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We offer bed and breakfast in a renovated potters’ studio with original oak beams that stretch across high ceilings and beautiful objects. Snuggle up in the kingsize bed, complete with Hungarian goose down, before ambling out into the pretty south-facing garden for a breakfast basket of organic goodies. The cottage is a perfect base for exploring Hay-on-Wye, the Black Mountains, Wye Valley and Brecon Beacons. Return to a hot bath with a well-deserved glass of wine.

B&B in a self-contained room with private entrance: £80 per night. Enquiries: 01497 822 /07879 373431 or email Emma at potterycottageclyro@gmail.com

 

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Adam Dworski: A Potter’s Centenary Exhibition, 9-17 September

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Adam (Adaš) Dworski (1917-2012) set up the Wye Pottery in Clyro in 1956, and ran it until his retirement in 1997. To celebrate his life and work, we are hosting an exhibition of his pottery, paintings and memorabilia at Pottery Cottage, his original studio and home, as part of Hereforshire Art Week (h.Art).

Sketches of Real Life in the Welsh Borders by Oliver Balch (Faber & Faber, 2016)
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Hay-on-Wye is world famous as the Town of Books. But when travel writer Oliver Balch moved there, it was not just the books he was keen to read, but the people too.

After living in London and Buenos Aires, what will he make of this tiny, quirky town on the Welsh-English border? To help guide him, he turns to Francis Kilvert, a Victorian diarist who captured the bucolic rural life of his day. Does anything of Kilvert’s world still exists? And could a newcomer ever feel they truly belong?

With empathy and humour, Balch joins in the daily routines and lives of his fellow residents. What emerges is a captivating, personal picture of country life in the 21st century. Some things haven’t altered for centuries, while others are changing at an alarming pace.

Written with his trademark vivid, reportage style, Balch’s journey sees him meet with a king and his courtiers, publicans, hippies, mayors, old widows and young farmers.
In an increasingly mobile, urban world, Under the Tump is a timely, honest account of Balch’s attempt to put down roots in a community not yet his own.

Signed copies of the paperback edition of Under the Tump are available to order from us for £10, including postage within the UK.

The following shops in Hay-on-Wye also sell signed copies: Addyman Books, Richard Booth’s Bookshop, The End, Hay Deli, Eighteen Rabbit, The Old Electric Shop, and Old Forest Arts.

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