Welcome to The Barn, Ledbury!

Please note we have now changed to our Winter opening times, which are as follows:

Saturdays: Daytime & Evening

The open mic afternoons will continue on Saturdays, as long as the lovely musicians are able to make it, and the emphasis will be more on food, as well as the usual local beer and coffee!

 

ABOUT THE BARN

After lying derelict for years, this 17th Century Barn in the centre of Ledbury has been given a new life as a music and arts venue. Saved from collapse by friends Robin and Lynn, they spent months turning it from a wreck into a bright and vibrant creative space that shows off talent from all over the country. The Barn been a venue for regular live music events, classes, sculpture and art displays, as well as monthly farmers and crafts markets.

"Someone once said to me old buildings are multifunctional where as new buildings are built to be single purpose only. That comment formed a big plus in my head when I and my builder chum, Robin, stood looking through the high security fence at the gaping holes in the soleplates which had rotted out so much so that the walls had bowed and it had to be held up with acro props. Once I had bought the barn I received an enforcement notice explaining that it was illegal to allow it to remain in disrepair, so we began the restoration."

We succeeded in our goal of opening in time for the poetry festival and The Barn hosted Ledbury Fringe events. This was a place where artists and musicians could express themselves to the public, and we were visited by Michael Palin.

Since then, The Barn has hosted the monthly farmers markets, music gigs, plays, poetry, and Christmas markets, before coming to a temporary halt in October, after our license was suspended due to some complaints about noise.

Now we are poised for the next chapter. The Barn may be moving in a slightly different direction but it will be the speakeasy, the community hub, and a place for interesting and vibrant things to happen, where you can meet up and chill with friends, exchange views, share jokes, learn new things, voice opinions, view art and craft exhibitions, and experience music and theatre.

Barn Babes Clothing and plants are included in our first offerings, to be followed by Joolz Wooden Works.

 

RESTORATION

The Barn - BeforeThe Barn - Before
The Barn - during restoration and today.

Farmers Markets

Locally produced seasonal vegetables, fruit, cakes, cheese, preserves and more.

Craft Markets

Locally hand-crafted gifts, ceramics, jewellery, woodwork, clothing, lighting, artwork, prints, greetings-cards, seasonal decorations and more.

Events, Exhibitions & Classes at The Barn

Nov/Dec 2021

November 26 - 6.00-10.30pm

JAZZ QUARTET
featuring: Trevor Davies - Guitar, Ed Thomas - Piano, Charlie Russell - Drums & Matt Warren - Bass
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Tickets: £10 cash on the door
Call 07772 174088 to reserve a place, or take your chances and just turn up.
Wood-fired pizza & snacks will be available.


Dave Small - The Barn Ledbury

December 11 - 7:00-10.30pm

DAVE SMALL
Musician/singer from Arcadia Roots.-
Tickets: £10 cash on the door
Call 07772 174088 to reserve a place, or take your chances and just turn up.
Wood-fired pizza & snacks will be available.


The Pink Diamond Revue - The Barn Ledbury

December 18 - 7:00-10:30pm

THE PINK DIAMOND REVUE
A welcome return of the London-based electro/dance band.
Tickets: £10 cash on the door
Call 07772 174088 to reserve a place, or take your chances and just turn up.
Wood-fired pizza & snacks will be available.


August 2020

Art Exhibition - Painting by kamala Todd

 

Previous Events

September 2019

Tom Martin - September 21, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Tom Martin is one of the most foremost guitarists in the UK. - the start of Christi Moore and the creator of the Tower of Song! Tom creates a wide palette of tones on the guitar using a combination of finger picking patterns, full cord pulls, rolls and back hand strumming sometimes described as a frailing technique. This unique style creates a full range of string and inherently rhythmic complexions.He is an AWESOME musician!! A real treat for the Barn.…

Mark Allen - September 27, 2019 - September 28, 2019

Mark Allen from Cardiff was the show stopper at Upton Blues and he was the Busker !! Just wonderful music .... and he will play with others. Musicians - you MAY get a chance to play with him, but all of you will get a chance to hear him! This Saturday 28th Sept Magic hat donations Door 7.30 Plus wonderful art by Matthew Sanderson, Sarah Rutherford, Martin Caulkin, Anne Cherry and the celebrated David Stoves.

