The Wye Valley, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Herefordshire, is all set to keep its visitors entertained with a wonderful programme of events for the week beginning August 28, 2023. So, if you’re planning to visit, let us guide you through some of the most exciting happenings during your stay.
Music and Drama
The Symphonies of Hereford
A music-lover’s heaven, the Symphonies of Hereford will be taking over Hereford Cathedral on August 29. Prepare yourself for an evening filled with music performed by talented local musicians. It’s a great opportunity to absorb the fabulous acoustics of the cathedral and enjoy music in a divine setting.
Shakespeare at Symonds Yat
On August 30, the beautiful surroundings of Symonds Yat will set the stage for a unique performance by the famous Forest Theatre Company. They will present a rendition of Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ under the stars. Perfect for families and friends, grab your picnic basket and experience this unusual theatrical event.
Outdoor and Sports Events
Ross-on-Wye Canoe Race
If you’re into water sports, then the Ross-on-Wye Canoe Race should be on your calendar. Taking place on August 31, hundreds of canoes will paddle down the Wye to finish in spectacular style at Symonds Yat. Join the celebration, either as a competitor or a spectator!
The Wye Valley Walk
The beautiful landscapes of the Wye Valley will be the highlight of the Wye Valley Walk. Set to take place on September 1, it welcomes everyone to explore the trails through scenic woodlands and over panoramic hillsides. Don’t forget to bring your camera!
Art and Exhibitions
Annual Herefordshire Art Week
The much-anticipated Herefordshire Art Week kick starts on September 2. With local art studios and galleries throwing open their doors to the public, it is the perfect platform to admire, learn, and perhaps even buy some local artwork.
The Great British Potter Exhibition
Rounding up the week is The Great British Potter Exhibition at Hereford’s Art Gallery on September 3. Showcasing the rich and diverse pottery heritage of the UK, this exhibition is sure to impress with its collection of ceramic masterpieces.
No matter what your tastes or interests, the Wye Valley and Herefordshire have something for everyone this week. From the tranquillity of the Wye Valley Walk to the excitement of the Ross-on-Wye Canoe Race, these events are sure to enthral locals and visitors alike. So, grab your diary, mark the dates, and be part of this vibrant county’s week of celebrations!