The Spreading of the Wildflower Earth

A belated thank you to all who came along and help spread the Wildflower Earth last Sunday afternoon. Once Storm Hannah had pass over, more than twenty enthusiastic volunteers arrived to shovel and rake the special Earth into a wide border along the field wall, getting all 1600 kgs (1.6 tonnes) down in under an […]

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Festive BELLS to ring out over Gateway Meadow

THE CAERLEON MINISTRY AREA St Cadoc’s Caerleon Bell Ringers The Caerleon Festival is delighted to announce that bells will be rung out over the Festival Field by local bell ringers on the BIG FREE weekend. This will their first appearance at a Caerleon Festival – sure to bring joy to all who hear the bells […]

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Manic Street Preachers’ Sponsorship

MANIC STREET PREACHERS to SPONSOR the BIG FREE WEEKEND MUSIC STAGE at the HANBURY ARMS. The Caerleon Arts Festival grows in stature by the year and this year it has reached new heights with the Manic Street Preachers, colloquially known as “The Manics”, financially sponsoring the stage at the Hanbury Arms in support of the […]

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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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The Making of the Mari

The Mari that HENRY LUTMAN made This is the Mari that Henry made – see step by step how he  worked to create this fabulous critter – the Mari that will welcome the New Year into Caerleon on Saturday 12th January 2019 The Building of the Caerleon Festival’s Mari Lwyd. Henry Lutman has spent half […]

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Christmas came early – Farmers’ Market

On Saturday, the 8th December it was official – the traditional “Christmas in Caerleon” had arrived. The Farmers’ Market in a bedecked and welcoming Town Hall offered all that one could have hoped for and more.  Exhibitors excelled themselves. With much to enjoy and music in a convivial atmosphere punters lingered with family and friends in […]

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