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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.    

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walk

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walk
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 17th March 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Start: Rhayader Leisure Centre Car Park in Dark Lane
7 mile low level walk from Llanwrthwl led by Dave Thomas

Contact(s): Dave Thomas
Tel: 01597 811426
Sponsored By: Rhayader Walkers

Low level walk starting from Llanwrthwl.
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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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