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Events

What's on in Rhayader

Rhayader hosts a variety of events all year round, ranging from Carnival week, Round the lakes races, cycling events, arts exhibitions and many more. However, due to the current restrictions as a result of the Covid pandemic, the events calendar is very limited at this moment in time.

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Rhayader Walkers - Tuesday Walks

29.03.22 - 04.10.22

A range of walks on a Tuesday between March 2022 and October 2022. Come and join a fun group exploring Mid Wales.

It is suggested that walkers carry food and drink and wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the terrain and the season. For all walks,except where stated differently, please meet at the Leisure Centre Car Park at least 5 minutes before the starting time . Dogs must be kept under close control at all times. Routes alter if weather conditions are inclement or for any other reason at the leader’s discretion. Contact Alan Austin.

Dark Lane, Rhayader
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Rhayader Walkers - Sunday Walks

12.06.22 - 30.10.22

A range of walks on a Sunday between May 2022 and October 2022. Come and join a fun group exploring Mid Wales.

It is suggested that walkers carry food and drink and wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the terrain and the season. For all walks, except where stated differently, please meet at the Leisure Centre Car Park at least 5 minutes before the starting time. Dogs must be kept under close control at all times. Routes alter if weather conditions are inclement or for any other reason at the leader’s discretion. Contact Alan Austin.

Dark Lane, Rhayader
07791775612
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Elan Valley Wild Activities

02.07.22 - 02.08.22

Have you heard? Radnorshire Wildlife Trust's StandforNatureWales Youth Group are offering a range of free outdoor activities at the Visitor Centre on the 2nd July from 10 am – 1 pm.All ages welcome.

Elan Valley Trail, Rhayader
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Our local Dragonflies and Damselflies

05.07.22 - 06.07.22

Learn more about these beautiful insects through a Zoom presentation and site visit, led by Dragonfly recorder Bob Dennison.

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The Lost Arc - Josh Geffin & Jimmy Grayburn

08.07.22 - 08.07.22

Celebrating the release of his EP ‘Hold on to the Light’ on the 1st July, Josh Geffin will be travelling the UK and we’re very happy to announce The Lost ARC as a date on this tour.

Hold on to the Light is made up of tracks written in lockdown and showcases Josh’s ever growing talents as a finger-picking guitarist and folk singer-songwriter.

Leaning further into his indie side but not forgetting his folk roots, Josh is writing tracks that aren’t afraid to be pop bangers. Speaking of, he’ll be supported by the folk-pop, dad-rock banjo madness that is Jimmy Grayburn.

B4518, Rhayader
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Rhayader Carnival Week

09.07.22 - 17.07.22

Rhayader Carnival is one of the longest running local carnivals in Wales and attracts visitors from all over the world.

During the week long spectacle, there are a wide range of events that will appeal to all ages and some that will test both your mind and your body!

The week concludes with the carnival itself which promises to be a colourful display as residents and friends of Rhayader gather for a procession through the town following our residing carnival Queen and visiting Queens from neighbouring towns.

A great week no matter how the Welsh weather treats us.

North Street, Rhayader
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Powys Pride

16.07.22 - 16.07.22

This festival is a love letter to an inclusive Powys – because everyone should be free to love who they love, and love who they are.

Spa Road, Llandrindod Wells
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The Lost Arc - Birds & Beasts and Bity Booker

16.07.22 - 16.07.22

Wild Wonderings Tour with Birds & Beasts and Bity Booker.

Calling all lovers of animals and quirky unique music. This summer join Anglo/German genre-hopping folk/pop duo Birds and Beasts and Italian/Australian psych folk singer Bity Booker on a tour across the UK.

Expect folky whimsical songs inspired by animals, psychedelic guitars, harmony singing and synth vibes!

B4518, Rhayader
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Royal Welsh Show

18.07.22 - 21.07.22

The Royal Welsh Show is set to make its return this year after a two-year break due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Taking place on 18th 21st July 2022, the Society is eager to welcome visitors back to the Showground this summer for its pinnacle event of the year.

A483, Llanelwedd
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Elan Valley Dam Open Days - Summer Holidays

19.07.22 - 30.08.22

Join our Rangers at one of our Dam Open Days during the Summer Holidays - an exclusive chance to venture into Pen y Garreg Dam and up to the central tower. You’ll enjoy a bird's-eye view of the dam wall – and learn about the feat of engineering that made Elan.

Sessions are available throughout the summer holidays.

Elan Valley Trail, Rhayader
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Nature Talk and Draw - Moths

23.07.22 - 23.07.22

Learn about your local Moths, and then draw them! No artistic ability required - art materials, support and refreshments included.

East Street, Rhayader
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Kayaking On The Reservoir - July Dates

27.07.22 - 28.07.22

Hit the water and get a different view of the Valley from a two person kayak.

After a safety briefing, head off around the reservoir in the company of your instructor, and learn about the history of the dams on the way.

