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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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Wildflower Information Sheet

Here are all the plants we have put in the meadow, 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 even more than others.
 You can look them up on Google Images, or by […]

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Wildflower Meadow May 2020

During this very hot week, a group of senior volunteer Caerleon Festival stalwarts gave our wild flower meadow a bit of attention. Over two sweltering days they cut and cleared pathways around the wildflower borders, sculptures and seating, so that visitors could walk through the meadow and enjoy the wild flowers close up. A list […]

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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 the […]

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