Wye Valley River Festival

by Paul Blakemore

by Paul Blakemore

It has demonstrated to us how the arts can be used to help deliver our messages to a wider audience.

Andrew Nixon
AONB Development Officer

We came for an hour and stayed all day

Audience member at Ross on Wye event

The seeds have been sown for the third Wye Valley River Festival 2018. Whispers in the woods tell us the dates will be May 5th -19th 2018 and the theme will be TREES & WOODLAND. Trees and woods make up nearly a third of the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and we’ll be looking at how this affects biodiversity and how trees – and people – connect in this sylvan landscape. Events will run from Hereford to Chepstow over 3 magical weeks. Go to the Wye Valley AONB page for more information or click below for details of previous Wye Valley River Festivals.

Wye Valley River FestivalThe Wye Valley River Festival is an ambitious biennial festival inspired by the landscape and led by arts professionals collaborating with the people who live throughout the valley. It aims to inspire and challenge, to change the way we look at ourselves and how we see things, how we relate to our environment, neighbourhoods and to each other. The festival is spearheaded by the Wye Valley AONB Partnership.

Click the boxes below to find out more about the success of the 2014 and 2016 festivals.


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