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More details - Morfydd Ransom-Hall: Was It Wet That Year£
Observations and Reflections on Cwmystwyth. Climate and weather impact upon the landscape season by season – sometimes violent, sometimes gentle. Humans endeavour to dominate this environment, an activity that leaves its mark. Morfydd concentrates on the Anthropocene especially the Climate of the British Isles.
Y Tabernacl Penrallt Street, Machynlleth, Powys
Today to Sat 16 Jun

More details - Gilwern - Open Garden for NGS
Terraced garden in the making, on very challenging site situated on steep rocky hillside in the beautiful and secluded Cammarch Valley. Roses, herbaceous and shrub borders. Fine walling and gate posts making use of stone found in the garden. Man-made waterfall.
Gilwern, Beulah
Today, Thu 31 May, Thu 7 Jun, Thu 14 Jun, Thu 21 Jun, Thu 28 Jun, Thu 5 Jul, Thu 12 Jul

More details - Brecon Dementia Action Week Bring and Buy Sale
Brecon Dementia Action Week when various events will be taking place including: Thursday 24 May 10.00-1.00 Bring and Buy Sale at Brecon Guildhall Join us in Uniting To Make A Difference for those affected by Dementia
Brecon Guildhall
Today

More details - Sidney Nolan: Spray Paintings
Born in Australia, Sir Sidney Nolan OM AC RA (1917-1992) moved to London in the early 1950s where he remained until buying The Rodd near Presteigne in 1982. He founded the Trust there with his wife Mary (1926-2016) and continued to paint.
Sidney Nolan Trust The Rodd
Today to Mon 28 May, Wed 30 May to Sun 3 Jun, Wed 6 Jun to Sun 10 Jun, Wed 13 Jun to Sun 17 Jun, Wed 20 Jun to Sun 24 Jun, Wed 27 Jun to Sat 30 Jun

More details - Harp Concert with Ieuan Jones
Summer Charity concert by world renowned harpist at glorious Gregynog Event: Harp Concert with Ieuan Jones Charity: Rekindle Small Steps, Newtown Rekindle Small Steps (Newtown based charity) are delighted that Ieuan Jones is giving a Harp Concert at Gregynog to raise funds for this charity supporting local
Gregynog Hall, Tregynon
Fri 25 May

More details - Exhibition: The Anthony Collier Collection of Modern British Art
This is a rather special exhibition: we will be displaying Professor Anthony Collier’s magnificent collection of British modern art, which his assures will provide you with “a taste of the Tate at Bleddfa”.
The Bleddfa Centre, Bleddfa, near Knighton
Fri 25 May to Mon 28 May, Fri 1 Jun to Sun 3 Jun, Fri 8 Jun to Sun 10 Jun, Fri 15 Jun to Sun 17 Jun, Fri 22 Jun to Sun 24 Jun, Fri 29 Jun to Sun 1 Jul

More details - Life Drawing Morning
The session will be fully supervised, and a professional model will hold a variety of poses for you to capture on paper. It is an informal and friendly group, in a beautiful and inspiring setting. Light refreshments will be provided.
The Bleddfa Centre Bleddfa, Nr Knighton, Powys
Fri 25 May

More details - Powis Castle and Garden - A historic garden walk
Join our knowledgeable volunteer on a walk around the garden and find out a little more about its fascinating history. Enjoy a walk in the company of our knowledgeable volunteer and learn more about the history of Powis’ world famous gardens.
Powis Castle and Garden, Welshpool
Fri 25 May, Fri 1 Jun, Fri 8 Jun, Fri 15 Jun, Thu 21 Jun

More details - Field Trip - Crossed Paths
A creative walk following Miranda’s crawling route with discussions, presentations and readings along the way. Start and finish Pwllpeiran Upland Research Centre, Cwmystwyth, Aberystwyth, SY23 4AB Refreshments provided at start and end. Appropriate outdoor clothing required. 2-5pm (approx. 1.
Oriel Davies Gallery The Park, Newtown, Powys
Sat 26 May

More details - Powys Ramblers Walk
Shirley and Emlyn Williams of Powys Ramblers will lead an 8.5 mile moderate circular walk from the Elan Village, via Coed y Cefn, Glyn Bridge, and Carn Gafallt Common. Please wear suitable footwear and clothing and bring a packed lunch. Meet at the Elan Village Green SN 935654.
Elan Valley Estate Elan Estate Office, Elan Village, RHAYADER, Powys
Sat 26 May

More details - Hay Fair on the Square
Hay Memorial Square - Enjoy a free weekend street party with live music, food and eclectic vintage stalls in the centre of Hay-on-Wye.
Hay-on-Wye/Y Gelli Gandryll Powys
Sat 26 May to Mon 28 May

More details - Fish & Chips Evening Train
Travel on the special evening train from Llanfair Caereinion at 18:30; on arrival at Welshpool at 19:15 we will serve your choice of meal to enjoy on the return journey, with a pause at Castle Caereinion to stretch your legs and to enjoy the view and a tub of delicious dairy ice cream.
Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway The Station, Llanfair Caereinion, Welshpool, Powys
Sat 26 May, Sun 22 Jul

More details - Hyssington Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Three very different gardens in and around Hyssington. Gorsty House is an ongoing renovation of a neglected garden with 2+ acres planted to attract wildlife, incl an acre of wildflower meadow, abundant cottage garden planting, new orchard, and pond. Beautiful views to Long Mynd.
Hyssington Gardens, Montgomery
Sat 26 May, Sun 27 May, Sat 16 Jun, Sun 17 Jun

More details - BEE WEEK - May half term at CAT
During May half term, we will be exploring the wonderful world of the bee! Bees are incredibly important in maintaining all the wonderful habitats and environments that we know and love. Come and learn all about how you can help bees and other insects in your own garden.
Centre For Alternative Technology Llwyngwern Quarry, Pantperthog, Machynlleth, Powys
Sat 26 May to Sun 3 Jun

More details - Sheep Trekking (walk a sheep) in the Brecon Beacon
Want to own your own sheep for the day£ Have your very own woolly cuddles and sheep selfies whilst you walk with friendly Jacob sheep through the stunning Brecon Beacons. As seen on Countryfile, Coast and Country and Heno!
Jacob Sheep Trekking & Farm Experience Aberhyddnant, Crai, Brecon, Powys
Sat 26 May, Sun 27 May, Wed 30 May, Sat 2 Jun, Sun 3 Jun, Sun 17 Jun, Sun 1 Jul, Sun 8 Jul

More details - Sheep Trekking (walk a sheep) in the Brecon Beacon
Want to own your own sheep for the day£ Have your very own woolly cuddles and sheep selfies whilst you walk with friendly Jacob sheep through the stunning Brecon Beacons. As seen on Countryfile, Coast and Country and Heno!
Jacob Sheep Trekking & Farm Experience Aberhyddnant, Crai, Brecon, Powys
Sat 26 May, Sun 27 May, Wed 30 May, Sat 2 Jun, Sun 3 Jun, Sun 17 Jun, Sun 1 Jul

More details - The Gwesyn and the Claerwen
A 9 mile energetic linear hill walk from Abergwesyn to Llannerch y Cawr. Follow the Gwesyn Valley up to Drygarn Fawr into the Rhiwnant Valley to Llannerch y Cawr. Start at Llanerch y Cawr car park (SN 901616) where transport will be provided. Booking is required. Call 01597 810449 or email info@elanvalleytrust.org
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Sun 27 May

More details - Urdd: Cyngerdd Agoriadol/Opening Concert 2018
Tonight’s concert promises to be a worthy opener to the Urdd Eisteddfod with Ifan Jones Evans introducing Lloyd Macey, Swnami, Al Lewis, Greta Isaac, Welsh Whisperer, Cedron Sion, Sophie Jones and others. Also performing are the cast of the Primary Show. This will be a night to remember!
Royal Welsh Showground The Showground, Llanelwedd, BUILTH WELLS, Powys
Sun 27 May

More details - Welsh Open Stone Skimming Championships
This competition is open to competitors of all ages and abiilties . There are categories for Juniors 6 - 11, Youth 12-16 and Seniors 17 plus . Both Male and Female . Both experienced and those wishing to try their arm are equally welcome.
Abernant Lake , Llanwrtyd Wells
Sun 27 May

More details - Welsh Open Stoneskimming Championships
Sponsored by the Heart of Wales Brewery, Llanwrtyd Wells. Unlike Bog Snorkelling, almost everyone has skimmed a stone at some stage of their life.
Llanwrtyd Wells Powys
Sun 27 May

More details - The Gwesyn and the Claerwen
Guided Walk led by Tudor Davies A 9 mile energetic linear hill walk from Abergwesyn to Llannerch y Cawr. Follow the Gwesyn Valley up to Drygarn Fawr into the Rhiwnant Valley to Llannerch y Cawr. Start at Llannerch y Cawr car park (SN 901616) where transport will be provided. Booking is required.
Llannerch y Cawr car park (SN 901616) Claerwen valley
Sun 27 May

More details - Welshpool Music Festival
A free festival in Welshpool, Mid Wales, using several pubs and cafes across the town for one day of live music. It is aimed at new and up and coming musicians/bands!
Welshpool/Y Trallwng Powys
Sun 27 May

More details - Glanwye - Open Garden for NGS
Large Victorian garden, spectacular rhododendrons, azaleas. Herbaceous borders, extensive yew hedges, lawns, long woodland walk with bluebells and other woodland flowers. Magnificent views of upper Wye Valley.
Glanwye, Builth Wells
Sun 27 May

More details - Llandinam, Little House - Open Garden for NGS
Little House is on a quiet lane surrounded by fields and woodland, bordered by a stream. Slate and bark paths give access to the many features in the acre garden incl fish and wildlife ponds, woodland, conifer, azalea, grass and mixed beds, vegetable garden, mini meadow, sensory garden, grotto water feature and...
Llandinam, Little House, Llandinam
Sun 27 May, Sat 30 Jun, Sun 1 Jul

More details - Gala Day
The Corris Railway will hold its third Spring Gala Day on Sunday May 27th with a variety of trains in action between Corris station and Maespoeth Junction.
Corris Steam Railway & Museum Station Yard, Corris, Machynlleth, Powys
Sun 27 May

More details - Urdd Eisteddfod: Can Actol/Action Song 2018
Urdd Eisteddfod: Can Actol/Action Song 2018. https://urdd.ticketsolve.com/shows/873584892£locale=en-GB
Royal Welsh Showground The Showground, Llanelwedd, BUILTH WELLS, Powys
Mon 28 May

More details - Bodfach Hall - Open Garden for NGS
Gardens of 10 acres surrounded by parkland dating back to C18th. Owners are restoring the gardens with recent discovery of a secret well. Stunning display of mature rhododendrons and azaleas from mid-May. Formal, courtyard and cottage gardens complement Georgian and Victorian architecture.
Bodfach Hall, Llanfyllin
Mon 28 May

More details - Llysdinam - Open Garden for NGS
Llysdinam Gardens are among the loveliest in mid Wales, especially noted for a magnificent display of rhododendrons and azaleas in May. Covering some 6 acres in all, they command sweeping views down the Wye Valley.
Llysdinam, Newbridge-on-Wye
Mon 28 May

More details - Eisteddfod yr Urdd Brecon & Radnorshire Concert
Eisteddfod yr Urdd Brecon and Radnorshire 2018 Youth Concert. Cyngerdd Ieuenctid Eisteddfod yr Urdd Brycheiniog a Maesyfed 2018.
Theatr Brycheiniog Canal Wharf, Brecon
Sat 26 May, Mon 28 May

More details - Tadpole Toddle
Come and look at pond animals in your own tray at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre - suitable for younger children under the age of 5/6. We will also take a toddle to our own small pond in the grounds of the Elan Valley Visitor Centre. Please book in advance on 01597 810880. No unaccompanied children please.
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Tue 29 May

