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.    

Garreg Ddu Circuit

Garreg Ddu Circuit
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 5th September 2019
Location: Nantgwyllt Church car park, Elan Valley
A 6 mile low-level reservoir circuit with some woodland and farmland paths as well as the Elan Valley Trail

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

A 6 mile low-level reservoir circuit with some woodland and farmland paths as well as the Elan Valley Trail. Wear walking boots.

Meet at Nantgwyllt Church car park at 10am, back around 2pm.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Village Tour

Village Tour
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 7th September 2019
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Learn about the history of Caban Coch Dam, the workers’ village and other stories on this easy one mile walk.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Learn about the history of Caban Coch Dam, the workers’ village and other stories on this easy one mile walk.

Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre at 2pm, back about 3.30pm.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Standing Wool Rug Making Workshop

Standing Wool Rug Making Workshop
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 7th September 2019
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: 01597 810237

As with all rag rug making techniques, standing wool uses upcycled materials - specifically boiled wool. All tools and materials will be provided but, if you have any wool jumpers or scarves that have shrunk in the wash please bring them along.

At the end of the workshop you will have made a couple of coasters and/ or a trivet which could also form the centre of a rug should you wish to continue with this craft.

The workshop runs from 10am to 4pm with a break at 1pm for a lunch of soup and bread.
Please state any dietary requirements when booking

Planetarium Show: Stories in the Sky - Constellations

Planetarium Show: Stories in the Sky - Constellations
Time: 11:00 am
Date: 8th September 2019
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Join Martin Nelmes & his team from the University of Aberystwyth and be taken on an exciting planetarium journey!

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.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Standing Wool Rug Making Workshop

Standing Wool Rug Making Workshop
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 21st September 2019
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: 01597 810237

Using a hook or prodder, hessian and yarn, you will learn how to create rugs, cushion covers, wall art and accessories.
All tools and materials are provided but please bring along any yarn, ribbons, or fabric you would like to experiment with.
The workshop runs from 10am to 4pm with a break at 1pm for a lunch of soup and bread.
Please state any dietary requirements when booking your place

Exhibition: Fairy Tales from Middle Wales

Exhibition: Fairy Tales from Middle Wales
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 1st October 2019 - 31st December 2019
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
A.K. Skipsey's colourful exploration into fable and myth, old and new, fantasy and truth, set in local landscapes.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

A.K. Skipsey's colourful exploration into fable and myth, old and new, fantasy and truth, set in local landscapes. There's a story here for everyone depicted on lively vibrant canvases.

Open daily from 10am until 4pm at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Free machine embroidery

Free machine embroidery
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 3rd October 2019
Cost: £45, including lunch and refreshments
Location: Quillies, East Street, Rhayader
Exploring colour and texture in free machine embroidery

Contact(s): Rosemary Stow
Tel: 01597810237

Local textile artist, Bronwen Jenkins, will lead this one day workshop.
Please bring your sewing machine with a suitable foot for free machine embroidery.
The workshop runs from 10am to 4pm with a break at 1pm for a lunch of homemade soup and bread.
Please state any dietary requirements when booking.
Spaces are limited to 4.

Fungi Fascination

Fungi Fascination
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 12th October 2019
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
A short walk to look at the fascinating world of fungi with Ray Woods.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

A short walk to look at the fascinating world of fungi with Ray Woods.

Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre at 2pm, back about 5pm.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Free Machine Embroidery using Dissolvables

Free Machine Embroidery using Dissolvables
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 25th October 2019
Cost: £45, including lunch and refreshments
Location: Quillies, East Street, Rhayader
Discover the uses of dissolvables to create 3D effects in free machine embroidery.

Contact(s): Rosemary Stow
Tel: 01597 810237

Local textile artist, Bronwen Jenkins, will guide you through the many ways in which dissolvables can be used in free machine embroidery.
Please bring a sewing machine together with a suitable foot.
The workshop runs from 10am to 4pm with a break at 1pm for a lunch of homemade soup and bread.
Please state any dietary requirements when booking .
Places are limited to 4.

Autumn Craft Fayre

Autumn Craft Fayre
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 26th October 2019 - 27th October 2019
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Craft Fayre at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre

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

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

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