Festival of Arts is our summer show and celebration of HCA talent, and features live music, performance, film, exhibitions, talks, pop-up shops and an art auction.

HCA summer shows have always had a strong reputation for presenting unique creative voices from the freshest of talent.  Every year, thousands attend to be inspired by artwork of all types from art & design, illustration, photography, fine art, through to textiles, jewellery, contemporary crafts, forged metal, all the way to graphics, digital media, short film making, music and performing arts.  The summer show is also supported by professional artists often exhibiting, performing or running talks.

There is something to inspire everyone so whether you’re thinking about starting a course this year or in the future, it’s an excellent chance to find out more. Alternatively, as the exhibitions and events are free and open to everyone, you can simply come along with friends and family to enjoy this exciting range of creative work in a relaxed atmosphere. HCA is centrally located and in walking distance from Hereford town centre, making this festival a fantastic day out.

Festival of Arts runs from 8 to 28 June, open every day except Sundays. For full information including opening times and details of live music and performances visit hca.ac.uk/festivalofarts

To find out more about studying here and to speak to current students and tutors, visit the Open Days on Saturday 8 June at the College Road campus for university-level study, or Saturday 22 June at the Folly Lane campus for college-level and foundation courses.