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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! You […]

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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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LIT. on the LAWN 2020

Today SATURDAY, JULY 4th, 2020, should have been our LIT on the LAWN event in the FESTIVAL MARQUEE @ THE PRIORY HOTEL in Caerleon but, along with all the other Festival events, it has been postponed until 2021….. ….but that does not stop us reading…….!    For example there is our local author, SAM ADAMS […]

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Art work from Ponthir Church in Wales Primary School

We asked schools to pass on to us examples of artwork being carried out at home during these unprecedented times and many did. Here is work from PONTHIR CHURCH in WALES PRIMARY SCHOOL pupils – some inspired by the work of the Welsh artist, RHIANNON ROBERTS and her use of vibrant colours and busy Welsh […]

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