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.    

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 Rust" Textile exhibition

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 16th September 2017 - 18th November 2017
Cost: £4 per entry
Tickets available from: Saturday, September 16, 2017
Location: Rhayader Museum & Gallery (CARAD)
Come see our exhibition of textile art inspired by the use of rust!

Contact(s): Sabrina Cadman
Tel: 01597 810561 (Office)
Sponsored By: CARAD

This exhibition by Gwyneth Rose incorporates a variety of wall hangings and wearable art. This is done by using the colour and texture of rusting iron which is transferred to fabrics from rusty industrial machinery which Gwyneth has found on her various travels around the country. Come along and be inspired by this unique collection of artwork.

Exhibition: #ElanLegends

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 1st October 2017 - 31st December 2017
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Your everyday photos open a window into Elan adventures. Use #ElanLegends when sharing your photos online!

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Your everyday photos open a window into Elan adventures. Use #ElanLegends when sharing your photos online and yours could be chosen to feature in our visitor created, Myths and Legends exhibition. Open daily between 10am and 4pm at the Visitor Centre.

Dam Patrol

Time: 9:30 am
Date: 21st October 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.

Emma Porter

Emma Porter
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 21st October 2017
Cost: £22
Tickets available from: Monday, September 25, 2017
Location: The Arches - Rhayader
Join us to learn how to image the night sky with DSLR, deep sky, & CMOS cameras

Contact(s): Emma Porter
Tel: 07740844639

Come and join Gary Palmer (FRAS) to learn how to image the night sky with DSLR, deep sky, & CMOS cameras. The workshop will cover different telescopes and cameras, focussing, data capture, and image processing with popular software. There will also be a Q&A on anything to do with astro imaging.

Cinema comes back to the Old Castle Cinema premises.

Cinema comes back to the Old Castle Cinema premises.
Time: 4:30 pm
Date: 26th October 2017
Cost: Adults £4.50, Children under 14 £2.00. Family tickets £10
Tickets available from: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Location: The Lost ARC, @The Old Drill Hall, Bridge Street, Rhayader
The Lost ARC and Flicks in the Sticks present 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' and 'La La Land'

Contact(s): Glenda Carter
Tel: 07980 262448

After an absence of over 50 years films are being shown again in this building. As part of The Dragon Festival week, The Lost ARC will be screening 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' at 4.30pm and 'La La Land' at 7.30pm. Shown in the old-fashioned way with intervals for ice-cream and other refreshments, we will have teatime snack boxes on sale in the afternoon and a licensed bar in the evening. Our retro cinema seats are being polished - but do bring something warm to wear.

Dragon Festival

Dragon Festival
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 27th October 2017 - 29th October 2017
Cost: Free Event
Location: Rhayader Museum & Gallery (CARAD)
Rhayaders fabulous dragon festival is back!

Contact(s): CARAD
Tel: 01597 810561 (Office)
Sponsored By: CARAD

Building on the success of last years event. We will be hosting the 2017 Dragon festival on the weekend of the 27th-29th October- with a little Halloween magic sprinkled in. Enjoy good food , live music and themed events. Join in our dragon procession and explore Rhayader beautiful town and countryside.

Dragon Tails

Dragon Tails
Time: 6:00 pm
Date: 27th October 2017 - 28th October 2017
Cost: £2
Tickets available from: Thursday, September 21, 2017
Location: Rhayader Museum & Gallery (CARAD)
Slumber Party for all little and large dragons.. 6pm-8pm

Contact(s): CARAD
Tel: 01597 810561 (Office)
Sponsored By: CARAD

Come along and bring your PJs and a cosy cushion. Have a fiery hot chocolate or two before listening and enjoying all our Dragon tails with the fabulous storyteller Graham Langley the night before the Dragon Festival itself!
Enjoy this one off event suitable for all ages.

Autumn Craft Fayre

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 28th October 2017 - 29th October 2017
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Our Visitor Centre is packed with over 20 local crafters and artists offering an exciting range of products

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Our Visitor Centre is packed with over 20 local crafters and artists offering; handmade jewellery, wildlife photographs, wooden crafts, paintings, craft demonstrations, willow basket making, up-cycled garden art, natural homemade remedies & teas and traditional welsh pottery. Parents browse at your leisure thanks to our children’s craft table.

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

Live Music Food and Drink for The Dragon Festival

Live Music Food and Drink for The Dragon Festival
Time: 5:00 pm
Date: 28th October 2017
Cost: Free
Tickets available from: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Location: The Lost ARC, @The Old Drill Hall, Bridge Street, Rhayader
Live Music, Fire Pit, BBQ, Soup, Games and Entertainment.

Contact(s): Glenda Carter
Tel: 07980 262448

Rhayader Dragon Festival is back for it's 2nd year and once again we will be hosting LIVE MUSIC, food, drink, fun, games and FIRE!
Come and join the parade through town which will lead you to our stage at The Lost ARC!
This year we have the super bouncy 2-tone and Ska of CARTOON VIOLENCE, as well as a host of other local talent to be announced.
Come and gather round our fire pit, eat smoky soup and flame-grilled BBQ to celebrate the Dragon Festival in style.
This is scheduled to be an OUTDOOR event as long as the weather isn't too horrific so dress warm. Music must finish at 21.30.

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