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Events...
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
NOV
12
The Lion Street Gallery Christmas Show
12th November 2018 - 10th January 2019
We have 25 artists and sculptors exhibiting with us for our Christmas group show. There's work in a whole variety of mediums on display. Opening hours: Mon.Wed.Thrs.Fri. Sat :10.30 till 5.00. Sun 11 - 4.00. Art loving dogs very much welcome. Visit website
NOV
16
Friday Live: Broken Bones Matilda + Duncan McCorkindale
16th November 2018
Broken Bones Matilda is comprised of two childhood friends from the West country. Their music is inspired by Americana and yet deeply rooted in the English countryside; with raspy vocals, melodic harmonies and an enchanting band supporting them, their sound is both innocent and dark. "If you have ever wondered what it would sound like if Nick Cave wrote songs for Fleetwood Mac, the answer might just lie somewhere in Madeleine, the latest release from Broken Bones Matilda." Support comes from Duncan McCorkindale bringing his signature mix of covers and originals, journeying through guitar, slide, banjo, harmonica and loop pedal. Visit website
NOV
17
Saturday Shenanigans: The Brwmys + Red Ethel
17th November 2018
Foot-stomping, jig-tastic future folk from Cardiff, playing an eclectic mix of Bluegrass to Bhangra, Irish to Arabic...and everything in between. Songs can be simple or complex, gentle or manic with no barriers to constrain experimentation. Be prepared to swig your cider, dance your socks off, and find out what the Brwmys actually means... Visit website Support comes from Red Ethel - much loved local band perform a fabulous concoction of folk, singing and beautiful melodies.
NOV
22
Hay Festival Winter Weekend
22nd November 2018 - 25th November 2018
More info: Visit website.
NOV
23
Friday Live: The Rosellys + Brent Lee
23rd November 2018
The Rosellys are self-described as British Americana. “The Rosellys capture the essence of country, with folk ingredients baked into a transatlantic roots fusion” - R2 4/5 Stars. "The Rosellys are a band who make no apology for their love of Americana. Musically, they blend English accents with lyrical references to both the UK and US alongside well pitched bass, feisty drum beats and stunning pedal steel and fiddle to create a sound that walks the fine line between Celtic folk and Americana" - Nashville Over Here. Support comes from Brent Lee. 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
Winter Wayzgoose at The Story of Books
24th November 2018
This traditional gathering of printers, bookbinders and papermakers returns to The Story of Books, this time with a festive theme. From 10am-3pm on Saturday 24th November there will be tabletop stalls selling books and prints, and printing presses set up for you to print your own Christmas card for just £2 each. Join us for folk music, coffee and pastries, ‘Printer’s Pie’ and glühwein. There is also the opportunity to see two exhibitions: #NoWords - a celebration of wordless picture books, and 250 years of John Murray Press, that will introduce our new Four o’Clock Friends programme of events. At 6pm we are launching The Charm of Magpies from Incline Press, and The Rhona Muirhead Prize for printing. All welcome. Winter Wayzgooze, 10am-3pm, Saturday 24 November at The Story of Books, 20 Castle Street, Hay-on-Wye, HR3 5DF. FREE ENTRY.
NOV
24
Glasbury Flying Circus presents
24th November 2018
Glasbury Village Hall 8pm to 10pm. £10 a ticket (u18s £5) available from Railway Nursery, The Harp Inn and Dial-a-Ride. An evening of entertainment to blow those blues away with music, dance, comedy and silliness! Bring a bottle. Proceeds to Wales Air Ambulance and 3 local community groups. Visit Facebook page
NOV
24
DJ Max Galactic - Charity Fundraiser
24th November 2018
Dust off your dancing shoes and join us at The Globe for an epic party this November, with a late-night 2 a.m. finish. Expect a stellar mix of disco, house and party classics - I’ll be upstairs in the main gallery all night, playing an extended 5 hour set - with a silent disco from midnight! We’ll be raising much needed funds for local nursery Busy Bees and the Callum Mannox appeal. There will be an amazing raffle on the night to add an extra bit of excitement to the evening’s entertainment, and to help us raise as much money as we can. Tickets £10 (cash only) are available from Busy Bees nursery in Clifford, Flow at 29 Castle Street in Hay, or by messaging me directly. To find out more about Callum’s journey, and donate directly please click on this link to his crowdfunding page: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/callums-journey - Visit website
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
NOV
30
Let's Get Quizzical
30th November 2018
MC Emma on the mic - free chips at half time! £2 entry fee per person - winner takes the pot! Visit website
DEC
1
Saturday Shenanigans: The Rocker Covers
1st December 2018
The Rocker Covers like to work on dismantling and re-arranging some of the biggest chart- toppers and pop classics they can think of, stripping them down and hot-rodding them just as back yard mechanics did to ‘32 Fords in the 1950’s. Visit website
