Ferrous 2017

WHEN: | 20th; 11am-6pm, 21st; 9am-6pm, 22nd; 11am-4pm WHERE: High Town, Hereford

Ferrous 2017 is a chance to put your hearth and soul into a lasting legacy at St Michael’s Hospice.

The hands-on blacksmithing event sees six hot metal forges set-up in Hereford’s High Town from 20th – 22nd October as part of a three-week event organised by Hereford College of Arts and Hereford BID, celebrating the city’s blacksmithing heritage.

You will have the chance to help forge a ginkgo leaf which will live on at the Hospice where it will form a bench to be permanently housed here.

Don’t worry if you haven’t tried blacksmithing before – you’ll be guided by friendly experts throughout your fun half-hour slot.

To book, click the green Sign Up Here now button above.


Health and Safety:

  • Those taking part in this event do so entirely at their own risk.
  • You must be aged 16 years or over to take part.
  • Participants are requested to wear non-synthetic clothes and sturdy shoes or boots.
  • Appropriate safety gear PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is provided and is to be worn at all times whilst in the forge area including a full-length leather apron, suitable gloves and safety goggles.
  • Every effort will be made to ensure the safety of those taking part, but forging hot metal will always carry the risk of minor burns from hot sparks and scale.
  • Participants must follow the professional guidance of the blacksmith at all times.





High Town, Hereford

It will cost £10 per half hour forging session.

Places can be booked by clicking on the green ‘Sign Up Now’ button above.

You must be aged 16 or above to take part.

Pre-booking is essential.

Please note that slots may be resold if participants arrive more than 10 minutes after the start time for their slot.