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2008 Calendar of Events in and around the Brecon Beacons
www.visit-brecon-beacons.co.uk

Calendar of Events for 2008, What's On and Happennings in the Brecon Beacons

You will also find a link to Events taking place in the Counties of Herefordshire, Monmouthshire, Oxfordshire, Worcestershire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Warwickshire and Somerset.

Our Event's Calendar is a 'What's on' Guide for everyone living in and around The Brecon Beacon's and to help people planning a visit to the area to decide what they would like to do and where they would like to go.If you have anything you would like to add to this calendar please contact : webmaster@visit-brecon-beacons.co.uk

January

2008

Brecknock Farmers market : Brecon Marchket Hall
Time: 10am - 2pm
Buy local produce straight from the producer.
Refreshments & Live Music
Contact Name: Fiona Jones
Tel: 01874 610008
E-mail: fiona.jones@btopenworld.com
www.brecknockfarmersmarkets.org.uk

February

2008

February 12 2008
Variety Show
Variety Show In Aid Of South Powys Branch of The Parkinson's Disease Society
Tel: 01874 611622
February 12 2008
Sleeping Beauty
Presented by Abergavenny Pantomime Company The most magical fairytale
Tel: 01873 850805
February 12 2008
Films: Alvin And The Chipmunks (U), National Treasure: Book of Secrets (PG) and Over Her Dead Body (
Twin cinema, offering all the latest movies in comfortable surroundings on big, bright screens
Tel: 01874 622501
February 12 2008
Computer Basics
Learn how to turn your computer on and off safely, what a "desktop" is and how to manage your files.
Tel: 01495 333777
February 13 2008
Soweto Gospel Choir
Soweto Gospel Choir - African Spirit Don’t miss Grammy Award Winning Soweto Gospel Choir.
Tel: 01874 611622
February 13 2008
Sleeping Beauty
Presented by Abergavenny Pantomime Company The most magical fairytale
Tel: 01873 850805
February 13 2008
Films: Alvin And The Chipmunks (U), National Treasure: Book of Secrets (PG) and Over Her Dead Body (
Twin cinema, offering all the latest movies in comfortable surroundings on big, bright screen
Tel: 01874 622501
February 13 2008
Big Pit - Half Term Fun
Find out more about mining. Contribute to our Miners' Banner and make a lamp check battery
Tel: 01495 790311
February 13 2008
Spreadsheets Workshop
Spend the day learning what a spreadsheet is and how you can use it at home or in the work place.
Tel: 01495 333777
February 14 2008
Swinging Down Memory Lane
Swinging Down Memory Lane featuring Nick Dawson and John Petters Join us at Theatr Bry...
Tel: 01874 611622
February 14 2008
Sleeping Beauty
Presented by Abergavenny Pantomime Company The most magical fairytale.
Tel: 01873 850805
February 14 2008
Films: Alvin And The Chipmunks (U), National Treasure: Book of Secrets (PG) and Over Her Dead Body (
Twin cinema, offering all the latest movies in comfortable surroundings on big, bright screens
Tel: 01874 622501
February 14 2008
Desktop Publishing
Have you always wanted to create exciting posters to advertise events or design your own cards
Tel: 01495 333777
February 15 2008
Scottish Ceilidh/Social dancing
Llandovery folk dancing has an exciting line up for the winter /spring period 2008, starti...
February 15 2008
Pluck - Musical Arson
Pluck! Musical Arson Pluck! are the three hilarious musicians who compete, ridicule, a...
Tel: 01874 611622
February 15 2008
Sleeping Beauty
Presented by Abergavenny Pantomime Company The most magical fairytal...
Tel: 01873 850805
February 15 2008
Big Pit - Half Term Fun
Find out more about mining. Contribute to our Miners' Banner and make a lamp check battery
Tel: 01495 790311
February 16 2008
The 11th Annual Rorkes Drift Concert
The 11th Annual Rorkes Drift Concert Join the cast of over hundred, including military ...
Tel: 01874 611622
February 16 2008
Sleeping Beauty
Presented by Abergavenny Pantomime Company The most magical fairytale.
Tel: 01873 850805
February 16 2008
Cooking on The Hill
Prima: First learn the basics
Tel: 01495 333777
February 16 2008
Massage Day Workshop
