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2RUDE at The Ship Inn – Review

July 2, 2023 – The Ship Inn in conjunction with Caerleon Festival A wonderful evening of entertainment was delivered from a purpose-built stage on the banks of the Usk. This talented group of musicians got everybody up dancing and Wendy and staff at the Ship certainly made sure everyone was fed and watered in an […]

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The BIG FREE – programme

Saturday, 8th July Start THE BIG FREE – The Hanbury Arms 12.30 Kinetic Theatre Arts Cardiff. Performers 6 – 16 years 1.30 Aled Hughes. Acoustic pop, folk, rock ‘n roll and indie 2.25 Tiny Toes Ballet. Cardiff, Newport and Cwmbran 3.10 Bois Y Bryn. Welsh Shanty band from Cwmbran 4.20 Kings of Caerleon. Rock ‘n […]

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Meadow Festival Ready

People might moan about the Meadow now mown. Sad to say a fond farewell to the wildflowers, but the Festival fast approaches – OUR 21st YEAR! There will be much to please on the Meadow during the Big Free weekend on Sat/Sun 8/9th July. Our volunteers will ensure a return of the wildflowers. =========================================================== FOR INFO: Take […]

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Early Summer Meadow Mow

Early Meadow Mow As a warm up to this year’s Festival, the 21st, beginning on Thursday 29th June, paths were mowed and cleared to the sculptures and benches in the Meadow so that visitors can enjoy wild flowers close up. The weather was fabulous and plenty of volunteers joined in. It is hoped that there […]

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St David’s Day 1st March 2023

The St. David’s Day Celebration in the Hanbury Arms was a delight. The Dai Bach Band & Friends with members of Côr y Dreigiau entertained and an enthusiastic audience participated.  Great atmosphere and goodwill on a memorable night. Congratulations to Musicians and Choir.  Well done to Barbara ‘Raffles’ & Lynne.  Well done to Peter, Dave, […]

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Mari Lwyd January 2023

CAERLEON’S MARI Following a dismal December and, for many, a covid Christmas, something positive was needed to start the Welsh new year.  Prayers were answered on the night of Saturday 14th January when Mari Lwyd came to Caerleon. Mari and entourage gathered outside the Hanbury Arms.  Rituals and music commenced and continued inside a packed pub. […]

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Caerleon Festival’s 2022 CHRISTMAS CRAFT & FOOD MARKET

CHRISTMAS CAME EARLY to Caerleon this year – with the tree on the Common, the Town Hall bedecked and Santa booked – on the 3rd December it all began.  Exhibitors helped by volunteers were all set for the community to enjoy a key event in the Caerleon calendar. A convivial day ensued.  The quality and range […]

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We welcome King Arthur and remember Henry Lutman

KING ARTHUR was officially welcomed to Caerleon on the night of Wednesday 9th November. Created at the request of Caerleon Festival by local sculptor, international star CHRIS WOOD, Arthur now resides in Isca Road, Ultra Pontem.   Looking at Arthur’s face there is more than a hint of Henry, our dear friend, the late HENRY LUTMAN. […]

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THE TREOCHY MALE CHOIR – Review

THE TREOCHY MALE CHOIR Friday 4th November 2022 A seemingly endless list of superlatives springs to mind when reflecting on this memorable evening.  To summarise – The Treorchy Male Choir delivered a world class performance to a capacity audience in Caerleon’s St Cadoc’s Church.  Song, music, poetry, humour were all there to keep everyone captivated from […]

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AUTUMN 2022 Sowing for SPRING 2023 Meadow Flowers

AUTUMN 2022 for SPRING 2023 Here are listed all the seeds that were sown in the meadow Autumn 2022, 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 more than others. They can be […]

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