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The “Veteran sculpture” – Caerleon Remembers

  The “Veteran” sculpture on the riverside of the Hanbury Arms reminds us of the sacrifice made by so many during the Great War of 1914/18.   The addition of a face mask reminds us that, as the First World War drew to a close and in the aftermath, the world was afflicted by the […]

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CORONAVIRUS – latest update.

THE CAERLEON FESTIVAL IS POSTPONED. Celf Caerleon Arts is committed to safeguarding the health and safety of all. The coronavirus pandemic has caused us to review our plans for 2020 in the context of evolving circumstances. Taking into account – the danger of transmission to people of all ages; the vulnerability of people aged 70+ […]

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CORONAVIRUS – update

CORONAVIRUS Celf Caerleon Arts is committed to the health and safety of all. Accordingly, unfolding developments will be carefully monitored and adjustments to plans considered and implemented as appear to be necessary. The Festival continues, but in the words of the song we shall be “reviewing the situation.” Tim Davidson Chair

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Mari Lwyd in Caerleon – a Community event

  Mari Lwyd in Caerleon – a Community event On Saturday 11th January the start of the traditional Welsh New Year – HEN GALAN – was celebrated with the arrival of the MARI LWYD in Caerleon. Thanks to Henry Lutman for once again presenting his Sidmouth Folk Festival Horse Trials prize winning Mari most ably […]

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“The Veteran” – Commemorating WW1

In November 2018 the Community of Caerleon commemorated the centenary of the Armistice that ended “The Great War” – the “War to end all wars” – now known as the “First World War.”  “Caerleon Remembers” in St. Cadoc’s Church was a fitting tribute to the local men and women who served in the War, some of […]

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Caerleon Festival’s Farmers’ Market Review

Christmas came early to Caerleon.  The Town Hall was a treasury of treats – gastro-goodies and gifts.  Business was brisk.  The Community came together to browse, chat and buy, serenaded by Choir and Harp. Santa “ho-ho’d” around the Hall to everyone’s delight.  Musicians, seeking refuge from the rain, relocated from the Common and carols were […]

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A Call from Bryan

Hello Field workers. I know I probably said that’s it for this year’s fieldwork, and you’re all busy preparing for Christmas, but I’m sure you’d want to help clear up a bit so our meadow can look like this next Summer, or even better. The wonderful Wildflower Earth borders, you so diligently laid over the last […]

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Review – Treorchy Male Choir

Review Treorchy Male Choir concert St Cadoc’s Church 22nd November 2019 The Church was filled to capacity with an expectant audience – expectations were fulfilled – the TREORCHY MALE CHOIR was triumphant and guest soloist, RHODRI PRYS JONES, exceptional.  A varied programme of music embracing the traditional, classical and popular from around the globe satisfied […]

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Review – Sarah McQuaid

Sarah McQuaid in concert at St Cadoc’s Church, Caerleon on Thursday 7th November 2019    Expectations of Sarah McQuaid were high – she exceeded them.  Singer, songwriter and musician – a consummate performer whose rapport with the audience demonstrated insight, empathy and humour.  A programme of variety and scope with pleasant surprises. Her soulful voice […]

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