H’Art’s Radnorshire Artists with New Radnor Art Club & Friends are holding a selling exhibition of artwork, as well as The Radnor Arms Hotel community open day.

The two events will take place on Saturday 26and Sunday 27 November, 11am to 4pm, and on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 December, 11am to 4pm at The Radnor Arms Hotel on Broad Street in New Radnor.

They are also running a silent auction to raise money for the repair work of The Radnor Arms Hotel and a concert that has attracted a wonderful amount of community support and interest.

The front rooms of the hotel & pub have been scrubbed clean by volunteers, after 6 years of decay, windows and doors have been opened, and fresh flowers and plants placed. Exhibition boards have been created and art works assembled, in a show of community energy and spirit.

Inside Radnor Arms
(Neil Pedliham Photography)

Volunteers have come forward to manage the café in the Hub, mugs and Christmas cards branded “The Radnor Arms Hotel” available for sale herald a new start, and a warm welcome is ready for all.

Art pieces in the exhibition are being sold at a fixed price, and are not part of the auction. Over 21 artists are taking part, selling and exhibiting over 197 works of art.

Names include : Shelagh Popham, Polly James, Sally Hamer, Michael Capstick, Jenny Chanter, Rachel Schwalm, Bob Rowberry, Imogen Reid, Julienne Braham, Jason Braham, Chiara de Cabarrus, Jo Young, Charlie Hopkinson (AKA Hoppo), Richard Hayes, Sara Jane Harper, Ruth Kirkby.

Radnor Arms
One of the paintings for sale. (Polly James )
One of the paintings for sale. (Shelagh Popham)

Images are available to view (and for purchase) at the Radnor Arms Hotel open days, as well as online at

Phil Ram and the Manana Kids concert at the Iron Bar, Brookside Farm, New Radnor on Saturday 3rd December (7.30pm), £10 on the door is to raise funds too.

Phil is a British Singer guitarist and songwriter with several released tracks including during his membership of the band the Vibrators. He will be joined by members of his past and present band, and other local musicians will join too, in an evening of entertainment, celebration of the next phase for the Radnor Arms Hotel, and fund raising – all are welcome.

The Online auction has a whole host of prizes, including at least 12 holidays, 16 works of original art, 13 experiences, nature and craft courses, 13 food & drink or dining experiences and 20 products, gifts or services. Bids can be placed at: https://www.32auctions.com/theradnorarmshotel

Items are at very attractive prices and include; Salmon or trout fishing on the River Wye at Abernant, Furniture repair of an item of your choice, British Cassis & British Framboise from White Heron Drinks, 12 bottles of Radnorshire Ales Cwrw y Mynd Ale, An 18th Century wooden carving of St Peter, A Day of plein air painting tuition by Chiara de Cabarrus for up to 4, A day’s brewing lesson with Radnorshire Ales, A day of apple pressing, with 10 bottles of apple juice to take home, with a smallholder in Kington, After the storm’ oil painting by Sally Hamer, Fruit again’ oil painting by Michael Capstick, Coast Path’ oil painting by Imogen Reid, Beef brisket from Hindwell Farm Farmshop, Bracken Banks at Elan Valley’ painting by Sally Hamer, Ceramic Platter by Sally Hamer, Churchils port & Camborio sherry, A customised family tree, Fly casting tuition with traditional split cane rod, Foraging session with Simon Evans, Chief Exec of The Wye & Usk Foundation, Guitar Lesson with Neil Pedliham, Half a lamb, jointed and boxed, from Waterstreet Farm, Hamper from Deli Tinto, the delicatessen in Presteigne, Large Quiche by Ruth Watson chef, London stay, Meal for 2 at the Hub in New Radnor, Hergest Lee’ cabin short break for 2, Folding Bicycle, Customized Painted Decorative Initials - flowers by Rachel Schwalm, Customized Painted Decorative Initials - animals by Rachel Schwalm, A pair of reproduction chinese temple dogs, A pot throwing workshop with Sally Hamer, “Sheep grazing Knowle Hill” oil painting by Sally Hamer, Riverside  cottage break , Tea for two & visit to hergest croft gardens, A Toby jug, A handcrafted candlestick by Bob Rowberry, Home made bread, A guided wildflower lesson and walk, A wine tasting & food paring for upto 6 guests, A wood turning workshop for a bowl, A Radnor Arms first edition mugs, A painting of your house by Michael Capstick, “Ystol Bach Brook” - photograph by Neil Pedliham Photography, A weekend short stay in a Herefordshire Showman’s wagon, Half a turkey crown, and pigs in blankets, A short break at Radnor Forest Cabins, “Cows in Frost” oil painting by Julienne Braham, Her Majesty’s rainbow - photograph by Neil Pedliham Photography, Customised photo of an area of your choice by Neil Pedliham Photography, Salmon or trout fishing at on the Wye at Glanwye for up to 4 rods, with guidance from a ghillie, Collectors Viz comic magazines, Customised logo design by Richard Hayes, “Its too funky in here, James Brown” acrylic painting by Steve Hansaker, Two ceramic bowls by SaraJane Harper, A birdtable by Amber Valley Bird Tables, A yellow, green, black or pink wheelbarrow from KBS, “Picasso’s Goat Playground” lino print by Joe Hemming, Large fruit tree, shrub etc of choice, Short break for two at the Fforrest Inn , Harpton Estate Ireland Moor guided shoot, A case of Skyborry Cider, Eat in pizza for 2 Daphne’s at 53 High St, Presteigne (or takeaway), Limited edition Helen Aster Iris print (no. 13 of 50), Limited edition Iris Sib Taldra print (14 of 50), A blacksmithing experience with Pete Smith, A box of Christmas candles & melts by Anna Elizabeth Candles, A stay in Chelsea, Maths tuition with Tony Allport, “Farmhouse winter scene” print on canvas by Trudi French, “Horse in stable” print on canvas by Trudi French, Short break at Emma’s House in Presteigne.