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FEB
2
Let's Get Quizzical
2nd February 2018 - 31st December 2018
First Friday of each month. MC Emma on the mic, free chips at half time! £2 entry fee, winner takes pot of money! Visit website
FEB
4
Lego Club
4th February 2018 - 31st December 2018
Lego Club happens every Sunday 11am to 12.30pm. Come along all ages welcome, including parents! Visit website
JUL
20
Live Jazz at the Old Black Lion
20th July 2018 - 21st July 2018
JIM MULLEN the legendary jazz guitarist with ZOE FRANCIS who is an amazing vocalist and has the voice of an angel. Jim has a played and recorded with The Average White Band, among others, plus Mose Allison, Hamish Stuart, Joanna Eden, Tam White, Claire Martin, Mike Carr, Jimmy Witherspoon, Dave O'Higgins and Georgie Fame, Sinan Alimanovi?, David Tughan and Frank Holder. Mullen has recorded as part of The AllStars, a collective of session musicians on their Paul McCartney-produced album. All About the Music, alongside special guests Jocelyn Brown, Hamish Stuart and Angelo Starr. In 2014, he featured prominently on the Citrus Sun album, 'People of Tomorrow', produced by Incognito co-founder, Jean-Paul 'Bluey' Maunick. Mullen has won many British music awards including "Best Guitar" in the British Telecom Jazz Awards (1994, 1996 and 2000). There is no charge to hear Jim and Zoe but tables can only be reserved for diners. Previews of them both can be found on YouTube. Call the Old Black Lion on 01497 820841 to make a reservation.
JUL
21
Janice Day & Martin Litton: Great American Songbook - 1939
21st July 2018
With all new material from last year's (1929) concert, the internationally-renowned jazz pianist & vintage repertory vocaliste skip forward ten years and perform classic songs from 1939 (eg Begin the Beguine, Somewhere over the Rainbow, Moonlight Serenade). St Mary's Church, Hay HR3 5ED. £12. 7:30pm. Visit website
JUL
21
Saturday Shenanigans: Northern Soul Night
21st July 2018
DJ Paul Nevin spinning vinyl top tunes and rare records from the genre for the true Northern Soul, ska and mod scene. Doors open 8pm. Free before 9pm - £3 after. Visit website
JUL
22
Book Launch by Peter Barker
22nd July 2018
System Error: invitation to revolution by Peter Barker. A thriller set in the near future as the system fractures under the weight of capitalist greed. The story questions humanities current trajectory and could one person change everything. Starts at 2pm. Visit website
JUL
23
The Royal Welsh Show
23rd July 2018 - 26th July 2018
Visit website.01982 553686
JUL
26
The Solem String Quartet
26th July 2018
The Solem,one of the finest young quartets in the UK, will play quartets by Haydn,Bartok and Beethoven at 7.30pm in Richard Booth's Bookshop. Tickets £14.00 from 01497 820322/822010, Book online, or at the door if still available.
JUL
27
Friday Live: Solana
27th July 2018
With their polyrhythmic fusion of world and folk styles, Solana have made quite a splash on the music and festival scene across the UK. Taking influence from such diverse greats as Tigran Hamasyan, Kíla, Vicente Amigo and Dhafer Youssef, Solana’s sound is rhythmically complex and harmonically rich. Visit website
JUL
30
Hay-on-Wye Horse Show
30th July 2018
Sec. 01497 847340. Visit website
AUG
4
Brecon County Show
4th August 2018
More info: 01874 611881. Visit website
AUG
4
Thomas 'Spats' Langham: the story of Ukulele Ike
4th August 2018
One of the most technically brilliant musicians on the British Jazz circuit, Spats has worked with the Pasadena Roof Orchestra, The Temperance Seven, Monty Sunshine, Acker Bilk, Chris Barber etc. Accompanied by Martin Litton, Spats is a nationally popular entertainer. St Mary's Church. £12. 7:30pm. Visit website
AUG
4
World War I Commemoration Weekend
4th August 2018 - 5th August 2018
Hay and surrounding villages commemorate the 100 years since the end of the First World War. Living History Exhibitions. Parade and Service. Choirs. Military Bands. Veteran Groups and more.
