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JAN
27
Pictures of Nature - Exhibition of watercolours by Lizzie Harper
27th January 2018 - 2nd March 2018
Please come to the private view of my exhibition at Booth's Bookshop in Hay; Private view is Sat 27th Jan 6-8pm. All welcome for snacks, framed and unframed work, cards, and a glass of wine. Exhibition runs until 2nd March 2018. Facebook link
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
FEB
6
Open Mic
6th February 2018 - 31st December 2018
Every Tuesday night at 8pm. Our Open Mic nights attract a wealth of talent. We see a variety of performances, including spoken word, poetry, comedy and all types of music. Come along to enjoy the night as an audience member or sign up with Chris to perform on the night! Visit website
FEB
23
Festival of British Cinema
23rd February 2018 - 11th March 2018
The only film festival in the UK devoted exclusively to British Cinema, relaunching over the opening weekend of Borderlines Film Festival. Previews, new releases, classics, silent cinema with live accompaniment, documentaries, guests including Toby Jones, plus Ken Loach's British Cinema influences. Visit website for more info: http://www.borderlinesfilmfestival.co.uk
FEB
24
Live Music: Mr.Tea and The Minions
24th February 2018
High energy Balkan party music - combining gypsy flavoured Ska, Dub, and Swing with an infusion of soulful melodies, Eastern riffs, booming beats and bass to put a smile on your face and your knees up past your ears! Earlybird Tickets £8. Visit website
FEB
25
Winter Hay Ho Bus Walk & Behind the Scenes Tour at Snodhill Castle
25th February 2018
Find out more about Snodhill Castle and the fascinating heritage of the borderlands on a guided walk and talk. Approx 10am-3pm. Walk is 4 miles, stout footwear needed! Bring packed lunch or snack. FREE but please book your place by contacting Anna on bus39a@gmail.com / 07501 495868
MAR
3
Live Music: Smiley & The Underclass
3rd March 2018
Infused with the bass-heavy vibrations of Roots and Dub music, and a deadly concoction of lyrics and guitars reminiscent of The Clash and Bob Dylan. The Underclass are punky-reggae monsters, with catchy tunes and skanks sliced together with mind-altering garage guitars. Earlybird Tickets £5. Visit website
MAR
9
Live Music: Slippery Slope
9th March 2018
Back by popular demand. Four-piece acoustic band Slippery Slope combine an unusual mix of instruments and musical styles to produce a charming, fun and foot-stomping sound. Earlybird Tickets £5. Visit website
MAR
10
Live Music: Flight Brigade
10th March 2018
Flight Brigade are a 7-piece band whose strength in numbers suit the scope of their songs. Their grand orchestral sweeps, the crunching anthemic guitars, the striking mix of male and female vocals have brought comparisons to Arcade Fire and Of Monsters And Men. Earlybird Tickets £5. Visit website
MAR
10
The Odora Trio
10th March 2018
7.30pm St Michael’s Church, Michaelchurch Escley HR2 0JW. Violinist Sophie Hinson, talented local cellist Hattie Butterworth, and exciting young pianist Songeun Choi, will play Schubert’s Trio in B-flat, a violin and cello duo by Ravel, Rachmaninov’s “Trio élégiaque” no. 1 and Debussy’s Trio in G major. Tickets £15.00/£5 for students with valid ID from 01981 510570. Visit website
MAR
16
Live Music: Ceri Ridge Trading Company
16th March 2018
Based in a beautiful rural area of Mid-Wales, from which they take their name, CRTC use traditional instruments to create a simple yet expressive soundscape that appeals on so many levels. It’s not often a modern twist is put on old-time tunes with success. Earlybird Tickets £5. Visit website
MAR
17
Live Music: Moon Goose
17th March 2018
Moon Goose has emerged as a new project from the band Cherryshoes with the same lineup minus vocals, and a much heavier sound. If you enjoy things like gneiss, rare cheese, and strange ideas followed through to an illogical conclusion, then you’ll love Moon Goose! Earlybird Tickets £5. Visit website
MAR
23
SIRINU - early, folk & modern music
23rd March 2018
St Mary's Church,Hay 7.00pm. Tickets £14.00 students £7.00 from 01497 820322/822010, or online. Music for lovers of early,modern & folk music. Sara Stowe (soprano) with lute,hurdy-gurdy,percussion,harp,accordion,flute etc. Satie, Stravinsky, Piazzola & composer Howard Skempton.
MAR
24
Live Music: Richard Navarro
24th March 2018
As a songwriter, Richard is the ‘real deal’, penning and performing songs on subjects as diverse as an expensive first-dates, Facebook, or the debt crisis. “A wonderful voice” Susan Marling, BBC Radio 2 “Finely-crafted songwriting” Joan Armatrading Earlybird Tickets £6. Visit website
MAR
24
1st Hay on Wye Scouts Spring Craft Fair
24th March 2018
Hay on Wye Butter Market From 10:00 - 16:00. Refreshments will be available, Stalls, including Willow, Lampshades, jewellery, Cup Cakes, Children's books also Plants. Please come along and support your local Scout Group.
MAR
30
Independence Celebrations and Bookstagram Hay
30th March 2018 - 8th April 2018
Details to be confirmed.
