Art in Herefordshire

We have been staying in Gloucestershire this week, which we've enjoyed a lot - my mum's an excellent cook. Gloucestershire neighbours Herefordshire, so we crossed the borders to check out Ledbury, the Malvern hills and some ART. 

Hereford Art

Herefordshire is one of the least densely populated counties in the country, so if you are sick and tired of over crowded Britain, and want to see lots of green head to Herefordshire. 


The Malvern Hills start (or end) just outside Ledbury, so we climbed up them:

Malvern Hills



Malvern Hills



Malvern Hills




Malvern Hills Selfie



Tanbay's favourite English town is Ledbury, which lives in Herefordshire. It's dominated by the Market House, which dates from 1617:
Ledbury Market House

Most of the alleyways are tiny and charming: 

Ledbury


Ledbury

And there are lots of cute little independent shops:

Ledbury

and organic food shops: 

Organic Food Shop

 My favourite shop is the Tinsmiths:

Tinsmiths

Tinsmiths

Inside the Tinsmiths are lots of beautiful arty pieces that you can buy or just look at, but it's my favourite shop mainly because of the building itself. 
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But other than the ancient, aesthetically appealing architecture, Herefordshire is famous for it's ART. Every September, the county hosts Herefordshire Art Week which is an amazing art event. Artists and lovers of art open up their homes/gardens/workplaces for anyone to come and view art (and hopefully buy a couple of pieces). 

Every form of art is displayed from bog standard (but beautiful) paintings

Hereford Art


Hereford Art

To more 'art textile' type pieces:

Hereford Art

Hereford Art


To good old textiles

Textile Art

Textile Art


Textile Art


To pottery

Pottery

To oodles of sculptures

Sculptures

Hereford Art

Hereford Art



Hereford Art



Hereford Art


We always try to buy at least one piece per year, unless it's a really really bad year ;): 

My mum's partner John bought her one of these cuties:

Hereford Art

My grandma bought me this one, but as I have no house, my mum keeps it for me in her garden :)


Hereford Art


This little guy below started off life on top of a long pole, which could be prodded into the ground, but at the time we were living in a tiny flat in Birmingham, with no ground of our own. So I explained my predicament to the artist, and asked if he could make the pole into a bottom. He complied and here is the result: 

Hereford Art

He actually really liked it too, so now makes both poled robins and bottomed robins.


So I highly recommend that you go to Herefordshire, especially during Art Week. 




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