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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.

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.

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

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 25th July 2017
Location: Meet outside Rhayader Leisure Centre, Dark Lane
Evening guided walks in Rhayader area

Contact(s): For general info, contact Carl Baker
Tel: 01597 810405

Crossgates Riverside Community Trail
4 miles
For queries re this walk, contact .

Please note:
People joining the walk do so at their own risk, with no responsibility being attached to any other individual or the group as a whole. Walkers should wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the terrain and season;
Routes may alter if weather conditions are inclement;
Dogs must be kept under close control;
Leaders reserve the right to exclude walkers they do not judge capable of safely completing the walk.

Acoustic evening with the Harriet Earis Jazz Trio

Acoustic evening with the Harriet Earis Jazz Trio
Time: 7:00 pm
Date: 27th July 2017
Cost: £20
Location: The Lost ARC, The Old Drill Hall, Bridge Street, Rhayader
An acoustic evening with The Harriet Earis Trio. Tickets include a two-course meal.

Contact(s): Glenda Carter
Tel: 07980 262448
Sponsored By: RBS Ltd and Terry Hutchinson and Sons

Building the ARC features The Harriet Earis Trio - a rare Celtic Jazz Fusion band whose leading instrument is a Celtic Harp. Formed in the late 2000s, the sound of the trio hinges on the harp of Aberystwyth-based Harriet Earis. Together with Sam Christie on drums and Andy Coughlan on double/electric bass, she released the album ‘From the Crooked Tree’ back in 2007 as The Harriet Earis Trio. The mix of Celtic harp music with jazz backing creates an unforgettable, high-energy fusion. All this and a two course meal for only £20 per head. Tickets are limited so booking is essential

Bee friendly Afternoon at Gilfach

 Bee friendly Afternoon at Gilfach
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 29th July 2017
Cost: Free event
Location: Gilfach Farmyard and visitor centre
A free family event. Join in a bug hunt and find out about bees with crafts, games and bee shelters

Contact(s): Barbara Brown
Tel: 01597 870301

A free family event at Gilfach nature reserve - a really beautiful place. Find out about bees with crafts, games and bee shelters.

Tremendous Trees

Tremendous Trees
Time: 2:30 pm
Date: 30th July 2017
Cost: Free event
Location: Gilfach Farmyard and visitor centre
Come and admire the trees of Gilfach. A guided walk.

Contact(s): Barbara Brown
Tel: 01597 870301

We will help you to identify common trees, discuss tree diseases and show you a simple way to measure tree height!

Rhayader Walkers - Sunday Walks

Rhayader Walkers - Sunday Walks
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 30th July 2017
Location: Meet outside Rhayader Leisure Centre, Dark Lane
Sunday guided walks in Mid Wales

Contact(s): For general info, contact Carl Baker
Tel: 01597 810405

Hill walk from Llanstephan.
8 miles
For queries re this walk, contact Chris Jones 01591 620248.

Please note:
People joining the walk do so at their own risk, with no responsibility being attached to any other individual or the group as a whole. Walkers should wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the terrain and season;
Routes may alter if weather conditions are inclement;
Dogs must be kept under close control;
Leaders reserve the right to exclude walkers they do not judge capable of safely completing the walk.

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks

Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Evening Walks
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 1st August 2017
Location: Meet outside Rhayader Leisure Centre, Dark Lane
Evening guided walks in Rhayader area

Contact(s): For general info, contact Carl Baker
Tel: 01597 810405

Hill walk - St Harmon, Cefn Crin area
5 miles
For queries re this walk, contact Clive Jackman 01597 870016.

Please note:
People joining the walk do so at their own risk, with no responsibility being attached to any other individual or the group as a whole. Walkers should wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the terrain and season;
Routes may alter if weather conditions are inclement;
Dogs must be kept under close control;
Leaders reserve the right to exclude walkers they do not judge capable of safely completing the walk.

Dragons and Damsels

Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 2nd 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.

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