MAR
31
Live Music: Jally Kebba Susso + band
31st March 2018
If you enjoy afrobeat and funk, and need a good dance session, you’ll find yourself in good company - to experience the kora as you’ve never seen it before. Earlybird Tickets £8. Visit website
APR
13
Live Music : Chris Antonik
13th April 2018
Celebrated Toronto-based blues-rock guitarist, singer and songwriter Chris Antonik, already named 'The Future of the Blues' by Canada’s Blues Underground Network, has been compared to Eric Clapton for his stunning guitar work and innovative, sensitive songwriting. Visit website
APR
14
Sam Green and The Midnight Heist + Support from Turqoise Llama
14th April 2018
Sam Green and the Midnight Heist are a Roots-Rock band from the North Devon Coast, in the southwest of England. This high energy 4 piece bring together Delta Blues, Pacific Northwest Grunge, Hill-Billy Soul and Californian Punk-Rock to create their own blend of progressive modern Roots Music. Visit website
APR
20
Friday Live: Bob Hilary
20th April 2018
Bob is a folk Singer-songwriter who makes music that is Earthy, funky & positive, with a strong World music influence. He is a passionate advocate of the 'Live Simply' movement that is currently spreading around the Globe, & is a keen practitioner of Yoga, Meditation and living naturally. Visit website
APR
21
Saturday Shenanigans: Ruby Muse
21st April 2018
RUBY MUSE is poet-musicians Jools Heyes & Malcolm Heyes. Their unique style wraps alternative blues, folk-rock and Brit-Americana around songs and poetry with diverse themes – from Greek myth and angels through to surrealist paintings and imploding stars. Visit website
APR
27
Friday Live: Ollie West Band
27th April 2018
The Ollie West Band are a 4 to 24 piece ensemble. "The tracks of Ollie West and his band are excellent examples of pop/fusion; sophisticated changes, literate lyrics layered upon a fine groove." - Dean Friedman, Songwriter. Visit website
APR
27
Conversation with Fitzwilliam Quartet
27th April 2018
5.00 pm in The Swan Hotel,informal conversation with the quartet and Professor Brian Newbould,the world's leading Schubert scholar, whose realisation of the second movement of Quartettsatz will be played at this evening's concert. Teas etc. available. Everyone welcome without charge.
APR
27
Fitzwilliam Quartet:Hay Chamber Music Festival
27th April 2018
THE FITZWILLIAM STRING QUARTET. 7.00pm at St Mary's Church,Hay. Quartettsatz in C minor D703. String Quartet in A minor D804 (Rosamunde). String Quartet in G major D887 Tickets £15.00 (students £7.50) online or at the door.
APR
28
Dragonfly String Trio
28th April 2018
COFFEE CONCERT with DRAGONFLY STRING TRIO 11am in St Mary's Church,Hay Mozart Divertimento in E flat major K563 (Coffee and light refreshments available before the concert) Tickets £10.00 (students £5.00) online or at the door.
APR
28
Film - BRITTEN’S ENDGAME
28th April 2018
3.00pm in Richard Booths Bookshop Cinema. Followed by discussion with the director John Bridcut and The Fitzwilliam Quartet. Free but tickets required from here.
APR
28
FIitzwilliam String Quartet
28th April 2018
7.30pm in Richard Booths Bookshop. Purcell Chaconne in G minor Z730 Glazunov “Alla Spagnuola” Britten String Quartet no. 3 in G major Op.94. Mozart String Quintet in C major K 515 (with Susie Meszaros). £15.00 from website.
APR
29
Fitzwilliam String Quartet with Anna Tilbrook piano
29th April 2018
3.00 pm at St Mary's Church,Hay. Purcell (arr.Britten) Chaconne Mozart Piano concerto K414 (version for piano & quartet). Shostakovich String Quartet no.14. Mozart Piano Concerto K415. £15.00 (students £7.50) from here.
MAY
11
Friday Live: Hattie Briggs
11th May 2018
Hattie Briggs is a 24 year-old singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. **Fender Guitars Undiscovered Artist of the Year 2017/2018**. Influenced by Foy Vance, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Goldfrapp, Pete Seeger, Regina Spektor and Jeff Buckley, Hattie writes and sings from the heart. Visit website
MAY
24
HAY FESTIVAL
24th May 2018 - 3rd June 2018
Facebook page: Click HERE
MAY
25
HowTheLightGetsIn Festival
25th May 2018 - 28th May 2018
HowTheLightGetsIn Festival returns to Hay-on-Wye next summer with more ideas, magic, music and wonder than ever before. On the edge of the Black Mountains, alongside the river Wye, throughout the festival you'll find the world's leading thinkers debating cutting edge ideas as well as an inspiring programme of music, comedy, culture and performance all set in atmospheric and intimate venues.
MAY
26
Hay Fair on the Square
26th May 2018 - 28th May 2018
Hay Memorial Square, 10am-5.30pm. Enjoy a free weekend street party with live music, food and eclectic vintage stalls in the centre of Hay-on-Wye. Taking place during the Hay Festival of Literature, in a colourful marquee in Memorial Square and with the historic Hay Castle as a backdrop, we present a back-to-back programme of live music from some of the best live acts from across the region. Soak up the festival atmosphere, tap your feet to great bands, fill up on delicious food, rummage through the vintage stalls and enjoy this weekend of festivities. For details: Juliet Noble, 07970556813
JUL
6
Brecon Food Festival
6th July 2018
07779 012019 for details.
JUL
23
The Royal Welsh Show
23rd July 2018 - 26th July 2018
Visit website.01982 553686
JUL
30
Hay-on-Wye Horse Show
30th July 2018
Sec. 01497 847340. Visit website
JUL
31
Brecon County Show
31st July 2018
More info: 01874 611881. 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
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
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
SEP
8
h. Art
8th September 2018 - 16th September 2018
Herefordshire Art Week. Visit website
SEP
15
Abergavenny Food Festival
15th September 2018 - 16th September 2018
01874 624979. 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
23
Hay Festival Winter Weekend
23rd 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
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