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Cathedral Drama!

Free Community Drama Workshop Places Around the County


OneDay general


A new community drama project has been launched for Close Connections.  Called OneDayToDoIt, the project is a series of one-day drama workshops at venues around Herefordshire and the Hereford Diocese.  Places on the workshops are free and are open to everyone. 


“No experience of history or drama is required," says Jo Henshaw, Close Connections Manager, "And if you don’t want to perform, you can be part of the film crew or backstage team - there are plenty of opportunities for everyone.”

“The workshops are a great one-day activity for families, friends, community groups and history- or drama- enthusiasts,”


The workshops will be led by experienced drama and video artists, and participants will use fascinating stories from one of five distinct historical periods in Hereford ranging from pilgrims, plagues and earthquakes, to collapsing cathedral towers, the world wars and women’s lib.  Workshop activities will include storyboarding and working as a team to create and perform a final short play.


You can view some of the video resources for this project

on YouTube, by clicking on the links below;


Medieval Mayhem


The Close Besieged (the civil war) 


Three Choirs and Tumbling Towers (18th Century cathedral close) 



Workshops will take place in:


Leominster - Friday 29 October - Leominster Priory – Mayhem in the Middle Ages 

Ledbury - Saturday 13 November - Ledbury Community Hall – Mayhem in the Middle Ages


Bromyard - Saturday 27 November – Queen Elizabeth Humanities College - theme to be confirmed


“We welcome everyone but the event is going to be most fun for people aged 8 and over.”

Ross-on-Wye - Saturday 26 February 2011 – St Mary’s Church, Ross-on-Wye – Civil War Siege

Ludlow - Saturday 26 March 2011 – St Laurence Church – When I Were a Lad



To book a place at any of the workshops, or if you would like a OneDayToDoIt workshop in your area:

Call 07879 033823 or 01905 429151,

email ,

or visit


OneDayToDoIt workshops are… 

  • free for organisers and participants
  • taking place in a community venue near you
  • run from 10am-6pm, ending with a half-hour public performance.