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.    

Paint your own Coasters Workshop

Paint your own Coasters Workshop
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 2nd November 2019
Cost: £20 per person, payable in advance
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Paint your own set of coasters on reclaimed Welsh slate with local artist A.K. Skipsey. All materials provided.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Paint your own set of coasters on reclaimed Welsh slate with local artist A.K. Skipsey. All materials provided.

Places are limited, so please book in advance. £20 per person, payable in advance.

Two sessions avaialble: 10am - 12.30pm and 1pm - 3.30pm.

Please call 01597 810880 to book your place.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Blast-Off! Bottle Rockets

Blast-Off! Bottle Rockets
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 3rd November 2019
Cost: £3 per rocket
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.

Two sessions - 10am - 12 noon and 1pm - 3pm.

Only £3 for your rocket materials.

Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.

Please book in advance on 01597 810880.

No unaccompanied children please.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Elan Eye: Dark Sky Photography Presentation

Elan Eye: Dark Sky Photography Presentation
Time: 6:00 pm
Date: 8th November 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Elan Valley Hotel
Join Ian Collins for a 'Dark Sky Photography Skills' presentation.

Contact(s): Beth Rees
Tel: 01597811527
Sponsored By: Elan Links

Join Ian Collins for a 'Dark Sky Photography Skills' Presentation which is classroom based at the Elan Valley. Demonstrations of how to capture our beautiful night sky with a Digital Camera, techniques, equipment and skills. This was a popular event last year, with limited spaces, so booking recommended!

All levels welcome. Ages 14+, children must be supervised.

Country & Western Evening with female singer "Donna Wylde"

Country & Western Evening with female singer "Donna Wylde"
Time: 8:00 pm
Date: 9th November 2019
Cost: £5 per ticket;
Location: ELAN VALLEY HOTEL, ELAN VALLEY
Country & Western Evening with female singer "Donna Wylde"

Contact(s): Pam Davies or Tudor Davies
Tel: 01597 810169 or 01597 811299
Sponsored By: Pont ar Elan Show Committee

Come along for a good night of entertainment
for an evening of music and dancing, meeting old and new friends,
in the heart of the Elan Valley in the heart of the beautiful Elan Valley
With female country singer, Donna Wylde
8pm till late
ALL WELCOME
In aid of Pont ar Elan Show Funds

Elan Eye: Beginner’s Camera Workshop

Elan Eye: Beginner’s Camera Workshop
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 9th November 2019
Cost: Free
Location: CARAD Theatre Building
Come and learn the basics of photography in our two hour beginners’ camera workshop

Contact(s): Beth Rees
Tel: 01597811527
Sponsored By: Elan Links

Learn the basics of photography in our two hour beginners’ workshop. Discover what the buttons and dials mean, and how you can easily take photos without getting bogged down in technical details. Booking recommended. Children must be supervised, minimum ages 12+. For more information contact beth.rees@elanvalley.org.uk

Elan Eye: Mobile Phone Photography/Film Workshop

Elan Eye: Mobile Phone Photography/Film Workshop
Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 9th November 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Elan Links Office
Join artist and filmmaker Zillah Bowes to discover the magic of photographing and filming with your phone.

Contact(s): Beth Rees
Tel: 01597811527
Sponsored By: Elan Links

Join artist and filmmaker Zillah Bowes to discover the magic of photographing and filming with your phone. Get tips on taking great landscape and portrait photos as well as still and moving video. A fun and practical workshop for all levels! Booking recommended. Children must be supervised, minimum ages 12+. For more information contact beth.rees@elanvalley.org.uk

Elan Eye: Historical Film Evening

Elan Eye: Historical Film Evening
Time: 7:30 pm
Date: 9th November 2019
Cost: Free
Location: CARAD Theatre Building
Go back in time and see Rhayader and the Elan Valley in our historic film evening.

Contact(s): Beth Rees
Tel: 01597811527
Sponsored By: Elan Links

Go back in time and see Rhayader and the Elan Valley as they used to be in an evening of historic local films, provided by the CARAD Archives. Also includes the winners of the Elan Valley Photography Competition. Light refreshment provided. Drop in. Children must be supervised. For more information email: beth.rees@elanvalley.org.uk

Elan Eye: Animation Day

Elan Eye: Animation Day
Time: 11:00 am
Date: 10th November 2019
Cost: Free
Location: CARAD Theatre Building
Have a go at creating your own short animation film

Contact(s): Beth Rees
Tel: 01597811527
Sponsored By: Elan Links

Join Jim Elliott and learn how to create your own short animated film. In the theatre building, there will be a loop of locally created films, do drop in, have some light refreshment and relax and admire the creativity! Featuring films from Knighton Primary school, our Creative Elan Animation Workshop and more!
Bring a memory stick to take your film home (optional).
Drop in. Minimum age 10, children must be supervised. For more information email: beth.rees@elanvalley.org.uk

Standing Wool Rug Making Workshop

Standing Wool Rug Making Workshop
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 14th November 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

An Introduction to Rag Rug Making

An Introduction to Rag Rug Making
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 20th November 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