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CAERLEON FESTIVAL ’17 Friday 7th July – Sunday 16th July

The Story So Far – The Festival programme is taking shape thanks to the efforts of our hardworking volunteers. Here is how it is looking: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR in the Amphitheatre on Friday 7th July will benefit from a Priory Hotel bar on site serving prosecco and pints with buffet to complement a memorable […]

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Comedy returns to the Amphitheatre

 Caerleon Festival on Friday, 7th July 2017 – Comedy returns to the Amphitheatre As the Festival programme takes shape, good news!  William Shakespeare returns to the Amphitheatre on Friday, 7th July – this time  “as luck would have it” with a comedy.    The Festival Players will be performing “The Merry Wives of Windsor “, a story of […]

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Return to Caerleon of the MARI LYWD New Year 2017

  See gallery of photos below recording the ancient Welsh tradition of Hen Galan that was celebrated in style on Saturday night in Caerleon. The Mari Lywd made an appearance and was welcomed warmly to great applause in the White Hart Inn. There followed a torch lit procession over the bridge to finish outside the Bell […]

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What’s next in 2017? The Caerleon Festival.

With the world in turmoil best advice is to concentrate on local events over which we have some influence. Now, more than ever, this is the case.  The “Trumpocene” age promises uncertainty and unpredictability.  The Caerleon Festival promises enjoyment and celebration.  What can we do?  Look forward to Caerleon Festival events throughout the year and […]

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Winner of the Best Dressed Shop in Caerleon

Following the “Christmas in Caerleon” celebrations on Saturday, 10th December when the Leader of the Council, Debbie Wilcox, chose “Flaunt” as the “Best Dressed Shop in Caerleon”, an award ceremony took place on Wednesday, 21st at the shop.   Tim Davidson, Chair of the Caerleon Festival and member of the Caerleon Tourism Forum presented the […]

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FARMERS CHRISTMAS MARKET ’16

Gloom and rain did not deter – they came in search of “bounty” and were not disappointed. Cheese, cakes, confection and curry; Italian, Thai, Welsh and honey; veg. preserves and pies; beer and ale both dark and pale; cider and wine well mulled; crafts in silver, steel, fabric and wood: wherever you looked there was something good, including gifts from the bee; carols […]

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BELSHAZZAR’S FEAST – review

Belshazzar’s Feast – St. Cadoc’s Church, Monday 5th. December A welcome return to Caerleon from Paul and Paul, but their first performance in the Church.  A seasonal cocktail of humour and musicianship created an intimate atmosphere in an imposing building.  Paul Sartin’s voice captivated and his dexterity with a trio of instruments complemented Paul Hutchinson’s dazzling […]

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Christmas comes early to Caerleon!

  Christmas will be celebrated throughout the town of Caerleon on Saturday, 10th December.   The Caerleon Festival will hold its Farmers’ Market in the Town Hall from 10 until 4 Expect delicious food, delicacies and beverages, local quality crafts, shopping solutions and seasonal music.  Nearby, the National Roman Legion Museum will be hosting a Saturnalia Party […]

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