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Two vary different shows in The Market Theatre this weekend
Written by The Market Theatre   
Monday, 17 June 2019 11:46
Saturday 22nd June at 8pm

in The Market Theatre
Oyster Creatives present
A new dark comedy by Neil Salvage, with live music.

Heinrich von Herzogenberg, composer and conductor, is hosting a party to celebrate the first performance of Johannes Brahms’ violin concerto: among the guests are Eduard Hanslick, the critic; Josef Joachim, violinist; Fritz Simrock, Brahm's music publisher; and Clara Schumann, composer, pianist and widow of Robert Schumann.  An illustrious list.  However, Brahms’ genius is overshadowed by his self-destructive ego.  His friends are all there, but everyone is caught in a seething cauldron of passionate recriminations – and darkly hilarious outcomes.  As the evening progresses and emotions turn on a sixpence, the play moves to its extraordinary conclusion fuelled by turbulent feelings and farcical misunderstandings.

Neil Salvage (RNT and Old Vic) and Nicholas Collett (RSC and West End), who are also the writers of this clever piece, play all the distinguished gentlemen – together with a live violin score.  Neil Salvage looks the part as Brahms, but changes completely to play Fritz Simrock.  He is also Fritz the butler in the opening scene; three completely different characters all with interesting interactions with the three characters brought to life by Nicholas Collett.  Collett plays the insecure Heinrich, the host, and Josef Joachim, who is convinced that Brahms is having an affair with his wife.  He changes completely to give us Eduard Hanslick the critic with a vicious tongue.

★★★★★ Exceptional... The ease and polish with which these two actors change and interact is delightful to watch  -  Fran Edwards, Glam Adelaide
★★★★★ Neil Salvage and Nicholas Collett deliver brilliant performances
  -  Caleb Bond, The Advertiser
It is hardly surprising that they presented a superb piece of theatre, with Collett and Salvage playing multiple roles, and the musician speaking through the violin as a sort of instrumental Greek Chorus, commenting on and driving the action with snippets of the music of Brahms... A superb evening of theatre
  -  Barry Lenny, Broadway World.

Tickets £14 (Students £8)
(also available from Info in Herefordshire in the Master's House, or phone 07967-517125).

Sunday 23rd June at 2pm and 7:30pm

in The Market Theatre
Dynamic Dance presents
A Song and Dance Extravaganza dedicated to the most Iconic Artists and Songs of All Time

You have seen the videos!  You have seen the bloopers!  Now it is your time to see it live!!

For the very first time on stage, Dynamic Dance are bringing you a song and dance extravaganza with a difference.  Our performance groups will be taking you on a journey with the most iconic songs and artists of all time, backed by live singers with West End and National Tour credits.

A show definitely not to be missed!

(The evening show is nearly sold out, so we have added an afternoon performance.)

Tickets £14 (Students £10)
(also available from Info in Herefordshire in the Master's House, or phone 07967-517125).

Last Updated on Monday, 17 June 2019 12:14
Ledbury Fringe Programme
Written by Ledbury Fringe   
Saturday, 01 June 2019 10:46

Events include:

Mumbo Jumbo Prince of Wales

Thursday 4th July 8:30pm

Les Glover Royal Hall Friday 5th July 7pm
The Very Grimm Brothers The Barn Friday 5th July 9:30pm
Jason and the Astronauts The Talbot Friday 5th July 9pm
Mark Stevenson and Gary O'Dea The Barn Saturday 6th July 9pm
Music Session The Lion Sunday 7th July 1:30pm
The Blue Road The Prince of Wales Sunday 7th July 4:30pm
Silurian Border Morris The Market House and The Barn Monday 8th July 8pm
Mirimakes Music The Barn Tuesday 9th July 7:30pm
Music and Poetry Open Session The Prince of Wales Wednesday 10th July 8:30pm
Three Bone Joint The Prince of Wales Thursday 11th July 8pm
Little Rumba The Barn Friday 12th July 9pm
On That Note The Market Theatre Saturday 13th July 5pm
Rise The Feathers Saturday 13th July 7:30pm
The Ledbury Celebration St Katherine's Car Park Sunday 14th July Midday
Su Fear's "Life" The Prince of Wales Sunday 14th July 4:30pm

Plus Busking throughout the Festival.

Full details of all events here.

Still no proper disabled access to Ledbury station
Written by Steve Glennie-Smith   
Sunday, 07 April 2019 11:58

Ledbury station will soon be the only station in the south-west Midlands (according to this recent written statement to Parliament dated 4th April 2019) that does not have step-free access to all its platforms.  The photo (right - courtesy Wikipædia), showing the only access to the Birmingham / London platform, was taken in 2008.  Nothing has changed since, except the bridge has been repainted!

We sent the following message to the North Herefordshire Tories via their website:

Dear Mr. Wiggin,

You might be aware that 73 railway stations are scheduled to receive funding to provide access for everyone to all platforms:

Ledbury station is not on this list, despite the eastbound platform falling foul of the Disability Discrimination Act ever since it became a legal requirement in 2004 for service providers to make 'reasonable adjustments' in relation to the physical features of their premises to overcome physical barriers to access.  It is not just disabled people who are disadvantaged: mothers with baby buggies, cyclists with heavy panniers and everyone with heavy luggage are also affected.  I note the last other station in this area without such access, namely Worcester Shrub Hill, has been included.

Why is Ledbury station not on the list?

Update: to which we received the following reply:

“Thank you for your correspondence regarding Ledbury station.

On 4 April the Department of Transport published the disappointing news that Ledbury Station has not qualified under this round of the Access for All scheme.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 April 2019 11:58
Ledbury Community Portal Registration
Written by Administrator   
Friday, 14 June 2013 10:29

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Last Updated on Sunday, 19 March 2017 14:16
New User Registration
Written by Administrator   
Thursday, 10 January 2013 11:19

If you want to register as a new user on the Ledbury Portal please contact us by This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it l

Supply us with your preferred Ledbury Portal user name and we will use this and your email address to set up your individual account.  You will be given a unique password, which we will prompt you to change immediately.

Unfortunately, we cannot use our previous front end system of registering new users due to a Joomla failure to block spam accounts.

"Spam, spam, spam, spam, spam...."

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 December 2015 12:47

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