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.    

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.

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

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.

Rhayader Writing Group

Time: 7:30 pm
Date: 31st July 2017 - 27th November 2017
Cost: £3 per session
Tickets available from: Thursday, July 20, 2017
Location: CARAD ACTIVITY ROOM
Writing Group

Contact(s): Lorna Jordan
Tel: 01597 810561 (Office)

Share,Create,Inspire your writing skills with like minded people

Dragons and Damsels

Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 17th August 2017
Location: Starts at Dol y Mynach layby
A fun afternoon of pond dipping - suitable for all the family. Booking is essential on 01597 810880 - only 20 places available

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

A fun afternoon of pond dipping - suitable for all the family. Booking is essential on 01597 810880 - only 20 places available. Meet at Dol y Mynach layby at 2pm, back about 3.30pm. No unaccompanied children please.

River Pirates

 River Pirates
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 17th August 2017
Location: Gilfach Farmyard and visitor centre
Make a mini raft and race it on the water!

Contact(s): Barbara Brown
Tel: 01597 870301

This event is held twice on Weds 16th of Aug and Thurs 17th of Aug from 2pm-4.30pm.
Make a mini raft and race it on the river Marteg.

INSPIRED BY GILFACH

INSPIRED BY GILFACH
Time: 11:00 am
Date: 18th August 2017 - 28th August 2017
Location: Gilfach Farm Nature Reserve
Varied Textile Art by the WyeSevern Group

Contact(s): Bronwen Jenkins
Tel: 01982 552054

WyeSevern is a group of local textile artists who work in a variety of techniques, including hand and machine embroidery, felt, needlelace etc. The Nature Reserve at Gilfach has provided inspiration for the pieces on show, reflecting the great diversity of the site.

Elan Valley Sheepdog Trials

Elan Valley Sheepdog Trials
Time: 8:00 am
Date: 19th August 2017
Location: Frondorddu fields, NGR 648658
Local Shepherds compete to find the champion sheepdog

Contact(s): Eira Edwards
Tel: 01597 810721

8am Start, All Day Event
Local Shepherds compete to find the champion sheepdog.
Marvel at the way the dogs and their handlers manoeuvre sheep through a number of obstacles.
Enquiries to Eira Edwards on 01597 810721

Town and country recording the shows

Town and country recording the shows
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 19th August 2017
Cost: Free Event
Location: PANTYDWR SHOW
A CARAD project recording the unique ways our communities celebrate!

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

We are looking for people to come and join us to share memories, photographs or films about the show past or present. If you have any creative writing or paintings or music etc that would also be of interest to this event then please check out our website or facebook page in how to get in touch!

Magical Moths, Beautiful Bees & Discovering Dragons in the Elan Valley

Magical Moths, Beautiful Bees & Discovering Dragons in the Elan Valley
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 20th August 2017
Location: Llannerch y Cawr car park, Claerwen Valley, SN 901616
Learn the skills required to seek out some of our truly fascinating insect species

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

10am - 12.30pm (Morning Event)
Join Sorcha Lewis and Janice Vincett, Local Wildlife Guides, for the opportunity to learn the skills required to seek out some of our truly fascinating insect species.

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