Many organisations are contributing to the year long festival. We attempt to give brief information of them all here.

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Coronavirus has meant that we have had to put on hold the whole of this year long festival.

At present the plan is to celebrate Gilpin 2020+1 in 2021 when we hope to reschedule almost all of the events in the calendar below – all of which are postponed – to new dates in 2021.

Events are being organised by very many different organisations though and if in doubt please contact the organisation in question.

See you next year!


Gilpin 2020 Launch and Book Launch

St Mary’s Church, Ross-on-Wye

NEW DATE (Likely to be March 2021) TO BA ANNOUNCED SOON

Including the book launch of Gilpin’s 1770 book by Pallas Athene (Publishers). Wine and nibbles provided

Events Calendar


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Extended Events, Exhibitions…

Wye Valley River Festival | May  | various venues. More here

Clocking up the miles | May | River Festival Walk from Hereford to Monmouth with Heather Hurley – more detail in the events calendar below.

Ross Reinvented Festival | May | various venues. More details and tickets on createROSS website

Made in Ross @ Goodrich Castle Exhibition | June – July | Goodrich Castle. Website

Gilpin Food Week | June – July | Old Court Hotel, Whitchurch | Special dishes from 18th century served all week.

Gilpin 2020 Schools’ Exhibition | Throughout July  | St Mary’s Church, Ross-on-Wye. More here.

Listed buildings in Ross from the time of the Wye TourRoss Civic Society | Throughout July & August | St Mary’s Church, Ross-on-Wye

Inspired by the Wye: Plough House Art Group Exhibition | Daily throughout August | Shire Hall, Monmouth

Illustrating the Wye Exhibition | Daily throughout September | St Mary’s Church, Ross-on-Wye. An exhibition of 18th century watercolours of the Wye Tour by James Wathern accompanied by photographs from Ross Photographic Society.

h.Art and the Wye | September | St Mary’s Church, Ross-on-Wye. A collection of exhibiting artists with a connection to the River Wye. More on the h.Art Website

Guided Walks | September | Ross Walkers as part of the Ross-on-Wye Walking Festival


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