Do you, or someone you know, suffer from ailments like aching muscles, stress and/or tension.
Tel: 01495 333777
February 16 2008
Flowers for Spring
With Spring around the corner get ready to celebrate by creating simple & stunning designs.
Tel: 01495 333777
February 16 2008
Make you own embroidery cards
This day is an ideal oppurtunity to be creative and make unique embroidered and beaded cards
Tel: 01495 333777
February 17 2008
Hill Walk: Down and Up the Dyffryn Crawnon and an Extra Climb
DOWN AND UP THE DYFFRYN CRAWNON AND AN EXTRA CLIMB 16 km (10 miles)
Tel: 01495 773495
February 17 2008
Hill Walk: One of John Sansom's Favorites
ONE OF JOHN SANSOM'S FAVOURITES 19km (12 miles) Energetic Park
Tel: 01600 860582
February 22 2008
Illustrated Lecture: The Geology of the National Park
THE GEOLOGY OF THE NATIONAL PARK. 7.30pm at the Bear Hotel, Crickhowell.
Tel: 01495 773495
February 22 2008
Mayor’s Charity Concert
Mayor’s Charity Concert An Evening with Elv...
Tel: 01873 850805
February 22 2008
French without Tears
Is your French a little rusty, your confidence crumbling, your accent due for its annual ser vice
Tel: 01495 333777
February 22 2008
Chinese Brush Painting
This course will enable beginners to learn how to paint all manners of subjects.
Tel: 01495 333777
February 22 2008
eBay Basics - Buying & Selling on eBay
Do you want to find out what eBay is all about? This course is designed for those who have a computer
Tel: 01495 333777
February 22 2008
Wonderful Willow Weaving Weekend
This weekend will introduce students to the wonder of working with willow from weaving a s...
Tel: 01495 333777
February 22 2008
Making sense of Nutrition
Join us for a weekend of nutrition. Individuals will gain a good understanding of the basics
Tel: 01495 333777
February 23 2008
Drama with Theatr Powys – Little Red Riding Hood
Tel: 01497 847676
February 23 2008
Hill Walk: Three Ways to the Castle
THREE WAYS TO THE CASTLE 20km (12 miles) Energetic From Carreg Cennen car park
Tel: 01550 740188
February 23 2008
G2 - Definitive Genesis
G2 - Definitive Genesis Replicating the layered, complex sound of 1970’s
Tel: 01874 611622
February 23 2008
Richard Digance
Richard Digance has performed to an audience of eight in the Falklands and to half a million
Tel: 01873 850805
February 24 2008
Course: Get Lost Again
The Brecon Beacons Park Society is offering a series of two-day courses.
Tel: 01792 368609
February 24 2008
Beijing Modern Dance Company
Beijing Modern Dance Company Superbly accomplished and strikingly original, Beijing Mod...
Tel: 01874 611622
February 26 2008
The Stranglers and Beyond – Acoustic Tour 2008
Hugh Cornwell The Stranglers and Beyond – Acoustic Tour 2008
Tel: 01874 611622
February 27 2008
The Henry VIII Show
The Henry VIII Show Performed by On the Other Hand Puppet Theatre Company One King, Six Wives.
Tel: 01873 850805
February 27 2008
Day Course: Carry on up the Usk
A Brecon Beacons National Park Authority Event Carry on up the Usk Course tutors:
February 28 2008
Piantel
Piantel As two of Wales’ finest instrumentalists, pianist Annette Bryn Parri
Tel: 01874 611622
February 28 2008
Breabach
Since 2003 Breabach's innovative Celtic style has won acclaim with audiences.
Tel: 01873 850805
February 29 2008
The Legends Of Motown
The Legends Of Motown Come and enjoy this spectacular new stage show with Ricky Sampson...
Tel: 01874 611622
February 29 2008
The English Country House
In this course we will look at the architectural development of the English Country House ...
Tel: 01495 333777
February 29 2008
Birds and their Spring Song
A gentle introduction to our resident birds and their songs.
Tel: 01495 333777
February 29 2008
Just pick up your pen & dance - Poetry weekend
‘Pick up your pen and dance’ is for all poets.
Tel: 01495 333777
February 29 2008
Family History - Tracing your Ancestors
This course will introduce you to the enormous array of research methods and sources that will help in your search
Tel: 01495 333777
February 29 2008
Winter Landscapes in Watercolour
This course will focus on creating dark , dramatic skies and bleak mountainous Landscapes
Tel: 01495 333777