More details - Urdd: Sioe Gynradd/Primary Show 2018
Urdd Eisteddfod: Sioe Gynradd/Primary Show 2018. https://urdd.ticketsolve.com/shows/873584968£locale=en-GB
Royal Welsh Showground The Showground, Llanelwedd, BUILTH WELLS, Powys
Tue 29 May

More details - Powys Ramblers Walk
Graham Taylor of Powys Ramblers will lead a family friendly morning walk taking in the Dambusters Dam from the Visitor Centre. Please wear suitable footwear and clothing. Lunch can be taken at the Visitor Centre if wished. Meet at the Visitor Centre SN 928646.
Elan Valley Visitor Centre Elan Valley Rhayader
Tue 29 May

More details - Wild Wednesday - Dragonflies and Damselflies
Join us at RSPB Lake Vyrnwy as we go looking for dragonflies and damselflies. Learn all about where they live, what they eat, what they need to survive, the difference between dragonflies and damselflies, why they’re so important and why they’re in danger!
RSPB Lake Vyrnwy Llanwddyn, Brynawel, Oswestry , Powys
Wed 30 May

More details - A Tour of the Formal Garden and Nursery
Find out a little more about the Edwardian formal garden before heading behind the scenes to visit Powis’ nursery. Booking not needed. Meet in the Formal Garden (at the bottom of the long steps).
Powis Castle Welshpool, Powys
Wed 30 May

More details - Talk- Frank Sinatra by Ted Maidment followed by lunch
MORE TALKS ON GREAT VOICES WITH TED MAIDMENT Frank Sinatra Wednesday 30th May at Plas Dolerw, Newtown Coffee, talk and light lunch. "The single greatest interpreter of popular song we have ever been privileged to hear"
Plas Dolerw, Newtown
Wed 30 May

More details - Wild Wednesdays
Bug Hunts and Pond Dipping. Discover the wild side of Ynys-hir. Family activities suitable for children aged 4-12 years, Must be accompanied by an Adult. Booking essential.
RSPB Ynys-hir Nature Reserve Eglwysfach, Machynlleth, Powys
Wed 30 May

More details - Grandma's Garden - Open Garden for NGS
Inspiration for the senses, unique, fascinating, educational and fun. Strategic seating, continuous new attractions, wildlife abundant, 9 acres of peace. Sculptures, poetry arboretum. Seven sensory gardens, wildlife pond, riverside boardwalk, stone circle, labyrinth. Azaleas and bluebells in May. Children welcome.
Grandma’s Garden, Machynlleth
Wed 30 May

More details - Dam Open Day
Join our Rangers at one of our big Dam Open Days - an exclusive chance to venture into Pen y Garreg Dam and up to the central tower. You’ll enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the dam wall – and learn about the feat of engineering that made Elan.
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Wed 30 May, Sat 30 Jun

More details - Powis Castle and Garden - A guided tour of the terraces
Join our knowledgeable volunteer on a guided tour of our famous terraces. Find out a little more about their history and take a look at what’s currently blooming. Booking Not Needed.
Powis Castle and Garden, Welshpool
Wed 30 May

More details - Powis Castle and Garden - A tour of the formal garden and nursery
Find out a little more about the Edwardian formal garden before heading behind the scenes to visit Powis’ nursery. Booking Not Needed.
Powis Castle and Garden, Welshpool
Wed 30 May

More details - Dragons and Damsels
A fun afternoon of pond dipping - suitable for all the family. Booking is essential - only 20 places available. Please book in advance on 01597 810880. No unaccompanied children please. Meet at Dol y Mynach layby - grid reference SN 904617. We reserve the right to change/cancel events.
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Thu 31 May

More details - Cystadleuaeth Cerddorfeydd/Orchestra Competition
Urdd Eisteddfod - Cystadleuaeth Cerddorfeydd/Orchestra Competition 2018. https://urdd.ticketsolve.com/shows/873584894£locale=en-GB
Royal Welsh Showground The Showground, Llanelwedd, BUILTH WELLS, Powys
Thu 31 May

More details - Alice in Wonderland
Brecon Little Theatre and Theatre Brycheiniog are proud to present their co-production of ‘Alice in Wonderland.’ Join us on a mad journey to Wonderland meeting beloved characters like the Mad Hatter, The Cheshire Cat and of course the odious Queen of Hearts.
Theatr Brycheiniog Canal Wharf, Brecon
Fri 1 Jun to Sun 3 Jun

More details - A Historic Garden Walk
Enjoy a walk in the company of our knowledgeable volunteer and learn more about the history of Powis’ world famous gardens. Find out how the gardens evolved into the showpiece they are today and see behind the scenes in our carbon-neutral nursery. Booking not needed.
Powis Castle Welshpool, Powys
Fri 25 May, Fri 1 Jun, Fri 8 Jun, Fri 15 Jun, Thu 21 Jun

More details - Bushcraft Taster Session
This is a great way to find out what bushcraft is all about or to build on your current experience. These sessions will cover a variety of subjects such as knife skills, foraging, and natural cordage to name a few. These sessions will be led by our qualified bushcraft instructor. All tools and equipment provided.
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Fri 1 Jun, Sun 15 Jul

More details - Electric Swing Circus + DJs Seritone & Klarc
Electric Swing Circus’s sound is a powerful combination of vintage samples, electro beats, gypsy- jazz guitar, electric double bass, keys, live drums and dirty synths. Fronted by an engaging female double-act, who perform an extensive variety of vocal styles, the ESC delivers a dazzling show.
The Globe at Hay Newport Street, Hay-on-Wye, Powys
Fri 1 Jun

More details - Pont ar Elan Show
1pm Annual Dog Show with Hounds, Terriers and Lurcher rings plus class for whippets, spaniels, sheepdogs and any other breed dog and child handler class. Refreshments on Site. Ring Secretary, Tudor Davies on 01597 811299 for more details. Location: Pont ar Elan SN 903716
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Super Sonic Disco + Captain Accident
Super Sonic Max and Ben will be DJing til the early hours. Expect an irresistible smorgasbord of soul, disco and funk, brought bang up to date with party classics. PLUS a live set from Cardiff based reggae/ ska/soul Captain Accident and The Disasters.
The Globe at Hay Newport Street, Hay-on-Wye, Powys
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Tubular Brass
Tubular Brass is a very innovative and exciting project featuring a hand-picked Brass Band selected to perform contemporary music.
The Hafren Llanidloes Road, Newtown, Powys
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Foraging with Adele Nozedar
We are delighted to explore the Willow Globe and Willow Way with such an inspirational expert and enthusiast. Adele Nozedar is considered to be one of the UKs leading foragers.
Willow Globe Llanwrthwl, Llandrindod Wells, Powys
Sat 2 Jun

More details - The Patterning Instinct: Coffee Morning & Talk
Lent will trace how our cultural values are the underlying reason why our civilisation is facing a climate change crisis and is driving species to mass extinction.
The Bleddfa Centre Bleddfa, Nr Knighton, Powys
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Water, Rocks and Hills in the Landscape Workshop
Beginners or more experienced can benefit and learn from many tried and tested techniques to create an exciting Elan Valley Watercolour Landscape. This workshop by local artist and qualified tutor, David Ward, is ideal for beginners. Places are limited so please book in advance on 01597 810880.
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Sun 3 Jun

More details - The Neuadd - Open Garden for NGS
Robin and Philippa Herbert have worked on the restoration of the garden at The Neuadd since 1999 and have planted many unusual trees and shrubs in the dramatic setting of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
The Neuadd, Crickhowell
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Russian Painting in the 19th Century
The Silver Age & Ballet Russes - Medieval Russia produced exquisite icons showing technical mastery and sublime spirituality, however the dynamic events associated with the renaissance of arts in Europe by-passed Russia as the country was still under Mongol control.
Theatr Brycheiniog Canal Wharf, Brecon
Tue 5 Jun

More details - Rhayader Running Club - 5K Series
6.30pm Third & final part of the 5k Series 2018 organised by Rhayader Running Club. 1 mile children’s race starting at 7pm and the 5k race starting at 7.30pm For more information go to www.rhayaderac.org.uk/5km.php Registration from 6.30pm at Caban Coch Dam Car Park
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Wed 6 Jun

More details - Phil King
As a singer songwriter Phil King has the whole trinity: a beautiful, soulful voice; deft skills at playing the guitar and the capacity to write elegantly worded and powerful songs. BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris describes him as “Absolutely Brilliant” and a “Song Weaver”.
The Globe at Hay Newport Street, Hay-on-Wye, Powys
Fri 8 Jun

More details - Livestock Davies & The Lowdown Snakes
A night of Rock n Roll and Rockabilly with a live set from Livestock Davies and the Lowdown Snakes. Expect rippin’ Welsh Rock n Roll, Jive, bop, swing with a bit o’billy bunged in.
The Globe at Hay Newport Street, Hay-on-Wye, Powys
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Planetarium Show: Our Sun
Join Martin Nelmes and his team from the University of Aberystwyth and be taken on an exciting planetarium journey of our nearest star, the Sun. You will have the opportunity to observe the Sun through their specialised solar telescopes. Four FREE Shows at 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3pm.
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Sat 9 Jun

More details - The Magic of the Hills
The dragon is stirring. Something is out of kilter. Join Crab Apple and Plum on a journey to rediscover the voice of Wales’ ancient hills in this immersive story experience. Expect giants, faeries and a whole heap of magic. Kama Roberts trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
Willow Globe Llanwrthwl, Llandrindod Wells, Powys
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Whole Earth Man v Horse Marathon
The Man v Horse Marathon began in June 1980 following a chat over a pint (or three) in the back bar of Neuadd Arms Hotel. The then Landlord, Gordon Green overheard two men discussing the relative merits of men and horses running over mountainous terrain.
Llanwrtyd Wells Powys
Sat 9 Jun

More details - From Gawain to the Graphic Novel
A study-day on artists and narrative; speakers include: A rare opportunity to hear Alan Lee talk about his career from the Mabinogion through his Oscar-winning work on The Lord of the Rings to his latest illustration project Keynote by Olivia Ahmad of the House of Illustration, London Clive Hicks-Jenkins on his
Y Tabernacl Penrallt Street, Machynlleth, Powys
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Hurdley Hall - Open Garden for NGS
2 acre garden set around C17 house with additional 18 acres adjoining Roundton Hill National Nature Reserve. Herbaceous and mixed borders, orchard, ponds, topiary and kitchen garden. Mown paths lead to a 5 acre Coronation Meadow, large newly planted orchard, pastures and new and ancient woodland with brook.
Hurdley Hall, Churchstoke
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Whole Earth.. Man v Horse Race
The Man V Horse race is exactly what it says. This is a race between Runners and Horses and Riders over approximately 22.
Llanwrtyd Wells
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Ger-y-Nant - Open Garden for NGS
Small garden developed over past 6 yrs. Herbaceous borders, climbing roses and shrubs, kitchen garden raised veg beds, apple trees, greenhouse and polytunnel with peach tree, grape vine and strawberries. Tiny wildlife pond with waterlilies, bird boxes and ’bug house’. Gravel paths and some steps.
Ger-y-Nant, Welshpool
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Coffee Morning with James Roose-Evans
At the age of ninety James returns to Bleddfa for a special talk-in, followed by a signing of his two recently published books, Blue Remembered Hills: A Radnorshire Journey, and A Life Shared, the story of his fifty-four-year relationship with Hywel Jones with whom he co-founded the Centre.
The Bleddfa Centre Bleddfa, Nr Knighton, Powys
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Llanwrtyd Wells Farmers & Craft Market
Llanwrtyd Wells Farmer’s Market is a community event held seasonally for local producers to sell their food and craft products. Anything from home made jam and baskets to cheeses, ciders, spun yarn and home grown vegetables.
Llanwrtyd Wells Powys
Sun 10 Jun