Elan Valley Trail, Rhayader
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High Ropes Challenge - July

27.07.22 - 27.07.22

Platforms, bridges, unusual obstacles, a zip line and an adrenaline jump – all in a stunning setting alongside Caban Coch Reservoir.

Elan Valley Trail, Rhayader
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Landed Festival

29.07.22 - 31.07.22

Wales best kept secret is just across the boarder! Landed Festival is back again from July 29th-31st 2022 at Doldowlod estate, near Rhayader. One of the only music and arts festival to run last year this plucky little festival is pushing ahead this year after celebrating its 10th birthday in 2021.

A470, Llanyre
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High Ropes Challenge - August Dates

03.08.22 - 10.08.22

Platforms, bridges, unusual obstacles, a zip line and an adrenaline jump – all in a stunning setting alongside Caban Coch Reservoir.

Elan Valley Trail, Rhayader
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Kayaking On The Reservoir - August Dates

03.08.22 - 11.08.22

Hit the water and get a different view of the Valley from a two person kayak.

After a safety briefing, head off around the reservoir in the company of your instructor, and learn about the history of the dams on the way.

Elan Valley Trail, Rhayader
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The Lost Arc - Solana

12.08.22 - 12.08.22

Solana are a five-piece band performing original compositions encompassing folk idioms, modal jazz and experimental grooves. Their rich and inventive sonic tapestry is anchored by a deep respect for traditions rooted in all corners of Europe and beyond.

They last played at the Lost ARC in 2019 (to a rapturous response!) so it’s fantastic to be able to welcome them back!

B4518, Rhayader
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The Lost Arc - Fellow Pynins

12.08.22 - 12.08.22

After a long wait, we are really excited to welcome US duo Fellow Pynins back to The Lost ARC.

Fellow Pynins is a Portland, Oregon based, award winning contemporary folk duo with a keen and bucolic sense of vocal harmony and song craft anchored in the balladry tradition.

The duo consists of Dani Aubert (claw-hammer banjo, bouzouki) and Ian George (guitar, mandolin). They are songwriters, collectors, and interpreters. Since 2016 the duo has toured the US incessantly and has gathered significant traction in the UK/Ireland, gracing festivals such as Cambridge Folk Festival, Wilderness Festival, Omagh Bluegrass Festival, and selling out legs of their most recent UK/Ireland tour.

B4518, Rhayader
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Nature Talk and Draw - Bees

13.08.22 - 13.08.22

Learn about your local Bees, and then draw them! No artistic ability required - art materials, support and refreshments included.

East Street, Rhayader
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Explore and Draw @ Rhos Pasture

23.08.22 - 23.08.22

Join in with creative activities led by artist Rebecca Finney and find out more about the natural history of the rhos.

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Beginners Navigation - Elan Valley

05.09.22 - 05.09.22

Join Terry Smith for a hands-on day of map and compass reading.

Elan Valley Trail, Rhayader
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Look Across Wales

06.09.22 - 06.09.22

A moderate 7 mile walk with one off track grassland section and steep downslope. Starting at Dol y Mynach car park, we walk up the Rhiwnant Valley and make our way to the track heading towards the highest point on the Elan Estate, Drygarn Fawr, at 641m above sea level.

Rhayader
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Hwyl Ar Y Foel

07.09.22 - 07.09.22

An undulating circular hill walk of some 7.5 miles beginning with a visit to the WWII pillboxes and continuing to the summit cairn and slopes of Y Foel and surrounds. In clear weather the views are spectacular. Please bring a packed lunch. Meet at Coed y Foel Car Park, SN 914645.

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Rhayader
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Nature Talk and Draw - Freshwater Habitats

10.09.22 - 10.09.22

Learn about your local Freshwater Habitats, and then draw their many fascinating occupants. No artistic ability required!

East Street, Rhayader
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Explore and Draw @ Rhos Pasture October

11.10.22 - 11.10.22

Join in with creative activities led by artist Rebecca Finney and find out more about the natural history of the rhos.

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Nature Talk and Draw - Fungi

15.10.22 - 15.10.22

Learn about your local Fungi, and then draw them! No artistic ability required - support, materials and refreshments provided.

East Street, Rhayader
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RWAS Winter Fair

28.11.22 - 29.11.22

As one of the finest prime stock shows in Europe, the Royal Welsh Winter Fair draws crowds from far and wide to enjoy two-days packed full of competitions, festivities and Christmas shopping.

After a two year break due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Society was delighted to welcome back visitors to the Showground in November for the return of the Winter Fair.

We look forward to seeing you at the next Winter Fair being held on 28 – 29 November 2022!

A483, Llanelwedd
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Nature Talk and Draw - Fossils

10.12.22 - 10.12.22

Learn about your local Fossils, and then draw them! No artistic ability required - support, materials and refreshments provided.

East Street, Rhayader
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Explore and Draw @ Rhos Pasture January 2023

17.01.23 - 17.01.23

Join in with creative activities led by artist Rebecca Finney and find out more about the natural history of the rhos.

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