March

2008

March 1 2008
Crickhowell Walking Festival
Come to glorious Crickhowell for a full week of fantastic walks designed for all ages and ...
Tel: 01873 811970
March 1 2008
Course: Get Lost Again
The Brecon Beacons Park Society is offering a series of two-day courses.
Tel: 01792 368609
March 1 2008
St David’s Day Festival
Celebration Of Locally Made Arts
Tel: 01874 624979
March 1 2008
A Celebration for St David’s Day
Following the success of last year’s concert, Blaenavon Male Voice Choir along with solois...
Tel: 01873 850805
March 2 2008
Crickhowell Walking Festival
Come to glorious Crickhowell for a full week of fantastic walks designed for all ages.
Tel: 01873 811970
March 3 2008
Brecon Film Society: An Inconvenient Truth (U)
Brecon Film Society shows films at the Brecon Coliseum on the first Monday of the month. ...
Tel: 01874 622501
March 3 2008
Crickhowell Walking Festival
Come to glorious Crickhowell for a full week of fantastic walks designed for all ages
Tel: 01873 811970
March 4 2008
Crickhowell Walking Festival
Come to glorious Crickhowell for a full week of fantastic walks designed for all ages
Tel: 01873 811970
March 5 2008
Crickhowell Walking Festival
Come to glorious Crickhowell for a full week of fantastic walks designed for all ages
Tel: 01873 811970
March 5 2008
Day Course: Welsh For Breakfast
A Brecon Beacons National Park Authority Event Welsh for Breakfast The Coach House 10.3...
March 6 2008
Crickhowell Walking Festival
Come to glorious Crickhowell for a full week of fantastic walks designed for all ages
Tel: 01873 811970
March 6 2008
Richard Alston Dance Company
Richard Alston Dance Company No other dance company places such unalloyed emphasis
Tel: 01874 611622
March 6 2008
Fiddler On The Roof
Heart-warming and uplifting, Fiddler has some of the most memorable songs in musical history.
Tel: 01873 850805
March 7 2008
Crickhowell Walking Festival
Come to glorious Crickhowell for a full week of fantastic walks designed for all ages.
Tel: 01873 811970
March 7 2008
The Syd Lawrence Orchestra
The Syd Lawrence Orchestra The ‘Best Big Band in the Land’ brings you a concert packed show
Tel: 01874 611622
March 7 2008
Fiddler On The Roof
Heart-warming and uplifting, Fiddler has some of the most memorable songs in musical history.
Tel: 01873 850805
March 8 2008
Crickhowell Walking Festival
Come to glorious Crickhowell for a full week of fantastic walks designed for all ages
Tel: 01873 811970
March 8 2008
Swansea City Opera - The Magic Flute
Swansea City Opera - The Magic Flute Following their successful season tour .
Tel: 01874 611622
March 8 2008
Fiddler On The Roof
Heart-warming and uplifting, Fiddler has some of the most memorable songs in musical histo...
Tel: 01873 850805
March 8 2008
Cooking on The Hill
Il Maestro: Franco's favorite dishes
Tel: 01495 333777
March 8 2008
Portuguese
Are you off on holiday to Portugal or Madeira this year, or thinking about buying property
Tel: 01495 333777
March 8 2008
Container Gardening
Always wanted to grow vegetables but never had the room?
Tel: 01495 333777
March 8 2008
Guitar for Beginners
Have you always wanted to learn the guitar but never had the time? Then this is the perfect course
Tel: 01495 333777
March 9 2008
Crickhowell Walking Festival
Come to glorious Crickhowell for a full week of fantastic walks designed for all ages
Tel: 01873 811970
March 11 2008
Pam Ayres - Surgically Enhanced
Pam Ayres - Surgically Enhanced It's over thirty years since Pam first appeared on tv
Tel: 01874 611622
March 12 2008
Two Kinds Of Magic
Magic Two Kinds Of Magic The acclaimed group perform two shows for the price of one!
Tel: 01874 611622
March 12 2008
Organic Speed Dating
A Brecon Beacons National Park Authority Event Organic Speed Dating The Visitor Centre, ...
Tel: 01970 621852
March 13 2008
A Piano Recital with Llyr Williams
A Piano Recital with Llyr Williams BRAHMS: Four Ballades Op.10 SCHUMANN: Piano Sonata ...
Tel: 01873 850805
March 14 2008
Live Twmpath/ Ceilidh band
Llandovery folk dancing has an exciting line up for the winter /spring period 2008
March 14 2008
The Jive Aces
The Jive Aces The UK's top Jive & Swing
Tel: 01873 850805
March 15 2008
Ben Osborne – Dog Days, Lion Nights
An exciting “behind-the-scenes” audio visual show .
Tel: 01497 847676
March 15 2008
Rodney Bewes
Rodney Bewes Presented by Elsewhere Theatre Productions
Tel: 01873 850805
March 16 2008
Guided Walk: The Beacons Way Day 4
The Brecon Beacons Park Society is again giving members and friends an opportunity
Tel: 02920 610397
March 17 2008
Day Course: How to get the most from your website
A Brecon Beacons National Park Authority Event How to get the most from your website.
March 18 2008
RGS Lecture - Stephen Venables
Tel: 01874 611622
March 23 2008 - March 24 2008
Concert of Medieval and Renaissance Music
A concert of music that might have been heard in Medieval times
Tel: 01874 730279
March 26 2008
The Death & Life Of Sherlock Holmes
The Death & Life Of Sherlock Holmes Jay Productions & makin projects
Tel: 01874 611622
March 26 2008
The Elves & The Shoemaker
The Elves & The Shoemaker Easter Holiday Treat Performed by mac Productions
Tel: 01873 850805
March 27 2008
Swan Lake
Swan Lake Thursday 27 March 7:30pm Performed by Swansea’s Ballet
Tel: 01873 850805
March 28 2008
Theatr Na N'Og - Me, A Giant
Theatr Na N'Og - Me, A Giant A musical play for 5 - 7 year olds
Tel: 01874 611622
March 28 2008
Beach Boys Inc.
BEACH BOYS INC. The definitive tribute to a legendary band
Tel: 01873 850805
March 29 2008
Suzette Dorsey's Tina Turner Show - Simply The Best
Suzette Dorsey's Tina Turner Show
Tel: 01874 611622
March 29 2008
Peter Karrie
Peter Karrie A MAN & HIS MUSIC International Theatre star Peter Karrie,
Tel: 01873 850805
March 31 2008
The Automatic
The Automatic plus special guests Doors Open 7.30pm Tickets £9.00
Tel: 01874 611622