More details - What's That Bee£
Take a short walk along the Elan Valley Trail with Janice Vincett to discover what bees are buzzing around and how to identify them. Meet at Caban Coch car park SN 924645.Take a short walk along the Elan Valley Trail with Janice Vincett to discover what bees are buzzing around and how to identify them.
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Hurdley Hall - Open Garden for NGS
2 acre garden set around C17 house with additional 18 acres adjoining Roundton Hill National Nature Reserve. Herbaceous and mixed borders, orchard, ponds, topiary and kitchen garden. Mown paths lead to a 5 acre Coronation Meadow, large newly planted orchard, pastures and new and ancient woodland with brook.
Hurdley Hall, Churchstoke
Sun 10 Jun

More details - The Hymns - Open Garden for NGS
In a beautiful setting in the heart of the Radnor valley, the garden is part of a restored C16 farmstead, with long views to the hills, and The Radnor Forest. It is a traditional garden reclaimed from the wild, using locally grown plants and seeds, and with a herb patio, wildflower meadows and a short woodland walk.
The Hymns, Presteigne
Mon 11 Jun

More details - Na, Nel!
A new Welsh-language stage play by Meleri Wyn James for 6-11 year olds and their families, based on her popular children’s books ‘Na, Nel!’. The novels follows Nel, the mischievous young girl with an exciting imagination as she faces all sorts of fun and adventures.
Theatr Brycheiniog Canal Wharf, Brecon
Mon 11 Jun

More details - Judy Garland talk by Ted Maidment
Judy Garland - talk by Ted Maidment on "the greatest live performer of all time" with coffee and light lunch at Plas Dolerw. To raise fund for Newtown based mental health charity Rekindle Small Steps. www.rekindle.org.uk
Plas Dolerw, Newtown
Thu 14 Jun

More details - Seren Stars - Pick 'n' Mix - All Our Favourites
Now in its seventh year, students from Neath Port Talbot College Group, Brecon Beacons College and Ysgol Penmaes have worked together in a theatre project to produce a dazzling performance on the theme of their favourite music, song and dance.
Theatr Brycheiniog Canal Wharf, Brecon
Fri 15 Jun

More details - The Invisible Man
A fast-paced hilarious new adaptation by Derek Webb from HG Wells’ classic story. The thought of invisibility – and the advantages it could bring to someone – is one which has captured the imagination of millions since the classic HG Wells’ story The Invisible Man was first published.
The Welfare, Brecon Road, Ystradgynlais, Swansea
Fri 15 Jun

More details - Manitoba Hal
The Mid Wales Rhythm and Blues Club presents Manitoba Hal. Manitoba Hal is a consummate blues man, having toured Canada extensively with a ukulele.
The Globe at Hay Newport Street, Hay-on-Wye, Powys
Fri 15 Jun

More details - 1 Ystrad House - Open Garden for NGS
An unsuspected town garden hidden behind Ystrad House, a Regency villa of earlier origins. Developed over the last 10yrs with an emphasis on tranquillity and timelessness: having broad lawns and wide borders, mature trees and more intimate features adding interest and surprise.
1 Ystrad House, Knighton
Sat 16 Jun and Sun 17 Jun

More details - Wood for the Trees
A walk through Cnwch wood with our woodland Ranger looking at trees and their properties. Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre. We reserve the right to change/cancel events.
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Crickhowell Open Gardens
Have a great day out at Crickhowell Open Gardens weekend on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June 2018, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. - We have over 20 different gardens all over the town - some with spectacular views across the valley. We offer plant sales, free parking, free shuttle bus.
Crickhowell
Sat 16 Jun and Sun 17 Jun

More details - Really Wild Weekend - Bugs & Birds
At our June Really Wild Weekend, we’ll be pond dipping and bird spotting, with a particular focus on our colony of Swifts. Optional Swift walk with Shropshire Wildlife Trust expert Saturday evening from 8.30pm. (additional donation to Shropshire Wildlife Trust will apply).
Y Dolydd Llanfyllin Workhouse Y Dolydd, Llanfyllin, Powys
Sat 16 Jun and Sun 17 Jun

More details - Rhondda Rips It Up!
Welsh National Opera presents an uproarious comic entertainment. Rhondda Rips It Up! is a riotous romp through the life of Margaret Haig Thomas (Lady Rhondda), the Newport suffragette whose activities paved the way for women’s rights in the personal, professional and political worlds.
Theatr Brycheiniog Canal Wharf, Brecon
Sat 16 Jun

More details - London Welsh Male Voice Choir concert
The London Welsh Male Voice Choir has sung at many of Britain’s most prestigious concert halls and cathedrals and has appeared twice at the Royal Variety Command Performance.
Holy Trinity Church, Roft Street, Oswestry
Sat 16 Jun

More details - The Drovers' Walks
These walks follow in the footsteps of the Drovers of old who used to drive their sheep, cattle, pigs and geese across the mountains to the market towns of England.
Llanwrtyd Wells Powys
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Father's Day
Any father accompanied by his child travels at the child price and gets a workshop tour. Multiple generations welcome!
Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway The Station, Llanfair Caereinion, Welshpool, Powys
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Fathers Day
Father’s Day - Fathers receive a small gift and can enjoy a free train ride if accompanied on the train by a child aged under 15.
Corris Steam Railway & Museum Station Yard, Corris, Machynlleth, Powys
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Folk songs from the landscape
Fiona Evans has spent much of her professional career travelling all around the world singing with various small consorts and ensembles like The Sixteen, and Tallis Scholars, and singing on movie soundtracks including Da Vinci Code, Die Another Day and Chicken Run.
Willow Globe Llanwrthwl, Llandrindod Wells, Powys
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Tyn y Cwm - Open Garden for NGS
Garden mainly started 16yrs ago, lower garden has spring/woodland area, raised beds mixed with vegetables, fruit trees, fruit and flowers. Perennial borders, summer house gravel paths through rose and clematis pergola.
Tyn y Cwm, Llanwrtyd Wells
Sun 17 Jun, Sun 5 Aug

More details - Welsh Cross Country Mountain Bike Series 2018
The Welsh Cross Country Mountain Bike Series 2018 is run in five beautiful locations across Wales. It caters for anyone wanting to try a mountain bike event from U6, all the way through to Veterans races, as well as a Fun category for beginners.
Builth Wells/Llanfair ym Muallt Powys
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Observatory - Open Garden for NGS
Located in the hills at 1100 feet but very sheltered on all sides. Observatory offers superb views of the Severn Valley and beyond. Developed with the aim of encouraging wildlife, our garden is home to a large number of birds, bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects.
Observatory, Newtown
Sun 17 Jun

More details - House Visits
Explore the Hall with our Librarian Mary Oldham. Discover the history, its heritage, treasures and the characters who have lived here for 600 years. £10 per person include tea & cakes after the tour. Booking Required.
Gregynog Hall & Gardens Tregynon, Nr Newtown, Powys
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Dads and Dens
Celebrate Father’s Day out in the woods building dens and learning the art of fire lighting with flints. Celebrate by toasting marshmallows! Suitable for all the family children min age 4 years - 18 years. Sunday June 17th 2018 1pm-4pm Cost: £10 per child Dads’ Free!
RSPB Ynys-hir Nature Reserve Eglwysfach, Machynlleth, Powys
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Gregynog Hall & Garden - Open Garden for NGS
Grade I listed garden set within 750 acres of Gregynog Estate which was designated a National Nature Reserve in 2013. Fountains, lily lake and water garden. A mass display of rhododendrons and yew hedge create a spectacular backdrop to the sunken lawns. Azaleas and unusual trees. Fantastic autumn colour.
Gregynog Hall & Garden, Newtown
Sun 17 Jun

More details - A Midsummer Nights Dream- for midsummer solstice
This spring’s performance by the Mid Powys Youth Theatre’s Junior team had to turn audience members away it sold so well! We are delighted to welcoming the team back to the Willow Globe with this magical mid-summer solstice performance of an abridged version of Mid Summer Night’s Dream.
Willow Globe Llanwrthwl, Llandrindod Wells, Powys
Thu 21 Jun

More details - Hugh Thomson - One Man and a Mule
Hugh Thomson’s travelbooks include The White Rock: An Exploration of the Inca Heartland and Cochineal Red, both about Peru, as well as Nanda Devi, a journey to a usually inaccessible part of the Himalaya. His memoir Tequila Oil: Getting Lost in Mexico was serialised by BBC Radio 4.
Theatr Brycheiniog Canal Wharf, Brecon
Thu 21 Jun

More details - Powis Castle Garden - Open Garden for NGS
Laid out in early C18 the garden features the finest remaining examples of Italian terraces in Britain. Richly planted herbaceous borders; enormous yew hedges; lead statuary, orangery and large wild flower areas. One of the NT’s finest gardens. National Collection of Laburnum.
Powis Castle Garden, Welshpool
Thu 21 Jun

More details - Radnor Fringe Festival
Back for its fifth year, the Radnor Fringe Festival returns to the Rock Park in Llandrindod Wells on Friday, June 22nd for another stunning three days of music, drama, culture and comedy.
Llandrindod Wells Powys
Fri 22 Jun to Sun 24 Jun

More details - A Different Thread
A Different Thread play what they call “British- Americana” and not just because their two main collaborators, Robert Jackson and Alicia Best, are from the UK and US respectively. They weave together elements of blues and folk, country and bluegrass.
The Globe at Hay Newport Street, Hay-on-Wye, Powys
Fri 22 Jun

More details - Tremynfa - Open Garden for NGS
S-facing 1 acre garden developed over 10yrs. Old railway cottage set in herbaceous and raised borders, patio with many pots of colourful and unusual plants. Garden slopes to productive fruit and vegetable area, ponds, spinney, wild areas and peat bog. Patio and seats to enjoy extensive views incl Llanymynech Rocks.
Tremynfa, Llanymynech
Sat 23 Jun and Sun 24 Jun

More details - The Old Court - Open Garden for NGS
Acre garden plus fields & orchard. Originally part of 22 acre smallholding, The Old Court 1575, and its gardens have been restored after many years of neglect. Victorian style walled vegetable garden, rose and herbaceous borders, pond, ancient yew & mature trees create a relaxing environment.
The Old Court, Newtown
Sat 23 Jun and Sun 24 Jun

More details - Welshpool Transport Festival
A new and exciting festival for Welshpool encompassing all types of transport. Visitors can enjoy a wide range of activities, including vehicle displays, cavalcades, canal activities plus an intensive timetable of trips on the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway.
Welshpool/Y Trallwng Powys
Sat 23 Jun and Sun 24 Jun

More details - Village Tour
Learn about the history of Caban Coch Dam, the workers’ village and other stories on this easy one mile walk. Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre. We reserve the right to change/cancel events.
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Sat 23 Jun, Sat 18 Aug

More details - Music for the Monty
Music for the Monty is a live music charity event taking place during Welshpool Transport Festival. Over the weekend there will be a number of buskers performing around the town raising money for the restoration of the historic Montgomery Canal.
Welshpool
Sat 23 Jun and Sun 24 Jun

More details - Mellt
MELLT are a young punk rock band heralding from Wild West Wales but now living in Cardiff. Their debut album ‘Mae’n Hawdd Pan Ti’n Ifanc’ will be released on April 20th with the first single ‘Rebel’ available now.
The Globe at Hay Newport Street, Hay-on-Wye, Powys
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Film Screening: Albatross
We are hosting a screening of Albatross, a powerful, feature-length film that will leave you with a long-lasting connection to the plastic-problem we face. Suitable for viewers aged 12 and over. It would be useful to have an idea of numbers, so please contact the Centre on 01547 550377 or hello@bleddfacentre.
The Bleddfa Centre Bleddfa, Nr Knighton, Powys
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Rose Cottage - Open Garden for NGS
¾ acre wildlife rich garden in process of development. Informal, sloping garden with roses, flower and shrub borders, wild areas, vegetable plot, greenhouse, polytunnel and apiary. Pond planted with a variety of water plants which provide habitat for a wide range of creatures.
Rose Cottage, Knighton
Sat 23 Jun and Sun 24 Jun

