People of the Hop Harvest is a project by photographer and photographic artist Paul Ligas funded by the Arts Council of England.
People of the Hop Harvest gives a face and a voice to seasonal farm workers across the UK, through photographs by Paul Ligas and poetry by Sara-Jane Arbury and Beth Calverley, of some of the seasonal workers at Townend Hop Farm near Bosbury.

Throughout summertime, you can discover these people and explore their place in our rural communities.

There is also a free poetry workshop for adults on Saturday 23 July at the Ledbury venue. Run by poet Vicky Hampton from 2:30pm – 4:00pm.
Contact to book your place (numbers are limited).



Upcoming Exhibitions:


  • 22 July 2022 to 31July 2022 – Barrett Browning Institute, Bye Street, Ledbury HR8 2AA
  • 05 August to 14 August 2022 – Powerhouse Theatre, 1 Gomond Street, Hereford HR1 2DP
  • 26 August 2022 to 04 September 2022 – The Hive Library, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester WR1 3PD
  • 23 September to 25 September 2022 – Malvern Autumn Show, Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NW
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