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 2018 - 30th September 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Rhayader Art Group's "Summer Exhibition" showcases their range of talents with all original artwork, prints and cards 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 at the Visitor Centre from 10am until 4pm.

Line Dancing Beginners’ Class

Line Dancing Beginners’ Class
Time: 7:00 pm
Date: 12th September 2018 - 17th October 2018
Cost: £15 for 6 week beginner’s class
Tickets available from: Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Location: Carad, Rhayader
Line Dance Beginners’ Class

Contact(s): Janis Watkins
Tel: 07989 654173
Sponsored By: Rebel Raiders Line Dance Club

Six week Beginners Course in Line Dancing. Both men and women of all ages welcome. Good exercise for the mind and body and great fun.

Beginners Course, Rebel Raiders Line Dancing Club

Beginners Course, Rebel Raiders Line Dancing Club
Time: 7:00 pm
Date: 12th September 2018 - 17th October 2018
Cost: £15.00 for 6 week course
Tickets available from: Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Location: CARAD, East Street, Rhayader, opposite Fire Station
Complete beginners course in line dancing

Contact(s): Janis Watkins
Tel: 07989 654173

6 weeks introduction to line dancing for complete beginners. Course costs £15.00 for 6 weeks (payable at first lesson).

Night Photography Workshop

Night Photography Workshop
Time: 6:00 pm
Date: 26th September 2018
Cost: Free
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
A workshop which will help people to learn more about night photography .

Contact(s): Andrea Jones
Tel: 01597 811527

A workshop which will help people to learn more about night photography and hone their skills so they can enter the Night Photography Competition.

Tuition provided by Ian Collins Photography www.icpic.co.uk

Ian has a passion for low-light photography and has had his work published widely in publications including National geographic and The Times. Presentations include practical demonstrations bringing the terminology and technology to a level everybody can understand.

Register online: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/night-photography-workshop-tickets-474166...

Creative Writing Workshop

Creative Writing Workshop
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 29th September 2018
Cost: £20 per person, payable in advance
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Taking inspiration from the wild Elan landscape, join award winning local writer Peter Cox for an enjoyable workshop.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Taking inspiration from the wild Elan landscape, join award winning local writer Peter Cox for an enjoyable ‘no experience necessary’ workshop that will stretch your creative muscles.

Places are limited so please book in advance.

£20 per person, payable in advance.

Please contact the Elan Valley Visitor Centre on 01597 810880 to book. Held from 10am until 1pm.

Live music from Soothsayers

Live music from Soothsayers
Time: 7:00 pm
Date: 6th October 2018
Cost: £8.00 in advance, £10.00 on the door.
Tickets available from: Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Location: The Lost ARC, Rhayader
An opportunity not-to-be-missed to catch Soothsayers in Mid Wales.

Contact(s): Glenda Carter
Tel: 07980 262448
Sponsored By: Noson Allan

Soothsayers are on tour this October in the UK to celebrate the release of their new album 'TRADITION' and we are really excited to welcome them to mid-Wales with a show at The Lost ARC!

Their famously fiery live show will incorporate new material from their uplifting, dance-inducing, politically charged head-nodder of an album, inviting their audiences to join them in an afro beat and dub-fuelled life affirming party.

Support will come from Lost ARC favourites DuBious and D-Selekta of Skarumba Hi-Fi / Fat Cat Sound, with a bit of live sax thrown in for good measure!

Fungi Fascination

Fungi Fascination
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 13th October 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
A short walk to look at the fascinating world of fungi with Ray Woods.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

A short walk to look at the fascinating world of fungi with Ray Woods.

Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre at 2pm, back about 5pm.

Au

Au
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 27th October 2018 - 28th October 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Our Visitor Centre is packed with local crafters and artists offering a range of products.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Our Visitor Centre is packed with local crafters and artists offering handmade jewellery, wildlife art, wooden crafts, paintings, craft demonstrations, up-cycled products, and traditional Welsh crafts.

Parents browse at your leisure thanks to our children’s craft table.

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

Howey Hedgehog Rescue

Howey Hedgehog Rescue
Time: 11:00 am
Date: 28th October 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Join Howey Hedgehog Rescue's Elaine and Nigel to see what goes on behind the scenes during a hedgehog rescue.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Join Howey Hedgehog Rescue's Elaine and Nigel to see what goes on behind the scenes during a hedgehog rescue.

Learn how to care for our prickly hogs and how to improve our gardens for wildlife.

Open from 11am until 3pm at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.

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