More details - Three Peaks of Wales
Starting at Snowdon, Llanberis path, then Cadair Idris and Pen y Fan. Covering 32km, ascending 3000m, to be completed within 15 hours. Supported by Qualified Mountain marshals.
Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal Brecon - Newport
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Llangynidr Farmers Market
Meet local suppliers and be spoilt for choice. Stalls include locally produced meats, butter, eggs and cheeses; plants; gardening tools; cards; knitted and other craft items; cakes and Fairtrade products. Location: Llangynidr Village Hall, Cwmcrawnon Road.
Crickhowell/Crug Hywel Powys
Sun 27 May, Sun 24 Jun

More details - Garthmyl Hall - Open Garden for NGS
Grade ll listed Georgian manor house (not open) surrounded by 5 acres of grounds currently under restoration. Over 100 metres herbaceous borders, newly restored 1 acre walled garden with gazebo, circular flowerbeds, lavender beds, two fire pits and gravel paths.
Garthmyl Hall, Montgomery
Sun 24 Jun and Mon 25 Jun

More details - Stolen- A Devil's Violin Company
Nothing is as detailed and rich as the world we can create within our own minds. No guards met him at the palace. He made his way through a great pair of gates. Through chambers that echoed with his footsteps. He came to a hall thick with fog - was that a statue£ No, not a statue but the King himself.
Willow Globe Llanwrthwl, Llandrindod Wells, Powys
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Magical Moths, Beautiful Bees and Dragons
Join Sorcha and Janice Local Wildlife Guides to celebrate “National Insect Week”. You will have the opportunity to learn the skills required to seek out some of our truly fascinating insect species. Bring your camera for pictures and suitable clothing/sun cream/insect repellent.
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Tim Key: Megadate
A brand new 70 minutes, blending poeticals, talking, standing, spotlights, cables, Kronenburg, foot-stamping and old school wistfulness.
Theatr Brycheiniog Canal Wharf, Brecon
Mon 25 Jun

More details - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf talk by Ted Maidment
Talk by Ted Maidment on Elisabeth Schwarzkopf- "That lyric soprano voice of indescribable beauty" with coffee and light lunch at Plas Dolerw. To raise fund for Newtown based mental health charity Rekindle Small Steps. www.rekindle.org.uk Ted Maidment has a passion for music that is infectious.
Plas Dolerw, Newtown
Thu 28 Jun

More details - Modern Welsh Quilting for Beginners
A quilting workshop for beginners, led by experienced quilter Zelda Lawrence-Curran. What students can expect to get out of the day: • A demonstration of patchwork cutting techniques including safely using sharp tools • Teaching of patchwork techniques updated for 21st century technology, including electric sewing...
The Bleddfa Centre Bleddfa, Nr Knighton, Powys
Thu 28 Jun

More details - Comedy Club
Little Wander (the team behind the Machynlleth Comedy Festival) return with their monthly comedy club. Catch some of the UKs finest stand up stars at fantastic value.
Theatr Brycheiniog Canal Wharf, Brecon
Fri 25 May, Fri 29 Jun

More details - What The Floyd- The Music of Pink Floyd
Combining superb musicianship, the latest technology and a blazing light show, What the Floyd recreate the sounds of the legendary Pink Floyd. The band prides itself on meticulous attention to sonic detail and breathtaking, energetic performances. See more info at whatthefloyd.com
Mid Wales Pavilion, Spa Road, Llandrindod Wells
Fri 29 Jun

More details - Welsh National Opera - Rhondda Rips It Up!
Rhondda Rips It Up! is a riotous romp through the life of Margaret Haig Thomas (Lady Rhondda), the Newport suffragette whose activities paved the way for women’s rights in the personal, professional and political worlds.
The Hafren Llanidloes Road, Newtown, Powys
Fri 29 Jun

More details - Binoculars and Telescopes Open Weekend
Come along and get some hands-on experience and see what you can spot with our fantastic range of RSPB binoculars and telescopes - with some help if needed from our friendly staff !
RSPB Lake Vyrnwy Llanwddyn, Brynawel, Oswestry , Powys
Sat 2 Jun, Sat 30 Jun

More details - Talgarth Mill - Open Garden for NGS
A pretty riverside garden, maintained by volunteers. Along the riverside there is mixed herbaceous planting, a shady area, and steps up to a productive garden with espalier fruit trees, vegetables, soft fruits and a wildlife area.
Talgarth Mill, Brecon
Sat 30 Jun and Sun 1 Jul

More details - Llandinam, Neuaddllwyd - Open Garden for NGS
1 acre garden set within 4 acres of wildlife meadows around C19 Grade II listed farmhouse (not open). Shrub and herbaceous borders, lawn with magnificent Monkey Puzzle tree leading down to R Severn with glorious views to hills beyond.
Llandinam, Neuaddllwyd, Llandinam
Sat 30 Jun and Sun 1 Jul

More details - Troylus and Cressida
Willow Globe favorites, The Factory, return with a one-off performance of Shakespeare’s cutting, bittersweet tale of love battling to survive against the forces of an epic and pointless war.
Willow Globe Llanwrthwl, Llandrindod Wells, Powys
Sat 30 Jun

More details - 1 Church Bank - Open Garden for NGS
A jewel in the town. Explore the ground floor of this C17 barrel maker’s cottage and walk into a large garden room which also houses a museum of tools from different trades. Mystic pool of smoke and sounds.
1 Church Bank, Welshpool
Sat 30 Jun, Sun 1 Jul

More details - Show of Hands
Steve Knightley and Phil Beer: two extraordinary craftsmen with one unique sound. Dovetailing old songs with new, this is an unmissable celebration of the duo’s enduring impact on roots, acoustic and folk music. Show of Hands weave story and melody to create a spellbinding display of consummate musicianship.
Theatr Brycheiniog Canal Wharf, Brecon
Sat 30 Jun

More details - That’ll Be The Day
The UK’s premier Rock & Roll production That’ll Be The Day returns with another chance to see its latest most popular show! Highly acclaimed for its stunning LIVE entertainment value, That’ll Be The Day is an outstanding celebration for all true fans of the golden era of popular music.
The Hafren Llanidloes Road, Newtown, Powys
Sat 30 Jun

More details - Nature Friendly Farming
Join Sorcha Lewis on a traditional upland hill farm in the heart of the Elan valley to learn about how much diverse wildlife is cared for by our upland farming community. We will look at some rare species and habitats that are being cared for on the Elan Valley Estate. Meet at Gwaelod y Rhos car park SN 902673.
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Sun 1 Jul, Wed 22 Aug

More details - Sidney Nolan: Spray Paintings
Born in Australia, Sir Sidney Nolan OM AC RA (1917-1992) moved to London in the early 1950s where he remained until buying The Rodd near Presteigne in 1982. He founded the Trust there with his wife Mary (1926-2016) and continued to paint.
Sidney Nolan Trust The Rodd
Sun 1 Jul

More details - Cwm-Weeg - Open Garden for NGS
2½ acre garden set within 24 acres of wildflower meadows and bluebell woodland with stream centred around C15 farmhouse (open by prior arrangement). Formal garden in English landscape tradition with vistas, grottos, sculptures, stumpery, lawns and extensive borders terraced with stone walls.
Cwm-Weeg, Newtown
Sun 1 Jul

More details - Canada Day
Make our Canadian General Manager feel at home as the W&L turns Canadian for the day! Join our Canadian General Manager and special guests to celebrate the anniversary of the Canadian Confederation.
Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway The Station, Llanfair Caereinion, Welshpool, Powys
Sun 1 Jul

More details - Na, Nel!
A new Welsh-language stage play by Meleri Wyn James for 6-11 year olds and their families, based on her popular children’s books ‘Na, Nel!’. The novels follows Nel, the mischievous young girl with an exciting imagination as she faces all sorts of fun and adventures.
The Hafren Llanidloes Road, Newtown, Powys
Mon 2 Jul and Tue 3 Jul

More details - Bonhams Valuation Day
Specialists will be at the Hall for free auction valuation for pictures, silver & jewellery, works of art, furniture and general antiques. Bonhams fine book department will also be on hand to advise on books and manuscripts. Tea & cakes will be on sale in our Blayney Room. Booking required.
Gregynog Hall & Gardens Tregynon, Nr Newtown, Powys
Mon 2 Jul

More details - Summer Wine Tasting
Join us for a relaxed evening in our Courtyard, sample wine perfect for a summers evening. To complement the wine we will serve an antipasti platter. Wine can be ordered on the evening. Booking required.
Gregynog Hall & Gardens Tregynon, Nr Newtown, Powys
Fri 6 Jul

More details - Petals and Claws
Petals and Claws is an exhibition which celebrates the 50th anniversary of Cheshire writer Alan Garner’s The Owl Service, a children’s classic, based on the story of Blodeuwedd, a woman turned into an owl in the medieval Welsh story cycle The Mabinogion.
Y Tabernacl Penrallt Street, Machynlleth, Powys
Sat 7 Jul to Sat 4 Aug

More details - Presteigne Food Market
Presteigne Food Market takes place from 9am to 1pm usually on the first Saturday each month at the Memorial Hall, Station Road, Presteigne. The market is a varied mix of craft as well as local produce stalls, with artisan apple juice, free range chicken produce, preserves, bakery, smokery produce, cheeses and olives.
Presteigne/Llanandras Powys
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Ceunant - Open Garden for NGS
4 acre riverside garden started in 2013 in a beautiful setting on River Severn just 7m from the source. Wooded wildlife area and wildlife pond, orchard, ornamental garden, herbaceous borders, scented seating areas. Riverside path, meadow and veg plot.
Ceunant, Llanidloes
Sat 7 Jul, Sun 8 Jul, Sat 18 Aug, Sun 19 Aug

More details - Vintage Weekends
Travel on replicas of our original 1903 Great Western liveried bogie carriages, with goods wagons and brake van attached, and watch the shunting at each end of the trip.
Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway The Station, Llanfair Caereinion, Welshpool, Powys
Sat 9 Jun, Sat 7 Jul, Sat 4 Aug

More details - Ponthafren - Open Garden for NGS
Ponthafren is a registered charity for people with mental health issues or those that feel lonely or isolated. Open door policy so everyone is welcome. Interesting community garden on banks of R Severn run and maintained totally by volunteers: sensory garden with long grasses, herbs, scented plants and shrubs.
Ponthafren, Newtown
Sat 7 Jul

Treorchy Male Choir comes to Knighton on July 7th More details - Treorchy Male Choir comes to Knighton on July 7th
The Knighton and District Rotary Club is very pleased to welcome the Treorchy Male Choir back to Knighton. For 130 years the Treorchy Male Choir has been recognised as one of the greatest choral ensembles of all time.
Knighton Community Centre, Bowling Green Lane, Knighton
Sat 7 Jul
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More details - Silver Jewellery Workshop
Led by Joy Powell, a local silver jewellery designer/maker & teacher. Spend the day learning traditional jewellery-making techniques using silver and copper and leave with your own unique finished pieces. No previous experience necessary. Places are limited so please book in advance on 01597 810880.
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Sat 7 Jul

More details - Mighty Meadow's Day
Join us at Lake Vyrnwy as we celebrate International Meadows Day. Spend some time with our wardens as we head to one of our Meadows where they’ll help you identify the plants and insects that we’re lucky enough to have here on our beautiful reserve.
RSPB Lake Vyrnwy Llanwddyn, Brynawel, Oswestry , Powys
Sat 7 Jul

More details - Focusing Workshop: 'All Of Me'
The practice of Focusing is about deepening inner awareness and acceptance of all parts of our self, enabling us better to flourish and live creatively. Following the successful Focusing workshop at Bleddfa last year, Elizabeth Halls is returning with four workshops in 2018.
The Bleddfa Centre Bleddfa, Nr Knighton, Powys
Sun 8 Jul

More details - The Mill - Open Garden for NGS
S-facing ½ acre garden with beautiful herbaceous borders, roses, shrubs and trees creating a haven of peace and tranquillity. Sit and relax by Cornus controversa ’Variegata’ (wedding cake tree) surrounded by roses with the sound of the river nearby. Raised beds, fruit trees and vegetable garden.
The Mill, Caersws
Sun 8 Jul

