Carnival of sport

New for 2017 is the Carnival of Sport which promotes fitness, health and wellbeing by encouraging everyone to come along a try something new.  The Carnival team has been working with the team at Halo Leisure and invited a selection of Hereford’s finest sports clubs to come along to the Carnival of offer tasters to Carnival goers.

With sessions for men, women, girls and boys, there will be football, courtesy of Hereford FC’s United in the Community; volleyball from the Hereford Volleyball Club; judo from the Hereford Judo Club as well as cricket, yoga, putting, roller derby, tennis, drift trikes and walking football – the slower version of the beautiful game – for the over 50s.

Organisers say that no experience or kit are necessary, simply come along and have ago.

The Awakening approaches – where to get your grub

Where to get some grub if you’re coming to tonight’s Mappa Mundi event

The Mappa Mundi performance starts at the Cathedral at 8pm this evening and finishes at 9pm on Bishop’s Meadow where there will be a Fire Garden, bars, music and dancing.
 
If you are looking to eat before or after the event, why not try these fantastic nearby eateries before or after you meet the magical mythical beasts
 
De Koffie Pot at the Left Bank, Gwynne Street, http://herefordleftbank.com/de-koffie-pot/ 
 
 
Burger Shop, Aubrey Street  http://aruleoftum.com/burger-shop-hereford/
 
The Bookshop, Aubrey Street  http://aruleoftum.com/bookshop/
 
Pizza Express, Broad Street, https://www.pizzaexpress.com/hereford
 
 
Thai Gallery, Broad Street  http://www.thaigallery.co.uk/hereford/
 
The Little Bridge Kitchen & Bar, Bridge Street  http://www.thelittlebridge.co.uk/
 
 
and a little further afield
 
Beefy Boys, Old Market, http://thebeefyboys.com/
 
Sensory & Rye, Bastion Mews , Union Street, http://www.sensoryandrye.co.uk/
 
Shack Revolution, Bastion Mews, Union Street, http://www.theshackrevolution.co.uk/

Shirley’s Wheels Bike Rides

Bicycle Ambassadors UK is a Hereford scheme with a UK wide impact. Our vision is a bicycle friendly Britain, where more people who want to can easily their bicycles in safety. You can join us and help make Hereford a better place to ride on Carnival Day by joining the Street Carnival on your bicycle or join one of our Shirley’s Wheels led rides. On Carnival Day, look out for our float on the river and big hearts on the day, and check out our Bicycle Ambassadors Facebook page.’

10:30am-11:30am As well as crewing a float on the river, the wonderful Shirleys are leading 3 special Shirley’s Wheels Bicycle Rides to the River Carnival starting from Tupsley, Belmont/Redhill, and Whitecross, with pick-up points along all routes – give them a cheer as they pass!

Find the routes and maps here on Facebook:

South side: https://www.facebook.com/events/664192160452274/
West side: https://www.facebook.com/events/453898641618734/
Tupsley: https://www.facebook.com/events/208117133016739/

Carnival Club for all the family

Carnival Day on Castle Green from 10am

Art fun & Carnival Mask making

11.30 Drumming workshops with Landing Mané from Jammo Jammo Arts

12.30 get together for the street Carnival which leaves at 1pm

Bring your friends along to join in the parade!

Carnival will arrive at Bishops Meadow at 2pm

 

Free Family Carnival Making Workshops

At The Kindle Centre

Wednesday 12th April 10am – 12 noon

Thursday 13th April 10am – 12 noon

Wednesday 19th April 10am – 12 noon

Thursday 20th April 10am – 12 noon

 

On Castle Green in the Carnival Club tent

Saturday 29th April

10am – 12.30pm Family workshops

1pm street Carnival sets sail!

 

Click image for a downloadable PDF

 

Make us a square

Do you want to be part of the fabric of the River Carnival and your community?

Make us a square and contribute to our big textile installation at the Hereford River Carnival 2017!

Each textile square must be 10 x 10 cm, that’s 4 x 4 inches. It can be knitted, sewn, embroidered, crocheted, batik, printed, 3D, be creative and try to reuse materials!


