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Annual Meadow Path Mow

Spring finally arrived a little while ago, and it was taken as a signal for the Annual Meadow Path Mow. On a lovely Sunday morning, Caerleon Festival volunteers cut and cleared foot paths through the meadow, to encourage and enable visitors to venture in to see what is growing this year, enjoy the sculptures and […]

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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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Fairy Tale in Newport

Thoughts on the Festival Market Sunday 9th December: convivial, atmospheric, entertaining, seasonal music, goodwill abounding, great gifts, community spirit, busy all day, all exhibitors happy, all raffle tickets sold, 5 Xmas hampers won, punters pleased, great teamwork… In short – a Fairy Tale in Newport. Thanks to Loraine for organising the day and your helpers. […]

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Meadow Autumn Update

A couple of weeks ago we had our meadow and borders cut and cleared. The late Summer was so mild and wet that everything had grown back much more than usual, after the early Summer cut and bale for the festival. We don’t need to do this every year, as it costs us quite a […]

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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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