More details - Freeing the Storyteller's Voice
A workshop for storytellers with some experience with Michael Harvey and Pauline Down. The voice is at the heart of our storytelling practice yet many of us have a pretty meagre grasp on how to work with it and develop it.
The Bleddfa Centre, Bleddfa, near Knighton
Thu 12 Jul to Sun 15 Jul

More details - Freeing the Storyteller's Voice
A short course for storytellers with some experience, led by renowned storytellers Michael Harvey and Pauline Down. The voice is at the heart of our storytelling practice yet many of us have a pretty meagre grasp on how to work with it and develop it.
The Bleddfa Centre Bleddfa, Nr Knighton, Powys
Thu 12 Jul to Sun 15 Jul

More details - Penglaneinon Farm Sheep Shearing Day
AFTERNOON EVENT (1.30pm - 4pm) Join the annual sheep shearing at Penglaneinon Farm. Witness the modern and traditional sheep shearing methods whilst enjoying a nice cup of tea, with welsh cakes & bara brith and see a live demonstration of wool spinning.
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Thu 12 Jul

More details - Welshpool Country and Western weekend Festival
The 2018 show is our 31st Annual Festival of Country and Western music. Check our web site www.countrywestern.org.uk/ for full details including our line up and our Showcase Stage for up and coming New Country acts.
County Showground, Red Lane, Welshpool
Fri 13 Jul to Sun 15 Jul

More details - Llanfyllin Music Festival 2018:  concert 1
The Allegri String Quartet play: Wolf: Italian Serenade Debussy: String quartet in G minor Dvorak: String quartet no. 12 "American"
St Myllin’s Church, Llanfyllin
Fri 13 Jul

More details - All is a Flutter and Aglow
An evening event. Celebrate the wonder of the Elan Valley International Dark Sky Park and join Sorcha Lewis who will be on hand to show you how wonderful and exciting the world of bats and moths really are and we can look to see the amazing illuminated world of the glow worm.
Caban Coch Dam Car Park Elan Valley, Rhayader
Sat 14 Jul

More details - Walk along the Monks’ Trod
A special linear walk along the Monks’ Trod with the Brecon Beacons Park Society. Follow the route of the monks from Strata Florida across the uplands of the Elan Valley with guest leader Andrew Leonard on this 12 mile walk. Meet at Pont ar Elan at 9.45am for a lift to Strata Florida.
Pont ar Elan, Elan Valley
Sat 14 Jul

More details - Sheep Trekking (walk a sheep) in the Brecon Beacon
Want to own your own sheep for the day£ Have your very own woolly cuddles and sheep selfies whilst you walk with friendly Jacob sheep through the stunning Brecon Beacons. As seen on Countryfile, Coast and Country and Heno!
Jacob Sheep Trekking & Farm Experience Aberhyddnant, Crai, Brecon, Powys
Sat 14 Jul, Sat 21 Jul, Sat 28 Jul, Wed 1 Aug, Sat 4 Aug, Wed 8 Aug, Sat 11 Aug, Wed 15 Aug, Sat 18 Aug, Wed 22 Aug, Sat 25 Aug, Wed 29 Aug

More details - Mid Wales Dance Academy Annual Showcase
A cast of over 250 students present “An A to Z of dance”. The performances include ballet, tap, street and modern dance styles.
Theatr Brycheiniog Canal Wharf, Brecon
Sat 14 Jul and Sun 15 Jul

More details - Welsh Tea on the Train
Come and join us for the opportunity to enjoy Welsh tea and cake on the move, while travelling serenely through our beautiful Powys scenery in our elegant historic carriages.
Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway The Station, Llanfair Caereinion, Welshpool, Powys
Sat 16 Jun, Sat 14 Jul

More details - Polymer Clay Buttons and Brooches Workshop
Learn how to make buttons and brooches from polymer clay with Valerie Lymer, a local textile artist. All materials provided. Places are limited so please book in advance on 01597 810880. £20 per person, payable in advance, plus materials cost of £5, payable on the day. Suitable for absolute beginners.
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Sat 14 Jul

More details - Nicky Grist Stages
Nicky Grist Stages to give fans a super rally weekend. This summer’s Nicky Grist Stages hosts a round of both the Pirelli MSA British Rally Championship and BTRDA Rally Series – it promises to be a truly super rally weekend for fans.
Royal Welsh Showground The Showground, Llanelwedd, BUILTH WELLS, Powys
Sat 14 Jul

More details - Brecon Farmers Market
The Farmers’ Markets are held on the second Saturday of each month from 9.30am to 2pm in the Market Hall. The market is worth a visit for the lively atmosphere alone with live music and a chance to meet the locals.
Brecon Market Hall The High Street, Brecon
Sat 9 Jun, Sat 14 Jul

More details - The Stick-Maker Tales
National Theatre Wales: A Love Letter to The NHS; part of the NHS70 Festival. The third of five new, solo shows by five writers, performed the length and breadth of Wales.
Welshpool/Y Trallwng Powys
Sat 14 Jul

More details - Broniarth Hall - Open Garden for NGS
Broniarth Hall is a C17 farm house (not open) with bijou SE facing cottage garden with 2 small ponds, Summerhouse, perennial filled beds and aviary. Unique and quirky features and containers incl a collection of approx 70 heucheras. Stunning views from patio areas with summer bedding and foliage plants.
Broniarth Hall, Welshpool
Sun 15 Jul, Sun 22 Jul

More details - Sheep Trekking (walk a sheep) in the Brecon Beacon
Want to own your own sheep for the day£ Have your very own woolly cuddles and sheep selfies whilst you walk with friendly Jacob sheep through the stunning Brecon Beacons. As seen on Countryfile, Coast and Country and Heno!
Jacob Sheep Trekking & Farm Experience Aberhyddnant, Crai, Brecon, Powys
Sun 15 Jul, Sun 22 Jul, Sun 29 Jul, Sun 5 Aug, Sun 12 Aug, Sun 19 Aug, Sun 26 Aug

More details - Kris Drever
An Evening with BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year 2017 - Kris Drever. Drever’s voice and guitar is a part of the backbone of today’s contemporary roots and folk scene. Hugely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, and a member of folk superstars Lau, he is a phenomenal and prolific artist.
The Globe at Hay Newport Street, Hay-on-Wye, Powys
Sun 15 Jul

More details - Llanfyllin Music Festival 2018:  concert 2
The Allegri String Quartet play Purcell: Chacony in G minor Britten: String Quartet No. 1 Elgar; String Quartet in E minor
St Myllin’s Church, Llanfyllin
Sun 15 Jul

More details - Forest Bathing
Come and immerse yourselves in a nature-based wellness experience at RSPB Lake Vyrnwy. Forest bathing, or being in the presence of trees, is a Japanese practice known as ’shinrin-yoku’ that can boost the immune system, decrease stress and lower blood pressure.
RSPB Lake Vyrnwy Llanwddyn, Brynawel, Oswestry , Powys
Thu 19 Jul

More details - Llanfyllin Music Festival 2018:  concert 3
The Allegri String Quartet play Schubert: String trio Mozart: "Drum" quartet, K 464 Beethoven: String quartet No. 12
St Myllin’s Church, Llanfyllin
Fri 20 Jul

More details - Brecon Craft Fair
Brecon craft fair has been established for over 20 years and is based in the towns historic market hall. Each month up to 60 traditional independent craft workers and artists offer a wide range of high quality arts and crafts.
Brecon Market Hall The High Street, Brecon
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Bachie Uchaf - Open Garden for NGS
Inspiring, colourful hillside country garden. Gravel paths meander around extensive planting and over streams cascading down into ponds. Specimen trees, shrubs and vegetable garden. Enjoy the wonderful views from one of the many seats; your senses will be rewarded.
Bachie Uchaf, Llanfyllin
Sat 21 Jul and Sun 22 Jul

More details - Bryngwyn Summer Fayre
Exhibitors will be selling the best of regional food and drink, unusual plants and trees, beautiful ceramics, and high quality crafts. Tours of the garden and gardening talks will be going on throughout the event. This is a rare occasion when our sensational nine acre garden is open to the public.
Bryngwyn Hall, Llanfyllin
Sat 21 Jul and Sun 22 Jul

More details - Discover butterflies
Enjoy a ramble round Roundton Hill National Nature Reserve and discover its beautiful butterflies. In the company of MWT expert, Clive Faulkner, also find out about the wildflowers which the butterflies rely on. The perfect way to learn butterfly ID for the Big Butterfly Count.
Roundton Hill Nature Reserve Churchstoke, Powys
Sat 21 Jul

More details - Join us in search of Nightjar
Join us for an evening walk through the woodlands to listen and hopefully watch Nightjar! We’ll be meeting outside the RSPB Shop. Please bring along a torch, midge net or insect repellent. Not recommended for under 12’s. Booking is essential - Call 01691 870278.
RSPB Lake Vyrnwy Llanwddyn, Brynawel, Oswestry , Powys
Sat 21 Jul

More details - One Day Spoon Carving Workshop
This course is designed for adults only, you must be 18 or older to attend. Suitable for beginners or those who’ve carved before and want to improve. Learn to carve greenwood spoons using traditional tools. We’ll cover a range of safe carving techniques with axe, straight knife and hook knife.
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Sat 21 Jul

More details - Llanfyllin Music Festival 2018:  concert 4
The Allegri String Quartet with guest violist Norbert Blume Bach: The art of fugue (excerpt) Mozart: String quintet No. 4 Brahms: String quintet No 1
St Myllin’s Church, Llanfyllin
Sun 22 Jul

More details - Sheep Trekking (walk a sheep) in the Brecon Beacon
Want to own your own sheep for the day£ Have your very own woolly cuddles and sheep selfies whilst you walk with friendly Jacob sheep through the stunning Brecon Beacons. As seen on Countryfile, Coast and Country and Heno!
Jacob Sheep Trekking & Farm Experience Aberhyddnant, Crai, Brecon, Powys
Sun 22 Jul, Sun 29 Jul, Sun 5 Aug, Sun 12 Aug, Sun 19 Aug, Sun 26 Aug

More details - Fraithwen - Open Garden for NGS
1½ acre plantswoman’s garden with herbaceous borders, rockeries and ponds. Planted with rare plants for yr-round interest and for pollinators. Plants in flower every day of the year: spring bulbs, alpines, alstroemeria collection, lilies, vegetable plot and pool.
Fraithwen, Tregynon
Sun 22 Jul

More details - Mid Wales Opera Gala
Join the Friends of Mid Wales Opera for their annual fundraising summer evening of opera to launch their new Ignite the Passion season. This specially devised concert, featuring talented young singers, will be led by Charlotte Forrest whose previous concerts for MWO have proved hugely enjoyable.
Gregynog Hall & Gardens Tregynon, Nr Newtown, Powys
Sun 22 Jul

More details - Royal Welsh Show
The Royal Welsh Show is one of the most prestigious events of its type in Europe, bringing together the farming industry and rural community in a celebration of the best of British Agriculture with a unique and very special ‘Welsh’ flavour.
Royal Welsh Showground The Showground, Llanelwedd, BUILTH WELLS, Powys
Mon 23 Jul to Thu 26 Jul

More details - A Midsummer Night's Dream - outdoor theatre
Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedy. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to magical forests and meet star-crossed lovers and playful fairies.
Powis Castle Welshpool, Powys
Tue 24 Jul

More details - Gilwern - Open Garden for NGS
Terraced garden in the making, on very challenging site situated on steep rocky hillside in the beautiful and secluded Cammarch Valley. Roses, herbaceous and shrub borders. Fine walling and gate posts making use of stone found in the garden. Man-made waterfall.
Gilwern, Beulah
Thu 26 Jul, Thu 2 Aug, Thu 9 Aug, Thu 16 Aug, Thu 23 Aug, Thu 30 Aug, Thu 6 Sep, Thu 13 Sep, Thu 20 Sep

