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Here you will find all you need to know about the Arts Festival that is held in Caerleon every summer together with other events, scheduled throughout the year.

We want you to easily access information on Festival events and keep you in touch with what is happening and how to book tickets. You can share your views with us too so we are in touch.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing

“The course of true love never did run smooth”, but the sparring antics of Shakespeare’s erstwhile lovers, Beatrice and Benedick, provide great hilarity for the other members of the household who plot to reunite them.

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The Rob Connolly Band

Rob Connolly Band is an acoustic guitar foursome from Chepstow, playing a mix of originals and covers by the Eagles, Simon & Garfunkel, the Beautiful South and the Indigo Girls, amongst others. Their first gig was 2 years ago at the Bell Inn, part of the 2017 Caerleon Festival. From then, after two great years, the band has been moved to St Julian’s Inn to front the Festival week.

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Big Mac’s Wholly Soul Band

Big Mac’s Wholly Soul Band is a 12-piece classic soul band that has been together since 1990 and played not only all over the UK, including the Marquee Club, the Café Royal, the Rock Garden, Boomtown Festival, Upton Blues and the Dorchester Hotel but also in Vienna, Cairo, Tenerife, Germany and Dublin.

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The Festival – very latest update

THE  17th CAERLEON FESTIVAL Friday 5th to Sunday 14th July. Spring at last with the prospect of Summer and the Caerleon Festival – a much needed tonic in these troubled times. Preparation continues, but here’s the story so far: Friday 5th July Shakespeare in the Amphitheatre – “Much Ado About Nothing” performed by the Festival […]

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The Spreading of the Top Soil

On Saturday 13th April at 9.30am, the sight of six tonne bags of fresh top soil looked a little daunting…..that is, to all those who arrived to shovel and spread it out along the wall, BUT by 10.30am it had all been done! All thanks to the impressive efforts of our band of volunteers. It […]

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The Story of the WALL

You will all have seen the recent improvements to the field wall along Carlton Terrace. Much better, and safer, now we think you’d agree. All made possible because Caerleon Arts Festival secured a Landfill Tax grant in 2017, which has been used for improvements the field as a whole, including new fencing, tree pruning, field […]

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The 17th CAERLEON FESTIVAL Fri 5th – Sun 14th July.

THE 17th CAERLEON FESTIVAL Friday 5th to Sunday 14th July. Your Team is busy planning the Summer Festival. There is much to anticipate. Work is in progress, but here’s the latest:  Friday 5th July Shakespeare in the Amphitheatre – Much Ado About Nothing performed by the Festival Players (Patron Dame Judy Dench); preceded by the Monmouthshire & Newport […]

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Mari Lwyd in Caerleon – a Community event

Mari Lwyd in Caerleon – a Community event On Saturday 12th 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 his ingenuity in making the Caerleon Festival’s own Mari, not forgetting little Harry, it was […]

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