Further Art Work sent in from Caerleon Primary Schools

The Caerleon Festival was delighted to receive work sent in from Phoebe Y4 and Esmeralda Y1 of Ponthir Church in Wales Primary School. We have had to set up a new News Page since the last one covering Primary Art became overloaded…..well done the Primary school pupils of Caerleon. Do keep them coming – send […]

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Caerleon Comp School from HOME – their ART

The Caerleon Festival invited the Art Dept. staff of the Caerleon Comprehensive School and/or the students themselves to send in work that is being carried out at home during this period of isolation from friends, school and other social activities. The Festival has been overwhelmed by the extraordinary talent shown in the work that has, […]

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Young people working from HOME – their Art

Some of the WORK coming from CAERLEON PRIMARY SCHOOLS   Throughout Wales, along with the rest of the UK, children are being taught at home, producing some exciting and interesting artwork. We asked to see some of the pictures being done in and around Caerleon and for young people (or their parents/guardians) to send photos of […]

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The “Veteran sculpture” – Caerleon Remembers

  The “Veteran” sculpture on the riverside of the Hanbury Arms reminds us of the sacrifice made by so many during the Great War of 1914/18.   The addition of a face mask reminds us that, as the First World War drew to a close and in the aftermath, the world was afflicted by the […]

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CORONAVIRUS – latest update.

THE CAERLEON FESTIVAL IS POSTPONED. Celf Caerleon Arts is committed to safeguarding the health and safety of all. The coronavirus pandemic has caused us to review our plans for 2020 in the context of evolving circumstances. Taking into account – the danger of transmission to people of all ages; the vulnerability of people aged 70+ […]

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CORONAVIRUS – update

CORONAVIRUS Celf Caerleon Arts is committed to the health and safety of all. Accordingly, unfolding developments will be carefully monitored and adjustments to plans considered and implemented as appear to be necessary. The Festival continues, but in the words of the song we shall be “reviewing the situation.” Tim Davidson Chair

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Mari Lwyd in Caerleon – a Community event

  Mari Lwyd in Caerleon – a Community event On Saturday 11th January the start of the traditional Welsh New Year – HEN GALAN – was celebrated with the arrival of the MARI LWYD in Caerleon. Thanks to Henry Lutman for once again presenting his Sidmouth Folk Festival Horse Trials prize winning Mari most ably […]

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“The Veteran” – Commemorating WW1

In November 2018 the Community of Caerleon commemorated the centenary of the Armistice that ended “The Great War” – the “War to end all wars” – now known as the “First World War.”  “Caerleon Remembers” in St. Cadoc’s Church was a fitting tribute to the local men and women who served in the War, some of […]

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Caerleon Festival’s Farmers’ Market Review

Christmas came early to Caerleon.  The Town Hall was a treasury of treats – gastro-goodies and gifts.  Business was brisk.  The Community came together to browse, chat and buy, serenaded by Choir and Harp. Santa “ho-ho’d” around the Hall to everyone’s delight.  Musicians, seeking refuge from the rain, relocated from the Common and carols were […]

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