May update of Wildflower Meadow

Project Grow Wild, organised by The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The Gateway Project has supplied kits to the comprehensive and primary schools of Caerleon. They are growing plug plants as last year, but this time they are all wildflowers (no grasses or reluctant yellow rattle, honest). Again they will pot on their plug plants into […]

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Review Daoiri Farrell

Daoiri Farrell – an electric performance Daoiri (pronounced Derry, more or less) from Dublin paid his second visit to Caerleon on May 19th at the invitation of the Festival, playing this time in the relative grandeur of St Cadoc’s Church. He started life as an electrician, but clearly the career was not for him. His […]

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Gateway Project Spring 2018 on film

Week 1 GATEWAY PROJECT – FESTIVAL FIELD Expensive Topsoil spread on Sat 5th May The spreading of topsoil was carried out by a willing team of supporters after eight bulk bags had arrived and strategically placed around the field. The weather proved to be fine and the Field Team worked hard and fast with a transformation […]

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EVENTS AT A GLANCE – a reminder of dates!

  CAERLEON FESTIVAL – EVENTS Nearly there, a reminder of dates for your diary –   DAOIRI FARRELL – Double BBC2 Folk Awards Winner in St Cadoc’s Church Saturday 19th May “THE WINTER’S TALE“ – with Monmouthshire & Newport Community CHOIR  & buffet bar in the AMPHITHEATRE Friday 6th July “LIT. on the LAWN” – Authors & Poets in […]

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April update on Wildflower Meadow

The April Update on Caerleon Festival’s Wildflower Meadow Last year a programme of major improvements began on the Festival field in Caerleon. The excellent news is that we have been granted Landfill Communities Funding for what is known as the Gateway Project which means that, with the hard work that lies ahead of us, a […]

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Latest news of the ‘Gateway’ Meadow

Winter is nearly over, spring is just around the corner and we will soon be back in our field and with some excellent NEWS! We have just had our funding application approved covering the next two years of our ‘Gateway’ project to turn our field: “From wasteland to wild flower meadow” …..….and here’s how we’re going […]

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CELF CAERLEON ARTS FESTIVAL – What’s it about?

CELF CAERLEON ARTS FESTIVAL – What’s it about? A celebration of Arts & Entertainment For the Community by the Community 16 Years & still going A 10 day Summer Festival in July Events throughout the year Promotes local talent & big names from beyond Dynamic – new ideas & opportunities Wide in Scope/ Wide in […]

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Daoiri Farrell – traditional singer and bouzouki player

Take yourselves over to  Upcoming Events  and see details of the forthcoming concert being given by the amazing Daoiri Farrell on Saturday 19th May in St Cadoc’s Church 7.30pm for 8.00pm and buy your ticket…! As one critic has written: ‘Daoirí is one of the most important traditional singers to emerge in the last decade’  […]

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Mari Lwyd came to Caerleon

Mari Lwyd came to Caerleon last Saturday night and Hen Galan was celebrated in style. A patient crowd gathered in anticipation outside the Bell Inn – would the magical mare be coming?   As if by magic the Mari party suddenly appeared and Mari Lwyd “kicked off”.  Music and chaos ensued until the party was allowed entry and […]

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Christmas in Caerleon

Congratulations to everyone involved.  A great team effort resulted in a successful Farmers’ Market, the centrepiece of the “Christmas in Caerleon” celebrations. Exhibitors braved frosty conditions on Saturday and the array of delights on display satisfied a procession of punters that gathered momentum as the day unfolded. Santa Claus dispensed good cheer whilst seemingly stalked by a […]

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