Festival 2021

We are back in style for 2021 with a variety of events taking place including poetry, historic walks and talks, theatre, music and family fun.

We are very excited to tell you everything we have on this year. Check out the details below and we hope to see you at some of our events!

Concert of reflection and celebration; an Organ Recital by Hilary Norris

Friday 25th June, 12PM

The Priory Church

To celebrate the return to live music following the Covid pandemic, including works by J.S Bach, Karg-Elert, Vierne and the premiere of a new work by Andrew Morris. Admission FREE, donations in aid of the Priory. Read more….

Alfred Watkins ‘Lines Lines’ Centenary Walk

Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd July 2021

Tickets: £3 minimum donation, Under 16’s free

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Swan Brewery Tasting Day

Friday 2nd July 2021, 10-7PM

Pop into Swan Brewery and taste our Festival beer, Lemner Ore (4.1%). Plenty of other draught ales available as well as food from Not Just A Bagel and, just because it’s July there will also be some local Moorcourt Farm strawberries to tempt you too!

Grapes Big Street Quiz – sponsored by Leominster Motors

Friday 2nd July 2021, 7PM

Outside the Grapes, Broad Street, Leominster

Tickets: £2 (Max 6 people per team)

Join us for our epic, outdoor street quiz with live music from Keri Hoffman. Socially distanced teams of 6 per table, £2 per person (pay on the night, no booking required). Winners prize: £50 cash prize and wine, £25 runners up prize, lots of raffle prizes and fun. Click for more.

Rhyme & Storytime with Herefordshire Libraries

Saturday 3rd July 2021, 10:30 and 11:30AM

Grange Court, Pinsley Road

Tickets: FREE but pre-booking essential

Play, rhyme, laugh and share stories together, for pre-school children and their grownups.  Join Herefordshire Libraries librarians in Grange Court garden for a fun free Rhyme & Storytime as part of the Leominster Festival Big Green Family Fun Day. This event is ticketed in order to maintain social distancing and capped at 15 people per session. Please click to book. Tickets not available on the door.

Big, Green Family Fun Day

Saturday 3rd July 2021, 11-3PM

The Grange, Leominster

Admission: FREE

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Poetry Slam

Saturday 3rd July 2021, 3-5PM

35 West, West Street, Leominster

Fancy yourself as Leominster’s Festival poet? Perform your work in front of a small live audience at the cafe at 35 West. Email us to register your entry: leominster.festival@gmail.com

Barry Simmons Memorial Talk From Leominster to Arctic, the Equator and beyond

Saturday 3rd July 2021, 7PM

The Priory Church, Leominster

Join local historian and adventurer Joe Cocker to take us to some unusual and little known parts of the world – some far away such as Svalbard and Brunei and some closer to home from the safe confines of the Priory Church.  Light hearted, entertaining and intrepid, along the way we will come across some political curiosities and history interspersed with a variety of anecdotes.

Tickets: £5.00

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‘Songs of Praise’ to celebrate of 50 years of Westfield School

Sunday 4th July 2021, 10-11AM

The Priory Church, Leominster

Admission: FREE – everyone welcome

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Insect Safari Puppet Show, Fetch Theatre – sponsored by Leominster Rotary Club

Sunday 4th July, 12PM & 2PM

The Secret Garden

Tickets: FREE but booking essential.

Come along on safari from an amazing bug hotel in the heart of Leominster, leading you into a fantastical world of creatures that creep, crawl, fly, flutter and buzz…. Click for more

Two performances by the Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra – sponsored by Dales

Sunday 4th July, 4:30PM & 7PM

The Priory Church, Leominster

Tickets: £15 – Booking essential.

This year’s inspiring programme is set to be a magical return with our programme including: Barber, Adagio (Strings), Kalliwoda, Variations and Rondo in B Flat (Bassoon Soloist: Becky Eldridge) Lauridsen, O Magnum Mysterium (Brass) and Holst, St Paul’s Suite (Strings). Click for more

Peter and the Wolf

Friday 9th July, 3PM

The Priory Church, Leominster

A short ‘introduction to the organ’ will be followed by a performance of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf on Leominster Priory’s fine Nicholson organ.Transcribed and performed by Peter Dyke (of Hereford Cathedral) and narrated by Richard Brookman. Read more…