To all Fellow Meadow Makers

Hello Fellow Meadow Makers!  Suddenly it’s Spring – time to cut and clear paths, as we did last May da-dah! Sunday 19th May looks to be fine – 10.30am seems a reasonable time to start – so see you in the Meadow. If you haven’t got a big rake, garden forks are best and I’m […]

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Caerleon Festival’s SPRING FAYRE

On a glorious Spring Saturday, Caerleon Festival Volunteers held a Spring Fayre in the Town Hall freshly bedecked with bunting. Throughout the day, whilst not a torrent, a continuous stream of customers were tempted by an impressive array of gifts, goodies, crafts, food, wine & more. A big thank you to all our exhibitors and […]

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St. David’s Day @ the Hanbury Arms

Congratulations to the Dai Bach Band & Friends, and members of Côr y Dreigiau & Côr Afon Lwyd for a memorable evening of music & song – ably supported by customers in the Hanbury Arms. A fitting tribute to St. David and a warm welcome to a cold Spring. .

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21st Caerleon Festival ends

Following a full & varied 11day programme, the Festival finally came to a close with the removal of marquees from the Meadow. Thanks are due to our performers, our exhibitors, our sponsors and the Caerleon Community who celebrated the 21st YEAR of their FESTIVAL –  organised by the community for the community.   A special vote […]

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Sŵn y Gân

  The Sound of the Song – Sŵn y Gân certainly rang out last night in St. Cadoc’s Church when this newly formed choir from Griffithstown, Pontypool sang to a large and hugely appreciative audience. They sang from Lerner/ Loewe to Elton to Disney to Handel; from Sondheim to Radiohead to a standing ovation. Hard […]

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CATRIN FINCH in Concert

CATRIN FINCH is one of our most treasured classical harpists, and possibly the most gifted classical harp virtuoso of our times. She took us on a musical journey throughout her life, and talked about some of her influences inspirations and musical challenges, which have, at times, taken her outside the conventions of classical training to perform […]

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2RUDE at The Ship Inn – Review

July 2, 2023 – The Ship Inn in conjunction with Caerleon Festival A wonderful evening of entertainment was delivered from a purpose-built stage on the banks of the Usk. This talented group of musicians got everybody up dancing and Wendy and staff at the Ship certainly made sure everyone was fed and watered in an […]

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The BIG FREE – programme

Saturday, 8th July Start THE BIG FREE – The Hanbury Arms 12.30 Kinetic Theatre Arts Cardiff. Performers 6 – 16 years 1.30 Aled Hughes. Acoustic pop, folk, rock ‘n roll and indie 2.25 Tiny Toes Ballet. Cardiff, Newport and Cwmbran 3.10 Bois Y Bryn. Welsh Shanty band from Cwmbran 4.20 Kings of Caerleon. Rock ‘n […]

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Meadow Festival Ready

People might moan about the Meadow now mown. Sad to say a fond farewell to the wildflowers, but the Festival fast approaches – OUR 21st YEAR! There will be much to please on the Meadow during the Big Free weekend on Sat/Sun 8/9th July. Our volunteers will ensure a return of the wildflowers. =========================================================== FOR INFO: Take […]

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Early Summer Meadow Mow

Early Meadow Mow As a warm up to this year’s Festival, the 21st, beginning on Thursday 29th June, paths were mowed and cleared to the sculptures and benches in the Meadow so that visitors can enjoy wild flowers close up. The weather was fabulous and plenty of volunteers joined in. It is hoped that there […]

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