs in the traditional Romany style she uses to decorate caravans. Times for these demonstrations will be posted in all main venues. Community art: come and help make a giant woven artwork, all ages welcome.

Open 11am to 6pm Saturday. 11am to 5pm Sunday (not open Monday).

Venue 5

Border Bean Café, High Street, Kington. 01544 231625. Free entry.

Display of paintings from the LOVE Project (a Lexicon of Optimistic Vocabulary Event) by pupils from Lady Hawkins’s School.

Open Sat 9am to 5pm; Sun & Mon 10am to 4pm.

12 April to 2 May. A pre-festival Taster Exhibition to whet your appetite: Stuart Roper, Peter Horrocks, Nick Holmes, Lois Hopwood, Denise Fordyce, Isobel Hutton, Mike Clements, Trisha Mitchell, Debbie Todd, Helen Smith, Cara Williams, and Judith Weir.

Venue 6

The Oxford Arms, Duke Street, Kington. Free entry.

An exhibition of art and craft work by clients of ECHO: a leading provider of services for people living with a disability in Herefordshire. Come and see work made from recycled and donated materials, also textiles by the ECHO weavers.

Open 11am to 6pm Saturday. 11am to 5pm Sunday and Monday.

Venue 7

Leg of Mutton Gallery, 17 Duke Street, Kington 01544 231563. Free entry.

Two brilliant ceramicists: Andrew Eastwood and Shannon Donovan (a winner of the h.Art Prize 2018, Old Mayor’s Parlour Exhibition).

Open 11am to 6pm Saturday. 11am to 5pm Sunday and Monday.

Venue 8

The Old Police Station, Market Hall Street, Kington. Free entry.

Michael Clements, Kim Davis, Maggie Davis, Lewis Goldwater, Isobel Hutton, Deborah King, David Kirby, Ruth Kirkby, Clair Murphy, Pat Thompson, Debbie Todd, Adam Watson, Judith Weir. Open 11am to 6pm Saturday. Print making, turned wood, mixed media, painting, jewellery, carved wood, photography, botanical painting, basket making, ceramics, craftsman bookbinding.

Open 11am to 5pm Sunday and Monday.

Venue 9

Kingswood Village Hall, Kingswood Rd, Kington. Free entry.

Kington Art Society hold their annual exhibition as part of the Marches Makers Festival. Showcasing members’ work in painting, mixed media and 3D. Refreshments available. 1.5 miles up Kingswood Rd close to the Small Breeds Farm Park.

Open 10am to 5pm Sat, Sun, Mon.

Venue 10

Penrhos Court, Lyonshall HR5 3LH 01544 230007. Free entry.

Outdoor sculpture display. Also exhibition in Cattle Shed Cafe from 2 to 10 May: Stuart Roper, Peter Horrocks, Nick Holmes, Lois Hopwood, Denise Fordyce, Isobel Hutton, Mike Clements, Trisha Mitchell, Debbie Todd, Helen Smith, Cara Williams, and Judith Weir.

Open 10am to 4pm Sat, Sun, Mon.

Various High Street Shops, Kington

Window displays of art and craft by Marches Makers members. LOVEKington Project: all along Kington High Street there will be cheerful, professionally hand-painted signs with positive words showing how we feel about our town. These words were chosen by community groups young and old working with local artists.

Saturday 4th May, PLM presents a concert by Belshazzar’s Feast.

Belshazzar’s Feast, Paul Hutchinson (accordion) and Paul Sartin (oboe, violin and vocals), “one of folk’s odd couples”, have been delighting audiences around Europe, The States and Australia, for nearly 25 years, with virtuoso musicianship tempered by wry humour. With extravagant lifestyles to support, as well as a love of music, their candle looks set to burn for a good few decades more.   Shows start with traditional English folk music, throw in a bit of pop and classical, sprinkle over a few TV and movie themes, and top it off lashings of laughs for a unique live experience.

Belshazzar’s Feast have appeared live with Claire Balding on BBC R2, Cerys Matthews on BBC 6 Music, on In Tune on R 3, and on St George’s Day 2018 they were guest musicians on BBC Radio 2’s The Chris Evans Breakfast Show! They have also been previously nominated for Best Duo at the BBC Folk Awards.

8pm (doors open 7.30), Function Room, Burton Hotel, Mill St, Kington, HR5 3BQ

Tickets £12 earlybird, £15 on the day. Available in person from:
The Burton Hotel Kington, Bopsom’s Emporium Kington. All enquiries to 01544 231732.

See / hear more at http://www.belshazzarsfeast.com