DEC
1
Out With The Old - Candlelit Christmas Concert with The Village Quire
1st December 2018
The Village Quire bring a mellifluous mid-winter garland of delights for your delectation this Yuletide. We are looking forward to the festive season with a melodious bouquet of new tales and songs; delight for both ear and mind. 7.30 pm, in All Saints’ Church, Cwmbach, Glasbury. Tix £8/5 (u.18s). Visit website
DEC
7
Friday Live: Flamenco Thief
7th December 2018
After his fantastic show last year, Craig Sutton, the Flamenco Thief returns to Hay. Craig plays Spanish acoustic guitar with the Boss RC loop pedal to blend modern rhythms with time-honoured Flamenco techniques. Western, Eastern and African rhythms have allowed him to connect and build long lasting friendships with people all over the world. He has entertained crowds in Turkish parks, German kitchens, Serbian living rooms, Dutch hospitals, French chapels and so many more wonderfully unique locations. Visit website
DEC
8
The Big Skill Christmas Fair
8th December 2018
Join The Big Skill at the globe for a day of discovering beautiful handmade arts and crafts, created by a range of local artisans, perfect gifts for you, your home or your friends and family. Free entry to the public. Why not make a day of it and stay to enjoy the atmosphere at this lovely quirky venue... you can get into the festive spirit whilst purchasing unique, bespoke gifts and then rest your legs whilst sipping coffee or mulled wine, or treat yourself to lunch and a scrumptious cake! For information and bookings, please email events.bigskill@gmail.com - Visit website
DEC
8
Saturday Shenanigans: The Speedgums
8th December 2018
Local band The Speedgums are best described as an eclectic mix of Americana covers on traditional instruments. They last played back in January to a busy gig and we are pleased to see them again at the globe! Visit website
DEC
8
1st Hay on Wye Scout Christmas Craft Fayre
8th December 2018
Christmas Craft Fayre numerous stalls with handmade items and cakes, refreshments available from 10 - 4 at Hay Butter Market. Crafters a few tables are available still please contact Tess 01981 251522 to book Proceeds to 1st Hay on Wye Scout Group.
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.
DEC
12
Christmas Carol Service
12th December 2018
St Mary's Church, Hay 3pm. Entry £3.50 to include refreshments and mince pies. Come join the Monday Choir to celebrate the Christmas season. Open to all. Proceeds in aid of Hay Dial-a-Ride. Our big Christmas Draw will take place after the service. Tickets in advance or entry on the door. Visit Facebook page
DEC
14
Friday Live: Christmas Village Quire
14th December 2018
The Village Quire sing thrilling, unaccompanied West Gallery music, folk harmony, shape note and catches. Come and enjoy what the Welsh call - Hwyl - "heart and soul" of music, delivered with their very own Christmas cheer. Come and join us in supporting this local group and get in the festive spirit. A real Christmas treat! Visit website
DEC
15
Saturday Shenanigans: Lonesome Stampede
15th December 2018
Local folk favourites, Lonesome Stampede, return for a pre-Christmas knees up. Their year began at the Louisiana in Bristol, and went via London and included festival appearances at Wessex Folk Festival, Down on the Farm and The Great Dorset Steam Fair. Join them for another fun dance-fuelled evening of fab music and major mayhem! Visit website
DEC
21
Christmas Ceilidh!
21st December 2018
Life Of Riley Ceilidhs are strictly for fun and those that don't want to take it all too seriously! No previous experience is needed as the caller will guide you through the dances, none of which are too complicated. Songs and tunes are performed between dances to allow everyone to get their breath back. We do love a Ceilidh! Visit website
JAN
20
Patrick Hemmerle (piano)
20th January 2019
3.00 pm in St Mary's Church,Hay.The fine french pianist Patrick Hemmerle plays Bach:Goldberg Variations and Chopin:24 Preludes. Tickets £12.00 (students £6.00) from Richard Booth's Bookshop,01497 820322, online or at the door. Interval refreshments available.
FEB
8
Robin Michael...(cello)
8th February 2019
7.30 pm in Richard Booth's Bookshop. Well known cellist Robin Michael will play. Bach:Cello Suites No 1 and 3 Kodaly: solo cello sonata op 8. Tickets £12.00 (students £6.00) from Richard Booth's Bookshop,Lion St, Hay in person,01497 820322, online or at the door. Interval refreshments .
MAR
17
Milly Forrest (soprano)
17th March 2019
3.00 pm in St Mary's Church,Hay. Emerging star soprano Emma Forrest sings French,German and English operatic arias and songs with piano accompaniment. Tickets £12.00 (students £6.00) from Richard Booth's Bookshop,in person,01497 820322, online or at the door.Refreshments in interval.
APR
10
Alice Earll (violin)
10th April 2019
7.30 pm in the Cinema at Richard Booth's Bookshop."Dancing with Bach".Dance in baroque society from Biber to Bach. Tickets £12.00 from Richard Booth's Bookshop,in person,0147 820322, online or at door if seats available ..advance booking recommended. Wine,soft drinks available.
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
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