Discover This Week’s Events in the Wye Valley: A Guide for January 8-15, 2024

Welcome to another exciting week of events in the remarkable Wye Valley. From film festivals to art exhibitions, food and beverage events to outdoor adventures, a plethora of activities awaits you. Let’s dive into our guide for the week of January 8-15, 2024, and see what’s in store.

1. Ross-on-Wye Film Festival

Kicking off on the 8th of January, the annual Ross-on-Wye Film Festival features a spectacular showcase of independent and mainstream cinema from around the globe. Expect Q&A sessions with filmmakers, in-person and online screenings, networking events, and more. Wrap up warm and enjoy a cinema experience under the stars!

Event Details:

  • Date: 8th – 12th January
  • Venue: Various locations around Ross-on-Wye
  • Admission: Individual tickets and festival passes available online

2. The Kilpeck Village Art Show

If you’re an art enthusiast, the Kilpeck Village Art Show should be in your must-experience list. This art show features paintings, sculptures, and ceramics from local and regional artists. You can also buy their work – a good opportunity to take home a piece of Wye Valley creativity!

Event Details:

  • Date: 10th – 15th January
  • Venue: Kilpeck Village Hall, Kilpeck
  • Admission: Free, no advanced booking required

3. Winter Foraging Course in Herefordshire

Why not try something different? Sign up for the Winter Foraging Course in Herefordshire. Learn to identify, pick and prepare seasonal wild ingredients. Led by culinary expert and wild food forager Chris Bax, you’ll be exposed to the beauty of winter in the Wye Valley while gaining priceless knowledge on sustainable and seasonal eating.

Event Details:

  • Date: 11th January
  • Venue: Meeting point to be confirmed upon booking
  • Admission: Tickets available online, booking essential

4. Herefordshire Farmers’ Market

Discover the best in regional food and drink at the monthly Herefordshire Farmers’ Market. Pick up local meats, cheeses, bread, produce, and more. During January market, there will be a focus on plant-based and vegan products, to suit the dietary needs of those participating in Veganuary. We recommend grabbing a warm spiced cider while you browse!

Event Details:

  • Date: 13th January
  • Venue: Hereford Market Square
  • Admission: Free, no advanced booking required

5. Active Forest Dean Outdoor Programme

To round off the week, why not embark on an adventurous outdoor activity with the Active Forest Dean Outdoor Programme? Hiking, canoeing, cycling, and birdwatching are some of the activities available during this week-long event. Suitable for all ages and abilities, this is a great way to explore and enjoy the stunning Wye Valley, even in the winter!

Event Details:

  • Date: 8th – 15th January
  • Venue: Various locations around Forest of Dean
  • Admission: Prices vary by activity, booking required

From exploring the local arts scene to getting your hands dirty in a unique foraging mission – from grabbing a bargain at the farmer’s market to taking a step on the wild side and learning to engage with the great outdoors in a new way – there’s surely something for everyone in the Wye Valley this week. So why wait? Plan your week now, and embark on what’s set to be an unforgettable string of January adventures!

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