The h.Energy Village
Just across the Victoria Footbridge on King George V Playing Fields you will find the h.Energy Village.
There is a creative and informative watery theme running through the h.Energy Village – with children’s activities, environmental information, and lots of musical arts and fun.
This area has been developed in collaboration between Herefordshire Green Network, Herefordshire New Leaf and Herefordshire Wildlife Trust, with the wonderful cruck-frame Village Hall in the centre of our Village provided by our friends at Oakwrights. Guided nature walks and tree walks will set off from here, and there will also be a Yurt dark room with river themed stories and short films. And outside on the Village Green you can join a giant chess game or enjoy the local folk bands.
In the Village you will find a variety of stalls & exhibitors, including Herefordshire Wildlife Trust & the local Tree Warden network. Take time to enjoy fresh veggies & local food with Growing Local, or talk to renewable energy experts from Caplor Energy. Learn about our beautiful rivers from The Wye & Usk Foundation, and about current projects from Friends of the Earth & The Size of Herefordshire. Get inspired by the Herefordshire Community Land Trust, find out all about electric cars from ElectrAA, or take the 8 beasties challenge with CLaN. Tell your river story in the Red Brook Project deckchair. Find out about the Cycle Repair Café being planned by Hereford Cycle Hub. Join some Wildplay, or just come and dance in the Dance Fest experimental movement yurt…. Swan Brewery will also be with us, along with some watery activities for all the family. And of course The Fabulous Cob Oven Company – helping you make your own favourite wood baked pizza.
Line up for the h.Energy Village Hall
11.45pm: Silver Branch – 5 piece ceilidh band
12.30pm: A Guided Tree Walk around the site, led by Nic Howes (Herefordshire Tree Warden Network)
12.45: Vaginapocalypse – upbeat folk punk
1.25pm: A Foraging Walk around the site, led by Tim Kaye (CLaN / Herefordshire New Leaf)
1.30pm Morris Dancing, followed by folk singer Mark Stevenson
(timings may be subject to alteration)
In the Yurt – join our ‘River Stories’, with Austin Keenan (storyteller), Jaime Jackson (digital artist) and Herefordshire Libraries.
Come and explore! Tell us your own river story, meet inspiring people, dance & play with friends & family, or enjoy local food & drink.
We are grateful to Elmley Small Grants Arts Fund for their support for the arts activities in this area of the Hereford River Carnival.