Feel the h.Energy at Queenswood

Queenswood h.Energy 2019

Saturday 12 October, 10am – Sunday 13 October, 3pm

On Saturday…

On Sunday…

  • Explore woodland art installations by Hereford College of Arts
  • Sustainability market
  • Kids pizza making
  • Children’s ‘Reducing Waste’ poster display
  • Free children’s activities
  • Make your own beeswax wrap paper
  • Path to a Green Queenswood tour  


Queenswood Country Park & Arboretum, 
Nr. Leominster, 

HGN Themes 2017

At our workshop with Looby Macnamarra back in the spring of 2016 it was agreed that we should adopt themes for the year to inform and guide our work. The HGN steering group have discussed a number of possible ideas, and based on current local group activity suggest that our themes for 2017 might be:

  1. Water
  2. Low Carbon

The Water theme has already been taken up in a funding bid to Patagonia (“Water Protectors”), and in a bid to Elmley to support activity at the River Carnival around the theme of “River Stories”. We have a water theme running through the h.Energy Village at the River Carnival this year, in song stories and art work, and also in the information & activities available from local organisations.

Idealistic Home is the theme of Spring Greens this year, which of course strongly represents our low carbon element, and might well spill over into h.Energy 2017…

If any organisations would be interested in working with us further on the water protectors or low carbon theme, either in collaboration with local communities or by hosting county events and actions, please get in touch.

The h.Energy Village @ Hereford River Carnival

28th – 29th April:

On 29th April 2017, in an all new central location on King George V Playing Fields just beyond the Victoria Foot Bridge you will find the h.Energy Village.

This small but exciting area of the 2017 River Carnival is being developed in collaboration between Herefordshire Green Network, Herefordshire New Leaf and Herefordshire Wildlife Trust.

There will be special interest stalls, electric vehicles, activities for all ages, and ethical local food & drink. There will be a lovely creative and informative watery theme running through the Village with input from Wye & Usk, Farm Herefordshire, Herefordshire Wildlife Trust, Wildplay and Swan Brewery.

Thanks to Oakwrights there will also be an h.Energy Village Hall at the centre of our Village where we will host music, performers, speakers and storytellers. There will be film, and we hope to have some ‘River Stories’ themed film-making happening in our midst.

Another part of the h.Energy village at the River Carnival will be Hereford Chess Club, inviting all comers to a game on a giant chess set…. It’s all black and white!

And of course the Fabulous Cob Oven Company will be with us.

If you would like to be part of this special area of the Hereford River Carnival please get in touch with us as soon as is humanly possible!! We are open to ideas from speakers, performers and exhibitors – and we still have just a few ready erected market stalls available free of charge for local community groups and charities… and the crowds will love you!

We also need people who enjoy putting up yurts and gazebos, and who would like to help us on Friday afternoon and on Saturday afternoon. And people who like wearing high-viz jackets! You would be most welcome … just let us know who you are and we’ll invite you along.

Contact Kate: hgn@herefordshirenewleaf.org.uk as soon as you can…