AUG
4
Saturday Shenanigans: Inclines
4th August 2018
Inclines are the indie-rock four piece bursting out of Hay’s thriving music scene. Creating songs of melody, bounce, subtlety and crunch they’re rapidly building a fervent fan base. This show will be the launch pad for their debut single ‘Rich Kid’ with those in the know taking a keen interest. Visit website
AUG
10
Friday Live: Jack Blackman
10th August 2018
Having cut his teeth in his teens trading licks with such luminaries as Paul Jones and The Blues Band, more recently with Tony Joe White and receiving accolades from Martin Simpson who marvelled, ‘At last! A brilliant young guitarist coming through’, Jack is no stranger to blues and folk. Visit website
AUG
10
Brecon Jazz Weekend
10th August 2018 - 12th August 2018
For information: 07926 196714
AUG
11
Llanigon Show
11th August 2018
Nr Hay-on-Wye. 01497 847342
AUG
11
Saturday Shenanigans: DJ Red Eyed Trout
11th August 2018
Come and party in style at the globe with local DJ 'Red Eyed Trout'! After his successful last appearance at Independence Week, he's back! Expect a mix of old school dance classics! £4 Entry. Visit website
AUG
11
Agatha Christie Flower Festival
11th August 2018 - 12th August 2018
Pudleston Flower Festival. St. Peter’s Church Pudleston HR6 0QY. 10am to 5pm. Our Festival will be officially opened by Agatha Christie's grandson, Mr Mathew Prichard. Over 23 of Dame Agatha's titles will be depicted in floral display. Vintage and Classic Vehicles will be on show. Tea Tent available.
AUG
12
Clare Hammond Piano
12th August 2018
One of the foremost young British pianists plays works by Haydn,Finnis,Rimsky-Korsakov,Campbell,Debussy,Chopin at Dorstone House HR36AY at 3.00pm on Sunday August 12. Tickets £15.00 from Richard Booths Bookshop in person or 01497 820322/822010 or online. Teas in the gardens after concert. Visit website
AUG
12
Three Inch Fools: perform Hamlet
12th August 2018
Three Inch Fools perform Hamlet. Five actors, with all manner of musical instruments, present an inventive take on Shakespeare’s most infamous and iconic play, Hamlet. Performance starts at 7pm. Visit website
AUG
12
Steam & Vintage Rally
12th August 2018
The Rally is an event which caters for all the family - nostalgic vintage items for the older generation, entertainment for the children and plenty to interest everyone else. Visit website
AUG
17
Friday Live: Selena In The Chapel
17th August 2018
"A Poet with a powerful message and a raw talent for turning the words on the page into well crafted storytelling, which is only heightened by her intricate guitar playing and vocal prowess." For fans of: Amy Winehouse, Bob Marley, and Tash Sultana. Visit website
AUG
18
Saturday Shenanigans: Speak, Brother
18th August 2018
Vulnerable, honest, ethereal: this is the music of Speak, Brother. Boasting a powerful indie-folk-rock sound with subtle hymnal and gospel tones, their story based anthems have drawn comparisons to the likes of Of Monsters and Men, Kodaline and Fleet Foxes. "Their mix of passion and emotive storylines are quite irresistible" - FATEA. Visit website
AUG
24
Friday Live: The Sheek Quartet
24th August 2018
Vocalist Sarah Meek and pianist Guy Shotton are two rising stars of the UK jazz scene. Fresh, classical suffused arrangements of standards and borrowed melodies from the works of Debussy and Ravel rub shoulders with interpretations of Chick Corea and Kenny Kirkland compositions. Visit website
AUG
25
A Jaunt Through The Kingdom
25th August 2018
The Globe joins hands with St Mary’s Church, Richard Booths Bookshop & the Old Electric as a part of an exciting teaser event marking the official launch of the 2019 KINGDOM project to be staged annually in Hay. Where grassroots creators converge, anarchy prevails and the eccentric reign. Visit website
AUG
31
Friday Live: John Nicholas
31st August 2018
Soulful, heartfelt and real – this is the music of John Nicholas. Hailing from Bridgend, John’s music is shaped by experiences, documenting the world around him in blistering poetic fashion. On stage, he is a captivating performer, using his unique voice to confidently tell the story of his music. Visit website
SEP
1
Saturday Shenanigans: Jack Mac's Funk Pack
1st September 2018
Every gig is a party, especially when the Funk Pack is out in full force! Their purpose is to bring the thunder to the dance floor with horn bells ringing, bass drums swinging, the building rocking from side to side and the people dancing with it. Visit website
SEP
8
Saturday Shenanigans: The Hawkmen
8th September 2018
The Hawkmen draw from an array of influences such as rhythm’n’blues, soul, and rock’n’roll which they bring together in a classic, rootsy, hybrid blend. In 2017 Love Is Blind was released and features on the Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club Vol.5 compilation and received BBC 6 Music airplay. Visit website
SEP
8
h. Art
8th September 2018 - 16th September 2018
Herefordshire Art Week. Visit website
SEP
9
The Fidelio Piano Trio
9th September 2018
Darragh Morgan, violin, Adi Tal, cello and Mary Dullea, piano play works by Donnacha Dennehy,Ravel and Schoenberg at Dorstone House HR36AW at 3.00pm .Teas available after the concert. Tickets £14.00 from Richard Booths Bookshop in person,01497 820322/822010 or online. Visit website
