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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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Caerleon’s Festival Field update

The Wildflower Earth laying went pretty well, lots of volunteers ensured the job was done quicker than expected. Although both the laying and germination were much later than expected, because of the weather, the areas came into bloom just in time for the Festival, thanks to diligent watering, and thanks to Max Perkins and Wilf […]

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Placing of the Festival Seat

  Placing of the Festival Seat Another seat has been finally put in place on the Gateway Meadow, opposite the Hanbury Arms, giving a further chance for walkers, young and old to rest and take in the views of the emerging Meadow – Blodeuwedd meaning Flower Blossoms was carved by Chris Wood over the period […]

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Morriston Orpheus Choir 2018 in Pictures

  On Wednesday 11th July the Morriston Orpheus Choir and Director, Joy Amman-Davies, returned to lift our spirits. Those lucky enough to witness their performance in a packed St. Cadoc’s Church were treated to a rich repertoire enhanced by soprano soloist, Chloe Angharad Morgan, who was simply stunning.  Spirits soared.   See the Choir’s arrival […]

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THE PARTY’S OVER – FOR NOW!

THE 16th CAERLEON FESTIVAL 2018. The annual ten day Summer Festival was, as always, wide in scope and big on ambition. It began on a hot summer’s evening with Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” in the amphitheatre and ended with the weekend of THE BIG FREE. There was music, arts/crafts/ entertainment extravaganza on both banks of […]

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Caerleon Festival visitors who come from afar!

Harry & Elisabeth Kachline For almost too many years to count Caerleon has annually welcomed two returning visitors who, like summer swallows, come to soak up the atmosphere of the Big Free weekend. Their enthusiasm is apparent to all who meet them. They have a passionate interest in visiting the Festival Field, to be part […]

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Exhibitors & Stallholders on the Field 2018

CAERLEON FESTIVAL FIELD PRESENTS . . . . . 2018 sees the return of many old favourites and a few new faces. Meet the newcomers and the many  you will have met before on Saturday 14th – 15th July on the Festival Field. On the FESTIVAL FIELD – the Exhibitors and Marquees Aunt Betty’s Homemade […]

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BIG FREE at a glance

THE BIG FREE – SATURDAY  14th July HANBURY 12.00     The Sonic Kicks. Rock, Pop, Punk & Indie Band 1.00        Tiny Toes Ballet. Cardiff, Newport & Abergavenny 1.40        Isobel Lewis-Jarvis. Indie Folk Singer 2.30        Morfa. Young Welsh Trio. Traditional Tunes, Songs & Clog 3.20        Aled Hughes. Acoustic Pop, Folk, Rock&Roll & Indie 4.15        TaffyWasAThief. The Blues […]

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The Wait is Over

THE CAERLEON FESTIVAL – THE WAIT IS OVER  From the 6th to the 16th JULY enjoy all the Festival has to offer.   Friday 6th – Shakespeare’s “THE WINTER’S TALE” with CHOIR (Monmouthshire & Newport Community) in the AMPHITHEATRE – picnic or enjoy the Priory buffet bar. Saturday 7th – “LIT ON THE LAWN” – Authors & […]

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