More details - Storytelling Performance Intensive
A shorter and more intense course than the traditional Bleddfa Week of Storytelling with an emphasis on performance skills and presentation. This course is for you if you tell regularly and would like to make your performances more vivid, dynamic and varied.
The Bleddfa Centre Bleddfa, Nr Knighton, Powys
Thu 26 Jul to Sun 29 Jul

More details - An Audience With Nicky Grist
Nicky will be talking about his career as a World Rally Championship co-driver. His career in the World Rally Championship lasted from 1990 to 2002, competing alongside a number of drivers and has rallied for the World’s best manufacturer teams.
Theatr Brycheiniog Canal Wharf, Brecon
Fri 27 Jul

More details - Sheep Trekking (walk a sheep) in the Brecon Beacon
Want to own your own sheep for the day£ Have your very own woolly cuddles and sheep selfies whilst you walk with friendly Jacob sheep through the stunning Brecon Beacons. As seen on Countryfile, Coast and Country and Heno!
Jacob Sheep Trekking & Farm Experience Aberhyddnant, Crai, Brecon, Powys
Sat 28 Jul, Wed 1 Aug, Sat 4 Aug, Wed 8 Aug, Sat 11 Aug, Wed 15 Aug, Sat 18 Aug, Wed 22 Aug, Sat 25 Aug, Wed 29 Aug

More details - Gwenddwr Show
On the last Saturday in July, all roads lead to Gwenddwr – a village normally hiding in the hills on the south-west side of the Wye valley, about 7 miles south of Builth. A day full of fun and entertainment for all the family. Competitions galore: crafts, flowers, fancy dress, cookery, sheep, and much more.
Gwenddwr: near Erwood, Builth Wells
Sat 28 Jul

More details - National Youth Brass Band of Wales
The National Youth Brass Band Of Wales is thrilled to welcome back Philip Harper (Cory Brass Band) as conductor and former member Daniel Thomas (Principal Euphonium of Black Dyke Brass Band) as soloist.
The Hafren Llanidloes Road, Newtown, Powys
Sat 28 Jul

More details - Llangynidr Farmers Market
Meet local suppliers and be spoilt for choice. Stalls include locally produced meats, butter, eggs and cheeses; plants; gardening tools; cards; knitted and other craft items; cakes and Fairtrade products. Location: Llangynidr Village Hall, Cwmcrawnon Road.
Crickhowell/Crug Hywel Powys
Sun 29 Jul

More details - King Lear
Following the outstanding success of the last years production of Twelfth night that played in the Barn at the Willow Globe, Everyman Youth Theatre return with this epic show.
Willow Globe Llanwrthwl, Llandrindod Wells, Powys
Sun 29 Jul

More details - Treberfydd House - Open Garden for NGS
Grade l listed Victorian Gothic house with 10 acres of grounds designed by W A Nesfield. Magnificent Cedar of Lebanon, avenue of mature Beech, towering Atlantic Cedars, Victorian rockery, herbaceous border and manicured lawns ideal for a picnic. Wonderful views of the Black Mountains.
Treberfydd House, Brecon
Sun 29 Jul

More details - Dam Open Day
Join our Rangers at one of our big Dam Open Days - an exclusive chance to venture into Pen y Garreg Dam and up to the central tower. You’ll enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the dam wall – and learn about the feat of engineering that made Elan.
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Tue 31 Jul, Thu 2 Aug, Wed 8 Aug, Tue 14 Aug, Thu 16 Aug, Tue 21 Aug, Wed 29 Aug, Sat 1 Sep

More details - Rob Dunsford & Neve Spencer Moller
Rob Dunsford & Neve Spencer Möller have been performing together for nearly a year. Rob is a singer/songwriter/guitarist living in Welshpool who has been gigging since 2005 and appeared on several albums - including an acoustic album curated by The Wonder Stuff’s Miles Hunt and a tribute album to the great Townes Van...
The Hafren Llanidloes Road, Newtown, Powys
Tue 31 Jul

More details - Dragons and Damsels
A fun afternoon of pond dipping - suitable for all the family. Booking is essential - only 20 places available. Please book in advance on 01597 810880. No unaccompanied children please. Meet at Dol y Mynach layby - grid reference SN 904617. We reserve the right to change/cancel events.
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Thu 2 Aug, Wed 8 Aug, Thu 16 Aug, Tue 21 Aug

More details - Dambusters Walk
A 4 mile guided walk to learn about the area, including the remains of Nant y Gro Dam which was used for tests before the WW2 Dambusters Raid. There is a steep climb of 40 metres up the steps to the top of the dam and then a very steep 140 metre climb. Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Sat 4 Aug, Thu 6 Sep

More details - Presteigne Food Market
Presteigne Food Market takes place from 9am to 1pm usually on the first Saturday each month at the Memorial Hall, Station Road, Presteigne. The market is a varied mix of craft as well as local produce stalls, with artisan apple juice, free range chicken produce, preserves, bakery, smokery produce, cheeses and olives.
Presteigne/Llanandras Powys
Sat 4 Aug

More details - As You Like It
A brand new production by Willow Globe favorites the Wet Mariners. This outstanding company have earned spectacular credits at the National, Theatre Royal Bath and with many other leading companies in the UK. Accessible, skilful, vibrant Shakespeare not to be missed.
Willow Globe Llanwrthwl, Llandrindod Wells, Powys
Sat 4 Aug

More details - Brecon County Show
The Brecon County Show is held annually on the 1st Saturday in August at The Showground, Watton, Brecon. Our Show is based around the Cattle, Sheep, Horse & Pony, Goat classes and a Poultry Show, which attract exhibitors from all over the Country. The show also hosts a major shearing competition.
Brecon County Showground The Watton, Brecon, Powys
Sat 4 Aug

More details - Astrocymru: 3D Astronomy and Space
Join Emma Wride from Astrocymru and learn about Space through a 3D cinematic experience! We will explore the surface of solar system bodies, see the sizes of celestial objects in our Universe, learn about the birth of the Solar System and much more! Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Tue 7 Aug

More details - Wild Wednesdays - August
From bug hunts, bird bingo and pond dipping to owl pellet dissecting, building bug hotels and den building. Discover the Wild side of Lake Vyrnwy. Family activities suitable for children aged 4-11 years, Must be accompanied by an Adult. Activities offered are dependent on the weather.
RSPB Lake Vyrnwy Llanwddyn, Brynawel, Oswestry , Powys
Wed 1 Aug, Wed 8 Aug, Wed 15 Aug, Wed 22 Aug, Wed 29 Aug

More details - Fish & Chips Evening Train
Travel on the special evening train from Llanfair Caereinion at 18:30; on arrival at Welshpool at 19:15 we will serve your choice of meal to enjoy on the return journey, with a pause at Castle Caereinion to stretch your legs and to enjoy the view and a tub of delicious dairy ice cream.
Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway The Station, Llanfair Caereinion, Welshpool, Powys
Wed 8 Aug, Sat 25 Aug

More details - Phoenix Alternative Festival 2018
Here it is! Our small and beautiful boutique Festival in the hills of Mid-Wales! Run by Steampunks for everyone from all sub-cultures to come together, have fun and raise money for charities while we party! Beautiful Llanfyllin Victorian Workhouse in stunning surroundings.
Y Dolydd Llanfyllin Workhouse Y Dolydd, Llanfyllin, Powys
Thu 9 Aug to Sun 12 Aug

More details - Solarsphere 2018
We are providing the opportunity for beginners and the more experienced amateur to learn about a variety of space related topics at our astrocamp which consists of a dark site in a spectacular location in Mid Wales.
Builth Wells/Llanfair ym Muallt Powys
Fri 10 Aug to Mon 13 Aug

More details - Brecon Jazz Festival 2018
The Brecon Jazz Festival is a music festival held annually in Brecon and has played host to a range of jazz musicians from across the world.
Brecon / Aberhonddu Powys
Fri 10 Aug to Sun 12 Aug

More details - Padraig Lalor Band
The Padraig Lalor Band will be performing a mix of original and Irish Traditional tunes and songs, in their show ’Belfast Songs and Stories’, at Hall Barn at the Bleddfa Centre. Padraig will perform as part of a 4 piece band, including guitar, vocals. whistles, accordion, melodeon, fiddle and percussion.
The Bleddfa Centre Bleddfa, Nr Knighton, Powys
Fri 10 Aug

More details - Summer Cider Cycle
A non competitive mountain bike event. Plus Cider. The route will be premarked and suitable for all riders over the age of 16 yrs. There are technical sections for the more experienced and easier routes for the others Also available en route is Cider or alternative refreshments .
Llanwrtyd Wells
Sat 11 Aug

More details - Hebron - Open Garden for NGS
½ acre Victorian town garden. Surprises await the visitor: garden is divided into distinct rooms by yew & beech hedges. Variety of trees incl large silver birches, magnolia, weeping willow and cherry. Many shrubs provide colour throughout the season. Heathers, herbs, vegetables and flower beds. Plenty of seating.
Hebron, Knighton
Sat 11 Aug and Sun 12 Aug

More details - Summer Cider Cycle
Started in 2013, the Summer Cider Cycle is one of the latest additions to the Green Events and Llanwrtyd Wells calendar. This is a fun bike ride through the surrounding hills, forests and valleys in this delightful part of mid Wales.
Llanwrtyd Wells Powys
Sat 11 Aug

More details - Brecon Farmers Market
The Farmers’ Markets are held on the second Saturday of each month from 9.30am to 2pm in the Market Hall. The market is worth a visit for the lively atmosphere alone with live music and a chance to meet the locals.
Brecon Market Hall The High Street, Brecon
Sat 11 Aug

More details - Powys Ramblers Walk
Richard Tyler of Powys Ramblers will lead an 8 mile moderate circular walk from Penbont car park at Penygarreg Reservoir to Maen Serth. Some boggy bits. Please wear suitable footwear and clothing and bring a packed lunch. Meet at Penbont car park SN 916674.
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Sat 11 Aug

More details - ThreeCocks Vintage Society Steam & Vintage Rally.
Steam Rally with Steam engines, Stationary engines, Cars, Bicycles, Motorbikes, Main arena with a dog display from Paws for thought, working area, craft tent, car boot and stalls.Food Stalls and chidren’s rides. Also a air display by Rich Goodwin.
Boatside Farm, Hay-on -Wye
Sun 12 Aug

More details - NORTON SHOW and FUN DAY SUNDAY AUGUST 12th 2018.
This information to follow at later date.
Home Farm, Norton
Sun 12 Aug

More details - Three Inch Fools perform Hamlet
The Three Inch Fools are a five-strong troupe of actors with all manner of musical instruments, performing a highly imaginative and vibrantly musical take on Shakespeare’s plays across the UK.
The Globe at Hay Newport Street, Hay-on-Wye, Powys
Sun 12 Aug

More details - The Bleddfa Week of Storytelling
Come and discover your own unique voice as a storyteller and immerse yourself in the ancient art of storytelling in a converted barn among the rolling Welsh hills. The focus of the week is on traditional, orally derived stories which could include myths, legends, folktales, from any period or place.
The Bleddfa Centre Bleddfa, Nr Knighton, Powys
Thu 16 Aug to Wed 22 Aug

More details - Landed Festival
Landed Festival. An underground gathering Of music & arts. 4 Stages & 2 Dance Tents. Hosting the most original breakthrough artists of our time. Set in the natural beauty of Doldowlod country estate And lots for the kids!
Llandrindod Wells Powys
Fri 17 Aug to Sun 19 Aug

More details - Vintage Weekends
Travel on replicas of our original 1903 Great Western liveried bogie carriages, with goods wagons and brake van attached, and watch the shunting at each end of the trip.
Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway The Station, Llanfair Caereinion, Welshpool, Powys
Sat 18 Aug, Sat 22 Sep

