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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.    

Global Cafe night with Live Music from Solana

Global Cafe night with Live Music from Solana
Time: 7:30 pm
Date: 6th April 2019
Cost: £6.00 or £12 to include 3 tapas plates.
Tickets available from: Friday, March 15, 2019
Location: The Lost ARC
With our new kitchen in place we invite you to join us for a Global Café night at The Lost ARC with fabulous live music from Sol

Contact(s): Glenda Carter
Tel: 07980 262448

Solana’s sound is lead by flutes, violin, accordion and Spanish guitar, playing polyrhythmic folk world from all corners of Europe and beyond.

Tapas will be available from the bar for £3.50 per plate, or add 3 to the price of your ticket for just £2 each! All diets will be catered for.

Exhibition: Francis Brett Young - Poet, Novelist, Soldier

Exhibition: Francis Brett Young - Poet, Novelist, Soldier
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 6th April 2019 - 28th June 2019
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Exhibition: Francis Brett Young - Poet, Novelist, Soldier

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Frequently writing about the history of the English midlands and the Welsh borderlands, Francis Brett Young (1884-1954) was particularly interested in the Elan Valley & Birmingham’s Welsh Water scheme - a topic to which he regularly returned in his novels.
The most famous of these, The House Under the Water, first published in 1932 has been dramatised for both BBC radio & television, produced as a talking book and translated into Finnish, German and Spanish. This exhibition offers a unique insight into this fascinating writer’s life and works.

Open daily 10am to 4pm at the Visitor Centre.

An Introduction to Rag Rug Making

An Introduction to Rag Rug Making
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 6th April 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

Ancient Sites of the Elan Valley

Ancient Sites of the Elan Valley
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 7th April 2019
Location: Meet at the Visitor Centre.
An ancient historical walk in the Elan Valley

Contact(s): Elan Valley Trust
Tel: 01597 810449

Local historians David James and Vic Pardoe will take you on a fascinating 6.5 mile walk from the Visitor Centre to Nant y Gro Dam and onto Gro Hill to discover the ancient cairns. The walk will continue to Crugian Bach Bronze Age Complex with its Stone Circle, Stones, Huts and Cairns. This walk will involve climbing hills and areas may be wet and boggy. Please bring a packed lunch and drinks. Meet at the Visitor Centre.

Planetarium Show: The Solar System

Planetarium Show: The Solar System
Time: 11:00 am
Date: 7th April 2019
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Take a tour of the Solar System with Martin Nelmes from the University of Aberystwyth and his planetarium

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Take a tour of the Solar System with Martin Nelmes from the University of Aberystwyth.

We will try to put the Solar System into perspective and present some interesting facts about various moons and planets. Plus we will cover some of the recent research by planetary scientists and what it tells us about the Solar System.

Four FREE Shows at 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3pm.

Places are limited so please book in advance by calling 01597 810880.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Pama International - Soul Revue!

Pama International  - Soul Revue!
Time: 8:00 pm
Date: 13th April 2019
Cost: £12.50 or £10 Earlybird ticket (before April 1st)
Tickets available from: Friday, March 15, 2019
Location: The Lost ARC
Pama International bring their Soul Revue live to The Lost ARC on Friday 13th April 2019!

Contact(s): Glenda Carter
Tel: 07980 262448

Rescheduled from Jan 11th.

Following up on their critically acclaimed **** Mojo album Love & Austerity and hugely successful Trojan Records songbook tour, Pama International return with their much touted soul album – “The Altruistic Soul sounds of…” and UK tour.

Elan Links : Upland Bird Volunteer training weekend

Elan Links : Upland Bird Volunteer training weekend
Time: 9:30 am
Date: 13th April 2019 - 14th April 2019
Location: Elan Links Office, Elan Village, Rhayader. LD6 5HP
The Elan Links project is looking for volunteers to get involved with an upland bird monitoring programme in the Elan Valle

Contact(s): Bonna Williams
Tel: 01597 811527

Do you want to visit the remote corners of the Elan Valley?
And help to save threatened bird species?
The Elan Links project is looking for keen volunteers to get involved with an upland bird monitoring programme.
On Day 1 we will be learning how to recognise and record Curlews, Ring Ouzels and Golden Plover, On Day 2 we shall learn to recognise them up on the hill.
Once trained you will be able to undertake a series of surveys, in a specific location, in your own time.
The surveys will require some hiking across boggy terrain so a reasonable level of fitness is required.

Trees – an exploration through batik workshop

Trees – an exploration through batik workshop
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 13th April 2019
Cost: £60 per person, payable in advance
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Batik workshop inspired by trees, led by Jenny O'Leary

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Artist Jenny O'Leary will teach you how to use the technique of batik (hot wax resist) to create pieces of work inspired by trees - this might be the structure, leaves, shape, seasons and topiary - working on different surfaces such as tissue, paper and fabric, separately and in combination.

We will work with wax, bleach, inks and dyes to create fabulous textures and effects. An exciting course allowing for exploration and discovery.

Places are limited so please book in advance.

£60 per person, payable in advance, held between 10am and 4pm.

Please call 01597 810880 to book.

Beginners Crochet

Beginners Crochet
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 13th April 2019
Cost: £30
Location: Quillies, East Street, Rhayader
Learn to crochet - crochet bunting

Contact(s): Rosemary Stow
Tel: 01597 810237

On this workshop you will learn how to
- hold the hook, hold the yarn and tension it
-crochet a double crochet stitch
- make increases in your work
- weave in ends
- crochet some gorgeous bunting
A 4mm hook and yarn will be provided
The workshop runs from 10am to 4pm with a 1/2 hour break for lunch
The cost of £30 includes tea, coffee and biscuits

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walk

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walk
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 14th April 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Start: Rhayader Leisure Centre Car Park in Dark Lane
7 mile walk from Dolgellau with Torrent and Precipice Walk led by Dave Connelly

Contact(s): Dave Connelly
Tel: 01597 810299
Sponsored By: Rhayader Walkers

Walk from Dolgellau with Torrent and Precipice Walk.
People joining walks do so at their own risk. It is suggested that walkers bring a packed lunch and wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the terrain. For all walks, except where stated differently, please meet at the Rhayader Leisure Centre Car Park in Dark Lane at least 5 minutes before the starting time. Dogs must be kept under close control at all times.

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