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.    

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.

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

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.

Dambusters Walk

Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 22nd July 2017
Location: Starts from 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 40 metres up the steps to the top of the dam and then a very steep 140 metre climb. Meet at the Visitor Centre at 2pm, back about 5pm.

The Storyteller's Studio

Time: 14:30
Date: 22nd July 2017
Cost: Free
Tickets available from: Monday, June 26, 2017
Location: Gro Park
Drop in Storytelling @ the CARAD tent

Contact(s): Krysia Bass
Tel: 01597 810561 (Office)

Come and find us at the CARAD tent on the Gro to listen to some great storytelling from 2.30pm-4.30pm

Ruins, Medieval settlements and Bronze Age discoveries

Ruins, Medieval settlements and Bronze Age discoveries
Time: 11:00 am
Date: 22nd July 2017
Location: Craig Goch car park, Elan Valley, SN 895687
Guided walk in celebration of this years Archaeology Festival

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

Join TRYSOR for a moderate 6 mile guided walk in celebration of this years Archaeology Festival. Heading from Graig Goch to Lluest Abercaethon discover the medieval settlements and bronze age burial sites in this area.

What's that Bee?

What's that Bee?
Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 22nd July 2017
Location: Caban Coch car park, Elan Valley, SN 924645
Afternoon walk to discover what bees are buzzing around and how to identify them

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

1pm - 3pm (Afternoon Event) Take a short walk along the Elan Valley Trail with Janice Vincett to discover what bees are buzzing around and how to identify them. Booking advisable on 01597 810449

An Introduction to Coloured Pencil Art

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 23rd July 2017
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Discover the world of coloured pencils and learn how to create your own detailed and colourful art.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Discover the world of coloured pencils and learn how to create your own detailed and colourful art. This is a 'hands on' workshop designed to give a good understanding of techniques, materials used, and how these may be applied to your favourite subject matter.

Led by local artist Dave Richards. Places are limited so please book in advance on 01597 810880. £30 per person, payable in advance.

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 25th July 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

Crossgates Riverside Community Trail
4 miles
For queries re this walk, contact .

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.

Acoustic evening with the Harriet Earis Jazz Trio

Acoustic evening with the Harriet Earis Jazz Trio
Time: 7:00 pm
Date: 27th July 2017
Cost: £20
Location: The Lost ARC, The Old Drill Hall, Bridge Street, Rhayader
An acoustic evening with The Harriet Earis Trio. Tickets include a two-course meal.

Contact(s): Glenda Carter
Tel: 07980 262448
Sponsored By: RBS Ltd and Terry Hutchinson and Sons

Building the ARC features The Harriet Earis Trio - a rare Celtic Jazz Fusion band whose leading instrument is a Celtic Harp. Formed in the late 2000s, the sound of the trio hinges on the harp of Aberystwyth-based Harriet Earis. Together with Sam Christie on drums and Andy Coughlan on double/electric bass, she released the album ‘From the Crooked Tree’ back in 2007 as The Harriet Earis Trio. The mix of Celtic harp music with jazz backing creates an unforgettable, high-energy fusion. All this and a two course meal for only £20 per head. Tickets are limited so booking is essential

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