Residents and visitors to Ledbury will be encouraged to help create two pieces of public art in the town.

Pot & Page cafe in New Street and Take 4 Gallery in The Homend have teamed up with Herefordshire composer Liz Dilnot Johnson to bring The Tale of the Bird and the Tree to life.

Two art installations will go on show at the premises - a bird created by Caroline Green at Take 4 Gallery and a tree made by Nic Sims at Pot & Page.

Members of the public will be invited to add feathers to the bird and leaves to the tree throughout the duration of Ledbury Poetry Festival, as well as their thoughts on what wildlife means to them.

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“In this way the installations will continue to grow over the course of the festival, ready for Ledbury Celebration on July 10,” said Mr Sims.

“As the crowds gather at St Katherine’s for the celebration, the tree will be placed at the heart of the festivities.

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“Meanwhile, the bird will take flight through the town, soaring above the heads of the crowd to land on its final perch in the tree, all accompanied by a musical procession, written and directed by Liz Dilnot Johnson.”

The project is also raising funds for Sustainable Ledbury, a group dedicated to reducing the town’s carbon footprint and currently working on clearing and conserving the Town Trail.

Kids' Poetry Fayre at Pot & Page cafe

The artists involved will be attending the Kids’ Poetry Fayre at Pot & Page on July 2, between 2pm and 5pm, to run art and music workshops to get children participating in the project.

Sustainable Ledbury will also be attending and bringing their own activities along, including hapa zome flower bunting and a poetry prize-giving for the childrens’ poetry competition - Looking After Our World.

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“The team are asking for support to raise as much as possible for Sustainable Ledbury, whose main objectives are raising awareness, sharing information and helping to build community resilience to climate change,” added Mr Sims.

“Any donations, big or small, would really help the project thrive and support Sustainable Ledbury in all their future endeavours.

“For those not in a position to donate, please do still visit the installations throughout the Ledbury Poetry Festival to add your own voices.”