April

2008

18 - 20 April '08 RHS Spring Flower Show
Cardiff
The RHS Spring Flower Show, Cardiff returns to the parklands of Cardiff Castle, ready to dazzle the Welsh capital with charming show gardens, beautiful displays of spring flowers and a host of fun activities for all the family to enjoy.
08700 667799
info@rhs.org.uk
http://www.rhs.org.uk/flowershows

May

2008

Garden of Wales Festival 2008
31 May 2008 - 01 Jun 2008
A wonderful selection of stalls in the Mansion with a wide variety of products and produce to purchase and try.
Entertainments on the terrace, as of yet these are unconfirmed, but it is hoped there will be dancers, choirs, bell ringer and talks.
A free glass of pimms and a fruit pie will be given to every visitor and the staff will all be in their period costumes.
Normal Garden Admission applies.
The Fair will be open from 10 am to 6pm, with last admission at 5pm.
Tel: 01558 668998
info@aberglasney.org
www.aberglasney.org

May 22 to June 1 2008 Hay Festival of Literature
Hay Festival 2008 takes place in Hay-on-Wye
Hay is a tiny market town in the Brecon Beacons National Park. It has 1300 people and 39 bookshops. For ten days a year 80,000 visitors converge on Hay from all over the world to join in a carnival celebration of the written word.
www.hayfestival.com

July

2008

23 - 26 July 2008 Royal Welsh Show, Builth Wells
The Royal welsh Agricultural Show is held in July on the permanent showground at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells. It provides a prime shop window for farming in Wales. The show, which runs for four days, attracts more the 200,000 visitors, over 7000 entries of livestock and over 1000 trade stands.
www.rwas.co.uk/en/welsh-show

August

2008

Celebrate the Festival's 25th Anniversary from 8 - 10 August 2008.
Brecon Jazz is special! On the second weekend in August every year the beautiful Welsh market town nestling beneath the majestic Brecon Beacons comes alive to the rhythm of some of the world’s finest Jazz music. For the many thousands of people who have flocked to the Welsh hills over the years, and for the people of Wales who get to enjoy unrivalled musicianship on their doorstep.
01874 625511
www.breconjazz.co.uk

December

2008

Aberglasney's Traditional Winter Fair
06 Dec 2008 - 07 Dec 2008
From 10.30 am until 4.00 pm over the weekend
The Aberglasney Tradtional Winter Fair has earnt the reputation over the last seven years as the best Traditional Winter Fair in South West Wales.
The Winter Fair will host stall holders in the Mansion featuring gifts and crafts as well as a Marchquee in the grounds show casing the best Welsh produce for the festive season.
For the duration of the Winter Fair Aberglasney Gardens come alive with choirs, a silver band, bell ringers and dancers filling the air with festive turnes.
Tel: 01558 668998
info@aberglasney.org
www.aberglasney.org

 

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Calendar of Events in and around the Brecon Beacons

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