It’s been a quiet 2 years but HARC is gradually returning to normality! The current exhibition, Mappa Marches, is a reflection on the beauty of our local area and the solace that the natural environment can bring. Local artists have produced a variety of lovely pieces for display in the atrium and will be taking them to a succession of venues in Herefordshire when they leave us on 25 February. Do come and have a look if you have an opportunity. HARC is currently open Tuesday – Thursday 10 am – 3.30pm. We intend to resume Friday opening later this month.

On 1 March, we will be hosting an exhibition marking the 350th anniversary of the Quaker meeting house at Almeley. The Almeley Wootton Friends will use the display to illustrate research on specific themes such as the connection to Pennsylania and the significance of local Quakers in American history. This will represent the beginning of a series of commemorative events arranged by the Friends throughout the year.

From May, our exhibition will be Shared Freedom – Shared Future, which will explore the story of the Polish community in Herefordshire during and after the First World War while addressing attitudes to recent migration to the county and celebrating the contribution of the Polish air force to the Battle of Britain. This will coincide with a series of talks during Refugee Week in late June, which will include a personal insight into the important role played by Herefordshire in welcoming Belgian refugees during the First World War.