THE Hereford BID Business Awards 2017 are now just one week away.

Next Thursday at the Shire Hall we will be celebrating the work which BID members do to make Hereford city a great place to be.

There are three finalists in nine categories and the winner of each will be announced at the hall.

A special recognition award will also be given out on the night.

Meanwhile, the Hereford BID team is working hard on the city's new Festival of Artist Blacksmithing, Ferrous.

As part of the festival, the cathedral will host Transition from October 20 to November 12, an exhibition which was initially shown in Belgium as part of Ypres 2016.

Reflecting on the First World War, 300 renowned master blacksmiths from across the world came together to work voluntarily on a commemorative object.

The peace monument they forged forms a testament to the power of collaboration, friendship and craft.

The ideas presented in Transition and the collaboration and sharing of traditional skills at the Ypres event are closely linked. An international community linked by their craft presented and created individual and collective reflections of past, present and future.

Blacksmiths played a particular role for all the countries involved in the First World War - agricultural tools, decorative ironwork and church bells were melted and forged; transformed into the machinery of war.

Glyn Morgan, chief executive and chapter clerk at Hereford Cathedral said: “We are pleased to be working with Hereford College of Arts and Hereford BID to bring this exhibition to the cathedral as part of Ferrous2017.

"The deeply contemplative nature of the pieces making up the show will, we hope, encourage people to take time out of their busy lives to stand and reflect.

"They show both the wealth of skill in our human endeavours as well as the message of the many transformations we each have to undergo in our lifetimes."

Transition is one of three exhibitions in Hereford between October 20 and November 12.

The full event programme will be available from businesses in Hereford City Centre from the end of September.