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MAY
23
Hay Festival
23rd May 2019 - 2nd June 2019
Facebook page: Click HERE
MAY
24
HowTheLightGetsIn Festival - Hay 2019
24th May 2019 - 27th May 2019
The world's largest philosophy and music festival HowTheLightGetsIn returns to the Wye Valley in May 2019 with more ideas, magic, music and wonder than ever before. The world's leading thinkers debating cutting edge ideas alongside an inspiring programme of music, comedy, culture and performance all set in atmospheric and intimate venues. Visit website
MAY
28
Hay Camera Club Exhibition
28th May 2019
Exhibition and sale of prints and cards. Come along and join us for tea and cake! The Masonic Hall, Brecon Road, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5DZ.
JUN
6
Michael Tippett, book launch and film
6th June 2019
New biography of Michael Tippett presented by author Oliver Soden,followed by a film about Tippett introduced by director Mischa Scorer. Supper available before the event. Tickets £7.50 for book launch and film ,£15.00 for supper from Richard Booth's Bookshop,in person or Visit website for info and tickets.
JUN
23
Wallfisch,York Cello and Piano Duo
23rd June 2019
Hay Music. 3.00pm at Dorstone House HR3 6AW cellist Raphael Wallfisch and pianist John York play works by Beethoven, Brahms, Frank Bridge & Rebecca Clark. Refreshments available. Tickets £15.00 from Richard Booth's Bookshop in person, 01497 820322. Advance booking essential. Book online.
JUL
6
Concerts for Craswall - The Elysian Singers with cellist Amy Norrington
6th July 2019
An Evening for Choir and Cello. Featuring one of the UK’s leading chamber choirs, The Elysian Singers, together with their conductor Sam Laughton. Also making a welcome return will be internationally acclaimed cellist Amy Norrington. The programme includes music by JS Bach, Haydn and Tavener. Visit website
JUL
13
Hay Music: 'CoMA concert with Children of Hay
13th July 2019
'CoMA London Ensemble' presents a varied programme, including pieces featuring pupils from Hay Primary School, at 7.00pm in Hay Primary School. Entry is free by tickets available from music@haymusic.org or from the Reception Office at Hay Primary School. Refreshments available during the interval.
JUL
14
Rachel Podger and Krystian Bezuidenhout
14th July 2019
Hay Music. At 3.00pm in St Mary's Church HR3 5EB world-famous violinist Rachel Podger plays works by JS and CPE Bach and Handel with harpschordist Krystian Bezuidenhoit. Interval refreshments available. Tickets £15.00 from Richard Booth's Bookshop in person, 01497 820322, on the door, or Book online.
JUL
22
The Royal Welsh Show
22nd July 2019 - 25th July 2019
Visit website.01982 553686
AUG
3
Brecon County Show
3rd August 2019
More info: 01874 611881. Visit website
AUG
8
Brecon Jazz Festival
8th August 2019 - 11th August 2019
For information: 07926 196714
AUG
10
Llanigon Show
10th August 2019
Nr Hay-on-Wye. 01497 847342
AUG
11
Steam & Vintage Rally
11th August 2019
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
11
Piano Recital by Ilya Kondratiev
11th August 2019
The critically acclaimed pianist Ilya Kondratiev plays Schubert: Four Impromptus, op. 90, Prokofiev: Sonata No. 3, op 28, Mussorgsky: 'Pictures at an Exhibition'. Dorstone House, Dorstone HR3 6AW. Tickets £15. Visit website
SEP
7
Hay Music presents
7th September 2019
In St Mary's Church at 7.30 pm. A quartet of fine string players (violin,viola and 2 cellos) play Beethoven String Trio Op.9 No 1 and wonderful but lesser known Russian works by Shnittke,Gliere and Arensky. Tickets from Richard Booth's Bookshop in person or Visit website for info and tickets - or at the door.
SEP
7
Herefordshire Art Week
7th September 2019 - 15th September 2019
Herefordshire Art Week. Visit website
SEP
21
Abergavenny Food Festival
21st September 2019 - 22nd September 2019
01874 624979. Visit website
OCT
5
Brecon Food Festival
5th October 2019
07779 012019 for details.
OCT
10
Hay Walking Festival
10th October 2019 - 13th October 2019
The Hay on Wye Walking Festival is back. We warmly invite you to join us from Thursday 10th to Sunday 13th October to enjoy our lush countryside, stunning hills and beautiful town. We kick off with a night walk on Friday and our walks programme over Saturday and Sunday is broad ranging in terms of geography and interest. With twenty walks in all, there is something for all abilities and interests – all day in the hills, town walks, historical walks and even an exciting opportunity to try the ancient way of walking with pack ponies. Book online via www.haywalkingfestival.com or contact the Hay Walking Festival team on 01497 822423 or email info@haywalkingfestival.com
NOV
28
Hay Festival Winter Weekend
28th November 2019 - 1st December 2019
More info: Visit website.
NOV
29
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!
NOV
30
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.
NOV
30
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
APR
3
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.
AUG
1
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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