Come and see our group artwork materialise at the River Carnival on Saturday 29th April 2017 on Bishops Meadow, Hereford!

Join us for making and chat every Thursday evening at de Koffie Pot at the Left Bank or make a square or two at home and drop them off with us.

Join the conversation on Facebook Make us a Square

Drop off points:
– Hereford College of Arts, College Rd, Hereford HR1 1EB
– Hereford College of Arts, Folly Ln, Hereford HR1 1LT
– Rose Tinted Rags, Union Walk, Commercial Rd,The Country Bus Station, HR1 Hereford
– 33 Greyfriars Avenue, Hereford, HR4 0BE

Email images of your work and its story to:
matildagomersall@student.hca.ac.uk
or use #makeusasquare on instagram.

Mappa Mundi: from museum to streets

This bold and exciting, three-year project has been designed to breathe life into Hereford’s heritage.

By taking part in fun, creative, community-focused activities, the city’s population will learn about the historic, yet largely overlooked, 13th Century  Mappa Mundi-one of the city’s most valuable historical and cultural treasures.

A centrepiece for the River Carnival

The performance will form a major part of Hereford River Carnival over the next three years.  It will form the centrepiece of the newly introduced Friday night element of the Carnival on the evening of Friday 28th April and its creatures and creations will take part in both the Street Carnival and River Carnival on Saturday 29th April.

Rediscovering a hidden treasure

The Mappa Mundi, literally ‘Cloth of the World’ is fascinating, a hidden treasure. It acts as a portal into the world of the medieval mind; it’s full of humour, storytelling, mythology, history, and fascinating imaginative creations.

We intend to use these as a means to take the map down from its pedestal of isolation, and bring it to life-firing the imaginations of young and old.

We will introduce the people of Hereford to the map through street performance, breaking down the actual and imagined walls of the museum which keep the map confined within the world of academic scholarship.

The community at the heart of the action

With the full support of Hereford Cathedral (where it is housed), we will hold artistic and creative workshops involving local community theatre groups and artists, that will result in a performance event that sees the Mappa Mundi burst out of the confines of the museum and onto Hereford’s streets.

Using accessible and engaging performance and involving community groups, schools, colleges, artists and performers, our project will help people engage with the map and learn about its cultural and historic significance.

By bringing it to life in this way, we will reach a wider audience which would not normally engage with such an artefact and may be unaware of it or consider it irrelevant to them. 

An experienced creative team

The team which will deliver the project combines academic rigour with expertise in performance, proven creative flair and a track record of delivering large-scale successful community activity.

We aim to immerse the audience in the stories that will come to life from the map enabling them to walk the streets of Hereford alongside mythical creatures and medieval characters – experiencing heritage rather than merely observing them on the map.

They will understand and embrace the Mappa Mundi as Our Map of The World – an exciting reflection of our historical past and our cultural heritage something to be fascinated by and enthuse about to visitors as well be proud of.

A map for us all in the 21st Century

Our project will increase the knowledge of Hereford residents and beyond of Hereford as a city of cultural energy and richness that goes back centuries. Ultimately our project will showcase Hereford as “a cloth of the world” with its diverse communities inscribed all over it.  The project will be a major contributor, we believe, in Hereford’s bid to become City of Culture.

We will reinvigorate the Mappa Mundi with 21st Century relevance and ultimately create our own contemporary version of the Mappa Mundi with our city, Hereford at its centre demonstrating our current place in the world.

Friday night festivities

The programme is currently in rehearsal but the fantastical performance will begin at the Cathedral, make its way down Gwynne St. over the Old Bridge and onto Bishop’s Meadow, while a torch-lit river procession of floats decorated with giant mythical beasts glides down the Wye. There will then be food, drinks and more music on Bishop’s Meadow as well as a fire garden display to round off the evening before the performers prepare for the River Carnival fun the next day.

For more information or sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
Stuart Fox (01432) 760204 / 07841 000431 or email:
stuart@rivercarnival.org