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We're sure our distinct community values, traditions and warm welcome will leave a lasting impression. The locals are proud of their heritage, grateful for their surroundings and are keen to share it with you, by day or by night.

Experience authentic events 52 weeks of the year; from wildlife safaris to carnivals and from cycling to country shows.    

Welcoming the Salmon at Gilfach Reserve

 Welcoming the Salmon at Gilfach Reserve
Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 19th November 2017 - 19th November 2019
Cost: Free event
Location: Gilfach Farmyard and visitor centre
Join us in a host of activities to welcome the Salmon to Gilfach Nature reserve

Contact(s): Barbara Brown
Tel: 01597 870301

Short talk ; Beavers may help Salmon 1.30pm
Unveiling of an Ira Lightman and Celf y Gwmpas Artwork at 2pm. This artwork is inspired by journeys through Gilfach and the Marteg valley, including those of the Salmon.
Walk to Waterfall with a possibility of seeing leaping Salmon 2.30pm Bring wellies!
Pond dipping to find out what the Salmon eat - all afternoon
Hot chocolate at the Centre to warm up!

Rhayader Walkers

Rhayader Walkers
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 6th November 2018 - 30th April 2019
Cost: N/A
Location: Dark Lane car park
Led walks of 7-9 miles in the local area and beyond

Contact(s): Alan Austin
Tel: 07791775612
Sponsored By: Rhayader Walkers

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Rhayader Annual Community Carol Singing

Time: 7:30 pm
Date: 22nd December 2018
Cost: Free event
Location: Town Clock
Annual Community Carol Singing under Christmas Tree at Rhayader Town Clock

Contact(s): David Evans, Hon Secretary, Rhayader Christmas Tree Committee
Tel: 07814 564749
Sponsored By: Rhayader Christmas Tree Committee

The annual Community Carol Singing will take place under the Christmas Tree at the Town Clock in the centre of Rhayader on this Saturday 22nd December 2018 commencing at 7. 30 pm. The Voices in Unity Choir will lead the singing and the usual large attendance is expected. A warm welcome is extended to everyone

Santa's Grotto

Santa's Grotto
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 24th December 2018
Cost: £5 per child, payable on the day
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Santa will be stopping at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre. Children can meet him in his Grotto, and receive a gift. £5 per child.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

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.

Held at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre between 10am and 2pm.

Dambusters Walk

Dambusters Walk
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 27th December 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
A 4 mile guided walk to learn about the area, including Nant y Gro Dam (used for tests before the WW2 Dambusters Raid)

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

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 40metres up the steps to the top of the dam and then a very steep 140 metre climb.

Meet at the Visitor Centre at 10am, back about 1pm.

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walk

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walk
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 6th January 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Start: Rhayader Leisure Centre Car Park in Dark Lane
7 mile walk around Caban Coch Reservoir led by Clive Jackman

Contact(s): Clive Jackman
Tel: 01597 870016
Sponsored By: Rhayader Walkers

7 mile walk around Caban Coch Reservoir.

People joining walks do so at their own risk. It is suggested that walkers bring a packed lunch and wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the terrain. For all walks, except where stated differently, please meet at the Rhayader Leisure Centre Car Park in Dark Lane at least 5 minutes before the starting time. Dogs must be kept under close control at all times.

Pama Internation Soul Revue

Pama Internation Soul Revue
Time: 8:00 pm
Date: 11th January 2019
Cost: £10 in advance or £12.50 on the door.
Tickets available from: Saturday, December 15, 2018
Location: The Lost ARC
Pama International are an 8 piece band not to be missed!

Contact(s): Glenda Carter
Tel: 07980262448

Since their formation in 2001 Pama Int’l have released 10 studio albums and recorded 4 BBC Radio One Maida Vale sessions. In 2006 they became the first new band to sign to Trojan Records in 30 years. The collective nature of the band has seen them work with; Billy Bragg, Ken Boothe, Rico, Derrick Morgan, Dawn Penn, Dave & Ansel Collins, Dennis Alcapone, Wrongtom, Michie One and Mad Professor, whilst their line up has included members from The Specials, Madness, Galliano, Steel Pulse, Kasabian, Lee Perry's Upsetters and the Style Council.

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walk

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walk
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 20th January 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Start: Rhayader Leisure Centre Car Park in Dark Lane
7 mile Hill Walk from Franksbridge led by Dave Osborn

Contact(s): Dave Osborn
Tel: 07733 968202
Sponsored By: Rhayader Walkers

7 mile Hill Walk from Franksbridge.
People joining walks do so at their own risk. It is suggested that walkers bring a packed lunch and wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the terrain. For all walks, except where stated differently, please meet at the Rhayader Leisure Centre Car Park in Dark Lane at least 5 minutes before the starting time. Dogs must be kept under close control at all times.

Cantaloop and Sean Gaffney

Cantaloop and Sean Gaffney
Time: 8:00 pm
Date: 2nd February 2019
Cost: £5.00
Tickets available from: Saturday, December 15, 2018
Location: The Lost ARC
Be ready for a great night of music and dance to chase away the January blues.

Contact(s): Glenda Carter
Tel: 07980 262448

We're pleased to welcome Cantaloop to The Lost ARC, bringing their unique brand of funky hip hop groove to move your feet and open your mind!
These guys have been on the scene for years, blending their brand of funk & soul and captivating audiences from Aberdeen to Zurich.
The band's live show perfectly showcases their unique style of raw throwback funk with a hip-hop smile.
Support will come from Bishop's Castle's Sean Gaffney, making a welcome return to the ARC! Although this time without his full band Sean has promised an acoustic set of his own up-beat tunes mixed up with some

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walk

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walk
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 3rd February 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Start: Rhayader Leisure Centre Car Park in Dark Lane
6 mile Walk around Llynhellyn, Foice Farm & Gryliss Bungalow led by Ray Harvey

Contact(s): Ray Harvey
Tel: 01597 810047
Sponsored By: Rhayader Walkers

Walk around Llynhellyn, Foice Farm & Gryliss Bungalow.
People joining walks do so at their own risk. It is suggested that walkers bring a packed lunch and wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the terrain. For all walks, except where stated differently, please meet at the Rhayader Leisure Centre Car Park in Dark Lane at least 5 minutes before the starting time. Dogs must be kept under close control at all times.

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