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17th Annual Summer Festival

To all Festival goers and those who wished they had….. The 17th Annual Summer Festival was a great success.  There were great events over ten days with superb performances attracting record numbers. It was a Festival created by the Community for the Community generating interest from near and afar.  The mood throughout was one of […]

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The Big Cut is happening this weekend.

A Hello Fellow Field Workers, the Big Cut is approaching As the weather looks a bit doubtful for Sunday, Bryan will be making a start on Friday afternoon, with mowing round the area of the field to be cleared. The main cut will start on Saturday 22nd June at 10am Anyone who’d like to come […]

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A call for HELP

The countdown is now on for what is really a unique Festival with the BIG FREE WEEKEND starting on Saturday 13th July – Sunday 14th July being the climax to a week of high activity. There, on the Festival Field, sited opposite the Hanbury Arms will be crafts, dance, music and even a carillon ringing […]

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RAKE’S PROGRESS

This select band of skilled Rakers helped, on Bank Holiday Monday, to transform the fast growing Wildflower Meadow situated opposite the Hanbury Arms. Visitors can now walk freely through the wildflowers to each of the benches and sculptures, encouraged by the enticing pathways. In about a month’s time, the Meadow will be cut in preparation […]

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The 2019 Field Exhibitors

2019 FESTIVAL FIELD FEATURING: Festival Tombola Stall – fun and fabulous prizes to be won! Children’s’ Art Awards as exhibited at the Celtic Manor Resort Elaine Knight – EK designs beautiful costume jewellery The Heart Shack – heart shaped inspired items East Side Arts – locally created and talented artworks Louise Horton –textiles & designer […]

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The Spreading of the Wildflower Earth

A belated thank you to all who came along and help spread the Wildflower Earth last Sunday afternoon. Once Storm Hannah had pass over, more than twenty enthusiastic volunteers arrived to shovel and rake the special Earth into a wide border along the field wall, getting all 1600 kgs (1.6 tonnes) down in under an […]

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Festive BELLS to ring out over Gateway Meadow

THE CAERLEON MINISTRY AREA St Cadoc’s Caerleon Bell Ringers The Caerleon Festival is delighted to announce that bells will be rung out over the Festival Field by local bell ringers on the BIG FREE weekend. This will their first appearance at a Caerleon Festival – sure to bring joy to all who hear the bells […]

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Manic Street Preachers’ Sponsorship

MANIC STREET PREACHERS to SPONSOR the BIG FREE WEEKEND MUSIC STAGE at the HANBURY ARMS. The Caerleon Arts Festival grows in stature by the year and this year it has reached new heights with the Manic Street Preachers, colloquially known as “The Manics”, financially sponsoring the stage at the Hanbury Arms in support of the […]

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The Festival – very latest update

THE  17th CAERLEON FESTIVAL Friday 5th to Sunday 14th July. Spring at last with the prospect of Summer and the Caerleon Festival – a much needed tonic in these troubled times. Preparation continues, but here’s the story so far: Friday 5th July Shakespeare in the Amphitheatre – “Much Ado About Nothing” performed by the Festival […]

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The Spreading of the Top Soil

On Saturday 13th April at 9.30am, the sight of six tonne bags of fresh top soil looked a little daunting…..that is, to all those who arrived to shovel and spread it out along the wall, BUT by 10.30am it had all been done! All thanks to the impressive efforts of our band of volunteers. It […]

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