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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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Christmas came early with Ensemble i.a.t.B

On Friday 7th December ’twas the night before “Christmas.. in Caerleon”. To celebrate, musicians from far and wide convened at St. Cadoc’s Church with Caerleon’s own Katy Hewson of the Hanbury Arms to morph into the “Ensemble i.a.t.B.”   Founded in 2010, the “Ensemble” has performed just about everywhere but Caerleon – an omission to […]

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Caerleon Remembers 1918-2018

On the night of Saturday, 10th November Caerleon commemorated the centenary of the Armistice that ended the First World War and paid tribute to the local men and women who served, especially those who lost their lives. An evening of words and music, including an act of remembrance with the laying of poppies for the […]

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Calling all Fellow Field Workers cont….…

  As said in last post that, no, it isn’t quite over yet! Details of Action Plan Our field will be mowed this week, probably Thursday 27th September. Then this coming weekend the Wildflower Earth areas will be cut and raked off. So help will be needed with the raking up from 10am on Saturday […]

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Calling all Fellow Field Workers,

Gateway Project – Phase 2 – It’s not over yet? No, It’s not quite over yet! There’s still a bit to do in the Festival Field this autumn. The field will be mowed during the week beginning 24th September, with harrowing/rolling the week beginning 1st October. As both operations are weather dependent it is difficult […]

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Boules Melee – A Day to Remember

          “Oh what a perfect day, I’m glad I spent it with you, tra la…..” The first day of September – a day to remember – Caerleon Rugby Club and Caerleon Festival members met for a long anticipated Boules Melee. With players briefed, boules gleaming in the sunshine, and bar open, pairings were on […]

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