October 2019

The Folk Off! - October 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Supersized open mic night, musicians are invited to come and join us. All genres and instruments welcome!

Pink Diamond Revue & The Social DJs - October 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Dig out your dancing shoes! A fantastic live set from London based electro/dance band Pink Diamond Revue sandwiched by The Social DJs on the wheels of steel, dishing out their usual blend of nu disco, electronic and club classics.

Ajay Srivastav – Karmic Blues - October 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Ajay Srivastav is a singer/songwriter and guitar player whose music flows from the banks of Delta Blues to the sacred rivers of Indian folk. Lyrically he mixes the personal with the spiritual, forever bouncing between doubt and faith. Ajay's music is raw, passionate and uplifting.

Arcadia Roots - October 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Arcadia Roots are a Worcestershire based band that deliver an exciting hypnotic blend of Trance, Dance, Reggae and Roots music. The bands vibe has been described as ‘earthy’, ‘psychedelic’ and ‘infectious’. This 4 piece dance band combine world, reggae and rock music to create a very unique & captivating sound.

The Bug Club - October 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

The Bug Club are a three-piece band based in South Wales combining a mix of Blues, Pop and Psychedelic music

November 2019

Allstars Dub Band - November 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Acoustically driven… blending together elements of blues, country, funk, soul and reggae with the passion/attitude of old school punk/rock

Take Two ft. Whitney G Jones - November 16, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

A duo playing fabulous Soul, Motown, Blues, Smooth Jazz, Pop and much more, a sensual Soul Diva and a live sax.

Goodall - November 22, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Singer-songwriter performer and ex-frontman of the band Our Mutual Friend. Hotly tipped by Elbow frontman Guy Garvey and bluesmen Aynsley Lister and Ian Siegal, Goodall has taken a unique and contrary musical path, at times funky and bombastic and at others, delicate and sedate.

December 2019

Allstars Dub Band - December 14, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Acoustically driven… blending together elements of blues, country, funk, soul and reggae with the passion/attitude of old school punk/rock

The Pink Diamond Revue - December 21, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

A 3 Piece Electro/ Dance/ Psych band fronted by Acid Dol, a model from another dimension. The bands live shows have had many different comparisons but most mention the bands ability to combine their music with the visual images they display behind them , to produce a show with a massive crossover appeal.

Arcadia Roots NYE Party - December 31, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - January 1, 2020 @ 1:00 am

See in the new year at The Barn! Arcadia Roots are a Worcestershire based band that deliver an exciting hypnotic blend of Trance, Dance, Reggae and Roots music. The bands vibe has been described as ‘earthy’, ‘psychedelic’ and ‘infectious’. This 4 piece dance band combine world, reggae and rock music to create a very unique & captivating sound.

PLANTS...

The Barn is now supplying select perennial plants for your herbaceous borders. You will find a staggeringly diverse array of really substantial bushy plants for instant gardening and instant pleasure. The eclectic mix includes specialist Hydrangeas, substantial Rudbeckias, Delphiniums, Veronicas, Verbinias, Red Labelia, beautiful grasses, Dalias, and other specialist grasses.

 

Nov/Dec 2021

November 26 - 6.00-10.30pm

JAZZ QUARTET
featuring: Trevor Davies - Guitar, Ed Thomas - Piano, Charlie Russell - Drums & Matt Warren - Bass
 -
Tickets: £10 cash on the door
Call 07772 174088 to reserve a place, or take your chances and just turn up.
Wood-fired pizza & snacks will be available.


Dave Small - The Barn Ledbury

December 11 - 7:00-10.30pm

DAVE SMALL
Musician/singer from Arcadia Roots.-
Tickets: £10 cash on the door
Call 07772 174088 to reserve a place, or take your chances and just turn up.
Wood-fired pizza & snacks will be available.


The Pink Diamond Revue - The Barn Ledbury

December 18 - 7:00-10:30pm

THE PINK DIAMOND REVUE
A welcome return of the London-based electro/dance band.
Tickets: £10 cash on the door
Call 07772 174088 to reserve a place, or take your chances and just turn up.
Wood-fired pizza & snacks will be available.