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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.    

Standing Wool Rug Making Workshop

Standing Wool Rug Making Workshop
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 23rd March 2019
Cost: £45, including lunch and refreshments
Location: Quillies, East Street, Rhayader
Discover this forgotten rug making technique with Rosemary Stow, one of the few practitioners of this craft in the UK.

Contact(s): Rosemary Stow
Tel: 01597 810237

As with all rag rug making techniques, standing wool uses upcycled materials - specifically boiled wool. All tools and materials will be provided but, if you have any wool jumpers or scarves that have shrunk in the wash please bring them along.

At the end of the workshop you will have made a couple of coasters and/ or a trivet which could also form the centre of a rug should you wish to continue with this craft.

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

Full Moon Tractor Run

Full Moon Tractor Run
Time: 6:00 pm
Date: 23rd March 2019
Location: Rhayader
Evening Tractor Run plus any other suitable vehicle

Contact(s): Ralph Powell
Tel: 07704070348

There will be a light parade around town followed by a parade around the dams, all are welcome to get involved and decorate your vehicle

Powys Ramblers Walk

Powys Ramblers Walk
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 24th March 2019
Location: Meet at Penbont car park.
A 3.5 mile walk in the Elan Valley

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

Graham will lead a 3.5 mile walk through Gwaelod y Rhos to the historic mines at Cae-llaith returning by a varied route with views over Pen y Garreg Reservoir.

Mr Tea and The Minions return to The Lost ARC

Mr Tea and The Minions return to The Lost ARC
Time: 8:00 pm
Date: 29th March 2019
Cost: £7.50
Tickets available from: Monday, February 18, 2019
Location: The Lost ARC
Mr Tea and The Minions make a welcome return to The Lost ARC on 29 March with support from Candy Mountain.

Contact(s): Glenda Carter
Tel: 07980262448

Bristol based, serial knee jerkers Mr Tea and the Minions play their own unique take on full power Balkan flavoured Ska, Dub, Swing and Folk, inspiring uncontrollable silly dancing and wild bouts of jumping around wherever they go. They have appeared at Glastonbury, Boomtown, WOMAD, Secret Garden Party, Belladrum, Bearded Theory, Nozstock, and Goulash Disko (Croatia), to name just a few festivals where they have wowed the crowds. Their last appearance at The Lost ARC was hailed as the best night ever!

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walk

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walk
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 31st March 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Start: Rhayader Leisure Centre Car Park in Dark Lane
7 mile hill walk from Llandewi led by Rowley

Contact(s): Rowley
Tel: 01597 851395
Sponsored By: Rhayader

Hill walk from Llandew.
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.

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

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.

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.

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