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A Day’s work in the Field on a very Hot Day

Despite being one of the hottest days of the year, a dedicated group of volunteers turned up for the first meadow work of the year. Paths and edges were cut, and it was all raked up  and cleared in an impressive hour and a half. Half the group had done it many times before, and […]

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Hello Field Workers – a message from Bryan

It’s that time of year again already, and as you can see, the Gateway Project Management Team has been getting a bit of practice. We’re about a month late this year because of the weird early spring weather, but the meadow is catching up fast. Paths will be mowed, and the cuttings need to be cleared. […]

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CAERLEON’S FESTIVAL MEADOW – how it came about.

THE FESTIVAL MEADOW   This article appears in the latest issue of the Monmouthshire Meadow Group (MMG) magazine. It tells of the background to how the Festival Meadow, sited across the road from the Hanbury Arms, came about. ­­­­­­­­­­­_____________________________________________________________________ “A few years ago, Celf Caerleon Arts secured a long lease on the Hanbury Field, where […]

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Caerleon Festival’s CHRISTMAS VIRTUAL FARMERS’ MARKET 2020!

 CAERLEON FESTIVAL CHRISTMAS VIRTUAL FARMERS’ MARKET 2020! (Reality to Virtuality)   Sadly, as you may know, our traditional Caerleon Festival Christmas Farmers’ Market will not be held in the Town Hall this year due to Covid-19. But, do not despair, we are inviting all our market stallholders to join us in a Virtual Christmas Farmers’ Market! […]

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WildflowerMeadowSeptember2020 cont.

CAERLEON FESTIVAL – THE GATEWAY MEADOW Despite the curtailment of activities by covid the Festival Team has been busy on the Gateway Meadow. Despite a damp August, with the help of our friendly farmer most of the Meadow was cut, turned and baled – with bales removed.  The wildflower borders were left intact to allow […]

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WildflowerMeadowSeptember2020

WildflowerMeadowSeptember2020 After a very inclement August, the weather turned favourable and the meadow started to dry out. By the second week we were able to have it all cut, turned and baled, all done within a couple of days, and the bales were happily carted away by our friendly farmer. The wildflower borders were left […]

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THE MAGIC GARDEN

THE MAGIC GARDEN If you go down to the Caerleon Memorial Garden  today you’re in for a big surprise!   Not only will there be bears having a picnic, but also a fairy grotto, wispy dream catchers, pleasant surprises – all in a Magic Garden of riotous colour. From Monday 14th to 28th September! “Prosecco […]

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Work of the Festival Team updated

  CAERLEON FESTIVAL Despite the “gap year” imposed by the pandemic, the work of the Festival Team continues.  Here is an update. Two sculptures have been “decommissioned” due to natural deterioration and removed to make way for replacements in due course – “The Huggies” in Backhall Street and “The Roman Bench” situated in the Festival […]

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Caerleon Festival – The BIG FREE – was not to be.

This weekend, 11/12th July 2020, was to be the BIG FREE, the climax of the 18th Festival, a celebration of music, dance, entertainment, arts, crafts, exhibitions, on both banks of the river.   Not so.  2020 has proved to be a gap year and celebrations will resume with gusto in 2021!   An extract: from a longer […]

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