More details - Llandrindod Wells Art Exhibition
Llandrindod Wells Art Exhibition is a collection of varying art work from local talented artists who are members of the Art Club. Artists are all local to the area and are very proud of the surroundings in which we live.
The Garden Room, The Metropole Hotel Spa www.metropole.co.uk Temple Street, Llandrindod Wells
Sat 18 Aug, Mon 27 Aug
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More details - Machynlleth Festival 2018
The Machynlleth Festival takes place in the Auditorium in August every year. During the week eminent performers take part in a wide range of events, from choral singing and jazz to chamber music and poetry readings.
Y Tabernacl Penrallt Street, Machynlleth, Powys
Sun 19 Aug to Sun 26 Aug

More details - The Drover Cycles Brecon Beacons Devil Sportive
Road cycling sportive (distance options 83, 114 or 203 km) starting from Drover Cycles, Hay on Wye (HR3 5EH). Choose from three stunning cycling routes taking in the best of the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Radnorshire Hills.
Hay-on-Wye/Y Gelli Gandryll Powys
Sun 19 Aug

More details - Birds and Broadleaves
Join Ken Perry for a guided 6.5 mile walk around Llethyr Melyn and Penygarreg looking at the restoration of heathland and natural woodland expansion in this area. Plus the opportunity to take stock of the amazing views above Y Foel. A steep climb. Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre SN 928646.
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Sun 19 Aug

More details - Victorian Festival
The highlight of the town’s year is the Llandrindod Wells Victorian Festival, due to celebrate its 37th continuous festival in 2018.
Llandrindod Wells Powys
Mon 20 Aug to Sun 26 Aug

More details - Blast Off! Bottle Rockets
Come along to the Visitor Centre to design, manufacture and launch your own rocket. Only £3 for your rocket materials. Please book in advance on 01597 810880. No unaccompanied children please. We reserve the right to change/cancel events.
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Wed 22 Aug

More details - Presteigne Festival
Held each August in an intimate setting nestling on the Powys/Herefordshire border, the Presteigne Festival has become a focal point for those seeking musical nourishment and artistic discovery in the beautiful surroundings of the Welsh Marches.
Presteigne/Llanandras Powys
Thu 23 Aug to Tue 28 Aug

More details - Bogsnorkelling Triathlon
The World Bogsnorkelling Triathlon Interesting , Unusual and challenging. The race commences with an 8 mile all terrain run which includes Beautiful scenery plus some interesting hills and underfoot surfaces .
Waen Rhydd Bog , Llanwrtyd Wells
Sat 25 Aug

More details - Model Railway Exhibition
The Corris Railway Society’s Model Railway Exhibition at The Plas, Machynlleth SY20 8ER. Come along and spend a few hours looking at the displays and layouts in various gauges and purchase that special item for your layout.
Corris Steam Railway & Museum Station Yard, Corris, Machynlleth, Powys
Sat 25 Aug and Sun 26 Aug

More details - Exploring Night-time Nature
An evening event. To celebrate European Bat Weekend, join Sorcha Lewis for an evening bat and moth discovery walk at Llannerch y Cawr. Please bring torches. Suitable for families. Meet at Llanerch y Cawr car park SN 901616.
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Sat 25 Aug

More details - Bats and Moth Walk
Join us for an evening walk to look at Vyrnwy’s bats in their various habitats, and also to visit a moth trap and identify some moths. Find out why these amazing creatures make Lake Vyrnwy their home and what you can do to help. Anti-midge stuff recommended. Children are more than welcome but it will be a late finish!
RSPB Lake Vyrnwy Llanwddyn, Brynawel, Oswestry , Powys
Sat 25 Aug

More details - Bogsnorkelling Triathlon
The Bog Triathlon first ran in 2005, following a demand for more dirty fun around our famous Waen Rhydd Bog. The event - the most unusual in the Triathlon calendar - starts with an 8 mile run followed by a single length of the 60 yard peat bog trench and then a 12 mile mountain bike ride.
Llanwrtyd Wells Powys
Sat 25 Aug

More details - World Bogsnorkelling Championships
The 33rd annual World Bog Snorkelling Championships are to be held on Sunday 26th August 2018 in Llanwrtyd Wells - an event that Lonely Planet described as one of the top 50 "must do" things from around the world. Hundreds of participants from around the world, and plenty of spectators, are expected once again.
Llanwrtyd Wells Powys
Sun 26 Aug

More details - Llangynidr Agricultural Show
In the heart of the Brecon Beacons - the Llangynidr Show is a great day out for everyone. Llangyndir is 5 miles west of Crickhowell on the B4558. We pack a lot into this one day event.
Crickhowell/Crug Hywel Powys
Sun 26 Aug

More details - Llanfechain Show
Llanfechain Show is especially known for its focus on families. In the centre of the village 2 large marquees house the competitive displays and the local art and craft sales area.There will also be many stalls and sideshows on the field, food & drink, bouncy castle, vehicle displays.
Llanfechain Hall & Recreation Field
Mon 27 Aug

More details - Elan Valley Show and Sports 2018
Join locals and visitors for an August Bank Holiday Monday afternoon of family fun and entertainment at the local agricultural show and sports. Bar and Refreshments on site. Show enquiries contact Christine Davies call her on 01597 811306 or email her at galedrhyd@hotmail.
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Mon 27 Aug

More details - Bushcraft Taster Session
This is a great way to find out what bushcraft is all about or to build on your current experience. These sessions will cover a variety of subjects such as knife skills, foraging, and natural cordage to name a few. These sessions will be led by our qualified bushcraft instructor. All tools and equipment provided.
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Tue 28 Aug

More details - Powys Ramblers Walk
Sarah Hill of Powys Ramblers will lead a 7.5 mile moderate circular walk from Nantgwyllt Church car park around Garreg Ddu Reservoir with detour to visit the Mines. Please wear suitable footwear and clothing and bring a packed lunch. Meet at Nantgwyllt Church car park SN 909639.
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Wed 29 Aug

More details - Gala Weekend
Our biggest event of the year, again over three days. During the event, every operating engine will be in use. Traction engines, steam cars and lorries, a model railway exhibition, demonstrations and trade stands. Please note that not all attractions will be available on Friday.
Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway The Station, Llanfair Caereinion, Welshpool, Powys
Fri 31 Aug to Sun 2 Sep

More details - Ancient Sites of the Elan Valley
An Elan Valley Walking Festival Event: Join local enthusiasts David James and Vic Pardoe as they explore Bronze Age and Medieval sites around the Pont ar Elan area. This moderate 6.5 mile walk will take in the Pillow Mounds, Banc Cynnydd Cairns, Carn Nant Y Ffald, Carn Wen and finally, Rhiw Afon Cairn.
Pont ar Elan, Elan Valley
Sat 1 Sep

More details - Newtown Food Festival
The annual Newtown Food Festival celebrating great food, drink and music The main sections of the festival include: Food Producers Tent, Street Food, Community Lawn (with Bar,) The Childrens Village and the Music Lawn.
Newtown/Y Drenewydd Powys
Sat 1 Sep and Sun 2 Sep

More details - Binoculars and Telescopes Open Weekend
Come along and get some hands-on experience and see what you can spot with our fantastic range of RSPB binoculars and telescopes - with some help if needed from our friendly staff !
RSPB Lake Vyrnwy Llanwddyn, Brynawel, Oswestry , Powys
Sat 4 Aug, Sat 1 Sep

More details - Dreaming the Night Field
Gwydion, nephew to the King, a magician and storyteller, provokes a war between North and South Wales and unleashes a chaos of consequences. Blodeuwedd, a woman conjured from flowers, is torn between duty and desire, with fateful results.
Willow Globe Llanwrthwl, Llandrindod Wells, Powys
Sat 1 Sep

More details - Sennybridge Show
The agricultural show, known as The Sennybridge Show, is run by the Devynock Agricultural Society; a one day event, it is held on the first Saturday in September each year. Sennybridge is 9 miles west of Brecon on the A40. Horse, sheep and cattle classes are held during the day, including an expanding dog show.
Brecon / Aberhonddu Powys
Sat 1 Sep

More details - Planetarium Show: The Solar System at Elan Valley
Take a tour of the Solar System with Martin Nelmes from the University of Aberystwyth. We will try to put the Solar System into perspective and present some interesting facts about various moons and planets.
Elan Valley Visitor Centre Elan Valley Rhayader
Sun 2 Sep

More details - Cwm Elan Mines Experience
An Elan Valley Walking Festival Event. Join Elan Valley Trustee, Bob Vaughan on a 5 mile walk to explore the history and remains of Cwm Elan Lead Mines. You will also be able to see the recent stabilising works. Meet at Nantgwyllt car park SN 909639
Nantgwyllt car park
Sun 2 Sep

More details - Planetarium Show: The Solar System at Elan Valley
Take a tour of the Solar System with Martin Nelmes from the University of Aberystwyth. We will try to put the Solar System into perspective and present some interesting facts about various moons and planets.
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Sun 2 Sep

More details - www.elanvalley.org.uk/events/info/28425
An Elan Valley Walking Festival Event. Join Terry Smith for a hands-on day of map and compass reading. With both theory and practical application this workshop will improve your understanding of maps and access to the countryside. N.B. There is an advanced workshop being held on Saturday 19th May.
Elan Valley Visitor Centre Elan Valley Rhayader
Mon 3 Sep

More details - Beginners Navigation Workshop
Join Terry Smith for a hands-on day of map and compass reading. With both theory and practical application this workshop will improve your understanding of maps and access to the countryside. N.B. There is an advanced workshop being held on Saturday 19th May. Meet at the Visitor Centre SN 928646.
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Mon 3 Sep

More details - Evening Talk: Brecon Mountain Rescue Team
An Elan Valley Walking Festival Event. Join Guest Speaker, Kevin Harding, of the Brecon Mountain Rescue Team.
Elan Valley Hotel
Wed 5 Sep

More details - Evening Talk: Brecon Mountain Rescue Team
An Elan Valley Walking Festival Event. Join Guest Speaker, Kevin Harding, of the Brecon Mountain Rescue Team.
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Wed 5 Sep

More details - A Working Life in the Valley
Guided Walk led by Tudor Davies A rare opportunity to experience working life in the Elan Valley. During a moderate walk of 5 miles, we will be visiting two working farms on the Elan Estate.
Penbont Car Park
Fri 7 Sep

More details - A Working Life in the Valley
An Elan Valley Walking Festival Event. A rare opportunity to experience working life in the Elan Valley. During a moderate walk of 5 miles, we will be visiting two working farms on the Elan Estate.
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Fri 7 Sep

More details - Village Tour
An Elan Valley Walking Festival event. Learn about the history of Caban Coch Dam, the workers’ village and other stories on this easy one mile walk. Meet at the Visitor Centre.
Elan Valley Estate Elan Estate Office, Elan Village, RHAYADER, Powys
Sat 8 Sep

More details - Ponthafren - Open Garden for NGS
Ponthafren is a registered charity for people with mental health issues or those that feel lonely or isolated. Open door policy so everyone is welcome. Interesting community garden on banks of R Severn run and maintained totally by volunteers: sensory garden with long grasses, herbs, scented plants and shrubs.
Ponthafren, Newtown
Sat 8 Sep

More details - Two Counties and a Bothy
An Elan Valley Trust Event. Guided Walk led by Tudor Davies A moderate, circular 7 mile hill walk, setting off from the Dyfed/Powys border, onto Lluest Dolgwiail, following Afon Diluw until reaching the bothy at Nant Rhys. This is a joint event with the Brecon Beacons Park Society.
Dyfed Powys border car park
Sun 9 Sep

More details - Two Counties and a Bothy
An Elan Valley Walking Festival Event. A moderate, circular 7 mile hill walk, setting off from the Dyfed/Powys border, onto Lluest Dolgwiail, following Afon Diluw until reaching the bothy at Nant Rhys. Meet at the Dyfed Powys border car park SN 853 758.
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Sun 9 Sep

More details - Brecon Beast Enduro 2018
If taking on some of the toughest, highest and most scenic tracks and trails found in the Brecon Beacons is your choice of fun, then the Brecon Beacons Beast is the mountain bike enduro for you.
Brecon / Aberhonddu Powys
Sun 9 Sep

