From some late night Christmas shopping to grand orchestras, there's lots to get up to in Ledbury this week.

With offerings for those in the Christmas spirit, foodies and the curious, there's something for everyone.

Budapest Cafe Orchestra

First off on Saturday (December 2), between 3pm and 7.30pm, the Budapest Cafe Orchestra will perform at the Market Theatre.

Renowned jazz violinist Christian Garrick leads this snappily attired boutique orchestra that blends a mix of gypsy and folk-flavoured music.


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They present an unusual mix, from Balkan and Russian pieces to Gaelic folk anthems to give you the experience of Budapest café life.

Ledbury Late Night Shopping

For those behind on their Christmas shopping, we've got just the event for you.

On Friday (December 1) from 3pm until 8pm, enjoy the Ledbury Late Night Shopping at the Ledbury Market House.

Carve out your Christmas list with brass bands, Morris dancers, carol singers, and mulled cider adding to the festive merriment.

Hellens Produce Market

You can start the weekend early by heading to Hellens on Friday (December 2).

Their produce market begins at 9.30am, offering an enticing range of products from the area.

From bakery items, pies and cheese to cider, ice-cream, flowers and samosas, they have got a broad range of food and drink to get your hands on.

Additionally, stall holders kindly donate to a chosen charity each month, allowing shoppers to both indulge and give back during the festive season.

Spice of Life

On Friday (December 2) foodies can spend the day at the 'Spice of Life' event at Castle Orchard in Putley.

Starting at 10am and running until 4pm, delve into a practical workshop exploring the medicinal use of spices.

You'll have a chance to make your own cordials, infused oils and other warming remedies using a variety of spices.