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

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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Open Arts Exhibition

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 24th November 2018 - 14th December 2018
Cost: £5 per entry if accepted
Tickets available from: Friday, August 10, 2018
Location: carad gallery
Calling all artists and makers showcase your talents here at CARAD.

Contact(s): Krysia Bass
Tel: 1597810561
Sponsored By: CARAD

Winter Open Arts Exhibition

General information and entry requirements

We will be hosting an Open Arts exhibition from the 24th Nov - 14th Dec 2018.

We welcome submission / entries from artists and makers at any stage in their career. All mediums welcome: paintings, drawings, prints, mixed media work, photographs textiles, jewellery, ceramics, wood etc.
For more details email all@carad.org.uk.
Deadline for entries is the 9th November 2018.
Successful entries will be emailed by 14th November and the panel's decision is final.

An Introduction to Rag Rug Making

An Introduction to Rag Rug Making
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 24th November 2018
Cost: £45, including lunch and refreshments
Location: Quillies, East Street, Rhayader
Learn the hooking and prodding techniques of rag rug making with Rosemary Stow.

Contact(s): Rosemary Stow
Tel: 01597810237

Using a hook or prodder, hessian and yarn you will learn how to create rugs, cushion covers, wall art and accessories. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

All tools and materials are provided but please bring along any yarn, ribbons or fabric you would like to experiment with.

Winter Open Arts Exhibition

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 24th November 2018 - 14th December 2018
Location: CARAD Rhayader Museum and Gallery
Winter Open Arts Exhibition 2018. Deadline for entries 9th November 2018

Contact(s): CARAD
Tel: 01597810561

We welcome submissions/entries from artists and makers at any stage in their career. All mediums welcome. All work must be the artist's own.
Please submit good quality photographs of a maximum of 5 works by email to all@carad.org.uk for the panel to select from. Photos should be jpeg, one image per email and a max of 5MB. Please also give the following details name , short description, size (not exceeding 80cm) and a short piece of information about yourself.

BINGO NIGHT

BINGO NIGHT
Time: 7:00 pm
Date: 1st December 2018
Location: ELAN VALLEY HOTEL, ELAN VALLEY
BINGO NIGHT

Contact(s): Tudor Davies
Tel: 01597 811299

BINGO NIGHT
A Great Evening Out
Join us at the Elan Valley Hotel, Elan Valley
All Welcome, come along for a go...... win some prizes
7.00 for 7.30pm, Eyes down for 7.30pm
Raffle and Tea or Coffee on the night

All money raised will go towards Pont ar Elan Show funds
Any enquiries call the Secretary, Tudor Davies on 01597 811299

John Fairhurst at The Lost ARC

John Fairhurst at The Lost ARC
Time: 8:00 pm
Date: 1st December 2018
Tickets available from: Saturday, November 3, 2018
Location: The Lost ARC, Bridge Street, Rhayader
The John Fairhurst Duo will have the place stomping to some of the finest roots, blues, and rock n' roll.

Contact(s): Glenda Carter
Tel: 07980 262448

We are delighted to welcome John Fairhurst to The Lost ARC on December 1st. His duo show will have the place stomping to some of the finest roots, blues, and rock n roll from one of the the great players in the UK today.
Support comes from local indie-rockers 'Finn', all the way from Llandrindod!
A masterful musician and songwriter, John is recognised as one of the most creative guitarists on the circuit. Drawing inspiration from fingerpicking maestros, old school blues guitarists, North and Sub-Saharan African players and Indian masters, John references a diverse collection of world genres.

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walks

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walks
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 2nd December 2018
Cost: Free
Location: Start: Rhayader Leisure Centre Car Park in Dark Lane
A 7 mile walk taking in Llanafan and Cwm Chwefri lead by Martin & Gwen

Contact(s): Martin and Gwen
Tel: 01597 860349
Sponsored By: Rhayader Walkers

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.

Christmas Craft Fayre

Christmas Craft Fayre
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 8th December 2018 - 9th December 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.

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

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