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Mari Lwyd in Caerleon – a Community event

  Mari Lwyd in Caerleon – a Community event On Saturday 11th 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 once again presenting his Sidmouth Folk Festival Horse Trials prize winning Mari most ably […]

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“The Veteran” – Commemorating WW1

In November 2018 the Community of Caerleon commemorated the centenary of the Armistice that ended “The Great War” – the “War to end all wars” – now known as the “First World War.”  “Caerleon Remembers” in St. Cadoc’s Church was a fitting tribute to the local men and women who served in the War, some of […]

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Caerleon Festival’s Farmers’ Market Review

Christmas came early to Caerleon.  The Town Hall was a treasury of treats – gastro-goodies and gifts.  Business was brisk.  The Community came together to browse, chat and buy, serenaded by Choir and Harp. Santa “ho-ho’d” around the Hall to everyone’s delight.  Musicians, seeking refuge from the rain, relocated from the Common and carols were […]

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A Call from Bryan

Hello Field workers. I know I probably said that’s it for this year’s fieldwork, and you’re all busy preparing for Christmas, but I’m sure you’d want to help clear up a bit so our meadow can look like this next Summer, or even better. The wonderful Wildflower Earth borders, you so diligently laid over the last […]

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Review – Treorchy Male Choir

Review Treorchy Male Choir concert St Cadoc’s Church 22nd November 2019 The Church was filled to capacity with an expectant audience – expectations were fulfilled – the TREORCHY MALE CHOIR was triumphant and guest soloist, RHODRI PRYS JONES, exceptional.  A varied programme of music embracing the traditional, classical and popular from around the globe satisfied […]

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Review – Sarah McQuaid

Sarah McQuaid in concert at St Cadoc’s Church, Caerleon on Thursday 7th November 2019    Expectations of Sarah McQuaid were high – she exceeded them.  Singer, songwriter and musician – a consummate performer whose rapport with the audience demonstrated insight, empathy and humour.  A programme of variety and scope with pleasant surprises. Her soulful voice […]

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Walking through Caerleon in the 1960’s & 1970’s

A FREE EVENT FROM the Community Hub, Kent Court, Caerleon, NP18 3FG – on SATURDAY 9th NOVEMBER
 at 10am there will be a Talk & Performance event, followed by a walk through Caerleon, finishing at 1pm. Like lots of places, Caerleon has many residents aged 65+. We go behind the statistics to discover how people grew […]

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Calling all Haymakers

Hello Fellow Field Workers – it’s time for a bit of haymaking! We will have Owen’s trailer in the field SUNDAY MORNING 8th September @ 10am ready for filling with the hay we cut recently. Why not come and join in for an hour or two of gentle haymaking. We need you and you know […]

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Installations at the Lodge Primary School

Some Festival supporters may remember in 2008 that DAWNY TOOTES, with her casting workshop, worked on the Festival Field. She produced wonderful castings of drawings made in the sand by pupils of the Lodge Junior School, possibly something never done before. It took a while to clean the castings up and prepare them for installation, […]

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Even more exciting News – congratulations Chris Wood

The Caerleon Festival congratulates their own CHRIS WOOD for taking 4th place at the SANDRINGHAM CUP WOOD CARVING CHAMPIONSHIPS in WISCONSIN, USA Chris produced a fine carving of FENRIR the wolf, and achieved an amazing result in the face of fierce competition. Chris’s talent had been spotted at the Lithuanian Open resulting in an invitation […]

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