The Big Free 2017

The Big Free – Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th July

Why The Big Free?

From morning ’til night over a whole weekend there will be an offering of arts, crafts, sculpture, exhibitions, dance, entertainment and music from rock to reggae with over forty bands/performers at events on both banks of the mighty River Usk – the Hanbury Quayside, the Bell Inn and the Festival Field.

Once you have enjoyed the events on the Festival Field cross the road and join the fun and hi-jinx at the Hanbury Arms – there have a drink and good food whilst enjoying the programme of music and dance that will take you through to the early evening – see details….

Over the bridge, along the Bulmore Lane and find the Bell Inn. Here under a marquee, listen to talented musicians playing folk, jazz, blues, rock & roll and see besides a fabulous Middle Eastern dance group – a must! Enjoy all this whilst having that drink, good food and hopefully the sun….

It is BIG in Scope and Ambition.
It is the climax of the Caerleon 2017 Summer Festival and it is all FREE!



Upcoming Events:

BIG FREE – Tiny Toes Ballet Newport and Abergavenny

Tiny Toes Ballet, Wales' leading pre-school dance programme, is a captivating world of educational movement & music for babies and toddlers from 6 months- 7 years old, packed with dance, songs, friendship and laughter. Our highly experienced and specially trained teachers all have ballet or dance qualifications and the majority are also experienced Primary School teachers. They are also qualified in First Aid and DBS checked. Our classes are proven to help children develop self-expression, body awareness and confidence within a creative, nurturing and fun-filled environment.

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The BIG FREE iShine Performing Arts

iShine Performing Arts - songs from musical theatre & contemporary pop. If you are aged 3 or over, iShine Performing Arts might be just what you are looking for. We put together at least one main show a year but also love to get involved with various community events. Our main aim is to provide a fun and safe environment for our young cast members to work on their confidence by getting involved in not only performing but also by giving them the opportunity to teach, write and design.

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The BIG FREE Ian Luther

Ian Luther - Acoustic guitarist, singer, songwriter. His music is extremely diverse from lamenting songs of love, plucking Flamenco styled instrumentals or just letting his hair down and rocking out.

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The BIG FREE Livvyanarchy

Livvyanarchy is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and singer with a varied musical orientation. Many of her songs have political and social themes, are highly contemporary and delivered with energy and humour. Last time she performed at Caerleon Festival she played a heavy metal banjo composition followed by a Simon and Garfunkle cover.

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