We welcome King Arthur and remember Henry Lutman

KING ARTHUR was officially welcomed to Caerleon on the night of Wednesday 9th November. Created at the request of Caerleon Festival by local sculptor, international star CHRIS WOOD, Arthur now resides in Isca Road, Ultra Pontem.   Looking at Arthur’s face there is more than a hint of Henry, our dear friend, the late HENRY LUTMAN. […]

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THE TREOCHY MALE CHOIR – Review

THE TREOCHY MALE CHOIR Friday 4th November 2022 A seemingly endless list of superlatives springs to mind when reflecting on this memorable evening.  To summarise – The Treorchy Male Choir delivered a world class performance to a capacity audience in Caerleon’s St Cadoc’s Church.  Song, music, poetry, humour were all there to keep everyone captivated from […]

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AUTUMN 2022 Sowing for SPRING 2023 Meadow Flowers

AUTUMN 2022 for SPRING 2023 Here are listed all the seeds that were sown in the meadow Autumn 2022, in the field itself and in the flower beds along the walls. There is a lot of overlap. Some plants will have thrived more than others, and in some areas more than others. They can be […]

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The Sowing of the Meadow Autumn ’22

MEADOW SOWING Autumn 2022 In the last few days, we have been working on the meadow, mowing,clearing and harrowing. On the Sunday morning 9th October an energetic group of volunteers raked up the detritus from the harrowing (we often seem to be raking in our field). Then we hand-sowed the whole field with a large […]

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Henry Charles Lutman

OUR FRIEND HENRY Henry Charles Lutman 24th February 1948 – 16th June 2022    Just before the Summer Festival our dear friend Henry suddenly passed away – a sad loss to Loraine, his family and the community.  Henry was a great character – friendly, helpful, kind, humane, humorous, energetic, creative, a problem solver, team player – a man with a unique range of talents – artist, designer, musician, […]

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Caerleon Festival Meadow Mowing

We have started getting our meadow ready for this year’s festival, in time for the Big Free weekend on 9th & 10th July. Our friendly farmer has done the first cut, he’ll then turn and bale in the next few days, so the field will be clear for the marquees, craft stalls, and live music.” […]

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Meadow is ready for Summer

As a warm up to this year’s Festival, beginning on Saturday 1st July, the meadow was mowed and the paths to sculptures and benches were cleared so that visitors could walk through the meadow to enjoy the wild flowers close up. The weather was beautiful and a good number of volunteers joined in. A list […]

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Hello again Field Workers

Gateway Project Management Team It’s that time of year yet again, and as you can see, the Team can’t wait! The meadow is nice and dry, and ready for trimming. Paths will be mowed, and the cuttings need to be cleared and this is where we need your help, the same as last year, and here’s a […]

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Review: Daoiri Farrell

Daoiri’s return to Caerleon was triumphant.  At ease in the splendid Church where the accoustics so suit him, his voice soared, perfectly synchronised with his magnificent bouzouki playing.  The songs described by Daoiri as some tragic, some happy – all beautifully written,  he aspires to serve well.  Performed with such passion and precision he succeeded. […]

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2022 Caerleon Festival POSTER

CAERLEON FESTIVAL, OUR 20th YEAR! The programme in brief. Daoiri Farrell, Folk Star, St. Cadoc’s Church 6th May – an aperitif for…. THE SUMMER SPECIAL  25th June ’til 10th July Spiers & Boden, Folk Stars, in the Church 25th June The Grand Opening, 30th June, Hanbury Quayside with Piping Hot & the Blues Sisters ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, 1st July, Amphitheatre supported by Caldicot M.V. Choir ‘Lit. […]

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