CAERLEON FESTIVAL ’17 Friday 7th July – Sunday 16th July

The Priory Hotel Gardens Lit on the Lawn venue

The Story So Far – The Festival programme is taking shape thanks to the efforts of our hardworking volunteers. Here is how it is looking:

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR in the Amphitheatre on Friday 7th July will benefit from a Priory Hotel bar on site serving prosecco and pints with buffet to complement a memorable night of comedy.

LITERATURE on the LAWN of the Priory on Saturday 8th July offers a programme packed with interest. TV presenter Adrian Masters will be in conversation with authors all day – Kate Hamer, Derek John, Horatio Clare, Tom Bullough, and performance poets Patrick Jones and Atilla the Stockbroker will amuse and entertain in the evening.

BASQUE DAY on Monday 10th July, a day of international significance marking the 80th anniversary of the arrival in Caerleon of Basque children fleeing the Spanish Civil war.  Talks, exhibitions, films, music and Basque food will mark this historic event which seems so relevant to the world of today.  The events will take place at the Priory Hotel with forays to significant sites in the village.

Time and space does not permit more detail at this stage – suffice to say that there will be the Morriston Orpheus Choir on Wednesday 12th July, bands galore and the BIG FREE WEEKEND on Saturday 15th – Sunday 16th July.

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “CAERLEON FESTIVAL ’17 Friday 7th July – Sunday 16th July

  1. Having attended the free weekend in 2015, I found it a most enjoyable experience with great bands and atmosphere in great settings, such as outside The Hanbury Arms. Good memories indeed and I am conscious of the hard work and effort that must go into such and event, particularly that there is a whole week of events, preceding it!
    I would be most grateful therefore if, time permitting you could keep me up to date on the line up for the weekend in question. I will of course view the site from time to time.
    Best Wishes,
    Brian

    • Thank you very much for your interest and look forward to having you join us this July. The events are virtually all listed now see https://www.caerleon-arts.org/events/.
      Also there is a rolling programme of listings posted regularly on the Caerleon Festival Facebook Page to keep people informed as to the many and varied events we have in place from Merry Wives of Windsor to Morriston Male Choir to Lit on the Lawn to the final weekend of the Big Free on 15th-16th July. There many more besides. We hope it will create even more good memories for you.

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