After an amazing festival in October 2017, Hereford Business Improvement District and Hereford College of Arts are enormously proud to be able to present the second Hereford Festival of Artist Blacksmithing next weekend.

The three-day festival celebrates the natural world through the craft of blacksmithing. You can have a go at forging your very own seed marker to take home, along with your own wildflower seeds to plant and support the bees. There is also a stunning exhibition from primary schools around Herefordshire of handcrafted tin plaques which celebrate the natural environment and there is the opportunity to make a plaque during the festival.

Recently, Ambrose Burne, a lecturer at Hereford College of Arts, set a challenge for students to make the most out of a small piece of metal (150mm by 20mm x 20 mm) a challenge which artist blacksmiths around the world have taken up. Be the first to see their work in this extraordinary and beautiful exhibition before it goes on tour.

There are also workshops, films, exhibitions and talks from renowned Blacksmiths that celebrates the blacksmithing tradition. All are very welcome at the festival, and there are activities the whole family can get involved in.

The Festival acts as a showcase for the remarkable range of home-grown artistic and cultural talent in Herefordshire and is already establishing a reputation as the place for international metal artists to exhibit their work.

For more information and to book your place for the live forging experience, visit Hereford City Life.

Follow the build up journey through Instagram: Ferrous Festival, & Hereford Anvils.