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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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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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