Event Dates

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!

Pottery at CARAD with Alex Allpress

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 6th October 2018 - 24th November 2018
Location: Activity room, Unit 1 CARAD
Six session pottery workshop with Alex Allpress at CARAD

Contact(s): CARAD
Tel: 01597 810561

Six session pottery workshop with Alex Allpress at CARAD.
The sessions will take place on the following dates Saturday 6th, 13th and 20th October and Saturday 10th, 17th and 24th November.
To book a place email all@carad.org.uk
Telephone 01597 810561

Standing Wool Rug Making Workshop

Standing Wool Rug Making Workshop
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 20th October 2018
Cost: £45, including lunch and refreshments
Location: Quillies, East Street, Rhayader
Discover this forgotten rug making technique with Rosemary Stow, one of the few practitioners of this craft in the UK.

Contact(s): Rosemary Stow
Tel: 01597810237

Learn how to manipulate strips of wool into different shapes to create a coaster and/or a trivet. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tools and materials supplied.

Free Machine Embroidery using Dissolvables

Free Machine Embroidery using Dissolvables
Time: 10.00 am
Date: 27th October 2018
Cost: £45, including lunch and refreshments
Location: Quillies, East Street, Rhayader
Discover the uses of dissolvables to create 3D effects in free machine embroidery with Bronwen Jenkins.

Contact(s): Rosemary Stow
Tel: 01597810237

Advance booking essential as places are limited. Please contact Rosemary in Quillies for more information and to book your place.

Rhayader Dragon Festival 2018

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 27th October 2018 - 2nd November 2018
Location: CARAD Rhayader Museum and Gallery
Dragon Festival is back, brought to you by CARAD Rhayader Museum and Gallery and the people and organisations of Rhayader.

Contact(s): CARAD
Tel: 01597810561
Sponsored By: The Laura Ashley Foundation

Rhayader Dragon Festival 2018, Saturday 27th October to Friday 2nd November.
Belrenin of Rhayader Dragon Queen: 'Find the Dragon Keeper and journey through the Labyrinth'. Come along for workshops and walks, trips and talks, stories and sculpture, craft and culture. A dragon keeper's maze, dragon trails, drama, children's activities, live music and food and fun for everyone.
For more information see CARAD website www.carad.org.uk or Facebook.

Au

Au
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 27th October 2018 - 28th October 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Our Visitor Centre is packed with local crafters and artists offering a range of products.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

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.

Parents browse at your leisure thanks to our children’s craft table.

Open at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre between 10am and 4pm.

You've got Dragons Theatre show

Time: 1:30 pm
Date: 28th October 2018
Cost: Adults £8 Children £3.50 OAP's £5 Family Ticket £20
Tickets available from: Monday, October 8, 2018
Location: CARAD Theatre Building
Taking Flight Theatre presents 'You've got Dragons'

Contact(s): CARAD
Tel: 01597810561

Taking Flight Theatre presents a show for the whole family, 'You've got Dragons'. Based on the book by Kathryn Cave. Come along to the CARAD Theatre Building, East Street, Rhayader on Sunday 28th October at 1.30pm.
Tickets are available from Rhayader Museum and Gallery or you can reserve a ticket on 01597 810561
Prices are Adults £8 Children £3.50 OAP's £5 Family Ticket £20

Howey Hedgehog Rescue

Howey Hedgehog Rescue
Time: 11:00 am
Date: 28th October 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Join Howey Hedgehog Rescue's Elaine and Nigel to see what goes on behind the scenes during a hedgehog rescue.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

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.

Open from 11am until 3pm at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.

Planetarium Show: The Constellations

Planetarium Show: The Constellations
Time: 11:00 am
Date: 29th October 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Planetarium Shows at 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3pm

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Ever wanted to make sense of the wonderful array of stars in our sky? Martin Nelmes and his team from the University of Aberystwyth will help you to join the dots and learn about the origins of the well-known constellations.

Whether you are new to star gazing or simply curious this will enhance your knowledge about what’s up there!

Four FREE Shows at 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3pm.

Places are limited so please book in advance by calling 01597 810880.

Talk on 'Farms under the water'

Time: 7:00 pm
Date: 30th October 2018
Location: CARAD Rhayader Museum and Gallery
Local historian Lloyd Lewis will lead this talk on 'Farms under the water'

Contact(s): Andrea Jones
Tel: 01597811527

Local historian Lloyd Lewis will lead this talk on 'Farms under the water'
Find out what life was like in the Elan Valley before the building of the dams and what the farms there would have been like.
Free entry

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