More details - Teddy Bear Weekend
Bring your teddies, spot their friends in the woods along the line, and meet Big Ted for treats at Llanfair.
Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway The Station, Llanfair Caereinion, Welshpool, Powys
Sat 15 Sep and Sun 16 Sep

More details - Brecon Craft Fair
Brecon craft fair has been established for over 20 years and is based in the towns historic market hall. Each month up to 60 traditional independent craft workers and artists offer a wide range of high quality arts and crafts.
Brecon Market Hall The High Street, Brecon
Sat 21 Jul, Sat 18 Aug, Sat 15 Sep

More details - Focusing Workshop: 'Here I Am'
The practice of Focusing is about deepening inner awareness and acceptance of all parts of our self, enabling us better to flourish and live creatively. Following the successful Focusing workshop at Bleddfa last year, Elizabeth Halls is returning with four workshops in 2018.
The Bleddfa Centre Bleddfa, Nr Knighton, Powys
Sat 15 Sep

More details - Landscapes on Wood Workshop
Create your own mini landscape on wood with local artist and illustrator A.K.Skipsey. Places are limited so please book in advance on 01597 810880. £20 per person, payable in advance. Held at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre. We reserve the right to change/cancel events.
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Sat 22 Sep

More details - Wildlife Tracking
Join our Ranger team for a walk in the woods looking for signs and clues of the wildlife that lives in the Elan Valley and how to find them. Meet at Penbont car park (Grid reference SN 916674). Please book in advance on 01597 810880. No unaccompanied children please. We reserve the right to change/cancel events.
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Sun 23 Sep

More details - Gilwern - Open Garden for NGS
Terraced garden in the making, on very challenging site situated on steep rocky hillside in the beautiful and secluded Cammarch Valley. Roses, herbaceous and shrub borders. Fine walling and gate posts making use of stone found in the garden. Man-made waterfall.
Gilwern, Beulah
Thu 27 Sep, Thu 4 Oct, Thu 11 Oct

More details - Creative Writing Workshop
Taking inspiration from the wild Elan landscape, join award winning local writer Peter Cox for an enjoyable ‘no experience necessary’ workshop that will stretch your creative muscles. Places are limited so please book in advance on 01597 810880. £20 per person, payable in advance.
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Sat 29 Sep

More details - Dingle Nurseries & Garden - Open Garden for NGS
RHS recommended 4½ acre garden on S-facing site, sloping down to lakes surrounded by yr-round interest. Beds mostly colour themed with a huge variety of rare and unusual trees, ornamental shrubs and herbaceous plants.
Dingle Nurseries & Garden, Welshpool
Sat 13 Oct and Sun 14 Oct

More details - Fungi Fascination
A short walk to look at the fascinating world of fungi with Ray Woods. Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre. We reserve the right to change/cancel events.
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Sat 13 Oct

More details - Focusing Workshop: 'Inward Journey'
The practice of Focusing is about deepening inner awareness and acceptance of all parts of our self, enabling us better to flourish and live creatively. Following the successful Focusing workshop at Bleddfa last year, Elizabeth Halls is returning with four workshops in 2018.
The Bleddfa Centre Bleddfa, Nr Knighton, Powys
Sat 13 Oct

More details - Gregynog Hall & Garden - Open Garden for NGS
Grade I listed garden set within 750 acres of Gregynog Estate which was designated a National Nature Reserve in 2013. Fountains, lily lake and water garden. A mass display of rhododendrons and yew hedge create a spectacular backdrop to the sunken lawns. Azaleas and unusual trees. Fantastic autumn colour.
Gregynog Hall & Garden, Newtown
Sun 14 Oct

More details - Brecon Baroque Festival 2018
This year’s Festival is inspired by angels and archangels – the divine, the maverick, the diabolical. Five concerts with Rachel Podger and Brecon Baroque, VOCES8, The Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments and lutenist James Bramley frame a long weekend which also includes our pop-up café with live chamber music –...
Brecon / Aberhonddu Powys
Fri 19 Oct to Mon 22 Oct

More details - Brecon Craft Fair
Brecon craft fair has been established for over 20 years and is based in the towns historic market hall. Each month up to 60 traditional independent craft workers and artists offer a wide range of high quality arts and crafts.
Brecon Market Hall The High Street, Brecon
Sat 20 Oct, Sat 17 Nov, Sat 1 Dec, Sat 15 Dec

More details - Ron Skilton  Memorial Half Marathon
A tough mainly off road Half Marathon . The route is on a figure of eight basis starting from town and passing through the first section of app 7 miles which contains one tough hill climb which lasts for around 1 mile.
Llanwrtyd Wells
Sun 21 Oct

More details - Welsh National Foal Show
The show is managed by the Brecon & Borders Welsh Pony & Cob Breeders Association. The show is a WPCS Silver Medal show and has foal classes for Welsh Section As, Bs, Cs, Ds, riding ponies and Welsh part breeds.
Royal Welsh Showground The Showground, Llanelwedd, BUILTH WELLS, Powys
Sun 21 Oct

More details - Glansevern Hall Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Beautiful Greek revival house (not open) set in mature parkland with rare and ancient trees. 25 acres of gardens incl walled garden of rooms, vegetable garden, original potting shed, Victorian grotto and orangery. Wysteria scented fountain walk, 4 acre lake with shady seating areas, folly island and wildfowl.
Glansevern Hall Gardens, Welshpool
Sun 21 Oct

More details - What The Floyd- The Music of Pink Floyd
Based on the legendary 1994 P.U.L.S.E. tour, the band perform all the hits, including Another Brick in the Wall, Money, Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Comfortably Numb and many more. Contains strobes and other extreme lighting effects.
Theatr Brycheiniog
Fri 26 Oct

More details - Howey Hedgehog Rescue
Join Howey Hedgehog Rescue’s Elaine and Nigel to see what goes on behind the scenes during a hedgehog rescue. Learn how to care for our prickly hogs and how to improve our gardens for wildlife. Held at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre. We reserve the right to change/cancel events.
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Sun 28 Oct

More details - Powys Ramblers Walk
Peter Loughran of Powys Ramblers will lead a 7.5 mile moderate circular walk around Carn Gafallt and Coed y Mynach from the Visitor Centre. Some tarmac walking on quiet lanes. Some climbs involved. Please wear suitable footwear and clothing and bring packed lunch. Meet at the Visitor Centre SN 928646.
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Mon 29 Oct

More details - Spooky Spectacular Halloween Crafts
Come along and make your own scary accessories in time for Halloween, with spooky face painting also available! No unaccompanied children please. Please book in advance on 01597 810880. £5 per child. Held at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre. We reserve the right to change/cancel events.
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Wed 31 Oct

More details - Dam Open Day
Join our Rangers at one of our big Dam Open Days - an exclusive chance to venture into Pen y Garreg Dam and up to the central tower. You’ll enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the dam wall – and learn about the feat of engineering that made Elan.
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Thu 1 Nov

More details - Crash! Bang! Wallop! Silver Jewellery Workshop
Led by Joy Powell, a local silver jewellery designer/maker & teacher. Using a range of hammers, punches and other texturing techniques, learn how to create some unusual jewellery and other items in sterling silver and copper using traditional skills. No experience necessary.
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Sat 3 Nov

More details - Blast Off! Bottle Rockets
Come along to the Visitor Centre to design, manufacture and launch your own rocket. Only £3 for your rocket materials. Please book in advance on 01597 810880. No unaccompanied children please. We reserve the right to change/cancel events.
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Sun 4 Nov

More details - Real Ale Wobble
For those of you with an interest in Mountain Biking and Real Ale. A fun non competitive ride through some spectacular scenery around the Cambrian mountains. Suitable both for hardened Mountain Bikers or fun riders. With courses set for serious bikers and enthusiastic beginners .
Llanwrtyd Wells
Sat 17 Nov

More details - Elan Valley 10 Mile Race
Attempt this 10 mile scenic race around part of the Elan Valley. Race commencement at 1pm. Enquiries go to website www.rhayaderac.org.uk Registration from 11am at Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Sat 17 Nov

More details - Real Ale Ramble
An opportunity to roam through some wonderful scenery and enjoy some panoramic views from the mountain tops. Not only that but for the beer drinkers amongst you there will be tokens provided to participants which can be exchanged en route for Real Ale or other liquid refreshment.
Llanwrtyd Wells Area
Sat 24 Nov and Sun 25 Nov

More details - Hay Does Vintage
’Hay Does Vintage’ is organising another Vintage Fayre right in the middle of Hay-on-Wye. To be held in a marquee at the Market Square car-park plus other venues on Sunday 25th November 2018.
Hay-on-Wye/Y Gelli Gandryll Powys
Sun 25 Nov

More details - Royal Welsh Winter Fair
First staged in 1990, the Winter Fair is now firmly established as one of the most popular attractions on the British agricultural show calendar. Leading stockmen from all over the UK compete for the top accolades in the competitions running throughout the two-day event.
Royal Welsh Showground The Showground, Llanelwedd, BUILTH WELLS, Powys
Mon 26 Nov and Tue 27 Nov

More details - Christmas Craft Fayre
Our Visitor Centre is packed with local crafters and artists offering handmade jewellery, wildlife art, wooden crafts, paintings, craft demonstrations, up-cycled products, and traditional Welsh crafts. Open daily at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre between 10am and 4pm. We reserve the right to change/cancel events.
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Sat 8 Dec and Sun 9 Dec

More details - Santa Special Trains
A family favourite; come and meet Santa whilst travelling by steam train alongside the River Banwy. Trains run from LLANFAIR CAEREINION only.
Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway The Station, Llanfair Caereinion, Welshpool, Powys
Sun 9 Dec, Sat 15 Dec, Sat 22 Dec

More details - Santa's Grotto
Santa will be stopping at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre. Children can meet him in his Grotto, and receive a gift. While you wait to see Santa why not make your own Christmas crafts and decorations£ Contact 01597 810880. £5 per child. We reserve the right to change/cancel events.
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Sat 15 Dec and Sun 16 Dec

More details - Santa's Grotto
Santa will be stopping at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre. Children can meet him in his Grotto, and receive a gift. While you wait to see Santa why not make your own Christmas crafts and decorations£ Contact 01597 810880. £5 per child. We reserve the right to change/cancel events.
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Mon 24 Dec

More details - Dambusters Walk
A 4 mile guided walk to learn about the area, including the remains of Nant y Gro Dam which was used for tests before the WW2 Dambusters Raid. There is a steep climb of 40 metres up the steps to the top of the dam and then a very steep 140 metre climb. Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Thu 27 Dec

More details - Reservoir Roundabout 2019
Annual Walking (or running) CHALLENGE EVENT held across OPEN AND CHALLENGING UPLAND TERRAIN in and around the Elan and Claerwen Valleys. The route is waymarked in parts but MAP READING SKILLS ARE REQUIRED. Either 13 or 20 mile courses are available. Entry Fee & Kit Check apply. Start Times : 8.
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Sat 5 Jan 19

More details - Mountain Bike Chariot Racing
As part of our Saturnalia Celebrations we present the Mountain Bike Chariot Racing Event. This is for teams of three persons ( over16 yrs) Two to ride Mountain Bikes which are connected to a Chariot where the third member will be situated . Teams will race head to head over a course approx 0.
Llanwrtyd Wells
Sat 12 Jan 19

More details - Planetarium Show: The Solar System at Elan Valley
Take a tour of the Solar System with Martin Nelmes from the University of Aberystwyth. We will try to put the Solar System into perspective and present some interesting facts about various moons and planets.
Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys
Sun 24 Feb 19

More details - Royal Welsh Show
The Royal Welsh Show is one of the most prestigious events of its type in Europe, bringing together the farming industry and rural community in a celebration of the best of British Agriculture with a unique and very special ‘Welsh’ flavour.
Royal Welsh Showground The Showground, Llanelwedd, BUILTH WELLS, Powys
Mon 22 Jul 19 to Thu 25 Jul

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