De Koffie Pot cafe: The Bohemian Hang-out of Herefordshire

 

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Welcome to the Left Bank Quarter of the county where bohemians roam in the secluded area part Parisian chic meets Dutch-inspired leisure. Overlooking the River Wye it gives you a glorious view of the River Wye and only a 2 minute walk from the high street.

It’s a cosy cafe with a quaint and rustic farmhouse feel inside plus open seating outside. The upstairs is dedicated to the art exhibition of the moment and Friday music nights where local musicians sing and attendees dance along to their music. Arms swaying, gypsy skirts flowing depending on the type of music played. On rare afternoons off locals are found sipping coffee, nibbling cakes or perhaps a Pieminster pie. Some with a book in their hands, others doodle in sketchpads. It’s family friendly and sometimes the pet dog tags along too. A wandering child walks up to the blackboard and notices the pretty handwritten white cursive…

On the blackboard you’ll find the weekly usual of yoga or meditation classes. If you’re lucky a poetry reading night may be on. The first poetry event held there was organised and performed by local poet Catherine Vaughan in March 2016. Nowadays a plethora of cultural activities take place from burlesque dances classes, life drawing as well as the Politics, Ethics & Environment nights and don’t forget the Pub Quiz! Most recently they’ve been one of the venues for the Herefordshire Cultural Partnership which discusses culture ventures in the county as well as Herefordshire’s forthcoming bid to be City of Culture in 2021.

On its footstep is The Left Bank which has it’s Speakeasy Nightclub, comedy nights and formal events. It’s also available for private hire.

So if you’re ever visiting our city pop along to De Koffie Pot cafe, located on Bridge street, hidden behind the Left Bank. 


Facebook: @DeKoffiePot
Twitter: @DeKoffiePot

The Waring family also run Lyde Court for Weddings (and were named Herefordshire Wedding Venue of the Year 2016) and The Left Bank which hosts events, parties and now Weddings.

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Herefordshire based Charity – Hope Spring’s Marathon Fundraiser

Help a poor developing community in Africa get access to clean water

Did you know there is a Herefordshire based non-profit organisation that is dedicated to providing access to clean drinking water? In some parts of Africa, there are small children walking hours everyday to get water. That’s why Hope Spring was set up to help combat this daily plight.

To raise more funds for this not-for-profit organisation there’s a  charity marathon that Temi Odurinde will run in Barcelona to drum up donations for this charity. Read details of it here.

 

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Hope Spring helps developing communities in Africa access safe, clean water. Lack of clean drinking water and adequate sanitation in developing communities is one of the major killers of children under 5 years of age. In collaboration with the beneficiary community, they dig wells or boreholes.

 

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A message from Temi

“I am running Barcelona Marathon on March the 12th, 2017 to raise money for Hope Spring, a great charity that helps poor communities in Africa access clean drinking water.   I could use big impressive statistics to back up the reasons I am raising money for a water charity, but I will not.  I will just share a story from one of the past beneficiaries of Hope Spring water project called Amuda. 

Amuda is 8 years old. Each morning, she must wake up early, take a plastic container and walk 2 miles to the nearest well. She joins a long queue. When it is eventually her turn, she collect about 10kg of water into her plastic container, carry it on her head, and head back home.”

Learn more about this charity by visiting
 w w w . H o p e S p r i n g . o r g . u k 

F a c e b o o k : @HopeSpringWater
T w i t t e r   : @HopeSpringH20

The Donation Page is found here

About Temi:

Temi is passionate about the environment. In his day job, he works as a consultant on various sustainability projects. Some of his spare time is spent volunteering on sustainable development advocacy projects. – TemiOdurinde.uk

Odurinde also runs Marches Hour a Twitter networking platform for people, businesses and organisations based in:

Herefordshire    Worcestershire    Shropshire    Shrewsbury    Ludlow    Powys Presteigne   Monmouthshire

Please Give a Donation Today here
Read  Hope Spring’s blog too!

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