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: Elan Landscape Heritage Partnership

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 1st January 2018 - 31st March 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Discover how the Heritage Lottery Fund has helped form partnerships to invest £3million to conserve and enhance the Elan Estate.

Contact(s): F
Tel: 01597 810390

Discover how the Heritage Lottery Fund has helped form partnerships to invest £3 million to conserve and enhance the Elan Estate and local communities.

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

The Show- Y Sioe

The Show- Y Sioe
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 14th February 2018 - 28th April 2018
Cost: £4 per entry
Location: Rhayader Museum & Gallery (CARAD)
A Celebration of Four Local Shows

Contact(s): CARAD
Tel: 01597 810561 (Office)
Sponsored By: Heritage Lottery Fund & AIM

Come along to Rhayader Museum to have a look at what goes on in the "Recording of the Summer Shows".
A Glimpse into rural country life and a celebration of the local people and their communities.

Universal Translators return to The Lost ARC

Universal Translators return to The Lost ARC
Time: 8:00 pm
Date: 24th February 2018
Location: The Lost ARC, @The Old Drill Hall, Bridge Street, Rhayader
Popular three -man local covers band Universal Translators back for a night of dancing.

Contact(s): Glenda Carter
Tel: 07980262448

This great three piece covers band from Mid-Wales make a very welcome return to The Lost ARC. These guys are always busy, but haven't been to Rhayader in a little while. Mike McCarthy on bass and vocals, Simon Newcombe on guitar and our good friend, Tony Egan on Drums have a great cover repertoire, but they are polishing up their 50s and 60s numbers to keep everyone on the dance floor.

Have a look and a listen here: https://encoremusicians.com/Universal-Translators, then make sure that you get yourselves down to The Lost ARC for this FREE event!

Full bar with Six Bells' real ale.

Bird Ringing and Nest Recording

Bird Ringing and Nest Recording
Time: 9:30 am
Date: 24th February 2018
Cost: 22
Location: Elan Valley Hotel
A gathering of people interested in monitoring birds in Wales

Contact(s): Diana de Palacio & Hazel Evans
Tel: 01842 750050
Sponsored By: www.bto.org

Enjoy one day of talks from ornithologist working in Wales. If you are interested in birds and would like to know more about how volunteers and professionals cooperate to understand the life cycle of birds, then why not join us?
For more information head over to our web site www.bto.org/news-events/events
(Photo by Jill Pakenham)

Flower Arranging Course

Flower Arranging Course
Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 28th February 2018 - 21st March 2018
Cost: £5 per session
Tickets available from: Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Location: CARAD ACTIVITY ROOM
A four week floristry course

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

Learn the basics of flower arranging and its principals over a four week course suitable for beginners and the more experienced.

Caring for those who care

Time: 10:16 am
Date: 2nd March 2018
Cost: free of charge
Location: Highgate Accommodation, Highgte Barnhouse, Bettws Cedewain, Newtown, SY16 3LF
To celebrate the contribution of unpaid Carers. Lunch provided, pamper sessions and art&crafts activities planned.

Contact(s): Hafal-Crossroads Llandrindod Wells office
Tel: 01874610346
Sponsored By: The event is part of the Powys Carers Voice project supported by the Big Lottery and PAVO.

The Carers Voice Powys Project event welcomes unpaid Carers 'past and present' and the people they care for. An opportunity to take part in a range of physical health, arts and crafts and other activities including meditation sessions and massages.
The event takes place on Friday 2nd March 2018 at Highgate Luxury Cottages, Newtown from 10am - 4pm with lunch provided. Booking essential: 01874 610346 or CCPowys@crossroadsmww.org.uk

Rhayader Round the Lakes Race

Rhayader Round the Lakes Race
Time: 12:00 pm
Date: 3rd March 2018
Location: See website
20 or 5 mile race around the Elan Valley reservoirs

Contact(s): sam@elanvalley.org.uk

20 or 5 mile race around the reservoirs plus kid's race. For registration and start details visit: www.rhayaderac.org.uk

The Majestic and Fat Cat Sound

The Majestic and Fat Cat Sound
Time: 7:30 pm
Date: 9th March 2018 - 10th March 2018
Cost: £7.50
Tickets available from: Saturday, February 17, 2018
Location: The Lost ARC, @The Old Drill Hall, Bridge Street, Rhayader
Live UK Roots Rock Reggae Band plus the full sound system of Fat Cat Sound

Contact(s): Glenda Carter
Tel: 07980262448

Following the success of our 'Winter Warm-Up' we have decided to team up with the guys from Fat Cat Sound to bring you sound system sessions for all four seasons, with a great band alongside each and every time! For our Spring Sizzler we are really pleased to be bringing you live UK roots reggae from THE MAJESTIC! - they have been exciting audiences the width and breadth of the country and beyond with their brand of roots rock reggae delivered in their own very visual sing a long style; its all about audience participation!
See https://www.facebook.com/events/1823564291001088/ for more info

Rhayader Writing Group

Time: 7:30 pm
Date: 12th March 2018 - 6th August 2018
Cost: £3 per session
Tickets available from: Sunday, February 18, 2018
Location: CARAD ACTIVITY ROOM
Writing Group

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

come along and release your inner writer. A friendly informal group that meet the 2nd Monday of the month.

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