SEP
14
Friday Live: Circes Diner
14th September 2018
A refreshing change to the UK music scene with honest lyrics & a nuance of country & folk. Twisted with the bittersweet, Circe’s Diner blend catchy hooks, infections melodies and dreamy harmonies in a unique way that voices strength, whilst baring one’s deepest vulnerabilities. Visit website
SEP
15
Abergavenny Food Festival
15th September 2018 - 16th September 2018
01874 624979. Visit website
SEP
15
Keith Nichols: Classic Jazz - An Evening with the Maestro
15th September 2018
BBC Jazz Heritage Award-winning Keith is the UK's premier vintage pianist and classic jazz doyen, with an encyclopaedic knowledge of early jazz. Current projects include tributes to Fats Waller, Bix Beiderbecke and the show 'Jazz Classics Revisited'. St Mary's Church, Hay HR3 5ED. £12. 7:30pm. Visit website
SEP
21
Friday Live: Dee Riley: A Wonderfully Weird Evening Of Magic
21st September 2018
Dee Riley is a multi award winning stage and close up magician specialising in live cabaret entertainment. Dee hosts comedy, cabaret & burlesque evenings and has 7 weekly residencies from Mayfair to Covent Garden and all over London. "Love it!" Fern Britton. "Fantastic" David Emanuel. Visit website
SEP
22
Saturday Shenanigans: Alden, Patterson and Dashwood
22nd September 2018
Norwich based folk trio Alden, Patterson and Dashwood weave rich vocal harmonies, fiddle, dobro, guitar and mandolin around beautifully written original songs and melodies.It's lovely stuff. Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Folk Show 2016. Album Of The Year Editors Choice. ROOTS Magazine 2016. Visit website
SEP
28
Friday Live: Swing Caravan
28th September 2018
The Swing Caravan is a musical adventure brought to you by the great tradition of Gypsy Jazz, where Django classics meet original swing interpretations. Visit website
SEP
29
Saturday Shenanigans: Keith James - The Songs of Leonard Cohen
29th September 2018
With a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way and an undying love of the ‘pure song’ Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen’s amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable, exposing the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form. Visit website
OCT
7
Volksrenije Choir of St Petersburg
7th October 2018
At 3.00 pm in St Mary's Church,Hayon Wye. A return visit of this outstanding and ever-popular Russian choir with a programme of secular and religious music. Tickets £12.00 from Richard Booth's Bookshop in person at 01497 820322/822010 or online. Visit website
OCT
12
Only Fools and Boycie - An Evening with John Challis
12th October 2018
Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation's greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1's Only Fools and Horses. In this one-off show the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career. Visit website
NOV
5
Black Mountains Lions Bonfire & Firework Display
5th November 2018
Baskerville Hall, Clyro. Gates Open 6pm. Bonfire Lit at 6.45pm and Fireworks 7pm. Adults £4, Children £1. Free Car-Parking. Variety of Stalls including Soup and Hotdogs!!
NOV
6
The Amyas Ensemble and Duo Maddelina
6th November 2018
7.00pm in St Mary's Church,Hay on Wye Secular and sacred medieval music from England,France and the Netherlands on lute,woodwind,veille-a-roue and voices. Tickets £12.00 (students £6.00) from Richard Booth's Bookshop, in person, 01497 820322/822010 or Visit website for info and tickets, or at the door.
NOV
22
Hay Festival Winter Weekend
22nd November 2018 - 25th November 2018
More info: Visit website.
NOV
23
Christmas Lights ‘The Big Switch ON!’
23rd November 2018
Venue: Cheese Market / Memorial Carpark. Time: 5pm – 7.30pm (lights switch-on at approximately 6pm). It’s free, just turn up! See Hay-on-Wye transformed into a winter wonderland brimming with festive cheer! Visit website
NOV
23
Hay Winter Weekend
23rd November 2018 - 25th November 2018
The festival offers four days of family fun within the picturesque surrounds of the Hay’s independent bookshops, cafés, and markets.
NOV
24
Hay-on-Wye Winter Food Festival
24th November 2018
Over 50 companies, 10-4pm. Memorial Car Park, Middle of town. Free Entry. Contact Andrew Powell, 07779 012019
NOV
24
Fairtrade Christmas Market
24th November 2018
Fairtrade Hay's annual Christmas market brings the best fairly traded gifts, textiles, tools and foods from around the world to Hay's butter market, along with festive music, food and drink. Support crafts people in vulnerable communities at Christmas time by buying fair trade. Info: Louise, 01497 820069
NOV
25
Hay Does Vintage
25th November 2018
Hay Does Vintage returns to the Market Square. Over 50 vintage and retro traders. Vintage tearoom, Jewellery Curios, Vintage Clothes, Furniture and much more. 10.30 till 4.30. Visit website
DEC
11
Elizabeth Manahan Thomas,soprano and Elizabeth Kenny,lute
11th December 2018
7.00pm in St Mary's Church HR3 5EB. Elen Manahan Thomas,famous for singing at the royal wedding, and the fine lutenist Elizabeth Kenny in a programme of winter songs and carols. Tickets £15.00 (students £7.50) from Richard Booth's bookshop,in person,01497 820322/822010 or Visit website for info and tickets.
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