Artists and creatives are invited to be inspired by spending a day in the tranquil Cloisters of Hereford Cathedral this summer.

The beautiful Cloisters of Hereford Cathedral have been a source of creative inspiration to musicians, artists and poets for centuries. Today the Cloisters are home to the offices and the staff of the cathedral and are still a place of beauty, peace and tranquillity which inspire visitors. This summer the cathedral will be opening the Cloisters to artists on Monday 12 June, 10 July and 14 August to experience the space and create work in response to this very special location.

Following a welcome in the Old Chapel and an opportunity to learn more about the history of the Cloisters by watching the immersive and engaging historical reimagining video, attendees will have full access to the Cloisters, College Hall and Canon’s Garden which leads down to the River Wye. Artists can choose to set up location in one area for the day, or move around the spaces, and be inspired by the comings and goings and stunning views. A sandwich lunch and tea and coffee will be provided before an opportunity to come together at the end of the day to share and discuss work created.

A woman stands in the Cloisters staring into the distance with a thoughtful look on her face. She is holding a pen and writing in an open sketchbook

Owen Towndrow, Visitor Engagement Officer, said: “We are really excited to welcome artists and creatives into our wonderful Cloisters this summer. For those of us who work in the Cloisters on a daily basis, we perhaps take for granted how beautiful they are and the opportunity to share this space through a creative perspective is something we are all looking forward to. For centuries the Cloisters have been an inspiration and it’s a privilege to be able to continue this tradition today.”

The Creative Cloisters session takes place on Monday 12 June, 10 July and 14 August from 10am - 2.30pm and costs £15 (including lunch and hot drinks). Advanced booking is essential via the cathedral website and artists are asked to provide their own equipment.

To book your tickets please visit our events page by clicking here