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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.    

Exhibition: Rhayader Art Group

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 1st July 2017 - 30th September 2017
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Rhayader Art Group return by popular demand to showcase their collective local talent.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Rhayader Art Group return by popular demand to showcase their collective local talent. Open daily between 10am and 4pm at the Visitor Centre.

Stuffed Pickled & Pinned National Exhibition

Stuffed Pickled & Pinned National Exhibition
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 1st July 2017 - 9th September 2017
Cost: Adults £4 Concessions £3 Local residents & children 16 years and under free
Location: Rhayader Museum & Gallery (CARAD)
A Natural Treasures Exhibition from the museums of Wales

Contact(s): Krysia Bass
Tel: 01597 810561 (Office)
Sponsored By: National Museum of Wales

Come along and marvel at the 50 exhibits donated from museums across Wales, natural treasures of all kinds for everyone to see

Museums across Wales house some amazing natural treasures. These collections help us to understand the world around us and our place in it.

They also show our impact on nature and how nature affects us. Museum specimens may be used to help us to answer vital questions in modern research.

This exhibition shows just a fraction of at least 72,200 specimens in regional museum in Wales.

Film & Photography Workshops

Film & Photography Workshops
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 1st July 2017 - 26th August 2017
Cost: £5 per session
Location: Rhayader Museum Activity Room
Do you want to learn more about film and photography? Come along to CARAD and learn more!

Contact(s): Erin Draper
Tel: 01597 810561 (Office)

Film maker, Photographer and Actor Erin Draper will be running six workshops on Saturdays in July & August. The group will delve into the basics and advanced aspects of film and photography to assist in capturing those special moments. The workshops are three hours with learning assignments 10am-1pm at the museum and outside in the town and countryside. Please bring a camera for the workshop

Rhayader Writing Group

Time: 7:30 pm
Date: 31st July 2017 - 27th November 2017
Cost: £3 per session
Tickets available from: Thursday, July 20, 2017
Location: CARAD ACTIVITY ROOM
Writing Group

Contact(s): Lorna Jordan
Tel: 01597 810561 (Office)

Share,Create,Inspire your writing skills with like minded people

INSPIRED BY GILFACH

INSPIRED BY GILFACH
Time: 11:00 am
Date: 18th August 2017 - 28th August 2017
Location: Gilfach Farm Nature Reserve
Varied Textile Art by the WyeSevern Group

Contact(s): Bronwen Jenkins
Tel: 01982 552054

WyeSevern is a group of local textile artists who work in a variety of techniques, including hand and machine embroidery, felt, needlelace etc. The Nature Reserve at Gilfach has provided inspiration for the pieces on show, reflecting the great diversity of the site.

Magical Moths, Beautiful Bees & Discovering Dragons in the Elan Valley

Magical Moths, Beautiful Bees & Discovering Dragons in the Elan Valley
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 20th August 2017
Location: Llannerch y Cawr car park, Claerwen Valley, SN 901616
Learn the skills required to seek out some of our truly fascinating insect species

Contact(s): Elan Estate Office
Tel: 01597 810449

10am - 12.30pm (Morning Event)
Join Sorcha Lewis and Janice Vincett, Local Wildlife Guides, for the opportunity to learn the skills required to seek out some of our truly fascinating insect species.

Dam Patrol

Time: 9:30 am
Date: 22nd August 2017
Location: Starts from Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Join our Dam Inspector on a regular patrol to learn about the history and monitoring of our dams and reservoirs.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Join our Dam Inspector on a regular patrol to learn about the history and monitoring of our dams and reservoirs. Booking essential on 01597 810880. Meet at the Visitor Centre at 9.30am, back about 1pm.

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 22nd August 2017
Location: Meet outside Rhayader Leisure Centre, Dark Lane
Evening guided walks in Rhayader area

Contact(s): For general info, contact Carl Baker
Tel: 01597 810405

Elan Village, Cnwch Wood, Ty'n-y-Pant hill walk
4 miles
For queries re this walk, contact Dave Connelly 01597 810299.

Please note:
People joining the walk do so at their own risk, with no responsibility being attached to any other individual or the group as a whole. Walkers should wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the terrain and season;
Routes may alter if weather conditions are inclement;
Dogs must be kept under close control;
Leaders reserve the right to exclude walkers they do not judge capable of safely completing the walk.

Blast-Off! Bottle Rockets

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 23rd August 2017
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Come along to the Visitor Centre to design, manufacture and launch your own rocket.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

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. Two sessions - 10am until 12 noon and 1pm until 3pm. No unaccompanied children please.

Dragons and Damsels

Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 24th August 2017
Location: Starts at Dol y Mynach layby
A fun afternoon of pond dipping - suitable for all the family. Booking is essential on 01597 810880 - only 20 places available

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

A fun afternoon of pond dipping - suitable for all the family. Booking is essential on 01597 810880 - only 20 places available. Meet at Dol y Mynach layby at 2pm, back about 3.30pm. No unaccompanied children please.

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