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The Eusebius String Quartet
14th November 2019
The Eusebius Quartet are fast gaining a reputation for imaginative and communicative performances and Hay Music looks forward to welcoming this adventurous and exciting young string quartet in music by Haydn, Bartók and Beethoven. Visit website
Hay Festival Winter Weekend
28th November 2019 - 1st December 2019
More info: Visit website.
Christmas Lights ‘The Big Switch ON!’
29th November 2019
Venue: Cheese Market / Memorial Carpark. It’s free, just turn up! See Hay-on-Wye transformed into a winter wonderland brimming with festive cheer!
Live Jazz weekend at The Old Black Lion
29th November 2019 - 30th November 2019
Bandleader, composer and trumpeter, Henry Lowther’s work on the British jazz scene for the last 50 years reads like a ‘Who’s Who’. He played at Woodstock in 1969 with Keef Hartley and has played regularly with, amongst others, Gordon Beck, Michael Garrick, Graham Collier, Mike Gibbs, Pete King, Loose Tubes, John Surman, John Taylor, Stan Tracey and Kenny Wheeler. As a session musician Henry has recorded with Bing Crosby, George Harrison, Elton John, Henry Mancini, Paul McCartney, Sammy Davis Jr., Sir Simon Rattle, Nelson Riddle and Talk Talk among many, many others.
Fairtrade Christmas Fair
30th November 2019
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. 10am - 5pm. Butter Market, Hay Fabulous range of fair-trade gifts from around the world.
Hay-on-Wye Winter Food Festival
30th November 2019
Over 50 companies, 10-4pm. Memorial Car Park, Middle of town. Free Entry. Contact Andrew Powell, 07779 012019
Hay Winter Festival Artisan Market
1st December 2019
Local and regional Makers and Artisans will provide you with a stunning marketplace this winter! 60 stands, all under cover, offering perfect, handmade Christmas Gifts during the Hay Festival Winter Weekend. You can also enjoy the cafe, bar and music! Facebook link
Hay on Wye Scouts Christmas Craft Fayre
7th December 2019
From 10am until 4pm at Hay on Wye Butter Market. We will be serving refreshments, and have a Raffle along with stallsselling wonderful willow baskets and decorations, Marvelous Mandy cakes,Super fabric creations, and pretty porcelain flowers plus more. We do have a couple of tables available please get in touch with Tess, Tel: 01981 251522
Concert by Brecon Singers
14th December 2019
Saturday 14th December 7.30pm. A concert by Brecon Singers directed by Robert Evans. Schubert Mass in G, Schubert Ave Maria & Seasonal Songs. Organist Meirion Wynn Jones. St Mary's Church, Brecon LD3 7AA, tickets £12 (£6 under 18) from Ardent Gallery, Cafe at St Mary's Church or on the door.
Choir of Clare College Cambridge
16th December 2019
By popular demand Hay Music is delighted to welcome once again the Choir of Clare College, Director Graham Ross. Visit website
Lanterns Across The Snow
21st December 2019
Christmas Concert with The Village Quire This year The Village Quire bring you Lanterns Across The Snow ... a show based upon Susan Hill’s delightful short story of the same title about childhood, Christmas and memory. Gorgeous harmonies and gentle storytelling sure to warm the cockles of the heart on any chilly December night ... but especially in the warm and cosy interior of the lovely Glasbury Methodist Church, Cwmbach on Saturday 21st December at 7.30 pm. Tickets £10 (£5 u18s) to include seasonal refreshments from 01497 847676. Visit website
Bookstagram Hay 2020
3rd April 2020 - 5th April 2020
Hay will be celebrating its 43rd year of Independence from 3-5th April with 3 days of events reflecting all that is wonderful about this most unique of towns.
HowTheLightGetsIn Festival - Hay 2020
22nd May 2020 - 25th May 2020
The world's largest philosophy and music festival, HowTheLightGetsIn, touches down in the Wye Valley for the 11th year running in May 2020 with more ideas, magic, music and wonder than ever before. The world's leading thinkers, from mind-boggling philosophers to award-winning scientists via renowned journalists and headline-making politicians, will gather to debate the most urgent and fascinating topics of our time. In the past, speakers from Deborah Levy to Rory Stewart have conferred on post-truth and patriarchy, the rise of China and decline of the West, the ethics of plastic surgery, and so much more. Debates will take place alongside a stellar line-up of musicians and comedians, following in the footsteps of stars like Lianne LaHavas, Ana Matronic, Donovan, James Acaster and Lou Sanders, all set in atmospheric and intimate venues. Visit website
WW2 - 75 Years
1st August 2020 - 2nd August 2020
HAY commemorates 75 years since World War 2. Re-enactors will be camped around the castle grounds including Monty’s Double, Oma Bradley. Sir Winston Churchill portrayed by Derek Herbert. Parade from main car park. Service of remembrance at the Memorial. Services led by a military parade, Emma Brown (Soprano), Surrey Police Band, and massed choirs.
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