A CONVENTION centre near Leominster is reminding people that it's still open for business despite a nearby road closure.

A section of Eye Lane, just after Cawley Hall, is currently shut until November 3 for bridge work. However, access to the hall is open and bus services are using the hall car park as a temporary bus stop and turning point.

The hall can be accessed from the B4361 at Luston, then by turning east along Eye Lane. The company has a performance tomorrow night (Thursday) night and wants as many people as possible to attend, with parking available.


Yorkshire Kernal/The Land Girl is a double bill of wartime-themed entertainment by renowned North Yorkshire theatre company, Badapple.

Anita Syers-Gibson, promoter of Arts Alive, says the hall has struggled to sell tickets because people are put off by the barriers and signs.

"The audience will be treated to a great double bill of themed shows - two plays for the price of one," she said.

"The first, shorter piece, Land Girl, was inspired by personal letters and showcases some of the highs and lows of working on the land during wartime.

Hereford Times: Cawley Hall will be showing two war-time plays on ThursdayCawley Hall will be showing two war-time plays on Thursday (Image: Rob Davies)

"From ration books to rat-catching, acres of onions to American Air Base dances, tap your feet and laugh along to songs and stories that capture the “can-do” spirit of the ladies who kept Britain fed during World War II.

"Yorkshire Kernel is a comic and nostalgic tale that sees one actor take on all the characters. James’s Grandad is at death’s door, but he has one last mission on behalf of his wartime comrades: to find a tree. And James needs just one acorn to plant where his Grandad wishes to be laid to rest. 

"It promises to be a great night out and Cawley Hall will be delighted to see you. A licensed bar and refreshments will also be available."

The show starts at 7.30pm. See artslive.co.uk for ticket information, or call 01568 615836.