March, 2022

fri25mar(mar 25)9:00 AMsun27(mar 27)5:00 PMFerrous Festival9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (27) Hereford City Centre, Herefordshire, HR1 2AA

Ferrous Festival

Event Details

Ferrous Festival

Ferrous is Back in High Town and around the city centre.

Programme TBC:

  • Live Forging in High Town: your chance to try your hand at making a hot-forged metal seed marker to mark a special spot in your garden or favourite flower tub.
  • Maylord Takeover: a range of exhibitions celebrating the blacksmiths’ art for the 21st century our seven pop-up galleries in Gomond Street
  • ​Metal + Metal: a show of contemporary hot forged metal from Steneby in Sweden
  • Measured Making: the brand new exhibition based on the submissions received in the 150 mm Challenge with works made by artists from around the world as well as local Herefordshire designer maker
  • Alumni Exhibition: work by Toby Forbes Gower, Sam Pearce and Christian Vaughan-Jones
  • Herefordshire Makers: exhibit the amazing work which takes place every day in Herefordshire
  • Paul Mikula and Martha Jones: an exhibition showing the mandala made in an HCA masterclass under the expert tuition of Paul Mikula with a photo essay of the process by Martha Jones
  • Celebrating the Natural Environment: the exhibition of tin plate tokens made by Herefordshire primary schools under the guidance of blacksmithing students from Hereford College of Arts
  • Demonstrations: the artist in action – come and watch a piece of metal be transformed into something amazing before your eyes
  • The 150 mm Challenge: the call to make something beautiful form a single piece of metal measuring 150 mm x 20 mm x 20 mm to which artists worldwide have responded and will be shown in the Measured Making Exhibition
  • Photographic exhibitions of the blacksmithing process
  • Talks and lectures about artist blacksmithing and the restoration of heritage pieces
  • The Nowhere Forge, Hereford’s own travelling blacksmith will be located at various places around the city centre


25 (Friday) 9:00 AM - 27 (Sunday) 5:00 PM

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Hereford City Centre

Herefordshire, HR1 2AA

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Strolling along the banks of the River Wye, enjoying the vibrant centre of High Town, or immersing yourself in our local history and historic architecture – they are all just a short walk from each other in Hereford City.

You may prefer to visit our historic Black And White House MuseumHereford Cathedral and Mappa Mundi. Then you can sit back and relax in a coffee shop or enjoy a show at The Courtyard Theatre. There is something for everyone.

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