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!

Exhibition: Rhayader Art Group

Exhibition: Rhayader Art Group
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 1st July 2019 - 30th September 2019
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Rhayader Art Group's "Summer Exhibition" showcases their range of talents with all original artwork for sale.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Rhayader Art Group's "Summer Exhibition" showcases their range of talents with all original artwork for sale. Prints and greetings cards also available.

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

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Rhayader Walkers Tuesday Evening Walk

Rhayader Walkers Tuesday Evening Walk
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 17th September 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Newhouse, Ochre Lon, Tynpistyll
2 mile walk around Newhouse, Ochre Lon, Tynpistyll led by Ray Harvey

Contact(s): Ray Harvey
Tel: 01597 810047
Sponsored By: Rhayader Walkers

People joining walks do so at their own risk. It is suggested walkers wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the terrain. All walks, except when stated differently 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.

Start in Oils Workshop

Start in Oils Workshop
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 21st September 2019
Cost: £30 per person, payable in advance
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Local artist Angela May Lewis will provide you with full tuition to create an Oil painting on canvas from start to finish.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Local artist Angela May Lewis will provide you with full tuition to create an Oil painting on canvas from start to finish, using various tools and techniques. Suitable for all abilities.

Places are limited, so please book in advance on 01597 810880.

£30 per person, payable in advance.

Held at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.

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

Rhayader Walkers Tuesday Evening Walk

Rhayader Walkers Tuesday Evening Walk
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 24th September 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Cefn Coed, Bryntirion Lane
2 mile Walk around Cefn Coed and Bryntirion Lane led by Ray Harvey

Contact(s): Ray Harvey
Tel: 01597 810047
Sponsored By: Rhayader Walkers

People joining walks do so at their own risk. It is suggested walkers wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the terrain. All walks, except when stated differently 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.

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walk

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walk
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 29th September 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Autum walk in Llangurig area
7 mile Autum walk in Llangurig area led by Sheila Turner

Contact(s): Sheila Turner
Tel: 01686 413997
Sponsored By: Rhayader Walkers

Autum walk in and around Llangurig.
People joining walks do so at their own risk. It is suggested walkers wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the terrain. All walks, except when stated differently 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.

Rhayader Walkers Tuesday Evening Walk, Nantmel, Grangewood, Hill Walk

Rhayader Walkers Tuesday Evening Walk, Nantmel, Grangewood, Hill Walk
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 1st October 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Rhayader Town Walk
1.5 mile walk around Rhayader Town led by Ray Harvey

Contact(s): Ray Harvey
Tel: 01597 810047
Sponsored By: Rhayader Walkers

People joining walks do so at their own risk. It is suggested walkers wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the terrain. All walks, except when stated differently 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.

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.

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