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Mari Lwyd came to Caerleon

Mari Lwyd came to Caerleon last Saturday night and Hen Galan was celebrated in style. A patient crowd gathered in anticipation outside the Bell Inn – would the magical mare be coming?   As if by magic the Mari party suddenly appeared and Mari Lwyd “kicked off”.  Music and chaos ensued until the party was allowed entry and […]

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Christmas in Caerleon

Congratulations to everyone involved.  A great team effort resulted in a successful Farmers’ Market, the centrepiece of the “Christmas in Caerleon” celebrations. Exhibitors braved frosty conditions on Saturday and the array of delights on display satisfied a procession of punters that gathered momentum as the day unfolded. Santa Claus dispensed good cheer whilst seemingly stalked by a […]

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100th Anniversary of the end of World War I – November 2018

November 2018 will mark the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I. Led by Dame Rosemary Butler a number of events are being planned in partnership with St Cadoc’s Church, Caerleon Festival and other local organisations for November 2018 to commemorate this important anniversary, both nationally and locally. To make the commemoration truly […]

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Pagoda Project – Review

A discerning audience of locals and visitors from as far afield as London, Birmingham and Carmarthen came to enjoy something special in the acoustic clarity of Caerleon’s St. Cadoc’s Church.                 They were not disappointed but well rewarded. Paul Hutchinson on piano accordion and Karen Wimhurst on a clutch […]

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Christmas is coming to Caerleon

Christmas is coming to Caerleon and it’s sooner than you think!! – on Saturday 9th December from 10.00am until 5.00pm the village will celebrate with – A Farmers’ Market in the Town Hall Storytelling in the Roman Fortress Baths, Saturnalia in the National Roman Legion Museum, Carols on the Common with Santa Claus – yes, having […]

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a’Plantin’ and a’Sowin’ in the Field – update

Recently, Festival stalwarts arrived on the field and carried out some intense planting and sowing, getting the job done by midday. Around 150 plant plugs were sunk into what was quite stony soil, and £560 worth of seeds were scattered across the ground just before the rain came to soak it all in. Following on, […]

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Richard Digance – Review

Richard Digance, in concert at Llanhennock Richard Digance, once described as a “National Treasure” in view of his memorable appearances in a string of TV series, concerts and festivals over the years, paid yet another visit to see us in the cosy atmosphere of Llanhennock Village Hall – the only venue, he says, where he […]

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It’s time for Autumn planting & sowing – update

Now that the field has been given its autumn mowing, all we’ve got to do now is plant and sow this lot! The plug plants are the result of our collective sowing and potting on over the summer. We’ll be getting some of the Junior school children who sowed them in the Spring to plant […]

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Latest UPDATE on Festival Field

Latest UPDATE on Festival Field The grass has been cut and arisings carted off yesterday, by a Monmouthshire Meadow Group approved contractor – our Bryan D is now a member! It means now we can have the junior school children planting their plug plants in the field that is when the sun shines! Other volunteers […]

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Caerleon Festival – 2018 and beyond?

The highly successful 15th Annual Summer Festival is still a recent memory.  Volunteers have barely recovered from their exertions in July and yet, already, thoughts are turning to 2018 and the 16th Festival.   The planning process is under way – be assured the “hamster wheel” is revolving and ideas and opportunities are taking shape.  2018 – the hundredth […]

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