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JAN
19
Live Music: The Fordsons
19th January 2018
The Fordsons perform old-time, mountain and early bluegrass music from the Appalachian region United States of America. Expect furious breakdowns, nonsense songs, fiddle and banjo tunes and cautionary ballads of love and loss. Earlybird Tickets £5. Visit website
JAN
19
The Consone String Quartet
19th January 2018
7.30pm in Richard Booth's Bookkshop,Hay on Wye.This award-winning young quartet play early works by Haydn and Beethoven and the last quartet work by Mendelssohn,on period instruments. Tickets £13.00 from Richard Booth's Bookshop in person, 01497 820322/822010 or online here.
JAN
26
Live Music: Frankie Wesson
26th January 2018
Frankie Wesson’s sets consist of a mixture of acoustic heart-felt original songs, drawn from personal experience as well as classic and contemporary covers. Raised on artists like Fleetwood Mac, Alanis Morisette, Tracy Chapman and Eva Cassidy. Earlybird Tickets £5. Visit website
JAN
27
Live Music: Rolly-Syndicate
27th January 2018
Soul/Funk 5-piece band performing a range of music from old Soul / Funk classics to contemporary hits as well as their original tunes. The combination of Amera’s meaningful lyrics coupled with the very skillful and original backing music is what makes this band unique. Earltbird Tickets £5. Visit website
FEB
1
Greenpeace Talk
1st February 2018
Informal meeting of local activists and supporters to discuss campaigns and how we can get involved in bringing about major environmental victories. Anyone who cares about the natural world and our future is welcome. Visit website
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
3
Live Music: Mr.Woodnote + The Most Trio
3rd February 2018
Mr. Woodnote uniquely freestyles beats and riffs with only a microphone, a loop station, a saxophone and an electric saxophone. Vocalists, Lil Rhys & Eva Lazarus join him onstage to mix Hip-Hop and Funk flavours with Jazz and Dance harmonies. Earlybird Tickets £6. 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
9
Live Music: Joe Dolman
9th February 2018
With 2 independently released EPs under his belt landing him top 10s in the UK and US iTunes charts, singer/songwriter Dolman has been growing from strength to strength with each show he plays, picking up plays on BBC Radio 1, from the likes of Huw Stephens and BBC Introducing. Earlybird Tickets £5. Visit website
FEB
10
Live Music: Super Sonic Disco
10th February 2018
Expect an irresistible smorgasbord of soul, disco and funk, brought bang up to date with party classics! Tickets £10 – Contact the SuperSonicDisco Facebook page to reserve tickets, or call Max on 07817 767391. Visit website
FEB
16
Live Music: Velvet & Stone
16th February 2018
A unique twist on folk music, cleverly pushing the boundaries of genre by combining folk themes, with catchy pop hooks, and great songs. Drawing up on personal stories, melancholy tales and rugged landscapes, Velvet & Stone create an atmospheric and haunting sound. Earlybird Tickets £5. Visit website
FEB
17
Live Music: Neil Younger
17th February 2018
This quarter, we can’t wait to welcome back Neil Younger, a Cardiff based band formed around the love for alt-folk legend Neil Young. Don’t miss your chance to hear this atmospheric set! Earlybird Tickets £5. Visit website
FEB
20
An Oriental Miscellany
20th February 2018
7.30pm Richard Booth's Bookshop. Unique 18th century Anglo-Indian music played by Jane Chapman(harpsichord) and Yu-Wei Hu (flute). Tickets £14.00 from Richard Booth's Bookshop in person,01497 820322/822010 or online. Pre-concert supper £15.00. Free pre-concert discussion 4.30 pm at “The Granary”. Teas available.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Details to be confirmed.
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
11
Steam & Vintage Rally
11th 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
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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