Simon Dorrell, from Way of the Wilderness Lent 2014


 “You Must be Joking” - Edward Storey and Stephen Hollinghurst

Friday 22nd June at 7.30pm.

Another unforgettable evening of wit, nonsense and health-warnings to celebrate life.

Admission £7 inc. refreshments


Poetry at Discoed with Gregory Leadbetter
Friday 24 August at 11am

Gregory Leadbetter is a poet and critic, with research interests in English Romanticism, poetry and creative writing; he is the author of two poetry collections: The Fetch (Nine Arches Press, 2016) and The Body in the Well (HappenStance Press, 2007). His poems have appeared in The Poetry Review, Poetry London, The North, Magma, The Rialto, on BBC Radio 4, And Other Poems, and in CAST: The Poetry Business Book of New Contemporary Poets (Smith/Doorstop, 2014) as well as other journals and anthologies.

His book of literary criticism, Coleridge and the Daemonic Imagination (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) won the University English Book Prize 2012, and he has published essays on Wordsworth, Keats, Charles Lamb and Ted Hughes. He has written radio drama for the BBC, and was awarded a Hawthornden Fellowship in 2013. In 2016 he was Poet in Residence at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage for Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival. He currently teaches at Birmingham City University, where he is Reader in Literature and Creative Writing.

Tickets £7.50 unreserved. More details on the Presteigne Festival website

Bach to the Future
Kristīne Balanas violin
Sunday 26 August at 5.15pm

Vytautas Barkauskas Partita, Op 12
David Matthews Four Australian Birds, Op 84a
George Benjamin Three Miniatures
Johann Sebastian Bach Partita in E, BWV1006

Tickets £14 unreserved | £6 student

More details on the Presteigne Festival website


h’Art- Herefordshire Art Week

8-16th September

Michaelmas Feast of Words and Music

Saturday 29th September - details to follow